Pawan Kumar Singh

Professor, Organizational Behavior
Director, MDI Gurgaon

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Dr. Pawan Kumar Singh is engaged for more than three decades in academics in the field of post-graduate teaching in management, training, research, consulting and academic administration. He has unique blend of experience having served in academics in all types of institutions – state university (Ujjain and Kanpur), central university (IGNOU, New Delhi), national institute (NITIE, Mumbai), and Indian institute (IIM Indore). He operates in the field of Organisational Behaviour & Human Resource Management, Indian Ethos, and Managerial Values and Skills. Before career in academics, he worked with Bank of India as Industrial Relations Officer.

Dr. Singh is Ph.D. in Management from Vikram University Ujjain, Post-Graduate in Personnel Management & Industrial Relations from Xavier Institute of Social Service Ranchi, and M.A. in Economics from Ranchi University. He graduated with Economics as major with Mathematics and English literature. He qualified NET of UGC in 1984, the very year in which JRF was introduced by UGC. He has attended summer school certificate programme in research methodology at London School of Economics and Political Science.

Dr. Singh has published numerous research papers, two books, one booklet in the field of managing people. He has guided research at Ph.D. level. He has presented about 75 research papers in national and international seminars in India and abroad. He is on editorial board of reputed journals. He has written post-graduate level course material in management suitable for distance education mode, and has prepared audio on interviewing skills. For faculty development he has conducted various sessions and has prepared video material sponsored by Ministry of Human Resource Development.

Dr. Singh has trained more than 15,000 executive participants from almost all walks of professional activities across all levels of hierarchy. He has provided consultancy to various organisations of public as well as private sector. He has been invited speaker on more than 100 occasion including those organized by reputed academic institutions, CII, PHDCC, ISTD, LIC Roundtable, various Management Associations, Rotary Club, Lions’ Club and various professional bodies. His discussions have been broadcasted on national channels on television.

Dr. Singh has been member of various academic and government bodies. Among various responsibilities in the field of academic administration, he has also worked as Director-in-charge of IIM Indore and Chairperson of Academic Committee of IIM Sambalpur. As Nodal Officer of IIM Sambalpur he played sheet anchor role in mentoring the institute.

Dr. Singh enjoys certain hobbies. He enjoys travelling. In cricket playing he has represented teams as all-rounder up to Railway’s divisional level team, Bank of India’s zonal level team, and team of IIM Indore in CII tournament. He enjoys music, astronomy, poetry and quotations. His one of the favourite quotes is: ‘We are always preparing to live but never living’.


Teaching experience of three decades. Have taught courses including:

Organisational Behaviour

Perspectives of Individual Dimensions

Managerial Skills and Values

Stress Management

Research Methodology

Training and Development

Spirituality in Management

Behavioural Insights from Sanskrit Scriptures

Some Recent Papers

A Mediation Effect of Job Satisfaction and Affective Commitment in Relationship between Passion and Work Intentions after Retirement (Co-authored); Vision: The Journal of Business Perspective, Vol.23, No.2, June 2019.

Spirituality in Management Education for Building Integrated Self: Insights from Sanskrit Scriptures; Managing VUCA through Integrative Self-Management, Springer, 2017 (edited book).

Post-retirement Work: Among Academics (Coauthored); SCMS Journal of Indian Management, Vol. XIV. No.2, April-June, 2017.

Commute Factors Analysis: A Scare of Employees in Indian Suburban Railway (Co-authored); Adhyayan- A Journal of Management Sciences, ISSN 2249-1066, Vol. 7, No. 2, Dec. 2017.

University-Industry Interface: Issues and Challenges - With Special Reference to Developing Skills of Youth In International Conference Proceedings, APS University, Rewa; 2017.

Looking through Wisdom Eyes to Rectify Perception: Life Management Insight from Bhagavad Gita; Gita Piyush; ISSN numbered biannual journal; July 2016.

Impact of Social Support Mechanism as a Catalyst towards Generating Re-employment Opportunities after Retirement Leading to Life Satisfaction (Coauthored); BVIMR Management Edge; ISSN 0976-0431, Vol. 9, Issue 2, 2016.

Psychology and Psychologists for Organisational Behaviour: Issues of Understanding and Developing Self for Managers; International LNCT Management Journal, 2015, Vol. II.

The Vedas: Introduction and Lessons for Excellence India-centric Management; Global Books Organisation, Delhi, 2015 (edited book).

Human Excellence: Insights from Yoga Sutras of Patanjali; International Journal on Vedic Foundations of Management, 2013, Vol. I, Issue 1.

Psychology for Organisational Behaviour: Aspects of Understanding and Developing Self through the Window of Developmental Psychology; International LNCT Management Journal, 2013, Vol. I.

Time-tested Insights for Managers:Glimpses from Scriptures; Prabandh & Taqniki, 2012, Vol. 6.

Books published

Managing Interpersonal Conflict; Anmol Publications, New Delhi; 1998.

Jeevan Prabandhan Kee Shaayaree (in Devanagari); Radhakrishna; 2010.

Indian Ethos for Technology Management (Booklet); Swami Vivekanand Centre for Technical Manpower Dev., Production Engineering Department, Jadavpur University, Kolkata; 2012.

Management Sutras from Sanskrit Scriptures; In print.

Guided research at Ph.D. level and projects at post-graduate level. Taught various courses connected to course-based Ph.D. programme. Member of Comprehensive Examination Committee of FPM students. Evaluated various Ph.D. theses.

Also published articles in other reputed conference proceedings, various book reviews, and popular articles in English and Hindi on themes connected to Human Resource Management, Organisational Behaviour, Life Management, Indian Ethos, Education, Happiness etc.; Interviewed for sharing opinion on managerial issues by reputed newspapers and magazines; Telecasted on channels of television like Zee News and Doordarshan for short duration and long duration (30 min.) programmes; Interviews on Radio; Prepared study material in management, suitable for distance education mode; presented papers in various international and national conferences.




Conducted more than 100 Management Development Programmes and have interacted with more than 15,000 professionals across all levels of hierarchy from almost all walks of professions. Chosen as best faculty by top management group of Dainik Bhaskar attending long-duration training programme in 2007.

Provided consultancy to organisations in public sector and private sector. Interventions for organisational culture in oil and refinery sector, organisational structuring and development in automobile company, and member of task force to rejuvenate state public sector. Member of Governing Body, Planning Board, Executive Council, Senate, Academic Council, Board of Studies of various organisations.