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Assistant Professor & Co-Chair – TAPMI Mu Sigma LEAD Program


Operations and Decision Science

Edu: PhD (FPM) IIM Indore, B. Tech. (Electrical Engg.)


  • Manish Sarkhel is a PhD from the Indian Institute of Management, Indore. Prior to joining TAPMI, he was a faculty at Woxsen University, Hyderabad. He has also worked in the construction industry and has experience in project management and operations of material handling units for steel production plants. He has published and presented his papers in several international journals and conferences respectively.


  • Supply Chain Management
  • Service Operations Management
  • Introduction to Python Programming
  • Developing Business Applications using Artificial Intelligence
  • Data Analytics Using Python & R


  • Game theory (Strategic network formation, Analytical modelling for supply chains and services), Non-linear optimization (MINLP, Bilevel programming), Social network analysis


  • Sarkhel, M., & Krishnamurthy, N. (2020). Stable Production Networks. International Game Theory Review [ABDC: B]

Conferences and Workshops

  •  Manish Sarkhel & Nagarajan Krishnamurthy, Stability in Core-Periphery Production Networks, 7th International Conference on Complex Networks and Their Applications, December 11-13, 2018, Cambridge University, United Kingdom
  •  Saurabh Chandra & Manish Sarkhel, Common effluent treatment plants locations allocation modelling in an industrial cluster, EURO 2018 Conference, July 8-11, 2018, Valencia, Spain
  • Nagarajan Krishnamurthy & Manish Sarkhel, Stable networks in peer-to-peer based sharing economies, 12th European Meeting on Game Theory (SING 12), July 11-13, 2016, Odense, Denmark
  • Manish Sarkhel & Soumyajyoti Datta, A New Optimization Model For Last Mile Forward And Reverse Distribution With A Heuristic Based Solution, XX Annual International Conference of Society of Operations Management 2016, December 22-24, 2016, ABV- Indian Institute of Information Technology and Management Gwalior
  •  Manish Sarkhel & Soumyajyoti Datta, A Mixed integer optimization model for municipal waste recycling using cross-docking, 5th Biennial INDAM Conference, 18-20 December, 2017, IIM Indore
  •  Soumyajyoti Datta & Manish Sarkhel, Price competition under heterogeneous cost structure in medical diagnostic services, International Conference of Operational Research Society of India on’Advancing Frontiers in Operational Research: Towards a Sustainable World’, 21-23 December,
    2017, Kolkata
  • Manish Sarkhel & Nagarajan Krishnamurthy, Mutual Monitoring and Cooperation in Networks, International conference on Network Science in Economics and Finance, 19-21 December, 2018, IIM Ahmedabad
  •  Manish Sarkhel & Sonakshi Gupta, A New Centrality Measure for Collaborative Groups, PAN IIT International Management Conference, Nov 30-Dec 02, 2018, IIT Roorkee
  •  Soumyajyoti Datta, Manish Sarkhel & Tuhin Sengupta, A Game-Theoretic Perspective on Client-Contractor Relationship in Construction Industry, COSMAR 2018, Consortium of Students in Management Research, November 29-30, 2018, IISc Bangalore


  • Best paper Award (Emerald Publishing & IIT Roorkee)- Manish Sarkhel & Sonakshi Gupta, A New Centrality Measure for Collaborative Groups, PAN IIT International Management Conference, Nov 30 – Dec 02, 2018 at IIT Roorkee
  •  Employee (faculty) of the Month (October, 2019)- Woxsen School of Business, Hyderabad

Media Coverage

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