” Learn from the best of the Business “

Delhi School of Business is dedicated to the cause of Professional Business Management Education. It boasts of highly reputed and high quality faculty. The faculty members have degrees from IIMs, IITs, XLRI, MDI and Delhi University. Many faculty members have taught at IIM Ahmedabad, IIM Lucknow, ASCI, MDI etc.The faculty at DSB also has very rich industry experience with top Indian and Multinational Companies. Students get a rare opportunity to learn from such eminent faculty and study the same study material that is taught at the top Indian management institutes.

Teaching pedagogy adopted by Delhi School of Business ensures that students are trained to be high quality professionals with innovative and inventive ideas. Their professional competence is further enriched with a strong value system imbibed in them through institutional culture practiced and professed by eminent Faculty from India’s top universities.

Core Faculty at DSB

Dr Rajiv R. Thakur

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Dr Rajiv R. Thakur carries a rich experience of more than 27 plus years between industry and academia and has worked with few of the leading institutions in the country. He worked as Pro Vice Chancellor, MIT World Peace University Pune, DG-Provost, Faculty of Management, Faculty of Law in his previous assignment. Prior to MIT WPU, Dr. Thakur worked with IIM Jammu (Indian Institute of Management, Jammu) as Professor in Strategic Management Area and Professor-in-Charge, at Institute of Management Technology (IMT), Ghaziabad, India’s one of leading B schools as Professor in the area of Economic Environment and Strategy and as Professor of Strategy and Dean-Development at Birla Institute of Management and Technology (BIMTECH) Gr. Noida. In leadership roles, Dr. Thakur worked as Director at Jaipuria Institute of Management, Noida (other group campuses at Lucknow, Jaipur, Indore) for over 6 years and spearheaded its vision of getting into the club of Top 50 B Schools in the country. Prior to Jaipuria Noida, he was Director of Jaipuria, Jaipur campus where he successfully led the transformation process of the campus. Prof Thakur started his academic career with GITAM Institute of Foreign Trade, now GITAM University, Visakhapatnam. Prior to joining academics, he worked in the media industry for over a decade with country’s largest media conglomerate, The Times Group, New Delhi. He was an active member of the transformation journey of The Times Group wherein it replaced the then leader in Delhi NCR, The Hindustan Times. This decade long exposure, Dr. Thakur feels had a significant contribution and proved a key differentiator in his academic career as well. Dr. Thakur started his career with The Statesman, New Delhi.

Dr. Thakur is nominated Chairperson of the NBA expert committees visiting different institutions in the country for NBA accreditation. He has been an expert member of various UGC and AICTE committees. He was in the Strategic Committee of BIMTECH and was also a key member in Team AACSB entrusted with its accreditation. He was an active member in the core team of setting up of IMT Dubai and its accreditation by the Commission of Academic Accreditation, U.A.E. He was the member in the BOG of IIM Jammu, BIMTECH, Jaipuria, AKGIM. He was the Chairman of the Board of Studies, Board of Faculty at MIT-WPU and a member in the Academic Council and Management Committee of the university.

In today’s globalized and challenging times with high demand on relevant skills and expertise, institutions need multi-skilled professional with strong sense of changing industry needs which Dr. Thakur most effectively delivers. Having pulse of the changing expectations of stakeholders viz. industry, students, business environment and policies, strategic thinking and ability to learn from success stories from allied and other sectors are few traits which Dr. Thakur strongly practices and professes.

Dr. Thakur has been teaching PGDM and Executive programmes at the leading institutions in India and at universities overseas in the Europe, Australia and the Middle east. He has been actively involved in research and publication and has published/presented research papers in international/national journals and international conferences. Dr. Thakur had been regularly holding international conferences and conducts MDPs for senior and middle level executives. Dr. Thakur is widely traveled to the US, UK, Europe, South East Asia, Australia and the Middle East and has gained extensive international exposure.
Dr. Thakur has done his Ph.D. from Patna University, Patna in Economics and his work was on Sustainable Agricultural Practices. He is an MBA from DMS, IIT-Delhi, MA in Economics from A N College Patna and is a graduate in Economics from Kirorimal College Delhi University, Delhi. He completed his Intermediate in Science from St. Xavier’s College, Ranchi and Matriculation from St John’s High School Ranchi.

Dr. Thakur was awarded Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) by University Grants Commission and has passed the National Eligibility Test (NET).

Prof. Ashok Bhattacharya

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Specialisation: OB & HRM 

Ashok Bhattacharya is Practice Professor in the Organization Behaviour and Human Resources Area of Delhi School of Business. He also heads the Corporate Relations and Placement Areas of the Institute He has been involved in academic roles as Associate Dean for an internationally affiliated business school in India and participated in teacher development work for schools in mainstream school education for the underprivileged. He has also worked as part time faculty in PGP and Executive Development programmes of IIM Udaipur, MDI Gurgaon, IIT Delhi, and IMT Ghaziabad. Ashok also functions as Conference Director for Inward Change Conference (ICC) and codirects the bi-annual International Group Relations Conference (GRC).

Prof. Sanjay Kumar

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PGDBM (IIM-Calcutta), Ph.D (D.U.)
Specialisation: MCS & Strategic Management 

Dr. Sanjay Kumar has extensive exposure to all facets of managing a business, having spent 31 years in prominent national and global firms (Foseco, Hindustan Unilever, BILT and Arcelor Mittal) and then 6 years in intensive academic activity.

His work experience include:

Four years in Foseco exposed him to field sales, global work teams and research teams followed by setting up of the Corporate Planning cell with the CEO.

