• Full Name : Mr. Rajendra Desai

  • Highest Education Degree :M.S. Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, USA

  • Department : Operations Research

  • Designation : Assistant Professor

  • Institutional Email Address : rajendra@sjim.edu.in

  • Room Number: 215

  • Office Phone Number with extension : 25597781/91 Extn : 305

  • LinkedIn Profile Link : https://in.linkedin.com/in/rajendra-desai-7306704

  • Courses Taught in SJIM : Statistics , Operations Research, Business Analytics, Marketing Research, Managerial Economics, Entrepreneurship and Marketing.

Level (PhD, Master's, Bachelor's) Name of Degree Year of Completion Name of Degree Awarding Institute or University Specialization Details of any award related to the degree
Masters MPEFB 2008 IIM, Bangalore Entreprenurship 2nd Rank / Class of 60 Students
Masters M.S. 1988 Virginia Tech, USA Operations Research GPA 3.81 / 4
Bachelors B.Tech 1984 I.I.T. Delhi Chemical Engineering
Journal Publications
Sl. No. Name of Authors Year of Publication Title of Article Journal Name Volume and Issue Number
1 Dr. Hanif Sherali, Dr. Subhash Sarin, Rajendra Desai 1990 Models and algorithms for job selection, routing, and scheduling in a flexible manufacturing system Annals of Operations Research Volume 26, Issue 1-5, Dec 1990, 433-453
2 Dr. Haftka Raphael, Dr. Nachlas, J, Rajendra Desai 1987 Two point constraint approximation in structural optimization Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering, Vol 60, Feb, 1987, 289-301
Papers Presented at Conferences
Sl. No. Name of Authors Year of Conference Title of Paper Presented Conference Name Conference Location
1 Rajendra Desai, Dr. Maria Immanuvel 2016 A Clustering Prediction Model for Real Time Tracking of BMTC Buses using NIMBUS 4th International Conference on Business Analytics and Intelligence, IISC Bangalore
2 Rajendra Desai, Dr. Maria Immanuvel 2015 A Data Mining Model for Early Detection of Diabetes Propensity - A Case Study using Routine Health Testing Data at a Diagnostic Laboratory Annual Health Checkup Plans 3rd International Conference on Business Analytics and Intelligence IIM Bangalore
3 Rajendra Desai, Dr. Regi Mathew 2013 A Product Assortment Planning Model using a Combination of Data Mining and Optimization 1st International Conference on Business Analytics and Intelligence IIM Bangalore
4 Rajendra Desai, Dr. Dushyant Mahadik 2011 Leveraging a Differentiated Business Model with a Common Strategy : The Case of M/s SFEL, Vadodara, India Entrepreneurship and New Venture Creation Conference by International Consortium for Entrepreneurship Research IIM Bangalore
5 Rajendra Desai 2011 The Importance of understanding Competitive Strategy and Business Models for an Entrepreneur in the SME Sector International Conference on Entrepreneurship, Youth and Inclusive Development for Brand India Loyola College, Chennai
Work Experience (academic and industry)
Title or Position Name of Organization Duration (in years) Details of experience
Associate Professor Xavier Institute of Management and Entrepreneurship 4 Handled Courses on Statistics, Operations Research, Entrepreneurship, Marketing and Contemporary Business Environment for the PGDM and Executive Programs
Director Pentagon Leather Products Pvt. Ltd 24 Handling Strategy, Systems and Marketing for the firm
Research Assistant Viriginia Tech 2 Optimisation Project for Burroughs Printing Press, Richmong, Virginia
Consulting / Projects / Management Development
Organization it was undertaken for Year Details (max 100 words)
XIME 2009-12 MDP's Organised on Entrepreneurship Development for Startups
and Corporates (4-6 week programs, 2 every year)
Virginia Tech 1986-88 Development and Implementation of an Optimisation Model for
reduction of paper wastage at Burroughs Printing, Richmond, Virginia, USA.
Awards and Research Grants
Name of Award or Grant Awarding Organization Year awarded Details
Best Paper Loyola College, Chennai 2011 Paper presented at the International Conference on Entrepreneurship
Omega Rho Operations Research Society of America 1986 Invitation for membership as a recongnition of scholastic achievement amongst students of Operations Research and Management Science
Research Assistantship Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, USA 1984-88 Student Research Assistant to Professors of the Operations Research Department at Virginia Tech