L Gandhi

Research Interest / Consulting Area
Emotional Intelligence, Performance Management, Team Building and Training & Development.
Courses Offered 
OB, HRM, Performance Management, Emotional Intelligence,
Talent Management & Training and Development
Positions held
Head–Department of MBA, SIMS, Coimbatore
Asst. Professor- KPRSB, Coimbatore, Asst. Professor-GIM, Coimbatore
Faculty Member- ICFAI, Hyderabad 
Also teaches/taught at
ICFAILEAD College of Management, Palakkad, Kerala
Dr. L GandhiM.A., M.B.A., M.Phil., UGC-NET, Ph.D
Associate Professor - OB/HRM 

Dr. L. Gandhi has earned his PhD from Bharathiar University, Coimbatore, Tamilnadu. His PhD is in Emotional Intelligence and Quality of Work-life. With an M.Phil. degree in Management, he is also qualified in UGC-NET in Management.  Also, he holds an MBA Degree in HR Specialization and an M.A. in Cooperative Management. He is a Gold Medallist in his PG Degree. 
He has 20 years of PG- Management teaching experience with B-Schools including ICFAI. He has written over 35 research papers and published in peer-reviewed journals including ABDC and SCOPUS-listed journals. He has authored a book “Performance Measurement and Reward Systems” for ICFAI University.
Besides, he presented papers at conferences which included the Academy of HRD, USA, PAN-IIM World Management Conference, and IIM Bodh Gaya’s International Research Conference. He has also attended Faculty Development Workshops in leading Management Institutes like IIM Calcutta, IIM Kozhikode, and IIM Trichy. As part of the Faculty Exchange Programme (FEP), he also teaches at the British University in Dubai (BUiD), Dubai. Dr. Gandhi received the Best Professor in HRM Award from the World HRD Congress, Mumbai.
As a resource person, handled sessions in MDPs, FDPs, and Student Development Workshops and was a part of consulting assignments in HR areas. To date, conducted training sessions for over 3500 Medical, IT professionals, and government officials which emphasized Personality Development, Leadership, Motivation, Team Building, Emotional Intelligence, and Six thinking hats. He is also a professional member of NIPM, NHRD, and an HR/IR panel member of CII Mysuru.


