Prof. M J Xavier obtained his Doctorate in Management from the Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta in the year 1984. His basic training is in engineering with a B.Tech. in Chemical Engineering from CIT, Coimbatore and M.Tech. in Chemical Plant Engineering from REC, Warangal. He has been a teacher, trainer and consultant for over 30 years. He has authored three books and published more than 100 articles in journals and magazines in India and abroad.
His book ‘Marketing in the New Millennium’ won the DMA-Escorts Award for the Best Management Book of the Year 1999. He has taught in premier institutions like IIM Bangalore, XLRI Jamshedpur, IFMR Chennai, Great Lakes Institute of Management Chennai and IIM Ranchi. He has held administrative positions like Dean, Director, Principal and Vice Chancellor for over 14 years in different institutions.
He has served as a Visiting Faculty to a number of business schools in India and abroad including the University of Buckingham, U.K., Post Graduate Institute of Management, Sri Lanka, American University of Armenia in Armenia, the Texas Christian University, U.S.A., California Polytechnic State University, U.S.A. and SP Jain Institute of Management, Singapore and Dubai. Until recently he was the Officiating Vice Chancellor of Karunya University. Currently, he is the Chief Executive Officer of the Karunya Group of Institutions. His research interests include technology in education, strategic planning, experiential learning methods and spirituality. He is a recipient of more than 10 awards for academic excellence & leadership.