G. Raghuram, Director, IIMB

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Prof. G. Raghuram has a PhD from Northwestern University, USA, a Postgraduate Diploma in Management (PGDM) from IIM Ahmedabad and a BTech degree from IIT Madras.

He specializes in infrastructure and transport systems, and logistics and supply chain management. He conducts research on the railway, port, shipping, aviation and road sectors. He has published over 35 refereed papers in journals and written over 155 case studies. He has published six co-authored books. He was awarded the ‘MC Puri Memorial Award’ for contribution to Operational Research in India, 2016; ‘Academician of the Year’ by the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport in 2012, and ‘Lifetime Achievement Award’ for contribution to logistics and infrastructure by EXIM News in 2014.

He is a Fellow of the Operational Research Society of India, and Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport.

He has teaching experience at universities in India, USA, Canada, Yugoslavia, Singapore, Tanzania and UAE. Prof. Raghuram was a faculty at IIM Ahmedabad (IIMA) since 1985. He was Dean (Faculty), IIMA from September 2013 to December 2015. He was the Vice-Chancellor of the Indian Maritime University from July 2012 to March 2013. He was the Indian Railways Chair Professor from January 2008 to August 2010. Prior to taking over as Director of IIM Bangalore, he was Professor and Chairperson of the Public Systems Group at IIMA.

He is a member of the Global Future Council on Mobility of the World Economic Forum, Executive Council of the National Aviation University, and of the Board of Directors of six companies in the fields of infrastructure, logistics and education. Overall, he has been on the Board of 12 companies. He has offered consultancy services to over 100 organizations including multilateral agencies. He has served on various government policy making and advisory committees for the Ministry of Civil Aviation, Ministry of Consumer Affairs and Public Distribution, Ministry of Railways, Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, Ministry of Shipping, Cabinet Secretariat, Comptroller and Auditor General, the Planning Commission and various State Governments.

Professor Raghuram’s interest areas are Infrastructure and Transportation Systems, and Supply Chain and Logistics Management.



  1. “Framework for Structuring Public Private Partnerships in Railways,” Case Studies on Transport Policy, Elsevier, 2014, and Proceedings of the Conference on Transportation Planning and Implementation Methodologies for Developing Countries (TPMDC), Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Mumbai, December 2012 (with R Gangwar)
  2. “Akshaya Patra, Gandhinagar: Supply Chain Challenges,” Vikalpa, Vol 38, No 4, October - December, Ahmedabad, 2013, (with S Mitra and A Ghosh)
  3. “Container Movement by Rail in India: A Review of Policy Evolution,” Journal of Transport Policy, Elsevier, July 2012, (with R Gangwar, S Morris and A Pandey). Also accessible on Planning Commission website
    For the complete list, please click here


  1. Trucking Business Management: Cases and Concepts, McGraw Hill Education (India) Pvt Ltd, Noida, 2016 (with D Roy, R Jain, S Tripathi and K Sharda)
  2. Agribusiness Supply Chain Management, CRC Press, Taylor and Francis Group, Boca Raton (USA), 2014 (with N Chandrasekaran)
  3. Supply Chain Management for Competitive Advantage: Concepts and Cases, Tata McGraw-Hill Education (India) Pvt Ltd, Noida, 2009, (with N Rangaraj and MM Srinivasan)
  4. Logistics and Supply Chain Management: Cases and Concepts, Macmillan India Ltd, New Delhi, 2000, (with N Rangaraj)
  5. Infrastructure Development and Financing: Public Private Partnership, Macmillan India Ltd, New Delhi, 1999, (lead edited with R Jain, S Morris, P Pangotra and S Sinha) 
  6. Shipping Management: Cases and Concepts, Macmillan India Ltd, New Delhi, 1998, (lead edited with VN Asopa, D Bhatnagar, MR Dixit, KV Ramani, VV Rao and S Sinha)

Papers/Cases as Chapters in Books/Conference Proceedings (Reviewed)

