Dr Lalitha Balakrishnan

Principal
M.O.P. Vaishnav College for Women (Autonomous)

Member, Syndicate, University of Madras
Member, General Council, NAAC
Email:principal@mopvc.edu.in

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Dr Lalitha Balakrishnan

Principal
M.O.P. Vaishnav College for Women (Autonomous)
Chennai 600 034, India
Email: Principal@mopvc.edu.in

Homepage: www.mopvc.edu.in/Principal DrLalithaBalakrishnan

  • Dr. Lalitha Balakrishnan Educational Administrator with more than 30 years of experience.
  • Principal, M.O.P. Vaishnav College for Women (Autonomous)
  • Member, Syndicate, University of Madras
  • Member, General Council, National Accreditation and Assessment Council(NAAC)
  • University Rank Holder and Gold Medalist in both graduation and post-graduation. Alumnus of Innovating for Excellence Program at IIM Ahmedabad.
  • 52 publications in International and National journals, 3 books on Human Resource Management.
  • Involved in several Youth Empowerment Initiatives.
  • Invited by the US Department of State to visit USA under the prestigious International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP).
  • Visited Universities of Stanford, Harvard and Yale.
  • Envisioned the launch of Centre of Excellence at M.O.P. Vaishnav College during its Silver Jubilee year.
  • Entered into MOU with Kingston College, Lowell University-Bostton, Stuart School of Business-Illinois, Chicago and Vancouver Film School.
  • Launched several initiatives to empower the girl child through ‘PENN KALVI’ projects. Eg: Mini Marathon, Vignan Dhaan(Computer Literacy) and Kaushal Dhaan (Skill Training).
  • Won National Award for M.O.P. Community Radio on Disaster Management, Alcohol Rehabilitation and Women & Youth Oriented Programmes.
  • Won the Best Teacher Award, Bharathi Kanda Pudhumai Penn Award, Eminent Woman Achiever Award and Role Model Award.

Academic Background

  • Ph.D., University of Madras
  • M.B.A., IGNOU
  • M.Phil., University of Madras
  • M.Com., University of Madras
  • B.Com., University of Madras

Academic Experience

  • Approved Ph. D guide
  • Board of Studies of University of Madras and various Autonomous Colleges
  • ASSOCHAMs Tamil Nadu State Expert Committee on Education and Skill Development
  • Educational panel -Sub-committee of CII

Areas of Interest

  • Financial Accounting
  • Financial Analysis and Applications
  • Finance and Accounting for Engineers
  • Cost Accounting
  • Financial Management
  • Working Capital Management
  • Strategic Management

Awards and recognitions

  • 2017 - Role Model Award
  • 2016 - Eminent Women Achiever Award
  • 2014 - Bharathi Kanda Pudhumai Penn
  • Best Teacher Award

Academic Achievements

  • Launched Centre of Excellence on the occasion of MOP’s Silver Jubilee.
  • Has introduced Certificate Programmes with focus on skilling and employability.
  • Has emphasized on Value Education, visits to Public Libraries and participation in art and cultural activities which have played an important role in moulding the overall personality of the students.
  • Has spearheaded the team that worked for obtaining Autonomy for the college.
  • Has strengthened the IQAC by conduct of Periodic Faculty Development Programmes, Workshops for Mothers of M.O.P students and Mentoring sessions for students.
  • Has directed the Examination Cell for the smooth conduct of Examinations in the University pattern and Autonomous stream.
  • Headed the Office of the Controllers of Examinations in matters relating to monitoring Continuous Assessment of students, conduct of End Semester and Supplementary Examinations.
  • Has modernized the infra structure of the college providing well equipped COE office, Hi tech Computer Labs, Audio Video Labs and Smart Classrooms.
  • Has enhanced the Professional conduct of International Conferences and Seminars, enabled adequate Industry Institute Interface and encouraged faculty members to participate and present papers in National and International Seminars.
  • Has forged International Collaborations with UK, New Zealand and Vancouver Universities.
  • Was an invited speaker at Think Edu Conclave 2015 & 2016 conducted by The New Indian Express.
  • Is an invited speaker and chairperson in various International and National Conferences and Editor in Chief of Syndicate Journal of Management.
  • Is an invited speaker on various TV channels.
  • Has organized a Mini Marathon where more than 4000 students and members of the public ran for Penn Kalvi.
  • Was also responsible for successful conduct of Vaishnav Sports (VASPO) 2016 where 30 teams from all over India and more than 1000 athletes participated.

Research Expertise & Projects Undertaken

  • Member on Doctoral Committee of Research Scholars in University of Madras, SRM University and AMET Collaborative.
  • Produced 5 Ph.D candidates and currently guiding 10 candidates
  • Approved Guide for University of Madras, Mother Teresa Womens University and Annamalai University.
  • Has Guided 30 M.Phil students and 400 projects for MBA students.
  • Has undertaken Collaborative Research Projects with University of Connecticut, USA A Quantitative Analysis of Female in Managerial Position.
  • Has undertaken a Research Project Use of Stem Cells as Bio Insurance- Shahsun Chemicals.
  • Has undertaken Consultancy Projects for TVS and Hindustan Unilever Ltd.
  • Has authored three books in Human Resource Management.
  • Authored book titled 'Project Management', Dr Lalitha Balakrishnan and Dr. Gowri Ramachandran, Himalaya publishing House, 2019.
  • Has 53 publications in National and International Journals.

