Know Your Professors
We at National School of Business are a great team of innovative, collaborative, seriously fun loving, research oriented individuals. We strive to make classes enriching, interesting and result-oriented.
NSB faculty have been rated 4.8/5 by the students in a confidential appraisal signifying highest student satisfaction
Dr. S. R. Sridharamurthy, Director
He is the Founder Director of NSB and has close to 25 years of entrepreneurial, administrative, consulting, teaching and research experience. He specializes in International Business, Cross-cultural Management & Corporate Strategy.
Dr.Sridhara holds PhD in Management from VIT University and MBA from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, USA. His work experience spans across government, MNCs and Private sector. He has rich experience of serving in academic institutions; Ohio-Manipal School of Business (Assistant Director), Acharya Group of Institutions (Director of Corporate and Public Relation) and Bhavan-SIET Institute of Management (Director).
He also has experience as entrepreneur and consultant. He has served as the consultant for American Soy Association – International Marketing and ESC-Pau, France and as the Director for Educare Consultancy Services Private Limited and Jaika Ventures Hospitality Private Limited.
Dr. Sridhara has extensive national and international teaching experience across many B-Schools. He has taught and delivered lectures at various global business schools such as Ohio University (USA) MBA Program, ESC-Pau Business School (France), The University of Deusto (Spain), St. Mary’s University College MBA Program (UK).
He has been endowed with many prizes, awards and accolades. While he has been awarded University Gold Medal for outstanding performance in Graduate study, he has won many best management faculty awards across Bschools. He is also the recipient of Shiksha Bharati Puraskar by All India Achievers’ Foundation.
DR S Syed Ahamed,
Associate Professor & Head of the Department
Dr. Syed holds a Doctoral Degree in Management, along with M.Phil., MBA & MA. He specializes in the areas of Marketing and Finance.
He is a forward-thinking academician with 18 years of strong academic, research and administrative experience in managing academic institutions approved by AICTE/ UGC, and affiliated to reputed Indian Universities. He also has been a Board of Studies & Board of Examination member for a few leading Universities and Autonomous Colleges. He has the credit of publishing and presenting 28 research papers/articles in the reputed Scopus Indexed, UGC Care List, and other high impact factor journals and in various national and international conferences. He is currently working on ABDC Publications in areas like Neuromarketing, Employee Personality and Neurofinance, serving as an Editorial Board Member and Reviewer for leading Indexed National & International Journals. He has attended many FDP/MDP organised by AICTE, ATAL, NITTT, etc., skilled in preparing proposals for funding and sponsorship. He has served as a Chief/ Additional Superintendent for university examinations. He has experience in organizing national, international conferences, workshops, seminars, industrial visits, FDP & management development programs. He possesses expertise in preparing documents for AICTE approval, University Affiliation, Research Centre Recognition and establishing a new Institution. He is also a member of NIPM, AIMA, AMA, NHRD Chapter-Hosur and other management associations.
He currently holds a position as Head-Academics (MBA & PGDM), responsible for Design & Development of curriculum and course content for MBA, PGDM & PGPM, to prepare reports for University Affiliation/ AICTE Approval, to run complaints check, to create documents needed by associated universities / AICTE, Contributing to national and international accreditations like NBA, NAAC & AACSB.
He is also the Controller of Examinations, and is responsible to direct and coordinate creation and implementation of semester/ trimester schedules, to organise national and international conferences, FDP/MDP seminars, annual day, graduation day, social events, value-added program and campus preparedness programs in association with academic relations to facilitate placement success, to ensure faculty and students grievances and to handle issues related to faculty and student discipline, etc.
Dr. A. V. Rao
Director (Academic Relations) and Professor
His academic qualifications include MBA (1982), GDMM from IIMM, and Ph.D. in Retail Management. He has a massive work experience of over 37 years. During his working days he worked in India and abroad, travelled extensively to more than 10 countries, trained professionals in various countries and participated in more than 40 workshops and seminars. He has presented 6 papers at national and international seminars/workshops and organised five national and international seminars and workshops
Besides holding charge of academic relations involving entering MOU’s with industries, organising FDP’s for faculties and value added certification programs to students, he is currently in the process of getting NSB accredited with NBA. He also shares his knowledge and experience in teaching subjects of contemporary nature like Business and Industry, Logistics and Supply Chain Management, Retail Management and International Business.
