PGDM, XLRI Jamshedpur, B. E. NIT Rourkela
Debasish Das is a management professional with over 25 years of experience in Human Resources, Quality, Administration, Sales, Contracts and IT functions – across Power, IT, Telecom, BPO, Airlines and Education businesses. His professional experience includes working in start-up as well as mezzanine and operationally stable companies. He has led teams consisting of employees of various nationalities of Asia, Africa, North America, Europe and worked with global managers from US, France, UK and India.
His expertises are in the domains of Strategy, Mergers & Acquisitions, People System Analytics and Organizational Gaming. Prior to taking over the role of Director, KIIT School of Management, KIIT University he was working as Chief People Officer at Trans Maldivian Airways (a Blackstone Company) where he was responsible for HR Strategies and all HR deliverables for the company.
He has also worked as Global HR Head of Spanco BPO Ventures, Leader – HR Business Control & Automation for IBM and Head HR – Financial Services (India and Philippines) at GE Capital. He did his PGDM from XLRI Jamshedpur (1992-94) in Personnel Management & Industrial Relations and completed his B. E. from NIT, Rourkela. He is also an alumnus of Berhampur University from where he did his Intermediate in Science.
IES, IDAS, Ph.D. (Economics), MA (Applied Economics)
Prof. S.N.Misra, did his MA in Applied Economics with International Trade and Statistics as his special papers with first class. He did his Ph.D. (Economics) on “Challenges, Before Self-Reliance in Critical Defence Technology”, a pioneering area on the subject. Initially he was the Indian Economics Service (1976-79) when he did Cost Benefit Analysis of World Bank Projects and handled International Development Agency (IDA) desk. Thereafter, he was an Officer in the Indian Defence Accounts Service (1979-2012), when he served as Director (Finance) with DRDO, Financial Advisor and Joint Secretary to Indian Air Force & JS (Aero Space). He authored the Defence Procurement Manual (2005), drawing encomiums for the Prime Minister’s Office. Before voluntary retirement in 2012, he was Principal Controller of Defence Accounts (Navy) & PCDA (Southern Command) in the rank of Addl. Secretary to Govt. of India. He was trained in IRBM, California, Defense Acquisition University, Washington, Marshall Institute of Strategic Studies, Munich, IIMs, Calcutta and Bangalore.
Post retirement, he teaches Economics and Constitutional Law in KIIT University and contributes handsomely to prestigious journals on Development Economics, Defence and Public Policy. He is a regular columnist in Orissa Post and speaks passionately in important fora. He also writes in a blog : email@example.com
Ph.D. (University of Reading, UK), MBA (University of Wisconsin, United States)
Suva Mohanty is a faculty in the Marketing Department. He was awarded prestigious GRISP scholarship to study PhD in the field of Applied Economics and Marketing at University of Reading in United Kingdom. Prior to earning his PhD, he was awarded international education scholarship and graduate assistantship to study MBA at University of Wisconsin in the United States. In the past, he has worked for various companies such as Firstlogic, Welshire Capital LLC, AlliedSignal (Honeywell Inc.) and AES (CESCO). During his work with various multinational corporations in United States, Germany and India, he developed the interest for teaching and research.
Prof. Mohanty’s teaching interests include ‘Services Marketing’, ‘Consumer Behaviour’ and ‘Retailing Management’. Prof. Mohanty’s research focus lies on solutions for companies to help consumers eat healthier and marketers for finding niche market, new product development and positioning. Currently his research is focused on how people’s judgments and evaluations vary as a function of different choice-making strategies towards the purchase of staple items.
PGDM (XIMB), Ph. D
He has 20 years of working experience with Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL) in various managerial capacities, with responsibilities in areas such as Marketing Operations, Sales and Supply Network Planning & Development, Business Development in Retail, Industrial & Consumer Segments, LPG and Lubricants; Training & Development; Business Partner – Human Resource Management; Management Control and Reporting Systems; and Enterprise Resource Planning. He also has 19 years of academic experience, last 12 years, being in full time teaching positions. He served as the Dean of Faculty, KIIT School of Management during 2010 – 2016. He teaches core courses in strategic management and Business Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility. He has conducted MDPs for working executives in the areas of personal effectiveness, building learning organization, strategy execution and quality & effectiveness through systems thinking. He has also developed an eight weeks executive education programme in general management for young working executives. He is in the panel of visiting faculty members at the Odisha Judicial Academy, and trains the state Judicial Officers on Management Skills.
