Prof. (Dr.) Chitresh Kumar

Associate Professor, JGBS & Deputy Controller of Examinations, JGU

Bachelor of Planning (SPA New Delhi);
FPM (XLRI Jamshedpur)

Prof. (Dr.) Chitresh Kumar is an Associate Professor, JGBS & Deputy Controller of Examinations, JGU. He is an alumnus of XLRI, Jamshedpur and School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi. He has previously worked with MNCs like Deloitte- India and worked as a consultant for Ministry of Urban Development of Governments of India and Kenya, Government of States of Jharkhand, Odisha and West Bengal, Multi-lateral Donor Agencies like DFID, World Bank and Japan Bank for International Cooperation. He has experience of working on projects like Kolkata Metro, Regional Rapid Transit System in National Capital Region of Delhi and Design of Waste Management Systems for eight cities of Kenya etc. One of his case studies was shortlisted for European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD) best case studies award – 2018, under the urban transition category. He is currently collaborating with City University, London on Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF), provided by Research England. His research interests are in the area of urban commuter and freight movement, city logistics, knowledge management and corporate social responsibility. He also writes on national level policy issues in English dailies like The Indian Express, The Stateman and Deccan Herald.Associate Professor

Scholarly journal articles

  • Kumar, C. and Ganguly, A. (2020) Quantification of social cost at product price-level for urban freight: a study of industrial products, Int. J. Business Performance and Supply Chain Modelling (Forthcoming). (Scopus Indexed)
  • Ganguly A., Kumar C., Saxena G., and Talukdar A. (2020). Firms’ reputation for innovation: role of marketing capability, innovation capability, and knowledge sharing, Journal of Information and Knowledge Management (Forthcoming). (ABDC – C)
  • Lohan A., Ganguly A., Kumar C., and Farr J. V. (2020). What’s best for my kids? An empirical assessment of primary school selection by parents in urban India, Asia-Pacific Journal of Research in Early Childhood Education, 14 (1), 1-26, (Scopus Indexed)
  • Ganguly A., Kumar C. (2019), Evaluating supply chain resiliency strategies in Indian pharmaceutical sector: A Fuzzy Analytic Hierarchy Process (F-AHP) Approach, International Journal of Analytic Hierarchy Process, 11 (2), (Scopus Indexed)
  • Ganguly A., Kumar C., & Chatterjee D. (2019). A Decision-making Model for Supplier Selection in Indian Pharmaceutical Organizations, Journal of Health Management, 21(3), 351-371, (Scopus Indexed)
  • Kumar C., Vijayaraghavan T. A. S., Chakraborty A. K., & Thompson R.G. (2018). Urban freight regulations; How much they cost the consumers? Transport Research Procedia, 30, 373-383, (Scopus Indexed)
  • Kumar C., Ganguly A. (2018).  Travelling Together but Differently: Comparing Variations in Public Transit User Mode Choice Attributes Across New Delhi and New York, Theoretical and Empirical Researches in Urban
    , 13(3), 54-73. (Scopus Indexed)
  • Kumar C., Vijayaraghavan T. A. S., Chakraborty A. K., & Thompson R.G. (2017). Effect of Time Windows Regulations on Product Cost: An Urban Case Study of Carbonated Beverage Delivery. Annals of Management Science, 5(2), 17-47. DOI –
  • Kumar C., Mangaraj B. K., & Vijayaraghavan T. A. S. (2015). Mode Choice for Urban Work-based Daily Trips: A Multi-Criteria Decision-Making Model Using the Analytical Hierarchical Process. WIT Transactions on the Built Environment, 146, 627-638.


Conference proceedings

  • Kumar C. Ganguly A. (2019). Theoretical Framework to Analyze Conflict between Marketing and Operations Strategy: A Product Life Cycle Perspective, 9th IEOM International Conference, Bangkok, Thailand. (Scopus Indexed)


Cases published

  • Kumar C., Thakur M. (2016). Prima: Building Infrastructure for Growth, Ivey Publishing (


Media commentary

  • Kumar C. (2019, July 15). Delimitation should be used to ensure distributive justice, The Statesman, pp. 9.
  • Kumar C. (2019, May 15), Being a modern teacher, Deccan Herald, pp. 10.
  • Kumar C. (2018, November 19). Climate change in a de-globalising world, The Statesman, pp. 9.
  • Kumar C. (2018, October 15). Autonomy and Patience: There are no shortcuts to creating world-class universities, Indian Express, pp. 14.
  • Kumar C. (2018, September 14). Why we must preserve language diversity in the era of cultural homogeneity,
  • Kumar C. (2018, August 20). Working for the working women, Deccan Herald, pp. 11.
  • Kumar C. (2018, August 14). Citizenship on the line, The Statesman, pp. 16.
  • Kumar C. (2018, May 28). A 70-year-old Dream, Deccan Herald, pp. 11.
  • Kumar C. (2018, March 9). Tasteful Metaphors, Poor Politics, Deccan Herald, pp. 11.
  • Kumar C. (2018, February 6). India 2019 – Bereft of Choice, Deccan Herald, pp. 11.
  • Kumar C. (2017, October 24). To Make Cities Smart Build Infrastructure First. Deccan Herald, pp. 11.
  • Kumar C. (2017, September 21). The Real Gau Raksha. Deccan Herald, pp. 10.
  • Kumar C. (2017, December 14). Comprehensive Plan Needed to Combat Air Pollution. The Statesman, pp. 9.

Urban Commuter and Freight Movement; City Logistics; Knowledge Management; Corporate Social Responsibility

At JGU Chitresh teaches subjects like Operations Management, Logistics and Transport Management, Spreadsheet Modelling, Government Advisory and Public Procurement etc. He is also involved in Management Development Programmes for employees of Coal India Limited, Officers from the office of the Comptroller Auditor General (CAG) Government of West Bengal, Government of Haryana, Government of Tibet (in Exile) and Government of Odisha etc.

  • Case Study shortlisted by European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD) for EFMD – 2017 Best Case Study Competition under ‘Urban Transition Challenges’ category.
  • Selected among 15 young researchers by European Association of Operations Research Societies with full scholarship for University of Padova Winter School on Methods and Models in Freight Transportation and Logistics (2017-18).
  • Best Research Track Paper Award (Industrial Engineering and Operations Management Society, March, 2019)