Ravichandran, earned his PhD in mathematics from Indian Institute of Technology, Madras in 1980, specialising in Applied Probability. He joined the faculty of Indian Institute of management in Ahmedabad in 1980.He taught several courses in the broad area of Decision science, Operations Management, and Strategy to a wide range of participants in the core and elective MBA course and practicing executives. His consulting and research interest are in the areas of operations management, and strategy. In IIMA he has designed and offered several executive education courses. He served as director IIM Indore for five years and provided transformational leadership to enhance the impact and purpose of the institution. He has taught extensively in several European institutions and held several visiting positions. He is founder of case research society of India, a not for profit organisation created to promote case-based teaching in Indian business schools. The other not for profit management research foundation created by him works in capacity building of teachers and focusses on doing research in under researched areas. He retired from the services of IIMA in November 2018. Since then, he is working with Manipal group to set up an institution focussed on executive education. Dr Ravichandran is passionate about exploring the relevance of ancient Indian literature to modern management thought.