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:
- Advertising & Branding
- Business Law
- Global Business
- Human Resource Management
- Management Science and Operations
- 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. 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 marketing, innovation & strategy from SDA Bocconi School of Management, Milan, Italy. At Dayananda Sagar University, he is a practice professor of strategy.
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.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 Srinivas Iyengar has been in Information Technology and Finance space for over 25 years managing businesses across Europe, USA and India.
“Srini” has been recognized as one of ‘Top 50 Global Thought Leaders and Influencers on HealthTech by a leading global platform. With 20+ years of experience in “Healthcare and Technology” catering to global market, he has been in a unique position to bring world perspective to initiatives he is involved in to get the “Outside-In” approach. He has been a thought leader and visionary in “Future of Healthcare” and consulting organizations which are working towards bringing in required change today.
An active contributor and speaker at various business schools and NASSCOM events on Healthcare and Technology, Srini has been mentoring startups in emerging deep tech, data analytics and healthcare space.
Srini is a member of Board of studies and adjunct professor at Dayanand Sagar university.
Srini realized quite early that Indian IT industry is lagging behind in upskilling and reskilling to future skills like Artificial intelligence, blockchain, Data&Analytics etc and authored article series “Idiots guide to …” to make industry realize the inflection point and become a change maker.
Srini is a chartered account by qualification, technologist by profession and Musician passion. Srini is also a farmer growing organic fruits and vegetables.
Prof KUDUPU KARUNAKARA is a first class graduate in engineering in Metallurgy from Karnataka Regional Engineering College, presently NITK. After few years of experience he did post graduate diploma in International Management from the prestigious Indian Institute of Foreign Trade at Delhi bagging the coveted Bronze medal.
His work experience started in a steel foundry at Jamshedpur, after which he joined the Heavy Engineering Corporation [HEC] at Ranchi as Engineer. Later he worked for companies like TELCO (now Tata Motors.) before joining Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL) in the year 1983. In his meritorious career of nearly 28 years in different divisions HAL he has held positions such as DGM(IMM) for ALH Dhruv helicopter, DGM (Projects) for SU-30, head of the HAL Management Academy. He retired after being the Head of IMGT division of HAL. He has mentored and developed several people, who have worked with him, and helped them to rise in their career.
He is guest faculty for training experienced professional managers at HAL Management Academy. He is also visiting faculty in several MBA colleges like Alliance, Jain, IFIM, MSOB, Dayanand Sagar Unuversity in subjects like Marketing, Consumer Behaviour, International Trade, Supply Chain Management and he is passionate about this training, teaching and learning.
Prof TAMAL K. DAS is an International Logistics and Supply Chain Business Leader with over 20 years of strong experience in managing and optimising operations for Fortune 500 organizations. He has successfully led multi-cultural Sales, Business Development and Operations Teams in India, Middle East, and South East Asia with over 30% business growth year over year for Fortune 500 organizations like the A P Moller Maersk Group and DHL Group.
He has driven Solution Design, developed, and implemented Greenfield and Brownfield Supply Chain Turnaround projects for Automotive, Consumer Electronics, Healthcare, Hi-Tech, Heavy Engineering, Luxury, FMCG and Retail industries.
He partners with global CEOs and CXOs in driving growth, optimising value, and business ethics. He is instrumental in developing and leading high growth multi-cultural teams globally resulting in scaling operations, diversifying portfolio, and increasing shareholder value.
Tamal is an MBA from Hult Graduate School of Business, Boston, USA and is an Engineering Graduate. He is an alumnus of the Executive Management Program of IIM Calcutta and theInternational Business & Leadership Program from Zurich University, Switzerland.
Tamal is an active mentor and advisor to various consulting and faculty engagements in the field of higher education and Industry Forum in India and International markets.
Prof SaiKumar K Chandrashekar has been working in the IT industry for the past 30+ years. He has performed lead roles in the areas of Product Solutioning and Development, Project Delivery Management, Program Development, Setting up Off Shore Development Centers and building teams. He has also worked Sales, Pre-Sales, and Customer engagement. The domains he has worked are Business Analytics, Social Media Analytics, HR Analytics, Healthcare and Travel Verticals.
