Ph.D. (Minnesota) 


Dr. Amarlal H Kalro is presently Director, Ahmedabad Education Society Post Graduate Institute of Business Management, Ahmedabad (March 2004- ). He was Director, Indian Institute of Management, Kozhikode from November 1998 to February 2004. Prior to that, he was Professor in the Production and Quantitative Methods Area (1970- 1998) and Chairman. Ravi J Mathai Centre for Educational Innovation (1994- 1998) at Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad. He has held various positions in academic administration at IIMA, including that of Dean (1984-1987).


Prof. Kalro obtained his B.Tech.(Hons.) degree in Electrical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur in 1963, and his MS and Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering from the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, USA in 1967 and 1969 respectively, and is a recipient of several scholastic awards. He was Assistant Professor at the University of Minnesota (1969-1970) and joined Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad in August 1970. His research publications are in the areas of OR modeling, inventory management, organization behaviour, irrigation management, management of educational institutions and institution building in reputed International and Indian Journals. He has also co-authored three books and has extensive consulting experience with public and private sector organizations, State and Central Governments, and International Agencies such as ILO, ICA, SIDA and Ford Foundation. He has also taught in programmes in Japan, Kenya and Sri Lanka. He has coordinated the Advanced Management Programme sponsored by the BPE and accompanied delegates of Public Sector Undertakings to visit PSUs in Austria and the Soviet Union. 


He is a Fellow and former President of the Operational Research Society of India. He is also a past President of Ahmedabad Management Association and Dr. Vikram Sarabhai - AMA Memorial Trust and has been Member of the Central Council of the National Productivity Council. He has served as a Member on the Governing Bodies of academic institutions including Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode, Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad, Indian Institute of Information Technology and Management Kerala, Institute for Management in Government Kerala and National Institute of Educational Planning and Administration. He has been a Member of several specially constituted committees of Government of India, Government of Gujarat and Government of Kerala. He has served as Member, Southern Regional Advisory Committee, IDBI; Member, Governing Council, Kerala Education Grid; Special Invitee Coir Board; Member, All India Board of Management Studies, Member, South Western Regional Committee, Member, Planning Board for Technical Education, All India Council for Technical Education. He was Associate Editor of OPSEARCH, Member of the International Editorial Board of Journal of Educational Planning and Administration, and Founder Editor in Chief of AIMS e-Journal.

He is presently Member, Board of Management, ICFAI University, Dehradun; Member, Board of Management, Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies (Deemed University), Mumbai; Member, Academic Council, Amrita Vishwavidyapeetham, Coimbatore; Director, Board of Directors, Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited; Director, Board of Directors, Torrent Power SEC Limited.


His current teaching and research interests are in the areas of operations strategy, general management, and institution building.