Panel on Business School Director

Prof. Pawan Kumar Singh

Director, IIM Tiruchirappalli

Dr. Pawan Kumar Singh is Director of Indian Institute of Management Tiruchirappalli. He has served as Director of Management Development Institute Gurgaon and Director In-charge of Indian Institute of Management Indore. In the role of mentoring of Indian Institute of Management Sambalpur, he served as the first Chairperson of Academic Committee and as a Nodal Officer of IIM Sambalpur. Dr. Singh is in academics for more than three decades including being Professor of Organisational Behaviour and Human Resource Management at Indian Institute of Management Indore for about 15 years and had earlier served as faculty at National Institute of Industrial Engineering Mumbai, Indira Gandhi National Open University New Delhi, Kanpur University, and Vikram University at Ujjain. Prior to joining academics, he worked for Bank of India as Industrial Relations Officer having served at Jamshepur and Ranchi. He has guided research, provided consultancy, and trained about 20000 personnel of all levels from almost all professions. He has published research articles and has presented academic papers in more than 75 national and international seminars. Dr. Singh has published books on Managing Interpersonal Conflict, Management Sutras from Sanskrit Scriptures, Poetic Hindi Translation of Thirukkural, Jeevan Prabandhan kee Shaayaree, Jeevan Vikas kee Shaayaree, and a booklet on Human Resource Management for Technical Personnel. He has been member of high profile committees of the government and various institutions. His talks and interviews have been broadcasted on national channels of television and radios. As hobbies, Dr Singh enjoys travelling, music, cricket, poetry, astronomy, and reading quotations. His one of the favourite quotes is – We are always preparing to live but never living.