Over the years, Amrita School of Business has undertaken an extensive continuum of Industry Interface activities like Management Colloquia, Management Development Programmes, Consultancy and Customized In-Company Programmes.

We have industry experts coming to ASB every year not only from India, but also from the world bringing with them immense valuable information in the form of their experience from the industry they worked in, the culture of their country and the learning's which give our students an edge over those from most other reputed institutions.

Management Colloquia

Industry professionals over the years have been visiting Amrita School of Business and sharing their valuable knowledge which they have gained over the years. They act as a colossal source of knowledge. This way the students get an industry exposure through the speaker's experience.

2016 Academic Year

Name of the person Topic Date


Mr. Subramaniam Krishnan
Former Advisor - Global Marketing,Centre for Entrepreneurial Learning
ExxonMobil Lubricants and Specialities

Business Metrics, Negotiation, New Product Development and Operation Analytics Jan-Feb

Mr. M.K.Chandrashekar
Founder and Director

Marketing Unplugged January

K.B. Nagaraju

New age E-commerce challenges January

Prof. V. G. Venkatesh
Assistant Professor
Symbiosis Institute of Business Management

Changing Paradigms in Global Logistics February

Members of British Council
Beth Caldwell
Head - Blended Learning and Quality Standards
Melita Robinson
Manager Operations, English Language Services
Saju Mathew
Regional Adviser-Coimbatore

English Language Improvement July

Dweepu Davis Thattil
Officer (HR & Administration) at KELTRON

Industrial Relations, Recruitment and Employee Engagement August

Korath Mathew
Former COO at CSC e-Governance Services India

Management in a new Perspective September

Mr. Natarajan Radhakrishnan
Former Senior Vice President & Offshore Head For Consulting

Digital Transformation August

Selvakumar Varadharajan
Founder - Laymen Agro ventures


Head - Institution

Entrepreneurship October

Mr. Kanishka Arumugam
EKKI Pumps Pvt. Ltd and Deccan Group of Companies

Entrepreneurship October

Mr. V. Arun Kumar
Partner of Ammarun Foundries

Entrepreneurship October

Mr. Senthil Muruganandham
Chief Executive Officer
ANT International

Entrepreneurship October

Mr. N. Mahesh Kumar

Capital Market and Mutual Funds October

Dr. Ram. R. Bishu
Department of Mechanical and Material Engineering, University of Nebraska – Lincoln
Also the Education Chair, American Society for Quality

Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt Training and Certification August

Mr. Roger A. Kessinger
Chief Executive Officer
Kessinger Publishing, LLC

Salesmanship and Entrepreneurship August

Mr Thiruvengadam Parthasarathi
Retd. Senior Director of Deloitte India

Management Consultancy November

2015 Academic Year

Name of the person Topic Date


Prof. Sabarinathan
Chair,Centre for Entrepreneurial Learning

Venture Capital industry in India July

Dr. P. Kanagasabapathi
Former Director of Tamil Nadu Institute of Urban Studies

Indian models of Business, Economy and Management July

Arun Babu
Senior Associate Lead – Talent Acquisition

Career Opportunities for HR students September

Navneet Anand Sunu
Regional Manager
Philips Lighting

Career Opportunities in Retail August

Gangadhar T G K
Regional Manager

Methods to enhance productivity August

Mr. Swetank Rajguru
Former VP-Sales and Marketing
Vogue International

Career Trajectory of Management Students August

Dr. Praveen Patkar
Founder - Director

Power of Social Consciousness February

Snehal Shetty
VP - Operations
Amrita TBI

Business Incubation

Dr. Martin D. Schoenhals
A cultural anthropology Professor at Columbia University

