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Faculty Profile

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Saswata Narayan Biswas

Primary Areagroup(s):

OB-HR

Designation:

Professor

Date of Joining:

06/12/2007

Qualification:

PhD, Allahabad University

Nature of Association:

Regular

Secondary Areagroup(s):

Marketing

Current Areas of Interest:

Organizational Ethics Group Dynamics and Team Leadership

saswata@irma.ac.in

(O) 221624

Brief Biography
  • Dr. Saswata Narayan Biswas is a professor at the Institute of Rural Management, Anand (IRMA). He has over 35 years of experience in research, teaching, executive training, consulting, including industry experience. He has been a consultant to several organizations. He has conducted large number of executive development programmes in India and abroad.  He has been a visiting faculty in several universities (e.g., University of South Australia, GB Pant Institute of Social Science, KIIT University, etc.). He has authored over 50 research papers, published in refereed journals, book chapters, working papers/monographs, and presented in several conferences and seminars in India and abroad.  He was the founding chief editor of International Journal of Rural Management (Sage Publications).  He is on the editorial boards of several scholarly journals. He is a member of the different national and international academic bodies.

Awards

    • Awarded a grant by University of South Australia as a Visiting Academic in October 2001.
    • Recipient of Hari Om award from Sardar Patel University, Vallabh Vidya Nagar (Gujarat) for the best research paper in Psychology, for the year 1998-99.
    • Awarded a grant by the International Congress of Psychology to participate in the Advanced Research Training Seminar (ARTS) on Qualitative Research Methods held at Ottawa, 1996.
    • National Merit Scholarship, 1982, by Government of India for postgraduate Studies.
    • Junior Research Fellowship (UGC) based on the performance in the National Educational Testing (NET) Programme, 1984, for doctoral work.

Academics

    • Ph. D. (Psychology), Allahabad University, 1994.
    • Master of Arts in Psychology from Utkal University, 1984 (1st Class, 64.8%).
    • Bachelor of Arts (Hons.) in Psychology from Ravenshaw College (Utkal University), 1982 (1st Class, 66.5%)
    • UGC-JRF (NET) in 1984-85 1st  NET examination conducted by the University Grants Commission, New Delhi
Membership of Professional Associations
  • Membership of Professional Bodies

    • Member, National Academy of Psychology (NAOP)
    • Member (1999-2002), General Body of Xavier Institute of Development Action and Studies (XIDAS), Jabalpur.
    • Member, International Association of Applied Psychology (IAAP)
    • Life-member, Association of Stress Research and Management (ASRAM), Vadodara, India.
    • Member, Governing Board of Human Development Foundation (HDF) 2009-2011.
    • Member Committee on University Accreditation and formulation of XI Plan for the Maharaja Sayajirao University
    • Chairman MA (Psychology) Examination Committee. Maharaja Sayajirao University

    Academic Administration

    Membership of Strategic Committees/Boards

    • Member, Faculty Recruitment Committee (FRC)
    • Member, NAAC/NBA Steering Committee of IRMA
    • Member, Faculty Induction and Development Committee
    • Member, Building Committee (Since 2013)
    • Member Personnel Committee (Non-Teaching Staff)
    • Member, IRMA Board of Governors (2009-2011)
    • Coordinator (Chairman) Fellow Programme in Rural Management (FPRM) Committee
    • Coordinator (Chairman) of the Post-graduate Programme in Rural Management (PRM) (June 2001-April 2003)
    • Chief Editor, International Journal of Rural Management
    • Coordinator (Chairman) Manpower Planning Cell (June 2003-September 2006)

    Member of Operational Committees

    • Placement Coordinator (April 2008 - May 2010)
    • Member Committee on the Fellow Programme in Rural Management  (FPRM) (April 2008-2010)
    • Member Committee on Certificate Programme in Dairy Management (2009-2010)
    • Member Personnel/HR Committee (2011-2013)
    • Member, Fellow Programme in Rural Management Committee (April 2005 - September 2006)
    • Admission Coordinator (1997-1999)

    Other Activities 

    • Hostel Warden
    • Coordinator - Thursday Afternoon Seminar Series (TASS)
    • Faculty Induction Coordinator
    • Member Committee on Research and Publications (CORPAS)
    • Member Curriculum Restructuring Committee
    • Member Distance Education Programme Committee
    • Member Faculty and Staff Recruitment Committee
    • Member Fellow Programme Planning Committee
    • Member Service Rules Committee

     

Courses

  • Consumer Behaviour
  • Individual and Group Behaviour
  • Organisation Behaviour
  • Social Marketing
  • Values and Ethics in Management
  • Team Building and Conflict Management
  • Practical Leadership Through Emotional Intelligence
  • Managing in the VUCA world amplified by COVID-19
  • Managing in a VUCA world
  • Managing through Emotional Intelligence
  • Understanding Organisations

Journal(Article)

