This year students from SPJIMR Mumbai have voted Prof. Shabbir Hussain R.V. as their Professor Of The Year 2021! Prof. Hussain had already won this accolade last year as well with IIM Raipur. After joining SPJIMR Mumbai, he continues his streak of being Professor Of The Year here. Find out why MBA students at SPJIMR Mumbai have voted Professor Hussain as their favorite professor on campus!
Meet Dr. Shabbir Husain R.V.: Professor At SPJIMR Mumbai & InsideIIM's Professor of The Year In 2021
Professor Hussain holds a doctorate (FPM) from XLRI, Jamshedpur, and a management degree (PGDM) from Indian Institute of Management Calcutta.
He has over 16 years of work experience in organizations including Boston Consulting Group, Tata AIA Life, TCS, and top academic institutions including IIM Udaipur and IIM Raipur.
Prof. Hussain is currently an Assistant Professor and Associate Program Head - PGPM at SPJIMR. He teaches subjects like Marketing and Strategy and is known to bring knowledge, a clear perspective, and real-life insights to the classroom.
His research interests are in the areas of sustainable marketing and online buying behavior. He has published many papers, some of the notable ones are - Journal of Nonprofit and Public Sector Marketing, The Marketing Review, and The Electronic Journal of Information Systems in Developing Countries.
Read more about Prof. Shabbir Hussain R.V. here
InsideIIM Professor of The Year 2021 - What SPJIMR Students Have To Say About Their Favorite Professor
“Truly, a genuine and humble professor. Shabbir sir has a radiant personality, and you are bound to pay full attention to him when he starts talking. He's one professor who will command the attention of the entire class without even cold calls because of his energy, ever-smiling face, and distinct style of teaching.”
“One of the most empathetic professors with a clear cut view of the concepts and the ability to translate them into a comprehensible manner.”
“Shabbir sir's pedagogy is unique. He not only uses case studies to explain concepts, but the way he interacts with the students make the subject even more interesting. He also shares his life experiences with every concept helping us understand the realities of the world outside.”
“His teaching skills and the dedication with which he taught us even in the online mode was amazing. He made Marketing look simple with the kind of examples given in class. He is also very polite and approachable.”
First-year students at SPJIMR Mumbai have also voted for Dr. Sreedevi R. as one of their favourite professors. Dr. Sreedevi teaches Operations and Supply Chain Management. She has completed her doctorate from IIM-Bangalore. Here's what students on campus have to say about her:
"Explains in a very simplified manner. Adds humour element in her classes, very lively and friendly. Focuses on every student's learning and would repeat concepts n number of times until clear to everyone. Stays back long after class to clear doubts for all. Gives great career advice."
"Great teacher, would go out of the way to make sure each student understand the concepts and revise a concept as many times as you want. "
"She teaches her subject in a way that I could understand and fall in love with Operations Management, even though I knew nothing about it. Best teacher ever :)."
"Very empathetic and helpful, makes sure that the concepts are understood."
What The InsideIIM Professor of The Year Series Is About
In the last year, the whole country struggled in coping up with the pandemic and lockdowns. In this time of crisis, it was the great leadership shown by our teachers and professors to ensure that learning never stops. They went beyond just teaching and found solutions and created new learning environments for their students to continue learning.
We at InsideIIM want to recognize the efforts that various B-School professors throughout the country put in to ensure that their students are not left behind and continue to meet their potential and achieve great things. This is why we asked MBA students of the current batches in 2021 to nominate their favorite professors on campus for the title of 'Professor of The Year' as a small token of gratitude for professors who have made so many efforts in the last year, just so that students can head out to etch a successful career for themselves!