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Sumati Ray Professor, Indian Institute of Social Welfare and Business Management (IISWBM), Kolkata

Sumati Ray is an MSc in applied psychology from Calcutta University. Subsequently, she did her PhD in applied psychology from Calcutta University.

She started her career with the Indian Institute of Psychometry in Kolkata. She rose to become the joint director for research and development at the institute. She was instrumental in designing several psychometric tests for employee selection.

Dr Ray subsequently switched to academics, and after having a stint with the Institute of Modern Management as a faculty, she joined IISWBM. As an academician, apart from teaching, she has been a prolific contributor to the cause of research. She has presented papers in different national and international conferences and published papers in different peer-reviewed journals.

Besides, she has been regularly supervising students for their PhD theses. Her areas of research interest include virtual teams and competency among others.

Apart from teaching and research, Dr Ray carries out HR consultancy work for a large number of organizations including private, public sector enterprises and government bodies.