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Faculty Disciplines

Decision Sciences

Dr. M.T. Thiagarajan

Designation : Professor
Qualification : Dr. Ing (Dresden, Germany)
Interest : Production and Operations Management

Dr. M.T. Thiagarajan has more than five decades of academic as well as industrial experience. He founded the MBA program at PSG College of Technology in 1971. He was also the Founder – Dean of MBA programme in Pondichery Central University. He was invited as Visiting Professor of Business Studies by the University of South Carolina, Columbia, USA. He was also a Visiting Professor of Entrepreneurial Studies at the Free University of West Berlin, Germany. He is also profiled in the American edition of WHO’s WHO in the World by Marquis of USA, the Bibliography publishers in nearly 20 streams for more than a century since 1899. Dr. Thiagarajan’s industrial experience of nearly 20 years covered such industries as T.I cycles, Textools, Best and Crompton, Binny’s etc… in such capacities as Head of Industrial Engineering dept, Head of Production and Materials control dept, Head of R&D department etc. Prior to Joining PSG IM as Professor, he was a Professor at Bharathiar School of Management of Bharathiar University.

Mr. S.C. Sharma

Designation : Professor
Qualification: FCA, MS, MBA
Interests : Accounts and IT

Mr. S.C. Sharma is a Professor at PSG College of Technology. He has received FCA from Institute of Charted Accountants of India. MS from Florida State University. MBA from St. Bonaventure University, Newyork. Prof. Sharma has 20 years of Industry experience and 20 years of teaching experience. He has published One Book and One paper in an International Journal.

Dr. N. Vivek

Designation : Associate Professor
Qualification : Ph.D., BE, MBA
Interests : Supply Chain Management, Kaizen, operations excellence, rural economies, small business development

Dr. N. Vivek, Associate Professor at PSG College of Technology. He has a teaching experience of 16 years and industry experience of 2 years. Currently he has completed his Ph.D. in Supply Chain Management. He has specialized in Quantitative Methods, Research Methods, Business Statistics, Supply Chain Management and Operations Management. His other interests include Stock Market Investment and Valuations, Online Education, Value Based Management, Quality Control, Indian Ethos Development, Sustainable Rural Development, Student Counseling and Permaculture. http://viswadatta.blogspot.com

Dr. J. Sekkizhar

Designation : Assistant Professor (Selection Grade)
Qualification : Ph.D., MPhil, PGDCA, M.Sc, MBA
Interests : Statistics

He is a statistician who has done research in Statistical Quality Control and doing research on managerial applications of statistics. He has more than twelve years of rich research, consultancy and teaching experience. He is a sincere and enthusiastic teacher in motivating the students to achieve their heights. He has developed and use materials (workbook, e-content, ICT) materials for the student’s community. He has published many papers in international and national level journals. He has attended various training programs in IIMs and other reputed organizations and conducted various faculty and management development programs to share such knowledge. He is a consultant to medium and large scale companies in Coimbatore in the field of marketing research, method study and ERP software implementation and training. He has excellent skills and knowledge in imparting practical applications of software such as SPSS, AMOS, SAS, R, Moodle and OpenERP for the benefit of Industry and academic needs.

Mr. M.S. Karthikeyan

Designation : Assistant Professor (Senior Grade)
Qualification : Msc., MBA (Australia)
Interests : Software Engineering, RDBMS, Open Systems, e-Commerce, Project Consulting and Management

He is an alumni member of PSG College of Technology, pursued Bachelors in Mathematics from PSG College of Arts and Science, and Masters in Business Administration (Systems) from University of Southern Queensland, Australia. He has about 22 years of IT industry experience, worked for multinational companies in India, UK, Australia and Singapore focusing on Software Projects. He has spent 18 years in Telecommunication domain, Singapore, handling projects in CRM (Customer Relationship Management) and Billing. He is also a member in PMI (Project Management of Institute, USA). He is very much interested to pursue a doctorate in the field of Systems

Ms. R. Sujatha

Designation : Assistant Professor (Senior Grade)
Qualification : B.Sc, MCA, MBA, (Ph.D)
Interests : Knowledge Management

Ms. R. Sujatha is working as a Asst. Professor at PSG Institute of Management, PSG College of Technology.. She has published papers in national journals on topics related to Supply Chain Management and Knowledge Management and presented papers at National Conferences in the areas of e-learning and digital library. She has undergone an extensive four months Faculty Development Program at Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad. She heads the Computer Center equipped with state of art desktops and servers. She has been instrumental in setting up a Campus Wide wi-fi (wireless) Network and installing Learning Management Software. Her areas of interest include Enterprise Resource Planning, Knowledge Management, Customer Relationship Management, and Software Project Management.

Mr. V. Harish

Designation : Assistant Professor
Qualification : B.Com, MBA, PMP, ( M.Sc AP)
Interests : Project Management, Lean, Operations Management

Mr. V. Harish has more than 11 years of experience in many industries in handling many roles such as sales, project management, trainer, consultant etc. A Certified PMP (Project Management Professional) from Project Management Institute U.S.A, he has trained numerous working professionals from industries such as IT, Construction, Banking etc. Also a consultant for Lean practices for companies he has helped many factories to run efficiently. He is also a member of PMI USA. He has published a book titled “Practice Exercises for PMP®”.

