The area's primary focus is on organizational strategy and the functions of the chief executive. Research and consulting have been undertaken in such areas as managerial communication, management and analysis of competitive forces in industries, business growth and diversification, turnaround strategies, technology transfer, trans-national investments, management of public enterprises, women studies, small enterprises and entrepreneurship. The area plans to undertake major research on the impact of changes in economic policies on corporate ventures.

Important courses offered by the area to PGP and FPM students are on strategy formulation and implementation, new venture management, power and politics in strategy implementation, written analysis and communication, managerial oral communication and strategic management. It also offers a very popular program on strategies for competitive advantage for practicing managers.

The major streams of research and teaching in the Strategy area are business policy, public enterprise management, international business, communication, entrepreneurship and legal aspects of business. Research interests of the faculty include strategic management, environmental analysis, corporate planning, international business, technology transfer and legal aspects of business and corporate communication. In these topics, a student can concentrate on any one of the following types of organizations or a combination: private sector, public sector, government, agriculture and rural sector, small scale industries, cooperatives, mass communication and educational / research scientific institutions.

Entrepreneurship provides the basic nurturing ground in the process of wealth creation. It has emerged as a separate field in management, taking its roots from disciplines such as Economics, Psychology, Sociology and basic management principles.

The objectives of this course are:  

1.  to provide a comprehensive understanding of the basic concepts of entrepreneurship.

2.  to review and understand the important streams of research in entrepreneurship.

3.  to familiarize students with research methodologies.  

Strategic Management
This course conveys the concept of strategy and its usefulness by exposing students to a variety of organizational situations. It enables students to look at organizations in their totality and appreciate the inter-relationship among different functions.

The course helps students understand the strategy of organizations and thereby enables them to

(1) make or assist in the making of major decisions.
(2) formulate functional policies.
(3) participate in the implementation of corporate strategy.

Covers Firm / environment; Strategies and Resources; Strategies and Values; Business Ethics; Industry Structure Analysis; Evaluation of Corporate Strategy; Strategies for Growth and Diversification; Process of Strategic Planning; Stages of Corporate Development; Strategy Implementation through Structure, Values and Ideologies; McKinsey's Framework; Acquisition of Resources and Competence; Management of organizational Change.

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Area Members:

Primary Faculty Members
Sr. No. Faculty Email Office Telephone Secretary
1 Prof. Anurag Agarwal KLMDC Ground Floor Room No. 38 +91-79-7152 4916

Ms. Archana Premkumar
+91-79-7152 7976

2 Prof. Mohammad Fuad Academic Block, New Campus Room No. 2 +91-79-7152 4869

Ms. Snehal Jethwa
+91-79-7152 7931

3 Prof. Amit Karna Faculty New Block C - 2 +91-79-7152 4928

Ms. Anjali Nair
+91-79-7152 7742

4 Prof. M P Ram Mohan KLMDC First Floor Room No. 27 +91-79-7152 4956

Ms. Hena Nair
+91-79-7152 7914

5 Prof. Akhileshwar Pathak KLMDC Ground Floor Room No. 9 +91-79-7152 4943

Mr. Harshad Parmar
+91-79-7152 7771

6 Prof. Sunil Sharma KLMDC Ground Floor Room No. 45 +91-79-7152 4835

Ms. Vinodini Raveendran
+91-79-7152 7974

7 Prof. Chitra Singla KLMDC First Floor Room No.18 +91-79-7152 4882

Ms. Viddhi Kotak
+91-79-7152 7901

8 Prof. Anish Sugathan Faculty New Block B - 16 +91-79-7152 4923

Ms. Hetal Shah
+91-79-7152 7772

9 Prof. Mukesh Sud KLMDC Ground Floor Room No. 12 +91-79-7152 4833

Mr. Shoeb Chobdar
+91-79-7152 7925

10 Prof. Mayank Varshney Room No. 11, New Campus +91-79-7152 4411

Mr. Ankur Sumesra
+91-79-7152 7936

11 Prof. Saravanan A Dorm 15. Room No: 1504, Old Campus +91-79-7152 7504

Ms. Foram Panwar
+91-79-7152 7938

Secondary Faculty Members
1 Prof. Sunil Maheshwari KLMDC Ground Floor Room No. 13 +91-79-7152 4807

Ms. Sandhya Chandran
+91-79-7152 7913

2 Prof. Promila Agarwal Faculty New Block C-17 +91-79-7152 4824

Ms. Kavitha Sudheeran
+91-79-7152 7930

3 Prof. Viswanath Pingali Faculty New Block C-9 +91-79-7152 4859

Anjali Nair
+91-79-7152 7742

4 Prof. Pankaj Setia KLMDC Ground Floor Room No. 16 +91-79-7152 4884

Ms. Reji R Pillai
+91-79-7152 7953

5 Prof. Asha Kaul KLMDC Ground Floor Room No. 8 +91-79-7152 4813

Mr. Shoeb Chobdar
+91-79-7152 7925


Area Chairperson

Prof. Chitra Singla

KLMDC First Floor, Room No.18

+91-79-7152 4882

Area Secretary

Ms. Shylaja Deepak

KLMDC Frontage Hall

+91-79-7152 7911


Visiting Faculty

  1. Prof. Savan Godiawala
  2. Prof. S Manikutty
  3. Prof. Shailendra Mehta
  4. Prof. Uday Ranpara
  5. Prof. N. Ravichandran
  6. Prof. Sujit Kumar
  7. Prof. Farok Contractor


Academic Associates

Sr. No. Name Email New Office Telephone
1 Ms. Ajaydeep Deora KLMDC Conference Hall, Table No. 72 +91-79-7152 4530
2 Ms. Kanchi Sanghvi G2, Computer Centre, Table No. 7 +91-79-7152 4137
3 Mr. Hardik M. Panchmatia KLMDC, Old Library, Table No. 9 +91-79-7152 7994
4 Mr. Sanket Sindhav G2 Computer Centre, Table No. 11 +91-79-7152 4137
5 Ms. Vedi Goenka KLMDC Reading Lounge, Table No. 4 +91-79-7152 7927
6 Ms. Surabhi Kochar KLMDC Conference Hall, Table No. 95 +91-79-7152 7965
7 Ms. Aparna Pandey KLMDC Coffee Shop, Table No.52 +91-79-7152 7910
8 Ms. Bushra Kureshi KLMDC Reading Lounge, Table No. 12 +91-79-7152 7781
9 Ms. Nirmohi Shukla KLMDC, Coffee Shop, Table No. 48 +91-79-7152 7505
10 Ms. Megha Tiwari KLMDC Conference hall, Table no 65 +91-79-7152 7784


PhD Students

Sr. No. Name Email
1 Varun Ananth Murthy
2 Pramendra Singh Tank
3 Shikha Khurana
4 Shikhar Bhardwaj
5 Mithira Siva
6 Sumit Chakraborty
7 Sumit Kumar Jaiswal
8 Atul karwasara
9 Dibyendu Sharma
10 Priya
11 Suchit Kumar Singhal
12 Renganathan K


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