Teaching portfolio

1. Teaching CV: A list of any lecturing and supervision tasks, including specification of academic fields, scope, level (bachelor, master, continuing education, PhD) as well as any external examiner tasks.

Teaching at Aalborg University
Masters in Global Management (Operations and Innovation Management Specialization)
1.Management Systems (Spring 2014) (both Cand. Sc.Tech and Cand. Polyt)
2.Supply Chain Configuration (Autumn 2014, Autumn 2015) (Cand. Polyt)
3.Management Systems (Spring 2015, Spring 2016)-Cand. Polyt- course coordinator
4.Management Systems (Spring 2015, Spring 2016)-Cand. Sc. Tech- course coordinator
5. Supply Chain Technologies (Spring 2016)- 16.7% of the course content
1.Supervising and censoring student groups in 1st and 2nd Semester of Masters in Global Management (Operations and Innovation Management Specialization), 1st and 2nd Semester of Masters Programme in Operations and Management Engineering
2.Supervising and censoring 3rd semester internship projects for students in Masters in Global Management (Operations and Innovation Management Specialization)
3.Supervising Master’s Thesis students
Masters Thesis supervised at Aalborg University, Copenhagen
1.Mr. Richard Hurka- product and process development in a food processing SME (degree awarded in June, 2015)
2.Mr. Peder Schøler Korsholm- Design of product returns process for a cosmetics manufacturer (degree awarded in June 2015)
3.Ms. Line K. Lynnerup- Benefits realization framework for IT implementation in a shipping major (degree awarded in August 2015)
4.Christian Jorn Holm and Malene Krogh Hansen-Procurement Process Improvement at wind energy equipment manufacturer (degree awarded in Jan 2016)
5.Jeppe Bank-Service Systems Design for a 3D Printing service provider (degree awarded in Jan 2016)
6.Rogvi Biskoptsø- Optimal product portfolio and supply-demand alignment at a processed fish manufacturer (degree awarded in Feb 2016)

Semester Project Guidance at Center for Industrial Production, Aalborg University
Spring 2014
-Operations strategy for a non-profit organization
Autumn 2014
- Spare parts distribution planning for an energy utility company
- Supply risk assessment for a hi-tech company
Internship Guidance at Center for Industrial Production, Aalborg University
Spring 2014
-Operations Maturity Model for a logistics service provider
Autumn 2014
- Customer service quality assessment for an airport
- Improving software licensing process for a telecom company
Spring 2015- Product launch planning for a pharmaceutical company
Autumn 2015
•Sales and Operations Process Design for a cement equipment manufacturer
•Supplier Involvement for new product development in a marine engines manufacturer

Past Teaching
Indian Institute of Management, Lucknow
Courses taught in Post Graduate Programme in Management- [Target groups- Post graduate students with average 2-3 years of industrial experience after graduation, 80-90% of class are engineers who get selected through the most competitive examination in the world (~ top 1,5 percent of applicants get selected) ]
Compulsory courses in the first year of the post graduate programme
1.Operations Management (OM)- 2010-11, 2011-2012 , 2012-13, 2013-14
2.Supply Chain Management (SCM) 2010-11 , 2011-12, 2012-13,2011-2012 (at IIM Kashipur)-half of the course taught by me
Elective course
Decision Making in Innovation and New Product Development (2011-12, 2012-13 and 2013-14) – elective course offered in the 2nd year of the post graduate programme usually subscribed by students with Operations Management and Marketing Specializations. Students select courses through a competitive bidding process
The above course was completely designed and delivered by me. Thus, I decided the topics to be covered, the readings, exercises, cases and developed the grading scheme. I also set examination questions and graded the students and taught 80-90 percent of the course and arranged guest faculty from industry to teach the remaining sessions
Courses taught in International Programme in Management for Working Executives-IPMX [Target groups- Post graduate students with average 6-8 years of industrial experience after graduation]
1.Operations Management –I -2011-12 2012-13, 2013-14- Compulsory course
2.Operations Improvement and Consulting – 2012-13 , 2013-14, 2014-15 (half of the course taught by me)-Elective course
Courses taught in Fellow Programme in Management (Phd)
1.Empirical Research Methods in OM ( 2011-12, 2012-13 and 2013-14, 2014-15), for EFPM (Industrial Phd) (2013-14)-elective course
Phd Thesis Supervision at IIM Lucknow
1.Co-supervisor for Ms. Vijaya Dixit along with Prof. R.K. Srivastava- degree awarded in March 2014 and currently working as Assistant Professor, National Institute of Technology and Industrial Engineering (NITIE), India , Thesis title: Materials Management Under Uncertainty: A Decision Support for Complex Projects
2.Currently co-supervising an Executive Phd thesis along with Prof. R.K. Srivastava on healthcare services outsourcing
1.External thesis examiner for Aalto University, Finland
2.Guest lectures at University of Verona, Italy

2. Study administration: A list of any study administration tasks, e.g. study board membership, head of studies or semester or course coordinator, accreditation, etc.

