List Of Full Time Faculty

Dr. Y. Lakshman Kumar


Designation : Director.

Dr. Y. Lakshman Kumar (YLK) is an M.Com, M.B.A, EMC from C.M.C – Canada and also a Ph.D. His experience spans over 30 years in Sales Management, Brand Management, Marketing, Teaching, Training, Consulting, Placements, Academics, Examinations and Institution building.

He has been part of well-known universities/colleges in India in various capacities and has successfully launched innovative PG and UG level programs. From humble beginnings as a lecturer to leading a university as the Pro Vice Chancellor, Dr. YLK has vast experience in the academic arena. He has been part of the prestigious technology & management institutes of India as a visiting faculty. His industry experience includes sales and marketing positions with Indian conglomerates like MDPL and TTK, for almost a decade.

Dr.YLK has published papers and cases in reputed journals and reviewed various Marketing Books, including Marketing Management by Philip Kotler. As a member of GSE team he has visited Philippines, Singapore and Malaysia to study best practices at various Business Schools. His visit to Canada was a success, forging strategic tie-ups on invitation from CMC, Canada.

He has conducted various Management Development Programs for over 1,000 executives, focused in the area of Marketing, Sales Management and Brand Management. He has successfully conducted several MDP’s/EDP programs for Senior Executives at various public sector enterprises like BHEL, HAL, Bharat Electronics, BEML, LIC, Goa Shipyard, Hindustan Shipyard limited, Garden Reach Shipbuilders, India Post along with other and private organizations.

Given his area of interest, Dr. YLK has been a distinguished and prominent speaker at many organizations in India, on Marketing and Entrepreneurship.

His accomplishments include:

  • Best Professor Award 2015, for Marketing by Dewang Mehta Foundation
  • 50 Innovative Leaders in Education Award 2019 by World Congress
  • Received an Award for Best Business School in Telangana 2019 from Honorable Vice President, M. Venkaiah Naidu, for his former organization.


Dr. Nila A Chotai

Dr. Nila A Chotai

Designation : Director - Executive Academics

Dr. Nila A Chotai Progressive record in the academic domain with over 16 years of experience in teaching at the higher education sector. Distinguished record of publication in academic journals. Strong philosophy of teaching, and knowledge of many different methods to motivate students to develop their expertise in specific areas. A dedicated partner to institutional programs and outreach events that help promote learning and support the community. She holds a Master of Arts in Economics from Pondicherry University followed by MBA and PGDHRM as other post-graduation degree. She was awarded with PhD in Economics from University of Mysore in 2013.

She has worked in reputed Management Institutions and Autonomous University. Her core area of interest is in Economics & HR. She has been a core committee member in accreditation process at management institutions for NAAC, NBA & IACBE. She has conducted sessions for German Industry Partners and Indian Plywood Industries Research &Training Institute. She has Co-authored a book in Marketing Management. She has a rich experience in developing curriculum and planning the academic calendar. She is a Guest Editor for Scopus Journal Empirical Economics letter.

Dr. A.Narasima Venkatesh

Dr. A.Narasima Venkatesh

Designation : Professor and Head of the Department – HRM and General Management
ISBR Business School, Bangalore

He has 22 Years of Total Work Experience including Industry Experience as Assistant Manager – HR in the Manufacturing Industry. His educational qualifications are Ph.D. (Business Administration), MSW, M.Phil. (Management), M.H.R.M., M.B.A.., B.Com. – Attained First Class in all the degrees and cleared UGC-NET in Business Administration Examination. He is regularly listed in the Top 10% of Authors from Worldwide in ELSEVIER-Social Science Research Network (SSRN). His Overall Author Rank is 16,527 out of 614,672 authors from worldwide in ELSEVIER-SSRN as on 12th July 2021. His Author Rank is 2532 out of SSRN Top 12,000 Business Authors from Worldwide ELSEVIER-SSRN as on 12th July 2021. He has received an offer for University Research Fellowship (URF) for a full time Doctoral Programme in Management Studies. He has served as Ph.D Thesis Evaluator and External Examiner in the Ph.D. Viva-voce for Ph.D Scholars of various universities. He has published research papers in ABDC Journals, Scopus Indexed Journals and other International Journals of repute. He has received "Best Research Paper Awards" in International and National Conferences. He has received "Best Professor in Human Resource Management Award", "Excellence in Teaching and Research Award", "Distinguished Teacher and Researcher Award - Management 2020", "Prominent Educationist and Academic Researcher Award- 2021". He has been invited as Chief Guest, Keynote Speaker, Panel Member, Session Chair for International Conference, National Conference, Invited Speaker for Faculty Development Programme(s), External Examiner, HR Expert Committee Member, Judge for various events etc., He has organized and Participated in various National Level and International Level Conferences, FDPs, LDPs, MDPs, Workshops and Seminars.


