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Board of Governors

The Governing Board manages the strategic intent of the institution. The membership of the Board is periodically reviewed to assure suitability and relevance. The Board is led by Shri B. T. Bangera, Chairman of the Board. The composition of the Board is both internal and external, with a majority from external, to assure independence of the Board. The budget is formulated annually and reviewed periodically to accommodate changing expenditure patterns based on external and internal forces.

The governing body is very active and effective in providing strategic direction to the institution. The body meets periodically and reviews the institutions performance in terms of enrollment, curriculum, infrastructure, placements, staffing, admission procedures, as well as any other pertinent aspect influencing the conduct of the institution


PROF. P. SARAVANAN
PROF. P. SARAVANAN
PROF. P. SARAVANAN

PROF. P. SARAVANAN

DEAN (EE), INDIAN INSTITUTE OF MANAGEMENT (IIM), TIRUCHIRAPPALLI

Dr. P. Saravanan is a professor in the area of finance and accounting. Earlier, he was a professor in IIM Shillong. His areas of interest are corporate finance, security analysis and portfolio management, corporate governance, and project finance. He has published 36 articles in various journals including ‘A’ category journals, which are ranked as per the Australian Business Deans Council (ABDC) classification. Six of his case studies on NSE and BSE listed companies were published by Ivey Business School and available in Harvard Business School case repository collection. He is a regular columnist in leading business newspapers like Economic Times, The Hindu Business Line, Financial Express, and Mint. He has written three books in the area of accounting and financial management published by McGraw Hill, Oxford, and Pearson Education publishers.

With over 30 years of experience in the fields of accounting and finance, he has been a leading academic and financial professional with multiple roles. He is also an independent director at TANSIDCO, a state-owned enterprise that promotes and supports small and medium enterprises in Tamil Nadu. In this role, he provides strategic guidance, oversight, and accountability to the board and the management on financial planning, budgeting, auditing, and compliance. My core competencies include financial analysis, reporting, forecasting, risk management, and decision making. Having attended an FDP from IIM Ahmedabad, one of the most prestigious business schools in India, he is passionate about advancing the knowledge and practice of accounting and finance in India and beyond striving to uphold the highest standards of academic excellence, professional integrity, and social responsibility. He has evaluated and adjudicated eighty-seven doctoral theses in the field of management, humanities and social sciences, and commerce. He continues to be the chairman of the panel of examiners for the institutions such as IIT-Madras, IIM Indore, XLRI Jamshedpur, Birla Institute of Technology Pilani, JNTU Hyderabad, Visvesvaraya Technological University, University of Madras, Osmania University Hyderabad, Madurai Kamaraj University, etc.

He conducted around hundred corporate training programmes on topics such as finance for medical professionals, corporate governance, project finance, and data analytics. His client list includes UNDP-India Office, LIC, Oil India Corporation, Indian Oil Corporation, HDFC Bank, Northeastern Indira Gandhi Regional Institute of Health and Medical Sciences as well as leading state and central public sector undertakings across the country. His consulting client list includes Ministry of Commerce, Ministry of Corporate Affairs, Department of Public Sector Enterprise, Government of India; Department of Food Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs, Government of Assam; Department of Police, Government of Meghalaya, Department of Commerce and Industries, Governments of Meghalaya, Assam, Sikkim, Tripura, Mizoram, Manipur, Nagaland, etc. He was formerly independent director in the board of directors of Tamil Nadu Small Industries Development Corporation Ltd.  He is an associate member of the Institute of Financial Accountants, UK, and Institute of Public Accountants (IPA), Australia. He is also a visiting professor in IIM Kozhikode, IIM Indore, IIM Ranchi, IIM Rohtak, XLRI, Jamshedpur, etc.

Dr. P. Kannadasan
Dr. P. Kannadasan
Dr. P. Kannadasan

Dr. P. Kannadasan

Associate Professor, MKU

SHRI D. RAJKUMAR
SHRI D. RAJKUMAR
SHRI D. RAJKUMAR

SHRI D. RAJKUMAR

FORMER CHAIRMAN & MANAGING DIRECTOR, BPCL

An engineer from IIT, Madras, postgraduate in management from IIM, Bangalore, Shri Rajkumar is an accomplished executive with more than 36 years of experience in Oil & Gas Industry and 17 years of Board level experience. He is a decisive leader driving sustainable & profitable growth, propped on the pillars of technology, infrastructure, people, and safety & service. During his career in BPCL, he successfully handled several key portfolios. As Chairman & Managing Director of BPCL, his focus was on transforming BPCL into diversified conglomerate with sustainable competitive advantage. It was during his tenure, BPCL gained Maharatna status positioning BPCL into an elite league of CPSEs. His strategic orientation of “Always on Strategy” propelled BPCL into several growth strategies. During his tenure, BPCL was adjudged Star PSU by eminent jury based on four parameters namely scale, sustainability, leadership, and innovation.

