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Department of Humanities
V. Ravi., Ph.D.,
Associate Professor

  • Ph.D. (2006), Indian Institute of Technology Delhi.

Area of Research: Study of select issues of Reverse Logistics in Indian context.

  • M.S. (By Research), 2001, Indian Institute of Technology Madras.

Area of Research: Heuristics for maximization of system reliability.

  • B.Tech (1996), University of Calicut, N.S.S. College of Engineering, Palakkad.

Branch:Mechanical Engineering.

  1. Department of Humanities, Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology (IIST) as Associate Professor and Head (From October 2015 to December 2018) 
  2. Department of Humanities, Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology (IIST) as Associate Professor (From October 2014 Onwards) 
  3. Department of Humanities, Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology (IIST) as Assistant Professor (from September 2010 to September 2014).
  4. Department of Management Studies, National Institute of Technology, Trichy (January 2009 to September 2010) as Assistant Professor.
    • Was a faculty in the area of operations management and quantitative techniques.
    • Involved in teaching to MBA students various subjects like Design of Operation Systems, Planning and Control of Operations, Quantitative     Techniques Operations Research, Manufacturing Strategy, etc.
    • Guided MBA students in their summer projects.
    • Was MBA faculty co-ordinator of Alumni Association during this period.
  5. Defence Research & Development Organization,Institute of Technology Management Mussoorie as Scientist ‘D’ (from August 2006 to January 2009).
    • Was a faculty at Institute of Technology Management and involved in teaching and organization of short-term courses and workshops to DRDO Scientists and defence officers in the field of Technology Management,  New Product Development, General Management, and allied areas.
  6. Department of Mechanical Engineering, College of Engineering Trivandrum as Lecturer (from October 1999 to August 2005).
    • Involved in teaching of mechanical engineering and industrial engineering subjects like Operations Research, Management Science, Industrial Engineering and Management, Industrial Quality Control, Plant Location and Facility Layout, Managerial Economics, etc.
    • Guided B.Tech students in their Final Year project works.

Area of Interest
  • Reverse Logistics, Supply Chain Management, Operations Management, New Product Development, Quantitative Modeling, Multi-criteria decision making, etc.
Subjects taught in Current Semester (January 2020 to May 2020)
  • Principles of Management Systems.

