Dr. Arya Kumar

Senior Professor, Department of Economics and Finance, BITS Pilani, Pilani Campus

Department of Economics and Finance, Birla Institute of Technology & Science, Pilani- 333031, Rajasthan. India.


Achievements/Awards Conferred


  • Expert member in the Committee for University Innovation Cluster (UIC) constituted by Biotechnology Industry Research Assistance Council (BIRAC), DBT, Govt. of India to Screen new proposals and to review ongoing supported projects for a period of three years from 2016. 
  • Participated as an expert member in the one day workshop on "Strengthening Publicly Funded Incubators" organized by Centre for Policy Research, IIT Delhi, on 04 December 2016 at IIT Delhi.
  • Conferred with Entrepreneurship Educator and Mentor Special Jury Award for promotion of Entrepreneurship Education in the Entrepreneurship Education Conclave organized by National Entrepreneurship Network in collaboration with Ministry of Skill and Entrepreneurship Development, British Council and Intel on 12th March 2015 in New Delhi. 
  • Awarded Management Teachers Consortium (MTC) Global award for Excellence in contributing to Management education – 2012 on 1st September 2012. 
  • Honoured with Distinguished Faculty Award in recognition and appreciation of dedication, interest, enthusiasm and attitude in accomplishing assigned mission of teaching by BITSAA International in the BITSAA Global Meet on 9th January 2011. 
  • Successfully completed five different modules leading to completion of Entrepreneurship Educators Course (EEC) awarded by STVP, Stanford University, IIM Bangalore and National Entrepreneurship Network (NEN) and became one amongst the first 20 certified Entrepreneurship Educators in India.
  • Awarded Goldman Sach 10000 Women awards certification Honours for participating in the mentor development program from 31st October to November 3rd 2009 in Bangalore organised by London Business School and National Entrepreneurship Network. 
  • Contributed to the strategic moves for promotion of entrepreneurship development programmes for students and faculty members on campuses across country as Faculty Advisor in the NEN Faculty Advisory Board for the past 10 years.
  • Participated as member of the Expert Group Consultation on Developing a Manual on Youth Enterprise Development 16-18th March, 2011 at New Delhi organized by Commonwealth Youth Programme Asia Centre, Chandigarh in association with Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, Government of India.
  • Participated in a meeting organized by DFID in association with Technology Development Board, DST on a new programme  - Innovative Ventures and Technologies for Development (INVENT) , aiming to establish and strengthen specialized incubators to support innovative entrepreneurs having a focus ion inclusive growth on 30th August 2013 at New Delhi. 
  • Expert Member of a panel of experts for screening business plans short listed by Rajasthan Financial Corporation under their newly launched scheme – Yuva Udyamita Protsahan Yojana on 17th September 2013 in Jaipur.  
  • Successfully completed curricular development “Workshop on Technology Entrepreneurship Education – Theory and Practice “organised by Lester Center for Entrepreneurship, Berkeley, Indo US Science & Technology Forum, DST, Govt. of India and Intel between 12 & 13th December 2007 in Bangalore. 
  • Participated as a jury member in the India Innovation Initiative – i3 Regional Fair 2011 organised by DST, Govt. of India, Agilent Technologies and Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) on 4th November 2011 in New Delhi. 
  • Member International Input Output Association and has subscribed to their Journal.  Life member of Indian Society for Training & Development. 
  • Participated in expert discussions on “Unlocking Value for Start-up Incubation through Corporate Engagement” organized by Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) in association with NEN on 27th January 2014 at IIT Delhi. 

Conferences Organized


  • Two days Workshop on Entrepreneurship Awareness for Faculty Members of Northern Region wherein around 35 Faculty Members participated.
  • Entrepreneurship Culture – Issues and Challenges for Small & Medium Enterprises , 2-4th Sept. 2004
  • XIII All India Input-Output Research Association (IORA), India, Conference,  22 – 24, April 2005
  • Workshop on Technology Entrepreneurship for Faculty Members 23-24th Nov. 2007, Funded by Indo US Science & Technology Forum.
  • Workshop on Promotion of Entrepreneurship Through Incubation, 30th March 2008, Funded by TBI, DST Grant.
  • One Day Workshop on “Creating Future: Be a Leader” in an era of Innovation was organized on 24th March 2008 for the benefit of students, in which around 90 students participated.
  • Workshop on Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) Management was organized on 25th April 2010. The workshop was sponsored by Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises and University Grant Commission, Government of India. 70 participants took advantage of the workshop. 
  • Workshop on “Issues in Patenting “ - was organized on 9th September 2010 by Dr Mohan Dewan, Patents and Trade Marks Attorney of Dewan& Co. Around 55 faculty members took advantage of it. 
  • Organized a one day workshop on Intellectual Property Management on 17th September 2011 at K K Birla Goa campus, BITS, Pilani. Workshop was sponsored by Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises, Govt. of India. 
  • Organisedseven National Convention on Energizing Entrepreneurship in Academia through Innovation for promotion of technology entrepreneurship between 2006 and 2012. The primary objective of the convention is to raise responsiveness about innovation, venture capital and to offer possibilities for new business networking by bringing interested groups working for promotion of entrepreneurship at a common platform. 
  • Organised and delivered presidential address in seven Conferences/Summits organized in the area of Marketing, IT , Finance and Operations between November 2014 and December 2016 at Lal Bahadur Shastri Institute of Management, New Delhi. 

