Name of the FacultyAreaBrief Bio
Partho Sarothy Sengupta

B.A.(Stephen’s College), M.A. (Delhi University), PGPM & IR (XLRI)

HRHe is a Master Neuro-Linguistic Practitioner (NLP-Richard Bandler School, USA) and a practicing Management Consultant cum Trainer and a Corporate Advisor. He is also a Techno-Commercial Resource Person in the Energy Sector and has led Funded Projects of WB, DFID (UK), and ADB in Bangladesh, Bhutan & India directed at privatization. He was a member of the Bangladesh Energy Regulatory Commission (BERC-Phase I) and has multifarious Corporate experience since 1974.He was Principal Consultant of PricewaterHouseCoopers(PwC) till 2000 after which he was part of the National Education Centre of Gandhi Labor Foundation & Indian Miners & Metalworkers Education’ in Puri & Calcutta. His recent management book “Principles & Practices of Management”, published by VIKAS Publishers (India) and launched from his Alma Mater-XLRI Business School on 20 th Nov 2011, exudes a set of distinctive styles that effectively connects with the potential energy of the “Y” Generation.
Prof. Nihar RanjanBeura, PMP®

SAP certified consultant, ISO Lead Assessor, Certified System and Software Quality Assessor
B. Tech , M. Tech( Indl Engg & Mgmt, IIT- KGP), PG Diploma in Indl Engg(AIP, NPC)

Technology & OperationsProf. Nihar leads Enterprise Applications management initiatives in the University, delivers SAP courses, implements ERP for in-house practices and conducts training and consulting in the areas. Prior to engagement at KIIT he worked for Industry for twenty years in USA, various countries in Europe and many parts of India, as an employee of IBM, EDS, DELOITTE, SATYAM, HCL and NPC in various areas including SAP R/3, Project management, Process Management, Benchmarking, Industrial Engineering and Management, TQM, ISO 9000, CMM, Practice development and Mentoring.

His clientele includes Dansk Supermarked, Noble Drilling Corp, Rohm & Haas, Bayer Chemicals, Valeant Pharmaceuticals, Heineken Intl, Carlsberg, MCI, Tata Motors, Sterlite Industries, Lloyd’s Steel, Triveni Engineering, JK Dairy, Modi Champion, Central Warehousing Corporation, Eicher and Escort Tractors.

Prof. Rajesh Panda

NIT Rourkela B.Tech , PGDM from SP Jain Mumbai

MarketingHe has over 12 years of experience in start-up operations, executive management, enterprise sales and marketing, and strategic execution in organizations that include three early –stage technology companies and top MNCs based out of Singapore. Currently he is the Founder and CEO of Corporate Gurukul, an organization providing training services to the corporate. He is also the Chairman of the Higher Education Forum (HEF), Singapore and Odisha chapters.
Prof. Arindam Banerjee

PGDPM – XLRI, BA (Hons.) – Utkal University

OB and HRHe has more than 15 years of rich experience in the field of HRD/HRM/HR strategy, 7 years in teaching HR and 7 years in HRD/HRM with specialized skill in psychometric testing (International License) from Saville and Holdsworth (SHL), Singapore. He has been involved in recruitment, compensation, training and appraisal processes in major private and public sector companies such as Britannia, NTPC, NICCO and INDAL.
Prof. Buddhaditya Padhi

PGDM-AdCom, MBA (Marketing)

MarketingHas about 11 years work experience, out of which 5 years have been in the industry and another 7 years into academics. He has handled brand communication at a national level for companies like Satnam Overseas Ltd (Kohinoor Foods), Daikin air conditioners, and Leo Burnett in New Delhi. At Leo Burnett, he has handled brands such as Coca-Cola, Colour Bar, and Bajaj Fans. During his stint at Daikin air conditioners as Brand Manager, the company focus changed to retail sales and he was instrumental in rebuilding the entire brand communication strategy. Prior to joining KIIT, he has worked in academic institutions like IMIS and RCM, both being premier institutes in the eastern region. He has also a Ph.D. scholar in the area of adverting. His teaching interests are into advertising and sales promotion, brand management, and consumer behaviour.
Prof. Chandrakanta Sahoo

CA, MBA

Finance and AccountingHe is an Associate member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) and an MBA in Finance from School of Management, KIIT University. He has more than 3 years of experience in the profession of accounting and audit of manufacturing and hotel industry. He has 2 years of experience in credit appraisal of asset-based funding and project financing in banking sector. As a matter of passion, he has been to academics since last 7 years. He teaches Accounting for Business Managers, Project Financing and Mergers & Acquisitions. Presently he is working as a Director in NLF Consultancy Services (P) Ltd, a consulting company which is into Debt Syndication, Project Financing, Private Equity Arrangement and other financial advisory services.
Prof. LK Vaswani

Ph.D. (HAU)

MarketingProf. L.K. Vaswani has 30 years of experience in industry and academics. He has served in Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), Operations Research Group (ORG), Krishak Bharati Cooperative Limited (KRIBCHO) and Indian Coffee Marketing Cooperative Limited (COMARK). Worked with Institute of Rural Management, Anand (IRMA) for 13 years as Professor , NABARD Chair Professor and Acting Director. Areas of teaching and research include agribusiness, rural marketing, marketing and market research. Published and presented over 50 papers and guided few PhD students. Conducted over 50 Management Development Programmes for senior and middle level executives. Associated with many research and consulting assignments including Planning Commission, Exim Bank, NDDB, NABARD, World Bank and state governments.
Prof. P C PandaHRBE Electrical, PGDBM (HR) & Ph.D. Management Consultant & Visiting Faculty in several institutions with 5 years of Academic expereince and 33 years in Industry.
Prof. Narendra MishraFinanceMCom, Chartered Accountant. Currently the Dy. Director, Global Institute of Management with 12 years in Academics and 14 years in the Industry.
Prof. P K PatnaikGeneral MgmtLL.M, Ph.D. Currently HOD, PG Dept. of Law, Utkal University, Bhubaneswar with more than 30 years of expereince in Academics.
Prof. Sasmit PatraHRMBA, Ph.D. Currently Sr. Academic Officer, XIMB, Bhubaneswar with 6 years in Academics and 2 years in the Industry.
Prof. Namita MishraHRM.A. , Ph. D. She is a Retd. Labour Commissioner and a Visiting Faculty in several institutions with 34 years of experience in the Industry.
Prof. Kuldip KaurGeneral MgmtBEd, M.A. She is freelancer and a visiting faculty in several institutions with more than 20 years of experience in Academics.