Professor and Domain Head HRM

Professor and Domain Head HRM


Prof. (Dr.) M. M. SULPHEY,

Professor and Domain Head HRM,

TKM Institute of Management,

Musaliar Hills, Karuvelil, Kollam,

India ()


BISMILLAH, Akkaravila,

Murukkumpuzha PO, Trivandrum,


Personal particulars

  • 48 years of age (DOB 05.01.1966)
  • Married with two children
  • Indian National


Cell:0091 94478 89954

Residence:0091 471 2422332




  • M.Com. (Finance),University of Kerala, 1987
  • M. Sc. (Psychology), University of Madras, 2001.
  • Ph.D., University of Kerala, 1999. Thesis entitled “Leadership Style in Industry and its Effect on Worker Militancy”


  • LL. B. – Labour Laws, University of Kerala, 1991.
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Personnel Management (PGDPM) – equivalent to MBA, National Institute of Personnel Management (NIPM), Calcutta 1990.
  • M.B.A, Alagappa University, 2012.
  • MHRM, University of Kerala, 2014.

Special Training Programmes Attended

  • Basic Practitioner of Neuro-linguistic Programming (NLP) from National Federation of Neurolinguistic Psychology (NFNLP), Florida, USA - 2004.
  • Master Practitioner of Neuro-linguistic Programming (NLP) from National Federation of Neurolinguistic Psychology (NFNLP), Florida, USA - 2009.
  • Neuro-linguistic Programming (NLP) Training for Trainers Program at HALAcademy, Bangalore - 2004.

Faculty Development Programme Attended

  • FDP on Governance, Ethics and Responsibility at IIM Bangalore 2013.
  • Workshop on Teaching and Training of Corporate Governance (Ethics and Responsible Business) IIM Bangalore 2012
  • FDP on Learning to Do Academic Research for Publishing in Journals and for Doctoral Dissertation at Indian Institute of Management Kozhikkode (IIMK).
  • Workshop on Publishing in International Journals, conducted jointly by Saintgits Institute of Management, and AIMS International 2009.
  • Winter School on Competency Mapping & Feedback, conducted by Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kharagpur 2009.


Full Time

  • Working as Professor and Domain Head - HRM, at TKM Institute of Management (Accredited by NBA), Kollam, Kerala, since 2007. The institute offers Full Time Residential MBA programme of The University of Kerala and is approved by AICTE. The papers dealt include Organizational Behaviour, Personality and Managerial Performance, Environment Management, Entrepreneurship, etc. In addition to teaching other responsibilities include coordinating the activities of the Research Centre; Journal, Corporate Relations Cell, etc. of the Institute.
  • Over 20 years’ of experience in a leading Public Sector General Insurance Company – The New India Assurance Company Ltd, in various departments, which include legal, underwriting, personnel, etc. as Dev. Officer Grade I – Administration. Assignments done include managing the portfolio and liaison with various Corporate and Public Sector companies. Voluntarily retired from service on August 14, 2007.

Part Time


  • Faculty of Insurance Institute of India (III), Trivandrum Chapter, teaching Personnel Management to Fellowship students, since 1993.
  • Adjunct Faculty at TKM Institute of Management (TIM), since 2002 – teaching Organizational Behaviour (OB), OD and Change, Personality Development and Law papers.
  • Guest Faculty in Allama Iqbal Institute of Management (AIIM), Kollam since 2003 – Teaching Organizational Behaviour (OB), Human Resource Management (HRM), and Training and Development papers.
  • Visiting Faculty in SICOMS, Palakkad; CAMS, Trivadrum – Teaching MBA students for various subjects.



  • Research on the topic “A Study on the Relationship between Entrepreneurial Orientation and Certain Behavioural Attributes of Professional College Students of Kerala”, Indian Council of Social Sciences Research(ICSSR),Ministry of HRD, Govt. of India. (ongoing)
  • Research on the topic entitled “Work Life Balance of IT/ITES employees of Kerala” – 2013 for Kerala Institute of Labour and Employment, Ministry of Labour, Government of Kerala.
  • Team leader for the area Coir in the project done by TKM Institute of Management for Kollam Growth Pole Project. The project was done for IL&FS on behalf of Planning Board, Govt. of Kerala.


  • HR Consultant, One View Systems P. Ltd, a multinational software firm in Technopark, Trivandrum, since 2000 dealing with HR and Organisational Development aspects.
  • Management Consultant, Pure Petroleum Pvt. Ltd., KinfraPark, Kazhakkuttom, Trivnadrum.