  1. “Effect of Legal Issues in Infrastructure Development: The Case of Container Terminal Bids in Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust,” in Transportation Research Procedia, Elsevier, Forthcoming 2017, (with PD Udayakumar & R Prajapati)
  2. “Implications of Vertical Unbundling on Indian Railways: Lessons from German Railway Reform,” in Transportation Research Procedia, Elsevier, Forthcoming 2017, (with R Gangwar)
  3. “Effect of Tariff Regulation in Major Port Container Terminals: The Case of Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust in Breaking New Ground: Dispatches on Law & Economics from India,” Eastern Book Company, 2016, (with PD Udayakumar)
    For the complete list, please click here

Chapters in Self Edited Publications

  1. “An Overview of the Trucking Sector in India: Significance and Structure,” in Roy D, Raghuram G, Jain R, Tripathi S, Sharda K (Eds), Trucking Business Management: Cases and Concepts, McGraw Hill Education (India) Pvt Ltd, Noida, 2016
  2. “Decision Areas and Positioning of Cases,” in Raghuram G and Rangaraj N (Eds), Logistics and Supply Chain Management: Cases and Concepts, Macmillan India Ltd, New Delhi, 2000, (with N Rangaraj)
  3. “Logistics and Supply Chain Management - Leveraging Mathematical and Analytical Models,” in Raghuram G and Rangaraj N (Eds), Logistics and Supply Chain Management: Cases and Concepts, Macmillan India Ltd, New Delhi, 2000, (with N Rangaraj)
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Case Studies

  1. GMR KUAEL: The Longest Road PPP (with PD Udayakumar): Conflict between NHAI and GMR – November 2016
  2. Rotary Club of Madras: Open Defecation Free Communities Project (with A Jalote Parmer): Process of Making a Community 100% Open Defecation Free –  February 2016
  3. Shreeji Transport Services Private Limited (with R Jain): MIS Design for Operational Decisions – December 2015
  4. Mumbai Metro: Fare Fixation (with Abhinav Gupta, Arushie Mangla, Mayank Tibrewala, Nishant Naveen and Udit Kejriwal): Approach to fare fixation in a metro PPP in the context of legislative framework changes - November 2015
  5. Karaikal Port Private Limited (with S Nambissan, S Ramakrishnan, S Yegneswaran): Strategy for Private Port Development – August 2015

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Unpublished Monographs and Working Papers 

  1. “Dedicated High Speed Rail Network in India: Issues in Development,” Working Paper No 2016-03-58, Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, March 2016 (with PD Udayakumar)
  2. “Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement Ordinance 2014: A Process Perspective,” Working Paper No 2015-07-03, Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, July 2015 (with S Sunny)
  3. “Goods and Services Tax: The Introduction Process,” Working Paper No 2015-03-01, Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, March 2015 (with KS Deepa)
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Newspaper and Magazine Articles

  1. “A Rail Safety Mantra,” India Today, December 5, 2016
  2. “Dedicated High Speed Rail Network in India: Issues in Development,” Technomic Review (IIM Ahmedabad), TR-2016-08-0008, August 2016 (with PD Udayakumar) (Excerpted from a working paper with the same title)
  3. “Infrastructure Provisioning: Strategic with Implementation Challenges,” Yojana, March 2016
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Papers Selected and Presented at Conferences/Workshops

  1. “Dedicated High Speed Rail Network in India: A Systems Perspective in Development,” ORSI International Conference, BIMTECH, Greater Noida, December 12-14, 2016
  2. “Effect of Legal Issues in Infrastructure Development: The Case of Container Terminal Bids in Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust,” World Conference on Transport Research, Shanghai, July 10-15, 2016
  3. “Competition and Tariff Regulations of Indian Container Terminals,” World Conference on Transport Research, Shanghai, July 10-15, 2016
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Invited/Special Seminars

  1. ​“Innovations in Road Safety in Approach, Processes, Measures and Perspective,” Panel Chair, 6th Edition of Mahindra Transport Excellence Awards Program, New Delhi, February 3, 2017.
  2.  “Logistics and Infrastructure: Policy Aspects for Infrastructure Development,” Vibrant Gujarat Global Investors Summit, Gandhinagar, January 12, 2017.
  3. “Making Agri-Food Supply Chains Sustainable: Key Issues and Way Forward,” IIM Bangalore, December 16, 2016.
    For the complete list, please click here




Professor Raghuram has coordinated over 60 programmes, and taught in over 200 executive programmes in India and abroad. He has also been guest/visiting faculty in over 25 institutions in India and abroad.

