Prof. (Dr.) Sunil George

Principal | Ph.D, LLM

Prof. Shagufta Anjum

Associate Professor & Vice Principal | LLM

Prof. (Dr.) Asha Soman

Assistant Professor | Ph.D, LLM

Prof. Apoorvi Shrivastava

Assistant Professor & Assistant Dean (Academics) | LLM

Prof. Harsh Vardhan Tiwari

Assistant Professor & Chair (Admissions) | LLM

Prof. Ananyo Mitra

Assistant Professor & Assistant Dean (Research) | LLM

Prof. Bob Nathanael

Assistant Professor | MA, BA

Prof. Jharna Jagtiani

Assistant Professor (PEP) | LLB

Prof. Aman Kumar

Assistant Professor | LLM

Prof. Pooja Ogale

Assistant Professor | LLM

Prof. Naman Shukla

Assistant Professor | LLM

Prof. Bhoomika Saxena

Assistant Professor | LLM

Prof. Muskan Dargar

Assistant Professor | LLM

Prof. Rishabh Bhandari

Assistant Professor | LLM

Prof. (Dr.) Sunil George

He is a professional with around 25 years of rich and varied experience in Academics and Administration and is currently heading IFIM Law School, Bangalore. Prior to joining IFIM Law School, he was heading Amity Law School, Kolkata. He was associated with the corporate world for 14 years in the Administration and Legal departments and then went on to pursue his passion and has been associated with academia for the past 11 years and has extensive teaching and research experience. His areas of specialization include Business Law, Company Law, Criminal Law, and Human Rights.

He is also a guide for doctoral research work in Law. He is also a member of the Board of Studies for designing of law curriculum and a subject expert on the panel interview for the recruitment of faculty members at various law colleges. He has also been invited as a resource person to deliver Guest lectures and as a judge for various Debate and Moot Court competitions. He is also actively involved with initiatives for protecting the environment including rivers, water bodies, mangroves, and natural habitat in Charkop area of Mumbai. He was also the recipient of the ‘Best Faculty Award’ for outstanding contribution in Academics and contribution to the corporate life of NMIMS Kirit P Mehta School of Law for the academic year 2018-19.


  • Ph.D. (Law)
  • LLM (Criminal Law & Human Rights)
  • LLB
  • A. (Economics)

Prof. Shagufta Anjum

Prof. Shagufta Anjum has completed her BA (Law), LLB from Bangalore Institute of Legal Studies, Bangalore followed by her LLM, Business Laws from University Law School, Bangalore. She has also pursued PG Program in Corporate Laws; PG Diploma in Cyber Laws from Asian School of Cyber Laws, Pune.

She has maintained a first-class percentage record all throughout. She is currently pursuing her PhD in Surrogacy from Alliance University, Bangalore. She has 13 years of experience in teaching and has taught a wide variety of subjects from the branches of Business Laws, Human Rights Law, Cyber Laws, Constitutional & Administrative Law, Law of Contracts, Interpretation of Statutes, Practical Clinical Courses, Research Methodology, Environmental Laws, and Right to Information. Etc.

She has been honoured with “Best Presentation Award” at the National Conference on Emerging Trends in Legal Field organized by JSS (Autonomous) Law University, Mysuru in April 2016.

She has also been honoured with “Certificate of Excellence” for her excellent contribution in the field of Legal Education by Women Entrepreneurs Foundation (www.shineworld.in), New Delhi on 28th September 2018.

She is currently heading the Law School as Principal (Acting), Faculty Co-ordinator of Centre of Excellence for Women, Child and the Law (CEWCL), Corporate Affairs Outreach and Placement Committee (CAOPC) and Legal -Aid Cell.

She has several publications to her credit and has attended and presented papers in National and International level seminars and conferences. Apart from her academic achievements, she has been invited to teach aspiring judicial officers on Mohammedan Law subject and invited as Chief Guest on Republic Day celebration.

Prof. (Dr.) Asha Soman

Dr. Asha has 10+ years of experience in academia and industry. She previously worked as Faculty of Law with Symbiosis Law School, Pune, Christ University, Bangalore, M. S Ramaiah Law College, Bangalore and Alliance University, Bangalore. She is also an Associate Professor (Honorary) at the International Institute of Crime & Security Sciences, Bangalore. She also worked as an advocate and Assistant Director Knowledge Management, IndusLaw, Bangalore.

She has supervised Doctoral thesis, LLM and LLB dissertations and taught PG and UG classes. Subjects she taught include Jurisprudence, Space Law, Aviation Law, Nuclear Law, Environmental Law, Interpretation of Statutes, Competition Law, Company Law, Investment Laws, Consumer Protection and Motor Vehicles Act, Criminal Law, Service Laws, Tort, Case Studies – Hyperlinking and Interlinking, Philosophy of Life and Lifestyle. She has revised syllabus for several subjects and drafted syllabus for Aviation Law and Technology Law in her previous institutions.

Dr Asha holds a PhD in Air and Space Law from the National Law School of India University, Bangalore. She was also a part of the UGC Sponsored Major Research Project with the NLSIU, Bangalore. She also has international and national publications, including Web of Science indexing. She has presented papers at several international and national conferences. She has done several certification courses in various fields.

She was the University topper for her Master’s, recipient of several merit awards, and was one of the Best Interns for Summer Internship Programme (2012) organised by the National Human Rights Commission, New Delhi. She has cleared UGC NET in 2013. Her research interests are Air and Space Law, Technology Law, Jurisprudence, Environmental Law, and Law and society.


  • 2018: Doctorate, Air and Space Law, National Law School of India University, Bangalore, India.
  • 2013: LLM (Commercial Law and Human Rights), Cochin University of Science and Technology, Kerala. University topper and Gold Medalist.
  • 2207: BA LLB (Hons), Mahatma Gandhi University, Kerala, India.

Prof. Apoorvi Shrivastava

She is an ADR Enthusiast, Accredited Associate Arbitrator of Chartered Institute of Arbitration (CIArb, UK) and member of Young International Arbitration Group of The London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA) and Mumbai Centre of International Arbitration (MCIA)

Being a certified arbitrator and mediator; she is empanelled with SAMA & Settlement Table and deals with the commercial matters.
She also has a teaching experience of more than 8 years and has taught in the premier institutes like Hidayatullah National Law University and NALSAR University of Law. She runs a Centre of Alternative Dispute Resolution at IFIM Law School and is an avid supporter of green arbitration.

She conducts various mediation and negotiation trainings for researchers, students, corporates to equip them to resolve disputes and crack deals in amicable manner. Her research interest includes corporate sustainability, international commercial arbitration and role of public policy in the societal norms.


  • Ph.D (Pursuing), National Law University, Jodhpur
  • Master’s in Law (Corporate & Commercial Law), NALSAR University of Law
  • Bachelor in Arts & Law, DAVV University


  • Contributed a Chapter in the Book Name- “Alternative Dispute Resolution: Prospects and Challenges” Published in Jan 2020- Publisher Bharti Publisher- Edited by Prof. (Dr.) Vijendra Kumar, V.C MNLU, Nagpur, ISBN-  978-93-89657-17-3
  • Published “Hague Rules- Embarking on the age of Business and Human Rights Arbitration’, on Manupatra
  • “A Quagmire of Public-Private Arbitration” in Volume 12 of Oeconomia Copernicana, publisher Institute of Economic Research (Poland).
  • Presented Paper “SYNERGY OF SMART CONTRACTS, LAW AND ARBITRATION IN THIS TECHNOLOGICAL ERA” in the International Conference – “Law, Technology and Diversity in Asia”, organised by Universitas Pelita Harapan, Indonesia.
  • “Defining the New Normal for the Post-Pandemic Tourism Economy” in the International Conference on Asia’s Role in Changing Legal and Social Order Post COVID-19 organized by Asian Association of Law Professors.
  • Presented Paper titled- “A Quagmire of Public- Private Arbitration” in the International Conference on The Future of Dispute Resolution in Infrastructure Sector 2021 (ICDRIS-2021) organized by Adani Institute of Infrastructure, Ahmedabad.
  • Paper presentation titled “Public Policy Issue in International Labour Dispute” at 17th Asian Law Institute International Conference organized by NUS Singapore at NLU Delhi.
  • Paper Presented- Public Policy Steeplechase in enforcement of Trans-national matrimonial and custody award, in the International Seminar on Challenges and Prospects of ADR, organized by ILI Delhi, RGNUL Patiala, MNLU Nagpur, HPNLU Shimla.
  • “Public Policy intertwined with Morality and Its Impact on Arbitration Award” Paper Presented at Law and Morality Seminar, Hidayatullah National Law University, Raipur, India.
  • ‘Confidentiality- A Feature of International Commercial Arbitration: A reality or Myth’ Paper Published in International Commercial Law Review.

