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ISME brings together some of the best faculty in the world. The experience of faculty members comes from around the globe, with diverse specializations and industry knowledge. The quality of academic inputs is one of the key differentiators of ISME.

MARKETING & STRATEGY

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ANSHU SHARMA, B.Tech (IIT Kharagpur), M.Tech (IIT Kharagpur), PGPM (ISB Hyderabad)

Academic Qualifications: B.Tech (Mechanical Engineering), M.Tech (Manufacturing Systems), PGPM (Marketing)

Experience: Anshu has 13+ years of industry experience with companies such as Maruti,3dPLM Software, Sun Group, and 7 years as a Strategy Consultant with Accenture. In his role as a Principal with Accenture Strategy Consulting, Anshu has been a trusted advisor to the CXO’s of some of the world’s leading organizations in the automotive, consumer goods, travel, and industrial equipment space. Anshu specializes in strategy formulation and large scale business transformations across the value chain – from Sourcing, to New Product Development, Innovation Management, Sales & Operations Planning, Go-to-market, and Sales acceleration. Anshu is currently a faculty in Marketing, and a Sr. Consultant at ISME’s Management Development and Consulting Centre.

Courses Taught: Services Marketing, Management Processes.

Research Interests: Marketing, Consumer behaviour, Digital disruption and tech-enabled business models, Org behaviour and Innovation, Employee Engagement.

GOPI G, BBA, MBA, (PGCPBAA(IIM-T)), SET (TN)

Academic Qualifications: B.B.A, M.B.A, (PGCPBAA) (IIM-T), SET.

Experience: A committed Business Management Faculty member since 2011 & Anna University Rank Holder (MBA) with professional experience which includes teaching, academic coordination, corporate relations, institutional brand building in premier Business Schools in Bangalore, Karnataka & in Tamil Nadu.

Attended & presented papers in State & National Level seminars & conferences. Also have corporate work experience in HR – Recruitment domain in leading HR consulting companies such as Connect Plus Pvt Ltd, Cochin, Kerala & Career Net Consulting, Bangalore, Karnataka.

Courses Taught: Marketing Management, Services Marketing, Product & Sales Management, Consumer Behaviour, Entrepreneurship Development, Business Research Methodology, Organizational Behaviour, Industrial Relations & Labour Welfare, Operations Management.

Research Interests: Online Shoppers’ Behaviour, Digital Marketing Strategies, Brand Research, Campaign Effectiveness, Relationship Marketing.

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HARITHA. S, B.Tech, MBA (NITK, Surathkal)

Academic Qualifications: B.Tech (UVCE-University Visvesvaraya College of Engineering); MBA (NITK, Surathkal), Pursuing PhD at NITK Surathkal.

Experience: Haritha comes with nearly 6 years of work experience in E-commerce and more than two years of teaching experience. She worked in companies like Homeshop18, Flipkart as a management trainee, analyst and Business development manager. Currently she is pursuing PhD at School of Management, NITK in the area of Marketing.

Courses Taught: Sales Management, Research Methodology, Quantitative Methods and Business Environment.

Research Interests: Marketing, E-commerce, and Digital Marketing

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NITIN GARG, B.Tech, M.Tech (IIT Bombay), MBA (Carnegie Mellon University, USA)

Academic Qualifications: B.Tech & M.Tech, IIT Bombay, MBA, Carnegie Mellon University, USA.

Experience: Nitin has a number of years of work experience in the area of technology and management consulting and was a senior member of Deloitte Consulting, Philadelphia, USA and has been involved in number of projects involving strategic analysis, process design, implementation of roll-out strategies, and change management. He is a Certified SAP Enterprise buyer professional & Ariba consultant. He has also undergone number of other specialized training programs on IT subjects and ISO 9000 assessor training course accredited by Sheffield Halam University, U.K.

Nitin is a lead faculty for Management Game from Carnegie Mellon University, USA that is conducted in ISME in collaboration with Prof. David Lamont of CMU. He is also one of the very few faculty in India that teach Business Strategy Game. Business Strategy Game is conducted in partnership with University of Alabama, USA. He is pursing PhD from IIM Lucknow.

Nitin is the founder Director of ISME and Co-founder of all the other companies of NVT Group

Research Interests: Corporate Strategy, Pricing, Product Innovation and Entrepreneurship.

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REMA VISWANATHAN, B.Tech (Electrical), MBA, Cochin University; (Ph.D), Amrita University)

 Professor and Head of Department (UG)

Academic Qualifications: B.Tech (Electrical), MBA, Cochin University; (Ph.D), Amrita University)

Experience: She joned industry in 1986 and has worked in several position before joining teaching in 1998 She is currently settled in Bangalore and working at International School of Management Excellence, Bangalore as a Marketing. Her broad area of research is “Urban Indian middle class women as Consumers”. She has travelled quite widely within India and lived in Sweden for two years.

Courses Taught: In ISME she heads UG department and teaches Consumer Behavior, Advertising & Sales Promotion, B2B, and Marketing Management.

Research Interests: Marketing and Consumer Behavior

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Dr. RONY G KURIEN B.Sc.(Chem.), MBA(Symbiosis) Ph.D. (Anna University)
Dean

Academic Qualifications: Ph.D. (Consumer Behaviour) Anna University, Chennai
MBA (Marketing), Grade A ,Symbiosis Institute of Business Management, Pune, India
B.Sc.(Chem.), First Class, Fergusson College, Pune, India

Experience: Dr.Rony Kurien has over 33 years of experience in Business Development, and Management of Education and held various leadership positions in Indian, multinational and in training and consulting organizations across diverse industry sectors such as Education, Real estate, International business and has skills in scoping business opportunities, developing entrepreneurial skills and consulting roles. He has held senior leadership positions in various reputed educational institutions and business organizations including Xavier Institute of Management and Entrepreneurship, Bangalore; Ecole Hoteliere Lavasa, Pune; Indus Business Academy, Bangalore; Ranlin Corporation, Sydney; Australian Trade Commission, Bangalore; Hoechst Schering Agrevo, Mumbai among others. He has extensive exposure to markets in India, Australia, the Middle East, and the U.S.A., and has set up and successfully run education and training enterprises. He is presently associated with ISME as Dean of the institute.

Research Interests: Marketing, Customer Decision making, Development of Tourism, Retailing and Education.

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Dr. SHAMPA NANDI, MSc-Math(JU), MBA (IIT Dhanbad), Ph.D. (IIT Dhanbad), PGDSBA(GL&UT Austin), UGC-NET
Professor and Principal (PG)

Area of Specialization: Quantitative Techniques, Analytics and Marketing

Educational Qualifications: MSc-Math(JU), MBA (IIT Dhanbad), PhD (IIT Dhanbad), PGDSBA(GL&UT Austin), UGC-NET in Management

Experience:Dr SHAMPA NANDI has been teaching since 2008. She taught in the USA for 3 years before she moved to India. She is now associated with ISME and heads the PGDM department. A driven academician with good analytical skills, intellectual ability, and organizational skills. A skilled researcher, recognized PhD guide under Mysore University, received multiple best paper awards, best case awards and presented scholarly work at reputed conferences. She has published 19 papers in recognized peer-reviewed National and International journals including Scopus-indexed and ABDC journals. Her area of research interest is Consumer Behaviour and Marketing research.

Courses Taught: Quantitative Techniques, Machine Learning, Research Methods and Marketing Case study.

Dr. SHASHIKALA PATIL, B.A, B.Ed, M.A (English Literature) MBA (Marketing) Ph.D.
Associate Professor and Controller of Examinations – UG Programmes

Academic Qualifications: B.A, B.Ed, M.A (English Literature) MBA (Marketing) Ph.D.

Experience:Dr Shashikala Patil is an academician with two decades experience in teaching both post graduate and undergraduate programmes. Her area of expertise includes Marketing and Communication Studies. She has participated and presented papers at national and international conferences and has publications in Scopus and peer reviewed journals. She is an avid reader and has keen interest in CSR programmes and projects.