Finance

Dr. V. Srividya

Designation : Professor
Qualification : Ph.D, M.Com, MBA
Interests : Behavioral Finance, Microfinance & PAF

Dr.V.Srividya is a graduate in Commerce and Management. She received her doctoral degree from Bharathiar University in 2001. She currently teaches advanced financial management and Investment courses at PSG Institute of Management. Before Joining PSG IM she was teaching in PSGR Krishnammal College for Women for two years. She was with the industry for over a year, inclusive of a short term at Rajshree Investments Pvt. Ltd. Her interests are in Behavioral finance, financial services and Microfinance. She underwent the Faculty Development Programme at Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad during 2002-03. She also attended a short term programme on Wealth Management organized by ICICI Bank at Bangkok during 2005 and offers value added course on the same for the students of PSG. She conducts the Faculty development Programme on Case Analysis and development for B-school Faculty and handles Management Develpoment for the past four consecutive years, which has a wide participation of faculty from South India. She has presented 20 papers in national and international conferences and has published six papers in the areas of entrepreneurship and investments in National Journals.

She has developed two cases which are been used for classroom teaching. She has delivered lectures in contemporary finance topics at various colleges and Bharathiar university in Coimbatore and Erode, TN. She is involved in consultancy projects for Financial Institutions in the areas of fund management and revival plan. She is the recipient of the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE)’s Best Young Teacher Career Award for the Year 2005-2006. She has a research grant for the project titled ‘A study on Financial Intermediation through Microfinance: Role of Financial Institutions for Economic growth in India’ for a three year period 2005-08. She has been a visiting faculty to the University of Toledo, St.Josephs Univeristy and Sandiego State university in the US for pursuing collaborative research during 2006.

Dr. M.P. Pandikumar

Designation : Associate Professor
Qualification : MFC., M.Phil., PGDCA., M.S., PGDPC., Ph.D.
Interests : Derivatives, Financial Management & Behavioral Finance

Dr. M. P. Pandikumar has completed post graduation course on Finance and control (MFC) in the Madurai Kamaraj University during the years 1992-94. He completed his M.Phil in the M.K.University. He has completed his doctoral degree from Alagappa University. He has presented 14 papers in the international and national conferences and seminars. He is the recipient of the best thought provoking paper award with reward during the convention conducted and organized by the Life Insurance Corporation of India, held at Ambattur during the year 2007. He has acted as a technical presenter for more than 4 national and international seminars and conferences among them which two were sponsored by the UGC, New Delhi. He has published three papers in the national journals viz. Financial services and Insurance. He has conducted many training and development programmes for teachers, students of various levels. He organized many State level and National seminars as an organizer at various point of time. He authored a book on “Management Accounting” for PG management students to get more insight on the course. In addition to the above, he prepared and authored study materials for Bharathiar University, coimbatore

Dr. N. Vijayakumar

Designation : Assistant Professor (Senior Grade)
Qualification : M.Com, M.Phil., Ph.D.
Interests : Derivatives, Accounting & Financial Management

Dr. N. Vijayakumar has obtained doctoral degree in Finance entitled “An Empirical Study on Equity based Options market in India” from Department of Financial Studies, University of Delhi South Campus, New Delhi during 2009. He holds M. Com (Business Finance) and M.Phil (Finance) degree from Department of Commerce, Pondicherry University. Before joining PSG, he worked as Lecturer of Finance in the Department of Banking Technology (School of Management), Pondicherry University. He has more than 3 years of teaching experience in the field of Accounting and Finance. He has written 9 research papers and 5 articles, which are published in refereed national and international journals as well as presented 8 papers in the national and international conferences.

Dr. D. Kavitha

Designation : Assistant Professor (Senior Grade)
Qualification : B.Com, MBA, Ph.D.
Interests : Accounting & Financial Management

Dr. D. Kavitha completed her graduation in Commerce and post-graduation in Management from Bharathiar University. She has an excellent academic track record with University Ranks in both her degrees. She received her Doctorate from Anna University for her thesis titled “A Study on the Effect of Corporate Governance Mechanisms on the Discretionary Disclosures of Indian Firms”. She currently teaches Accounting and Corporate Social Responsibility. She is the first faculty from PSGIM to be trained at the Harvard Business School in the case teaching pedagogy and innovation in teaching and course design.

She has attended short term programmes on Corporate Governance and Corporate Social Responsibility at IIM Bangalore. She is a member of the core team for AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business) International Accreditation and has attended training programmes offered by various accrediting bodies. She has presented and published papers in the areas of corporate governance, curriculum management and assessment. The case study authored by her with her colleagues was awarded the Silver medal in the Best Case Study Competition conducted as part of the 19th AIMS. She was involved in conducting the Personality Development module for students at PSGIM for over three years. She was the coordinator of the Quiz Club at PSGIM for five years and has helped coordinate several quiz competitions.