Books Written


  • Arya Kumar, Entrepreneurship – CREATING AND LEADING AN ENTREPRENERIAL ORGANISATION, Pearson April 2012. 
  • Anil Bhat and Arya Kumar, Management – Principles, Processes and Practices, Oxford University Press, March 2008.
  • Anubhavananda and Arya Kumar, Management with a Difference - Insight from Ancient Indian Wisdom, Ane Books India, 2007.
  • Anubhavananda and Arya Kumar, Ethics in Management, Ane Books India, 2014.
  • Umesh Dhyani, Motilal dash, and Arya Kumar, Grassroots Entrepreneurship, Jain Brothers , New Delhi, 2004.
  • Anil Bhat and Arya Kumar, Principles of Management - Competencies/Processes/ Practices, 2nd edition of the book published with additional four chapters by Oxford University Press in June 2016

Professional Programmes Attended for Self Development


  • Participated in three programmes on Entrepreneurship Teaching for Faculty conducted by STVP Stanford and NEN in Mumbai in April and June 2006 and in Bangalore in January 2007.
  • Two Days “Think Tank” Programme organized for the Top Management of Canara Bank in March 1985.
  • Aftermath of Sixth Plan and Essentials of Seventh Plan, organized by FICCI in August 1984 at Bangalore.
  • 2 Weeks Programme on “Organizational Techniques in Training” at NITIE, Mumbai during October 1985.
  • 1 Day Programme on “MICR Technology for Cheque Clearance” organized by Indian Banks Association in Madras during April 1986.
  • 9 Days Programme on “Organizational Stress” at NIBM, Pune during Jan-Feb. 1986.
  • 1 Week Programme on Personal Computer Applications conducted by HCL, Madras in August 1987.
  • 1 Month Two Phase “Workshop on Evaluation of Training” organized by NIBM, Pune in September 1986 and January 1987.
  • 3 Days Programme on “Quality Circles” organized by NIBM, Pune in July 1987.
  • 3 Days Programme on “Team Building “ conducted by COPE, Madras in July 1987.
  • 10 Days Programme on “Project Finance” organized by NIBM, Pune in July 1989.
  • 3 Days National Seminar on “Corporate Communication and Productivity” organized by CII in November 1989 at Delhi.
  • 6 Days Programme on “Project Follow-up” organized by MDI, Gurgaon in September 1992.
  • 3 Days National Seminar on “Banking and Monetary Policy Issues in India” organized by NIBM, Pune in March 1993.
  • 2 Weeks Programme on “Executive Development “organized by JNIDB, Hyderabad in July 1994.
  • 2 Days Programme on “India – The Trade Off” organized by CII in April 1995.
  • 2 Days International Conference on “Financing infrastructure Projects” organized by ICRA in October 1996.
  • 3 Days Conference of “Chiefs of Computer Policy and Planning Department on IT Strategy in Banks” organized by NIBM, Pune in July 1997.
  • 6 Days Programme on Effective Management of Zone with Focus on Risk Management and Profitability” organized by NIBM, Pune in June 2001.
  • 2 Days Workshop on “Pension and other Retire mental Benefits” organized by Institute of Socio Economic Research and Action, Delhi organized in February 2002.
  • 2 Days Programme on “Operation of PC’s” organized by NIIT New Delhi.
  • 4 Days Workshop on Managing for Excellence – Competitive Advantage Through People’ organised by International Management Institute, New Delhi in August, 2002 at Jaipur  
  • 2 Days INSOL India Congress covering Topics such as Corporate Good Governance and Development in Corporate Insolvency Regime” in October 2002 in Delhi.
  • 2 Days National Conference on ‘Entrepreneurship Culture’ organized by BITS Pilani on 2-4th Sept. 2005.
  • Organized “National Convention on Energizing Entrepreneurship Through Innovation in Academia” in BITS, Pilani on 6th and 7th Oct. 2006.
  • Participated in the Indian Management Conclave 2015 organised by MBA Universe at Indian School of Business (ISB) between 29th July – 30th July 2015 at Hyderabad. 
  • Participated in the 10th Annual Convention of Quality Council of India held between 7th and 8th August 2015 at Siri Fort Auditorium, New Delhi. 
  • Participated in the conference on “US Certification: Skill-sets for Global Credibility and Opportunities “ organized by IMA, Wiley and Miles Education on 18th Sept 2015 in New Delhi.