Doctoral Programme

  1. Seminar on Transportation Policy
  2. Infrastructure Policy
  3. OR in Public Systems
  4. Operations Research

 Post Graduate Programme Electives Introduced

  1. Service Operations Management (2016)
  2. Rail Transport Planning and Management (2015)
  3. Infrastructure Development and PPPs (2011)
  4. Transport Infrastructure (2010)
  5. Supply Chain and Logistics Management
  6. Legal and Regulatory Issues in Infrastructure
  7. Retail Management
  8. Logistics and Infrastructure Management in Agri-Business
  9. Infrastructure Development and Financing
  10. International Trade Logistics
  11. Infrastructure Management and Implications for Logistics
  12. Services Management
  13. Warehousing Management
  14. Logistics Management
  15. Transportation Systems Management
  16. Operations Strategy
  17. Topics in OR 

Post Graduate Programme Required Courses Taught

  1. Government Systems and the Policy Process
  2. Tracking Organization Performance
  3. Modelling for Decisions/Quantitative Methods/Decision Models
  4. Operations Management
  5. Marketing Management

Executive Programmes Designed

  1. Project Management in Major Ports (2015)
  2. Youth Transport Entrepreneur Programme (2013)
  3. Urban Transportation (2012)
  4. Food Supply Chain Management (2009)
  5. Aviation Management (2008)
  6. Delivering Logistics Solutions (2008)
  7. Strategic Port Management (2006)
  8. World Bank Institute Programme on Frontiers in Infrastructure Finance (2003)
  9. Maritime Management (2001)
  10. Infrastructure Development and Financing (1998)
  11. Top Management Programme on Supply Chain Restructuring (1997)
  12. Supply Chain Management (1996)
  13. Strategic Management for Department of Post (1995)
  14. Shipping Management (1994)
  15. Logistics and Infrastructure Management for Core Sector (1994)
  16. Managing Macro Economic Reforms (1993)
  17. Training of Trainers in Indian Railways (1992)
  18. Logistics Management (1990)
  19. Management of Road Transport Undertakings (1989)
  20. Computer Applications in Railways (1988)
  21. Computer Applications in Government (1987)
  22. Public Systems Management (1986)


Professor Raghuram has consulted for 66 organizations in India and abroad, both in the public and private sector. The studies are related to (i) infrastructure and transportation (ii) supply chain and logistics management and (iii) management education and institution building. Most of the studies have resulted in research based reports with recommendations to the client. Many of the studies have been written as disguised cases and/or papers, some of which have been published.

(i) Infrastructure and transportation:

1. Indian Ports Association/Comparative Wage Study 2. NRRDA/World Bank
3. Punjab State Electricity Regulatory Commission 4. Government of Andhra Pradesh
5. Government of Chhattisgarh 6. Mumbai Metro One/FFC
7. NABARD/RIDF 8. ADB/CRISIL/Indian Railways (2)
9. IL&FS/GMB 10. LEA Associates/DMICDC: Madhya Pradesh
11. Mumbai Port Trust 12. St John Freight Systems Ltd
13. Wilhelmsen Maritime Services 14. IDFC/Papers on Infrastructure (6)
15. Sixth Pay Commission/PRP for Indian Railways 16. Indian Railways/Turnaround Appraisal
17. World Bank/Connectivity for Ports 18. CEPT/BRTS
19. ADB/Transport Sector 20. Transcare Logistics/Cochin Port
21. Planning Commission/NHAI Restructuring 22. Ministry of Commerce/JNPT Congestion
23. World Bank/Department of Telecom 24. LEA Associates/Port Connectivity Strategy
25. Petronet 26. Dalal Consultants/Ennore Port`
27. Konkan Railway Corporation/Marketing Strategy 28. Alcock Ashdown Gujarat
29. Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanam 30. Government of Andhra Pradesh/Infrastructure Policy
31. Indian National Shipowners' Association/Shipping Policy 32. Tata Unisys/Railway Board MIS
33. Gujarat Maritime Board/Port Privatization 34. South Central Railway
35. Coal India/Project Management 36. ORG/Road Development
37. RITES 38. Government of Jamaica/Urban Transport
39. CMC  