  • Rai, S., & Biswas, S. N. (2022). Adoption of safe motherhood practices and the moderating role of facilitating conditions. Journal of Social Marketing.
  • De, Indranil, Saswata N Biswas and Devleena Dey. (2024). Micro-entrepreneurship, Institutional Environment and the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Comparison of Weaving Clusters in West Bengal, India. The Journal of Entrepreneurship. ISSN: 0973-0745
  • Mohanty N., Biswas S.N., Mishra D. (2021), "Message Framing and Perceived Risk of Blood Donation",Journal of Nonprofit and Public Sector Marketing
  • Mitra, S., Priya P., Venkatesh, A., & Biswas, S. N. (2020) Timely Forecasts of Diffusion of innovations: The Bass Model in Emerging Markets. Global Business Review. https://doi.org/10.1177%2F09721509209734
  • Mohanty, N., Biswas, S.N., Mishra, .P., Modi, P. (2018). Designing message for fluorosis mitigation behaviour change: Role of Message framing and perceived Risk. Health Marketing Quarterly, 35(4), 280-397.
  • Mohanty N., Biswas S.N., Mishra D., Modi P. (2018), :Designing messages for fluorosis mitigation behavior change: Role of message framing and perceived risk", Health Marketing Quarterly
  • Urmi Nanda Biswas,Saswata Narayan Biswas & Sujit Raghunathrao Jagadale (2018) "The Dilemma of Generating a Market for Contraceptives Amoung Groups at High Risk for Contracting and Spreading HIV", Sage Publications: Sage Business Cases. *
  • Saswata N. Biswas and S.R Jagdale (2017), "Dilemmas in Marketing Approaches for Sanitation at the Bottom of the Pyramid", Sage Business Cases.DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4135/9781526426529
  • Ateeque Shaikh, Saswata Narayan Biswas, Vanita Yadav and Debiprasad Mishra (2017) "Measuring fairness in franchisor-franchisee relationship: a confirmatory approach", International Journal of Retail and Distribution Management, 54(2), pp: 158-176.
  • Biswas SN (2015) "Organizational Behaviour Research in Rural Producers` Cooperatives: A Neglected Domain, International Journal of Rural management II (1) 40-59

Books Authored

  • Saswata Biswas, Indranil De, Gyan Mudra, Deepa Gupta (2024, forthcoming). Toilet Adoption in Rural India: Social Norms and Behavioural Changes. Routledge, London and New York

Chapters in Edited Books

  • Saswata N. Biswas, "Organizational Behaviour in Cooperatives". In R. C. Tripathi and Rohit Dwivedi (eds.) Organizational Studies in India (pp. 443-470),Hyderabad: Orient BlackSwan.

Published/Registered Case with teaching note by International National Publisher

  • Sudhhachit Mitra, Vanita Yadav,Saswata N. Biswas (2015). Child in Need Institute (CINI): Changing Lives of Homeless Children on Railway Stations. South Asian Journal of Business and Management Cases, 4(1); June

Seminars

National
  • Biswas, S.N. (2017). "Health-seeking Behaviour in Rural India: A Social Marketing Approch, paper presented in the National Seminar on `Wellbeing Across Lifespan` from 25-27 October, 2017 at University of Hyderabad

Conference

International
  • Saswata N. Biswas Presented paper (with Govind Verma) at the 9th Annual Australasian Business Ethics Network (ABEN) Conference on Ethical Workplace Climate in Nonprofit Organisations: Development of a Scale, at RMIT University (Melbourne); December 8-10, 2019.
  • Saswata N. Biswas presented paper on "Women`s Empowerment through Female Assembly: A Study in Rural Gujarat (India)" at the 29th International Congress of Applied Psychology, Montreal (Canada); June 26-30, 2018.
  • Saswata N. Biswas presented paper on "Health Seeking Behaviour in Rural India" at the 29th International Congress of Applied Psychology, Montreal (Canada); June 26-30, 2018.
National
  • Saswata N. Biswas Presented paper (with Govind G. Verma) on A Scale for Measuring Ethical Workplace Climate of Nonprofit Organizations for the Sixth Biennial Conference of the Indian Academy of Management (INDAM) 2020) at the Indian Institute of Management Tiruchirappalli; January 2-3, 2020.
  • Saswata N. Biswas Presented paper (with Govind Verma) on Morality in Everyday Life at the Annual Conference of the National Academy of Psychology (India), Pondicherry University (Pondicherry); December 20-22, 2019.
  • Presented paper on "Individual level ethical values as a moderator between organizational ethics and organizational citizenship behaviour" at Annual Conference of National Academy of Psychology (NAOP), IIT Madras; December 29-31, 2016
  • Indranil De Presented paper with Saswata N. Biswas on Agribusiness, climate change, and collective institutions: A case study of cardamom cultivation in North Sikkim. International Conference on Agribusiness in Emerging Economies" at IRMA, Anand ; January 6-7, 2016.
  • Saswata N. Biswas Presented paper with Preeti Priya on Materialism and Subjective Wellbeing in Rural India at Centenary Conference of Psychology organized by the University of Calcutta, Kolkata; October 9-11, 2015
  • Saswata N. Biswas "Determinants of Life-satisfaction in Rural India"" at the 28th International Congress of Psychology, Paris; July 8-13, 2014."

