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Dr. Dhimant Ganatra
BE, MBA, PhD Professor and Deputy Director JAIN (Deemed-to-be University)
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Dr. Dhimant Ganatra is an alumnus of Indian Institute of Management Bangalore (IIMB) with close to 25 years of experience in promoting learning in higher education. He has had an accomplished career demonstrating consistent success as an Educator, Researcher and Administrator. He is seasoned in educational programming and delivery and has balanced his career between administration and academics. As an educator, his subjects of interest are Business Analytics and Finance. He has organized and delivered several Workshops, MDPs and FDPs in the Data Science domain. He has to his credit a case study published at Harvard Business Publishing and a session as part of Predictive Analytics course on the edX platform.

Dr. Balaji Rao D G
B.Com, MBA, PGDDM, PGDFA, PhD Professor JAIN Online
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Dr. Balaji Rao D G has overall 34 years of experience out of which 23 years he has worked in the financial services industry and 11 years in academics as a trainer and teacher. He is also associated as a senior resource person for HDFC Mutual Fund, ICICI Pru Mutual Fund and other renowned corporates for whom he conducts training sessions. He is also been a columnist for newspapers and magazines and has penned over 500 articles. He has authored nine books. He has written several articles for renowned journals. He specializes in subjects such as Financial Markets & Instruments, Primary & Secondary Market, Fundamental Analysis, Mutual Funds, Financial Planning, and Marketing of Financial Services.

Dr. Geetanjali Sharma
BA(Eco), MA(Eco), MBA, PhD Associate Professor JAIN Online
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Dr. Geetanjali Sharma has an experience of more than 18 years of teaching in management institutes. Her keen interest lies in both national as well as international economic issues. She has published papers on economic issues both in national and international journals. She has been successfully conducting workshops on Comprehensive Business Analysis through newspapers and has also undertaken workshops in Budget analysis. Added to her credentials is her regular publication of comments on the Edit page of ‘The Economic Times.’ Her worldwide travels have given her unique experience of learning and embracing diversity and have been successfully sharing the same with her students.

Dr. Rajashree Pandiyan
BA (Eng), MA (MCJ), PhD Associate Professor JAIN Online
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Dr. Rajashree Pandiyan has more than 10 years of experience in teaching and research. As an accomplished educator and administrator, she is passionate about English Literature and the dynamics of communication. Dr. Rajashree has worked as Senior Curriculum Designer at a leading Edutech Company, Mastree. She has developed courses in English Language acquisition and enhancement of communication skills for online learners. English Literature, Communication studies, Semiotics and Mass Communication are her areas of interest in research and teaching. She has designed and taught courses in phonetics, communication skills and has also conducted placement training programs for Management students.

Ciarán McFadden-Young
Human Resource Management and Organizational Behaviour
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Prof. Ciarán McFadden-Young is a lecturer in Human Resource Management and Organizational Behaviour at Edinburgh Napier University in Scotland. He teaches across a broad range of HRM and OB topics, including Diversity and Inclusion, Employment Relations, and Leadership. He has previously taught in the Republic of Ireland, Hong Kong, and Singapore. He is the Programme Leader for the Global MBA at Edinburgh Napier University.
Ciarán’s research explores diversity, inclusion and discrimination in employment settings and labour markets. His current research, within the HRM and Labour Economics areas, looks at the role that discrimination in the labour market and the workplace plays in the careers of the transgender community.

Prof. Veena Venugopal
BBA, MBA, M.Phil Assistant Professor JAIN Online
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Prof. Veena Venugopal has 20 years of teaching and research experience. She owns to her credit research papers published in various National and International conferences. Her competency lies in sharing knowledge with students on the subjects related to Economics and Marketing. She has rendered her responsibilities towards academic requirements concerning designing course curriculum and writing learning material for several universities across India. Over the years as an educator, her motto is to contribute to the student community by uplifting their wisdom and knowledge to make them socially and ethically responsible. She is currently pursuing her PhD in the domain of Marketing.