Approaching Live-in-Labs (LILA) October

Mr. Swaroop Ravichandran
Startup Analyst
Amrita TBI

Various opportunities offered by Amrita TBI for aspiring entrepreneurs November

Nikhil Premanandan
Mktg Analyst

Being an Analyst October

Prof. V. G. Narayanan
Harvard Business School

HBX Credential of Readiness (HBX CORe) October

Dr. Anand Patwardhan
University of Maryland

Sustainability in Business August

Mr. Sandeep P. R.
Asst. VP - HSBC

Innovation in Business January

Mr. Harikumar
Assistant Director – Analytics
Ernst & Young

Business Analytics and its Industry Applications December

Premchand Palety
Chief Executive of Centre for Forecasting and Research (C fore)

Role of B-schools in nurturing entreprenership September

Dr. Lynnea Erickson
Senior Career Counselor
University of Washington

Relevance of Social Media in Achieving the Right Career December

Mr. Prashant Kamani
Regional Marketing Manager
ICICI Securities

StockMIND Online Competition, Trading and Investment November

Venugopal Rayirath
Senior Associate Lotus Knowlwealth
Mumbai (knowledge partner - Bombay Stock Exchange)

Capital Market Awareness October

Dr. Sridhar
Vice Chairman
Indian Centre for Academic Rankings and Excellence

A comparative assessment and evaluation of universities across the world November

Arjun Gopalakrishnan
Asst. Manager
Abu Dhabi National Insurance Company (ADNIC)

Career Opportunities Abroad December

2014 Academic Year

Name of the person Topic Date


Mr. Gopi Kallayil
The Chief Evangelist

Social Media for Social Good September

Sankar Rajan
Senior Analyst
Deutsche Bank

Career Options in Finance October

Dr. S. Vaidhyanathasubramaniam
Dean - Sastra University

Rupee, Gold, and Current Economic Mess and Possible Solutions August

Kumar Rajagopalan
Retailers Association of India

Retailing in Multiple Channel World August

Mani Chinnaswamy
Managing Partner
Appachi Ecology Cotton

The Evolution of Brand Ethicus August

Ms. Vijayalakshmi
Managing Partner

The Evolution of Brand Ethicus August

Dr. Krishnasree Achutan
Amrita TBI

Significance of Innovation and Creativity in Entrepreneurship August

Mr. G. Balasubramanian
Deputy Chief of Mission & India’s Deputy Permanent Representative to UNESCAP

International Business Opportunities

Mr. S. Inbasekar
First Secretary[Political], Indian Embassy at Brussels

International Business Opportunities October

2011 - 2012 Academic Year

Name of the person Topic Date


Mr. M.K. Chandrasekharan
Thought Works India Pvt. Ltd

Ideas Vs Implementation March 10

Mr. R.V. Balasubramanian Iyer
Learning Training & Education (LTE),
Reliance Retail Ltd.

Kal Aaj Aur Kal : Transforming Customer Experience in the Reliance Way March 08

Mr. James Golsen,
Principal Commercial Officer
U.S. Consulate General

Indo-US Business Relations March 02

Mr. Varadharajan

Career opportunities at Infosys February 23

Ms. Maria L. Welbourne

Cross-Cultural Adaptability February 14

Ms. Megha Agarwal
Asst Brand Manager, Hindustan Unilever Ltd,

A Brand Manager’s Experience January 28

Dr. M.C. Madhavan
IIT Madras

How IITs special in Management January 19

Mr. Amaresh Pujari,
Commissioner of Police

Cyber Security and its relevance today
December 14

Mrs.Tanuja Nair
Senior Procurement Specialist
Rio Tinto, Australia

Outsourcing December 9

Mr. Krishnan Unni
JW Marriott, China

Cultural, Industrial aspects in dealing with China November 11

Mr. LRK Krishnan
Sr. Vice President
HR, R.Com

Career Opportunities in Telecom Sector October 11

Mr. Shanmuga Ganesh
Vice President-Sales
Payoda Technologies

Human Sigma September 16

Mr. Sunil K. Joy
Product Manager
E-Vision, Dubai

Integration of Telco Products with TV August 19

Mr. Sunil Biyani
Future Group

Retail in India August 16

Mr. Prasad V.R.
AGM, Marketing Division
Dalmia Cements

Emotional Connect with Customer August 16

Dr. Gurumurthy Kalyanaraman

The Euro Zone Crisis August 2

Dr. Madhusudhan Atre
President & MD
Applied Materials (India)

