Thapar School of Management

About Us

The center for Academic and Corporate Leadership (CACL) is aimed to augment a collaborative academia-business interface that steps up the development of academic leadership and progresses corporate leadership practices with the aid of collective experiences, insights and researches. At CACL we develop leaders with ignited minds and souls, who can transform chaos into order, challenges into opportunities and ideas into wealth. We develop passionate and creative thought leaders with high potential to steer the industry for high growth, market leadership and sustainable futures. We also connect the talent and their ideas with MNCs and leading companies.

CACL also focuses on developing content and practice of leadership, learning innovations, research excellence, intellectual autonomy, engagement projects, institutional image, corporate relations, and global outlook. CACL is ardent to strengthen the academia-business interface and the leadership effectiveness with conviction, commitment, and capability. The activities of CACL revolve around working on the following seven Is:

1. Instructor development
2. Instructional resources
3. Instrument design
4. Intellectual inquisitiveness
5. Innovations
6. International connect
7. Industry Liaison


  • Developing innovative learning techniques, teaching strategies and research leadership.
  • Providing opportunities for faculty professional development needs.
  • Monitoring the quality of learning and development with the global accreditations.
  • Creating opportunities and structures for global collaborations with Institutions/ Universities.
  • Identifying problems and action areas to improve academic and business acumen.
  • Bringing collaborative and collective policies, practices and philosophies by augmenting the academia-business interface.

Our Team

1. Prof. Padmakumar Nair
2. Dr. Piyush Verma
3. Dr. Gurparkash Singh
4. Mr. Pradeep K. Gupta


1. Corporate Interface, Creativity and Leadership Programs
2. Academic Innovation and Leadership Programs

Contact Us

Center Coordinator

Pradeep K. Gupta, Assistant Professor
LM Thapar School of Management
Thapar University, Derabassi Campus
Village-Behra, Derabassi-140507
SAS Nagar - Mohali (Punjab) India.

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Phone: +91-8437908922, +91-9356225822


The Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology (Deemed-to be University) is today recognized among the leading privately managed engineering institutions of the country and the best of its kind in the north-western region of India. NAAC, an Autonomous Institution of UGC, has re-accredited our Institute.

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Alumni Network

As a member of Thapar's alumni association students have access to a global network. The alumni network currently counts to 18500+ who are spread over 95 countries. The network helps our alumnus to continuously share further educational opportunities and multiple ways to connect professionally across various industries/sectors.

Our Alumni

Global Initiatives

LMTSM is now a part of Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) initiative. The PRME initiative is the first organised relationship between the United Nations and management-related academic institutions.

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Visiting Faculty

Our Visiting Faculty consists of academicians with PhDs from renowned universities and is armed with extensive Industry experience and detailed knowledge of business concepts and practices. Also, they are dedicated to generating new ideas to enhance management learning in the classrooms.

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LM Thapar School of Management

Dera Bassi Campus,
Off Derabassi - Barwala road
District Mohali- 140507
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