  • Counsellor for Students of various Professional Colleges
  • Counsellor for the HR Consultancy organisations.

Awards won

Bharat Jyothi Award 2013 presented by India International Friendship Society, New Delhi for meritorious services, outstanding performance and remarkable role

Research Guide

  • Research Guide in BharathiarUniversity, Coimbatore.

Five Scholars pursuing Ph.D. in various topics – Four in HRM, and One in Finance – One has submitted his thesis.

  • Research Guide in AnnaUniversity, Coimbatore

Two scholars pursuing Ph.D – one in ERP and one in ED.

  • Research Guide in MS University, Tirunelveli.

One Scholar doing research in HRM

Training Experience

  • NLP for Teaching Effectiveness, programme conducted for college teachers at Academic Staff College, University of Calicut.
  • Three days ‘Outward Bound Training Programme’ for MBA students ofVarious Institutes of Management.
  • Induction Seminars to Professional Graduates and Post Graduates in various institutions over the last few years.
  • NLP Programme for Agricultural Officers and Vocational Higher Secondary Teachers at Training Service Scheme (TSS), Agricultural College, Vellayani, Trivandrum.
  • ‘Personality Development Programme’ for IT Engineers of Britec India Pvt. Ltd., Technopark, Trivandrum.
  • ‘Stress Management Programme for Middle level Executives’ at Sterling Resorts, Munnar.
  • Seminar on ‘NLP for Teachers’ for teachers of various Schools.
  • ‘Training for Teacher Effectiveness’ for teachers of CBSE Schools, conducted by Sahodaya.
  • ‘Total Quality Management’ for employees of KeralaAgriculturalUniversity at Training Service Scheme (TSS), AgriculturalCollege, Vellayani, Trivandrum.
  • ‘NLP for Personal and Ogranisational Effectiveness’ at Trivandrum Chapter of Institute of Cost and Works Accountants of India (ICWAI).
  • Stress Management porgramme for IT Engineers conducted by Computer Society of India, Trivandrum Chapter.
  • NLP for Teaching Effectiveness forEngineeringCollege Teachers at TKM Institute of Technology, Kollam.

and many other shorter programmes.

Membership in Professional Bodies

  • Associate of Insurance Institute of India(AIII) Mumbai since 1992.
  • Life Member of National Institute of Personnel Management(NIPM), the premier body of Personnel Managers, since 2005. Served as Executive Committee Member, Trivandrum Chapter for two consecutive terms.
  • Life Member of Indian Society for Training and Development (ISTD) since 2006. Currently Member, National Council.
  • Life Member of Indian Society for Technical Education (ISTE), New Delhi since 2009.
  • Member of National Federation of Neuro Linguistic Programming (NFNLP), USA since 2009.
  • Life Member of International Association of Holistic Psychology (IAHP) since 2011
  • Member of Scientific Technical Committee and Editorial Board on Arts,Management and Social Sciences of International Scientific Academy of Engineering & Technology, Thailand since 2012.



  • Sulphey, M. M. (2014). Introduction to Behavioural Finance, New Delhi: PHI Learning Pvt. Ltd.
  • Sulphey, M.M. (2013). Introduction to Environment Management, (2nd Edition), New Delhi: PHI Learning Pvt. Ltd.
  • Sulphey, M.M., and Az-har Basheer (2014). Laws for Business, (3rd Edition), New Delhi: PHI Learning Pvt. Ltd.
  • Edited a book entitled Performance Management Practices – TIM Publication Series No.1.