Prof. Jayanthi Ravichandran
B.Sc, PGDPM, MA (Organizational Psychology) Assistant Professor JAIN Online
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Prof. Jayanthi is an Organization Behaviour and Learning & Development specialist. She is a coach and a mentor with proven leadership abilities, garnered through more than two decades of diverse experience in academics, educational leadership & corporate behavioural training. She is passionate about providing customized training solutions to organizations. She possesses excellent communication, administrative and interpersonal skills and interacts easily with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures. She has facilitated many workshops at corporates like Intel, Wipro, Ericsson, Toshiba. She is also a practitioner of NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming). She comes with cross-functional experience working with some industry majors like Aptech and Shriram Group of Companies.

Dr Frankie Asare-Donkoh
Ph.D. in Politics and Multi-Level Governance; MA in International Journalism; Master of Business Administration
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Dr. Frankie Asare-Donkoh is an award-winning journalist with over 30 years of practice. He has been lecturing in universities since 2005. Courses he teaches include Political Science and Government; Journalism, Media, and Communication Studies, and Business Administration.
He was previously Head of the Department of Media and Communication Studies at Pente- cost University, Ghana.
He is a former acting General Secretary (2000) and Deputy General Secretary (1996-1999) of the Ghana Journalists Association (GJA). He is the President of the Ghanaian Centre of PEN International (a worldwide association of writers) and was from 2012 to 2019, the Secretary-General of PEN Africa Network. He is a founding member of the Communication Educators Association, Ghana, as well as a member of the Ghana Association of Writers.
Dr. Asare-Donkoh won the GJA’s Best News Reporting Award in 1995, and the Third Prize Features on Children Award in 1994, organized by the Ghana National Commission on Children.
He has been a columnist for several newspapers and other publications including the Daily Graphic, Ghanaian Times, The Ghanaian Observer, The Weekend Chronicle, and The Evening News all of Ghana.

Prof. Divya Kshatriya
B.Sc, MCA Assistant Professor JAIN Online
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Prof. Divya Kshatriya brings with her a rich experience of over 19+ years in teaching subjects related to Information & Communication Technology. She gained insight in the Software Development Life Cycle during a stint at Wipro Technologies. Her academic experiences span across several renowned institutions where she has taught subjects from both the technical and management streams within the ICT domain. Some of her areas of expertise are Enterprise Resource Planning, Management Information Systems, Business Intelligence & Data Warehousing, Business Analytics Applications, e-Business Technologies, ICT in Supply Chain Management, Software Engineering, Database Management Systems and Internet Technologies. She is currently pursuing her PhD in the domain of Computer Science & Applications.

Prof. Pooja Vishnoi
B.Sc, MBA Assistant Professor JAIN Online
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Prof. Pooja Vishnoi is working as an academician and trainer, having 17 years of experience in mentoring, guiding, and training students at the graduate and postgraduate levels. Her areas of expertise are Marketing, HR and General Management. She is also pursuing her research in Human Resource from the University of Mysore and has submitted her thesis for the same recently. She has published various articles and research papers at national and international conferences. Pooja has been appointed as an external evaluator in various academic institutes, guided many students in their summer internship projects at the post-graduation level. She also works as a soft skill trainer, responsible for implementing training programmes, assessing training needs and making the scholars ready for the Job.

Dr Sheku Ahmed Fofanah
Ph.D. in Public Administration MBA in Management with a focus on Finance, MSc in Management Consultancy LLB (Hons) Law degree
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Dr. Sheku Ahmed Fofanah holds a Ph.D. in Public Administration, an MBA in Management with a focus on Finance, an MSc in Management Consultancy, and LLB (Hons) Law degree. He is a Senior Lecturer in Business and Management. He lectures on several modules both in public and private universities and business schools. He is an experienced Research Degrees Programme Leader with over 7 years of leadership experience in the Higher Education sector in the UK with transnational program development and course delivery expertise. He has worked at managerial levels for International Development Organisations such as Oxfam GB, Handicap International, Merlin, and M6F. He has supported over 60 research students who have completed their doctoral education. He is a passionate lecturer who is inspiring and able to deploy strategies to get the best out of students.

