RBS Faculty

Abhilash is an Agricultural Engineer with Post Graduation in Agri-Business Management from IIM Ahmedabad. He brings along his more than 10 years experience of Managing and leading corporate as well as Not-for-Profit entities to his teaching at Rajagiri. He worked in corporate sector with Spencers Retail as Head of Merchandising for South India Region. Abhilash is also a First generation Entrepreneur who started Kirin Knowledge Consulting, a consulting organization catering to Indian Higher Education industry in creating a better knowledge delivery mechanism through better teaching curriculum. He has been involved in the Academic improvement initiatives of 2 premier educational institutions in Pune (MIT-School of Telecom Management & SCMLD). In the year 2012 he exited Kirin at 10X returns. He has also held Consultant role in designing affordable housing program strategy for Ashoka – Housing For All Initiative. He also has served the education sector as visiting faculty at prestigious institutions like Symbiosis, & FLAME.


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Abraham Babu has an industry experience which spans over nine years which includes a three year stint in Kenya. His teaching experience runs into eighteen years. Micro Economics and Development Economics are his forte. He has attended the International Programme on Development of Management Perspectives at the Indian Institute of Management, Kolkata and Faculty Development Programme in Management at the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad. He was part of the team which conducted a training programme for Bank Muscat, Oman and was a visiting faculty at KATHO University College, Kortrijk, Belgium. His doctoral thesis was on the study of Foreign Direct Investment in India since 1991.

 


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Abraham is teaching in the finance domain in the areas of accounting and finance. He completed his EPGP from IIM Kozhikode in 2015. He spent from 2003 to 2012 controlling finances of two Federal Government funded colleges at Fujairah, United Arab Emirates. He also taught finance to Emirati students during this time. During this period he studied in General Management with IIM Ahmadabad and also did a Diploma in International Financial Reporting Standards (DipIFR) with the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants of England. Prior to this he worked with bunkering major Bominflot of Germany as Manager (Finance and Accounts) and with auditing big 4 Deloitte as an Acting Senior Auditor. He started his career as a Finance Manager with Innovative Marine Foods, Kochi. He was certified as a Chartered Accountant in 1994 after completion of his course with Institute of Charted Accountants of India. He holds a Bachelors Degree in Commerce from University of Calicut. His current interests are in the areas of Commercial Banking, Project Finance, International Finance, Managing Family Business and Performance Measurement.

 


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Aby entered academics with  23 years of professional experience, starting as an engineer on the shop floor to Area Manager to Regional Contracts Manager to Heading Country Operations, with various International firms; like Lloyd’s Register, ABS Group, Bureau Veritas, Velosi etc. This enabled him to have a broad view of real life business scenarios that is useful in understanding ground realities. He taught as an adjunct faculty at Business Administration Department of Dubai University College, ICFAI, Dubai campus, AIT, Dubai and as TA at XLRI. Aby left industry to purse doctoral research at XLRI and submitted his thesis. He looks for ‘meanings of possessions’, leading to the process of meaning making. Thus, his area of interest covers semiotics to social anthropology in consumer behavior side of marketing. The cultural changes due to social class change, impact of technology, and media, do change consumer’s taste, and the resultant possessions and meanings derived; thus making it imperative to understand the process and direction. Country of Origin effects and entry strategies to culturally diverse markets are also of interest.


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AjithSundaram has nearly 9 years of experience which includes over 6 years in General Administration, Classroom Management, Curriculum Development, Teaching and Student Management and 3 years in industry where he was involved in recruitment and implementation of information system. AjithSundaram has a Computer Science Engineering degree from Mahatma Gandhi University, MBA in HR from Madras University, MS in Management of Information Technology from University of Nottingham and PhD in HR from JJT University Rajasthan. He is currently pursuing his second PhD from Anna University Chennai in Information Systems. His research area includes business analytics, social media analytics, HR analytics and web analytics. His teaching interest includes Management Information System, E-Business, HRIS and Computer applications in business. He has published several research articles in national and international journals. Prior to joining Rajagiri Business School, he was working at SCMS School of Technology and Management, Cochin.