Working Papers

  • WP#323
    Factors Affecting Member Commitment of Dairy Farmers Towards The Co-operative: Evidence from Gujarat
    Author(s): Saswata Narayan Biswas, Shweta Krishnan
    May-2021
  • WP#294
    Leveraging Technology Services for Member Commitment in Dairy Cooperatives
    Author(s): Saswata Narayan Biswas, Ruby Balchandani
    Aug-2019
  • WP#277
    Making the Mahila Sabha Work: A Study in the Kutch District Of Gujarat
    Author(s): Saswata Narayan Biswas, Debiprasad Mishra
    Mar-2016
  • WP#265
    WHAT BRINGS SATISFACTION TO RURAL LIFE? ANALYSIS OF PERSONAL AND SOCIAL FACTORS OF LIFE SATISFACTION
    Author(s): Saswata Narayan Biswas, Preeti Priya
    Jan-2015
  • WP#243
    Organisational Behaviour in Co-Operatives
    Author(s): Saswata Narayan Biswas
    Jun-2013
  • WP#195
    Spirituality, Religiosity and Motivation: Exploring the Relationship
    Author(s): Saswata Narayan Biswas, Urmi Nanda Biswas
    Jun-2006
  • WP#187
    Human Resource Needs of the Rural Development NGOs in India
    Author(s): Saswata Narayan Biswas, Upasana Aggarwal
    Mar-2005
  • WP#72
    Impact of Culture and Caste on Pro-Economic Attitudes and Beliefs: A Study across Cultures With Unev
    Author(s): Saswata Narayan Biswas, Urmi Nanda Biswas
    Dec-1994