He has published ten case studies and five research papers in the areas of strategy & organization. He is currently working on two research projects,
a) Resource Configuration in Family Businesses: Linking Resources, Strategy Formulation & Implementation and Technological Opportunities to Performance; and
b) Value, Rareness, Competitive Advantage, and Performance: a conceptual-level Empirical investigation of the Resource-based view of the firm in the Indian context.
B.Arch (IIT Kharagpur), PGPM (IIM Lucknow)
He has worked with leading companies like ITC Limited and Nokia India Pvt. Ltd. in diverse roles in Sales and Distribution and Brand Marketing. He has helped shape some of the upcoming brands in personal category with ITC Limited. He has been a Merit-Cum-Mean Scholar at IIT Kharagpur, an NTS Scholar, an National Science Talent Scholar for 5 years consecutively, a winner in Regional Mathematics Olympiad and Astronomy Olympiad and national camp member.
B.E. Electrical (NIT Rourkela), PGDBM (IIM Ahmedabad)
In a career spanning more than 11 years, he has served leading Indian and multinational organizations such as IBM and TCS with global work experience in countries such as Sweden and United States. Areas of expertise include Strategic Account Planning, Presales / Business Development, Domain Practice, Advisory Relationships and Partnerships. He is a Regional Mathematics Olympiad Winner and also a recipient of the prestigious T. Thomas Scholarship for Business Leaders Award given by Hindustan Unilever Limited. Before joining KIIT, he was working as a Senior Account Manager with Syntel India.
B.Tech.(IIT Delhi), PGDBM (IIM Ahmedabad), Fellowship Pursuing
He has worked extensively as a management consultant primarily in infrastructure advisory domain and has an in-depth understanding of the energy sector. His client list includes state govt., govt. department, public undertakings and large corporate houses. He has got a considerable work experience in reputed organization such as BHEL, Torrent, and PwC before coming to academics. He is currently pursuing his Fellowship from XIMB in Regulatory Economics area. His area of interest includes Public Utilities and Regulation, Infrastructure Development and Financing, Corporate Restructuring, and International Finance. He firmly believes that education can bring transformation in the society; as a personal initiative he is managing a girl’s high school at his village.
B.Tech (NIT Rourkela), PGDM (IIM Kozhikode)
On Study Leave
Post his MBA, he has worked with CRISIL Infrastructure Advisory as a management consultant in the field of Transport and Logistics. He has extensive experience of working in areas of business planning, project viability assessment, policy advisory etc. with diverse clients such as government departments, public sector units, private players and multi-lateral agencies. His areas of interest include Government reform & policy advisory, Infrastructure development & financing and Financial Modeling.
B.Tech. (CET Bhubaneswar), M.Tech. (IIT Bombay), PGDM (IIM Calcutta)
Prof. Manoj has corporate experience of over 10 years spanning diverse sectors such as manufacturing, IT, Automotive, and finance. He has worked in different projects for companies like OCFL, WIPRO, Geometrics Ltd, Dana Automobile, and Institutional Investors Advisory Services (IiAS): capital markets, Mumbai.
His area of interest includes Data Analytics & Machine Learning, Predictive Modelling, Dynamic Pricing, Operations management, Logistics and supply chain management and Analytics, Corporate finance and Economics.
Ph.D. (University of Massachusetts, Amherst), M.Tech (R.E.C. Rourkela), B.Sc (Engg) (U.C.E. Burla)
Prof. Sahu is a Sr. Professor in Technology & Operation Management area. He has taught at KIIT, XIMB, NIT-Rourkela, CET Bhubaneswar and has 32 years of academic experience. He offers web-enhanced courses in a learner-centric environment and adopts the constructivist pedagogical approach to teaching. More.
B.Tech (IIT Kanpur), MS (National University of Singapore), MBA (Melbourne Business School)
Prof. Manvinder Singh, prior to joining KSOM as a senior faculty in Finance & Analytics, has to his credit over 22 years of rich international and national experience in Corporate Finance and Mergers & Acquisitions. In his last assignment he was heading the Finance domain at Lift12 Brand Access (BA) India Private Ltd., and was managing the entire Finance portfolio including trade finance with banks, managing VCs, due diligence, banking and treasury, market expansion, capital raising and cash flow. In his corporate experience, his focus areas have been into activities such as origination, financial modeling, creating pitchbooks, due diligence, post deal closure documentation, reducing cost of funds from banks, structured trade finance, M&A advisory, and capital and market listing.