1. Course coordinator for Supply Chain Configuration (Masters in Operations and Management Engineering)
2. Course coordinator for Management Systems (Masters in Operations and Management Engineering)
3. Course coordinator for Management Systems (Masters in Operations and Innovation Management)

3. University pedagogy qualifications: A list of any completed courses in university pedagogy, PBL courses, workshops, academic development projects, collegial guidance and supervision, etc.

1. Adjunkt Pædagogicum, Aalborg University (2015-2016)
2. Two day course on Problem Based Learning (PBL) in 2014
3. EUROMA Young Scholar’s Workshop 2011, 2012, 2013

4. Other qualifications: Conference attendance, editorials, presentations, etc. relating to education, 'University Teaching Day', etc.

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5. Teaching activity development and teaching materials: A list of any contributions to the development of new modules, teaching materials, study programmes, e-learning, collaboration with external business partners, etc.

1. Co-authored a teaching case and teaching note titled “ iKure Techsoft: Providing technology enabled affordable healthcare in rural India” which was submitted to a journal for publication
2. Developed multiple short case studies/caselets for teaching the above courses as well as the courses taught in India to stimulate student participation
3. Developed own cases, problems for examinations of students enrolled in Management Systems and Supply Chain configuration courses
4. Member of committee on “Business Analytics”- Responsible for development of curriculum for module on Analytics applications in Operations, Marketing and Finance in a certificate programme on Business Analytics offered jointly by IIM Lucknow and Kelley School of Business, Indiana University.

6. Teaching awards you may have received or been nominated for.


7. Personal reflections and initiatives: Here you may state any personal deliberations as regards teaching and supervision, any wishes and plans for further pedagogic development, plans for following up on feedback/evaluations from students, etc.

My objective while teaching is that the students should be able to appreciate the theories and concepts learnt during the course, internalize those learnings, understand where those can work and not work and apply those in the context of real problems faced by companies. I believe students find it difficult to grasp any new concept unless they are provided practical examples of how they can apply the concept in a real life setting. Also many theoretical concepts need to be adapted in particular business settings. Thus, balance between theory and practice is one of the core values of my teaching. Hence, I try to incorporate real life examples as well as develop or design realistic case studies as part of forward –looking assessment taken from recent business challenges and engage in discussions with students on those challenges.
I develop short case studies for class discussions based on past student projects as well as from my own past industrial experience, which provides students glimpse of real life unstructured problems during the course itself. Such a practice also helps me in updating the curriculum. I firmly believe in continuous improvement philosophy in teaching and supervision. Thus, I would like to update the content of my teaching to suit the needs and expectations of students as well as the realities of business while incorporating my own latest research as well as the latest research in the field.
I also believe different students have different learning needs and different expectations from the education and the courses. Thus, I request students to send me their detailed profile and expectations. This helps me in knowing the students better and I try to talk about specific companies and industries which may be of interest to particular students during the lectures. This practice also helps me in remembering names of students, be more approachable to them as I also learn from the students’ varied experiences. This also motivates me in teaching activities which would not have been possible if I treat students as anonymous subjects. I also want to actively explore this facet of harnessing diversity amongst students and hence I will allow students to form diverse groups and reflect on what they learn from each other.
I believe that the students should be able to apply the learnings from the courses I teach in the semester projects, internships, Master’s thesis they work on so that they can internalize the learnings better. This reinforcement of learning through projects should also make the students retain the learning as they step out in the corporate world. I would love to see my students in responsible roles in organizations applying what they have learnt in the university and also becoming ambassadors of the university. This will also help the university connect to corporates through the student alumni network. I will be personally satisfied if I can contribute to this through my teaching, supervision and interaction with students.
Thus, my teaching philosophy can be summarized in the following statement
I consider myself as a facilitator in the students’ learning process and would strive to help students to make the connection between theory and practice using my own and students’ own experiences while recognizing diversity in students’ learning needs, styles and competencies.

8. Any other information or comments.

Student appreciation letters available on request