Management & Leadership Corporate Perspective August 2

Dr. Sivakumar Venkataramany
Associate Professor
Ashland University

Emerging Financial Markets July 26

Mr. Vivek Ramakrishnan
Global Director, Sales & Service (Power)
General Electric (GE)

How to Sell a Power Plant: My Experiences in B2B Selling and Global Business Development July 21

Mr. M. K. Chandrashekar
Managing Director
Thoughtworks India Ltd

An Introduction to Below the Line Promotions July 9

Dr. Kumar S. Nochur
Vidya Technologies

Sustainable Innovation July 5

2010 - 2011 Academic Year

Name of the person Topic Date


G.R Venkatesh
Chief Strategy Officer
Future Group

Back to the Future March 18

Dr. David Ford
Professor, Consultant
Kazakistan Institute of Management

"Organisational Change Management, Leadership and Behavior" March 18

Mr. Thimmiah & Mr. Bhanumurthy
Planning Commission

Union Budget discussion March 7

Mr. Porus Munshi
Consultant, Author

Making Breakthrough Innovation Happen March 5

Mr. Subir Ghosh
Aegis Global

Customer Experience Management March 3

Dr.Kezevino Aram
Shanti Ashram

Social Entreneurship and Healthcare February 28

Mr. Govind Mukundan
Communications Specialist

Marketing to marketers of one February 15

Mr. Parathasarathy
Chief Technology Officer

The Entrepreneurial Journey December 18

Dr. Deepak Bhat Nagar
Head, Center for International Trade in Technology (CITT)
Indian Institute of Foreign Trade

International Trade and Culture December 14

Dr. Deepak Bhat Nagar
Head, Center for International Trade in Technology (CITT)
Indian Institute of Foreign Trade

Nurturing Innovation December 13

Prof. Jay Mishra, Professor,
Harvard Business School

Rest In Peace - Good Times

December 12

Mr. R. V. Rajan
CMD, Anugrah Madison Advertising Pvt. Ltd.
President, Rural Marketing Agencies Association of India

Brand Building in Rural Markets December 8

Mr. Madhu Ganesh
Former GM, Technology Develeopment in ELGI Equipments

A Tryst With Triz December 8

Mr.Paulo Colini
Dean, Faculty of Economics
University of Trento, Italy

Economic History of Europe December 7

Mr. Sarath Babu, Founder CEO, FoodKing Catering Services Pvt. Ltd.

Food King - The Journey So Far

November 8

Dr. Kezevino Aram, Director,
Shanti Ashram and Distinguished Alumni of Harvard School of Public Health

Is a healthy start to life possible for children in India today?

November 5

Mr. Kurien
Head HR and Design
Future Innoversity

Career and Planning in HR November 3

Mr. Arjun Prakash , Co-Chair,
Young Indians, Coimbatore Chapter

CII Yi - We Can, We Will October 23

Mr. E. R. Sainath, General Manager, Reliance Communications

Getting Acquainted to Telecom October 21

Mr. Binoay, Assistant Vice-President, Marketing, IDEA

Branding Communication September 24

Swami Someshwarananda, Chairman, Vivekananda Centre for Indian Management

Indian System of Management September 17

Mr. Prasannavadhanan
Vice President, Oracle Financial Services

Career in Systems - A Management Perspective September 16

Mr. Madhuri Menon
CEO, Amaya Consultants
Amaya Consultants

Self Preparation in View of Upcoming Interview September 16

Mr. Radha Nandakumar
Director, International Affiliations and Campus Relations
National Center for Supercomputing Applications