The subject areas include policy for infrastructure development, privatization, strategy formulation, decision support systems for operations planning, and project management.

(ii) Supply chain and logistics management:

1. MPEDA 2. Arshiya International
3. Universal Consulting India (P) Ltd 4. Essar Oil
5. Piramyd Retail 6. Confederation of Indian Industry
7. Scope Marketing/TI Cycles (2) 8. Cargo Domain
9. TVS Srichakra 10. H&R Johnson
11. Cadila Pharma 12. Mahindra and Mahindra
13. Indo Mobil 14. Mahavir Spinning Mills (2)
15. Godfrey Phillips India 16. Hyderabad Allwyn
17. Essar Steel 18. Food Corporation of India
19. TVS-Suzuki 20. Steel Authority of India

The subject areas include supply chain coordination, marketing strategy (including for services), inventory management, transport management, distribution network design, production planning, sourcing, and related management information systems and organisation structure.

(iii) Management education and institution building:

1. Adani Institute of Infrastructure Management 2. Indian Maritime University
3. Asia Graduate School of Business 4. DG Shipping/Indian Maritime University
5. Adani Group 6. Nalanda Group
7. Railway Staff College (2)  


In Company Training Programmes:

(i) Infrastructure and Transportation:

1. Mahindra (Youth Transporter) (10) 2. IES (3)
3. Ministry of Shipping (Project Management for Major Ports) (2) 4. Comptroller & Auditor General (CAG) (3)
5. L&T (6) 6. World Bank (Project Management for Highway Engineers) (3)
7. Ministry of Defence (11) 8. Government of Chhattisgarh
9. Bharat Broadband Network Ltd (2) 10. ADB on Agribusiness
11. NABARD (2) 12. IMTC (15)
13. DMRC (3) 14. Forum of Regulators (2)
15. LBSNAA (Phase IV- IAS) (2) 16. IRICEN (3)
17. Planning Commission 18. IRSMI
19. LBSNAA - Kennedy School of Government (Phase V- IAS) (4) 20. IPS (Phase V)
21. LBSNAA (Phase III - IAS) 22. Indian Oil Tanking (2)
23. IRITM (2) 24. IIM Lucknow (2)
25. Railway Staff College/BIMSTEC 26. SAFIR - IIMA
27. Office of Mayor of London 28. LBSNAA (2)
29. Planning Commission: PPP (2) 30. TERI (2)
31. Sri Lanka Port Authority 32. IIT Bombay
33. IIT Kanpur 34. HEC (2)
35. Ministry of Finance 36. World Bank Institute (4)
37. NIAS 38. Apollo Tyres
39. GIDB 40. NHAI (2)
41. Patni Computer Systems 42. i-Maritime
43. Tata Infotech 44. Dredging Corporation of India
45. Department of Telecom 46. SAFIR - TERI (2)
47. Government of Gujarat 48. Air Freight
49. Department of Post (4) 50. Vasant Sheth Memorial Foundation

(ii) Supply chain and logistics management:

