Dr. Sanjay Banerji is the Founder Director/Dean of Amrita School of Business.Prior to Amrita, he worked in Hindustan Steel Ltd/SAIL and Management Development Institute (MDI), Gurgaon. He is the Founder of the Gurgaon Quality Forum. He presented and published papers in India and abroad. He authored study materials on Project Management for IGNOU, and Case Studies for class room teaching and developed a computer model for Project Appraisal using Simulation methodology. Dr. Banerji is an external examiner for Ph. D. at IIT Kanpur, Sagar University and for Master Programs of School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi, Indira Gandhi National Open University, New Delhi. He worked as a visiting faculty at IIM Lucknow, IIM Kozhikode and IMI New Delhi. He guides Ph. D. scholars for Bharathiyar University and guided more than 50 Projects of PGDM/M. B.A. Designed and conducted numerous MDPs for companies like BEL, NTPC, TCL and ONGC. He had been invited to chair many forums in India. He is also a member of Board of Studies of Universities and Autonomous Management Institutes, Member of Coimbatore Management Association, Senior Member of American Society for Quality (ASQ), Certified Quality Engineer of ASQ during 1993-96 and received Lead Assessor certification from Victoria Group, U.K. He was trained by SAP Labs in BPI-1.

Positions Held:

  • Graduate Engineer Trainee to HOD Industrial Engineering Salem Steel Plant.
  • Professor-in-Charge, National Management Programme, MDI Gurgaon.
  • Director / Dean (Management) Amrita Institute of Management.
  • Visiting Faculty to IIM Lucknow and IMI New Delhi.

Recent Publications

  • Academic Paper titled “Role of Teachers and Educational Institutions in Value based Higher Education” co-authored By Dr. Sanjay Banerji and Dr. Rajeev Prasad was presented at the International Conference on Spiritual Paradigm for Surmounting Global Management Crisis at Varanasi from 24th to 26th February, 2012
  • Scholarly Book Chapter titled “Quality Assurance in Higher Education: Role of Accreditation” Co-authored by Dr. Sanjay Banerji , Dr. Rajeev Prasad & Prof. Sunil Puliyakot; published in the Scholarly Book titled “Quality and Innovation in Higher Education”, 2011
  • ASB Working Paper No.102, June 2011: “Mediating between Competitive Strategy and Value: The Increasing Role of Projects” co-authored by KG Satheesh Kumar and Dr. Sanjay Banerji
  • Authored case study “PRERANA” to LUMS Lahore, Pakistan
  • Authored case “AKSHAYA” for submission to IJACP, Singapore.


Publication Type: Journal Article

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Dr. Hemamala K., S. Banerji, and Dr. Mridula Sahay, “A systems approach to mapping logistics systems performance of small and medium manufacturing enterprises”, International Journal of Logistics Systems and Management, vol. 27, pp. 164-186, 2017.[Abstract]

Logistics systems are complex networks of facilities that are designed to deliver products/services to customers with the objective of providing superior customer service in a most efficient manner. Measuring the performance of these systems is challenging owing to their structural complexity. Logistics facilities in the system are nonlinearly interconnected with material, information and money flows causing response delays in the system. Measuring the performance of logistics systems therefore, requires a comprehensive understanding of the structure and behaviour of these systems. This paper proposes a systems approach to understand the structure of logistics system of small and medium manufacturing firms. A causal loop (influence) diagram is proposed for mapping the system that identifies various key components of a logistics system - resources, performance drivers and outcomes and explains their interrelationships using feedback loops. The diagram explains the structure of the system that causes the observed system behaviour by describing how the deployment of logistics resources influences the outcomes through performance drivers. Copyright © 2017 Inderscience Enterprises Ltd.

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S. Banerji and Dr. Rajiv Prasad, “Role of teachers and educational institutions in value based higher education”, Purusharta, vol. 5, pp. 97-109, 2012.[Abstract]

Greed is believed to be at the root of the current crisis. Modern education system's failure to impart ethical values is partly to blame. Spiritual principles of selfless service hold the promise of a solution. Teachers can play a crucial role. They have an opportunity to help shape the character of students. This paper examines the teaching - learning process from Indian spiritual perspectives, to try and find some potential solutions for the current moral crisis. We discuss teacher-student relationship in an institutional setting with the case study of Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, a university founded and guided by the great spiritual and humanitarian leader Mata Amritanandamayi Devi. Amrita follows practices inspired by the exalted values of the rich Indian spiritual tradition like joint prayer by the teachers and students before starting the classes, teaching lofty human values through formal courses, inculcating values like service to the mother land, mankind and nature, with love, trust, tolerance and humility. We report on the methodologies adopted and the results achieved so far. We also cite other practices like "Stilling the Mind" taught by Prof. S K Chakraborty at IIM Calcutta and offer the authors' experience in following these practices. According to Mata Amritanandamayi, the Chancellor of Amrita University, the solution lies only in two words: "Love and Serve". In her message on the World Peace Day (September 21, 2004), she said, "Amma has a desire that everyone in the world should be able to sleep without fear, at least for one night. Everyone should be able to eat to his fill, at least for one day. There should be at least one day when hospitals see no one admitted due to violence. By doing selfless service for at least one day, everyone should help the poor and needy. It is Amma's prayer that at least this small dream be realized." We believe that such teachings from spiritual leaders have a lot to offer the modern world. Teachers can play a significant role by embracing these values. Finally, we look at global and national norms of teaching excellence, and relate them with the above thoughts.

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Publication Type: Conference Paper

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S. G. S., Soares, I., S. Banerji, Ferreira, P., and Singh, P., “Electricity Price Determinants Over Two Sample Sizes: A Preliminary Finding”, in NCARES2015, Poornima University Jaipur, 2015.


S. G. S., Soares, I., Ferriera, P., Poel, D., and S. Banerji, “Does solar and wind energy increase retail electricity price in Europe? Evidences from panel data of EU-27”, in Alternative Energy in Developing Countries and Emerging Economies (2015 AEDCEE), Thaksin University, Bangkok, Thailand, 2015.[Abstract]

High technology and innovation market risk make renewable electricity generation expensive. On the other hand, green taxes applied to thermal generation also play a significant role in the increasing retail prices, considering that most energy systems are not completely renewable. The academic literature on the relationship between renewable electricity supply and electricity prices to final consumers suggest that a larger share of renewable electricity supply increases the price of electricity to end consumers although wind energy and solar energy have very low marginal costs. This study shows the individual contribution of solar and wind energy generation to the households and industrial electricity retail prices through panel data modeling of EU-27 (1995 to 2011). Random effect modeling was applied to understanding the net effect on prices. Independent variables include regulation perceptions, carbon emissions and levelised costs of electricity generation. The result of this study suggests that energy generation through wind and solar plays a negligible role in determining retail electricity prices to households, whereas in the case of industrial prices, their (solar and wind's) contribution is significant, but the value of the coefficient observed is close to zero.

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S. G. S., Soares, I., S. Banerji, and Ferreira, P., “Projected Business Risk of Regulatory Change on Wind Power Project: Learning for dDeveloping Nations Through Spanish Case”, in Alternative Energy in Developing Countries and Emerging Economies (2015 AEDCEE), Thaksin University, Bangkok, Thailand, 2015.