Alagappa University has been awarded A+ grade by NAAC (CGPA 3.64 out of 4) in the third cycle of assessment in 2017. It is the first State University in Tamil Nadu to receive A+ Grade. Alagappa University is one of the 32 Graded as Category-I University and Granted Autonomous by MHRD-UGC from among 864 Higher education institutions in India. The University is also ranked 27th out of 864 Universities Contested and 43 out of 1192 institutions in India in NIRF (National Institutional Ranking Frame Work) of MHRD in 2018.
Gaining global perspective through international immersion and extensive industry engagement. The DoLM is striving hard to position itself as a thought leader in the National and International Logistics space.
This is a young, vibrant entity established during the academic year 2016-17 at Alagappa University. Logistics Management is getting professionalized of late, which is evident from the fact that this MBA (Logistics Management) programme is sanctioned to Alagappa University as an Innovative Programme with liberal funding by the University Grants Commission (UGC).
The faculty members of the DoLM are well qualified, industry-academia enriched, Nationally and Internationally experienced professionals. Infrastructure at the command of the department is envious: Video conferencing facility, Wi-Fi environment, Networked Computer Laboratory, well stocked Library, Conference halls are few notable features.
The DoLM offers industry focused MBA (LM), M.Phil (LM) and Ph.D. in Management - Specializing in Logistics Management.
|1||Dr.M.Senthil||Professor and Head|
|2||Dr.V. Sivakumar||Associate Professor|
|3||Dr. P.Rajan Chinna||Assistant Professor|
|4||Dr. V.A.Anand||Assistant Professor|
The DoLM offers Full/Part Time programmes to suit the needs of variety of students.
Medium of Instruction: ENGLISH
|SEMESTER I||SEMESTER II|
|Management Concepts||Business Research Methodology|
|Business Environment||Marketing Management|
|Financial & Management Accounting||Financial Management|
|Principles of Logistics||Production Management|
|Managerial Economics||Shipping & Maritime Law|
|Quantitative Methods||Export & Import Management|
|Executive Empowerment Programme- 1 (Effective Communication & Soft Skills)||IT for Business|
|Executive Empowerment – II (Report Writing)|
|SEMESTER III||SEMESTER IV|
|Strategic Logistics Management||International Logistics Management|
|Logistics Management & Information System||Project Formulation And Appraisal|
|Integrated Logistics Management||Warehouse Management|
|Electives - Choose any 3 Courses||Electives - Choose any 3 Courses|
|1. Distribution Management||1. Modern Logistics Operations|
|1. Rail Road And Air Cargo Logistics||1. Retail Logistics &SCM|
|1. Maritime Logistics & Documentation||1. Marketing of Logistics|
|1. Packing & Packaging Management||1. Small Business Management|
|Executive Empowerment Programme- III
|Executive Empowerment Programme-IV
|Summer Project Report|
|Employability Enhancement Practices|
|M.Phil. (Logistics Management)|
|Offered in Regular Mode|
|Business Research Methods|
|Techniques of Research|
|Electives (Choose any one)|
|Advanced Logistics Management|
|Advanced Supply Chain Management|
|Project work Dissertation & Viva-Voce|
Ph.D. (Regular/Part-time): Details can be had from Dean (Research) part of this website.
|S.No||Programmes||Tution fee including||Computer Lab Fees||SPl FEE Rs.||Other Fees||Special Lecture & Industrial Visit||First Year Total fee Rs.||Second Year Total fee Rs.|
|1||M.B.A (Logistics Management)||12000||2000||2200||1300||3000||20500||19200|
|2||M.Phil (Logistics management)||4000||-||2200||1300||-||7500|
The state-of-the-art facilities, and extremely proficient staff members, brands the DoLM a wonderful place to be, for those aspiring for a career in Logistics management
The classrooms are equipped with smart board, computers with internet and LCD projectors to facilitate teaching and learning. The academic events are supported efficiently through bulletin boards and debate forums.
The computer centre having nearly 60 systems with 24x7 internet facility. The computer lab also has a dedicated System Programmer and help desk for competitive exam preparation such as Bank exams, Civil services exams & etc. Printing facility, Photocopying and scanning facilities are also available. The students of DoLM can also make use of Wi-Fi which is enabled throughout the campus with dedicate bandwidth for internet connectivity.
The School of Management Library, which was recently established within the Faculty of Management campus to facilitate the readers an easy access to the latest collection of Books and Journals. This is in addition to the existing Central Library located in the Administrative campus. Around 20,000 plus books are available for the benefit of the students of Logistics Management at both these libraries. Internet service, CD-ROM Databases and e-services are provided by the library for its users. The department also subscribes to 30 plus national and international magazines.
Conference Halls with varied capacities – 800, 550, 300 ad 200 seats, built-in with full-fledged Digital Smart Board, Video Conferencing system, Projector, Electronic Podium, Public address system and LCD Projector are available for organizing seminars, guest lectures and meetings.
The Department of Logistics Management (DoLM) is highly focussed in carrying research in the niche arena of Logistics Business. This include:
The following candidates were awarded Ph.D. under the research supervision of the faculty members of DoLM.
|Sl. No.||Name of the Candidate||Research Supervisor
(when in service at AIM)
|Year of Award|
|1||Radha Ganeshkumar||Dr. M.Senthil||2006|
|2.||Narayanan A.G.V.||Dr. M.Senthil||2007|
|6.||Richard Regis||Dr. M.Senthil||2013|
|7.||Jagatheesh Jayanand J||Dr. M.Senthil||2015|
|8.||Balanagarajan. K.||Dr. M.Senthil||2015|
|Sl. No.||PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR||PROJECT TITLE||PROJECT PERIOD||FUNDING AGENCY||TOTAL GRANT
Rs. in Lakhs
|1||Dr.M.Senthil||Ensuring TQM in MBA Programs||2011-12||AURF||0.60|
|2||Dr.M.Senthil||Skills set profiling and matching with industry expectations- A study on MBA students in TN in comparison with other Southern state students||2013-16||UGC||4.79|
|3||Dr.M.Senthil||The potential effects of FDI in Indian Retail Sector: A study on the impact on retailers in Tamil Nadu||2012 2016||ICSSR||5.83|
|4||Dr.V.Sivakumar||Impact of Farm Mechanisation on Agricultural Production In Sivaganga And Ramnad Districts||2010-11||AURF||0.60|
|1||Inter-departmental||Benchmarking of Logistics Services in India||2017-18||AURF||1.50|
|2.||Dr.P.Rajan Chinna||Model for a successful implementation of knowledge Management in Higher Educational Institutions-With Special Reference to Tamilnadu.||2017-18||AURF||0.25|
|3.||Dr.V.A.Anand||Challenges for adopting Training and Development Programs in Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in Tamilnadu-An Evaluative Study||2017-18||AURF||0.25|
|Sl. No.||NAME OF THE PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR||TITLE OF THE PROJECT||FUNDING AGENCY||AMOUNT||DURATION OF THE PROJECT||STATUS|
|1||Dr.V.Sivakumar||Exploring the potential of logistics startups in India – A study with reference of Tamil Nadu||Indian Council of Social Science Research||14,91,025||2Years||Applied|
|2||Dr.V.Sivakumar||Impact of Financial Inclusion by Banking Industry in Southern District of Tamil Nadu||Indian Institute of Banking and Finance - Mumbai||2,50,000||2Years||Applied|
|3||Dr.S.Sudhamathi||Financial Inclusion of SC/ST women in Sivagangai District, Tamil Nadu||Indian Council of Social Science Research||14,64,025||2Years||Applied|
|4||Dr.P.Rajan Chinna||Unleashing the Potential of Green Technology Initiatives for sustainable Development in Indian Micro, Small and Medium Size Enterprises (MSME s) – An evaluate study in Tamil Nadu||Indian Council of Social Science Research||14,35,125||2Years||Applied|
|5||Dr.P.Rajan Chinna||Model for a Successful Implementation of Knowledge Management in Higher Educational Institutions – With Special Reference of Tamil Nadu||Alagappa University||50,000||2Years||Applied|
|6||Dr.P.Rajan Chinna||Impact of Promoting Entrepreneurial Skill Development Programs towards Sustainability of Business among Rural Young Entrepreneurs in Tuticorin & Ramanathapuram Disrtict||Rajiv Gandhi National Institute of Youth Development||2,92,000||1Years||Applied|
Dr.J.Jagdeesh Jayananth Ph.D.,
Dr.Kabaly Subramanian Ph.D.,
The department has its own association in which the technical skills of the students are sharpened by conducting technical quizzes, paper presentations and project contests.
To assess and augment their soft skills, debates and group discussions are accompanied frequently.
In order to stay efficient with the evolving technologies, specialists and experts from reputed organizations and primary businesses are invited to give guest speeches on their area of knowledge.
Apart from these activities, the students are directed to contribute in Symposiums, Workshops and Seminars conducted across the country.
Some student friendly initiatives of DoLM are:
At present it’s a requirement of Businesses that request admirable manpower, front runners and executives to contest and win. It needs efficient management of multipart, highly changeable situations. So obviously to handle all those happenings it’s an obligation of educational institutions to develop a peer group of great executives, front-runners and trustworthy residents. Through a brilliant mix of highly experienced faculty and unique training methodology, we ensure that our logisticians are well equipped to step into this explosive business world and conquer.
DoLM guarantee that our Logisticians are provided with abundant chances to acquire from the business world over unique mentorship plan.