Faculty

Profiles

The faculties are a mix of both Industry Experts and Academic experts who handle classes for our students.

Highly accomplished Industry Stalwarts are our regular visiting faculties and interact with our students on a continuous basis, imbibing students with the necessary knowledge to understand the nuances of management studies.

Faculty Profiles

Dr. Arun Mudhol
Executive Director

A Computer Science Engineering graduate with over Eighteen years experience in software industry, a Doctorate in management and also has a Management degree in IT and Marketing. He has been a motivated achiever with over 12 years of significant, progressive experience in technology management, management education and consulting. He has actively mentored a number a startups and has served on the Board of many corporate. Arun Mudhol has been involved in extensive teaching assignments in some of the top Universities in China and India. He has to his credit 27 books in IT and management, which he has authored apart from being on the editorial board for several others. He has been on the Board of Studies for Universities in India advising them on the need for implementation of technology related topics in the curriculum. After serving in the software industry for a long time, he has now dedicated himself to the field of management education and has been serving various reputed institutes in responsible positions as Professor, Dean and Director. He has a vast International exposure and loves to share his experiences with his students. He has a passion to teach quantitative subjects and spends most of his time in mentoring and guiding his students and team.

Prof. Swaminathan Murthy
Dean – Academics

A top Management professional with over 25 years of rich and varied experience at senior levels with top corporates like ITC Limited, Shaw Wallace Group, Coca Cola (East Africa), Deccan Herald Newspaper Group, etc, he has travelled to over 29 countries all over the world and was also a Senior Consultant with the Royal Government of Bhutan and the Food Corporation of Bhutan. A former Professor of the reputed XLRI – Jamshedpur, he also has around 20 years of experience in the world of Academics, as a full time faculty, Dean, Director, etc with several leading Management Institutes like XLRI, XIME, IFIM, Manipal University, M.S. Ramaiah Group, etc. He also has excellent contacts with leading Corporate houses and is an active member of the Alumni Association of XLRI. Educated at St Xavier’s’ College at Calcutta, where he did his B.Com (Honours), he went on to do his MBA at the reputed XLRI – Jamshedpur in 1974. He is also a Fellow Member of the Institute of Cost Accountants of India, having obtained 3 rd rank - all India. An active member of various professional bodies like All India Management Association, BMA, CII, NHRD Network, etc, he was also on the Board of Studies of several Institutions like Manipal University, Great Lakes – Chennai, Prist University – Thanjavur, M.S. University – Tirunelveli, M.S. Ramaiah Institute of Management, etc for several years. He has organized several Management Development Programmes for leading companies like BPL, Malayala Manorama, the U.B. Group, MICO, CMC, etc and was also the Head of the Entrepreneurship Cell and has guided a number of young entrepreneurs to set up small and medium size enterprises / campus companies, etc and to succeed. He continues to be a mentor and is on the Board of two medium size enterprises in Chennai.

Dr. Raju BPG
Director and Professor

Senior Management Professional with over 30 years of experience including international exposure in areas of business leadership, project management, client interaction, service delivery, logistics and supply chain, orchestrating business start-ups, and process improvement – Working at Vice President level since the year 2000 and handling entire operations of both Technical and Business / Commercial aspects. Provide training and development across verticals, management levels and industries to suit company objectives. Dynamic professional who can lead, develop and implement business strategies for Business Development and Operational Management for business processes related to MNC`s; have orchestrated several start-up operations for MNC`s both at National and International level.

Dr. Raju has handled several top academic positions in various universities and has been a very consistent and popular faculty amongst his students. He has headed and coordinated several administrative positions in some of the top B-Schools in India and abroad. He specializes in Quantitative techniques, operations research, statistics and Research Methodology subjects.

Prof. Srividya Vedasnata
Asst. Professor.

Certified Professional in Human Resources and Social Sciences (PGDBA and Masters) with additional research certification from Christ University Bangalore (M.Phil in Management) offering 14 years HR career distinguished by commended performance and proven results. Extensive background in HR generalist affairs, including experience in employee recruitment and retention, staff development, mediation, conflict resolution, strategic compensation and benefits, HR records management, HR policies development & compliance. Demonstrated success in negotiating win-win compromises between employers & employees, developing teambuilding programs and writing job descriptions & management reports. She had been engaged in hospitality & real estate sectors as an HR Generalist & currently she is serving as a consultant in a real estate firm. Her expertise lies in Training & Human Resource Development.

