Engineering Faculty

Prof. Manojkumar Deshpande

Dr. Manojkumar Deshpande has received Doctoral Degree in Computer Engineering from SVKM’s NMIMS University, Mumbai in 2011.

Dr. Manoj has 25 years of academic experience and has held senior positions such as Professor & Associate Dean and Head of Department. His interest areas include Big Data Analytics, Artificial Intelligence, Software Engineering and Multimedia Systems.

Dr. Jitendra K. Sharma

Dr. Jitendra K. Sharma has completed post- graduation in Mathematics from Devi Ahilya University, Indore in 2006. He has been awarded Ph. D. in Mathematics in 2013.

Dr. Sharma has 11 years of teaching experience in state and national level Institutes. His research is in the field of Mathematical Pedagogy and Fractional Calculus and has multiple publications.

Dr. Mamta Thakur

Dr. Mamta Thakur has obtained her Masters degree and Ph.D degree in Chemistry from Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya, Indore.

Dr. Mamta has vast teaching experience and has contributed significantly to the area of Computer Aided-Drug Design & Molecular Modeling.

She has published 40 research publications in reputed journals till date.

Dr. Keshav Patidar

Dr. Keshav Patidar has done PhD in Electrical engineering in the area of Power Electronics from IIT Indore. His research interest areas are high gain DC-DC switching converters, Power electronics applications for Renewable energy and Electric vehicles, Control techniques and Controller design for converters and multilevel Inverters.

He has more than 15 years of research, industry and academic experience. He has also worked as visiting faculty at IIT Indore. He is reviewer of various reputed research journals such as ‘IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics’ and ‘Renewable Energy’ Elsevier publication.

Mr. Nishant P. Khatri

Mr. Nishant P. Khatri received his Master Degree (M.Tech.) in Computer Science & Engineering from Amity University, Jaipur (2013) and B.E (Computer Engineering) from R.K College of Engineering & Technology, Rajkot (2011).

He has 4 years of teaching experience at undergraduate and postgraduate level.

His area of interest includes Business Analytics, Data Mining and Java Programming. He qualified GATE in 2011 and 2014.

He has done project work at Oil & Natural Gas Corporation Ltd. (ONGC), Vadodara- Database Group during M.Tech.

He has multiple publications to his credit including journal papers and conference papers.

He has also guided dissertation of M.E students.

Miss Neha Sharma

Miss Neha Sharma did her M.Tech (Hons) in Computer Science from V.I.T College, Bhopal. Her interest areas are java and databases.

Her research area includes BIG DATA using Hadoop as a framework. She has worked on Remote sensing application in real time using Hadoop.

She has multiple publications to her credit in the form of research articles.

Mr Manish Khule

Mr Manish Khule has over 5 years of experience in teaching various Computer Science and Engineering courses, particularly in the field of web technology, database management system and computer network. His central focus of research is worm’s propagation in computer networks. In addition to this He is also interested in the field of Web development and Cyber security. He is B.E (Computer Science and Engineering) from R.G.P.V, M Tech (Computer Science and Engineering) from R.G.P.V PG Diploma (Computer Applications) from ACTS, Bangalore

Mr Manish Khule has Completed various software project with java, .NET platform .He is capable of providing consultancy to the industry. His research has been presented and published in various national and international journals ,conference of international repute.

Dr. Ashish Bansal

Dr. Ashish Bansal did his M.Tech (Hons.) in Information Technology with specialization in Artificial Intelligence from RGTU (2005). He completed his Ph. D from RGTU (2010) in Information Technology on “Enhancing watermarking of grey scale images using Neural Networks”.

Dr. Ashish has a wide academic, industrial and entrepreneurial experience of more than 25 years and has held senior technical and administrative positions like Head, IT and Dean, in his career.

Dr. Bhaskar Pal

Dr. Bhaskar Pal received Doctoral Degree in Mechanical Engineering (2000) from IIT Kharagpur.

He has 20 years of research, industry and academic experience and worked with different capacity like Academic Coordinator, ISO Coordinator, HOD and Area Chair.

