About Us

Name : Dr. M.Venkatesan

Function : Professor
HOD (General Management & Strategy)

Email : venkatesan@iift.edu

Qualification

  • BA in Psychology, PSG College of Arts & Science, Coimbatore (1987)
  • M.A. in Industrial and Organizational Psychology from Bharathiar University, Coimbatore,(1989)
  • M.Phil and Ph.D from Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi (1992&1997)
  • Post Doctoral Research Associate, IIT, Kharagpur (1999-2001)

Areas of Interest / Specialization

Behavioral Sciences, Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Change Management, Global Leadership, Career Counselling and Guidance, Entrepreneurship, Organisational Behaviour and Human Resource Management

Work Experience

  • Professor in OB/HRM area at Indian Institute of Foreign Trade( IIFT), New Delhi Since March 2019; Head In-Charge - Assessment and Development Centre (ADC) / Psychometric Laboratory since 2010.
  • Associate Professor in OB/HRM area at Indian Institute of Foreign Trade( IIFT), New Delhi Nov 2008 -Feb 2019
  • Associate Professor in OB/HRM area in Asia Pacific Institute of Management (AIM), New Delhi June 2006- Oct 2008
  • Assistant Professor in OB/HRM area in NICMAR-School of Management at National Institute of Construction Management & Research (NICMAR), Pune, Maharastra June 2004 to May 2006.
  • Assistant Professor in OB/HRM area in Faculty of Management Studies atIndian Institute of Rural Management(IIRM), Mansarovar, Jaipur from Nov 2002 to May 2004.
  • Faculty in Post Graduate Department of Management Studies at Siddaganga Institute of Technology(SIT), Tumkur, Karnataka from Oct, 2001 to Oct, 2002.
  • Post Doctoral Research Associate in Department of Humanities and Social Sciences at Indian Institute of Technology(IIT), Kharagpur, West Bengal, from Sep 1999 to Sep2001.
  • Assistant Research Professor in Personnel Services Unit of Centre for Policy Research(CPR), New Delhi Nov 1996 to Nov1998.

Publications

  • A. Publications
  • "Employee Engagament in Indian Companies" Indian Journal of Economics and Business. V. 17 (2). pp. 311-325. Oct.2018. First Athor. ABDC Listed
  • "Perceived Discrimination among Students in Higher Education" Indian Journal of Health & Wellbeing. Vol.9 (5). pp.761-769. May 2018. (Co-Author) UGC Listed
  • "Critical Consciousness and Psychological Well being among youth in India" Indian Journal of Positive Psychology. Vol9 (1), pp. 60-68. March 2018. (Co-Author) UGC Listed
  • "Personality Dispositions, Resilience, and Decisionon Making and their Impact of Psychological Well being of Management Graduates" in Prabandhan: Indian Journal of Management. V. 11(1) pp. 22-38. Jan 2018. First Author. Scopus Listed
  • "A study of Personal dispositions in relation with Motivation, Decision making, Creativity, Interpersonal Behaviour and Psychological Well-being of Management Students” in International Journal of Researches in Business Studies, December 2017. (First Author)
  • "Role of School Counselling in India: Opportunities and Challenges" in Journal of Indian Education, November 2016. Vol XLII (3), Pp. 71 -80. First Author. UGC Listed
  • "Correlates of Personal and Entrepreneurial Traits and Stress among executive management students in Delhi NCR Region” is accepted for publication in The Journal of Entrepreneurship and Management, Volume 5 Issue 3 October 2016.
  • "HRD Climate and Job Satisfaction of Public and Private Sector Banks" (Co Authored), Prabandan: Indian Journal of Management, Vol.9, No.3, March 2016. pp. 7-18.  Scopus Listed
  • “Decision Making in Relation to Personality types and cognitive Styles of Business Students”. (Co authored),  IUP Journal of Management Research, Vol. XI, No. 2, April 2012, pp. 20-29. Co- Authored. UGC Listed
  • “Level of Knowledge Management Practices Adoption in auto Component Small & Medium Sized Enterprises (Co authored), Knowledge Globalization Institute LLC, Massachesetts, USA, 2012. ISBN 978-0-979-7593-3-8, Vol. 6, No.1 Pp. 47-61
  • “Correlates of Personality, Diversity, Decision Making Style and Affective Well Being of Management Students. (Co authored), Social Science Abstracts, Vol XXXII, 2008.
  • “The Impact of Demographic Factors and Personal Attributes on Psychological health of Unemployed Youths: A Socio – Psychological Analysis. Manpower Journal, Vol XLI, No. 3, July-Sep, 2006 pp110-134. Single Author. UGC Listed
  • “The world of psychometric testing: a report (Co authored),  Newsletter, Asia Pacific, Apr-June, 2008
  • Book Review. Organizational Change and Development by Kavita Singh, Excel Books, Daryaganj, New Delhi. NICMAR Journal of Construction Management, Vol XXI, No.1, Jan-March 2006
  • Book Review. ‘Empowering Society: An Analysis of Business, Government and social Development Approaches to Empowerment’, by Usha Jumani, Foundations Books Pvt. Ltd, New Delhi, 2006. Manpower Journal, Vol XLI, No3, July- Sep, 2006
  • Book Review. ‘Managing Change in Organizations’ by Nilanjan Sengupta and Mousumi Bhattacharya and R N Sengupta, Prentice Hall of India Private Ltd. New Delhi, 2006, Asia –Pacific Business Review. Vol II, No 1, Jan- June 2006
  • “The Impact of Waiting Period for Employment on Job Search Activities and Mental Health of the Unemployed Youths: A Socio-Psychological Analysis”, Manuscript submitted for publication in Manpower Journal, New Delhi

