Lakshmi New

Prof. B. Lakshmi is Professor and Centre Director for Poverty Studies & Rural Development. Prof.Lakshmi served as Dean of Management Studies and most recently as Dean of Research and Management Studies, Dr Lakshmi was twice Registrar & Secretary (I/c) of ASCI. She joined ASCI in 2005 and served as Program Director of AICTE approved Post Graduate Diploma in Hospital Management (PGDHM) from 2005-2009.Under her leadership, the PGDHM was ranked among the Top Ten Programs in Hospital Management in India with 100 percent record of placement of graduates in leading hospitals in India and abroad.

Prof.Lakshmi did a two-year (2009-2011) stint as faculty at the University of Technology and Trainer at The Bridge Business College in Sydney, Australia. Upon her return to ASCI in 2011, she has been focusing in Management Studies. She is also the Program Director of several Management Development Programs (MDPs), In-Company Training Programs (ICTPs), Senior Executive Training Programs, and Advanced Training Programs for Senior Executives in areas of Leadership Development, Human Resource Development, Women Empowerment, Hospital Management, Performance Management, Ethics and Values in Public Governance, and the like.

Prof.Lakshmi is a regular faculty/resource person in the Commonwealth and Multinational sponsored MDPs of ASCI for South Pacific Islanders. Prof.Lakshmi has been invited by Initiatives of Change to represent as a core facilitator for the program on ‘Heart of Effective Leadership’ at Caux ,Switzerland in July 2014.

Prof. Lakshmi was Program Director and Team Leader for the Certification Program on Service Delivery Management in Modernizing Government Programs for the Government of Kerala; she was also invited as a team member for working on the research project “Restructuring Kerala State Planning Board.” Currently, Prof. Lakshmi is engaged in the Capacity Building Project for State of Orissa sponsored by UNICEF, and on the study on “Situational Analysis of Women and Girls in the States of Odisha” supported by the National Commission for Women (NCW).

Prof.Lakshmi is also certified by the Dept. of Personnel and Training, GOI as “Master Trainer on Ethics and Values in Public Administration.” She is one of the 22 Certified Master Trainers nationally. Prof.Lakshmi has been drafted into the 6-Member Expert Sub-Group formed by the Government of India on Health Care Regulation under the Chairmanship of Mr. Navreet Singh Kang, Additional Secretary & DG (CGHS), Department of Health & Family Welfare, GOI to formulate the new National Health Policy in December 2014.

Prof Lakshmi has been nominated as an “External Advisor” under The Research Advisory Committee of State Bank of India for a term of 3 years from 1st August, 2016.

Prof. Lakshmi received her B.A., M.A., M.Phil. and Ph.D. from the University of Madras in Economics, Public Administration, and Human Resource Management respectively. She also earned a Diploma in Journalism from SIET Women’s College in Chennai and a Post Graduate Diploma in Public Relations from Annamalai University.

Prof.Lakshmi’s Postdoctoral Master’s in Hospital Administration (MHA) is from the University of New South Wales in Sydney. In addition, Prof. Lakshmi earned Graduate Diploma in Education specializing in Human Society and its Environment from the University of New England in Armidale, New South Wales, Australia. She also holds a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment from HBO – Sydney, and is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management (FAIIM).

Dr. B Lakshmi

Centre Director, Centre for Poverty Studies & Rural Development

Chairperson, Health Studies Area

Administrative Staff College of India,

Bella Vista, Raj Bhavan Road,

Hyderabad 500 082.

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