Prior to taking over the position of Chairman & Managing Director, BPCL, Rajkumar headed BPCL’s upstream arm Bharat Petro Resources Ltd. (BPRL), where he propelled BPRL into a fully recognized upstream company of international repute. He also served on many Boards of joint ventures & subsidiaries of BPCL in various capacities, apart from being a governing council member of various Govt. bodies like PPAC, PCRA, OIDB, RGIPT, CHT etc. He has been an active member of various ministerial delegation in G2G deliberations and bilateral discussions. He was also member of International Think Tank to deliberate Global and Indian energy related issues, focussing on renewables & sustainability.

He was nominated as one of the 100 most influential CEOs across the world by CEOWORLD, after evaluating more than 1200 CEOs across 96 countries. He was conferred with Distinguished Alumni Award by IIT Madras, 2020, for outstanding achievements, contributions to the Indian oil and gas industry, corporate excellence, and efforts to address social issues. He was also conferred with Distinguished Alumni Award by IIM, Bangalore, 2019, in recognition of outstanding achievements and as someone who has been a torch bearer, displaying tremendous fortitude, leadership qualities and positive attitude making a difference to the organization and society at large.

Shri B.T. Bangera
Shri B.T. Bangera
Shri B.T. Bangera

Shri B.T. Bangera

CHAIRMAN, BOARD OF GOVERNORS - TSM

MANAGING DIRECTOR, HI-TECH ARAI LIMITED, MADURAI

Shri B.T. Bangera, an electrical engineering graduate from Bangalore and postgraduate in business administration from Indian Institute of Management – Ahmedabad, possesses nearly 38 years of industrial experience mostly with multinationals like ABB and Fenner India Ltd. For the last fifteen years, he has been working as managing director of a Madurai based company M/S Hi-Tech Arai Limited which is a joint venture with M/S Mitsubishi Corporation–Japan and M/S ARAI Seisakusho Co. Ltd., Japan.

He is actively involved in educational field being a member of board of governors of many management institutions. He is an active member of All India Management Association and Confederation of Indian Industry. He is also on the board of trustees of various non-governmental organizations involved in community development. He is also one of the directors of Quality Circle Forum of India.

SHRI LAKSHMI NARAYANAN
SHRI LAKSHMI NARAYANAN
SHRI LAKSHMI NARAYANAN

SHRI LAKSHMI NARAYANAN

FORMER VICE CHAIRMAN, COGNIZANT TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS, CHENNAI

Shri Lakshmi Narayanan was the CEO and president of CTS until 2006. He has played a leading role in the global information technology industry for more than 25 years, managing divisions and business units in Europe, India, and the United States. Since joining CTS in 1994, he has been instrumental in formulating the company’s strategy as well as building and managing the organization’s development centers in India, where he is based. A member of CTS’s board of directors, he spends time traveling extensively in the U.S. and Europe to meet clients. He recently served as chairman on NASSCOM (National Association of Software and Service Companies).

He began his career at Tata Consultancy Services growing through the ranks from developer to technologist, program manager, and then to business leader. He was a regional head of Tata in India when he joined CTS as CTO. He holds a BS and an MS in science and electronics from Bangalore University (University Visvesvaraya College of Engineering) and an MBA from the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. He was awarded the Dataquest IT Person of the Year 2008 by the Cyber Media Group’s IT publication, Dataquest.

MRS. VALLI M. RAMASWAMI
MRS. VALLI M. RAMASWAMI
MRS. VALLI M. RAMASWAMI

MRS. VALLI M. RAMASWAMI

CHAIRPERSON, THE LOYAL GROUP

MANAGING TRUSTEE, MANICKAVASAGAM CHARITABLE FOUNDATION, MADURAI

Smt. Valli Ramaswami manages Manickavasagam Charitable Foundation and ably supports the management of the Institution.