Dr. P. Varadharajan

Designation : Assistant Professor (Senior Grade)
Qualification : B.Com, MBA, Ph.D.
Interests : Security Analysis and Portfolio Management

Dr. P. Varadharajan is Assistant Professor in the area of Finance at PSGIM. He has fifteen years of rich experience in teaching and business. After graduating in Commerce as major, he obtained degree in Management from University of Madras. He has completed his Ph.D., in Finance from Anna University, Chennai. He has specialized in financial management, security analysis and portfolio management, derivatives & project appraisal. He has published 54 research papers in International & National Journals/Magazines. He has participated in several workshops, faculty development programme conducted by Indian Institute of Management (IIMK), IIT, BSE- Mumbai, etc., He has conducted several FDPs & Workshop for the B-School faculties and research scholars.

Dr. Varadharajan is one of the core committee team members which lead the PSG Institute of Management to attain the prestigious ACBSP (Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programmes) accreditation and also a core committee member of outbound activities at PSGIM. His business & professional experience ranges from PVC pipe manufacturing, construction material, textiles and share market.

General Management

Dr. R. Nandagopal

Designation : Director
Qualification : Ph.D., M.Com, M.Phil, MBA Research
Interests : Strategic Management

Dr. R. Nandagopal is currently the Director of PSG Institute of Management. He received his Ph.D in Finance in 1985 from the University of Madras. He has worked in leading Institutions like Institute of Public Enterprise Hyderabad, and Loyola College, Madras in various capacities. He has organized number of Executive Development programmes for the senior and middle level Managers. He was the member of various Bodies and done consultancy work in the area of Financial Management and restructuring of organizations. He has published more than 50 articles in Management Journals in India and abroad and also authored 6 – 7 books in Management.

Dr. H. Raman

Designation : Professor
Qualification : Ph.D., MA, M.Phil
Interests : Economics

Dr. H. Raman., Professor of Economics, PSG Istitute of Management, PSG Institute of Technology, Coimbatore has gained expertise in Industrial Economics as well as Monetary Economics. After completing MA Economics course in 1974 in PSG Arts and Sceince college, Coimbatore, he joined as research student in the Department of Economics, University of Madras for research studies in 1975 and obtained M.Phil degree in Economics with specialisation in Monetary and Mathematical Economics. Subsequently, he joined CSIR-CLRI (The Central Leather Research Institutre, Adayar, Chennai) in Sepember 1977as Economic Investigator and conducted extensive research on leather industry in various states in India for two years. Again, he joined as Research Scholar in the Department of Economics, University of Madras in 1978 and got his Ph.D degree in 1984 in the area of Industrial Economics. He has put in 27 years of service in various capacities in the Post-graduate and Research Department of Economics under the Directorate of Tamil Nadu Collegiate Educational Service. He has published 30 research articles in various national and international journals apart from contributing research articles to daily News papers such as the Hindu, the New Indian Express etc.
He has guided 31 M.Phil and Ph.D students. He has completed UGC Minor research project on “Production Viability, Domestic Marketability and Export Potentiality of Tea in respect of Small Tea Growers in Nilgiris District and a Major UGC research project on “A study of small investors in Coimbatore , Nilgiris and Erode districts in respect of Stock Markets and Mutual Funds”. He has chaired about 40 seminar sessions in various educational institutions and universities in Tamil Nadu as well as universities in other states and presented about 60 seminar papers at national and regional level seminars relating to various economic issues. He is a life member in the Indian Economic Association. After completing the Tamil Nadu collegiate educational service, he joined as Professor of Economics in the PSG Institute of Management from 3rd june 2009.

Dr. Krishnaveni Muthiah

Designation : Professor
Qualification : Ph.D., M.Com, M.Phil, PGDHRM, MBA, PGDIB
Interests : Logistics Management and International Business

Dr. Krishnaveni Muthiah is currently working as Associate Professor at PSG Institute of Management, Coimbatore. Formerly she has worked as, Assistant Professor,in the Dept. of Management Studies at Karpagam Arts and Science College and prior to that as, the Head of the Department of International Business at Shri Nehru Maha Vidyalaya College affiliated to Bharathiar University, Coimbatore. Along with the various academic degrees(M.Com., M.Phil., PGDHRM., MBA., PGDIB., Ph.D) she has to her credit, she has also participated and presented papers at various seminars and conferences. She has undergone Trainers Training Course on “Training Management-Methods and Planning”, conducted by United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). In the past 19 years, she has served in various capacities in different fields, in organising training courses and in implementing action based projects for national and international agencies. Her teaching experience includes handling subjects for B.Com., BBM., MBA., MIB., and MPIB., courses. She has guided various research projects in the field of management and foreign trade. Her areas of special interest are ‘Logistics Management’ and ‘International Business’. Her books on (i) “Logistics Management and World Sea-borne Trade”, and (ii) “International Relations” are read with avid interest by students of International Business and have generally been greatly appreciated. She, in her capacity as member of the Board of Studies (PG-Commerce) at Bharathiar University has been instrumental in upgrading the course content of the Master of International Business Course on a need based basis.

