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Sanjay Kumar Kar

Ph.D (Utkal University)
Associate Professor, DoMS
Head of Department (DoMS)
Email:
skar@rgipt.ac.in

Academic Affiliation:

Prior to joining (August 2009) Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Petroleum Technology, Rae Bareli Dr. Kar  taught at Institute of Petroleum Management, Gandhinagar, Institute of Management and Advance Global Excellence, Bhubaneswar. He also worked as Academic Associate at Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad. He has more than seven years of research and teaching experience. As a visiting faculty he has taught at several institutes like NIFT, Gandhinagar; ICFAI Business School, Ahmedabad; and SLIMS, Ahmedabad.

Area of Research

Retailing
Sales & Distribution
Strategic Marketing
Category Management

Current Research

Current research interests are in the area of retailing, distribution of petroleum and natural gas, and strategic marketing.

Journal Publications

  1. Kar, SK (2017). India's upstream needs independent regulator. Oil & Gas Journal. 6 February. pp.36-39
  2. Kar, SK (2016). A Short Review of Wind Energy Progress in India. Curr Sustainable Renewable Energy Rep. DOI 10.1007/s40518-016-0053-1.
  3. Kar, SK and Vaid M. (2016). India advancing LNG projects to bridge gas supply gap. Oil & Gas Journal, October 2, Penn Well, the US
  4. Kar, SK (2016). India’s green energy; past, present and the future. South Asia Journal. Summer. Issue: 17.
  5. Kar, SK, Sharma A and Roy B (2016). Solar energy market developments in India. Renewable & Sustainable Energy Reviews, Vol.62, pp.121-133
  6. Kar, SK, Sinha, P.K., and Mishra, S. (2106). Sabarkantha Gas Limited: Challenges of Marketing Natural Gas, Asian Case Research Journal, Singapore. Vol. 20. Issue1. pp.1-41
  7. Vaid M and Kar, SK (2016). TAPI pipeline progresses, but future uncertain. Oil & Gas Journal, May 2, Penn Well, US
  8. Bansal, R., Kar SK, and Mishra S. (2016). A Comparative Financial Performance Analysis: Study of Indian and Global Oil Companies, OGEL (Advanced publication), 6 April
  9. Kar, SK (2015). Renewable Energy Market Developments: A Case of India. Renewable Energy Law and Policy Review. Issue 4
  10. Kar, SK and Gopakumar K. (2015). Progress of renewable energy in India, Advances in Energy Research, Vol. 3, No. 2 (2015) 97-00
  11. Kar, SK and Sharma A. (2015). Wind Power Developments in India. Renewable & Sustainable Energy Reviews, August, Vol.48, pp. 264-275
  12. Kar, S K. and Sinha, P.K (2014). Ensuring Sustainable Energy Security: Challenges and Opportunities for India. Oil, Gas, Energy Law Intelligence, Volume 12, Issue4, October
  13. Kar, SK. and Sahu, S (2012). Managing Natural Gas Business: A Case of Bharat Natural Gas Company Limited. Journal of Emerging Markets Case Studies, Volume2, No.1, pp-1-22
  14. Kar, SK. (with A. Sharma, J. Srivastava, and A. Kumar) (2012).Wind energy status in India: A short review, Renewable & Sustainable Energy Reviews, 16, pp.1157-1164
  15. Kar, SK. (2011). Case Analysis on Sugarfree. Vikalpa: The Journal for Decision Makers. Jan-Mar2011, Vol. 36 Issue 1, p109-114 
  16. Kar, SK. (2010).Makemytrip.com (A). Vikalpa-The Journal of Decision Makers, Vol. 35 Issue 1, p107-123
  17. Kar, SK. (2008).Case Research: A Potent Research Strategy in Marketing. SCOUR, Volume 2, No.1, pp.67-78
  18. Kar, SK. (with Lalit, D) (2008). Growth of Mobile Services in India. Vishleshak, January 2008
  19. Kar, SK. (with Sarkar, A.) (2007). A Holistic Perspective on Career Management. Business Perspective. Vol. 9, No.1, pp.105-113
  20. Kar, SK. and Sahoo, A. (2007). Shopping Mall: New Face of Indian Retailing. SCMS Journal of Indian Management. Vol-IV, No. II
  21. Kar, SK. (2007). Booming Travel and Tourism Market in India. Souvenir. Global Institute of Management, Bhubaneswar
  22. Kar, SK. (2007). Shifting Focus from Brand Management to Category Management. Pravartak: The Journal of Insurance & Management. Volume 2, Issue 2, pp.112-121
  23. Kar, SK. (2007). Efficient Consumer Response: A Collaborative Process between Manufacturers and Retailers to Deliver Value to Customer. Indian Retail Review. Volume 1, Issue 1, January, ISSN 0972-8678, pp.17-27
  24. Kar, SK. (2006). Category Management and Sustainable Advantage: An Indian Perspective. PRANJANA-The Journal of Management Awareness, Volume 9, No. 2, July-December, ISSN 0971-9997, pp-31-46
  25. Kar, SK. and Sarkar, A. (2006).Effective Recruitment & Selection: An Approach Towards a Model Building. HR Review. pp.33-42
  26. Kar, SK. and Sarkar, A. (2006). An Analysis of Changing Dynamics of Indian Retailing. ICFAI Journal of Services Marketing, September, Vol. IV, No.3, pp.69-79

