Faculty & Staff

Dr. Rajesh Panda

Education Qualification: M.A,PGDABM(IIM-A),Ph.D,UGC - NET
Total Experience (In Years): 13

Dr. Rajesh Panda is a graduate of IIM, Ahmedabad and he holds a PhD degree in Retailing. His areas of research include shopper buying behaviour, online retailing, social impact of economic growth, globalization etc. He has been awarded as the Best professor in Marketing Management by National Educational Leadership Awards (2014). 

He has served as a member of the Board of Examination-SIU, and member of Academic councils of SIU and SCDL in the past. Dr. Panda has vast experience in corporate training, research and consulting with companies like Godrej, HUL,  ITC, IBM, Amdocs,  Zensar, BMC Software, Mphasis, Wipro, CapGemini, WNS, BACS, John Deere, Avaya, McDonalds, Praj Industries, Taco,Tyco, M&M, Allscripts, Eclerx etc. Dr. Panda is a reviewer of marketing books with Pearson Education and Tata McGraw-Hill education private limited.A Case study coauthored by Dr.Panda has been selected as the Best Case in Entrepreneurship  category in ISB-Ivey Global Case Competition 2015.


Prof. A.Vidyasagar

Designation: Deputy Director
Education Qualification: B.Tech, PGDM (IIM-C),UGC -NET
Total Experience (In Years): 29

Prof.A.Vidyasagar has done his B. Tech (E & C) from from NITK, Surathkal , and PGDM from IIM, Calcutta. He has around 30 years experience in Sales, Marketing, Business Strategy, Corporate Planning, and Brand Consulting.He was part of the Top Management team in several companies across Telecom, IT and Durable sectors.He was associated with various companies like T.I Cycles, Usha Martin Telekom, JT Mobiles, Logix Microsystems, Vertebrand.


Prof. Saina Baby

Designation: Assistant Professor
Education Qualification: MA, M. Phil
Total Experience (In Years): 9

Prof.Saina Baby is a post graduate and M.Phil in Economics from Stella Maris College (Autonomous) Chennai, affiliated to Madras University. She has been trying to instil a passionate and pragmatic approach among the students towards learning the concepts, theories and applications related to the diverse and dynamic domains of Economics. During her 9 years of teaching career she has presented several papers in national and international conferences in areas related to critique of capitalism, changing power equations in the globalised economy, gender and development etc. She is very keen on exploring the learning and research possibilities in the fields of International Economics, changing macroeconomic scenario and Gender Studies.


Prof. Lakshmaiah Botla

Designation: Assistant Professor
Education Qualification: MBA,M.A,UGC-NET
Total Experience (In Years): 10

Prof. Botla holds both an MBA (Marketing) and MA (Public Administration) from Osmania University, Hyderabad with UGC-NET in Management and Public Administration. He is a certified Accredited Management Teacher (AMT) in Marketing Management by AIMA, New Delhi. He is also an awardee of Best Teacher from IAMEE, Hyderabad along with Doctoral Fellowship from ICSSR, New Delhi.

Prof. Botla has almost 10 years of experience in teaching and research and formerly associated with ICFAI, IAMEE, IPE, etc. He has presented papers in national and international conferences with publications in reputed national and international journals. He has a passion for research in ‘Rethinking the Organization’ from Indian Ethos perspective.


Prof. Atish R. Dasgupta

Designation: Adjunct Faculty
Education Qualification: B.Tech.(Hons.), IIT Kharagpur, PGDM IIM Calcutta
Total Experience (In Years): 43

Prof. Atish Ratan Dasgupta has done his B.Tech. in Mechanical Engg. from IIT Kharagpur and PGDM from IIM Calcutta. He has had 36 years of Industry experience prior to coming into academia in 2009 and has had 7 years of Academic experience. He has worked in several organizations such as ACC, Cellnext (an Escorts group company), Pertech Computers Ltd., IDM, Sonata Software and HCL in diverse fields like Engineering & Construction, Software Delivery, Software Services Marketing and Recruitment and HRM. He last held the position of HR Director at HCL Technologies. Post his industry stint he moved into academics and since June 2009 he has been teaching Organization Behaviour and HR subjects. Prior to joining SIBM, he was with XIME, Bangalore for 3 years His areas of interest are Employee Engagement, Recruitment & Selection, Competency based HRM, Compensation & Reward Management, International HRM etc. He has presented a paper on Work Life Balance in the Indian IT Industry. He has conducted MDP's for WIPRO Ltd. and Id-Fresh Foods Pvt. Ltd.