During his current tenure here, NSB entered into an MOU with National Entrepreneurship Network to start an entrepreneurial cell, another MOU for International Internships and MOU with Reliance group to train our students and make them eligible to join the organisation at the end of paid internships of 6 months.
He is also assisting NSB in student admissions, placements and taking the students to industrial visits and inviting distinguished personalities to address students on various subject related topics and resource persons to be panel members in our seminars and workshops.
Dr. Meera Uday
Professor (HR & General Management)
Dr. Meera Uday is a dedicated professional with an admirable experience of 20+ years in Industry, Academics & Research. After having initial stint with a few multi-national companies, she transitioned towards academics. She has prior work experience in PES University, PES-IUP, Alliance University, and other reputed Engineering Colleges and Business Schools. She has participated and organized in large number of national and international seminars and conferences.
Dr. Meera holds a Ph.D. in Management, MBA (HR) and M.Phil (Management). She also possess the Six Sigma Green Belt Certification. Dr. Meera Uday has presented and published around 36 empirical research papers in national and international conferences/reputed journals in the areas of Quality Management, Kaizens, HR Management, Entrepreneurship & Leadership and has won Best Paper Award.
She is honored by NIPM, NCB (National Cooperative Bank, one of the leading urban cooperative banks in Karnataka), QCFI, Government of Karnataka and many more, for her achievements & contributions towards management education.
Dr. S.Md. Karimulla Basha
Associate Professor in Operations and Decision Sciences
Dr. S. Md. Karimulla Basha is a recognized expert in business management and possesses 14 years of academic experience in different B-Schools. He handles Business Statistics, Operations Research, Business Simulation and other major subjects of MBA and PGDM programmes.
Dr. Karimulla has done his Masters in Computer Science with a distinction, from Andhra University, MBA from S.V. University, Tirupathi and holds a Bachelor Degree in Education from Sri Krishna Devaraya University. An indefatigable learner, he has been awarded Ph.D. from Acharya Nagarjuna University, Guntur, in the area of Financial Analytics in Housing Finance companies. He has also earned the prestigious Global Certification in SAS Base programming by SAS Institute (USA). He is the member of Insurance Institute of India (Hyderabad Institute) and Operations Research Society of India. He also has completed the licentiate level examination from Insurance Institute of India.
A seeker of high-impact learning experiences, Dr. Karimulla has participated in several UGC sponsored faculty development programs, orientation programs and refresher courses to update his skills with the recent industry trends. His several papers have been published in national and international conferences. His subject specializations are Business Statistics, Operations Research, Business Research Methodology, and Data Analysis using Excel and SPSS, Investment & Portfolio Management, Services marketing, Knowledge management, Financial Derivatives and Operations Management. He has conducted several intensive workshops in “Optimization Techniques” and Research Methodology to impart skills and knowledge about usage of SPSS and SAS. He received the Achievement Award from ICBM, Hyderabad for his outstanding paper on Persistency in Insurance sector.
Dr. S. Md. Karimulla draws upon his sound academic background and real-world experience to develop critical thinking and decision making skills in students that equip them to thrive in the competitive world.
Dr. Alok Chhajer
Associate Professor (Finance)
Dr. Alok Chhajer holds a Doctorate in Financial Services from Jain University and PGDM in Finance and Marketing form St. Joseph’s College of Business Administration, Bangalore. He has more than 15 years of experience as Corporate Executive, Academician and as an Entrepreneur.
