He was Professor & Founding Director (Dean), School of Business, Public Policy and Social Entrepreneurship at
Ambedkar University Delhi (AUD) during May 2011-May 2016. During his five-year term at AUD he helped to set up a business school and also assisted the Vice Chancellor as a member of the core team in the initial phase of Ambedkar University Delhi. Earlier, he was a faculty member in the area of Human Resource Management and Industrial Relations at the Faculty of Management Studies (FMS), university of Delhi, from where he
retired as the Head & Dean in 2011.
Dr Mamkoottam obtained his Master’s degree (1972) and PhD (1977) in Sociology from the Delhi School of Economics, University of Delhi. Dr Mamkoottam was India-EEC Fellow, at ESADE Business School, Barcelona (1989-1990).
He has recently completed a study for the Global Living Wage Coalition on Benchmarking Living Wages with the focus on the carpet weaving industry in Uttar Pradesh. He has carried out research and published widely on Trade Unionism, Technological Change & Labour issues in India, South Asia and in Europe. Among Dr. Mamkoottam’s publications include “Labour & Change” (Sage Publication, 2004), “Trade Unionism: Myth & Reality” (Oxford University Press, 1982) and several papers/ articles in international and domestic journals. He has participated and presented papers in several national and international conferences.
He has been an Independent Director on the Board of companies, NGOs and on the board of professional journals, Chairman and member of Governing Bodies of DU Colleges & University Hostels. He has undertaken various assignments (in Mauritius; Nepal, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh) for International Labour Organisation (ILO), the Planning
Commission-GOI; the Fifth Pay Commission-GOI, MNCs and domestic companies.