Courses Taught: Marketing Management, Retail Management, Rural Marketing, Services Marketing, Research Methodology, Branding and Advertising, Business Communication, Soft Skills, Writing for Media

Research Interests: Marketing – Retail, Rural and Services Marketing, Consumer Behaviour, Branding and Communication

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Dr. SHYAM PRASAD, BSc, MMM, MBA, Ph.D. NET (Management)
Professor and Controller of Examinations

Academic Qualifications: Ph.D. in Management; Double masters in Marketing Management (MMM) and Business Administration (MBA), SMT( Foundation) at IIMB, SMT (Elective) at IIMB, UGC-NET (Management)

Experience: Prof. Shyam comes with 24 (1980-2004) years of industry and has been teaching since 2004 in reputed B-schools. He has published several papers on management in Scopus and ABDC indexed journals both national and international; he has also presented papers in national and international conferences. He also won three best papers awards and first prize in case solving completion. World Research Council has recognized and awarded him twice as the best researcher. He completed foundation and an elective course in Strategic Management from IIMB and several courses. He is deeply interested in research and is well versed in R, Python etc. He has worked for more than two decades in Marketing and Sales, held various positions such as general manager and marketing manager, and travelled widely across the nation.

Courses Taught: Marketing Management, Consumer Behaviour, Services Marketing, Marketing Analytics, Advertising and Brand Management, Retail Management, Strategic Management and Innovation Management.

Research Interests: Consumer Behaviour, Services Marketing and Brand Management.

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VIVEK GARG, B.E, MBA (Purdue University, USA)

Academic Qualifications: BE, NIT, Allahabad; MBA Purdue University, USA

Area: Global Business Management.

Experience: Vivek has extensive experience in the area of International Marketing. After his completion of MBA from Purdue, Vivek worked for Watsco in Miami, Florida – one of the largest distributors of air-conditioning equipment in the US.

Upon his return to India, in his consulting capacity with Minrad (a US based Pharma Company dealing with anesthetics), he has developed distributors for the company in Middle East and South East Asia. Vivek’s consulting work gave him an opportunity to visit over 20 countries across North America, Middle East & South East Asia annually and got exposed to the best industry practices worldwide and with top companies like Infosys, Wipro, and GE.

Vivek is one of the founder Directors of NVT Quality Lifestyle which is into the niche area of building quality gated villa communities in Bangalore.

Courses Taught: Global Business Management & Branding.

Research Interests: International Marketing

JATINDER MOHAN, MBA (Bangalore University)

Academic Qualifications: MBA, Bangalore University

Experience: Diverse experience across different industries for more than two decades, Jatinder specializes in sales, retailing, training & business consulting and has done extensive work for the corporate. He is also a successful entrepreneur promoting a number of retail outlets across Bangalore metropolis.

MANOHAR D. RAO, B.Tech (IIT Madras), PGDM (IIM Ahmedabad)

Academic Qualifications: B.Tech, IIT-Madras & PGDM IIM-A

Experience: Manohar Rao has more than 35 years of experience in the areas of technical/management consulting and analytics. He has served in senior positions with companies like Pharos Consulting, CyberTech Systems and Software and 3SE; he is also the co-founder of an analytics company.

Courses Taught: Analytics. Quantitative Methods, Operations Management.

Research Interests: Business Analytics.

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RAGHURAMAN. B, B.E, PGDM (IIM Bangalore)

Academic Qualifications: BE; PGDM, IIM, Bangalore

Experience: Raghuraman has more than 12 years of experience in various sectors in the industry and 11 years of academic experience. He has worked with companies like General Motors India, Rane Group, Reliance ADAG Group and Career Forum in various capacities as Channel Sales Manager, Product Manager, Trainer and Business Development Manager. In his last stint before joining ISME, he was associated as a Business Development consultant with Ashva Technologies a Healthcare IT startup that develops IT solutions for the Healthcare area, especially in the radiology area.

He is currently pursuing his doctorate from a leading university in the area of e-commerce. His current research interests include social media, B2B and Digital marketing.

Courses Taught: Marketing Management, B2B marketing, SCM, e-marketing, Sales & Distribution, Strategic Management; Digital Marketing

Research Interests: Marketing Strategies, SCM; B2B

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SATYAN SUBBAIAH, B.Tech, PGDM (IIM Lucknow)

Academic Qualifications: B.Tech, AC College of Technology, Anna University, Chennai; PGDM, IIM Lucknow

Experience: Sathyan has about 13 years of industry experience supporting the healthcare, life sciences and information technology industries with consulting/system design expertise across large corporates (IBM, Cognizant), mid-size corporates (i-flex Solutions, now Oracle Financial Services) and start-ups (Mu Sigma). Sathyan has diverse experience as a Market/Competitive Intelligence Consultant, Business Systems Analyst, Pre-sales Manager and Trainer and has consulted for Fortune 500 companies such as Baxter and Anthem.

Courses Taught: Management Information Systems and Managerial Economics.

Research Interests: Marketing mix in the pharmaceutical industry, Adoption of information systems in small and medium enterprises, Strategic Management.

VINOD TIWARI, B. Tech (IIT Kanpur), PGDM

Academic Qualifications: B. Tech (IIT-K) PGDM

Experience: An astute professional with nearly 30 years of experience in Strategic Planning, Change Management, Mentoring, Motivating & Leading teams, Project Management, sales and distribution management.

Courses Taught: Retail Management, Supply Chain Management

Research Interests: Marketing Analytics

FINANCE & ECONOMICS

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JACOB CHANDY, BE (Bangalore University), PGDM (IIM Bangalore)

Academic Qualifications: BE (Bangalore University), PGDM (IIM Bangalore)

Experience: Has had a multi-pronged career in industry, entrepreneurship, and academics. His career in industry includes multi-national roles in production management, sales management, software engineering and project management and he has had responsibilities in one or more of these areas in India, USA, Europe, Middle East and Far East. His career in entrepreneurship includes ventures in information technology, real estate, agriculture and stock markets. His career in academics includes faculty roles in leading business schools teaching finance and investment management. He is pursuing a Ph.D at Alliance University, Bangalore.

He is a keen swimmer and agriculturalist. He is also a keen investor and observer of world financial markets. He is also a member of several clubs and associations.

Courses Taught: Securities Analysis and Portfolio Management, Financial Derivatives and Risk Management, International Finance, Behavioural Finance and Wealth Management, Corporate Finance, Indirect Taxation, Company Law and Secretarial Practice, Mergers and Acquisitions.

Research Interests:  Investment Screening

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Dr. NISHA MARY THOMAS, BCom (Hons), PGDM, NET-JRF,PhD (IIT-D)

Academic Qualifications: BCom (Hons), PGDM, NET-JRF, PhD (IIT-D).

Experience: Nisha is an experienced academician and skilled researcher with PhD in Finance from IIT Delhi. She teaches courses like Corporate Finance, Business Valuation, Security Analysis and Portfolio Management, Financial and Cost Accounting to management students. As a researcher, she investigates contemporary topics like FinTechs, Digital Lending, BigTechs and others. In 2022, she was the keynote speaker at Clermont FinTech Day, organized by ESC Clermont Business School, France. In 2021, she received research grant from IMA Research Foundation (USA) for her study on FinTechs specializing in SME lending services. She won best paper award at Woxsen University’s Doctoral Consortium (2022), AGBA 16th World Conference (IIT Delhi, 2019) and 2nd International Conference on Evidence Based Management, (BITS Pilani, 2017). Nisha has also published at recognised peer-reviewed journals like International Review of Economics and Finance (ABDC-A), Thunderbird International Business Review (ABDC- B), South Asian Journal of Management and others. She is the recipient of Outstanding Reviewer Award for Journal of Advances in Management Research in the 2019 Emerald Literati Awards.

Courses Taught: Corporate Finance, Security Analysis and Portfolio Management, Business Valuation, Financial and Cost Accounting, Research methodology.

