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Prof. B. Raja Shekhar

School of Management Studies
University of Hyderabad

Prof.B. Raja Shekhar is currently working at the School of Management Studies, University of Hyderabad. He has a commendable track record in the field of higher education as an academic and academic administrator. Prof. Shekhar associated with the School of Management Studies since its inception (June 1999) and he is also Coordinating a Post Graduate Diploma in Business Management offered by the Center for Distance Education and Virtual Learning, University of Hyderabad. He was also associated with the Telangana State Public Service Commission as one of the members of the committee for formulation of scheme and syllabus. As the Dean of the School of Management Studies, University of Hyderabad, Prof. Shekhar has played a significant role in launching a unique MBA programme in Business Analytics  at University of Hyderabad. He is also coordinating a MOOCs in Research Methodology for Social Sciences through SWAYAM of MHRD. Prof. Shekhar is appointed as one of the members of the expert committee constituted by UGC to draft Learning Outcomes Based Curriculum Framework for Management. Prof. Shekhar also participated in LEAP (Leadership for Academicians Programme) of MHRD at Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur and  Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.

Prof. Shekhar obtained his Bachelor of Technology degree in Civil Engineering, three Master’s degrees in Business Administration, Psychology and Education. He was awarded two Doctorate degrees in Business Management  and Psychology. Added to above, he acquired two Post-Graduate Diplomas in Personnel Management & Industrial Relations and Computer Science. Prof. Shekhar also underwent a Faculty Development Programme (FDP) at the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmadabad. Prior to joining the University of Hyderabad, he taught at Kakatiya University and Kamala Nehru Polytechnic for women. Besides his academic activities, he served various administrative positions in the university including Registrar, Dean Students' Welfare, Chief Warden etc.

Prof. Shekhar authored, edited and co-edited books in the area of consumer protection, Supply Chain Management and Quality Management. He has published  76 research papers in reputed International, National Journals, Books and Conference proceedings. Prof. Shekhar successfully guided 13 research scholars for Ph.D. and 8 more scholars are working currently under his supervision. He is a specialist in the area of Service Quality and has been doing extensive research in various issues of service quality. He has been running a career counselling weekly column in a leading Telugu daily newspaper Eenadu titled sandehalu-samadhanalu. Prof. Shekhar is actively engaged in research as a consultant and principal investigator for DFID, FAO, UGC and AICTE sponsored projects.

Prof. Shekhar is visiting faculty to various Training Institutions, which include UGC-Human Resource Development Centres, National Institute of Rural Development & Panchayati Raj, National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education  and Research, Dr. Marri Channa Reddy Human Resource Development Institute, Andhra Pradesh Human Resource Development Institute,National Institute of Agricultural Extension Management, National Academy of Agricultural Research Management, Indian Institute of Public Health, RBVRR Telangana State Police Academy, Navodaya Leadership Institute, National Institute of Tourism and Hospitality Management etc. He regularly delivers lectures in the areas of Career Planning and Personality Development at varied Graduate and Post Graduate colleges and Universities.

His primary areas of interest include Service Quality, Quantitative Techniques, Operations Management, Industrial & Organizational Psychology and Research Methodology.

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