Faculty Profiles

The academic environment at ABBS is inspired by a distinguished panel of faculty with global experience. Our faculty is carefully hand-picked based on intellectual acumen and research quality. At ABBS, we look to equalise in-house excellence with industry prowess. In line with this thought, we welcome distinguished visiting faculty from across the globe, who bring diverse perspectives to course delivery. Many members of our faculty are part of ongoing research projects, and a sizeable number have earned international awards and felicitations for their exemplary contributions in the realm of research.

Faculty Of MBA

Name: Dr.H.R. Venkatatesha
Qualification : M.Com, MBA & Ph.D
Designation : Professor
Date Of Joining : 01/02/2008
Nature Of Association : Regular

Dr H. R. Venkatesha is Director, MBA at ABBS. Armed with a MCom, an MBA and a PhD, he holds over thirty years of teaching experience at some of the most prominent universities in India.

Name: Dr.R.Jayanthi
Qualification: MBA & Ph.D
Designation: Professor
Date Of Joining: 15/10/2012
Nature Of Association: Regular

Dr R. Jayanthi is a Professor of Human Resources at ABBS and has over two decades of teaching experience. She holds various degrees, including an MBA, a MPhil, a SLET, a PGDGC and a PhD.

Name: Dr. Kamini Dhruva
Qualification: MBA & Ph.D
Designation: Professor
Date Of Joining: 1/12/2007
Nature Of Association: Regular

An academic at heart, Dr.Kamini Dhruva ultimate goal is to foster equality in education to students across the world. She has over 20 years of postgraduate teaching experience, having held positions at business schools in India and overseas. That said,she possesses considerable expertise in the realm of Marketing Management.

Name: Dr.A. Dhanalakshmi
Qualification: M.Com & Ph.D
Designation: Professor
Date Of Joining: 14/04/2010
Nature Of Association: Regular

A seasoned academician, has more than 15years of teaching experience. Completed her Ph.D in 2008 and postdoctoral research from Daito Bunka University in 2013. A regular resource person for financial awareness programs on behalf of SEBI and other financial institutions. Has participated in many international conference held in India and abroad.

Name: Dr. V. S. Chauhan
Qualification: MBA & Ph.D
Designation: Professor
Date Of Joining: 15/07/2009
Nature Of Association: Regular

Dr V. S. Chauhan is an industry veteran whose academic experience touches thirty-five years. Having begun his career as an electronics engineer, he went on to work with leading organisations in India across quality management, testing, production and control. Over the past fifteen years, Dr Chauhan has focused exclusively on academia and has been associated with some of India’s premier business schools. He is a core member of the marketing panel at ABBS.

Name: Dr. Madhumita Chatterji
Qualification: MBA & Ph.D
Designation: Professor
Date Of Joining: 18/08/2017
Nature Of Association: Regular

With more than 22 years of experience in academics, Dr. Madhumita Chatterji as
a member of Academic Advisory Board and Executive Council of ABBS, has played a significant role in evolving strategies for academic advancement. She is a prolific writer and also has to her credit various research articles in national and International journals. That apart, she has been actively involved in forging collaborations with international institutions for various academic activities.

Name: Dr. Sengottuvelu
Qualification: MBA & Ph.D
Designation: Professor
Date Of Joining: 1/8/2017
Nature Of Association: Regular

25years of work experience in Industry and 6 years in teaching assignments. He is a Qualified and Certified Purchasing Manager (CPM) by Institute for Supply Management, USA. He is awarded with MaxEd award for “Best Project Faculty” during 2017-18. He has published 25 research papers in both National and International Journals. Dr. Sengottuvelu visited Sri Lanka, UAE and Bangladesh on official assignments.

Name: M .Viswanathan
Qualification: MBA
Designation: Professor
Date Of Joining: 01/08/2012
Nature Of Association: Regular

With an experience that spans global geographies, Professor M. Vishwanathan has held unique roles over his 25-year long corporate career. He is now an integral part of the marketing faculty at ABBS.

Name: Dr. Rajesh. C
Qualification: MBA & Ph.D
Designation: Associate Professor
Date Of Joining: 03/08/2015
Nature Of Association: Regular

An MBA and a doctorate holder, Dr Rajesh Chandrashekar has worked with companies in the pharmaceutical and manufacturing space in India and China. With a corporate career of eight years under his belt, his marketing course modules are engaging, relevant and practical.

