In the bustling realm of education, certain institutions have emerged as iconic hubs of intellectual rigor and unparalleled prestige. Among these, the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) and the Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) shine brightly, revered as beacons of academic excellence and incubators of future leaders. These institutions, known for their rigorous curriculum and high-achieving students, have long been associated with the pursuit of technical and managerial mastery.
Yet, as our understanding of education and personal growth expands, it becomes increasingly apparent that knowledge transcends the boundaries of any particular domain. Education is not confined to textbooks and lecture halls alone but extends far beyond to encompass the multidimensional facets of human existence. This book, "What They Do Not Teach at IITs and IIMs," seeks to bridge the gap between conventional education and the profound wisdom offered by psychologists, neurologists, and the popular authors. It invites readers to explore the untrodden paths of self-awareness, emotional intelligence, and personal development, crucial aspects that are often overlooked in traditional academic settings.
In a world driven by rapid technological advancements and the relentless pursuit of success, it is essential to pause and reflect on the true purpose of education. While technical skills and managerial acumen undoubtedly play a pivotal role, they are only a fraction of the expansive mosaic that shapes a well-rounded individual. By delving into the realms of psychology, neuroscience, and timeless philosophical wisdom, we embark on a transformative journey that can enhance our understanding of ourselves and others, enriching our lives in unimaginable ways.
Dr Mukesh Jain, an IPS officer of Madhya Pradesh cadre, retired as Director General of Police, MP. He has a brilliant academic background. He received his BE in Electronics and Telecommunication engineering from MANIT Bhopal with gold medal. Further to this he obtained his MBA from the Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad. He obtained his Master of Public Administration from the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, where he had the distinction of receiving two distinguished awards: The Mason Fellow award and The Lucius N. Littauer Fellow award for exemplary academic achievement, public service & potential for future leadership. He was also awarded The Raymond & Josephine Vernon award for academic distinction & significant contribution to Mason Fellowship Program. Shri Mukesh Jain has also received his PhD in Strategic Management from IIT Delhi.
Dr. Mukesh Jain has authored many books. He is the author of the popular book- “A Happier You: Strategies to achieve peak joy in work and life using science of Happiness”. He is a visiting faculty to many business schools and reputed training institutes. He is an expert trainer of “Lateral Thinking”, and “The Science of happiness”. ‘The Art of Being Happy: A Masterclass in the Science of Happiness’, is a pathbreaking book providing insights from the research on positive psychology.