Dr. Sumana Chaudhuri

Assistant Professor

Sumana Chaudhuri received her doctorate from National Institute of Industrial Engineering (NITIE), Mumbai. Her area of specialization is in the field of Applied Welfare Economics and Infrastructure Economics. A National Merit Scholar, she is a first class M.Sc. in Economics from University of Calcutta. She has successfully completed a sponsored research project with Airports Economic Regulatory Authority of India (AERA). She has received the best paper award at the International Conference on Infrastructure Finance at IIT Kharagpur in 2010. She has also published articles in peer reviewed International journals and edited books. Earlier she taught at Institute of Marketing and Management, New Delhi.

Somesh Kumar Banerji

Associate Professor, Logistics and Operations

Somesh Banerjee has a B Tech in Metallurgical Engineering from IIT Mumbai and a PGDM from IIM Bangalore. He has more than 37 years of industry experience across industries like Automotive Components, Industrial Plastics, FMCG, Steel and Allied Products. Prior to joining DSIMS, Somesh was Chief Industry Officer and Faculty Member at IIFM Mumbai and earlier, Controller of Projects, SCM & Infrastructure - Adam Smith Institute of Management, Hyderabad. His areas of interest are Logistics, Project Management and Supply Chain Management.


Zubin Sethna

Assistant Professor

Professor Zubin is qualified as an engineer and as an MBA from Mumbai University. He has 9 years of rich corporate experience in following areas : production management, production planning & purchase planning, 5S, housekeeping, safety, vendor co-ordination, inventory management, warehouse space optimisation, manpower planning and restructuring, scrap reduction, product-costing and new product development. Also, he has been a key user of ERP systems. For past 6 years, he has taught a variety of subjects related to operations-management specialisation : supply chain management, transportation management, warehousing, global-warming mitigation, waste management, production management, operations research and total quality management. He has interests not in only academics but also in cultural, sports & management competitions and industrial visits which enable 360 degree development of students.

Sadhana Ghosh

Adjunct Professor

Dr.Sadhana Ghosh is M. Stat. from Indian Statistical Institute, Calcutta and Fellow of NITIE Mumbai. Before joining DSIMS, Sadhana worked with NITIE and held positions of Board Member NITIE, Dean Academic, Prof. - in- Charge Academics & Placement. She has more than three decades of experience in teaching, training and consulting. Her areas of interest are Quality Management, Six Sigma, Continuous Process Improvement and Business Analytics. She received Best Service Award from NITIE in 2013 and Best Teacher Award in Operations Management by the Jury of 19th Business School Affairs; Dewang Mehta Business School Award, Presented by HUL in Nov. 2011.

Dr. Sarita Vichore


Dr. Vichore is a Ph.D. in the field of Management with work experience of around 10 years with various Business Organizations & reputed Management Educational Institutions. She is an MBA from Nagpur University & is also a Certified Management Accountant from Institute of Certified Management Accountants, USA. Her Research Interest include Micro Finance.

Nehal Joshipura

Assistant Professor

She has nearly a decade long experience in industry and academia. She was with Alliance University, Bangalore in her last assignment. Nehal Joshipura earned MBA in Finance from Bhavnagar University and MCA from Gujarat University. She is currently pursuing PhD on "Exploring risk anomaly in Indian stock market: The test of market efficiency." She teaches courses in the area of portfolio management and financial markets. She has published a number of papers in refereed management journals including ABDC listed international journal Asian Journal of Finance & Accounting. In addition, she has presented papers at national and international conferences and won the best paper prizes at conferences like NICOM at Nirma University and Great Lakes – Union Bank Finance Conference. Her research interests lie in the areas of market efficiency, investment strategies and quantitative investing.