MDP-Coordinated

  • Banking Leadership and Performance Enhancement Programme for Officers of Bank of India, (January 15 - 20, 2024)
  • Integrated Dairy Management Excellence Programme for Officers of Nand Baba Dugdh Mission, Uttar Pradesh, (January 2 - 4, 2024)
  • Banking Leadership and Performance Enhancement Programme for Officers of Bank of India, (January 1 - 6, 2024)
  • Executive Certificate in Business Leadership for Fullerton India Credit Co. Ltd. (Term-4), (October 3 - 13, 2023)
  • Team Building for Managers, (September 20 - 22, 2023)
  • Executive Certificate in Business Leadership for Fullerton India Credit Co. Ltd. (Term-3), (July 3 - 11, 2023)
  • Executive Effectiveness for Naandi Foundation, (June 19 - 23, 2023)
  • Executive Effectiveness in Public Organizations for Lok Sabha Secretariat, Parliament of India, (June 5 - 9, 2023)
  • Executive Effectiveness in Public Organizations for Lok Sabha Secretariat, Parliament of India, (May 15 - 19, 2023)
  • Executive Certificate in Business Leadership for Fullerton India Credit Co. Ltd. (Term-2), (April 3 - 8, 2023)
  • IRMA Module on Agri-Cooperative Business Management, Leadership and Planning with a Focus on Women and Youth of the 3rd ICA-MAFF (Japan) Training Course, (February 1 - 20, 2023)
  • Conflict Management for Indian Oil Corporation Limited, (January 16 - 20, 2023)
  • Executive Certificate in Business Leadership for Fullerton India Credit Co. Ltd. (Term-1), (November 7 - 12, 2022)
  • Team Building and Organizational Effectiveness for Senior Managers of Jharkhand State Livelihood Promotion Society, (October 10 - 15, 2022)
  • Executive Effectiveness in Public Organizations for PRIDE, (September 19 - 22, 2022)
  • Team Building and Organizational Effectiveness for Senior Managers of Jharkhand State Livelihood Promotion Society, (September 12 - 17, 2022)
  • Team Building and Organizational Effectiveness for Senior Managers of Jharkhand State Livelihood Promotion Society, (September 5 - 10, 2022)
  • Agri-Cooperative Business Management, Leadership and Planning with a Focus on Women and, (February 2 - 21, 2022)
  • Team Building for Managers, (January 17 - 20, 2022)
  • Project Management and Leadership Skills for Rural Livelihood Projects for the Key Staff of SRIJAN, (December 20 - 24, 2021)
  • Enhancing Personal and Organizational Effectiveness through Emotional Intelligence and Management of Processes, (November 17 - 20, 2021)
  • Conflict Management for Indian Oil Corporation Limited, (July 26 - 30, 2021)
  • Team Building for Managers for ChildFund India, (July 22 - 24, 2021)
  • Promoting Women Dairy Co-operative Societies in Andhra Pradesh for Mentors, (November 9 - 10, 2020)
  • Promoting Women Dairy Co-operative Societies in Andhra Pradesh for Mentors, (November 5 - 6, 2020)
  • Promoting Women Dairy Co-operative Societies in Andhra Pradesh for District Core Team, (November 2 - 3, 2020)
  • Organizing, Managing, and Sustaining Dairy Co-operative Societies, (October 12 - 16, 2020)
  • Organizing, Managing, and Sustaining Dairy Co-operative Societies, (October 5 - 9, 2020)
  • Organizing, Managing, and Sustaining Dairy Co-operative Societies, (September 28 - October 3, 2020)
  • Organizing, Managing, and Sustaining Dairy Co-operative Societies, (September 21 - 25, 2020)
  • Presentation Skills, Public Speaking, and Interpersonal Communication, (September 25 - 27, 2019)
  • Team Building, (June 12 - 14, 2019)
  • Team Building, (June 10 - 10, 2019)
  • Stress Management, (May 27 - 29, 2019)
  • Capacity Building Programme for Jharkhand State Livelihood Promotion Society, (May 27 - June 2, 2019)
  • Management of Rural Development Projects for Jharkhand State Livelihood Promotion Society, (April 8 - 14, 2019)
  • Presentation Skills, Public Speaking, and Interpersonal Communication, (February 27 - March 1, 2019)
  • Decision Making, (January 28 - 29, 2019)
  • Management of Rural Development Projects for Jharkhand State Livelihood Promotion Society, (January 16 - 22, 2019)
  • Executive Development Programme for Fullerton India Credit Co. Ltd. (Term-4), (December 3 - 13, 2018)
  • Stress Management, (November 14 - 16, 2018)
  • Conflict Management in Organizations, (October 29 - 31, 2018)
  • Executive Development Programme for Fullerton India Credit Co. Ltd. (Term-3), (October 5 - 13, 2018)
  • Leveraging Emotional Intelligence for Success, (August 22 - 24, 2018)
  • Executive Development Programme for Fullerton India Credit Co. Ltd. (Term-2), (July 9 - 14, 2018)
  • Conflict Management in Organizations, (June 20 - 22, 2018)
  • Team Building, (May 28 - 30, 2018)
  • Executive Development Programme for Fullerton India Credit Co. Ltd. (Term-1), (April 16 - 21, 2018)
  • Team Building, (February 22 - 22, 2018)
  • Developing Leadership for the Senior Officers of NDDB, (January 15 - 17, 2018)
  • Team Building, (January 3 - 5, 2018)
  • Developing High Performing Teams, (December 19 - 22, 2017)
  • Leadership Development, (October 10 - 13, 2017)
  • Responsible Leadership for Performance, (September 19 - 21, 2017)
  • Leadership Development, (September 4 - 5, 2017)
  • Team Dynamics for VFPCK, (July 24 - 26, 2017)
  • Leadership Development Programme for Board of Directors of Milk Unions, (May 1 - 2, 2017)
  • FDP on Leadership Development for SIRD, (February 13 - 17, 2017)
  • FDP on Action Research for Livelihood Promotion for ILRT, (August 4 - 6, 2015)
  • Team Building, (June 9 - 12, 2015)
  • Team Building, (October 7 - 10, 2014)
  • Team Building, (September 16 - 19, 2014)
  • Team Building, (December 9 - 12, 2013)
  • Personality Development, (January 16 - 18, 2013)
  • Team Building, (January 2 - 5, 2013)
  • Team Building, (October 29 - November 1, 2012)
  • Effective Leadership, Organizational Communication and Conflict Resolution, (August 28 - 31, 2012)
  • Team Building, (February 27 - March 1, 2012)
  • Personality Development, (December 28 - 30, 2011)
  • Team Building, (October 10 - 13, 2011)
  • Development Planning - Approaches and Tools for District Development Managers of NABARD, (October 25 - 29, 2010)
  • Team Building, (October 5 - 8, 2010)
  • Effective Leadership, Organisational Communication and Conflict Resolution, (August 10 - 13, 2009)
  • Orientation Programme for the Consultants of Development Support Agency of Gujarat, Gandhinagar, (July 15 - 24, 2009)
  • Management Appreciation Programme for Faculty Members of Shri Krishna Hospital, Karamsad (Module-2), (April 6 - 8, 2009)
  • Team Building, (March 24 - 27, 2009)
  • Management Appreciation Programme for Faculty Members of Shri Krishna Hospital, Karamsad (Module-1), (January 27 - 29, 2009)
  • Pedagogy in Management Education, (June 25 - 27, 2008)