Among his many accolades is his success in IPO launches such as Chartered Semiconductors 1 billion dollar IPO in 1999, out of Singapore. Across companies he was pivotal in assessing changing Corporate Environs with an insight into the domains of Finance & Funding; capable of establishing new milestones through evolved Internal Control Processes. Posses’ working knowledge of technology.
MSW (TISS), FPM (MDI, Gurgaon)
Prof. Mishra is an alumnus of the Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), Mumbai, where she earned a masters degree in social work. She is a Fellow from the Management Development Institute, Gurgaon. Besides having worked for organizations like CAPART, UNICEF and Tata Refractories Limited, she also has 7 years of teaching experience. She has published several papers in referred journals such as Asian Case Research Journal, Decision, Indian Journal of Industrial Relations, Management Review, International Journal of Indian Culture and Business Management etc. and has also presented papers in national and international conferences of repute. Her interests are in the area of organisational culture, group culture, Strategic Human Resource Management, Social Psychology and Organization Design.
B. Tech (Govt. College of Engg., Trivandrum, Kerala University), PGDM (XIMB), Pursuing Executive Fellow Program at XLRI, Jamshedpur.
Subrat brings more than 15 years of industry and management consulting experience, having worked with the likes of Jindal Steel & Power Ltd., Avalon Consulting, IBM BCS, Wipro Consulting and iGATE- Patni. Prior to joining KSOM, he was leading the delivery of Beroe Inc. (a boutique KPO in Procurement Market Intelligence) as Vice President. In his career, he has got the opportunity to be engaged in advisory capacity with a mix of leading global and Indian majors across industry domains, namely, Automotive, Hi-Tech, FMCG, Port & Infrastructure, Metals & Mining, Healthcare, Media & Publishing and Plastics. His area of work has predominantly been around – Corporate Strategy, Growth Strategy, Market Entry Strategy, Process Optimization and Performance Improvement, Business due diligence & Outsourcing Assessment. Some of the clients with whom he has been associated are – Toyota Motors, Johnson Diversy, Unilevers, Tata Chemicals, Tata Steel, Ispat Group, Ciena Corporation (Nortel merger), Ashok Leyland, Anand Bazar Patrika Group, Ministry of Commerce (Sultanate of Oman), Merck, Kraft Foods etc. He has been a recipient of NTSE Scholarship, Gold Medalist for 1st Rank in B. Tech (Kerala University), Faculty Council Gold Medals for Top 5 Rank in PGDM and topping the Operations Area.
Prof. Sarangi visits XIM, Bhubaneswar and XLRI, Jamshedpur as guest faculty for the flagship PGDM programs and is a “Mentor” at the Technology Business Incubator, KIIT University under the National Science & Technology Entrepreneurship Development Board [NSTEDB], Dept. of Science & Technology [DST], Govt. of India.
B.Tech., PGDM (XIMB), Ph.D.
B.Tech with PGDM from Xavier Institute Of Management, Bhubhaneswar with more than 14 years of experience as a Marketing Manager with Nicco, then as Branch manager with Jenson and Nicholson and Finolex Cables as an AGM-Sales and as Business Head with IMS before joining KIIT.
BE Computer Sc & Engg(NIT Rourkela),PGDBM(XIMB),Continuing PhD
Prof Hota is a BE in Computer Science and Engg from NIT Rourkela and holds a PGDBM Degree from Xavier Institute of Management, Bhubaneswar. He is an AIMA – Accredited Management Teacher and currently working as an Associate Professor at KIIT School of Management, Bhubaneswar . His doctoral research is related to Technology Adoption, Diffusion of Innovation and Innovation Management in the area of Multivendor ATM Technology. He has published a number of papers in the area of BI, Analytics, ERP, HRIS, e Governance, Internet of Things and ATM Banking. Apart from articles in various refereed journals, he has presented papers at national and international conferences at IIMs, IITs, Indian Science Congress Association and other Institutes of repute in India and abroad.
