Dr. T. V. Rao - Chairman, TVRLS

Dr T V Rao is currently Chairman, of T V Rao Learning Systems Pvt. Ltd. & Adjunct Professor, IIMA. Former ly Chairman, Academic Council, Academy of Human Resources Development, Ahmedabad. He was Professor at the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad for over 20 years beginning 1973. He has also worked as L&T Professor of HRD at XLRI, Jamshedpur during 1983-85. Dr. Rao is the Founder President of the National HRD Network and was President of the Indian Society for Applied Behavioral Science (ISABS).

Dr. Rao has several publications to his credit in the areas of HRD, Performance management, education, entrepreneurship, health, population and management training. These include: HRD Score Card 2500, HRD Audit, Hurconomics, The Power of 360 Degree Feedback, Performance Management and Appraisal ; Performance Planning, Analysis and review Skills Book, HRD in the New Economic Environment; Designing and Managing HR Systems; The HRD Missionary; Handbook of Training for Education Management; Redesigning Performance Appraisal Systems; Human Resources Development: Experiences, Interventions Strategies; Recent Experiences in Human Resources Development (co-author); Alternative Approaches and Strategies of HRD; Excellence Through Human Resource Development; Designing Entrepreneurial Skills Development Programs; Readings in HRD; Career Planning and Promotion Policies; Institution Building in Education and Research: From Stagnation to Self-Renewal; Adult Education for Social Change; Organization Development: Strategies and Experiences. Forthcoming Book:  Developing Leadership Competencies through 360 Degree Appraisal systems and Life After 360 DF and ADCs.

Dr. Rao worked as a short-term consultant to UNESCO, Ministry of Health, Indonesia, National Entrepreneurial Development Association, Malaysia and the Commonwealth Secretariat, London. Dr. Rao has designed and assisted in implementing performance appraisal and other HRD Systems for a number of organizations in India and Abroad. Consulting Experience including Designing and implementing Performance Management and other HR Systems and Workshops includes:

Public Sector:
SAIL, NTPC, ONGC, BEL, LIC of India, Indian Oil Corporation, HPCL, Bharat Petroleum, NALCO, SBI, Bank of Baroda, Neyveli Lignite, MRL, IFFCO, BEML, State Bank of Indore, State Bank of Patiala, Reserve Bank of India and others.

Private Sector and MNCs:

Larsen & Toubro, Voltas, Infosys, Dr. Reddys Labs, Wockhardt, Sundram Fasteners, EID Parry, TI Group, Crompton Greaves, Transpek Industries, BILT, NOCIL , IL&FS, Mahindra and Mahindra, Escorts, Tata Finance, Tata Cummins, KPMG, ICI, Hindustan Levers, Pfizer, Chanrai Group (Nigeria) etc.

International: Ministry of Health, Indonesia; UNESCO, Bangkok; Commonwealth Secretariat, London; NERDA, Malaysia; ICOMP, Malaysia; ICM Sisters, Rome; FAO, Rome.


 Dr. Raju Rao - Director, Senior Consultant, TVRLS - Ahmedabad

 Postgraduate in HR from XLRI Jamshedpur, and Ph. D. in Management from M.S. University Baroda.  Worked as Personnel Manager, Torrent Pharmaceutical Ltd., and is currently Senior Consultant and Director of TVRLS. He did his course in MBTI with Manasayan, and on consulting interventions at NTL, Bethel. He has a wide consulting experience in Assessment centers, 360 Degree Feedback and HRD audit with Alexandria Carbon Black, Egypt, Kewalram Chanrai group Nigeria, GVFL, Aditya Birla Group, NTPC, Tyco International, Neterwala group of industries etc. He co-edited the book on 360 degree and Performance Management Systems. He has been actively involved in ADC in BPL followed by a large number of assessors training and development center in NTPC. Besides 360 degree feedback, HRD Audit & Assessment & Development Centers (ADC) he also carries rich expertise in HR system building intervention. Co-author of the book " the Power of 360 degree feedback" by Sage, India.


Ms. Nandini Chawla - Founder Member & Director,TVRLS - Bangalore

An Electrical Engineer and a Post Graduate Diploma in Marketing from Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies, Mumbai she began her career with TITAN Industries Ltd, initially in the Watch division handling a line Sales responsibility and subsequently with the Jewelry division (TANISHQ) responsible for Retailing & Product Management functions.

Thereafter she joined Indus League Clothing Ltd, handling the Scullers Brand. Her professional experience in successful marketing driven organisations spans Sales, Retailing, Product management and Brand management.
She brings to the table a live business exposure as a successful line manager, having interacted, managed & dealt with sales professionals, subordinates, peers, senior management and above all Customers.

She has completed the Basic Human Processes lab offered by ISABS.

At TVRLS she has worked in the areas of Performance Management, 360 Degree Feedback, HRD Audit, Leadership Development, Team Building, Competency Mapping, Managerial Effectiveness, Assessment & Development Centers, Training & Development.

She has conducted many workshops on using competency based interviewing (BEI). Some of her clients include Mafoi (executive search team), NTPC and professionals from various industries through the open programs titled ‘Demystifying assessment and development centers’.