He has successfully completed different student project like Six legged walking robot, the multiple function intelligent robotic arm, the flapping wings.

He has concluded two funded project (AICTE and NRB) for developing, modelling and simulation of nano-polymer composite. His area of research interests are Machining, Chip formation analysis, Nano Polymer Composites and Space Robotics.

Prof. Dr. Yogesh Pandya

Dr. Yogesh Pandya has received his M.Tech in Design Engineering from IIT Bombay and has done his Ph.D from IIT Indore in Mechanical Engineering. His area of interest includes Automotive Vibration studies, Transmission fault Diagnosis, Vibration dynamic modeling, Finite Element Analysis of Cracked bodies, CFD, Vehicle Dynamics, Vehicle Electronics Mechatronics, Machine Design and Drawing etc

Dr. Pandya has a wide academic and research experience of more than 15 years and has held senior technical and administrative positions like Global Research Consultant and Head of the Department in his career.

Mrs Neha Gupta

Mrs Neha Gupta is an eminent scholar and professional in computer science and Information Technology with a career spanning over a decade. Mrs.Neha Gupta has received Master degree in Software engineering from IET DAVV. She is pursuing her Ph.D in.”Enhancing digital watermarking robustness and fidelity using SWARM intelligence techniques and their comparison with the existing soft computing techniques”.

She is a dedicated researcher and her expertise is in the field of “Artificial Intelligence, operating system and soft computing” and she is accredited with multiple publications in the form of research articles, conference papers. She has played a key role for many student activities.

Dr. Kailash Chandra Bandhu

Dr. Kailash Chandra Bandhu has received his B.E. in Computer Science and Engineering in 2005 from Rajiv Gandhi Proudyogiki Vishwavidyalaya Bhopal, M.Tech. in Computer Science Engineering in 2010 from Rajiv Gandhi Proudyogiki Vishwavidyalaya Bhopal.

And has done his Ph.D from Bhagwant University Ajmer in Computer Science and Engineering in 2017.

His area of interest includes Wireless Network, Database Management System, Web Technology and OOSE.

Dr. Kailash has received many certification (EMC2 and IBM Rational) and attended many training program.

Dr. Kailash has a wide academic and research experience of 12 years and published 13 research paper in national, international conference and journals including Scopus Elsevier, ACM digital library and IEEE explore and supervised dissertation at PG level.

Dr. Satyendra Sharma

Dr. Satyendra Sharma has obtained his Masters degree from Institute of Engineering and Technology DAVV, Indore in 2010. He has been awarded Ph. D. in Mechanical Engineering in 2016.

Dr. Sharma has 10 years of academic experience and 10 years of Industrial Experience in Automobile industries. His research is in the field of Service quality measurement applying QFD and Servqual tools and has multiple publications to his credit.

Dr. Nitin Merh

Dr. Nitin Merh has done his Doctorate in Computer Science in the area of Financial Informatics from Jiwaji University, Gwalior. His Ph. D topic is interdisciplinary in nature with use of techniques of Artificial Neural Networks (ANN), data mining, mathematical modelling, econometrics and time series forecasting.

Dr. Nitin has eighteen years of teaching experience at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. He has multiple publications to his credit in the form of research articles, conference papers and management case studies.

Dr. Sonu Sen

Dr. Sonu Sen has completed post-graduation in Physics from Devi Ahilya University, Indore in 2005. He has completed Ph.D. in Physics from School of Physics, Devi Ahilya University Indore in 2011.

Dr. Sonu is an eminent educationist and dedicated professional in Physics with a career spanning over a decade. He is a dedicated researcher and his expertise is in the field of “Relativistic Laser-Plasma Interaction” and has multiple publications to his credit.

Prof. Dr. Bernadetta

Prof. Dr. Bernadetta Kwintiana Ane has received PhD (2003) degree from Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan and MSc. (1996) from Bandung Institute of Technology, Indonesia both in Industrial Engineering. She has also completed the postdoctoral program in Computer Science at University of Stuttgart, Germany in 2008. She has 10 years working experiences as Senior Researcher in the field of Computer Science as well as 6 years professional experiences as Academic Consultant in the field of Engineering.