Research Interests: FinTech, SME Financing, Digital Lending, Cryptocurrencies, Portfolio Optimization, Equity Market Comovement

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Dr. R. RATCHANA, B. Com (Hons), M. Com (CA), M.Phil. (Commerce), UGC NET, Ph.D. (Commerce)

Academic Qualifications: B. Com (Hons), M. Com (CA), M.Phil. Ph.D. in Commerce, UGC NET

Experience: Dr. Ratchana R. has been teaching since 2012 and has rich and personal mentoring experience in universities across Bengaluru including Christ University, Jain University, and CMR University. She has a few years of industry exposure with her brief stint as a finance executive for a fortune 500 company, and as a corporate trainer training corporates and fresh graduates in Accounting, Auditing and Corporate Compliances.
She has guided more than 60 undergraduate and postgraduate – major and research projects for Jain, CMR, International School of Management Excellence (ISME) and Christ University, and 2 MBA projects for Sikkim Manipal University, Directorate of Distance Education.
She has filed and published 6 national patents of which 2 of her innovation patents on “An advanced financial supply chain system and method thereof” and “A Real Time Gross Settlement (RTGS) Transaction system and Transaction method thereof” has been granted by IP Australia of Australian Government.
She has delivered a Guest Lecture to the Executive MBA students of University of Sydney at the Infosys Campus on “Indo-overseas collaborative ventures and challenges facing new entrepreneurs trying to set up business ventures in India”, and was invited as a panel discussion speaker on “LGBT inclusion and Sustainable development goals” at the International Conference organized by ISBR Business School, Bengaluru.
She has co-authored a textbook on “The C Programming language” and has been a part of the editorial board for “Emerging Research in Engineering and Management – EREM 2021”.
She continues to make significant publications in Scopus, Web of Science, ABDC indexed, UGC care listed, and other peer reviewed journals in the domains of Banking, Finance and emerging areas such as Fintech, IoT, Big Data, Machine Learning, and has been actively participated and presented papers in various National and International Conferences.

Courses Taught: Financial Literacy, Financial Accountancy, International Finance, Financial Management, Cost Accounting, Commodities and Derivatives Market, Securities Analysis and Portfolio Management, Project Appraisal and Management, Indian Financial System, Principles and Practice of Banking and Insurance, Direct Tax, Indirect Taxes, Advanced Financial Accounting, Corporate Accounting, Business Economics, Business Management and Organizational Behavior, Strategic HRM, Case Analysis and Methodology.

Research Interests: Banking, Development Finance and Economics, Capital Markets, Fintech, Machine Learning, Internet of Things, and other emerging technologies and its application in the field of Finance.

Rajaram Sastry

P.V. RAJARAM SASTRY,B.COM, PGDBM (HR & Finance), PGCHRM (XLRI, JAMSHEDPUR), (CA)

Academic Qualifications: B.COM, PGDBM (HR & Finance), PGCHRM (XLRI, JAMSHEDPUR), (CA)

Experience: Rajaram Sastry has versatile career in Information Technology industry and academics since 1997. He has worked in senior leadership roles with several multinational’s including Siemens, Oracle, Indo-Fuji, Kirloskar, Mindlogicx, Izmo Limited. Rajaram has significant corporate startup evangelist experience in setting up policies, procedures, systems, ISO and People CMM standards. His experience includes multi-cultural setup from scratch and grow to high level of maturity as startup mentor. He has experience in working with companies with international work culture, spanning American, Japan, Germany, EMEIA, MENA. Rajaram Sastry is associated as faculty with ISME in teaching Management, Finance & Accountancy, Human Resource Management.
He is a keen traveller & nature enthusiast, enjoys trekking. Loves gardening and has culinary skills. He likes stock trading & investing and observer of Fintech, Edtech, Unicorn companies. He is a change catalyst in advocacy of AIML and ARVR Technologies. He is also a member of ISTD, NHRD, NIPM, SHRM and several professional associations.

Courses Taught: Corporate & Financial Accountancy, Cost Accountancy, Financial Management, Auditing & Reporting, Taxation, Business Statistics, Managerial Economics, Human Resource Management

Research Interests: Balance Sheet Valuation & Analysis, Direct Taxes, HR Analytics, Human Behaviour at work, Behavioural Science Interventions, Human Interface Technologies, Training & Development.

SHASHI REKHA B V, B. Com, M. Com, MBA, M.Phil., (Ph.D.)

Academic Qualifications: B. Com, M. Com, MBA, M.Phil. and Pursuing Ph.D. in Commerce from Christ University

Experience:Ms. Shashi Rekha is a passionate academician who has over 15 years of teaching and two years of experience in Banking and risk management. She is a dedicated, resourceful, and goal-driven professional educator with a solid commitment to the academic growth and development of every student in the class. She has expertise in curriculum Design & Development of UG students in view of the Choice Based Credit System (CBCS), outcome-based education, and NEP -2020. Also Efficiently guided UG students through their project work on the business plan and Motivated students to come up with innovative ideas for the MANTHAN competition.

She was trained as a facilitator to foster entrepreneurship among UG students under the PMYUVA program initiated by the Central Government of India. She was the coordinator for the Entrepreneurship Cell of NMKRV college and mentored many students for their start-ups.

She strives to make significant publications in Scopus, UGC care listed, and other peer-reviewed journals in the domains of entrepreneurship, commerce, and management actively presenting papers at various National and International Conferences.

Subjects Taught: Financial Accounting, Advanced Financial Accounting, Management Accounting, Banking Innovations, Entrepreneurship Development, Business Regulations Business Management & Start-ups, Corporate Administration, Marketing Management.

Research Interests: Entrepreneurship Development, Human Resource management

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SUDINDRA V. R, B.Com, MBA (Finance), (PhD)

Academic Qualifications: B.Com & MBA- Finance; UGC-NET qualified, CFP-Certified Financial Planner

Experience: He has over 17+ years of experience in Teaching, Banking, Consulting and Financial services industry. He worked as Analyst- Ocwen Financial Services, Credit Underwriter/Agency Manager- HSBC Bank, Freelance Trainer and Trader-MZone Financial Services, Faculty-Auden Technology and Management Academy and Faculty–AMC Engineering College. He now associated with ISME as Faculty-Finance and Coordinator IQAC . He also has to credit many publication in national and international journals.

Courses Taught: International Finance, Investment Banking and Financial Services, Managerial Economics, Case studies in Corporate Finance, Business Environment and Derivatives.

Research Interests: Financial Literacy, Financial Services and Financial Markets.

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TANUJ GARG, MS (Carnegie Mellon University, USA), MBA (The Wharton School, USA)

Academic Qualifications: MS (Electrical and Computer Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University), MBA (The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania)

Experience: Tanuj has several years of experience in the US Fixed Income markets at Citigroup as Director, Head of US MBS and Real-Estate ABS Strategy and at Bank of America. Over the years, he has been involved in trading, research and strategy in Mortgage Backed Securities.

Tanuj has contributed to several industry panels such as the American Securitization Forum (ASF) and Citigroup-hosted annual GSM conference discussing the impact of Government policies and legislations on the future of the housing markets in the US. Tanuj was a part of a team that interacted with US policy makers comprising the FDIC, the Federal Reserve and members of the Basel committee to recommend Basel capital rules for the securitization market. Tanuj also interacted with members of the Dutch Ministry of Finance and evaluated the mortgage portfolio that was ring-fenced during the financial crisis.

Tanuj is the founder director across various companies of NVT Group.

Courses Taught: Derivatives, Applied Corporate Finance.

Research Interests: Fixed Income, Corporate Finance and Project Financing, Mortgage Markets.

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VIKKU AGRAWAL, B.Com (Hons), Master’s in Corporate Management.

Academic Qualifications: Master’s in Corporate Management with Finance Specialization (Lucknow University) and B.Com (Hons), Delhi University.

