Dr. Kiran Sharma

PROFESSOR at K J Somaiya Institute of Management

  • Department:
    Marketing and International Business
  • Institute:
    K J Somaiya Institute of Management
  • Location:
    Vidyavihar - Mumbai
  • Email Address:


  • Contact Details:

    Landline No. : 67283000 / 50

    Extension No. : 3096

  • Office Address :

    # 5, First Floor, SIMSR Building, Vidyavihar East, Mumbai - 400077

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  • Curriculum Vitae

Dr Kiran Sharma is a Professor and Area Chairperson in Marketing and International Business at the K. J. Somaiya Institute of Management, Somaiya Vidyavihar University, Mumbai.  Prior to this, she was the Co-Coordinator for the PGDM (Retail Management) program for the last ten years. Dr Kiran was the Chairperson of the SIMSR Global Marketing Conference and has also spearheaded the National Retail Summit for several years. She has 15 years of experience in academics including the D.Y. Patil School of Management, Navi Mumbai along with 7 years of industry experience with Sahara India Pariwar, Lucknow.

As a committed academician, she has taught some of interesting courses at the Institute. I have also taken up some visiting assignments and mentored countless students in their pursuit of academic and professional success. Dr Sharma teaches courses on Marketing Strategy, Consumer Behaviour, International Marketing, and Marketing Management. She has presented and published several papers in both National and International Journals and has attended various conferences of international repute. She has attended workshops on Marketing Strategy at Harvard University and Mixed Methods Research at St. Gallen, Switzerland.  She is also keenly interested in the case study development of Indian corporate.

Dr Sharma is keenly interested in research areas like Consumer Behaviour, Marketing Strategy, Consumer Decision Making, and the Relevance of emotions in Consumer Behaviour. Her dedication to research has resulted in publications in top academic journals and has been invited to speak at research conferences. Her work in consumer behaviour has focused on understanding the underlying motivations and drivers of consumer behaviour and has explored a wide range of topics, from the impact of social influence on decision-making to the role of emotions in consumer behaviour.

Dr Sharma has a Master’s in psychology and an M.B.A. from the University of Lucknow specializing in International Business and Marketing and a PhD from Saurashtra University. 

Bachelor in Arts (B.A.),University of Lucknow,1993

M.A. (Psychology),University of Lucknow,1995

M.I.B.M,University of Lucknow,1997

Ph.D,Saurashtra University, Rajkot,2012


  • Padmashree Dr. D.Y.Patil University, Lecturer, July 2007 - June 2009
  • K J Somaiya institute of Management Studies and Research, Assistant Professor, July 2009 - June 2012
  • K J Somaiya institute of Management Studies and Research, Assistant Professor Senior Scale, July 2012 - June 2015
  • K J Somaiya institute of Management Studies and Research, Assistant Professor (Selection Grade), July 2015 - June 2017
  • K J Somaiya institute of Management Studies and Research, Associate Professor, July 2017 - Present
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  • April, 2017 – Awarded "Best Educationist Award" and a "Certificate of Education Excellence" given by international institute of Education and Management in Association with the international Business Council, New Delhi.
  • April 2017 – Awarded the "National Mahila Rattan Gold Medal", given by the National Solidarity Council, New Delhi.
  • December 2020 - Awarded the ‘Best Senior Faculty Award’ by Novel Research Academy, india
  • September 2021- Asia Pacific Educationist Award by National and international Compendium at New Delhi.
  • April 2022 - Outstanding Faculty of the Year, 2022 at the 17th Rashtriya Shiksha Gaurav Puraskar Ceremony, Issued by Centre for Education Growth and Research, New Delhi.
  • MDPs conducted for various corporate houses. Some of them include -  Galderma india, Godrej & Boyce, Reliance Jewels, Wellness forever, and INS Hamla. The topics are wide-ranging - Consumer decision-making, Marketing Strategy, Marketing Management, Customer persona etc.