Prof. Harsh Vardhan Tiwari

Harsh Vardhan Tiwari is a National Law University graduate (RGNUL, Punjab) specializing in Political Science and Criminal Law and a postgraduate from Buckingham Law School in International Commercial Law, currently pursuing his Ph.D. (Law) from Bennett University.

He has been the Executive Editor of RGNUL Student Research Review, and a member of the Centre for Energy Law, the Center for Consumer Law, and Advocacy, along with the Center for Labour Laws. He was also part of the Quiz Cell (Literary and Debate Committee) of RGNUL.

Over the last 4.5 years, he has mentored over 5000 law school aspirants across the country. He has spoken with more than 10,000 law school aspirants on Law as a Career. He has worked as Project Lead (Maverick) at LawSikho, Head of Operation at CLAT Path, Legal Faculty at CLAT Possible, Educator at Unacademy, Head (CLAT Vertical) at Pahuja Law Academy, and Content Creator at Legal Edge & Toprankers. He worked with the Admissions and Outreach Team at O. P Jindal Global University, where he spearheaded LLM Admissions and set new records.

Currently, he is working as Chairperson, of Admissions at IFIM Institutions, having been promoted from Assistant Dean, Assistant Professor, and Associate Director of Admissions and Outreach after setting new LLB admission records at IFIM Law School.

Why did he choose the Education Service? At age 21, he realized my passion for education, shaping students’ careers, and being in the teaching-learning ecosystem. The love for the same thing lives and keeps improving.


  • LLB (Hons.), RGNUL, Punjab
  • LLM in International and Commercial Law, University of Buckingham
  • D., Pursuing, Bennett University


Prof. Ananyo Mitra

Mr. Ananyo Mitra is a passionate legal researcher and educator. He has completed his LL.M degree in Public International Law from Queen Mary, University of London (Batch of 2018) and his BBA. LLB from School of Law, KIIT University (Batch of 2017). He has worked and interned in reputed research organizations, PSUs and law firms such as Indian Law Institute, The Indian Society of International Law (ISIL), Asian African Legal Consultative Organization (AALCO), Coal India Ltd. & Fox & Mandal, Solicitors & Advocates, to name a few. Before joining IFIM Law School in the year 2019, Mr. Mitra was researching with Prof. Manoj Kumar Sinha, Director, Indian Law Institute, New Delhi.

He has a flair for writing and has published various articles and chapters in legal journals and books. His research areas include international law, environmental law, criminal law, jurisprudence, and human rights law.


  • 2018: Master of Laws (LL.M) in Public International Law (Class of 2018) from Queen Mary University of London, England, United Kingdom.

  • 2017: BBA.LLB with Honours in International Law (2012-2017) from School of Law, KIIT University, Bhubaneswar, India.

Prof. Bob Nathanael

Bob Nathanael joins IFIM Law School with 10 years of extensive and hands-on teaching and training experience. Previously, he has taught English to students of various age groups and from a wide range of nationalities. He has also successfully prepared students for International English Proficiency Tests such as IELTS, TOEFL, TOEIC, PTE and OET. At IFIM, his core responsibility is to enhance our students’ communication skills. He is also vital member of the Personality Enhancement Program (PEP) at IFIM.

Mr. Nathanael completed his Master of Arts (English) from St Joseph’s Evening College, Bangalore University and his Bachelor of Arts (English) from Prananath College – Autonomous, Utkal University. His areas of academic interests are Second Language Acquisition, Linguistics, Interdisciplinary Literary Studies, British Literature, Indian Literature, Russian Literature, Post-Colonial Studies, European Classical Literature, World Literature, Cultural Studies, Literary Theory, and Creative Writing.

Prof. Jharna Jagtiani

Ms. Jharna Jagtiani is a qualified lawyer and a certified Negotiator and Commercial Mediator by the Indian Institute of Corporate Affairs under the aegis of the Ministry of Corporate Affairs – Government of India. She has completed her Post Graduation in Human Resource Management specializing in Training and Development. She is a certified PoSH Trainer and Enabler. She conducts PoSH training and awareness programs. 

As an independent practitioner, her work involved assisting start-ups, and small and medium-sized enterprises to set up their internal management and consumer dispute resolution system. As an ADR Practitioner, she has handled cases as sole arbitrator and has facilitated private mediations too. As a legal consultant, she has assisted with legal advice to individuals, small businesses, corporations, departments, and firms with support on compliance, litigation, operation, contract review, research, and consulting.  She is an empanelled mediator and conciliator with IMC International ADR Centre, Mumbai.

Ms. Jagtiani is a Trainer by passion with more than 10 years of experience. She has trained professionals at corporate houses, students, and teachers at various management institutes and law schools on various legal subject matter, compliance & regulatory, and advocacy skills and soft skills. She has developed content for various skill-based training for Management Institutes. She has trained a group of Solicitors, Senior Counsels of the Bombay High Court, and Doctors for negotiation and conflict management. Her training methodology includes an interactive presentation, mind maps, facilitator-led discussions, group discussions, psychometric tests, games, and activities followed by debriefing and feedback sessions.

She has been the Mediation Coach at the Indian Merchant Chambers – Chamber of Commerce and Industry, a century-old leading Chamber of Commerce for “40 Hours Basic Mediator Training Workshop”. Assistant Researcher & Mediation Trainer at Pravin Gandhi College of Law, Mumbai for “Certificate Programme in Conflict Resolution via Mediation.” She has been associated with more than 40 educational institutions for training, guest lecture, and keynote speaker.

She is an avid reader and writer. She is awarded the “Best Research Paper” title for her Paper ‘6 Hats of Mediator’ at The National Youth Conference. Her articles are published with well-known websites to name  – mediate.com, Thrive Global, Huffington Post, Women’s Web, and many more leading websites. She has also participated in American Bar Association’s Mediation Week and Arbitration Week. 

Recently, she has been awarded the “Nari Shakti Samman Award” for women’s empowerment – by helping women entrepreneurs to start grow and sustain their dream ventures at Jan’ki Conclave and Award 2021 – 2022.


  • Bachelor’s Degree (B.Com), K C College, Mumbai

  • Bachelor of Law (LL.B), K C Law College, Mumbai


Prof. Aman Kumar

Aman did his LL.M. in International Law from the South Asian University, New Delhi. The title of his dissertation was “International Law and Legitimation of Colonialism: The Trial of Bahadur Shah Zafar and the Making of British India”. He has done his B.A.LLB. with honors in ‘International Law’ and ‘Human Rights’ from National Law University and Judicial Academy, Assam. His recent publication is an article titled ‘Trial as a Tool of Colonialism: The 1858 Trial of Mughal Emperor Bahadur Shah Zafar’ in International Criminal Law Review. He also runs his own international law blog (Indian Blog of International Law).

He is interested in de-colonising international law. Currently, he is working on ‘Turn towards History of India and International Law’, ‘The 1857 ‘War’ between British and the Mughal Empire’, ‘Ambiguous status of India in the writing of Westlake’ etc.


Prof. Pooja Ogale

Prof. Pooja Ogale is pursuing Ph.D. in Law from National Law Institute University, Bhopal. She has completed her post-graduation from Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar, Gujarat. She has completed her graduation from NALSAR University of Law Hyderabad, Telangana. Furthermore, she has also completed PG- Diploma in Cyber Law and IPR from the University of Hyderabad.

