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Dr. Veena Vohra

Dr. Veena Vohra

Associate Dean and Professor – Human Resources and Behavioral Sciences, SBM, NMIMS
Phone - 91-22-4235 5555
Email - veena.vohra@nmims.edu

Academic and Professional Qualification

  • Ph.D., Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies, 2012.
    Major: Management
  • M.S., IPMS, 2004.
    Major: Psychotherapy & Counseling 
  • Diploma in Training & Development, Indian Society for Training & Development, New Delhi, 1999 (Awarded Gold Medal)
  • MBA (HR), Institute of Management Technology, IMT Ghaziabad, 1994. 
    Major: Human Resource Development 
  • B.Sc. (Hons.), University of Rajasthan, 1992. (Appeared in University Merit List all three years)
    Major: Zoology

Honors and Awards

  • Silver Award Winner for SBM NMIMS at Indian Management Conclave for the category Leadership in Corporate Engagement for the "Integration Challenge” feature of the MBA Program, (2016) 
  • Best Faculty Award at the School of Business Management, NMIMS (2015)
  • Best Academic Institute of the Year Award for contribution in the field of HR at the SHRM Annual HR Conference. (2014)
  • Gold Award at Indian Management Conclave, New Delhi for Curriculum and Pedagogical Innovations in MBA HR (2014)
  • Higher Education Forum Award – Best Teacher Award for Outstanding Contribution to Teaching, (HRM & Training), (2011)
  • Best Professor in Human Resource Management, Asia's Best B-School Awards. (2010).
  • Best Teacher in Human Resource Management, 17th Dewang Mehta Business School Awards. (2009).
  • Best Faculty Award, NMIMS. (2008 & 2012).
  • Attended Global Colloquium on Participant Centered Learning at Harvard Business School, Boston. (2008)
  • Reviewer for HRM track for Indian Academy Of Management Conference held at IIM Ahmedabad, 2013.
  • Reviewer with the OB Area of the Academy of Management, USA for the Annual AOM Conferences.


  • HR Analytics 
  • EQ-I 2.0 and EQ 360 Certification
    Emotional Intelligence Learning Systems assessments and learning programs 
  • Accredited administrator of the MBTI
  • Belbin Interplace and Team Role Accreditation 
  • Certified Professional Behavioral Analyst
  • Trained Corporate Coach



  • Member of International Leadership Association (ILA).
  • Founder Member of Forum for Emotional Intelligence Learning (FEIL)
  • Institutional nominee to Indian Society for Training & Development from NMIMS
  • Institutional nominee to Bombay Management Association from SBM,NMIMS
  • Associate Member of Indian Society for Applied Behavioural Science (ISABS)
  • Member of HRM Committee of Bombay Chamber of Commerce & Industries (BCCI)
  • Researcher Member with Appreciative Inquiry Commons

Editorial boards

Courses Taught

Individual Dynamics and Leadership, Organizational Behaviour, Human Resource Management, Change Management and Organization Development, Emotional Intelligence, Appreciative Inquiry.

Teaching Experience - 16 years

Teaching and Pedagogical Innovations

Introduced innovative pedagogy using "Music" and Learning Conferences in the course on Emotional Intelligence for MBA second year students successfully.

Industry Experience - 7 Years

  • Technical Recruiter (Western Region) for Satyam Computer Services Ltd. Freelance recruiting for Wipro, Motorola, Lucent technologies (1999 - 2001)
  • Personnel Executive, Tata Consultancy Services, Mumbai, (1997 - 1999)
  • Feasibility Studies with Export Houses in Jaipur (1995)
  • Management Trainee-HR, Dabur India Ltd, New Delhi, (1994 - 1995)
  • Management Development Programmes conducted on regular basis with Ambuja Cements, Novartis, Loop Mobile, Lupin Labs with excellent feedback.
  • Designed and conducted training programmes for Mahindra British Telecom, BCCI, NTPC, Reliance Industries, Thermax, Chemtrol Engineering, Asian Heart Institute, HDFC Chubb.

Consulting Experience

  • Review of hiring and interviewing practices for senior executives at a large Mumbai based Construction Company (2013).
  • HR Policy Formulation for National Board of Accreditation with Dr M C Agarwal (2012 – 13)
  • Enhancing Role Effectiveness of MaCx Coaches at Ambuja Cement Ltd (2013)
  • Designing Performance feedback conversations based on the Appreciative Inquiry Process (2013)

Service to the University

  • Member, Academic Council, NMIMS
  • Nominated as Teacher to Board of Management, NMIMS for two terms.

Service to the School

  • Associate Dean, SBM NMIMS, 2017 onwards
  • Programme Chairperson FT MBA 2015-2017 
  • Programme Chairperson MBA HR 2011-2015 
  • Chairperson HR & BS, SBM, NMIMS 2008 - 2011
  • The Best Department Award, HR & BS, NMIMS (2009, 2011, 2014)
  • Faculty Incharge of Management Programme for Executives (2005-08)
  • Faculty Incharge for customizing Management Programme for Executives for corporates. 
  • Organized the first Annual HR Conclave 2013 at SBM
  • Member of the Disciplinary Committee
  • Member of the Student Awards Committee
  • Member of the Convocation Committee
  • Facilitating the MBA HR Admissions Process
  • Mentoring HrUday, the student HR cell
  • Mentoring summer internships

Ph.D. Topic

Leadership in Indian Organizations: Emotional Intelligence and Appreciative Inquiry behaviors.

Research Interest

Emotional Intelligence, Human Resource Management-Challenges and Trends

Recent Publications


  • French, W.L., Bell C.H., and Vohra, V. (2016) Organisation Development: Behavioral Science Interventions for Organisation Improvement. Revised 6th edition. Dorling Kindersley (India) Pvt Ltd, Pearson Education. 
  • Snell, S., Bohlander, G., Vohra, V. (2010). HRM Cases, New Delhi: Cengage Publishers.
  • Snell, S. A., Bohlander, G. W., Vohra, V. (2010), Human Resource Management, New Delhi: Cengage Publishers.
  • French, W. L., Bell, C. H., Vohra, V. (2005). Organisation Development: Behavioral Science Interventions for Organisation Improvement. Dorling Kindersley(India) Pvt .Ltd. for Pearson Education

Book Chapters

  • Vohra, V. (2014). Internationalization of SMEs: How Strategic HRM can help. Wisdom Publications: Re-Visioning Business Management and Psychology: Ecologies of Local and Global Contexts.
  • Vohra, V. (2016). Pedagogical Innovations in the 2 Year MBA HR Program at SBM, NMIMS. McGraw Hill: Proceeding of IMC Conference & Awards 2014.


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