SOMNATH GHOSHProfessor, Human Resource Management
Chair of Centre of Excellence in Sustainable Development
Google Citation :https://scholar.google.co.in/citations?user=EcR5eqAAAAAJ&hl=en
Phone: +91-5947-262176 (Ext. 215)
He is a HR, Organization Design and Institutional Development specialist.
With a Ph. D. from Jawaharlal Nehru University, he was Visiting Fellow, School of Industrial and Labor Relations, Cornell University (USA) where he worked with Professor William Foote Whyte, the legendary researcher, scholar and author in Cornell’s Program for Employment and Workplace System (PEWS). He has also held regular faculty positions at IIM Lucknow, Bangalore, Indore; International Management Institute and Administrative Staff College of India, Hyderabad. He also does occasional teaching at IIM Ahmedabad, and abroad
His consulting and institutional development experiences both in the for-profit and development sector are wide and many. Among his over twenty assignments, he has consulted in the areas of compensation management, organization design and development, HR systems and work practice changes.
In the arena of institutional development, he was World Bank consultant for two of India’s largest public sector organizations, viz. National Thermal Power Corporation and Coal India on institutional strengthening with respect to resettlement and rehabilitation (R&R) of project affected people. He was also Lead Consultant to Development Commissioner (Handicrafts), Government of India, for “Improving Delivery System for Artisans’ Livelihoods”. For British Government’s Department for International Development and Public Health Foundation of India, he did separate studies with respect to the design and delivery of public health system in AP. Very recently again, he was World Bank consultant for “Strengthening & Transforming Institutions for Management of R&R” for government of Andhra Pradesh
He has also served on the boards of Institute of Livelihood Research & Training, Kriti Industries (India) Limited, Kriti Nutrients Limited, and Cashpor Micro Credit.