Prof. Prabal K Sen - Independent Director & Advisor

Professor, Economics Area & Former Chairperson, Entrepreneurship Development Centre (EDC) at XLRI Jamshedpur

Role at KCMconnect : Advisory Board Member, Would-be Independent Director & Mentor-cum-Advisor of Founder, Rajiv Kumar


Experiences (over 40 years)

XLRI Jamshedpur    March 2007 – Sep 2017 (10 years 05 months)

  • Professor, Economics Area & Former Chairperson, Entrepreneurship Development Centre (EDC)
  • Also Founding Chairperson of EDC, XLRI Jamshedpur and hanged his boot from Chairperson duty in Aug 2016

Bank of Baroda Chair Professor 2001 – 2007 (6 years)

  • At Institute of Rural Management Anand (IRMA)

Executive in Senior Management Grade 1978 – 2001 (23 years)

  • United Bank of India

Faculty Member, PG Dept. of Economics 1977 – 1978 (1 year)

  • Burdwan University

 Interpreting Officer (Court) - Gazetted 1976 – 1977 (1 year)

  • Calcutta High Court

As the Chairperson of the Entrepreneurship Development Centre (EDC) at XLRI, Prof. Sen has been instrumental in launching a full-time Post-Graduate Programme for Certificate in Entrepreneurship Management (PGP-CEM) in XLRI during the academic session 2009-10, which is acknowledged as one of the most effective academic initiatives for promotion of entrepreneurship in India.


Economics, Business Strategy, Team Management, Management Consulting, Market Research, Business Analysis, Performance Management, Research, Strategic Planning, Teaching, Business Development, Corporate Finance, Financial Modeling, Employee Engagement


  • University of Calcutta
    • M.A., Economics (1973 – 1975)    Was placed in the 1st Class

Academic Distinction (Awards and Scholarships)

Prof. Sen has been conferred the Best Teacher Award in 2011 by the Higher Education Forum of India, Mumbai for his outstanding contribution in the area of entrepreneurship and innovation.

Publications Includes

  • 22 Journal Articles
  • 1 Scholarly Book
  • 2 Chapters in Scholarly Books
  • 5 International & 26 National Paper Presentations
  • The Story of Scalingup of an MFI: A Case on Village Welfare Society, a Micro Finance Institution (MFI)

Membership of Professional Bodies

  • Life Member: Indian Economic Association (IEA) General Body
  • Life Member: Indian Dairy Association (IDA) General Body
  • Life Member: Indian Society of Agricultural Economics (ISAE) General Body
  • From July 2007 till June 2013: Eastern Regional Council of the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), Kolkata Sub-Committee on Economic Affairs, Finance and Taxation Member
  • June 2011 – Present: Jharkhand State Council of the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), Jamshedpur Sub Committee on Social Development, Community Affairs and Affirmative Action (SD, CA & AA) Member
  • June 2015 – Present: Economic Affairs Panel Member

Visiting Faculty
Prof. Sen has taught as a Visiting Professor at several premier institutions including

  • IIM Ahmedabad
  • IIM Ranchi
  • Indian School of Mines (ISM) Dhanbad
  • IIT Kharagpur
  • Xavier Institute of Management and Research (XIMR) Mumbai
  • National Academy of Direct Taxes (NADT) Nagpur
  • IIM Amritsar