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Principal Research Scientist
Center For Scientific and IndustrialConsultancy

Associate Faculty, Department of Management Studies
Chairman, Information Management Cell.
Bachelor of Technology (Honors), Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur. 1974.
Master of Science (M.S.), University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, U.S.A. 1976.
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.), University of California at Davis, U.S.A. 1979.
Research Interests/ Areas of Experience
Project Management
Strategic Management
Business Systems Analysis and Design

Regional Training Workshop on Engineering Consultancy Practice; UNESCO/FIT, 1982.
Short-Term Course on Operations Research in Decision-making; IIT Kharagpur, 1986.
Training Program on Management of Technology Transfer; NRDC Bangalore, 1988.
Seminar on Industry and Higher Education; British Council, Southampton, UK, 1993.
Workshop on Intellectual Property Rights and Technology Transfer, DST, New Delhi, 2002.International Internships on Intellectual Property Rights and Technology Transfer, Michigan State University, East Lansing, USA and National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, USA. 19 July – 02 August, 2002.
Principal Research Scientist, CSIC, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. 1992-present.
Professor, Indian Institute of Management, Kozhikode, Kerala. 1997-98.
Senior Scientific Officer, CSIC, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. 1986-92.
Assistant Professor, SRICC, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur.1981-83.
Lecturer, Agricultural Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur. 1980-86.
Assistant Professor, Biological and Agricultural Engg, Rutgers University, NJ, USA.1979-80.
Resume of Major Contributions
Management of Technology, R&D, and Projects Strategic Management, Business Systems Analysis and Project Management and Communication
Taught MBA courses on Project Management and Communication, Research Methodology for Management, Managerial Economics, Operations Research, and Management Information Systems.
Authored a book on Engineering Project Management with Case Studies (Published by Wheeler Publishers, 1996).
Writing a book on Strategic Management: An Integrated Systems Approach (to be published by Sage Publishing)
Published 23 research papers in the above areas (List enclosed).
Taught continuing education courses in Consultancy, Project Management, Business Systems Analysis and Strategic Management to over 600 Industry participants, under the PROFICIENCE programme, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore.

Offered MDP’s, lectures, consultancy, and training programs to several corporate organizations, including Bharat Electronics, Compsoft Services, ISRO, ITI, Kirloskar Electric, TCS, Wipro Infotech, 3SE and Leo Infotech, all in Bangalore and to the University of Mauritius.

Research work in the areas of Engineering Project Management: Management of Technology Transfer, R&D, and Education-Industry Collaborations.

Management, administration, and promotion of R&D and consultancy at IIT Kharagpur andIISc Bangalore, including providing scientific and management inputs, project formulation, costing, evaluation, and promotion strategies.

Member, Board of Directors, Select Software Pvt, Ltd. and Leo Infotech(I) Pvt, Ltd, both in Bangalore.
Member of Governing Councils PA College of Engineering, Mangalore and of National First Grade College and Krishnadwaraya Institute of Management Studies both in Bangalore.
Systems Engineering, Agricultural Machines, and Energy:
Guided a Ph.D. project at IIT Kharagpur in Simulation Studies on Field Operations in Fodder Farming.
Guided 12 M.Tech and B.Tech. projects, including 3 industry-sponsored projects.
Taught postgraduate and undergraduate course in above areas at Rutgers Univ. and IIT Kharagpur.
Published 13 research papers in above areas (List enclosed).
Professional Awards and Activities
Wright Fellow, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA. 1974 - 75.
Silver Medal for General Proficiency, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur. 1974.
Escorts – ISAE Best Student Medal, Indian Society of Agricultural Engineers. 1974.
Elected to Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society, USA. 1979.
Elected to Gamma Sigma Delta, The Honor Society of Agriculture, USA .1975
Elected as member of the Institution of Engineers (India), and the Systems Society of India.1981.

Chairman, Information Management Cell, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, 2002.
In-Charge, Placement Centre, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. 1993 – 95.
Member, Placement Advisory Committee, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. 1997.
Hon.President, Parent Teacher Association, Kendriya Vidyalaya, Indian Institude of Science, Bangalore. 2000-02.
Member, Board of Governors, Indian Institute of Management, Kozhikode, Kerala. 1997-98.
Chairman, Students Affairs and Chariman, Computer Center.
Faculty Advisor, Student Chapter of ASAE, Rutgers University, USA. 1979–80.
President, India Students Association, University of California, Davis, USA .1977–78 .

Personal Details:
Date of Birth 1 April, 1953
Residence NE-11,New Housing Colony Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore-560012.
Marital Status Married. Two Daughters.
Hobbies and interests Photography, tennis, classical music.

