K B Kiran



Date of Joining at NITK: 

Saturday, September 16, 1995

Professional Experience: 

Total 23 Years and at NITK Surathkal 22 years

Contact Details


kunjangadabkiran2 [at] gmail.com
kbheem [at] nitk.ac.in


+91- 824 - 2474000 -3226 (Ext)


+91 9886585458
Academic Background

MA, MPhil, PhD [Mangalore University]

Areas of Interest

• Agricultural Economics
• Engineering Economics
• Managerial Economics
• Indian Coffee Plantation
• Economics of Technological Change
• Sustainable Development
• Micro Health Insurance
• Micro Finance

Significant Projects
  • RS & GIS Application for Sustainable Management of Sacred Grooves in Kodagu District, DST, Govt. of India Rs11.65 Lakhs
Supervision of Ph.D

7 (Completed)
5 (On going)

Significant Publications

1. Sumukh Hungund and Kiran K B (2017) ‘Open Innovation Practices Among Indian Software Product Firms: A Pilot Study’, International Journal of Innovation and Sustainable Development, 11(4), pp. 355-376 (Inderscience Publication, Scopus Indexed)

2. Shetty S., Kiran, K.B., & Sridhar, S. (2015). Personality and investment decision making of individuals, Finance India,Vol. XXIX, No. 4, December 2015, ISSN 0970-3772.

3. Savitha and Kiran, K.B.(2014). Effectiveness of micro health insurance on financial protection: Evidence from India, International Journal of Health Economics and Management,Springer, 2014, DOI 10.1007/s10754-014-9158-5.

4. Savitha and Kiran, K.B.(2013). “Micro health Insurance and the risk coping strategies for the management of illness in Karnataka: A case study” TheInternational Journal of Health Planning and Management, John Wiley & Sons, 2013, doi: 10.1002/hpm.2216.

5. Savitha and Kiran, K.B.(2012). “Awareness and knowledge of micro health insurance: A case study.” Journal of Health Management, Indian Institute of Health Management Research, Sage publications, 2012, 14(4), 481-494.

6. Kiran, K.B.(2012). "Technological Change and Development of Coffee Plantation: A Case Study of Kodagu District". International Conference on Coffee Science, Association for Science and Information on Coffee.

  • Head of the Department of Humanities Social Sciences and Management, currently School of Management (from September 2008 to August 2011and from September 2016 to date).
  • Officer on Special Duty (OSD) at NITK-Science and Technology Entrepreneurs’ Park from 01 July 2014 to 29 January 2018.

Contact us

Dr. Rajesh Acharya H
Head, School of Management,
National Institute of Technology Karnataka
Post: Srinivasanagar, Surathkal, Mangalore - 575025
Karnataka, India.
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