Dr. D Subramaniam

Designation: Assistant Professor
Education Qualification: MBA, M.Phil, UGC-NET, Ph.D
Total Experience (In Years): 41

B.Sc., MBA, M.Phil. UGC (NET), (PhD)
Prof.D.Subramaniam has done his MBA from (PSG Tech, Coimbatore) of Madras University, M.Phil from Bharathiar University. He is UGC NET qualified and currently pursuing his PhD in international marketing area. He has about 30 years of industry experience and 10 years in Academics. He has worked in several organizations such as LMW, Ashok Leyland, EID Parry & Coramandel Fertilizers all in supply chain area. Post his industry stint he moved in academics and has been teaching Strategy Management, Operations Management, Supply Chain Management, ERP etc. Prior to joining SIBM he was with XIME, Bangalore.

He has many publications to his credit in Journals and also presented papers in various National and International Conferences.


Prof. Semila Fernandes

Designation: Assistant Professor
Education Qualification: MBA, M.Phil
Total Experience (In Years): 12

Prof. Semila Fernandes holds an MBA in Marketing Management from Pune University, M.Phil in Management from Periyar University and B.Sc from Goa University. She has also completed "Post graduate Diploma in Intellectual Property Rights" from NLSIU, Bangalore. Presently she is pursuing her Ph.D from SIU Pune. Her teaching experience consists of 12 years in the area of Marketing. Prof. Semila has also got corporate exposure at Bajaj Allianz General Insurance Company as Executive - Direct Marketing and at ICFAI as Regional Summer Internship Co-ordinator and has been actively involved in conducting workshops and orientation for prospective MBA students. Her research expertise has been in the area of Consumer Behavior.


Prof. Pooja Gupta

Designation: Assistant Professor
Education Qualification: MBA,UGC-NET
Total Experience (In Years): 10

Prof. Pooja Gupta is a BA (Hons.) Economics Graduate from Sri Ram College of Commerce, University of Delhi. She has done her MBA Finance from International Management Institute New Delhi. She is currently doing PhD in the area of Behavioural Finance. She is NET (UGC) qualified. She has more than 9 years of teaching experience and industry experience of 1 year. She teaches Corporate Finance, Security Analysis, Valuation and International Business. Her research interest is in the area of Contrarian Investing and Behavioural Finance. She has attended and presented papers in various International and National Conferences.A Case study coauthored by Prof.Pooja has been selected as the Best Case in Entreprenurship category in ISB-Ivey Global Case Competition 2015.


Mrs. Shivani Inamdar

Designation: Research Assistant
Education Qualification: MBA
Total Experience (In Years): 2
Ms Shivani Inamdar has completed her MBA in Human Resource Management from Pune University, India with distinction. She was the recipient of Academic Excellence Award for being the topper of the University in her discipline. As a part of her MBA, Shivani was also selected to study at University of Wisconsin, Parkside, USA during the summer of 2011 as part of Student Exchange Program. Shivani has worked as an HR Executive for 2 years with Zensar Technologies Limited, Pune, India. Currently, she is a PhD scholar at Symbiosis International University, Pune under the Faculty of Management, HR.

Dr. Asha Nadig

Designation: Associate Professor
Education Qualification: M.Com, PGDMM, Ph.D, UGC-NET,SLET
Total Experience (In Years): 20

Prof. Asha Nadig holds a doctorate from Mysore University on the subject “An Empirical Study on Semi Strong Form of Market Efficiency of Select Sectors in Bombay Stock Exchange”. She has more than 20 years of teaching experience in reputed B schools in Bangalore and Mysore. She has attended and presented papers in various National Conferences and has published several research papers in reputed referred journals. Her teaching interests are corporate finance, Financial Statement Analysis, Security Analysis and Portfolio Management.


Dr. Madhvi Sethi

Designation: Associate Professor
Education Qualification: MBA, Ph.D. Post Doctoral Fellow
Total Experience (In Years): 13

Dr. Madhvi Sethi completed her post doctoral fellowship from Indian School of Business(ISB), Hyderabad on “Product Market and Capital Structure Interaction – Evidence from Spectrum Auctions” after doing her Doctorate in the area of financial markets  from Vikram University, Ujjain. She did her. Her research interests lie in the area of financial markets, financial economics, mergers and acquisitions and capital structure decisions. She has presented papers in several international and national conferences. Her research papers have been published in various peer reviewed journals in India and abroad. She has co-authored a book titled "Indian Business Groups: Strategy and Performance" which has been published by Cambridge University Press, India. Her co-authored cases have won several competitions including ISB-Ivey Case Competition and CII-Edgefarm Western Region Case Competition. Three of her cases are available on Harvard Business Publishing and Ivey Publishing. Dr. Sethi has been appointed as the Research Mentor for SIBM-Bengaluru by Symbiosis International University. She has been involved in corporate programmes conducted at Wipro Ltd. where she has been teaching executives at different management levels.