Book Chapter
  1. L. Gandhi, Priyadarshini N C and Varsha (2022). What could have been better at Better.Com. Cases in Management – Vol. XI,  Mysore: Shri Dharmasthala  Manjunatheshwara Research Centre for Management Studies (SDM RCMS), SDMIMD.  [ISBN: 978-93-83302-61-1], pp.127-135.
  2. Gandhi, L. (2023). HR Challenges in the Post Covid-19 World: Role of Agile Leadership towards Organizational Effectiveness, Agile Leadership for Industry 4.0 by Tanusree Chakraborthy, Thair Mumtaz Awan, Ashok Natarajan, Muhammad Kamran (Editors), CRC Press (USA), Taylor & Francis group, ISBN: 978-1-77491-187-7, pp. 285-296.   
  3. Gandhi L. (2022). The relationship between Emotional Intelligence and Quality of Work- Life of Business Management Faculty. Contemporary Research in Management : Volume XI by N.R. Parasuraman, B. Venkatraja, M. Sriram, G. Srilakshminarayana and K. Riyazahmed (Editors),  Mysore: Shri Dharmasthala  Manjunatheshwara Research Centre for Management Studies (SDM RCMS), SDMIMD. ISBN: 978-93-83302-56-7, pp.195-224.
  4. Gandhi, L. (2021). Founding Father Vs Top Brass. Cases in Management – Vol. X by  Parasuraman, N. R., Venkatraja B., Sriram, M., Srilakshminarayana, G.  and Riyazahmed, K. [Editors]. Mysore: Shri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara Research Centre for Management Studies (SDM RCMS), SDMIMD. [ISBN: 978-93-83302-55-0].
  5. Gandhi, L. (2019). Chair or fair: a budding manager's dilemma. Cases in Management – Vol. VIII by N.R. Parasuraman, Mousumi Sengupta and Nilanjan Sengupta and G.Srilakshminarayana. [Editors]. Mysore: Shri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara Research Centre for Management Studies (SDM RCMS), SDMIMD. [ISBN: 978-93-83302-44-4]
  6. Gandhi L. & Senthil Kumar K. (2019). Factors attributing to enhance the self-efficacy of management teachers in India. Contemporary research in management – Vol. VIII by Mousumi Sengupta and Nilanjan Sengupta [compilers]. Mysore: Shri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara Institute for Management Development (SDMIMD).  [ISBN: 978-93-83302-23-76].
  7. Gandhi L. (2018). Indian unicorn OLA rides to solve urban mobility challenges in Australia- innovation and success story continue. Cases in Management – Vol. VII by N.R. Parasuraman, Mousumi Sengupta and Nilanjan Sengupta and G.Srilakshminarayana. [Editors]. Mysore: Shri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara Institute for Management Development (SDMIMD).  [ISBN: 978-93-83302-36-9].
  8. Gandhi, L. (2017). People Management nuances of CEO styled PM Narendra Modi and distinctive lessons for business Professionals- A practical approach. Contemporary Research in Management – Vol. VI by Mousumi Sengupta and Nilanjan Sengupta [Compilers]. Mysore: Shri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara Institute for Management Development (SDMIMD).  [ISBN: 978-93-83302-23-9].
  9. Gandhi L. (2016). ‘UK Exit of TATA Steel Port Talbot -a triggering point for increased unemployment and HR Challenges’. Cases in Management – Vol. V by N.R. Parasuraman, Mousumi Sengupta and Nilanjan Sengupta and G.Srilakshminarayana. [Editors]. Mysore: Shri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara Institute for Management Development (SDMIMD).  [ISBN: 978-93-83302-14-7].
International Journals
  1. Gandhi, L,  Anushree N Halyal & Pooja Reghunadh (2024).  Moonlighting: An Examination of Dual Employment in Contemporary Organizations.  Journal of Informatics Education and Research, ISSN  1526-4726, Vol.4 (1)   DoI: https://doi.org/10.52783/jier.v4i1.553, pp.291-298 (ABDC).
  2. Gandhi, L. (2023). Data-Driven People Management: The Key to Talent Acquisition, Engagement, and Retention. Empirical Economics Letters (ABDC-C), 22 (Special Issue 2): (November 2023) ISSN 1681 8997, https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.10531669.
  3. Sengupta, Mousumi & Gandhi, L. (2023). Emotional Intelligence among the Postgraduate Students in Private B-Schools in India. World Journal of Management and Economics, ISSN: 1819-8643, Vol.16 (6), pp 63-72, (ABDC).
  4. Gandhi, L. (2022). Socio-Demographics and Life Satisfaction among College Teaching Fraternity in Tamilnadu, India. Empirical Economics Letters, (ABDC-C) 21 (Special Issue 3): (December 2022) ISSN 1681-8997, (ABDC).
  5. Prasad S. N. and Gandhi L. (2022). RUDSETI, India: The Effectiveness of the Training Model and in Empowering the Rural Youth for Self-employment. The Seybold Report, ISSN: 1533-9211, DOI 10.5281/zenodo.6997822, Vol.7 (108), pp.906-916, (Scopus).
  6. Gandhi L. (2022). Empowering people through Skill Development Training: The role of MYRADA and TNCDW in India. Korea Review of International Studies, ISSN - 1226-4741, V.15(35), June, pp.36-43, (ABDC).
  7. Kannadas S. and Gandhi L. (2022). A Study on Educational Opportunities in Enhancing the Financial Status amongst next Generation of Tea Estate Dependents in India. Korea Review of International studies, ISSN - 1226-4741, V.15(35), June, pp.77-96, (ABDC).
  8. Gandhi L., Vishal Arghode & Fredrick Muyia Nafukho (2022). Emotional intelligence, intercultural competence, and online instruction: Review and reflection. European Journal of Training and Development (An Emerald publication) ISSN: 2046-9012, January. Vol.46 (1/2), DoI: https://www.emerald.com/insight/content/doi/10.1108/EJTD-05-2021-0064/full/html, (Scopus).
  9. Gandhi L. & K. Senthil Kumar (2021). Storytelling Management and its application in organizations. Business Perspectives, ISSN: 2581-9542 (Print), ISSN:2582-3965 (Online) Vol. 2 (2) Jan-June. pp. 1-12, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1177/bsp.2021.2.2.13