MDP-Instructed

  • Training for Area Managers of Tata Trusts (Campus Connect-2), (February 5 - 12, 2023)
  • Skills and Entrepreneurship Development for University of Horticultural Sciences, Bagalkot, (January 20 - 23, 2023)
  • Project Management for Managers of ChildFund India, (December 28 - 30, 2022)
  • Training for Area Managers of Tata Trusts (Campus Connect-3), (November 12 - 16, 2022)
  • Conflict Management for Indian Oil Corporation Limited, (November 7 - 11, 2022)
  • Developing Leadership for NDDB Officers, (October 17 - 19, 2022)
  • Fostering Co-operation and Co-operative Enterprises: Role of the Government for the Officials of the Department of Co-operation, Government of Odisha, (October 17 - 21, 2022)
  • Effectively Managing Self, Others, and Task Outcomes for Directorate of Animal Husbandry, Kerala, (September 19 - 23, 2022)
  • Developing Leadership Competence for the Cluster Managers of IDFC First Bank, (September 6 - 9, 2022)
  • Effectively Managing Self, Others, and Task Outcomes for Directorate of Animal Husbandry, Kerala, (August 29 - September 2, 2022)
  • Training for Area Managers of Tata Trusts (Campus Connect-1), (August 17 - 28, 2022)
  • Effectively Managing Self, Others, and Task Outcomes for Directorate of Animal Husbandry, Kerala, (August 8 - 12, 2022)
  • Market Linkages and Business Planning for FPOs for Department of Agricultural Marketing and Agri Business, Tamil Nadu, (June 29 - July 1, 2022)
  • Training for Area Managers of Tata Trusts (Campus Connect-2), (May 19 - 26, 2022)
  • Developing Leadership Competence for the Cluster Managers of IDFC First Bank, (April 18 - 22, 2022)
  • Leadership for Organizational Excellence for National Fertilizers Limited, (March 21 - 25, 2022)
  • Engaging for Successful Performance for the Staff of Finance and Accounting Function at GCMMF and its Member Unions, (March 15 - 16, 2022)
  • Market Linkages and Business Planning for FPOs, (March 2 - 4, 2022)
  • Training for Area Managers of Tata Trusts (Campus Connect-1), (December 1 - 12, 2021)
  • Engaging for Successful Performance for the Staff of Finance and Accounting Function at GCMMF and its Member Unions, (November 16 - 17, 2021)
  • Managing Co-operatives for Effectiveness for The Andhra Pradesh State Co-operative Bank Limited, (September 27 - 30, 2021)
  • Madhyama-1 Programme for IndianOil Institute of Petroleum Management, (September 23 - 30, 2021)
  • Conflict Management for Indian Oil Corporation Limited, (June 8 - 12, 2021)
  • Agri-Cooperative Business Management, Leadership and Planning with a Focus on Women and Youth, (February 11 - March 2, 2021)
  • Conflict Management, (January 11 - 13, 2021)
  • Training and Facilitation Programme for Agribusiness Entrepreneurs for Uttarakhand Decentralized Watershed Development Project, (December 9 - 24, 2020)
  • Organizing, Managing, and Sustaining Dairy Co-operative Societies, (September 14 - 18, 2020)
  • What Every Teacher Should Know for Bringing out the Best from their Students, (November 6 - 8, 2019)
  • General Business Management Programme for National Dairy Development Board, (September 2 - 21, 2019)
  • Capacity Building Programme for Strategizing CSR for Gujarat CSR Authority, (August 29 - 31, 2019)
  • Enhancing Personal and Interpersonal Effectiveness, (August 21 - 23, 2019)
  • Strategic Leadership and Change Management for National Dairy Development Board, (August 19 - 23, 2019)
  • Training of Trainers to Enhance their Effectivity in Training Others, (August 5 - 7, 2019)
  • General Business Management Programme for National Dairy Development Board, (July 22 - August 10, 2019)
  • Marketing Management Appreciation Programme for Dairy Sector, (June 26 - 28, 2019)
  • Discovering and Developing the Authentic Leader in You, (March 18 - 20, 2019)
  • Change Management Skills, (March 11 - 13, 2019)
  • Enhancing Leadership Effectiveness, (February 18 - 21, 2019)
  • Team Building, (January 28 - 30, 2019)
  • Management Development Programme for Mid-Level Officers of Kudumbashree, (January 28 - February 1, 2019)
  • Effective Talent Management for High Performance, (December 13 - 15, 2018)
  • Developing Leadership for NDDB, (October 29 - 31, 2018)
  • General Business Management Programme for National Dairy Development Board, (October 8 - 27, 2018)
  • Training of Trainers to Enhance their Effectivity in Training Others, (September 25 - 28, 2018)
  • Capacity Building Programme for Mine Supervisors for Gujarat CSR Authority, (September 10 - 12, 2018)
  • Creating a High Performance Culture in Your Organization, (August 8 - 10, 2018)
  • Driving Value through Creativity and Innovation, (August 3 - 4, 2018)
  • General Business Management Programme for National Dairy Development Board, (July 16 - August 4, 2018)
  • Developing People: HRD for Non-HR Managers, (July 16 - 19, 2018)
