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Dr. N K Thingalaya

Dr. N. K. Thingalaya is a Professor Emeritus at the Institute with teaching and research interests in Banking and Micro Finance and Rural Development. He is a postgraduate in Economics from Bombay University. He received his doctorate, in Inter-sectoral Price Analysis in 1966 from the same university. Dr. Thingalaya joined the Syndicate Bank, one of the largest public sector banks in India as an Economic Advisor and rose to the position of Chairman and Managing Director. He has published seven books on banking related areas and is currently, working on banking challenges in the context of globalization.


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Dr. N S Shetty

Dr. N S Shetty is a Professor Emeritus at JKSHIM. He is an Agricultural Economist with a doctoral degree from Bombay University. He started his career as a Research Officer in the Department of Economics at Bombay University and later, shifted to the Bank of India as an economist. After a short stint in the banking sector, he moved to UNDP and served as a FAO consultant. Dr. Shetty also served in the Development Bank of Zambia and worked in the Common Wealth Secretariat (CFTC) as a senior agriculture economist in Uganda. He has produced many research publications on various issues relating to agriculture economics particularly with a global perspective.

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Dr. Ashalatha K

Dr. Ashalatha K is a post graduate and PhD from Mangalore University. She has a decade of experience in academia and industry. She has presented few papers in national and international conferences. She is a life member of Mangalore Management Association. She handles subjects like Mergers and Acquisitions, Financial management, Project Management, Financial Services. Her research interest is in the area of mergers, women empowerment, inclusive growth, higher education and rural development. She has been working with JKSHIM since March 2003.


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Dr. K. P. Sandhya Rao

Dr. K. P. Sandhya Rao has an MBA degree from Mangalore University and Ph.D from Visvesvaraya University, Belagavi. She has over seven years of industrial experience in the field of advertising, media and public relations and over 15 years of teaching experience. She teaches courses such as Integrated Marketing Communications & Media Management, Service Operations Management and Strategic Brand Management to the students of MBA Program. Her research interests include branding, advertising and media and tourism related areas. She has been working with JKSHIM since January 2003.


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Dr. Krishna Prasad

Dr. Krishna Prasad, holds PhD in finance from National Institute of Technology Karnataka, Surathkal and MBA specializing in Finance from Visvesvaraya Technological University, Belgaum. After completion of MBA he had worked with Oracle Financial Services Software Ltd. (OFSS) for a year and currently working with the Institute as Associate Professor. He is AMFI certified Financial Consultant and NISM certified Mutual Fund Advisor. Currently he handles courses like Portfolio Management, Financial Accounting and International Financial Management courses at the Institute. His area of research includes Risk Management, Corporate Governance and Reporting Practices and Taxation. He has been working with JKSHIM since July 2010.


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Dr. Radhakrishna Sharma

Dr. Radhakrishna Sharma is an MBA Graduate from Mangalore University. He has also to his credit a diploma in commodity markets, postgraduate diploma in financial advising and certified financial manager qualification. He is a SEBI certified resource person for financial education programs. He has more than two decades of research and teaching experience. He was working at Debub University, Ethiopia in the Department of Management under UN development programs for two years. His areas of interests in teaching and research are mutual funds, portfolio management and financial derivatives. He has been working with JKSHIM since August 2004.


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Prof Rakhesh Shetty

Prof Rakhesh Shetty is serving as Assistant Professor at the Institute. He is an MBA specializing in Finance from Visvesvaraya Technological University, Belgaum. Before taking up the present assignment he had four years of work experience in the field of office automation in the admin wing of NMAMIT. Currently he is pursuing his PhD in the area of Disclosure practices of Indian companies from Visvesvaraya Technological University, Belgaum. He handles courses like Financial Management and Management Accounting and control systems at the Institute. His area of research includes Social Development and Corporate Governance and Reporting Practices. He has been working with JKSHIM since July 2012.


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Prof. Rita Boro

Prof. Rita Boro has a PGDM from Indian Institute of Management, Kozhikode and a B. Sc. Statistics (Honours) from the Lady Shri Ram College, New Delhi. She has overall 5 years of industry experience in the fields of IT and ITES with IBM India, and Digital Marketing and Digital Info-publishing as an entrepreneur. She is currently handling a course on Business Communications at the Institute. Her areas of research interest include Online Consumer Behaviour and Communications. She has been working with JKSHIM since February 2014.


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Prof. Saravanan

Prof. Saravanan completed MBA with dual specialization Marketing and HR from Bharathiar University, Coimbatore and obtained M.Phil in Management from the same University. He has more than a decade's experience in corporate and teaching. Currently he is handling Insurance Products and Services, Industrial Marketing, Rural Marketing, Digital Marketing etc. His research areas include E-tailing, Insurance, digital marketing etc at the institute. He has been associated with the institute from March 2011.


