Prof. Gopalkrishnan has five years of corporate experience and more than 30 years of teaching experience in various management institutes. He has co-authored a Book: Trade Unionism and Industrial Development and has published 40 papers in journals, economic newspapers and chapters in books. He was awarded CRMs Fellowship, IIMA in the year 1986, Won a Prize for a paper “Improving Performance in Government”, Govt. of Andhra Pradesh (A World Bank Project) in the year 1997. He was also offered a one year fellowship by University of North Malaysia in 2001. His areas of interests include Energy Economics, Corporate strategy and public policy. His last full time assignment was as the Director, Institute of Management, Nirma University. He is also on the board of Oakbrook Business School. He is also Professor Emeritus at PDPU, Gandhinagar.