  • Winning Negotiation Strategies, (July 12 - 14, 2018)
  • Certificate Course in Development Management for AKRSP(I), (July 9 - 12, 2018)
  • Management Development Programme for Mid-Level Officers of Kudumbashree, (July 2 - 6, 2018)
  • Faculty Development Programme on Rural Management for National Council of Rural Institutes, (May 6 - 12, 2018)
  • Management Development Programme for Mid-Level Officers of Kudumbashree, (May 1 - 5, 2018)
  • Capacity Building Programme for Strategizing CSR for Gujarat CSR Authority, (April 23 - 25, 2018)
  • Management and Leadership Development Programme for NCDFI, (March 22 - 24, 2018)
  • Developing People: HRD for Non-HR Managers, (March 19 - 21, 2018)
  • Project Management and Team Building for Tech Mahindra Foundation, (March 7 - 10, 2018)
  • General Management and Leadership Programme (GMP), (February 26 - March 10, 2018)
  • Capacity Building Programme for Strategizing CSR, (January 18 - 20, 2018)
  • Making Markets Work for the Poor (Farm Products), (January 16 - 18, 2018)
  • Training on CSR for Project Officers of Vodafone Foundation, (December 18 - 20, 2017)
  • What Every Teacher Should Know for Bringing out the Best from their Students, (November 23 - 25, 2017)
  • Leadership for Organizational Excellence for National Fertilizers Limited, (November 20 - 24, 2017)
  • Capacity Building Programme for Strategizing CSR, (September 21 - 23, 2017)
  • Capacity Building Programme for Strategizing CSR, (August 17 - 19, 2017)
  • Training of Trainers to Enhance their Effectivity in Training Others, (August 1 - 4, 2017)
  • Applying Project Management Skills to Enhance Impact of Projects, (July 18 - 21, 2017)
  • Transformational Leadership for GACL, (June 29 - July 1, 2017)
  • Applying Project Management Skills to Enhance Impact of Projects, (March 7 - 9, 2017)
  • Making Markets Work for the Poor (Market-Led Livelihood Interventions), (February 22 - 24, 2017)
  • Practical Answers to Poverty - Marketing of Rural Products, (September 20 - 23, 2016)
  • FDP on Becoming an Effective Trainer for SIRD, (September 5 - 9, 2016)
  • Learning Programme on Leadership & Programme Management for PHFI & RGMVP Professionals, (August 1 - 6, 2016)
  • MDP for the Executives of Fullerton India - Term 3 (On campus), (July 11 - 16, 2016)
  • UDAAN Management Development Programme in Rural Management for TATA Steel Global Wires Division, (July 5 - 7, 2016)
  • MDP for the Executives of Fullerton India- Term 2 (On campus), (March 7 - 12, 2016)
  • Orientation Training in Communication Skills for KDC Bank, (February 29 - 29, 2016)
  • General Management Development Programme for the Block Programme Managers of National Health Mission, Odisha, (December 8 - 11, 2015)
  • MDP for the Executives of Fullerton India- Term 1 (On campus), (November 30 - December 5, 2015)
  • Effective Communication and Conflict Resolution for CSR Management for Aditya Birla Group, (November 16 - 20, 2015)
  • "Managerial Effectiveness" for the Officers of ISRO, Ahmedabad, (October 17 - 18, 2015)
  • Team Building, (October 6 - 9, 2015)
  • International Management Appreciation Programme for Voluntary Agencies (VOLAG-MAP), (October 5 - 23, 2015)
  • Practical Answers to Poverty - Marketing of Rural Products, (September 1 - 4, 2015)
  • Developing Leadership Skills, (March 23 - 26, 2015)
  • General Management Development Programme, (March 1 - 7, 2015)
  • General Management Programme (GMP), (January 19 - February 7, 2015)
  • Communication for Effective Management, (January 7 - 9, 2015)
  • Developing Training Modules for Employees and Training of Trainers, (August 26 - 29, 2014)
  • "Training of Trainers" in Statistical Methodology (Phase-I), (August 5 - 9, 2014)
  • Developing Leadership Skills, (March 25 - 28, 2014)
  • Social Entrepreneurship and Leadership for Transformation, (March 18 - 22, 2014)
  • IRMA Module of the ICA-Japan Training Course on Fostering Core Leaders of Agricultural Co-operatives 2013(II), (February 17 - March 14, 2014)
  • Rural Livelihoods and Poverty Alleviation, (January 20 - 24, 2014)
  • General Management Programme, (January 6 - 25, 2014)
  • Communication for Effective Management, (December 16 - 18, 2013)
  • MDP for Citi Micro Enterprise Award Winners - 2013, (December 15 - 20, 2013)
  • IRMA Module of the ICA-Japan Training Course on Fostering Core Leaders of Agricultural Co-operatives 2013(I), (October 21 - November 16, 2013)
  • Logistics Approach to Supply Chain Management, (September 25 - 27, 2013)
  • Performance Management System, (September 17 - 20, 2013)
  • Practical Answers to Poverty - Marketing of Rural Products, (September 10 - 12, 2013)
  • Developing Training Modules for Employees and Training of Trainers, (September 3 - 6, 2013)
  • Developing Leadership Skills for REST, Ethiopia, (August 2 - 6, 2013)
