Professor of Operations Management , Indian Institute of Management

Bangalore, India

B. Mahadevan is a professor of Operations Management at the Indian Institute of Management Bangalore, where he has been teaching since 1992. He was also the Dean (Administration) of the institute. Professor Mahadevan has more than 20 years of wide-ranging experience in teaching, research, consulting and academic administration at IIM Bangalore and other reputed institutions such as IIT Delhi and XLRI, Jamshedpur. He was earlier Chief Editor of the IIMB Management Review, the premier Indian journal for management educators, consultants and practitioners. Professor Mahadevan was also earlier the EADS–SMI Chair Professor for Sourcing and Supply Management at IIM Bangalore.

 Professor Mahadevan received his M.Tech. and Ph.D. from the Industrial Engineering and Management Division of IIT Madras. He holds a bachelor’s degree in engineering (production engineering) from the College of Engineering, Guindy, Madras. He was a visiting scholar at the Amos Tuck School of Business Administration, Dartmouth College, New Hampshire, in 1999–2000.  He was also a retainer consultant to Deloitte Consulting LLP, USA, in 2001–2002. Professor Mahadevan is on the board of trustees of some NGOs providing valuable community and social service.

 Professor Mahadevan’s other interests include researching the possibility of using ancient Indian wisdom to address contemporary concerns. He is active in inculcating these ideas among his students and the youth through various forums and public lectures. Professor Mahadevan was also a member of the Central Sanskrit Board, an advisory body to the Ministry of HRD, Dept. of Education on all Sanskrit policy issues in the country.