He is a life member of Computer Society of India, Odisha IT Society and Indian Science Congress Association. He has discharged the role of Advisory Board Member, Scientific Committee Member, Publicity Chair, Program Committee Member, Technical Committee Member, Session Chair and Reviewer of International conferences in India and abroad. His major areas of interest include BI, Dashboard Design, Analytics, ERP, SAP Modules (SD,MM,HCM,PP & FI/CO), Web Intelligence Tools and Banking Technology. He has around 19 years of experience in teaching, research and software consulting.
B.Tech, PGDM (XIMB), Ph D
Prof. B Kar has earned his Ph D at the school with Entrepreneurship as the area of specialization. He has over 15 years of rich experience in organizations like SAIL, Sonata Software Ltd, Oracle India, Quark India, Four-Soft and Karak technologies. He has been working on technologies such as ERP, CRM, SCM and has experience working with different ERP systems like Oracle Apps, MFG-Pro and SCALA. He also has dealt with business functions like Purchase, Sales, Warehousing & Inventory management, Supply Chain, Forecasting, Production Planning & Execution, MRP, and Accounting.
His papers have been published in many different National and International journals.
B.Tech., MBA (ICFAI Hyderabad), UGC NET (2012)
He has five years of experience with HDFC Bank – Credit Cards, where he was in charge of product and portfolio management. His expertise lies in new product development, branding, strategic alliance, merchant acquiring, revenue generation & cost control, channel management, team building, service delivery, catalogue marketing and statutory compliance. During his stint with HDFC Bank, he was instrumental in forging several national and key regional merchant tie-ups across the categories of electronics, telecom, travel, jewellery and personal care. He has also won the Master Card Hall of Fame Award for handling a joint Pan India program, which was judged as the best usage program by any Asian bank in 2010.
M.A., LLB.,(Utkal), PGDM (XIMB), CAIIB , Ph.D(Utkal)
A person with great zeal and enthusiasm has 24 years experience in credit and corporate banking in Andhra Bank,(India); National bank of Oman,Abudhabi, Investment Bank, Sharjah, National Bank of Umm Al Qwain(Dubai) and SREI Infrastructure Finance Ltd. (India). Additionally, he has 12 years of experience teaching MBA/PGDM students.
MA, M.Phil. (JNU, New Delhi), Ph.D (Utkal Univ), D.Litt. (Utkal)
Prof. Satpathy has over 15 years of experience in teaching and administration in KIIT University. She has authored four books such as Empowering Award Staff by Revamping Training System in Banks, published by Lap Lambert, Germany, “Environment Management” and “Business Communication & Personality Development” published by Excel books, New Delhi, Transnational Marketing Strategy, published by New Age International Publishers. She has also published more than 100 research papers in various referred national & international journals and conference proceedings.
Prof. Satpathy is a visiting professor to Lynchburg College, Virginia, USA and has attended/presented research papers in several international conferences including the International Conference on HRM &PD in the Digital Age in Singapore, Cambridge Business & Economics Conference, Cambridge University, UK, and some of her research papers have also won the Best Paper Award including one which was adjudged as the best paper by Emerald group publishing ltd. She has conducted a number of Management Development Programmes, and is guiding several research scholars for the Ph.D degree. Five of her scholars have been awarded Ph.D degree by KIIT University. Dr Satpathy has been awarded the prestigious Oxford Journal Distinguished Research Professor Award 2014 at Cambridge University, London. Dr Satpathy was invited by University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth, USA to address the faculties & the students.
PGDM (XLRI Jamshedpur), B. Tech (IIT – BHU, Varanasi)
Joydeep has close to 8 years of industry experience in premier companies like ITC, Nokia and IBM. He has worked in domains of Sales, Distribution Management, Brand Marketing and CRM. His experience spans across industries like FMCG foods, tobacco, mobile devices and IT services. Joydeep was a recipient of academic merit scholarship by Provident Fund of India at IIT BHU. Before joining KIIT, he was heading Kerala for ITC foods as Assistant Branch Manager.
M.A, M. Phil. (Utakal), Ph. D. (IIT KGP)
Prof. Mishra is currently an Assistant Professor in the area of Organisational Behaviour and Human Resource Management at KSOM. She has done her M.A., M.Phil. in Psychology from Utkal University and Ph.D. in Social Science from IIT Kharagpur. She has also qualified UGC NET test and obtained Scholarship to pursue Ph. D. at IIT Kharagpur.
