Core Professors

Know Your Professors

We at National School of Business are a great team of innovative, collaborative, seriously fun loving, research oriented individuals. We strive to make classes enriching, interesting and result-oriented.

NSB faculty have been rated 4.8/5 by the students in a confidential appraisal signifying highest student satisfaction.

Prof. B S Prakash

He has around 30 years of national/international marketing experience. A Gold Medalist in MSc Program of Bangalore University and an alumnus of IIM, Ahmedabad.

Dr. Lalith Achoth

He has more than 20 years of experience in teaching and research. He has published several research papers and is a senior resource person for various organizations.

Dr. A. V. Rao

A doctorate degree holder in Management, Dr. A. V. Rao began his career in the field of Logistics Management, HR and Sales coordination and went on to gain more than 20 years of industry experience. Due to his passion for academics, he moved to academics and has over 15 years of academic experience. He is currently Director of Corporate Relations and HOD – Academics at National School of Business.

Prof. Rishiraj Dasgupta

He has worked as a corporate manager in ICICI Bank Ltd., and as a senior consultant in KPMG Advisory Services Pvt. Ltd. He has a PG Diploma from IIM-C in Finance and Marketing.

Prof. Suresh R

He has work experience of over 23 years in Manufacturing Sectors, viz., EID Parry (I) Ltd., Hindustan Photo Films, Hindustan Unilever, BPL Telecom, Mphasis, etc.

Prof. Pratima Narayan

She holds a Master's degree in Business Laws from the National Law School of India University, Bengaluru. She has over 12 years of professional as well as teaching experience.

Prof. Rajendra Kumar

He has 6 years of industry having worked as Area Sales Manager and Regional Sales Manager in the pharma industry. He has more than 10 years of experience in teaching and research as well. He has expertise in Operations Research, Statistics, Stock and Commodity Markets and Retail Management. Worked as Associate Professor and worked as Vice Principal in top reputed colleges in Bengaluru.

Dr. L.R.S. Mani

He has a versatile background with 34 years of industry experience and over 12 years of academic experience. In industry, he has worked in all functional areas other than Finance and R&D. He has served in several reputed organisations like Mahindra and Mahindra, Escorts, Videocon and Bajaj Tempo, etc.

Prof. Avinash Rao

He has worked in the field of Operations, Strategy & Human Resources for the past 10 years of which 8 years have been with corporate houses in varied positions and 2 years as an independent consultant.

Prof. Abishek Santhosh Raj

He holds a bachelor's degree in Biomedical Engineering from Anna University, Chennai. A soft skills trainer, he has passionately trained and inspired over 4000 students in the area of soft skills and communication in various educational institutes across India. He completed MBA (Marketing) at the National School of Business and received the degree from the University of Mysore.

UGC - NET certificated in Management. Ph.D Scholar at IIT Madras.

Prof. Y P Rao

He is a renowned management and organizational behavior expert. He has worked as Principal and Dean in leading management institutions in Bengaluru and Hyderabad.

Dr. Sridhara Murthy S R

He is the President of National School of Business and holds doctoral degree in managment. Dr. Sridhara has won the national level “Shiksha Bharathi Puraskar” awarded by All India Achievers’ Foundation. He has been conferred “Best Faculty” award several times for his innovative teaching. He specializes in International Business, Marketing & Strategy.

Prof. Vinay Rao B N

A PG in Management from Alliance University, Prof. Vinay has worked in ITC Fortune group. He specializes in industrial marketing, brand management and consumer behaviour.

Prof. Vijayalakshmi

She has over a decade of teaching experience in the area of Management Information System. She holds M.Phil., MCA and PGDCA degrees.

Prof. B K Kumar


An alumnus of IIMA, Kumar has 2 decades of experience at the CEO/GM level. He teaches in the areas of Strategic Management & Marketing.

Prof. Sorabh Bajaj

He is an MBA graduate from Ohio University, Athens, USA. He teaches in the areas of Business Environment, International Business, and Operations Management.

Prof. Swarnadeep

Professor Swarnadeep handles Accountancy and Finance modules and his areas of interest include Portfolio Management and Security Analysis. He has completed his MBA in Financial Management from Bharathiar University and has been working as Faculty -Finance for the last one year at National School of Business.

Dr. Santosh, B.M.

Dr. Santosh holds a doctoral degree from the Australian Catholic University, Australia. He is a Change Management & Research Consultant with more than twenty years of experience of assisting organisational leaders and teams in achieving better performance. He teaches Organisational Studies, Change Management, SHRM, and Strategic Management subjects.

Prof. Divya Mathur

She is an Asst. Professor at NSB. She holds an MBA from Jiwaji University, Gwalior, and is UGC-NET certified in Commerce. She is NSE certified in Capital, Derivatives and Commodity Module. She has also attended several seminars and workshops and a Management Development Programme on Eviews-an analysis software organized at PESIT South Campus.

Prof. Manish Kumar Srivastava

A postgraduate in Statistics and Actuarial Science, he has over 15 years of experience in teaching & academic administration. He founded and headed the Actuarial science program at Amity, University, Noida. He has worked as a Deputy Director & Head at Amity University, Noida, and also as a Dean at Chitkara University, Punjab.