Dr. Kanagaraj K


Designation : Associate Professor

  • Mr. Kanagaraj is a seasoned teacher with over 17 years of experience. He specializes in OB & HR. During his teaching career of 10+ years he has published various articles in leading national and international journals. He has done his MS in IT Management from Madurai Kamaraj University and has an MBA from Anna University, Chennai. Currently he has submitted his PhD thesis in "Comparison of HCM practices in IT &ITeS and influence of select behavioural variables" and is awaiting his public defense. He comes with a total of 17 years of experience in both Teaching and Industry. In his 7 year stint in industry he has worked with large corporations like IBM, Mphasis etc., in various capacities

    Dr. Sheetal Mahendher

    GEMS of ISBR

    Designation : Head, Dept of Business Analytics, ISBR Business School

    • Dr. Sheetal Mahendher, Professor and Head of Dept of Business Analytics, Chair, Research and Consulting, ISBR Business School

    • Dr Sheetal Mahendher is a PhD (Management), MBA(Operations), M.Phil(Comp Sc), MCA, PGDCA, B.Sc.

    • She has over twenty-seven years of rich experience in Industry and Academia.

    • She has been featured as one of India’s 20 Pragmatic Women Leaders (Higher Education) 2022 by Academic Insights, for her contributions towards societal upliftment and the educational society.

    • She is presently the Editor-in -Chief of ISBR Management Journal.

    • She is Convenor of Institution’s Innovation Council.

    • She is Project coordinator for Erasmus plus SPIRIT project and is developing curriculum for Sports Management and its implementation.

    • She is also member of WICCI, Karnataka, Sustainable Development Goals Council.

    • She is a mentor for projects under Vision Karnataka Foundation working towards developing clusters in various parts of Karnataka. .

    • She with her student team led successful Rural immersion program 2021-22.

    • She has published articles in International and National refereed journals (ABDC, IEEE Explore, WOS, Scopus, UGC- care listed journals). Has won the Best Paper Award for paper titled “Best Paper Award for paper titled “A study to develop Prescriptive model to recommend Optimal Sleep patterns to achieve desired Productivity levels” at National Conference by National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirapalli, April 2021.

    • She is on Board of subject Experts in area of Analytics with several reputed Universities.

    • She has conducted several workshops (FDP/MDP) on Data Analysis using R, Python, SPSS and Excel, which had participants from Industry and Academia from India and abroad.

    • Her areas of interest are Business Analytics, Business Statistics, Operations Research and software like R, SQL, Python, Tableau, MS Excel, SPSS, Java, C, to name a few.


    Dr. M. R. Jhansi Rani

    GEMS of ISBR

    Designation : Associate Professor – Human Resources & General Management .

  • Dr. M. R. Jhansi Rani is working as Associate Professor in ISBR Business School, Bangalore. She Teaches HRM core and specialized papers. She has 11 years of combined experience in academics and research. Dr. Jhansi had also been acted as HR Consulting Officer as corporate recruiter for several reputed organizations. She has contributed around 23 papers for several renounced national and international journals. She also participated and presented papers in various national and international seminars, conferences, workshops and faculty & management development programs and also acted as resource person.
  • She acted as a reviewer in various national and International journals such as Arabian Journal of Business and Management, Journal of Global Economics, International Journal of Management and Economic Sciences & Journal of Political Sciences and Public Affairs. She is an approved MBA and PGDM internship/project guide for several management institutions and universities. She is also serving as External Examiner & Scrutinizer for many management institutions and universities. Her forefront objective is to enrich and establish herself as corporate trainer.
  • Courses Taught/Specialization :

  • Dr. M.R. Jhansi Rani has been taught variety of courses in management studies such as "Human Resource Management, Human resource Planning, Performance Management, Compensation Administration, Change Management, Global HRM, Business Ethics and Organizational behaviour" in different reputed institutions and universities. She is a core academician and practitioner in the areas of OB & HRM.

    Ms. Veena Shenoy

    GEMS of ISBR

    Designation : Assistant Professor – Human Resources.

