Faculty – RV University
Dr. A. V. Arunkumar
Executive Director (Industrial Outreach and Corp. Relations) Programme Head - B.Com & Associate Professor Ph.D. (Economics ), ISEC, Bengaluru

Dr. Kumar has more than three decades of combined expertise in academics and the financing industry. In the banking industry held executive roles in development banking, commercial banking and multi-national banks viz, Economist, head of project financing, chief risk officer, etc in the banking domain later specialised in the risk management framework and banking policy.
Research Interests MSMEs, Health and Development Economics. Banking, Financial Risk Management, International Financial Regulation, Financial Inclusion, Public Finance and Public Policy.
Dr. Aparajita Bakshi
Associate Professor Ph.D. (Economics), University of Calcutta

Dr. Bakshi is a Development Economist engaged in interdisciplinary teaching and research on issues of rural transformation, livelihoods, poverty and exclusion.Aparajita Bakshi also undertakes the local governance in India.
Research Interests Development economist, Issues of Rural Transformation, Livelihoods, Poverty and Exclusion. Local Governance and Statistical Systems in India.
Dr. Lakshmi Arya Thathachar
Associate Dean and Associate Professor Ph.D. (Modern Indian History), Jawaharlal Nehru University

Dr. Arya is a historian by training, although her research and teaching span history and philosophy. She has been awarded various national and international fellowships including a Fulbright Fellowship, a Charles Wallace Fellowship and a Fellowship of the Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Shimla. She also writes creatively.
Research Interests Political Philosophy, Epistemology, and the Socio-Religious History of Colonial India.
Prof. (Dr.) Priya Nair
Associate Dean and Professor PhD (Psychology) The M.S. University of Baroda

Dr. Nair has close to 20 years of research and teaching experience and has also been actively involved in institution building. Besides, she has also been a consultant to various organizations for conducting assessment centers, setting up counseling centers etc.

Research Interests Education, Social Psychology, Organizational Psychology, Health and well-being.
Dr. Pushkarni Panchamukhi
Assistant Professor Ph.D. (Economics of Education), University of Mumbai.

Dr. Pushkarni has diverse experience in the field of education with a multi-disciplinary perspective that recognises the impact of political economy on policy-making. She brings in the much-needed insights and analyses of grassroots practice into the larger macroeconomic policy framework.
Research Interests Economics of Education, Strategic Planning of Education, Internationalization of Higher Education.
Dr. Soundarya Iyer
Assistant Professor Ph.D., National Institute of Advanced Studies (Manipal University)

Dr. Iyer is a social scientist interested in interdisciplinary approaches to the study of agrarian change, gender, livelihoods, and the environment.
Research Interests Gender and Agrarian Change, Urbanization, Climate Change Adaptation.
Dr. Vijendra Singh
Assistant Professor Ph.D., Centre for Political Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University

Dr. Singh specialises in political science and engages with Indian intellectual history and dimensions of Indian politics. He has over five years of teaching experience and received a doctoral fellowship from the Centre for the Study of Developing Societies, New Delhi.
Research Interests Modern Indian Political Thought, Political Theory, Electoral Politics in India, Indian International Thought and Indian Intellectual History.
Ms. Aprajita Pandey
Sr. Lecturer Ph.D Scholar (IIT) (Indian School of Mines) MBA & B.Com, University of Lucknow.

Ms. Pandey is the Senior Research Fellow in the area of Financial Accounting and Management at the Indian Institute of Technology, Dhanbad. She is a globally recognised figure who is often seen in national and international conferences.
Research Interests Earnings Management, Initial Public Offerings and Corporate Governance.
Ms. Deepa Ganesh
Executive Director, Centre for Visual and Performing Arts Ph.D. Scholar; M.A. (English Literature)

Deepa Ganesh has been Deputy Editor, The Hindu for two decades heading the culture pages. Writer, translator, and editor, she has received the Sahitya Academy award for translation of UR Ananthamurthy's stories into English. She has received the music critic award from the Musicological society. She was editor of the Sahitya Academy journal for three years and has five published works.
Research Interests History of music and theatre and its current practises, literature and translation studies.
Prof. (Dr.) Dwarika Prasad Uniyal
Pro-Vice Chancellor, Professor & Dean GLOCOLL-PCL, Harvard Business School, USA; IPDET, Carleton University, Canada; Ph.D (Management)

Dr. Uniyal is a poet, entrepreneur, advertising professional and also a management professor. He is co-author of a best-selling book "Managing Retailing" published by Oxford University Press. He is the former DEAN of FLAME University and has held top academic positions at IIM Kashipur, SPJIMR, Mumbai, MICA Ahmedabad and LBSNAA, Mussorie.
Research Interests Strategy, Social Entrepreneurship, Retailing, Marketing Theory, Public Policy.
Prof. (Dr.) Piyush Roy
Professor and Dean Ph.D. (South Asian Studies), M.Sc. (Film Studies) The University of Edinburgh, UK and M.A.