Prof. Srinivas Mahendrakar
Asst. Professor

A Sr. Management Professional in Operations and HR; equipped with over 14+ years of experience in Handling, Technology, Products, Processes and People across industry verticals including IT industry, Manufacturing, FMCG and BFSI. Possess distinctive expertise in conducting Performance Appraisals, Compensation and Benefit Analysis, and executing Performance Improvement Plans. Successfully conducted Training Programs both Technical and Management in nature. A competent Team Player dedicated towards achieving complete customer satisfaction by working in close coordination with different tiers of customer support to resolve technical and non-technical issues. He has been handling Finance subjects including accounts and project management for the students of management. He brings his training and mentoring skills with case studies and makes his classroom teaching an experience to cherish.

Prof. Rama Sastry
Professor

Prof. Sastry is an Engineering graduate in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Mysore, with specializations in Automobile Engineering, Production, Management & Organization behavior. He has to his credit more than 40 years of teaching and industry experience. He teaches subjects like Production & Operations Management, Logistics, Supply Chain Management, Organizational Behavior, Project Management, Maintenance Management, Quality Management, Materials Management, Logistics and Production Planning & Control. He has th experience of implementing a full cycle of ERP in a production environment and brings that rich experience into his teaching.

Prof. Pavan B N
Asst. Professor.

Prof. Pavan has an MBA in International Business from Birmingham City University, Birmingham, U.K His has expertise in Customer Relationship Management and Team Management and has worked for many multinational companies like for M&S in UK. Further, he has experience in Soft Skill Training and Behavioral skill enhancement with Primo Inc India. He has also trained management professionals from companies like Intel. He is adept in teaching subjects in the field of HR and Marketing and dabbles in Business Analytics.

Dr. Prabha Kiran
Associate Professor

Dr. Prabha Kiran holds a doctorate in the field of Marketing. Though an engineering graduate in Electrical and Electronics she loves to teach management related subjects to her students based on the experiences she has gained in her corporate life. She specializes in subjects like supply chain management and retail management. Her presentation skills have earned her a good name amongst her students and she has always been enthusiastic about guiding them in honing their marketing skills.

Prof. Mahalakshmi
Asst. Professor

Prof. Mahalakshmi is a gold medalist in the field of management from Bangalore University. She is an engineering graduate in computer science and is equally adept at teaching management skills to her students. She has worked in many multinational companies and brings her rich experience to class room teaching. She specializes in IT related subjects and also teaches Research methodology as a subject. She has taught in many top B-Schools and is very popular with her students.

Prof. M N Srinivas
Associate Professor

Over 30 years of rich experience in Industry Operations, Planning; Project Mgt, SCM; Materials, Sales; Distribution, HR , Admin and Business Development. Proficient in handling the complete project operations and in managing cross functional activities encompassing all the above functions. Resourceful in developing project reports, new product developments, documentation and MIS for improved organizational functioning. Effective communicator with excellent relationship management, negotiation skills and possess a flexible, result oriented attitude with good analytical skills.

Prof. Venkatraman
Asst. Professor

Prof. Venkatram is a finance specialist and is on the verge of finishing his doctorate in finance. He has a vast teaching experience of more than 18 years in finance related subjects and has taught in some of the best B-Schools in India.

Prof. Chaitra S
Asst. Professor

An MBA in Finance with vast experience in the field of accounting. She has worked in many top companies in the finance and accounts domain. Adept in handling computerized operations and teaches advanced excel and Tally ERP to students.

List of Visiting faculties

Prof. Dr. Janak Shelat

Finance and Marketing

Prof. John Bruno

Marketing and Strategy

Prof. Murlidharan Nair

Banking, Finance and Insurance

Prof. K C Janardan

Marketing

Prof. Manjunath Narayanrao

Finance, Insurance and Risk Management

Prof. Thomas John Rose

Life skills and Value added courses

Prof. Raj Bhaskaran

Marketing

Prof. Ashwin Kandaswamy

International Business