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Tarun Kumar

Designation: Registrar, Dean, School of Computing Sciences


Academic Qualifications:

  • PhD (Pursuing) on the topic – “KM Influences on e-Governance Projects: A Study of Projects in Different States”. In advanced stage of completion.
  • Advance Diploma in Management – Enterprise Management (AIMA)
  • MCA (BIT, Mesra)
  • PGDCA (XISS, Ranchi)
  • M. Sc. (Geology - Coal & Petroleum)


  • Corporate: 22 years in organisations of repute
  • Academics: 15 Years (Core Faculty and Visiting Faculty)

Career Highlights & Awards:

Details of the Roles & Organizations (1985-2016):
  • Director & Head – Education Consulting and ERP Delivery (2008 - 2016) In Kalinga Software Private Limited, a leading company in education domain. “Greycells”, the in-house developed educational ERP is installed in 70+ institutes including schools, professional colleges and universities across the country. Clients include IIT Bhubaneswar, Doon School, Mayo College, Welham Boys’ School etc.
    Successfully helped the establishment of Don Bosco University, Guwahati (Assam) and Kaziranga University in Jorhat (Assam). Given consulting for Knowledge City Project of Infinity Group, Kolkata; University Project of Bawri Education Foundation, Kolkata; Centurion University of Technology and Management, Bhubaneswar; and SDM College of Engineering, Patna.
  • Chairman – Information Technology Management Area (2002-2008) in KIIT School of Management, KIIT University, a leading multi-discipline university in eastern India. Credited with making the curriculum, delivery and pedagogy of the ITM Area contemporary and industry relevant.
  • Director in SSI Limited, Bhubaneswar (2000-2002), a leading software training company. Played the role of profit centre head leading both the marketing and delivery teams
  • Systems Manager (1989-1999) in Mineral Exploration Corporation Ltd. (A Govt. of India Undertaking), a premier mineral exploration company of the country. Was one of the first exploration companies in the country to automate entire range of exploration activities by developing in-house software. Internationally recognized for its pioneering work in the field of mineral exploration and mine modelling. Did pioneering work of developing interactive software for the exploration industry
  • Exploration Geologist (1985-1989) in Mineral Exploration Corporation Ltd. (A Govt. of India Undertaking), a premier mineral exploration company of the country.
Management Development Programmes (MDPs) Conducted:
  • Successfully conducted MDP in Paradeep Phosphates Limited (PPL), Bhubaneswar on “e-Supply Chain Management”.
  • Successfully conducted MDP on “Data Mining and Warehousing in the Organisations” for the participants from LIC Housing Finance Corporation, Mumbai and NSDL, Mumbai.
  • Conducted multiple workshops on “Management of Change” for the Doctors of three states Orissa, Jharkhand and Chhattisgarh under the aegis of Directorate of State Institute of Health & Family Welfare, Orissa.
  • Conducted classes for AICTE sponsored Faculty Development Programmes.


Papers Presented in Seminars/Journals:
  • Eminent speaker on sub-theme “Technology Initiatives” in International Management Convention 2013 on “Inclusive Growth: Need to Rethink the Business Models” organized by Asian School of Business Management.
  • Presented a Paper titled “Building a Framework for Knowledge-Driven e-Governance” in International Conference on "Knowledge Management for Productivity and Competitiveness" organized by National Productivity Council, New Delhi.
  • Paper titled “Transition from e-Governance to i-Governance: The Role of Knowledge Management” published in the journal of KIIT School of Management.
  • Paper titled “e-nnovating for” published in the proceedings of National Management Convention of IBAT School of Management, Bhubaneswar.
  • Paper titled “Evaluation of parameters controlling Earthquake Management System: An analytical approach using 3s’ Technology” presented in MapAsia 2002, Bangkok (Thailand).
  • Paper titled “Geo-informatics based Disaster Management System” presented in UGC Sponsored National Seminar on “Natural hazards: Its Geological Implications In Hilly Regions” in November 2002.
  • I have also contributed two papers in journals of international repute on the topics “Origin of Coal in Agni Purána” and “Copper Mining in Medieval Bihar”.
  • Co-editor of the book titled “Future Organisations: Strategising Business” published by Excel Books, New Delhi