Dr. Manish Sarkhel

Assistant Professor, Operations and Supply Chain Management

Dr. Manish Sarkhel
Dr. Manish Sarkhel
Assistant Professor
Operations and Supply Chain Management

B.Tech (Electrical), PhD (IIM Indore)



Professor Manish Sarkhel has worked as an Assistant Professor at Xaiver Institute of Management, Bhubaneswar (XIMB), T.A. Pai Institute of Management (TAPMI) & Woxsen University, Hyderabad. He has also been a visiting professor at IIM Amritsar & XIMB. He has done his Ph.D from IIM Indore. His teaching interests lie in the domain of Operations Management and Analytics. He has taught subjects such as Operations Management, Supply Chain Management, Service Operations Management, Modelling with Spreadsheets, Project Management, Python Programming, Artificial Intelligence Using Python, Data Analytics Using Python & R, Financial Analytics Using Python, Excel, and Visual Analytics Using Tableau & Power BI. His research interests lie at the interface of Game Theory, Artificial Intelligence, Non-linear Programming and Networks. Prior to his Ph.D, he has worked in the Engineering, Procurement, and Construction Industry and has experience in installation, automation and operation of material handling units in steel production plants.

Teaching and Research Interest

  • Operations Management
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Service Operations Management
  • Modelling with Spreadsheets
  • Project Management
  • Python Programming
  • Artificial Intelligence Using Python
  • Data Analytics Using Python & R
  • Financial Analytics Using Python
  • Excel for Managers
  • Visual Analytics Using Tableau & Power BI

Research and Consultancy Projects

Awards And Honours

  • Best paper Award (Emerald Publishing & IIT Roorkee)- Manish Sarkhel & Sonakshi Gupta
  • A New Centrality Measure for Collaborative Groups, PAN IIT International Management Conference, Nov 30 - Dec 02, 2018 at IIT Roorkee


  • Chandra, S., Sarkhel, M., & Vatsa, A. K. (2021). Capacitated facility location–allocation problem for wastewater treatment in an industrial cluster. Computers & Operations Research, 132, 105338. [ABDC Journal Ranking: A]
  • Chakrabarti, P., Jawed, M. S., & Sarkhel, M. (2021). COVID-19 pandemic and global financial market interlinkages: a dynamic temporal network analysis. Applied economics, 53(25), 2930-2945. [ABDC Journal Ranking: A]
  • Sarkhel, M., & Krishnamurthy, N. (2020). Stable Production Networks. International Game Theory Review, 22(02), 2040006. [ABDC Journal Ranking: B]

Peer Reviewed Journal Papers


  • Manish Sarkhel & Nagarajan Krishnamurthy, Stability in Core- Periphery Production Networks, 7th International Conference on Complex Networks and Their Applications, December 11-13, 2018, Cambridge University, United Kingdom
  • Saurabh Chandra & Manish Sarkhel, Common effluent treatment plant’s locations allocation modelling in an industrial cluster, EURO 2018 Conference, July 8-11, 2018, Valencia, Spain
  • Nagarajan Krishnamurthy & Manish Sarkhel, Stable networks in peer-to-peer based sharing economies, 12th European Meeting on Game Theory (SING 12), July 11-13, 2016, Odense, Denmark
  • Manish Sarkhel & Soumyajyoti Datta, A New Optimization Model For Last Mile Forward And Reverse Distribution With A Heuristic Based Solution, XX Annual International Conference of Society of Operations Management 2016, December 22-24, 2016, ABV- Indian Institute of Information Technology and Management Gwalior
  • Manish Sarkhel & Soumyajyoti Datta, A Mixed integer optimization model for municipal waste recycling using cross-docking, 5th Biennial INDAM Conference, 18-20 December, 2017, IIM Indore
  • Soumyajyoti Datta & Manish Sarkhel, Price competition under heterogeneous cost structure in medical diagnostic services, International Conference of Operational Research Society of India on 'Advancing Frontiers in Operational Research: Towards a Sustainable World', 21-23 December, 2017, Kolkata
  • Manish Sarkhel & Nagarajan Krishnamurthy, Mutual Monitoring and Cooperation in Networks, International conference on Network Science in Economics and Finance, 19-21 December, 2018, IIM Ahmedabad
  • Manish Sarkhel & Sonakshi Gupta, A New Centrality Measure for Collaborative Groups, PAN IIT International Management Conference, Nov 30-Dec 02, 2018, IIT Roorkee
  • Soumyajyoti Datta, Manish Sarkhel & Tuhin Sengupta, A Game- Theoretic Perspective on Client-Contractor Relationship in Construction Industry, COSMAR 2018, Consortium of Students in Management Research, November 29-30, 2018, IISc Bangalore

Books and Book Chapters

Case Studies