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Studied Journalism at Christ University erstwhile Christ College, Bangalore and joined Deccan Herald Newspaper, Bangalore as a Trainee Journalist. His interest in the discipline ‘Education’ motivated him to pursue a full time research based Master of Education course from Annamalai University, Tamilnadu. Subsequently he joined Christ University as Asst. Professor in the Department of Media Studies. While being a member of the teaching faculty, he also functioned as the Public Relations Officer of the University.
As a journalist he has interviewed former Prime Minister Deve Gowda, former Union Minister Yashwant Sinha, widow of Kargil martyr Commandant Vinod Sharma, former Karnataka DGPs Achuta Rao and Shankar Bidari, renowned cricketer Anil Kumble and former national hockey player Vece Paes (father of Leander Paes) among others.
As an academician he has conducted workshops for educational administrators, teachers and students. He was also involved in the Capacity Building Programme for teachers, an initiative of the CBSE in the Middle East.


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Dr. Anusree M. R. completed her graduate studies in Mathematics (secured Third Rank) from University of Kerala. Subsequently she completed M.Sc (secured First Rank), M. Phil & PhD in Statistics from University of Kerala, Kariavattom Campus, Trivandrum, Kerala. Dr. Anusree has been the recipient of prestigious fellowships such as, INSPIRE (Department of Science and Technology, Delhi) & KSCSTE fellowship (Kerala State Council for Science Technology and Environment, Government of Kerala). She won the Young Statistician Award of Kerala Statistical Association, 2012. She was also the recipient of Jacob Sundara Raja Best Paper Award from the Department of Statistics, University of Kerala, 2015.  She has published several research articles in international journals of repute (indexed in SCOPUS & ABDC), such as Statistics & Probability Letters, Statistics, Communications in Statistics-Theory and Methods, Journal of Statistical Theory and Practice, South African Statistical Journal, Tourism Review, International Journal of Bank Marketing etc. She is also the co-author of the book “Business Research Methods: An Applied Orientation, published by Springer International, Switzerland. Prior to joining Rajagiri Business School, she worked as Assistant Professor at IBS Hyderabad, IFHE University, Hyderabad, India.


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Ashis Kumar Pradhan has completed his PhD in Financial Economics from Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur. He has qualified the APSET in the year 2013 and UGC NET in the year 2014 and 2015. His current areas of research includes International Finance, Corporate Finance, Macroeconomics and Energy Economics. He has presented his research papers in conferences held at IIM Kozhikode, IIT Madras, NISER Bhubaneswar, and Pondicherry University. He has published research paper ranked in ABDC, SSCI and SCOPUS indexed journal of international repute. His teaching interests are Corporate Finance and Macroeconomics.


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She is a first rank holder in her post graduation studies from Mahatma Gandhi University. She worked with Kerala State Youth Welfare Board, a Govt. of Kerala undertaking as Dist. Youth Programme Officer for 6 years before joining RCBS in 2009. Her areas of interest include Counseling, women empowerment, youth empowerment and family welfare.  She is the Academic Coordinator of Rajagiri Business School.

 

 


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Mr. Chandan Parsad has done his FPM from IIM Raipur. He holds B.E. (Instrumentation & Control) from MDU Rhotak and MBA from C-DAC (Ministry of IT). Prior to his PhD he has worked as Assistant Professor in Tecnia Institute of Advanced Studies (GGSIPU Delhi). He was awarded the 'Best Teacher Award 2012' at Tecnia Institute of Advanced Studies. He has published more than twenty five research papers in journals of national and international repute such as Journal of Global Information Management, International Journal of Strategic Decision Sciences, Decision, Vikalpa: The Journal for Decision Makers, Journal of Consumer Behaviour, Journal of International Consumer Marketing, Asian Academy of Management Journal, Emerging Markets, International Journal of Educational and International Journal of Services Technology and Management etc.


