Name of the Faculty Area Brief Bio
Prof. Chandrajit Pati HR Prof Chandrajit Pati is an alumnus of the Xavier Labour Institution (XLRI), Jamshedpur, where he earned his masters degree. He has worked with top multinational companies like Coca Cola, Reliance Industries, TATA Motors and has over 32 years of experience in Indian and global companies in diverse sectors such as Manufacturing, FMCG, Chemicals, Telecom, Automobile and EPC. He has provided strategic leadership in business and human resources functions, working with all organizational levels to define and implement HR strategies, aligning them with organisational objectives and building strong, positive relationships to create a positive employer brand.  He was the HR leader of projects at Reliance Industries Ltd, including workforce planning, project specific human resources policies, talent acquisition in a large scale, employment information system, statutory compliance and contract worker management systems.
Dr. Snigdha Pattnaik Member of HRD – T&D

Prof. Snigdha Pattnaik is an academician, consultant and trainer who has done extensive work in the areas of human resource management and behavioral science, for over three decades. Her domains of expertise include managerial excellence, personal effectiveness and growth, women’s leadership, organization development, team building, and learning and development.

Prof. Pattnaik has been Pro Vice Chancellor at Delhi Skill and Entrepreneurship University. She has also served as Professor in HRM and Founding Dean of the School of HRM at XIM University, Bhubaneswar. She is a visiting faculty at the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad and at the Universidad Loyola Andalucia, Seville, Spain. Snigdha has authored several papers in the areas of Performance management, Appreciative Inquiry, Work life integration, etc., and a book on Performance Management.

She is the recipient of the AARYA Award 2016 by the Parichay Foundation in recognition of her contribution and achievement in the field of education. She has worked with clients across diverse sectors. Some of them are Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO) of the Govt of India, Infosys Technologies Ltd., Caterpillar Ltd., Idea Cellular Ltd, Kaivalya Education Foundation, Cocacola Ltd., and Odisha Electricity Regulatory Commission.

Snigdha is a Post graduate in HRM from XLRI Xavier School of Management, Jamshedpur and a doctorate in Personnel Management from Utkal University, Odisha. She has completed a 5- yr programme on ‘Collaborative Leadership for Women’ and is trained in Clinical Hypnotherapy. She is a professional member of the Indian Society of Applied Behavioural Science (ISABS) and has been the Program Director for the Organization Development Certification Program (ODCP) of ISABS. She has also held the role of Dean (Research) in ISABS. She is a member of the NTL Institute for Applied Behavioral Science, USA; the National HRD Network (NHRDN), India; Society of Human Resource Management, USA; and National Institute of Personnel Management (NIPM), India.

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Dr. Sanjay Pattnaik Member of SHRM and CM&TP An HR leader, organisation builder & an astute corporate strategist. Credible footprint in developing & shaping organizations, transforming businesses, grounding-up large green field projects, leading PR & communication mandates and running big ticket advocacy. 35+ years of impactful career across industries in Cement, Technology, Power, Metal & Mining.

Dr. Sanjay is a strong proponent of People as a key value driver of any business. People-Process-Performance & Planet, the 4P’s are the crux of all HR actions in delivering sustainable business results. He believes in “power of people” in building Organizations, Community & Nation. Dr. Sanjay had the opportunity to work closely with the global CEOs and with the finest minds of corporate India in the areas of business visioning, people strategy, transformation, large projects, policies, practices, communication philosophy and socio economic initiatives etc.

Dr. Sanjay is the Co-founder & Chief Executive Officer of People Better. He has worked with Silicon Institute of Technology as Principal Advisor-Practice School (Part time) Industry Collaboration and Career coaching and with Vedanta Limited, Odisha as VP-Human Resources & Corporate Strategy: Aluminum & Power business.

Chhanda Charana Das Member of Basic Mathematics (Operations Area) Sri Das carries with him 37 years of experience with well-established educational institutions.  He has served as Principal in O. P. JINDAL SCHOOL and is a CCE (Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation) Resource Person. He has been the recipient of Best Teacher Award in 1999 at BJEM School, BBSR. His book on Mathematics “HIT THE TARGET” for Secondary CBSE Students is a very popular and acclaimed guide for students.
 Zahid Parwez General Management Attorney at High Court of Orissa
Academic experience: Visiting Faculty member at Dept. of Business Administration, Utkal University; IMBA, Utkal University; IMCA, Dept. of Computer Science, Utkal University; University Law College; M.S Law College; ULC (MLHR Dept.),Utkal University
Academic credentials: Pursuing  Ph.D. in Personal Law from Utkal University; Masters of Law in Human Rights (LLM), 2014, Utkal University; B. Sc. (Botany Hons.), Utkal University
Multiple articles and publications to his credit
Deepak Singh Operations Value Creation Consultant

Corporate experience: Associate General Manager (Engineering Planning Design Cell), Vedanta Limited; Head Transmission Line Projects, Sterlite Energy Ltd.; Head Electrical SEZ, Power Procurement & Grid Coordinator, Vedanta Alumina Limited; Associate General Manager, Bharat Aluminium Company Limited; NALCO.