Vijay Hegde

Assistant Professor

Prof Vijay Hegde has an overall experience of fifteen years in teaching and industry. Prior to this he was associated with leading management institutes as a visiting faculty and in a capacity of adjunct faculty.
He has an international teaching exposure of eight years in Bahrain Training Institute – Kingdom of Bahrain. He was also associated with Mahindra and Mahindra Ltd and other Consultancy firms. He is a Fellow member of the Institute of Cost Accountants of India and is also a Certified Management Accountant from Institute of Certified Management Accountants, USA.

Maneesh Gupta

Assistant Professor

Mr. Maneesh Gupta has done his MMS (Finance) from University of Mumbai. He has six years of experience in industry and academia. Prior to this he was associated with KJ SIMR. He has also cleared Financial Risk Management (FRM) Level I.
His research interest are in Credit Risk Management and Finance Analytics.

Sagar Advani

Assistant Professor, Adjunct

Prof Sagar Advani has completed Financial Risk Management – GARP (Global Association of Risk Professionals), III Levels of Chartered Financial Analyst from CFA Institute, USA & Masters in Finance from ICFAI. He has an Industry experience of more than 6 years in Banking, Hedge Funds, & Equity Research.
With his area of passion and adore for Education, he has 8 years of professional experience with more than 10,000 training hours to his credit. His areas of interests include Investment valuation, Derivatives, Risk Management & Financial Planning.

Dr. C Babu

Professor and Director

Dr. C Babu is the Director of Durgadevi Saraf Institute of Management Studies (DSIMS), Mumbai. He is an MBA from Madurai Kamaraj University and has completed his PhD in Management from Faculty of Management Studies, Gurukul Kangri University, Uttaranchal. Prior to joining DSIMS, Dr. Babu was the Director-in-charge at Chetana Institute of Management and Research, Mumbai. In the past, Dr. Babu has been associated with prestigious institutes like YMT College of Management, Navi Mumbai, as the Director and ITM Business School, Navi Mumbai, as Assistant Director. He has also held positions of Academic Head, at the Lalita Devi Institute of Management and Sciences, New Delhi Affiliated to Guru Govind University; and as the Dean of School of Management and Media Studies (SAMS), Dehradun, Uttaranchal.

Dr. Babu has conceptualized, designed and conducted unique training programs and introduced Executive Development Programs as a part of his Directorial initiative across various Business Schools in the country. His area of teaching and research are focused on Consumer Behavior and Business Strategy. Dr. Babu has published two books entitled Management and Technology - Emerging Trends and Perspectives (2012) and Management and Technology - Entrepreneurial Challenges and Opportunities in Emerging Economies (2013), both published by the Himalaya Publishing House. Dr. Babu was actively involved in Business Simulation based teaching in Management Education with Prof. Pierre Mora, Bordeaux University, France, in June 2007. He was awarded as the Outstanding Dean for successfully setting up a new campus for School of Management and Media Studies (SAMS) in Dehradun and was also awarded as the Best Professor at ITM Business School, Navi Mumbai in 2006.


Dr. Chandrashekhar Kaushik

Associate professor

Dr. Kaushik is a doctorate in Marketing Management from Savitribai Phule Pune University (formerly University of Pune). He holds a degree in Pharmacy and is a post graduate in Master of Business Administration specializing in Marketing. Before joining DSIMS, he was as an Assistant Professor with IES Management College and Research Centre.

Dr. Kaushik has more than 14 years of experience in Industry and academics. He has more than 8 years of experience in Pharmaceutical Industry with Production, Sales and Marketing areas. He has more than 6 years of experience in academics with areas of interest in Services Marketing, Retail Management, Rural Marketing and Business Communication. He has interest in Research and has published papers in National and International Journals like Sage and Springer and also written chapters in books.


Dr. Minakshi Kishore

Assistant Professor

Dr Minakshi Kishore has 13 years of varied experience both in Academics & Corporate. She has been awarded PhD for doctoral work in Marketing Management field in the year 2015. She worked in corporate sector for 4 years and has rich experience in the area of Planning, Executing Business Development, Revenue Generation and Sales Administration in IT Training Industry. She has published research papers in leading journals and presented papers at National & International Conferences.


