Abhilash G Nambudiri - Assistant Professor

Email-ID : abhilash@rajagiri.edu

Abhilash is an Agricultural Engineer with Post Graduation in Agri-Business Management from IIM Ahmedabad. He brings along his more than 10 years experience of Managing and leading corporate as well as Not-for-Profit entities to his teaching at Rajagiri. He worked in corporate sector with Spencers Retail as Head of Merchandising for South India Region. Abhilash is also a First generation Entrepreneur who started Kirin Knowledge Consulting, a consulting organization catering to Indian Higher Education industry in creating a better knowledge delivery mechanism through better teaching curriculum. He has been involved in the Academic improvement initiatives of 2 premier educational institutions in Pune (MIT-School of Telecom Management & SCMLD). In the year 2012 he exited Kirin at 10X returns. He has also held Consultant role in designing affordable housing program strategy for Ashoka – Housing For All Initiative. He also has served the education sector as visiting faculty at prestigious institutions like Symbiosis, & FLAME.


  • Post Graduate Diploma in Agri Business Management (PGDABM) from Indian Institute of Management , Ahmedabad (IIM-A) (2004 – 2006)
  • Kerala Agricultural University, Bachelor of Technology in Agricultural Engineering (1996 to 2001)

International Teaching Experience

Delivered a full block course on ”Social Entrepreneruship – Focus on India” at Katholic University of Ingolstadt’s WFi School of Management in winter - 2015.

Awards and Achievements

  • Recepient of DAAD Scholarship from German Academic Exchange Service (2015) for Treaching a full course on ”Social Entrepreneruship – Focus on India” as a visiting scholar at WFi School of Management Ingolstadt, Germany.
  • Awarded a UGC minor research project worth INR 1,00,000 to undertake primary research on migrant labourers of Kerala.


Journal Publications

  1. Low-income Housing: A Perspective on India's Urban Poor”, The International Journal of Social Sustainability in Economic, Social and Cultural Context, Volume 11, Issue 3, September 2015, pp.13-28.
  2. Spatiotemporal study of inwards migration of low and unskilled workers to Kerala and its effects on social and physical infrastructure (Under review)

Case Studies

  1. S-Mart: How to get Pricing Right? (Case Centre collection, Formerly known as European Case Clearing House, 315-217-1)
  2. Teaching note for 'S-Mart: How to get Pricing Right' (Case Centre collection, Formerly known as European Case Clearing House, 315-217-8)
  3. Stock Planning Of Specialty Goods At Zegema Retail, SAGE Bussiness Cases, (under review)

Teaching Notes

  • S-Mart: How to get Pricing Right, Case Centre collection, (Formerly known as European Case Clearing House) 315-217-8
  • Zegema Retail: Space Planning, ET Cases, OM-1-0044A
  • Stock Planning Of Specialty Goods At Zegema Retail, SAGE Business Cases, (under review)


  • The Sustainability Conference - Copenhagen, Denmark. Common Ground Publishing (Jan 2015)
  • Global Summit of Management Cases, IIM-Raipur (Dec 2014)
  • National Conference on New Paradigms in Business and Management, School of Management Studies, CUSAT, Kochi, India (April 2017)
  • Vaidakthya - National Conference on Recent Trends in E-Business: Opportunities and Challenges, Naipunya Busines School, Thrissur, India (May 2017)

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