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Kumaran RAJARAM

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​Dr. Kumaran RAJARAM

Senior Lecturer
Division of Strategy, Management and Organisation
College of Business (Nanyang Business School)
 
Course Leader, BE2601 & BU8601
 
Office: 6790 5649
E-mail: RKumaran@ntu.edu.sg
 
Biographical Profile
 
Dr. Rajaram is a Senior Lecturer and Course Chair for management modules in the Strategy, Management and Organization Division at the Nanyang Business School. He earned his PhD with Distinction in Business and Management (minoring in Learning Science) from University of South Australia, Adelaide. As an acknowledgment for his quality performance, he was nominated for the 2012, 2013, 2014 Emerald/EFMD Outstanding Doctoral Research Awards. He is an expert, practitioner in business management, organisational science leadership, change management and a research scholar who specializes in learning analytics, organisational learning and development, management education, learning culture, culture of learning, internationalization of higher education, and neuroscience of learning & education. He has received multiple competitive school, university and national level research grants and awards on topics related to pedagogical innovation and leadership competencies. He has published in management education, learning culture in multi-disciplinary context, learning analytics and internationalization of higher education. He was instrumental in transforming and implementing the flipped-classroom pedagogy, adopting problem-based and team-based learning in the course that he chairs. Dr Rajaram is also the inventor of various innovative learning interventions, among which two of them are, scaffolding platform for team based learning and real-time active participation assessment support system. He has created a personalized learning blog which comprises all of his learning innovations: https://blogs.ntu.edu.sg/learning-innovations/ .
 
Dr Rajaram has over 18 years of leadership and senior management corporate experience in organisational change, strategic management and learning & training development. He started his career as an Engineer, thereafter transited to the corporate world where during his last stints served as the Director of Academic Affairs and Business Development and then as the CEO, Executive Chairman and Principal Consultant for a global change management and leadership consulting firm before he made a transition as an educationalist. Organisations that he has offered his consulting services includes Microsoft, General Electric, Energizer, Simens, NCS, SIM Global Education, SINDA and many more. During his entrepreneurial stint, he was interviewed and featured in SPANs magazine in 2008 for being an exemplary and outstanding young entrepreneur, USQ Alumni Newsletter in 2009 – ‘Alumnus achieves professional training success’, Inspire magazine in 2010 for being an exemplary role model as a business practitioner.
 
 
Research Interests
 
• Organizational Science and Behaviour
• Institutional and Organizational Culture
• Learning Culture and Culture of Learning in Higher Education Institutions and Organizations
• Cognitive and Educational Neuroscience
• Character Education and Leadership competencies development in Business Education
• Internationalization of Higher Education
• Leadership and policy making in Higher Education
 
 
Research Interest in the Neuroscience of Learning and Education
 
• Social-Psychological interventions in Business Education
• Applying Neuroscience to comprehend:
  - Empathy, Compassion, Character Education and Leadership traits
  - Engagement and Learning Effectiveness amongst learners
  - Students' Performance and Outcomes