The Faculty of Education in FIMS is one of the prime areas of academic activity and is aimed at developing educational practice in institutions and improving the quality of the standards of the teaching delivery mechanism.
Dr.SajiKuriakose is currently working as the Professor & Director, Farook Institute of Management Studies (FIMS) run by prestigious Farook college established in 1948. He is an MBA graduate with specialization in Marketing, PG diploma holder in International Trade, M.Phil in Management, and a Ph.D. in the area of Marketing from Kannur University, Kerala. He has also received the status of “Accredited Management Teacher” (AMT) from the prestigious All India Management Association (AIMA) New Delhi. His earlier academic related assignments include 11 years of service as Professor & Head, Department of Management Studies, MES College of Engineering, Kuttipuram, (the first self-financing Engineering college of Kerala). Commenced his career with one of the renowned corporates of India (Nirma Ltd.) at Ahmedabad, Gujarat, and served this organization at its corporate office for about eight years at senior level managerial positions looking after Marketing and International Business operations. He had also worked with the team (NIM) in setting up the prestigious Nirma Institute of Management (NIM),(Now part of Nirma University, Ahmedabad) and served this institute both as a visiting faculty and a special officer during its inception period.
Dr.Saji has been involved in management education, training, research, and consulting for the past 25 years. He has carried out several MDPs for public and private sector organizations in Gujrat, Tamil Nadu & Kerala and has organized several FDPs for engineering, commerce & management teachers in the area of teacher roles and teaching effectiveness. He is a regular resource person to train teachers at UGC-Academic Staff Training College (now UGC – HRDC) at Calicut and Kannur Universities. He provides consultancy services in the area of Marketing & International Business to several organizations in and around Kerala.
He has a strong passion for research, especially on consumer behavioural dimensions. He has published 32 papers and articles in leading Indian & International Management journals, Magazines & dailies including “The Hindu’ and presented 25 research papers in national & International conferences. He has developed two case studies in the area of women entrepreneurship & marketing. Dr.Saji has been very active with several professional associations and has been instrumental in organizing a number of conferences, seminars, symposiums, etc related to business and management. Dr.Saji has also held the position as Vice President of Calicut Management Association (CMA) affiliated to AIMA, New Delhi for two terms and President, CMA for the year 2019-20.
Prof. Ahamed Riaz. K
At present Prof. Ahamed Riaz is working as the Deputy Director and Academic Head at FIMS, Farook College. He is a management faculty and a business professional, with an overall experience of about twenty years in teaching and business management in industries like the chemical industry, Agri-Business, and Banking industry. He is a graduate in Agricultural Science from Kerala Agricultural University, a Master in Business Management, and a Research Scholar in Marketing.
Awarded with Junior Research Fellowship by ICAR (Indian Council of Agricultural Research – New Delhi, Govt of India) for Business Management in the year 2000, he completed Master’s Degree and Research thesis in the year 2002 and joined the industry by campus placement. UGC National Eligibility Test (NET) qualified in Business Management in the year 2012. He pursued an FDP from IIM-Kozhikode on “Innovative Approaches in Management Teaching” in 2014 and an FDP from IIM-Bangalore in “Blended MOOCs in Management Education” in 2017.
He is certified in Brand Management by London Business School, as well as in Business Strategy by the University of Illinois and in Motivation & Leadership by the University of Michigan.
He has served in various managerial capacities like Cluster Head, Senior Manager, and Territory Manager in companies like Tata Chemicals Ltd, Axis Bank Ltd, MCF Ltd, and Parry India Ltd, at various locations in India like Mumbai, Kanpur, Chennai, Bangalore, and Kochi.
After an experience of more than a decade in the industry in various managerial positions, he entered into academics and research by pursuing a Ph.D. in Business Management and took up the faculty position at FIMS, Farook College in the year 2013 with additional responsibility as Head of Academics and Placements. He was appointed as the Deputy Director of the institute in 2017. He was the key person behind corporate relations for excellent placement records and MOU of FIMS with Saxion University of Applied Sciences, the Netherlands for academic and research collaboration. He also led the digital campus initiative at FIMS by an MOU with Great Learning Academy for FIMSedX Platform and enabling the association with Coursera Platform for international certifications for students.