DR. MURALI SAMBASIVAN
DR. MURALI SAMBASIVAN
DR. MURALI SAMBASIVAN

DR. MURALI SAMBASIVAN

DIRECTOR, THIAGARAJAR SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT, MADURAI

Prof. Murali has more than 20 years of teaching experience in a public university and a private university in Malaysia in addition to 10 years of industry experience. His research interests are in the areas of management science, operations management, supply chain management, and other areas of management. He is listed in the Stanford list of top 2% world’s most influential scientists in the years 2021 and 2023. He is also listed among the ‘Top 10 Scientists’ in India in the area of Business and Management by Research.com in 2023.

He has published more than 140 articles in many international refereed journals of repute such as International Journal of Production Economics, Journal of Cleaner Production, Technovation, Computers and Operations Research, International Journal of Physical Distribution and Logistics Management, International Journal of Project Management, International Journal of Hospitality Management, International Journal of Medical Informatics, Journal of Biomedical Informatics, Industrial Marketing Management, British Journal of Management, Production and Operations Management, and many more. He has supervised/co-supervised more than 60 PhD and MSc students. He obtained his PhD in Management Science from University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa, USA, and his

PROF. N. VENKITESWARAN
PROF. N. VENKITESWARAN
PROF. N. VENKITESWARAN

PROF. N. VENKITESWARAN

FORMER DIRECTOR, THIAGARAJAR SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT, MADURAI AND RETIRED PROFESSOR, INDIAN INSTITUTE OF MANAGEMENT, AHMEDABAD

Professor N. Venkiteswaran was a faculty with the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad (IIMA) from 1988 till his retirement in 2014. He served as director of Thiagarajar School of Management, Madurai (TN) during 2017-19 and earlier during 2010-12 on leave from IIMA. He is a graduate in economics from Madurai Kamaraj University and a chartered accountant (CA), having passed the CA examinations with distinction. He was also the recipient of medals for outstanding scholastic performance in the Post-graduate Management Accountancy Course (Part I) of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. He brings with him rich and varied experience both in the academia and in industry.

At IIMA, besides teaching core courses in strategic management, financial management and managerial accounting, he imparted specialised and highly acclaimed courses on mergers, acquisitions, corporate restructuring, company and business valuation, and corporate governance in the post-graduate studies as well as executive education programmes. He has also published cases and articles in these areas. He has also been chairperson of the business policy as well as finance and accounting areas at IIMA on various occasions. He was a visiting scholar with Group Essec, Cergy, France under Euro-India Exchange Programme during 1991-92. He was also nominated by the National Foundation of Corporate Governance/Ministry of Company Affairs, Government of India as a member of the Indian delegation to participate in a trainers’ workshop on corporate governance conducted by the Global Corporate Governance Forum, a World-Bank affiliate in June 2005 in the Washington, DC.

He continues to pursue his varied professional interests spanning management education, corporate governance, corporate strategies, strategic, financial, and structuring aspects of mergers and acquisitions and corporate restructuring and stakeholder value management issues. He has been a consultant and trainer to leading corporates in the areas of corporate and financial strategies, mergers, restructuring, and corporate governance. He also served as independent director on the boards of companies such as Bharat Oman Refineries Limited, Fino Payments Bank Limited, Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited, Virgo Engineers Limited, Gujarat State Electricity Corporation Limited, Gujarat State Petronet Limited etc.

He was a member of the Takeover Regulations Advisory Committee constituted in 2009 by the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) under the chairmanship of Shri C. Achuthan to review India’s takeover regulations. Earlier he was a member of the Central Direct Taxes Advisory Committee, Ministry of Finance, Government of India (2005-08) and a member, the Study Group on Mutual Funds set up by the Government of India (1991) for evolving an appropriate regulatory framework for the mutual funds industry in India. He has also served as a member of special committees/task forces to support the Government of Gujarat. Previously he had held managerial positions in companies such as Rallis India Limited, Mumbai and Tube Investments of India Limited, Chennai etc. in a career spanning nearly 15 years.