Her consulting experience includes work with leading organisations across the country like Aditya Birla Group (India and Thailand); Arvind Brands, Nippon (Batam, Indonesia), Tata Coffee, Astra Zeneca, V-Guard, AMP India (TYCO), MRPL Mangalore, Fluent India (Pune), NTPC, BGGTS (Hyderabad), Wockhardt Bangalore, Infoservices, LINC Software, Wipro Technologies, Flextronics, Bhoruka Group, Gati, Titan, BEL, Siemens Communications (SCS), Health Scribe India, IBS Software Services Ltd etc.

Her articles on 360 degree feedback have got published in leading publications like the HRD Network newsletter and Human Capital. In addition to presenting papers in conferences, she has co-edited the book on 360-Degree Feedback and Performance Management Systems Volume 2 and 360 Degree Feedback and Assessment Development Centers Volume 3.

Ms. Merlin George - Manager 360 degree Feedback, TVRLS - Ahmedabad

A graduate in English literature. She has been one of the oldest members of the family and has worked with TVRLS for the past 13 years. She is Manager 360-degree feedback. She has acquired expertise in 360 profiling systems & has successfully managed 360 data for almost 150 organizations.

Ms. Keshika Garg - Consultant

A Double Post Graduate, she completed her masters in commerce and  then went on to do her Post Graduate Diploma in Business Administration (Specializing in Human Resource Management), from SCMLD, Pune. As a part of the two year program, she had undertaken summer internship with ‘Cognizant Technology Solutions’ and worked on a project titled, ‘Training Performance Validation’

At TVRLS, she has been involved in core HRD interventions, like Competency Mapping, Assessment Development Centers (Designing Tools and implementing ADCs), Assessor’s Training, Behavior Event Interviewing, HRD Audit & Scorecard, Psychometric Testing and 360 DF. 

Some of the clients she has worked with are Wockhardt Group of Hospitals, Astra Zeneca, Oracle, Infosys BPO, Tata Power, Toyota Kirloskar Motors, Agilent Technologies, Volvo, Sterlite- Vedanta Group, Life Insurance Corporation of India, Bharat Electronics, Transasia Biomedicals and HDFC Standard Life Insurance. 

She has designed a, ‘Handbook for Development Action Plans’, which forms a part of TVRLS leadership development and managerial effectiveness workshops. As a core member of TVRLS team she is involved in designing training material for soft skills development program and  is currently designing a certificate program on, ‘Developing In House Competence in Identifying Needs, Designing and Delivering Developmental Programs’. As a trained assessor, she has anchored four batches of the TVRLS Certificate Program in, ‘Designing & Implementing Assessment Development Centers’. She is also certified to administer and interpret five psychometric instruments designed by TVRLS.

Ms. Shivani Upadhyay - Consultant

Shivani holds two Post Graduate Degrees-one in Industrial Relations and the other in HR. She is a qualified Lawyer with a professional law degree from University of Rajasthan , Jaipur.She began her career as a visiting faculty at the NL Dalmia Institute of Management, Thane teaching HR and Labor laws.

Thereafter she moved to an HR Consulting company Talent Intervention Group (TIG) where she worked in the areas of Performance Management Systems, HR structuring and Policy formulation. Thereafter she moved  to Acusis Software (Medical Transcription) taking up a lead role in HR, anchoring the end-to-end HR function for the BPO.  Shivani brings with her a rich experience in various HR functions.

Her competence lies in designing Policies and Processes and Performance Management System. At TVRLS her areas of work and contribution include Leadership Development through 360 Degree Feedback, Competency Mapping and Assessment Development Centers.

 Mr. Himanshu Pant - Research Analyst

A Postgraduate in Human Resource & Organization Development, he completed his Masters in Business Administration from EMPI's Udai Pareek HR LABS, New Delhi. He has worked with Dr. Pareek as a Summer Trainee and worked on the project "Automation of Training Instruments in HRD & OD".

At TVRLS, he has worked in the areas of Assessment and Development Centers, 360 Degree Feedback and is currently working on HRD Audit. He has also worked in collaboration with IIM - A for SAIL HR Excellence Awards 2009.

Former Associates

Aarathi Ponnangi

Ankita Rao

Anuradha Murthy

Avinash Rao

Derek D. Gomes

Gargi Chandolikar
Gauri Joshi

Gautam Nanda

Gayathri Raghavan

Gopal Mahapatra,


J. Annapurna

M G Jomon

Madhulika Vedula

Mahswetha Purakit

Mohit Juneja

Nidhi Vashisht

Parimal Modi

Preeti Singh

Radhika Meira

Ritu Singh

Sabina Sarfaraz

Sabir Khan




Sayantani Dutta

Shishir Mishra

Swarna Lakshmi

Shweta Pandey

Snehal Shah

Sonali Mungale

Soumya Dixit

Sumeet Vergnhese

Swati Shah

Tarranum Pathan

Taru Yadav

Tejal Rathore

Vijayalaxmi Mandva


External Consulting Team

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