Book Publication

  • Natural Gas Markets in India: Opportunities and Challenges, Edited by S K Kar and A Gupta, Springer, Singapore, 2017.
  • Energy Sustainability Through Green Energy (Eds.), A Sharma and SK Kar, Springer, India, 2015

Edited Conference Proceeding

  • Proceedings of 2nd IIMA, Conference on Research in Marketing edited by A. Jaiswal, A. Sahay, P.K.Sinha, SKKar, January 3-5, 2007

Book Chapter Publication

  • India's active engagement with natural gas: imperatives and challenges (with M.Vaid), In: Natural Gas Markets in India: Opportunities and Challenges, Edited by SK Kar and A Gupta, Springer, Singapore, 2016 (Forthcoming).
  • A Comprehensive Review of City Gas Distribution in India (with SK Kudaisya) In: Natural Gas Markets in India: Opportunities and Challenges, Edited by SK Kar and A Gupta, Springer, Singapore, 2016 (Forthcoming).
  • Building and Sustaining Natural Gas Business in India (with PK Sinha and B. Dholakia), In: Natural Gas Markets in India: Opportunities and Challenges, Edited by SK Kar and A Gupta, Springer, Singapore, 2016 (Forthcoming).
  • Petroleum Exploration and Licensing Policy in India (with TP Rao), In: Natural Gas Markets in India: Opportunities and Challenges, Edited by SK Kar and A Gupta, Springer, Singapore, 2016 (Forthcoming).
  • Downstream Petroleum and Natural Gas Regulatory Developments in India, In: Natural Gas Markets in India: Opportunities and Challenges, Edited by SK Kar and A Gupta, Springer, Singapore, 2016 (Forthcoming).
  • Human Resource Challenges for Gas Sector in India (with A.Gupta) In: Natural Gas Markets in India: Opportunities and Challenges, Edited by SK Kar and A Gupta, Springer, Singapore, 2016 (Forthcoming).
  • Renewable Energy Financing in India, In: Energy Security and Sustainability (with A. Mishra, Edited by A Shukla and A Sharma, CRC Press/Taylor and Francis Group, USA 2016 (forthcoming)
  • Natural Gas to Drive Green and Sustainable Developments in India, In: Energy Sustainability Through Green Energy 2015, Edited by A Sharma and S K  Kar, Springer 2015
  • Insights into Wind Market Developments in India (with A Sharma), In: Energy Sustainability Through Green Energy, Edited by A Sharma and SK Kar, Springer 2015
  • Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission in India (with A Sharma, K Srivastava, In: Energy Sustainability Through Green Energy 2015, Edited by A Sharma and SKKar, Springer 2015
  • Drivers of Green Economy: An Indian Perspective, In: Environmental Sustainability: Role of Green Technologies, Edited by P.Thangavel and G.Sridevi, Springer 2015
  • Makemytrip.com (A). In: MKTG: A South Asian Perspective by Dheeraj Sharma,1/e , Cengage Learning India Pvt Ltd., 2012
  • Modernization of Fair Price Shops: A Case of Gujarat (With Prof.P.K. Sinha), In: MKTG: A South Asian Perspective by Dheeraj Sharma, 1/e , Cengage Learning India Pvt Ltd., 2012
  • Insights into the Growth of New Retail Formats in India (with Prof. P. K. Sinha). In: Retailing in the 21st Century: Current and Emerging Trends. Edited by Murali Matrala and Manfred Krafft (Springer 2010)
  • Category Management: A Case of Indian Organized Retail (with P.K. Sinha and B.B. Mishra), India in the Emerging Global Order, Tata McGraw-Hill, India Publication (2008)
  • Girish Food Store. In: Managing Retailing by Dr. P.K.Sinha and Dwarika Uniyal, Oxford University Press, 2007, pp.244-259
  • Effective Recruitment & Selection: An Approach Towards a Model Building, ICFAI University Press, 2007

Cases Completed

  • Sabarkantha Gas Limited: Challenges of Marketing Natural Gas (with P.K.Sinha & S Mishra)
  • Managing Natural Gas Business: A Case of Bharat Natural Gas Company Limited (with S. Sahu)
  • Modernization of fair price shops in Gujarat (with Dr.P.K.Sinha & Mr. S. Jaiswal)
  • Makemytrip.com (A)
  • Girish Food Store: Ready for the Super Challenge (with Dr. P. K. Sinha), IIMA Case.