Thirteen years in Hindustan Unilever exposed him to national sales responsibilities, product management, market development and budgeting for annual and 5 years business plans and finally managing a SBU in their Chemicals and Agriproducts Businesses. Left as Business Manager (Fine Chemicals); Nine years in BILT expanded his areas of responsibilities to global business development, divisional operations, and continuous improvements through training and responsibilities for implementing TQM and ISO 9000/14000 in their Chemicals Business. Left as Vice-President (Chloralkali and Phosphates); and 5 years in Arcelor Mittal exposed him to the global context as he was involved in due diligence, takeover and turning around of the acquisitions of the sick steel companies in Czech Republic, Poland and Algeria. It involved operational responsibilities in the running of the steel plants (and mines), and control over the subsidiaries, initially as Executive Director (Commercial) and later as CEO.

Prof. Anuradha Jain

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Professor, Delhi School of Business

A gold medallist from University of Bombay, Prof. Anuradha Jain has been dedicated to the teaching community for over 19 years. Prof. Jain is a fanatical economist with her areas of interest in International Trade and International Business. Prof. Jain has numerous research papers to her credit in diverse areas and has been chairing expert sessions in various national and international conferences.

She is on the panel as an expert in Economics for selection board of various State Public Service Commissions. She also holds significant membership positions as Advisory Board Centre for Education Growth and Research; Indian Commerce Association (ICA) and International Association of Academicians & Research (INAAR). She also has the honor of being the Chairperson of Social Welfare Cell, Centre for Education Growth and Research. Prof. Jain is Honorary Advisory Member of International Association of Research & Development Organization. She has been instrumental in uplifting the rights of women as General Secretary, Women Division, International Jurist Council.

Prof. Ram Rritwik Sen

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Teaching Areas: Finance & Law
LLM: [Corporate Law – GGSIPU, Delhi, India (2017-2018)]
LLB: [Faculty of Law – University of Delhi, India (2013-2016)]
MBA: [(PGDM) – Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, India (1988-1990)]
B.A. (Hons.) – Economics: [Jadavpur University, Calcutta, India (1984-1987)]
Specialisation: Finance


After graduating from IIM Ahmedabad in 1990, Ram worked for 23 years in industry – with Amex Bank, Standard Chartered Bank, Citibank and other funds and trading companies. His experience, gathered in financial centres around the globe, is in the areas of research, trading and risk management of cash and derivative markets; in currencies, rates, equities and commodities.

In 2013, he joined academia full-time and taught Finance, Economics and Law for 2 years at Apeejay Stya University, before joining DSB.

At DSB, he teaches Investment & Portfolio Management, Financial Derivatives & Risk Management, International Financial Management & Legal Aspects of Business – and designed what is arguably one of India’s largest B-School Finance Labs: with 32 high-end workstations, sixty one 22 inch monitors and six 49 inch TVs.

His research/teaching interests focus on the use of Technical Analysis in the Management of Risk Books, Financial Risk Management, Financial Regulation, Contract Law, Sales of Goods, Securities Law and International Taxation.

Lecture videos of Ram’s classes, with course-wise playlists, can be found at the hyperlink below.

Academic Youtube Channel

Prof. Sharad Gupta

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PGDM (IIM Indore), Ph.D (FMS- D.U.)
Specialisation: Marketing 

Sharad Gupta is an alumnus of Indian Institute of Technology BHU, Indian Institute of Management Indore, and Faculty of Management Studies (University of Delhi). His eighteen years of experience includes ten years in Industries of Software Consulting (Infosys and Accenture), Pharmaceuticals (Wockhardt) and Insurance (ICICI, Bharti AXA and Royal). In Industry, he handled Strategic Planning, Corporate Alliances, Channel Management, Cross Functional Team Management and Process Automations. His corporate designations included Senior Vice President, Regional Manager, Country Representative and Software Engineer. He received Certificate of Distinction and Certificate of Appreciation by ICICI and Bharti AXA respectively. PHI publisher recently launched his book on “Principles and Systems of Insurance” as dedication to his industry experience.

As Chairperson of the Research Committee of DSB, he has taken initiatives to increase the research output, which is critical in accreditation process. He has keen interest in Research. His research pipeline includes papers in ABDC A* and A category journals. He has published articles in reputed international journals having indexed in emerging SCI, Scopus and other databases. He has submitted/presented his research papers to conferences organized by reputed institutions like AMS, ACR, AIM-AMA, IIMs, and IITs. His current research area includes confluence of Mindfulness, Sustainability and Consumer Behavior. He has published in a management magazine and has reviewed some articles for Indian journals. Apart from research, he engaged in key institution building activities like accreditation, student activities, discipline, planning, etc.

In classroom teaching, he uses different pedagogical techniques like problem based learning, case based learning, active class discussion, field research, problem solving exercises, presentations, etc. as required for active learning of students. Students engage as active participants in his classes and focus on learning the application of management concepts. His teaching interests include Marketing Analytics, Business Marketing, Consumer Behavior, Marketing Management, Marketing Research and Digital Marketing. Besides, he developed new courses for Marketing Analytics, Digital Marketing, Corporate Sales, Consumer Behavior & Marketing Research, and Integrated Leadership Perspective, among others.

Sharad is a life member of All India Management Association and Delhi Management Association. He conducted Management Development Program in association with PHD Chamber of Commerce on the topic – “Winning & Retaining Customers in Services Business”. He attends faculty development programs on research, and pedagogical methods.