Experience: Over 20 years of experience of which 12 years were in the banking and finance industry and the rest in teaching and in the academics. Ms. Agrawal started her career at Thomas Cook and Bank of America subsequently serving as Assistant Vice President, HDFC bank. Since 2011 she has been an educationist offering finance classes at some of the leading B-Schools including NMIMS, Symbiosis, Amity Business School and Christ University. She is associated with ISME as finance faculty.

Courses Taught: Managerial Economics, Macro-economics for Business, Financial Services & Financial Markets, International Business and Finance, Commercial Banking & Insurance, Financial Management and Financial Accounting.

Research Interests: Indirect Taxes/GST and Macro-economic impact, FDI flows and GDP forecasts, Derivatives and financial markets, Entitlements and Macro-economic Impact.

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AMITAVA SENGUPTA, B.Tech (IIT Kharagpur), PGDBM (IIM Ahmedabad)

Academic Qualifications: PGDBM (Finance & Marketing) (IIM, Ahmedabad), B.Tech (Hons) (IIT, Kharagpur)

Experience: 41 years of total experience in India and abroad, with 30 Years in Industry (24 years in Finance, Marketing and Banking, 6 yrs in IT) and 11 yrs in Academics. Amitava held positions of COO, Centre for Operations Management, IIM Bangalore, and Director, Indo-German Training Centre at Indo-German Chamber of Commerce before accepting Visiting Faculty engagements at leading management schools and Banking Training centres in India and abroad. He is currently a Visiting Faculty at ISME offering the Applied Corporate Finance course in the 4th Term.

Courses Taught: Applied Corporate Finance.

Research Interests: Finance, Business Policy, Marketing, Production and Operations Management, Corporate Lending, Negotiation skills.

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INDRANIL SAHA, B.E, PGDM (IIM Calcutta)

Academic Qualifications: PGDM (Finance & Marketing) from IIM Calcutta, B.E. (Electrical Engineering) from Jadavpur University.

Certifications in Finance:

  • Financial Engineering and Risk Management from Columbia University
  • Financial Technology and Transformation in Financial Services from Copenhagen Business School
  • Value creation in Corporate Finance from University of Illinois
  • Advanced Business Strategy from University of Virginia.
  • Financial Modelling and Valuation from Edupristine
  • NCFM – Currency Derivatives & Securities Market module from NSE

Professional Experience: Indranil has 12+ years of total industry experience with close to 10 years in a multinational bank across Corporate, Commercial and Consumer bank covering fields like Risk management, Credit analysis and valuation, Treasury and Trade finance, etc. He spent the remaining 2 years in an IT company in the capacity of a Consultant and Project manager.

Entrepreneurial Experience: Co-founded an IIT & IIM Initiative for providing Education Service with the objective to mentor, motivate and guide school and college-level students. equip graduates with industry-relevant skills to help them achieve their career aspirations.

Courses Taught: He has been involved in teaching various subjects since the last 10 years and currently associated with various b-schools as a faculty taking finance courses like Corporate Finance, Derivatives, Alternative Investments, Financial Analytics, Financial Accounting, Mergers and Acquisitions, Financial Engineering and Risk management, Banking and Working capital finance, etc.

Research Interests: Published paper titled “Changing Demands and Approaches of the Insurance Industry”, Paper titled “Corporate Social Responsibility” selected at Hawaii International Conference on Business, U.S.A

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KIRAN KUMAR. K V, M.Com, PGDM (Finance & Marketing), (PhD)
Professor and Head of Department (UG)

Academic Qualifications: PGDM (Finance & Marketing), M.Com (International Business), CAIIB, NET (UGC), CFA (Level-1), CMA (Intermediate), currently pursuing PhD.

Experience: More than 12 years experience with close to 7 years in the Banking, Wealth & Financial Services Industry, Mr. Kiran held the position of AVP – Retail Banking & Wealth at HSBC, before he moved to pursue his teaching & research passion. He has been involved in course development and delivery in the finance stream for more than 5 years in different institutions. He is currently Professor and Head of the Department (UG) at ISME.

Courses Taught: Capital Markets, Corporate Finance, Business Valuation, Strategic Finance, Derivatives, Alternative Investments, Financial Analytics, Analytical Tools – Excel and R

Research Interests: Corporate Finance Practices, Linkages of Corporate Finance Decisions to Value Creation of Corporates in Capital Markets, Newer Financially Engineered Products & their Working

RAJESH MADHAVAN, MBA (Philadelphia University, USA)

Academic Qualifications: MBA, Philadelphia University, USA, Oracle Financials.

Experience: Rajesh Madhavan has over 25 years of experience in academics & Industry in the area of investments and corporate finance. He is associated as a teacher with ISME (since its inception), Centre for Financial Management, Bangalore, IIM, Indore, and NMIMS Bangalore. He teaches finance courses to both the regular as well as executive programs. He has conducted sessions on investments for executives from well-known IT companies and also participated in seminars both in India and Abroad.

Rajesh has worked with companies like BlowPlast, IFB Industries Ltd in the area of corporate accounting, MIS, budgeting. His consulting experience is in the area of financial analysis, audit and investment advisory.

Courses Taught: Corporate Finance, Valuation, Portfolio Management, and Private Equity.

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RISHIRAJ DASGUPTA, B.E, PGDM (IIM Calcutta)

Academic Qualifications: PGDM, IIM, Calcutta; BE; Civil Engineering, Kolkata

Experience: Professional with a distinguished career of over 17 years in strategic planning, business development, key account management, client relationship management, and team management and is a highly accomplished corporate trainer and teacher. Worked as Senior Consultant with KPMG Advisory Services, Pvt. Ltd. and Corporate Manager, ICICI Bank Ltd. And serves as an adjunct faculty at various Business Schools including ISME, Wellinkar’s School of Management, Christ University, and Indo-German Chamber of Commerce.

Rishiraj has extensive expertise in Equity, Derivatives, Mutual funds, Debt and Bond Markets, and various other aspects of Commercial and Corporate Banking, Credit and Risk Analysis.

Courses Taught: Financial Management, Applied Corporate Finance, Operations Management, Quantitative Methods.

Research Interests: Mergers & Acquisitions, Financial Analytics, Corporate finance.

Dr. SUDHINDRA BHAT, MPhil, MBA, PhD in Finance

Academic Qualifications: PhD in Finance, MBA, ACA, CFA, MFM, MPhil, PGPM and PGSMM.

Experience: Dr. Bhat has more 25 years in the area of finance; he is an internationally acclaimed strategist in Business, Operation and Turnaround. Dr. Bhat worked for KPMG, Deloitte, Airtel, Adarsh Group and IFIM in various capacities. He is currently a consultant to the World Bank and other international bodies.

Courses Taught: Investment Management, Risk Management and Taxation.

Research Interests: Risk management

SURESH. A, B.Com, CFB, FPSB

Academic Qualifications: B.Com, CFB and FPSB

Experience: A Suresh is working as an expert faculty with RNIS College of Insurance & Financial Planning. He has been responsible for planning and implementation of IRDA training and he has been a Certified Financial Planner, of FPSB, India.

He is a Bachelor of Commerce from Sri Venkateswara University, Associate of Insurance Institute of India, Mumbai and Certified Financial Planner of FPSB India.

Courses Taught: Financial Services Marketing

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SWARNALAKSHMI UMAMAHESHWARAN, M.Sc (Economics and Quantitative techniques)

Academic Qualifications: M.Sc in Economics and Quantitative techniques (Avinashilingam Deemed University), currently pursuing Ph.D. (TERI school of advances studies)

Experience: Over 9 years of corporate experience in Business Analytics and 4 years of research experience as a HSBC scholar in TERI school of advances studies. Worked as a consultant analyst in MNCs such as Amex, Genpact and Scholastic Inc. Taught at Presidency University, University.

Courses Taught: Quantitative Techniques and Economics.

Research Interests: Energy policy and economics, Behavioural Economics, Development studies with a focus on sustainability.

HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT

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Dr. M S ANNAPOORNA, M.A (Economics), MBA (HRM), PG Diploma in Women’s Studies and PhD (Economics).

