Director



“Who are We?” As the world faces formidable economic, social and ecological challenges, so too does management education. Somewhere nestled in the sylvan settings of the foothills of the western ghats of India – call it Nitte – we are positioning ourselves to face these challenges. While we are being constantly challenged to be alive to the needs of the student community we serve, we are also gearing up to its needs in the times to come. In serving our students we are keenly aware of the need to balance domestic ethos with international orientation; program rigor with program relevance; soft skills with hard skills; inner development with its outer manifestations… In this pursuit of balance on various fronts we at JKSHIM seek wholesome performance of our students in their eventual lives as managers, entrepreneurs, and as leaders of business and other sectors.

Achieving the best for students, we believe, comes about only if we have a cohesive team of strong faculty members. While they need to possess domain knowledge, they also have to a thirst for boldly pushing the frontiers of knowledge and be willing to imbibe the best of wisdoms that have been handed over to us from the past. I believe my faculty colleagues fit the above description to the finest degree. To match their dedication and quality we also have a team of extremely talented individuals providing us administrative support.

From above we are being led by the vision of late Justice K. S. Hegde after whom we are fortunate to have had our institution christened. His spirit of social entrepreneurship, care for human values, justice, accountability, governance and citizenship dearly live in our hearts. We are fortunate to be nestled peacefully in an environment blessed with nature in its most bountiful tropical form, an overall social orientation that combines tradition and urbanity, speed and leisure, and fun and seriousness. We feel proud to be in the midst of a happy melting pot of different languages, diverse religions and cultural traditions.

I invite all visitors to this site to get in touch with us to know more about us. On our part we are keen to know more about you.

Thank you.

Profile of the Director:
Professor K. Sankaran is a B. Tech Honours from IIT, Kharagpur, PGDM from IIM Bangalore and PhD from Kent State University, Ohio, USA. He has several years of experience in the US, East Asia and India. Some of the institutes that he worked for include the UK-based Strathclyde University, SP Jain Institute of Management and TA Pai Management Institute, Manipal. Besides academia he has several years of experience in Project management and Management consulting.

He is widely published and his articles have, singly or as co-author, appeared in journals such as Strategic Management Journal, Journal of Marketing Management, Journal of Consumer Marketing, Singapore Management Review, and The International Journal of agricultural Resources, Governance and Ecology. He has presented papers at many international conferences including those of the Academy of Management, TIMS/ORSA, Decision Sciences Institute and Society for Business Ethics. He has also held senior positions in management consulting and industry. His teaching and research interest span Strategic Management, Business ethics, Social Entrepreneurship, Knowledge Management, and Pedagogy in Management Education.