Dr. H S Ashok
He is formerly Professor at Department of Psychology, Bangalore University. He has involved in research projects in the area of management and entrepreneurship. He is associated with assessment centres such as Karnataka Skill Commission and Merittrac Services Pvt. Ltd. for development of psychometric tests. He involved in several research projects sponsored by NASCOM, Department of Science and Technology. He served as resource person for the projects undertaken by Karnataka Knowledge Commission. He also conducts training in human dynamics and behavioural aspects of men at workplace for both public and private sector organizations. Dr. Ashok associated with Assessment and Organizational Development programmes for both public and private sector organizations. He has developed modules for MDP for the Education Department and Project Swasthya Karnataka, Department of Health, Government of Karnataka. He also served as Member of Board of Studies, Board of Examination of several Universities within and outside Karnataka.
Dr. G. P. Sudhakar
An accomplished academic administrator with eight years’ experience managing post-graduate business programs and a proven track-record of building new MBA programs, and developing business school brands. He has over fifteen years’ experience teaching at business schools, backed by two decades in the industry. His Research focus is on the retail industry, with a Ph. D. in Management Studies from Osmania University, Hyderabad and a consistent record of publications in academic and industry publications. He authored a book titled “Integrated Retail Marketing Communication” published by Prentice-hall of India. He is also President of National and Rural Education Association, Gauribidanur.
Dr. H. R. Venkatesha
A motivating Professor in Management and able Administrator, he is committed to work on initiatives that would have a positive impact on overall development of students and quality in education. He has 35 years’ experience in Teaching, Research and Administration. He has served as a Professor in Management, HoD and Director, Member of Board of Studies at various Business Schools and Universities in Karnataka. Under his guidance nine scholars have been awarded with Ph.D. from different Universities. He has more than 40 publications to his credit and contributed for many books. He has delivered lectures at various foreign Universities to name a few, Daito Bunka University, Japan, Ryukoku University, Kyoto, Japan, Wenzhou University, China etc.
Dr. S C Poornima
Has 30 years’ experience in Teaching, Research and Consulting. She has served as a Professor in Management and HoD at various Institutions in Bangalore. She has successfully worked on several projects like “Innovations in Public Administration” (Karnataka Knowledge Commission), Psychological and Socio-Cultural dimensions – impact of Call Centre (NASSCOM), consulting project at Bowater School of Management and Marketing, Deakin University, Melbourne, Australia, collaborating project at Collaboration with Cornelia Daniel, Westfield State College, U.S.A. and many more. She has more than 30 publications to her credit and served as editorial board member of management journals.
Dr. V. Rajesh Kumar
Has got his Doctorate in the area of “Strategy”. While Accounting and Taxation are his areas of expertise, Finance is his area of passion. He has 25 years of experience in teaching at graduate, post-graduate and professional levels and has served various Institutions in different capacities. His paper on “Capital Asset Pricing Model” was selected for an International Conference at Harvard University, Cambridge, United States of America, during May-June 2011. Dr. Rajesh also has a rich experience in research, consultancy and training – both at the academic level and corporate level. He has conducted Faculty Development Programs in various educational institutions; and has conducted training programs for executives and managers of various companies like Wipro, Godrej, FCG, Honeywell, KPCL, Tyco Electronics etc. He is the Founder of ‘Vittam Pravina Gurushala (Finance Expert Academy).
Dr. Manasa Nagabhushanam
Has 30 years’ experience in Teaching, Research, Writing and Consulting. She has served as a Professor in Management, Director/Dean at various Business Schools in Bangalore. She has carried out research projects for Sarva ShikshaAbhiyaan, Karnataka Knowledge Commission and ICSSR. She set up AnalyZ Research Solutions in 2011 and successfully worked on several assignments like Moksh, Titan Industries, Infotrack Telematics, Hitachi, Banjara Foods and has supported several startups for their market entry. She received Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan Award from Bangalore Centre for Education as Best Teacher in Management for the year 2007. She is Member (President nominee) of the Executive Council of Central University of Karnataka.
Dr. Rajaram Hegde
Visiting Faculty (India Studies Unit)
Dr. Rajaram Hegde is a retired Professor of History and Archaeology, Kuvempu University. In more than three decades of his service, his contribution to academics is notable. His academic engagement includes writing and publishing several books, research papers and editorials in both English and Kannada. He was an invited Lecture Fellow at Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes, Paris in 2004. He was also an academic collaborator with the Department of Comparative Science of Cultures, Ghent University, Belgium and in Asia Link Program sponsored by the European Commission. He was also engaged in the Flemish Inter University Council project on ‘Own Initiative’ in developing Centre for the Study of Local Cultures (CSLC) in Kuvempu University. As a part of this collaboration he has translated an English book ‘The Heathen in his Blindness” as “Smriti-Vismriti:Bharatiya Samskriti” into Kannada Prof. Rajaram Hegde was also the director of CSLC and has served Kuvempu University holding several prestigious positions.
Dr. Vijay P. Tambanda
Visiting Faculty (India Studies Unit)
Dr. Vijay P. Tambanda is a Professor of History in Kannada University, Hampi. His contribution to the academic world is notable. He has completed research projects in collaboration with institutions like Mac Arthur and UNESCO funded Project of French Institute of Pondichery and Government of India. He had Post-Doctoral Fellow where from Centre for South Asian Studies, St. Antony’s College, and University of Oxford, UK. Besides, he has served as chairperson in Preparation of the Syllabus for the Social Sciences Textbook Committee for different grades, Govt. of Karnataka. He was the Editorial Advisory Board Member for the journal ‘Equality, Diversity and Inclusion: An International Journal’; Emerald Group Publishing Limited, UK and Indian Historical Review, New Delhi. He has published several research articles, authored many books and has been an editor for many journals. He was the Chief Editor of Encyclopedia of History published in Kannada in 2001. He has also held several prestigious positions in different wings of Hampi University.
Dr. A. Shanmukha
Visiting Faculty (India Studies Unit)
Dr. A. Shanmukha is a Professor in the Department of Political Science and Director of Dr. Babu Jagjivan Ram Study and Research Centre, Kuvempu University. He has undergone training in Research Methodology and computer applications for social science research at the Institute of Social and Economic Change, Bangalore. He has worked in research projects on issues related to Farmer Suicide, Status of Dalit and Caste, Stereotypes and Cultural Differences, Practice of Untouchability, etc. He has published books and research papers in various journals and has edited volumes in both Kannada and English. He has guided many PhD and M.Phil students and is currently guiding six PhD students. He visited Ghent University in 2006 and 2007 to attend Asia Link workshops. He has held the positions like the Deputy Director of Ambedkar Centre, Deputy Director of Centre for the Study of Local Cultures, Kuvempu University and so on. Currently, he is a member of Kuvempu Bhashabharati, Government of Karnataka.
Dr. Soumya Prakash B S
A Doctorate in Management, she has over 9 years of Corporate Experience and 4 years of Academic experience. She has been awarded the “High Impact Award” from Ernst and Young and “Champion of Progeon-Infosys” award from Infosys for Performance excellence. She is also a Certified Learning Leader, certified by Ernst & Young. She has published many research papers in National and International Journals. She has worked as a Researcher in the Technical Secretariat of Committee to draft National Educational Policy headed by renowned Space Scientist, Dr. K. Kasturirangan, which was constituted by MHRD, Government of India in 2017.