How High Computing can Add Value to Business? September 16

Mr. Kurien Kurien
Dean, Futureversity
Future Group

Interactive Session September 16

Mr. Madhu Ganesh
General Manager, Technology Development

"Innovation - Why and How?" September 14

Mr. Sivadasaprabhu

SPSS August 29

Mr. Sivadasaprabhu

August 28

Mr. John Scade
MAS Business

Financial Sustainability
August 28

Mr. John Scade
MAS Business

Business Sustainability
August 27

Mr. John Scade
MAS Business

August 26

Mr. Kandasamy Muniasamy
Sr. Director

IT Consulting
August 13

Mr. R. V. Rajan
Managing Director
Anugrah Marketing and Advertising Services

Branding in Rural Markets
August 12

Dr. Vijay Ramakrishnan
Founder & CEO, Pikamab Inc,
California Entrepreneurship

July 22

Mr. Pravin Shekhar
Founder, CEO and Country representative for ESOMAR

Internet Marketing
July 19

Mr. Pravin Shekhar
Founder,CEO,country representative for ESOMAR

The Law of Attraction - and what it means for Entrepreneurship and Research
July 19

Mr. Premchand Palety, Director, Cfore Elections and Exit Polls

July 17

Mr. Venkatesh Nagan
Director (Sourcing), Sprandi International Ltd, Shanghai

Taking the China Challenge in Apparel Sourcing
July 16

Mr. Paulo Colini
Director, School of International Studies
University of Trento, Italy

Euro Crisis
July 12

Mr. Sekar Raju, Assistant Professor, Iowa State University

Working in Global Environments
July 11


Seshadri Venkatesan
Director Operations
National Adventure & Leadership School

The Marketing of Adventure Ser March 1

Mr. Leepesh Parat
Zeisty Beans

Interactive Session January 24

Mr. Prasannavadhanan
Vice President, Oracle Financial Services

Career in Systems - A management perspective September 18

Ms. Madhuri Menon
CEO, Amaya Consultants
Amaya Consultants

Self Preparation in view of upcoming interview September 16

Mr. Sivadasaprabhu

SPSS August 29

Mr. John Scade
MAS Business

Financial Sustainability August 28

Mr. John Scade
MAS Business

Entrepreneurship August 26

Mr. Kandasamy Muniasamy

IT Consulting August 13

Mr. Pravin Shekhar
Founder,CEO,country representative for ESOMAR

Internet Marketing July 19

2009 - 2010 Academic Year

Name of the person Topic Date


Mr. Gurcharan Das
Management Guru and Writer

Difficulty of Being Good: On the Subtle Art of Dharma
April 2

Ms. Hema Hattangady
Managing Director

Doing Business Ethically
April 1

Mr. Sudhir Goel
UB Group

March 30

Mr. Anand Sen, Vice President,
Flat Products & TQM, TATA Steel

Commodity to a Brand - A Journey of TATA Steel
March 21

Mr. Pratyush Prasanna
Open Innovation Manager

Product Management
March 20

Mr. Parthasarathy N. S.
Co-founder and CEO

10 Values of an Eminient Manager
March 20

Mr. Unni Nair, Managing Director, Ezxcel Adventure & Entertainment

Maximizing Potential through Fun
March 20

Mr. N. Sundararajan
Executive Director & Company Secretary, Ashok Leyland

Transition from Student Life to a Working Professional
March 16

Mr. R. Shyam Sunder
HR Advisor, KG Group of Companies

Workforce Ratonalisation and Employee Engagement
March 8

Prof. K.Subramanian
DDG(NIC), Ministry of C & IT, India

Retailing and Retail Management : People, Process and Technology
March 1

Mr. N. Sundararajan
Executive Director & Company Secretary, Ashok Leyland

Indian Financing Market & Sub-prime Crisis
February 28

Swami Prahaladananda Saraswati, Bihar School of Yoga

Stress Management in Corporate Life
February 13

Mr. C. S. Anand, Managing Director, Hapag Lloyd Global Services

Being Successful in the Corporate World
February 11

Mr. N. Sundararajan
Executive Director & Company Secretary, Ashok Leyland

Mergers and Acquisitions
February 28

Mr. Vijay Menon
Management Academician & Competency Enabler; HOD
Suntec India

Indian Contemporary Values
February 9

Mr. C. S. Baskar
COO, Royal Classic Group

Marketing and Brand Building Initiatives
January 30

Ms. Hema Hattangady
VC & CEO, Conzerv

Running a Multi-million Dollar Company in India Ethically - A Real Life
Account of Corporate Social Responsibility

