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Prof. Vallipuram Kanagasingam


Prof. Vallipuram Kanagasingam
Phd. (PIM), M.Sc (Management) USJP, BBA - EUSL
Professor in Management
Department of Management
Faculty of Commerce and Management
Vice-Chancellor, Eastern University, Sri Lanka (Present Position)
Telephone: 0777 589738 (Mobile)


Full Name: V.Kanagasingam

Official Address : Department of Management, Eastern University, Chenkalady, 30350, Sri Lanka

Academic Position : Senior Lecturer Grade I

Academic Qualifications:

  • 2017 - PhD in Management: Postgraduate Institute of Management (PIM), University of Sri Jayewardenepura.
  • 2001 - M.Sc. (Management) - Human Resource Management: Faculty of Graduate Studies, University of Sri Jayewardenepura.
  • 1995 - BBA (Hons), Management: Faculty of Commerce and Management, Eastern University, Sri Lanka.
  • 2006 - Certificate in Revitalizing Higher Education Management (Thailand).
  • 2003 - Certificate in Teaching in Higher Education, University of Colombo.

Nationality : Sri Lankan

Date of Birth : 1st February 1969

Gender : Male

Civil Status : Married


Publication of Text books


  • Kanagasingam.V “Contemporary Management”, Eastern University, Sri Lanka (ISBN No. 955-1443-04-7)
  • Kanagasingam.V Worked as a Chief Editor to publish a text book to the national schools in Sri Lanka for Grade 11 students on “Entrepreneur Education” for the Ministry of Education, Sri Lanka.


  • Kanagasingam .V, Chief Editor for Proceedings of the 8th Annual Research Session, Eastern University, Sri Lanka.


  • Kanagasingam V. ‘Modern Management Practices’, Kumaran Publication, Sri Lanka (ISBN No.978-955-659-359-4).


  • Kanagasingam V. Modern Management Practices’, (2nd Edi) Kumaran Publication, Sri Lanka (ISBN No.978-955-659-359-4).


  • Kanagasingam V. Economy in the Eastern Province of Sri Lanka: Entrepreneurship and Small Business Development, Chapter, Issues in India Sri Lanka Economies, (ISBN No. 81-7211-338-2), Northern Book Centre, India.


  • V.Kanagasingam, Chief Editor, Research Proceedings First International Research Conference (Trinco 2016).


Research Publications


  • Kanagasingam.V “Entrepreneurship and Small Business”, MENTOR, Faculty of Commerce and Management, Vol 2.


  • Kanagasingam.V Training and Development” NEWSLETTER, Department of Management, Faculty of Commerce & Management, Leaf 1, Guide 2.
  • Kanagasingam.V “Total quality Management” published in the “journal of Illaku” which is published by the students Union, Faculty of Commerce and Management. EUSL.


  • Kanagasingam.V, “Evaluation of performance appraisal system of SLAS Officers in Eastern Province”. The Annual Research Session-2002, Eastern University, Sri Lanka.


  • Kanagasingam.V “Change Management” Published by “Vaniga Osai” Commerce students Union, Vivekananda College, Colombo.13.


  • Kanagasingam.V “Knowledge Management” Published by Cooperative Training School, North East Province, Vavuniya,
  • Kanagasingam.V S.Jeyaranjini “A Comparative study on Impact of Training on Employee’s Performance of Banks”, The Journal of Management, South Eastern University of Sri Lanka.


