Subject Experts





MBA-PGDM (Subject Experts)

Kothandaraman Sridharan

CEO of MLC / Stanford University / IISc Bangalore


A graduate in Engineering from the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore and Entrepreneur Management from the Business School of Stanford University, Mr Sridharan was a co-founder, CEO & Board of Director of Mphasis - BFL Software, a global IT services company that provides infrastructure technology and application outsourcing. He was on the advisory board of a few product companies as well as for Fortune 500s CIOs in USA. His core areas of interest are Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Logistics, Telecom, Banking, Airlines, Healthcare with a focus on Cognitive Science and Artificial Intelligence and built digital marketing for corporate companies.

Prof. James F. Jordan (Advisory Board Member)

Advisor / Carnegie Mellon University


A Senior Executive with more than 25 years experience in global Fortune 25, economic development, and entrepreneurial start-up organizations in the Medical Device, Medical & Pharmaceutical Distribution, Defense and Internet industries. Background includes senior management positions in Sales & Marketing, Technology, Finance, Engineering, Quality and Operations. Prof. Jordon is the President & CEO at PITTSBURGH LIFE SCIENCE GREENHOUSE ( Pittsburgh, PA) He has also served as the Distinguished Service Professor and Director, Masters of Science in Biotechnology and Management at the top world ranking American university CARNEGIE MELLON UNIVERSITY – HEINZ COLLEGE (Pittsburgh, PA).

Anusha Sridharan

Carnegie Mellon University / University of California, San Diego


Anusha is a top performing healthcare leader and operations expert, with 8 years of progressive experience in business development, health technology strategy, global program execution, procurement, and partnership management. She is skilled in evaluating emerging business opportunities and fostering the development of partnerships that derive innovations and insights, with a focus in digital health, IoT, AI, machine learning, blockchain, and predictive analytics. She has demonstrated success in leading a number of complex domestic and global collaborations in utilizing data, analytics and health solutions to create sustainable value in the healthcare and life science industries. Anusha received her Masters in Business, Healthcare Management from Carnegie Mellon University and her Bachelors in Science from University of California, San Diego.

Bastin Robins J

Chief Data Scientist / CTO


Bastin is a seasoned Data Scientist who has successfully built data products for largest FMCG's in India and handled clients in Retail, Banking, Telecom, Social, Government and deployed them successfully. He has developed products which has the combination of Machine Learning, Deep Learning, Neural networks, Collective Intelligence & Web Intelligence. Robin was earlier associated with Gramener. He has built a startup Hash Research and frequently publishes articles and gives speeches at the conferences on IOT, Healthcare.

T.V. Sridhar

Strategic Innovator / IIM Bangalore / IISc Bangalore


Sridhar hold's MBA from IIM Bangalore and Masters in Engineering, from Indian Institute Of Science, Bangalore. He co-founded an IT company in 2001, focused on providing Solutions in Supply Chain Management & Logistics domain. He has worked in TCS, IBM, and Mphasis. He was responsible for preparing Business Plans, Marketing Strategy, negotiations with VCs, and direct involvement in Sales and Marketing. He has widely traveled around the world and worked for US, Europe based clients.

Dr. KS Hemanth

VP Of Education / Mangalore University


Dr. Hemanth holds a PhD in Data Mining from Mangalore University. His areas of research interests include Data Mining & Knowledge Discovery, Artificial Intelligence, Cognitive Science and Machine Learning. He also teaches Computer Science related subjects. His area of interests includes Business Intelligence and Digital Marketing.

Anusha B Rao

Software Architect


Anusha is a graduate in Computer Science & Engineering. She is an active open source contributor who made significant contribution for Mozilla Firefox OS, Linux OS - RedHat. She is an hardcore programmer with experience working at some of the most interesting companies such as SignEasy, EngageSense. Her core area of interest is Data Science, Algorithimic trading, Machine Learning.

Dr. Rangarajan

Management Specialist / IIT Madras / IIM Ahmedabad


Dr. Rangarajan graduated from IIT Madras in Engineering, did his PhD from IIM Ahmedabad. An Entrepreneur, Coach & Visionary in Indian education system.

Dr. Kalyani Rangarajan

Healthcare Management Specialist / IIM Ahmedabad


She has completed MSc in Mathematics, MBA in IIM Ahmedabad, PhD in Healthcare. She has worked in various B-Schools and top-notch universities.

Padmanand Warrior

Technology Visionary / Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute University


An Innovative, results-driven technology executive with deep and broad experience in product management, product marketing, and global channels/partnerships for Fortune 100 and startup companies and customers such as Walmart, Microsoft, HP, Intel, Dell, Lenovo, Samsung, Sony and Cisco.

