Faculty & Research

Sundaravalli Narayanaswami


Prof Sundaravalli Narayanaswami has earned her PhD in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research from IIT Bombay, after a Masters in Computer Science. Her teaching interests are in Intelligent Transportation Systems, Operations Research in public systems, Operations Management, Urban transportation, in addition to Management Information systems and Knowledge Management. Most of her research in the past and present are in transportation operations and knowledge management that involve applications of ICT and OR tools in real-life problems of large impact.

Dr Sundaravalli started her career in IT services marketing and she soon moved to a production profile in an electronics equipment manufacturing industry. Her academic career began later and she has taught at various programs in Mumbai University and at Institutes under the UAE Federal education ministry in Abu Dhabi and Dubai. She has also taught in many Executive development programs while at UAE. Dr Sundaravalli is well published and publishes and has a vibrant and extensive consultancy experience, mainly with government organizations in policy making on Good Governance and Administration. 


Primary Area : Public Systems Group

Secondary Area : Operations and Decision Sciences


Email : sundaravallin@iima.ac.in

Phone : +91-79-7152 4942

Secretary : Harshadkumar Parmar

Phone : +91-79-7152 7771

Website : Personal Website


Feasibility study for establishing IT-SEZ for the Chief Minister's Office of an Indian State Government (2014)

Operational process study and recommendations for minimizing subsidy related losses for a Government of India organization under the Ministry of Textiles (2015)

Manufacturing process improvement (specifically, scheduling in a continuous process industry) for the Indian operations of a leading MNC (2016)

Development of Integrity Index of a specific set of 25 PSUs for (CVC) Central Vigilance Commission (2016-17)

Study of corruption in few administrative departments of the State Government of Andhra Pradesh and Advisory for process correction, process improvements and way forward. (2019-20)

Study of Governance Aspects and Adminsitrative Structure of the Government of the New Capital Territory of Delhi (GNCTD) (2019-20)