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Amalendu Jyotishi
Amalendu Jyotishi

Amalendu Jyotishi

Associate Professor and Chairperson PhD Program, Amrita School of Business

Amrita School of Business


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Could you tell us briefly about your family background?
I am married. My wife Dr. Deepika M G is also a PhD in Economics and teaches in the management school. I have 5 years old son Aaditya.
Career Profile:
In current role, apart from teaching and mentoring in MBA and PhD program I have to involve in running the PhD program, guiding PhD scholars and have continuous engagement in my research activities. As coordinator of Asian Initiative on Legal Pluralism I involve in this group's activities.
Prized Accomplishment(s):
As an active researcher in the area of social sciences, research publications in peer reviewed journal are biggest accomplishments. Similarly, mentoring students and scholars who in turn contribute to research publication is also a satisfying feeling.
Plans For The Future:
Not very far from where I am. I wish to complete the research projects in hand and add a few more to it. Besides, would involve in institution building that helps enhancing the research environment. Guide the PhD scholars to their logical goal.
Degrees That Matter:
PhD is a terminal degree. Beyond this I may see myself engaged in some Post-Doctoral activities. Institutional Economics as a chosen path of my research, I wish to do fundamental contribution in this area.
Job Profile:
As Associate Professor and Chairperson PhD Program, Amrita School of Business my roles are explained in the designation. I teach, do research, engage with scholars in their research and work towards building a credible PhD program.
Required Reading:
Researchers Journal are the key places to indulge in for PhD scholars, teachers and academics. EBSCO,, are some of the sites to look at.
Advice For New Professionals:
There are trained and untrained , skilled and unskilled individuals entering the workforce. Being professional and ethical are critical to growth of the individual that will not have any adverse effect on the society and environment, if not any positive effect.
Working Life Management:
By following a simple rule of avoiding carrying work to home.
Done Differently:
I am fortunate that I have chosen this path and I owe a lot to my teachers who have put in this path. Perhaps, I would have been a little more focused at higher secondary and undergraduate level that would have helped me reach where I am a bit earlier. I have, however no regrets in my choice.
Other Thoughts:
I read fictions especially that of Marquez, Llosa, Kundera, Achebe, Satyajit Ray, odiya authors and few translations of Bengali, Marathi, Malaylam authors etc. I read and write poems. My poems are posted in my blog
The Journey So Far:
I am in the path of Academic world.
Growth Strategy:
Aspire for highest standard and conduct of the profession. In my case it is teaching and research.
Role Model:
My teachers; Professor R S Rao from Samblapur University, Professor M V Nadkarni my initial mentor for my PhD and Professor R S Deshpande my teacher at Institute for Social and Economic Change, mentor and guide. Their personal values, research ethics and contribution have always been my inspiration
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