Prof. Mishra has 11 years of teaching experience in B-schools. Her area of interest includes Business Research Methods, Organisational Behaviour, Human Resource Management, Performance Management System, Training and Development. She has published number of papers in referred international journals such as Journal of Environmental Psychology, Journal of Applied Social Psychology, Asian Journal of Social Psychology, Psychology and Developing Societies etc.
She has also worked at L & T Heavy Civil Infrastructure Independent Company as Training Manager. While working at L & T, she was involved in Designing training / intervention programmes / and imparting training in different topics such as Time management, Stress management, Interpersonal Skills, JOHARI Window, Emotional Quotient, Team Building, Work-life balance, Leadership, and Decision making.
He has more than 15 years of experience consisting of 4 years corporate experience and 17 years in academics. He has also been a resource person / trainer in various marketing workshops of national and international fame. He has completed his PhD in Marketing Management from Utkal University. He has been associated with various MDPs as a resource person.
M.Com, Ph.D., PDF (Pursuing )
Prof. Patnaik is associated with School of Management since 2007. Prior to joining to School of Management he had association with various groups like GIMT, New Delhi, Wilsonia Group, Moradabad and CMD, Modinagar. He has 6 years of corporate and 16 years of academic experience. To his credit he has published more than 70 research papers in various reputed International and National Journals and presented more than 10 research papers in various International and National Conferences. At present he is guiding 5 research scholars and one scholar has already been awarded Ph.D degree from KIIT University. He has been awarded Best Faculty award three times once by GIMT, New Delhi (2000-01) and twice in Wilsonia Group (2003-04 &2005-06). He is also member of Advisory Board in Research Journal of Arts, Management & Social Sciences, Editor -in -Chief in South Asian Journal of Marketing & Management Research (SAJMMR) and member of editorial review board in International Journal of Commerce & Accounting Research, IJMRA and KSOM Journal of Management.
M.A. (Eng), M.B.A., LL.B., M.A. (Pub.Admn.), Ph.D.(Mgmt) Utkal
Prof. Das is continuing his D.Litt. on Sustainable Real Estate Market. He has 26 years of experience in academia, industry and government. Besides Prof. Das worked as Deputy Registrar (Academics) KIIT University, Chairperson- Doctoral Programme, Chairperson- Marketing Management Area and is a Member -Academic Council-KIIT-U and Member-Board of Management-KIIT-U. Prof. Das has been instrumental in the institution building process of KSOM since its inception. He has authored 117 national and international research papers, 8 national and international books and guided 7 Ph.D. Scholars.
BE ( E&Tc Engg.), MBA
He has six years of corporate experience and over 7 years of academic experience. He has worked in Telecommunication, Media and Education industries across India. His areas of interest include Consumer Behavior, B2B Marketing & Entrepreneurship.
MBA in Human Resource Management, Utkal University 2004., Ph.D
Professor Debi Das has earned his Ph D in the area of Human Resource and Organizational Behavior from KIIT School of Management.His research topic is centered around ‘Employee Turnover and its Effect on Organization’. He has eight years of experience in Tata group companies which includes International logistics, Roots Corporation Limited a 100% subsidiary of Taj Group and Tata Steel Ferro alloys mineral division. His job profile was to Facilitating and to maintain harmonious industrial relations, inculcating a culture of discipline between employee and management, union-management relationship through joint consultations and bipartite and tripartite mechanism and part of class training on personality development and business etiquettes.
Hotel Management, Master in Tourism Management, M.B.A., Ph.D. (Management).
Prof. Sahoo has more than 23 years of experience in both industry and academics. He served at various Managerial positions with Indian Tourism Development Corporation (ITDC) from 1994 to 2003 and was teaching at Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra, Ranchi from 2003 to 2009 as a Reader prior to joining KIIT University in 2009.
He received Ph.D. degree for his doctoral research work on the theme “An Analytical Study on the Perception for the Application of Electronic Distribution System by the Hospitality Industry”. He has published several research papers which are indexed in Scopus, ABDC, and UGC approved journals.
He is an active member of many professional academic bodies. He has provided several consultancy services to many leading Hospitality and Service Industries of the country. Prof. Sahoo has conducted five training programmes for Govt. /Corporate Sector agencies. Dr. Sahoo has been a resource person for several Faculty Development Programmes/ MDP/ Workshops/Conferences/ Seminars.
His teaching and research interests include Services Marketing, Hospitality and Tourism Management, E-Commerce, Sales and Distribution.
M.Phil. (Stat), Ph.D. (Management).