  • Kanagasingam.V Perashanthan.P A study of a Labour Management Relationship (LMR) of Non-academic staff at Eastern University, Sri Lanka, “MENTOR” a journal of Business Studies, Faculty of Commerce and Management , Eastern University, Sri Lanka,
  • Kanagasingam. V “Post-Tsunami and Post-War Sri Lanka: Challenges and perspectives in Nation-Building with special reference to the fishing industry in the Batticaloa District” to the British association for South Asian Studies (BASAS) Annual Conference & AGM 2006 at School of Economics in London from 19/04/2006 to 21/04/2006
  • Kanagasingam.V , B.Kannendy “Impact of Tsunami on Tourism in the Eastern Province, Sri Lanka” to the International Conference 2006 at Eastern University, Sri Lanka 7-9 December 2006.
  • Kanagasingam.V, “Trends in Higher Education System in Sri Lanka” to the International Training Programme at Chulalongkorn University, Thailand from 13 March to 31 March.
  • Kanagasingam V, Victor D, “The contribution of NGOs after Tsunami Towards the Development of in the Batticaloa District ” to the International Conference 2006 at Eastern University, Sri Lanka 7-9 December 2006
  • Kanagasingam V,Thavakumar D “A study on Factors Influencing failure of Women’s Entrepreneurship in the Batticaloa District ” to the International Conference 2006 at Eastern University, Sri Lanka 7-9 December 2006


  • Kanagasingam.V A trend in Higher Educations in Sri Lanka, Challenges of Sri Lanka in Future, Silver Jubilee Publication Published by the faculty of Commerce and Management, EUSL.
  • Kanagasingam.V Velmanigam.S “A Study on the Effectiveness of Training in Improving Job Performance” (With special reference to the employees in managerial positions in Northern and Eastern Provinces“ Trincomalee Campus, Eastern University, Sri Lanka.


  • Kanagasingam.V “Training Needs Assessment for Planning Staff in Batticaloa and Trincomalee District, Eastern University, Sri Lanka.
  • Kanagasingam.V “Needs Assessment Survey Relating to the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in the Batticaloa District, Vavuniya Campus, University of Jaffna,
  • Presented a paper on the “Housing as Systems: An investigation into the implementation of Post-Tsunami housing Projects in Sri Lanka, Case of Batticaloa District “ to the International Conference at the Oslo University, Norway 24-25 April ,2008


  • Kanagasingam.V Post- Occupancy Evaluation of Tsunami Housing Projects in Batticaloa and Ampara Districts, ARS, Eastern University, Sri Lanka.
  • Kanagasingam.V,Nallarajha.N The Impact socio- Economic factors in Managing the household Solid Wastes , Case Study: Puliyanthevu (Batticaloa Town) ARS, Eastern University, Sri Lanka
  • Kanagsingam.V, “Post- Occupancy Evaluation of Thiraimadu Tsunami Housing Projects in Batticaloa” for International Conference (Sri Lanka Conference on Peace and Development at Kandy, Sri Lanka from 23-25 August 2009.


  • Kanagasingam.V,Nallarajha.N Recreational Value of Pasikudah Beach Resort: A travel Cost Valuation Study ARS, Eastern University, Sri Lanka
  • Kanagasingam.V,Rajeswaran .N An Assessment of Human Resource after Ethnic war in Eastern Sri Lanka. ARS, Eastern University, Sri Lanka.
  • Kanagasingam..V,Rajeswaran .N A study on Employment Status and Training Needs after Ethnic war in Eastern Sri Lanka, Department of Business Administration, Annamalai University, India.


  • Kanagasingam V,Praveena. S The impact of realistic job preview on job satisfaction of employees of international non- government organizations in the Batticaloa district, ARS, Eastern University, Sri Lanka.


  • Kanagasingam.V, Suthargini T. Study the level of transfer of training at Sri Lanka telecom limited in Batticaloa District, South Eastern University, Sri Lanka
  • V. Kanagasingam Karani.K. The study of student’s time Management practices among Eastern University, Sri Lanka, South Eastern University, Sri Lanka.
  • Kanagassingam V. Status of the Entrepreneurship and Small Business in the Eastern Province of Sri Lanka (2012), International Conference, Annamalai University, India


  • Kanagasingam V. Unemployment graduates as an issue: a case of Management Faculties in Sri Lanka. Second Annual Research Conference, South Eastern University, Sri Lanka.


  • Kanagasingam V. Graduates Attributes of Sri Lankan Management Faculties, Human Resources Perspectives Journal, IPM, Sri Lanka.


