Bishakha Majumdar

Bishakha Majumdar

Assistant Professor
Organizational Behaviour & Human Resource Management

Bishakha Majumdar is a Fellow (PhD) in Organisational Behaviour/Human Resource Management from the Indian Institute of Management Indore. She has worked as a faculty of Psychology at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels at the University of Calcutta, UGC Project Fellow for the DRS programme on Student Mental Health and Health Seeking Behaviour, and a Master Trainer for HIV/AIDS counsellors under the World Bank GFATM (Global Fund for AIDS, Tuberculosis, & Malaria) Programme. Prior to joining IIM Visakhapatnam, she has been an Assistant Professor at the FORE School of Management, New Delhi, for 3.5 years.

Awards and Recognitions:

  • Winner, HRM Category. ISB-Ivey Global Case Competition 2018
  • Best Case Award 2018 – 3rd Place. William Davidson Institute 25th Anniversary Case Writing Competition, University of Michigan, USA
  • Honorable Mention. ISB-Ivey Global Case Competition 2015
  • Surya Pattnaik Award for Management Research 2013 – 2nd Prize. National Academy of Applied Psychology Conference 2013
  • Anima Sen Memorial Award for Excellence in Research 2012 – Best paper published in the Journal of Indian Academy of Applied Psychology in 2011-12
  • IAAP Young Scientist Award 2011 – Best paper in the Young Scientist Category in the Indian Academy of Applied Psychology 2011
  • JSB Best Paper Presentation Award – International Conference on People Management, Jyotirmoy School of Business, West Bengal, 2011
  • Anima Sen Memorial Award 2009 – 2nd rank in M.Sc. Applied Psychology in University of Calcutta

Education: FPM, IIM Indore (OB/HRM). UGC-NET (Labor Welfare, Management). M.Sc. (Applied Psychology) & B.Sc. (Psychology), University of Calcutta.

As a faculty of Management, Bishakha Majumdar has taught core and elective courses in Organisational Behaviour, HR Analytics, Strategic Human Resource Management, Cross-Cultural Communication and International Human Resource Management, and Interpersonal Relations. In Psychology, she has taught courses in General and Social Psychology, Industrial Psychology, Research Methodology, and Community Psychology. Her teaching interests lie in micro and macro-OB courses, Human Resource Management, HR Analytics, and Employee Relations.

Courses taught at IIM Visakhapatnam

  • Organizational Behavior II
  • Strategic Human Resource Management
  • Research Methodology
  • Qualitative Research Methodology
  • Business Planning in International Markets

Bishakha is engaged in qualitative and quantitative research in organisational behaviour, psychology, and gender and social issues in management. Her PhD is on the topic ‘Dual Influence of Career Expectancy Beliefs on Intention to Quit: Explaining through Marketability’. Her interest also lies in writing cases illustrating management issues for classroom teaching. She is presently the Associate Editor for the journal South Asian Survey, by Sage Publishing.



  • Deb, S., Sunny, A.M., & Majumdar, B. (2020). Disadvantaged Children in India: Empirical Evidence, Policies, and Actions. Springer: Singapore.

Journal Articles:

  • Majumdar, B., Basu, S., & Jain, S (2021). Digital Empowerment and Indian Handlooms: Case-based Policy Recommendations. Economic and Political Weekly, 56 (8). (ABDC-B) https://www.epw.in/journal/2021/8/special-articles/digital-empowerment-and-indian-handlooms.html
  • Basu, S. & Majumdar, B. (2017). Beating the Monochrome: Emerging Market Multinationals and the Bricoleur Approach to Embracing Heterogeneity. Social Identities, 24 (5).
  • Majumdar B. & Jain, K.K. (2016). From the Dynamic to the Disruptive: Difficulty of Dealing with Creative People. NHRD Network Journal Special Issue. 9-19.
  • Desai, M., Majumdar, B., Chakraborty, T. & Ghosh, K. (2011). The Second Shift: Working women in India. Gender in Management: An International Journal, 26 (6), 432-450.
  • Majumdar, B. & Ray, A. (2011). Transformational leadership and innovative work behavior. Journal of the Indian Academy of Applied Psychology, 37(1), 140-148.
  • Deb, S., Mitra, C., Majumdar, B. & Sun, J. (2011). Effect of ’12-day induction training for ART/CCC counsellors’ under GFATM project in India: An in-depth study. Indian Journal of Health and Wellbeing, 2(2), 5-11.
  • Desai, M, Majumdar, B. & Prabhu, G.P (2010). A Study on employee engagement in two Indian businesses. Asian Journal of Management Research, Special Issue, 1, 81- 97.
  • Majumdar, B. 
  • & Ray, A. (2010). Stress and coping strategies among university students: A phenomenological study. Indian Journal of Social Science Researches, 7(2), 100-111.
  • Majumdar, B. (2010). Cognitive impairment in HIV/AIDS. PSYBER NEWS, 1(4), 31-38.