Prof. Subudhi is presently a Senior Professor in the area of Quantitative Methods, with over 30 years of teaching experience at University level. He has served earlier at Berhampur University, VIT B-School of VIT University (TN), and KIIT School of Rural Management (KSRM), for their MBA programmes. He has done FDPM from IIM Ahmadabad.
He is an active member of many reputed international academic society, like: American Society of Engg. Mgmt (ASEM), ISA-RC (Research Methodology Conferences of ‘International Sociology Association’), IFORS, ORSI and ICAS.
He has published/ edited 5 books and authored over 50 research papers. He is an active member of many professional academic bodies and also member of ‘Board of Studies’ of different Universities. For 6 years he was the editor of a management research journal ‘Strategy’ (of BU), and presently in charge of editing, KIIT Management Research Journal – Parikalpana. He has also published many articles in regional language and takes interest in Children’s literature. He was the founding editor of a children’s fortnightly, ‘Suman’ (published by Anupam Media).
He received Senior Research Fellowship (SRF) award of CSIR, for his doctoral research.
MBA, M.Com, ICWA, PhD Continuing
With a major exposure of over a decade in teaching, he holds a rich experience of 14 years both in industry as well as in academics. He has served in various organizations ranging from heavy engineering equipments, automobiles and educational institutions. Apart from handling full time courses in Finance and Accounting, he has been involved in many MDPs as a resource person for leading organizations like UNICEF, Hindalco, OPTCL, Vedanta Aluminum, Visa Steel, PPL, OHPC, IMFA, CESU & Stone India.
He has been a consultant for monitoring and evaluation of CAPART sponsored projects in Odisha, West Bengal and Chhatisgarh. As an avid researcher, he has couple of research papers and case studies to his credit. His current research interest lies in the area of Corporate Governance and Firm Performance, which coincidentally is an area of his doctoral program.
B.Tech., PGDCA, M.Tech., MISTE, Ph.D
He has more than 24 years of academic and corporate experience. He has handled several research projects in the area of software development and ITES. Prior to joining KSOM, he was Director , MBA & MCA , RIT, Kalunga, and CEO of Megacall Technologies Pvt. Ltd., Noida(UP), an International Call Centre. His Current Research and Consulting includes Corporate Social Responsibility in IT industries, IT Infrastructure Management and Call Centre Management. Recipient of Outstanding International paper Reviewer from CMR for year 2008. Member of Editorial Board of International Journal CMR since 2009,Fellow Member of Internet Society, Kolkata Chapter, Member of CIO Association of India.He is working as Head of ICT Cell, KIIT University as an additional assignment.
LL.B., LL.M, Ph.D
Shradha has over 20 years of professional experience which includes over 17+ years in the field of Learning and Development. Her areas of expertise include Leadership Development, Customer Relations, Diversity Management, Team Building, Instructional Design, mentoring and coaching. Apart from this, Shradha has also been responsible for designing several competency development initiatives for various strategic regional units, verticals and circles. She also had a stint as a Talent Manager conceptualizing re-skilling programs for future business requirements.
Shradha had facilitated programs on varied topics, both in India and abroad, which includes Leadership, High Performance Team, Culture and Gender Diversity, Customer Relation, Creative Thinking, Personal Effectiveness, Coaching etc in different sectors like IT, Manufacturing, BPO, NGOs etc
She has many certificates to her credit which includes Thomas Profiling, Interviewing Skills, Competitive Intelligence, Coaching and Consulting. She holds a Masters Degree in Law and MBA in HR. She completed her doctoral in “Ethics in Project Management”.
On Study Leave
Prof. Mohanty is an M.A with First Class in English from Utkal University. She has 8 years of teaching experience in corporate and academics. She is presently pursuing her PhD. She has participated in various seminars, conferences and workshops in English Literature and Language. Her areas of interest include Creative writing, Phonetics, Renaissance Literature, English and American Drama and Poetry, Literary Theory & Criticism and Communication.
With over 7 years of industry experience he has served companies like Standard Charted Bank, ICICI Prudential and Tata AIG Life and has been in roles ranging from Manager to Branch Head.
Prof. Kumar has got the highest award and acclamation during his tenure in said organisations. For example, Winner of “Superstar of the Company” in ICICI Prudential, recipient of “Hercules Award” in Tata AIG Life for the financial year 2008-2009. He was sent to Dubai for the best performance where he achieved No. 1 position PAN INDIA. Promoted as Branch Head in 2009 Prof. Kumar became the best Branch Head and received the most prestigious award “Hour of Power” thrice during his stint which depicts his dedication towards work.