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Prof. Sheetal Kumar M

Prof. Sheetal Kumar M is an Engineering Graduate in Electronics and Communication from SDMCET and has done MBA specialized in Marketing and Finance from KLE'S IMSR, Hubli. He has 3 years industrial experience as a Business Analyst in IT and 1 year of academic experience. Currently he handles subjects like Business Statistics and Operation Management. His research interest areas include requirement elicitation technique and information technology management. He has been working with JKSHIM since July 2013.


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Prof.Shilpa Praveen

Prof. Shilpa Praveen is working as an Assistant professor at JKSHIM. An MBA degree holder specializing in Marketing and Finance from National Institute of Technology, Karnataka, Surathkal, after completion of MBA she has worked with Coca-Cola for almost six years in Sales & Channel Management role in the Key Accounts team, Bangalore and Mangalore. She handles courses in the area of Marketing, Strategy, Sales, and simulation currently. Her research interest is in the area of Globalization versus localization and shifts in consumer preference. She is pursuing her doctoral studies in the area of consumer preference at Visvesvaraya Technological University, Belagavi. She is working with the institute since September, 2014.


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Dr. Sudhir M

Dr. Sudhir M obtained his Doctoral degree and Masters degree in Business Administration from the Visvesvaraya Technological University, Belgaum. His area of specialisation is Marketing Management and areas of teaching include rural marketing and business research methodology. He has his research interest in the areas such as higher education, CSR and experiential learning etc. He has been working with JKSHIM since October 2000.


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Dr. Sudhir Raj K

Dr. Sudhir Raj K is a post graduate and PhD in Economics from Mangalore University. He has a Diploma in Journalism from HIJ, New Delhi. He has over three decades of teaching experience. An approved PhD Guide of VTU, Belgaum. He has conducted several management development and training programs. He is a B High Artist of All India Radio, Mangalore. He handles subjects like entrepreneurial development and strategic management to the students of MBA program. His research and training interests include neuroscience, leadership, entrepreneurship and related areas. He has been working with JKSHIM since May 2003.


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Mr. Guruprashanth Bhat

Mr. Guruprashanth Bhat Kundeshwara has been serving as Corporate Relations Officer (Placement and Admission) since 2013. He is an MBA graduate with HR specialization. He has over 17 years Human Capital Management experience within the fields of Education (Training and placement), IT, Call Center , Shipping (Oil Company) and marketing in India, US, UK, Canada and Australia. He has been working with JKSHIM since January 2013.


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Mr. Guruprashanth Bhat

Mr. Guruprashanth Bhat Kundeshwara has been serving as Corporate Relations Officer (Placement and Admission) since 2013. He is an MBA graduate with HR specialization. He has over 17 years Human Capital Management experience within the fields of Education (Training and placement), IT, Call Center , Shipping (Oil Company) and marketing in India, US, UK, Canada and Australia. He has been working with JKSHIM since January 2013.


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Mr. Harishchandra T

Mr. Harishchandra T has acquired B.Com and BLISc from Mangalore University. Further he obtained M.Com and MLisc from Karnataka State Open University and Annamalai University respectively. Currently he is pursuing PhD in Library Science. At present he is a librarian, and he has been serving the Nitte group since December 1992.


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Ms. Natasha Samani

Ms. Natasha Samani has completed her B.E. in Electronics and Communications Engineering from SDMCET, Dharwad. She has a Graduate Diploma in Commerce from Victoria University of Wellington and an M.S. in Operations Management from the University of Alabama. She was worked in the U.S. with companies such as Delta Air Lines, Yahoo!, Liveperson, Overstock.com, Discover Credit Cards and Revolve.com. She has been working at JKSHIM since September 2016.


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Mr. Vishwanath Shetty

Mr. Vishwanath Shetty completed Diploma in Computer Science at NRAMP, Nitte and did a Computer Hardware and Networking Course in NITK Surathkal. He has been working with JKSHIM since April 2008.



Prof. Nidhish H

Prof. Nidhish H is working as an Assistant Professor at JKSHIM. He obtained his MBA in Marketing specialisation degree from Visvesvaraya Technological University, Belgaum. After completing his MBA degree he has worked in Corporate for four years and as an Entrepreneur, he worked for four years and three in academics. His area of interest is Marketing Management, Entrepreneurship development, Strategic Management etc.. His research area is Entrepreneurship and Startups.