  • Chakrabortty, R. & Majumdar, B. (in press). Yuno Learning. Marketing Analytics for Online Business. Ivey Publishing.
  • Dutta, D. & Majumdar, B. (2019). iimjobs.com- Integrated Analytics for Talent Management? Ivey Publishing.
  • Das, J., Jain, S., Basu, S., & Majumdar, B. (2019). Organic Wellness – Influencing People’s Choice via Cause Marketing. Ivey Publishing
  • Majumdar, B., Basu, S., & Jain, S (2018). Chanderiyaan: Weaving Digital Empowerment into the Indian Handloom Industry. William Davidson Institute Publishing.
  • Majumdar, B. & Chakrabortty, R. (2017). Powertech India: Redesigning workforce composition. Ivey Publishing

Book Chapters, Edited Volumes, & Monographs:

  • Majumdar, B. (2020). Food justice in a welfare state: Dynamics of the Public Distribution System of India. In S. Deb (Ed) Upholding Justice: International Perspectives. Taylor & Francis.
  • Majumdar, B. (2018). School Principals as Leaders: Major Research Trends and Future Directions. In S. Deb (Ed) Positive Schooling and Child Development, Springer: Singapore.
  • Majumdar, B. & Deb, S. (2018). Heroes Begin Early: Parenting and the Development of Character Strengths. In Character Strength Development: Perspectives from Positive Psychology. Sage: New Delhi.
  • Bhatt, P., Agarwal, P., Majumdar, B., & Verma, S. (Eds.) (2017). Riding the New Tides. Emerald Publishing: New Delhi.
  • Majumdar, B. (2017). Knowledge Management in Multigenerational Organizations. In Riding the New Tides. Emerald Publishing: India.
  • Deb, S., Mitra, C., Majumdar, B., & Sun, J. (2015). Capacity Enhancement of ICTC Counselor through Residential Training on HIV / AIDS. In S. Dev & A. Shukla (Eds.) HIV/AIDS in India: A public health approach on contemporary trends. Global Vision Publishing House: New Delhi
  • Deb, S., Sun, J., Mitra, C., Majumdar, B., & Strodl, E. (2015). Gains in Knowledge, Attitude and Skills of Counselors across Three Training Programs. In S. Dev & A. Shukla (Eds.) HIV/AIDS in India: A public health approach on contemporary trends. Global Vision Publishing House, New Delhi.
  • Majumdar, B. & Ray, A. (2010). Leadership in Indian banks. VDM Verlag Dr. Müller Aktiengesellschaft & Co. KG, Germany.

Conference Proceedings:

  • Jain, S., Basu, S., & Majumdar, B. (2017). Digital Empowerment for Handloom Clusters: The Case of Digital Cluster Development Program in India. Proceedings of 92nd IASTEM International Conference, Johannesburg, South Africa, 10-14.
  • Majumdar, B & Nambudiri, R. (2014). Understanding voluntary employee turnover from a switching cost perspective: A conceptual model. British Academy of Management 2014 Conference Proceedings.
  • Majumdar, B. & Mahajan, A.A. (2012). Hardiness, self-esteem and stigma for seeking psychological help among middle level executives in Kolkata. Refereed Proceedings of 4thConference on Excellence in Research and Education: Indore Management Journal Special Issue, 165-180.

Articles in Popular Press:

  • Majumdar, B. (2021).
  • Majumdar, B. & Jaiswal, D. (2018, March 8) Start-up like a Girl. The Pioneer, p. 9

Research Projects:

  • Influence of Gender and Psychological Variables in Career Outcomes and Cross- cultural Communication – Seed Money Project, FORE School of Management, 2016 – 2018, Principal Coordinator.
  • Impact of Broadband Connectivity on Rural Development – FORE Policy Assessment Project, with DEF India, 2016 – 2019, Principal Coordinator with Dr. S. Basu and Dr. S. Jain

Conference Presentations:

Bishakha Majumdar has presented her research in several reputed conferences such as the Academy of Management (AOM) Annual Conference 2019 and 2017, Eastern Academy of Management Conference (EAM) 2015, British Academy of Management Conference (BAM) 2014, PAN IIM World Management Conference 2015, COSMAR 2014, and the Indian Science Congress 2012. In addition, her papers has been accepted for presentation in conferences such as British Academy of Management 2018, European Group of Organizational Studies (EGOS) 2017, Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management (ANZAM) 2015, European Academy of Management (EURAM) 2015, APROS-EGOS 2015, and International Human Resource Management (IHRM) 2015.