  • Kanagasingam. V, Jayakody .K.S.A.J The unemployment of management graduates in Sri Lankan state universities, Journal of Business Studies, Faculty of Management studies & Commerce, University of Jaffna, 1 (1) 86-96.
  • Kanagasingam. V, Jayakody .K.S.A.J Graduates employability in Sri Lankan state universities; a case of Management Faculty, HRM Perspectives, IPM, Sri Lanka 1 (1) 104- 124
  • Kanagasingam. V Coordination and Cooperation between State Universities and the Industries in Sri Lanka. Proceeding of 1st international conference in Accounting researchers and Educators, Department of Accounting, University of Kelaniya.
  • Kanagasingam. V A tension between system and the world of individual experiences in the Sri Lankan state universities”. International Research Conference on Management and Finance (IRCMF), University of Colombo.


  • Kanagasingam.V,Nallarajha.N,. Estimating willingness to pay for recreational services of Lighthouse Park, Palameenmadu, Batticaloa, International Research Conference 2016, Trincomalee Campus, Eastern University, Sri Lanka.
  • Kanagasingam, V, Ajmal Khan S.L., Impact of Perceived Quality of Work Life on Job Performance of Teachers in the Eastern Province of Sri Lanka, International Research Conference 2016, Trincomalee Campus, Eastern University, Sri Lanka.


  • Kanagasingam, V., Theorizing unemployment among Management graduates in Sri Lankan State universities with the theory of communicative action, International Journal on Global Business Management and Research, Volume 6, Issue 1, February 2017. Pg 32-42

Research Interest

  • Human Resource Management
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Organization Change & Development


  • Principles of Management
  • Contemporary Management
  • Human Resource Management and Industrial Relations
  • Human Resource Management
  • Human resource Development
  • Training and Development
  • Organization Change & Development
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Strategic Management
  • Advanced Research Methodology


  • British association for south Asian studies (BASAS) bursary awards 2006
  • Fellowship for the short term training in Thailand
  • Awarded PhD scholarship from NUFU project , Norway
  • Research fellowship, University Grants Commission, Sri Lanka-2009
  • Worked as a Reviewer for the National and international Journal in Sri Lanka and abroad

Positions Held

  • Head, Department of Management 2002-2004
  • Dean, Faculty of Commerce and Management, 2004-2007
  • Coordinator, External Degree Programmes, EUSL, 2001-2004
  • National Consultant (Training Needs Specialist), Provincial Planning Secretariat, Eastern Province (For ADP Project), 2007 to 2009
  • National Trainer for the Skills for Success (pvt), Colombo, Sri Lanka since 2011.
  • Executive committee members, CUHRP, IPM, Sri Lanka since 2013.
  • Served as Chairman for Educational Committee for Civil Society, Batticaloa since 2013
  • Served as resource Person for the Curriculum Revision (2013), Faculty of Management Studies, University of Jaffna.
  • Student Counselor since 1992 to 2002, Eastern University Sri Lanka.
  • Coordinator, External Degree Program, Faculty of Commerce and Management, Eastern University, Sri Lanka from April 2002 to September 2004.
  • Visiting Lecturer to the Postgraduate Diploma in Management Leading MBA Program conducted by Eastern University. (Subjects: Principles of Management, Organizational Change and Development, Human Resource Management) Visiting Lecturer to the BBA, B.Com External Degree Programme, Eastern University, Sri Lanka since 1998
  • Visiting Lecturer to the Diploma in Business Administration Programme, Eastern University, Sri Lanka since 1999.
  • Resource Person to the People’s Bank’s Training Programme for Managers and Assistant Managers, Eastern Region.
  • Member of the CEFE (Competency Based Economics through the Formation of Enterprise, Eastern University Unit).
  • Visiting Lecturer to the Higher National Diploma in Accountancy (HNDA), Technical College, Batticaloa from 2002 to 2003.