Teaching Notes

  • Sabarkantha Gas Limited: Challenges of Marketing Natural Gas
  • Managing Natural Gas Business: A Case of Bharat Natural Gas Company Limited
  • Makemytrip.com (A)

Conference Proceedings

  • Kar, SK (2016). Growth & Development of Natural Gas in India. ICEIM, SPM, PDPU Gandhinagar, India, 18-19 February
  • Negi N. and Kar, SK (2016). Application of Queuing system waiting line operations theory to optimize the utilization of CNG stations. International Conference on Energy and Infrastructure Management (ICEIM-2016), SPM, PDPU Gandhinagar, 18-19 February 2016
  • Kar, Sanjay K and Gopakumar (2015). Progress of Renewable Energy in India. International Conference on Economic Reforms, Growth and Sustainable Development-Changing Role of Institution. Feb. 16-18, 2015, Central University Kerala
  • Bansal, R., Kar, Sanjay K. and Mishra, S. (2014). Comparative Financial Study between Indian & US Oil Companies: After Crisis. Eleventh AIMS International Conference on Management (AIMS-11) "Managing Organizations in Digital Era" 
  • Mishra, A., Kar, SK., and Balathanigaimani, M S. (2010). Prospects of Carbon Capture and Storage in India. SCHEMCON-September 24-25  
  • Kar SK, Narain S, Sharma A. (2010). Future of Wind Energy in India. ENERSTATE 2010- Clean Energy Technologies And Energy Efficiency For Sustainable Development. December 27-29, 2010. Dehradun, India organized by Uttrakhand Technical University, Dehradun
  • Kar, SK., Sinha, P. K. and Mishra, B.B (2007). Category Management Practices in India. 2nd IIMA Conference on Research in Marketing. Jan 3-5, Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad
  • Kar, SK. (2006). Benefits of Efficient Consumer Response. 4th AIMS International Conference. IIM Indore, December 28-31, 2006
  • Kar, SK. and Sahoo, A. (2005). Shopping Mall: The Driving Force in Organised Retailing. Conference Proceedings of International Conference on Services  Management, New Delhi, March 11-12, 2005, Organised and hosted by Institute for International Management and Technology (Oxford Brookes University) Gurgaon, India
  • Kar, SK. and Sarkar, A. (2006). Traditional Retail Format to Modern Retail Format: The Changing Dynamics of Indian Retailing. Proceedings of National Seminar on Corporate Reincarnation: Reaching New Horizons, February 24th & 25th, RIMS, Rourkela
  • Kar, SK. (2005). Category Management: An Overview. Proceedings of National Seminar, EMIT, RIMS, Rourkela

