Dr. R. Initha Rina is a Commerce graduate from PSGR Krishnammal College for Women. She holds a Masters in Business Administration from GRG School of Management Studies. She also has a Post Graduate Diploma in Computer Applications.

Dr. R. Initha Rina specialises in the area of Marketing. Her Doctoral thesis was on the topic “Consumer Behaviour of Children on Fast Food with special reference to Coimbatore” and was awarded Ph.D from Bharathiar University in 2018.

She has immense passion for teaching and has a wide experience of 15 years in teaching. She has participated and presented papers in national and international conferences, seminars and workshops. She has published papers in journals and conferences. She firmly believes that hard work and determination leads to success.

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Prof. Balasubramanian is a Graduate in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Madras and holds PG Diploma in Management (MBA) from IIM Calcutta. He is a certified Accredited Management Teacher from AIMA and a qualified administrator and interpreter of the MBTI.

He has 30 years of experience in industry – private and public sector, including Larsen & Toubro, BHEL, Parry & Company, and Wartsila Corporation – in India and abroad.

Prof. Balasubramanian joined the academia in 1999/2000. He is actively involved in management education, training, and consulting. Before joining GRG in February 2007, he was a Professor at T.A. Pai Management Institute, Manipal (TAPMI).

His focus in management education is in the design and development of curriculum, and faculty development. He is passionate on the effective use of technology in management education.

His academic interests are in the fields of Business Leadership and Strategy. He has conducted successful and highly rated training programmes for a large number of organizations. He is a mentor to senior executives in some organisations, including Titan Industries, Bangalore.

He is the author of a widely acclaimed book titled “The Art of Business Leadership: Indian Experiences” (New Delhi: Sage Publications, 2007).

He serves as a Member of the Council of Management of All India Management Association (AIMA); Education Panel of CII Southern Region; Education Panel of CII Coimbatore Zone; and, the Managing Committee of Coimbatore Management Association.

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Dr. Vandana Madhavkumar has over 13 years of professional experience in industry and academia.

Vandana has an MBA degree from Rani Durgawati Vishwavidyalaya, Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh (2000). She did her M.Phil from Annamalai University, Chidambaram. She is an alumna of IIM Ahmedabad (FDP – 2010). Vandana obtained her doctoral degree from Bharathiar University in 2016.

She specialises in Human Resource Management with a focus on Business Communication. Vandana has also published papers in reputed journals and written cases. One of the cases she co-authored has been registered with the Case

Centre, UK. She is an accomplished teacher and has won national recognition for her contribution to the academia. GRG Trust awarded her the ‘Best Faculty Award’ in March 2017 for her contribution to the institute. Vandana has been awarded the gold medal at the ‘J.L. Batra Best Research Paper Award’ by the Association of Indian Management Schools (AIMS) in August 2014. She is also the recipient of the ‘Best Paper award in HR’ at the Conference on ‘Emerging Trends in Business’ organized by Christ University, Bengaluru in December 2013. She has completed a UGC sponsored research project.

Vandana believes in developing strong relationship with the industry and has been the Industry Relations Coordinator of GRGSMS. She has undergone a faculty immersion programme at Sara Elgi Group, Coimbatore, and done consulting assignments for the Group. Vandana has organised Management Development Programmes (MDPs) in the area of HR and Business Communication. She also designs, develops and organises training and development programmes in management for working professionals as part of her role as programme administrator at GRG Centre for Advanced Studies (GRGCAS). She has conducted training programmes in Business Communication for notable companies in and around Coimbatore.

She is an active member of Coimbatore Management Association (CMA), National Institute of Personnel Management (NIPM) and CII’s Indian Women Network (IWN).

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Dr. R.K.Sudhamathi has 17 years of experience in teaching management program. She holds Masters Degree Business Administration (MBA) and in Finance and Control (MFC). She has UGC-NET at her credit. She was awarded Ph.D. degree in Management by Bharathiar University in 2014. Prior to joining GRGSMS she has worked with SNMV College of Arts and Science, GRD Institute of Management and Dr. N.G.P. Institute of Technology.

She has passion in teaching and research. She has published many research papers in reputed journals and has also presented papers in National and International

conferences. She is a recognized guide under Bharathiar University and is currently guiding Ph. D. scholars. She also has organized National seminars, conferences and Workshops. Dr. R.K.Sudhamathi strongly believes that “Perseverance and continuous efforts will lead to success”.

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Dr. Sripirabaa earned her BE degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from PSG College of Technology in 1996, her MBA from GRG School of Management Studies in 1998, and PhD in Management from Anna University, Chennai in 2008.

She has over three years of industry experience and 14 years of teaching and research experience. She started her career at GEM Equipments in June 1998 and her academic career at Tamilnadu College of Engineering in February 2002. She joined GRG School of School of Management Studies in October 2008.