Prof. Pooja Ogale before joining IFIM Law School worked as an Assistant Professor (Law) with Ramaiah College of Law, Bangalore for a period of 4 years. She has worked as a Faculty Placement Coordinator in her previous place of work.


  • 2021: Present- Ph.D., Law, National Law Institute University Bhopal.

  • 2017: LL.M, Constitutional and Administrative Law, Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar, Gujarat.

  • 2016: BA LL.B (Hons.), NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad, Telangana.

Publications And Paper Presentations

Prof. Naman Shukla

Naman Shukla is a Corporate and Financial law post-graduate from O. P. Jindal Global University, Haryana. He is currently working as an Assistant Professor of Law at IFIM Law School, Bangalore. He has his law graduation in B.A.LL.B. (Hons.) from the School of Law, Fair Field Institute of Management and Technology, New Delhi affiliated to Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University (GGISPU) New Delhi.

Prior to entering into academics, He was previously a Legal Manager at Venus India Asset Finance Ltd, Nodia, Legal Analyst at APTARA, New Delhi, and Research Associate at Concept Legal, New Delhi. He had interned at United IPR, New Delhi, Krishna and Saurastri Associates, New Delhi, Concept Legal Consultants (P) Limited, New Delhi, Chambers of Advocate Vijay Dalal, New Delhi High Court, and Chambers of Supreme Court Advocate Ashish Nischal, New Delhi.

While pursuing his law graduation, he participated in various Moot Court Competitions and Presented & Published multiple research papers on international and national platforms. He was the Winner of Best Paper presenter in the 2nd National Symposium organized by Droit Panel Indian Law journal on crime and criminology in collaboration with the Faculty of Law, University of Allahabad, Allahabad. He successfully completed the International Student Exchange program with an A+ grade and received the award of “Best Researcher” organized by the Kathmandu School of Law, Nepal. He Topper and Successfully completed the Diploma in Economic, Social and Development Rights on South Asia- China Connectivity for Regional Economic Social Development organised by Kathmandu School of Law with A++ along with being Awarded ESDR fellowship at the 12th International Winter Residential School by Kathmandu School of Law. He was Runner Up in the International paper presentation Competition in the Law fest Lex Bonanza 2018.

He is interested in learning new skills to get an opportunity to work in a more challenging environment. His passion to learn new skills and being an active learner helped him achieve his targets. Being able to cope with different situations helps him in work as an individual but it also helps him learn new ways to deal with those situations.

Administrative Roles

  • Faculty Coordinator – Internship and Placement Committee
  • Faculty Member- Student Affairs Committee (Discipline)
  • Co-Chair – Environmental Cell

Prof. Bhoomika Saxena

Ms. Bhoomika Saxena has completed her master’s degree (LL.M.) from NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad with specialization in Intellectual Property Rights. She has completed her bachelor’s degree (B.A., LL.B. (Hons.)) from Institute of Law, Nirma University, Ahmedabad with Criminal Law specialization and has obtained outstanding grades. She has worked as a Legal Advisor at Singhania and Co. LLP. Her primary areas of interest include Intellectual Property Law, Criminal Law, Environment Law and Family Law.

Presently, she is chairing Intellectual Property Rights Clinic (IFIM-IPR Clinic) and Research Center, along with being a Faculty Co-ordinator of Placement & Internships Committee and Social Immersion Program. In addition to her professional achievements, she has authored multiple research papers and has publications in reputed law journals.

Prof. Muskan Dargar

Growing up as a child, Muskaan always wanted to be an academician, given the role of an attorney for the mock trial, in her 8th grade is when she realized the importance of legal studies and the thought of pursuing a law degree solidified her mind.

Post her graduation she joined IFIM as Teaching Assistant to the Dean of the institution and a part of the Academics Team. Alongside, she was also assisting the Law School in the Admission Department. She was promoted based on her performance as teaching assistance to Assistant Professor.  Ms. Muskaan loves to interact on topics like – gender justice, religion & law, and constitutional Law.


  • LLM in Corporate and financial Laws from O.P Jindal Global University.
  • LLB from Karnavati University, Gandhinagar, Gujarat


  • 2022: Published an article on ‘Baffling Conundrum between Financial Creditor and Operational Creditor under Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016’ Published in IJIRL (ISSN: 2583-0538).
  • 2017: Published an article on ‘Transgender Identity: Socio legal position in the district of Gandhinagar’ with the aid of an Empirical Research Study conducted by Unitedworld School of Law, Karnavati University.

Prof. Rishabh Bhandari

Rishabh has taught Law of Contracts I, Law of Contracts II and Constitutional Law II. And currently, he is teaching Constitutional Law I, Administrative Law and Social Immersion Program.

At IFIM Law School, Rishabh has chaired the Social Immersion Program; has contributed to Admissions and Outreach and has also worked as the Executive Editor for IFIM Law School’s Newsletter.

As a Faculty Member for the Centre for Alternate Dispute Resolution, he has been an active member of the organising committee for Concordat 2.0, the national ADR Fest of IFIM Law School. He is also a part of IFIM Law School’s committee for organising Kanyathon, 2023, which is the annual event of IFIM Institutions and Vijaybhoomi University, organised to support the cause of upliftment of the girl child.

Before joining IFIM Law School, Rishabh worked as the Course Faculty for Into Legal World’s Certification Course on Law of Contracts, aimed at PCS-J aspirants.

As an Associate Editor for RMLNLU Law Review, Vol. VI, Rishabh has also edited and reviewed important research articles and case comments.

He takes interest in Constitutional Law, Administrative Law, Human Rights Law, Environment Law and Contracts Law.

And, when he is not reading about the law, he can be found following his passion for psychology, cinema and music.


  • 2021: LLM in Constitutional and Administrative Law from Shri Ramswaroop Memorial University, Lucknow.
  • 2020: B.A.LL.B. (Hons.) from Dr. Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University, Lucknow.

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Prof. Bovina Arunan Sunath 

Prof.Bovina S is an academician with 15 years of experience in teaching English, Communication and Journalism. She began her teaching career as a visiting faculty in Zantye College, Government College Khandola, Goa and St. Xavier’s College, Goa. She the joined as a lecturer in Communication at Government Polytechnic Panaji and later joined the Journalism Department at Don Bosco College, Panaji as an Assistant Professor. She moved to Bangalore in the year 2013 and joined the Department of Languages, T. John College. Since 2016 she has been with the Personality Enhancement Program of IFIM Institutions as Assistant Professor. She is a voracious reader with keen interest in current affairs, writing has been her forte. She has been a freelance journalist, writer, columnist.

She has received the Special Award in T. John for her ability to motivate students to drive large scale initiatives and push them to realise their full potential. She has also held various administrative roles as Chairperson-Women’s Cell and Coordinator of Student Welfare and Grievance cell. She is also Coordinator for various Student Clubs in the previous institutions.

She was Convener of national level seminars and conferences related to the field of English Literature and Media like Kadambari: A national Conference on Narratives,Madhyama:A National Media Conference, Ignite Film Festival: A national level student festival.

At IFIM she has established the Youth Parliament and has been part of core committee of AACSB Accreditation Process, Kanyathon Annual Charity Run and other student related initiatives.

Her monthly column ‘Living Houses’, featured in a Lifestyle magazine Casa e Jardim. One of the articles has been published in a book titled.:Mhamais of Goa in the network of trade and culture, Chapter 18,Page No.120 Titled: House with a History Mhamais of Goa in the network of trade and culture .

Her article titled, ‘The benefits of developing well rounded personalities in Institutions’ was published in ‘Your story’ a web portal.

She Presented a paper on ‘The Role of Audio-Visual media in English language Teaching’ in Jain University, the paper is published in a Research journal ‘Samyoga’.

Her Paper titled ‘Khadi and repositioning: A holistic study on consumers and retailers’, published September 2019 in Colorage Magazine.

She has been Editorial Board member of research journal Samayoga and other magazines of the various institutions she worked with, including the Kanyathon 2020 Souvenir recently



  • MA 

Prof. (Dr.) Nataraja N.S. 

