Prof. Lakshmi B is Dean of Research and Management Studies and is also currently the acting in charge as Registrar & Secretary. Prof. Lakshmi held the post of Dean of Management Programmes from October 2013 - October 2014. Prof. Lakshmi is Professor and Centre Director for Human Development, and is Area Chairperson of Health Studies. She joined ASCI in 2005. Prof. Lakshmi served as Programme Director of AICTE approved Post Graduate Diploma in Hospital Management (PGDHM) from 2005 - 2009. Under her leadership, the PGDHM ranked among the Top Ten Programmes in Hospital Management in India with 100 percent record of placement of PGDHM graduates in leading hospitals in India and abroad.
Prof. Lakshmi did a two-year (2009 – 2011) stint as faculty member 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 Health Studies Area as a team member for the evaluation of Rajiv Arogya Shri Project. She is also the Programme Director of several Management Development Programs (MDPs),In company Training Programs (ICTPs) in the areas of Leadership Development, Human Resource Development, Women Empowerment, programs related to Hospital Management, Performance Management, Ethics and Values in Public Governance.
Prof. Lakshmi is a regular faculty / resource person in the Commonwealth and multinational sponsored MDPs of ASCI for South Pacific Islanders in Papau New Guinea. Prof.Lakshmi has been invited by Initiatives of Change to represent as a core facilitator for the program on ‘Heart of Effective Living’ at Caux, Switzerland in July 2014.
Prof. Lakshmi was Programme Director and Team Leader for the Certification Program on Service Delivery Management in Modernising Government Programmes for the Government of Kerala, at the present Prof.Lakshmi is involved as a team member working on a research project “Restructuring Kerala State Planning Board”.
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 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...