Name: Dr.Yavana Rani S
Qualification: MBA & Ph.D
Designation: Associate Professor
Date Of Joining: 18/07/2016
Nature Of Association: Regular

Dr S. Yavana Rani is an Associate Professor of statistics and quantitative techniques. Since receiving her MBA and PhD, Professor Rani has devoted her career to research and teaching. She also has a Master’s degree in Structural Engineering and holds fourteen years of teaching experience.

Name: Dr.Geevarathna
Qualification: MBA & Ph.D
Designation: Associate Professor
Date Of Joining: 06/07/2017
Nature Of Association: Regular

She has 17 years of extensive experience in teaching and training. Holds 7 years of industry experience of IT, Education Services and Banking. Worked for more than a decade with Premier B-Schools . Played a key role in mentoring and conducting technical training and soft skills training for GNIIT programs. Conducted software training programs for Social welfare Department, Bank staff and Police Department. Has been on board for setting question papers and syllabus for autonomous institute. She has international publications in refereed journals and presented papers at various national and international seminars and conferences.

Name: Dr.Vijaya Bhaskar K
Qualification: MBA & Ph.D
Designation: Associate Professor
Date Of Joining: 3/8/2015
Nature Of Association: Regular

Professor Vijaya Bhaskar K. is a specialist in insurance and banking and delivers courses covering pertinent topics in finance and accounting. She has a MCom, an MBA and a MPhil and has over seventeen years of industry experience. She has published articles in leading insurance journals and presented more than 27 papers at national and international conferences. She is a member of the Insurance Institute of India.

Name: Dr. Ravi Shankar Bhakat
Qualification: MBA & Ph.D
Designation: Associate Professor
Date Of Joining: 17/07/2017
Nature Of Association: Regular

His qualification includes MBA in Marketing (NIT Trichy); Ph.D in Consumer Behavior (NIT Trichy). Post Ph.D, Dr. Ravi has associated with StartUps and SMEs in the role of Marketing Analyst and Manager. He has organized FDPs and Conferences for B School faculties and Management practitioners. Dr. Ravi is reviewer of journal articles in Journal of Asia Business Studies, Qualitative Marketing Research, Asia Pacific Journal of Marketing and Logistics etc.

Name: Dr.Syed Kazim
Qualification: MBA & Ph.D
Designation: Associate Professor
Date Of Joining: 18/07/2016
Nature Of Association: Regular

Dr. Syed Kazim is an Associate Professor of Management at ABBS. He has completed an MBA and a MPhil and is currently pursuing his PhD in Marketing from Bharathiar University, Coimbatore. He is an author, a proficient speaker, a life skills trainer and a voracious reader. He has authored three books and presented and published papers and case studies at national and international conferences. He has more than six years of pedagogical experience.

Name: Dr. V.P.Sriram
Qualification: MBA & Ph.D
Designation: Associate Professor
Date Of Joining: 28/08/2017
Nature Of Association: Regular

Dr.V.P.Sriram is an M.B.A, Ph.D-Management Studies and In addition to educational qualification, he is an International Certified SAP Business One – Functional Consultant and worked as a Senior Functional Consultant in various prime projects of India. Overall He has 13 yrs of Professional Experience. His breadth of experience includes 9 years of Academic Teaching Experience in University Level and 4 years of Industry Experience.

Name: Dr. Shareiff M H
Qualification: MBA & Ph.D
Designation: Associate Professor
Date Of Joining: 04/06/2018
Nature Of Association: Regular

Holds 17 years of Corporate Experience and 10 years as an Academician. He is also an Industry Mentor to Corporate Executives & Corporate Trainer to top MNC’s. Holds Proficiency certificate in “Engineering Consultancy Practice Course”, Indian Institute of Science (IISc). Contributed for premier B Schools in Bangalore & in Nepal. Also well versed in Consultancy assignments.

