Message from the Head

Welcome to Corporate Relations and Career Services (CRCS) – where we make the ends meet!

Industry relationships and corporate associations form a significant part of a business school’s journey. At IFMR GSB, we have collaborated with a wide array of institutions leveraging their expertise in research, education, training, management development programmes and consultancy while also nurturing strategic relationships that are mutually beneficial.Our office handles all industry related activities, from coordinating campus visits to collaborating on other relevant events.

Through our ongoing initiatives, we bring thought leaders, industry experts and practitioners from all across geographies to share their experience lessons with our students. We continue to build strong partnerships across the spectrum of diverse categories within the industry.

In a fast-paced world of today, our students are prepared to face the challenges of tomorrow. Assisted by a rigorous process and trained by experts, our students hone their skills in group discussions, public speaking, aptitude training, communication skills and much more. Personalized coaching ensures that each individual excels. We also encourage student participation in events and programmes which help them in gaining industry exposure. From our ten-week long Summer Internship to final placements, we look at a well rounded progression where our industry partners get to match their needs with the career goals of our students.

Nagarani M
Head – Corporate Relations and Career Services

Meet our team

Head, Corporate Relations & Career Services, Associate Professor

Nagarani M

Head, Corporate Relations & Career Services, Associate Professor

Nagarani M

Associate Professor, OB & HR

Prof Nagarani handles Organizational Behaviour, Communication, Learning & Development, Human Resource Management and Cross Cultural Management courses at IFMR GSB. Her research interests are in the areas of Women in Management and Cross Cultural Management.

A post-graduate in English literature from Ethiraj College, Chennai and an MBA from Bharatidasan Institute of Management, Trichy, Prof Nagarani comes with about 33 years of teaching, training and consultancy experience. She started her teaching career in School of Management, Central University, Pondicherry in 1986 and headed the student initiatives for the entire university, before moving on to Bharathidasan Institute of Management in 1990. Prof Nagarani headed the Human resources from 1990 to 2000 at BIM and spearheaded the placements. She was selected by the US Government to represent India in their Young Leaders Program in 1996.

From 2000 to 2007, she was responsible for the Human resources area and placements at IFMR, before moving back to BIM Trichy to head Human Resources and the MDP Areas.

Prof Nagarani has designed and conducted more than 300 Management Development Programmes for organizations like WHO, JIPMER, BHEL, CTS, ABN AMRO, Education Department – Govt. of India, NLC, TNPL, TAFE etc.

Transform Your Organization

We understand and deliver customized learning solutions for your organization. At IFMR GSB we believe in partnering through the entire training cycle – from analyzing training needs, to building and executing content that successfully addresses these needs.

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Industry relationships and corporate associations form a significant part of a business school’s journey. Through our ongoing corporate relations services we intend to bridge the gap between industry and academia to bring real world into classrooms and business ready leaders into the industry.


Faculty Members at IFMR GSB represent a healthy mix of academic expertise, research focus and industry knowledge. They are some of the finest scholars with decades of experiential knowledge representing a wide array of disciplines within management education.

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