Prof. Krishna Kumar

Professor Krishna Kumar is an Electrical and Mechanical Engineer, and a Fellow in Management from IIM, Ahmedabad. He has a unique blend of industry and academic experience in his career spanning over 43 years. He served Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd. for about 10 years and Bank of Baroda for 5 years, before joining IIM Lucknow in 1986.

As one of the initial faculty member of the IIM, Lucknow, he has been actively engaged in all round academic activities of the institute, be it teaching, training, consulting, research, or organizing seminars/ conferences. He has written over 150 case studies/ research papers and published 18 books, and has been engaged in many significant research projects. He has done consulting for several organisations like NABARD, Hindustan Latex, UP Sugar Corporation & Federation, Spices Board, Military College of Electronics & Mechanical Engg., Ministry of Power etc.

Dr. Krishna Kumar has been Dean (Academic Affairs), Chairman Corporate Collaborations, Chairman Postgraduate Programme, Chairman, Business Policy and Finance Group, Chairman, Placement etc. at IIM, Lucknow, He has also been a member of Board of Governors of IIM, Lucknow for 9 years.

He was a member of National Board for Accreditation as well as Management Studies Board of All India Council of Technical Education, Visitor’s nominee for faculty selection at IIT Kanpur and AMU, Aligarh. He has also been a Member, Technical Committee for Indian Response to WTO in education sector, Editorial Board of Indian Journal of Finance; Editorial Advisory Board of the World Association of Case Method Research & Application, Boston. He was a Director, IIITM, Kerala etc, Neyveli Lignite Corporation, Kerala Finance Corporation etc. besides being members of various other academic bodies and committees appointed by government of India and Kerala.

Widely travelled Professor Krishna Kumar has been known as a change agent for his efforts (like raising the barrier of intake in PGP of IIMs, introduction of Online MBA in India, creating Strategic Management Forum for faculty development in the discipline) and introduced many innovations in his career over 40 years (like setting up India’s first Small Oxygen Generating Plant with Cylinder Filling Capability and composing , recording and webhosting music while on the move, KK’s Dhaba etc.), even after retirement………….See more.