“…….building organizational excellence is no longer a luxury but an absolute necessity in today’s highly competitive globalised economy”, said Dr. C. Rangarajan, a renowned economist and the former governor of Reserve Bank of India, addressing a press conference in 2001.
A visionary that he was, Dr.B.L.Maheshwari realized this much earlier that the ever changing challenges in management would be organization development and organizational behaviour to meet the emerging needs. Thus, it became clear that an exclusive centre for looking into organizational development and organizational behaviour was a necessity. Over the years, it has expanded its academic activities to other functional areas such as finance, human resource management, operations management, sales and marketing, strategic management and to social sector, such as, education and infrastructure.
Thus, in 1980, under the Leadership of Late Dr.B.L.Maheshwari, Centre for Organization Development (COD) was set up with three core values: strong client orientation, high standards of quality and an informal growth and performance- oriented work culture, taking institutional grants from Madura Coats, Bangalore, Bharat Bijlee, Mumbai; Bank of Baroda and the MMTC.
The Centre has a multi-disciplinary team of Faculty Members and support staff. It has a self-contained campus spread over five acres. It has conference facilities for conducting training programmes and workshops, a specialized library, recreation facilities and an executive hostel with 37 air-conditioned rooms. The COD Campus was inaugurated by the President of India, Shri R. Venkat Raman in the year 1990.