Faculty of School of Management Studies - REVA University
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Faculty Members

Dr. Shinu Abhi
Head REVA Academy for Corporate Excellence
Dr. Shinu Abhi, currently heads REVA Academy for Corporate Excellence (RACE) at REVA University. RACE offers a wide range of short and long duration programs customised to the needs of corporates and fast rising corporate executives. She had been a Fulbright fellow at Lehigh University, Pennsylvania in the year 2013-2014. During her fellowship she worked with Professor Todd Watkins, Arthur F. Searing Professor of Economics, College of Business & Economics, Director, Entrepreneurship Program and Microfinance Programs. Along with her research on business models of social entrepreneurs for profit, she also co-taught courses on International Social Entrepreneurship and Microfinance at Lehigh along with Prof. Todd Watkins. She teaches their International Social Entrepreneurship program during spring semester through online. She also works with Lehigh students during their Indian leg of the program where they work with Indian social entrepreneurs on various projects.
She is a qualified Entrepreneurship Educator with honours, certified by National Entrepreneurship Network, IIM Bangalore, Stanford University, USA and ISB Hyderabad and has trained hundreds of aspiring entrepreneurs and start-ups. She has been instrumental in setting up incubation centres at two institutions and currently serves in the Director board of three start-ups. She is also a resource faculty at National Entrepreneurship Network (NEN).
She has sixteen years of experience in teaching at Business Schools of repute and handled various administrative roles, including Head of MBA program in Media and Entertainment at Manipal University, Chairperson-Entrepreneurship and Placements at IFIM Business School. Previous to academics she has worked for three years in Advertising and Marketing research firms. She has a Ph D and M Phil in Entrepreneurship, MBA in Marketing and PG in Instructional Design (PGDID). She has published research papers and case studies in reputed national and international journals. She is also a reviewer for South Asian Journal of Management and has chaired conference tracks in IIM Bangalore. Her subject interests are strategy, marketing and entrepreneurship.
Dr. M M Bagali
Dr. M M Bagali
Professor of Management Practices and Human Resources
Professor of Management Practices and Human Resources, with Industrial Sociology / Applied Psychology, 7th Rank / Gold Medal to University; PG-PMIR, with first Rank and PhD (PG / HRD area) / 2nd PhD in Management (HR), with Scholarship, Karnatak University. Overseas Visits: Japan, Thailand, South Korea, Hong Kong, Singapore, Dubai, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, Vietnam. Was at Ajou University, Suwon, South Korea with Management department for Post-Doctoral work discussion.Published 100+ Papers, keeps higher Research interests in Empowerment, Cross Cultural area, HRD and HR strategies for creating global organization.Awarded and honored with best Research paper publication of 2001 by ISTD. Second Awarded Doctorate Degree (PHD) in Management Sciences in Empowerment, with Best PhD Thesis Award from Prestige Group of Institutes.Associateship of IIAS- Indian Institute of Advanced Studies, Shimla; Trained in Management Education at XLRI, Tatanagar (Jamshedpur).Life member for around 25 different Professional Organizations in India / Overseas.Awarded the First BOLT-Best Teacher Award instituted by Air India-Deccan Herald and visited Singapore and addressed SHRI Senior HR Managers, as Brand Ambassador.Has the honor to be AIMA- Accredited Management Teacher, National Professor Recognition, and AICTE Career Young Teacher Awardee. Has11 Global HRM Certifications from CAMI- Carlton Institute of Advanced Institute, USA; and AHRB- Asian HR Board. BRAND Ambassador of AHRB programme. Fellowship in Organisational
Academic Credentials: 10 Global HRM, Fellowship in Organizational HRM; 18 years of PG-Management teaching ; 9 years of Post-Doctoral; 2 Research Projects completed; 7 PhD Awarded; ; 6 Synopses Submitted; M.Phil. 10 Awarded; Research Papers: 80; Popular Paper: 50; Conference Paper: 40; International Paper@ World Conference: 08; AICTE Career Awardee for Young Teacher Project; ICSSR Project completed; 60 Mentoring PhD students; Around 2000+ students in 18 years MBA students graduated.