SHRI R. GOPALAKRISHNAN
SHRI R. GOPALAKRISHNAN
SHRI R. GOPALAKRISHNAN

SHRI R. GOPALAKRISHNAN

CEO- MIND WORKS

FORMER EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, TATA SONS LTD.,
MUMBAI FORMER VICE- CHAIRMAN, HINDUSTAN LEVER

Shri R Gopalakrishnan studied physics at St Xavier’s Kolkata, engineering at IIT Kharagpur, and attended the advanced management program at Harvard Business School. He has been a corporate leader for 48 years: 31 years in Unilever and 17 years in Tata. He served in Jeddah as chairman of Unilever Arabia, as managing director of Brooke Bond Lipton and vice chairman of Hindustan Lever, and as executive director of Tata Sons. Apart from serving as a director on the TATA parent board, and Tata Sons, he also served several Tata Group of Companies. Currently he serves as an independent director of companies namely Akzo Nobel India, Castrol India, and Hemas Holdings PLC, Sri Lanka.

SHRI S. SRIDHAR
SHRI S. SRIDHAR
SHRI S. SRIDHAR

SHRI S. SRIDHAR

FORMER CHAIRMAN AND MANAGING DIRECTOR, CENTRAL BANK OF INDIA, MUMBAI

Shri S. Sridhar, currently chairman and managing director of Central Bank of India since March 2009, is a banker with more than 37 years of experience in commercial and development banking. Earlier Mr. Sridhar was chairman and managing director of National Housing Bank, the apex financial institution for housing and the regulator for housing finance companies. Central Bank of India is a leading public sector commercial bank with over 3600 branches across the country with 35000 employees and total business of Rs.2.7 lakh crores.

He is widely acknowledged to be an innovative and market-oriented banker having provided transformational leadership to the organisations he had worked in. A number of new development and financial initiatives were launched during his tenure in NHB including the country’s first residential property index, housing micro-finance, reverse mortgage for senior citizens, and electronic registry of mortgages. Being a pioneer in championing the concept of affordable housing in India, he contributed significantly to public policy formulation. Within a year of his assuming charge as chairman and managing director, Central Bank has recorded historic highs in total business, net profit, and asset quality. In particular, he provided a major thrust to infrastructure financing in Central Bank of India and developed its international linkage. Prior to joining National Housing Bank, he was executive director and chief operating officer of Exim Bank of India, India’s apex export financing institution between 2001 and 2006. He was responsible for initiating and developing the corporate and project finance business of the bank so as to expand its resources mobilization nationally and internationally. In 2006, he led successfully the first Samurai bond issue by an Indian entity which marked the re-entry of India into the Japanese bond market. Later, he also worked for about 12 years in State Bank of India, the India’s largest commercial bank in various capacities.

He has served in various national level committees and task forces for framing financial sector policies. He is a member of the National Council on Infrastructure of the Confederation of Indian Industry, India’s apex industry association. He is a member of the managing committee of the Indian Banks’ Association, member of the governing councils of Indian Institute of Banking and Finance and of the Indian Institute of Foreign Trade. He is also a member on the board of LIC of India and on the Board of Indo-Zambia Bank. He has been an invited speaker/panelist at national and international Conferences convened by UNCTAD, UNHabitat, UNESCAP, World Bank, Commonwealth Secretariat, and ADFIAP. He studied at the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi and Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies, Mumbai. He was awarded the Lord Aldington Banking Research Fellowship for the year 1984 by the Indian Institute of Bankers.

DR BHARATH KRISHNA SANKAR
DR BHARATH KRISHNA SANKAR
DR BHARATH KRISHNA SANKAR

DR BHARATH KRISHNA SANKAR

CHAIRMAN, APARAJITHA CORPORATE SERVICES (P) LTD.

First in Chartered Accountancy Intermediate at the All-India level;
First in Chartered Accountancy Final at the All-India level;
First in Cost and Works Accountancy Intermediate at the All-India level;
Fourth in Cost and Works Accountancy Final at the All-India level.

Dr. Bharath is an exceptional coach and mentor, with passion for developing and nourishing the entrepreneurial spirit in youngsters. Established in the initial years of the millennium, Aparajitha is the only organized company in India to take up personnel related compliances management services and contract labor regulation services. The operations are spread all over India with operations covering about 1200 locations, resident representatives in all the 30 States and 18 branch offices across India. Nokia, APC, ITC Group, Unilever, L&T, Reliance, Tata VSNL, Birla Sun life, HDFC, Bajaj Allianz, Oracle, NIIT, LMW, the TVS group, and CUMI are among the prominent customers of Aparajitha.

