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Associate Professor
School of Humanities, Social Sciences and Management,
NITK Surathkal, Karnataka


Dr S Pavan Kumar is an Associate Professor in the School of Humanities, Social Sciences and Management, NITK Surathkal, Karnataka. His educational qualifications include Diploma in Electrical & Electronics Engineering from Govt. Polytechnic affiliated to SBTET, Hyderabad. B.E. in Computer Science & Engineering from Amravati University. M.Tech. in Human Resource Development & Management from IIT Kharagpur in 2006. Doctorate in Human Resource Development & Management from IIT Kharagpur in 2011. He has done several other modern-day courses to keep himself updated with the technology and trend. It includes a certificate course in Business Analytics from Manipal global university and a P.G. Diploma in Geo-spatial technologies for rural development from NIRDPR, Govt of India etc. Dr Kumar has gained rich experience of approximately 25 years in academic institutions as academician, consultancy organizations as a consultant, a Govt. enterprise as a trainee etc. His notable experiences, to name a few, are as follows: He has served as Vice-principal for Kshatriya college of engineering, affiliated with JNT University Hyderabad, before joining NITK Surathkal. Dr Kumar joined NITK Surathkal in 2012 and has been serving to date. In his tenure to date, he played several academic and administrative roles. He served as Head of the department during 2018-2021. He is also serving as the secretary for NITK English medium school run by the professors of the NITK Surathkal. Regarding academic achievements, Dr S P Kumar has received many best research paper awards for his contribution in several national and international conferences. So far, he has published approximately forty research papers in referred journals. He had presented approximately 35 papers at conferences of repute. Dr Kumar completed 3 PhD guidance as on date, and six scholars are currently doing PhD under his supervision. Around 25 MBA students have completed their project work under his guidance. Dr Kumar visited international universities located in countries like Switzerland, Spain for research interaction. Dr Kumar regularly conducts workshops on contemporary topics in various universities as part of outreach activities. A few universities where Dr Kumar has conducted events are Kongu engineering college, Rajagiri college of social sciences, IIT Kharagpur extension center etc. He also serves as a member of the board of studies for management programs as an academic expert. A few notable ones are S.R. University Warangal, PSG Coimbatore etc. He is a reviewer for a few journals for repute. He is also on the advisory board of a few start-up companies. He acted as an examiner for several PhD thesis evaluations. Dr Kumar regularly sets question papers for various premier universities of the country. Dr Kumar’s research interests include organizational development, Human resource management & development, Organizational behavior etc.


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