Research Papers

  • Sulphey, M. M. (2013) Patterns of Perceived Interview Anxiety among Business Graduates, Indian Journal of Technical Education, XXXVI (2), 76-82.
  • Vivek, S.A., & Sulphey, M. M. (2013). Measuring Organizational Citizenship Behavior: A Comparison among Different Categories of Business Organization, Manage DCMS Journal of Management, VII & VIII (1-4), 7-18.
  • Mathew, G.,Sulphey M.M. (2013). Performance of Public Sector Electronics Undertakings in Kerala, Review of Social Sciences, XIII (2), 63-73.
  • Sulphey, M.M. & Jnaneswar, K. (2013). A Study on the Academic Dishonesty, Anomia and Unethical Behaviour among Business Graduates, The Journal Contemporary Management Research, VIII(2), 57-72.
  • Sulphey, M.M., & Nisa, S. (2013). The Analytical Implication of Altman’s Z Score Analysis of BSE Listed Small Cap Companies, Global Journal of Commerce and Management Perspective, 2(4), 145-155.
  • Vivek, S.A., & Sulphey, M. M. (2013). Spiritual Intelligence: A Survey with Regard to Living Status of Higher Educational Institutions, Organisational Management,XXIX (1), 34-38.
  • Alam, M. S., Faruqui, M. F. & Sulphey, M. M. (2013). A Study about the Phenomenon of Glass Ceiling among Women Managers in Bangladesh, Management Researcher, XIX (3), 92-102.
  • Mallika, M., & Sulphey, M. M. (2013). Gold Exchange Traded Funds – A Behavioural Analysis of Retail Investors in Kerala, Journal of Empirical Research in Management, 1(2), 60-66.
  • Syama, Sandhya, & Sulphey, M.M., (2012). Effectiveness of Academic Performance as a Predictor of Job Performance, Indian Journal of Higher Education, III (2), 51-55.
  • Vivek, S.A. & Sulphey, M. M. (2012). Branding Strategies of Higher Education Institutions, Organisational Management, XXVIII (3), 34-37.
  • Basheer, Az-harSulphey, M.M. (2012). Leadership Effectiveness in Implementing Change and Driving Innovation: A study Among Public Sector Employees', Asia Pacific Journal of Research in Business Management, III (9), 19-33.
  • Viswanathan, A & Sulphey, M.M. (2012). Employee Perception of Quality Management in Different Types of Public Sector Organisations, Asian Joutnal of Research in Social Sciences & Humanities, II(IX), 46-50.
  • Basheer, Az-har & Sulphey, M.M. (2012). A Study on the Readiness to Change Among Public Sector Employees, Asian Journal of Research in Social Sciences & Humanities, II(VIII), 28-34.
  • Vivek, S.A. & Sulphey, M.M. (2012). Influence of Organisational Change on Psychological Contract, Keegees Journal of Social Science, 4(2), 460-463.
  • Mallika, M. & Sulphey, M.M. (2012). Exchange Traded Funds – An Indian Perspective, Keegees Journal of Social Science, 4(2), 466-475.
  • Rajeevan, N. & Sulphey, M.M. (2012). A Study on the Position of Small and Medium Enterprises in Kerala vis a vis the National Scenario, International Journal of Research in Commerce, Economics & Management, 2(3).
  • Mathew, G. & Sulphey, M. M. (2011). The Case of a Failed Public Sector Unit – Keltron Counters Ltd., Management Researcher, XVII (3), 36-43.
  • Sulphey, M. M. & Basheer, Az-har (2011). Balance Scorecard – A Tool for Delivering Breakthrough Performance, Indian Journal of Training and Development, XXXXI (2), 12-20.
  • Sulphey, M. M., & Janardhanan, Rajesh, (2010). The Position of Indian Companies in the Quest for Corporate Performance, The Journal Contemporary Management Research,IV (2), 20 – 35.
  • Sulphey, M. M. (2010). Does High Score in Eligibility Tests Guarantee Academic Performance? A Study among B-School Participants, Indian Journal of Technical Education,XXXIII (1), 84-90.
  • Vivek, S.A. & Sulphey, M.M. (2009). A Comparative Study of Entrepreneurial Orientation among Business Students of Kerala and Tamil Nadu,Management Researcher, XVI (21), 73-79.
  • Krishnan, Anand R. & Sulphey, M. M. (2009).Does Cadre Difference and Certain Demographic Factors Influence Ethical Orientation: A Study among Bank Personnel, Saaransh RKG Journal of Management, 1 (1), 60-63.
  • Sulphey, M.M. andBasheer, Az-har (2008).Towards a New Paradigm: Employee Enlightenment,Personnel Today– July September.
  • Surya, V. C. & Sulphey, M. M. (2007).A Study on the Relationship between Managerial Effectiveness and Conflict Management Styles, Management Researcher, XIII (3), 28-41.
  • Sulphey, M. M. (2006). A Comparative Study of Conflict Management Styles among Executives of Flat and Tall Organisations, Management Researcher, XIII (1), 3-11.
  • Sulphey, M.M. (2001). Demographical Factors as Predictors of Job Satisfaction: A Study among Executives of Financial Institutions,Southern Social Science Research, December.
  • Sulphey, M.M. Sanantharaj, S (1996) “Self-Esteem: An Analytical Study among Insurance Agents”,The Insurance Times, November.
  • Sulphey, M.M. &Sanantharaj, S (1993). “Patterns of Adjustment among Different Classes of General Insurance Employees”,The Insurance Times, November.