Aparajitha Foundations, a trust promoted by the group, has started Thalir Thiran Thittam with a vision of creating a transformational change through awareness at the school level by giving the pupils an exposure to skills which are extremely important in life. The Tamil Nadu Government has issued an order for this project to be taken to 4239 schools across the state.

His areas of specialization include human resource development, financial management, and facilitation of change management through organizational development interventions. He teaches at the Great Lakes Institute of Management, Chennai. He was awarded the Great Lakes Oscar for Best HR Faculty in the year 2006. He is the former chairman of the Madurai zone of CII.

DR. PURNA BANERJEE
DR. PURNA BANERJEE
DR. PURNA BANERJEE

DR. PURNA BANERJEE

Dr. Purna Banerjee is presently associated with Presidency University, Kolkata as Associate Professor. She is also well-known for her regulatory affairs with the UGC and other government education bodies. Presently she is in the board as a representative of the UGC.

Prof J. Philip
Prof J. Philip
Prof J. Philip

Prof J. Philip

President, Xavier Institute of Management & Entrepreneurship (XIME)

Former Director- IIMB

Prof. J. Philip is currently president of Xavier Institute of Management and Entrepreneurship (XIME), Bangalore which is one of the fastest growing business schools in India and it is accredited by AICTE. He was the director of Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore during 1985-91. During his tenure at IIMB, the Institute had grown significantly in its activities and programmes. Harvard Business School and XLRI educated, he has a rich blend of experience in management, both in public and private sectors, educational administration and in human resources development.

He started his career at Xavier Institute (XLRI), Jamshedpur in 1960, where he became dean and professor of management in March 1970. He was one of the founders of the MBA Programme of XLRI. Later, he left XLRI in 1971 to join Steel Authority of India Limited as the principal of the Company’s Central Management College in Ranchi. In January 1980, he joined The Oberoi Group as its vice president (Human Resources). He was with the Oberoi Group of Companies for over five years managing its human resources functions world-wide. He was the president of Indian Society for Training and Development (ISTD) during 1979-80 and the recipient of the Society’s Best Member Award in 1978. He is the founder president of the Association of Indian Management Schools (AIMS) – the National Association of Management Schools/University Departments of Management in the Country (1988 – 92).

He was honoured by the Association of Indian Management Schools (AIMS) by bestowing upon him the Ravi J. Mathai National Fellow Award for lifetime contribution to the cause of management education in India. He is also the recipient of Ambedkar National Award for distinguished contribution to management development presented during the second convocation of AIMS, Visakhapatnam.

SHRI N. MURALI
SHRI N. MURALI
SHRI N. MURALI

SHRI N. MURALI

CO-CHAIRMAN, KASTURI AND SONS LTD., THE HINDU, CHENNAI

Being a Charted Accountant, Shri N. Murali joined the family business of The Hindu in 1995. Presently he is the co-chairman of The Hindu and M/s. Kasturi & Sons Limited.

 

Shri Joseph Zachariah
Shri Joseph Zachariah
Shri Joseph Zachariah

Shri Joseph Zachariah

DIRECTOR, TRIVENI SCHOOL, MADURAI

Director, MBA Programme, Fatima College, Madurai – 1999 to 2001; General Manager, HRD and Materials Fenner (India) Ltd. – 1992 to 1999; Prior to joining Fenner, he was with Madura Coats for 20 years as General Manager and 6 years with Binny Limited, Madras.

Joseph Zachariah has a bachelor’s degree in special economics from the University of Pune and an MBA from Madurai Kamaraj University. Also, he is a certified master facilitator for human resource development. He specialised in “Leader Effectiveness” Programme – learning through non-correctional experiential learning process. He is also a visiting faculty for many institutions teaching MBA students. He completed Programme for Young Managers (10 weeks) in Administrative Staff College of India (ASCI) – Hyderabad, and General Management Programme (8 weeks) in IIM-B.

Dr. M. Selvalakshmi
Dr. M. Selvalakshmi
Dr. M. Selvalakshmi

Dr. M. Selvalakshmi

Principal, Thiagarajar School of Management, Madurai

Professor Selvalakshmi has well over two decades of experience in educating students on Business Communication, Marketing and Strategy. She has rendered yeoman service to the Institute in numerous administrative roles and took charge as the Principal in 2015. Her vision and commitment to the students and the institute has helped take TSM to scale new heights. As a corporate trainer, she has helped executives from numerous top companies in India, to achieve their true potential. Airtel India Ltd., Ramco Cements, TVS Tyres, Honeywell Technology Solutions, SPIC, Hi Tech Arai, Aurolab are some of the companies that have benefited from her expertise. She serves as a Visiting Professor for the Economics Programme Area, School of Business, Universiti Teknologi Brunei, Brunei since 2022.