He started his career as a Relationship Manager at Indiabulls Securities Ltd. and later served in reputed companies like HDFC Bank, Motilal Oswal Securities Ltd. and HSBC Invest Direct. He was a visiting professor for Jain University, Christ University, St. Joseph’s College of Business administration and IFIM Business School. He was a consultant for Times Professional Learning and also owns a financial planning consultancy titled AlreadyLate. He is a Certified Financial Planner from FPSB, India. He has presented papers at many national & international conferences on finance & economics.
Dr. Tanmaya Kumar Mishra
Assistant Professor (HR)
Dr. Tanmaya Kumar Mishra holds a doctorate from Amity University & Masters in Business Administration from Osmania University. He has over 12 years of teaching experience. He has worked in renowned colleges like Malwa Institute of Technology, EMPI Business School, Inshan Institute of Management, Vedic group of Institutions etc. His areas of interests are Organizational Behaviour and Human Resource Management. Dr. Tanmaya's papers have been published in several national and international journals of repute.
Dr. M. Thamizhselvi
Assistant Professor (HR & Finance)
Dr. M. Thamizhselvi holds a Ph.D. in Human Resource Management from Bharathiyar University, Coimbatore, and has done her MBA in Finance. She has over 8 years of teaching and research experience in the areas of Accounting, Finance & HR. She has participated and presented papers in various conferences and has published her research articles in various National & International journals.
Dr. Madhan Kumar
Assistant Professor (Marketing & HR)
Dr. Madhan Kumar holds a Ph.D. (Marketing) from the University of Madras. He has cleared UGC- NET- JRF exams and possess good research experience. His twelve research articles have been published in reputed national and international journals. He worked at the Sikkim Manipal University and REVA University before joining NSB. He has a sound knowledge in statistical packages like SPSS & AMOS.
Prof. Siddanagouda Police Patil
Assistant Professor (Finance & QT)
Prof. Siddanagouda Police patil is a 1st rank holder in Ph.D. Entrance Examination and K SET examination held by Karnatak University, Dharwad. His academic qualifications include BE, MBA, UGC-NET, K SET, Ph.D. (Pursuing). He also has the credit of successfully completing the Executive program on Advanced Financial Risk Management from IIM-B.
He has published many research articles in national and international journals and has made many presentations in national and international conferences. He has over 12 years of cumulative experience in teaching and corporate work. His corporate stint includes working as an “Analyst” in Deutsche Bank. Before joining NSB Academy, he was working as an Assistant Professor at the Acahrya B- School. His area of teaching interest includes Quantitative Methodology and Finance.
Prof. Rajni Gupta
Assistant Professor (Marketing & General Management)
Prof. Rajni Gupta is a dynamic management professional with over 8 years of corporate and teaching experience. She has worked in FMCG sector as Assistant Manager and as Assistant Professor and Head of the Department in T- John Institute of Management & Science, Bangalore. She has presented papers in various national and international conferences and also her papers have been published various reputed journals including Scopus.
Prof. Rajni holds a PGDBM form the Indian Institute of Plantation Management and M.Phil. from Christ University. She is currently pursuing her Ph.D. in Marketing from Christ University, Bangalore.
Prof. Divya Mathur
ASSISTANT PROFESSOR (Finance & Economics)
Prof. Divya holds a Masters Degree in Business Administration and Commerce. from Jiwaji University, Gwalior. She is currently pursuing her Ph.D. from Mysore University, Karnataka. She has over 12 years of teaching experience
Her area of research interest is Finance and Entrepreneurship that includes banking, stock analysis, micro finance, etc. Being familiar in these subjects, she has presented papers that have appeared in various national and international journals like International Journal of Management Research and Review, Commerce and Management- A Researcher’s Perspective-Editorial, National Seminar on “25 year of Economic Reforms: Issues, Challenges & Solutions,” etc.
Prof. Divya teaches Managerial Economics, International Financial Management, Accounting for Mangers, Entrepreneurship, and Capital Budgeting and Structuring.