Ravi Banerjee

Assistant Professor, Marketing Management

Ravi Banerjee has about 20 years of experience with him, out of which 10 years are in the field of education, training & consultancy and another 10 years in sales & marketing. He is an M.B.A. from Lucknow University. His most recent and rich corporate experience has been with Dale Carnegie Training, where he was responsible for business development, played an active role in the first- of- its- kind endeavour, the finishing school, which was started with the vision of providing employability skills to fresh graduates & making them industry ready and also catering to corporate requirements at various levels of management. He has also done consultancy assignments with Tata Nano, Ceat Tyres, Novartis and HCL, to name a few.


Amit Shrivastava

Assistant Professor

Amit holds a PGDBM in Marketing and bachelors in mathematics. He is currently pursuing his Ph.D. from the Indian School of Mines, Dhanbad. Prior to his joining DSIMS, he was with TIMSR Mumbai. Amit brings with him over 14 years of industrial experience with organizations in the area of B2B Sales, CRM and Profit Center Management. His doctoral training is in the area of rural consumer behaviour. He delivers subjects such as Rural Marketing, Quantitative Aspects of Marketing.


Gaanyesh Kulkarni

Assistant Prof

First class rank holder in Masters of Marketing Management from Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies, Mumbai; Prof. K. Gaanyesh is currently pursuing his doctoral program in management, from Mumbai University.

With a diverse industry experience spanning in excess of 25 years at key positions in Sales & Marketing and General Management, he has accomplished various awards and recognition for his performance and skills. Being strategic & result orientated in approach, he is acknowledged for his collaboration, networking, negotiation and peoples’ skills.

He was a visiting faculty to management institutes of Mumbai, for teaching marketing subjects and his research paper is under publication in national journal.

He had also completed few consulting assignments for MSME clients between 2014 and early 2016, in the areas of Marcomm, Channel network and Salesforce management.

Email: gaanyesh.kulkarni@dsims.org.in

Dr. Sharad Kumar

Dean-Academics & Research and Remsons Chair Professor for Management Research

Dr. Kumar is M.Sc. (Statistics) from IIT Kanpur, M.A. (Psychology) from Kanpur University (Topper), PGDPM and MBA from FMS Delhi University, Ph.D. in Organisational Behaviour from Mumbai University and CAIIB from IIBF. Before joining DSIMS in 2012 he was holding the post of Adviser (CGM) in RBI dealing with Information Management Systems and Research and has been the member of various committees set up by the RBI.

Dr. Kumar has been trained at Cambridge University on 'Strategic Risk in Financial Services" and had attachments with Bank of England, UK and Bank for International Settlements (BIS), Switzerland. He also attended Advanced Management Program (AMP) at European School of Management at its London and Paris campuses. Dr. Kumar represented RBI in Global Forum on Trade Statistics jointly organized by UNSD and WTO at Geneva Switzerland. As a lead trainer, he has conducted training programs related to Information Systems Audit and Information Systems Security at Bank of Tanzania's Training Institute at Mwanza and Kenya School of Monetary Studies (KSMS), Nairobi. He has widely published in national and international journals. He is an approved Ph.D. guide of SNDT University in the Management field.

His areas of specialisation are HRM & OB, Information Systems & Information Technology, Research Methodology, Banking & Finance and External Sector.


Dr. Sanchita Banerji

Associate Prof

Dr. Sanchita Banerji is a Ph.D(HR), MBA, PGDMM with an experience of more than 14 years in the field of Management Education, Training and Consultancy. She has participated and presented papers in various National & International Seminars and Conferences and has several publications to her credit in Journals of repute. She has been invited as a Chairperson and Forum Speaker and is also empanelled in the Editorial and Advisory Board of various esteemed National & International journals. Her teaching and research interest areas include Principles of Management, OB, HRM & Personality Development.

