Sharmila Subramanian

Sharmila Subramanian,PhD     

Professor & Principal


In The Sphere Of: HR and Communication

Qualification: PhD In Corporate Interpersonal Communication from the department of English from Utkal University. & PhD in Management


Phone: 06742474138

Professor Sharmila Subramanian completed her doctorate from Utkal University. Her area of research was use of English language in interpersonal communication in corporate sector in Orissa. She has certification in psychometric assessment from TVRLS; Negotiation Skills from Michigan University, USA; Leadership, and Business Communication from IIM, Bangalore. She is a corporate trainer to many organizations in India, and a consultant to two organizations in Odisha. She served as a board member to Biju Patnaik University of Technology from 2018 to 2021. She was also on the recruitment and selection board of UCO bank in the year 2010-2011.




  • PhD in Management by Himalayan University
  • Ph.D in English from Utkal University
  • M.A. in English
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Human Resources Development from NIHRD
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Journalism and Mass Communication
  • Bachelor of Arts in Education from Regional College of Education


Research Interest

  • Business Communication
  • Learning & Development
  • Semiotics
  • Communication in a diverse workplace
  • Inter-cultural and Cross-cultural Communication


  • Shibanshi Foundation Best Professor Award in Management, 2022
  • Ashapradeep Best Educational Award, 2021
  • Dewang Mehta National Education Award 2017
  • Indy’s National Award, 2012 for Best B-School teacher who teaches Communication.
  • She is also the receiver of the Shirdi Sai Award, 2010 for contributing towards teaching and education in the state of Odisha.

Teaching Interest

  • Business Communication
  • Communication Development
  • Personality Development
  • Human Resources Management
  • Business Research
  • Performance Management
  • Leadership Development
  • Strategic Human Resources Management
  • Human Resources Development

Training & Consultancy

  • IDBI Bank

o Managerial Training
o Behavioral Training
o Communication Training

  • TRL Krosaki Ltd.

o End-to-End Communication Training

  • Canara Bank
  • Minor Irrigation & Water Use, Govt. of Odisha
  • Thriveni Earthmovers Ltd.
  • Odisha State Seed and Organic Products Certification Agency
  • ICAI, Bhubaneswar
  • National Aluminium Company Limited
  • Hindustan Coca Cola Beverages Limited
  • Reliance Telecom

Consultancy, Training and Personal Counselling to improve Communicative Competence among Call Centre and Customer Care Executives

  • Orissa Tourism Development Corporation & Department of Tourism (for Price Water-House Coopers)
  • UCO Bank
  • United Nations Development Programme
  • Policy and Strategy Planning Unit, Govt. of Orissa