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Jaya Ahuja, PhD

Associate Professor


School of Management



Position (additional roles)

Under Graduate Program Head

Short Summary

Dr. Jaya Ahuja holds a Ph.D in Organizational Behaviour from Department of Social Work, Jamia Millia Islamia University. She has done M.Phil from ICFAI University Tripura, MBA in HR and Diploma in Labour Law & Labour Welfare. She is UGC NET qualified and holds a diploma in “Coaching & Mentoring” from Scottish Qualification Authority, UK.  She has 10 years of teaching and research experience. Her areas of expertise are Organizational Behaviour, Human Resource Management, Training & Development, and Conflict Management & Negotiation.

Her research interests are Organizational Climate & Culture, Work-Life Integration, Virtual Teams, Green HR Practices and Job Crafting. She has published papers in peer-reviewed journals, articles in Indian Management, Careers 360 and presented papers in National and International Conferences.  She was a Principal Consultant for a Consultancy Assignment on “Strategic Human Resource Management” for IHRM, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka in 2012. She is a Principal Investigator for a government-sponsored project for conducting “Entrepreneurship Awareness Camp” funded by DST-NIMAT in 2017-18.

Apart from teaching and research, she likes travelling, studying Indian Culture and Meditation.

Subjects Taught

  • Organizational Behavior
  • Human Resource Management
  • Conflict & Negotiation
  • Industrial Relations & Labour Legislations


  • Graduation In: Business Administration
  • Graduation From: North Maharashtra University
  • Graduation Year: 2006
  • Post Graduation In: Management in Business Administration
  • Post Graduation From: North Maharashtra University
  • Post Graduation Year: 2008
  • Doctorate In: HR & OB, Social Work
  • Doctorate From: Jamia Millia Islamia University
  • Doctorate Year: 2017


From – To (Year) Designation & Organization
Aug 2011 – June 2018 Assistant Professor (Selection Grade), The North Cap University
June 2010- July 2011 Lecturer, Amity University Noida
Aug 2008- Jan 2010 Research Scholar, ICFAI, Hyderabad

Research Publications

  • Organizational Climate & Culture
  • Work Life Balance
  • Virtual Teams
  • Green HR Practices
  • E-Waste Management

Key Publications

  • Ahuja. J (2016) “ Modelling the Success Factors of Virtual Teams” Indian Journal of Science and Technology Vol 9 (48), 1-9.
  • Ahuja. J & Nidhi Chaturvedi (2017) “ Job Crafting and Employee Engagment: A multivariate study” NMIMS Business Review Vol 34 (1)
  • Mangla S and Ahuja J (2014) “Carbon Emissions in BRICS countries : Trends, Issues and Drivers using Kaya Decomposition” FIIB Business Review Vol 3, No. 2, 3-12.
  • Ahuja. J (2014). “Factors Affecting Work Life Balance of IT Professionals – A Gender Specific Study” International Journal of Organizational Behaviour.
  • Ahuja. J (2010) “Virtuality on team performance” IUP Journal of Management Research Vol 9, No. 5 27-56 (Google Scholar Citations: 52)
  • Ahuja. J and Narula. V (2016) “A demographic study on Organizational Climate: Indian vs. Multinational companies in Delhi NCR” Pacific Business Review International Vol 8 No.8, 59-79. Impact Factor : 4.91
  • Ahuja. J and Narula. V (2015) “Quality of Work Life at different career stages” Journal of Business Management Commerce and Research Vol 4 No. 14, 1-22 ICV 64.23.
  • Learning to Lead published in CareerLinks 2016
  • Bureaucracy to Leanocracy published in Business Standard 2015 by All India Management Association.

Professional Distinctions

  • Distinction 1 : 2nd Best Research Paper Award in Bharati Vidyapeeth in National Conference for Green Management Practices for a paper titled “A study on Organizational Image and Job applicants : Green Practices” on Jan 21-22 2012.
  • Distinction 2 : Best Faculty Award in September 2012 and “STAR PERFORMER” in 2014 at ITM University, Gurgaon for valuable contribution in Teaching, Research, Institution Building.
  • “White Belt in Variation Reduction” by American Society for Quality, 2015.

Key Research Projects

  • Principal Consultant for a Consultancy Assignment with University of Colombo on “Strategic Human Resource Management” for 73 working executives. Consultancy agreement signed for 22 lacs at The NORTHCAP University, 2012.
  • Principal Investigator for a Sponsored Project by DST NIMAT worth 60,000/- for conducting Entrepreneurship Awareness Camp, 2017-18.