Bishakha Majumdar conducts corporate and academic training programmes extensively, as Programme Director and/or Resource Person, in areas related to self-management and people management in organisations, analytics, and other aspects of human resource management.

She is also actively engaged in consultancy projects in people management in workplaces, human resource development, and public policy.

Consultancy Projects

  • Mapping national TVET (Technical, Vocational Education and Training) standards in Kenya – 7Islands, Mumbai – July-October 2020.
  • Psychometric Assessment of Instrument on Signature Strengths – Inomi Learning, New Delhi – Sep 2019-June 2020
Management Development Programs

Session Topics
  • Airport Authorities of India
  • Coal India Limited (CIL)
  • Eisai Pharmaceuticals India Pvt. Ltd.
  • Employment Exchange, Ministry of Labour & Employment, Government of India
  • Hindustan Shipyard Limited (HSL)
  • Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL)
  • National Academy of Customs Indirect Taxes and Narcotics (NACIN), Government of India
  • National Hydel Power Corporation Limited (NHPC Limited)
  • Oriental Insurance Company Limited
  • Relaxo Footwear
  • Somic ZF Pvt Ltd
  • Open MDP
  • Open MDP (online)

Balanced Scorecard and HR Scorecard

Change Management Leadership

Communicating Feedback Effectively

Ethics at Workplace

Harmonizing self and others

HR Analytics

HR Storytelling

Psychometric Testing

Qualitative HR Analytics

Relationship Leadership

Stress Management for Work-Life Balance

Succession Planning

Talent Leadership

Team Building and Leadership

Time Management

Transactional Analysis

Understanding self and others

Faculty Development Programs

Session Topics
  • Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), Government of India
  • National Institute of Business Management (NIBM), Sri Lanka
  • TEQIP-III, National Project Implementation unit, Government of India

Building a Culture of Well-Being

Ethics and Organizations

How Learning Happens: Laws of learning, and knowledge transfer

ICT in Education

Making Students Employment-Ready

Prioritization of Tasks

Using Experiential Exercises in Teaching

Stress Management through Relaxation Techniques

Time Management: Best Practices for the Academia

Invited Lectures:

  • February 2021 - ‘Stress Management’ and ‘Time Management’ - Faculty Development Programme on Leadership Skills and Excellence sponsored by ATAL Academy, JNTUA College of Engineering (Autonomous) Ananthapuramu, Andhra Pradesh
  • November 2020 – ‘Stress Management’ and ‘Time Management’, FDP on Electric Vehicles, National Institute of Technology Mizoram
  • October 2020 – ‘The Psychology of Cyber Security: Encouraging adoption of best practices', Government College of Engineering and Technology, Jammu, Jammu & Kashmir.
  • October 2020 - Inculcating Ethics, Values, and Gender Sensitivity among the Youth’ – Orientation program for NCC officers of the North-Eastern Region, Rajiv Gandhi National Institute of Youth Development, Tamil Nadu.
  • July 2020 - ‘Preparing Your Workforce for the New Normal’ – Panelist for the Virtual Panel Discussion, State Bank Institute of Leadership, State Bank of India.
  • June 2020 – ‘Best Practices to Build One’s Career’ – Virtual webinar on Academic Motivation and Career Preparation: Strategies to Enhance Students Success, Rajiv Gandhi National Institute of Youth Development, Tamil Nadu.
  • February 2020 - ‘Human Resource Management in Higher Education Institutions: Documentation and Maintenance of Digital Databases’ - National Conference on Future Challenges of Higher Education Institutions, Government College for Women (A), Srikakulam, Andhra Pradesh.

Administrative Positions Held at IIM Visakhapatnam

  • Social Media Champion – 2019 to Present
  • Faculty Representative, SC-ST Committee – 2019 to Present
  • Member, PGPEx Committee (Post Graduate Program for Experienced Professionals) – 2019 to Present

Previous Administrative Roles

  • Chair, Library Committee – 2017-2018
  • Member, Sub Committee for Academic Integrity - 2018
  • Member, Computer Center Advisory Committee – 2015 -2018
  • Convener, FORE International OB & HR Conference – 2016
  • Student Representative, Internal Complaints Committee – 2013 - 2015