As academician, she has 12 years teaching experiences both in the field of Engineering as well as in Computer Science. Her research interest includes model based design, product structure modelling, product data communication, design automation, product development systems, virtual reality based design, cyber-physical design systems, and not limited to scientific data rendering and visualization for application in bioinformatics and in-silico modelling.

She has won various international research grants and has published more than 75 scientific writings in the form of chapters in books, journal papers, and conference papers. She is a fellow of Monbukagakusho, Japan as well as The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation and German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), Germany. Currently, as a Humboldtian and IEEE professional member she serves internationally several research centers. She also serves as an associate editor for the Journal of Intelligent Automation and Soft-Computing (Taylor & Francis) and Journal of Applied Soft Computing (Elsevier Science).

Dr. Dipti Chauhan

Dr. Dipti Chauhan, has received a Doctoral Degree in Computer Applications from Maulana Azad National Institute of Technology, Bhopal (2016) on “End-to-End Header Compression over Multihop IPv6 Tunnels for Improving Network Performance”. She also received her M.Tech degree in Computer Science & Engineering from Barkatullah University Institute of Technology Bhopal (2011). She has received MHRD fellowship for 4 years for pursuing her Ph.D. Degree from MANIT, Bhopal.

Dr. Dipti has an illustrious academic career and has 11 years of teaching and research experience. She is an IPv6 Certified Gold and Silver Network Engineer from Universiti Sains Malaysia, NAV 6. Her research interests include Wireless Communication & Mobile Ad-hoc Networks, Next generation networks and Internet of Things. She can offer consultancy to the industry in this field.

She has participated in several international conferences, workshops, seminars, etc. and has very good publications in the form of journal papers and book chapters with various international and national publishers of repute.

Mr. Vinay Sharma

Mr. Vinay Sharma has done M.Tech in System Management with specialization in Information Technology from DAVV, Indore in 2015 and works in the area of Information Security and Cloud Computing.

He has industry and academic experience of more than 3 Years. His recent work focuses on data security (encryption of data) in cloud environment.

His recent work focuses on data security (encryption of data) in cloud environment.

Management Faculty

Dr. Jyoti Vyas Bajpai

Dr. Jyoti Vyas Bajpai holds a Masters degree in MBA (HRM), MA Psychology and Master of Social Work. She has received her doctoral degree from Banasthali Vidyapith.

Dr. Jyoti has an experience of more than 15 years in Management Education across institutes at Indore and Jaipur. She also has a rich experience in corporate trainings and Administration. Her research interests include subjects such as Managerial Creativity, Work stress, HRD issues and Quality of work life.

Dr. Swati Oza

Dr. Swati Oza has received her doctorate with high honours from S.R.T.M.U’s School of Commerce and Management Sciences, Nanded on May 2013.

Dr. Swati has multi-year experience in teaching in subjects such as Skill Development, Banking, Finance and management at various B-Schools in Pune and Indore.

Mr. Kiran Kumar Agrawal

Mr. Kiran Kumar Agrawal has received master degree in MBA (Marketing) in (2002), LL.B (Hon’s) in (1999), and B.Com (Hon’s) in (1996). He has submitted his doctoral thesis on corporate governance to Devi Ahilya Vishwa Vidhyalaya, Indore in 2016.

Mr. Kiran Kumar Agrawal has 19 years of experience out of which 9 years in academics and 10 years in profession as a practicing lawyer. He has experience of teaching at different leading management institutes. He also has experience of teaching at international university “Royal University of Bhutan” under the contract with Royal government of Bhutan.

His area of interest and research include corporate governance, business & corporate law, labour laws and marketing management.

CA Haresh Kothari

CA Haresh Kothari is a Fellow Member (FCA) of The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India along with M.Com, B.Com, LLBand a research scholar of the Gujrat University . He is a professional CA and academician with total work experience of more than 27 years in Academia,Industry and CA Practice.