Prof. Neerja Arora

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PGDM IIM, Calcutta.
Specialisation: Quantitative Techniques

Neerja Arora completed her PGDM from IIM, Calcutta in 1991. She has worked as a Management Consultant with Price Waterhouse. She has worked as a Team Lead and Project Manager on various software projects at Ballarpur Industries and IBM. Her corporate experience spans 12 years. In the domain of education, she has been teaching Quantitative Techniques, Operations Research, Business Research Methods, MIS and Excel for Business. She has taught at premier institutions, the notable ones being Shri Ram College of Commerce (GBO), Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Petroleum Technology and Infinity Business School. She is a full time Faculty member at DSB with a cumulative experience of 25 years. She has been teaching Business Mathematics, Business Statistics, Data Analytics using R and Multi Variate Analysis. Her interests lie in the area of Market Research and Business Analytics using Excel, R, SPSS and Tableau. She has published research papers in SCOPUS indexed journals and presented papers at national and international conferences. She is also Chairperson (Admission) at DSB.

Prof. Rashmi Sharma

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Phd. MBA

Dr. Rashmi Sharma is Professor – OB & HR at Delhi School of Business. Prior to this appointment, she has worked as Head of the Department & Associate Professor-OB & HR at Lal Bahadur Shastri Institute of Management which is ranked amongst the top 20 B-Schools in India. She has served LBSIM for eleven years. She is Ph.D (Bansathali Vidyapith), MBA (from Lal Bahadur Shastri Institute of Management), and B.A. (Hons) English from University of Delhi. She is a gold medalist from University of Delhi. World HRD Congress, in their Silver Jubilee Celebration, has felicitated Prof. Rashmi Sharma with the `Best Professor in Human Resource Management’ award in an event held during February 15-17, 2017 at Hotel Taj Land Ends, Mumbai. She has more than 17 years of experience working in the corporate and academics. Prof. Sharma has published several research papers in national and international journals and has been a chairperson in an international conference organized at Singapore. Her research interests include social media monitoring and sentiment analysis. She is a registered co-guide for Ph.D programme of Banasthali Vidyapith. As an avid creative writer, she has to her credit several articles published in leading Indian newspapers and American e-magazines.She has also completed an MHRD project of e-Content Development for PG Program in HRM. She has developed the content for the course `Contemporary Issues in HRM and Future Trends’.

She organises, and is a key resource person for MDPs organised for middle and senior level managers of India’s leading Public Sector Undertakings like Engineers India Limited, NTPC, IOCL, GAIL and BHEL. She has the honour of training visiting delegation from Kenya and has also trained parliamentary delegation from 20 commonwealth countries. She was also invited by the Ministry of Tribal Affairs to train the core campaigning team of the Tribal Minister Mr.Joal Onam. For the past 11 years, she has been the invited speaker for the MDP organised (for middle and senior level officers of Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha) every year by Bureau of Parliamentary Studies and Training. Prof. Sharma also delivers invited sessions in reputed institutes like Lady Irwin College(Delhi University), Banasthali Vidaypith, Bhagat Phool Singh Mahila Vishwavidyalaya(a State University of Haryana), to name a few.. She has conducted workshops on Stress Management, Interpersonal Communication for the personnel of Delhi Police and CRPF, Lok Sabha TV crew and has trained students of Delhi University for cracking interviews & group discussion.

Prof. Atul Singh Chauhan

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BE (BIT Mesra) and PhD (XIMB – XUB)
Specialisation: Marketing

Dr. Atul Singh Chauhan had completed his Bachelor of Engineering (BE) from Birla Institute of Technology Mesra, Ranchi. He has a corporate experience of approximately 7 years in Tata Consultancy Services Ltd (TCS). He completed his doctorate from Xavier Institute of Management, Bhubaneswar (XIMB). He is an Academy of Indian Marketing (AIM) – American Marketing Association (AMA) Sheth foundation consortium fellow. His articles had been selected for presentation in international and national conferences. His research interests are Social Media Marketing, Consumer Behaviour, Brand Experience, Measuring Brand Performance and Brand Management.

Prof. Rattan Sharma

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M.com and Ph.D. ( D.U.)
Specialisation: Accounting & Finance

Dr. Rattan Sharma has a Ph. D. in finance from University of Delhi. He is currently Principal Director at Vivekananda Institute of Professional Studies. He has a rich experience of more than 40 years in the field of education and has worked at various prestigious institutes. Some of the elite institutes where Dr. Sharma has worked include: Indian Institute of Management- Lucknow, Management Development Institute (MDI), Gurgaon, S.P.Jain Institute of Management and Research, Mumbai, where he served as Director of Center of Family Managed Businesses, Administrative Staff College of India, Hyderabad, and BULMIM where he was the founder Director; a constituent of Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan. He has also worked as Director of a business school in the private sector

Dr. Sharma was also EFMD fellow in Manchester Business School, U.K. and worked on factors influencing abnormal returns on corporate equities in U.K. He is a member of a number of professional bodies and helps various institutes in their efforts to provide quality and relevant management education. In addition, he was a Visitor’s nominee in Department of Commerce at Aligarh Muslim University, Faculty of Management Studies of Delhi University and also a member of committee of Credit Appraisal and Evaluation of PICUP.

Prof. Shoma Mukherji

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MIM (Thunderbird, USA): EFPM (MDI)
Specialisation: Business Communication 

Shoma Mukherji has a Ph.D. in Business Communication from Management Development Institute, Gurgaon. Her research interests are Intercultural Communication, Leadership Communication, Cultural Intelligence and Global Leadership. She is an alumnus of Thunderbird School of Global Management, Arizona. Her academic writings have been published in reputed peer reviewed national and international journals. She has written chapters in books brought out by publication houses of international fame and stature. She has presented papers in a number of international conferences and chaired a session at the Academy of Management Conference in 2011 held at San Antonio, Texas. She has co-authored a Business Communication text book which is used at MDI and other reputed business schools.

