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Area of Specialisation
Human Resource Management
Qulitative Research and ATLAS.ti

Dr. Ajay Kumar Gupta

Dr Ajay Gupta has 25 years of rich and diversified experience that includes 09 years in Indian Air Force, 09 years in Banking and 07 years in management teaching and research.

Dr Gupta is Erasmus Mundus Fellow, from University of Milan, Italy. He completed his Ph.D. in management and labour studies from Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), and holds Master in management from Asian Institute of Management (AIM), Manila, Philippines.

He has taught in T.A. Pai Management Institute, Manipal, An AACSB and prestigious management Institute in India and is currently working as an Associate Professor, Human Resource Management, with Vivekananda Institute of Management Studies and Research, Mumbai and Chairperson for Case Research and Development Centre.

He has conducted various workshops on Qualitative Research and ATLAS.ti in many prestigious institutes like Tata Institute of Social Sciences, (TISS), Banasthali University, Rajasthan and National Law University, Delhi etc. He is resource person for the Executive Post Graduate Diploma in Organisation Development and Change Management, program conducted by TISS.

His area of interest is Qualitative Research, ATLAS.ti, Organizational Psychology, Management Practices, Employees’ Morale, Well-being and Motivation across sectors. He used ATLAS.ti, extensively in his thesis.

Educational Qualifications
Ph.D In Management and Labour Studies, Tata Institute of Social Sciences
Master in Management, Asian Institute of Management, Manila, Philippines
Master Degree in Public Personnel Management, Osmania University
Master Degree in Hindi, Osmania University
Bachelor Degree in Economics, Maths, Applied Maths, Osmania University
Diploma in Mechanical Engineering

Academic Affiliation
Head, Centre of Excellence, Case Research and Development Centre
Associate Professor, Vivekanand Institute of Management Studies and Research (April 2015 - till date)
T.A. Pai Management Institute, Manipal (March 2012- March 2015)
Institute for Technology and Management, Kharghar (Jan 2010-March 2012)
IBSAR (June 2009- Dec 2010)

Professional Affiliation


Human Resource Management
Organisational Behavior
Training and Development
Competency based HRM
Management of Change
Perspective Management
Business Ethics and Corporate Governance
Organisation Theory and Design
Business Research Methods
ATLAS.ti, Qualitative Assessment Software

Area of Research
Organisational Psychology
Employee Morale
Management Practices
Competency Design
Performance Management

Current Research
Qualitative Research
Employee Morale
Management Practices

Research Papers

Publications in Book Chapters/Others


Working Papers

Work in Committees and Groups


Custom Programs

Speaking Engagements

Awards & Honours

Erasmus Mundus Europe Asia Scholarship at University of Milan, Italy for 09 months, coordinated by Lund University, Sweden