Research Guidance


  • Ph.D. Completed - 5
  • Journal Publications


    • An exploratory investigation of motivation orientations of Indian business students: implications for educators. Suresh Gopalan; Moula Cherikh; Lalitha Balakrishnan. International Journal of Indian Culture and Business Management (IJICBM), Vol. 17, No. 4, 2018
    • A Study On Leadership Competencies Required For New Generation Private Sector Bank Managers -Tit Bhopal Dr. Lalitha Balakrishnan, Srividya Prathiba C.S Journal PaperBusiness Analyst|ISSN-2231 - 1165 Volume 01 |April 2011
    • Accelerating Performance For Future Leaders -Developing Leadership Competencies In Financial Institutions Dr. Lalitha Balakrishnan, Srividya Prathiba C.S Journal PaperSIES Journal Of Management|ISSN -0974- 2956Volume 7, Issue 2 |March 2011
    • Leveraging Leadership Competencies To Face Challenges: With Special Reference To New Generation Private Sector Banks. Dr. Lalitha Balakrishnan, Srividya Prathiba C.S Journal Paper International journal of Management Prudence|ISSN 0975-8496 Volume no 2, issue 2|October 2011
    • A Study on Current HR Challenges faced by Private Sector Banks Dr. Lalitha Balakrishnan, Srividya Prathiba C.S Journal Paper WIM journal of Management|ISSN-0975-5063 , Volume -4, Issue 1| July 2012.
    • A Study on Challenges Faced by Private Sector Banks in the Globalised Economy Dr. Lalitha Balakrishnan, Srividya Prathiba C.S Journal Paper SIES journal of Management|ISSN -0974- 2956, volume 8, Issue 2 | September 2012
    • A Study on Managing Generation Y employees with special reference to IT Companies Dr. Lalitha Balakrishnan, Srividya Prathiba C.S Journal Paper SIMS journal of Management|ISSN No 2278-3326 Vol 1 issue 2 |Jan 2013
    • A study on management efficacy on men and women managers in Pvt sector banks with special reference to Chennai. Dr. Lalitha Balakrishnan, Srividya Prathiba C.S Journal PaperAMET International Journal of Management|ISSN NO. 2231-6779 VOL 5 Issue 3 |June 2013
    • A Study on Talent Management Strategies in Private Sector Banks Dr. Lalitha Balakrishnan, Srividya Prathiba C.S Journal Paper AMET International Journal of Management|ISSN NO. 2231-6779 VOL 8 Issue 3 |June 2014
    • A Study on Delivering Excellence through Employee Engagement Strategies Dr. Lalitha Balakrishnan, Srividya Prathiba C.S Journal PaperBVIMSRs Journal of Management Research|ISSN NO. 0976-4739 Vol. 7 Issue - 2 |Oct: 2015|impact factor 3.438|12ORPIF 3.785
    • A Study on Gen Y Expectations at Workplace with Special Reference to IT Companies in Chennai Dr. Lalitha Balakrishnan, Srividya Prathiba C.S Journal Paper The Energy, Management research journal|ISSN 2454-9169 Vol 1 issues-2 |December 2015
    • A study on impact of Employee Empowerment and Employee Engagement on Organizational Commitment Dr. Lalitha Balakrishnan, Srividya Prathiba C.S JournalPaper SIES journal of Management|ISSN -0974- 2956, volume 12, Issue 2 |September 2016
    • A study on culture influence on healthcare decisions among Indian Dr. Lalitha Balakrishnan, Ms.Vijayalakshmi Jounal Paper SIES journal of Management|ISSN NO. 0974-2956 Issue 1|March 2013
    • A study on retention strategys followed by education institution in retaining qualified employees Dr. Lalitha Balakrishnan, Ms.Vijayalakshmi Journal Paper SIES journal of Management|ISSN NO. 0974-2956 Volume-9
    • Consumer Awareness Among Middle-Class Homemakers In Chennai Dr. Lalitha Balakrishnan, Ms. Hemalatha J Journal Paper BVIMSRs Journal of Management Research|ISSN NO. 0976-4739 Vol. 7 Issue - 2 |Oct: 2017
    • A Study on brand loyality and Brand switchers among shampoo uses in Chennai. Dr. Lalitha Balakrishnan, Ms. Pavitra Journal Paper PRERANA Journal of Management Thought and Practice|ISSN: 0974908X VOLUME: 4 ISSUE: 2 |SEP 2012
    • A study on factors influencing employee empowerment in the Banking sector-A special reference to Chennai city. Dr. Lalitha Balakrishnan, Ms. Sudha Journal Paper Surya -The Energy Management research Journal|ISSN 2454-9169
    • An empirical study on customer satisfaction towards the services provided by foreign banks in Chennai City Dr. Lalitha Balakrishnan, Ms. Sudha Journal Paper Primax international Journal of management|ISSN NO.2348-0491 Volume 3 Issue 2 |January-June 2016 Page 39-46
    • A study on barriers to adoption of Mobile banking services provided by banks in Chennai City Dr. Lalitha Balakrishnan, Ms. Sudha Journal Paper Syndicate: The Journal of Management|ISSN 2278-8247 Volume 16|March 2016
    • Factors affecting Mobile banking services-An Empirical study Dr. Lalitha Balakrishnan, Ms. Sudha Journal Paper ISBR Management Journal,ISBR MANAGEMENT SCHOOL(A bi-annual peer reviewed journal of management and business)|Volume 1 Issue 1 May 2016

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