Charles W

International Business & Legal IT / Washington University / University of Peradeniya


Charles W has 20+ years of experience in US, specialized in IT, Legal, International Business. He has worked in Fortune clients, handling Freight, Transportation, Logistics, Supply Chain, outsourcing, handling operations in 150+ countries. Charles has had an impeccable careers and a wide range of close C-level relationships at Fortune 500 companies such as FedEx. He holds an MBA from Washington University in St. Louis and a bachelor’s degree in Engineering from University of Peradeniya. He speaks several languages including French and German.




MBA Program

Prof. Jacob Alexander

Professor & Program Director


Prof. Jacob has over 25 years of cutting edge experience as a Professor in B-schools, Business Consultant & Advisor to small and medium enterprises. For the past two decades, his work as an academic and industry professional has allowed him to guide and manage institutions and functions with high level of strategic clarity.

As an academic, he has taught in across programs nationally and internationally that include the MBA, Executive MBA, Media & Communication, Executive Education, Certification courses, Defence programs, and at the undergraduate level. He has also ably held various administrative positions in the institutions he has been associated with and has been an integral part of their business success.

Dr. Aradhna Yadav

Professor & Academic coordinator


Dr. Aradhna Yadav holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Nagpur University. She was awarded Ph.d by UPRTOU , Allahabad in 2014 . She has worked with world class organizations like GE , ICICI Bank , Kirloskar, Dell to name a few.

Dr. Aradhna has more than 17 years experience in Teaching and Industry. In Industry her focus was towards training, back office operations, Marketing, Customer Service and Quality Tools. Her areas of interest include leadership, management of change, conflict resolution, Organization change and development.

She has published several papers in the area of HR and OB in International and National journals. She is also in the Editorial board of Journal of Business Theory and Practice; International Journal of Research in Management and Social Science.

She is a doctoral guide for Visvesvaraya Technological University. Currently, she is working as a Professor & Academic coordinator at Krupanidhi School of Management.

Dr. Thomason Rajan

Associate Professor & Academic Coordinator


Dr. Rajan is an MBA graduate and a Ph.D. holder from the Faculty of Management Studies, University of Kerala. He is also a Project Management Professional certified by the Project Management Institute, Pennsylvania.

He has been associated with The World Bank, New Delhi as IEG Short Term Consultant and was also with Ernst and Young Middle East in the Corporate Communications team, overseeing the creation and implementation of an Internal Branding System for the firm.Â

Dr. Rajan has been involved in the brand-building processes of real estate, hospitality, entertainment, software and consulting firms including several start ups. He conducts workshops and provides start-up brand management consulting services for entrepreneurs. He is currently working as Associate Professor & Academic Coordinator in Krupanidhi School of Management.


Dr. Shagufta Showkat has over 7 years of experience as an Assistant professor in B-schools and Engineering Colleges. Her work as an academician has allowed her to guide students in various streams.

Dr. Shagufta has taught in across programs that include the MBA, and at the undergraduate level. Dr. Shagufta Showkat has an MBA specializing in Human Resource Management and Ph.D in Human Resource Management. She has presented many papers in International conferences and published papers in journals of repute. Her research interests focus in Human Resource Management and Organizational Behavior.


Dr. Geetha Venu E has done her M.Com, M.Phil, MBA (Madurai Kamraj University) and a Ph.D from Annamalai University. Dr. Geetha has been in academics for over three decades, with Accounting and Finance as the specialization. Her topic in PhD was - ‘Stock Market Efficiency-A study on the impact of select economic variables on Indian Stock Market’. She has a few publications to her credit. Dr. Geetha has attended many Training Programs & Faulty Development Programs. She has also presented papers at National and International conferences. During her teaching career she has been actively engaged in NAAC and IQAC work. As a SEBI Certified Financial Education Resource Person, she has conducted Financial Literacy workshops in many colleges in Bangalore.

Dr. Rama Krishna Gupta Potnuru

NIT roukela (Research)


Dr. Rama Krishna Gupta Potnuru has done his PhD from School of Management, National Institute of Technology, Rourkela. He has cleared National Eligibility Test in the area of Management Science. Prior to pursuing his PhD he was Assistant Professor in Sri Sivani Institute of Technology and Management. His research interest focuses in the area of human resource development, organizational psychology, change management, entrepreneurship, technology and innovation management. He has published a few research papers in Scopus and ESCI indexed journals.


Ramalakshmi Vasudevan, has done her MSC, MPHILL, MBA, & PGDFM. She has 15 years of teaching experience. She is pursuing her Doctorate Studies in Management in the field of Behavioral Operation. She has presented and published 16 Management Research papers in national and international journals. She is Six Sigma Green Belt Certified with A+ grade. She is the life member of Operational Research Society of India.