B.  Research Paper Presentation

Selected for Presentation in Internatioanl Level Conferences

Presented Research Paper in International and National Level Conferences

  • "Impact of Locus of Control, Self Criticism and Worklife Balance on Happiness of Working Professionals from Indian Metrocity" at European Congress of Psychology from 2-5 July 2019 in Moscow, Russia (First Author)
  • "A Study of Female Domestic Workers and their Understanding about Labour Standards and Bargaining Difficulties in North 24 Parganas, West Bengal". at International HR Conference on HR Trends 2030,1 & 2 March in IISWBM, Kolkata. International. (Co Author)
  • "A Study of Personality, Self-Esteem and Happiness Among Graduates of Delhi-NCR", 54th National and 23rd International Conference of Indian Academy of Applied Psychology (IAAP), 14-16 February, 2019 at Kurushetra University, Kurushetra. . (Co- Author)
  • " Personality Dispositions, Resilience, and Decision Making and their Impact on Psychological Well Being of Management Graduates" was presented in European congress of Psychology on 11-14 July 2017 at Amsterdam, The Netherlands. (First Author)
  • “Impact of Motivation to Lead, Decision Making Style, and Interpersonal Behaviour on Psychological Well-being on Management Graduates”was presented at the 31st International Conference of Psychology (ICP2016) on 26th July 2016 Yakahoma, Japan. (First Author)
  • “Correlates of Personal Traits and Entrepreneurial Traits and Stress among Executive Management Students in Delhi NCR”. was Presented at the 31stInternational Conference of Psychology (ICP2016) on 25th July 2016 Yakahoma, Japan. (First Author) 
  • “Role of School counselling in India: Opportunities and Challenges”was Presented at the 7thWorld conference in Psychology, Counselling and Guidance” from 27th April 2016 at Izmir, Turkey. (First Author)
  • “A Study of Personal Dispositions in relation with Motivation, Decision making, Creativity, Interpersonal Behaviour and Psychological Well-being of Management Students” was presented at the 51th National & 20 International Conference of Indian Academy of Applied Psychology (IAAP) in Bangalore on 6th May, 2016. (International) (First Author)
  • Lavanya Ranganathan, M.Venkatesan, and Salma Ahmed, Level of Knowledge Management Practices Adoption in auto Component Small & Medium Sized Enternprises, in Knowledge Globalization Conference  2012 in Pune, India (Co- Author)
  • Venkatesan, M., & Ahmed, A.  Study of Resilience in relation with Personality, Cognitive Styles and Decision Making Style of Management Students’ in the International Conference on Management Sciences and Arts on Sept 15-17, 2008 at Gurukul Kangri University, Haridwar.
  • Venkatesan, M., & Ahmed, A.Study of Personal Dispositions and Cognitive Process in Decision Making of Management Students’ in International Conference on ‘Managing Global Business Competition: World's Best Practices on Sept 22-24, 2008 at Mohanlal Sukhadia University, Udaipur.
  • Ahmed, A.,& Venkatesan, M. “Correlates of Personality, Diversity, and Decision Making & Affective Well Being of Management Students” presented in Indian Social Science Congress at Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi. Jan, 2009.
  • 'Mental health of the unemployed Graduate' at Second Annual convention of Indian, Association of Mental Health at Department of Psychology, Osmania University, Hyderabad in Sep 7-8, 2000.
  • ‘Psychological Testing’ at National Seminar organized by National Testing Services and Board of Professional Examination, Bhopal in 1997.
  • ‘Personality and Personal Needs of Post Graduate Students’ at Annual Convention of Indian Psychology Association, Bharathiar University, Coimbatore in 1992
  • ‘Academic achievement and Achievement Potential of Post Graduate Students’ at Annual Convention of Indian Applied Psychology Association Bharathiar University, Coimbatore in1991.