  • Mrs. VeenaShenoy, Assistant Professor, ISBR B School, has 12 years of rich experience in Industry and academia.
  • She is pursuing her Phd from National Institute of Technology Karnataka (NITK) Surathkal Mangalore. Completed M.Com from Pune University with Gold medal and stood first rank in the University of Pune and also Post Graduate in Master of Business Administration (M.B.A), Post Graduate Diploma in Industrial Relations and Personnel Management from Alagappa University. She has presented and published more than 32 papers in national and international conferences and journals.
  • Co-authored Book with Dr. Chetan Bajaj and Nandini Bajaj – "Introduction to Rural Marketing. Publisher – New Age International Publisher, with ISBN NO- 97893-86070-95-1.
  • Accolades :

    1. Gold Medal from University of Pune for securing highest marks in M.Com Examination held.

    2. Highly commended Paper award for paper presented at IFIM Convergence 2016 for the paper "Cloud learning in the Indian education system".

    Area of Interest: Behavioural Science, Human Resources Management, Managerial Research Methods.


    Ms. Navita Vijay

    GEMS of ISBR

    Designation : Assistant Professor – Finance cum Academic Coordinator.

    Teaching Area : Finance & Marketing.

    Overview : An enthusiastic research scholarwith ~4 years of experience in lectureship and Research in India and abroad. Worked in banking sector in area of Portfolio Management. Passionate to work in the field of education and areas of research in Management studies.

    Educational Qualification : PhD (Pursuing), MBA in Finance & Marketing, B. Pharm .

    Teaching : Financial accounting.


    Ms. Punitha S

    GEMS of ISBR

    Designation : Assistant Professor – Human Resources cum Academic Coordinator .

    Overview : MBA in HR and Finance with 2 years of work experience in IT Training Institute as Technology Consultant and in Recruitment .

    Teaching Area : Post-graduate.

    Education Details : MBA in HR and Finance.

    Teaching Subjects : Training and Development , Human Resource Management.


    Mr. Visweswara Rao

    GEMS of ISBR

    Designation : Adjunct Faculty – Quantitative Techniques & Statistics .

  • He has more than 11 years of experience in Industry and Teaching.Considered to be an exceptional teacher, he specializes in Statistics,Quantitative Techniques, Operations Research and Research Methodology.
  • He is very passionate about teaching and is also considered to be a master in Statistics. Besides teaching he also believes that a teacher first has to be a role model for every student

    Dr. Karpagam T

    GEMS of ISBR

    Designation : Associate Professor .

  • Dr. Karpagam is a seasoned academician and a specialist in the area of Supply Chain Management and Analytics. Her research area spans from supply chain management to marketing with special emphasis on sustainable supply chain, humanitarian supply chain, O2O supply chain, green supply chain, FSCM, the sandwich strategy for brand equity.
  • She holds Master in Business Administration from Anna University. She earned her Ph.D. during the year 2012 in Supply Chain Management from Anna University. Expert in teaching operations and Supply chain Management.
  • Her areas of interest include Sales & Distribution, Last Mile Delivery, Manufacturing Technologies, Operations Strategy, Production Planning &Control, Sourcing&Supply Chain Management.
  • Published papers in various international journals. She runs various YouTube channel for Excel, MS-Project, Tableau and Power BI.
  • She is also a trainer in the areas of Supply Chain Analytics and Data Visualization.

    Ms. Usha N

    GEMS of ISBR

    Designation : Assistant Professor - Finance.

  • A research scholar and Asst. Professor MBA Finance and Human Resources,M.Com. Finance, PGDFIM,(Ph.D.) with 10years of experience, outstanding communication with class room management and presentation skills.
  • She has proven excellence in the development of strong rapport with students, colleagues and administrators. Exhibits the particular expertise in creation, implementation and Coordination of lifelong learning programs and personalized development of appropriate strategy and propel learning in higher education. She is visiting as resources person for many colleges with respect to talks on finance topics.
  • She has published paper in recognized journal of UGC on promoters holding with new generation bank. She has attended more than 10 FDP's, seminars and conferences with respect to state, national, international. Level and also engaged in the organization of seminars and conferences. Her areas of interest include direct tax, GST, security analysis portfolio management, Forex management, International Financial management, statistics, and Operation Research. Her passion towards conquering the vast knowledge and intensive study towards the subject of Finance in correlation towards current updates for the qualitative education for the society enhancement.

    Mr. Amit Kanchanbaras

    GEMS of ISBR

    Designation : Assistant Professor & HoD Finance.

