T. V. Rao

Male, Person

1946 –


Who is T. V. Rao?

T.V. Rao, born on 14 March 1946, in Andhra Pradesh, India, is regarded as "The Father of Indian HRD" . A new Human Resource Development system emerged in India in 1974 with Dr. T.V. Rao and Dr. Udai Pareek heading the movement. It was started as a "Review Exercise of the Performance Appraisal System" for Larsen & Toubro by the duo from the Indian Institutes of Management, Ahmedabad which resulted in the development of a new function - The Human Resources Development Function. Dr. Rao and Dr Udai Pareek were instrumental in setting up the HRD Department for L&T and making it the first company in this part of the world to have fully Dedicated HRD Department.

Dr. Rao is also the founder president of the National HRD Network and the Indian Society for Applied Behavioural Sciences. Dr. Rao had worked as a professor at the premier management institute of India - the IIM, Ahmedabad from 1973 - 1994. After leaving the IIMA, he started working for the Academy of Human Resources Development which was set up with support from RMCEI of IIMA. He worked as its Honorary Director for some time. As HRD started growing Larsen & Toubro instituted a HRD Chair Professorship at XLRI, Jamshedpur. Dr. T.V. Rao moved to XLRI as L&T Professor to set up the Centre for HRD. Dr. Rao has also contributed majorly in the field of competency mapping and defines competency mapping as the process of identification of the competencies required to perform successfully at a given point of time.

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Mar 14, 1946
Andhra Pradesh
  • India

on July 23, 2013


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