Academic credentials: PhD, KIIT University; Master of Business Administration – MBA(Executive) in Finance and Marketing; BE, Electrical and Electronics Engineering, College of Engineering and Technology

Manas Pani Finance   Academic experience: Visiting Professor in Banking and Finance Specialisation at Xavier University

Corporate experience: Business Unit Head of Dhanei KGFS, IFMR Rural Channels & Services Pvt Ltd; Zonal Head- Risk & Compliance, ICICI Bank; Senior Manager and Branch Head, Axis Bank; Manager, State Bank of Hyderabad

Academic credentials: PhD- Banking and Finance Inclusion, KIIT; LLB- Law, Utkal University; CAIIB- Banking and Finance, Indian Institute of Banking and Finance; M.A, Political Science, Utkal University

 Soni Mishra HR   Corporate experience: H&R Johnson as Senior VP & Head HR, Titan Company Ltd, Schneider Electric, GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals, Aditya Birla Group, Amway India March

Academic credentials: Post-Graduation in Personnel Management and Industrial Relations from TISS, MSc in Environmental Biology from Utkal University

One amongst 200 women professionals awarded Femina Women Achiever in 2016 by the World HRD Congress.

Certified Trainer: Thomas Profiling, Hay System of Job Evaluation

Change Management / Assessment and Development Centre   TQM

Munmun Mohanty Finance   Exceptionally Proficient and experienced Finance teacher offering over 20 years of teaching and academic record.

Certification in Behavioural finance, Duke University

 Academic experience: Professor and Dean at Global Institute of Management; Associate Professor at School of Management Studies (Formerly Ravenshaw Business School & Ravenshaw Management Centre); Assistant Professor at Institute of Business and Computer Studies (SOA University); Faculty at Global Institute of Management, Cuttack; Centre Manager at Lakhotia Institute of Art and Design Bhubaneswar; Visiting faculty assignment at Xavier Institute of Management, Bhubaneswar

 Academic credentials: Ph.D. in Business Administration (Utkal University, Odisha), MBA (Regional College of Management, Utkal University, Odisha)

Received AICTE grant of Rs. 6,00,000/- under Research Promotion Scheme (RPS) for major project on Neural Networks and their Application in Capital Market as project investigator in August 2006.

 Multiple books, articles, publications to her credit 

Amitav Chakraborty Finance Currently engaged as the Managing Director and Chief Investment Officer of Kitara Capital, a global multinational PE firm based in the Middle East

Corporate experience: Religare Capital Markets (Mumbai), BRICS Securities, Kotak Securities (Mumbai), IDBI Capital Markets (Mumbai), Cazenove & Co., London.

Board level corporate experience as the investee director in the PE invested portfolio companies.

 Academic credentials: Bachelor of Engineering (Electronics) Jadavpur University, MBA (IIM), CFA (ICFAI-India), Chartered Financial Analyst (USA), Financial Risk Manager (USA)

Currently pursuing Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst Programme (CAIA), USA

Professional Memberships:

Association for Investment and Research (Virginia, USA), Global Association of Risk Professional (New Jersey, USA), Founder member of the Indian Chapter of the CFA Institute (USA), Past Member of the expert committee of Financial Technology (IGNOU) Used to write in Economic Times, Euromoney, Asia money and quoted regularly as an industry expert in business papers and publications, before joining PE industry. 

Extensive exposure of over 10 years as the Director/Head in sell-side equity research in India, with a strong financial and business valuation modelling skills

 Amit Kumar Das HR Corporate experience: HR professional having around 28 years of experience of working in Senior leadership roles at various professionally managed large MNCs & reputed Indian organisations across diverse business sectors, like Tata Motors, CESC Ltd, ITW Sign ode, Britannia Industries Ltd, Taj group of hotels, Vodafone, RPG group, and Reliance group.

Leading large HR team and managing the overall responsibility of HR function in the context of integration of HR with business strategies in order to facilitate simultaneous growth of Human and Business capital.

