Educational Qualification

  • PhD in Human Resource Management , Masters in Marketing Management, EEP from SPJIMR and Degree in Commerce.

Employment History

  • Academic Experience

    • FBS Business School , Sr. Professor & Director General, Aug 2017 – July 2018
    • Kirloskar Institute of Advanced Management Studies, Principal Director & Senior Professor,Dec 2014 – Aug 2017
    • IFIM Business School, Director,CDL & Professor HRM, Jun 2014 – Dec 2014
    • International Management Institute (IMI), Registrar & Professor, Apr 2011 – May 2014

    Industry Experience

    • ESSAR GROUP, Head-Group Shared services Assurance & Group Working capital Assurance
    • Nov 2010 – Mar 2011
    • RPG Group , GM, Commercials IMI &Group Business Auditor, Jan 2007 – Oct 2010
    • Xerox India Limited , Operations Controller , 2004 – 2007
    • Thermax Ltd, Financial Controller, 2002 – 2004
    • GODREJ GE APPLIANCES, Head-Commercials, west ,1995 – 2002
    • Godrej & Boyce Mfg Co, Manager Finance Material Analyst for GE USA , 1987 – 1995

Key Responsibilities Held

  • Dr.C.N.Narayana has 30 years of experience in the field of management both from the Corporate and Higher Management education. Dr. Narayana has worked for renowned corporate houses like Godrej Group, General Electric, Thermax Ltd., Xerox Corporation and RPG Enterprises holding various senior positions handling Finance, Commercials, Planning & Analysis, Corporate Assurance and Human Resources before embarking his journey into higher management education.

    He was a Professor and Registrar till March 2013 at International Management Institute, New Delhi (one of the top 10 ranked Business Schools in India). He has significantly contributed to IMI’s major expansion and academics. Dr.C.N.Narayana  then moved to Institute of Finance & International Management (IFIM) Business School, Bangalore as the Professor of OD & Change &  Director before he took charge of leadership role as a Sernior Professor and  the Principal Director (DG) of Kirloskar Institute of Advanced Management Studies,  Pune and Harihar locations in January 2017.

Teaching Interests

  • Strategic Management, HRM, OD & Change Management

Research Interests

  • OD and Change Management 


  • A few papers published in reputed international management journals and Book Reviews done in Asia’s best rated Research Journal- Global Business Review (GBR) published by SAGE Publications are as under.

    • Global Business Review-SAGE Publications: List of Book Reviews by Dr. C.N.Narayana
    • Book Review: Manoj Kumar Sinha, Business and Human Rights
      Global Business Review September 2014 15: 631-636, doi: 10.1177/097215091453515.
    • Book Review: B. Karunakar, Corporate Champions—Excellent Companies of India
      Global Business Review October 2012 13: 509-511, doi: 10.1177/097215091201300310.
    • Book Review: Micro, Small Medium Enterprises Report: Global Business Review - Global Business Rev 01/2012; 13(2):351-352.

    International Journals Research Papers Published/ Case Studies Published:

