Kulbhushan Balooni joined IIM Kashipur in June 2019. Previously, he was associated with IIM Kozhikode for more than two decades. He has been a visiting faculty to the National University of Singapore, University of Copenhagen, Uppsala University, Wageningen University and the University of Tokyo. He was Director (i/c), IIM Kozhikode during the period 2014-18. He was also involved in instituting IIM Amritsar as a mentor director.
He undertook post-doctoral research at the University of Tokyo, and doctoral research at the RBI Endowment Unit, Institute of Rural Management Anand (IRMA). He is a Leadership for Environment and Development (LEAD), fellow.
He undertakes interdisciplinary research on environment, resources, development policy and sustainability, and agribusiness in the context of developing countries. Within this broad area, he focuses on conservation, decentralization and local governance, CSR, and social entrepreneurship. His research has featured in Conservation Letters, Conservation and Society, Economic & Political Weekly, International Journal of the Commons, Landscape & Urban Planning, and World Development among other journals.
The Indian Institute of Management Kashipur is set up with the mission to drive academic excellence using innovative teaching methods, promoting research and practice of sustainable leadership. The institute commenced operations in July 2011 with a vision to become, over the next 10 years, one of the top business schools in India developing leaders who can perform globally. The fraternity diligently follows the core values of mutual respect, lifelong learning, the pursuit of excellence, transparency, and integrity.
The flagship programmes of the institute are Master of Business Administration (MBA) and Master of Business Administration (Analytics) which are full time, two-year residential programmes. The rigorous educational curriculum tries to ingrain an enthusiasm for learning and the capacity to apply that information to real-life scenarios. The programme lays accentuation on all-round personality.
The institute also offers a two-year weekend Executive Master in Business Administration (MBA-WX) for working executives. Doctoral Programme – PhD and Executive Fellow Programme (EFPM) are the two doctoral programmes launched in 2015 and 2014 respectively. The faculty at IIM Kashipur represents one of the best mixes of academic and industrial experiences.
The 200-acre campus spreads loudness and cheers in the serene town of Kashipur, nested in the lap of Himalayas. The vibrant youth converging from across the country has lent life to and energized the beautiful campus. The institute brags of being situated in one of the densest industrialized districts in the nation with more than 180 ventures that have set up their plants in and around the region. This places the institution at a vantage moment when it comes to ‘Learning by Doing’ through regular industry interaction and live projects.