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Kushagra Sharan

Kushagra Sharan

AIRS Fellow, UGC Fellow, IAS Fellow+, JNCASR Fellow+

PhD, 4th Year, Strategic Management, 2020-24: Rank-1

BE Mechanical, BIT Mesra Ranchi, 2010-14: Top-3

Conferences, Seminars & Talks


Sharan, K. & Dhayanithy, D. (2024). Conceptualization of Altruism in Practice in Countries Climate Strategies. Journal of Management Studies (JMS) Conference.
(Accepted conference papers would be invited for a possible special issue publication in the JMS).

Sharan, K., & Sinha, A. (2022). Byjus - The Blue Ocean Strategy. North America Case Research Association (NACRA) Conference.
Selected for the world's most prestigious case research conference - NACRA - Strategy and Policy (only scholar from Europe and Asia).

Sharan, K. (2021). Video-based Learning and Attention Span. Paper presented at The International Management Conference, Indian Institute of Management Bodhgaya.

Sharan, K. (2014). Education and Connection. Paper presented at The Lucknow Conclave, Indian Institute of Management Lucknow.

Sharan, K. (2013). Modeling of Continuous Casting. Paper presented at All India Seminar on Technological Solution in Manufacturing, BIT Mesra, Ranchi.



2023: AIRS Fellowship - Conducted workshop on “Systematic Literature Review” - at the University of Wollongong for senior researchers, which received accolades from participants, senior scholars and senior professors.

2021: Selected for the Harvard Conference 2021. Received the Letter of Recommendation.



2024: Invited as the Chief Guest in the PIMR Conference: Research Conclave, 2024.

2023: Invited by All India Radio as a guest speaker.

2023: Invited by BIT Mesra, Deoghar, for a guest lecture on the theme: Mindset for Startups.

2022: Invited by All India Radio as a guest speaker on the theme: Career Guidance.

2020: Invited by BIT Mesra for a guest lecture at the induction ceremony of the new batch.


2023: AIRS Fellowship

  • Awarded the prestigious and competitive Australia India Research Student (AIRS) Fellowship 2023 (Visiting University: University of Wollongong, Sydney, Australia) by the Australian Government, Department of Education (Only Scholar from 20 IIMs).
  • Conducted workshop on “Systematic Literature Review”.
  • Received Letter of Recognition from the Head of Postgraduate Studies.
  • Collaboration Initiatives between UoW: iAccelerate; Sustainability Building Research Centre and IIMK: IIMK Live; Centre for Climate Studies. 

2019: Global Foundation for Education and Leadership (GFEL) – Conferred with Top-100 Global Education Leaders.

2013: Research Fellow, IIT Bombay – 14 students selected at the national level for the Jawahar Lal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research (JNCASR) fellowship.

2012: Research Fellow, IISc Bangalore – Selected for the Indian Academy of Sciences (IAS) fellowship.

2012: University Grant Commission – Special Assistance Program (UGC-SAP) Fellowship – Only student to receive in Mechanical batch for UG students.

Honors and Achievements

2022: Achieved record highest PhD grades in the two-year coursework in Strategy Area to date.

2014: ACU Summer School, University of Nottingham – Invited with a full bursary to represent India in the global meet.

2014: The Lucknow Conclave, IIM Lucknow – Awarded Best Research Paper (Gold Medal), Second in Essay Competition; Special Mention Award.

2014: Top-3 in the Mechanical Batch at BIT Mesra, Ranchi.

2013: Selected in the Young Intern Program by Department of Planning, State Government Rajasthan, India (All India Rank – 63).

In News

2023: AIRS Fellowship - After Completion

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2023: AIRS Fellowship - After Selection

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2023: Talks

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Research Areas

  1. Strategy as Practice
  2. Altruism in Practice
  3. Climate Strategies
  4. Knowledge Management and Organizational Learning
  5. Blue Ocean Strategy
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