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Trilochan Sastry

Professor, Decision Sciences at Indian Institute of Management Bangalore

About Me

Professor Trilochan Sastry, B. Tech IIT Delhi, MBA IIM Ahmedabad and PhD MIT, is a former Dean of IIMB and former Board member of IIMB, NABARD and currently on the Board of Nucleus Software Exports. He founded the Centre for Collective Development ( and Farmveda ( ), two social ventures that establish cooperatives and market branded food products. All profits go to farmers. CCD has been operational since 2004 and as of 2019 had organized over 25000 farmers with a focus on marketing and value addition. These Farmer Producer Organizations (FPOs) have grown and made profits since inception without any subsidy. The MOOCS Course is based on extensive field for 15 years, and from observation and participation in many other initiatives beyond CCD, and with Governments, Donor Agencies and International Agencies. It is also based on a course on Social Entrepreneurship taught at IIM Bangalore. He is also the founder and Chairman of the Association for Democratic Reforms ( ) which works on improving elections and politics in India in a non-partisan manner.

Courses and Programs taught by Trilochan Sastry