  • Management graduate, Seasoned Banker turned Academician having over 25 years of industry exposure, predominantly in the Banking and Financial Services space and Academia in the recent past.
  • Worked with top Banks / Financial services firm - JP Morgan, Northern Trust, Birla Sun life Insurance and Citigroup. Commenced career with Ashok Leyland Finance Ltd, in 1994.
  • In the recent past have been associated with leading business schools as a Senior Faculty / HoD in the Banking, Finance and Economics domain.
  • Career Highlights :

  • Supported global businesses across Retail, Wholesale / Commercial and Investment banking operations.
  • As an Operations’ leader repeatedly produced sustained business and revenue growth in changing markets - both Domestic and International.
  • Possess an integrated set of competencies that encompass areas related to Business Management , Client Relationship and Team Building.
  • Knowledge Orientation to Management students (UG&PG) across Banking, Finance and Economics.
  • In addition complimented the academic learning by enhancing students’ employability Index: Self designed curriculum endorsed by Industry- Global Investment Banking Practices .

    Dr. T K Vijay Kumar

    GEMS of ISBR

    Designation : Associate Professor .

  • T K Vijay Kumar started his career as sales executive, Blue Star. Worked as Marketing Head of both public and private sectors in different verticals like consumer electronics, automobiles, FMCG. He was the first marketing head of public sector banks. Served as CEO of DCM Shriram for six years. He has been working as a visiting faculty of prime business schools in Pune, Hyderabad, Mumbai and Bangalore .

    Mr. Shiva Prakash

    GEMS of ISBR

    Designation : Assistant Professor .

  • Shiva Prakash, Alumni of Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies Mumbai (MMM), is an Advertising Professional with varied experience across industry and academia. Industry experience is from the Advertising Agency for over 40 years and Academia as Visiting Faculty across many B-Schools for over a decade.Currently promoter of a start-up Advertising and Brand Communications Company- THINK TANK IMC.

    Ms. Roshny Unnikrishnan

    GEMS of ISBR

    Designation : Assistant Professor .

  • She is currently pursuing Doctoral Programme from Vishweshwarayya TechnologicalUniversity, Belgaum. An MBA graduate from Bharathiar University, Coimbatore,NET Qualified (2012), with corporate and have academic work experienceof over ten years.Undergoing Full Stack Data Science certification.Certified in Predictive Analytics and Data science using SPSS,R andPython in year 2016. Previously associated with Amity GlobalBusiness School (Bangalore), The Oxford College of Business Management, Standard Chartered Bank, ANZ.

    Mr. Kirron Bindu

    GEMS of ISBR

    Designation : Professor of Practice in Finance.
    Director, International Relations

  • Mr. Kirron Bindu has domain expertise in Finance. His areas of interest is Financial Derivatives and Risk Management. Starting in 1995 Kirron has experience in Accounting and Auditing areas too. Kirron has over 12 years of teaching experience in some of the best schools in Bangalore. Valuation is another area of passion, in the recent past he has valued companies and natural resources like mines for interest groups in the social activism sphere. He has experience in analyzing the social cost of PPP and raising pertinent questions before the Regulatory authorities in the areas of civil aviation and electric utility companies. He is involved in training executives in IFRS. He is a partner in an investment advisory firm called Mentes Capital where he provides both investment and trading calls to interested subscribers for various investment packages. He is a mentor at leading accelerator called Kyron. He likes reading anything on finance and follows global financial markets keenly.

    Dr. Guru Basava Aradhya S

    GEMS of ISBR

    Designation : Associate Professor – Marketing Management & Human Resources.

    • Dr Guru Aradhya S, Associate Professor, ISBR B School, has 14 years of rich experience in Industry and Academia.
    • He Holds PhD from Chhatrapati Shahu Ji Maharaj University, Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh. Completed MPhil from Vinayaka Mission University, Salem, Tamil Nadu. Completed MBA from ICFAI University also Master of Commerce from Karnataka State Open University, Mysore, Post Graduate Diploma in Computer Applications from NIIT, Bengaluru.
    • He has presented and published more than 50 papers in National and International conferences and journals (SCOPUS, UGC CARE Listed).
    • He has attended many workshops and faculty & management development programs and also acted as resource person in various management institutes.
    • He is a recognised guide from Bharathiar University, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, Visvesvaraya Technological University, Belgaum and guiding PhD Scholars.
    • He has produced 2 MPhils and 1 PhD
    • He has organized Many National Conferences and International Conferences, also chaired the Technical Sessions in various Management Institutes across India.
    • He is a reviewer of International Journal of Advance and Innovative Research.

    Area of Interest: Retail Management, Customer Behavior Engagement, Brand Management, Human Resources Management, Intelligent, Emotional and Spiritual Quotient, Research Methods.


