b-pushpa-rani

Academic Manager (IT)

Overview

B. Pushpa Rani received the MSc degree in Analysis, Design and Management of Information Systems from the London School of Economics, UK in 1997. From 1999 to 2014, she has taken on the roles of an Analyst, Lecturer/Senior Lecturer and Programme Leader for the undergraduate and postgraduate IT/Computing degree programmes. She also supervised students pursuing the MSc in Computing for UK university programmes. From 2014 to 2015 she was an Academic Manager, overseeing the Master of ERP programme with an Australian University and was also responsible for faculty management and maintaining the rigor of academic administration. Since 2016, she holds the position of an Academic Manager (Information Technology) at S P Jain School of Global Management, Singapore campus. She is involved in co-mentoring postgraduate students for their projects, involved in the curriculum review process and undertake research projects, in the leadership of the Area Head of IT. Her areas of interests are in management information systems, information technology management, and new trends in technology.

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 the MBA (Global) – IT Management specialisation, Master of Global Business (MGB) – E-Business specialisation & Executive MBA
  • Mentor for Internship - MGB interns
  • Lecture & conducted tutorials for students in undergraduate & 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

Academic Experience

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

  • Mentor student projects in the MBA (Global) – IT Management specialisation, Master of Global Business (MGB) – E-Business specialisation & Executive MBA programs
  • Mentor for Internship - MGB interns
  • Propose & 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 & learning
  • Develop /Implement quality teaching and assessment materials
  • Involved in/support research projects leading to Publication/ Conference Preparations
  • Facilitate and conduct mock interview, student profiling for MBA (Global) & MGB students
  • Organise and support events in ICT – Annual IT Management Conclave
  • Manage industry partnerships, participate in networking events, support placements and outreach programs

Lithan Academy, Singapore Academic Manager Jun 2014 – Nov 2015

  • Conducted tutorial sessions & training for IT related subjects
  • Lead & manage 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

FTMSGlobal Academy, Singapore Senior Lecturer cum Education Consultant, Programme Leader for UK university degree programs Feb 1999 – Mar 2014

  • Lecture & conducted tutorials for students in undergraduate & 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 programmes
  • 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.