IIM prof Dr Nagesh Rao is MICA Director

23 Feb,2012

By A Correspondent


The Mudra Foundation is pleased to announce Dr. Nagesh Rao’s appointment as a Director of MICA (Mudra Institute of Communications, Ahmedabad). He comes to MICA from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, (IIM-A). MICA,India’s premier communications management institute, was established in 1991. The institute’s foundation lies in being an innovative and creative school addressing the needs of an ever-changing marketing and communications environment.


Dr. Rao has done his doctorate in communication fromMichiganStateUniversityin 1994. Over the past twenty years, he has taught in several US universities, including University of Maryland, Ohio University and University of New Mexico. In each of these universities, Dr. Rao was voted the Teacher of the Year at the university-level, and was voted “University Professor” in 2002. He has also been a visiting professor at Bangkok University, Zayed University (U.A.E) and Hong Kong Baptist University. He has been faculty, from 1996, in the prestigious Summer Institute of Intercultural Communication, teaching professionals from all over the world about different aspects of intercultural competence.


Dr. Rao’s work has been published in internationally reputed communication and health journals, including Communication Monographs, International Journal of Intercultural Relations, and Studies in Family Planning. He has served as a consultant or a trainer for Siemens India, NextGen Health Care, Price Waterhouse Coopers, England, Johns Hopkins University Medical School, and North western University Medical School, US.


He has worked on research projects funded by the National Institutes of Health(NIH), the National Science Foundation (NSF), the Agency for Health Care Policy and Research (AHCPR) and the National Institute for Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA). “Dr. Rao has achieved outstanding success in his field of specialization. Given his varied international experience and prolific achievements, we look forward to his steering the Institute over the next several years and taking it from its pre-eminent position as a leading Communication Management school in India to a globally recognised school,” said Madhukar Kamath, Chairman, Mudra Foundation on the appointment.


On joining MICA as the Director, Dr. Rao said: “It is with honour and pride, I accept the position of Director, MICA, a premier communications management institute in the country. With its outstanding Governing Council, faculty, staff and students, I look forward to taking MICA to greater heights – both nationally and internationally.” MICA (Mudra Institute of Communications, Ahmedabad) is India’s No. 1 communications management school nestled in a 20-acre campus in Ahmedabad. Since its inception more than a decade ago, MICA has produced over 900 advertising, communications & marketing professionals and was ranked the 3rd best private business school in the country by Outlook India magazine’s ‘Best B-School Survey 2009’.


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