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Fr. Francis is an ordained priest and member of Carmelites of Mary Immaculate (CMI) congregation’s S.H Province, Kochi.  He is very active in youth animation, pastoral care and academic endeavours.  He has organized two national level Prolife Mini marathons in Bangalore and Vellore respectively.  As an effective orator, organizer, youth animator and creative administrator he commands lots of appreciation from various walks of life.  He has presented papers in various national and international level conferences.  He has undergone and undertaken many training programs extensively.  He is specialized in marketing and operations domains.


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He is a first rank holder in MCA from Ravenshaw (Autonomous) College, Cuttack, Orissa and has M.Phil in computer science from Bharatidasan University, Tiruchirappalli. He started his career in IT industry as analyst programmer with Yuko Systems and worked as a technical analyst with Transversal e Networks. He shifted to academics and joined Rajagiri in 2003. He is UGC-NET qualified in computer science and has completed a six month International Programme on Development of Management Perspectives from Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta. He has been a visiting international scholar at Vives University College, Kortrijk, Belgium.


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After completing a B.A. in Modern foreign languages and literatures at the University of Study of Sassari, Sardinia, Italy, she earned a M.A. in Translation and Interpreting. Before moving to India she worked for several years as linguistic and cultural mediator, translator and interpreter, in the field of international business transactions.  

 

 


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He has completed FPM (Strategy) from IIM Lucknow. He has graduated in Biotechnology Engineering from Satyabhama University, Chennai. He has about 3 years of industry experience. He kick-started his career with Cognizant Technology Solutions as an Automation Test Engineer. He has also worked with The Federal Bank Limited as an Assistant Manager.  After finishing his coursework at IIM Lucknow, he pursued a career as management faculty at Justice K. S. Hegde Institute of Management for over two years. He has joined Rajagiri Business School in January 2018. His teaching and research areas includes Joint Ventures, Strategic Alliances Strategic Management and Entrepreneurial Development.

 

 


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saac is the Director, Consulting at RBS. Prior to his current role Isaac was the Leader – People Advisory (P&O) at the Global Talent Hub of Ernst & Young (EY) one of the big four consulting firms with offices in over 175 countries and global revenues in excess of US$ 30 billion. Isaac comes with over 25 years of experience in core HR and Consulting, having worked with multinational conglomerates and Big 4 consulting firms. 


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 Financial and international economics are his forte. He teaches management students Microeconomics, Managerial Economics, Public Policy and Managerial Economics and Global Business Environment. He has interest in studying business environment of Korean firms that operate in India. He is dealing effectively with MS Excel for business and research works. He has worked in Oracle India as a finance analyst in for 5 years and 10 months.He has conducted certificate courses on MS excel for faculty members and PGDM students of Rajagiri Centre for Business Studies. He has been certified with beginners’ and intermediary level of SPSS. He has made presentations in various seminars. He has been working in Rajagiri Centre for Business Studies since June, 2014.


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Dr. Jayasri is a rank holder in her UG & PG programs. She is possessing more than 16 years of teaching experience at various capacities ranging from Lecturer to Associate Professor under various systems like Aided Colleges, Deemed Universities and Autonomous Institutions with ACBSP Accreditation. She was with DMI St. Eugene University, an Indo-African University on a contract basis assignment for BSW program in the capacity of Program Director. Sree Narayanaguru College-Coimbatore, AJK College of Arts & Commerce-Coimbatore, Veltech University-Chennai are some of her major employers and her last employment was with SCMS Group of Institutions, Cochin. She had also been in the capacity of HR Executive for a year with Hotel Rathna Regent, a business class hotel owned by the GD Groups of Companies, Coimbatore. She had been teaching a large volume of subjects in Social, Behavioral and HR Management Subjects. She is also qualified with permanent certificate of UGC-NET Lectureship. 
                       She had also been in various administrative / management support capacities  such as Board of Studies and Academic Excellence, University Representative for Bharathiar University, Karpagam University, Sree Ramakrishna Mission Vidyalaya, Coimbatore. She was also moderating the Research and Publication Wing of DMI St. Eugene University. She had been Strategic Partner for Indo-African University, Zambia during her African assignment. She is highly passionate of appropriate pedagogy and evaluation in teaching-learning system, for which she have proof of tools and techniques formulated, administered and appreciated by the student community. She also has a good history of better mentoring extended, better career guidance extended and better personality-focused counselling extended. She is also conferred for a prestigious award by Management Teachers Consortium (MTC) Global Organisation for the category of "Outstanding Knowledge Sharing Award-2016" is to be presented in September-2016. 
 