Teaching and Research areas
  • Human Resources Development-HRD
  • International Human Resources Management- HRM
  • Strategic Human Resources Management- SHRM
  • Organizational Behavior-OB / Organizational Effectiveness
  • HR Branding, Empowerment and Leadership
  • International Human Resources Management (IHRM)
  • Recruitment and Selection
  • HR Research Perceptive and Approaches
Global Certifications
Awarded Fellowship in Organizational HRM
  • Certified Recruitment Analyst (CRA); 6.4, Merit
  • Certified Learning and Development Professional (CLDM); 9.2, High Honors
  • Certified Trainer and Facilitator (CTF); 6.1, Merit
  • Compensation and Benefit certifications (CCBM), 8.8, Distension
  • Certified Psychometric Test Professional (CPTP); 7.4, Distension
  • Certified Scorecard Professional (CScP)
  • Certified Performance System Analyst (CPA); 7.3, Distension
  • Certified Employment Law and Compliance Professional (CELCP)
  • Certified Retention and Engagement Professional (CREP)
  • Certified Organisational Development Analyst (CODA)
  • Final Project on HR Practices for Education Industry [MBA / Management Area]. A Project on HR Practices and Designing of Faculty Development program, and Best Teacher AWARD in Management Model.
Prof. B. Diwakar Naidu
Prof. B. Diwakar Naidu
Senior Associate Professor
Prof. B. Diwakar Naidu, Senior Associate Professor, School of Management Studies, REVA University, holds Master of Business Administration in Finance from Centre for Management Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Hyderabad. He also holds Master of Commerce with specialization in Advanced Cost Accounting from Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupati. He has sixteen years of experience in teaching at Business Schools of repute and handled various administrative roles, including Head of MBA program in School of Management at Jain University, Chairperson - Board of Studies and Board of Examiners at Jain University. Previous to academics he has worked for five years as Accounts Officer in Electronics and Telecommunication firms. He is currently pursuing his PhD in the field of Retailing of Financial Services from Visvesvaraya Technological University, Belgaum. He has authored three books in Financial Management and International Financial Management and published research papers and case studies in the field of Retailing and Banking and presented them at various conferences and published in books. His subject interests are Accounting, Corporate Finance, Costing, Mergers, Security Analysis and Portfolio Management, Risk Management and International Financial Management.
Mr. Chithambar Gupta V
Associate Professor
Prof. Chithambar Gupta V, Associate Professor, School of Management Studies, REVA University, holds a Masters Degree in "Management" from the "Indian Institute of Science" (IISc), Bangalore and B Tech degree in "Civil Engineering" from JNTU, Hyderabad. He has 16 years of work experience with 6 years of Industry experience and 10 years of teaching experience. Prof. Gupta has been teaching various MBA subjects like Strategic Management, Business Research Methods, Marketing Management, Services Marketing, Consumer Behaviour, Integrated Marketing Communication, Retail Management, Management Information Systems and Entrepreneurship Development. He is a member of 'Board of Studies' for REVA University. He has organized several 'Management Fests', Workshops, Seminars and FDP programs for the benefit of the student and faculty community. He has won various awards and accolades for his work and also published papers in several Management Journals and Conferences. He is pursuing research in the area of 'Franchising and Retailing' and is in the final stages of submitting his Ph D Thesis.
Anshu Rani
Anshu Rani
Assistant Professor
Prof. Anshu Rani is Assistant professor in School of Commerce and management. Anshu Rani holds a Masters Degree in Business Administration from University of Pune. Her specialization is in Marketing and Human resource management. She has 8 years of teaching experience in various subjects like Marketing Management, Advertising, Branding, Retail Management, and e-marketing. She has been actively involved in Research work on Internet marketing, Advertisement and Word of mouth marketing. Currently she is pursuing her Doctoral from Visvesvaraya Technological University.
Ms. Geetha S R
Ms.Geetha S.R
Assistant Professor
Ms.Geetha S.R., Assistant Professor, School of Management Studies, holds M.Com degree and BBM degree from Bangalore University. She has received Dr. Jayathirtha Memorial Endownment Prize and MLACW trust prize for securing highest marks in BBM from Maharani Lakshmi Ammanni College for Women, Bangalore and Topper award (M.Com) from Reva Institute of Science and Management. Her research interest are in the areas of accounting and finance.
