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Dr. B Lakshmi

Centre Director and Professor

Dr. Lakshmi B. is a Professor and Director for two centres in ASCI, the Centre for Human Resource Development and the Centre for Poverty Studies and Rural Development. She has served as the Dean of Training as well as Dean of Research and Management Studies at ASCI. Dr. Lakshmi was twice Registrar & Secretary (I/c) of ASCI.

She joined ASCI in 2005. She initiated as Programme Director, the AICTE-approved Post Graduate Diploma in Hospital Management (PGDHM) from 2005-2009. Under her leadership, the PGDHM was ranked among the top ten programmes in Hospital Management in India with cent percent placement record of graduates in India and abroad.

Professor Lakshmi did a two-year (2009-2011) stint as faculty at the University of Technology and Trainer at The Bridge Business College in Sydney, Australia. Upon her return to ASCI in 2011, she has been focusing in Management Studies. She is Programme Director of several Management Development Programmes (MDPs), In-Company Training Programmes (ICTPs), Senior Executive Training Programmes, and Advanced Training Programmes for Senior Executives in areas of Leadership Development, Human Resource Development, Women Empowerment, Hospital Management, Performance Management, Ethics and Values in Public Governance, and the like.She is a regular faculty/resource person in the Commonwealth and Multinational sponsored MDPs of ASCI for South Pacific Islanders. Professor Lakshmi has been invited by Initiatives of Change to represent as a core facilitator for the programme on ‘Heart of Effective Leadership’ at Caux, Switzerland.

She was the Programme Director for the certification programme on Service Delivery Management in Modernizing Government Programmes for the Government of Kerala; she was also invited as a team member for working on the research project “Restructuring Kerala State Planning Board.” She was associated with Decentralised District Planning and Capacity Building Project for State of Odisha, sponsored by UNICEF, study on “Situational Analysis of Women and Girls in the States of Odisha” supported by the National Commission for Women (NCW), programme on Effective Leadership for MLAs from Odisha in partnership with UNICEF, Telangana Foods and APMDC. Currently, she is leading the external evaluation of central scheme of Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya National Mission on Teachers and Teaching (PMMMNMTT).

Professor Lakshmi is also certified by the Dept. of Personnel and Training, GoI, as the “Master Trainer on Ethics and Values in Public Administration.” She is one of the 22 Certified Master Trainers nationally.Professor Lakshmi was instrumental in collaborating with prestigious State Bank Institute of Management (SBIM-Kolkata), apex management training facility of State Bank of India (SBI), for conducting Leadership Development Programmes for 600 senior level officers (DGMs) of SBI. Her clientele from banking sector includes Central Bank of India, Canara Bank, Dena Bank and State Bank of India.

Professor Lakshmi B. conceptualised and conducted several international study programmes for CMD, MD, ED and other senior officials of energy organisations and State Power Utilities from across states of India. The programs were supported by PFCL, RECL and BSPHCL. As part of the study tour the delegates visited Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Germany, France and Switzerland. She also conceptualised customised Capacity Building Programs for Executives of MAHAGENCO at Koradi Training Centre of MSPGCL

As a Director of the Centre for Poverty Studies and Rural Development (CPSRD), she has designed and delivered customised leadership programs for senior officials of Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) and officials of NAARM. Leadership Programs included international visits to China, Thailand, Singapore, Australia, New Zealand, Netherlands, Germany, Belgium and Switzerland to enable senior officials gain insights into global good practices on organisational leadership. She also spearheaded collaborations with Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) and National Institute of Agricultural Marketing (NIAM).

As a Director of the Centre for Poverty Studies and Rural Development (CPSRD), she has designed and delivered customised leadership programs for senior officials of Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) and officials of NAARM. Leadership Programs included international visits to China, Thailand, Singapore, Australia, New Zealand, Netherlands, Germany, Belgium and Switzerland to enable senior officials gain insights into global good practices on organisational leadership. She also spearheaded collaborations with Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) and National Institute of Agricultural Marketing (NIAM).

Professor Lakshmi received her B.A., M.A., M.Phil. and Ph.D. from University of Madras in Economics, Public Administration, and Human Resource Management respectively. She also earned a Diploma in Journalism from SIET Women’s College in Chennai and a Post Graduate Diploma in Public Relations from Annamalai University.

She did her Postdoctoral Master’s in Hospital Administration (MHA) from University of New South Wales in Sydney. In addition, she earned Graduate Diploma in Education specializing in Human Society and its Environment from University of New England in Armidale, New South Wales, Australia. She also holds a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment from HBO-Sydney, and is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management (FAIIM).

Professor Lakshmi also holds memberships in crucial committees and boards, to name a few, she has been part of the 6-Member Expert Sub-Group formed by the Government of India to formulate the new National Health Policy. She also has been nominated as an “External Advisor” under The Research Advisory Committee of State Bank of India.

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Dr. B Lakshmi

Director, Centre for Human Resources Development

Director, Centre for Poverty Studies and Rural Development

Administrative Staff College of India,

Bella Vista, Raj Bhavan Road,

Hyderabad 500 082.Phone: +91-40-66534279

Email: lakshmib@asci.org.in