Dinesh Kumar Sarangi QA, IT & Operations More than 24 years of experience

Corporate experience: Co-promoter-cum-developer, Coral Hi-Tech Pvt Ltd., New Delhi; Engineer (Maintenance), IPP Ltd., New Delhi

Academic experience: Faculty, Dept of Electrical Engineering, Mahavir Institute of Engineering and Technology, Bhubaneswar; Sr. Lecturer, Department of Electrical Engineering, Ghanshyam Hemalata Institute of Technology and Management, Puri; Senior Lecturer, Department of Electrical Engineering, Krupajal Engineering College, Bhubaneswar with additional charge of Training & Placement Cell; Asst. Prof. Dept. of MCA (T & P), Regional College of Management, Bhubaneswar; Faculty, Dept of Electrical Engineering, Temple City Institute of Technology & Engineering, Barunei

Academic credentials: BE (Electrical), National Institute of Technology (NIT), Silchar, Assam, 1992; Six Sigma Green Belt from “Example”, Bengaluru

Multiple articles and publications to his credit

Dipayan Das Finance Chartered Accountant with over 13 years of Corporate and Academic experience within and outside India.Successfully implemented automation in Procurement to Payment area; Implemented Risk Management process across the organization

Skilled at Process Gap Analysis, In-depth knowledge on cross border payment and Capital Market Compliance.

Strong analytical capability with close attention to detail.

Domain knowledge includes ERM-COSO, IFRS and Internal audit standard by IIA.

Corporate experience includes major work stints with UAE Exchange Centre LLC, Global Head Quarter, UAE as Associate Director; National Stock Exchange of India Ltd., Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai as Assistant Manager Audit and Operation; National Securities Depository Ltd., Mumbai as Assistant Manager – Inspection

He is also visiting faculty member at includes Xavier University, Bhubaneswar.

Academic credentials: Certified Internal Auditor – (1stAttempt), IIA, USA, 2017; Chartered Accountant from Institute of Chartered Accountants of India ICAI, 2005; MBA (Finance), IBAT School of Management, KIIT deemed to be University, Bhubaneswar, 2007; Bachelor of Commerce, Ravenshaw College, Cuttack, 2000

Barsha Mohanty Finance   Corporate experience: Researcher, Odisha Budget and Accountability Centre (CYSD); Economist, Planning and Convergence, Govt. of Odisha; Field Investigator, National Sample Survey Office, Govt. of India

Academic experience: Visiting Faculty member at Birla Global University; Biju Patnaik Institute of Information Technology & Management Studies

Academic credentials: Pursuing Ph.D. in Economics from the School of Humanities, KIIT deemed to be University; M.Phil. in Economics, 2018, Ravenshaw University; MA in Economics, 2016, Ravenshaw University (University Gold Medalist); BA in Economics, 2014, Ravenshaw University (University Second Rank Holder)

Handled several projects; Multiple books, articles and publications to her credit; Awarded for Best paper on “Rainfed Agriculture Issues and Challenges Viewed from Policy and Budget framework of Odisha”-at ISEE (Indian Society of Extension Education, ICAR-IARI New Delhi) National Seminar 

Kavita B Ray General Management Academic experience: Faculty member in Business Communication, Functional English, International HRM & HRM, Employability Skills at XIMB, IIPM, MICM, Shrusti Academy of Management, Bhubaneswar; BITM; IMB; P J Institute; Alphia Institute of Management, Bhubaneswar

Corporate experience includes major work experiences as Regional Head-HR at Sterling Holiday Resorts India Limited; Manager- Customer Response, Ask Me Information Services; Office Manager, Microsoft Corporation India Pvt Ltd.

Corporate trainer to organizations including HDFC Bank, Federal Bank, BPCL; Kirloskar Oils and Engines Limited; Hero Fin Corp; CYSD; IOCL; Tata Capital; HPCL and many others

Academic credentials: Pursuing Ph. D.; MBA– IISWBM, Calcutta University- 1999; MA (Economics), Utkal University, 1993; BA (Economics), Ravenshaw College, 1991

Multiple publications to her credit 

Manoj Kumar Das Finance Corporate experience includes the role of Economist at Punjab National Bank.

He has been into teaching and research in Ravenshaw University for 12 years.

Professional Societies’ Memberships: Life Member, Indian Economic Association; Life Member, Orissa Economics Association; Member, SANDEE

Academic credentials: Certified Internal Auditor – Ph.D. (2019); M. Phil. (2007); M.A. (2005) in A & A Economics from Utkal University; B.A. in Economics (Honors), 2003 from Utkal University. He has been awarded first prize in the Simulation exercise Group Presentation of two-week FDP on Climate Smart Governance during December 4-15, 2017 at IIPA, New Delhi

Multiple books, articles, publications to his credit