Prof. Sapna Nibsaiya
BA, PGDBM Assistant Professor JAIN Online
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Prof. Sapna Nibsaiya has more than 14 years of experience in both corporate & academics. She has worked as National Head- Academics with ISDC, Mentor & HoD with iNurture in the past. She has also worked with Organizations like Touchtel & ING Vysya Life Insurance. She has a strong background in planning and execution of academic administration and is highly experienced in professional courses, curriculum development, faculty training, content and online education. She has authored books on Indian Financial System and has published various research papers at national and international levels. She is pursuing her PhD in Brand Equity & teaches Strategic Management, Marketing, Aptitude and other general management subjects. She is also a Certified Strategic Management Professional from IIM Kozhikode.

Prof. Vishal Petkar
BE (CSE), M.Sc (IT) Assistant Professor JAIN Online
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Prof. Vishal Petkar is a technocrat by profession and a technical trainer by passion with 4+ years of experience in the IT Industry as a Software Developer. He has 10+ years of experience in various technology training like C Programming, Data Structures, C++, Computer Networks, Java, Database Management System, Operating Systems, Python, Android and other niche technologies like Big Data, Hadoop Eco System Tools, Data Analytics and Data Science. He has close to 9000+ hours of technology teaching experience and Project Design and Development for graduates from various Engineering Colleges. He worked as a technical consultant for various companies and developed software applications & hosted on the Server and Google Play Store.

Kasia Nowak
BA, MA, MA, MScR, MPhil, PhD Lecturer in American and British Literature
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Dr. Kasia Nowak earned her Ph.D. in English from the University of London and her MScR in English Literature from the University of Edinburgh. Her research focuses on literary criticism, literary theory, narrative theory, and the theory of the novel. She is also very much interested in feminist, race, and gender studies and is willing to undertake interdisciplinary and cross-disciplinary projects in the scope of Humanities.
Her Ph.D. thesis will be published in its original three-volume form. Polyphonic novels from Dostoevsky to Faulkner is a multifaceted approach to this type of long fiction and its important place in the global literary canon. Dr. Nowak’s ethos as an academic teacher is to share her knowledge and her ever-growing passion for research and life-long learning with her students, promoting their independence and critical thinking.

Prof. Shivani Raghuvir
B.Sc, MBA Assistant Professor JAIN Online
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Prof. Shivani Raghuvir holds 10 years of rich experience as an academician and has been associated with noted B-schools. She has been involved in Post Graduate Teaching, Executive Education and designing industry-oriented syllabus. Her areas of interest include Branding, Supply Chain Management, International Trade and Export-Import Documentation. She also advises well-established business organizations on core projects and has undertaken training programs for various Government departments. With deep expertise in professional management roles, she brings the same rigour to academics, to bridge the industry-academia gap. With her work experience in the corporate sector, she can relate the theoretical concepts to real-life scenarios with ease which her students greatly admire.

Prof. Keerthi P
BE, M.Tech (CSE) Assistant Professor JAIN Online
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Prof. Keerthi P is an alumnus of JNTUA with 13 years of teaching experience in computer science engineering and technology. Along with the curriculum, she believes in outcome-based education. She has aided students in their participation in the project-based learning environment by executing projects related to the subject's concepts. To familiarise students with the industrial approach, Keerthi initiated a project exhibition. As a full-stack developer, she developed applications and assisted several students in the implementation and development of successful projects. Her areas of expertise as an instructor include Database management systems, Python, Machine learning, Deep learning. She actively participates in Kaggle competitions. Her areas of interest are coding, assisting students in easily acquiring programming abilities.

