These books have been written, by members, on Spandan Approach.

1. Rao, G.P., 2010, Humanizing Management: Transformation though Human Values, New Delhi: Ane Books.

2. Rao, G.P., 2014, Remaking Ourselves, Enterprise and Society: An Indian approach to human values in management, London: Gower Publishing, Ashgate group.

3. Bangaruswamy, Mohan, 2016, Fostering Human Values in Organizations, London: Athena Academic. This book has contribution from Dr. G.P. Rao.

This book is in process and will be published shortly by Ane Books, Delhi.

1. Rao, G.P., and Mohan Bangaruswamy, ‘Teaching’ Human Values in Management:Leadership in 21st century, New Delhi: Ane Books, in process.


3D IBA Journal of Leadership and Management, Issue on Spandan (Heartbeat) and Organizational Leadership: Indian Perspectives., July- December 2012, Volume 4, Issue 1.

he next issue on Spandan is scheduled in early 2017.

Doctoral Thesis

Doctoral thesis of Amita Srivastava, Prime Facilitator, Compassion as a human value of women professionals, 2014, based upon Spandan (Heartbeat) approach.

Spandan-Aravali Prof. Ishwar Dayal Memorial Lectures

Prof. Ishwar Dayal, part of the initial faculty of IIM Ahmedabad after it was set up in the year 1961 and Founding Director of IIM Lucknow when it was established in the year 1984, passed away on 24 March 2015 at the age of around 90 years. Prof. Dayal was also Chairman, Advisory Council of Spandan Foundation for Human Values in Management & Society (founded by Prof. G. P. Rao, formerly of IIM Calcutta) since its inception in the year 2001. After the passing away of Prof. Ishwar Dayal, Spandan Foundation and Aravali Institute of Management decided to jointly organize Spandan-Aravali Prof. Ishwar Dayal Memorial Lecture every year around the date of his birth, that is, 12 November.

So far the following lectures have been organized :

• 1st Spandan-Aravali Prof. Ishwar Dayal Memorial Lecture

By Mr. Rajendra Singh, Magsaysay Awardee, Waterman of India and Awardee of Stockholm Water Prize 2015 (also known as the Nobel Prize for Water), on "Challenges for the Future of Humanity" on 14 November 2015 in Seminar Hall of IIT Delhi.

Swami Om Poorna Swatantra, Founder & Mentor, New World Movement, was the Guest of Honour and Prof. Abad Ahmad, Chairman, Aga Khan Foundation - India, Presided.

2nd Spandan-Aravali Prof. Ishwar Dayal Memorial Lecture

By Padma Vibhushan Mr. Soli J. Sorabjee, Distinguished Jurist & Chairman, Transparency International (India) on "Tolerance, Transparency and Human Rights as the Core Values for Mankind" on 06 November 2016 in Seminar Hall 1, 2 & 3 Combined at India International Centre, New Delhi.

Mr. Justice D. S. Tewatia, Formerly Chief Justice, Punjab & Haryana High Court and Calcutta High Court, was the Guest of Honour and Prof. G. P. Rao, Founder Chairman of Spandan Foundation Presided.

3rd Spandan-Aravali Prof. Ishwar Dayal Memorial Lecture will be held as under : Swami Agnivesh

Founder & Chairperson, Bandhua Mukti Morcha (Bonded Labour Liberation Front)Chairperson, United Nations Trust Fund on Contemporary Forms of SlaveryPresident, Sarvadeshik Arya Pratinidhi Sabha (World Council of Arya Samaj)Winner of the Right Livelihood Award (Alternative Nobel Peace Prize), 2004

On “Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam : Meaning & Purpose in Today's Context”

At 06.30 P.M. on Saturday, 11 November 2017

In C. D. Deshmukh Auditorium, Indian International Centre, Max Mueller Marg, New Delhi

Mr. Arif Mohammad Khan

Former Union Cabinet Minister will be the Guest of Honour

Prof. G. P. Rao

Formerly of IIM Calcutta & Founder Chairman, Spandan Foundation, will Preside

"Tenth Spandan IBA Human Values Award - conferring function is scheduled on Wednesday, the 10th of January 2018 at Indus Business Aademy (IBA), Bengaluru. Mr.C .K.Ashok Kumar, Industrialist, Educational administrator, Thinker and Philanthropist, Cuddalore will share his experiences and experiments in human values in management. All are cordially invited to attend and participate.”