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V. Vijaya Faculty, Indian Institute of Management Tiruchirappalli

V. Vijaya is the Associate Professor at Indian Institute of Management Tiruchirappalli since 2013. She is a Clinical Psychologist trained in organizational psychology, psychometry and research methods. She had completed MPhil in clinical psychology from the University of Madras and completed her doctoral programme in HRM from the Indian Institute of Technology Madras in 2000. She has been teaching psychology, organizational behaviour and HRM, including courses on organization theory and practice, organizational behaviour, organization development and change, learning and development, performance management and HR analytics in regular management programmes as well as executive management education programmes, for more than a decade and half. She began her teaching career with T. A. Pai Management Institute.

As a researcher, she has worked on sponsored projects of DSIR as well as ICSSR. She has published empirical and conceptual articles and has presented in various national and international conferences and forums as well. She has also authored some book chapters. She is a UGC Fellow, has qualified for the ICSSR Young Social Scientist Research Award and conducted research on psychological contract in the IT sector. Her research interests include the social psychology of teams and organizations, how knowledge develops through networks and relationships and the psychological contract. Her present interests include personality and Indian psychology, self and identity, and psychological contract and relationship building.

Her core competence is HR analytics—to study various human and organizational contexts scientifically with a quantitative and qualitative emphasis and apply behavioural science knowledge to help improve organizational effectiveness. As a psychologist trained in counselling, she can assess team-level dynamics and synchronization issues in various contexts and in designing and conducting organizational diagnostic surveys. She has directed and conducted management development programmes for the corporate on behavioural training and HR analytics. She was involved with the TEQIP II Management Capacity Enhancement Programme initiated by MHRD, Government of India, and facilitated by World Bank as co-programme director as well as faculty resource and in case writing.

She has been the Temasek Foundation–National University of Singapore Senior Fellow in the programme on leadership in university management in September 2014. She is on the board of studies of a few centres of management and universities and provides guidance in academic curriculum development. Dr Vijaya is a consultant accredited by Belbin Team Roles, and is trained in principles of value engineering by the Indian Value Engineers Society. She is also a certified associate value specialist, awarded by the Society of American Value Engineers International. She is a member of National Academy of Psychology and a life member of NHRD Bangalore chapter.