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Nirja Mattoo

Honorary Visiting Faculty, General Management

Nirja Mattoo holds a Ph.D. from the University of Mumbai. An avid social worker, she has always been on the frontier to implement impactful novel ideas and projects of significant social importance. In her extensive career spanning 4 decades, she has held critical leadership roles with eminent organisations such as Aga Khan Social Welfare Board & CASP, spearheading projects of social good and community development.

At SPJIMR, she held the chairpersonship of one of the SPJIMR’s erstwhile Centres of Excellence – Development of Corporate Citizenship (DoCC) for 18 years. She is a fervent researcher, with her intellectual contributions being published in notable periodicals and presented at regional forums and conferences.

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University of Mumbai

Ph.D., 2013
Focus: Role of Women in Managing Development Program of Panchayat Raj Institution in Maharashtra

University of Mumbai

Master’s, 1997
Major: Social Science

School of International Training, (SIT) World Learning, U.S

Deputed for an International course – International course on Advocacy policy, 1995


    Measuring Effectiveness & Impact of a Collaborative Community


    Mattoo, N. (2013). A Pan-India Footprint of Over-Indebtedness of Microfinance Borrowers from an Exploratory Survey. Enterprise Development and Microfinance, 24(1), 55-71.

    Mattoo, N. (2015). “Models for Inclusive Development of Panchayati Raj in India” in the noted book ‘Two Decades of Panchayati Raj in India’.

    Mattoo, N. (2021). “National Education Policy 2020-Enhancing Social Cohesion and Sustainable Development” has passed through all the peer-review and approval processes and been published in The Compass.


    Tata Power CSR: The Paradigm Shift for Sustainability Authors: Bikramjit Ray Chaudhuri, Preeta George, Nirja Mattoo & Jeenal Shah SAGE Publications: SAGE Business Cases Original.

    Online Pub Date: January 03, 2022, Original Pub. Date: 2022


    Mattoo, N., Karmakar, K. G., Rao, M. Suresh (2018). Livelihoods for women: Multi-Agency Models in India. Bloomsbury Prime.


    Mattoo, N., “Sustainable Management Education,” Centre for Responsible Business (CRB), New Delhi. (2016).

    Mattoo, N. (Presenter), 6th PRME Asia Forum, “Why and how B-Schools could integrate a sensitivity to the environment & the society in their curriculum.,” PRME in collaboration with UNGC, Goa. (2015).

    Mattoo, N. (Author), National Conference on Democratic Decentralization & Inclusive Development, “Inclusive Development in the Third Decade of Panchayati Raj in India,” Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Contemporary Studies. (March 20, 2014).

    Mattoo, N. (Author), Chua Thian Poh Community Leadership Programme, “Case study on ‘Making Sex Trade Legal – An Ethical Dilemma’,” National University of Singapore, Singapore. (November 2011).


    Mattoo, N. (2016). Akshaya Patra, Bhilai: Fulfilling the objectives of the Mid-day Meal Scheme ensuring Quality, Taste, and Nutrition. SPJIMR.

    Mattoo, N. (2016). BASE & NRREP Empowering the Rural Community. SPJIMR. SPJIMR


    Mattoo, N. (2016). Development of Corporate Citizenship-Case The Case details the journey of a women entrepreneur named Kusum based out of a town named Asoj near Vadodara in Gujarat, India. SPJIMR

    Mattoo, N. (2016). The iWatch Dilemma. SPJIMR.

    Mattoo, N. (2015). Bal Sansar Sanstha’s problems in the collection of clean data to assess development indicators. SPJIMR.

    Mattoo, N. (2015). IHAT: Outreach plan for PPTCT. SPJIMR.

    Mattoo, N. (2015). Watershed Organization Trust: Rethinking Planning Processes. SPJIMR.

    Mattoo, N. (2015). Which ones next?: Plan India’s Dilemma. SPJIMR

    Krishna, M., Mattoo, N. (2014). (Spreading awareness about Child Line 1098). SPJIMR.

    Krishna, M., Mattoo, N. (2014). A Fight for the Rights. SPJIMR.

    Krishna, M., Mattoo, N. (2014). Campaign Administration and Marketing for a cause in Rural India. SPJIMR.

    Krishna, M., Mattoo, N. (2014). Center For Development Communication – Sustainable Efforts Towards Upliftment Of Society. SPJIMR.

    Mattoo, N. (2014). CSR at Sudarshan Chemicals: A Quest for Sustainability. SPJIMR.

    Mattoo, N. (2014). Himachal Children And Development Organization At Crossroads. SPJIMR.

    Krishna, M., Mattoo, N. (2014). RUDI: “A Potential National Brand at. SPJIMR.

    Mattoo, N., Kulkarni, A. (2014). Shriram Foundation: Self Help Group – Is It A Viable Model For Women Empowerment?. SPJIMR.

    Mattoo, N., Kulkarni, A. (2014). Too much is too little: holistic socio-economic development in Uttarkashi. SPJIMR.

    Krishna, M., Mattoo, N. (2014). What’s Next for Sacred Heart Cathedral?. SPJIMR.

    Mattoo, N. (2013). Ensuring 100% implementation of girl child rights in Andhra Pradesh, Can it be a reality?. SPJIMR.

    Mattoo, N. (2013). Increasing Awareness About Cost Effective, Energy Efficient & Eco-Friendly Housing Technology. SPJIMR.

