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Prof. Rajiv Prasad


Prof. Rajiv Prasad currently serves as Principal, School of Business Kochi Campus.

Qualification: BA, MBA, PGDRM, Ph.D
Curriculum Vitae
Research Interest: Business Ethics, How Such Integration Influences the Quality & Nature of Organizational Leadership, Humanistic Psychology & Positive Organizational Behavior, Leadership, Leadership & Its Relation to Organization Culture, Spirituality at Work Place, The Role that Integration of Personality Plays in Generating Happiness with Life


A PGDRM graduate from IRMA, and a Fellow of IIM Calcutta, Dr. Rajiv Prasad joined Amrita in the year 2007. He has around twenty years of industry, teaching and research experience. He was invited to teach the core course on Business Ethics as a visiting faculty at IIM Kozhikode in 2007. He is also an Adjunct Faculty member of State University of New York at Buffalo and has been teaching the Organizational Behavior and Leadership course at the Executive MBA program conducted jointly by SUNY, Buffalo and Amrita School of Business at its Bangalore campus. He was invited to develop the Course Curriculum and the Text for the Business Ethics course by Vancouver, Canada based Commonwealth of Learning for their EMBA program in 2011. This program is offered to participants from over 10 member countries of the Commonwealth. He has conducted many MDPs for organizations such as ESIC (Employees State Insurance Corporation), PGDCIL and NDDB (National Dairy Development Board) in the areas of leadership, organizational culture and business ethics. His research interests are in the areas of spirituality at the workplace; leadership, organizational culture and corporate performance; sustainable business models; positive organizational behaviour; self actualization and its impact on leadership and organizational culture, etc. He is also deeply interested in the wisdom literature from across the world and has taught India Culture to undergraduate students at the Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham Ettimadai campus for the last 7 years.


  • FPM, Indian Institute of Management, 2008* (Dissertation submitted in 2007, degree was awarded in 2008)
  • PGDRM, Institute of Rural Management, Anand, 1996
  • B. A. (Hons.),Patna College, Patna University, Political Science, 1992

Academic Appointments

  • Associate Professor, Amrita School of Business, 2011 – Present
  • Assistant Professor, Amrita School of Business, 2007 – 2011
  • Scholar at Fellowship Programme in Management at IIM Calcutta, 2001 – 2007


  • Human Values and Sustainable Living: What We can Learn from the Ancients. At October 2014 International Conference on Towards Ecocultural Ethics: Recent Trends and Future Direction .BITS, Goa.

Invited Presentations

  • Teaching Values, Ethics and Wisdom based Courses: Essential Principles, Practices and Attitudes. As a keynote speaker at February 2019 7th International Conference on Spirituality beyond Repertoire: A Leadership Key to Societal Happiness and Sustained Harmony, SMS Varanasi.
  • Revamping Higher Education System – Curriculum Development and Pedagogical Methods. As a keynote speaker at National Seminar on Higher Education 2020: New Strategies for Empowerment and Growth, SJCC, Bangalore


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