She has over thirty year’s corporate experience in HR and Management Consultancy. At present she is VP-Operations at a transactions management company in New Delhi. The company has among its clientele Maruti Suzuki, Tata Motors, LG Electronics and Hero Motorcorp. She started her professional career in the multimodal transportation business, was Former Head – HR Indo Mobil for eight years and is also engaged as a management consultant and corporate trainer.

She teaches Business Communication, both oral and written, as guest faculty at well known business schools including MDI, Gurgaon, Shiv Nadar University and IIT, Kanpur.

Dr. Shoma Mukherji received the Best Paper Award for her paper “Overcoming Cross Cultural Constraints for Effective Communication in the Multicultural Workplace” at the 7th Tricontinental Global advances in Business and Communication Conference held at Ypsilanti, USA from 27 to 30 May 2015.


Dr. Shoma Mukherji attended the FDIB Globalization Workshops at Georgia State University from 4th to 7th June 2015.


Prof. Indira Bhardwaj

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MBA, Ph.D. (AMU)

Specialisation: Finance

Dr. Indira Bhardwaj is an academician with more than 20 years of teaching experience across institutions in India. She has done her FDP from IIM Indore. Her PhD is from AMU in Understanding Corporate Value Using Intellectual Capital Assets. Her research interests include Corporate Valuation and Corporate Finance. Her other areas of interest include sustainable management and sustainability reporting.

Her corporate work experience includes being a Knowledge Manager with a Forbes KPO EduMetry engaged in Assessment of Learning using Learning outcomes. She has worked as an Assessment Faculty with a few Universities of US and SE Asia including Butler University, U21Global, UniSIM Singapore, George Washington University, University of Northern Iowa, Sonoma State University, Capella University. She has also worked as an Assessment Content Developer for Cengage Publications. Her work experience also includes Academic and Research Associate at IIM Indore.

She takes workshops on Critical Thinking and Career Counselling for students.

She is a Member of ASSOCHAM National Council for Skill Development and a Member of CII Regional Committee on Higher Education.

Prof. Sourindra Bhattacharjee

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Ph.D IIM, Ahmedabad.

Dr. Sourindra Bhattacharjee is a Fellow (doctorate) from Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad in 1996 and thereafter pursued a career in consulting. He has over with over 16 years experience working in research and practice in the policy, strategic and organizational consulting, especially in the financial sector. He has undertaken consulting assignments for a wide variety of multilateral and bilateral development agencies, including ADB, ODI, CIDA, UNDP, World Food Program, CGAP, CARE-India, Action Aid, Save the Children-Canada, etc. He has spearheaded the consulting division during his tenure at BASIX . Thereafter, he worked as a freelance consultant based in Delhi supporting organizations like ILFS, consulting firms and grass root organizations.

In 2012, he joined Indian Institute of Management as an Associate Professor and has been engaged in teaching, consulting and research. He has taught in multifarious programs such as PGP in Agribusiness Management, Working Managers Program, One year Executive MBA, PGP in Sustainable Management. He has taught courses like Management Consulting, Environmental and Resource Economics, Agri-business project management, business sustainability. He has also taught doctoral level courses in environmental economics and policy. He has also taken up Management Development Programs and was associated with two consulting assignments. Two of his research papers are in pipeline.

Experience and Accomplishments

His expertise ranges from liasioning with clients, including foreign consulting firms for bids, design and implementation of projects as well as conducting research studies. Prior to joining BASIX, he was a freelancer and worked several clients, including IIM Ahmedabad, Action Aid and BASIX. He has experience of not in India but also in South Asia and Pacific Region. He has spearheaded more the 40 consulting assignments in his career.

In expertise in finance stems from his research topic “Innovative and Non-Innovative Determinants of Viability of Rural Banking by Nationalised Commercial Banks” wherein he used both qualitative and quantitative techniques to investigate the influence of product and process innovations on the viability of banking in rural India. He has published three papers and five cases from his dissertation work. He was also associated with “Restructuring of Rural Finance Project in India” sponsored by the ADB, in which studied in detail the co-operative sector in five states and provided structural re-organization and other strategic advices for rejuvenating the co-operative financial sector .

Through his consulting work, Mr. Sourindra Bhattacharjee has developed his expertise on project finance, social cost benefit and also has been providing strategic advice to organizations. He also has been conducting sector studies in India and abroad. From his research as well as his subsequent consulting work, he has focused on both process and product innovations, which would have an impact on the organizational efficiency. He also has been providing advisory services at the design stages of new projects, including Human Resources Planning, Induction and Human Resource development.

In his teaching stint at IIM Lucknow, he has been able to develop more applied courses like management consulting, environmental and social cost analysis, agri-business innovation and used his vast practical experience into teaching.


Mr. Sourindra is a post graduate in agricultural economics and possesses a Fellow Program in Management (FPM- equivalent to Ph.D) degree from Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad (IIM-A), a premier management education institution in India and reputed internationally. He has also undergone a course in Certificate in Agri-Business Management from Cornell University, Ithaca, USA.