Papers Presented in Conferences/ Seminars

  • International Conference on Research and Sustainable Business (ICRSB 14), conducted by IIT, Roorkee, Topic – The Relationship Between Anomia and Work Values: A Study among Business Graduates, 2014.
  • XVI Annual Convention of Strategic Management Forum, at IIM Kozhikkode, Topic – A Study to Assess the Sustainability of ‘Nutrimix’ Model of SHGs in Kerala, 2013.
  • International Conference on Contemporary Issues in Management, (Bizad 2K13), Topic – The Corporate Ethical Values and Locus of Control: A Study Among Retail Sales Persons, conducted by SRM Universityand Institute of Company Secretaries of India, 2013
  • Eighth International Seminar on Financial Markets: Issues and Challenges (FIM IC-2013) conducted by Bharathidasan University, Tiruchirappalli 2013.
  • India Finance Conference 2012, by IIM Kolkata. Topic – Financial Viability of BSE Small cap companies: An Assessment using Altman’s Model.
  • National Conference on Women and Development, 2012 by Anna University of Technology, Coimbatore, Topic – Kudumbashree: The Holistic Programme for the Empowerment of Women in Kerala
  • ‘Suscon International Conference 2011’, by IIM Shillong. Topic – An Exploration into the Environmental Sustainability Issues in God’s Own Country.
  • National Conference on Emerging Trends in Industrial Engineering and Management 2011, by NIT Calicut. Topic – Opportunity Discovery Strategies and Performance of New Enterprises: A Study among Kerala Based Entrepreneurs.
  • National Conference on Spirituality and Ethics in Management 2010, conducted by Centre for Spiritualism and Human Enrichment. Topic – The Ethical Dilemma in Global Financial Sector.
  • International Conference on Management Practices for Sustainable Growth – 2010, conducted by Annamalai University. Topic – A Study into the Relationship between Employee Engagement and Organisational Commitment among B-School Faculty.
  • Athenaeum 2010 – IV International Conference on Management Research conducted by Bharathidasan Institute of Management, Topic - Small Business in the Informal Sector: Evidence from the Single Person Organisation in the Metropolis of Dhaka.
  • International HR Conference 2010 conducted by IES, Mumbai and NIPM. Topic - A Study on the Effect of Various Demographic Factors on Involvement and Empowerment of Employees.
  • International Finance Conference 2009 conducted by IIM Calcutta. Topic – A Study on the Patterns of Corporate Governance among Indian Corporates.
  • Earth ’09 - International Conference on “Green Management in a Warming World: Challenges and Opportunities” conducted by SCMS Cochin and British Council, Chennai, 2009. Topic – Private Social Forestry – A New Model for Kerala
  • 2nd International Research Conference on Entrepreneurshipconducted by Dept of Business Management, Dr. DY Patil University in Association with Maharashtra Centre for Entrepreneurship Development (National Entrepreneurship Network). Topic - A Comparative Study of Entrepreneurial Orientation.
  • 3rdConference on Global Competition and Competitiveness of Indian Corporates, Organised by IIM Lucknow and IIM Kozhikkode at IIM Lucknow – Topic: Strategic Importance of High Stress Tolerance among Media Personnel.

Seminar Chaired

  • Chaired a session at the India Finance Conference 2012, IIM Calcutta
  • Chaired a session at the International Finance Conference 2009, IIM Calcutta

Seminar Conducted

  • International Seminar entitled ‘Climate Conclave 2012’, Climate Change, Sustainable Development and Society, in association with British Council, Chennai in the capacity of Organising Secretary at Kanakkunnu Palace, Trivandrum on 27th February, 2012.
  • International Seminar ‘Igniting Young Minds’ about Employability, in the capacityof General Convener at Travancore Hall, Technopark, Trivandrum, in association with National Institute of Personnel Management (NIPM).


Member, Editorial Board, Indian Journal of Training and Development – the journal of Indian Society of Training and Development, New Delhi, since 2013.


Dr S. Kevin,

(Former Pro Vice Chancellor, University of Kerala)

Director, Bihsop Jerome Institutions, Fatima Road,

Kollam, Kerala, India.

+91 9947463802

Mr. Srinivasan R

Director, CellApp,

Nila, Technopark, Kariavattom, Trivandrum

Kerala, India

+91 9447077464

Dr Shajahan,

Professor, Rajiv Gandhi Indian Institute of Managament,

Shillong, Meghalaya, India.

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