Dr. K. Arul Rajan

Designation : Associate Professor
Qualification : Ph.D., MBA
Interests : Rural Marketing, Consumer Behavior and Marketing Research

Dr. K Arul Rajan is currently working as Associate Professor with a doctorate in Rural Marketing. Having specialized in Marketing and Advertising, has worked for World Wide Communications India for a year and joined PSG Institute of Management in 1995 as research associate. His areas of interest are Rural Marketing, Consumer Behavior, marketing Research and applications of SPSS package in research. He has taken up consultancy and research for many corporate houses in India and abroad. Currently working with SHG and Rural Artisans for improving their product quality and better marketing activities.

Dr. V. Thilagam

Designation : Associate Professor
Qualification : Ph.D., M.Com, M Phil.
Interests : Accounting, Family Business and Entrepreneurship

Dr. V. Thilagam is a Post graduate in commerce and M Phil in commerce and has completed her PhD at the centre for economic and social studies Hyderabad. Is been with PSG Institute of Management for the past 11 years. Her areas of interest includes Accounting, Finance and Entrepreneurship. She has an academic experience of 15 years and research experience of 10 years. She has also undergone a training programme at the Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India, Bangalore and is an EDI recognized trainer to train students to become entrepreneurs. She has to her credit, a text- cum-workbook on Management Accounting, and few papers on small entrepreneurs at National and International Conferences. She has also given guest lectures on Entrepreneurship, How to start a small business and Accounting.

Dr. K. Sri Gayathridevi

Designation : Assistant Professor (Selection Grade)
Qualification : MA, MBA, M Phil, DFD, Ph.D.
Interests : Communication

Assistant professor at PSGIM, she is one of the senior faculty in the institute with fifteen years of experience. She has undergone an exclusive training program for four months at IIM Ahmedabad, in the year 2004-‘05. She is an expert trainer in Communication area and has been training Corporate Houses since 2004. She has offered more than forty training programs to various companies like CTS, TVS, ACC, KSB Pumps, Magna Electro Castings, ECGC etc and had also been a trainer at Coimbatore Productivity Council (CPC). Her areas of training include Corporate Communication, Presentation Skills, Team Building Skills, Interpersonal Communication, Leadership Communication, Telephone Etiquettes, E-mail Etiquettes, Written Communication and Body Language. She has received an appreciation award in 2008 from CPC for her remarkable service in the area of training. Apart from training, she has published and presented many research articles in National and International journals and forums. Her research interests are in the areas of nonverbal communication and gender issues.

Mr. R.N. Ajith Sankar

Designation : Assistant Professor
Qualification : MBA (Environmental Mgmt. HR), Completed 3 levels of Chartered Market Technician Programme, BA (Psychology), (Ph.D.)
Interests : Indian Ethos and Values and its application in the field of Human Resources, Environment and Social Responsibility.

During his four year industry tenure in the verticals of Retailing, Media and Business and Equity Research, he was associated with two start-up companies. In addition, he was part of an academic research team for one and a half years and published more than a dozen management cases and a number of case lets. Two of his cases were selected to leading international management text books. He has completed all the three exam levels of the “Chartered Market Technician” programme offered by Market Technicians Association, NY, USA. His Masters study in Business Administration, from University of Hyderabad, was focused on Environmental Management and Human Resources Management. Ajith also holds a Bachelors Degree in Psychology from Annamalai University and a three year full time diploma in Hotel Management from IHMCTAN, Mumbai.

Dr. R. Deepa

Designation : Assistant Professor
Qualification : Ph.D., BE, MBA
Interests : Emotional Intelligence and Communication

Dr. Deepa, a Gold Medalist (BE, EEE) from PSG College of Technology shifted from Industry to academics after her Doctoral Research on Emotional Intelligence. During her Industrial Tenure of 8 years, she worked in executive positions like Vice President HR, Operations Manager and Project Manager in the Information Technology Sector. Her research articles and cases have found their place in various international and national journals. She conducts Emotional Intelligence training programs for executives. A recipient of Best paper award from Pacific University, Udaipur and Best Case award from IIM Ahmedabad, she is currently focusing her research on Emotional intelligence and Organizational Behavior.

Ms. B. Uma Maheswari

Designation : Assistant Professor (Senior Grade)
Qualification : MBA, ADM, (Ph.D)
Interests : Family Business and Strategic Management

Ms. Uma Maheswari is a gold medalist in her MBA programme from PSG College of Technology and an University Rank holder during her under graduation. She is currently specializing in the area of Strategic Management. Her area of research includes Family Business and Strategy and is currently pursuing her PhD in the topic “ Study on the Strategic Planning process in small family run firms “ . She underwent a Certificate Programme for Entrepreneurship Training conducted by the Whadwani Center for Entrepreneuship , ISB, Hyderabad. . The case developed by her along with her colleagues on Suguna Poultry has won the Silver medal in the National level Case Writing competition organized by AIMS . She is currently working on developing cases in the area of strategy and family business.

