Aurobindo Pharma empowers staff through management development programme

The Company will train 27 of its inhouse talent through a 10-day module, in collaboration with Gitam University, and make them future ready


In a bid to empower employees and make them future ready, Aurobindo Pharma, a pharmaceutical company, has decided to offer its employees a unique management development programme in human resources.

Called ‘Four Pillars of Future Ready Managers’, the 10-day module is designed to train the employees and help them gain leadership and management skills as well as master the current trends in the market.

The 10 sessions will be spread over two Saturdays every month for the next four months.

The pharma company has signed a memorandum of agreement with GITAM University to organise this training programme, which addresses key factors such as leading self and others, organisational leadership and personal transformation. A total of 27 employees – in the manager to deputy general manager cadres — from the Vizag cluster of Aurobindo Pharma have been shortlisted and are now undergoing the programme. This is the first ever programme undertaken by Aurobindo Pharma to train future leaders.

People development has been a key focus area for the human resources (HR) department at Aurobindo Pharma. In keeping with this line of focus, Aurobindo Pharma requested the management development programme (MDP) team at GITAM faculty to focus on improvement of self-management skills and enable confidence to become a leader; sharpen personal awareness of group dynamics, social processes and conflicts; adapt to the changes in responsibilities and rise to the occasion; examine the effect one has on others and ways to control it, and strengthen the ties between individual employees and the company.

U.N.B. Raju, senior VP(HR), Aurobindo Pharma, said, “The programme will synergise employees for improved acceptance, and agility with cross-functional leads, which will help our organisation navigate the business challenges and growth in the coming years”.

Raju hopes that the “programme will help make our employees more competent, qualified and capable of handling their future roles and responsibilities”.

Created with the intention of developing the capabilities of the employees in line with the ongoing regulatory challenges and compliance, Raju is sure that “about 60 to 70 per cent of the future vacancies will be filled from among internal talent in the coming years”.


  1. Very good idea to develop future leadership requirements from within. Once it starts giving results, hope the lower level staff also to be trained to replace the elevated positions.

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