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Prof. Anita Tripathy Lal

Prof. Anita Tripathy Lal

PhD (IIT-Kanpur); Certified Mentor (London Business School); PGDRD- Xavier Institute of Social Service, Ranchi; BA–English Honours with Distinction, Govt. College, Rourkela


Contact: 011-46485580

Total Years of Experience

27 Years

Brief description of Experience

Dr. Anita Tripathy Lal is a Professor at FORE School of Management, New Delhi. Her expertise lies in the areas of Business Communication, Leadership, Entrepreneurship, Personality Development and Universal Human Values. She is a PhD from IIT Kanpur and has about 27 years of work experience in the areas of teaching, training, research and consultancy. She also has the experience of teaching at IIT Delhi, IIT Kanpur, IIFT Delhi, MDI Gurugram, IMT Ghaziabad, IIM Ranchi, IIM Rohtak and IIM Udaipur. She has been a part-time consultant for two years to NTPC’s World Bank funded projects on Environmental Impact Assessment.

Connecting with the corporate is her forte. She has also conducted over 150 Management Development Programs and Workshops in the areas of her expertise Business Communication and Entrepreneurship for corporate professionals from Private & Public Sectors, MNCs & NGOs along with numerous officials from State Trading Corporation, Indian Statistical Service, Indian Forest Service and Indian Administrative Service. Her MDPs and workshops are in the areas of ‘Overcoming stage fear for Public Speaking; Effective Communication Through Theatre Techniques; Interpersonal Relationship; Communication & Presentation Skills; Written Communication Skills; Business Etiquette & Executive Presence; Express to Excel; Cross Cultural Communication; Campus to Corporate; Assertiveness; Positive Attitude; Level Five Leadership; Intrapreneurial Mindset for Leadership Roles; Entrepreneurial Mindset and Competencies; Opportunity Evaluation and Business Model & Plan'. She also has keen interest in personality development and research related activities.

In 2011-12, she received the prestigious “Certification with Honors” on “Mentor Development Program for Entrepreneurs” from London Business School organized by National Entrepreneurship Network. Being a certified Mentor she has been successfully mentoring entrepreneurs. She has mentored over three hundred Entrepreneurs. Her passion though, remains “Student Start-ups”. Prof. Lal is a “Start-up Advisor” to NEN Wadhwani Programs, Mentor @ACIC-BML Munjal University and has been on the ‘Mentoring Board’ of IIT Kanpur Entrepreneurship Cell, Amity University, been felicitated for Mentoring the TiE Young Entrepreneurs (2014-15). In April, 2022 she has been felicitated with the “Woman of Wonder Award” for mentoring Women Entrepreneurs of WEE Foundation@ FIIT, IIT Delhi since its inception in 2016.

Besides teaching the MBA students at FORE, she has taken up various key Administrative responsibilities at FORE, such as – Program Director ABN Amro Executive Education, Chair Library, Chair Placements, Area Chair Communications and since 2010, she has been heading the Centre for Entrepreneurship Development at FORE. Prof. Lal is able to create an ideal blend of Leadership, Entrepreneurship, and Communication in her training programs, a few of the most potential skills critical to creating success stories for Organizations in today's uncertain times.

Research Interest Areas

Business Communication; Cross Cultural & Written Communication; Entrepreneurship and Leadership

Consulting Interest Areas

Business Communication; Entrepreneurship; Leadership and Participatory Rural Appraisal.

Selected Publications

1) Saxena, Mily. & Lal. Anita T. 2022. A Study of Logistics and Distribution of Roti (Food), Kapda (Clothing), Makan (Shelter) and Sehat (Health) Among the Less Fortunate and Stranded People during the COVID-19 Lockdown. Bloomsbury: New Delhi, Book -Adapting to Business during COVID -19. 57-74
2) Lal, Anita. T. 2021. “CSR initiatives by Small and Medium Enterprises in the National Capital Region of India", Routledge Taylor and Francis Group London and New York. Book - "CSR & Sustainable Development: Strategies, Practice & Models". 61-71
3) Lal. Anita T. 2020. “Effectiveness of WAC Reader on the Learning Outcome of Students” WP 2020/01 FORE School of Management.
4) Lal, Anita. T. 2018. “UDAYAN CARE - Transforming Lives” WP 2018/26 FORE School of Management.
5) Lal, Anita. T. 2018. “Hello When in Russia Say- Zdravstvuyte!” WP 2018/25 FORE School of Management.
6) Lal, Anita. T. 2016. “Xin Chao…. Are you ready for Business Negotiation”? Vietnam The Emerging Asia Star from A War- Stricken Nation. Bloomsbury: New Delhi. 87-100
7) Lal, Anita. T. 2015. ‘Woman Entrepreneurs in India – Over the years!’ Abhigyan – FORE School Management Journal. New Delhi. 33 (2): 13-25
8) Lal, Anita. T. 2014. “Malaysia is Truly Asia......Says Malaysian Indians”. Book Chapter-Published in the Academic Reference Series: Malaysian Management Lessons for India. Bloomsbury: New Delhi. 234-251
9) Lal, Anita. T. 2013. “NI HAO--- Hello This is The Chinese Way”. Book Chapter- Published in the Academic Reference Series: Reflections on Chinese Management Styles and Business Ethics. Bloomsbury: New Delhi. 44-53
10) Lal, Anita. T. 2009. “Impact of Economic Slowdown on Entrepreneurship in India”. Paper presented and published in the proceedings of the 16th International Conference on Management, Northern State University, South Dakota, USA.
11) Lal, Anita. T. 2007. “Unit-4: Market, Economy and Entrepreneurship”. Block-1 Understanding Entrepreneurship. Indira Gandhi National Open University Press.
12) Lal, Anita. T. 2001. “Effective methods of Teaching Business Communication”. Paper presented and published in the National Conference Proceedings (March16-17,2001) and published into a Book – ‘Business Communication’ Edited by Prof.M. M. Monnipally, IIM Ahmedabad.
13) Lal, Anita. T. 1999. “Participatory Rural Appraisal (NTPC Auriyah and Unchchahar)”. Chapter in ‘The study of Environmental Impact Assessment by IIT Kanpur’.
14) Lal, Anita. T. 1999. “Impoverished Risk Assessment (NTPC Auriyah and Unchahar)”. Chapter in ‘The study of Environmental Impact Assessment by IIT Kanpur’.
15) Lal, Anita. T. 1999. “Impact of New Industrial Policies on small scale industries at Rourkela”, Journal of Orissa Econometrics.

Citations: 11

Awards, Felicitations and Fellowships: Woman of Wonder Award; Felicitations by UPAY NGO; TiE Delhi and IIT Kanpur; “Goldman Sachs Fellowship” for Mentor Development Certification from London Business School and JRF & NET during PhD at IIT Kanpur.
Motivational Speaker: Thrice @Sentiss Pharma & @RITES on International Women’s Day and @Accurate Institute during Orientation Program.
Empanelled as Advisory Board Member| Director| Advisor| Mentor: SWADHA Agri Pvt Ltd; Retail one Solutions Pvt Ltd; National Entrepreneurship Network and ACIC-BML Munjal University.

Executive Education/MDPs

FORE School of Management has been designing, developing and conducting innovative Executive Education (EE)/ Management Development Programmes (MDPs) for working executives in India for over three decades.