Currently, he been working with early stage Start up companies helping them in product strategy, building their technical and marketing teams, and ensuring the overall process setup. He is also into teaching in the areas of Business Intelligence and Analytics and processes in educational institutions.
He has done his Bachelor Of Engineering from Mysore University and “Executive General Management Program” from Indian Institute Of Management IIM Banglore.
Prof K Amarnath, An accomplished data analytics professional with impressive career credentials of about three decades. Versatile making noteworthy recommendations for strategic decision making. Senior Research Analyst with deep insight into market trends and business scenarios driving at effective market positioning. Key contributor for several product launches. Advisor providing crucial inputs across industry segments. Distinction of imparting sound counsel with strong functional domain expertise. Peak customer-service-orientation imparting holistic solutions. Collaborative team leader integrating cross-functional teams towards customer-service-excellence. Prof Amarnath has an MPhil degree from Bangalore University and he currently works with AmberTAG Analytics Pvt. Ltd. As Head – Analytics Center of Excellence
Prof. Aditya Ganti, is an accomplished international Business Development, Consulting and Marketing professional with 18+ years of experience in developing and executing Client and Channel Strategies for driving business growth in technology industry.
He has an MBA degree from the prestigious IE Business School Madrid, Spain.
Prof. Sanjai, is an Information Technology professional with 27 years of experience in Enterprise Software having done a variety of roles spanning across Product Management, IT Strategy Consulting, Presales, Project / Program Management and Delivery Management. He is passionate about building products and is a Fellow with the International Software Product Management Association. He is an alumnus of NIT – Trichy.
Prof. Ramesh Murthy, is a B. Tech from IIT Madras and MBA from IIFT, New Delhi. He has 26 years of Business Management experience in various leading organizations in India and overseas covering Sales, Marketing, Supply Chain, Organization Transformation, Change Management and ERP implementation. He spent the major part of his professional life at Royal Dutch Shell.
Prof. Divya Sharma, has worked for more than 15 year with products in the ERP space across various roles in Consulting, Solutioning and Product Management. A product management enthusiast, she has been instrumental in launching multiple products. She currently leads a team of Product Managers for SAP. Divya's interests lie in the area of Business Model Innovation as well as the Adoption of Intelligent Tech (RPA, Machine Learning, Analytics) to build compelling products. She is an alumnus of Symbiosis Pune where she completed an MBA in HR and Information Technology and graduated from Delhi University.
K Sanjay is an industry veteran with over two decades of experience in financial services and insurance sectors. He has served as a senior executive in some of India’s leading companies (e.g., Tatas, HDFC) for over 20 years. He brings to bear his managerial experience as well as cutting-edge knowledge from world-class training programs. He has an engineering degree in mechanical engineering and an MBA. His core competencies are in three areas: sales management, entrepreneurship, and organization behavior. His mission is to create world class managers with Indian values.
Prof Solai Baskaran PhD from IIT delhi and he obtained LLB degree and a professionally qualified lawyer as well. He has spent close to two decades in corporate as COO/Director in operations / HR in unit and in corporate. Prof Baskaran has over 10 years of teaching management in MBA. He has been guiding PhD scholars. He has travelled globally and undertaken various MDP and consultancy assignments.
Dr.Shweta Tewari is Professor of Marketing and holds a DBA degree from S.P Jain school of Global management.Along with her research experience she also demonstrates 8+ years of corporate experience.
Prof. Ravishankar Iyer is an alumnus of IIT Bombay and the University of Kentucky, USA, both in the engineering discipline, and a Chartered Financial Analyst, USA and a SEBI RIA.
His experience has been extensively in the Financial Markets, Technology, and Management Consulting. He has significant international experience having worked for Investment Banks, Management Consulting firms and Technology Services organizations for over 30+ years in the Capital Markets, Wealth and Asset Management segments. His core focus areas are Markets, Finance, Technology, Architecture and Process.