Name: Mrs. Pala Suriya kala
Qualification: MBA
Designation: Assistant Professor
Date Of Joining: 1/8/2014
Nature Of Association: Regular

Pala SuriyaKala obtained Master’s in Business Administration (MBA), from GITAM. (Gandhi Institute of Technology and Management) and was University Gold medalist in Marketing. Cleared NET (National eligibility Test) as professional Faculty. Has been awarded JRF (Junior Research Fellow) BY UGC ,enrolled for Ph.D. in the Department of Commerce and Management Studies ,Andhra University . She has 25 years of experience in teaching, industry and research. She has international experience of teaching two years in Africa in a World Bank funded initiative. She has written two books, “Digital Marketing” on course work on Bangalore university along with two other authors and “Musings” , her own book of collected verses in poetry. She has published 15 papers, 10 in national journals and 5 in international journals and attended over 20 national and international conferences where she presented papers. She was groomed in Case study method of teaching by two pioneering professors of management Dr.K.V.Sivvayya and Dr.K.K.Das. She is member of professional body Analytics Society of India.

Name: Mr.Ravi Aditya
Qualification: PGDM
Designation: Assistant Professor
Date Of Joining: 03/08/2015
Nature Of Association: Regular

Ravi Aditya is an Assistant Professor of Finance, with over a decade of experience teaching at management institutes. He is currently pursuing his PhD from the renowned Acharya Nagarjuna University. Professor Aditya has carved a niche for himself in the emerging field of financial derivatives and has authored several research papers in national and international research journals.

Name: Mr. Lakshmi Narayana Maroli
Qualification: M.Com
Designation: Assistant Professor
Date Of Joining: 01/08/2009
Nature Of Association: Regular

With over 10 years of corporate experience and 14 years of academic experience, Professor Laxminarayana Maroli has worked for several reputed multinational corporations; and his courses at ABBS are often modelled on his experiences. A specialist in accounting and finance. Holds an PG in Commerce and MBA in Corporate Secretaryship, MBE

Name: Ms. Bhargavi
Qualification: MBA
Designation: Assistant Professor
Date Of Joining: 04/02/2015
Nature Of Association: Regular

After completing BE from UVCE Bangalore, has pursued MBA in Systems & Marketing from Bangalore University. Started career with Infosys, Mysore and after brief stint in industry, has become a  faculty due to her passion for teaching.

Name: Mr. George Santhosh
Qualification: MBA
Designation: Assistant Professor
Date Of Joining: 02/04/2008
Nature Of Association: Regular

Professor George Santhosh has an MBA and other postgraduate degrees and 17 years of teaching experience across undergraduate and postgraduate courses. His areas of expertise include marketing. Professor Santhosh has participated in many national level conferences, workshops, and seminars. He is a registered lifetime member of Eco-Ethics International Union. He currently serves as an Associate Professor at ABBS.

Name: Mr. T.Krishna Reddy
Qualification: PGDM
Designation:  Assistant Professor
Date Of Joining: 02/05/2012
Nature Of Association: Regular

After gaining experience in industry, decided to pursue teaching as his profession.  He teaches marketing.

Name: Mr.Ellur Anand
Qualification: PGDM
Designation: Assistant Professor
Date Of Joining: 18/07/2016
Nature Of Association: Regular

Professor Ellur Anand worked in the garment industry for four years before diving into the world of academia. Fourteen years later, he is a recognised face in the field of statistics, operations management and quantitative techniques. He is currently pursuing his PhD.

Name: Mr. Anand Sasikumar
Qualification: MBA
Designation: Assistant Professor
Date Of Joining: 18/07/2016
Nature Of Association: Regular

Mr. Anand Sasikumar has been in academia for over eight years and has been instrumental in delivering specialized subject matter to students at ABBS. He has a technical background with an MSc in industrial engineering and an MBA. He is currently pursuing a PhD.

Name: Mr.Siddanagouda Policepatil
Qualification: MBA
Designation: Assistant Professor
Date Of Joining:17/07/2017
Nature Of Association: Regular

Prof. Siddanagouda has a corporate experience of around 3 years with Deutsche Bank and 6 years of teaching experience with different institutes and universities. Currently pursuing his Ph.D in the area of Risk Management. His passion for teaching lies in the area of Statistics, Quantitative Techniques, Risk Management & Financial Derivatives. He has presented and published many papers in both National and International Conferences and Journals.

Name: Mr.Ashwin R John
Qualification: MBA
Designation: Assistant Professor
Date Of Joining:17/07/2017
Nature Of Association: Regular

He has 6.5 years of industry work experience in financial operations and the financial research department. He has over 7 years of academic experience teaching courses in the finance and economics domain. His areas of interest are Investment Management, Financial Derivatives, Corporate Finance and Econometrics. He is currently pursuing his Ph.D from Visvesvaraya Technological University in the Management domain.