New Elective subjects offered to students

  • Quality Management
  • Entrepreneurship and Innovation

 Subjects taught at graduate and postgraduate levels

  • Operations Management
  • Operations Research
  • Industrial Engineering and Management
  • Industrial quality control
  • Plant location and facility layout
  • Managerial Economics
  • Planning and Control of operations
  • Design of Operation   Systems
  • Manufacturing Strategy
  • Quantitative Techniques (Probability and Statistics), etc.
Journal Publications
    • Ravi, V., and Shankar, R. (2005). ,Analysis of interactions among the barriers of reverse logistics, Technological Forecasting and Social Change, Vol.72, No.8, pp.1011-1029.
    • Ravi, V., Shankar, R., and Tiwari, M.K. (2005). Analyzing alternatives in reverse logistics for end-of-life computers: ANP and balanced scorecard approach, Computers and Industrial Engineering, Vol.48, No.2, pp.327-356.
    • Ravi, V., Shankar, R., and Tiwari, M.K. (2005). Productivity improvement of a computer hardware supply chain, International Journal of Productivity and Performance Management,Vol.54, No.4, pp.239-255.
    • Ravi, V., and Shankar, R. (2006). Reverse logistics operations in paper manufacturing industry: A case study, Journal of Advances in Management Research, Vol.3, No.2, pp.88-94.
    • Ravi, V., Shankar, R., and Tiwari, M.K. (2008). Selection of a reverse logistics project for end-of-life computers: ANP and goal programming approach, International Journal of Production Research, Vol.46, No.17, pp.4849-4870.
    • Shankar, R., Ravi, V., and Tiwari, M.K. (2008). Analysis of interaction among variables of reverse logistics: A system dynamics approach, International Journal of Logistics Systems and Management, Vol.4, No.1, pp.1-21.
    • Ravi,V., Shankar, R., Nithin, N.K. (2011). Evaluation of market scenarios in automobile reverse logistics: A system dynamics approach, International Journal of Logistics Systems and Management, Vol.10, No.4, pp.437-460.
    • Ravi, V. (2011). Selection of third party reverse logistics providers for end of life computers using TOPSIS-AHP based approach, International Journal of Logistics Systems and Management, Vol.11, No.1, pp.24-37.
    • Ravi, V. (2012). Evaluating overall quality of recycling of e-waste from end-of-life computers, Journal of Cleaner Production. Vol.20, No.1, pp.145-151.
    • Ravi, V., and Shankar, R. (2012). Evaluating alternatives in reverse logistics for automobile organizations, International Journal of Logistics Systems and Management, Vol.12, No.1, pp.32-51.
    • V.Ravi (2014), Reverse logistics operations in automobile industry: A case study using SAP-LAP approach, Global Journal of Flexible Systems Management 15 (4), 295-303.
    • V Ravi, R Shankar (2014), Reverse logistics: insights from sectoral analysis of Indian manufacturing industries, International Journal of Logistics Systems and Management 17 (2), 234-259.
    • V Ravi (2015), Analysis of interactions among barriers of eco-efficiency in electronics packaging industry, Journal of Cleaner Production, 101, pp.16-25.
    • V Ravi and R Shankar, (2015). Survey of reverse logistics practices in manufacturing industries: An Indian context, Benchmarking: An International Journal 22 (5), 874-899.
    • R Rajesh, V Ravi (2015), Supplier selection in resilient supply chains: a grey relational analysis approach, Journal of Cleaner Production 86, 343-359.
    • R Rajesh, V Ravi (2015), Modeling enablers of supply chain risk mitigation in electronic supply chains: A Grey–DEMATEL approach, Computers & Industrial Engineering 87, 126-139.
    • R Rajesh, V Ravi, R Venkata Rao (2015) Selection of risk mitigation strategy in electronic supply chains using grey theory and digraph-matrix approaches, International Journal of Production Research 53 (1), 238-257.
    • R Rajesh, V Ravi (2017), Analyzing drivers of risks in electronic supply chains: a grey–DEMATEL approach, The International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, 92, (1-4), pp 1127–1145.
    • V Ravi, R Shankar (2017), An ISM-based approach analyzing interactions among variables of reverse logistics in automobile industries, Journal of Modelling in Management 12 (1), pp. 36-52.
    • T S Deepu and V.Ravi (2019), Integration and Efficiency Enhancement of Supply Chain by using Information and Communication Technology Tools, International Journal of Innovative Science and Research Technology, 4(12), pp.752-760.
    • T S Deepu and V Ravi (2020) An integrated ANP–QFD approach for prioritization of customer and design requirements for digitalization in an electronic supply chain, Benchmarking: An International Journal, DOI:
    • T S Deepu and V Ravi, (2021) Analysis of enablers of supply chain digitalization of electronics industry: An Interpretive Structural Modeling Approach, International Journal of Logistics Systems and Management (Accepted).
  • Closed-loop supply chain: Some insights. (2003). International Conference on R & D management, New Delhi, 10-11 January, also in Management of R & D in new millennium, Banwet, D.K, Yadav, S.S., and Momaya, K. (editors), Macmillan India Limited, New Delhi, pp.679-685.
  • Selecting reverse logistics alternative using ANP and balanced scorecard approach. (2004). In Proceedings of International Conference on Logistics, Brisbane, Australia, June 10-12.
  • Scenario building and policy experimentation of reverse logistics of an automobile supply chain. (2005). 23rd International Conference of the System Dynamics Society, Massachusetts, July 17-21.
  • V Ravi (2015). Enablers and barriers in green supply chain management.  Seminar on Strategies for greening the supply chain, The Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India, 8th September.
  • V.Ravi (2015). “A multi-criteria decision making methodology for selection of suppliers in sustainable supply chain”, 10th Annual Conference of Knowledge forum on Technology, Growth and Sustainability hosted by National Institute of Advanced Studies, November 27-28, pages 68-75.   
  • R.Rajesh and V.Ravi (2015).  “An integrated decision model for sustainable supply chains in Indian Industries”, XIX Annual International Conference on Society of Operations Management, Indian Institute of Management, Culcutta, December 11-13, 2015. 
  • Deepu T.S., and V. Ravi (2016).  “An investigation on the Role of Information Technology Tools in Supply Chain Integration”  An International Conference jointly organized  by Indian Institution of Industrial Engineering (IIIE), CET, GEC-W and POMS-USA at Thiruvananthapuram  from 22nd  to 23rd  December.
  • Deepu, T.S & Ravi, V., (2020), Prioritization of Customer and Design requirements for an Information Technology enabled Electronics Supply Chain, IEEE 2020 Research, Innovation, Knowledge Management and Technology Application for Business Sustainability (INBUSH 2020).
  • Computers and Industrial Engineering
  • International Research Journal of Management and Business Studies
  • Journal of Ecology and the Natural Environment
Achievements and Awards
  • Biography published in the 9th edition of “MARQUIS Who’s Who in Science and Engineering” in 2006.
  • Biography published in the 10th Anniversary edition of “MARQUIS Who’s Who in Science and Engineering” in 2007.
  • Biography published in the special 25th Silver Anniversary edition of “MARQUIS Who’s Who in World ” in 2007.
  • Biography published in the 28th edition of “Marquis Who’s Who in World” in 2011.
Consultancy and Projects
  • PROJECTS DEVELOPMENT INDIA LTD (PDIL) – (Year 2005)Acted as Assistant Principal Investigator for this consultancy project. The aim of this consultancy was for proposing fringe benefits to PDIL, Noida, India. Concrete proposals were given to the company for motivating the employees.
  • MILITARY HOSPITAL DEHRADUN- (Year 2006-2007) Acted as Directing Staff for the military officers to carry out the project at Military Hospital, Dehradun.  The scope of the exercise was to propose measures to increase the cliental satisfaction at the hospital. Also an analysis of the available resources was carried out. A proposal for the effective utilization of the existing resources was also the part of the exercise.
  • Ravi (2016). Study of select issues of New Product Development in R&D context in space technologies, IIST Project.
  • V.Ravi and Gigy J Alex (2020).  Assessment of contributions of IIST Alumni in ISRO Programs, IIST Project.  

  • Fourth International Conference on the Best Practices in Supply Chain Management (BPSCM 2016) at Hotel Apollo Dimora, organised by Indian Institute of Industrial Engineering (IIIE), Trivandrum on 23-12-2016.
  • Two sessions in “International Conference on Vision 2020: Competing in a World of Sectors without Borders” organized by CET School of Management, Thiruvananthapuram on 16-3-2018.
  • International Conference on Ecology and Culture, organized by Amrita Viswa Vidyapeetham, Amritapuri, Kollam on 15-12-2018.
  • 16th International Conference for humanizing work and work environment (HWWE) at College of Engineering, Thiruvananthapuram on 16-12-2018.
  • 2 sessions in 4th International Conference on Materials, Mechanics and Management, College of Engineering, Thiruvananthapuram on 6-3-2020.
  • One session 4th International Conference on Materials, Mechanics and Management, College of Engineering, Thiruvananthapuram on 7-3-2020.