Mr. T.Sureshkumar

Designation : Assistant Professor and Placement officer
Qualification : B.Com., MBA, MHRM
Interests : Sales Promotion, CRM and Entrepreneurship

Mr. T.Sureshkumar is an alumnus of PSG CAS, Coimbatore where he completed his B.Com. He also holds a MBA degree in Marketing and MHRM. Prior to this appointment he was a placement and corporate relations officer in a leading engineering institute. His initial career was in pharmaceutical sales in various national companies including Alembic Ltd. Baroda

He is also passionate about social causes and is a Chairperson for a Coimbatore-based NGO which works to enable and educate visually impaired children

Mr. N.G. Venkateshwaran

Designation : Assistant Professor
Qualification : B.Sc, MBA
Interests : IT Sales & Marketing, Business Consulting, Start Ups, Sales Training

Mr. Venkat has more than two decades experience spanning IT & Life Sciences industries in customer facing strategic roles including Business Development, Consulting, Pre Sales, Marketing and Account Management. Venkat has worked with various startup companies and helped them with their “go to market” plans for customer acquisition, prepare & pitch business plans to potential investors leading to infusion of capital. He is an alumnus of PSG Institute of Management (PSG College of Technology) and intends to pursue research in any of the above areas.

Ms. V.D. Krishnaveni

Designation : Assistant Professor
Qualification : MBA, M.Sc.(Hons.) Biological Sciences, B.E.(Hons.) Electrical and Electronics, PG Diploma in Labour Law and Administrative Law
Interests : Sustainable Development

Ms. Krishnaveni is an alumnus of PSG Institute of Management, 2011-13 batch where she specialised in Human Resources. She received the CMA-Entyce Award for Best Management Student-2013 and also the ALG Thulasilingam Rajamani Endowment Award for Best Academic Performance-2013. She has over 3 years experience in the Information Technology sector where she has worked for renowned international clients.

Ms. R. Rajeswari

Designation : Teaching Associate
Qualification : M.Sc, M.phil
Interests : Acceptance Sampling

Ms. R. Rajeswari is working as a Teaching Associate in PSG Institute of Management. She has completed her Post Graduate in Statistics and M.phil – Statistics in PSG College of Arts & Science. Completed her M.phil thesis on Sequential sampling plan indexed through Six sigma and nano quality levels. Have One year of IT industry experience. She has presented a paper in the International Conference and has published a paper in the International Journal. She has also participated in various National level seminars & workshops. She has completed certificate course in Information Technology.

Ms. K. Kokilambal

Designation : Teaching Associate
Qualification : B.COM(C.A), MBA, (Ph.D)
Interests : Talent Management

Ms. K. Kokilambal is working as a Teaching Associate in PSG Institute of Management. She has completed her Post Graduate MBA in the field of Human Resource and Marketing. She is currently pursuing her PhD in the topic “A Study on Talent Management Practices of employees in IT sector “. She has presented a paper in the International Conference. She has also presented and participated in various National level seminars. She has two years of work experience in Sasi Creative School of Business.

Human Resources

Dr. T. G. Vijaya

Designation : Professor
Qualification : Ph.D., MA, MBA
Interests : Organisational Behaviour, Leadership and Change Management

Dr. T.G. Vijaya is a Masters in Organizational Behaviour and a Ph.D. in Industrial Psychology from Madras University. She has over 15 years of experience as a teacher, trainer and consultant. She currently works as a Professor at PSG College of Technology. Apart from being associated with large business houses in the area of Human Resource Consulting she is also actively associated with schools as a career consultant. Her expertise lies in assessment of candidates for the purpose of selection and development and implementation of performance appraisal systems for organizations. She has coordinated and served as a facilitator for various management development programmes across functions and levels and currently heads the Centre for Training and Development at PSG IM. A recipient of “the young teacher career award” for the year 2004. Dr.T.G.Vijaya has served as a guest faculty to universities in USA and Australia and has presented papers at various international conferences.

Dr. R. Krishnaveni

Designation : Professor
Qualification : Ph.D., MA, MBA
Interests : Human Resource Management and Development

Dr. R. Krishnaveni, recipient of the awards, “Outstanding women researcher award (2010)”, “Best management educator award (2009)”, is presently the functional head of HR stream and professor of HR and OB at PSG Institute of management. She has authored text books and her articles have found their place in prominent international and national level journals. She is the founder executive editor of Journal of Contemporary Research in Management (JCRM) and editorial Board member of various pear reviewed journals. She has facilitated 12 scholars to get their doctoral degree. She regularly engages herself in organizing National level conferences, FDP’s and MDP’s. Presently, her research is directed towards Emotional intelligence, Capacity building, Performance management and Human Performance Technology.

Dr. R. Jagajeevan

Designation : Associate Professor
Qualification : Ph.D., MBA, M.Phil
Interests : Human Resource Management and Marketing.

Dr. R.Jagajeevan is qualified with B.Com., MBA., M.Phil., PhD. He completed his education from KG to PG (MBA) in Shri Nehru Vidyalaya and Shri Nehru Maha Vidyalaya. He did his PhD in the area of HR at Bharathiar School of Management & Entrepreneurial Development, Bharathiar University – Coimbatore. Started his career working for a satellite channel as Marketing Executive- shifted to computer hardware marketing field as Business Development Executive. Joined the field of education as a lecturer at VLB Janakiammal College of Arts & Science. Then joined Kongunadu Arts & Science College as lecturer and promoted as Head of the Management department. Currently working at PSG Institute of Management as Associate Professor and has a teaching experience of 13 years.

