Events at a Glance

Sharmila Subramanian


Area: HR and Communication
E-mail: sharmila@imis.ac.in

Courses Offered

  • Business Communication
  • Organisational Behaviour
  • Human Resources Management in Retail
  • Performance Management

Education & Experience

  • Is a Ph.D (2007) from Utkal university who has researched on Interpersonal Communication, holds Post Graduate Diploma in HRD (1999), and Post Graduate Diploma in Journalism and Mass Communication (2002) and is a B.Ed. from Regional Institute of Education (1996).
  • Has 2 years of experience in a Software Company (Panlink Infoway) and 11 years of teaching experience both as visiting and regular faculty.

Research Interest

  • Code-mixing and Code-switching
  • Multicultural communication
  • Corporate Communication

Selected Publications

Publications in Journals

  • A Forward Looking Business Communication Course for B-Schools", PRATIBIMB- Management Journal, Vol. 1, 2, (2001).
  • "An 'Open Eye and Ear' Approach to Managerial Communication", VISION-The Journal of Business Perspective. Vol. 10, 2, (2006).
  • "Performance Oriented Interventions and Competencies Thereof", SHRAM SARATHI- The NALCO Journal, (Jointly authored), (2007).

A Chapter in a Book

  • "Human Competence in Integrated Performance Management System- Looking Beyond Performance Measurement", Enhancing Enterprise Competitiveness. Prashant Gupta Rajesh Kumar Jain & Upinder Dhar (Eds.) Mumbai: Allied Publishers Pvt. Ltd. (2007).
  • "Code-Mixing to Influence Customers- Kamaal ka Corporate Andaaz!" Management Communication: Trends and Strategies. A. Kaul & SK Gupta (Eds). New Delhi: Tata McGraw-Hill (2006, Paper presented at the Sixth Asia Pacific ABC Conference on Management Communication, IIMA, December 14-16, 2006

Seminars, Conferences and Workshop Presentations

  • National Seminar in IIM Ahemdabad during All India B-School Seminar for business communication teachers in 2001.
  • National Seminar conducted by NIPM and ICFAI B-School 2006.
  • National Seminar conducted by Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES), CWS and NISWASS 2006.
  • National seminar on Communication at LBSIM, New Delhi 2006.
  • International Asia Pacific ABC conference in IIM, Ahemadabad 2006.
  • International Conference, NIRMA University 2007.
  • International Conference, SoLLs Intec, 2007, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia.
  • Asia CALL International Conference, in IIM, Indore, 2007.
  • International Conference at University of Thai Chamber of Commerce, Bangkok, 2008.


  • National Aluminium Company Limited
    Communication Skills for Executives
    Presentation Skills
    Customer Relationship Management
  • Hindustan Coca Cola Beverages Limited
    Assertiveness and Presentation Skills
    Advanced Communication Skills for Managers
    Time Management
    Initiation and Confidence Building
  • Reliance Telecom (Now under ADAG)
    Consultancy, Training and Personal Counselling to improve Communicative Competence among Call Centre and Customer Care Executives
    Communication Skills
    Telephone Etiquette
    Vocal Stress Management
  • Orissa Tourism Development Corporation & Department of Tourism (for Price Water-House Coopers)
    Advanced Communication Skills

    Communicating for Selling and Negotiation
  • United Nations Development Programme
    Written Communication and Documentation
  • Orissa Mining Corporation
    Communication skills for Managers
    Leadership and Team building skills for managers
  • CREW (P) Ltd.
    Communication and Decision Making for Senior Managers
  • Conducted a session on Communication in Management Development Programme for employees of Ortel Communication, Mayfair Chain of Hotels, Airtel, HPCL and so on.


Policy and Strategy Planning Unit, Govt. of Orissa

  • Rendered consultancy on HR issues in the Health sector
  • Prepared and compiled HR chapter for NRHM compendium
  • Organised a workshop for the members of PSPU to sensitize them on HR issues
  • Conducted a sample health study to evaluate the ongoing health programmes