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Dr T. P. M. Pakkala

Dr T. P. M. Pakkala is an M. Sc. (Statistics) from University of Mysore, PGDCA from Madurai Kamaraj University, and Ph. D. from Mangalore University. He has a teaching experience of 38 years, of which 35 and half years in Post-Graduate department of Statistics, Mangalore University. He has been awarded post-doctoral research fellowships by University of New Brunswick, Canada for two years and Common Wealth Fellowship for post-doctoral research at University of Exeter, England for a year. He was also teaching in other discipline like biology, Computer science, Business Administration. He has taught Business Administration students at the University of New Brunswick, Canada. He has guided Ph.D. students and published several research articles in journals of international repute. He has presented research papers in international conferences held in India and abroad. One of his research articles has recorded 216 citations. His research h-index is 12 and i10-index is 15. His teaching and research interest is on Operations Research, Probability theory, Stochastic Process, Research Methodology, EXECEL Programming, data analytics, Actuarial Statistics, and Quantitative Finance. He is also Associate Editor of Journal of Indian Society for Probability and Statistics. He has worked in several committees of Mangalore University. Now he is a Professor in this Institute.


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Prof. Karthik Kudroli

Prof. Karthik Kudroli is an Engineering graduate in Mechanical Engineering from VTU, Belgaum. He holds a M.S degree in Engineering and Management from Coventry University, United Kingdom and a MBA degree specialized in HR. He has over 5 years of Teaching and research experience and 2 years of Industry experience in the field of Logistics and Supply chain Management in the United Kingdom. His area of research is Supply chain Management. He has published 8 research papers in National and International Journals and also attended 4 National conferences and 2 International conferences. He has attended short term course on Decision making models using Operations Research organised by Dept of Industrial systems Engineering, IIT Karaghpur, Attended short term course on HR analytics held at IIT Karaghpur, VGSOM, Attended a Short term course on Big Data held at IIT, Kanpur from August 7th to 11th, 2017, Attended a Workshop on Experimental and Empirical Methods in Linguistics held at IIT, Delhi from July 9th to 15th, 2017. He is also a National Powerlifting Referee –Category II since 2016.


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Dr Ananthapadhmanabha Achar

Dr Ananthapadhmanabha Achar is presently working as Professor and Dean of corporate progarmmes . He has three decades years of experience in teaching training and consultancy in Management . Before joining JKSHIM ,Dr Achar had worked as Director of Sahyadri School of Management Mangalore for 5 years and of he had worked as professor in Manipal group of institutions for morethan two decades. During his tenure as professor at Manipal Institute of Management, he had occupied several administrative positions like Head centre for Small Business Management, Chairman placement committee, student welfare officer etc. His areas of specialization in teaching are Human Resource Management and Entrepreneurship. He has conducted nearly 100 short and long term executive education programmes for both SME and Large organization and has coordinated several research projects in the area of poverty elevation, rural development and women empowerment. He has presented nearly 30 research papers in the national and international conference. Presently, he is working on collaborative research on impact of leadership on school performance - A cross cultural comparison of schools in Malaysia and Karnataka. He also provides consultancy services for designing Training and Development Programmes to corporate organizations Dr Achar is a Bachelor in commerce, Post Graduate in Management from Mangalore University and Ph.D. in Human Resource Development from Manipal University. He is an active member of various professional bodies such as International Society for Third Sector Research, Indian Society of Training and Development, and NIPM


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Dr. Jnaneshwar Pai Maroor

Dr. Jnaneshwar Pai Maroor holds Masters Degree in Business Administration from Visvesvaraya Technological University, Post-Graduate Diploma in Personnel Management & Industrial Relations and M.Phil in Management from Alagappa University and Ph.D in Management from PRIST University, Thanjavur, India. He topped Karnataka State in UGC- SLET (Management) Examinations for Lectureship/Assistant Professorship conducted by University of Mysore in 2013. He has over 14 years of Industry and teaching experience. He worked as Lecturer at SDM College of Business Management and Post Graduate Centre for Management Studies and Research, Mangaluru from 2003-06.

He has worked with JP Morgan Chase Bank in India and Newark-Delaware USA - Corporate office from 2006 to June 2012. Currently he is working as Assistant Professor at Justice K.S. Hegde Institute of Management, Nitte since July 2012.

His teaching and Research areas include Behavioral and Corporate Finance, Enterprise Risk Management and Corporate Taxation. He has published several research papers in National and International Journals and also presented research papers in various National and International Conference and Seminars. He is a life member of Indian Institute of Banking and Finance (IIBF) Mumbai, International Association of Academicians and Researchers (INAAR) Pune and Mangalore Management Association (affiliated to AIMA) Mangaluru.


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