Centre for Executive Education faculty members serve the dual mission of rigorous disciplinary practice and professional teaching. All of them are industry leaders and practicing professionals in their functional areas and bring a deep understanding of the subject to the class room. The reputation of the Executive MBA Program begins with our accomplished faculty members — each individually committed to developing the next generation of managers and business leaders. Faculty members are uncompromisingly committed to student success, and value the opportunity to serve as both mentors and colleagues. Throughout the program experience, they’ll provide support, insight, and inspiration. Because the student-faculty ratio is 1-to-7, you can expect to work closely with your professors from your earliest days in the program, both in the classroom and in collaborative consultancy endeavours.

Our faculties come from diverse fields and are thought leaders and subject matter experts in the following areas:

  • Accounting
  • Advertising & Branding
  • Banking
  • Business Law
  • Economics
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finance
  • Global Business
  • Human Resource Management
  • Innovation
  • Management Science and Operations
  • Marketing
  • Operations Management
  • Organizational Behaviour
  • Project Management
  • Soft Skills
  • Strategy and Entrepreneurship
  • Supply Chain Management


Prof. (CAPT.) A.Nagaraj Subbarao is a Master Mariner with a specialization in Navigation, Dredging Technology & Ocean Engineering and holds an MBA & MPhil Degree in Human Resource Management and a specialization in People Management from the Carlson School of Management – University of Minnesota (USA) and PG Specialization in Leadership & Strategy from the University of Illinois (UC). He currently serves as Dean – Executive Education at Dayananda Sagar University, Bangalore.

He commanded state of the art ships before turning to academics. Prof. Nagaraj lectures on Strategy, Entrepreneurship and Cognitive Behaviour. He has consulted in the areas of leadership, organizational culture and team dynamics.

He serves a Dean for Executive Education, Dayananda Sagar University, Bangalore.


Prof. Amulya Panda is an alumnus of IIT-M, Madras and has spent close to two decades at General Electric in quality and compliance. He is passionate about quality standards and lectures on Operations Management. Prof. Panda consults widely.


Prof. Abhishek Pandey,MIT Sloan School of Management, Columbia Business School (USA), Tuck School of Business (USA), lectures on Global Business in Dayananda Sagar Institutions - Dayananda Sagar University at the Executive MBA program. Prof.Pandey is passionate about globalization and its effects on nations, polity, and people.


Prof. Krishna Kumar Rao, an alumnus of IIM-Calcutta is a professor of Strategic Management at the Dayananda Sagar University, Executive MBA program. He lectures on leadership, strategy and people management. Prof. Rao is a management consultant and has consulted all over the world bringing an international flavour to his lectures. He is an expert on Blue Ocean Strategy in the simultaneous pursuit of differentiation and low cost to open up a new market space and create new demand and lectures on creating and capturing uncontested market space, thereby making the competition irrelevant. It is based on the view that market boundaries and industry structure are not a given and can be reconstructed by the actions and beliefs of industry players.


Prof. Anurag Jalan, an alumnus of IIT-B, Bombay and IIM-Bangalore talks to students of the Executive MBA program on economic theory. Professor Jalan teaches economics and is passionate about monetary and fiscal policy issues and the application of economic theory to real workplace practice. Before teaching at Dayananda Sagar University, Prof. Jalan worked as Sr. Vice President in the digital communications industry prior to which he spent a decade and more in managing a family business.


Prof. Rajat Rashmi worked in Oracle as senior audit analyst in the SOX team & has good working knowledge of SOX & internal controls framework. She is a chartered accountant and lectures on ethics and the legal aspects of business. Prof Rashmi is passionate about learning and is actively engaged in various social activities.


Prof. A.G.Krishnan is a practicing-chartered accountant and management consultant. He advises companies on fiscal and financial issues as well as project risk management. At Dayananda Sagar University, Prof. Krishnan lectures on accounting, corporate finance and project risk management.


Prof. Archie D’Souza is a professor of Logistics & Supply Chain Management and comes with wide experience in the industry. Prof. Archie D’Souza is a veteran of the logistics and supply chain industry. He was part of the cargo industry and lectures on supply chain management, shipping and the aviation industry. His understanding of these industries is phenomenal and comes from many years of practice.


Prof.Sriramu M.S. describes himself as a technologist and entrepreneur. An alumnus of the IIT-B, Bombay he teaches Business Analytics and the course on Research Methodology at Dayananda Sagar University. He believes in high quality and that data and its interpretation is the panacea to most issues.


Prof.Ramesh N is a professor of practice in sales and marketing. Prof.Ramesh is from the space and satellite technology industry and teaches sales and marketing at Dayananda Sagar University. He is well travelled and also teaches Global Business.


Business Analytics is taught by two outstanding faculties Professors Amaranth and Srinivas who come with rare passion and consulting experience in the subject. Prof. Srinivas is an alumnus BITS- Pilani and of the University of New South Wales, Australia where he read for his MBA degree.


Commander Himanshu Joshi is a retired Indian Navy officers and aviator. He is an alumnus of the prestigious Indian Military Academy and teaches subjects on HR, OB and Leadership. Prof. Joshi is an Educational Entrepreneur and his organization prepares young people for a meaningful work life and a career in the Indian military.


Prof Tejas Rao, is a specialist in Product Management and Corporate Innovation, with an engineering degree from the Rochester Institute, New York, USA and an MBA degree in Specialized in Marketing, Innovation &Strategy from SDA Bocconi School of Management, Milan, Italy.