1. ACC: Strategic Supply Chain Management (3) 2. ACC: General Management (6)
3. FCI 4. CWC
5. IIPM/IOC (6) 6. Poornaprajna Institute of Management
7. National Institute of Agricultural Marketing 8. Adani Institute of Infrastructure Management
9. George Washington University 10. SPJCM (3)
11. TCS - Retail Vertical 12. Asian Paints
13. Aditya Birla Group 14. Bayer Crop Science (2)
15. SCM Consultants 16. Enercon India
17. DHL India (2) 18. National Institute of Agricultural Extension Management (4)
19. Ballarpur Industries 20. Ispat Industries
21. Eicher Consultancy Services (3) 22. Pfizer
23. Hindustan Lever (2) 24. Government of Rajasthan - Project Swach

(iii) Services management:

1. Life Insurance Corporation (3) 2. BSNL (4)
3. Thomas Cook (2) 4. ITW/RAI
5. ALTTC 6. Canara Bank (2)
7. Bank of India (2) 8. IDBI

(iv) Management education:

1. Railway Staff College (11) 2. Mudra Institute of Communications
3. Case Research Society of India (2) 4. Central Institute of Road Transport
  1. Operational Research Society of India ‘MC Puri Memorial Award’ for Contribution to Operational Research in India, December, 2016
  2. ET Cases Award, IIM Raipur, February, 2016
  3. Exim-India ‘Gujarat Junction  2014,’ ‘Lifetime Achievement Award,’ January 18, 2014
  4. Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (India), ‘Logistics Academician of the Year,’ April 7, 2012
  5. Indian Railways Chair Professor, IIMA, January 2008 - August 2010
  6. Operational Research Society of India (ORSI) - Fellow
  7. Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) – Fellow
  8. Doctoral Fellowship, Northwestern University, 1979-82
  9. Hindustan Unilever Industry Scholarships, IIMA, 1977

Positions Held

  • Professor and Dean, Public Systems Group, Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, April 2013 
  • Dean (Faculty), Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, September 2013 – December 2015
  • Vice Chancellor, Indian Maritime University, Chennai, July 2012 - March 2013
  • Indian Railways Chair Professor, January 2008 - August 2010
  • Professor, Public Systems Group, Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, July 1992 - July 2012
  • Associate Professor, Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, January 1989 - June 1992
  • Assistant Professor, Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, October 1985 - December 1988
  • Assistant Professor, AB Freeman School of Business, Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, July 1983 - September 1985
  • Lecturer, Kellogg Graduate School of Management, and Division of Continuing Education, Northwestern University, Illinois, USA, September 1982 - June 1983
  • Research Associate, Public Systems Group, Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, India, April 1978 - August 1979


  • International Study Visits (Shipping and Logistics), 1988, 1990, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2007, 2008, 2009
  • Visiting Professor, NUS Business School, National University of Singapore, September 2002
  • Visiting Professor, Maine Maritime Academy, USA, 1996
  • Visiting Professor, AB Freeman School of Business, Tulane University, New Orleans, USA, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1990, 1991
  • Visiting Research Scholar, School of Business, Queens University, Kingston, Canada, 1984
  • Visiting Research Scholar, Center for Research in Transportation, University of Montreal, Montreal, Canada, 1983

Company Board Membership

  • Adani Ports and Special Economic Zone, Ahmedabad
  • Alcock Ashdown Gujarat Ltd, Bhavnagar
  • Arshiya International Ltd, Mumbai
  • NABARD Consultancy Services Pvt Ltd, Mumbai
  • Take Solutions Ltd, Chennai
  • Vidya Vardhini Education Foundation, Mumbai

Doctoral Guidance

Doctoral Thesis Advisory Committee Chair


  1. Issues in Port Privatisation (Ganesh Radhakrishnan, 2015- )
  2. Modal Shift Estimation and Financial Viability of High Speed Rail in India: The Case Study of Ahmedabad – Mumbai Corridor (TS Ramakrishnan, 2015)
  3. Formation Process of Public Private Partnerships in Transport Infrastructure in India (Satyam Shivam Sundaram, 2009)
  4. A Disaggregate Study of Mode Choice for Inland Movement of Export Cargo Containerised on Marine Segment (Ravi Babu, 2001)
  5. Occupational Withdrawal: A Study of Indian MNOs in the International Shipping Industry (Krishan Kumar Sharma, 1998)
  6. Decision Support System for Urban Bus Route Network Design (Yogesh Kumar Bhatt, 1998)
  7. Modelling a Pull Production System (Arunabha Chatterjee, 1998)

