Faculty – RV University
Chandramouleeswaran Sankaran
Professor B.E in Electronics and Communication from Thiagarajar College of Engineering, Madurai. M. Tech in Computer Science and Engineering, IIT Madras.

Prof. Mouli has 32+ years of experience both in industry and academics. He has held techno-managerial roles at Motorola, Lucent, LSI, Agere Systems, SHARP and Honeywell. He was a Professor at Myanmar Institute of Information Technology (MIIT), Mandalay for four years, an Indo-Myanmar government project. Prior to joining RVU, he worked at IIIT Bangalore as Adjunct faculty. He holds three patents with US PTO.
Dr Phani Kumar Pullela
Professor PhD (Chemistry), Postdoc (Chemical Biology)

Dr Pullela is a chemist by training, chemical biologist by research and entrepreneur developer by profession. Dr Pullela believes that India can become number one in innovation & entrepreneurship in world if it invests in honest product development and the techniques for the same can be taught through workshops, training and classroom teaching.
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. Aprajita Pandey
Assistant Professor Ph.D from Department of Management Studies, Indian Institute of Technology (ISM), Dhanbad. MBA & B.Com, University of Lucknow.

Dr. Aprajita Pandey has a Ph.D. from the Department of Management Studies, Indian Institute of Technology (ISM), Dhanbad. She holds an MBA degree in Management Science from the University of Lucknow. Before joining IIT (ISM) she has served as an Academic Assistant in Accounting and Finance area at IIM Lucknow. She has attended several national and international conferences.

Research Interests Earnings Management, Initial Public Offerings and Corporate Governance.
Dr. Debjani Halder
Assistant Professor (Film Studies and Film Making) Ph.D (Film studies), Jadavpur University, India

Debjani Halder (Ph.D) is a national and international award-winning Documentary Filmmaker, Film scholar and Film Curator. She has been worked as Film Research Officer/ Associate Professor of Film Appreciation and in Film and Television Institute of India. She received several national and international research fellowships in India and abroad. She received a PhD degree in film studies, Jadavpur University, India.
Research Interests Indian Parallel Cinema, Film and Gender, Psychoanalyse and History of World Film Movement.
Dr. Karthik Chandrasekhar
Assistant Professor Ph.D from National Board for Higher Mathematics

Dr. Karthik Chandrasekhar is a Mathematics practitioner and recipient of Mathematics Department Summer Fellowship - 2018 at the University of Kentucky Mathematics Department and National Board for Higher Mathematics Ph.D. Scholarship - 2011-12.
Research Interests 1. Discrete Mathematics 2. Life Sciences Through Discrete Mathematics
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.
Dr. Meera Baindur
Associate Professor Ph.D (Environmental Philosophy), MAHE (Manipal)

Dr. Meera Baindur (she/her) is a philosopher. She holds a doctoral degree from MAHE (Manipal) in the interdisciplinary area of environmental philosophy which she completed through the National Institute of Advanced Studies, (NIAS) Bangalore.
Research Interests • Indian philosophy and religion • Lived concepts in Indian intellectual traditions • Mytho-epics in Indian tradition • Philosophy of Aesthetics and performance • Environmental humanities • Philosophy of Place, landscape, and cultural geography • Ecofeminism • Philosophy of Gender • Philosophy of Education
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
Associate Dean 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. Sanchi Rai
Assistant Professor PhD in International Politics

Dr Sanchi Rai has a PhD in International Politics. She studies the origins of Indian Foreign Policy and has extensive experience of doing archival research in UK and India. She has been a recipient of research grants from Charles Wallace India Trust and the Indian Council of Social Science Research.
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. Srinivasan Lakshminarayanan
Adjunct Associate professor PhD

I teach basics of Programming with a transformative intent to improve acceptance, self-efficacy and self-confidence, motivation, self-awareness, and attitude.
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.
Dr. Keerthi Kishore S
Assistant Professor Ph.D. in Psychology from IIT Bombay

Dr. Keerthi Kishore S is interested in teaching, training, and conducting research in the area of applied psychology. He believes in using experiential learning as one of the main pedagogical tools to facilitate learning. He is actively involved in designing and conducting learning and development programmes in the area of human resource development.