He is also a faculty for Management Development Programs (MDP) for various organizations like Indian Postal Department, Central Warehousing Corporation, Multi Commodity Exchange, Fire & Rescue Department, and Institute for Management in Government apart from handling sessions in various B-Schools. Published articles and research papers in National and International Journals on topics related to Marketing Management, Service Marketing, and Banking & Financial Services. Presented papers and participated as Resource Person for various National and International Seminars on Financial Inclusion, E-Commerce, and Marketing Management.
He is also a business consultant in the area of Business Strategy, Marketing Strategy, Brand Management, and Financial Strategies for corporates and startups. He is part of the advisory board of several business firms.
Prof. Sujata Shankaran
After completing schooling at St.Joseph’s HSS Jabalpur (M.P), she completed her MCom from the Department of Commerce and Management Studies, Calicut University, as the Department topper. After a brief stint in the Finance department of Baby Marine Exports Calicut, she took an MBA in Financial Services from Bharathiar University. She qualified UGC-NET both in Management and Commerce. Presently is pursuing her Part-Time Ph.D. from Calicut University under the guidance of Dr.P.Mohan, former Pro-Vice-Chancellor Calicut University. She also holds a B.Ed degree and has qualified SET Her teaching experience of 19 years includes finance faculty positions at Institute of Chartered Financial Analyst of India (ICFAI), Presidency Business School Bangalore besides the present assignment as Faculty at FIMS Calicut for the past 10 years.
She is actively involved in presenting and publishing papers and has published her works in Abhigyaan, Professional Banker, International Journal Research Explorer, Marketing Mastermind, etc. Her paper was one of the 125 papers accepted from 900 papers received for presentation at the 6th PAN-IIM World Conference Management Conference 2018 held at IIM-Bangaluru. She has also presented a paper at the Management Doctoral Colloquium 2019 at IIT Kharagpur.
A certified resource person of the Securities Exchange Board of India (SEBI), she has conducted more than 50 financial literacy workshops of SEBI for working professionals, housewives, and college and school students. She is also a regular resource person at various UGC sponsored national workshops conducted by Govt and aided colleges affiliated to Calicut and Kannur University like Madappalli Govt College, SARBTM Govt College Koyilandy, St. Aloysius College Thrissur, NAM Kallikandy, etc.
Prof. Rajesh Janardhanan
Prof. Rajesh Janardhanan Associate Professor in Finance has CA from The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, MBA (Finance & HR) from MG University, and M.Com (Finance) from the University of Kerala. Has more than 20 years of experience in the Finance & Audit field with leading Chartered Accountancy firms, Tax Consultancy firms, and MNCs in India; of which 12 years of added teaching experience as Assistant Professor and Associate Professor in reputed B-Schools in India. Industry experience constitutes the roles as Internal Auditor of Tourism Department, Republic of Maldives and Rubber Board-Kottayam and Assistant HR Manager – (Recruiting) in MICO-BOSCH- Bangalore. He had presented various papers in many International and National level conferences at various IIM’s and published research articles in ISSN, ISBN, e-journals like EBSCO and IIM International proceedings. His research paper titled “A study on the patterns of Corporate Governance and the position of Indian companies in the quest for CG” among Indian Corporate Listed in NIFTY and SENSEX; presented at IIM Calcutta, during the year 2009 was selected as one of the best three research papers presented and published for their First Annual International Finance Conference-“On Financial Regulation and Corporate Governance”. Another research work titled “ An exploration into Environmental Sustainability issues in God’s Own Country” presented and published paper at IIM Shillong for their Second Annual International Conference on “Sustainability- SUSCON 2011: People Planet and Prosperity”, is included in the list of best 10 papers published for the year 2011 by St.Gallen, Switzerland. His latest research paper titled, “Exploring into the New Dimensions of David Durand’s Capital Structure Theories and its reverse effectiveness” has been awarded First Prize and Merit certificate along with cash award for the Best Finance Research paper presented at Dr. D.Y. Patil Institute of Management Studies for their “Annual International Conference on Leadership, Governance and Strategic Management” held on February 2nd & 3rd of 2018. Undergone various training programs, workshops, FDPs, and MDP’s conducted by MNC’s like Bosch, Germany, IIM’s and International organizations like UNIDO. Had Invented and practiced Simulation type games in Accounting and Finance with the name “Finopoly” and “Business Portfolio Dynamics” for which he had applied for registered Trademark and Patent with Mattel Inc. USA.