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Engineer from REC Trichy ( NIT Trichy) worked in HCL Infosys for 4 years then joined in National Informatics Centre as Systems Engineer. Worked in NIC as Sr Systems Engineer, Principal Systems Engineer, and Technical Director in NIC Thiruvanathapuram, New Delhi, Cochin and Kavarathi. Last posting was at Lakshadweep as State Informatics Officer and Technical Director in charge of NIC UT of Lakshadweep. Joined in Rajagiri Business School in 2009 January


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An alumnni of College of Engineering Trivandrum  in Electrical Engineering, and MBA from IIT Roorkee, Kannan Sekar has around 9 years of experience in varied roles in Sales and Marketing. He has been with Infosys, Goodyear India and Videocon Industries in Engineering and sales and Marketing Roles. He is also Industry consultant in Marketing domain as well as NET Qualified. His area of Expertise include include Sales and Distribution, Product Management, Sales Analytics and Retail.


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Krishnan Chandramohan has completed his PhD from the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore. A post graduate in management from the Sri Sathya Sai University, he has worked in the financial industry for close to two years. Krishnan has cleared level 3 of the CFA program conducted by the Global Association of Investment Professionals.

 


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He has 32+ years of multi-functional corporate experience. Last assignment was as Vice President (Operations) with CAMS (A NSE group company) and was responsible for Middle office operations, Stock Broker Process, as well as centralised operations like Logistics, Purchase & Sourcing and Infrastructure and facilities management. He was associated with the first B2B auction portal (auctionindia.com) as Vice President. He was Vice President (Special Projects) with CSS Group and was a Director on Board of its Polish subsidiary CSS sp.zo.o Poland. He also worked with  TVS Electronics Ltd, Crompton Greaves and the Murugappa Group. He is also UGC NET qualified in management. 


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She is an engineer from the University of Kerala and has taken her MBA from the University of Kerala. She has been awarded PhD by the Cochin University of Science and Technology for her doctoral thesis titled “Service provider switching: A study on the switching process in retail banking”. She started her career with Kerala In dustrial Infrastructure Development Corporation. She has two years industry experience and she has taught management courses at the post graduate level for over ten years. Her areas of interest include Operations Management and Quantitative Techniques. She has been a visiting international scholar at Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, USA and Nazareth College, Rochester, USA.


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Dr  Rangarajan Gopalalkrishnan who has a masters and  PhD in English Language and Literature, has been active in the field of training students, professionals and teachers in Communication Skills especially soft skills.  He has developed Modules related to effective communication/motivation to achieve the intended outcome. He has been a part of the self enrichment programme for the first year B.Tech students of IIT Delhi, NIT Calicut and Surathkal and MBBS students of AIIMS Delhi, since 2009.He has been training college teachers as part of the FLAIR programme, Orientation Programmes at Academic Staff Colleges, University of Kerala and Calicut, MG Universities since 2010 besides conducting training programmes and workshops for school /college students and teachers for over 10 years.  Training and orientating mechanical engineers at the Marine engineering and training Institute, Cochin Shipyard since 2009 has been yet another activity.
 
