Faculty Department

Akhil Damodran

Akhil Damodaran

Assistant Professor - Selection Grade & Cluster Head - Emergent Cluster

  • PhD (Management), University of Petroleum and Energy Studies (Submitted) 2022
  • MBA (Technology) Specialization in Strategy Department of Management Studies Indian Institute of Technology Delhi 2014
  • Certificate course in Competition Law National Law University Delhi 2016
  • Six Sigma Green Belt Certified ( British Standard Institute ) 2013
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Electronics and Instrumentation) Rajiv Gandhi Technical University 2008

Career Graph:

  • Cluster Head Emergent Business Vertical  University of Petroleum and Energy Studies 2022 onwards/ Founder and CEO Elteridium ( Blockchain Startup incubated in UPES)
  • Program Lead Emergent Business Vertical University of Petroleum and Energy Studies (2021-22)
  • Head of Department of Strategy (2018) University of Petroleum and Energy Studies (2021-22)
  • Assistant Professor (selection grade) University of Petroleum and Energy Studies (2018-onwards)
  • Assistant Professor (Senior Scale) University of Petroleum and Energy Studies (2015-18 onwards)
  • Worked in industry for 5 plus years in IT, server administration, Security Audit, companies like Tata Communication, Orange Business Services ( France Telecommunications)

Research interests

Public-Private Partnership, Blockchain, Zero Knowledge Proof, AI, IoT, Aviation, Regulation

Recent Publications:

  •  Damodaran A, (2021). Stakeholder perception on Challenges of Artificial Intelligence implementation in Indian Aviation Industry: A Focus Group Study. International Journal of Business Innovation and Research.
  • Damodaran,A.,Dhingra,Tarun,(2020).Factors affecting non-aeronautic revenue in Indian airports: A focus group study of Indian PPP Airports.International Journal of Business Excellence (SCOPUS) (2020)
  • Damodaran,A.,Dhingra,Tarun,Dwivedi,Prasoom,(2020).Stakeholder Perception on the challenges in long term PPP Contracts: A focus group study of Indian PPP Airports.(Scopus) (2020)
  • Kumar,Rupesh,Damodaran,Akhil.(2020)Addressing the challenges for electric vehicle adoption via sharing economy approach: Indian Perspective. Management of Environment Quality (ABDC=C category)(SCOPUS). (2020)
  • Damodaran Akhil,Kumar Rupesh,2020.Motivating Factors to Promote Tourism in India: Using AHP Methods. Int J. of Logistics Systems and Management (Scopus) (2020)
  • Damodaran, A., Kumar, R., Bangwal, D., Khanka, S. and Shree, D. (2020) ‘Stakeholders perception on block chain technology in Indian aviation industry: a focus group study', Int. J. Business Innovation and Research, (under publication process) (Scopus)
  • Khanna, A., Damodaran, A., & Khanka, S. (2018). Identifying stakeholders to Implement Alternate Taxiing Solution in IGI. SCMS Journal of Indian Management, (1).(SCOPUS)
  • Khanna, A., Damodaran, A., & Khanka, S. (2018). Critical Factors for Growth and Viability of Regional Airports in India SCMS Journal of Indian Management, (1).(SCOPUS)
  • Akhil Damodaran, Tarun Dhingra : Analysis of Till Regulation: A decision dilemma for PPP Airport. The Management accountant Journal (vol 53 , no:4)
  • Akhil Damodaran ,Mahim Sagar : Exploring the possibility of financial inclusion through the Post Office: Part 1 (The management Accountant (journal for CMA) vol:49 no:5)
  • Akhil Damodaran , Mahim Sagar : Exploring the possibility of financial inclusion through the Post Office: Part 2 (The management Accountant (journal for CMA) vol:49 no:6)
  • Akhil Damodaran: Financial Inclusion :Issues and Challenges (AKGEC Journal of Technology , July-December 2013 Vol. 4, No.2 ISSN 0975-9514)
  • An Empirical Investigation of Service Quality Gap at CNG Outlets Using SERVQUAL Measure, AKGEC Journal of Technology, July-December 2013 Vol. 5, No.2 ISSN 0975-9514)
  • Public Sector Comparator: a useful decision making tool in infrastructure development, 2015, (akgec journal of technology, july-december 2013 issn 0975-9514)
  • SpectrumAuction2015: Is It a Winner's Curse or Users." akhil damodaran, Ajay Tiwari, , (AKGEC Journal of Technology , July-December 2015 ISSN 0975-9514)

Case Publications

  • Damodaran,A .Regulatory Dilemma: A changing dynamics of Cochin International Airport(2021 in press) Emerald Emerging Market Case Studies (Scopus)
  • Heggde.S, & Damodaran,A .DIGI YATRA CASE Bengaluru Airport in Emerald Emerging Markets(Scopus)
  • Khanka, S., & Damodaran, A. OLA VS UBER VS REGULATOR: THE CASE OF INDIAN CAB AGGREGATOR (2017). (Case Centre)
  • Damodaran, A., Tripathi, R., & Dhingra, T. VODAFONE-IDEA MERGER: IDEATING FOR CONSOLIDATION (2017).
  • Khanka, S., & Damodaran, A. NEGOTIATION FAIL: FLIPKART AND SNAPDEAL DEAD DEAL (2017).
  • Khanka, S., & Damodaran, A. ONGC HPCL MERGER: AN ANALYSIS OF INTENT (2017).
  • Damodaran, A., Tripathi Rajesh.Jewar Airport: A Jittered Jewel (2018)

Book Chapters 

  • Transforming HR through BI & Information Technology : Business Intelligence and Human Resource Management, Concept, Cases, and Practical Applications 2022 : Publisher Routledge

Professional Memberships/Fellowships/Awards:   

  • Advisor, Blockchain for Productivity Forum
  • Six Sigma Green Belt Certified ( British Standard Institute ) 2013
  • Certificate course in Competition Law National Law University Delhi 2016

Honours and Achievements:  

  • Co Creator AeroOpt(India’s first aviation optimization solution). 
  • Co-Creator SmartPchain ( Blockchain-based public-private partnership contracts)
  • Raised 10 lakhs as seed fund from Investors for Start-up Elteridium
  • Celerity 40 under 40 supply chain achiever 2021.