Professor Sadagopan is the founder Director of the Indian Institute
of Information Technology, Bangalore. This new generation Institute,
promoted jointly by the Government of Karnataka & IT industry
in Bangalore, attempts to leverage IT for India through a world-class
IT Institute in the Silicon Valley of India. The Institute commenced
its flagship program, Master's in Information Technology with about
150 students on September 1999. Professor Sadagopan has been teaching
at two premier educational Institutes in India, namely, the Indian
Institute of Technology, Kanpur, (IITK) during 1980 - 1995 and the
Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore, (IIMB) during 1995-1999.
Professor Sadagopans research interests include Enterprise
Resource Planning (ERP), E Commerce, Corporate Information Systems,
Database, Multimedia , Internet / Intranet in the Corporate World
and Operations Research Applications to Management.
Professor Sadagopan got his Bachelor's degree in Engineering from
Madras University in 1973. After a brief stint at the Consultancy
firm M/S Engineers India Ltd., at New Delhi during 1973-1976, he
moved to Purdue University, USA for his Master's and Doctoral degrees.
After completing his Ph.D. in 1979, he returned to India to teach
at IIT, Kanpur.
Professor Sadagopan had visited and / or taught at several Universities
throughout the world - Purdue, RUTGERS, MIT, Stanford, U Washington,
VCU (USA), Nijenrode (Netherlands), RMIT (Australia), AIT (Thailand),
UNU (Japan), Indian Institutes of Technology IITs- Kanpur,
Madras, Indian Institute of Science - Bangalore, Indian Institutes
of Management IIMs - Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Lucknow, Administrative
Staff College of India ASCII - Hyderabad, LBS Academy of Administration
-Mussourie, MDI - Gurgaon, PAPMI, MIT - Manipal, SV University -
Tirupati (India), to name a few.
Professor Sadagopans textbook on Management Information Systems
was published by Prentice Hall in 1995. He edited the Textbook ERP
- A Managerial Perspective published by Tata McGraw Hill in 1999.
Professor consults extensively to some of the largest private &
public sector corporations in India, in Computing, Communications,
Software, Automotive, Oil and Power industries as well as social
sector. He is a member of the Board of Directors of several private
and public sector corporations; he is also a member of the Board
of Studies of several Universities.
He was a Fulbright Scholar in 1995. He is listed in Marquiss
"Who's Who in the World" and "Outstanding People
of the Twentieth Century" published by the International Biographical
Centre, Cambridge, England.
Professor Sadagopan is a Fellow of the Institution of Engineers,
India and OR Society of India. He is a Member of the IEEE Computer
Society, Association of Information Systems (AIS) and Association
of Computing Machinery (ACM).
Professor Sadagopan serves on the Editorial Board of International
Journal of Industrial Engineering, OPSEARCH, International Journal
of Operations and Quantitative Management. He writes frequently
on several aspects of IT in the columns of Economic Times, Computers
Today, Dataquest, CIO Magazine, ITSpace.com and Express Computer.
He is a featured columnist for the electronic newsletter InfoTech
Desk at Askallindia.com and the fortnightly e-education column of
the Times of India.
Professor Sadagopan was recently invited to attend the STEPAN Workshop
on "Human Resource Development for the Knowledge-based Economy"
at Seoul during June 12-13, 2000, "Stanford Global Challenge
2000" at Stanford during June 19-22, 2000 and UNU Workshop
on "Preparing Asia for the Digital Economy" at Tokyo,
during June 29-30, 2000. Earlier he was invited to attend BaaN World
98 Conference at Denver, USA in April 1998 and SAPPHIRE 98 at Melbourne,
Australia in November 1998.
Since 1997, Professor Sadagopan has been very active in Enterprise
Computing, and teaches and consults in the area of ERP extensively.
He is a Certified SAP Consultant and is familiar with other leading
ERP software including Oracle Applications, BaaN IV and Ramco Marshal.
He coordinated the ERP 98 Conference in Bangalore during February
1998. He also maintains a Frequently Asked Questions on ERP in India
Last modified on August 19, 2000.
You can Contact Dr. S Sadagopan at [email protected]