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      Professional / Academic Affiliations

      A. Professional Membership:

      1. Life member of Indian Society for Training and Development (ISTD), New Delhi since 2006.

      2. Life Member, Indian Society for Applied Behavioral Scicences (ISABS), New Delhi since 2006.

      3. Life Member,  HRD Network Delhi Chapter.since 2006
      4. Behavioural Profiling trainer, certified by Thomas International UK.

      5. Affiliated Member, International Associaition of Applied Psychology, USA

      B. . Expert Panel

      B.1. University Examiner Panel

      • Ph.D External Examiner for Bharathidasan University, Trichy, 2012.
      • Ph. D External Examiner for Jaypee Institute of Information Technology (Deemed University), Greater Noida 2009 and 2010.
      •  External Examiner MFS for Department of Commerce, Goa University, Goa,
      • Examiner for MBA Dissertation at Usha Lakskmi Mittal Institute of Management, Bharatia Vidya Bhavan, Canaught Place, New Delhi, since June 2007.
      • KIIT University, Bhubaneshwar since 2015
      • IIT, Roorkee since 2016

      B.2. External Guide/ Examiner Panel

      • External Guide for Ph.D Programme at Aligargh Muslim University- AIMA Ph.D Programme since 2007.
      • External Guide for PhD Programme at CGS University, Shillong, Meghalaya since 2010
      • External Guide for PhD Programme at Dehradun Technological University, Dehradun since 2012.
      •  Member, Course Review committee for Delhi Technological University, New Delhi,  2009.
      • Member, Moderation committee for Fortune Institute of International Business, New Delhi since 2012

       B. 3. Selection Panel

      • Faculty Selection Board Panel Member for Bharatia Vidya Bhawan's Lakshmi Mittal Instititute of Management, New Delhi since 2018. 
      • Faculty Selection Board Panel Member for Sikkim University, Gangtok, 2010.
      •  Faculty Selection Board Panel Member for Army Institute of Management, Greater NOIDA.
      •  Admission panel member for PGDM program of IMI, New Delhi & Bhubaneshwar,2011.
      •  Admission panel member for PGDM programme of IIM, Ranchi, 2011.
      • Selection Panel in Department of Employment, Ministry of Labor and Employment, since 2014

      B.4. Adjunct Faculty

      • National Faculty for Indian Society for Training and Development, New Delhi since 2007.
      • Visiting Faculty, Institute of Secretariat Training and Management, New Delhi since 2009.
      • Visiting Faculty, Central Institute for Research and Training in Employment Service (CIRTES), since 2014.
      • Visiting Faculty, Officers Training Institute, Intelligence Bureau, New Delhi since 2010
      • Guest Faculty, Institute of Government Audit and Finance, New Delhi since 2015
      • Visiting Faculty, Institute of Management and Technology, Ghaziabad 2018

      C. Doctoral Research Guidance

      As a Co-Guide, supervised and successfully completed two Ph.D. theses so far.