Prof. Swarnadeep Maity holds an MBA in Financial Management from Bharathiar University and PGPM from National School of Business. He has a certification in Management from UGC-NET & KSET and also pursuing his Ph.D. from Xavier's Institute of Management & Entrepreneurship (XIME) in Finance. He has NISM certification in equity derivatives, investment analysis and portfolio management. He has earlier worked as an Equity Research Analyst at Mentis Capital and as a Relationship Manager at Religare Securities. His area of interest includes fundamental analysis, microfinance and derivatives.
Prof. Abishek Santhosh Raj
He holds a degree in Biomedical Engineering from Anna University, Chennai. A soft skills trainer, he has passionately trained and inspired over 4000 students in the area of soft skills and communication in various educational institutes across India. He did his MBA (Marketing) from the National School of Business and gradtuationfrom the University of Mysore. He possesses UGC – NET certification in Management. and a Ph.D. from IIT, Madras.
Prof. Aradhita Deb
Assistant Professor (Marketing & General Management)
Prof. Aradhita Deb is a PGPM from National School of Business and gold medalist. She also holds an MBA from Mysore University. She is currently pursuing her Ph.D. from IIT, Kharagpur in Marketing. She has done many projects on consumer behavior, online banking management, market research on various topics for companies like Kotak Mahindra, Oriens InfoTech and Techno India.
She has a good blend of corporate and teaching experience. She has worked as a Strategy and Planning Executive for south region at HCL Technologies before moving to teaching at St. Xavier’s College, Bangalore, as Assistant Professor of Marketing.
Dr. Santosh B M PhD (Australia), ME, BE.
Santosh is an Entrepreneurial Innovator and a Transnational Professional Consultant specialised in Organisational Change Management, Competitive Intelligence and Customer Experience Research. He has more than 20 years of professional experience in assisting leaders, managers and their teams at all levels of management for achieving performance excellence through applied business ethics and integrated innovation strategies. His collaborative research-consulting experience comprises working across multiple time zones, with a global, culturally diverse and a multilinguistic clientele.
His career spans across a wide range of functions including consulting (both as an external & internal consultant), research (business & academic), strategic planning, academic leadership, learning-teaching-training (classroom & online), business development, professional development, marketing, sales & distribution in multiple industries (viz. higher education, airlines, rail and bus transport, agricultural processing, automobile, consumer electronics & durables, personal care, manufacturing, and machine tools) in the developed, developing, and least developed countries of the world, viz. Australia, India and Bhutan.
Santosh has substantial experience in designing, leading and implementing a wide range of higher education institutional growth & development strategies, repositioning initiatives, and curriculum reconceptualization, design and development. He has designed and developed a wide range of management and technical courses at HEIs, apart from teaching international PG/UG students (both native and non-native English speakers) of different nationalities (viz. Australia, NZ, France, Spain, Italy, Morocco, Columbia, Middle-East, Nepal, and Bhutan) for more than a decade. His teaching interests include Strategic Management, SHRM, Research methods, OB, Corporate Governance, Business Ethics, Entrepreneurship, IPR, TQM, Operations Management, and Project Management.
He is a Peer Reviewer, Certified by Elsevier and currently serving on the editorial boards of reputed international journals published in Canada, USA, UK and Singapore. He has authored business/technical reports and published them in referred international journals and conference proceedings. His key areas of research-consulting and scholarly activities include organisational downsizing, culture, leadership, performance, management and technical education, and scientific misconduct. He is professionally trained to conduct brand audit, customer experience audit and sales training audits in the retail industry. He is also a Chartered Engineer registered with the Institution of Engineers (India). His current or past professional affiliations include Institute of Management Consultants Australia, Australian Institute of Management, Australian Human Resources Institute, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Performance Management Association UK, All India Management Association, and Indian Institution of Production Engineers.
Santosh has a strong passion for business related and pleasure travel that offers new learning experiences apart from being a recipe developer and an experimenter of various multicultural cuisines (mainly, vegetarian Recipes). He loves long drives to unknown and unfamiliar destinations in India and overseas.
He holds a Ph.D. in Business Studies (Organisational Downsizing) from the Australian Catholic University, and a Master of Engineering in Production Management from Karnatak University.