His area of research includes Marketing Management and Monetary Policy. More than a dozen research papers in regional and national seminars are to his credit. Prof. Kumar was awarded with ‘ Dr. Asha Sablok Memorial Gold Medal’ for the best conference research paper. He has authored books like “Central Loans to States and Finance Commission”,”Impact of Global Financial Crisis on Indian Economy”, “Micro Finance and Rural Development” and “Market Reforms and Inclusive Growth”.
His edited book “Central Loans to States and Finance Commission” has been released by Dr. Montek Singh Ahuwalia, Deputy Chairman, Planning Commission of India in the 93rd Annual Conference of the Indian Economic Association.
M.A (Economics), M.Phil (A&A Economics), Ph.D (Industrial Economics)
Dr. Shikta Singh is currently working as an Assistant Professor in the area of Economics at KSOM. She has been an alumnus of Ravenshaw University and has completed her Ph. D in the area of Industrial Economics from Utkal University from Vani Vihar . She brings with her about 6 years of her teaching experience both at Post Graduate (Utkal University) and at Management School level (Abhinav School of Management & Research, Pune). Her main area of research has been Industrial economics, with special focus on the state of Odisha and India. Apart from that, her past research work includes Rural Economy & Regional Disparity, Gender Disparity & Women Empowerment, Economic & Social Impact of AIDS, Poverty & Unemployment in the state of Odisha.
She has presented papers on the industrial linkages of NALCO, and paradigm shift in conduct of Monetary & Exchange Rate Policy at the India Economic Conferences. Her current research interest lies in various Macro Economic issues, the area of Economic Environment of Business, Corporate Social Responsibility, and Strategic management. She has been a position holder in her 12th, Post graduate and M.Phil level and has got gold medal and merit certificate for being the All India Topper in Economics during 12th board.
M.A., M.Phil. (Ravenshaw Autonomous College) , PhD (Utkal University)
She has completed her M.Phil. from Ravenshaw (Autonomous) College and a short-term course in Communication and Management Essentials from IIT, Kharagpur. She has done her doctoral research on the theme of “Social Exclusion” in the area of fiction and has been awarded PhD degree from Utkal University. She has a throughout-first-class career and more than 13 years of teaching experience in the area of Communicative English, Business Communication and Managerial Communication. She conducts training programmes for employees at various capacities in different organizations. She has designed and facilitated training at NINL, NTPC, Tata Power, and Toshiba.
She has an expertise in designing activity-based learning sessions and provides personalized solutions to the problems concerning the communication competency of students/ trainees. She believes in upgrading herself with perpetual research. Her research orientation is reflected in her numerous presentations in seminars and conferences and in her publications in both print and electronic media.
M.Com, PGDBM, Ph.D. (Utkal)
Dr. Ray is currently an Associate Professor of Finance Area at KIIT School of Management. In a career spanning more than a decade, he has served in leading management institutions in the country – Indian Institute of Forest Management, Bhopal; Indian Institute of Management, Raipur, and Institute for Financial Management and Research, Chennai. Dr. Ray has a passion for teaching and taught corporate finance, business valuation, financial engineering, merger & acquisition at one or more of the above institutions. He regularly conducts management training programs for corporate and government executives in finance and related subjects. His research interests are mainly in the areas of corporate finance and financial markets.
MBA (Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto), FRM (Global
Association of Risk Professionals), MCA (College of Engineering and
Technology, Bhubaneswar), B.Sc (Khallikote College, Berhampur University)
Patra brings with him a rich combination of global education and industry experience. After attaining Master degree in Computer Application and a gold medal from the University for being the topper of his batch, he started his career with Tata Consultancy Services as a technology consultant. While working for large banking clients, he developed interest for Finance in general and Financial Risk Management in particular. He joined Rotman School of Management at University of Toronto with a scholarship from the school and acquired an MBA in Finance with electives in Financial Risk Management. Post MBA he worked with RBC Dexia Investor Services (the Custody subsidiary of Canada’s largest bank Royal Bank of Canada). There he was responsible for capital measurement and regulatory reporting of the entire portfolio of the organization under Basel II norms.