Dr. Nataraja N.S is a sincere and skilled professional with around 30 plus years of academic experience. His teaching area includes Statistics, Operations Research (management Science), multivariate analysis through Excel and SPSS, Research Methodology (both fundamental and applied areas), and Business mathematics. He has made progressive growth in academic career through effective participation, initiatives and focus at assigned responsibilities.

Dr. Nataraja is a continuous learner and researcher in Econometrics. He has published more than 15 research articles in both national and international journals.

Previously Dr. Nataraja N.S worked as HOD. Department of Statistics, Vijaya College for 20 years and later at Alliance University in the General Management for 9 years. In addition to this, he also served as visiting professor for MBA programme at different business schools and universities like, Christ University, Jain University, ITM, RJS etc.,

Prof. (Dr.) Vidhya Pillai 

Dr Vidhya Pillai is an academician, author, and researcher with more than 16 years of experience at Post graduate level institutes affiliated to University of Calicut, Mumbai, and Bangalore. She is a commerce graduate, with PG in MBA, PGDCA, M.Phil. and Ph. D in Management. Dr. Vidhya is an approved faculty member of university of Mumbai and throughout her career, she has served several positions and has been at the forefront of heading various committees & end-to-end processes of the institutions she has worked.  She worked with Seasonal Kerala as Marketing coordinator and public relations officer for a short span of time and shifted to academics to pursue her interest in teaching.

Dr Vidhya is a continuous learner and has presented more than 20 papers and published research papers in various journals. She has also undertaken small projects for Govt. of Kerala Her core subjects of teaching are Marketing, Retail, Services, CSR, and Marketing Applications with career stints in leading business schools like Nehru School of Management, TIMSR, CMR, Alliance and Jain University. She is a confident, optimistic, and self-disciplined person. Currently she is associated with IFIM college as Associate Professor in the Department of Management.

Prof. Sinzy Silvester 

Mrs. Sinzy Silvester is an academician with over 15 years of Experience. She has taught both at the Graduate and Post-Graduate levels for courses affiliated to Bangalore University.

She is an organized and a dedicated professional with proven skills in teaching, guidance, and motivation with an ever-approachable nature. She holds a double masters in the areas of Computer Science Engineering and Computer Applications.

She specializes in her areas of interest namely Cryptography & Network Security, UNIX & SHELL Programming and Data Analytics. She is quite passionate and has an avid interest for research in the mentioned areas.

She has attended various workshops and conferences both at the National and International level. She has also presented and published papers in journals of high repute.


  • 2011: Master of Engineering (CSE)
    Name of the university: Anna University
  • 2006: Master of Computer Applications (MCA)
    Name of the University: Kerala University
  • 2003: Bachelor of Science (Mathematics)
    Name of the university: Kerala University

Prof. (Dr.) Jaya N. Patil  

Dr. Jaya Patil has held good positions in top Journalism and Mass Communication  Institutes in India and abroad. She was the Director of Indian Institute of Mass Communication & Research ( IIMCR)  sister concern of IBMR, Hubli. As part of Research she was awarded UGC Research Fellow to do her research. She held the position of Researcher and teaching at National Institute of Rural Development and also contributed as  Editor and  Reporter for Panchayat Unnati Newsletter as Asst. Editor for 22 years. Prior to joining IFIM as Head of the Department of Journalism, Psychology and Opt English ( Triple Major) , she was abroad working Republic of Tanzana for 8 years in a Corporate as Operations Manager and teaching as well.

Dr. Jaya Patil was awarded Ph.D. from Pune University in the subject of electronic media and rural development. She has vast experience in teaching subjects like- Mass Communication Theory, Newspaper Reporting, Editing, Media Laws and Ethics, Audio Visual Media, Media Management, Advertising and Public relations, Reporting, and journalism along with Practical’s and certificate courses every semester.

Dr Jaya Patil has presented research papers at various International and National Forums. She was invited by (the International Association of Mass Communication & Research  (IAMCR) to present papers at Yugoslavia, Bled, Seoul, Korea.

Dr Jaya Patil  was Convener of Social Immersion Programme and currently Convener for Corporate Social Responsibility at IFIM College coordinating the Project at Kolar Shikshana Kendra ( KSK).

Articles & Research Papers

Besides she has to her credit 110 newspaper-published articles in various leading newspapers and magazines as a Freelance Journalist.

She has 12 research publications in both International and National Journals on various subjects in Mass Communication & Research. She has written 2 books and 3 chapters published in 3 books published on Mass media and Communication.

Prof. (Dr.) H.S. Gitanjali Shankarappa 

Dr. H.S Gitanjali T. Shankarappa is a teacher and an educationist. She has completed her research in Accounts and Statistics on Accounting Standards. She has been in teaching profession for more than 22 years, teaching Post Graduate students – MBA affiliated to Bangalore University and VTU (Visvesvaraya Technological University, Belgaum) and to M. Com students affiliated to Bangalore University. She has more than 10 years of teaching experience to undergraduates, affiliated to Bangalore University. She is also having a corporate experience of more than 5 years in Banking and Financial Services.

As an Associate Professor – Accounts & Finance at IFIM, she is using her knowledge and skills using various modern pedagogical methods in teaching and research. Her main areas of interest are Accounting, Finance and General Management subjects.

Dr. H.S. Gitanjali is a registered guide of VTU (Visvesvaraya Technological University, Belgaum) for guiding Ph. D Scholars.

She is a certified auditor by Bureau Veritas Ltd.

She has worked as a Director of IQAC, (Internal Quality Assurance Cell) at IFIM for around more than five and a half years. During her tenure she has conducted many seminars, webinars, workshops, Faculty Development Programs, Staff Development Program and Student Development Programmes for the faculty, non-teaching staff and the students at the college for enhancing quality in teaching, learning, research and in administrative work.

She has published papers in international journals of high repute, presented papers in international and national conferences, authored one textbook and attended various faculty development programmes and workshops.

She is a sportsperson and represented her university at different Badminton tournaments at state level and at national levels. Also, she is an active volunteer of NSS (National Service Scheme). To her credit she has won many awards as an NSS Volunteer at State Level for the contribution and services rendered to the society.


  • Doctorate in Accounts & Statistics
    Rashtrasant Tukodoji Maharaj Nagpur University
    Nagpur, Maharashtra, India
  • Master of Business Administration
    Rashtrasant Tukodoji Maharaj Nagpur University
    Nagpur, Maharashtra, India
  • Master of Commerce
    Rashtrasant Tukodoji Maharaj Nagpur University
    Nagpur, Maharashtra, India
  • Bachelor of Commerce
    Rashtrasant Tukodoji Maharaj Nagpur University
    Nagpur, Maharashtra, India

Prof. Swarnika Dixit 

Prof. Swarnika Dixit has earlier taught in number of reputed Institutes namely Lucknow University, Lucknow Engineering College, ICFAI School of HRD & M S Ramaiah Institute of Management.

During her teaching tenure of 23 years, she demonstrated her interests in Organizational Behaviour, Leadership and Employee Engagement She has published papers in number of reputed journals and is keenly working on Employee Engagement. She firmly believes in case study discussions as an extremely important pedagogical tool for applying theory to practical learning.

Currently she is the Chair Human Resources & Chair-Placements at IFIM. She is also a Certified Internal Auditor.


  • (Ph.D.) in Human Resources, VTU, Karnataka
  • Master of Management Science, Lucknow University
  • Diploma in Systems Management on Scholarship, NIIT Lucknow

Mr. S Suresh

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Prof. (Dr.) Sathya Thangavel 

Dr Sathya Thangavel holds Ph.D in English Language Teaching. Her area of interest are Literature, English for Specific Purpose, Personality Enhancement, Soft Skills and Placement Training, Public Speaking Skill, E-Learning, E-Content Development. She embarked her teaching journey in the year 2014. She is determinant in implementing innovative teaching methodologies / approaches / techniques inside the classroom such as Activity Based Language Teaching, Training Rural Teachers, Multiple Intelligences and Cognition Based Teaching, VARK Model – Teaching Learning Process, Neuro Linguistic Program, Design Thinking, Outcome Based Teaching, etc. She has published several research papers in international, UGC and Scopus indexed journals. She has published a patent on “Method and System for Career Planning and Guidance”. She has a keen interest in doing the research to take the English Language Teaching to the zenith. She has received several awards at Institute level and National level and the notable among is “Outstanding Teacher Award – 2022” in recognition of her contribution to teaching and research by Research India Foundation. She had experience in the process of Strategy Planning, Ranking and accreditation.


