July 30, 2007 @ 9:07 pm
One of the professors whom I admired a lot and respected at the Indian School of Business was Prof. (Dr.) Rakesh Vohra.
Prof. Vohra taught micro-economics and more specifically, took up the challenge to teach game theory to a class of yearning-to-be-managers-and-all-that.
I am yet to come across a professor with such a complete command on his subject, and whose retorts and responses are far more insightful than the subject being taught (Prof. Robert Stine of Wharton is another who belongs to this breed).
Holding a chair in economics at the Kellogg School of Management does speak for itself.
Prof. Vohra also takes PhD. courses in Mathematics, and has authored the book “Advanced Mathematical Economics”.
I would like you to check out his gallery of selected paintings. I am happy to note that the copy of “Vedute Di Roma Moderna” by Giovanni Paolo Panini (1759) is a painting I own and that it finds a space on his gallery.
The reason why I mentioned Prof. Vohra today? Because a friend of mine pointed me to an excerpt from the “Teaching” page of the professor:
“The grade for the course will be based on class participation (cold calling) (10%), homeworks (40%) and a take home final (50%). The class is a mixture of lecture, case discussion, modeling/analysis (of the kind you have seen in DECS 434 and managerial econ) and some blah-blah (in which the softer side of management is dicussed leading to no firm conclusion but a warm fuzzy glow and the satisfaction that all sides of the issue have been brought to light; group hugs optional).”