His area of interest is in the field of Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management. He has held various responsibilities like Head of the management department, Chairman Board of studies in management, Member Academic Council at Kongunadu Arts & Science College. He is the coordinator for ALPS program at PSG Institute of Management. He was also Deputy controller of examinations and MBA – program coordinator at PSG Institute of Management.

He is a corporate trainer and has handled more than 200 sessions of Management Development Program (MDP) for various government departments like Police Department, Tamilnadu Water Supply & Drainage Board (TWAD), New India Assurance, Postal Department, Handloom Weavers Association and corporate like Aircel, CRI Pumps, Jaganath Textiles. He has also handled many sessions for various colleges in Tamilnadu.

He has been trained at IIM (K) and at Indian Society for Applied Behavioral Sciences (ISABS). He has also visited countries like Thailand and United States of America (U.S). In U.S he visited University of Toledo and Florida International University.

He completed a consultancy for International Labor Organization (ILO) on the industrial relations practices in Tamilnadu. Has won the best guide awards on the eve of management day celebrations organized by Coimbatore Management Association. Has also presented papers in National & International level conferences and has published papers in national & international journals.

He has been a sports man and won many places in athletics – Triple jump event and represented Coimbatore under 16 district cricket team.

Dr. Manju P. George

Designation: Assistant Professor (Selection Grade)
Qualification: MBA., PhD
Interests: Mentoring, Training and Development

Dr. Manju P. George was awarded Doctoral degree from Cochin University of science and Technology for her thesis, “Moving from Margin to Mainstream: A study on the effectiveness of formal and teacher initiated student mentoring in B-schools in Kerala”. She has 10 years of teaching experience, 5 years of research experience and two years of corporate experience. She has participated in the 31st Faculty development Programme in Management (June 15th to Oct3, 2009) at Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad and has also taken part in several National and International workshops organized by Indian Institute of management Kozhikode. In addition she has successfully completed ‘Train the Trainer’ workshop conducted by ACTS- India, Mumbai. She has also won the Emerald’s Literati Excellence Award – 2013 for her outstanding paper titled ‘A Model for Student Mentoring in Business Schools’. Her research interest lies in mentoring, a subject which she is passionate about.

Dr. N. Ramkumar

Designation : Assistant Professor (Senior Grade)
Qualification : Ph.D., MBA
Interests : Human Resource Development and Organizational Behavior

Dr. N. Ramkumar is presently working as a Asst. Professor in Human Resource area at PSG Institute of Management. He obtained his Bachelors degree in Business Management (B.B.M) and Masters Degree in Business Administration (M.B.A.) from Sree Saraswathi Thyagaraja College, Pollachi affiliated to Bharathiar University and his PhD from Anna University, Chennai. He had obtained several proficiency awards and certificates for his consistent academic achievements. He is the recipient of “Dr. GRD Endowment Award” for the best out going MBA student, awarded the “Outstanding Alumini 2010″of the College and was the ‘University Rank Holder’ in M.B.A. programme.

Before joining the institute, he was a full time research scholar at PSG Institute of Management, registered his PhD programme with Anna University, Chennai. During the tenure, he actively participated and presented research papers in various international research conferences held at IIT-K, IIM-A, MDI, GITAM University, etc. and national conferences held at PSG IM. He had also participated in various research workshops and seminars. To his credit, he has made many publications in international and national refereed journals, conference proceedings. He is instrumental in organizing research based workshops, FDP’s and seminars. He conducts training sessions on various HR related topics for private and public sector and has a passion towards conducting various outbound training activities.

Mr. KP Naachimuthu

Designation : Assistant Professor (Senior Grade)
Qualification : M.Sc(App. Psy)., PGDPMIR., M.Phil(Psy).,
Interests : Organizational Behavior, Indian Psychology, and Neuro-psychology

Mr. KP Naachimuthu is qualified with a Master’s degree in Applied Psychology and M.Phil in Psychology. He is professionally trained in Psychological Counselling at Christian Counselling Centre (CCC), Vellore, TamilNadu. He is trained in premier institutions like Indian School of Business (ISB), IIM Kozhikode, IIT Kharagpur etc. He was previously associated with Centre for Organization Development (COD), Hyderabad as a Research Fellow; was a Lecturer in Sona College of Technology, Salem, TamilNadu; as a Researcher, Centre for Leadership, Innovation and Change, Indian School of Business, Hyderabad.

