Dr. J. Rajan, M.Com, MBA, LLB, PGDHE, Ph.D is the Professor and Head of Institute. A veteran in the field of pedagogy, with more than 30 years of teaching experience, he is the member in the academic council of University of Kerala. He is also in the board of studies of Kerala, MG, Bhrathiyar, Calicut universities and is a member in the academic council committee of CSS, Kerala University in addition of being an expert member in the core committee of Kerala Institute of Labor and Employment, Government of Kerala.
The serving general secretary of Kerala Academy of Social Sciences (KASS), Dr.Rajan is the president of Management association of Teachers and Elders of IMK. He is the chief editor of “Management Innovator”, Research journal published by researcher’s forum, IMK and Review of Social sciences, research journal published by KASS.
He has been a consultant to government agencies like LBS. He has represented the University of Kerala in various platforms like UGC.
He has more than 60 national and international research papers published and has produced 13 Ph.D’s and 8 M.Phil’s till date.
His areas of core interest are General Management, Strategic Management, Financial Management and Human Resource Management.
Dr.K.S.Chandrasekar, B. Pharm, MBA, Ph.D, D. Univ, MS, CPET is the most prestigious Professor of the institute. He was the Registrar of University of Kerala in addition to being the Head and Dean in the department of Management studies. He is a visiting professor to various universities around the globe. He has a total PG teaching experience of eighteen years, industrial experience of two years and total Post MBA experience of twenty years.
He was adjudged “Asia’s Best Professor in Marketing Management”, at CMO Asia , Suntec,Singapore, on 22nd July 2011. His research paper on, “Bubble management using 4Q approach: Model for performance budgeting” coauthored with Dr M Senthil of Alagappa University was adjudged as the best paper among 65 presented during the National seminar on Knowledge Management at Kalasalingam University,Virudhunagar, Tamilnadu, 10th October 2009.
He is the recipient of the famous Rm.Vallal Alagappar award of 2009 given by Alagappa University, Karaikudi and Best Academic of the Year 2008 award by Amity University (India’s largest private university) He was also chosen the Gold medal winner and was given the award “Best Business Academic of the year 2006” by Indian Commerce Association, Andhra University, Vizag.
He had leading editorial adjudications with second AIMS International Summer Internship Competition, The Association of Indian Management Scholars, Houston, Texas, International Journal of Economics and Management, University of Putra, Malaysia, International Journal of Management (IJMT), Journal of Ecology and Natural environment (www.academicjournals.org), International journal of Emerging Business Issues and the ANZIBA conference, New Zealand.
He is in the editorial board of 12 coveted journals in addition to being a member in various academic and professional bodies. A man with vast consultancy and administrative experiences, he is also the author of 7 most bestselling books in management. He has also produced many high profile PhD's and M. Phil’s.
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Dr. R. Vasanthagopal, M. Com., M.Phil., Ph.D. is the Assistant Professor of Finance and HRM in the institute. His specialization is in Human Resource Management, Accounting, Finance and Strategic Cost Management. He did his Ph.D. in Labour Management Relations (Commerce) from Kerala University in1998. He has 17 years of teaching experience including 15 years post-doctoral research experience.
He is a research guide at Mahathma Gandhi University (PhD programme), Vinayaka Mission University, Salem (M.Phil programme), Indira Gandhi National Open University (MBA Programme)and 10 scholars have successfully completed Ph.D. in the area of Commerce and Management under him. Eight scholars are undergoing research leading to PhD. He has completed one Major and one Minor Research Projects of UGC and is presently undergoing one Major Project of ICSSR and a Minor Research Project of UGC. He has published 35 odd research papers in peer reviewed national and international journalsand has presented a number of academic papers in National and International conferences. He has published 7 books in Management and Commerce
He is the Editor-in-chief of a distinguished commerce journal-Contemporary Commerce Review. He is a senior member in various professional and academic associations.
Besides being an examiner and question paper setter of different Universities and Professional Institutes, he is a reviewer of various online journals.