    Mattoo, N. (2013). R.I.D.E. India’s Vipul Dairy: A Failed Mission?. SPJIMR.

    Mattoo, N. (2013). Rural BPO Call Centre. SPJIMR.

    Mattoo, N. (2013). Rural Transformation: Building Greater Governance In Local Panchayat. SPJIMR.

    Mattoo, N. (2013). Self-employed and self-empowered women: Can it really be a possibility?. SPJIMR.

    Mattoo, N. (2012). Devising a strategy for sustainable growth of Samatol Foundation. SPJIMR. Mattoo, N. (2012). M. L. Dhawale Memorial Trust. SPJIMR.

    Mattoo, N., George, P. (2012). Food For Thought: ANNAKSHETRA. SPJIMR.

    Mattoo, N. (2012). Implement A One Stop Solution For NGOs And Make Them More Efficient And Effective. SPJIMR.

    Mattoo, N. (2012). MGNREGS In Andhra Pradesh: Social Transformation Through E- Governance. SPJIMR.

    Mattoo, N. (2012). Public Policy – Governance and Implementation. SPJIMR.

    Mattoo, N. (2012). RUDI Multi-Trading Company: High Goals. SPJIMR.

    Mattoo, N. (2012). Sex Trade – An Ethical Dilemma. SPJIMR.

    Mattoo, N. (2012). Story of an HIV-positive patient who survived the odds. SPJIMR.

    Mattoo, N. (2012). Vision Clean Mumbai. SPJIMR.


    Management & Social Impact of the SPJIMR’s Social Entrepreneurs

    Analysing the impact of Collaborative Community- A case of Koli community in India


    CSR & Sustainability

    Social entrepreneurship

    Resource Mobilisation & Fund Raising

    Women in Political Governance


    Awarded in the year 2018 for Best Practices at SPJIMR, Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), By Global Compact, India

    Nominated as a finalist for the Faculty Pioneer Award in 2005 and 2008 presented by Aspen Institute Business and Society Programme


    CSR & Sustainability

    Social entrepreneurship

    NGO Development in India


    S. P. Jain Institute of Management & Research, Mumbai

    Adjunct Faculty, SPJIMR. (Oct 2019 – Present) – Management & Society (M&S)

    Associate Professor, SPJIMR. (Dec 2002 – Sept 2019).

    Administrative Assignments

    Chairperson, DoCC, Centre. (Dec 2002 – Sept 2019).

    CASP (National NGO, Pune) (1998 – 2002)

    Executive Director

    CASP-PLAN (International) Mumbai (1992 – 1998)

    Project Director

    Indian Council of Social Welfare, Mumbai (1989 – 1992)

    Executive Secretary

    Aga Khan Social Welfare Board, Mumbai (1980 – 1989)

    Project Officer


    Addressing the human rights of women workers in the textile sector, Tamil Nadu (Ethical Trading Initiative, U K ) (2017)

    Report on effects of UN Compact Action Networks in India (Global Compact India) (2015)

    Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) Self Employed Women’s Association (Sewa). (2014)


    Management/Executive Development, Swades Foundation, 21 participants. (July 17, 2019 – August 7, 2019)

    Management/Executive Development, University of Warsaw, 15 participants. (April 30, 2018 – May 6, 2018).

    Management/Executive Development, St. Thomas University (Opus), 18 participants. (January 2, 2018 – January 5, 2018)

    Management/Executive Development, University of Warsaw, 20 participants. (May 6, 2017). Workshop. (2011)


    Initiated an International Exchange program on “Business and Social Impact in Emerging Market” (BSIEM) with the participation of four partner countries, University Externado Colombia, ISAE- Brazil, IBS-Moscow, Russian Presidential Academy (RANEPA), UDEM Monterrey University Mexico.

    Keynote speaker at C-Suite Executives International Conference, Malaysia, 5th October 2021, organized by Dhunicorn

    Panellist – Social Impact in Emerging Markets: A post-pandemic world (www youtube.com) UN Global Compact Leadership Summit -PRME Global Forum 15th- 16th June’ 21 US, New York

    Invited as one of the top 8 Global Business schools to address the UN PRME Global Forum in New York in 2017

    Adjunct Faculty, DoCC – SPJIMR, Mumbai, Maharashtra. (April 17, 2019)

    Workshop Organizer, SPJIMR & Gandhi Research Foundation, Mumbai, Maharashtra. (August 3 – 4, 2018)

    Using Worksheets Effectively, Mumbai, Maharashtra (2012)

    The Global Development Agenda: Tools for Gender-Sensitive Planning and Implementation (2010)

    Managing a professional Aids Consulting Business, by Technical Support Facility(TSF). (2009)


    President Governing Council Board, Child Fund India. (2016 – Present)

    Secretary Governing Council Board, Pride India – Save the Children. (2012 – Present)

    External Expert on the Internal Quality Assurance Cell –TISS (2021 – Present)

    Trustee, Jai Ho Trust. (2011 – 2019)

    Board Member, Plan India. (2005 – 2014)

    Advisory committee member, U.N Global Compact PRME (Principles of Responsible Management Education) New York (2016 – 2018)


    Grants – WIP

    Rao, M. S., Mattoo, N., “Management & Social Impact of the SPJIMR’s Social Entrepreneurs” Sponsored by SPJIMR, S. P. Jain Institute of Management and Research, $282.56. (July 11, 2017)

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