Kulbhushan Balooni joined IIM Kashipur in June 2019. Previously, he was associated with IIM Kozhikode for more than two decades. He has been a visiting faculty to the National University of Singapore, University of Copenhagen, Uppsala University, Wageningen University and the University of Tokyo. He was Director (i/c), IIM Kozhikode during the period 2014-18. He was also involved in instituting IIM Amritsar as a mentor director.
He undertook post-doctoral research at the University of Tokyo, and doctoral research at the RBI Endowment Unit, Institute of Rural Management Anand (IRMA). He is a Leadership for Environment and Development (LEAD), fellow.
He undertakes interdisciplinary research on environment, resources, development policy and sustainability, and agribusiness in the context of developing countries. Within this broad area, he focuses on conservation, decentralization and local governance, CSR, and social entrepreneurship. His research has featured in Conservation Letters, Conservation and Society, Economic & Political Weekly, International Journal of the Commons, Landscape & Urban Planning, and World Development among other journals.
The Indian Institute of Management Kashipur is a new entrant in the elite league of IIMs. The institute is set up with the objective of providing quality management education while sensitizing students towards the needs of the society.
IIM Kashipur commenced operations from July 2011 under the mentorship of IIM Lucknow. The institute offers Post Graduate Programme in Management (PGPM), a two year full time residential programme. The rigorous curriculum seeks to instil a passion for knowledge and ability to apply that knowledge to real life scenarios. The programme lays emphasis on all-round personality development and inculcates the values of leadership and integrity.
The institute is located in one of the most densely industrialized regions in the country with over 180 industries having plants in and around the region and many more coming up. This places the institute at a vantage point when it comes to ‘Learning by Doing’ via frequent industry interactions and live projects.
The Institute also offers a two year weekend Executive Post Graduate Programme (EPGPM) for working executives. Fellow Programme in Management (FPM) and Executive Fellow Programme (EFPM) are the two doctoral programmes launched in 2015 and 2014 respectively.The faculty at IIM Kashipur represent the best mix of academic and industrial experiences.
IIM Kashipur believes in a strong industry connect and has invested in developing relationships with local industries.