    • International Academy of Business and Economics ISSN: 1555-2411 . “ Flexible Strategy for Human Resource Management for Futuristic organizations”, COPYRIGHT 2008
    • International Journal of Strategic management, Texas University, USA, Florida 2013, strategic management track. “ Performance Management for competitive advantage and Leadership Reflex”
    • International Journal: Excel Publishers along with JNU with ISBN-978-93-85777-05-9 Research Paper titled “Strategic Insights on How the Product Evolution along PLC curve reorganize the Market Segments and competition structure” co-authored along with Dr. D.N.Murthy. Published in January 2016.
    • Case Study: DAIMLER'S ENTRY INTO THE INDIAN TRUCKING MARKET: A CASE STUDY Case Reference no. 515-168-1 Authors: Murthy, D. (Kirloskar Institute of Advanced Management Studies (KIAMS)); MacLachlan, D. (University of Washington); Narayana, C. (Kirloskar Institute of Advanced Management Studies (KIAMS)); Chandra, A. (University of Houston-Clear Lake (UHCL)); Chandra, A. (University of Houston-Clear Lake (UHCL)) Published in 2015 by Case Centre U.K.
    • “Maggi” –“Crisis and Brand Restoration” Authors: Dr. D.N.Murty Professor, Kirloskar Institute of Advanced Management Studies, Harihar, Dr. C.N.Narayana, Professor & Principal Director Kirloskar Institute of Advanced Management Studies & Dr. Ashish Chandra, Professor, University of Houston, Clearlake campus USA. Published in 2016 in Case Centre U.K.
    • “Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation- A chronicle of successful Brand Transformation” case study by Dr. D.N.Murthy Professor, Kirloskar Institute of Advanced Management Studies, Harihar, Dr. C.N.Narayana, Professor and Director Kirloskar Institute of Advanced Management Studies, Dr.D.N.S.Kumar, Professor & Director of Centre for Research, Christ University, Bangalore, Published by IIM, Raipur Journal for Research and case studies, in 2015

     Books Published in the area of Spirituality, inner management and Change management

    • “Silent Messages for soul searching”- A spiritual management book which explains the leadership traits at higher level and includes leadership quotes for professionals. Reviews in Google rated 5* and in the top of the list. (Published in 2012) (available in Google e format )
    • The inner sojourn”- A book which describes the connection between body, mind and the soul . The book also explains in a verse format, the meaning of existence in this world and the way to attain realization while taking the inner journey. Managing the Self- through inner journey is the most effective management of a soul. (Published in 2013). (book is also available in ePub. Google)
    • Pocketful of Change- OD & Chage simplified published in June 2017- by Lambert Academic Publications, Germany (Available in Amazon.com)
    • Clairaudient Souls- a book on spirituality pubished in May 2017- by Lamber Academic Publications, Germany (Available in Amazon.com)


  • Recent Awards Won (Academics, Research and  Leadership):

    • “Time Research Leadership Award” of Business Schools 2012-13
    • “Best HRM Professor of B Schools”, November 2014 (22nd Dewang Mehta Award, November 2014)
    • “Best HR Professor of B Schools”- February 2015 (7th DNA – Innovative B school Awards, February 2015).“Best Professor of the year 2015” –“World Wide Achievers Award”- at Asia Education Summit 2015. He was also the Key note speaker in the Summit. (April 2015).
    • “Visionary Leadership Award” in management Teaching, Research & Leadership at- World Education Congress and Thought Leaders in 2015 (July 2015).
    • “Life Time Achievement Award” for contribution to management Education by Asia Knowledge Management Leadership and Global Thought Leaders in Dubai on October 6th 2015.
    • “Knowledge Management Leadership Award” for knowledge and Research Contribution in Management Education by Asia Management Leadership & Though Leaders in October 2015.
    • “Indo- Global Best Director Award for B-Schools” by Indo Global Chamber of Commerce and Industries and International Association for Academics and Research in February 2016.
    • “ Sharveplai Dr. Radhakrishnan award” for best teacher in December 2016.
    • “Indo-Global Exemplary Educationist Award” by Indo Global Chamber of Commerce and Industries and International Association for Academics and Research in February 2016
    • “Outstanding Asian Faculty in HR” Golden Globe Tigers Awards held in April 2016 at Malaysia for Education Leadership and academics.
    • “Knowledge Management Leadership Award” –Golden Globe Tigers Awards held in April 2016 at Malaysia for Education Leadership.
    • “ Bharat Vidhya Sheromani Award” for Excellence in Education and Leadership in Septemeber 2016 awarded by Internaitonal Business Council, at New Delhi, India  and a Gold Medal for Excellence in Management Education.
    • “ Best Director award”  of Businesss Schools in India -by CSR magazine in April 2017.
    • “ Eminent Educationist Award for 2017” by Indo-American Society – Indo Global Education Summit July 2017.

Campus Placement 2017