January 23

Dr. Sunitha Krishnan
Gen. Secretary, Prajwala

Fighting for Innocence - The Bane of Child Trafficking
January 25

Dr. Ella Salome Roininen
Business Manager, Global Technology Services
IBM, Switzerland

Organization Equality
January 11

Mr. Rajesh Rai
Co-founder and Principal of New Markets Growth Fund (NMGF)

Role of Venture Capital in Entrepreneurial Growth
January 10

Mr. A. Krishnan
Vice President
Bosch India

Business Values and Ethics: A Core Value or Strategic Move
December 28

Mr. V. P. Sajeevan
Divisional Head
Canon India

Brand Activation
December 4

Mr. Kannan. P. Sreenivasan
International Business Consultant

Technology and Entrepreneurship
October 28

Mr. Purushottam
Head-Youth Affairs
Young India

Importance of Being a Young Indian (Yi)
September 30

Prof. Karameshu
Former Dean
J.Nehru University

Mathematical Model of Product Life cycle
September 19

Mr. T. R. Vasu
Regional Manager, South
Wrigleys India

Distribution Network of Wrigleys
September 9

Ms. Krishnan Hemamala
Assistant Dean
Bharathiya School of Management

Being a Part of Intelligent Organizations
August 7

Mr. Naveen Kulkarni
Director-Business Development
Philips Research Asia

The Entrepreneur Gene
August 5

Mr. P. N. S. V. Narasimham
Executive Head HR, UBS

Changing the Downturn
April 5

Mr. Biju Dominick
CEO, Final Mile Consultancy

Learning Marketing from Politicians and Beggars
April 4

Mr. R. S. Rajan, Director,
Sr. VP, Ion-Exchange

Meeting Challenges in Today's Environment

2005 - 2008 Academic Years

Name of the person Topic Date


Mr. Omkar V. Sankar, Chief Executive, Sankar Foundation, Coimbatore

How to Create Successful Brands?
October 31

Mrs. Kalpana Vishwanathan

Trends in the Banking Sector
October 29

Mr. L. N. Krishnan
VP - Outsourcing, Thomas Cook

Strategic Outsourcing
October 27

Dr. Arvind Bhatnagar

Raksha - Palliative Care
October 17

Mr. Rajamani

Overview of the Functioning of TATA Steel
October 10

Mr. Pravin Shekar
Chief Executive, Dexterity KPO Services

Anonymity of KPO - Mumbo Jumbo
August 31

Dr. N. Gopalakrishnan
Senior Scientist, Council of Scientific & Industrial Research, India

Management from Traditional Perspective
August 17

Mr. Shivram V
Managing Partner, The Hit Factory

The Mind of an Entrepreneur
March 30

Ms. Madhuri Menon
CEO, Amaya Consultants

Corporate Social Responsibility
March 29

Mr. Ramesh K
General Manager, Media Direction

Media in India - The Big Picture
March 23

Mr. Padmanabhan
CEO - Telematics Business Unit,
Ashok Leyland

To Learn the Customer
March 17

Mr. Vijay Aithreye, AVP &
National Head Rural & Social, Tata AIG

Micro Insurance
March 15

Mr. Pradeep Menon
Executive Vice President and Director - Operations for Quadrant Risk Management International

Careers and Challenges in the Field of IT Consultancy
March 13

Dr. Eric Brewer
Co-founder of Inktomi and Professor of Computer Science at UC Berkeley

Two Encounters with Dr. Eric Brewer
January 31

Mr. Praveen V. S.

Journey of an Inventor
January 11


Mr. Kishore Kumar
Sr. Vice President, Corporate Banking, HDFC Bank India Ltd.