After a few years with RBC Dexia Investor services, he was promoted to the parent company Royal Bank of Canada where he had the responsibility for capital measurement and regulatory reporting of the bank’s entire wholesale banking portfolio under Basel II and Basel III norms. During his finance career he accredited himself with GARP to acquire the Financial Risk Manager (FRM) designation.After about 18 years of working in the industry around the globe and acquiring multiple degrees on the way, Prof. Patra has moved back to his home state to pursue a career in academics to further his interest in Finance and also help young students launch themselves into the global workspace.
Postdoc (Oxford), Ph.D.(NIT)
Dr Saptorshi Das has over 6 years of experience in teaching English Language, English Literature, Business and Technical Communication, Employability Skills, Values and Ethics in Profession, and Organisational Behaviour in technical and business schools. She holds a Post Doctorate Certificate from University of Oxford and Doctorate degree from NIT, Durgapur. She has authored over 6 books in her field of specialisation, English, and over 11 international journal publications. She has also worked as a trainer for Bournville College, UK, and the British Council. She is a regular participant in seminars and conferences and has always been actively involved in the world of academics, research and public speaking. For Dr Das, teaching is not just a profession but also her passion and vocation.
MBA (IISWBM, Calcutta University), BA (English Honours, Scottish Church College, Calcutta University)
Gargi Banerjee has over 4 years of work experience in the Corporate sector. She started her career in the Wealth Management department of ICICI Bank and then forayed into the sector of International Trade by working as a Trade and Forex Manager for the Export Import Transaction branch of ICICI Bank Kolkata. Previously, she has also worked as a student journalist for the Times of India, Kolkata Edition, wherein she wrote articles for a TOI column called ‘The Times @ Campus’. She has also worked as a Research Assistant for two books written by Mr. P.K. Banerjee.
The first book ‘Maha Bhasha and Maha Lipi’ deals with a new, scientific and linguistic script for India. This new script is based on the amalgamation of all regional Indian scripts and has Sanskrit as its base, making it a united script for Indians across regions. The second book, ‘Brahma Puja Meditation’ looks at a new and elevated way of life, through meditation while combining Yoga with worship. Presently she is pursuing her PhD on the topic ‘Gender Diversity in Indian organizations’ from the school of Human Resource Management, XIMB, Xavier University, Bhubaneswar. She has presented articles and papers on workforce diversity at a number of national and international conferences and has contributed towards a book chapter for the upcoming book ‘Handbook of Quantitative Methodology in Human Resource Management’ which shall be published by IGI Global, USA.
BCA (BIT, Mesra), MPIT (Symbiosis, Pune)
With a corporate experience of 12 years with leading multinational company like IBM, she has worked in varied domains including web technology, Siebel CRM, Software Quality and SAP. She has led multiple assignments in USA and worked as a Business Analyst for a variety of clients including Electronics and Pharma companies. She has also been a part of technical recruitment team for IBM. Her areas of interest include Web Technology, SAP, Data Warehousing and Business Analysis. She strongly believes in the Right to Education for all and that the right education is the way forward to eradicate a lot of problems being faced today
MA (PMIR), M.Phil. (PMIR), LLB, Ph.D.
She has 20 years of working experience including two years as Faculty-HR at IBAT and over 18 years of experience in all gamuts of HR in varied sectors –Power, Telecom – both services & infrastructure & Port, both at corporate and site. This includes experience in Strategic and Operational HR & Administration in reputed companies like Orissa Hydro Power Corporation Ltd., a state Govt. PSU; AIRCEL; Dhamra Port Company Ltd. and Tata Refractories Ltd. During these work stints, she has played a lead role while designing, revamping & implementing customized HR processes, assisting management in wage rationalization, merger & acquisition and being a change agent during transitions. Corporate experience includes 12 years in lead HR & Admin role.
Her professional associations include being part of NHRDN, BBSR Chapter as Secretary from May, 2009 till March, 2014 & as Treasurer since April, 2014 till date. She has been Sub-Editor, NIPM, Utkal Chapter from Apr’00 till March’05. Since Dec’97, she has been conducting several personality development workshops & rendered classes at institutes including KSOM, IMIS, OEC, ASM, Silicon Engineering College, MSM for students prior to placement.
Her academical credentials include MA in PMIR (gold medalist of 93-95) batch; M. Phil. in PMIR; LLB & Ph.D. She is a certified Thomas International’s PPA Practitioner since June, 2016