      •  Ms. M. Lavanya Ranganathan.  “A Study of Knowledge Management Practices in Small & Medium Sized enterprises of Pune District” submitted to Department of Management Studies, AIMA-AMU and awarded PhD in the year 2012.
      •  Mr. O.P. Singh. “A Study of Organizational Climate and Job Satisfaction of employees of AICTE approved and Autonomous Management Institutes in Delhi NCR Region” submitted to Banastali Vidyapeeth and awarded Ph.D in the year 2015.

      D. Professional Training Programmes / Workshop Attended

      • Attended one day Workshop on "Making OB More Relevant for Organizations" on 29 September 2007 in IIC, New Delhi
      • Attended two days Certification course on "Thomas International Personal Profile Analysis" on 13 and 14 February 2008 in New Delhi
      • Attended "4 day workshop on Rorschach - Projective Technique" in 2-5 December 2009 at New Delhi
      • Attended one week professional Training Programme in 'Direct Trainers Skill'at Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy in Mussorie in the year 2009.
      • Attended two weeks Faculty Development Programme(FDP) on 'Entrepreneurship'at Entrepreneurship Development Instituté in Ahemadabad in the year 2010.
      •  Attended one week professional Training programme on 'DirectTrainers Skill' at Institute of Secretariate Training and Management in New Delhi in the year 2014.
      • Attended one week Faculty Development Programme(FDP)on 'Structural Equation Modelling' at Birla Institute of Teachnology, Extension Centre at Noida in the year of 2016.

      E. Seminar/ MDP/ Workshop / Conference Organized (47 one week MDPs in India, 2 one week MDPs aborad, 6 two day MDPs and 3 one day MDP in India, 1 Seminar and 1 National level Conference) 

      • Organized and Conduced 2 day MDP on "Strategic Leadership Program for ICSI members" at IIFT, New Delhi Campus, from 10th August to 11 August, 2018. 
      • Organized and Conducted 6 day MDP on "Career Counselling and Guidance" for Employment Officers of Ministry of Labour and Employment, Governmnet of India from Apr 2018 to Sep 2018 (9 Weeks) at NICS, Noida Campus. This is mid career Capacity Buidling Program for the government officals.
      • Organized and Conduced 5 day MDP on "Talent Management and Career Progression of Officer's of ITPO" from 19th March to 23rd March, 2018. 
      • Organized and Conducted 6 day MDP on "Career Counselling and Guidance" for Employment Officers of Ministry of Labour and Employment, Governmnet of India from Apr 2017 to Aug 2017 (26 Weeks) at IIFT, Delhi and Kolkakata Campus and NICS, Noida Campus. This is mid career Capacity Buidling Programfor the government officals.
      • Organized and conducted a two day MDP on “Counselling Techniques” for Middle Level HR Managers of a Nuclear Power Corporation India Limited (NPCIL) in Mumbai from Feb29 to Mar 1, 2016 
      • Organized and conducted one day MDP on “Motivation” for Middle Level Managers of MMTC, New Delhi on second half of November 2015 
      • Organized and conducted one day MDP on “Personal Growth and Team Building” for Middle Level Managers of MMTC, New Delhi on second half of October 2015 
      • Organized and conducted One Week MDP on “Capacity Building Programme on International Business” at Banjul, Gambia in the month of Nov, 2014.
      • Organized and conducted 6 days week (8 MDPs) on “Capacity Building Programme on Organizational Excellence”of ITI Principals of Ministry of Labor and Employment Feb 2014 to December 2014 at IIFT, New Delhi
      • Organized and conducted 6 days week (3 MDPs) on “Capacity Building Programme on Organizational Excellence of Employment Exchange Officers of Ministry of Labour and Employment” Aug 2014 to Nov 2014 at IIFT, New Delhi 
      • Organized and conducted One Week MDP on “Capacity Building Programme on International Business” at Kampala, Uganda in the month of May, 2010.
      • Organized and conducted three MDPs on “Psychological Testing and its application in Business, in Nov 2011,  Nov 2010 and Nov 2009 at IIFT, New Delhi
      • Co –Programme Director for the two MDP on “Talent Management” in June 2011 and 2012 at IIFT, New Delhi
      • Conducted a day workshop on Lateral Thinking and Motivation for Organizational Excellence for IB Probationers at IB Training Institute, New Delhi on Dec, 2012.
      • Conducted a day workshop on Personality Development for Entrepreneurs at FICCI-FLO Aligarh in 2010.
      • Condcuted a day workshop on Personality Development for Entrepreneurs at FICCI-FLO Meerut in 2010
      • Organized one day Seminar on “Psychometric Testing and Measurement: Present Practices and Challenges” on 14.10.2007 at Asia-Pacific Institute of Management, New Delhi
      • Organized one-day workshop on “Construction Management and Real Estate Development for Infrastructural Development for Corporate leaders” in August 2007 at Asia Pacific Institute of Management, New Delhi.
      • Organized and conducted three day “Behavioral training” programme for Personnel of RSRTC, Jaipur at IIRM Rural Campus, Phagi from 9th –11th January, 2003.