  • 2014: Doctorate in ELT, Bharathiar University, Coimbatore.
  • 2011: MA program, Bharathiar University, Coimbatore.

Prof. (Dr.) Syed Ahamed S 

Dr Syed Ahamed S is a forward-thinking academician with 20 years of Strong Academic, Research and Administrative experience in managing academic institutions approved by AICTE/ UGC and affiliated to reputed Indian Universities. Board of Studies & Board of Examination member for Bangalore University, Leading Universities and Autonomous Colleges. Experienced in reviewing existing courses, programmes, and restructure, redesign the courses and programmes of the study. Published around 28 research articles in reputed ABDC, UK ABS, Scopus Indexed, UGC Care List, and other high impact factor journals with Taylor and Francis, Emerald, Elsevier and presented papers in various National and International conferences.

Serving as an Editorial Board Member and Reviewer for leading ABDC, Scopus, WOS, UGC CARE Indexed Journals. Attended many FDP/MDP organised by AICTE, ATAL, NITTT, etc. Skilled in Preparing Proposal for funding and Sponsorship. Acted as a Chief/ Additional Superintendent for University Examinations. Experienced in Organizing National, International Conferences, Workshops, Seminars, Industrial Visits, FDP & Management Development Programs. Expertise in preparing documents for AICTE Approval, University Affiliation, Research Centre Recognition and Establishing a new Institution. Membership with NIPM, AIMA, AMA, NHRD Chapter-Hosur and other management associations.


  • 2018: Doctorate in Marketing, Management Studies, Bharathiar University, Coimbatore, India
  • 2013: Master of Philosophy in Management, Bharathiar University, India
  • 2002: Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Marketing, Periyar University, India
  • 2000: Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA), University of Madras, India.

Few Articles

  • Syed Ahamed Suban, “Bibliometric analysis on Wellness Tourism- Citation and Co-citation Analysis.” International Hospitality Review, Emerald Publishing Ltd, ABDC Category & ABS, April 2022, ISSN:2516-8142, DOI 10.1108/IHR-11-2021-0072.
  • Syed Ahamed Suban, “Wellness tourism: a bibliometric analysis during 1998 – 2021” International Journal of Spa and Wellness, Tailor and Francis, ABDC & WOS Category, August 2022, ISSN: 2472-1743, DOI: 1080/24721735.2022.2107815
  • Syed Ahamed Suban and Kumar Madhan & Shameem Shagirbasha “A bibliometric analysis of halal and Islamic tourism” International Hospitality Review, Emerald Publishing Ltd, ISSN: 2516-8142, ABDC Category & ABS, Sep 2021. DOI 10.1108/IHR-05-2021-0038.
  • Syed Ahamed & Divya H.Maru, “Influence of Controlling measures on Non-Performing assets in Indian Banking Industry- A survey among the selected commercial banks in Bangalore, Karnataka”, Karnataka”, Studies in Indian Place Names, Vol-40-Issue-40-March-2020, ISSN: 2394-3114, PP – 480-486, Impact Factor: 6.3.
  • Syed Ahamed & Anirudh Pareek, “E-CRM Effectiveness on Indian Banking Sector- A Factor Analysis on Effectiveness of E-CRM among The Selected Banks in Bangalore, Karnataka”, Studies in Indian Place Names, Vol-40-Issue-60-March-2020, ISSN: 2394-3114, PP- 3146-3154. Impact Factor: 6.3.
  • Syed Ahamed & Sivaji Samireddy, “Influential factors towards Employee retention and Employee Attrition – An Analytical Survey among the Executives of Matrasses industry, Bangalore”, International Journal of Research and Analytical Review, Volume 6, Issue 2, May 2019, ISSN 2349-5138, PP – 62-72. Impact Factor: 5.75.
  • Syed Ahamed & Md Tipu Sultan, “Customer Perception on Home Loan Finance: An Analytical Study on Influencing factors towards Need for Home Loan in Krishnagiri District, Tamilnadu, India”, International Journal of Research and Analytical Review, Volume 6, Issue 2, May 2019, ISSN 2349-5138, PP – 91- 101. Impact Factor: 5.75.
  • Syed Ahamed. S & A. Ravi, “ A Study on Consumer Behavior towards Store Image and Purchase Intention with reference to Apparel Industry”, International Journal of Research & Scientific Innovation, Volume III, Issue XI, November 2016 ISSN 2321–2705, PP – 33-38. Impact Factor: 3.567.

Prof. (Dr.) M. Mahadeva 

Dr. M. Mahadeva has joined IFIM recently as a Professor. He has both teaching and research experience of about two decades and academic administrative experience for over fifteen years. He obtained all three of his degrees from the University of Mysore (1916), including the PhD in Economics (1987- 93) on the theme “Market and Economics” under the guidance of an eminent Economist Professor C.K Renukarya. Since 1992, he was a research faculty of Economics in the Centre for Economic Studies and Research and the Centre for Agricultural Development and Rural Transformation, at the Institute for Social and Economic Change (ISEC), Bangalore. During the stint, he was nominated for the five international fellowships awards by the Commonwealth Commission (2008), Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute (2001), Indo-Dutch Programme in Alternative Development (1997) and Indian Council for Social Science Research (2010 & 1998). He was a visiting academic fellow in the University of Bristol, UK (December 2008 – April 2009), University of Toronto, Canada (October 2000- January 2001), Institute for Housing and Urban Studies, (December 1997- January 1998), Institute of Social Studies, The Netherlands (November-December 2010) and Maison Des Science De L’ Homme, France (December 1998). He served at the Planning Commission of India as the Chairman of the Sub-Committee (Twelfth Five Year Plan), Member of the Working Group (Twelfth Five Year Plan), Member of the Steering Committee (Twelfth Five Year Plan) and Member of the Mid-Term Appraisal (Eleventh Five Year Plan). Also, he was the Director of the Board of Management for State Bank of Mysore (Now SBI) from June 2003- November 2006. He has extensively published targeting the academics and general public, covering the areas of housing poverty and deprivation, housing market and housing development players, financial exclusion and inclusion policies, human settlement in urban and rural contexts of the poor and vulnerable households. Apart from guiding doctoral dissertations in Economics leading to PhDs, he has engaged himself as a subject expert and served in various committees/commissions at the regional and national levels.


  • MA, Ph.D

Prof. (Dr.) Sanchita Chaudhuri 

Dr. Sanchita Choudhury has been in teaching profession for about 14 years now. She has taught students affiliated to various Universities. She has done her PhD on Corporate Social Accounting. Her main areas of interest are Accounting and Taxation.

She has attended various workshops and conferences and has also presented papers in them.

She has also published research papers in various journal.

She is a Professional Dancer having post-graduation degree in Kathak and Tagore Dance.


  • 2012: Doctorate in Accounting from Assam Central University, Silchar, Assam.
  • 2003:  Master of Commerce (Accounting and Taxation) from Assam Central University, Silchar, Assam.
  • 2001: Bachelor of Commerce (Honours in Accounting and Taxation)
    Assam Central University, Silchar, Assam.

Prof. (Dr.) N. Ramu 

Dr.N.Ramu holds Ph.D in Psychographics from Bharathiar University, Coimbatore. His research interests are psychographics, consumer behaviour, internet consumer behaviour, women consumer behaviour, advertising, and structural equation modeling (SEM). His papers appeared in International Journal of Mobile Learning and Organisation, International Journal of Business Excellence, Journal of Research in Social Sciences and Humanities, International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Business Environment Perspectives, International Journal of Applied Services Marketing Perspectives and International Journal of Management and Social Sciences and published book chapters. He is a peer reviewer of various Scopus Indexed International and National Journals.