Dr. Roy is an Indian National Film Award-winning critic-columnist, and an international author, poet, curator, filmmaker and professor in film, journalism and the study of aesthetics, with over two decades of working in mainstream media and teaching.
Research Interests Natyashastra and Film Criticism; Indian and World Cinema Auteurs; History of Entertainment Journalism.
Prof. Ankita Trivedi
Assistant Professor - Spatial Design Ph.D. Scholar (Global Doctorate Program in Spatial Arts), O. P. Jindal Global; MA (Narrative Environments), University of the Arts, London

Prof. Trivedi is a Spatial Designer and a storyteller, interested in the production of unconventional narratives. Her spatial design practice can open critical conversations about social, cultural and political issues; and ideas for creating an equitable world.
Research Interests Futurology, Science Fiction, Future Spatial Environments, Strategic Foresight, Speculative Metaphysics, and Post human perception.
Prof. Kancharla Raviteja
Assistant Professor Ph.D. Scholar, IIM Raipur

Prof. Raviteja worked as a Resource fulfillment manager for five years in Tata Group. His work related to ethics has been published in reputed journals. He is a member of the British Academy of Management, the European Business Ethics Network, and the American Society of Civil Engineers. He is also a visiting scholar at IIM Bangalore.
Research Interests Informal Networks, Communication Channels and Grievance Redressal.
Prof. Pramod Riswadkar
Program Head - Experience Design M. Des., IIT Bombay; GD Arts, Abhinav Kala Mahavidyalaya

Prof. Riswadkar has been designing for 20 years in User Experience Design & Education, e-Learning, Multimedia Design, Publication Design, and Advertising. During his free time, he enjoys reading, listening to music, calligraphy, photography and reality shows.
Research Interests Designing Direction in Self-reliant Communities, Differently-abled, Emerging Technologies, Information Architecture and Design.
Prof. Rattan Gangadhar
Associate Professor and Programme Head - Product Design M. Des, IIT, Bombay; BE, University of Mumbai

Prior to joining RVU Prof Gangadhar was the Programme Director of the Masters Programme in Integrated Product Design at Anant National University. Prof. Gangadhar began his teaching career at Institut Superieur de Design Rubika, DSK International, Pune in 2011. Prof Gangadhar has held various positions at the General Motors Technical Centre at Bangalore. Prof. Gangadhar worked as a motorcycle designer at Escorts Yamaha Ltd., where he was responsible for redesign of the Yamaha RX-Z for the Indian market.
Prof. Shabari Rao
Assistant Professor MA with distinction (Dance and Education), Royal Academy of Dance, UK

Prof. Rao is an artist and academic. Her work is rooted in practice-based research and engages with education, mental health, gender, the environment, and takes the shape of performing, directing, teaching, writing, experimental film making and audio work.
Research Interests Performance Studies, Performance Education, Embodiment, Practice based Research.
Prof. Subhasis Mishra
Ph.D. Scholar (Operations Management), IIM Calcutta

Prof. Mishra is keenly interested in supply chain management, supply chain analytics, energy economics, multi-sided platforms, and game theory. His doctoral work focuses on Decision-making under Uncertainty. He is the winner of the coveted 'POMS Emerging Economies Doctoral Student Award'. He was also awarded the Best Paper award by Springer for the Theory and Methodology section.
Research Interests Supply Chain Analytics, Decision Making under Uncertainty, Energy Economics, Renewable Energy, Game Theory, Two-sided Market, Platform Economics, Blockchain.
Prof. V. Krishnappa
Professor of Practice Ph.D. Scholar, O.P. Jindal Global; PGDM, Saïd Business School, University of Oxford; M.Sc. (Defence and Strategic Studies), Madras University

Prof. Krishnappa has over 16 years of experience in research and teaching and 18 years of senior-level executive experience. He is a Doctoral Research Fellow at O.P. Jindal Global in the areas of Philosophy and Literature. He was a Research Fellow at the level of Associate Professor with IDSA from 2004-13. He has also served Indian Airforce in his capacity as Group Captain (Select) / Director, Operations.
Research Interests Philosophy and Literature, Philsophy and Organisational Studies, Russian Literature.
Prof. Vinay Mundada
Professor and Dean M. Des (Product Design) IIT, Bombay; BE (Hons.) (Production Engineering), VJTI, Mumbai

Prof. Mundada is a design veteran with more than 30 years of experience. He inspired the launch of the M. Tech programme in Electronic Design and Technology at CEDT and contributed to Electronic Product Design and Development consultancy. Prof. Vinay Mundada had been the Founding DEAN of School of Design at Symbiosis University for more than a decade.
Research Interests Human-Machine Interaction (HMI, HCI, CPD), Sustainable Design and Craft.
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