Management of Technology, R&D and Project
Sl.No. Author(s)
Complete reference of
Journal / Conference
1. Iyer, Parameshwar P 2002 Role of IT effective dissemination of coastal agricultural technologies. Keynote address at ICAR Conference on Coastal Agricultural Research, Goa
2 Iyer, Parameshwar P 2002 Systems approach to IT and agricultural business: Reengineering agriculture Lead Paper at 23rd Annual Convention of ISAE, IIT Kharagpur.
3 Iyer, Parameshwar P 2001 Reengineering the business - customer process: A valid case. APNOMS 2001; The Asia Pacific Networking and Operations Management Symposium, Sydney, Australia.
4 Iyer, Parameshwar P 2001 Case - oriented learning: A pragmatic approach. The Journal of Engineering Education (In print).
5 Iyer, Parameshwar p 1998 Assessing IT needs in manufacturing for strategic sectoral development. CADCOM'98 : Proceedings of Conference on Advances in Computing,6-8 April '98.REC Calicut, Kerala. pp.244-250.
6 Iyer, Parameshwar P 1997 Technological and management issues in synergising university industry R&D. ICMOT '97 : Proceedings of International Conference on Management of Technology, 21-24 December, '97.IIT Delhi. pp.1095-1109.
7 Iyer, Parameshwar P 1996 Some critical elements of engineering project management. The Journal of Engineering Education, Vo1.VI, No.1, pp.29 - 32.
8 Iyer, Parameshwar P 1996 Management institutions :their role in meeting the requirements of the business world of The 21st century.. Business Management Education in 21st Century- Challenges. Bangalore.
9 Iyer, Parameshwar P. 1992 Technology development and university-industry research Some issues in a developing country . Seventh International AAUP Conference on Global Tech. Development: Research Parks, and Technology Incubators. Austin, TX. USA.
10 Iyer, Parameshwar P. K.Rajagopal 1992 An analysis of recent consultancy activities of the Indian Institute of Science Tech Source '92 : Exposition on National Technologies. ITCOT, Madras. .
11 Iyer, Parameshwar P 1991 The Indian Institute of Science as a technological Source: A profile of some recent activities. The Journal of Engineering Education, Vo1.III, No. 4, pp.31-36
12 Iyer, Parameshwar P 1991 R &D excellence for technological growth : a profile of the IISc contribution. Fifth National Conference on In-house R & D in Industry. FICCI, New Delhi..
13 Iyer, Parameshwar P 1991 The silicon success story: a case study of the IISc silicon technology Market-driven Technology Management Program IIM Bangalore.
14 Iyer, Parameshwar P 1991 Technological innovations and know-how transfer to Small and medium enterprises Techtrans '91 : First International Hi-Tech Seminar. Bangalore.
15 Iyer, Parameshwar P 1991 Technology innovations and know-how transfer to Small and medium enterprise Techtrans '91 : First International Hi-Tech Seminar. Bangalore.
16 Iyer, Parameshwar P 1990 University-industry linkages for technological innovation The Journal of Engineering Education, Vo1.III, No. 4, pp.31-36.
17 Iyer, Parameshwar P 1990 R & D in Indian industry a selective survey. Technical Report, CSIC IISc, Bangalore.
18 Iyer, Parameshwar P 1989 The role of CSIC, IISc in technology development. National Seminar on Challenging Opportunities in Science and Techmology STED, Calicut, Kerala.
19 Iyer, Parameshwar P 1989 Improving engineering education and training through education-industry cooperation. World Conference on Engineering Education for Advancing Technology University of Sydney Australia.
20 Iyer, Parameshwar P 1988 The role of education industry collaboration in engineering education and training. Proceedings of First World Congress: Engineering Education and Training, 7-9 Nov. '98. Nepal Vo1. I, A3-04, pp.7.
21 Iyer, Parameshwar P 1987 Information database for industry-education collaborative R & D. R & D Dissemination Meet SISI, Bangalore.
22 Iyer, Parameshwar P 1984 Education-industry collaboration for development and dissemination of technology. Golden Jubilee Seminar-cum -Convention of India Society of Engineers. Calcutta.
23 Iyer, Parameshwar P 1983 Engineering educational institutions-industries collaboration prospects and perspectives World Conference on Engineering Education for Advancing Technology University of Sydney Australia. Systems Engineering, Agricultural, Machines and Energy
Sl.No. Author(s)
Complete reference of
Journal/ Conference
1. Iyer, Parameshwar P 1985 Utilisation of biomass energy for Stirling cycle-based farm engines. Golden Jubilee Seminar-cum-Convention of India Society of Engineers.Calcutta.
2 Iyer, Parameshwar P 1985 Design and development of an experimental plot mechanical paddy transplanter National Seminar-cum-cum-Workshop on Experimental Plot Machinery for Agriculture CIAE, Bhopal.
3 Chaudhuri,D. and Parameshwar P. Iyer 1985 Energy inputs in fodder production-a case study Proceedings of the Silver Jubilee Convention of ISAE. CIAE, Bhopal. Vo1.I, pp.153-58
4 Iyer, Parameshwar P
KP Pandey & K.Raju 1984 Design and Development of a free-piston Stirling engine Annual Convention of the ISAE, New Delhi.
5 Iyer, Parameshwar P 1983 A systems approach to rice mill design Proceedings of the seventh National Systems Conference. VSSC, Trivandurm. pp. VII.10.1
6 Iyer, Parameshwar P. K.Rajagopal 1982 Estimating the feasibility for utilizing electric vehicles in Indian agriculture Annual Convention of the ISAE, New Delhi.
7 Iyer, Parameshwar P 1981 A system approach to agriculutral pest management. Proceedings of the International Conference on Systems Theory and Applications.PAU Ludhiana Vol I, pp. C 73-79
8 Iyer, Parameshwar p 1981 Quality detritions techniques for fruits and vegetables - a reviews. Annual Convention of the ISAE, Karnal.
9 Iyer, Parameshwar P 1980 Controlled release of gossyplure for use in control of cotton pink bollworm Transactions of the ASAE, Vol.23, No.4, pp.840-848.
10 Iyer, Parameshwar P 1979 Design of a pheromone application system for cotton pink bollworm control The Harvestor, Journal of the Agricultural Enginerring Society, Vol. XXI, pp.4-7.
11 Iyer, Parameshwar P A.l.Humke 1979 Noise reduction by component spectra optimization-a design technique Transactions of the ASAE Vo1.12, No. 4, pp.775-780.
12 Iyer, Parameshwar p 1977 Acoustics of en for noise control in canneries. Annual meeting of ASAE, USA.
13 Iyer, Parameshwar p 1974 Some asputo of the design of a notary Annual Meeting of IASE, Bhuvaneswar Best student Paper.

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