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Pushpa Rani B

Academic Manager (IT)

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Education

  • MSc – Analysis, Design and Management of Information Systems, London School of Economics, UK (1997)
  • Advanced Diploma in Information Systems & Software Engineering Centre for Computer Studies, Ngee Ann Polytechnic, Singapore (1995)
  • Diploma in Computer Studies Centre for Computer Studies, Ngee Ann Polytechnic, Singapore (1991)
SUBJECTS TAUGHT / STUDENT PROJECT MENTOR
  • Mentor student projects in Global MBA (GMBA) – IT Management specialisation, Master of Global Business (MGB) – E-Business specialisation, and Executive MBA
  • Mentor for Internship - MGB interns
  • Lecture and conduct tutorials for students in undergraduate and postgraduate programs, teach programming modules, Management Information Systems, Software Engineering related modules
  • Mentor student projects in MSc in Computing and BSc in Business Information Systems programs
EXPERIENCE

Academic Experience

Academic Manager (IT), SP Jain School of Global Management, Singapore (Feb 2016 – Present)

  • Mentor student projects in Global MBA (GMBA) – IT Management specialisation, Master of Global Business (MGB) – E-Business specialisation, and Executive MBA
  • Mentor for Internship - MGB interns
  • Propose and Review timely changes to curriculum/new courses curriculum accreditations as required by TEQSA
  • Prepare a repository of case studies relevant to various courses and develop case studies for admission and recommend suitable ones for teaching and learning
  • Develop /Implement quality teaching and assessment materials
  • Involved in/support research projects leading to Publication/Conference Preparations
  • Facilitate and conduct mock interviews, student profiling for GMBA and MGB students
  • Organise and support events in ICT – Annual IT Management Conclave
  • Manage industry partnerships, participate in networking events, support placements and outreach programs

Academic Manager, Lithan Academy, Singapore (June 2014 – November 2015)

  • Conducted tutorial sessions and training for IT related subjects
  • Led and managed academic department to ensure the full portfolio of academic activity, such as course curriculum, delivery, assessment and operational processes are in line with the strategic development of the academic department.
  • Ensured academic processes and quality standards were in line with regulatory or accreditation bodies
  • Present reports at Academic & Examination Board and Management meetings
  • Develop academic leadership in the department, enhance teaching/ facilitating skills of lecturers and improve competencies of staff by providing training
  • Manage principal partners and ensure delivery is done in accordance to the requirements of principal partners and/or statutory bodies

Senior Lecturer-cum-Education Consultant, Program Leader for UK university degree programs, FTMSGlobal Academy, Singapore (February 1999 – March 2014)

  • Lecture and conducted tutorials for students in undergraduate and postgraduate programs – taught programming modules, Management Information Systems, Software Engineering related modules
  • Mentor student projects in MSc in Computing and BSc in Business Information Systems programs
  • Conducted market research and reviewed academic programs
  • Involved in Curriculum Planning, Review, Design, Development, Delivery
  • Ensured academic processes and quality standards were in line with regulatory or accreditation bodies
  • Chairperson for school’s Examination Board
  • Member of school’s Academic Board
  • Liaised with External Examiners

Research Interests

  • Areas of interests are in Management Information Systems, Information Technology Management, and new trends in technology

Publication

  • Kumar, K. N., & Balaramachandran, P. R. (2018). Robotic Process Automation – A Study of The Impact On Customer Experience In Retail Banking Industry. Journal of Internet Banking and Commerce, 23(3), 1-27