Research Interests Employee Engagement, Team Dynamics, Positive Psychology
Kirti Saxena
Assistant Professor Ph.D. from IIM Lucknow

Dr. Kirti Saxena is an Assistant Professor at RV University. Dr. Saxena completed her Ph.D. in Finance from the Indian Institute of Management Lucknow in 2022. She also holds an MBA in Finance from the Indian Institute of Management Lucknow. She has served as Business Finance Manager in Wipro for 3.5 years.
Research Interests Behavioral Finance, Asset Pricing
Dr. Sahana D Gowda
Registrar (In-charge) and Associate Dean - School of Computer Science and Engineering B.E, M.E, Ph.D.

My journey as teacher in Engineering started in the year 1999 with an aim to enrich students with strong foundation and skills in Computer Science and Engineering. A turning point in my professional career was in 2009, taking charge as professor and then as Head of the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at a reputed institution. I was successful in organizing an International Conference on Signal and Image Processing in 2014 in the capacity of Program Chair. Invited resource persons and participants round the globe and technical papers accepted were published in IEEE. A faculty development program sponsored by DST-VGST in 2011 was a successful event, where all faculty members nationwide were invited to participate on hand on session on deep architectures to pattern recognition and computer vision analysis. At the reputed institution, as Head of the Department from 2015, I was instrumental in building the department as a learning echo system with good, fascinating, and dedicated teachers. I had the responsibility in developing IT infrastructure for the institution working with vendors from technical evaluation to release of purchase order on required equipment to all the departments in the institution. A well-organized student life cycle was in place through collage management system and learning management system. In addition to academics, students were supported to prototype the innovative ideas funded by DST-NEWGEN IEDC. As add-onto 2 academics, I was successful in connecting institution to outside world through MOU with Industries to set up centre of excellence and foreign University to facilitate students with internship and projects.
Dr. Samudra Sen
Assistant Professor PhD in Public Systems from IIM Ahmedabad

Dr. Samudra has completed his BCA, MBA(HRM) before completing his PhD in Public Systems from IIM Ahmedabad. Prior to joining IIMA, he worked in a large PSU for more than a decade. His research interests lie in the areas of public policy, productivity analysis, education, etc. He has published several cases, journal articles and book chapters.

Research Interests public policy, productivity analysis, education,
Dr.Suraj Gogoi
Assistant Professor PhD (Sociology), National University of Singapore.

Sociologist interested in contemporary social, ethical, and political life in Southasia.
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.
Dr. Nikita Singh
Assistant Professor Doctor of Philosophy, CSE

Dr. Nikita Singh has a Ph.D. in Blockchain Technology from the National Institute of Technology Raipur, India. Her research interests include Distributed Ledger Technology, Distributed systems, Peer-to-Peer systems, and Neural Networks. She has published over 11 SCI and 6 Scopus indexed research articles in International conferences and Journals.
Dr. Adviti Devaguptapu
Assistant Professor PhD, Economics from Indian Institute of Management Raipur

Dr. Adviti Devaguptapu is interested in monetary economics and her thesis focuses on inflation and expectations. She has publications in reputed journals such as the Journal of Macroeconomics, etc., and has also attended reputed international conferences such as WEAI, etc.
Research Interests Macroeconomics, Experimental economics
Prof. (Dr.) Dwarika Prasad Uniyal
Pro-Vice Chancellor, Development and External Relations | 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.
Dr. Sanjay Chitnis
Professor & Dean School of Computer Science and Engineering M.Tech from IIT Kanpur Ph.D from the Dept. of Computer Science and Automation, Indian Institute of Science, in Machine Learning

