Faculty Brief Profile

   Dr. Jeyakar Vedamanickam


  • Ph D (Technology Management), IIT-Bombay
  • BE (EEE), Regional Engineering College - Tiruchinopalli

Significant Publications

  • ‘Key Aspects of Defence Offsets – Negotiating the MOU between Bidder and Offset Partner’, Journal of Defence Studies, Vol 4 (3) July 2010.
  • ‘Marketing Options for Dhruv - Advanced Light Helicopter’, Rotor India – Quarterly Publication of Rotary Wing Society of India, Vol 4 (2), March 2005.
  • ‘Customer Innovativeness: Key to Marketing Polycarb; Diagnoses of a Management Case’, Vikalpa: The Journal for Decision Makers, Vol 26 (2), April-June 2001.
  • ‘No Strings Attached: Learning How Groups Organise to Complete Tasks’, The Pfeiffer Annual Series, Jossey-Bass, San Fransisco, 1998.
  • ‘Decision Trees – Problems and Perspectives’, Productivity, Vol 30 (1) April – June 1989.


  • Organisational Behaviour, Management of Innovation and Creativity; Training and Development; Production and Operations Management, Operations Research, Decision Theory, Project Management. Technology Management, General Management.

Research & Other Interests

  • Innovation Process, Role of Individual Creativity in bringing about Innovations,
  • Quantification of Intangibles, Valuation of Technology, Decision Making under conditions of Risk and Uncertainty
  • Development of Simulated Games and Exercises for Teaching and Training.

About Director

  • Dr Jeyakar Vedamanickam as the Director and a faculty is backed by a rich and varied experience. He has held several senior positions in Industry, a partial list of which is given below:

    - General Manager for a factory manufacturing large critical structures for Satellite Launch Vehicles and Satellites;
    - CEO of a Public Ltd. Company Indo – Russian Aviation Ltd., (a company trading in Aircraft parts, jointly held by Indian and Russian shareholders);
    - General Manager (Export Marketing) of a USD 2.5 Billion Aircraft Manufacturing Company (Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd.);
    - Head of Production Planning and Control for the Manufacture of Helicopters.
    - He has also been a management trainer for 15 years during mid-career.
    - He has been admitted as a life member of Mensa.

  • Dr. Jeyakar Vedamanickam’s ‘Creativity and Innovation’ workshops are extremely popular. (He has conducted over 150 of these workshops to a variety of participants such as Scientists of Indian Space Research Organisation; Engineers of organisations such as ABB, Titan watches, ETA-Ascon, IAF and several Defence Public Sector Organisations; and University, College and School Principals and Faculty. As a faculty he is equally comfortable with the soft courses such as Organisational Behaviour and General Management as he is with the quantitative subjects such as Production and Operations Management; and Decision Theory. He has travelled widely to several countries such as Chile, Ecuador, Guyana, Venezuela, Trinidad and Tobago, Mauritius, Myanmar, Japan, Indonesia, Uk, and France. A multi-faceted person who enjoys endurance sport. He has done a three hour non-stop swim and participates in 10 Km run. He enjoys playing bridge and has participated in State Level bridge competitions. He plays the guitar and sings.

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