Our Faculty

Rajeev Ranjan Kumar

Assistant Professor (Grade – I)
  • B. Tech in Manufacturing Engineering
  • MBA in Operations Management
  • Fellow of XLRI (Production, Operations and Decision Sciences)

Prof. Rajeev Ranjan Kumar is a unique blend of academics and industry. Prior to joining the academia, Prof Kumar was associated with Tata Motors and had around seventeen years of industrial experience in various fields of operations like quality management systems, supply chain management, project management, new product introduction, six-sigma implementation, world-class quality transformation, and so on. Prof Kumar is a fellow of XLRI-Jamshedpur and has awarded with XLRI medal for outstanding FPM student. His research interest includes electric and autonomous vehicles problems, supply chain design, sustainability, blockchain, and big data analytics. His research has been published in reputed journals like Transportation Research Part E, Energy Economics, Journal of Operations Research Society, Energy, Journal of Cleaner Production, etc.

Teaching Areas

  • Operations Management
  • Operation Research
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Lean Six Sigma
  • Procurement and Materials Management


  • Industrial Experience ~ 18 years

Training & Consulting Areas

  • Quality Management System
  • Six Sigma methodology
  • Inventory and Supply Chain Management

Research Area

  • Electric and Shared Mobility
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Game Theory
  • SLR and Meta-Analysis
  • Industry 4.0

Current Research Interests

  • Study of the government policies and the manufacturer’s strategies to facilitate electric vehicle adoption.
  • Development of charging eco-system to minimize consumer’s range anxiety.
  • Systematic literature review and Meta-analysis in the field of blockchain adoption, and big data analytics.


  • Kumar, R. R., Guha, P., & Chakraborty, A. (2022). Comparative assessment and selection of electric vehicle diffusion models: A global outlook. Energy, 238, 121932.
  • Srivastava, A., Kumar, R. R., Chakraborty, A., Mateen, A., & Narayanamurthy, G. (2022). Design and selection of government policies for electric vehicles adoption: A global perspective. Transportation Research Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review, 161, 102726.
  • Kumar, R. R., Chakraborty, A., & Mandal, P. (2021). Promoting electric vehicle adoption: Who should invest in charging infrastructure? Transportation Research Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review, 149, 102295.
  • Bansal, P., Kumar, R. R., Raj, A., Dubey, S., & Graham, D. J. (2021). Willingness to pay and attitudinal preferences of Indian consumers for electric vehicles. Energy Economics, 100, 105340.
  • Chakraborty, A., Kumar, R. R., & Bhaskar, K. (2021). A game-theoretic approach for electric vehicle adoption and policy decisions under different market structures. Journal of the Operational Research Society, 72(3), 594-611.
  • Kumar, R. R., & Alok, K. (2020). Adoption of electric vehicle: A literature review and prospects for sustainability. Journal of Cleaner Production, 253, 119911.
  • Kumar, R. R., Israel, D., & Malik, G. (2018). Explaining customer’s continuance intention to use mobile banking apps with an integrative perspective of ECT and Self-determination theory. Pacific Asia Journal of the Association for Information Systems, 10(2), 5.


  • XLRI medal for outstanding FPM student.
  • Awarded TATA Gems certification by Symbiosis & TMTC.
  • Best project award for warranty reduction with use of advanced statistical problem-solving methodologies.
  • Internal auditor certification of IATF 16949: 2016 by Bureau Vertias