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Human Resource Management


FPM (Doctoral), XLRI Jamshedpur, 2019. B. Tech (Mechanical), MANIT Bhopal, 2006


  • Varun has done doctoral studies (FPM) in HRM from XLRI, Jamshedpur before joining TAPMI. Prior to that, he had seven years of work experience with corporate firms and start-up organisations. As a doctoral student, Varun has published research articles and case studies in journals of national and international repute.  A travel enthusiast who loves long drives, a fan of football & pro-kabaddi.


  • Strategic Human Resource Management


  • Emergence of HRM System in organisations
  • Contextual perspectives of HRM
  • HRM in Non-profit organisations
  • HRM and Sustainability


  • Elembilassery, V. (2019). Process Framework for Development of Performance Management System, The Indian Journal of Industrial Relations, 54(4), pp. 735-744. [ABDC – C] ISSN Number: 0019-5286
  • Elembilassery, V., & Gurunathan, L. (2018). Mandated CSR and Mode of Implementation: The Indian Context. Social Responsibility Journal, 14(4), pp. 701-718. Emerald [ABDC – B] ISSN: 1747-1117
  • Elembilassery, V., Aggarwal, D. (2018). Mexican Rodeo on Indian Streets. The Case Centre, UK.
  • Aggarwal, D., & Elembilassery, V. (2018). Sustainable Finance in Emerging Markets: A Venture Capital Investment Decision Dilemma. South Asian Journal of Business and Management Cases, 7(2), 131-143. Sage [Scopus] ISSN: 2277-9779
  • Elembilassery, V. (2018). Organizing Informal Labour in India: Alternate Perspectives, The Indian Journal of Industrial Relations, 53(3), pp. 437-448. [ABDC – C] ISSN Number: 0019-5286
  • Aggarwal, D., & Elembilassery, V. (2018). Redefining Circular Economy: A New Typology of Reuse and Implications on E-waste Management. In Xavier School of Sustainability,  Energy, Peace & Global Governance (pp.78-83). Bhubaneshwar: Xavier University Press. (ISBN – 987-81-932256-5-3)
  • Aggarwal, D., & Elembilassery, V. (2018). The Story of Missing Middle: SAIF Partners and Aye Finance. In A. K. Dey, & T. Thatchenkery, Advances in Social Change, Leadership & Organisational Decision Making (pp. 167-187). New Delhi: Bloomsbury (ISBN – 9789387471344)
  • Elembilassery, V., & Ray, P. (2017). Depiction of Industrial Relations in Movies: An Exploratory Study. The Indian Journal of Industrial Relations, 53(2), pp. 346-360. [ABDC – C] ISSN Number: 0019-5286

Conferences and Workshops

  • Varun Elembilassery, Emergence of HRM System: An Exploratory Study, selected for 6th PAN IIM Conference to held at IIM Bangalore from 13th to 15th Dec, 2018.
  • Varun Elembilassery; Performance Management System for Knowledge based Teams: A Development Oriented Approach, presented at 17th International Asian Conference organized by Academy of Human Resource Development on 8th to 10th Nov, 2018.
  • Varun Elembilassery; Experiential Learning in Management Education, presented at 9th CEREConference organized by IIM Indore on 3rd to 6th, May 2018.
  • Varun Elembilassery; Unfavorable Consequences of Engagement: A Proposed Research Model, presented at 11th ISDSI International Conference held at IIM Tiruchirapally on 27th – 30th Dec 2017.
  • Varun Elembilassery; Performance Management Framework for Knowledge Industry: An application of CBHRM, presented at 5th INDAM 2017 Conference held at IIM Indore on 18th – 20th Dec 2017.
  • Attended a workshop on Sustainable Human Resources Management organized by the UoH, IBS and AMDISA on 30th October 2018.
  • Attended a workshop on Research Quality, Productivity and Qualitative Methodology by ILR School, Cornell University (USA) at XLRI, India from Dec 4th -8th, 2017.


  • Won CASE WRITING SCHOLARSHIP 2018 by The Case Centre, UK for developing the case titled Mexican Rodeo on Indian Streets. Co-author Ms Divya Aggarwal.
  • Won the SAGE BEST CASE AWARD at International Conference on Management Cases 2017, held on Nov 30th & Dec 1st, 2017, organised by George Mason University, Virginia, USA in association with BIMTECH, India.
  • Won the BEST PAPER AWARD at WIPRO XUB Sustainability Summit, held on 11-13 August 2016, organized by Xavier University, Bhubaneswar.
  • Achieved HIGHEST PERFORMANCE RATING (A+) in two consecutive years at Bajaj Auto; 2008-09 & 2009-10.
  • Won GOLD MEDAL for BEST ALL-ROUNDER STUDENT at Maulana Azad National Institute of Technology, Bhopal India for the year 2005-06.

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