Prof. Manjunath V S
Prof. Manjunath V S,
Assistant Professor
Prof. Manjunath V S, Assistant Professor in School of Management, holds a full time Masters Degree in Business Administration (Marketing) from Kuvempu University and currently pursuing PhD., in Consumer Behaviour at MS University, Tirunelveli. He has worked with reputed organizations like ICICI & Reliance in managerial positions for about 8 years. He has got recognition and awards while working with both ICICI & Reliance. He has also got 6 years of teaching experience. He has been recognized as 'The best teacher' at Presidency College Bengaluru for the year 2010 – 11. He has attended several conferences, workshops, FDPs, MDPs and other value added training programs.
Mr. Nagendra S M
Assistant Professor
Prof. Nagendra S.M, Assistant Professor, School of Commerce, REVA University, and alumnus of REVA Group of Educational Institution. He holds M.Com and MBA degrees and has qualified UGC – NET. His primary areas of interest are Marketing and Entrepreneurship. He is one of the top 5 finalists among 1100 participants from the country in the National level event "Chanakaya", conducted by MMA (Madras Management Association) during 2010, for the selection of Best Management Student of the year. He was selected as one of the delegates for the G20 Summit India Dialogue Series. He has also won Best Paper award at National Level Paper presentations. He has five years of teaching experience
Mr. Naveenkumar P
Assistant Professor
Mr. Naveenkumar. P Assistant Professor, School of Commerce, REVA University. He holds MBA from Bangalore University and M.com from Bharathiar University. He served as faculty in KristuJayanthi College. He has 6 years of teaching experience in UG programs handling various practical and Theory subjects. He has attended & presented papers in various National Seminars.
Ms. Nitu Ghosh
Assistant Professor
Prof. Nitu Ghosh, Assistant Professor in the School of Management Studies, REVA University, is a dynamic instructor and thought – leader. She is an alumnus of Alliance Business School, Bangalore with a degree in M.B.A. with HR specialization, P.G.D.M., B.Ed , UGC-NET and is pursuing Ph D in REVA University, Bangalore in the field of Organization Behavior and Management. She has an industry experience of 4 years and teaching experience of over 6 years. Having presented more than 18 papers in International and National conferences, she has successfully presented 2 research papers in International Conferences in IIM, Bangalore and presented as well as published a research paper on Emotional Intelligence and Learning Organizations in IIM, Kozikhode. One of her papers on "Emotional Intelligence and entrepreneurship development has been appreciated and published in the South Asian Journal of Management. She has 11 research publications in international journals and conference publications. Besides, she has actively participated in more than 8 Faculty Development Programmes and Workshops. Presently, she is also a trainer and consultant in career management, personality and soft skills development. Her areas of interest in teaching and research lies in the field of Organization Behavior, Human Resources Management, Entrepreneurship, Competency Development, International Business and Strategic Management.
Prof. H.N. Shylaja
Prof. H.N. Shylaja
Assistant Professor
Prof. H.N. Shylaja, a Post graduate with an MBA from Mysore University, has specialized in Finance. Is working in REVA since 9 years and has involved herself in various other activities along with the teaching. Having registered for PhD from the VTU in the year 2011, currently is in the completion of the thesis. Also she has about 2 years of industry experience as HR Executive. In her stay in REVA has handled multiple subjects like Financial Management, Investment Analysis and Portfolio Management, Strategic Management, International Financial Management, Advanced Financial Management, Business Communications, Business Environment, Business Government and Society to quote a few. Currently pursuing her PhD from the renowned Visvesvaraya Technological University, her interest lies in the area of Economics and Banking. Prof. Shylaja has published two articles in International Journals and presented about 15 papers in national and International Conferences. She is also working in the capacity of the Coordinator, Cultural Committee of REVA University. Along with the academic works, she is also responsible for coordinating, organizing and conducting different functions at both the departmental and the University level.
Mr. Sudhakara M R
Assistant Professor & International Student Coordinator
Mr. Sudhakara M R, Assistant Professor in the School of Management Studies in REVA University. Has 3 years of academic experience. He holds M Com degree with Accounting & Taxation specialization from Department of Studies in Commerce, Davangere University, Davangere. He is a young enthusiastic teacher having skills to handle the International Students' Affairs in a multicultural educational setup. As an accounting and taxation teacher he is well versed with Tally ERP 9.0. He has published several papers and participated in conferences.