Prof. M.K. Sridhar Ph.D
A motivating and a talented professor in Management popularly known as MKS is a teacher, researcher, Institution Builder and a Mentor to thousands of students in Bangalore. He has teaching and research experience of over thirty years. He is known to inspire students to pursue personal excellence and contribute to the society and nation. He constantly strives to bring out the potential of the people by encouraging everyone around him to become life long and continuous learners. He obtained his Ph.D from Mysore University under the guidance of Professor Ananthan. Since 1990, he has been a professor of Management in Canara Bank School of Management Studies at Bangalore University, Bangalore.
He served as the Dean of Management Studies at Bangalore University. He was called to take the responsibility of Member Secretary of Karnataka Knowledge Commission in 2009 which was headed by Dr. K. Kasturirangan, Eminent Space Scientist. At knowledge commission he was further given charge as the Executive Director. At Knowledge Commission he introduced several initiatives like Jnana Fellowship, Research studies on knowledge areas. He was responsible for the formation of the vision group on Higher Education and made breakthrough recommendations to revive higher education in Karnataka. Dr. Sridhar is a people’s person and has initiated several social initiatives. He is associated with several social organizations 1activities concerning society. He is the founder president of C-Lamps, an organization to bring about changes in Public Services. He has been the mentor of ABVP a national students organization and served as the National Vice President.
Currently he is the member National Education Policy drafting committee and a member of Central Advisory Board of Education (CABE), Ministry of HRD, Government of India, Member of Project Approval Board (PAB), PMMM National Mission on Teachers and Teaching, MHRD and Member, All India Board of Management Studies, AICTE.
Dr. Manasa Nagabhushanam
Has 25 years’ experience in Teaching, Research, Writing and Consulting. A Professor in Management who has served as director/dean at various Business Schools in Bangalore. She has worked in ISBR, CIMS B School, PES Institutions and Amity Business School. Also visited the USA as a visiting professor at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. She has carried out research projects for Sarva Shiksha Abhiyaan, Karnataka Knowledge Commission and ICSSR. She set up AnalyZ Research Solutions in 2011 and successfully worked on several assignments like Moksh, Titan Industries, Infotrack Telematics, Hitachi, Banjara Foods and has supported several startups for their market entry. She guides doctoral students of Jain University and the University of Mysore. Research Articles have been published in several journals and newspapers. Received Best Ph.D. Thesis Award, 2009 from Prestige Group of Institutions, Indore and Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan Award from Bangalore Centre for Education as best teacher in Management for the year 2007.
Head, Project and Extension Programme
He has over 15 years of experience as a teacher educator, trainer and development works. He has published 23 publications in the form of theoretical and research articles in education Conducted serval research studies, He was awarded the vishistta Sadaka Purskar by samana manaskara vedike.He is interested working in challenging educational, social, and physical environments. He has always liked to be part of team and multi-disciplinary teamwork. His specific skills: Contributing to team building, conflict resolution, professional and personal development of staff at all levels in the organization served, Facilating capacity buildings on rights-based teaching approach to development. Research guidance in social science and humanities. Academic activates like a National and International Seminar/workshop/conference/FGD organizing skills.
Senior Research Associate
He has completed Master of Public Policy from National Law School of India University. He works on policy research and advocacy at CESS. He is experienced in the analysis of policies related to governance and regulations. He has engaged in a qualitative research in the area of higher education, social exclusion and inclusion of communities, internet governance and the United Nations. As a Research Assistant at Centre for the Study of Sociological Exclusion and Inclusive policy, he carried out the analysis of SC/ST sub-plan for the five southern states of India.. As a research intern at Foundation for Ecological Security, Mandla, Madhya Pradesh (2016); he carried down the study of laws at the village community governing the commons and also involved the study of taxation aspect in the Khusmi village of Mandla district. As a research intern on internet governance at Centre for Information Society (2016) he carried down the analysis of DIDP policy, UDRP policy and WGIIGF. He has also presented the paper in International Conferences.
Senior Research Associate