Prof.Dr.Vighneshwar N. Bhat Director Academics
Honorary President, Foundation for Cultural and Media Studies (FCMS), Registered Society working for comprehensive rural development in Karnataka, INDIA.
Immediate Past Position: Professor of Sociology, Haramaya University, Ethiopia, and Professor & Director-Academic Research, CMR University, Bangalore, India.
Professor Vighnesh Bhat holds academic degrees of PhD in Sociology from Pittsburgh, USA, Masters in Sociology from Pittsburgh, USA, M.A. Psychology from Nagpur University and MCH from JNU, New Delhi. He taught post-graduate courses in Central University of Hyderabad (7 years), University of Pittsburgh, USA (3 years), T.A.Pai Management Institute, Manipal (3 years) Kuvempu University, Shimoga (17 years) and Haramaya University, Ethiopia for one year. Worked as Professor, Dean and Director of University's Social Science Faculty, Director of Publications, Director of Research Centre, Director of ISB&M, Pune, Mulshi Institute of Management, Pune. Has been member of several important academic committees including those constituted by the University Grants Commission, Government of Karnataka and Government of India. A member of the Committee on Educational Reforms (Govt. of India) of which the Central HRD Minister was the President and UGC Chairman was the Convener and which has drawn up the blue print for higher education in India for 2000-2010.
Dr. Bhat has Guided 19 Ph.D.s and is presently guiding 02 Ph.D.s. He has been the President/Member of Senate/Academic Council/BOS/BOA/BOE of universities in India. Published 11 books and over 60 research articles in national & international refereed journals. Served and is presently serving on the editorial boards of prestigious journals in social sciences in India and USA. Traveled widely and his lectures were organized and research papers were presented in different world forums including those in USA, UK, Malta, Australia and Singapore. Worked as Consultant to Welcome Group of Hotels, and has been a part of recruitment and course admissions process of WGSHA, Manipal for 16 years between 1987-2004. He has been the Founder Secretary of Karnataka Sociology Association, Special Invitee for Indian Sociological Society Conference (twice) and Professor of Sociology in Haramaya University, Ethiopia (2011-12). Presently he is working as the President of rural development NGO – FCMS, Shimoga.
Rajesh Palayil Assistant Professor
With 17 years of corporate experience in senior positions, having been associated with organizations like-The Indian Express, Business Standard, Manipal Education, Educomp among others, Prof. Rajesh Palayil has professional competence in formulating and executing business and organization development plans in line with corporate objectives. He has experience in all facets of marketing and branding in Print, Digital and Broadcast Media, Prof. Rajesh Palayil has developed advertising creatives and shot number of corporate films for a reputed companies like Air Deccan, TVS Group, Titan Group, ITC Limited and other leading organizations in the country. Among his notable contributions in the organizations involved, Prof.Rajesh was a key member of core Team in Manipal Education in designing and implementing the country's first Computer based Online Test and Examination System.
Husnain Sabah Assistant Professor
Prof. Husnain has completed her Master's Degree in Business Administration [MBA] specializing in Human Resources Management and followed it up with a Post Graduate Diploma in Business Administration. Very passionate about the study of human behavior, Prof. Sabah, during her four years stint at the corporate world was associated with the psychological aspect of organizational behavior. Prof. Sabah also holds a Diploma in Counseling Skills and has worked as a Student Counselor for a school and a NGO. Adept in conducting Soft skills Training in corporate sector [ITeS], she ensures that the concepts associated with corporate management is consistently applied during content delivery. Very keen in doing research work in the field of psychology and humanities Prof. Sabah is set to pursue her doctorate in the study of corporate employees. Her major areas of interest include Human Resources Management.
Aniruddha Das Assistant Professor
Prof. Aniruddha Das holds a Bachelor's [Honours] Degree in Business Administration, a Master's Degree in Business Administration with Specialization in Finance. Prof. Aniruddha Das is also UGC NET Qualified. Currently pursuing his Doctorate Studies in Management from the JJT University, Jaipur, Rajasthan, Prof. Das possesses three  years of postgraduate teaching experience. A nominated leader of the Core Team that conducted the Sur vey, on behalf of Tata Motors Limited, on the "Impact Study of the Tata-Nano Singur Project, West Bengal", Prof. Das has 3 years of rich experience in teaching Finance and Quantitative Techniques to management students. Prof. Das also carries domain expertise in running and managing his family business. Having done a short stint in the corporate world, Prof. Das has also participated in conferences, workshops, faculty development programme.
Priyanka MNK Assistant Professor
Prof. Priyanka has completed her Master's Degree in Business Administration [MBA] specializing in Human Resources Management and followed it up with a Post Graduate Diploma in Business Administration. Very passionate about the study of human behavior, Prof. Priyanka, during her four years stint at the corporate world was associated with the psychological aspect of organizational behavior. Prof. Priyanka also holds a Diploma in Counseling Skills and has worked as a Student Counselor for a school and a NGO. Adept in conducting Soft skills Training in corporate sector [ITeS], she ensures that the concepts associated with corporate management is consistently applied during content delivery. Very keen in doing research work in the field of psychology and humanities Prof. Priyanka is set to pursue her doctorate in the study of corporate employees. Her major areas of interest include Human Resources Management.
Tripuraneni Jaggaiah Assistant Professor
Dr. Jaggaiah is an alumnus of Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupati, holding a Master's Degree in Economics, Master's Degree in Business Administration and a Doctorate in Economics. Possessing around five  years of corporate experience in the Financial Sector and seven  years of post graduate teaching expertise, in the areas Economics , Industry and Rural Marketing, Dr. Jaggaiah is an avid researcher. His research papers have been published in various international and national journals. Dr. Jaggaiah has also published a book on Marketing. Having been invited to several international / national conferences and seminars, Dr. Jaggaiah has created a niche for himself in the teaching fraternity. A recipient of The International Award for Young People, from the His Royal Highness, The Duke of Edinburg, in 1997 at Edinburg, for multifaceted achievement, Dr. Jaggaiah was seen as a Young Achiever.
Monalisa Dikshit Assistant Professor
Prof. Monalisa Dikshit is a postgraduate in management studies and holds a bacelor`s degree in economics. For the last 3years she has been , imparting , to management studies in various fields of economics and financial management with proper blend of theory and practical dimensions. Prof. Monalisa Dikshit also has attended several workshops and conferences and has a few papers to her credit . Prof.Dikshit is keen on teaching micro economics , macro economics and financial management Ph.D in the realm of ieconomics and financial management
Imrozuddin Assistant Professor
Dr.Md.Imrozuddin is hardworking, with a good smile and supportive personality. He likes to know the different cultures and treats the whole world as a single family. He is an excellent motivator with different dimensions in solving the problems of students. He did his MBA from New College Institute of Management Studies, Chennai. With thirteen  years of rich teaching experience and seven  years of research experience, Dr. Imrozuddin holds a doctorate from Sri Krishnadevaraya University, on the topic "Marketing Practices of Leather Industry".