She is the founder editor of “PRERANA: Journal of Management Thought and Practice“, the bi-annual Journal published by GRG School of Management Studies and is currently serving as the Executive Editor of the journal.

She is a recognized guide under Bharathiar University to guide MPhil and PhD scholars. She has produced four MPhil scholars and is currently guiding four MPhil and eight PhD scholars.

She is the recipient of the Ramaswamy P Aiyar Best Young Teacher Award from AIMS in August 2012 and the CMA-GRD Best Management Teacher Award 2011 from the Coimbatore Management Association. She is also the recipient of Silver Medal for the JL Batra Best Research Paper Award from AIMS in August 2012.

She believes that empowerment starts from self and demonstrates it in all her accomplishments.

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Ms. Sreeprabha has got 3 years of experience in teaching national and international students (Mazoon College- Muscat, Affiliated to Missouri Institute of Technology, US) and also 2 years of working experience as Senior Process Associate in Tata Consultancy Services. She holds a Masters Degree in Commerce and an MBA Degree with specialization in HR and Finance.

Ms. Sreeprabha has been an active team member in organizing International Conferences on Realm of Bhagavad Gita, Academic Workshop, and HR Conclave in her previous work experience. She has also attended the Faculty Development

Program on “Contemporary Pedagogies in Commerce and Management” organized by Farook Institute of Management Studies and also attended a workshop on “Research Methods, Quantitative Tools and SPSS basic” organized by Mazoon College, Muscat.

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Ms. Sona has completed her under graduation in Designing Interiors and Exteriors, post graduation in Business Administration specialized in Marketing and Human Resource. She is currently pursuing her doctoral degree in Human Resource Management. She has three years of Industrial experience in Marketing and more than 7 years in Academia. She has published articles in reputed journals and presented papers in both national and international conferences. She has been a key person in organizing FDPs, Workshops and team building activities for the members of faculty.

She actively engages herself in organizing various co-curricular and extra-curricular activities for the students. She has been guiding the student’s council for their developments in terms of improving employable skills and ethical values.

She is an active learner who strives to imbibe lifelong practical learning in all aspects of management. Her passion in creative learning leads to innovative teaching style in facilitating budding managers and young women entrepreneurs.

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A gold medalist Commerce Graduate from Calicut University, Dr. Savitha Nair holds an MBA, M. Phil and Ph. D in Management. She is also qualified with UGC- NET in Management. She holds 14.6 years of academic experience and 2.8 years of industry experience with a short stint on consultancy. Her areas of academic interest include Marketing, Consumer Behaviour and Entrepreneurship. Her doctoral thesis was on ‘innovation adoption-performance linkages among the SMEs operating in the knitwear cluster of Tirupur district’. Savitha is a recognized PhD Research Supervisor of Bharathiar University.

She is passionate about developing standardized instructional techniques for faculty members that can ensure structured classroom delivery to meet the planned course outcomes. A Certified ‘Entrepreneurship Educator’, she regularly visits various colleges as resource person for entrepreneurship camps, FDPs and workshops. She has participated in several seminars and workshops and has published papers in reputed journals/ conferences. She is the recipient of Best Paper Awards in 3 National Conferences and 2 International Conferences; and Faculty Excellence Award instituted by RVS Educational Trust twice. Presently, serving as the Chair of the Marketing Domain, she has conducted an ICSSR sponsored National Conference and an MDP for the SMEs of Coimbatore.

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Mrs. Saranya holds 5 years of experience in teaching budding managers. She has 2 years of experience in a consulting firm. She is an alumna of GRGSMS who strongly believes that teaching is the path way for learning and also provokes innovative ideas and thoughts.

She is pursuing her doctoral degree under Bharathiar University, Coimbatore and her key area of research pertains to Securities Market. Wealth creation has always been her area of interest. She has published several papers and has attended conferences in different aspects of Finance.

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Ms. Sathyapriya is passionate about teaching and is keen in utilizing technology to make it more effective. She is a gold medalist in her BSc (CT) degree. She did her MBA degree from GRG School of Management Studies, specializing in Systems and Finance. She is currently pursuing her PhD degree in the area of Intellectual Capital. She has also undergone the three and a half month Faculty Development Programme at IIM Ahmedabad (IIMA). Prior to joining GRGSMS, she was Senior Processing Officer at Maersk Infotech, Chennai for two years.

She has been an active team member in organizing conferences such as “Contemporary Issues in Indian Financial Services” (November 2013); “Building Futuristic Organizations: Developing Sustainable Competitive Strategies” (March 2013); and “Rethinking the MBA – Business Education at a Crossroads” (January 2012).

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