Lalu arrives at IIM-A campus for lecture

Audience for this one-of-its-kind lecture on Railways' turn-around will be around 90 students and the IIMA faculty.

india Updated: Sep 18, 2006 16:37 IST

Union Railways Minister Lalu Prasad arrived at the Indian Institute of Managament, Ahmedabad (IIM-A) campus in Ahmedabad on Monday to give a lecture on how the Indian Railways has been converted into a profit making Public Sector Unit (PSU).

The minister, accompanied by his wife Rabri Devi, met IIM-A director Bakul Dholakia and told reporters that he had come prepared to take the lecture.

"I have come well prepared to take the lecture. I will be speaking in our mother tongue Hindi," Prasad said in his typical style.

He said IIM-A was full of learned people and he would be interacting with students and professors and would learn much, apart from seeing the campus.

Recently, a study conducted by senior IIM-A professor G Raghuram on the turnaround of Railways was included in the curriculum for Post-Graduate Programme in Management for Executives (PGPX) and now 16 students of this class will present this case study in a two-hour session chaired by the Railways Minister.

The study includes a look at whether the "turnaround is actually real or an eyewash".

The audience for this one-of-its-kind lecture will be around 90 students and the IIMA faculty.

First Published: Sep 18, 2006 16:37 IST