He has all along been effectively using theatre skills to impart body language, voice modulation helping in the journey from ‘diffidence’ to ‘confidence’. He has over 33 years of teaching and training experience in Govt. Colleges, especially Maharajas’ College Ernakulam from where he retired as the Head of the Department.   This includes a 7 year stint in the College of Technology, Salalah, Oman and King Saud University, Riyadh. He has been a resource person for many regional, national and international seminars and conferences and he has a few publications and translations to his credit. In Rajagiri he teaches Business communication and Managerial Communication for PGDM, MHRM and MBA programmes.


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Ravesh Krishnankutty has a PhD in Corporate Finance and M.Phil in Management from ICFAI University Tripura.  He also qualified the UGC NET in the year 2012.  He has served in ICFAI Business School Hyderabad (IBS Hyderabad) as assistant professor in department of Finance and Accounting for three and half years. He does research in Corporate Finance and Financial Economics. He has published research paper in national and international journals also presented research paper at national and international conferences.  His teaching interests are Financial Accounting, Cost and Management Accounting, and Corporate Finance.


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Mr. Rofin T M has obtained his B.Tech degree in Mechanical Engineering from Govt. Engineering College Kozhikode in 2007 and his MBA degee in Operations Management (Major) and Marketing Management (Minor) from Rajagiri College of Social Sciences in 2010. After a short stint at HCL Infosystems he worked as an Assistant Professor in Rajagiri College of Social Sciences from 2011- 2013. During his tenure in Rajagiri he cleared UGC NET-JRF and applied for PhD program of Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur. To the present, he has submitted his thesis titled “Game-Theoretic Studies on Dual-Channel Supply Chain Competition” to the department of Industrial and Systems Engineering – IIT Kharagpur. His research interests include dual channel competition, customer preference for online channel and innovative supply chain configurations. Some of his preliminary contributions of his research have already been published in reputed international journal ‘Electronic commerce research’ (Springer).  His work also appears in international conference proceedings such as POMS and ICACCI. Some of his professional contributions include successful completion of reviewer assignments for reputed international journals like Electronic commerce research and Kybernetes. He is a member of the Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers and Production and Operations Management Society.

 


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Dr. Ronny Thomas has a PhD in economics and M.Phil in Planning and development from IIT Bombay, Mumbai. Prior to joining Rajagiri Centre for Business Studies, he has one and half years of teaching experience at the School of Management Studies, NIT Calicut, Kozhikode. His research interests include international trade and FDI inter-linkage with econometric application and productivity analysis. He has presented his research papers in conferences held at University of Nottingham, Delhi School of Economics, IIM Bangalore and IIT Bombay and also published his research work. His teaching interests are managerial economics, micro economics, applied industrial organisation and applied econometrics.


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Shashank Mittal has done his FPM in OB&HR from IIM Raipur.  He holds B. Tech (Electronics & Instrumentation) from I.E.T. Lucknow.  Prior to joining FPM he has over two years of industrial experience and three years of teaching experience in various organizations.  He has published multiple papers in ABDC ranked and SSCI indexed journals of international repute such as Journal of Management and Organization and Current Psychology. His current research interest includes Social identity, Knowledge exchanges, Status, Proactive helping, Employer branding, Organizational justice, and Humanitarian relief management. He enjoys badminton and cycling during leisure time.

 


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Industry experience of about 15 years comprises of managerial positions in reputed organizations like GCMMF Ltd. (AMUL), one of the biggest FMCG brand; JM Financial Group, one of the oldest investment banks in the country and ICICI Bank, the largest private sector bank, before moving to teaching in the year 2006. Corporate experience include exposure to areas like accounting and control, capital markets, sales and distribution of financial products and retail banking. Practical exposure to accounting and reporting, corporate finance and financial markets is further complemented by extensive business school teaching experience as a member of faculty in the Finance and Economics area of Amrita School of Business, Coimbatore. Doctoral work in the area of microfinance draws from the disciplines of development economics and financial markets.


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