Prof. Ramakrishnan Raman
Professor and Director
Ramakrishnan Raman Ph.D., M.B.A, M.Phil, P.G.D.S.M, B.E Professor and Director, Symbiosis Institute of Business Management – Pune Dean – Faculty of Management – Symbiosis International (Deemed University)
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Ramakrishnan Raman earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science and Engineering from University of Madras, India. He continued with graduate studies to earn his M.B.A (Systems and Marketing) from the same University. Later he obtained a P.G.D.S.M. and M.Phil in Management from Pondicherry University and Alagappa University respectively and then completed his doctoral degree in management discipline from Pune University. He is also a Six Sigma Green Belt and Six Sigma Black Belt Certified. He completed his Green IT Consultant certification at Foundation Level by ISEB and BCS. His passion for adding value made him take up certifications from Universities Abroad. He also completed Applied Research Certificate Programme for Faculty Development from Aston Business School – Aston University Birmingham – United Kingdom. He is an alumnus of GLOCOLL offered by Harvard Business School. Global Colloquium on Participant Centered Learning -GLOCOLL is for senior faculty at top business schools in emerging economies who are trained in interactive methods of teaching and learning. He is also got trained for case writing by Harvard Business School – Boston.
Raman has more than nineteen years of total work experience, which is a blend of corporate, academic and research experience. His professional career in dealer chain management started with a large organization, Godrej and Boyce Manufacturing Co Ltd, in Chennai, India. He then moved into consulting domain by joining the Leading Edge consulting services. He returned to academic life to satisfy his passion for teaching by joining the Vellore Institute of Technology (VIT) as a lecturer in the Department of Management Studies. After spending a couple of years with VIT, Prof. Raman joined Kohinoor Group in their Business School named Kohinoor Business School (KBS), located at Khandala. KBS was offering the business management program of Carleton University Sprott School of Business Ottawa Canada. During his long stint with Kohinoor Group, he had strategized and headed ERP implementation for the group’s education division named Joshi’s Kohinoor Technical Institute (JKTI). After he spent eight years with the Kohinoor Group he joined SP Jain Institute of Management (SPJIMR), Mumbai campus. After a short stint at SJIMR, he joined Symbiosis International University (SIU). He severed as Director – SCIT (A constituent of SIU under faculty of Computer Studies) for three and half years and then in July 2014 took charge as Director – SIBM (A constituent of SIU under faculty of Management). He is also the Dean – Faculty of Management at Symbiosis International University.
Raman has traveled across the globe and has been instrumental in initiating academic collaborations with universities in Japan, Canada, UAE, and the United States. He has initiated several international collaborations for exchange of student and faculty members with academic institutions across the globe. He has also presented several papers in international conferences across the globe and also has published papers in refereed Scopus and ABDC listed journals. His main research interest is at the interface of Information Systems, IT Strategy, Entrepreneurship, AI & its application, Big data Marketing. He is an associate editor of International Journal of Innovation Science- a Scopus listed journal.