Prof. Sanjay Chaudhary

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MBA (AIT); MS (USA), (Pursuing Ph.D: DTU)
Specialisation: MIS, Project Management 

ICT professional with twenty years of International work experience. An IIT (B.Tech), SUNY (MS(MIS)), AIT (MBA) alumni, he has expertise in Telecom, IT Management, Corporate Management and Training Industry.
He has worked in corporate sector for seventeen years in large MNCs with progressive technical and business management responsibilities in India, US and Singapore. He is involved with start-ups since last two years as management consultants. Recently, as a consultant he did pioneering work for a large private public partnership initiative for skill development and awarded fellow ship by IETE in addition to Chartered Engineer designation by Institution of Engineers, India.

A fitness enthusiast he has authored one book on entrepreneurship, ten magazine articles & three Journal research papers. Life member of some of the most prestigious industry associations, he has also participated as an official representative / speaker in multiple industry events.

Prof. Gaurav Sarin

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EFPM [IIM Lucknow] – Pursuing
PGPX [IIM Lucknow], 2015
Bachelor of Engineering, 1999
Specialisation: Analytics & IT 

He has 5+ years of Research and Teaching experience. Moreover, he has around 15 years of extensive Information Systems (IS) and Telecommunications experience in Account, Program, Release, Test Management, Product and Business Development including around 3 years of International experience in the United Kingdom and France.

He worked with some top-ranking companies such as Capgemini Consulting, Ericsson, Alcatel-Lucent and Wipro Technologies at different levels and IS functions. He worked at NGO, www.lead-foundation.org, as a mentor and taught underprivileged kids elementary subjects and moral values using non-traditional teaching methods.

He received many appreciation and awards.

He holds multiple management and technical certifications.

He has delivered several management and technical trainings at corporate setup and attended numerous trainings.

He teaches at Delhi School of Business PGDM level courses – Data Science with Python, Data Analytics using R, Big Data Analytics and Excel for Business.

He is passionate about Digital Disciplines – Analytics, Cloud, Mobile, Social, Internet of Things, Blockchain and Digital Marketing.

Prof. Divvya Bajpai

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M.A (Psychology) (MSU), MPM (Pune University), FPM (Public Policy and Management), IIM Calcutta.
Specialisation: Human Resource Management

Divvya Bajpai teaches Organization Behavior, Human Resource Management, elective courses in HRM, Business Research Methods at Delhi School of Business in their PGDM program. She has taught consumer behavior and marketing research in the past.

She holds a Ph.D. in Public Policy and Management as major and Marketing as minor, with a focus on Consumer Behavior, Marketing research from Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Calcutta in 2016. She has done B.A. in Psychology as major, Sociology and Political Science as minor subjects and M.A. in Psychology from The Maharaja Sayajirao University (M.S.U) of Baroda. She also holds Master of Personnel Management (MPM) from INDSEARCH, University of Pune. She has qualified UGC-NET in Management in 2017.

She has also studied ‘Evidence-based research’ with Prof. Lawrence Sherman, and ‘Ethnography & Qualitative Research’ methods with Prof. Stanton Wortham at University of Pennsylvania; and ‘Social Psychology & Psychometry’ with Prof. Clark McCauley at Bryn Mawr College, Philadelphia, U.S.A. She has studied ‘Structural Equation Modeling, Latent Curve Modeling and Multilevel Modeling’ with Prof. Patrick J. Curran and Prof. Daniel J. Bauer, of University of North Carolina, at Chapel Hill, N.C, U.S.A. She has participated in various workshops, training programs, conferences at national and international levels. She has participated twice in a month-long summer school on quantitative and qualitative research methods at IIM Calcutta in May-June in the years 2014 and 2015; a week long summer school in June, 2012 on ‘Multivariate and Panel Data Analysis’ at IIM Ahmedabad, International School of Business (ISB), Hyderabad’s Doctoral Consortium and Teaching Case Methods in 2013 among many other workshops. Her papers had been selected for presentation at Human Development Capability Association (HDCA that works on Prof. Amartya Sen’s CA framework)’s annual conference in Japan, while she presented on her research at HDCA’s annual meeting in Athens, Greece; American Psychological Association (APA) and National Association of Psychology (NAOP)’s annual conference at IIT Bombay and Australian Strength Based Strategies (SBS) international conference in Hyderabad.

Her doctoral dissertation was on a study of The Persons with Disabilities Act, 1995 with perspectives drawn from neoinstitutional theory, welfare theory, Sen’s capability approach, organizational change, public private partnerships and employment research. She has written on policy implementation, PPP in rehabilitation sector, organizational change for diversity and inclusion, factors in employability of persons with disabilities. Her Master’s thesis was on implementing a psychotherapeutic intervention program for depressed adolescents after carrying out testing on personality and psychosocial variables. She has good experience in psychological testing & measurement, interviewing and survey methods. Her expertise is in mixed-methods research including grounded theory and phenomenology. She knows software such as SPSS, NVIVO, ATLASti, basic levels of STATA and R. She had a full-scholarship to be a part of Takemi Program in International Health at Harvard School of Public Health in 2013-14. She also had an offer of Andrews Fellowship to be a part of two-month Summer Institute of Survey Research, University of Michigan in 2014.

She has three years’ work experience in HR and recruitment in Pune and Vadodara; and health research with Prof. Dr. Dileep V. Mavalankar at IIM Ahmedabad. She had done a two-month internship and project on leadership training at Indian Rayon & Industries Ltd., an Aditya Birla group. She has recently worked on a project from MHRD on improving public grievance redressal system at Indian Institute of Public Administration (IIPA), Delhi and taught as a visiting faculty at Symbiosis Law School, Noida.