Dr. Rahul Dighe, IIT-B, MIT, USA. He has deep subject matter expertise in innovation and supply chain management. He was an innovation leader at IBM for over a decade. Rahul Dighe lectures on a wide variety of subjects which includes Design Thinking, Supply Chain Management and Innovation.


Prof. Haranhalli Shankar is an electrical engineer and is a management consultant. He has held senior positions both in India and abroad, in the IT, ITES & manufacturing industries. Prof.Shankar is a professor of Project Management, Operations Management, Decesion Sciences and Information Technology. Prof. Shankar was Director – Tech Mahindra, CEO- DDE ORG, Vice President – HCL America and a senior engineer with BHEL, Hyderabad. He is a keen birdwatcher and environmental activist.


Prof. Sarabjit Ghose is an alumnus of IIM-A, Ahmedabad and serves at CIEL Textile Asia as Executive Director and Managing Director at Laguna Clothing LLP. He is a professor of entrepreneurship and strategy. He has wide international experience and has held several senior leadership positions across industries.


Prof. Vilas B Annigeri has close to 30+ years of work experience in OD, T&D and also in various learning and development initiatives. He is a double postgraduate in management (HR/OB & Marketing) from the University of Pune. He has conducted corporate training programmes for reputed companies like Kodak, TATA Group, Infosys, FORCE, Bajaj Group, Atul enterprises Ltd, Whirlpool (Maratha Chamber of Commerce and Industry and also Nagar Road Chamber of Commerce and industry).


Prof.Anant Pophali is a senior level executive with 28 years of experience in global IT services industry in various leadership roles. He possesses extensive experience of setting up sizable IT services units in India, transition of services and stabilizing operations to steady state. Prior to joining Dayananda Sagar University, he was working with AIG Inc., as “Head & Director of AIG Data Services, India” and “Global Head of IT Professional Services Governance”.


Prof. Venkata Varadarajan has spent close to 23+ years in the communications domain ranging from Media planning, buying, Advertising Management, Marketing, Content creation.

He is the Co-Founder and CMO at Urban IQ an advisory start-up.


Prof. Naveen Sriram, is a professor of entrepreneurship and marketing. He is a practicing entrepreneur and has studied entrepreneurship at the University of Pennsylvania, USA.

Guest Faculty:


Faculty are not only deep subject matter experts and bring their professional excellence to class but thrive in a collegial atmosphere. They are friendly, approachable and wonderful mentors. The program does not operate in watertight silos but is a collaborative effort between the professors in bringing a holistic management experience to the student.

The most valuable assets in a university are its people and the intellectual capital they possess and the culture they create. Our professors embrace healthy debate and intellectual disagreement, allowing a plethora of ideas to flow.

Our faculty also serve as student mentors and guide students through their program.


Dr. Shankar Prasad is the founder and chief architect of Sampoorna Swarajya Foundation, a venture in social entrepreneurship. Dr. Prasad is an alumnus of IIT-K, Kanpur and SUNY, New York, USA. He spent close to three decades in the IT industry.


Porush Singh is an HR Business Partner with ITC – Infotech and is passionate about Human Resource Management. Porush was at Dayananda Sagar University, talking about current best practices in Human Resource Management. Porush dwelt upon the use of gamification and Bots as an HR tool in improving individual and team productivity.


Sunil Bhumralkar, is a former managing partner at E&Y, Bangalore. As a practicing-chartered accountant, he lectures on niche areas of finance including guiding companies on valuation and charting an IPO route.


Rajeev Dixit, An entrepreneur, doer, and passionate learner. Work with start-ups and founders to help them develop their idea to the product ready for market and growth.

Specialties: Ideation, Product Management, Marketing, Architecture, User experience, and design, Multi-site agile teams, Hands-on development, Scalability and high-availability, Continuous integration and deployment, Open source frameworks, Big data predictive analytics and visualization, Data Science, Machine Learning.


Bindu Sharma, Founder & CEO, Origiin IP Solutions LLP. Bindu Sharma is an IP Attorney with extensive experience in IP laws across a range of technologies and industries in India and abroad. She enjoys working with innovative organizations and inventors and guides them in protecting their intellectual property in the most effective manner. She has worked with clients locally, nationally and internationally in many industries and technologies. She advises clients on the issues related to Patents, Patent Validity, Infringement, Licensing and Monetization as well as IP Management, IP Strategies, Licensing, Trademark, Copyright and Design/utility patent matters.


Major. General. George, is an Indian Army veteran and an alumnus of the prestigious National Defence Academy and lectures on leadership and conflict management. While in the Indian Army he served in critical appointments which included tours of Sri Lanka and Kashmir. He also served as a mediator in Nagaland representing the Government of India in talks with the Naga rebels.


Saketh BSV, is an alumnus of IIT-M, Chennai and is co-founder of the extremely successful Bangalore based start-up Perpule. He was listed in the Forbes 30 under 30 for 2018.

International Faculty:


Dr. Mansour Al- Shamali, Professor of Finance at the College of Business, Kuwait addressing students of MBA, Semester 1, at SCMS - Dayananda Sagar University on December 21, 2018. Dr. Mansour Al -Shamali has worked with international financial institutions like the IMF and World Bank and is specialist in financial security and risk.


Dr. Pierre Al-Khoury is Professor and VP - Development at the Lebanese - German University, Lebanon. He is an accomplished professor of Banking and Finance and is an Adjunct Research Professor at DSU. Dr. Al-Khoury is an authority on crypto currencies and new age technologies like Block-Chain.