From 1990 to 1998 he has served with many reputed companies like Anagram Finance Ltd, R. C. Laser-Tech India Ltd, Jay-Bharat Fabrics Mills Ltd etc. From 1998 onwards he is into CA practice specializing in Income Tax matters and now also in Indirect Taxes & GST related matters. From 2002 onwards he is also full time into academics and has served at the senior positions like Director & Professor, In-charge Principal and HOD with reputed universities like Amity University, Nirma University, Sandip University, Kadi Sarva Vishwavidyalaya and Gujarat University to name a few. He has also served reputed universities/institutions like GLS University, Ahmedabad University, Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India, Indian Institute of Planning & Management etc. He has taught to students of MBA, BBA, PGDM, M.Com, B.Com, Integrated Law, CA, CS, ICWA and M.Sc. (IT) as a visiting faculty.

He has also played a significant role as Management Consultant / Advisor / Consultant Director in few of the private universities and education institutions for preparation of curriculum on GST & Income Tax, and also for establishing GST Training Centre.

He has delivered sessions/workshops on Goods & Services Tax (GST) as Key-note Speaker/Resource Person at various National & State level seminars/workshops on GST organized by Saurashtra University, Marwadi University, R.K. University, Atmiya Education Campus, M.S. University of Baroda, KSKV Kachchh University at Bhuj, C.K.Shah Vijapurwala Institute of Management at Baroda, Hemchandracharya North Gujarat University at Patan, HNGU Economics Teachers’ Association at Mehsana, Knowledge Consortium of Gujarat, Uka Tarsadia University at Bardoli, WIRC of The Institute of Company Secretaries of India and UGC-HRDC. He has also been delivering sessions every year on Income Tax/Budget Analysis at various universities and education institutions. He is a GST Trainer on the panel of Ministry of MSME – Govt. of India, KCG – Govt. of Gujarat and UGC-HRDC.

His area of interest and research includes Goods and Services Tax (GST), Income Tax, Financial Management, Financial Accounting, Cost Accounting and Management Accounting.

Dr. Prateek Maheshwari

Dr. Prateek Maheshwari is working as Assistant Professor in School of Banking, Financial Services and Insurance Management Symbiosis University of Applied Sciences, Indore. A passionate teacher and mentor, Dr. Maheshwari has +6.5 years of academic and +2 years of corporate and consultancy experience. A first class graduate in Engineering (Mechanical) and post graduate in Management (Marketing) from Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya, Indore; Dr. Maheshwari holds a doctoral degree in Management and is also UGC – NET (December – 2012) qualified.

A strong believer of collaborative and experiential learning; he always encourages students to read management cases, read bestseller books/magazines, undergo on-job trainings and undertake live industrial/research projects. He considers research as a journey not a destination which constantly motivates him to explore and investigate emerging research issues in the field of Marketing and General Management. He has published several research papers in refereed journals and has presented/attended many conferences at national and international level. He has 3 research publications in ABDC ranked/Scopus indexed journals to his credit. He has also attended various workshops, seminars, conclaves, short term courses and faculty development programs (FDPs) at the institutes of national repute. His areas of specialization include Marketing and General Management.

Dr. Simranjeet Kaur Sandhar

Dr. Simranjeet Kaur Sandhar has received her doctoral degree from the Jiwaji University in 2009

Dr. Simaranjeet has 14 years of experience in academics, administration and industry at different leading Management Institutes and B’ Schools. Her areas of research include stock market trends, investment management, working capital management and corporate finance and has released many research papers and books on the same.

Dr. (Ms.) Yogita Mandhanya

Dr. (Ms.) Yogita Mandhanya has received her doctoral degree from Devi Ahilya Vishwa Vidhyalaya in the year 2014.

Dr. Yogita has almost nine years of academic experience and her areas of interest include Human Resource Management, Communication and Organizational Behaviour. Her research focuses on Employee Retention, Motivation and Leadership and has many research articles to her credit.