  10. Gandhi, L., Sengupta, Mousumi & Sengupta, Nilanjan (2020). The Impact of the Line Managers Emotional Intelligence on Employee Motivation with Special Reference to Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs). SAMVAD: SIBM Pune Research Journal, Vol 21, December, ISSN: 2249-1880 (P); ISSN: 2348-5329 (O). pp.16-32.
  11. Gandhi L. (2019). Gamification in Employee Training in India. Journal of Organizational Behavior Education – JOBE; ISSN: 1649-7627 (print) ISSN: 2047-9999 (online), Vol.12, pp. 121-146, DOI: https://www.neilsonjournals.com/JOBE/abstractjobe12gandhi.html  (ABDC & SCOPUS). 
  12. L. Gandhi (2018). Employee Experience Management (EExM) - a path to enhanced job performance and sustained competitive advantage. International Research Journal of Business and Management – [IRJBM], ISSN:  2322 – 083X, Vol. 11 (4), April, pp. 42-48.
  13. Minhaj, Mohamed & Gandhi, L (2018). Learning Analytics - Improving the Impact of Organizational Training Process. International Journal of Exclusive Management Research (IJEMR), Vol.8 (3), Online - ISSN 2249–2585, Print - ISSN 2249-8672, March 2018.
  14. L. Gandhi (2017). Educating the Future Leaders: Role of Teachers and the Impact of Smart Technology. Contemporary Research in India (A peer-reviewed multi-Disciplinary International Journal) ISSN 2231-2137, Vol. 07, Issue 04, December; pp. 5-9.
  15. L. Gandhi & Malathi Sriram (2017). Exploring the dynamica virtus of Machine Learning (ML) in Human Resource Management - A Critical Analysis of IT industry. International Journal of Computer Sciences and Engineering (E-ISSN: 2347-2693), Vol.5 (12), December.
  16. Kannadas, S. & Gandhi, L. (2017). Misperception of Optimism Culminates in Erroneous Corporate Financial Decision Making- A Review. International Journal of Research in Economics and Social Sciences (IJRESS), Vol.7 (12), December; ISSN (o): 2249-7382, pp.349-361.
  17. Gandhi, L. & Minhaj, Mohamed (2017). HR Analytics: A big deal for C-suite in Talent Management. FOCUS International Journal of Management, Vol.12 (2), ISSN: 0973 9165, October 2016-March 2017.
  18. Gandhi, L. (2017). Human Resource Challenges in VUCA and SMAC Business Environment. ASBM Journal of Management, Vol.X(I), ISSN 0974-8512, (January to June 2017).
  19. Gandhi.L & Prabakaran.V (2016). Level of Stress among Engineering and Management Students in Coimbatore City. International Journal of Exclusive Global Research, ISSN: 2456-2076 Vol.1 (3), March, pp. 1-14.
  20. Gandhi, L. (2016). Determinants of Best Manager- Lessons from Million Dollar Leaders to Millennial Managers. MANAGEMENT TODAY, Vol.6 (3), July-September, ISSN: 2348-3989 (Online) ISSN: 2230-9764 (Print), pp. 147-151.
National Journals
  1. Gandhi L. (2021). HR Challenges in the Post-Covid-19 World (2021). Effective Executive- An IUP Publication, ISSN: 0972-5172, Vol.24(1), pp 43-54.
  2. Gandhi L. and Vijaykarthigeyan K. T. (2020). Emotional Intelligence (EI) and Quality of Work-Life (QWL): Exploring the Connection. IPE Journal of Management ISSN: 2249-9040 (Print), Vol.10 (2), July-December, pp. 26-37.
  3. Gandhi, L. and Kannadas, S. (2020). Impact of faculty development investment on enhancing job motivation and satisfaction among the management faculty members. Review of Professional Management, ISSN: 0972-8686 (Print); 2455-0647 (Online), Vol.18(2), Jul-Dec. Pp.12-29. 
  4. Gandhi, L (2018). Farm Harvest: A case study on inclusive growth through sustainable employment. Review of Professional Management NDIM, Vol.16 (1), ISSN 0972-8686, January-June, pp. 99-106. 
  5. Gandhi, L (2014). Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)- A strategy for employee empowermentKarpagam Journal of Management(Volume 1, Issue 2 June 2014) 2348-0645
  6. Gandhi, L (2012). Reverse Mentoring - A Bottom up Approach in Mentoring System, Management Today, Vol. 2, No. 2, April – 2012, GRIET-Hyderabad, p. no 41-46
  7. Gandhi, L & K. Senthil kumar (2012). GenNext HR Practices to counter business challenges and nurture opportunities, Journal of Management and science (JMS), (June-2012, Vol-I, Issue-IV), Non Olympic Times, 2249-1260
  8. Gandhi, L & S. Jaya Bharathi. (2012). Competitive Challenges for Gen-Y HR Managers in Manufacturing Industries, Training and Development Journal Vol.3(2), July-December, Indian Society for Training and Development (ISTD), 2231-0681
  9. Gandhi, L (2011). Non-Linear HR Model -growth accelerator for IT companiesHRM Review, IUP Publications, ICFAI University Press, Oct-Dec 2011 0972-5148
  10. Gandhi, L & C. Vinotha (2011). Education Process Outsourcing- An advantage and avenue for competitive Indian teachers, Training and Development Journal (Volume-2, No 2, July-December 2011), Indian Society for Training and Development (ISTD), 2231-0681
  11. Gandhi, L & H. Ramashesan (2011). Current trends in Social Media Recruitment (SMR) in India, HRM Review IUP Publications, ICFAI University Press, Sep 2011, 0972-5148
  12. Gandhi, L & K. Senthil Kumar (2010). Is employer branding an influencing factor for accepting an offer? Rai Management Journal, Rai Business School, July 2010, 0975-4326
  13. Gandhi, L (2010). Appraisal Blues- High performing employee’s cause for concernGIM Journal of Management Guruvayurappan Institute of Management, June 2010, 0974-0708
  14. Gandhi, L & K. Senthil Kumar (2010). Pink Slip Management in Employee Life Cycle, HRM Review, IUP Publications, ICFAI University Press, April 2010, 0972-5148 L. 
  15. Gandhi, L & R. Veena (2009). Presenteesim: A camouflaged productivity hamper, HRM Review, IUP Publications, ICFAI University Press, Mar 2009, 0972-5148.