Prof. Selvalakshmi has several research publications to her credit, on subjects ranging from services management to student skills, inclusive growth, and a whole lot more. Her latest publication was a Case study on an MSME in the Ivey Publishing in November 2023. She has published the cases, ‘Smaart Home Furniture: Adding Value by Adding Services’ and ‘Hope Medicals: A retail pharmacy treading between Brick and Click’ in Ivey Publishing and ‘Thalir Thiran Thittam’ in The Case Centre, USA. She has been the recipient of Desai Sethi School of Entrepreneurship Best Case Study award on Entrepreneurship (Joint Winner) in the 25th Annual Convention of Strategic Management Forum in Dec. 2023. Her case study on Smaart Home Furniture has been ranked as one among the top 10 Mentions in the ISB-Ivey Global Case Competition 2017.

She has attended several international workshops and conferences as a speaker and was invited to present papers as well. She has organized workshops for the teachers and corporate executives in contemporary areas. She has over three years of experience in the industry and has been recognized with the Award of Excellence for the year 1999 by the concern. She also has excellent industry connect and has served as a consultant for Madurai based MSMEs like Smaart Home Furniture, Sri Krishna Nagai Malligai and Arumugam Medicals.

Publications

Selvalakshmi, M., Kabila, R. M., & Sivakumar, V. J. (2023). Hotel Dream–Reinventing the Segmentation, Targeting and Positioning for Resilience. In Teaching Cases in Tourism, Hospitality and Events (pp. 298-310). GB: CABI.

Selvalakshmi, M., & Kabila, R. M. (2022). Reconfiguration of the Indian Film Industry During the COVID-19 Pandemic: The Enablers and the Impeders. In Handbook of Research on Developing Circular, Digital, and Green Economies in Asia (pp. 197-206). IGI Global. DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-8678-5.ch011; pp. 197-206

Balamurugan, S., & Selvalakshmi, M. (2021). Customer Relationship Management Using Data Mining Model. Available at SSRN 3825013.

Selvalakshmi, M., Suresh, V., & Kolluru, M. (2021). Pedagogy innovation for management graduates: application of design thinking. International Journal of Innovation Science.

Balamurugan S & Selvalakshmi, M. (2020) E-Banking: An Empirical Study of the Factors Affecting Young Customer’s, Finance India,0970-3772, Volume XXXIV, No.4. Dec.2020.

Prabaharan, M., & Selvalakshmi, M. (2020, December). Customers Interest in Buying an Electric Car: An Analysis of the Indian Market. In International Working Conference on Transfer and Diffusion of IT (pp. 493-509). Springer, Cham.

Selvalakshmi, M., Verma, H., & Jain, N. (2020). Emergence of Indian Film Industry in the International Markets: Facilitators and Impeders. International Journal of Asian Business and Information Management (IJABIM)11(3), 32-44.

Verma, H. Selvalakshmi. M, and N. Jain (2015). CSR Stipulations of Companies Act, 2013 and Actual CSR Expenditure by Top Indian Companies Prior To Its Implementation: A Comparative Study. International Journal of Science Technology & Management, (04), 113-121.

Selvalakshmi, M., & Mutharasi, P. (2017). Ethical Perceptions of Business Management Students and the role of gender and Educational Background. International Journal of Business Ethics in Developing Economies6(1), 10.

Selvalakshmi, M. (2016). Inculcating Entrepreneurial Skills among Management Students. Journal of Entrepreneurship and Management5(3).

Selvalakshmi, M., & Ravichandran, K. (2015). Factors Determining the Perceived Retail Service Quality among the Women Customers. Global Management Review9(4).