Mahendra Padhy

Director of School of Retail
Prof. Mahendra Padhy has done his Post Graduation in Sales & Marketing Management from Birla Institute of Liberal Arts & Management Science, Kolkata & Post Graduation in Retail Management from Symbiosis, Pune.

Prof. Mahendra has 23 years of versatile Industry experience in the domain of Retail, E-Commerce, Marketing with national & global MNC brands like Skechers, USA, Century Textiles of B.K.Birla Group, Portico New york Home, Gini & Jony Kids Wear, Aristocrat Luggage and Zodiac Clothing. An author of “ Starting an E- Commerce Venture Book “ & Published many articles in various e-journals, social & print media’s pertaining to professional & social context. Associated with Education Management Industry as an Industry Guest Expert & Visiting Faculty since 1999 with leading B-Schools of India. And Awarded 100 Most Influential Marketing Leaders list in November 2016 by World Marketing Congress.


Dr. Neetika Jain is an Assistant Professor in School of Banking, Financial Service & Insurance. Having a flair for teaching since her school days, she has 8 years of teaching & research experience. She also has keen interest towards exploring investment avenues & portfolio management.

She completed her Doctorate in Management in 2015 from Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya. Her research interest areas are corporate finance & stock markets. She has 6 international publications & more than 15 national level publications in her name. Some of the renowned Journals where she had her publications are ELK Asia Pacific Journal of Management, Indian Journal of Accounting, The Management Accountant, ANVESH – Journal of Indian Education Society etc. She had also been a part of many national level conferences.

She has also cleared Mutual Fund module of National Institute of Securities Market.

Mrs. Amruta Belapurkar Sharma

Mrs. Amruta Belapurkar Sharma is a post graduate in English Literature with a cumulative experience of more than nine years in education and industry. She is pursuing her PhD in English Literature from DAVV.

The span of her experience covers companies like ¬¬ICFAI and Tech-Synergy Pvt. Ltd. which has given her enough exposure enhancing the key skills and abilities to recognize various accents, and hone her language training skills.

She has imparted trainings in companies like Cipla, Glenmark, and Deccan Diesels, and developed content for trainings imparted at Ranbaxy Laboratories, Piramal Healthcare, Bharti Airtel Limited, L & T Case Equipments, Pantaloons, Shakti Pumps, Ruchi Infotech, etc.

Her area of expertise is English Language Training and Communication Skills. Her versatile experience has given her the confidence and capacity to deal with students effectively and she dexterously drives the class into activity based learnings that are fun-filled and result oriented. Her bent towards literature enables her to impart trainings in the Interdisciplinary Science Department wherein she trains the students for Dramatics as well.

Dr. Anita S Thakur

Dr. Anita S Thakur is MA and M. Phil in English Literature and Ph. D in American Literature. She has Post Graduate Certificate in Teaching English (PGCTE) from English and Foreign Languages University (EFLU), Hyderabad. Has more than 22 years of teaching experience and expertise in implementing and developing educational tools in ELT classroom and digital multimedia language laboratories. Has ability to research and review new teaching material and techniques with focus on quantitative and qualitative elements. She is a conscientious, enthusiastic, and self-motivated individual with requisite communication skills combined with the ability to relate well with homogeneous and heterogeneous students at all levels. She conducted several training programs for students and FDP for faculty members on effective communication, LSRW skills and intercultural communication. Her primary interest areas include poetic contemplations in American Literature, English Fiction, Indian Writings in English, Gender Studies, Shifting Paradigms in Education, Radical Changes in Intercultural Communication and Pedagogical Study of Communicative English. She has proficiency in integrating and incorporating English language teaching in management studies and technical education in order to face opportunities and challenges in modern education. She has published and presented more than 25 research papers in Journals of National and International repute and is a research guide for Ph. D program. She is recruited by Canadian Centre for Science and Education, Canada as reviewer and editor for two International research journals. She is a recipient of 2nd prize winner in a National level Contest on “How to Teach Easily” organized for university teachers by the Department of Indian Studies, Malaya University, Malaysia and Anuragam Publishers, Chennai. She presented many research papers in International and National conferences across the nation and overseas.