Academic Qualifications: M.A (Economics), MBA (HRM), PG Diploma in Women’s Studies and PhD (Economics) degrees.

Experience: Dr. Annapoorna, is a multi-disciplinary academician, in the field of Economics and Management.  She has expertise in Design & Development of globally and industrially relevant curriculum, keeping in view the Choice Based Credit System (CBCS), OBE and NEP -2020 into consideration in all UG and PG programs under the School of Economics and Commerce.

Dr. Annapoorna has working expertise in Universities, Autonomous Institutions, and Affiliated Colleges, AICTE operational and regulatory process in these different forms of institutions. She has 23 years’ experience with Mysore University, ICFAI, Rani Channamma University, Acharya Institute of Management Studies, CMR University among others.

Dr. Annapoorna is also an International Guest Faculty in reputed International Universities

In the past, she served as a consulting advisor on Educational Policy, Strategy and Institutional Governance to more than 10 Industries/Academic Institutions/Universities in Karnataka including Rani Channamma University, M.S. Ramaiah Institute of Management Studies, Siddaganga Institute of Management studies, IDBI and CRY

Dr. Annapoorna is a prolific researcher in the fields of Economics, HR & General Management with more than 35 National & International Publications and also around 30 International conference participations. She is on editorial board of many journals and magazines. Best Research Award from National Research conference conducted by All India Management Council. She has worked very passionately to introduce new courses and programs like Economic Analytics and B.Com in Fintech. She has tried to align the entire program to Industry demand and place ability of students.  She has also worked as a consultant in The World Bank and UNDP sponsored projects for GOK and GOUP. Dr. Annapoorna holds M.A (Economics), MBA (HRM), PG Diploma in Women’s Studies and PhD (Economics) degrees.

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PALLAVI JAIN, PGDM, PG in HRM (Wharton Business School, USA)
Director – Admissions and International Relations

Educational Qualifications: MBA Symbiosis, Pune, PG in HRM Wharton Business School, USA

Course at ISME: Human Resources Management

Experience:  Pallavi has worked for TATA Rallis India Limited, Mumbai & New Delhi. While in the US, she was involved with NVT Quality operations. She is the Director Admissions and International Relations at ISME.
Pallavi had been active outside her education and academic career. She is a trained Kathak dancer and actively participates in community activities. She is fond of travelling, gardening, swimming and badminton.

Research Interests: Change Management and HRM

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SHURLLY TIWARI, MPM, PGDBM (CMD, Modinagar).

Academic Qualifications: MPM (Pune University), PGDBM (CMD, Modinagar). Currently pursuing PhD (Jain University)

Experience:  Professor Shurlly is a dynamic HR professional with 24 years of HR experience, including 10 years in corporate and 14 years in academia. She was leader of the Pune-University and completed her research at the Jain University in Bangalore. She has collaborated with organizations such as Zenta technology, i-energiser, Convergys and Airtel. Academically, she headed BMS department of SM Shetty College-Mumbai, Ness Wadia and MILES College of Management – Pune. She has been associated with ISME for last 7 years and is heading ISME’s “Student Development Cell”. She is a researcher by heart and has published articles, chapters and blogs in many prominent journals and books. Prof. Tiwari, teaches all HR related subjects as well as skill building subjects at ISME. She is also a certified NLP trainer and has provided Soft Skills training for many corporates.

Research Interests: Spirituality and professional growth, Talent Management, Training and development, mindfulness and management, mental health at work place.

Dr. SINDHU SHANTHA NAIR, PhD, MPhil, MBA, MSc

Area of Specialization: HRM

Educational Qualifications: PhD in Management – Christ University, MPhil in Management – Christ University, MBA in HRM – ICFAI University, Fellowship in HRM (CAMI-U. S), MSc & BSc (Math) – Kerala University, PGD in Counselling Psychology – DVK Bangalore, PGD in Healthcare Management – Apollo Med varsity

Experience: Working since 1989 in industry and Academia in India and abroad. Skilled in Management Consulting, Academic Writing, Motivational training, coaching and mentoring. She is a reviewer in Scopus indexed Elsevier journal. Her PhD research was appreciated by University of Michigan (Laura Bassi Scholarship), as an “exceptional research project”. She received a merit scholarship for Fellowship in HRM. As a certified trainer in JCI, accomplished effective training in industry and academia. Certified in Speech Craft, Public Speaking, QA, Instructional Designing, Talent Management, Performance and Competency Development, Organization Development, Master Trainer Facilitation, Rec Analyst, Psychometric testing, Strength scope (UK), High Performance Indicator Specialist, Entrepreneurship (British Council, Qatar) and Business English Certification BEC-Cambridge. She holds research experience and certifications in statistical analysis, research methodologies and techniques, Qualitative methods, and Quantitative methods. She holds a National train the trainer certification on Life skills, Creative movement therapy (CMTAI Bangalore) and is a certified NLP Practitioner (Level 1 & 2). She was awarded the best performer from the industry, Best extempore speaker from Toastmasters, and best speaker award from JCI. She has attended and presented papers in many National, International and Global conference/seminars, TEDx and published articles in Scopus indexed journals/ICI indexed /UGC journals on varied topics of Technology, Management, Healthcare, Art, Education, and psychology Research. She has published blogs in many platforms. As part of media and entertainment ventures, she has provided voice over to radio, educational ventures, storytelling, short films, advertisements, and web content. She is also a vlogger.

Research Interests: Research interests are in the area of management, educational, behavioural and psychology, healthcare, social concerns

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SRIRAM PRABHAKAR, BE, PGDBA

Academic Qualifications: B E (Industrial Production), PGDBA (XIME)

Experience: He began his career in Toyota, followed by a stint in the Middle East. He then came back and started the Bangalore operations of Manpower, a global staffing firm. Later on, moved to Samsung and managed a huge HR team, he was responsible for workforce planning, recruitment, selection, induction and socialization activities in the organization. He is an expert in implementing HR policies, procedures and processes. He is also adept at devising HR strategies and leading HR initiatives to ensure that talent is retained and available to meet the growing needs of the business. He has also been instrumental in steering efforts for maximizing compensation, reward and recognition programs and developing additional initiatives to support the goals of the business segment. He has over 20 years of corporate experience. He teaches subjects in HR for the PGDM program. He is currently pursuing his PhD from University of Mysore.

An avid bird watcher and nature enthusiast, He conducts regular nature/bird walks across the city and beyond. He is also an eco-volunteer certified by Karnataka Forest Department and has undertaken census of several mammals under the aegis of the Forest department.

Courses Taught: Organizational Behavior, Talent management, Recruitment, Selection and Retention, Industrial Relations

Research Interests: Organizational Behavior, HR Analytics

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H.S. MISHRA, MSc, LLB, Diploma in Management (MDI Gurgaon)

Academic Qualifications:MSc (BHU), MSc (Defence Studies), Madras University, LLB, Agra University, Diploma in Management, MDI Gurgaon.

Experience: Has about 45 years of experience in working at mid and senior management level. 32 years in Indian Air Force, retired as Group Captain. Was involved in training air force officers & their career planning. Associated with ISME since inception as Head Placements & HR Faculty. At ISME he is involved in the mentoring and development of students, guiding students in internship & placement & teaching HR courses.

Courses Taught:Industrial Relations & Labor Laws.

Research Interests:Soft Skill training, Industrial Policy, Employment Scenario, Skill Development & Labor Laws & its implementation in IT & Manufacturing industries

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PREEJA SREEDHAR, PGDMCJ, PGHRM

Academic Qualifications: PGDMCJ & PGHRM

Experience: An avid trainer of soft skills. Preeja specializes in the areas of training & development and is a much sought after trainer at corporate and management colleges. Also a prolific writer, she has more than 18 years of experience in training & consulting.

Courses Taught: Organizational Behavior, OD & Change Management, HRM, Knowledge Management, Business Communication.

Research Interests: Change management & Design Thinking.

