Dr. Anil Kumar K

Chairperson (PGDM)

Educational Qualification

  • Ph.D. Management Studies, University of Kerala, Trivandrum
  • M.S.W. (Human Resource Management), Loyola College, Trivandrum
  • B.Sc. Chemistry, University College, Trivandrum

Employment History

  • Joined SCMS Cochin School of Business on 1st July, 2019 as Associate Dean – Academics and HOD – Human Resource Management. Also, Faculty Member in charge of Placements.
  • Served as Lecturer/Assistant Professor/Associate Professor from 22-02-1990 to 31-05-2019 at Rajagiri College of Social Sciences (Autonomous), Cochin. Has been the Head of Department of HRM for 21 years.
  • Worked as Personnel Officer – Executive Trainee at Steel Industrials Kerala Limited (a Kerala PSU) from 08-08-1988 to 21-02-1990.

Key Responsibilities Held

  • Currently holding the responsibility of Associate Dean of Academics. The primary role is to assist in co-ordinating and monitoring all academic activities of the PGDM program for bringing about scholastic excellence in the School. Accountable for all academic tasks relating to the program in addition to the role as a Course Facilitator.
  • Co-ordination of academic activities of the HRM Department of the School.
  • Revamping and coordinating the placement activities of the School in association with the Placement department.
  • Enhancing better rapport and networking with the industry.

Teaching Interests

  • Research Methodology in Management
  • Foundations of Management and Management Process
  • Organizational Behaviour
  • Human Relations in Business
  • Human Resource Development
  • Talent Management and Retention
  • Employee and Industrial Relations
  • Employee Welfare and Labour Administration
  • Employee Counselling and Coaching
  • Labour Legislations

Research Interests

  • Organizational Commitment
  • Personality and Organizational Performance
  • Organizational Memory
  • Talent Retention
  • Innovative HR Practices

International Conferences

  • Paper on ‘A Study on the Moderating Effect of Switching Cost on inter-relationship of E-Service Quality, E-Satisfaction and E-Loyalty’ at the International Conference organized by the Department of Tourism Studies, Christ University, Bangalore on 24-25 February, 2015.
  • Paper titled ‘A Study on the Moderating Effect of Switching Cost on inter-relationship of E-Service Quality, E-Satisfaction and E-Loyalty’ at the International Conference organized by R.V. Institute of Management, Bangalore on 12-13 December, 2013.
  • Paper on ‘An Empirical Study on the Relationship between Competencies and Performance of Management Teachers’ at the Inter-national Conference on Science, Engineering and Management in Education & Research organized by Dayanand Sagar Institute, Bangalore on 26-27 September, 2013.

National Conferences

  • Paper on ‘An Empirical Study on the Relationship between Competencies and Performance of Management Teachers’ at the National Conference organized by the School of Commerce and Management Studies, Jain University, Bangalore on 2-3 March, 2015.
  • Key Note Paper on ‘Current Industrial Relations Scenario in Kerala – A Critical Look’ at the State level Conference organized by the Kerala Labour Officers’ Forum at Trivandrum; July 2006.
  • Paper on ‘A Step for better Vision in Social Work” at the National Workshop conducted by Loyola College of Social Sciences, Trivandum; February1999.



  • ‘An Empirical Study on the Relationship between Competencies and Performance of Management Teachers with special focus on Tier II B-schools in Bangalore City’, International Journal of Research in Management and Social Science; ISSN 2322 0899; Volume 3, Issue 4: October-December 2015, pp. 41-47 (Co-authorship).
  • ‘Investigating the Moderating Role of Switching Cost in the Relationship of E-Service Quality, Perceived Customer Value, Satisfaction and Loyalty Towards Online Travel Agencies, International Journal of Research in Management and Social Science; ISSN 2321 1784; 2014.
  • ‘Attitude of Trade Union Leaders towards Workers’ Participation in Organizational Decision Making’; Loyola Journal of Social Sciences.
  • ‘Industrial Opportunities in Kerala’; Thozhil Rangam – a publication by the Kerala State Labour Department.

Book Chapters

  • ‘Organizational Behaviour’ – For Undergraduate Students, Excel Publishers, 2014.
  • Review of the book ‘Principles of Management’ published by the Pearson Education, 2013.