Dr. Nitin Tanted

Dr. Nitin Tejkumar Tanted has done his Master’s in Business Economics with specialization in Finance and Ph.D. from School of Economics DAVV, Indore.

Dr. Nitin has 14 years of academic experience and has held various positions in education. His areas of interest and research include Financial Accounting & Management, Security Analysis & Portfolio Management, Risk Management and Financial Derivatives, Fundamental and Technical analysis, Financial Modeling using Excel and others finance oriented subjects.

Dr. Vishal Khasgiwala

Dr. Vishal Khasgiwala is a Post graduate in Management (MBA-Marketing), Computer Science (MCA) and graduation in B.Sc. [Comp Sc. (Hons.)]. He has a Ph.D. in Management.

Dr. Vishal has an experience of more than 18 years, out of which 17 years is in academics and remaining in industry. His interest areas include Management Information System, Digital Electronics, and Product & Brand Management.

Vilas Nair

School of Retail
Qualification: MCom, PGDM, PhD Pursing (Management)
Industry experience: 12 years (FMCG & Retailing)
Academics experience: 8 years

Vilas Nair has nearly twenty years of experience which includes over 12 years of industry in the domain of Marketing and Retailing. He has worked at different levels for Pidilite industries, Tata tea Limited, and Future group. Amidst of his 8 years of teaching career he was involved in student management, curriculum development, management development programs and training. Vilas Nair is a post graduate from SCMS Cochin He is currently pursuing his PhD in Category management in private labels from Bharathiar University Coimbatore. He is also involved KASE- Kerala Academy for Skill excellence (skill development mission of Kerala Government) as Retail Domain Expert. His area of interest is customer insight and trends.

Prof. Dr Smriti Verma

Dr Smriti Verma is a gold medalist in MBA from Devi Ahilya Vishwavidhyalaya (DAVV), Indore. She has been awarded PhD on the topic, Dimensions of Brand Character from DAVV, Indore. She has 20 years of teaching experience in prestigious institutions across the country. Her area of expertise are Brand Management, Marketing Research and Analytics, Consumer Behavior, Retail Management and Integrated Marketing Communication.

She has conducted several Faculty Development Programs and Training Sessions in Research Methodology, Teaching Pedagogy, Case Analysis and Case Study Writing. She has to her credit two books and over 65 research publications in national and international journals and books. She has written cases which have been published in European Case Clearing House.


Dr. G. MALLIKARJUN is an M.Sc. (Agri), L.L.M. with Ph.D.(in Law) from National Law School of India University, Bangalore He is a Certified Associate of Indian Institute of Banking and Finance,Fellow from Insurance Institute of India (III) in both life and general insurance and is a Certificate holder in Compliance, Governance and Risk Management in Insurance.

He started his career in National Bank for Agricultural and Rural Development handling the work of project appraisal for investment credit for about a year.

He worked in Reserve Bank of India for nearly 24 years handling work in several important areas like government account management, public debt management, currency management, non-banking and financial services regulation; and Grievance Redressal through the Office of the Banking Ombudsman. He was a Member of Faculty for nearly six years in RBI’s Training Centre designing, coordinating, conducting and handling sessions on various areas of central banking, banking, finance and soft skills.

On deputation, he worked with the Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India for three years handling work relating to policyholder protection, grievance redressal, legal policy and legal jurisprudence in insurance domain. He joined the University after taking Voluntary Retirement from RBI as a General Manager.

He not only brings in 25 years of experience of the financial sector being part of a development financial institution and two major financial sector regulators (RBI and IRDAI) but also a rich experience in programme design and delivery, teaching and research.

His mission at the University is to provide value-based learning and impart practical industry skills to the new generation of aspiring bankers, insurance executives, financial service providers and financial consultants, thereby filling the gap of trained man-power in the most important and ever-expanding financial sector.