Prof. Shounak Roy Chowdhury

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B.Tech. (IIT) FPM (IIM; Ahmedabad) 
Specialisation: Entrepreneurship

As an academic, my interests lie in bottom of the pyramid strategies for creating sustainable growth and entrepreneurship. I have presented papers, on these themes, in several major global academic conferences organized by Strategic Management Society and the Academy of Management. Since 2013, I transitioned into applied research. Over the years, I served as a consultant to corporate social responsibility teams, coaching entrepreneurs and business development of small & medium enterprises. After creating several success stories, I decided to launch my venture – Banyan Edu-Services – that guides skill development initiatives globally.

In addition to my venturing, I have a passion for nurturing young entrepreneurs and (academically) developing the still elusive theory of entrepreneurship. The latter attains importance as Western thought structures dominate perspectives on entrepreneurship. However, extension of the constructs to the Indian context needs due diligence. Anecdotally, indicators suggest that many of the principles discussed in literature remain contextually irrelevant in emerging economies. Further, concurrent management theories have limited understanding of the rent creation process. Therefore, there is a need for developing relevant knowledge for guiding entrepreneurship enthusiasts.

In DSB, I envisage furthering of student-driven entrepreneurship and create the requisite associated knowledge. This would include – (1) incubating and mentoring small and medium scale industries; and (2) encouraging students to become job-providers instead of being job seekers.

Guest / Visiting Faculty

S.S. Handa

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B.Stat (H), M.Stat (ISI, Kolkata), Ph.D. (Computer Science)
Specialisation: statistics and TQM

Prof. S.S. Handa was former Sr. Professor & Consultant of Quality Management Sciences (QMS), at Indian Statistical Institute, New Delhi. He was full time faculty member and consultant for 42 years (Nov 1969 to Nov. 2011) with SQC & OR Division of Indian Statistical Institute, Delhi. Assistant Professor (1963-1981), Associate Professor (1982-1990), Professor (1991-2011). Also Head and Executive Incharge SQC & OR Unit, Delhi Centre of ISI (1989-1992) and joined Manav Rachna International University in December 2011 as Sr. Professor in Department of Computer Science & Engineering, Faculty of Engineering & Technology and proceeded on superannuation on November 30, 2016.

Teaching, Training and Consultancy Experience at Indian Statistical Institute.

During 42 years at ISI, he has taken up different assignments, which include training, consultancy and collaborative applied research work in about 600 companies and trained more than 3000 professionals at different levels in private and public sector. The companies covered include engineering, chemical, textile, automobile (small and large scale).

Applications of modern quality management tools like Statistical Process Control, F.M.E.A., Q.F.D., Measurement Systems Analysis, Taguchi Methods, Strategic Quality Planning (Six Sigma Quality) have been successfully demonstrated by Professor Handa in about 100 top level companies in India such as Bharat Heavy Electrical Limited, Haridwar (Heavy Electrical Equipment Plant and Central Forge and Foundry Plant), Modern Food Industries (I) Ltd., New Delhi, Safdarjang Hospital, Continental Devices India Limited, New Delhi, Thomson Press (I) Ltd (Three independent Units), Moser Bear (I) Ltd., R-Systems, S.T. Microelectronics, Sona Group of Industries and Carrier Aircon, etc. These companies have implemented the recommendations and are achieving continuous improvement in Quality and Productivity there by reduction in production cost.

Prof. Handa has published more than 250 technical reports, case studies and research papers in National and International Journals on the application of quantitative methods to real life problems in industry through which he has propagated TQM philosophy.

Prof. Handa has widely travelled around the world covering Europe, Scandinavia, USA, Australia, Japan, South Korea and Iran on different assignments. He also had a privilege of his association with Prof. G. Taguchi, a well-known Quality Guru of Japan, Dr. J M Juran of USA and Prof. Lennart Sandholm of Sweden.

At manav rachna international university NCR faridabad (2011-2016), He taught students of Ph.D, M.Tech (Computer Science & Engineering) B.Tech, and guided projects and dissertations of M.Tech. Also coordinated workshops, seminars, conferences etc, also provided guidance in various other activities connected with Research and Faculty Development and also organized Faulty Development programs regularly.

Surender Kumar

surenderSurender Kumar 

Specialisation: Business Economics 

Surender Kumar is a Professor of Economics at the Department of Business Economics, University of Delhi, New Delhi. His previous stint involves the position of Professor of Economics at the Department of Policy Studies, TERI University, New Delhi and Fellow at NIPFP, New Delhi. He had been a Visiting Fellow at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (USA) and Senior JSPS Fellow at the Yokohama National University Yokohama (Japan).

At University of Delhi, he teaches courses in Environmental Economics, Climate Change Economics, Economic Analysis of Public Policy, and Advanced Econometrics

Hitesh Manocha

passport-photographHitesh Manocha 

Mechanical Engineer, PGDM
Specialisation: Finance 

Hitesh is a Mechanical Engineer from Delhi College of Engineering and PGDM from Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad, with over thirty years of work experience, primarily in the area of Marketing and Sales. I served in various capacities in the areas of Consumer Durable, Office Automation, Engineering Goods, Concept Selling and Telecom. This includes his association with the Godrej, Modi’s and ShriRam group of companies.

For the past sixteen years, He started his own Consultancy. An activity he is actively pursuing is teaching. He is associated as a visiting faculty with various management institutes of Delhi. He was also been involved in corporate training programs.

His areas of Interest are Marketing, Customer interface and Strategic and General Management. It has been his endeavor to blend academic concepts with practical insights which he gained in his exposure to different industries.

