Professor & Head

Prof R S Desikan 

School of Entrepreneurship and Management Studies

  1. Rationale behind choices of day-to-day living
  2. Artificial Neural Networks (ANN)



Indian Institute of Technology-BHU, Varanasi
BTech (Metallurgical Engineering)


Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore
PhD (Fellow-IIMB)


  • Jan. 2018 - Jul. 2018: Professor and Dean - Dayananda Sagar University Bangalore
  • Apr. 2017 - Nov. 2017: Director – PG Studies, at CMRIT – Bangalore
  • May. 2007 - Feb. 2016: Senior Consultant, at Tata Consultancy Services (TCS)
  • Sep. 2005 - Apr. 2007: External Consultant. (Program Management Consulting)
  • Nov. 2003 - Jul. 2005: Senior Business Analyst at HSBC – Global Technology Center, Pune
  • Jul. 2002 - Mar. 2003: Analyst / Consultant at Innosoft, Inc., NJ-USA
  • Dec. 1996 - Jun. 2002: Product Manager (Principal Consultant) at Satyam Computer Services (now, Tech Mahindra Satyam)
  • Feb. 1996 - Aug. 1996: Trainer at Institute of Banking studies - Kuwait
  • Aug. 1993 - Dec. 1995: Assistant Professor in the Computers and Systems area of National Institute of Bank Management (NIBM), Pune
  • Apr. 1984 - Jun. 1988: Systems Engineer at Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO), SRIHARIKOTA

Research Interest

  • Quantitative methods in Forecasting & Decision models in Social Science and Business Domain. [“Exploring the rationale behind choices of day-to-day living, covering wider aspect of personal and professional focus”].
  • Artificial Neural Networks (ANN) for Business and Psychology synergy. [ANN and Innovation Thinking & Training – is it possible?].
  • Modelling / Simulation of Business processes, viz., Production Process models and Decision / Analytical models, for productivity and efficiency analysis
  • Process Improvement, Governance and Management of Educational Institutes.

Awards & Fellowships

  • SHRIRAM AWARD for Best Paper in Marketing (1990-91), by Fertilizer Association of India


  • Balanced Scorecard sessions (credits) by BSC Collaborative Inc.,
  • PMI’s Certified Project Management Professional (PMP).

List of Publications

  • "Benefits Realization: Program Monitoring through Middle-out Balanced Scorecard Approach”, [Srinivasa Desikan Raghavan]. Selected to publish. PMI – National Conference – Delhi, India (2013).
  • “Managing software development programs of Agile methodology, with middle-out Balanced Scorecard (BSC) approach”, [Srinivasa Desikan Raghavan]. Paper accepted for presentation at “PM-05 Advancing Project Management for 21st Century: Concepts, Tools & Techniques for Managing Successful Projects” at Crete, Greece during 29-31 May, 2010. (Only paper from India amongst 100+ papers).
  • “A ‘middle-out’ approach to Balanced Scorecard (BSC) design and implementation for Service Management: Case Study in Off-shore IT-Service Delivery”, [Raghavan, Srinivasa-Desikan (TCS); Sethi, Monika (TCS); Sunder Singh, Dayal (TCS); Jogia, Subhash(Customer Organization)]. Paper presented and published in the Proceedings of “Software Measurement European Forum- 2009, (SMEF-2009). Rome, Italy, 27-28-29 May 2009.
  • “An Expert Systems for Cotton yarn Export: An Object-Oriented Approach”, [R.Desikan, S.R. Padmanabhan], The Indian textile Journal, Vol. III, No. 7, Apr. 1993 (pp 26-32).
  • "Exchange Rate Prediction: A Simulation Using Artificial Neural Networks", [R.Desikan, S. Sundararajan]. Paper presented at the International Conference on Stochastic Models, Optimization Techniques and Computer Applications (ICSOC), December 15-17, 1994, Coimbatore, INDIA. Published in "Stochastic Models, Optimization techniques and Computer Applications" edited by G.V. Krishna Reddy, R. Nadarajan and N.K. Venkatasubramanian, Published by Wiley Eastern Limited - New Age International Limited, New Delhi, 1994, (pp. 427-433).
  • “Stock Price Prediction with sparse data: An ANN Approach in the Indian Scenario", [R.Desikan, Y. Sree Rama Murthy], CSI Communications of Computer Society of India, December 1994 (pp. 22-25).
  • “Decision Support for Working Capital Management”, [R.Desikan, Jyoti Agrawal]. Paper presented at and published in proceedings of Northern India regional Conference of Computer Society of India, Dec. 23-24, 1994, at Jaipur, India.
  • “Strategic Alignment of Information technology: Indian Banks’ Future”, [R.Desikan], Banks Economists’ Conference, IBA, Sep. 5-7, 1994, Goa, India.
  • "A Connectionist Expert System for Term Loan Evaluation", [R.Desikan, B. Shekar], in Artificial Intelligence Technology (Applications and Management), Proceedings of the International Computing Congress, Secunderabad, India, 1993. Edited by E. Balagurusamy and B. Sushila, Tata McGraw-Hill Publishing Company Limited, 1993. (pp. 381-388).
  • "Term-loan Evaluation: An ANN Approach in the Indian Scenario," [R.Desikan and B. Shekar]. Proceedings of The Second Annual Research Workshop on AI/ES in Accounting, Auditing and Tax, San Francisco, California, U.S.A., Aug. 7, 1993.
  • “Developments in Financial Expert Systems”, [R.Desikan, V.B. Kaujalgi], CSI Communications, Computer Society of India, Jun. 1993, (pp 15-21).
  • “A multi-attribute decision making approach for term loan evaluation”, [R.Desikan, V.B. Kaujalgi]. Paper presented at 24th Annual Convention of OR Society of India, Dec. 26-28, 1991.
  • "Analysis of Fertilizer Movement in India, using a Computer Model", [R.Desikan, V.B. Kaujalgi], Fertilizer news, Oct. 1990 (pp 47-55). This bagged the SHRIRAM AWARD for Best Paper in Marketing (1990-91), by Fertilizer Association of India.
  • I-Prize in Paper presentation, during National Seminar on 'Computers in Modern Age' organized by IEEE - Student Chapter, Delhi College of Engineering - Delhi in Feb. 1993.

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