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Rao T V

Name Rao T V
Area Business Policy (BP)
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Educational Qualifications

B.Sc (Andhra) 1965 
B. Ed.  Science (Mysore) 1966
M. A Psychology (Osmania) 1968
Ph.D. Psychology (SPU) 1973

Academic Affiliation

Current: Adjunct Professor OB Area 

1969-71, NIHAE, Ministry of Health, Govt. of India
1971-1973 University of Udaipur, Rajasthan
1973- 1994 Indian Institute of management of Management, Ahmedabad
1994-1996 Honorary Director, Academy of HRD, Ahmedabad.
1996-         Chairman, TVRLS, Ahmedabad
Short Term Assignments during this Period:
1975: Visiting research Associate, Harvard University, Mass (With Dr David McClelland) and East West Center, Hawaii, Honolulu
1978: Advisor in General Manager’s Capacity, BEML, Bangalore
1983: Consultant, NERDA Malaysia and UNESCO Bangkok
1984-85: L&T Professor of HRD, XLRI Jamshedpur and Consultant HTRD Project, USAID, Indonesia
1992-93: HRD Consultant Commonwealth secretariat, London & Visiting Scholar, IDS, Sussex
Also worked as Advisor in HRD to Reserve bank of India.

Professional Affiliation

Founder and First President of the National HRD Network
President of the Indian Society for Applied Behavioural Science (ISABS).
Currently he works as an Adjunct professor at IIMA.

Area Of Research

Leadership Development

360 Degree Feedback

Assessment and Development Centers

Performance Management

HRD Audit and HRD Score Card


Institution Building

Education systems

Interpersonal competence

Current Research

360 Degree Feedback, Leadership Roles and Characteristics of Indian Managers

Publications/ Articles/ Cases

 1.       HR Best Practices; New Delhi: Steel Authority of India (jointly with Nisha Nair, Neharika Vohra, and Atul Srivastava), 2009.

