Faculty 2018-01-20T13:07:46+00:00

Core Professors

VBS has a great team of innovative, collaborative, seriously fun loving and research oriented individuals, who strive to make classes enriching, interesting and result-oriented.

He is an alumnus of the Asian Institute of Management (AIM), Manila. He has undergone management programs at world class universities like University of Michigan, USA. Raghavaiah has over 35 years of experience in different facets of HR across industries and in different contexts. As the GM – Corporate HR for ITC Group, he played an anchor role under the guidance of the Corporate Managing Committee, in formulating and actualizing the HR Strategy to cater to the emerging business context.

He is the Program Director of the MBA. He holds a doctoral degree in management (VIT University) and MBA (University of North Carolina, Charlotte, USA). Dr. Sridhara has won the national level “Shiksha Bharathi Puraskar” awarded by All India Achievers’ Foundation. He has been conferred “Best Faculty” award several times for his innovative teaching. He specializes in International Business, Marketing & Strategy.
He is an academician and researcher in Quality management based on workplace spirituality. He has doctoral degree in management studies by Reva University for his thesis entitled ‘Design of a Sustainable Quality Management Model for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Based on Bhagavad Gita’.
He has a Post Graduate Diploma in Business Management with a Specialization in Systems and Marketing from TAPMI, Manipal. He is a result oriented entrepreneur with 25 years of experience in handling a private limited company as its founder-director. He has been a mentor, trainer and facilitator for Post Graduate Students, Faculty and Corporate Houses. His other interests include delivering spirituality lectures and contributing to various articles based on Management and Spirituality in journals & magazines.
He has worked in various capacities in the human resource division of MICO Bosch. He is a well known HR specialist and a trainer. He has conducted Management Development Programs in many countries including Sri Lanka, Thailand, Malaysia, UAE, Oman, Kuwait and Bahrain. He has published over 50 articles in professional journals and magazines on HR Themes. He has authored/co-authored/co-edited three books, viz. HR Dimensions of Technology, HRM 2000 and HRM in Indian Context.

Nagaraj was formerly the national president of National Institute of Personnel Management, president of NHRD (Bangalore Chapter) and Chairman of NIPM (Karnataka Chapter). He is the Vice-President of KEA since 1996. He has won many awards that include Life Term Achievement Award by the NIPM, Karnataka Chapter, Life Term Achievement Award by ISTD Bangalore Chapter and Fellow of NIPM.

He has 30 years of national and international marketing experience. He is a Gold Medalist in MSc Program of Bangalore University and an alumnus of IIM, Ahmedabad.
He is a renowned management and organizational behaviour expert. He has also worked as Principal and Dean in leading management institutions in Bengaluru and Hyderabad. He is a renowned management and organizational behaviour expert. He has also worked as Principal and Dean in leading management institutions in Bengaluru and Hyderabad.
Prof Vinay Rao B.N has worked in organisations of repute such as ITC and Cafe Coffee Day in the sales and marketing functions, at Asst. Sales Manager and Digital Marketing Manager levels.

As an academician, he has been a part of top institutions. He has taught subjects like Marketing Mgt, Sales and Logistics Mgt, Branding, Advertising, B2B Marketing amongst others.

In his last assignment with Steelcase Asia Pacific (A Fortune-100 modular furniture company), he has consulted with organisations like Allstate Financial, PwC, Northern Trust Bank, Goldman Sachs, GE Digital, Accenture about workplace planning and strategy.

He has joined teaching after over a decade of experience in banking and consulting. He specializes in Finance for non-finance, pre-sales and sales for KPO/BPO, soft skill domain including team building, motivation, communication, customer delight, etc. He has previously worked as Corporate Manager at ICICI Bank Ltd., and as a senior consultant at KPMG Advisory Services Pvt. Ltd. He has a PG Diploma from the Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta (IIM-C), in the area of Finance and Marketing.
She holds a Doctoral and Master’s degrees in Business Laws from the National Law School of India University, Bengaluru. She has done her LLB from Bangalore University and her Certification Programme in General Principles of Intellectual Property Rights from World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO). She has over 12 years of professional as well as teachingexperience. She teaches courses related to Business Law at VBS.
He has work experience of over 23 years in manufacturing sectors viz., EID Parry (I) Ltd., Hindustan Photo Films, Hindustan Unilever, BPL Telecom, Mphasis, etc. He has been teaching for the last 12 years. Also worked as Director (HR) for Sanovi Tech.
He has worked for over a decade in reputed companies. Returned to pursue his first love of academic world. He has teaching experience in Management and Consumer Behaviour.
She has over a decade of teaching experience in the area of Management Information System. She holds MPhil, MCA, PGDCA degrees.
Professor Swarnadeep handles Accountancy and Finance modules and his areas of interest include Portfolio Management and Security Analysis. He has successfully completed his MBA in Financial Management from Bharathiar University and has been working as Faculty-Finance for the last one year at VBS.

The derivatives instrument is of keen interest to him. Prior to joining VBS, he was associated with Religare Securities and Mentes Capital as a Financial Analyst.

An alumni of IIMA, Kumar has 2 decades of experience at the CEO/GM level. His total experience of over 36 years encompasses All India and UAE & OMAN (over 14 years with Jumbo Electronics, Dubai) and he has substantial experience of handling brands such as Sony, Ricoh, Electrolux, etc. He teaches in the areas of Strategic Management & Marketing.
Prof. Avinash Rao has worked in the field of Operations, Strategy & Human Resources for the past 10 years of which 8 years have been with corporate houses in varied positions and 2 years as an independent consultant. He completed his first Master’s from India 23 with a dual specialization in Marketing and Human Resources, and went on to obtain a second Master’s from UK (Manchester) in International Culture & Human Resources Development. He is also a first time author and likes doing theater workshops when free.

He has 6 years of experience in Pharma Industry and worked as Area Sales Manager and Regional Sales Manager and has more than 10 years of experience in teaching and research. He has expertise in Operations Research, Statistics, Stock and Commodity Markets and Retail Management. Worked as Associate Professor and worked as Vice Principal in top reputed colleges in Bangalore.

He has wide experience as a banker with more than three decades of rich experience with Syndicate Bank in various senior positions. He has visited London, UK, on a training assignment with Barclays’ Bank.
He has been a yoga trainer for more than 20 years. He is an eloquent speaker, motivational trainer and a consultant. His expertise is in the area of personality development. Kumar Aneesh is also a practicing advocate.
He is a renowned professor in economics with over 35 years of academic experience. He has authored more than 10 books on economics.