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Faculty of Operations Management and Decision Sciences,

Indian Institute of Management Tiruchirappalli,



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Dr. Gajanand holds a bachelor's degree in Industrial Engineering from the College of Engineering Guindy, Anna University, Chennai and a Ph.D. from the Department of Management Studies, Indian Institute of Technology Madras. He worked for Ernst and Young Global Shared Services, Bangalore before joining the Ph.D. programme.
At IIM Tiruchirappalli, he teaches students at the Master's and Doctoral level, including working Executives at the Chennai Campus. He offers courses on Operations Research, Operations Management, Decision Analytics for Managers, Business Decision Modelling, Simulation-Based Analytics and Optimization & Heuristics. He believes in the concept of "learning-by-doing" and adopts the same through his experiential learning pedagogy.

Dr. Gajanand is the founding Programme Director for long-duration Post Graduate Certificate Programmes on (i) Supply Chain Management, (ii) Business Analytics and Applications, and (iii) Manufacturing Management and Analytics, which are being offered by IIM Trichy in the e-Learning mode. He has also taught in various Management Development Programmes and Faculty Development Programmes.
His research interest is in the field of Distribution planning and Green logistics, and has various publications in reputed International Journals and leading International Conferences. He is one among the editors of the book titled “Sustainable Operations in India”. He is in the Doctoral Committee of Ph.D. research scholars in various reputed institutes. He is also a Lifetime Member of the Operational Research Society of India (ORSI) and the Society of Operations Management (SOM).


Distribution planning and Green logistics


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