Dr. Rajendran C
RAGS Family Foundation Institute Chair

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Academic Background

  • Ph.D. (Industrial Engineering and Management), IIT Madras, 1991
  • M.E. (Industrial Engineering), Anna University, 1984
  • B.E. (Hons.) Mechanical Engineering, University of Madras, 1982

Areas of Interest

      • Courses and Teaching Interests
        • Operations Research
        • Operations Management
        • Supply Chain Management
        • Logistics and Distribution Management
        • Heuristics for Decision Making
        • Simulation and Modeling
      • Research Interests
        • Scheduling in Manufacturing and Service Systems
        • Logistics Management
        • Inventory Optimization in Deterministic Systems
        • Economic Lot Sizing and Capacitated Lot Sizing Problems
        • Heuristics & Metaheuristics, and their applications in Operations and Supply Chain Management
        • Total Quality Management and Service Quality

Academic Achievements

  • Stood third in the State of Tamil Nadu among 2,50,000 students in the School Final (SSLC) examination in 1976
  • Stood twenty second in the University of Madras among 40,000 students in the Pre-University Course (PUC) in 1977
  • Secured BE (Honours) with distinction in Mechanical Engineering from College of Engineering, Guindy, Univeristy of Madras, in 1982
  • Stood first among 6 students in the ME programme in Industrial Engineering in College of Engineering, Guindy, Anna University, in 1984.
  • Recipient of Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellowship (1996-97;1998;2001;2002;2003;2004;2006;2008;2009;2010;2015)
  • Recipient of Research Excellence Award (Anna University) in 2010
  • Recipient of Highly Commended Award (Emerald Literati Network): 2009 and 2011
  • Ranked # 15 (in terms of h-index) among 44,881 authors who had published in at least one of the top 20 core Operations Management (OM) journals in the world during 1959-2008 (see HSIEH, P.-N., and CHANG, P.-Long., “An assessment of world-wide research productivity in production and operations management”., International Journal of Production Economics, Vol. 120, 540-551 (2009), and HSIEH, P.-N., “Addendum to “an assessment of world-wide research productivity in production and operations management”., International Journal of Production Economics, Vol. 125, 335-338 (2010)).
  • Ranked # 10 (in terms of author articles) and # 8 (in terms of full articles) among 7,103 authors who had published in International Journal of Production Research (a high ranking journal within the top 5 h-index Operations Management journals in the world) during 1985 to 2010 (see FRY, T.D., DONOHUE, J.M., SALADIN, B.A., and SHANG, G., “The origins of research and patterns of authorship in the International Journal of Production Research”. International Journal of Production Research, Vol. 51, No. 23-24, 7470-7500 (2013)).
  • Ranked # 30 (in terms of distributed articles) and # 27 (in terms of shared articles) among 14,127 authors had published in at least one of the top 11 Operations Management journals in the world during 1985-2010 (see Shang, Guangzhi, et al. "Twenty-six years of operations management research (1985–2010): authorship patterns and research constituents in eleven top rated journals." International Journal of Production Research 53.20 (2015): 6161-6197.)
  • Ranked # 1 among 1,416 faculty members (across all functional areas of Management) in the top 32 Business Schools in India who had published during 1968 – 2014 (see Sahoo, Biresh, et al. "Research Productivity in Management Schools of India: A Directional Benefit-of-Doubt Model Analysis." IIM Bangalore Research Paper 488 (2015).)

International Publications

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