He has over 30 publications (articles, research papers and book reviews) to his credit in reputed National and International Journals, Magazines, Newsletters, Newspapers and conference proceedings. He has authored and co-authored 4 books. He has constructed, standardized and published two psychological tests. He has also presented around 25 papers and case studies in National and International conferences / seminars / workshop. He has been a resource person for Management Development Programmes, and also for Personal Effectiveness programmes for students of several colleges. He has been the resource person for handling sessions on ‘Premarital Counseling’, organized by Central Government’s Social Welfare Board, New Delhi & YWCA. He has also been a Resource person for the beneficiaries of Prime Minister Rozgar Yojana (PMRY) training organized by Community Polytechnic (Thiagarajar Polytechnic College). He also has organized and coordinated national level seminar & conference. He was a core team member in a State level project (submitted to Government of TamilNadu) sponsored by The Southern India Mills Association (SIMA). His study on feasibility of air service at Salem airport (in 2006) played a key role in the Salem airport becoming operational again after 16 years.

He has been bestowed with a Gold Medal from Institute of Education, Research and Development (Kolkata) for his research initiatives in Management discipline; Dr. Ram Gopal Soni award of Best author from Indian Psychometric and Educational Research Association (Patna) He is associated with several national and international professional bodies in management and psychology. He was a founding editorial member of the nationally refereed journals that are listed in Ulrich International Directory and EBSCO database: Global Management Review and Sona Journal of Marketing Research. He was the editor for Sona e-Mag (electronic magazine). He has a fascination in reading and listening to Indian mythologies.

Marketing

Dr. D. Sudharani Ravindaran

Designation : Professor
Qualification : Ph.D, MBA
Interests : Marketing and Retail Management

Dr.D.Sudha Rani Ravindran, Professor at PSG IM, started her carrier as a Consultant and after more than a decade of experience shifted to academics. She obtained her doctoral degree in Management from Bharathiar University in 1998. She has an experience of 10 years in teaching and 7 years in research. Her areas of interest include Supply Chain Management, Logistics and Marketing. She also conducts Management Development Programs in those areas for company executives. She was the Secretary of (PSGMAA) PSG Management Alumni Association from 2003-06. She guides Ph.D. Scholars in the areas of Marketing and Supply Chain Management. She was the controller of Exams of PSG IM from 2002 to 05. She was awarded an AICTE project on Community participation in water supply management and revival and sustainability of water resources in Tamilnadu. At present she is the Coordinator for PGDM.

Mr. Umesh Chandrasekhar

Designation : Professor
Qualification : MBA, MSc(e-business) Dip.CAM
Interests : Media Studies, Branding and Personality Development

With an MBA in Marketing and Masters degree in e-Business from Surrey Business School, England, Umesh has also been a Chartered Marketer at CIM UK. He has also cleared the Diploma in Communication Advertising and Marketing (UK) with merit prize in marketing research. He also holds a certificate of advertising from the International Advertising Association New York.

A career of 28 years was exclusively with the Times of India Group and included directorship of their overseas companies and over 24 years of sales and marketing experience in the European and US markets where he was stationed. He was also a correspondent for The Economic Times and a few of his dispatches made front page news. In mid 2007 Umesh returned to India to take over as the Principal of Times Center for media Studies, New Delhi where he successfully managed the one year post-graduate Diploma programs in Marketing and Journalism. He is pursuing his PhD from Anna University of Technology and also is the Professor in charge of placements as PSGIM.
His interests include reading, golf and cooking and not necessarily in that order.

Dr. R. Swamynathan

Designation : Assistant Professor (Selection Grade)
Qualification : MBA, Ph.D
Interests : Marketing Research.

Dr. R. Swamynathan a MBA graduate of 1999 batch is in the field of knowledge facilitation for almost a decade now and has completed his doctoral theses in the field of Supply Chain Management. A familiar person in the field of academics in the Coimbatore zone, he is also a subject expert in the Board of Studies of few institutions here. Qualified with SLET, he is also a visiting faculty for TNEB Training Board, ICFAI (Coimbatore), Rathinam College (Coimbatore), CPC, and N.S Matriculation School (Coimbatore). He is an Infosys certified trainer on Soft-Skills and has organized and facilitated a number of workshops for the faculty and students of various disciplines in the Soft-Skills development. He has published number of papers in the National level journals, has participated and presented papers in more than 10 National conferences, and has equipped himself through 10 workshops relevant to the field of Management Sciences. His thrust and thirst is in the field of market research especially with the industrial clusters of India.

Dr. J. Joshua Selvakumar

Designation : Assistant Professor
Qualification : MBA, M.Phil, DCS, Ph.D.
Interests : Advertising, Media Studies, Services Marketing

Mr. Joshua Selvakumar is an Assistant Professor at PSG Institute of Management Coimbatore and also the Center Head for PSG Center for Advertising and Communication. Joshua Selvakumar’s research is in the area of Integrated Marketing Communication. His research has predominantly focused on the performance and Brand outcomes of IMC in various sectors and is also involved in extensive research in the field of advertising and media. Joshua teaches courses at PSG Institute of management that build on his research interest. In his academic career spanning over 8 years, Prof. Joshua has participated and presented research papers at national and international conferences and also holds nearly 20 article publications in leading journals to his credit. Joshua served the industry for 6 years with companies such as TTK healthcare, Mahindra & Mahindra and Excel International in Doha, Qatar. This industry and academic experience has helped him to bring innovations in the teaching methodology and to convey the practical application of the course effectively.