He has experience in teaching and also developed a variety of Training Academy Models in his prior companies, and also has been a visiting faculty to other Business Schools
His personal interests are travelling, sports and writing.
Dr. H N Shylaja holds a PhD from the prestigious Visvesvaraya Technological University, Belagavi in the area of finance . An MBA from the Mysore University, she has about 13 years of teaching experience and 2 years industry experience. Her research interests is in the area of Stock market, behavioural finance, financial inclusion and banking. Dr Shylaja has 10 publications in national and international journals and about 15 papers presented in national and international conferences. She has attended various FDPs and training programs and believes in updating and enhancing the skills on an ongoing basis. She has completed various certification programs too. Being specialised in finance, she handles subjects related to finance, communication, strategic management to name a few. An avid fitness enthusiast she believes in keeping oneself physically fit in order to excel intellectually. She is currently working as Associate Professor at Dayananda Sagar University.
Prof. Thiagarajan Rajagopalan is Founder and CEO of Tripeur, the smartest corporate travel platform that everyone loves. He has a bachelor's degree from BITS Pilani, and a master's degree from Kansas State University, both in Computer Science. He started his career as a developer with startups in Silicon Valley and later grew into a product leader with Motorola, Qualcomm and Mobileum. Thiagarajan is a marathon runner, loves adventure sports and he is into spirituality and philosophy.
Prof Hari Ambadapudi is a seasoned business leader with 18 years of professional experience in the areas of Analytics and Decision Sciences. He has provided strategic guidance, led, and delivered engagements across industries and across geographies. His experience is focussed on business value creation for Manufacturing and Supply Chain domains. He has built and nurtured teams for delivering decision sciences work in Supply Chain Management in various capacities. He is adept at engaging with CXOs for business transformation leveraging digital and analytics agenda. He is an APICS, PMP and Six Sigma certified professional and is extremely passionate in disseminating the learnings in the form of publications and trainings. He is an alumnus of IIT Kanpur.
Prof. Pramod Deshpande An Insurance Industry veteran, Pramod has more than 35 years of experience, the first 14 years in an Insurance company and the next 20+ years providing technology solutions to Insurance companies, providing him opportunities to learn the insurance business in North America, the UK, Europe, Japan, China, South America, etc. He has worked on mission-critical backend systems and also has developed various Innovative Solutions for Insurance Industry. For many software companies, he has set up Insurance Education and certification programs.
An MBA, with a PG Diploma in Computer Applications, and executive programs in Managing Technology Innovations from IIMB.
Pramod's other passion is fitness, he leads a fitness service company and has set up the largest structured training programs in India for runners. He has published a book, has written many articles and a well known motivational speaker.
Dr Saibaba received PhD in Finance from AIMA-AMU, Aligarh with special focus on Corporate Governance. He is a fellow of the Cost and Management Accountants, India and Member of Institution of Engineer India .His teaching career in finance area spans fourteen years. Besides teaching he has experience in Ttitan industries Ltd over 13 years as a Group Manager in the areas watch case, bracelet and jewelry manufacturing. Prior to this he has 16 years of experience in HMT Ltd, decade of which as Vendor development Manager specializing in watch cases and rest in cutting tool manufacturing for Special purpose and General purpose Machine tools. He is member of Strategic Management forum.
Prof. Rashmi Dwarakinath Garg has 17+ years of experience in the IT industry on various technologies like Java, Python, AI/ML, QA and Management. She has been contributing towards training and mentoring, business and operational sectors in her current role.
