Dr. M.L.Singla is Professor of Information Technology Management and Re-engineering at the Faculty of Management Studies(FMS), University of Delhi. Has been with FMS for the last 29 years. He started his career with Tata Consultancy Services(TCS), New Delhi as a Software and Management Consultant post his MBA in 1983. He has also worked with the Management Development Institute(MDI), Gurgoan as well as has taught and researched at the College of Business and Economics, California State University, Fullerton, USA.
Dr.Singla has a B.E.(Mechanical Engineering) from Punjab University, Chandigarh(1981); an M.B.A. from Faculty of Management Studies, University of Delhi(1983); and Ph.D. in Management from Faculty of Management Studies, University of Delhi, Delhi(India). Currently, he has 12 doctoral students registered with him for their research work and 6 doctoral students have been awarded PhD under his supervision. He is involved with national level bodies like AICTE and AIMA as a management expert. Recently he attended “Delivering Information Services, (DIS)” program at Harvard Business School, Boston, USA.
Specific areas of his academic interest include Information Technology Management, Information Systems, Business Process Re-engineering, e-Governance, SCM/CRM, Strategic IT Management and Decision Support Systems. He is actively involved in teaching, training, research and consultancy in these areas. He has conducted large number of management development programmes for public and private sector organizations in the areas of MIS, Business Process Re-engineering(BPR), Strategic Management of IT Based Systems, Customer Relationship Management(CRM), Business Communication and Time Management. Has been involved in planning of IT usage and process renovation for organizations in the capacity of Advisor. He has been responsible for developing Training and Consultancy Portfolio at FMS as Co-ordinator(Training & Consultancy) in the year 2004-05.
Dr.Singla has published 28 papers in various journals and authored two books titled “MIS in Public Sector” and “IT Tools and Applications”. He has completed research projects titled “Executive Information Systems in Indian Industry” sponsored by University Grants Commission, Government of India; “Developing IT Leadership for ONGC” sponsored by ONGC; and “Dimensioning IT Potential in Delhi Development Authority(DDA)” sponsored by Delhi Development Authority, New Delhi. Currently, he is working on a major Research Project titled “Adult and Continuing Education: An e-Learning Approach” - A Sponsored Research Study by the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Department of Elementary Education & Literacy, New Delhi. He has also been contributing to leading Business Periodicals like Business Today. Recently, he has been awarded IBM Faculty Award for research in BPR/BPM titled – BPR or BPM : Way ahead for India!
He has led many IT/Re-engineering seminars for government and industry, such as 2-day IT Seminar for Middle Level Executives of Indian Oil Corporation Ltd.; two seminars of one-day each on IT and e-Governance for Sri Lankan Government and industry executives; and a one-day IT Seminar for Japanese Delegation of HCL-NEC. He has presented many research papers in national and international seminars and conferences such as Inaugural Keynote address on “e-Governance : Transforming the National Bone Marrow” in the 24th National IT Convention of the Computer Society of Sri Lanka held at Colombo. Internationally, he has attended Conferences and Workshops in USA, Uganda, Sri Lanka, Japan, Israel, and Hungary.
Dr. Singla has a rich administrative experience. In the past, he has worked as Dean(Alumni) of the University of Delhi(2006-2008) and Dean(Examinations) of the University of Delhi(2006-2009). Apart from looking after these responsibilities, he is also a member of many administrative committees and panels both in the University as well as outside the University.