L Gandhi

Research Interest / Consulting Area
Training and Development, Emotional Intelligence, Performance Management, Team Building and Leadership Skills 
Courses Offered 
OB, HRM, Global HRM, SHRM, Performance Management,
Training and Development, Leadership & Change Management, OD
Positions held
HOD– MBA Department, SIMS, Coimbatore
Asst. Professor- KPRSB, Coimbatore, Asst. Professor-GIM, Coimbatore & Faculty Member- ICFAI
Also teaches/taught at
ICFAILEAD College of Management, Palakkad, Kerala

L Gandhi, M.A., M.B.A., M.Phil., UGC-NET
Assistant Professor - OB/HRM

He holds Post Graduation degrees in Business Management and Cooperative Management. He is a Gold Medallist in his PG Degree. With his M.Phil. degree in Management, he is also qualified in NET conducted by UGC and pursuing his Ph.D. He has around 13 years of MBA teaching experience with ICFAI, GIM, KPRSB and SIMS-a stint of 2.5 years functioned as Head of the Department. He specializes in the areas of OB and HRM and published several HR articles and papers in national and international journals. Some of his publications focus on Pink slip management, Education Process Outsourcing (EPO), Reverse mentoring, Non-linear HR, Social Media Recruitment (SMR), HR Analytics and Gen-Y HR. He was the editor of International Journals; also authored a book entitled Performance Measurement and Reward Systems and prepared cases for ICFAI University. Besides, he presented papers in the national and international conferences and attended a workshop at IIM Culcutta; as a resource person, he handled sessions in EDPs, MDPs and involved in consulting assignments in the HR areas with a few companies. Till date, conducted training sessions to over 1500 medical, IT professionals and government officials focussing on Personality Development, Leadership, Team Building, Stress Management, Emotional Intelligence etc. He has also designed and delivered FDPs emphasising teaching methodology and Human Resource Management. He also acted as panel member, quiz master and judge for various management competitions.


Text book 

  1. Performance Measurement and Reward Systems for ICFAI University, Hyderabad
  1. SIMS International Journal of Management (SIJM): Chief and Managing editor (2013-2016)
  2. KPR International Journal of Management (KPRIJM): KPRIJM Editor (2011-2013)
Book Chapter
  1. Gandhi, L. (2017). People Management nuances of CEO styled PM Narendra Modi and distinctive lessons for business Professionals- A practical approach. Contemporary Research in Management – Vol. VI by Mousumi Sengupta and Nilanjan Sengupta [Compilers]. Mysore: Shri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara Institute for Management Development (SDMIMD).  [ISBN: 978-93-83302-23-9].
  2. Gandhi L. (2016). ‘UK Exit of TATA Steel Port Talbot -a triggering point for increased unemployment and HR Challenges’. Cases in Management – Vol. V by N.R. Parasuraman, Mousumi Sengupta and Nilanjan Sengupta and G.Srilakshminarayana. [Editors]. Mysore: Shri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara Institute for Management Development (SDMIMD).  [ISBN: 978-93-83302-14-7].
International Journals
  1. L. Gandhi (2018). Employee Experience Management (EExM) - a path to enhanced job performance and sustained competitive advantage. International Research Journal of Business and Management – [IRJBM], ISSN:  2322 – 083X, Vol. 11 (4), April, pp. 42-48.
  2. Minhaj, Mohamed & Gandhi, L (2018). Learning Analytics - Improving the Impact of Organizational Training Process. International Journal of Exclusive Management Research (IJEMR), Vol.8 (3), Online - ISSN 2249–2585, Print - ISSN 2249-8672, March 2018.
  3. L. Gandhi (2017). Educating the Future Leaders: Role of Teachers and the Impact of Smart Technology. Contemporary Research in India (A peer-reviewed multi-Disciplinary International Journal) ISSN 2231-2137, Vol. 07, Issue 04, December; pp. 5-9.
  4. L. Gandhi & Malathi Sriram (2017). Exploring the dynamica virtus of Machine Learning (ML) in Human Resource Management - A Critical Analysis of IT industry. International Journal of Computer Sciences and Engineering (E-ISSN: 2347-2693), Vol.5 (12), December.
  5. Kannadas, S. & Gandhi, L. (2017). Misperception of Optimism Culminates in Erroneous Corporate Financial Decision Making- A Review. International Journal of Research in Economics and Social Sciences (IJRESS), Vol.7 (12), December; ISSN (o): 2249-7382, pp.349-361.
  6. Gandhi, L. & Minhaj, Mohamed (2017). HR Analytics: A big deal for C-suite in Talent Management. FOCUS International Journal of Management, Vol.12 (2), ISSN: 0973 9165, October 2016-March 2017.
  7. Gandhi, L. (2017). Human Resource Challenges in VUCA and SMAC Business Environment. ASBM Journal of Management, Vol.X(I), ISSN 0974-8512, (January to June 2017).
  8. Gandhi.L & Prabakaran.V (2016). Level of Stress among Engineering and Management Students in Coimbatore City. International Journal of Exclusive Global Research, ISSN: 2456-2076 Vol.1 (3), March, pp. 1-14.
  9. Gandhi, L. (2016). Determinants of Best Manager- Lessons from Million Dollar Leaders to Millennial Managers. MANAGEMENT TODAY, Vol.6 (3), July-September, ISSN: 2348-3989 (Online) ISSN: 2230-9764 (Print), pp. 147-151.
National Journals
  1. Gandhi, L (2018). Farm Harvest: A case study on inclusive growth through sustainable employment. Review of Professional Management NDIM, Vol.16 (1), ISSN 0972-8686, January-June, pp. 99-106. 
  2. Gandhi, L (2014). Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)- A strategy for employee empowermentKarpagam Journal of Management(Volume 1, Issue 2 June 2014) 2348-0645
  3. Gandhi, L (2012). Reverse Mentoring - A Bottom up Approach in Mentoring System, Management Today, Vol. 2, No. 2, April – 2012, GRIET-Hyderabad, p. no 41-46
  4. Gandhi, L & K. Senthil kumar (2012). GenNext HR Practices to counter business challenges and nurture opportunities, Journal of Management and science (JMS), (June-2012, Vol-I, Issue-IV), Non Olympic Times, 2249-1260
  5. Gandhi, L & S. Jaya Bharathi. (2012). Competitive Challenges for Gen-Y HR Managers in Manufacturing Industries, Training and Development Journal Vol.3(2), July-December, Indian Society for Training and Development (ISTD), 2231-0681
  6. Gandhi, L (2011). Non-Linear HR Model -growth accelerator for IT companiesHRM Review, IUP Publications, ICFAI University Press, Oct-Dec 2011 0972-5148
  7. Gandhi, L & C. Vinotha (2011). Education Process Outsourcing- An advantage and avenue for competitive Indian teachers, Training and Development Journal (Volume-2, No 2, July-December 2011), Indian Society for Training and Development (ISTD), 2231-0681
  8. Gandhi, L & H. Ramashesan (2011). Current trends in Social Media Recruitment (SMR) in India, HRM Review IUP Publications, ICFAI University Press, Sep 2011, 0972-5148
  9. Gandhi, L & K. Senthil Kumar (2010). Is employer branding an influencing factor for accepting an offer? Rai Management Journal, Rai Business School, July 2010, 0975-4326
  10. Gandhi, L (2010). Appraisal Blues- High performing employee’s cause for concernGIM Journal of Management Guruvayurappan Institute of Management, June 2010, 0974-0708
  11. Gandhi, L & K. Senthil Kumar (2010). Pink Slip Management in Employee Life Cycle, HRM Review, IUP Publications, ICFAI University Press, April 2010, 0972-5148 L. 
  12. Gandhi, L & R. Veena (2009). Presenteesim: A camouflaged productivity hamper, HRM Review, IUP Publications, ICFAI University Press, Mar 2009, 0972-5148.