  • 2013: Doctorate in Management, Marketing, Bharathiar University, Coimbatore, India
  • 2003: Master of Philosophy in Management, Marketing, Bharathiar University, Coimbatore, India
  • 1997: Master of Business Administration, Marketing and Finance, Kongu Engineering College, Erode, India.
  • 1995: Bachelor of Business Management, Gobi Arts College, Gobichettipalayam, India

Prof. (Dr.) Sridevi Varanasi 

Dr. Sridevi has a work experience of over 22 years in teaching, research, and corporate training and is currently the Dean at IFIM School of Management.

She holds an M.Com and a Ph.D. from Osmania University. Her thesis was “Working of Online trading in Indian Capital Market.” ,2005. Dr.Sridevi is a gold medalist.
At IFIM, she teaches courses like financial statement analysis, Corporate Finance, Financial Markets, and Valuation.

Dr. Sridevi was engaged in a faculty-led research project on “A Study on Total Expense Ratios of Mutual Funds in India,” a report submitted to the regulator. She is associated with leading organizations as a corporate trainer and Subject Matter Expert.

Dr. Viswanathaiah

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Prof. (Dr.) S. Nagalakshmi 

Dr. S. Nagalakshmi is working as an Assistant Professor in Management Department at IFIM College, Bangalore, since 28th January 2013. She is an enthusiastic and dedicated Faculty with 21 years of experience in academic field. She is handling both UG and PG subjects.
She has proved her research capabilities by her publications and presentations in research journals and conferences respectively at national and international levels.

She has received Best Faculty Award in 2014 at IFIM Institute. Honoured twice with best paper award for paper presentation in National & International Conference in the year 2020 & 2005. She had participated in various workshops, FDPs, seminars, and conferences, She is convener for SIP – IFIM College.


  • 2020: Ph.D in Finance from Mother Teresa Women University
  • 2015: UGC NET
  • 2011: MBA from Bangalore University
  • 1999: M.Com from Osmania University

Prof. Meera Govindaraj 

Ms. Meera Govindaraj has served in the capacity of a writer of books, curriculum designer, and teaching faculty. Being a double postgraduate is pursuing her Ph.D. from VTU. Her area of interest is intangible assets.


  • 2017: Advanced Certificate in IFRS- EY and Manipal University
  • 2007: PGDM (DUAL)
  • 1991: MCom.
  • (Ph.D.)- Intangible asset reporting by companies

    She has completed such certifications as-Qualitative Data Analysis using MAXQDA, Excel for Accounting, Certification in ‘Introduction to XBRL’, SEO Certification Course, Accounting Analytics, ‘Start-up India Learning Program’, and GST certification in NEISBUD.

Research Article

  • Stakeholder Dimension to Brand Valuation

Prof. Rahul Rai Nigam


  • MBA, PGDM, NLP Practitioner, POSH Trainer, DELF A2

Area: PEP & General Management
Experience: Academic- 4 Years | Industry- 6 Years

Prof. Niji Nelson

Ms. Niji Nelson is an educationist and a creative thinker. She has been in teaching profession for more than 7 years to post graduate and undergraduate levels, affiliated to Bangalore University.

Her main areas of interest are Literatures of India, English Literature and Language Development.

She has attended various workshops and conferences and has also presented papers in them. She also coordinates the various events of the college. 


  • Phil in English Literature
    Manonmaniam Sundaranar University Tirunelveli
  • Masters of MA
    Manonmaniam Sundaranar University Tirunelveli
  • Bachelor of BA
    Manonmaniam Sundaranar University Tirunelveli

Prof. (Dr.) Sridevi Varanasi

Dr. Sridevi has a work experience of over 22 years in teaching, research, and corporate training and is currently the Dean at IFIM School of Management. 

She holds an M.Com and a Ph.D. from Osmania University. Her thesis was “Working of Online trading in Indian Capital Market.” ,2005. Dr.Sridevi is a gold medalist.

At IFIM, she teaches courses like financial statement analysis, Corporate Finance, Financial Markets, and Valuation.

Dr. Sridevi was engaged in a faculty-led research project on “A Study on Total Expense Ratios of Mutual Funds in India,” a report submitted to the regulator.   She is associated with leading organizations as a corporate trainer and Subject Matter Expert.

Prof. Shagufta Anjum

Vice Principal & Associate Professor, IFIM Law College

Legal education in India is dynamically evolving with every passing day. Studying Law has increasingly become a compelling career for students and has opened a plethora of opportunities in today’s world globally. In addition to practicing as lawyers, they are working in law firms, judiciary, civil services, MNCs, legal consultancies, international organizations, NGOs, and think tanks. On the other hand, students can also walk a different path of legal entrepreneurship or can opt academics and research field. At IFIM Law School, we are nurturing tomorrow’s smart lawyers. The pedagogy focuses on bridging the gap between theory and practice by offering practical exposure to students through law clinics, case studies and industrial visits.

IFIM envisions to be a premier law school and is already recognized by the industry for nurturing tomorrow’s smart lawyers. IFIM aims to create socially responsible thought leaders in different fields of law, who can contribute to nation building. At IFIM we focus on the Socratic method of teaching, equip students with research and writing skills along with mooting and advocacy skills. Additionally, the college boasts of close corporate connections that helps it to find internships and placements for its students. The dynamic faculty conducts in-depth research and bring in a great body of knowledge to the classroom. The library, classrooms, moot court are digitally connected, making IFIM one of the most technologically advanced campuses in India. The excellent hostel facilities provide ample space to students to spend quality time relaxing in the evening and on weekends.

There is a strong co-curricular environment across the campus and intermingling of inter-disciplinary students, who pushes each other and creates a brain stimulating ecosystem. Eminent speakers often visit and interact with students to discuss various important legal issues to guide students in the right direction. The uniqueness at IFIM lies in the mentorship, personality enhancement program, social immersion projects that is given to individual students. It is a small community of like-minded faculty and students that aim to create a niche in the field of laws. At the end of five years and three years law program we aim to give society lawyers with a sense of social acumen and justice.

Dr. Sridevi Varanasi

Dean Academics, IFIM School Of Management

Students from different parts of the country and diverse academic backgrounds enrol in the Program. Please know that we are here to support you along the way. Our Program will prepare students to be holistic, socially responsible, and employable professionals. The College has excellent curricular interventions, and outstanding faculty continue building on our core values and strengths.

Besides academics, you will learn about yourself and go beyond what you thought you were capable of doing and celebrate victories both big and small. You will discover that in your academic journey, like all investments, the more you put in by being effective and efficient, the more you will get in return. You will
realize that the return is first and foremost personal. The journey will help you to create new professional opportunities.

Prof. (Dr.) Ramesh Kumar 

Dr. Ramesh has ~ 25 years of professional experience of which more than two decades has been at various leadership roles. He has been at the CXO levels for several years leading and transforming leaders and businesses into growth mode. He has led global teams of 5000+ people. His teams were spread across US, UK, Canada, Australia, India and he has been a leader to SVPs, GMs, Vice-Presidents and Directors.

Ramesh has led business portfolios across technology, products and services with large revenue and P&L. Very well regarded for his customer advocacy, he has built references and great relationships with executives at fortune 1000 companies globally. Ramesh has extensive experience in business transformation having led and executed several digital and other transformation initiatives for customer across BFSI, e-Comm / Retail, Telecom, Hospitality and technology verticals.

Ramesh has a Doctorate in Organizational leadership. He is a post-graduate in Human Resources and Marketing. Ramesh is a Marshall Goldsmith certified leadership and organization coach, Certified executive coach by John Mattone. A Professional Certified Coach ( PCC ) from the International Coaching Federation ( ICF ). He is a DiSC, MBTI, Hogan assessment certified partner, Emotional Intelligence and NLP coach practitioner.

A peoples leader and a successful corporate executive, Ramesh has a track record of grooming and developing leaders and executives. Ramesh has several hundred hours of coaching experience, coached, mentored and guided leaders from first time managers to senior CXO level executives.

