B. Mahadevan

B. Mahadevan is a professor of operations management at the Indian Institute of Management Bangalore, where he has been teaching since 1992. He is also Dean (administration) of the institute. Professor Mahadevan has more than 18 years of wide-ranging experience in teaching, research, consulting, and academic administration at IIM Bangalore and other reputed institutions such as IIT Delhi and XLRI, Jamshedpur. He was earlier Chief Editor of the IIMB Management Review, the premier Indian journal for management educators, consultants and practitioners. Besides being on the advisory boards of many business schools and management journals in India, Professor Mahadevan has published several of his research findings in leading international journals such as the California Management Review, the European Journal of Operational Research, the Production and Operations Management Journal, the International Journal of Production Research, the International Journal of Technology Management and the Asian Journal of Operations Management. Professor Mahadevan has been recognized for his excellence in teaching both at IIM Bangalore and outside. He has been consistently rated among the top five professors in IIM Bangalore's teaching and executive education programmes. He was also conferred the ICFAI Best Teacher Award by the Association of Indian Management Schools in 2005. Professor Mahadevan's other interests include researching the possibility of using ancient Indian wisdom to address contemporary concerns. He is active in inculcating these ideas among his students and the youth through various forums and public lectures.