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.

We have more than 44 full time faculty members, of which 28 are PhDs. 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 over 14 adjunct faculty and several more visiting faculty who engage with participants of various courses.

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Overview

Mr. Thomas Puliyel

Adjunct Professor

thomas.puliyel@spjimr.org

Education

1975 - 1977

PGDM, IIM Kolkata with specialisation in Marketing and Behavioural Sciences

1971- 1974

BA, St. Aloysius College, University of Jabalpur, First Class, Merit list of the University

1970

Indian School Certificate, University of Cambridge, First Class

 

Industry Leadership

Member, World Economic Forum, Global Agenda Council on the Future of Consumer Industries, 2014 –’16.

Life Member of Market Research Society of India (MRSI). Was President of MRSI between 1993-’95 and again between 2006-’09. At the MRSI, was responsible for developing a system to measure the Size of the MR Industry, which is being followed to this day. Other initiatives include the Harmonisation of Demographics across research agencies, assessing training and remuneration for freelance interviewing personnel for the Industry, and the socio-economic classification system, both the first as well as revised versions. 

 

Experience

Mr. Thomas Puliyel

Adjunct Professor

thomas.puliyel@spjimr.org

2016+

Adjunct Professor, SP Jain Institute of Management & Research, Mumbai

2000 -’15

President, MRB Group with operations in India (IMRB), Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Middle East and North Africa

1991 -’00

Country Manager, Research International India, responsible for set up and building the business in India, with offices in Mumbai, Delhi and Bangalore

1981 -’91

Manager Overseas Projects deputed to set up an in-house research agency for a multi-product agency in the UAE, Al Futtaim;
Manager IMRB Mumbai, involved with setting up TRP, the Television Rating Points System; leading the team to carry out the National Readership Survey and leading the Market Research Society effort to create the Socio-Economic Classification System for India.

1977 -’81

Research Executive, Operations Research Group, involved with Retail Store Audit, Pharmaceutical Chemist Audit, Doctor Prescription Audit, National Readership Surveys as well as executing custom research for clients

Research & Publications

Mr. Thomas Puliyel

Adjunct Professor

thomas.puliyel@spjimr.org

Have presented papers at the International Readership Research Symposium in Salzburg, Barcelona and Hong Kong and have a paper published by the Journal of the Market Research Society, UK.

Durairaj Maheswaran, Paganelli-Bull Professor of Marketing, Stern School of Business, New York University and I are working to bring out a book compiling papers from the best minds among practitioners in India and among the best academicians from India and the USA. This book on the Indian Consumer is likely to be published by the end of the year.

Additional Information

Mr. Thomas Puliyel

Adjunct Professor

thomas.puliyel@spjimr.org

Teaching/ Speaking Invitations

At IIM Kolkata PGP-II, was MR Tutor for PGP-I. After the PGP programme, while working with ORG, taught Market Research to business school students at Xavier’s Institute of Management, KC College of Management Studies, and the Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management.

Have been invited to speak at such forums as CII Annual Marketing Summit, FICCI Frames, Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers, World Brand Congress, Management Consultants Association of India, the Indian School of Business and IIM Lucknow. 

Blogs

Mr. Thomas Puliyel

Adjunct Professor

thomas.puliyel@spjimr.org

Video

Mr. Thomas Puliyel

Adjunct Professor

thomas.puliyel@spjimr.org

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