The School of Medical Sciences at University of Hyderabad (UoH) invited Professor. Gautam Roy to deliver a guest lecture on 16th March 2016 at the C V Raman auditorium.

Prof. Gautam Roy of the Department of Preventive and Social Medicine at Jawaharlal Institute of Post Graduate Medical Education and Research (JIPMER), Puducherry delivered the talk on Organization theory and design. He elaborated on the downsizing of human resource leading to better reorganization. He emphasized ‘getting value added to things than getting things done’ is the new norm. He touched on the conventional issues of hierarchy, division of labour, rules, bureaucratic structure and impersonal relationships at work. He iterated in his talk that delegation of decision making capacity was the key and this was not forthcoming in many organizations due to conventional mindset. The students and faculty listened to him with rapt attention and the talk concluded with mention of epidemiological concepts of bias, random sampling and probability sampling.