SARADHA SUBRAMANIAN, M.Sc., M.Phil, PGDBA

Academic Qualifications: M.Phil, PGDBA, M.Sc Maths

Experience: Prof. Saradha has more than 15 years of industry, teaching and research experience in the field of HR Analytics. She has also conducted workshops on SPSS, AMOS and STATA at difference universities.

Courses Taught: Statistics; HR Analytics

Research Interests: Analytics

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SURESH MENON, B.Sc, LLB, PGDPM

Academic Qualifications: B.Sc, LLB, PGDPM

Experience: Mr. Suresh Menon is a science graduate with a degree in Law and a postgraduate diploma in Personnel Management, Industrial Relations and Labour welfare. He has over 30 years of experience; he started as a practicing lawyer for 5 years in the High Court of A.P. before moving into the corporate. He held senior positions in IR and later HR being Administration and legal Officer for an American Agri based Company in Hyderabad for 4 years, Personnel Manager for Parle Biscuits for 6 years and Head of HR for Voltas Ltd (Delhi) for 4 years and then moving on to head a multinational Search Company in Bangalore for close to 3 years. Mr. Menon served with “Total Environment” for 31/2 years as AVP-HR taking care of the entire gamut of HR, Recruitment, Training and Administration. Mr. Menon is currently the V.P, H.R.

Mr. Menon has been on the Advisory Board of ISME and IILM Delhi. He was also instrumental in developing the Lal Bahadur Management Institute in Bareilly. Mr. Menon has also been a Faculty teaching Law and HR in various institutions including ISME, Bhartiya Vidyapeeth and Guru Nanak Institute of Management, Delhi.

Courses Taught: Managing Industrial Relations

Research Interests: Personnel Management & Industrial Relations

BUSINESS ANALYTICS

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Rajendra Desai, B.Tech. (IIT Delhi), MS (Virginia Tech, USA)

Head – External Programs and External Relations

Educational Summary: Rajendra Desai graduated with  B.Tech from IIT Delhi in Chemical Engineering (1984) and went on to acquire a Masters in Operations Research from Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, USA (1988).  Subsequently, he completed a Management Program for Entrepreneurs and Family Business from IIM, Bangalore.(2008).

Experience Summary: He has over 20 years of experience as an Entrepreneur in founding and scaling up a Leather Accessories Manufacturing Firm. He has spent over 10 years in academics – as Dean ( External Programs, XIME, Bangalore), Dean (Management Development Programs, AIMIT Mangalore),  Assistant and Associate Professor positions at St. Joseph’s Institute of Management and XIME, Bangalore and Research Associate (Virginia Tech), He has been teaching quantitative subjects – Statistics, Operations Research and Business Analytics as well as courses in Marketing and Entrepreneurship for PGDM and Executive Courses.

He is a certified consultant with M/s Frontline Systems, USA a leader in providing  Predictive and Prescriptive Analytics solutions for Industry. He has presented papers on the practice side of Business Analytics at the Annual International Conferences on Business Analytics and Intelligence at IIM Bangalore and IISC Bangalore in 2011 – 2018. He has published in the Annals of Operations Research. He has been a resource person in Management Development Programs on Analytics. He has successfully executed consulting projects for diverse Industries to help them improve their operations through analytics solutions.

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Dr. SHAMPA NANDI, MSc-Math(JU), MBA (IIT Dhanbad), Ph.D. (IIT Dhanbad), PGDSBA(GL&UT Austin), UGC-NET
Professor and Principal (PG)

Area of Specialization: Quantitative Techniques, Analytics and Marketing

Educational Qualifications: MSc-Math(JU), MBA (IIT Dhanbad), PhD (IIT Dhanbad), PGDSBA(GL&UT Austin), UGC-NET in Management

Experience:Dr SHAMPA NANDI has been teaching since 2008. She taught in the USA for 3 years before she moved to India. She is now associated with ISME and heads the PGDM department. A driven academician with good analytical skills, intellectual ability, and organizational skills. A skilled researcher, recognized PhD guide under Mysore University, received multiple best paper awards, best case awards and presented scholarly work at reputed conferences. She has published 19 papers in recognized peer-reviewed National and International journals including Scopus-indexed and ABDC journals. Her area of research interest is Consumer Behaviour and Marketing research.

Courses Taught: Quantitative Techniques, Machine Learning, Research Methods and Marketing Case study.

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Dr. SHYAM PRASAD, BSc, MMM, MBA, Ph.D. NET (Management)
Professor and Controller of Examinations

Academic Qualifications: Ph.D. in Management; Double masters in Marketing Management (MMM) and Business Administration (MBA), SMT( Foundation) at IIMB, SMT (Elective) at IIMB, UGC-NET (Management)

Experience: Prof. Shyam comes with 24 (1980-2004) years of industry and has been teaching since 2004 in reputed B-schools. He has published several papers on management in Scopus and ABDC indexed journals both national and international; he has also presented papers in national and international conferences. He also won three best papers awards and first prize in case solving completion. World Research Council has recognized and awarded him twice as the best researcher. He completed foundation and an elective course in Strategic Management from IIMB and several courses. He is deeply interested in research and is well versed in R, Python etc. He has worked for more than two decades in Marketing and Sales, held various positions such as general manager and marketing manager, and travelled widely across the nation.

Courses Taught: Marketing Management, Consumer Behaviour, Services Marketing, Marketing Analytics, Advertising and Brand Management, Retail Management, Strategic Management and Innovation Management.

Research Interests: Consumer Behaviour, Services Marketing and Brand Management

STUTI AGARWAL, B.Sc. (Statistics Hons.), M.Sc. Statistics (University of Calcutta)

Academic Qualifications: B.Sc. (Statistics Hons.), M Sc. (Statistics) (University of Calcutta)

Experience: Stuti has worked in leading multi-nationals since 2012 before joining ISME. She started her career at Mu Sigma Business Solution as a Business Analyst and eventually was Sr. Lead Data Scientist at Fidelity Investments. She has worked on multiple high impact Data Science projects and conducted various in-house corporate training throughout her career. She is passionate about training and teaching.

Courses Taught: Business Analytics and Statistics

Research Interests: Applied Statistics and Data Science

HEMANT SORENG, MBA (IIM Bangalore)

Academic Qualifications: MBA, IIMB

Experience: Hemant is a serial entrepreneur and a marketing professional with more than 19 years of experience in the internet & digital domain with strong exposure in marketing communications, e-commerce, Web Solutions, Analytics & CRM.

Courses Taught: Marketing Analytics

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KIRAN KUMAR. K V, M.Com, PGDM (Finance & Marketing), (PhD)
Professor and Head of Department (UG)

Academic Qualifications: PGDM (Finance & Marketing), M.Com (International Business), CAIIB, NET (UGC), CFA (Level-1), CMA (Intermediate), currently pursuing PhD.

Experience: More than 12 years experience with close to 7 years in the Banking, Wealth & Financial Services Industry, Mr. Kiran held the position of AVP – Retail Banking & Wealth at HSBC, before he moved to pursue his teaching & research passion. He has been involved in course development and delivery in the finance stream for more than 5 years in different institutions. He is currently Professor and Head of the Department (UG) at ISME.

Courses Taught: Capital Markets, Corporate Finance, Business Valuation, Strategic Finance, Derivatives, Alternative Investments, Financial Analytics, Analytical Tools – Excel and R

Research Interests: Corporate Finance Practices, Linkages of Corporate Finance Decisions to Value Creation of Corporates in Capital Markets, Newer Financially Engineered Products & their Working.