Management Development programs attended

Invited Roles

  • Research Coordinator of the UGC sponsored Minor Research Project on ‘Personality, Performance and Psychological Contract Fulfilment of Project Managers’ undertaken in 2009.
  • Research Coordinator of All Kerala Market Research Survey on ‘Top 20 Brands in Kerala’ conducted for the Dhanam Business Magazine, Kochi in 2007.
  • Research Coordinator for the Research Project on Employee Engagement for Apollo Tyres Limited: 2015.
  • All Kerala Research Study among Managers of the Manufacturing Industry involving 52 manufacturing firms on their ‘Organizational Commitment and its Relationship with HR Practices of their Organizations’: 2005.
  • Study on Compensation Packages of Employees among 105 Public Sector Organizations and Boards in Kerala.
  • Project Coordinator ofManagement Consulting on Developing HR Policies and Systems for International Shipping Bureau (ISB), Dubai; 2007.
  • Corporate Consulting on HR, Talent Acquisition and VRS for Taj Group of Hotels, Asianet Communications, Binani Zinc Ltd., Kerala Electrical and Allied Engineering Company (KEL) Ltd. and Kerala Ayurveda Pharmacy Ltd.
  • HR Consulting for administration of selection tests, psychological tests and behavioral interview tools for the selection of Engineers and HR Executives for Binani Zinc Ltd. and KEL.
  • Served as Member on the Interview Panel for selection of Officers for Kerala Public Service Commission, Federal Bank Ltd., Kerala Minerals and Metals Ltd. (KMML), Small Industries Development Corporation of Kerala (SIDCO), KITCO and Kerala Ayurveda Pharmacy Ltd.
  • Enlisted Nodal Trainer for Naval Civilian Training on HR by the Indian Navy.
  • Has been the Trainer for the UGC sponsored Workshop on ‘Research Methodology’ conducted by Rajagiri College of Social Sciences in October 2008.
  • Has been the Resource Person for the MDP on ‘Design Tools for Data Collection’ conducted by Rajagiri College of Social Sciences in December 2008.
  • Has given training on HRD and related topics in organizations including Government of Kerala Departments, Kerala Public Service Commission (Human Resource Management), FACT Ltd. (Updating Management Skills), DP World – Cochin Port Trust Ltd. (Leadership), Hindustan Insecticides Ltd. (Paradigm Shift in Management Practices), Binani Zinc Ltd. (Trends in HRD), Sud-Chemie India Ltd. (Employee Motivation), UAE Exchange Ltd. (HR Practices), Nitta Gelatin Ltd. (Unlearning), Sree Chithra Institute of Medical Sciences (HRD and Leadership), Lisie Hospital (Human Relations in Patient Care), The Hindu etc.
  • Has been the Member of the Training & Consultancy Wing of Rajagiri College.
  • Was the Coordinator of the National Conference on HR organized by the Department of HRM in 1993, 1995, 1997 and the Silver Jubilee Celebrations of the Department in 2010.
  • Was the Chairman of the Technical Committee of the Annual National Conference in 2012, HR Conclave in 2015 and the Southern Regional Conference in 2019 of the NIPM held in Kochi.
  • Has been part of the Organizing Team of the National Workshop on ‘Labour Security for the Unorganized Sector’ in 2003 and on ‘Social Security Measures for the Fishermen’ in 2005 conducted by the Kerala Institute of Labour and Employment (KILE).
  • Was a Member of the Panel Discussion on ‘Context and Need for Reskilling HR Professionals’ organized by the NIPM Kerala Chapter; 2017 October.
  • Made a corporate presentation on ‘Servant Leadership’ organized for managers by the National HRD Network in Kochi; 2009 July.
  • Designed and executed corporate training programs on ‘HR Skills and Competencies’ as the Corporate Trainer of the NIPM.
  • Designed and managed the Industry-Institute Partnership program – HR Fraternity – at the college.
  • Has been on the Panel of Experts for judging on corporate events for the Kerala Management Association (KMA), NIPM and B- schools.
  • Has attended a month-long UGC sponsored refresher course ‘Human Resources Management’ at Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), Mumbai; 1995.
  • Has attended a month-long UGC sponsored refresher course on ‘Counselling: Theory and Practice’ at Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), Mumbai; 1998.
  • Has attended a month-long UGC sponsored refresher course on ‘Human Resource Development’ at Visvabharati University, Santiniketan, Kolkata; 2000.
  • Has attended a month-long UGC sponsored refresher course on ‘Management and Commerce’ at Academic Staff College (ASC), University of Kerala, Trivandrum; 2006.
  • Has attended ‘Methodology for Management Research’, AICTE sponsored week-long FDP at IIM,Kozhikode; 2008.
  • ‘Short Term Course for Research Guides in Social Sciences’ organized by the ASC,University of Kerala; 2013.
  • Attended the International Conference of the Asia Pacific Federation of HRM and Annual National Conference of the NIPM held in Goa in September 2013.
  • Attended the Annual National Conference of the NIPM held at Coimbatore in October 2015.
  • National Workshop on ‘Autonomy for Higher Education Institutions’ conducted by the Christ University, Bangalore in March 2014.
  • Asia Pacific ABC Conference on Management Communication organized by the IIM, Ahmedabad in December 2006.
  • Annual Agri-business Summit organized by the IIM, Ahmedabad in January 2007.
  • Learning Curve Certification Program on ‘Cross Functional Decision Making & Business Impact’ conducted by enParadigm Knowledge Solutions, CIIE, IIM Ahmedabad in June 2011.
  • UGC sponsored Seminar on ‘Quality Certification in Higher Education’ conducted by the University of Kerala in March 2006.
  • UGC sponsored Workshops on Advanced Research Methodology and SPSS conducted by the Research Institute, Rajagiri College of Social Sciences, Kochi in 2008, 2011 and 2004.
  • International Conference on ‘Emerging Trends & Challenges in Financial Sector’ organized by Rajagiri Center for Business Studies in February 2011.
  • Training programs on Labour Legislations (Legal Update) conducted by the NIPM Kerala Chapter at Kochi in the years from 1998 to 2018.
  • Ten Days Extended Contact Program of the IGNOU as part of the Diploma in Higher Education: June 21-30, 1997.
  • Annual National Management Convention of the All India Management Association at Bangalore in 1997.
  • National Management Education Convention of the Association of Indian Management Schools in Trivandrum in August, 1993.