Rakshita Sharma

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Ph.D ( IIT – Delhi )
Specialistion: OB & HRM 

Dr. Rakshita Shharma commands over two decades of rich experience in the Human Resource arena. She has successfully led challenging initiatives in Organizational Development, Learning, and Transformational HR in reputed organizations such as British Gas, Zydus Cadila, MSX International, and more. Her vast experience is spread across verticals like Oil & Gas, Pharmaceuticals, Automobiles, Consulting, Chemicals & Organics, Construction, and IT. Besides this, she has conducted project management assignments for renowned global entities like the World Bank and the European Commission.

Her remarkable career strides are the result of a fine blend of academic excellence and professional competence. She holds a PhD in Organizational Behavior from IIT Delhi, a Masters in Psychology, and a Post Graduate Diploma in Industrial Relations & Personnel Management.

Her areas of interest are Leadership Development, Performance Management, Graduate Programs, Assessment Centers, Psychological Testing, Recruitment, Change Management, Culture Building, Compensation and Climate Surveys, Competency Mapping, HR Service levels, Organizational Evaluation, and Restructuring.

Sriram N

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MBA (Bangalore University)
Specialisation: Marketing 

Equipped with a gold medal in sales & marketing in MBA program, N. Sriram brings over 15 years of professional experience in software sales, marketing & International business development. This comes in having essayed leadership roles with several top flight corporations such as Microsoft, Oracle, Computer Associates & Pearson Education to name some. During this tenure – he have been exposed to a variety of technologies cutting across both B2B and B2C sales.

The collective work experience has given N. Sriram an opportunity to create a strong network of customers & alliance partners across multiple industry domains such as – Telecom, Oil & Gas, Utilities, and BFSI to name some. Alongside it’s enabled him to foster strategic relationships with CXO level executives within customer organizations – across the regions of S.E. Europe, Middle East, N. Africa & Asia Pacific.

Added to the above, Sriram has been pursuing other professional interests like lecturing in leading B-Schools. He a Certified member of Toastmasters International & contribute articles regularly to technology magazines & speaks at technology forums.

Venkatesan Sekhar

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PGCP (IIM – Calcutta)
Specialisation: Statistics and Research Methodology
Visiting Faculty

B.E.(Hons) Chemical Engineering from BITS Pilani ( 1978). Completed Post Graduate in Management from IIM Kolkata ( 1988) Has been working in Corporate Sector for 20 years. He has worked as Project Engineer with Batliboi for 3 years, Sales Engineer with Hindustan Dorr-Oliver Ltd., for 3 years and then with Mather & Platt (I) Ltd as Regional Manager ( East) ( 13 years). Further Worked for Subhash Projects and Marketing Ltd, for one year as General Manager and Regional manager for one year with Bells Controls.

Started Training and Development from 1988 for two years on Centrifugal Pumps and offered training programs to several corporate clients before taking up active Teaching. Has been teaching for the last 16 years in various institutions both as Full Time as well as Visiting Faculty. Worked full time teaching with IMS Noida, ( 2 years) , BIMTECH ( 4 years) and ICFAI Gurgaon ( 7 years). Have also taught at IMT Ghaziabad and Dubai, IP University for nearly 10 years as visiting faculty for Part Time MBA program. Have also taught Ph.D course at IP University from 2010 till 2015 ( 5 years). Have also been visiting faculty to IIM –Indore . A visiting faculty at Jamia Millia Islamia and All India Management Institute.

Subjects taught are Business Statistics, Research Methodology( Marketing Research) , Operations Research and Operations Management.

Besides teaching have also conducted ( as resource person) a number of FDP’s and other workshops at LNIPE, Gwalior, Mohan Lal Sukhadia University – Udaipur, at IP University, Rohilkhand University, IFTM University – Morabadad, Teerthankar Mahavir University- Moradabad and several others institutions in and around NCR.

Have also written Study material for MDU University though Vikas Publishing House, All India Management Association.

Affiliated Faculty (SBS)

Anuj Agarwal


Anuj Agarwal
MBA (ICFAI University); pursuing Ph. D. (Delhi University)
Specialization: Business Economics
Affiliated Faculty

His areas of interest include Business Policy, Strategic Management, Business Environment, Indian Economics and Macro Economics. He has taught management and economics courses, participated in the faculty development programmes (FDPs) and training workshops, organized events such as National conference, seminars, management festival and industry visits, undertook independent research projects as well as mentoring students in their summer internships and final year projects. He has worked in Educomp Solutions and Taylor and Francis India and gained valuable experience in the field of market research and digitalization of education.
He has done an Executive education programme at IIM-A on “Innovation, Creativity and Critical Thinking: Multiple Perspectives on Teaching and Learning”. He has acquired a certificate in “Strategic Management” from IIT Delhi, Dept. of Management Studies. He has several research papers to his credit which are published in journals of national repute, presented research articles in conferences & seminars, contributed chapters in books etc. He has won the Best Paper award for the paper titled “Internationalization Strategies of Indian IT Firms” in the National Conference organized by the School of Management, DME.
He is an avid blogger and a voracious reader of books and magazines. anuj.hrc@gmail.com.

Ruchi Kansil


Ruchi Kansil
C. A. (ICAI), M Com (Delhi University), M Phil (Delhi University), pursuing Ph. D. (DTU)
Specialisation: Accounting and Taxation
Affiliated Faculty

CA. Ruchi Kansil is an academician with nearly fifteen years of experience in teaching as full time and adjunct faculty at various universities. She has taught accounting and taxation papers at both undergraduate and post graduate levels. She is a fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. Her research interests include Corporate Governance and Corporate Finance. She has fifteen publications to her credit. She has attended various faculty development programmes and presented papers at conferences. Presently, she is working on her doctoral thesis in the area of Corporate Governance from Delhi School of Management, Delhi Technological University, Delhi. She seeks to work and contribute productively towards the value addition of the organization and the self.

