Prof. Lakshmi B is Dean of Research and Management Studies and, is also acting In-charge as Registrar & Secretary. She was also the Dean of Management Programmes.
Prof. Lakshmi is Professor and Centre Director for Human Development, and is Area Chairperson of Health Studies. She joined ASCI in 2005 and 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. B 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, Government of India to formulate the new National Health Policy.
Department of Personnel and Training has recognized her as a Master Trainer on “Ethics and Values in Administration”.
She 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 Sri 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.
She is a regular faculty / resource person in the Commonwealth and multinational sponsored MDPs of ASCI for South Pacific Islanders in Papua New Guinea. She 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.
She was Programme Director and Team Leader for the Certification Program on Service Delivery Management in Modernizing Government Programmes for the Government of Kerala, and a team member on a research project “Restructuring Kerala State Planning Board”.
She also earned a Diploma in Journalism from SIET Women’s College and a Post Graduate Diploma in Public Relations from Annamalai University.
Her Postdoctoral Master’s in Hospital Administration (MHA) is from the University of New South Wales in Sydney. In addition, she earned a 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.