Conference Papers/Presentations

  • Green Energy Market in India: Role of Natural Gas and Renewables, 16th Global Energy Village Summit, Salzburg, Austria, 11-13 April 2016
  • Growth and development of Natural Gas Business in India, International Conference on Energy and Infrastructure Management (ICEIM-2016), SPM, PDPU Gandhinagar, 18-19 February 2016
  • Application of Queuing system waiting line operations theory to optimize the utilization of CNG stations (with N.Negi), International Conference on Energy and Infrastructure Management (ICEIM-2016), SPM, PDPU Gandhinagar, 18-19 February 2016
  • Progress of Renewable Energy in India, International Conference on Economic Reforms, Growth and Sustainable Development-Changing Role of Institution, Feb. 16-18, 2015, Central University Kerala, India
  • Comparative Financial Study between Indian & US Oil Companies: After Crisis, Eleventh AIMS International Conference on Management at IMT Ghaziabad, India, December 21-24, 2013
  • Energy Security in India, International Conference on Energy and Infrastructure (ICEIM-2012) PDPU, India, January 3-4 2012
  • Future of Wind Energy in India, ENERSTATE 2010, Dehradun, India, December 2010.
  • Case Study: An Effective Research Strategy in Marketing, ANVESH: Nirma Conference for Doctoral Students on Emerging Management Paradigms: Challenges and Opportunities, Nirma Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, India, April 6-7, 2007
  • Online Travel Industry in India, ANVESH: Nirma Conference for Doctoral Students on Emerging Management Paradigms: Challenges and Opportunities, Nirma Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, April 6-7, 2007
  • Growth of Mobile Service in India, National Management Seminar on Technology & Innovation as a Source of Competitive Advantage, 10th March, 2007, DRIEMS Business School, Cuttack, India
  • Case Study-An Effective Tool for Marketing Research: A Literature Review, National Management Seminar on Technology & Innovation as a Source of Competitive Advantage, 10th March, 2007, DRIEMS Business School, Cuttack, India
  • Category Management Practices in India, Doctoral Research conference, ICFAI University, Hyderabad, India, March9-10, 2007
  • Category management: A case of Indian organised retail, International Conference on  India in the emerging Global Order, January 29-31, 2007, Xavier Institute of Management, Bhubaneswar
  • Category management practices in India, the 2nd IIMA Conference on Research in Marketing, Jan 3-5, 2007
  • Benefits of efficient consumer response, 4th AIMS International Conference, IIM Indore, December 28-31, 2006 
  • Category Management: A global practice and Its evidence in India, the first International Research Seminar on Global Mindset, Indian Roots to be held at Chennai Jointly organised by Yale University and Great Lakes Institute of Management, Chennai, December 24, 2006
  • Category management and sustainable advantage: An Indian perspective, ANVESH, National Conference by doctoral students, March 18-19, 2006
  • Traditional retail format to modern retail format: The changing dynamics of Indian retailing, February 24-25, 2006, Rourkela, India
  • Category Management: A strategic choice for Indian retailers” National conference, February 24-25, 2006, ICFAI Business School, Ahmedabad, India
  • Shopping Mall: The driving force in organized retailing, International Conference on Services  Management, New Delhi, March 11-12, 2005, Organized and hosted by Institute for International Management and Technology (Oxford Brookes University) Gurgaon, India
  • Category Management: An overview, National Seminar on Emerging Issues In Management and Information Technology in Changing Corporate World, January 28-29,2005, RIMS, Rourkela

Working Papers

  • 'LNG: The Driver of Natural Gas Market Growth in India, RGIPT 2016
  • India’s green energy; past, present and the future, RGIPT 2016
  • Solar energy market developments in India, RGIPT, 2015
  • Progress of renewable energy in India, RGIPT, 2015
  • Wind power developments in India, RGIPT, 2014
  • Renewable energy market developments: A case of India, RGIPT, 2014
  • Natural gas to drive green and sustainable developments in India, RGIPT, 2014
  • Ensuring sustainable energy security: challenges and opportunities for India, RGIPT, 2013
  • Drivers of green economy: An Indian perspective, RGIPT, 2013
  • An insight into the growth of new retail formats in India, W.P No.2007-03-04, March 2007, Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad

Consulting & Training

  • Conducted Management Development Program on “Negotiation Skills”, at Department of Management Studies (NOIDA), Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Petroleum Technology, November 5-6, 2015
  • Conducted training program on “Negotiation Skills” for field officers of Indian Oil Corporation Limited, August 7-8, 2015
  • Conducted training program for officers of Directorate of Hydrocarbons, 8-10 January 2015
  • Conducted training program on “Negotiation Skills” for field officers of Indian Oil Corporation Limited, Yusuf Sarai, New Delhi, 17-18 Nov., 2014
  • Conducted training program for officers of MoPNG, August 23, 2014 at Department of Management Studies (NOIDA), Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Petroleum Technology
  • Conducted a training program for entry level and mid-level managers at Gujarat Gas, January 8-10, 2008

Workshops Conducted

  • Workshop on “Adsorbed Natural Gas Storage” at ONGC Energy Centre on December’17, 2015
  • Advanced storage methods for alternative fuels, December 19-20, 2013, OIDB Bhawan, NOIDA, India
  • Issues & challenges of city gas distribution in India, October 29, 2011, RGIPT Rae Bareli, India
  • Strategic business aspects of CNG/PNG in India, August 8, 2008, IPMG (now SPM), PDPU, Gujarat, India

Invited Speaker

  • Renewable Energy Market in India, NTPC Business School, 2016
  • The Indian Gas Market, its Outlook and Challenges.  5th Annual Conference on LNG Business: Amid Low Oil Prices, organized by Infraline,
    26-27 August 2015, New Delhi, India
  • Delivered a talk on “Solar Energy Market Developments in India” to PG, undergraduate, and faculty members of DCSMAT Institutions, Kerala on 30th October 2015

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