  • Dewang Mehta National Education Leadership Award for the Best Professor in HR for the year 2018-’19 instituted by the Dewang Mehta Foundation.
  • Best Professor Award in B-School-Industry Partnership by the NIPM, Kerala Chapter in 2016.
  • Certificate holder in Faculty Development Program (FDP) in Business Administration from Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad; 2006-’07.
  • Certified Recruitment Analyst by the Carlton Advanced Management Institute (CAMI); 2007.
  • International Visiting Scholar in Business Administration at the Haworth College of Business, Western Michigan University, U.S.A.; April – June, 2001
  • Ph. D. Guide in Management Studies at Christ University, Bangalore and NIMS University, Jaipur. Has produced two Ph.Ds.
  • Member of the Academic Council of the Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam (2001–’04).
  • Member of the Board of Studies in Personnel Management of the M.G. University (2001–’04).
  • Subject Expert of the Inspection Commission for Affiliation of courses of the M.G. University.
  • Expert Member of the MBA Curriculum Revision Committee of the University of Kerala.
  • Member of the Academic Council of Rajagiri College of Social Sciences.
  • Chairman of the Board of Studies in HRM of the College.
  • Director of the Industrial Field Work Program, coordinating the Field Work, Summer Projects, Internship and Industry Visits of the MHRM program.
  • Has been instrumental in revamping the curriculum and syllabus of the M.A. (PM&IR) program of the M.G. University in 2001 as a member of the BOS and of the MHRM program in 2018 as chairman of the BOS.
  • Has been the Head of the Department of Human Resources Management of the College for 21 years.
  • Has been the Assistant PG Program Chairman for 14 years.
  • Member of the Governing Council of the College since its granting of autonomy.
  • Admission Coordinator of the PG programs of the College.
  • Member of the College Advisory Council, Disciplinary Committee, Grievance Cell, Staff Advisor to the College Union Council, Staff Editor of the College Magazine, Chairman of the Sports and Games Committee, Member of the Anti-ragging Cell, Hostel Committee and Executive Committee Member of the Alumni Association.
  • Has been the Chairman of the Board of Examinations in MHRM of the Mahatma Gandhi University from 1996 to 2015.
  • Has been the Chairman, External Examiner and Member of the Question Paper Setting Board and Board of Examinations of MBA, MHRM and MSW programs of the University of Kerala, Cochin University of Science and Technology, University of Calicut, Sree Sankara University of Sanskrit, University of Mangalore, Bharatiyar University, Christ University, Bangalore and Australian Catholic University, Sydney.
  • Life Member and Member of the Executive Committee of the National Institute of Personnel Management (NIPM) since 2000. Currently, the Vice Chairman of the NIPM, Kerala Chapter, Cochin (2018-’20).
  • Member of the National HRD Network (NHRDN), Indian Society for Training and Development (ISTD).
  • Has been a Member of the Labour Policy and Labour Affairs Working Group of the Cochin Chamber of Commerce and Industry and Member of the HR Panel of the Confederation of Indian Industries (CII).
  • Has been the Member of the Academic Team from the institution for initiating twinning MBA programs and visited universities abroad including University of Michigan – Ann Arbor, Maryland University – Baltimore, Kellogg’s School of Business – University of Pennsylvania, James Cook University – Queensland, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology – Melbourne, Australian Catholic University – Sydney and University of Auckland – New Zealand.