Ruchi Shukla


Ruchi Shukla
M. Sc. (Mathematics) (Delhi University); Ph. D. (Delhi University)
Specialization: Business Mathematics
Affiliated Faculty

Dr. Ruchi Shukla has to her credit over eight years of academic experience of working under different university systems. She has a good exposure toeducational administration as she has conducted several examinations of University of Delhi in different capacities and handled various administrative activities as chairperson of several committees in different institutions. She is heading Anveshan – Research and Development Cell as Convener at VIPS School of Business Studies.

Dr. Shukla has extensively presented number of papers in various national and international conferences and seminars and published in various national and international journals of repute with high impact factors. Her research interests include Reliability, Quantitative Techniques, Inventory Models, Linear Programming, etc. She is involved in teaching, training, research and consultancy. Her interest lies in the areas of System Reliability; Queuing Theory; Decision Theory; Linear, Non-linear and Dynamic Programming; Project Management with PERT & CPM; Marketing Management; Inventory Management; and Finance Mathematics.

She has successfully organized and conducted several academic events like, national and international conferences, workshops & seminars and also various cultural-cum-management events in the capacity of a convener. She is actively engaged in guest lectures, workshops, trainings, SDPs and MDPs at various forums. She has trained middle-level and top-level management executives. She has undertaken various live projects and offered consultancy services to many companies, TELCO, Shopper Tree, Rishabh Sanitary Appliances (Pvt.) Ltd. and Bodycare International Limited are to name a few. She is currently an Independent Director on the board of Bodycare International Limited and a member of the Audit Committee since September 30, 2015.

Raman Preet Singh


Raman Preet Singh
M. Com (Delhi University, MBA (IP University), MFA (ICFAI), Ph.D. (IGNOU)
Specialization: Finance and Economics
Affiliated Faculty

Dr. Raman Preet has ten years of experience in teaching and eight years of industry. His areas of specialisation are stock market co-integration, macro-economic and financial markets. He is a keen researcher and has presented and published number of papers in conferences and journals and also has been member of various committees. He has been an active participant in various FDPs and seminars. He is a member of ICFAI and Indian Commerce Association.

Renu Vashisth


Renu Vashisth
MCA (M.D University), Ph.D (Banasthali Vidyapith)
Specialisation: Data Mining, DMS and MIS
Affiliated Faculty

Renu Vashisth has more than 12 years of academic and research experience at graduate and postgraduate level. She participated in a week long executive level programme at IIM Ahemdabad based on the theme of “Creativity, innovation and critical thinking” as well as case study programme at MDI Gurgaon.
She has conducted and spoken at many seminars, presented scholarly papers in national and international conferences, and published widely in academic journals. She is on the examination panel of many Universities like AIMA,IGNOU, Banasthali Vidyapith, Galghotia University and many more. She was invited to present research paper and session chair at the American University in Emirates, Dubai. Her research work has been cited by several peer reviewed publications including Springer and Oxford University Press. She has research interests in Knowledge Management, Data Mining, and Database Management System, Information System Management etc.

Jatin Vaid


Jatin Vaid
MBA (Devi Ahillya Vishwavidyalaya, Indore), Pursuing Ph.D. (IGNOU)
Specialization: Marketing
Affiliated Faculty

Jatin Vaid is currently pursuing his doctoral degree from School of Management Studies, Indira Gandhi National Open University, New Delhi. He has done an Executive education programme at IIM-A on “Innovation, Creativity and Critical Thinking: Multiple Perspectives on Teaching and Learning.” He has eight years of teaching experience. Earlier, he has served as Assistant Professor of Management at Maharaja Agrasen Institute of Management Studies (Affiliated to G.G.S. Indraprastha University), where he taught postgraduate and undergraduate courses for five years. His areas of academic interests include ‘Services Marketing’, ‘Marketing Management’, ‘Marketing Research’ and ‘International Business Management’. He also holds a rich corporate experience working at managerial positions with Citibank N.A and Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation (HSBC) in the areas of Wealth Management and Business Banking in Mumbai and Delhi.

Mr. Vaid is an avid researcher and has published a number of research papers reputed journals. He has participated in various International and National Conferences and Management Development Programmes (MDPs). His areas of research include ‘Tourism Marketing’ and ‘Meetings Incentives Conventions and Exhibitions (MICE) Tourism.

Pawan Whig


Pawan Whig
B.Tech, M.Tech, and Ph.D. (Jamia Milia Islamia)
Specialisation: Electronics and Communication

Pawan Whig did B.Tech in Electronics and Communication Engineering in 2005 and completed M.Tech in VLSI in 2008. He has a Ph. D. degree from Jamia Milia Islamia . He has been working in the field of Electronics and Communication from last 15 years. Before joining Vivekananda Institute of Professional Studies, was working as Dean Academics and Professor in E&C Department at RIET Jaipur. He is reviewer of several internationals refereed journals. He has been designing and mentoring several projects in universities across India. He is member of International Association of Engineers Hong Kong, ISTE, IEEE, SCI, IEI and state student coordinator of Rajasthan of Computer Society of India(CSI). He has published technical articles in more than 50 nationals and internationals journals. He has wide area of research like Analog Signal Processing, Sensor Modeling, Water Quality Monitoring Applications and Simulation & Design. He has invented a Low Power Water Quality Monitoring Device which is under Patent Process. He has proposed a SPICE Model for Novel Photo catalytic Sensor (PCS) which can be the area of interest for new researcher in the same field.