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Mrityunjay Mahopatra

Date of Joining: 1st Jun 2021

Mrityunjay Mahopatra joined SBI in 1982 as a PO. He had several assignments in India, UK and USA. He set up new businesses like Leasing, Private Equity and Insurance for SBI.  He was a Deputy Managing director in SBI leading global strategy, Marketing, New Businesses, digital, analytics and IT initiatives. As CIO, he established the innovation, data analytics, enterprise architecture verticals which was instrumental in creating many path breaking products like YONO, Loan Life Management System, SBI Chatbot etc.

Later, he was the CEO of Syndicate Bank, leading the transformation and repositioning of one of the India’s oldest and largest banks.

A writer in leading newspapers and a known public speaker, he is considered a thought leader in the Indian BFSI sector. He has won several awards and accolades and has served in various RBI and Gove committees besides being member of corporate boards




Marketing Management


PG – XIM, Bhubaneswar. Graduate in Physics

Date of Joining:

1st October 2022


  • Amit Kumar has over two decades of experience in marketing and advertising in leading food and non-food FMCG giants in diverse sectors. He has worked with organisations like Ogilvy, Lotte, 3M, Britannia, CavinKare and Mother Dairy and was part of the Chocopie launch in India. Mr Kumar’s interest and strength lie in Product Innovation, Brand and Product Management. He is also a guest faculty/visiting faculty at IMT-Ghaziabad, IIT-Delhi, GIM and Flame University. Currently working as the founder of online portal Mr Kumar’s experience in diverse sectors and organisations helps brings out relevant cases and examples of key marketing practices to make our students’ industry ready.


  • Product Management


  • Won AlMA’s prestigious ‘Best Project Campaign of Marketing Practises’ in 2014 which was covered in the Economic Times.
  • A marketing campaign was included in the ‘Global Best Practises’ repository at 3M.

Media Coverage

  • “Reinventing the India Story”, full page coverage in ‘The Economic Times’ on 26th September 2014.

Marketing & Sales

Surya Mahadevan

Teaching Area

  • Marketing & Sales

Courses Taught

  • Marketing Management, Management Decision Sciences, Business Intelligence & Descriptive Analytics

Other Responsibility

  • Executive Education

Educational Qualification

  • P.G. Program in Rural Management, IRMA, Anand, Gujarat
  • M.A. Economics, Loyola College Chennai

Professional Experience– Summary

  • “Reinventing the India Story”, full page coverage in ‘The Economic Times’ on 26th September 2014.

List of my published cases and articles

    (A)   Cases

  • Sunray India Limited- Distribution Strategy, Published in Asian Case Research Journal in 2021
  • Zealvita- Winning Marketing Formula, Published in Emerald Publishing Limited in 2021
  • Stemina Lubricants- Sales and Marketing challenges of a small enterprise, Ivey Publishing in April 2022
  • Good Morning Breakfast cereal, Dimensioning Challenge, Asian Case Research Journal in 2022
  • Masuum- A Positioning Conundrum

Link to the cases:

    (B)   Articles in Magazines

  • Digital Lending- A case for credit card innovation, published in ‘The Global ANALYST’
  • ‘5G: Does it reset the competitive play in telecom industry’, published in ‘The Global ANALYST’
  • ‘Airtel Digital Restructuring’ published in The Global Analyst
  • ‘Dial T for Truce’ published in The Global Analyst
  • ‘An idea whose time never came’ published in The Global Analyst
  • ‘So, what has changed with GST’ published in The Global Analyst
  • ‘The end game in Telecom’ published in the Business World magazine
  • What’s next for Telecom published in The Global Analyst
  • ‘Virtuosity of net neutrality’ in the smart CEO
  • ‘The future of management education’ in the ‘Open’ magazine
  • ‘Digital Learning- How does it help’ in the ‘Open’ magazine
  • Vodafone- Idea – A new lease of life in ‘The Global Analyst’
  • How to get the best out of Management Education

Link to all the articles:

Social Sciences



Social Sciences, Sociology, Gender and Education, Science and Society Marketing Management

Designation at TAPMI:

Professor of Practice – Social Sciences


Ph.D in Education- Tata Institute of Social Sciences,
M.A Education- Tata Institute of Social Sciences,
M.Sc and B.Sc- Botany – Bharathiar University

Date of Joining:

1st November 2022



  • Indumathi is an educationist with more than 17 years of experience in pioneering organisations such as the Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Indian Institute for Human Settlements (IIHS), Azim Premji University (APU) and Quest Alliance. She has contributed to teacher development, curriculum development, teaching, research, and advocacy in different capacities. Policy consultations were with the National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE) and SCERT, Sikkim Government in the revision of teacher education programs. She has worked with the Karnataka Knowledge Commission and consulted with NCERT and KSEEB during her stint at APU.  She started her journey in education as a nature education assistant at the Salim Ali Centre for Ornithology and Natural History, Coimbatore, and worked as a science teacher at TVS Academy.