International conferences

  1. Gandhi, L. Education Process Outsourcing- An advantage and avenue for competitive Indian teachers. International Conference organized by VIT Business School, Vellore
  2. Gandhi, L. HR Challenges in the International Conference organized by Ganesh School of Business Management, Salem
National Conferences
  1.  Gandhi L. (2017). Entrepreneurial and training challenges encountered by the women self - help groups and revamping strategies to enhance their business in Coimbatore, India. National conference on Trends and Prospects in Business and financial markets; JSS Centre for Management Studies, Mysuru; December 15-16, 2017, ISBN: 978-93-86724-26-7
  2. Gandhi, L. GenNext HR practices to meet the competitive challenges in the National conference organized by KCT Business School, Coimbatore
  3. Gandhi, L (2006). Going Global- Challenges and Opportunities, in the national conference organized by Cauvery College for Women, Trichy, Mar 14 & 15, 2006,
  4. Gandhi, L (2006). Human Relations Practices… Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow in the national conference organized by Lady Doak College and ICFAI National College, Madurai, Mar 17, 2006
  5. Gandhi, L (2003). Business Model Innovation in the national conference organized by VLB Janakiammal College of Arts and Science, Coimbatore, Mar 18, 2003
  6. Gandhi, L (2003).  Business Quality Assurance in the national conference organized VLB Janakiammal College of Arts and Science, Coimbatore, Mar 10, 2003

Case Study

  1. Gandhi, Laksham (2017). Rise and fall of YAHOO!-the missteps of the leader and its headwind consequences. GITAM Journal of Management, ISSN: 0972-740X, Vol.15 (1), pp.122-134.

Newspaper Article

  1. Gandhi, L, Mantra of star performers “Perform or Perish”, The Himachal Times, A Dehradun Daily newspaper, Dec 26, 2005, 15257/68
Resource Person/Trainer
  1. Conducted a training session on Positive behavior for customer satisfaction, Team Building, stress management for Medical staff of Kovai Medical Center and Hospitals, Coimbatore, Ganga Hospital, Coimbatore, Ortho One, Coimbatore & Womens Center, Coimbatore
  2. As a Resource person handled a session on HR strategies and cotemporary practices for the new entrepreneurs in “NEW ENTREPRENEUR -CUM-ENTERPRISE DEVELOPMENT SCHEME (NEEDS)” programme organized by CODISSIA, Coimbatore
  3. Given consultation and conducted a session on HRM in Management Development Program for Senior and Middle level Managers at Kunnath Paper Mills, Palakad
  4. As Resource Person handled a session on Job evaluation and reward systems in the Faculty Development Workshop (FDW) on Performance Measurement and Reward Systems organized by ICFAI Hyderabad
  5. As a Resource Person handled a session in the National Conference at GIM on Indian HR practices
  6. Chief guest for Commerce association function at Nirmala College for women, Coimbatore
  7. Panel member for HR Confluence organized by Defrank at SNR College, Coimbatore
  8. As a Resource Person delivered a lecture for participants of Entrepreneurship Cell at Bannari Institute of Technology (BIT)
  9. Acted as a panel member for HR seminar in GRD Academy of Management
  10. Quiz Master for the National Quiz organized by National Institute of Personnel Management, Coimbatore