She has professional expertise in Statistics for Management, Quantitative Techniques & Operations Research, Business Research Methodology & Marketing Research, Technology Management, Computational and Optimization Techniques and Discrete Mathematics. She had conducted various workshops including Data Analytics, EXCEL workshop, SPSS workshop.


Divya has completed her Masters in Applied Economics with a specialization in Finance from Christ University. She has a Professional experience of over 4 years with 1 year in the Training & Skill development with the Pearson Group and a teaching experience of over three years. Divya has qualified the Karnataka state eligibility Test (KSET).

She has presented Research Papers in several International conferences. She has a keen interest in Current Affairs, Social Issues & Public Administration. She has been a speaker in various panel discussions. She has been acknowledged as the best teachers in her previous employment. She has a diverse experience in various domains & has won accolades for participating in various Street plays in cultural fests across Bangalore, Astronomy groups & Culinary Arts societies.

Her areas of interest include Managerial economics, International Business Dynamics, securities and portfolio management, Indian financial system, banking and insurance.


J.R.Vaishnavi Prasad is a CBSE-UGC NET with JRF qualified Faculty at Krupanidhi School of Management. She has completed her post-graduation in Business Administration with dual specialization in Human Resources and Marketing from ICFAI University. She had been First rank holder in MBA and second rank holder in B.Com, she has proven her academic prowess all through the years. She has won Star Performer Award after an intensive four-month internship at Wipro. As a Freelance Trainer, she has trained more than 300 individuals in soft skills over the last five years. Her passion for writing enabled her to pursue her interest through blogging and commercial content writing for websites, mobile applications and research-based case study analyses. She has presented research papers in various national and international conferences and published in reputed international journals. She handles Human Resources Management and general management papers.


Nivedita has done her graduation in Sociology (H) from Sri Venkateswara College, University of Delhi. After working in industry for three years she pursued her MBA in HR from ITM, Mumbai. Currently she is pursuing her Ph.D. in HR form AMITY University, NOIDA.

She has keen interest in research and has published papers in national, international journals and conference proceedings. Her latest publication is on Engaging Centennials which talks about the challenges of engaging the present generation (Z) workforce and strategies to be adopted to counter the challenges.

Her areas of interest include Organizational Behaviour, Performance Management System, Strategic HRM, Marketing Management and compensation Management. Nivedita Jha is working as an Asst. Professor in the department of MBA at Krupanidhi School of Management.

Suraj Srivastava

Head for Career Advancement and Networking


Suraj Srivastava is the Head for Career Advancement and Networking. He comes with an experience of over 11 years as an academics and administrator. He has held several administrative positions during his career. Before joining Krupanidhi School of Management, he was Deputy Director for Career Services at Lovely Professional University and Assistant Director for the Office of Career Advancement & Networking. His has been instrumental in establishing Career Services (Placements) department with focused approach in mentorship, career advisory, networking, enhancing employability skill and creating lifelong learners for the society.




Guest Faculty

Dr. Regi Mathews

VP Of Analytics / IIM Ahmedabad / IIT Kharagpur


Dr Mathews holds a PhD in Agriculture Management from IIM Ahmedabad and a Post Graduate in Engineering from IIT Kharagpur. He was earlier associated with GENPACT as its AVP (Analytics). He has worked with iGATE, Symphony Marketing Solutions and Information Resources in various leadership positions. He teaches Business Analytics and has designed and launched a specialization in Analytics for MBA students and graduates. His areas of interest include - Developing & Deploying models, Optimization based solutions, Operational Analytics, Cognitive Science and Artificial Intelligence.

Dr. Chandrika Kambam

Vice President for Clinical Services, Columbia Asia Group of Hospitals India


Dr. Chandrika Kambam is a qualified Internal Medicine Consultant trained in the United States of America, and holds the position of Vice President for Clinical Services, for the Columbia Asia Group of Hospitals in India. She pursued her MBBS and MD in Internal Medicine from Vijayanagar Institute of Medical Sciences and Saint Barnabas hospital, Bronx, New York respectively, both reputed institutions. A highly skilled doctor with over 10 years of experience in the field, she got the opportunity to start her career as a hospitalist at Brockton Hospital in Massachusetts. After her successful stint in the US she then returned to India to join Columbia Asia Group of Hospitals in Bangalore as faculty of Hospital Medicine, and with her undaunted efforts she was able to successfully implement the concept in two of their hospitals in Bangalore. To quench her desire for knowledge, she further studied and acquired a MBA, Post graduate diploma in Medical law and Ethics and is also Board Certified in Medical Quality. She has been a very successful senior manager at Columbia Asia and at her current position she shoulders several responsibilities. She oversees clinical quality, clinical records audit and is also responsible for medical aspects of International patients and other marketing initiatives. She has taken on herself the task to improve the Health Information Systems from the clinical point of view and is also involved in Consultant Recruitment, among several important roles that she plays effortlessly.

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