Sanjay Chitnis is an academician, technologist & mentor in the domain of Machine Learning; and Angel Investor in Edu-tech domain. He did his M.Tech from IIT Kanpur and Ph.D from the Dept. of Computer Science and Automation, Indian Institute of Science, in Machine Learning. Previously he was the Principal of CMR Institute of Technology, Bangalore in 2014 and Director of Innovation and Entrepreneurship also Chairman, Dept. of Computer Science and Engineering at Dayananda Sagar University. In his last role he was the Dean of Computer Science department at REVA University.
Prof. Deepak.V
Lecturer M.Tech (Tool Engineering); B.E (Mechanical Engineering)

"Mr. Deepak V obtained his Masters degree in Tool Engineering from RVCE, Bengaluru and Bachelor degree in Mechanical Engineering from PESCE. He has three years of industrial experience in Product design and Injection mold design. He worked as product design engineer in TE Connectivity.
He secured 1st rank in Tool Engineering branch, M.Tech and was awarded Gold medal from Governor of Karnataka. He was also awarded the “Best outgoing student” for the 2013-15 batch.

Research Interests Product Design & Manufacturing, Injection Mold Design, Press Tool Design, CAD and CAM.
Prof. Devaraj.B
Assistant Professor M.F.A in Painting, Karnataka Chitrakala Parishath, Bangalore

With over 25 years of art practice and teaching, Devaraj’s works shows high technical proficiency as well as strong conceptual understanding. He is the winner of the ‘Lalit Kala National Academy Award’ and many other recognitions. He has many solo & curated exhibitions to his credit. He has designed over 300 cover pages, books, architectural perspectives and has illustrated over 1400 caricatures for ‘The Economics Times’, Bangalore.

Research Interests Contemporary Art practices, emerging new mediums & methods in India. Possible influences of digital art forms on future generations.
Prof. Rajavel.M
Associate Professor - User Experience Design M.Des. IIT Delhi

Rajavel Manoharan is an expert in User Experience Design & Design business Strategy. He has more than two decades of experience in UXD for digital products and services. He has helped IT organizations build teams for Product Design and Design services. His current areas of interest are Design Ops, Design Systems and AI enabled User Experience Design
Research Interests Data Centered User Experience Design, Ethics in Artificial Intelligence
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. Sudhakar.D
Professor of Practice BE (Industrial and Production Engineering)

Prof Damodaraswamy has a multi-faceted career profile spanning, entrepreneurial, corporate, and academic experience. Prior to his academic involvement, he was Experience Design - Head at Infosys Limited. Over the past nine years, he has been teaching at various design schools, pursuing self-initiated research developing next-generation design frameworks, and consulting in the area of upper limb prosthetic design.

Research Interests Studying design culture, developing next generation design frameworks.
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.
Sujan Ghosh
Assistant Professor MFA in Sculpture

With a Masters degree in Fine Arts from CAVA Mysore, he has 15 + years of combined experience in academics and industry.He has worked as a 3D animator at Paprikaas studio , story board artist for Nirvana Films and has participated in many curated group shows. He is the recipient of Javagal Trust scholarship.
Dr. T. Hongray
Assistant Professor Ph. D.

Theoretical Physics by training but has a diverse range of interest in the areas of quantum computation, probabilistic robotics, complex systems including swarm dynamics, modelling biological and ecological systems and stochastic systems.
Prof. T V Prasad Chowdry
Professor BE, MBA, MDes, (PhD), PGACS

Prof. TVP Chowdry has 30+ years of work experience both in Industry and academics. A graduate in Mechanical engineering, Postgraduate in Marketing Management, Industrial Design, & Applied Computer Science. Doctoral work in Technology Management. Earlier academic positions include Founder Dean of RJS Institute of Management Studies - Bangalore, Dean (Business Design) at Welingkar Institute of Management - Mumbai, Bangalore, Chair Person Academics at IFIM Business School - Bangalore.
Research Interests Design, Sustainability, Human Factors, Start-up Incubation & Acceleration. Business Transformation.
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