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Dr. MANJUNATH B R, MBA, M.Com, CFA , EPAF, Ph.D., UGC NET

Academic Qualifications: MBA, M.Com, CFA (ICFAI), EPAF (IIM-C), Ph.D. (Finance), UGC NET (Management & Commerce)

Experience: He has overall 11 years’ experience, out of which 5 years of corporate experience in Investment Banking domain and 6 years of academic experience. He is expertized in the area of Applied Finance and his area of interest includes majorly Applied Finance and Analytics. He worked in the Philippines for JP Morgan Chase on Unit Unlisted Trust (UUT) migration project, Fidelity Business Services Pvt. Ltd. on Analytics and Data Services (ADS), Wipro-UBS as Corporate Action Specialist and Thomson Reuters as Research Trainee. He has been associated with many universities in India and abroad. He is also a Technical Consultant – Banking and Financial Service (BFS) for Ernst & Young (EY), involved in Leveraging ICT for Growth, Employment and Governance Project (LICT) initiated by Bangladesh Computer Council (BCC) – Government of Bangladesh: Skill Development and training with reputed universities of Bangladesh. His last assignment was with Bapuji B Schools as an Assistant Professor of Finance, Davangere. He has presented and published 65 research papers and working papers at national – International level conferences.

Courses Taught: He taught courses like Security Analysis and Portfolio Management, Financial Derivatives, Investment Banking and Financial Services, Merges, Acquisitions and Corporate Restructuring, Financial Management and Corporate Valuation.

Research Interests: His research interest primarily lies in the area of application of Finance and Data Analytics.

MANOHAR D. RAO, B.Tech (IIT Madras), PGDM (IIM Ahmedabad)

Academic Qualifications: B.Tech, IIT-Madras & PGDM IIM-A

Experience: Manohar Rao has more than 35 years of experience in the areas of technical/management consulting and analytics. He has served in senior positions with companies like Pharos Consulting, CyberTech Systems and Software and 3SE; he is also the co-founder of an analytics company.

Courses Taught: Analytics. Quantitative Methods, Operations Management.

Research Interests: Business Analytics.

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SWARNALAKSHMI UMAMAHESHWARAN, M.Sc (Economics and Quantitative techniques)

Academic Qualifications: M.Sc in Economics and Quantitative techniques (Avinashilingam Deemed University), currently pursuing Ph.D. (TERI school of advances studies)

Experience: Over 9 years of corporate experience in Business Analytics and 4 years of research experience as a HSBC scholar in TERI school of advances studies. Worked as a consultant analyst in MNCs such as Amex, Genpact and Scholastic Inc. Taught at Presidency University, University.

Courses Taught: Quantitative Techniques and Economics.

Research Interests: Energy policy and economics, Behavioural Economics, Development studies with a focus on sustainability.

VISHNUPRIYA RAGHAVAN, MSc, MS (USA), Ph.D. (Alliance University)

Academic Qualifications: Ph.D. Operations, Alliance University; MS – Information Systems (USA) MSc (Mathematics)

Experience: Dr. Vishnupriya is an educational Professional with a distinguished career of over ten years in business analysis and over ten years in providing educational instruction and training solutions to individuals and academic institutions.

Courses Taught: Statistics; Operations Management

Research Interests: Operations Management, Analytics

OPERATIONS & QUALITY MANAGEMENT

A.N.CHADRAMOULI, BE (NIT), PGPM (IIM Kanpur)

Academic Qualifications: PGPM (IIM-K); B.E (NIT)

Experience: A.N.Chandramouli comes with more than 30 years of experience as a senior management executive in manufacturing and operations with multi-national companies and is currently the Board Member of Starrag Heckert India which is a greenfield venture of Starrag Heckert AG from Switzerland. Prior to this, he worked as the CEO of Makino India Pvt. Ltd. for 6 years leading various operations. Mr. Chandramouli has been a member of ISME board since inception.

Courses Taught: Operations Management, SCM & Quality Management

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RISHIRAJ DASGUPTA, B.E, PGDM (IIM Calcutta)

Academic Qualifications: PGDM, IIM, Calcutta; BE; Civil Engineering, Kolkata

Experience: Professional with a distinguished career of over 17 years in strategic planning, business development, key account management, client relationship management, and team management and is a highly accomplished corporate trainer and teacher. Worked as Senior Consultant with KPMG Advisory Services, Pvt. Ltd. and Corporate Manager, ICICI Bank Ltd. And serves as an adjunct faculty at various Business Schools including ISME, Wellinkar’s School of Management, Christ University, and Indo-German Chamber of Commerce.

Rishiraj has extensive expertise in Equity, Derivatives, Mutual funds, Debt and Bond Markets, and various other aspects of Commercial and Corporate Banking, Credit and Risk Analysis.

Courses Taught: Financial Management, Applied Corporate Finance, Operations Management, Quantitative Methods.

Research Interests: Mergers & Acquisitions, Financial Analytics, Corporate finance.

CN. UDAYA SHANKAR, BE, MBA, M.Phil., PhD

Academic Qualifications: BE (Mech.MS. (Mfg) , MBA (Fin), M.Phil. (Management), PhD

Experience: Mr. C.N. Udaya Shankar is a multi-skilled and multi-talented, technically qualified Techno-Managerial Supply Chain professional with 25+ years of industrial experience and 5 years of academic experience. During his industry tenure he has worked with Bosch limited, Bangalore for 25 years and relieved as a Manager – Purchase & Head of Lean Manufacturing. Later part of his industrial career was with CNC Pvt. Ltd., Bangalore as a Director of Operations. He is a certified Bosch Production System Mentor by Bosch, Germany, a Certified Lead Assessor by Navelle Clerke, England and Certified black belt in Six Sigma. He has received a copy right for his research paper on Entrepreneurial success with Automobile Industry from Govt. of India and has won BEML trophy as “Best Supply Chain Manager” form IIMM in 2004. At Bosch he has trained more than 700+ employees on Quality circle and its benefits, Lean Manufacturing and has initiated quality improvement and wastage reduction projects and has contributed to the company for quality improvement.  Mr. Udaya Shankar has started his academic association as visiting faculty with Indus Business Academy, Bangalore and expanded his dissemination of knowledge in XIME, ICFAI, CHRIST University, IGNOU etc.,. He has conducted number of MDP’s and FDP’s on Lean Manufacturing, Six Sigma, Customer retention and Service vendor management in and around various institutes in Bangalore.

Courses Taught: Procurement Supply Management.

Research Interests: Supply Chain Management.

VISWANATHAN HARIHARAN, M.Tech (IIT Bombay)

Academic Qualifications: M. Tech – CS (IIT-Bombay)

Experience: Viswanathan has 25+ years’ experience in IT delivery & Lean consulting. He has managed software development projects and Application maintenance services. He has been expert in Lean and quality management. Viswanathan has been the Centre Director/Coordinator for the BITS, Pilani satellite centre in Bangalore.

Courses Taught: Operations Management, SCM & Quality Management.

MANAGERIAL SKILLS & ENTREPRENEURSHIP

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KRISHNAN R, PGPM, LIII (GEN)

Area: Head Infrastructure and Facilities

Educational Qualifications: B.A. Psych/Eco; PGDPM – IMM – IR & HR, Jamshedpur

Experience: Mr. Krishnan is a licentiate in General Insurance from the Indian Institute of Insurance and is a Certified Train the Trainers from “Born to Live.” He served as Regional Marketing Manager for seven years with Photophone covering the territories of Karnataka and Goa and worked for 14 years with Shriram Group of Companies as a General Manager. Additionally, Mr. Krishnan spent six years with ICFAI National College as Regional Head, Karnataka & Goa, where he was in-charge of 22 colleges. Mr. Krishnan comes with a rich and diverse background; he was a corporate trainer; Academic Head and Business Head and served on the panels of various institutions for training and placements. Prof. Krishnan has been a key player in the ISME handling placements, HR, Administration, Facility and Infrastructre. Mr. Krishnan is very spiritual and provides community service in a local hospice for the terminally ill patients.

Research/Other Interests: Managerial Skill Developments, Community service & Counselling

Prof. Mini pillai

MINI K L PILLAI MA, MPhil

Academic Qualifications: AICTE Certified Universal Human Values Coach, Outcome Based Educator (OBE) Learning Designs from IIT Madras, 2019, Certified in Virtual Teaching Pedagogy from (M G University, T3 Sept 2020), Certified Crisis Communicator, and Certified Versant® Trainer (since 2006). Studied MPhil, MA English Language and Literature, and English Language Teaching & German Translation, minor in Linguistics & BA Communicative English, Functional English and English Language Teaching at University of Kerala.

