Ajith Kumar. R is working as Assistant Professor at Indian Institute of Information Technology and Management – Kerala (IIITM-K). He holds his masters in Information Science and MBA in Systems. He has completed his advanced training course on Information science and Systems from Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. His major Teaching and Research areas includes Information systems (IS), ERP, Data Analytics, Database Systems, e-Governance, Enterprise systems, Software Engineering, Precision Agriculture and Agricultural Informatics. He is also the Chief Co-coordinator of Agricultural Informatics division of the institute and implemented many Agri Informatics projects. Prior to Joining IIITMK, he worked with MONSANTO Research Centre (The Global Agri Biotech Company) at Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore.
He is the Principal Investigator and Coordinator for many of the Information Systems and e-Governance Projects funded by various National and state level Organizations. He possess over 20 years of solid experience in the design and implementation of Information Systems, e-Governance/enterprise and Agri Informatics based projetcs . Key professional skills include Information Systems Architecture, Project Design and implementation, Enterprise Systems, Project Management, Software Engineering, ERP, Data Analytics, Project Consulting etc. He is the principal Consultant for the design and implementation of many ERP and Information Systems projects to several Departments and agencies. He had conducted more than 50 training and capacity building programs in the areas of Agri Informatics, e-Governance and Information Systems and guided many academic projects and thesis in the post graduate level. Published several papers in conference, symposia, workshops and book chapters. Delivered invited talks in several Conferences, Seminars and symposia in National and international level. He served as a key resource person for many workshops and training programs etc.
Ajith has conceptualized, designed and implemented more than 20 major projects in the area of Agricultural Informatics, Information Systems, Decision Systems and Enterprise systems for many State and National level agencies and Departments. He had received Project Funding and Grant for more than Rs. 50 crores (500 millions) from various Government agencies and Agencies. Some of the projects designed by him has received wide acclaims (awards and recognitions) in the National and International level.