    Indumathi completed her PhD in sociology of education from Tata Institute of Social Sciences in 2019. She explored- Gender and learning of science and the intersections of class and family for her thesis. She has completed a Master’s in Elementary Education from TISS as well as a Master’s in Botany from Bharathiar University, Coimbatore. She has published in international and national peer-reviewed journals, written research reports and magazine articles for teachers and teacher educators. She has been a recipient of an ESRC fellowship, the UK, and a DAAD scholarship, in Germany.


  • Scientific Thinking, Culture and Context, Anthropology for Managers
  • Taught: Science Education, Gender and Education, Teacher Professional Development, Teaching and Learning


  • STEM Mindset and Careers, and STEM Ecosystem, Status of Teacher, Teaching and Teacher Education, Evaluation of Class X Board Exams, Evaluation of Samagra Shiksha in Karnataka


    (a)  Journal articles and Book chapters:

  • Sundararaman. I (2022). Science curriculum: view of teachers and students on scientists and scientific practices, in Nawani, D., Manjrekar, N., Paliwal, R., and Shevade, R. (eds.) Reflections on educational practice: pedagogic Studies in the learning of science, social science and mathematics. TISS and Eklavya. pp. 46-60.
  • Manjrekar, N & Sundararaman. I (2021). Gender and school reform in India. In Noblit (Ed.), Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Education. OUP.
  • Sundararaman. I (2020). World would move ahead!’: exploring the learning of science and aspirations in the urban context through a case study. Cultural Studies of Science Education, 15(3), pp. 775-792. DOI: 10.1007/s11422-020-09970-y
  • Indumathi. S (2018). Who Knows and Does Science? Textbook Analysis of Karnataka State Board Science Textbooks of Classes 8 and 9. In Ladage & Narvekar (Eds), Proceedings from epiSTEME-7: International Conference to Review Research on Science, Technology and Mathematics Education (p. 68-75). Goa: CinnamonTeal
  • Indumathi. S and Sameera Sood (2018). School Based Teacher Preparation-Possibilities and Challenges. Voices of Teachers and Teacher Educators. New Delhi: NCERT ISSN 2455-1376
  • (b)  Research reports:

  • Vijayashima, I., Sundararaman, I., Aravamuthu, K., Paul. M (2022). Building STEM Mindsets: An Ecosystem Approach: Quest Alliance
  • Vijayashima, I., Sundararaman, I., Aravamuthu, K. (2021). STEM Mindsets, Careers and Women – An India Study- Quest Alliance
  • (c) Public Intellectual Writing:

  • Indumathi. S (2023, Aug 16). NCERT: Not a textbook panel, Deccan Herald, pp-6
  • Indumathi. S, (2020). Probing the Feasibility of NEP’s Grand Promise of Fluid Boundaries and a Multidisciplinary Approach, New Leam (Aug, 2020)
  • Indumathi. S (2016).Digging into the Past: Exploring History to Teach Science, Teacher Plus (Nov, 2016)
  • Indumathi.S (2014). Inclusion in Science Textbooks, Learning Curve (Oct, 2014), Azim Premji University: Bangalore
  • Indumathi.S(2011). Through the Gender Lens, Teacher Plus (Oct, 2011)

She has more than 10 publications for the public in magazines and online media

Conferences and Workshops

  • Indumathi.S (2021) Science education and politics: Can the twain meet? International conference organized by Comparative Education Society of India, 2021’
  • Indumathi. S (2018) “World would Move Ahead!”: – Exploring Learning of Science and Aspirations in the Neoliberal Context through a Case Study-Graduate Seminar at JNU, March, 2018
  • Indumathi, Aspirations or fictions? Role of family and schooling in the choice of subjects and aspirations, International conference organized by Comparative Education Society of India, Tirupati, 2016
  • Indumathi, A comparative review of Science and Technology, Inputs to NEP-2016 symposium organised by School of Education, Azim Premji University, 2016
  • Indumathi and Indira Vijayashimha, Impossible fiction or fulfilling lives- A study on women teachers’ lives. International conference organized by Comparative Education Society of India, Hyderabad, 2011


  • One-month ESRC fellowship to visit the University of Sussex, June, 2015
  • Three months as a DAAD fellow as a part of my M.A.Ed. at Freie University, Berlin, Germany, Oct- Dec, 2010
  • Gold Medalist as the best outgoing student of the college- M.Sc

Media Coverage