Experience: Mini Pillai is an English Language Skills mentor with an overall 10 years in teaching English Language for Business, and English Language in Higher Education, and Social and Emotional Skills to Corporate Professionals and National/International Athletes/ Professionals, and holds industry experience as an International Corporate Trainer and Quality Analyst with various MNCs. She specialises in Functional English Language Skills, and Social and Emotional Learning since 2003. She is also a language research enthusiast. She also offers her input on interdisciplinary research writing in Humanities, Sport Sciences, and Management. She is an in residence faculty for Managerial Professional Skills, and CV Specialist, at ISME. She has worked on 3000+ CV profiles till date.

Courses Taught: Managerial Professional Skills, Resume and CV Building, Cover Letter Writing, Corporate Skills, Social Skills, Listening and Speaking Skills, Reading and Writing Skills. General English, Communicative English, Functional English, English for Specific Purposes. Verbal Ability, Logical Reasoning, Reading Comprehension- English Language, Behavioural Science,  and  Communication through Theatre.

Research Interests: English as a Second Language, English Language Teaching, Language Learning Design, Teaching and Learning Practise, Sociolinguistics and Neurolinguistics, SEO Keywords, Social and Emotional Agility for Entrepreneurs, and Language Competencies for Professionals, Behavioural Science.

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Dr. RONY G KURIEN B.Sc.(Chem.), MBA(Symbiosis) Ph.D. (Anna University)
Dean

Academic Qualifications: Ph.D. (Consumer Behaviour) Anna University, Chennai
MBA (Marketing), Grade A ,Symbiosis Institute of Business Management, Pune, India
B.Sc.(Chem.), First Class, Fergusson College, Pune, India

Experience: Dr.Rony Kurien has over 33 years of experience in Business Development, and Management of Education and held various leadership positions in Indian, multinational and in training and consulting organizations across diverse industry sectors such as Education, Real estate, International business and has skills in scoping business opportunities, developing entrepreneurial skills and consulting roles. He has held senior leadership positions in various reputed educational institutions and business organizations including Xavier Institute of Management and Entrepreneurship, Bangalore; Ecole Hoteliere Lavasa, Pune; Indus Business Academy, Bangalore; Ranlin Corporation, Sydney; Australian Trade Commission, Bangalore; Hoechst Schering Agrevo, Mumbai among others. He has extensive exposure to markets in India, Australia, the Middle East, and the U.S.A., and has set up and successfully run education and training enterprises. He is presently associated with ISME as Dean of the institute.

Research Interests: Marketing, Customer Decision making, Development of Tourism, Retailing and Education.

SHRUTHI NANJAPPA, MPhil in Sociology (JNU, New Delhi)

Academic Qualifications: BA (Bangalore University), MA- Sociology (JNU, New Delhi), MPhil – Sociology (JNU, New Delhi), JRF-Sociology

Experience Summary: An enthusiastic trainer, Ms Shruthi has over 12 years of experience in both industry and teaching. She has previously worked with CET-IILM, Greater Noida; Galgotias University, Greater Noida, The Oxford College of Arts, Bangalore and Krupanidhi Degree College, Bangalore. She has excellent communication skills both oral and written and is a passionate teacher.

Courses Taught: Business Communication, Soft Skills and Employability Skills Training.

Research Interests: Cultural influences on language, gendered structure of language.

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ARUNA H.M, B.A., LL.B. (JSS Law College, Mysore)

Academic Qualifications: B.A., LL.B. (JSS Law College, Mysore)

Experience: Aruna has a rich mix of teaching and industry experience. She set up a partnership firm in 2004 with “Rugan & Arya” handling a diverse range of legal matters. As a Consumer Lawyer for Barclays Bank and Emirates Airways, she represented the companies before the District Consumer Forum and the State Consumer Forum while also handling their civil, property and contractual matters. She has also conducted legal audits for Vijaya Bank and worked for Total Environment Builders as an in house counsel to streamline legal processes and documentation. She has also worked for Vivek Chandy Associates and as a trainee for King & Patridge Advocates. She has taught legal concepts to management students.

Courses Taught: Business Law & Ethics, Contracts, Law of Contracts, Drafting, Pleading & Conveyancing.

Research Interests: Property Law, Matrimonial Disputes.

PREEJA SREEDHAR, PGDMCJ, PGHRM

Academic Qualifications: MPM (Pune University), PGDBM (CMD, Modinagar). Currently pursuing PhD (Jain University)

Experience: An avid trainer of soft skills. Preeja specializes in the areas of training & development and is a much sought after trainer at corporate and management colleges. Also a prolific writer, she has more than 18 years of experience in training & consulting.

Courses Taught: Organizational Behavior, OD & Change Management, HRM, Knowledge Management, Business Communication.

Research Interests: Change management & Design Thinking.

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LIVEA THEKKEKARA PAUL, BA, MA, MPhil in English

Academic Qualifications: BA, MA, MPhil in English

Experience: Worked as a Visiting faculty at both Jain PU College and CMS Business School (Jain University, Bengaluru) and as a Full-time faculty at Indo-Asian Academy, Bengaluru. Ms. Livea is associated with ISME from 2019.

She was an active member of the Centre for Social Action as a Drishti member (Street-play Team) at Christ University as a student and was the In-charge of Shakespeare Club at Indo Asian Academy as a faculty. She was one of the founding Co-ordinators of the Speech Weavers: The Communication Club.

She has published a research paper in Research Journal of English Language and Literature (RJELAL), an International Journal. She has presented her paper at the International Conference organized by the Dept. of English, Presidency University, Kolkata. She has numerous certifications from reputed global institutions. She was shortlisted for Welingkar School Innovation Award – Faculty Level at the 33rd Annual Management Education Convention (2022) in Mumbai organized by Association of Indian Management Schools.

Courses Taught: General English, Additional English & Culture, Diversity & Society (Life Skills).

Research Interests: English Literature, World Literature, Dalit & Tribal Literatures, Cultural Studies: Film Studies, Visual Studies & Rap Music.

C P RAMESH, M.A., B.Ed.

Academic Qualifications: B.A, B.Ed, M.A.

Experience: He has been teaching since 1994 in leading colleges & other educational institutions in Bangalore, Karnataka. Worked as Kannada Lecturer in Government PU College, Banavara, Hassan District, Karnataka (1994-1997). Worked as Kannada Lecturer in Dr.Radhakrishnan D.Ed College, Banavara, Hassan District, Karnataka (1998-2003) & Vice Principal in S.E.A D.Ed College, KR Puram, Bangalore (2004-2012).

Served as Kannada Lecturer in Narayana Education Society, Kalyan Nagar, Bangalore (2012-2016) & in Plank PU College, Hosakote, Bangalore (2017-2018). Worked as Kannada Lecturer in Vision PU & Degree College, Banaswadi, Bangalore (2019 -2022)

Courses Taught: Kannada, History, Social Studies

Research Interests: Kannada Old Literature (Kannada Sahithika Adhyayana)

SAVITHA RAI, B.A, M.A, Ph.D.

Academic Qualifications: B.A Hindi, M.A Hindi, pursuing PhD

Experience: She has been teaching since 2001. She has worked at various reputed institutions in Karnataka such as Indus College, (Puttur, D.K.), Community Institute of Commerce & Management, (Jayanagar), Al-Ameen Science, Commerce & Arts College, (Lalbagh) and Arihant Group of Institutions, (Minerva Circle).

She has published research papers in various International & National Research Journals and her Seminar papers have been published in numerous Conference Proceedings. She was actively involved in the Question Paper Setting Committee at Maharani Lakshmi Ammani Autonomous College. She has been Exam Paper Evaluator for Bangalore University and also the current Bangalore City University for the past 11 years.

Courses Taught: Hindi

Research Interests: Loksahitya, Yatravrutanth, Cultural Studies and Bhootaaaradhana.

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