Dr Pawan Kumar Singh is resigning from the post of Director of MDI Gurgaon, a role that he has been playing successfully for more than a year. He has been offered the position of Director of IIM Tiruchirappalli.
Dr Singh has been engaged for more than three decades in academics in the field of post-graduate teaching in management, training, research, consulting and academic administration. He has a unique blend of experience having served in academics in all types of institutions – state university (Ujjain and Kanpur), central university (IGNOU, New Delhi), national institute (NITIE, Mumbai), and Indian institute (IIM Indore).
Dr Singh has been a member of various academic and government bodies. Among various responsibilities in the field of academic administration, he has also worked as Director-in-charge of IIM Indore and Chairperson of Academic Committee of IIM Sambalpur. As Nodal Officer of IIM Sambalpur, he played the sheet anchor role in mentoring the institute.
Dr Singh has published numerous research papers, two books, one booklet in the field of managing people. He has guided research at PhD level. He has presented about 75 research papers in national and international seminars in India and abroad. He is on editorial board of reputed journals. He has written post-graduate level course material in management suitable for distance education mode and has prepared audio on interviewing skills. For faculty development, he has conducted various sessions and has prepared video material sponsored by Ministry of Human Resource Development.