Kevin Pace
MA in Education (Mentoring & Coaching), DCA, BA
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Prof. Kevin Pace has been a lecturer and teacher for over 30 years. He originally studied law and changed his plans for a career in law to a career in teaching law and business, a decision he has never regretted. He teaches in schools, colleges, and universities, and has been a professional trainer, coach, and mentor working with a range of small, medium, and large organizations in the public and private sectors for most of his career. Kevin was the author of the national trading standards and consumer protection qualifications for many years and continues to write publications and books on the subject of education and mental health. As well as his lecturing duties, Kevin owns and manages a not-for-profit business that supports educators and students to increase their aspirations and develop the positive mindset skills to progress towards them. He is passionate about working with young people and adults to help them achieve their goals in life. He has been a school governor for over 25 years and was Chair of the management board of a federation of pupil referral units. As well as his speaking and lecturing engagements and running his business, Kevin is a musician and an avid e-cyclist.

Prof. Mohan Raj C S
BCA, MCA Assistant Professor JAIN Online
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Prof. Mohan Raj is a passionate teacher having more than a decade of experience in academics. He has efficiently guided UG and PG students throughout their academic projects. He is a professional educator with a commitment to the academic growth and development of every student. He combines knowledge of theory with practical applications to make his sessions useful and interesting to the students. He has served as a squad member for the PG Examination, Bangalore University. His profound interest in research made him publish various papers and participated in various workshops and conferences.

Dr. L R S Mani
BE, MBA, M.Phil, F.I.E, PhD Adjunct Faculty JAIN Online
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Dr. L R S Mani is an alumnus of Faculty of Management Studies, Delhi with three decades of industry experience and 16 years’ experience in PG Management education in various B Schools and Universities. He has had an accomplished career in senior positions in reputed organizations. As an educator, his subjects of interest are Operations Management, Strategic Management and Entrepreneurship Development. He has to his credit, paper presentations at International Conferences in Austria and Sri Lanka and Guest Lecture delivery at University of Bolton, U.K. He has organized and delivered several Workshops, MDPs and FDPs in the Quality Management domain. He is a Chartered Engineer and Life Member of Quality Circle Forum of India.

Ranjit Das
MBA, PG Diploma in Training and HRM, Diploma in Marketing
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Prof. Ranjit Das has spent 25 years working in Human Resources for BP, DHL, and General Electric before joining the University of Strathclyde as a Senior Lecturer.
As a teacher in the Business School, he teaches OB & HR modules on the MBA program as well as Leadership and Change Management modules on other Masters programs. He is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. My PhD interest is in career development.
He has wide expertise in the areas of leadership and top talent development, team effectiveness, executive coaching, succession planning, behavioral assessment, development centers, HR strategy, processes, and tools
He is an active business consultant and his teaching reflects the issues facing businesses today. Recent consulting assignments include change management, strategy workshop, talent Management, dysfunctional team development, customized training for clients.

Dr. T Karpagam
BBM, MBA, PhD Adjunct Faculty JAIN Online
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Dr. Karpagam is a Microsoft Excel, Power BI Professor, Corporate Trainer, Speaker, vlogger, and consultant. Karpagam is the founder of Excel Prime, a leading analyst located in Bengaluru. Karpagam has a PhD in Supply chain management and offers consulting services to manufacturing industries. She is passionate about teaching, training, and consulting. Her core expertise lies in Data Visualization and her experience spans across from training students, working professionals and corporates. Karpagam’s research interest spans from operations, logistics to supply chain. Her course on Project Management, Business Forecasting and Supply chain Analytics is the most sought-after course by the students and working professionals. She speaks regularly at Saudi Arabia, Brazil and other Excel Meetups Worldwide.