         CEPT University

  • Framework for Structuring Public Private Partnerships in Railways: Implications for Indian Railways (Rachna Gangwar, 2013)

        Doctoral Thesis Advisory Committee Member


  1. Store Format Choice Behaviour for Planned Purchases: A Case of Bulk Grocery (Kamaljit Singh Anand, 2008)
  2. Integrated Assessment of Energy and Environment Policy: Mitigation Impacts and Adaptation (Manmohan Kapshe, 2003)
  3. Television Advertising and Consumer Price Sensitivity: A Contingent Model (VVP Badarinath, 2000)
  4. Risk in Agriculture and Agricultural Development: The Role of Public Policy (SJ Phansalkar, 1989)
  5. Multi-Stage Bulk Commodity Distribution: Development of  Decomposition - Lagrangian Relaxation Based Algorithm (RRK Sharma, 1988)

       CEPT University

  • Organizational Ambidexterity and Effectiveness: A Case Study of Public Urban Transport at  Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (Margie Parikh, 2013)

Doctoral Thesis Examination Committee


  • Served on over 20 Committees as a Chair or as a Member


  • IIM Calcutta (2007), IIT Bombay (2009), IIT Madras (2009, 2010 and 2012), NMIMS (2013), University of Calcutta (2015)

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Academic Administration

IIM Ahmedabad

  • Chairperson, Public Systems Group, 2016-
  • Chairperson, Centre for Infrastructure Policy and Regulation, 2016-
  • Member, School of Public Policy Planning Group, 2016- 
  • Dean (Faculty), 2013-2015
  • Member, PGPX Executive Committee, 2013-2015
  • Executive Committee Member, IIMA IDEA Telecom Centre of Excellence, 2011-14
  • Member, PGP-ABM Review Committee, 2013-14
  • Member, PGP Review Committee, 2013-14
  • Member, PSG/Marketing Faculty Recruitment Committee, 2009-12
  • Member, Board of Governors, 2008-10
  • Member, Committee on Future Directions, 2008-10
  • Executive Committee Member, One Year Post Graduate Programme in Public Management and Policy (PGP-PMP), 2007-10
  • Member, Economics Faculty Recruitment Committee, 2009
  • Member, OB/P&QM/P&IR Faculty Recruitment Committee, 2008-09
  • Member, Marketing/RJMCEI Faculty Recruitment Committee, 2007-09
  • Advisory Committee Member, VSNL Centre for Telecom Studies, 2007-09
  • Member, Faculty Development and Evaluation Committee, 2006-09
  • Executive Committee Member, One Year Post Graduate Programme for Executives (PGPX), 2004-09
  • Founder Chairperson, One Year Post Graduate Programme for Executives (PGPX), 2004-07
  • Chairperson, Post Graduate Programme in Management, 2001-03
  • Chairperson, PGP-ABM Review Committee, 2002-03
  • Coordinator, Centre for Retail Management, 2000-01
  • Organiser, Silver Jubilee Seminar of the Fellow Programme in Management, 1998
  • Chairperson, Fellow Programme in Management, 1996-98
  • Chairperson, Public Systems Group, 1993-95
  • Organiser, Alumni Refresher Course, 1993
  • Chairperson, Alumni Relations and Activities, 1990-93
  • Chair/member of various academic administrative committees and task forces

Tulane University

  • Served as a member of two academic committees
  • PhD, Northwestern University, Kellogg Graduate School of Management, Evanston, Illinois, USA
  • PGDM, Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad, India        
  • BTech, Indian Institute of Technology Madras, India