Ramesh is a Director on Company Boards and is on the Board of Advisors to CX impact organizations. Ramesh supports and works with start-ups, mentoring and advising on strategy and execution. He is a keynote speaker at leadership conclaves and seminars. Ramesh is a lecturer at colleges and universities addressing students on various leadership topics and preparing them for their future corporate careers. Ramesh is a ‘Professor of Practice’ at multiple Deemed to be and Autonomous Universities, all of these under his key initiative to bridge the gap between Campus to Corporate.

An optimist, he is focused on enabling organizations and leaders become more successful by better strategy and execution with a people first approach.

Ramesh is a story teller, an avid reader and writer, very well regarded for his leadership articles and blogs.  His recent book titled ‘Cost of Poor Leadership’ is trending at top 50 best sellers, top 3 in success and personal transformation categories.

Dr. Ramesh’s core expertise is in the area of :-

Organizational Leadership, People Leadership, Business / Digital Transformation, Marketing, CX, Customer Success. Leadership Coaching & Mentoring. Board Advisory.


  • 25+ Years of leadership experience.
  • Led teams of 5000+ people across US, Canada, UK, APAC, India.
  • 250 MN $ P&L in services & technology domains.
  • Business transformation ,Digital transformation.
  • Global customers across e-comm, retail, bfsi, hi-tech telco, travel, hospitality.


  • Board Advisor, Business Leader, Coach and Mentor.
  • Professor of Practice, Visiting Faculty.
  • Keynote Speaker, Storyteller, Author.
  • Doctorate in Organizational leadership.
  • Marshall Goldsmith certified leadership coach.
  • PCC ( Professional Certified Coach ) by ICF.
  • John Mattone certified executive coach.
  • NLP & Emotional Intelligence coach.
  • DiSC, MBTI, Hogan assessment partner.

Prof. Ramini Singh 

Prof. Ramini Singh is an adjunct faculty in IFIM College, Bengaluru. Currently she is pursuing her PhD. from Visvesvaraya Technological University, Belagavi. Her main research areas include career transition and career changes in millennials. She has completed her MBA from Anand Agricultural University, with governor’s gold medal to her credit. She is also a post graduate in Science from Sardar Patel University, Gujarat. Prior to her joining in IFIM, she completed eight weeks faculty development program from IIM- Ahmedabad. She has three years of corporate experience as a banker in Federal Bank and State Bank of India and was instrumental in opening and establishment of new branch.


  • 2019: Present: PhD. In Human Resource management, Visvesvaraya Technological University.
  • 2010: MBA, Anand Agricultural University, Anand
  • 2008: M.Sc., Sardar Patel University, Gujarat
  • 2006: B.Sc., HNB Garhwal University, Uttarakhand

Prof. (Dr.) Nagarathna M L 

Ms. Nagarathna M L is a teacher for more than a decade. She is pursuing her research in Clinical Psychology under Bangalore University. She has been in teaching profession for more than 4 years to Post Graduate Level (M.Sc, affiliated to Bangalore University) and more than 10 years teaching to undergraduates, affiliated to Bangalore University. She also have 1.5 years Industry Experience in Hospitals.

Her main areas of interest are Clinical, Developmental, Cognitive, Child, Counselling and Behavioural assessment.

She has attended various workshops and conferences and has also presented papers in them. Also, she has published papers in various International journals and UGC Care Journal.


  • M.Phil in Clinical Psychology
    Bharathiar University, Coimbatore
  • Masters of Science (Psychology)
    Bangalore University, Bangalore
  • Bachelor of Arts
    Bangalore University, Bangalore

Prof. (Dr.) Venugopal. N  

Dr Venugopal N previously has worked in top academic institutions of the country namely Jain deemed to be University, AIMS, as head of the department Arts and Humanities prior to joining IFIM.

During Dr Venugopal’s tenure in Jain university the department of Arts has enhanced its combination to six and he has successfully started PG programs with counselling centre. He has successfully initiated the BA program in AIMS in psychology. Dr Venugopal N has organized webinars at national level. He was a resource person for an international webinar on Drugs and Young Minds. He is a professional counsellor for IFIM Institute. He has published and presented research articles at National and International journals.


  • 2021: Doctorate, Psychology, Bangalore University, India
  • 2019: Post graduate Diploma in Psychological assessment and Counselling
  • 2014: Master of Philosophy, Sri Venkateshwara University, Tirupati, India
  • 2011: UGC NET
  • 2007: Master of Science, Clinical psychology, Tumkur University, India
  • 2005: Diploma in Education. DSERT, India

Prof. Ajith Kumar V S 


  • Masters in Physical Education

Area: General Management
Experience: Academic – 5 Years

Prof. (Dr.) P. Lakshmi 

Dr. Lakshmi. P is a teacher and an educationist. She has completed her research in Impact of non tariff barriers on Foreign trade in International Economics. She has been in teaching profession for more than 4 years . She is also having a corporate experience of more than 3 years.

Her main areas of interest are foreign trade, Marketing and International business.

She has attended various workshops and conferences and has also presented papers in various national and international conferences.


  • Doctorate in International trade: Impact of non tariff barriers in foreign trade with special reference to European Union food safety standards.
    Kerala University of Fisheries and Ocean Studies, Kochi, Kerala
  • Masters of Business Administration(MBA)
    Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam , Kerala

Prof. Mahaboob Subani

Has a master’s degree in MA Hindi from Mysore University, bachelor’s degree in BA from Gulbarga University, B.Ed. teachers training from Bellary and has worked in various esteemed Educational Institutes across the state and has the rich academic experience of 24 years. Has also published several Research Journal Articles, has also been Guest Speaker, Subject Expert, University Paper Setter.

Journal Articles

  • “Aadhunik Our Prachin Shiksha Pranali Ek Awalokan”, 2019.

  • ‘’ Bharatiya sanskruti men naitik mulyon ka sthan” Issn;23198318. Page;136-138.

  • Impact fact; 4.014″, multilingual research journal, ugc aproved organisation , 2017.

  • “Bharatiya sanskriti me naitik moulyonka sthaan”, IMRJ, 2017.

  • “Santh Kabir Our Samajik Chetana”, KABIR: THE ONE FULL STUDY.

Faculty Research Seminar


Invited Speaker

  • “TWO DAYS WEBINAR ON BU HINDI CURRICULUM.” – 2021, BIMS-Bengaluru, Karnataka.

  • “HINDI LANGUAGE CURRICULUM.” – 2021 Bangalore University, Karnataka.

  • “II sem Changed Hindi syllabus of BU.” – 2020, Bangalore University, Karnataka.


  • “Synthesis of Modern & Ancient Education System for Holistc Approach to Teaching”, 2019
  • “Premchand ke sahitya me sampradaayik sadbhavana”, 2018.

  • “Hindi kavya sahityame Naari ke vividh roop”, 2017.

  • “Adhunik hindi kavya sahitya me Naari Chitran”, 2017.

  • “Rastriya ekata me hindi bhasha ka mahatva”, 2017.

  • “Hindi bhasha aur sahiya par bhumandlikaran ka prabhaav”, 2017.

  • “Madhya aur adhunik hindi kavya sahitya me adhunikta vaad ki vichaar dhaara”, 2016.

Book Chapter

  • “’ Hindi kavya sahitya men nari ke vividh roop. Isbn;978-9385640-94-0. Page;82-83” in
    Ed., international conference organisation, 2018.
  • • “bharatiya sanskryti men naitik moolyoun ka sthaan”. Isbn: 935268630-6. Pge:87-88” in
    Ed., 2017.
  • “‘’ hindi bhasha shikshan me koushalon ka mahatwa. Isbn;978-93-86501=12-7.
    Page;126-128″, 2017.
  • • “Hindi bhasha shikshan men bhasha koushalon ka mahatv” in Ed., Isbn-978-93-86501-
    12-7. August -2017.page no-126-128., 2017.
  • “Hindi bhasha our sahity par bhumandalikaran ka prabhav” in Ed, 2017.
  • “adhunik hindi kavya sahitya me naari ka chitran” in
    Ed., Isbn-978-83-86007-52-0. 15th
  • • ““aadhunik hindi kavya sahitya men nari chitran”. Isbn;978-8386007-52-0. Page;80-83”
    in Ed., ISBN-islamiah college vaniyambady , , 2017.
  • “Rashtriya ekatha me hindi bhasha ka mahatva” in , 2017.
  • “hindi bhasha our sahitya par bhumandalikaran ka prabhav. Isbn;978-86537-42-3.
  • • “8. Madhya our adhunik hindi kavya sahitya me adhuniktawad ki vichar-dhara” in
    Ed., Isbn978-81-928007-45. 13th august 2016.page no;66-68, , 2016.