Prof. Kirron Bindu
B.Com, M.Com, CMA Adjunct Faculty JAIN Online
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Prof. Kirron Bindu’s areas of interest are Financial Derivatives and Taxation. His past corporate credentials include Indus League Clothing Limited and MCS Software Consulting. He has over 19 years of teaching experience in some of the best B-schools in Bangalore and France. He has presented papers in national and international conferences. He has delivered corporate training in Finance in Oracle, HP, Northern Trust, Target Corp and Symbol Technologies. As a Mentor at a leading accelerator he has guided the financial projections and valuation effort of over a dozen promising tech start-ups.

Michail-Konstantinos Valsamis
BA, MSc, PhD candidate
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Michail Valsamis is a self-determined PhD candidate in Economics at the University of Leicester, UK, with acquired skills such as communication, research, data analysis and organisation. He possesses a M.Sc. in Economics from the University of Bristol, UK, and a BA in Economics from the Athens University of Economics and Business, Greece. Alongside his PhD, he worked as Research Assistant at the University of Birmingham. He was also Teaching Assistant for the International Finance course at the Aston University in Birmingham, UK, and tutor for the Fixed Income Securities course at the University of Leicester.
His research interests lie on Industrial Organisation, pricing strategies and network formation in a market sector. His PhD thesis is an empirical study of the pricing variation in the US airline industry and the behaviour of the airlines in the market. Through the PhD thesis, he would like to investigate how competition in a market sector could lead to economic growth in whole.

Prof. Nidhi Shukla
B.Sc, MBA (HR & Marketing) Adjunct Faculty JAIN Online
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Prof. Nidhi Shukla is a people-oriented professional with 15+ years of experience in Academics and Human Resource functions working with FMCG, Telecom and Healthcare sectors. She is a Certified Corporate Trainer -ISTD (Indian Society of Training and Development) and has varied experience working with companies like Reliance Communications, PepsiCo, Coffee Day and has been associated with reputed institutes for Management Education Programs. She has extensive experience in content development, strategizing, scheduling, analysis and delivery of training/workshops. She is currently pursuing PhD in Management Studies in the area of Sustainable employability of MBA Graduates, and has presented and published her work in Web of science/ EBSCO indexed journal. Her current teaching and research interests are Advanced Human Resource Management, Talent Management, Competency Management, Performance Management, and Organization Behaviour.

Prof. V Visweswara Rao
B.Sc, M.Sc. (Statistics), M.Phil Adjunct Faculty JAIN Online
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Prof. V Visweswara Rao has more than 15 years of experience in Industry and Teaching. He is considered to be an exceptional teacher who 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. Currently, he is handling all Quantitative Techniques related courses.

David Liew Leiwe
BSc, MSc Associate Director Cambridge Futuristic Technologies
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Prof. David Liew Leiwe has a career of over 30 years as a Principal Investigator in innovative development programmes for education and industries in the UK and international institutions.
At the forefront of developing innovative systems for controlling robots, welding automation, expert systems for oil platform maintenance, monitoring behavior in elderly drivers through interactive graphics and research in Intelligent Manufacturing Systems.
Lead in the development of the National Motorway Control Systems (NMCS 2) for the UK Highway Agency.
Developing interactive systems for “learning by doing” programmes incorporating technologies such as Virtual, Augmented and Mix Realities for industrial training Development Lead for the BEng and MEng in Integrated Engineering and Ph.D. Supervision.

Prof. Shilpa Pradeep
MBA (Marketing), MBA (HR), M.Phil Adjunct Faculty JAIN Online
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Prof. Shilpa Pradeep is an alumnus of BMS College of Engineering, Bangalore. She is currently pursuing her PhD. She is also certified in FEEL (Facilitating Excellence in Effective Leadership). She has been a passionate management educator for over 12 years, facilitating learning at the undergraduate and post Graduate Levels. Her subjects of interest are Marketing, Human Resources and General Management. She possesses strong communication and interpersonal skills. Her enthusiasm and vibrancy endear her students. She is committed to ensuring that the needs of her students with diverse learning capabilities are met. Her classes are filled with innovative pedagogy.