      F.Invited Lectures at National level

      Approved Guest / National faculty at Institute of Secretariat Training and Management (ISTM), New Delhi which is under the aegis of Department of Personnel and Training (DOPT), Government of India and Indian Society for Training and Development (ISTD), New Delhi. Served as guest faculty for the senior level programmes conducted at ISTM at the level of Under Secretaries, Deputy Secretaries and Directors of various ministries of Government of India. So far more than 80 lectures were delivered at ISTM since 2010. The topics covered under the invited lectures at ISTM are as follows

      • Transformational leadership
      • Leadership and team building
      • Communication skill
      • Negotiation skill
      • Personality development through psychometric assessment
      • Motivating self and others
      •  Emotional competence for leadership service orientation
      •  Positive emotions and happiness
      •  Conflict management
      • Organizational behaviour
      •  Counselling
      • Stress management
      • Developing Interpersonal Skills for Service Excellence

       

      The number of lectures delivered at ISTD, New Delhi were more than 25 since 2007. The topics covered under the invited lectures at ISTD are as follows

       

      • Organizational Behaviour
      • Human Resource Management
      • Training Methodology
      • Facilitation Skills

      G. Consultancy/ Training
       Succefully executed management development programme for

      • Shapoorji Palonji Construction Limited, Kirloskar Oil Engines Limited, Ashok Leyland Ltd, Rajastahn State Road Transport Corporation, Bank of Rajasthan, Dhanik Bhaskar, Jaipur, etc,. MMTC, State Trading Corporation(STC), Director General of Foreign Trade (DGFT), Indian Trade Services, Indian Trade Prmotion Organization (ITPO), Nuclear Power Corporation India Limited(NPCIL), NTRO, NSTA, ICSI, Department of Training and Department of Employment, Ministry of Labour and Employment, National Power Training Institute (NPTI), Faridabad, Delhi NCR, Indian Coast Guards, Indian Government Audits and Finance (INGAF), Supreme Court, Haryana Institute of Public Administration (HIPA), Etc.,

      H. Awards and Citation Received

      • Best Professor in Human Resource Management Citation:Honor date Feb 2017; Honor issuer25th World HRD Congress at Taj Land Ends Mumbai

      • Rashtriya Gaurav Award: Honor date March 2017: Honor Issuer: India International Friendship Society, New Delhi.

      • Bharatvikas Award: Honor date November 2017: Honor Issuer: Institute of Self Reliance, Bhubaneshwar, Odisha.

      • Bharat Excellence Award: Certificate of Excellence in the field of Education Feb 2019 bestowed by Friendship Forum of India, New Delhi. 

      • Leading Educationist of India Award 2019 bestowed by Friendship Forum of India, New Delhi