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Ms. Simi S.V, BBA, MBA, did her Bachelors and Masters in Business Administration from Kerala University and Manonmaniyam Sundaranar University. Her area of core interest is Human resource management. A second rank holder in the University for MBA, she teaches Principles of Management, Organizational Behavior, Human Resource Management and Training and Development in the Institute. Simi has published three articles and presently doing a research on HRM.
She has an extensive teaching experience of 8 years with University of Kerala and Mahatma Gandhi University.
Ms. Retty R Nath, B. Com, MBA did her Bachelors and Masters from Kerala University and Manonmaniyam Sundaranar University. She is an expert in Business Communication and Communicative English. She also handles Managerial Economics. She has three and half years’ experience with University teaching departments.
Ms. Dileepa S Hari, BBA, MBA (finance) received degrees in Business Administration from University Institute of Technology (University of Kerala) as well as School of Management and Business Studies, Mahatma Gandhi University. She has 6 year industrial experience with Cochin and Trivandrum International airports. She joined the business school faculty in 2010. Her areas of interest include Financial Management, Airlines Management, Operations Management and Tourism Geography. She has also published papers in leading journals on airport ground handling. She focuses on research area in Corporate Restructuring under University of Kerala.
Ms. U Jayalekshmy BA, MBA did her Bachelors in English language and literature and Masters from Kerala University. Her area of core interest is Hospitality Management, its related marketing and Human resource aspects. She is also an ex-faculty at the training institute of KTDC, as well as a Business executive with the Mascot Hotel.
Mrs. Jess E Lordly B.Sc, PGDM, MTM, M.Phil, did her Bachelors in Mathematics from Kerala University and Masters in Tourism Management from Madurai Kamaraj University. She also holds two Post graduate diplomas in Tourism Management and Higher Education each from Indian Institute of Tourism and Travel Management, Gwalior and KSOU. Also, holds two M. Phils in Tourism Administration and Entrepreneurship. A person with extensive teaching and industrial experiences, she focuses on Tourism Management, Travel and Cuisine and Entrepreneurship.
She also heads the "Heath and dietics for management" panel in the institute. She also plays musical instruments.
ELITE VISITING FACULTY/ VISITORS TO THE INSTITUTE
Dr. N R Madhavamenon, Founder Director, National Law School of India University
Dr. M Ayyappan, CMD, HLL Lifecare Ltd
Dr. Simon Thattil, M Com, Ph.D, Professor of Commerce, University of Kerala
Dr. Jacob Thomas IPS, Director of Ports, Government of Kerala
Mr. Thomas George, Senior Trainer, Institute of Management in Government
Dr. J Prabhash, Hon. Pro Vice Chancellor University of Kerala
Dr. Jayasankar Prasad C, Director, Kerala IT mission
Dr. KCC Nair, MD, TBI, Technopark, Trivandrum
K.S. Premachandra Kurup IAS - Director (CAPE)
Dr. S. Kevin, Director, TKM Institute of Management
Dr.Rajmohan Pillai, CEO,Beta Group
R Reghunath, MD, Mediamate Advertising India Pvt Ltd.
B Sreejan, Bureau Chief, Times of India, Trivandrum
Dr. N.Rajan Nair, Professor, University of Kerala
Mr Sunil Kumar P S , Assistant Manager(Pers. & Admin),KINFRA
Krishna Kumar, Centre Director, T.I.M.E, Trivandrum
Mr. Jaya Prakash Nair, District Sales Manager, Qatar Airways
Mr. Ravi Shankar, Tourism India
Rajesh Kesav, Allianz
Dileep C, HR, Manager IBS
Gulshan David, Head- Sales & Distribution, Toonz Animation
Joseph Fernandez , Communication Specialist, UST Global
Divas Sadasivan , Asst Manager, Corporate Communications, IBS Software
Blessy Martin, Manager HR, RR Donnelley
Sandhya S, Sr Business Partner, HR , Oracle
Manoj Elanjickal, Business Partner, HR – IBS
Maju Jacob, Sr. Consultant, Ernest &Young
Mr.George Thomas, Manager, Marketing, Oracle