2.       HRD Score Card 2500; New Delhi: Sage, Response Books, 2008
3.       Hurconomics; New Delhi: Oxford & IBH, 2008.
  1. The Power of 360 Degree Feedback; (Jointly with Mr. Raju Rao), New Delhi: Response Books, Sage, 2005. (Won Two awards as best Management book of the Year: DMA and ISTD)
  1. The Future of HRD; New Delhi: Macmillan India, 2003
  1. HRD in Asia: First Asian Research Conference on HRD; (jointly with Ramnarayan, Udai Pareek, AAhad Usman Gani) Academy of HRD, New Delhi: Oxford and IBH, 2003.
  1. HRD Audit; New Delhi, Response Books, Sage Publications, 1999
  1. Institutionalization of Innovations in Education; Ahmedabad: Swiss Agency for Development Cooperation & TVRLS, 1999 (With Jaya Indiresan and M G Jomon)
  1. Changing Teacher Behaviour through Feedback; Hyderabad: ICFAI, 2006
  1. Training for Education Managers; New Delhi: Macmillan, 2005 (With Udai Pareek)
  1. 360 Degree Feedback and Assessment & Development Centers; (edited by T V Rao and Nandini Chawla) New Delhi: Excel Publications, 2005
  1. Performance Planning and Review Manuals; Ahmedabad: TVRLS, 2005
  1. HR @ Heart of Business; (edited by TV Rao, A Gangopadhyay, RSS Mani), New Delhi: Excel Publications, 2002.
  1. Performance Management and Appraisal Systems; New Delhi: Response Books, 2004
  1. 360 Degree Feedback and Performance Management Systems; (Editors T V Rao, Gopal Mahapatra, Raju Rao and Nandini Chawla) Volume 2, Excel Publications: New Delhi 2002.
  1. 360 degree Feedback and Performance Management systems Volume 1; (Editors: T V Rao and Raju Rao), Excel Publications: New Delhi, 2000.
  1. Organizational Renewal in NGOs: Experiences and Cases; (Co-author with Uma Jain), Hyderabad: Academy of HRD, 1996
  1. Organization Development: Interventions and Strategies; (Co edited with S Ramnaryan and Kuldeep Singh), New Delhi: 1998, New Delhi: Response Books
  1. Pioneering Human Resources Development: The L&T System; Ahmedabad, Academy of HRD, 1998 (Co-author)
20.    Redesigning Performance Appraisal System; 1996, Tata McGraw Hill, New Delhi
21.    Human Resources Development: Experiences, Interventions Strategies; 1996, Sage Publications, New Delhi
22.    Performance Appraisal and Review: Trainers Manual, Operating Manual and Skills Workbook; Learning Systems, New Delhi, 1978
23.    Designing and Managing Human Resources Systems; Oxford & IBH Publications, New Delhi, 1981, 1991, 2003 (Co-author) (This book has won ESCORTS award as best management book in 1982)
24.    Performance Appraisal: Theory and Practice; AIMA-Vikas Management Series, New Delhi, 1984 (Also translated into Bhasha Indonesia by PPM, Jakarta).
25.    Recent Experiences in Human Resources Development; Oxford and IBH, New Delhi (edited by T.V. Rao and D.F. Pereira)
26.    Alternative Approaches and Strategies of HRD; (edited by T.V. Rao, K.K. Verma, E. Abraham and A. Khandelwal), Rawat Publications, Jaipur, 1987
27.    Excellence Through Human Resource Development; (editors M.R.R. Nair and T.V. Rao), New Delhi, Tata McGraw Hill, 1990
28.    Designing Entrepreneurial Skills Development Programmes; London, Commonwealth Secretariat, 1990 (co-author)
29.    The HRD Missionary; New Delhi, Oxford and IBH, 1990
30.    Readings in HRD; New Delhi, Oxford and IBH, 1991
31.    Career Planning and Promotion Policies;  Ahmedabad, Academy of HRD, 1982 (co-author)
32.    Appraising & Developing Managerial Performance; AHRD Publication, 1996, reprinted at New Delhi: Excel Books, 1999
33.    Institution Building in Education and Research: From Stagnation to Self-Renewal; (Eds. R.J. Matthai, Udai Pareek and T.V. Rao), All Indian Management Association, New Delhi, 1977.
34.    Adult Education for Social Change; Manohar Publications, New Delhi, 1980 (co-author)
35.    Handbook for Trainers in Educational Management with special reference to Asia and Pacific; UNESCO, Bangkok (Co-author) 1981
36.    Management Processes in Universities; New Delhi: Oxford & IBH (PSG Monograph 1, Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad 1978, co-author with R.J. Matthai and Udai Pareek)
37.    Behavioural Sciences Research in Family Planning; Tata McGraw Hill, New Delhi, 1974 (co-author)
38.    Doctors in Making; Sahitya Mudranalaya, Ahmedabad, 1976
39.    Managing Family Planning Clinics; Asian and Pacific Development Administration Centre, Kaula Lumpur, Malaysia, 1977 (co-author)
40.    Change Agents in Family Welfare: An Action Research in Organized Industry; Academic Book Centre, Ahmedabad, 1978 (co-author with Pramod Verma)
41.    Developing Entrepreneurship: A Handbook for Policy Makers, Entrepreneurs, Trainers and Development Personnel; Learning Systems, New Delhi, 1978 (co-author)
42.    Identification and selection of Entrepreneurs; (Eds. T.V. Rao and T.K. Moulik), Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, 1979
43.    Developing Motivation Through Experiencing; Oxford and IBH Publications, 1982 (co-author with Udai Pareek)
44.    Entrepreneurial Skill Development Programmes in Fifteen Commonwealth Countries: An Overview; Commonwealth Secretariat, London, 1991
45.    Handbook of Psychological and Instruments; Samasthi Publications, Baroda, 1974 (co-author)
46.    Stewart Maturity Scale: Indian Adaptation; Manasayan, New Delhi, 1976
47.    Sales Styles Diagnosis Exercises; Learning Systems, New Delhi, 1976
48.    Behaviour Processes in Organizations; Oxford and IBH Publications, New Delhi, 1981 (Co-author with Udai Pareek and D M Pestonjee)
49.    Measuring and Managing Organizational Climate; Ahmadabad: Academy of HRD, 1996 (With Dalpat Sarupriya and Dr. Sethumadhavan)
  1. Selected Readings in HRD; New Delhi: Tata McGraw Hill, 1998 ( with Singh, Kuldeep & Nair, Baburaj)
  1. HRD Philosophies and Concepts: The Indian Perspective; Ahmedabad: Academy of HRD, 1994 (with  Abraham, E & Nair, Baburaj V. Eds.)
  1. HRD in the New Economic Environment; New Delhi: Tata McGraw Hill, 1994 (co-edited with Silveira, D. M., Srivastava, C. M. and Vidyasagar, Rajesh)