  • Project Management for REST, Ethiopia, (July 19 - 23, 2013)
  • Developing Leadership Skills for REST, Ethiopia, (July 15 - 18, 2013)
  • Certificate Course on Decentralization and Local Governance, (June 3 - 22, 2013)
  • Developing Leadership Skills, (March 11 - 14, 2013)
  • General Management Programme, (February 25 - March 16, 2013)
  • IRMA Module of the ICA Japan Training Course on Fostering Core Leaders of Agricultural Co-operatives-2012(II), (February 20 - March 16, 2013)
  • Sustainable Livelihoods and Integrated Watershed Management, (February 8 - 15, 2013)
  • Everybody Wins: Negotiating Skills for Managers, (January 28 - February 1, 2013)
  • Rural Livelihoods and Poverty Alleviation, (January 16 - 19, 2013)
  • Communication, Interpersonal and Presentation Skills for NDDB Executives, (December 26 - 28, 2012)
  • 21st International Management Appreciation Programme for Voluntary Agencies, (November 19 - December 14, 2012)
  • Communication for Effective Management, (October 4 - 6, 2012)
  • IRMA Module of the ICA Japan Training Course on Fostering Core Leaders of Agricultural Co-operatives-2012(I), (September 11 - October 6, 2012)
  • Effective Selling Skills, (August 30 - September 1, 2012)
  • Logistics Approach to Supply Chain Management, (July 18 - 20, 2012)
  • Social Entrepreneurship and Leadership for Transformation, (March 26 - 30, 2012)
  • Rural Livelihoods and Poverty Alleviation, (March 19 - 22, 2012)
  • Enhancing Interpersonal and Managerial Skills for the Officers of Government of Rajasthan, (March 19 - 23, 2012)
  • Developing Leadership Skills, (March 13 - 16, 2012)
  • Enhancing Interpersonal and Managerial Skills for the Officers of Government of Rajasthan, (February 27 - March 2, 2012)
  • IRMA Module of the 2nd ICA-Japan Training Course on &Fostering Core Leaders of Agricultural Co-operatives 2011&, (February 20 - March 16, 2012)
  • Everybody Wins: Negotiating Skills for Managers, (January 16 - 20, 2012)
  • Effective Leadership, Organizational Communication, and Conflict Resolution, (November 28 - December 1, 2011)
  • 20th International Management Appreciation Programme for Voluntary Agencies (VOLAG-MAP), (November 14 - December 9, 2011)
  • Decentralization and Local Governance, (November 7 - 25, 2011)
  • Logistics Approach to Supply Chain Management, (October 17 - 21, 2011)
  • IRMA Module of the 1st ICA-Japan Training Course on &Fostering Core Leaders of Agricultural Co-operatives-2011(I)&, (September 26 - October 21, 2011)
  • Performance Management System, (September 19 - 22, 2011)
  • General Management Programme for NDDB Officers, (June 13 - July 2, 2011)
  • Assessment of Poverty and Livelihoods for Rural Communities for the Officers of the Government of Yemen, (April 7 - 27, 2011)
  • IRMA Module of the 5th ICA-Japan Training Course on Enhancement of Farmers? Income and Poverty Reduction through Co-operatives, (January 23 - February 23, 2011)
  • Everybody Wins: Negotiating Skills for Managers, (January 18 - 21, 2011)
  • Management Appreciation Programme for the Officers of Rural Development Department, Government of Andhra Pradesh, (January 3 - 8, 2011)
  • Nineteenth International Management Appreciation Programme for Voluntary Agencies (VOLAG-MAP 2010), (November 15 - December 10, 2010)
  • Rural Livelihoods and Poverty Alleviation, (October 19 - 22, 2010)
  • Management Appreciation Programme for the Officers of Rural Development Department, Government of Andhra Pradesh, (October 10 - 15, 2010)
  • Managerial Effectiveness, (September 20 - 24, 2010)
  • Human Resource Development, (July 20 - 23, 2010)
  • Logistics Approach to Supply Chain Management, (July 5 - 9, 2010)
  • IRMA Module of the 4th ICA-Japan Training Course on Enhancement of Farmers? Income and Poverty Reduction through Co-operatives, (January 22 - February 21, 2010)
  • Management Appreciation Programme for Voluntary Agencies (VOLAG-MAP), (November 16 - December 11, 2009)
  • Quality Management and Statistical Quality Control, (November 9 - 12, 2009)
  • Managerial Effectiveness, (September 22 - 25, 2009)
  • Human Resource Development, (July 21 - 24, 2009)
  • IRMA Module of the 3rd ICA-Japan Training Course on Enhancement of Farmers& Income and Poverty Reduction through Co-operatives, (January 23 - February 21, 2009)
  • Everybody Wins: Negotiating Skills for Managers, (January 5 - 8, 2009)
  • Management Appreciation Programme for Voluntary Agencies (VOLAG-MAP 2008), (November 17 - December 12, 2008)
  • Natural Resource Management and Conflict Resolution with Special Reference to Forestry, (October 13 - 17, 2008)
  • New Age HR: Developmental Perspective, (September 8 - 12, 2008)
  • Managerial Effectiveness, (July 28 - 31, 2008)
  • Participatory Micro Planning, Leadership and NRM Conflict Resolution, (June 4 - 6, 2008)