Name: Mr.Ashish Vazirani
Qualification: MBA
Designation: Assistant Professor
Date Of Joining: 11/08/2017
Nature Of Association: Regular

He is an MBA from National Institute of Technology-Trichy. He has 6 years of Industry experience.
He has done research work in Behavioural Finance and Decision making and conducted MDPs in Decision making, AI and Analytics. Ashish Vazirani has done courses from IMF and Yale in the areas of Debt Management and Dynamics of Financial Market.

Name: Mr. Rahul Sharma
Qualification: MBA
Designation: Assistant Professor
Date Of Joining: 01/08/2017
Nature Of Association: Regular

He received his MBA from National Institute of Technology, Trichy. In his career, he has served for leading companies like Nielsen, IMRB International, a Market Research Start up and a Public Sector Bank in varied capacities as a marketing expert. He has also trained and mentored several new joiners during his stint at various companies. In addition he has done a Certificate course in ‘Entrepreneurship Development Program’ by National Institute of Entrepreneurship. His areas of interests include Market Research, Advertising and Sales Effectiveness.

Name: Mrs. Shalini H.S
Qualification: MBA
Designation: Assistant Professor
Date Of Joining: 01/08/2018
Nature Of Association: Regular

She is a rank holder in MBA from Visvesvaraya Technological University. She has 6+ years of experience in teaching and she rendered her services in Top B School. She has also occupied the role of paper reviewer (in national and international conferences). Shalini H S is pursuing her Ph.D from VTU on topic of “Design and Development of an effective Option Trading Strategy” at the final verge of completion of her Ph.d. Her areas of interest are Financial Management, Risk Management, Investment Analysis and Portfolio Management.

Name: Mr.Girish R
Qualification: MBA
Designation: Assistant Professor
Date Of Joining: 13/08/2018
Nature Of Association: Regular

At present he is pursuing his Ph.D in HRIS. He has 3 years of Industry experience and 6 years of Teaching experience across reputed Institutions. He has domain expertise in Quantitative Techniques, HR Management. Delivers Guest lectures on ‘Operations Research’ for other Institutions. He has presented and published three research papers at National Conferences.

Name: Mrs. Neethu Sharma
Qualification: M.Phil
Designation: Assistant Professor
Date Of Joining: 07/08/2013
Nature Of Association: Regular

An expert in communications, Professor Neetu Sharma specializes in advertising and public relations. Her corporate career has been centred on public relations, and she has been associated with organisations like ISRO, the Income Tax Department and the Indian Defence Organisation. She was the first Chief Coordinator of the Young Communicator Club, the youth wing of the Public Relations Council of India. She was given the ‘Best Motivator’ award at the 7th Global Communication Conclave 2013 at Hyderabad. Backed by more than 11 years of academic experience.

Name: Mrs. M.B. Roopa
Qualification: PGDM
Designation: Assistant Professor
Date Of Joining: 01/07/2013
Nature Of Association: Regular

Has rich experience is teaching finance subjects.  Pursuing Ph.D from University of Mysore. Very active in research and has presented many papers in conference.

Name: Ms.Heena Kosar
Qualification: M.Com
Designation: Assistant Professor
Date Of Joining: 18/07/2016
Nature Of Association: Regular

Professor Heena Kosar is an Assistant Professor of Management Studies. She holds several degrees, including a CS, a CA, a double MCom and an MBA. Her career has been divided across the academic and corporate realms. Her areas of expertise are accounting policies and regulations, financial reporting, financial statement analysis, strategic financial management, restructuring, mergers and acquisitions and corporate taxation.

Name: Mr. Bharath Raj
Qualification: MBA & Ph.D
Designation: Associate Professor
Date Of Joining: 29/08/2016
Nature Of Association: Contract

With teaching expertise of over 11 years and has 18 years of corporate Experience. Dr. Bharathraj Shetty holds an MBA and an MSW, amongst other educational qualifications. Conducted research in the areas of HR, Job Satisfaction & Motivation. Also undertakes Consultancy assignments.

Name: Mr.Arun B.N
Qualification: M.Com
Designation: Assistant Professor
Date Of Joining: 29/08/2016
Nature Of Association: Contract

With over 15 years of academic experience and 30 years of corporate experience,
Professor Arun B. N. conducts modules spanning a range of subjects in the area of Management at ABBS and is currently pursuing a PhD.