Dr. John Pulparampil, holds the qualifications of: B. Ph and L. Ph from S.H. College, Kodaikanal; M.A. Political Science in the First Class from the M.S. University, Baroda; M.Phil. and Ph.D. in Political Studies from the Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi; M.B.A. with Distinction from the University of Leeds, U.K., and E.K.S. from the Mewes System, Frankfurt, Germany. He is a retired Professor and Head of the Department of Management Studies, Viswajyothi College of Engineering & Technology, Vazhakulam. Before joining the VJCET, he was Professor cum Dean in the Marian Academy of Management Studies, Puthuppady, and before that he was Director of the MBA Department in the Mar Athanasius College, Kothamangalam. Earlier he was Professor of Management in the Institute of Management in Government, Thiruvananthapuram for 26 years. Before that he was a faculty member in the Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, and South Gujarat University, Surat. He has a unique inter-disciplinary background, accompanied by a long list of publications. His work experience too is equally inter-disciplinary and multi-institutional. Through four study tours to the USA, he has been able to improve his comparative understanding of the management of people and organizations. For several years, he was a member of the American Political Science Association, American Society for Public Administration, and American Management Association. He is a Life Member of the Indian Institute of Public Administration and the Quality Circle Forum of India. He is also an ardent student of Yoga and the Indian traditions in value management. He has taught academic courses on HRM, Environmental Management, Managing Interpersonal and Group Processes, Counseling Skills for Managers, and Training and Development in MBA Classes.