TAPMI Centre for Executive Learning

Constituent unit of Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE)

T A Pai Management Institute Campus,

Post Box No.9 Manipal - 576 104, Karnataka

Executive Post Graduate Program in Management- Program Faculty


Prof. Abhishek Kumar Rohit

Associate Professor & Co-Chair MBA-BKFS

Abhishek Kumar Rohit is a fellow of the Indian Institute of Management Raipur in the area of Economics and Business Environment. His thesis is titled “Degree of Openness, International Monetary Transmission and Spillovers”. He holds an MBA in Finance and has served Punjab National Bank for three years in a managerial cadre. He teaches Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, Business Environment, International Finance, and Econometrics.


Prof. Aditya Jadhav Mohan

Professor & Associate Dean – TAPMI Bengaluru

Aditya Mohan Jadhav runs training programmes in the areas of Project Appraisal, Project Finance, Social Cost-Benefit Analysis, etc. for middle-level managers from Indian Railways, Intelligroup Ltd., Progress Software, ICICI Bank, National Stock Exchange, and others. He is a reviewer for Economic and Political Weekly and Tata McGraw Hill Ltd., and Tally Solutions Ltd., Bangalore. He teaches Corporate Finance, Investment Banking, Project Finance, and Investment Finance.


Prof. Meera L. B. Aranha

Professor & Chairperson – MBA-BKFS

Dr. Meera is a dedicated banker with 30 years of experience in credit/ treasury/audit/legal/ recovery facets of banking. She retired as General Manager from Karnataka Bank Ltd after serving for 30 years in various capacities. She teaches Banking Finance, Risk & Compliance, and Audit & Legal Implications.


Prof. Srinivasan R Tatachari

Professor & Chair – HR, Organisational Behaviour & Communications Area

Srinivasan has a combined work experience of around 26 years in industry and academia. He has completed MBA (PGSEM) from IIM Bangalore. After earning a Ph.D., Prof. Tatachari took on an academic avatar with a passion to continue his research dreams and teach future leaders on the way. He teaches Organisational Learning and Knowledge Management, Social Identity Approach, HRM in the IT industry, Creativity, and Women in Organisations.


Prof. Vrishali N Bhat

Associate Professor & Chairperson – MBA-Programme

Vrishali Bhat has a Postgraduate degree in Commerce from Pune University. She is an Associate of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and has also completed the Intermediate Level of the Company Secretary course conducted by the Institute of Company Secretaries of India. She is also a qualified Mutual Fund and Insurance Advisor. She teaches Financial Management, Management Accounting, Corporate Laws, Security Analysis, Financial Planning, and Portfolio Management.


Prof. Jeevan J Arakal

Associate Professor, Chairperson – Branding & PR, Chair – Executive Education Programmes and VEL

Prof. Arakal is an economics graduate from Kerala University. An alumnus of XIMB, he completed his Ph.D. from SJMSOM-IIT Bombay. Prof. Arakal has worked for about twelve years in development and academic institutions. Prof. Arakal has also served as a consultant to clients like Vedanta Foundation, Nalco Foundation, Small Farmers’ Agribusiness Consortium, South Odisha Development Initiative (SODI) and Udoygini in the past. He teaches Brand Management, Sales & Distribution Management, Rural Marketing and Marketing Management.


Prof. Mukta Srivastava

Associate Professor, Co-chair – Marketing Management Area & Co-chair – Executive Education Programmes and VEL

Prof. Srivastava is a gold medallist in MBA and qualified NET in Management. She has more than 13 years of academic and research experience. She serves as a reviewer for various ABDC listed journals including Marketing Intelligence & Planning (ABDC-A), International Journal of Consumer Studies (ABDC-A), and the Asia Pacific Journal of Marketing and Logistics (ABDC-B). She teaches Services Marketing, Brand Management, Customer Relationship Management, Marketing Management, Business Research Methods, and Marketing Research.


Prof. Gurudutt S Nayak

Associate Professor, Chairperson – PGP

Prof. Gurudutt Nayak has been an active mentor for New Age Incubation Network IT projects under the initiative of KBITS, Govt. of Karnataka. He teaches IT for Business, IT Consulting, Enterprise Resource Planning, Services IT, and Entrepreneurship.


Prof. Happy Paul

Associate Professor & Associate Dean (Academics)

Prof. Happy Paul earned a Ph.D. in Organisational Behaviour from IIT Roorkee. He has over eight years of experience in academia. Before joining TAPMI, he worked as Assistant Professor at Graphic Era Deemed University, Dehradun. He teaches Individual and Group Dynamics, Organisational Structure and Design, Organisational Behavior, Human Resource Management, Learning and Development, and Leadership Assessment.


Prof. Ishwar Haritas

Associate Professor, Chairman – TAPMI Center for Inclusive Growth and Competitiveness & Area Chair – Strategy and General Management Area

In a career spanning over 15 years, Prof. Haritas has worked in industry, not-for-profit organisations, and inter-governmental agencies, in over 15 countries, across three continents, on scores of strategy design and execution projects / programmes. He teaches Business and Corporate Strategy, International Business.

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