Dr. Sarika Jain

Assistant Professor (HR) & Controller of Examinations

Dr. Sarika Jain is a Fellow (PhD) of National Institute of Industrial Engineering (NITIE) in the area of Human Resources Management. She holds a first class Master’s degree in Social Work with major specialization in Human Resources & Social Work from Aligarh Muslim University (AMU). She has an experience of teaching of about 11 years. She has worked with Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) on a national Project “Educational Status of Religious & Linguistic Minorities”. She has received Devang Mehta Award for “Best Professor in CSR” in 2015.She has also published papers in peer reviewed journals of National and International Repute. Her teaching and research interest areas include Organizational Behaviour, HRM, Business Ethics and CSR.


Beena Prakash

Assistant Professor

Beena Prakash holds Masters Degree in Psychology and post graduate degree in HR. She has eight years of academic experience and five years of industry experience. Prior to joining DSIMS, she was Assistant Professor at TIMSR. Her Industry experience includes stints at Jindal Steel and Power Ltd., and IEL. She has presented research papers at both National & International Conferences and also published papers in International journals. Her areas of research interest are performance management and employee engagement.


Kusum Pawar

Assistant Professor

Kusum Pawar holds Masters of Management degree from Dayalbagh Educational Institute (D.E.I), Agra with specialization in HR. She was Awarded Director's Medal for securing highest marks in Economics Honors in D.E.I, Agra. She has industry experience of over 10 years. Her industry experience includes stints at Birla Sunlife Insurance Co. Ltd. and Max Life Insurance Co Ltd. She is a Certified ISO Internal Auditor for Max Life Insurance Co Ltd and was awarded "Best Process Auditor" certificate by Max. Her areas of research interest are Performance Management and HR Audit.

Anthony Colaco

Assistant Professor

Anthony Colaco holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry, however he was more inclined towards the chemistry of humans in organization rather than that of organic and inorganic elements. This led him to successfully acquiring a Diploma in Human Resource Management (Xavier Institute of Management) and Labor Laws & Labor Welfare (Mumbai University). He holds Masters Degree in HRM from NMIMS. He has 15 years of experience in industry and academics. He teaches courses in Human Resource Management. His areas of interest are learning organization, organizational learning and organization development.


Pooja Goswami

Research Associate

Pooja Goswami is an MMS with specialisation in HR from Mumbai University (Durgadevi Saraf Institute in Management Studies). She has done her M.Com & completed various NSE certifications. She has worked with Angel broking Ltd and was associated with Raychem RPG Ltd during her summer internship. Her research interests are Employee engagement and work life balance. She is part of Remsons Centre for Management Research and assists Dr. Sharad Kumar, Dean, Academic and Research in various research activities of the Institute.


Sharmila Bonnerjee

Assistant Professor, Communication Skills

Sharmila Bonnerjee is a graduate from Calcutta University with Honours in Botany, B.Sc(Hons.). She has done her Post Graduate Diploma in Business Administration (PGDBA) from Symbiosis Centre for Distance Learning specializing in Human Resource. She has also done her Post Graduate Diploma in Software Exports Management (GNIIT S/W Exports) from NIIT Ltd and. has over 8 years of work experience which includes both industry and teaching.

Dr Shailja Badra

Assistant Professor, Quantitative Techniques

Dr Shailja Badra has earned Master’s Degree in Financial Management from Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies, Mumbai. After graduating several stepping stones- B.Ed, M.Ed and M.Phil; she has completed PhD from Himachal Pradesh University, Shimla in the year 2005.
She is currently pursuing Post Graduate Diploma in Operations Research Management from Mumbai University. Dr Shailja has more than nine years of industry experience in different positions and three years of teaching experience in one of the leading Management Institutes. She has published several research papers in National & International Journals. Her areas of interest include Research Methodology, Operations Research, Business Statistics and Financial Markets.


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