Prof. B Mahadevan

Production & Operations Management

 Professor, IIM Bangalore
Former Vice Chancellor, Chinmaya Vishwavidyapeeth


B. Mahadevan is a professor of Operations Management at the Indian Institute of Management Bangalore, where he has been teaching since 1992. Professor Mahadevan has more than 23 years of wide-ranging experience in teaching, research, consulting, and academic administration at IIM Bangalore and other reputed institutions such as IIT Delhi and XLRI, Jamshedpur.

Professor Mahadevan’s research interests include researching the possibility of using ancient Indian wisdom to address contemporary concerns, spirituality in the work place, and management paradigms from Bhagavad Gita. He was a member of the Central Sanskrit Board, an advisory body to the Ministry of HRD, Department of Education on all Sanskrit policy issues in the country.

Prof. Mahadevan has initiated the Practical Vedanta group at IIM-B, through which he has taught several texts like Dakshinamurthy stotram, Bhagavadgita and Taittiriya Upanishad. Information and files related to his classes are available in their website –

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