shaji kurian

Dr. Shaji Kurian

Professor & Chairperson, OB & HR Area
Speciality Area : Human Resources
Speciality Domain : Behavioural Science, Managerial Psychology, Leadership, Human Capital Management

Prior to IFIM, he was the talent head in Indian Semiconductor Association and was responsible for mobilizing resources and executing pan India strategic programs to minimize the employability gap and ensure the continued growth of semiconductor and allied industries in India through a series of focused workshops and seminars across the country.

His recent book chapter on academic mentoring in India published by Springer, Macmillan, UK, received wide international acceptance.

He is an empanelled expert in Times of India Ascent Series and an invited speaker at various national & international forums. He is a common face in NHRDN panel discussions. He is also an invited Guest Faculty at Uniglobe School of Business, Kathmandu.

Dr. Shaji’s Doctoral thesis is on ‘strategic HRM practices in small and medium enterprises in light of global competition’. His current research interests include future of work, new-gen workforce.

Educational Qualification

  • Post-Doctoral Research, School of Technology and Management, Portugal. Research topic: Millennial workforce
  • Ph.D., Management Studies, Visvesvaraya Technological University, India
  • MBA, Canara Bank School of Management Studies, India


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Understanding Workforce Management in the MSME sector workplace.

– Organization Structure options.

– Challenges of HR planning, talent acquisition, talent management, learning and development, compensation and benefits for MSMEs.

– HR Policy, HR Manual, and Service Rules

– Employee relations – Central labour laws applicable to MSMEs; state amendments in Karnataka; other labour laws applicable in Karnataka; key compliance issues and penal provisions.

– Future implications of the proposed Labour Code.



Raising capital

– Utilization and allocation of capital

– Managing cost & cash

– Understanding the financial health of business

– Reporting

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