Prof. S. Lakshmi Saranya

Lakshmi Saranya S has 5 years of teaching experience in computer science. She is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Applications at IFIM College (Autonomous). She has attended various workshops, Faculty Development Programs and conferences.


  • MCA, Tiruvalluvar University, Tamilnadu, India.
  • B.Sc Electronics, Sri Venkateshwara University, Andhra Pradesh, India.

Prof. Sunetra Chatterjee

Sunetra has twelve years of teaching experience in science, mathematics and computer science and two years of industry experience. She is currently working as an Assistant Professor, in the Department of Computer Applications at IFIM College (Autonomous). She is pursuing her PhD from Sri Satya Sai University of Technology and Medical Science. She is doing her MBA in specialization in IT from Singhania University. She has attended various workshops and conferences. She has also published eight research papers till now in various International journals.


  • MCA, West Bengal University of technology, West Bengal, India.
  • PGDCA, DOEACC, India
  • BEd in Science and Mathematics, Singhania University, Rajasthan, India.
  • BSc with Physics Honours, Calcutta University, West Bengal, India

Prof. R. Saravanan

Saravanan has 12 years of teaching experience in computer science and one year industry experience. He is currently Assistant Professor, in the Department of Computer Applications at IFIM College (Autonomous). He has passed UGC NET exam in Computer Science and is pursuing his Ph.D in Periyar university. He has attended various workshops and conferences.  He has also published the articles in scopus, UGC ,Web of Science and peer-reviewed journals.


  • M.phil, Computer Science, Periyar University, Tamilnadu ,India
  • MCA, Anna University, Tamilnadu ,India
  • B.Sc Computer Science, Madras University,Tamilnadu ,India

Prof. (Dr.) Mridul Mehndiratta 


  • PhD, MA

Area: General Management
Experience: Academic – 4 Years

Prof. Dilip B

Dilip B has 05 years of teaching experience in Mathematics and Statistics and one year industry experience. He is currently Assistant Professor in the Department of Management at IFIM College (Autonomous).

Mr Dilip B, He has been in teaching profession in the past 5 years for both undergraduate and post graduate level. He has master’s degree in mathematics from Bengaluru University. Currently he is registered his Doctoral degree. He has attended many research workshops and webinars on many issues. He is meticulously working on various research papers. His teaching Domains Trigonometry, Differentiation, and Integration, Discrete Mathematics and Algebra Mathematics and Parametric and nonparametric statistics. 


  • 2020: Bachelor of Education in Physics and Mathematics, Bangalore University, India
  • 2018: (PG) Master of Science in Mathematics, Bangalore University, India
  • 2015: (UG) Bachelor of Science in Physics, Mathematics and Computer Science

Prof. A. Seshachalam 

Prof Seshachalam Ananthasayanam is a teacher and an educationist. He has completed his masters in Commerce, Philosophy and Business Administration. He has been in teaching profession for more than 28 years from Bachelor Level to Post Graduate Level in affiliated colleges of University of Madras, Annamalai University, Alagappa University and Bangalore University. He served as a Principal in an affiliated college of Bangalore University. He is also having a corporate experience of around 3 years in Accounting Services.

His main areas of interest are Finance, Taxation, and Human Resource Management subjects.

He has published 20 articles in international journals of high repute, 25 research papers in international and national conferences, authored two text books and attended various workshops and conferences. Also, he is an active NSS Programme Officer.


  • M.Com, MBA, PGDCA , LL.B, M.Phil, FQQ-IFRS (UK)

Prof. (Dr.) Jude Ashmi E 

Dr Jude Ashmi Prakash has an experience of 9 years in Post Graduate teaching and research guidance of MBA students. She is a Placement and Skill Trainer with an experience of 15 years specialising in JD decoding and customized training. She is a certified Global educator and a recommended innovative professor as recognised by X-culture (A virtual global forum for practical learning of global business environment). With her 9 years of experience as a researcher, she has published, presented & delivered research content as an application researcher in Virtual HRM (M.Phil.) and Social Media Recruitment behaviour (PhD). 

She is a skilled Storyteller, Content and script writer, a Voice over artist and a recognised Master of ceremonies in multiple corporate and cultural events. She bags an overall experience of 24 years in media and events. Her hustle with entrepreneurship is 12 years long in customised size inclusive and health prioritized women’s clothing.

She has been a consultant for Up grad, the popular online learning platform for Subject Matter and Content Delivery Expertise in their “Learning and Development” courses.


  • 2021: Doctorate in HR & OB, Christ (Deemed to be University), Bangalore
  • 2016: MPhil in HR &OB, Christ (Deemed to be University), Bangalore
  • 2002: MS(Information Technology & Management), Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai
  • 2000: Business Administration, Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai

Prof. (Dr.) James Thomas 

Dr James Thomas has previously held leadership position Management Institute of the country namely Christ University, The Oxford College of Engineering, New Horizon College of Engineering. Dr James hold PhD in Finance from Bharathidasan University in the area of financial leverage, Earnings and Dividend .He was associated with SEBI to spread awareness among investors through NSE. Dr James has 30 years of experience in Academic, Research &Developments.


  • 2012: PhD in Finance from Bharathidasan  University
  • 1996: M.phil in Finance from Madurai Kama raj University
  • 1988: Masters Degree in Business from M.G University
  • 1986: Bachelors Degree in Business from M.G University


Dr James Thomas Main focus area of research is Accounting disclosure, Risk Management, Investment management, Capital structure decisions, Mergers and Acquisitions. Dr James Thomas adds to his credit being member of various Academic bodies and Research and Development councils.    

Prof. Venkatesh B. B

Mr B B Venkatesh has been a teacher by choice and is keen on the holistic development of the student community. He has been into teaching since twenty-two years and passionately working on strengthening the individuals at personality level. He has worked in the The Oxford College of Science, Vogue Institute of Fashion Technology, Vasavi Vidya Niketan and Administrative Management College. He is now serving in IFIM Institutions since 2014. He has been instrumental in starting the NSS unit, YRC unit, Sports-Annual Athletic Meet and Desi Sports. He has been convening international conferences of IFIM, Fusion and Mind Power and now he has been the head of Student Affairs.

He is doing his PhD on Dalit Literature from Swami Vivekananda University Sagar, MP. Apart from his Masters in English from Bangalore University, he has also done his PGDY, Post Graduate Diploma in Yoga from Annamalai University. He is a health consultant, an adventure enthusiast and runs his own rustic adventure club, Rashavi Woods.

He conceptualized an unique programme under the title ‘75for75’ a series of seventy five events to celebrate the seventy-fifth year of Indian independence. The series started with the flag hoisting of 15th August 2021 and ended with the flag hoisting of 15th August 2022.

Dr. N. Ramu

Registrar (I/C)

Dr. N.Ramu is currently working as Associate Professor in PG Department of Management (MBA) – Marketing and Finance area at IFIM College, Bangalore.

He holds an MBA Marketing and Finance. His Ph.D research is in the area of Psychographics from Bharathiar University, Coimbatore. He also completed M.Phil in Buying Behaviour from Bharathiar University, Coimbatore.

He has been in the teaching profession for more than 20 years to Post Graduate and Undergraduate of Business Studies affiliated to various Universities viz., Bharathair University, Anna University and Bangalore University.

He has published various research papers in national and international Scopus indexed journals. He has also a peer reviewer of various Scopus indexed international journals published by Inderscience Publishers, UK. He is a certified ISO Internal Auditor by Bureau Veritas.

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