Prof. Aarti Mehta Sharma

Designation: Assistant Professor
Education Qualification: M.Sc., M.Phil
Total Experience (In Years): 17

Prof. Aarti has completed her M.Sc(Hs) and M.Phil in Statistics. She has 6 years of experience in the Market Research industry in reputed organizations like MODE and FORE along with 11 years teaching experience in the areas of Quantitative Techniques and Operations. She has publications in various journals and has presented research papers at several national and international conferences.Her areas of interest are the applications of desicion sciences using SPSS and R.


Prof. Lavina Sharma

Designation: Assistant Professor
Education Qualification: MHRM, Diploma in Training & Development, UGC - NET
Total Experience (In Years): 8

Prof. Lavina Sharma holds a Master’s Degree in Human Resource Management from The M S University of Baroda. She has also done Diploma in Training & Development from ISTD, New Delhi and is UGC (NET) certified. She is currently pursuing Ph.D. from Symbiosis International University.
Before joining academics, she has worked with leading corporates like Alembic Ltd., Atul Ltd. and Ma Foi Randstand Management Consultants in various capacities. Her expertise areas are Talent Acquisition, Performance Management, Learning & Development and Employee Relations.
She has written various research papers and conducted various Management Development Programs for Corporates in areas of Human Resource Management.


Dr. K.Shivakumar

Designation: Professor
Education Qualification: M.Com, M.Phil,Ph.D(Marketing)
Total Experience (In Years): 38

 Dr.K.Shivakumar has a PhD in Marketing from Delhi University.

Has more than thirty five years of teaching experience both at the under graduate and post graduate levels:  Has been A Research Guide for M.Phil scholars, Resource Person and examiner for Pondicherry University, Madras University, and Annamalai University for their Distance Education Programs for more than a decade and as a counsellor for Indira Gandhi Open University (IGNOU) – MBA Program, Pondicherry Centre, for a number of years. Has published more than 25research articles and has attended more than 20 national and International conferences. 

Dr. Biranchi Narayan Swar

Designation: Associate Professor
Education Qualification: M.A, M.B.A,Ph.D.
Total Experience (In Years): 13

Dr.Biranchi is an Associate Professor in Marketing at Symbiosis Institute of Business Management, Bengaluru. He is an M.A. in Economics, MBA and Ph.D in Marketing. He has more than 12+ years of rich teaching, research, industry and consulting experience in reputed organizations like Xerox Modi Corp and others. Recently been adjudged for the Best Paper Award at the 13th International conference organized by RDA and Rajasthan Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Jaipur. He has conducted MDPs for the leading corporate such as John Distilleries Pvt Ltd SBI, Union Bank of India, Tata Motors, Birla Tyres, Emami Papers Ltd etc. He has also conducted and participated in more than 40 national and international conferences including IIM-A, IIM-C and IIT-KGP. Published more than 30 research papers in reputed refereed National and International Journals. Dr.Swar is the reviewer and in the editorial board of journals like International Journal of Applied Services Marketing Perspectives, International of Journal of Leisure and Tourism Marketing, International Journal of Services Technology and Management and Asia-Pacific Marketing Review etc. His research and teaching interests are Service Quality Measurements, Shoppers’ Behavior and CRM etc.


Prof. Ravi Kumar

Designation: Placement Head
Education Qualification: M.Sc
Total Experience (In Years): 31

Mr.V.Ravi Kumar spent nearly 30 years in Corporate Life in the area of Banking with specialization in the area of Financial Markets which involved the Sales, Trading , Asset-Liability Management and the Risk Management of Financial Instruments . He headed the Treasury for ICICI Bank, IDFC  and the ING Group in India.

He began his banking career with State Bank of India and was posted to their Dealing Room in Singapore. He progressed in his career as Senior Dealer with ANZ Grindlays and Chief Dealer with ABN AMRO Bank before assuming the Head of Treasury positions. He has also served on the  Board of IIM Bangalore, ING Mutual Fund and with FEDAI (Foreign Exchange Dealers Association of India) and FIMMDA Fixed Income Money Market and Derivatives Association); both of which are self-regulating entities established by the Government of India.