Dr. Prabhakaran Paleri

Emeritus Resource Faculty, School of Maritime, Air and Space Studies (SMASS).
Educational Qualifications
  • B.Sc. (Engg.) (Mechanical with Nuclear Engineering elective) (Kerala University, 1968)
  • MBA (Madras University, 1977)
  • Fellowship in Shipping Management (PG Diploma, FNIMS) (Narotham Morarji Institute of Shipping, Mumbai, 1982)
  • M.Sc. (National Security Strategy) (National Defense University, Washington, D.C., USA, 1994)
  • Ph.D. (Multidisciplinary) (Business administration, and defence and strategic studies) (Madras University, 2000)
  • ‘MasterClass’ Certificate (Independent external director), Institute of Directors, New Delhi, 2012)
  • Indian Navy (executive branch), Ministry of Defence (1969-1977)
  • Marine Customs, Ministry of Finance (on deputation/induction) (1976-1981)
  • Indian Coast Guard, Ministry of Defence (1981-2006)
  • External research scholar, Ministry of External Affairs chair, United Service Institute, New Delhi (2002)
  • Official part-time director, Goa Shipyard Limited, Goa (2006)
  • Director General, Indian Coast guard (retired on 31 August 2006)
Post-retirement professional engagements (2006-todate)
    Completed
  • External research scholar, Institute of Defence Studies and Analyses, New Delhi (2006-2007)
  • External research scholar, National Maritime Foundation, New Delhi (2007-2008)
  • Visiting senior research fellow, Ocean Policy Research Foundation, Tokyo (2008)
  • Non-official part-time director, Cochin Shipyard Limited, Kochi (2008-2011)
  • Visiting senior research fellow, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (2009)
  • Founder and Head, School of Management Studies, National Institute of Technology, Calicut (2009-2011)
  • Chief executive and advisor, Technology Business Incubator, National Institute of Technology, Calicut (2010-2011)
  • Visiting senior research fellow, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (2011)
  • Independent external monitor, Goa Shipyard limited (Goa) (2011-14)
  • External research scholar, Admiral Katari chair (Navy), United Service Institute, New Delhi (2012-13)
  • Independent external monitor, Modernisation project, Goa Shipyard Limited, Goa (2012-2015)
  • Member, Academic Council, Maritime History Society of India, Indian Navy, Mumbai (2017-2019) (Pro bono)

  • Ongoing
  • Adjunct senior professor and advisor, Chinmaya Institute of Technology, Kannur (01 Dec 2011-todate)
  • Resource person, Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar
  • Member, Executive Council, Unitedworld School of Law, Ahmadabad (Expected June 2017 onwards) (Pro bono)
  • Media discussant (visual) (Regional) (Pro bono).
  • Author (books/media/papers)
  • Independent researcher
  • Tat Rakshak Medal (Coast Guard Medal) (First awardee, 1988)
  • Commendation of the Central Board of Excise and Customs (1991)
  • Presidents Coast Guard Medal (2003)
  • Inducted into the Hall of Fame—National Defense University, Washington, D.C., USA. (2009)
  • Distinguished alumnus: National Institute of Technology Calicut, and Malabar Christian College and St. Joseph’s Boys Higher Secondary School, Kozhikode.
  • Various research papers published in India, Japan, Singapore, Sri Lanka, UK and Pakistan
  • Various articles published in English news papers.

  • Recent
  • “Good Order and Discipline of the Ocean—Invoking Corporate Social Responsibility”. Paper presented at Pondicherry University, Puducherry, (2016). Being published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Cambridge, U.K.
  • “Rethinking Human Resource Management—Capitalising Human: The Next Level,” Udaan, International Journal for Management Research, Vol. 04, No. 02, July-Dec 2016, ISSN 2347-9256. Institute of Computers and Business Management, Hyderabad (Awarded best research paper).
  • “Indian Maritime Thoughts: History of the Future.” Monsoon dialogues. Maritime History Society of India, Mumbai (August, 2017).
  • “The Changing Concept of Human Philanthropy: Future Perspective.” Vision 2030, Chinmaya Institute of Technology, Kannur (December, 2017),
    Books
  • Role of the Coast Guard in the Maritime Security of India, 2nd edition (New Delhi: Knowledge World, 2007).
  • National Security: Imperatives and challenges (New Delhi: Tata McGraw-Hill, 2008).
  • Coast Guards of the World and Emerging Maritime Threats (Tokyo: Ocean Policy Research Foundation, 2009).
  • Marine Environment: Management and People’s Participation (New Delhi, Knowledge Word, 2009).
  • Maritime Security: the Unlawful Dimension (New Delhi: Magnum Books, 2011).
  • Integrated Maritime Security: Governing the Ghost Protocol (New Delhi: Vij Books, 2014).
  • Business Environment (New Delhi: Cengage India Learning Pvt. Ltd., 2014).
  • Economic Environment of India (Custom publication for MBAs), (New Delhi: Cengage India Learning India Private limited, 2015).
  • Human Investment Management: Raising the Level by Capitalising Human (Springer, Singapore, 2017)
  • Corporate Social Responsibility: Concept, trends and Cases (New Delhi: Cengage India Learning, 2019)

  • Under research/writing
  • Environment, CSR an Sustainability (Custom book) (Cengage India Learning)
  • Modern Business Ethics (Cengage India Learning , New Delhi)
  • Revisiting National Security: Governance and Human Wellbeing (Springer, Singapore)
  • Threat-Risk-Uncertainty Triad and the Law of Invariance (TBD)
    • Guide for Ph.D. at the School of Management Studies, National Institute of Technology Calicut, Kozhikode, Kerala
    • Counseling Ph.D. and research aspirants.
    • Evaluator at Madras University, and National Institute of Technology, Thiruchirappally.

      Within the range of national security strategy, national governance and management studies extending to:

    • National security studies
    • Enforcement and rule of law
    • Education and research
    • India as a human continuum
    • Indic studies
    • Law of invariance
    • Law of limitations in governance
    • Threat-risk-uncertainty management
    • Human investment management
    • Corporate governance
    • Ocean governance
    • Maritime law
    • Corporate ocean responsibility
    • Strategic and tactical planning
    • Student counseling
    • Executive research
    • ‘How to think’ mode
    • Psychonomics