Prof. Irshadul Islam. C.A
Mr.Irshadul Islam. C.A is Assistant Professor at FIMS Calicut and an expert Business Consultant for Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in the Manufacturing and Healthcare Industry. He is a B.Tech graduate in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from College of Engineering, Trivandrum. He took an MBA in Production and Operations Management from Rajagiri Centre for Business Studies, Cochin. He has qualified UGC-NET for Lectureship in Management. He has taken Advanced Diploma in Management from AIMA Centre for Management Education, New Delhi. He is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Operations Management and is a research scholar at the Faculty of Management Studies and Research at Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh.
His interest areas include Quantitative Techniques, Operations Research, Operations Management, Quantitative Aptitude, Speed Mathematics, and Applied Business & Marketing Research. He has participated in various conferences and workshops. He has presented research papers in the field of Operations Management (Lean Six Sigma), Marketing, and Information Technology at various national and international conferences.
He has more than 8 years of experience in teaching and 5 years’ experience in software development and export business management. Before joining FIMS family, he has served Oracle Financial Services Software Ltd, a subsidiary of Oracle Corporation as a software developer; Bluemeri as Operations Manager; Triumphant Institute of Management Education (T.I.M.E) as Course Manager and Competitive Examinations trainer.
Dr. P V Joseph
Dr. P V Joseph has more than 15 years of teaching experience in various management subjects in addition to 5 years of industrial experience in the area of Sales and Marketing. He holds a first-class M B A degree from Shivaji University Kolhapur, specialized in the area of Marketing and HR Management. He received the M. Phil degree in Management from Madurai Kamaraj University and also holds a PG Diploma in International Business Management (PGDIM), with Honors from Mohawk College Hamilton, Canada. Joseph is UGC – NET (Management) qualified and was awarded Ph.D. in Management by Bharathiar University, Coimbatore.
Before joining FIMS, Joseph worked with Malik Deenar Institute of Management Studies Kasaragodu, Institute of Technology Mayyil, and Srinivas Institute of Management Studies, Mangalore. He has also worked with Fibre Foam Pvt Ltd Kannur and Premier Footwear Products Calicut as the Manager (Sales). Joseph’s overseas industrial exposure includes leading multinational company Cadbury Trebor Alln Inc. Hamilton, Canada, Canada Post, and Canada bread, Hamilton. He has attended several National and International seminars and published a few articles in internationally refereed management journals. He is with FIMS since January 2013 and presently handling courses on Marketing Management and Business Environment.
Prof. Sujith Sebastian
Mr. Sujith Sebastian, Assistant Professor has been working with FIMS from August 2013 onwards. He holds a first-class MBA regular degree from D.C School of Management and Technology, Vagamon, and specialized in the area of Marketing and Human Resource Management.
Apart from teaching, he is also holding the responsibility of the admission department of FIMS.
He started his career in “MALAYALA MANORAMA” circulation department at the managerial level. Then he moved to“ HDFC life” as a sales manager. After having six years of industry experience stepped into management education. He worked with Nehru Group of Institutions, Kerala as an assistant professor for two and a half years.
Mr. Sujith has presented and published various articles and papers in reputed international and national level journals.
He is currently pursuing a Ph.D. from Bharathiyar university on a study related to social cause advertisements.
He is thoroughly enjoying following contemporary marketing and branding practices, enthusiastic in tracing the advertisement dynamics of various brands and he also makes an effort to analyze the unconventional marketing communications of various brands. He motivates students to enhance their creative contribution in various management functions and extracts results.
Prof. Arun Antony
Prof. Arun Antony, a post-graduate in Business Administration from SCMS School of Technology and Management, Cochin, and an Electronics and Communication Engineering graduate from Mar Athanasius College of Engineering, Kothamangalam. He is a qualified UGC-NET for Lectureship in Management. He is currently pursuing his doctoral studies in the field of Service Operations Management from Kerala University of Fisheries & Ocean Studies, Cochin.
He has seven years of teaching and four years of industrial experience. His area of interest includes Services Marketing, Movie & Sports Marketing, Digital Marketing, and Learning & Development. He has published articles in national/international journals and conference proceedings.
He holds a versatile training exposure and experience in both academic and corporate training and has conducted more than 1000 hours of training in different domains. He conducts an exclusive theatre-blended workshop, ‘Corporate Theatre’ for students and professionals. He attended International Leadership training for youth volunteers in Bangkok, Thailand during June-July 2011. As a professional trainer he has associated with Malayala Manorama, Ark Power Controls Pvt. Ltd., Mangalam College of Engineering, College of Engineering- Adoor, KMEA Engineering College,SNGIST, Saint Gits Engineering College, Caarmel Engineering College, AWH Engineering College, Jai Bharath Engineering College, etc. Apart from professional activities, he is a blogger and a visual storyteller.
