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The TAP TALK Series has been initiated by the Department of Psychology for the purpose of knowledge creation and knowledge dissemination in the field of Psychology and its allied areas. TAP TALK will kick start the series with a talk by Dr. Col. P.S. James, Director, Asian School of Business, Thiruvananthapuram on Wednesday 10th July 2019 from 10.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. in the Seminar Hall of Arts Campus.

About Dr. Col. P.S. James – After schooling in Holy Cross School, Salem, and completing under graduate studies from Loyola College, Chennai, Prof James commenced his illustrious career in the Army (Infantry). He rose to the rank of selection grade Colonel, and then volunteered out to follow his personal vision. In the Army, he graduated from the renowned Defence Services Staff College, served in the United Nations, at the Army Headquarters, as head of operations in a border brigade, and in several militancy operations. He also headed the faculty of studies, the think tank for Infantry’s training and an NCC group. Integrated Tsunami Relief Operations, conceived and launched by him, is well known in the coastal districts of Tamil Nadu. In his second career, Prof James honed his business acumen as President of Indeco Leisure hotels.
Dr. James ventured into business education in 2006. He was the founding Director of Saintgits Institute of Management, Kottayam, where his mentoring techniques created a special impact on the students. He is also the founding president of Travancore Management Association. Subsequently, Dr. James spent over seven years in T.A Pai Management Institute (TAPMI), Manipal, where he created a name for himself in teaching, coaching, leadership development, supervising PhD scholars and writing the most detailed text book on Organizational Behaviour, published by Pearson. After another short stint at IMT, Ghaziabad, Dr. James joined ASB as its director with a vision to impact young lives and bring the tools and techniques of leadership development to ASB.