    Dr. Veena R

    Dr. Veena R

    Director - Healthcare Programs, ISBR Business School

    Dr Veena, a medical and management professional, possesses more than fifteen years of experience both in industry and academics. Over these years, she has assumed the roles of a hospital administrator, public health researcher, healthcare quality consultant, management trainer and faculty for postgraduate management teaching.

    During her short stint in hospital administration, Dr. Veena was responsible for the hospital operations, recruitment and on-job training of the staff, organising and conducting health camps. She was engaged in conducting classes for the management trainees during their hospital postings for the departmental studies.

    Dr. Veena has wide experience in hospital quality accreditations, consultancy studies, public health research, and monitoring and evaluation. She has taken up many assignments of conducting gap analysis and preparing the healthcare organisations to comply with the quality standards to qualify for accreditation. She was actively engaged in manpower planning for a healthcare organization. She has worked in many projects in the area of Reproductive and Child Health, Women Engagement and Empowerment, PPP Evaluation, Child health, Nutrition, Facility assessment, etc. She is trained in Lean- Six Sigma and undergone NABH Assessor Training. She has expertise in teaching various topics in hospital management, like hospital planning, organizing and managing hospital services, hospital accreditation, disaster management and legal issues in hospitals. Her areas of interest include hospital planning, monitoring and evaluation of health projects, quality accreditation, implementation and action research, demographic surveys, statistical analysis and handling of data sets. She has published articles in reputed journals. She is a member of professional bodies and associations.




    Dr. Anju Kumar

    Prof. A. Asif

    Professor - HR and General Management

    Dr.Anju Kumar brings with her more than 19 years of both teaching and industry experience to the class room. She has obtained her doctorate in Talent Management from Banasthali University. She is basically an Architect and has pursued an MBA in HR. Dr Anju has also completed a certification program on Leading Strategic Change from IIM Bangalore. She believes teaching and research help develop insights in your field, refine your communication skills and draw on your ability to organize content in a meaningful way. She has worked in reputed institutions and has taught students in both PGDM and MBA programs. Her competitive advantage as a teacher is engaging students in creative methodologies of teaching.

    Her areas of research and teaching interest are Organization Behaviour, Human Resource Management, Organization Design, Talent management, Organization Development and Change Management, Strategic Human Resource Management. She has presented papers in international conferences, written research papers in international journals, attended MDPs and FDPs. She was part of the strategic initiatives team in a reputed university. She is also on the panel of examiners in Management colleges. She has chaired, coordinated and anchored several conferences/ FDP’s, events and convocations.

    Dr. Balachandar

    Prof. A. Asif

    Designation : Assistant Professor .

    Dr. Balachandar has completed his MBA and PGDM. He has completed his Ph.D. in HRM and L&D.

    He started his career in Corporate and worked in industry for 18 years before switching to Academics. His academic career started with Acharya Education Institutions, Pondichery. His last assignment was with Amrita University in Kerala as a Senior Faculty. He is also a Life Member of ISTD.

    Some of his teaching areas include Marketing, HRM, L&D, Communication skills, Personality Development etc., He comes with good industry connect.

    His Publications:
    2 scopus indexed
    2 UGC care list
    2 International Journals

    Dr. Sonu

    Prof. A. Asif

    Designation : Assistant Professor .

    Dr. Sonu has completed his MBA and PGDM. He has completed his Ph.D. in HRM and L&D.

    He started his career in Corporate and worked in industry for 18 years before switching to Academics. His academic career started with Acharya Education Institutions, Pondichery. His last assignment was with Amrita University in Kerala as a Senior Faculty. He is also a Life Member of ISTD.

    Some of his teaching areas include Marketing, HRM, L&D, Communication skills, Personality Development etc., He comes with good industry connect.

    Her Publications:
    2 scopus indexed
    2 UGC care list
    2 International Journals

    Prof. Supriya Lamba Sahadev

    Prof. A. Asif

    Designation : Assistant Professor and Manager International Programs.

    Educational qualifications include: B.Com, B.Ed., M.Com, and M.A. in Education and on the verge of submitting Ph.D. in Manageme.

    Has Joined ISBR as Assistant Professor and Manager International Programs.

    Got 25+ certifications- few of them are from International Trade Centre, Geneva, Atal Academy and ADBI to name a few.

    Publications: 10 research papers (Scopus indexed) and 50+ research papers in reputed journals (UGC approved + international journals) and 20+ conference presentations and book chapters. https://orcid.org/ 0000-0001-5141-5538

    Got patent published in Feb, 2022, https://ipindiaservices.gov.in/PublicSearch/PublicationSearch, Application Number : 202241000071. Patent Journal Certificate URL : https://search.ipindia.gov.in/IPOJournal/Journal/Patent.