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Faculty Members

Dr. Vasanth Kiran
Professor and Director, School of Performing Arts
Ph. D(Dance), Ph. D (Marketing), M.Phil, MBA(USA), PGDHRM, MFA Dr. Vasanth is a double doctorate holder, a rare honor to be actively involved in both Performing Arts and Management areas, having Ph. D in both the areas. A seasoned Performing Arts Faculty member and a sought after academician in the area of Marketing and Skills development. One of the foremost names in the field of Classical Dances today. Dr. Vasanth is an honorary member of International Dance Council, CID-UNESCO-France, World Dance Alliance-Australia, Society of Dance History Scholars SDHS-USA and Dance Research Forum, India. Permanent jury member and panelist for AIU (Association of Indian Universities, New Delhi) He holds Masters and Ph. D in Dance and has been extensively involved in academic field of Performing arts. It is to be noted that Dr Vasanth also holds Ph. D, MPhil and an MBA from Lewis School of Business, West Virginia, USA. Actively involved in the boards of universities in BOS, BOA and as external examiner and Ph. D evaluator to Bangalore University, Mumbai University, MGI-Mauritius, Mangalore University, Banasthali University, Annamalai University, Board exams-London and many more. He is also a visiting faculty at University of Pisa-Italy, Goethe University-Germany, Paris School of Business-France and many more, both in the area of Business management and Dance. He teaches Arts Management, Arts Leadership at European Universities and hold’s Arts Leadership and Management certificate from University of Pennsylvania, USA. He has represented India for performances and workshops to USA, UK, France, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Netherlands, Denmark, Austria, Dubai, Singapore, Malaysia, Russia to name a few. Prof Vasanth has published research papers in Performing Arts and Business in some of reputed international and national journals in India and abroad, apart from being on the editorial board and reviewer for esteemed journals. He is also guiding Ph. D students towards realizing their academic dream. Honed and honored with International awards, Dr. Vasanth is recipient of National awards from President of India, Aryabhatta International Award and many more title honors. He stands out today as one of outstanding choreographers, performers, academic and sought after personality development and motivational speakers in India.

Ms. Maalyada Anand
Assistant Professor, Kuchipudi, School of Performing Arts
Qualification: B.Tech(CS), MA (Kuchipudi), (Ph. D) Prof Maalyada holds a Post-graduation in Kuchipudi apart from B. Tech in Computer Science. Doordarshan graded artiste, she is the recipient of CCRT and HRD scholarship, Govt of India. Prof. Maalyada has traveled extensively all over India and USA for performances, master classes and workshops. In 2011, she was chosen as a cultural ambassador to USA. Currently, she is pursuing Ph. D in Kuchipudi and has published research papers in International and National conferences and refereed journals.
Ms. Sruthy Chandrasekhar
Assistant Professor, Music
Ms. Sruthy looks into administration and admission requirements of the school of Performing Arts. A trained vocalist and dancer herself, she is a rank student Post Graduation in Music and is working on the research areas in Music Teaching. She has accompanied several renowned dancers on vocal and have traveled all over India and Middle-East to present full-fledged concerts.
Ms. Aswini Nambiar
Assistant Professor, Bharathanatyam
An Alumni of the Kerala Kalamandalam, Trissur, Prof. Aswini has completed her Diploma in the field of Kuchipudi from Alliance University and her MFA in Bharathanatyam from Kalaikaveri. She is the disciple of Guru Kalamandalam Leelamani and Guru Dr. Vasanth Kiran. A post Gradute in M.Sc Psychology, she is currently pursuing her Ph. D in dance from the Annamalai University. She has extensively performed in India and the Middle East, Prof. Aswini Nambiar is a performer par excellence. She has presented many research papers in International and National Conferences and was also a “Kalathilakam” for three consecutive years from the Govt. of Kerala.
Prof. Nidhin Anand
Prof. Nidhin Anand
Assistant Professor, Theatre Arts
Kalamandalam Nidhin Anand, holds a Bachelors Degree in Kathakali Theatre from the esteemed Kerala Kalamandalam, Kerala. After which he went on to pursue his Post Graduation in Theatre Arts from Sri Shankaracharya University, Kalady, Kerala and has performed in several plays and also directed several plays across country and abroad. Prof. Nidhin did his M. Phil in Film Studies and Theatre Arts from Kerala University and is currently pursuing his Ph. D from Kerala Kalamadalam. He worked as Director for several Short films and as Assistant Director for many Feature Films in Malayalam and Tamil.
Prof. Sachhidanand Shivdatta Narayankar
Prof. Sachhidanand Shivdatta Narayankar
Assistant Professor, Bharatanatyam
A Doordarshan ‘B’ graded artist and qualified by UGC NET with JRF award, Prof. Sachhidanand Narayankar is a practitioner and exponent of Bharatanatyam. Prof. Sachhidanand completed his Bachelors and Masters in Bharatanatyam from Nalanda Nritya Kala Mahavidyalaya, Mumbai, established by Padmabhushan Dr. Smt. Kanak Rele. Prof. Sachhidanand is the disciple of Guru Sri Vaibhav Arekar. He has got “SPICMACAY scholarship” for learning Kathakali. He is also an avid learner of Kalari Payattu and Mridangam. He has performed extensively in India and abroad in some of the major dance and music festivals. Some of the titles and awards that he received are Nritya Manikya Mani, National Nritya Shiromani, Kalpataru Kala Sanman etc. Prof. Sachhidanand is currently pursuing his Ph. D in Banasthali University, Rajasthan.