International conferences

  1. Gandhi, L. (2024). Predicting Quality of Work Life (QWL) through Emotional Intelligence (EI) of the Business Management Faculty. 2nd  International Research Conference on Mindfulness (IRCM), Indian Institute of Management, Bodh Gaya, 8 - 10 February 2024.
  2. Vishal, Arghode & Gandhi L (2019). Emotional Intelligence and Intercultural Competence: Exploring the Connection. 2019 AHRD Conference in the Americas, Academy of Human Resource Development (AHRD), Minnesota, USA.   
  3. Gandhi, L & Kannadas, S (2019). Impact of Faculty Development Investment on enhancing Job Motivation and Satisfaction among the management faculty members. 7th PAN-IIM World Management Conference, IIM Rohtak, 12-14 December 2019. 
  4. Gandhi, L. Education Process Outsourcing- An advantage and avenue for competitive Indian teachers. International Conference organized by VIT Business School, Vellore
  5. Gandhi, L. HR Challenges in the International Conference organized by Ganesh School of Business Management, Salem
National Conferences
  1. Gandhi L. (2017). Entrepreneurial and training challenges encountered by the women self - help groups and revamping strategies to enhance their business in Coimbatore, India. National conference on Trends and Prospects in Business and financial markets; JSS Centre for Management Studies, Mysuru; December 15-16, 2017, ISBN: 978-93-86724-26-7
  2. Gandhi, L. GenNext HR practices to meet the competitive challenges in the National conference organized by KCT Business School, Coimbatore
  3. Gandhi, L (2006). Going Global- Challenges and Opportunities, in the national conference organized by Cauvery College for Women, Trichy, Mar 14 & 15, 2006,
  4. Gandhi, L (2006). Human Relations Practices… Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow in the national conference organized by Lady Doak College and ICFAI National College, Madurai, Mar 17, 2006
  5. Gandhi, L (2003). Business Model Innovation in the national conference organized by VLB Janakiammal College of Arts and Science, Coimbatore, Mar 18, 2003
  6. Gandhi, L (2003).  Business Quality Assurance in the national conference organized VLB Janakiammal College of Arts and Science, Coimbatore, Mar 10, 2003

Case Studies

  1. L. Gandhi (2021). Café Coffee Day- A Lot More have Happened. (Product number 1625). India Case Research Centre, All India Management Association (AIMA). pp.14
  2. Gandhi, Laksham (2017). Rise and fall of YAHOO!-the missteps of the leader and its headwind consequences. GITAM Journal of Management, ISSN: 0972-740X, Vol.15 (1), pp.122-134.

Newspaper Article

  1. Gandhi, L, Mantra of star performers “Perform or Perish”, The Himachal Times, A Dehradun Daily newspaper, Dec 26, 2005, 15257/68