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.