Prof. Arun Velayudhan
Area: Operations Strategy, Entrepreneurship, and Human Resource Management
Education: Submitted Ph.D. thesis on ‘Game-based Instructional Design and Skill Development’, at Bharathiar University. MBA (Human Resources Management), MA (Philosophy), B. Tech (Mechanical Engineering)
Arun Velayudhan is a faculty member for Management with teaching experience of close to 15 years. Having spent his time with diverse organizations in the field of Education, Consulting, Instructional Content Development, and Learning, he joined FIMS in the year 2015.
He teaches courses in the area of Operations Strategy, Project Management, and Entrepreneurship.
Game-Based Learning and Skill Development, Experience Design, Business Strategy, Business Models, Disruptive Technologies, and Peak Performance.
Game Development Consultant for a game development start-up.
Business Model Development for start-ups (Current clients from Digital Content Publishing, Wellness, and Construction industries).
Instructional Design Consultant for an experiential learning focused organization in the education Industry.
Achievements & MDP/FDP -Instructed
> Chairman of TATES (Teach & Train Educational Society) which works for the uplifting needy students in rural areas by providing educational support.
> Won the best research paper award for the paper titled ‘Learners Perceived Study Skill Is A Better Predictor of Learning Engagement than Their Prior Academic Performance’- A Gamification Perspective at the 2nd National Conference – YUJYATE 2016
> Won the best research paper award for the paper titled “Bettering Learning Engagement of Business Graduates for Effectively Facing Business Challenges – A Business Simulation Game Perspective” at 5th international Conference, facilitated by 3E Innovative Foundation on “Managing Uncertainties in Business: A Socio-Cultural Approach” 2015
> Training faculty for Faculty Development Program on ‘Game-Based Learning’ for College Professors at JDT Islam College of Pharmacy in 2019.
> Facilitator for FDP on Mentoring based on ‘Neuro-Linguistic Programming Techniques at College of Engineering, Thalassery,2018, JDT Islam College of Nursing, 2018 and LEAD College of Management in 2014.
> Training faculty for ‘Designing Activity Based Learning Modules’ workshop for college Professors at LEAD College of Management in 2015.
He is also Certified in Game-Based Teaching, an ISO Lead auditor, and a Performance Coach with advanced Neuro-Linguistic Programming Master Certification.
Prof. Shabad M K
Prof. Shabad M K is having more than 12 years of teaching experience in different colleges in the state of Kerala. He holds a first-class MBA degree from Al-Ameen Institute of Management Studies, Bangalore (Bangalore University) specialized in Financial Management and Marketing. He also obtained a Post Graduate Degree in Economics (MA Economics) from Madurai Kamaraj University. He is qualified UGC NET for Lectureship in Management and has done one year Higher Diploma in Co-operation and Business Management (HDC& BM) under state co-operative union, Kerala.
Before joining FIMS family, he has served as the Head of the MBA program at KMCT College of Engineering Calicut. He is a university-approved research guide for the MBA Program of Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU). He is deputed as the valuation camp chairman of the MBA Program at APJ Abdul Kalam Kerala Technological University (KTU). He has attended several FDP and training programs at IIM Calicut, XIME Cochin, CET Trivandrum, etc.
Prof. Riyas Ali
Prof. Riyas Ali is an expert in the Technology Management domain with an overall experience of 15 Years.
His research interest includes Services Marketing, Business Analytics, Business Intelligence, and Supply Chain Management. He graduated from BITS Pilani and received an MBA from Anna University Chennai. Currently, he is pursuing a Ph.D. from VELS University, Chennai. He has been certified as CEFR – C1 by the British Council.
Before his appointment in FIMS, he worked for 3 years with KMCT School of Business, Calicut. He has 11 years of corporate experience in various oil companies including Royal Dutch Shell, Technip, SABIC, Kuwait National Petroleum Company as Senior Reliability Engineer, specialized in Remote monitoring and diagnostics, and managed a global workforce.
Outside of FIMS, Mr. Riyas is an experienced conference speaker, engineering consultant, and expert witness; and an advisory member for the Engineering Council of India in implementing various AICTE training programs.