Faculty | SPJIMR


A rich and lively student-teacher interaction is at the heart of SPJIMR's success. Our faculty members are known to be great teachers, who can bring alive the subject, encourage critical thinking and offer a wider, holistic perspective that is critical in today's complex business environment.

Our faculty members are drawn from academia, industry, government sector and non-profits. Collectively, they bring in a wide range of experience in building and delivering knowledge and skills to prepare participants for leadership roles.

The teaching-learning process at SPJIMR is vastly enriched by a series of non-classroom initiatives through which our faculty help build among participants the right attitudes to enable them lead with purpose, meaning and with an idea of service to society.

We have more than 53 full time faculty members, of which 36 are PhDs. The average experience of the core faculty is over 18 years, with several who have come to academics after years of experience as practitioners. In addition, we have around 20 adjunct faculty and several more visiting faculty who engage with participants of various courses.


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Mr. Thomas Puliyel

Area Head - Marketing


1975 - 1977

PGDM, IIM Kolkata with specialisation in Marketing and Behavioural Sciences

1971- 1974

BA, St. Aloysius College, University of Jabalpur, First Class, Merit list of the University


Indian School Certificate, University of Cambridge, First Class


Industry Leadership

Member, World Economic Forum, Global Agenda Council on the Future of Consumer Industries, 2014 –’16.

Life Member of Market Research Society of India (MRSI). Was President of MRSI between 1993-’95 and again between 2006-’09. At the MRSI, was responsible for developing a system to measure the Size of the MR Industry, which is being followed to this day. Other initiatives include the Harmonisation of Demographics across research agencies, assessing training and remuneration for freelance interviewing personnel for the Industry, and the socio-economic classification system, both the first as well as revised versions. 



Mr. Thomas Puliyel

Area Head - Marketing

Have presented papers at the International Readership Research Symposium in Salzburg, Barcelona and Hong Kong and have a paper published by the Journal of the Market Research Society, UK.

Durairaj Maheswaran, Paganelli-Bull Professor of Marketing, Stern School of Business, New York University and I are working to bring out a book compiling papers from the best minds among practitioners in India and among the best academicians from India and the USA. This book on the Indian Consumer is likely to be published by the end of the year.


Mr. Thomas Puliyel

Area Head - Marketing

Mr. Thomas Puliyel

Area Head - Marketing

Mr. Thomas Puliyel

Area Head - Marketing

Mr. Thomas Puliyel

Area Head - Marketing

Teaching/ Speaking Invitations

At IIM Kolkata PGP-II, was MR Tutor for PGP-I. After the PGP programme, while working with ORG, taught Market Research to business school students at Xavier’s Institute of Management, KC College of Management Studies, and the Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management.

Have been invited to speak at such forums as CII Annual Marketing Summit, FICCI Frames, Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers, World Brand Congress, Management Consultants Association of India, the Indian School of Business and IIM Lucknow. 

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