Subjects Taught:

  • Marketing Management
  • Services Marketing
  • Healthcare Marketing
  • Strategic Management
  • Managerial Communication

Membership

  • Member, Board of Studies, Department of Management Studies, Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai
  • Member, Board of Studies, Entrepreneurship Studies, Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai

Resource Person

  • Consultancy assignment for Madurai based MSME’s Smaart Home Furniture, Madurai
  • Consultancy assignment for Arumugam Medicals, Madurai on the study on Market Potential.
  • Consultancy assignment for Sri Krishnan Nagai Malligai, Madurai on the study on its Go-To market Strategy
  • Executive Development Program for Middle level and Young Managers Program for SPIC, Tuticorin
  • Executive Development Program for Aurolab, Madurai
  • Executive Development Program for Hi Tech Arai Ltd., Madurai

WORKSHOPS ORGANIZED

  • Workshop on “Systematic Literature Review and Bibliometric Analysis”, 31st March- 2nd April 2023
  • Hands-on online Workshop on Data Analysis using NVivo, 19th -20 June 2020
  • NAAC- Sponsored Workshop on “Strengthening the Quality of Research: Workshop on Advanced Statistical Modelling & Analysis” Feb. 22- Feb. 24, 2019
Dr N. Manjula
Dr N. Manjula
Dr N. Manjula

Dr N. Manjula

Associate Professor, Thiagarajar School of Management, Madurai

Dr. Manjula is an Associate Professor in the area of marketing management with a demonstrated history of working in the education management industry since 1999. With a passion for teaching, research, and consultancy in marketing, she has been an educator for more than two decades. Her expertise is in the area of sales and distribution management, product and brand management, consumer behaviour and strategies at the bottom of the pyramid markets. She was appointed as the dean of the MBA program during 2012-2016 and since 2016 she has been the Chairperson of Admissions at Thiagarajar School of Management, Madurai. She had undergone her FDP at Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad.

She has been a visiting professor at Kathmandu University School of Management, Nepal and has handled courses in strategic marketing and advance consumer behaviour for M.Phil. students. She had been instrumental in organising the international programme- The Indo-Sri Lankan Rural Immersion programme at TSM campus for the students at University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka. She is also nominated as the adjunct professor in Taylors University, Malaysia recently. She had presented papers in numerous conferences and delivered lectures for faculty in workshops all over India. She had been a co-investigator in the ICSSR sponsored research funds. Some of her recent publications are:

  • “Impact of Peer Influence and Environmental Knowledge on Green Consumption: Moderated by Price Premium published in International Journal of Social Ecology and Sustainable Development (IJSESD) 13(6) Copyright: © 2022 |Pages: 16
  •  “Does the Customer Complain or Compliment? Nudging Them to Feel Grateful”, published in vol. 35 (2022): PRE-PUBLICATION: The Journal of Consumer Satisfaction, Dissatisfaction and Complaining Behavior, B category paper in ABDC list of 2019.
  • India Post Payments Bank: Postal Services to Banking – Will the Journey be Smooth? in M. G V (Ed.), Doing Business in South Asia: A Case Study Collection. Essay, Routledge.
  • “Pandian Pickles Volume or Value”- A Case Study published in ” THE CASE JOURNAL.” Scopus-indexed Emerald Publications https://www.emerald.com/insight/content/doi/10.1108/TCJ 09 2021

She has been associated with industrial forums and business associations like CII, Tamil Nadu Chamber of Commerce, Young Entrepreneur School, Tirunelveli Chamber of Commerce, Tamil Nadu Small Scale Soap Manufacturers Association, CNI Forum (Construction Network of India), CEDOI (Association of Civil Engineers in Madurai), and a regular speaker at Madurai District Tiny & Small-Scale Industries Association. She had been a consultant for MSMEs and a trainer in many of the business houses. To name a few: TVS Group of Companies, Hi Tech Arai Limited, Loyal Textiles, HPCL, Department of Posts, M. S. Swaminathan Research Foundation, SPIC, Accenture, Vaighai Agro Products Limited, Thillai’s Masala, MLM constructions etc. She was a member – education panel of CII Madurai zone (2019-2020), Member – HR Advisory Council at TATA DHAN ACADEMY (2018-2019), AIMO Awards committee jury co-ordinator organised by MADITSSIA (2022 -2023 & 2023-2024).

Being a university rank holder in her under graduation and postgraduation, she has received the Woman Excellence Award for her exceptional contribution and outstanding professional achievements by Dindigul District HR Foundation on March 2022. She’s a member of board of governors of Thiagarajar School of Management and is an advisor in many advisory boards of management institutes in Madurai, Coimbatore, Salem, and Chennai.