Faculty

A rich and lively student-teacher interaction is at the heart of SPJIMR's success. Our faculty members are known to be great teachers, who can bring alive the subject, encourage critical thinking and offer a wider, holistic perspective that is critical in today's complex business environment.

Our faculty members are drawn from academia, industry, government sector and non-profits. Collectively, they bring in a wide range of experience in building and delivering knowledge and skills to prepare participants for leadership roles.

The teaching-learning process at SPJIMR is vastly enriched by a series of non-classroom initiatives through which our faculty help build among participants the right attitudes to enable them lead with purpose, meaning and with an idea of service to society.

The average experience of the core faculty is over 18 years, with several who have come to academics after years of experience as practitioners. In addition, we have around 20 adjunct faculty and several more visiting faculty who engage with participants of various courses.

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Prof. Kaustav Majumdar

Head - Startups & Incubation

kaustav.majumdar@spjimr.org

Education

  • Masters – Leadership & Strategy – Sloan Fellow, The London Business School, UK
  • Certificate – Psychometrics & Occupational Test Use – University of Cambridge, UK
  • Bachelors – Computer Science – University of Southampton, UK

Overview

  • Head of Start-ups & Incubation for SPJIMR (SP Jain Institute of Management & Research, Mumbai-India) 
  • Strategist, Assessor & Trainer – interests in Learning, Branding, Digital Media & Entrepreneurship

With 22 years of experience, 20 of which as an entrepreneur, Kaustav has been involved in businesses and consulting /advisory assignments in India, UK, USA, Ireland, Russia, Singapore and Bangladesh.

Kaustav works with young start-ups and early stage companies and helps them set up their businesses, build brands, hire right and stay focussed. Larger companies hire Kaustav for his ability to think disruptively, at times ‘outside comfort zones’ and advise on understanding what went wrong/right and what may happen in the future and how one can prepare for it. He currently advises a number of traditional organisations to embrace the Internet and realign their practices to benefit from the ever-changing world of the Internet

At SPJIMR, besides teaching, Kaustav is usually busy with various incubated start-ups and helping them not make the usual mistakes most start-ups make, including many he made over the years. Kaustav is setting up an ecosystem that will assist tomorrow’s new businesses, especially the ones trying to venture into the Social Entrepreneurial space. The ecosystem will connect like-minded organisations in the space within and across the country.

Competence & Interest

  • Behavioural Skills including Emotional/Social Intelligence & Thinking Skills
  • Digital Strategies – Helping brands develop and leverage the dynamic world of Internet
  • Customer Engagement/Relations including Consumer Behaviour & Managing Expectations
  • Team Building & Young Leader Programs and building a collaborative yet competitive culture
  • Entrepreneurship and its many nuances – can this really be taught, lessons from failures, is there a common code amongst entrepreneurs from different parts of the world
Experience

Prof. Kaustav Majumdar

Head - Startups & Incubation

kaustav.majumdar@spjimr.org

Current

  • Head, Start-ups & Incubation, SP Jain Institute of Management & Research, India (2018-current)
  • CEO, ILS Network, Start-ups, Digital Branding, L&D Advisory, India, UK, Singapore (2004-current)
  • Director, iSoUK, International Student ecosystem & FinTech Start-up, UK & Singapore (2017-current)
  • Mentor, E-Intellisense, a Digital Strategies, Marketing & Sales company, India, USA, UK (2011-current)
  • Advisor, Pixel Grand, a Virtual Reality and Interactive Visualisation Start-up, India (2018-current)
  • Advisor, United eServices, Leading Data Analytics & KPO in Kolkata & Bangalore, India (2013-2017)

Past

  • Advisor, ICARE, a non-profit body with 12 Academic & Research Institutions in India (2009-2011)
  • Member, IWEE, UNESCO & GTZ special cell to promote Entrepreneurship Education (2007-2008)
  • Director, Indicon Management, ICT Implementations & Management, India (1998-2004)

Major Projects

  • Assisting the state of West Bengal in India in preparing / updating a citizen’s database and help manage a DFID funded Below Poverty Line survey of 90 million citizens across the entire state
  • Assisting the Indian Army, Eastern Command in designing their Security Systems
  • Structuring a Competency Mapping and Assessment Drive for almost 6000 employees for one of the largest Infrastructure organizations in India
  • Formulating/Implementing a Digital Strategies Roadmap to help a 100-year-old transnational legal powerhouse embrace the world of Internet to reach and offer better services to their clientele
  • Setting up & managing a 2000 seat Learning Centre for one of the largest IT companies in the world
  • Helping young companies build products and services of eminence and significance – including a first of its kind Virtual Reality tool that will revolutionize Presentations & Learning and a specially designed mobile app & virtual ecosystem that will assist University students globally
  • Building a network of do-ers amongst his 25,000 learners & students – to assist senior citizens & underprivileged children in need – fund-raising to building sustainable solutions
Research & Publications

Prof. Kaustav Majumdar

Head - Startups & Incubation

kaustav.majumdar@spjimr.org

Additional Information

Prof. Kaustav Majumdar

Head - Startups & Incubation

kaustav.majumdar@spjimr.org

Kaustav has conducted workshops and counselling sessions to deal with latent but powerful issues at workplace and in academic institutions. He coaches young minds (at times not so young ones as well) in dealing with pressure, accepting-embracing-benefitting from change and strengthening overall thinking abilities. He has worked with well over 25,000 learners spanning industries and educational institutes in the areas of technology, business and personal developmental skills. He has spoken in numerous conferences and has been a facilitator and trainer in 300+ professional workshops.

 

Some of Kaustav’s Speaking and L&D Consulting Engagements over the years

  • Entrepreneurship – “how not to do business” – this is an area of focus for Kaustav and he delivers this across the world – hopes to come up with a disruptive way of reaching young entrepreneurs, quicker, faster & cheaper
  • The world of Internet – Digital Branding & Marketing, Using Analytics and how we can use the Internet to our advantage – especially for businesses and organizations who have traditional ways and means
  • Advanced program on Behaviour and Team Dynamics for a wide variety of organizations spanning industries – in office as well as outbound programs (within & outside India)
  • Effective Communications workshops with a vast range or organizations, spanning Technology, Telecom, Infrastructure, Banks, PSU, Healthcare and Management Schools
  • Behavioural Interviewing Techniques for Recruiters & Line Function Managers
  • Bespoke Training of Trainers programs to help develop in-house trainers for Banking, IT & ITES, Hospitality and FMCG Industries

 

Blogs

Prof. Kaustav Majumdar

Head - Startups & Incubation

kaustav.majumdar@spjimr.org

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Prof. Kaustav Majumdar

Head - Startups & Incubation

kaustav.majumdar@spjimr.org

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