Micro Finance  

Mr. Krishnankutty, GM,
Sales and Marketing, Chandra Hyundai

On Branding
November 24

Mr. Sudhakar Jayaram
Director& CEO, Amrita TV

Role of Media in Society
November 14

Ms. Madhuri Menon
CEO, Amaya Consultants

Be Like a Functional Parachute ...
November 9

Dr. K. Kasturirangan, Former Chairman - ISRO, Director-NIAS, MP

On Leadership
November 1

Dr. Sriram Devanathan
Professor, Department of Polymer Engineering, Amrita

Six Sigma
September 11

Dr. Maresi Nerad, Associate Graduate Dean, University of Washington

"Pride in Nation, Passion For Education"
September 6

Dr. Jose Schutte Aine
Professor, University of Illinois at Urbana Champagne

Entrepreneurship - Personal Experience
August 17

Mr. Ranjith Nambiar
VP, ARMS Pvt Limited

Challenge is to "Stay Ahead of Opportunities"
August 11

Mr. Yoshiro Ito, Executive Director, Morgan Stanley, Japan

An Extraordinary Visit by an Unassuming Man
August 10

K. Manivannan

Team Building and Leadership
July 26

Mr. Antti Juhani Wihuri
Management Consultant, Finland

Two Encounters with Dr. Eric Brewer
July 24

Br. Nijamrita Chaitanya

Dharma, Happiness and Spirituality
July 22

Dr. Vish Krishnan, Sheryl and Harvey White Endowed Chair in Management Leadership, Rady School of Management

Moving from a Knowledge Driven Economy to an Innovation Driven Economy
July 20

Mr. Guru Ganeshan
MD, ARM Embedded Tech. Pvt Ltd

(Inauguration of Batch 2006-08)
July 3

Prof S. Sriram, Executive Director, Great Lakes Institute of Management

Careers in Management
June 30

Dr. Sameer Kamat
Wachovia Corporation, USA

January 9


Mr. Prasad Chandran, Chairman
and Managing Director, BASF India Ltd, Head of BASF South Asia

Matrix Management  

Revathy, Film Actress & Director

Dreams and Passion  

Mr. Jairam Vardaraj
MD, ELGI Eqipments

Business Basics  

Mr. H. P. Kripesh , General Manager, Human Resource Pantaloons, Mumbai

Future of Indian Retailing  

Mr. K. B. Chandrasekhar
Co-founder, CEO and Chairman of the Board of Jamcracker

The Hungry Entrepreneur  

Mr. Narasimham, HR Head, Global Solutions Center, Hewlett Packard

Is BPO a BAD Word? Issues of a Growing Industry  

Mr. Subramaniam
Maveric Info Systems, Chennai

Service Offerings from Software Industry  

Dr. Eric Brewer, MD, Oracle

Oracle Experiences  

Mr. Chandar Sundaram
Academic Lead, Microsoft

IT Industry  
Dr. Sameer Kamat
Wachovia Corporation, USA

Visitors during the Academic Years  2005 - 2008

Dr. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam, The Ex - President of INDIA
Dr. Padma Rao Sahib, Professor, Department of Economics, Groningen University, The Netherlands
Yoshiro Ito, Executive Director, Morgan Stanley, Japan
Dr. Satish Tripathi, Provost & Executive Vice President, University at Buffalo, New York
Dr. Venkatesh Narayanamurti, Dean of Engineering and Applied Sciences, and Dean of Physical Sciences at Harvard University, USA
Dr. Vish Krishnan, Sheryl and Harvey White Endowed Chair in Management Leadership, Rady School of Management
Dr. Ram Ramesh, Professor, Department of Management Science & Systems, School of Management, SUNY at Buffalo
K. B. Chandrasekhar, CEO, JamCracker
Mr. Jose Schutte Aine, Professor, University of Illinois at Urbana Champagne
Shri Kris Gopalakrishnan, Chief Operating Officer, Infosys Technologies, Bangalore
Padma Bhushan Dr. G. Madhavan Nair, Chairman, Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO)