Department of Logistics Management

Alagappa University

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.

Department of Logistics Management (DoLM)

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.

Why to choose the Department of Logistics Management (DoLM)?
  • MBA (LM) - First time offered in Full time mode among the University Departments in Tamil Nadu.
  • MBA (LM) is an Innovative Programme, Run by Well qualified industry experienced faculty members
  • Offered by the Dept. of Logistics Management of the Alagappa University, which is graded as CATEGORY – 1 University by MHRD/UGC.
  • State of the art industry focused curriculum. The latest revision of the curriculum was made during the year 2016 incorporating new courses in the fields of multimodal transport system, retailing industry logistics and modern logistics operations management.
  • Summer Placement (on the job) Programme in Logistics Industry for 2 months
  • Special focus on Soft skill development, Written Communication and Event Management
  • Opportunity to participate and Interact with Academic and Industry Professionals during International and National Conferences, Seminars and Workshops
  • Rigorous training for facing Competitive Examinations
  • Placement focused programme, Entrepreneurial Assistance
  • Job Assistance through Executive Empowerment Pragrammes
  • International MoU with SUN LOGISTIC SERVICES Muscat, Oman is in place for Project and Final Placement Assistance.
S.No Photo Name Designation Profile
1 Dr.V. Sivakumar Professor and Head
2 Dr. P.Rajan Chinna Assistant Professor
3 Dr. V.A.Anand Assistant Professor
Programmes Offered

The DoLM offers Full/Part Time programmes to suit the needs of variety of students.

Post Graduate Programme
  • MBA (Logistics Management) – 2 years (4 Semesters) (Regular mode)
    Medium of Instruction: ENGLISH
Research Programmes
  • M.Phil. (Management - Logistics) – 1 year (Regular mode)
    Medium of Instruction: ENGLISH
  • Ph.D. in Management – Specialization: Logistics Management
    (Regular / Part-time mode)
Sl. No. Name of the Programmes Action
1 M.B.A., Logistics Management

Medium of Instruction: ENGLISH

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)
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
(Event Management)
Executive Empowerment Programme-IV
Report Writing
Summer Project Report  
Employability Enhancement Practices  




M.Phil. (Logistics Management)
Offered in Regular Mode
Semester I
Business Research Methods
Techniques of Research
Professional Competencies
Electives (Choose any one)
Advanced Logistics Management
Advanced Supply Chain Management
Semester II
Project work  Dissertation & Viva-Voce    

Ph.D. (Regular/Part-time): Details can be had from Dean (Research) part of this website.

Fee Structure
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

Class rooms

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.

Computer Centre

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:

  • 3PL/4PL/5PL
  • Warehousing
  • Inventory Management
  • Integrated Logistics
  • Supply Chain Management

The following candidates were awarded Ph.D. under the research supervision of the faculty members of DoLM.

Ph.D. Awarded
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
3. Selvabaskar Dr. M.Senthil 2009
4. Sriram.M. Dr. M.Senthil 2012
5. Kabaly.S. Dr. M.Senthil 2012
6. Richard Regis Dr. M.Senthil 2013
7. Jagatheesh Jayanand J Dr. M.Senthil 2015
8. Balanagarajan. K. Dr. M.Senthil 2015
9. Suresh.K. Dr. M.Senthil 2016
Details of Research Projects
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
Research Projects Applied (2016-2017)
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.,
Vice-President, ACCENTURE


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:

  • Mentor – Mentee
  • Green Committee
  • Magazines committee
  • Photography Club
  • Swatch Bharat Club
  • Cultural Committee
  • YRC
  • Blood Donation Club
  • Readers Club
Placement Details

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.

Photos / Videos
International Seminar on “Customer Service Trends in Global Logistics” organized by Department of Logistics Management and Alagappa Institute of Management on January 19, 2018.
International Conference on “Nxt Gen Logistics and SCM 4.0” 28.02.2018-01.03.2018 Organized by DoLM
One Day National Conference on “Global Strategies for Inclusive Growth” on 19.01.2017
One day workshop on “International Logistics Leverage (WILL 2k17)-27.01.2017 Organized by DoLM
World Tourism Day-2017 held on 27.09.2017
Guest Lecture Photos