Prof. Soundaria Lakshmi is a seasoned HR professional with over 20 years of experience across Engineering, Information Technology and ITES with leading organizations such as Timken, EMC, SKF, Jamcracker, Arcadis and Blue Yonder. She was responsible for building and strengthening the organization’s people function by constructing a talent framework that is flexible to the needs to today’s dynamic business. Soundaria’s interests lies in the area of Strategy, Leadership, Talent Management, Organizational Development & Effectiveness, DE&I, Transformational Change Management. In her last role, Soundaria was the HR Director for Arcadis Design & Consulting Pvt. Ltd. For the India Operations. Soundaria is an alumnus of XLRI, Jamshedpur – specialization in Human Resources. Currently, a Career | Conscious Leadership Coach and an active Mentor and Advisor in the field of career/career transition. An adjunct professor at Dayanand Sagar University.
Dr. Srinivas Padmanabhuni was awarded the title of "Eminent Engineer" by the prestigious and renowned organization "Institution of Engineers" (IEI). The award was given 2 Dr. Srinivas Padmanabhuni in recognition of his experience and contributions to the profession of Computers at the 32nd Annual convention of IEI His vast experience in the computing field, including marquee area of Artificial Intelligence (AI), brings a unique blend of academic, research and industry orientation, a rare combination. Srinivas Padmanabhuni is a Ph.D. in Artificial Intelligence. Srinivas Padmanabhuni co-founded CityMandi.com a next generation AI enabled smart B2B startup in Agri Tech focused on farm to fork. He is a guest faculty in CS at IIT Tirupati. He has been the past president of ACM India, the top professional organization of computing professionals. He is the chief Mentor for Tarah technologies an AI consulting and training company. He specializes in areas of software engineering, AI and Machine Learning. Earlier, he was a Principal Research Scientist and Associate Vice President at Infosys where he overlooked the university innovation ecosystem, alongside research and innovation group in Infosys Labs. He has won several other awards including the excellence award for Innovation at Infosys, Research excellence award at University of Alberta, and Merit award at IIT Kanpur, He is a Ph.D in AI from University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada, specializing in AI. Prior to Ph.D. he secured his B.Tech from IIT Kanpur and M.Tech in CS from IIT Bombay. His interests: AI, Machine Learning, Software Engineering, Cybersecurity. He has to his credit:Seven granted patents
Multiple additional patents in process
One published book by Wiley
100+ refereed international publications
400+ invited talks across eight countries
15000 + students lectured on AI, and related topics
4 + startups
Prof. Dattatreya Hullur has overall 16+ years of experience in Data analytics and Data Science (Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning). He has played various roles ranging from Software Developer to Tester, Project Manager, Quality Manager, Pre-Sales and Program Manager. Currently working as Senior Executive and Heading AI-Center of Excellence for an IT services company. He is basically an Engineering graduate with MBA in Systems and also holds MS in Software Systems from BITS-Pilani and Diploma in Data Science from IIITB. His current focus is on Neural Networks and Deep Reinforcement Learning.
Dr. Sriharsha A Achar is the JED & CHRO at Star Health & Allied Insurance Company Limited, Chennai.
Dr Achar brings 35 Years of HR experience cutting across industries where he has led the ongoing development of Human Resources Strategy, Systems, Frameworks and Service Delivery capabilities. Dr. Achar is an Engineer , MBA and a PhD in Human Resources Management and has 60 + awards and citations to his credit. He is very active on Social media platforms through his storytelling – #acharkevichar.
Sachin is an Industry leader in Data Science, with a proven track record of leading high performing data science teams and developing enterprise-scale data science products and solutions leveraging advanced analytics and machine learning to drive value for clients. With 17+ years of experience, he brings a unique blend of strategic thinking, consultative problem-solving approach, people leadership, and deep data science expertise coupled with industry experience in E-commerce, Logistics, Maritime, and Information Technology. Most recently, he served as the head of Data Science for Maritime & Trade business group at IHS Markit and led the development of the analytics product portfolio for the group. Sachin has a strong background in both theory and application of machine learning. He has provided leadership in developing state-of-art products utilizing big data analytics and data engineering techniques that are used by Big marquee clients across the globe. He is also a regular speaker at industry conferences and academic institutions like IIM Bangalore, Christ University, and Delhi University and has been part of the Board of Studies at an EdTech company.
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.
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.
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.