Mr. M. Sathish

Designation : Assistant Professor (Senior Grade)
Qualification : MBA, M.Phil, DCA (Ph.D)
Interests : Sales Management and Marketing Strategy

Sathish had done his under graduation from University of Madras with the rank holder status. He had done his Post Graduation in Business Administration with the specialization of marketing from Anna University, Chennai. He had done M.Phil from Periyar University and his Project had won the “Best Thesis” award at the university level. Currently he is pursuing his PhD from Anna University, Chennai. He has undergone 3 months exclusive faculty development programme at Indian Institute of Management Indore. Beside he is alumni of IIM Indore.

He is one of the two South-Indian academicians to have completed 4th level certification of Strategic Management Forum, India (SMFI). This course will be conducted by the top institutions in the country. He attended exclusive workshop on Case teaching methodology, which is conducted by Harvard Publishing House and hosted by IIM Bangalore. He his equipped himself in premier institutions like IIM’s, IIT’s and MDI by attending the FDP/MDP/Conferences. He teaches foundation and advanced courses like Sales Force Management at PSGIM. He has participated in more than twenty International Conferences and presented papers in various top Business schools like IIMA, IIMB, IIMC, IIMI, IIMK and IITB etc., He has published more than 30 articles and research papers in various national and international journals. He won two State first awards in Management Activity (Blake and Tackle), and won three District Awards, and Fifteen Intercollegiate Competition Awards. He held managerial positions at Share Khan and ICICI Prudential and gained significant grounding on managerial practice. He is member professional bodies like Sales Management Association (SMA) UK, Strategic Management Forum of India (SMFI), Coimbatore Management Association and Higher Education Forum (HEF).

The B-School Ranking Survey reports for the institution have been prepared and coordinated by him since 2008.He is the Core committee member in ACBSP team which leads the PSGIM is the first business school in the country to receive the ACBSP (Accreditation Council for Business Schools Programmes) international accreditation. In addition to that he is also core committee member of AACSB (Association to Advanced Collegiate Schools of Business). He is also the core committee member of outbound training centre which located at Annaikatti.

Mr. R.S. Sathyanarayanan

Designation : Assistant Professor (Senior Grade)
Qualification : MBA, M.Phil, (Ph.D)
Interests : Branding, Social Media Marketing and CRM

An MBA graduate from Vellore Institute of Technology, Sathyanarayanan R.S. started his career as a Process Executive in Infosys, Bangalore where he managed customer relationship for British Telecom, UK. Later on he entered academics teaching Marketing and brand management in some of the top institutes in India such as ICFAI, Hyderabad and XIME, Bangalore. He has a teaching career spanning 7 years across various functional areas in Marketing. His interests are Brand Management, CRM and Social Media Marketing. He has published several articles/Cases on brand and marketing management at national level. He has also participated in several workshops on Case teaching and writing, Marketing research and Entrepreneurship

Mr. R.N. Balamurugan

Designation : Assistant Professor (Senior Grade)
Qualification : MBA, PGDCM, DHM, CTC, (Ph.D)
Interests : Consumer Behavior and Teaching Pedagogy

Mr. R.N.Balamurugan who has a passion to teach, share knowledge with others, parenthood approach and committed. He is an MBA graduate from Madurai Kamaraj University in 1999. He has obtained PG Diploma in Cooperative Management, Diploma in Hotel Management and Certificate in Teaching Course from Stamford College, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and presently doing PhD at Bharathiar University.

He has experience in industry in marketing, hospitality and export organisations for six years. He has chalked up with valuable academic experience in teaching Marketing, Consumer Behavior, International Business, Strategic Management and other Business & Management related courses for eight years in various business schools including Stamford College, Malaysia, TMC Academy, Singapore and MDIST University, Uzbekistan. He has taught for more than 30 different nationalities. This international exposure and experience has translated itself into the high level of confidence that he possesses in terms of teaching the subjects. He has research interest in Consumer Behavior and invention of new teaching pedagogy.

He is a core committee member of Active Learning Program Service (ALPS), active member of Center for Pedagogy Research at PSGIM, member of Coimbatore Management Association (CMA), Editorial Board member of leading Journals. He has enriched by attending Faculty Development Program (FDP) in Management at IIM-Indore, Workshops at PSGIM, IIM-Kozhikode, International Management Institute (IMI)-Delhi, national & international Conferences at IIM-Ahmadabad, IFIM Business School-Bangalore and CASA E-Leader Singapore. He has published research papers in various national and international journals.

Mr. A.Mansurali

Designation : Assistant Professor
Qualification : MBA, (Ph.D)
Interests : Marketing and Research

Mr. Mansurali, the alumni from PSG Institute of Management 2011 batch is currently pursuing doctoral research in the field of Micro Finance under Anna University, Chennai. He has received the “Best All Rounder Award” during his MBA and has worked with Janalakshmi Financial Services at Area Manager level for a year. His academic interests are in Marketing Management and Marketing Research. He has published in National level referred journals and has participated in conferences and Workshops on Case teaching & writing and Research Methodology.