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Prof Rajesh Nanarpuzha's

Welcome to IIM Udaipur. IIM Udaipur is a leading management institute of the country and has taken its place as a leader within a decade of its inception. Our focus on research, the quality of our faculty, the work ethic of our students, the diligence of our administrative colleagues, and the valuable support from our alumni and the industry have made this possible. We provide a transformational learning experience at IIM Udaipur.

Our MBA programs and the PhD program are emblematic of our focus on providing a transformational experience. Through the content of our core curriculum, electives, and experiential learning possibilities, and the delivery of that content by outstanding faculty, we aim to develop MBA graduates with the ability to seamlessly transition into industry leadership positions. Through our PhD program, we aim to produce the next wave of leading faculty with outstanding research and teaching credentials.

We are well aware that the landscape of higher education is transforming. Guided by our Vision 2030, we constantly look to embrace change and innovate. As a student, you will take responsibility for all student activities, making IIM Udaipur a true student-run campus - something we are proud of being a part of.

In setting the bar high, we benchmark ourselves against the top management institutes in the country and across the world. Our global rankings and AASCB accreditation are a testament to this. All this is possible because we have a collegial learning environment at IIMU, where cross-pollination of ideas is encouraged. Alongside, we highly value diversity and constantly strive for greater inclusiveness.

Our placement record and performance reflect the corporate world’s confidence in IIMU’s trajectory and their trust in our exceptional students. We are well aware that this has been built on a foundation of academic excellence. This is a cornerstone of the IIMU experience and something that we guard zealously and continue to build upon.

Our alumni are IIMU’s primary ambassadors, and we continue to have a special relationship with them. Our alumni continue to be closely associated with the institute through mentorship programs for our current students, by developing better relationships with the industry, and by interacting with prospective students. We value our alumni highly and constantly strive to build stronger bonds with them.

As we embark on the next stage of our growth, we are proud of what IIMU has achieved in the short period of its existence. We remain humble and look to the future with excitement. I invite you all to consider IIMU, explore our offerings, and look at possibilities to join us on an exciting journey.

Prof. Rajesh Nanarpuzha
Associate Professor in Marketing
Dean, Programs

Research and Consulting Interests
  • Consulting: Branding, Marketing Strategy Development, Cultural Branding, Semiotic Analysis Research interests: Consumer and Marketplace Communities, Social Influencing, Firm Corporate Social Responsibility, Consumer Well-being
Publications in Peer Reviewed Journals
  • Nanarpuzha, Rajesh, and Ankur Sarin. "A capability pathway to subjective economic well-being: Looking beyond materialism." Journal of Business Research 127 (2021): 66-76.
  • Nanarpuzha, Rajesh, and Ernesto Noronha. "Seeking attention: an investigation of salesperson influence strategies used while selling to small retailers." Journal of Personal Selling & Sales Management 36.2 (2016): 144-159.
  • Nanarpuzha, Rajesh, and Abhishek. "Modelling situational factors in variety seeking behaviour: a conceptual approach." International Journal of Indian Culture and Business Management 13.3 (2016): 378-393.
  • Nanarpuzha, Rajesh. "Marketing Semiotics: Signs, Strategies and Brand Value." European Journal of Marketing 48.5/6 (2014): 1180-1182. - Book review
Book Chapters/Review
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  • Indian Institute of Management, Udaipur - October 2016 to present - Associate Professor
  • Cognizant Technology Solutions - February 2008 - May 2011 - Manager-Consulting
  • Tata Consultancy Services - August 2004- February 2008 - Assistant Consultant
  • Deeksha - November 2003-August 2004 - Co-founder, Teacher
  • Dabur India - June 2002-October 2003 - Product Manager
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