Research and Consulting

Completed
  • Selection of Candidates for the Post of Managing Directors of Co-operative Sugar Factories in Maharashtra State (Member)
  • Evalution Study of District Rural Development Authority(DRDA) Scheme (Coordinator)
  • VKCoE-Leveraging Technology and Input Services for Member Commitment in Dairy Cooperatives (Coordinator)
  • Study of "Human Resource (HR) needs of the End Implementing Agencies involved in implementation of NDP I (NDSP)?. (Coordinator)
  • Time & Work Study of Gram Panchayats-A pilot study (Member)
  • Bagayatdar Study (Coordinator)
  • Aga Khan University,Kenya (Member)
  • Conducting selection of candidates for D-SAG (Coordinator)
  • OD Study of KILA (Coordinator)
  • Study of Mineral Foundation of Goa (Coordinator)
  • Mid-Term Evaluation of the Eleventh plan of Daman and Diu (Member)
  • A study of RCDF on procurement, Marketing and HR management issues (Member)
  • A study of Rajasthan Cooperative Dairy Dederation on Procurement Marketing and Human resource Management Issues (Member)
  • Training Need of Rural ElectricityDis. Sys - FCR (Member)
  • Institutional Review of DPIP - MP (Coordinator)
  • Vadodara Model District Project ? Phase II (Member)
  • Process Documentation Research (Member)
  • Vadodara Model District Project: Phase I (Member)
  • Xavier Institute of Development Action and Studies: An Assessment Study (Member)
  • Consumer Education Campaign Ajmer (Member)
  • Total Literacy Campaign: Junagadh (Member)
  • Evaluation Of DDM?S Offices Of [1]NABARD (Member)
  • Model Village Project - Bidaj (Member)
  • Case Study Of The National Egg Coordination Committee (Member)
  • Management Of Raichur Oil Union To Achieve Sustained Viability (Member)
  • The Revival Of Himachal Pradesh Milkfed (Member)
On going
  • VKCoE-Leveraging technology and input services for member commitment in Dairy cooperatives (Coordinator)
  • KMF-(418) Recruitment (Coordinator)
  • To develop the strategic plan (including vision and mission) through OD intervention (Coordinator)
  • Developing a Comprehensve Plan for marketing of milk and milk products (Member)
  • DST-i-STED-CSEE (Coordinator)

Faculty Recognition

  • Chaired symposium on "Distributive Leadership and Learning Organizations: Opportunities and Challenges", at the 2nd Indian Congress of Industrial and Organizational Psychology (ICIOP) 2019, organized by the Department of Psychology, The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda in collaboration with the Society of Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SOIOP) [2019]
  • Participated at a panel discussion on "Roadmap for skills and innovativeness" in the Idea Conclave, organized by the Govind Ballabh Pant Social Science Institute at Prayagraj on March 7-8, 2019 [2019]
  • Participated in a panel discussion on the `Emerging role of HR in addressing diversity and multi-generational workforce" held at the 2nd Indian Congress of Industrial and Organizational Psychology (ICIOP) on February 23, 2019; organized by the Department of Psychology, The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda in collaboration with the Society of Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SOIOP) [2019]
  • Member, Board of studies at KIIT School of Rural Management, KIIT University, Bhubaneswar [2018]
  • Member, Governing Board of International Association of Applied Psychology (IAAP) [2018]
  • Reviewer: Psychology and Developing Societies [2018]
  • Member of International Editorial Advisory Board of Community Work and Family [2018]
  • Reviewer: Journal of Cooperative Organization and Management [2018]
  • Member, Board of Studies of Rural Development Department, North East Hill University, Shillong [2018]
  • Chaired session on Diversities in Concepts and Applications of Psychology at the Centenary Conference of Psychology organized by the University of Calcutta; October 9-11. [2015]
  • Invited as jury member for the award of best research paper in Psychology at the Centenary Conference of Psychology organized by the University of Calcutta; October 9-11, 2015. [2015]
  • Saswata N. Biswas was invited as key speaker at a national seminar on "Mind and Society: Indian Perspectives", Mohanlal Sukhadia University, Udaipur; March 30-31, 2013. [2013]