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Shaji Kurian


Shaji Kurian

Chairperson – Human Resources & Professor

Area: Human Resources


Dr. Shaji Kurian is currently working as Professor and Head of the Department – HR & OB area at IFIM Business School, Bangalore.
He holds a Masters in Psychology as well as an MBA in Human Resource Management. His Ph.D research is in the area of Strategic Human Resource Management from VTU University, Belgaum. He is also an invited Guest Faculty at Uniglobe School of Business, Kathmadu.
Prior to IFIM, he was the talent head in India Semiconductor Association and was responsible for mobilizing resources and executing all-India level strategic programs for minimizing the employability gap to ensure the continued growth of semiconductor and allied industries in India through focused workshops and seminars across the country.
His recent book chapter academic mentoring in India published by Springer, Macmillan UK has great international acceptance. He is an empaneled expert in Times of India Ascent Series and an invited speaker at various national & international forums etc. He is also a common face in NHRDN panel discussions.


  • 2016 Doctorate, Management Studies, Human Resources Management, Visvesvaraya
    Technological University, India Strategic HRM Practices in Small and Medium Enterprises in light of Global Competition
  • 2007 Master of Business Administration, Management Studies, Human Resources Management, Canara Bank School of Management Studies, India
  • 2001 Master, Other, Organizational Behavior, Annamalai University, India