Academic Council Members

Prof. (Dr.) Mukti Mishra

MA (Eco), MA (PA), MBA, Ph.D.

President, Centurion University of Technology & Management, Orissa

Prof Mukti Kant Mishra is Co-founder and President, Centurion University of Technology and Management, Orissa. The University has two engineering colleges, two management schools, several ITIs,two vocational training institutes, two entrepreneur development institutes, apart from three +2 schools. He was the topper in Masters in Arts in Applied Economics as well as Public Administration from Utkal University, before completing his MBA and Ph.D. from Victoria University of Technology, Australia. While doing MBA, he received the Best Overseas Post Graduate Award and the Bill Weeks Award.

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Dr. P.K. Michael Tharakan

Former Vice Chancellor, Kannur University

Dr. Tharakan served Kannur University as Vice-Chancellor from 1st March 2009 to 31st March 2013. He was Shri Ramakrishna Hegde Chair Professor in Decentralisation and Governance at the Institute of Social and Economic Changes in Bangalore; Research Associate at the Centre for Educational Management and Policy, Administrative Staff College of India (ASCI), Hyderabad; Associate Fellow, Centre for Development Studies (CDS), Thiruvananthapuram and Director, Kerala Institute of Local Administration (KILA), Thrissur. He was Member, Board of Studies in Anthropology, University of Madras, Chennai; Member, Academic Council, Madras Institute of Development Studies (MIDS), Chennai;

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Dr. Suresh M Arckatty


Former National Dean, ICFAI University, Hyderabad & National Business Head, IBSC India, Secunderabad

Dr. Suresh began his academic career in 2004 with ICFAI, Hyderabad as its National Dean, Training and Placements for over 5 years assisting placements of more than 6000 MBA students all over India & abroad. At the corporate level, Dr. Suresh worked with companies like Apollo Tyres, Bambino Group, Prakash Industries and Satyam Computers. He is currently the Zonal Business Head of IBSC India, Secunderabad. He is also the Principal Consultant and Trainer of SPEQUA LLP, Hyderabad; President, Kodai International Business School; Director, Malla Reddy Group of Institutions, Hyderabad and Advisor, Indus College of Engineering, Coimbatore.He is also Advisor of Kemdrills Pvt Ltd, Hyderabad and the Founder & Chairman of a Senior Citizens home named ASARA, Hyderabad, where he takes care of 20 aged persons since 1998.

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Mr. Hrishikesh Nair

B.Tech, MBA

CEO, Infopark, Kochi

Mr. Hrishikesh Nair is a graduate in Technology from IIT Kharagpur and MBA from UDCT, University of Mumbai. He is currently Chief Executive Officer, Infopark, Kochi, Regional Counsel NASSCOM and Incharge Technology Business Incubation Innovation Zone. Prior to this, he was Director, Cyberpark Kozhikode; Sr. Implementations Manager - Global ERP, Sherwin Williams; Senior Principal, Oracle, USA; Consultant/Project Manager, Infosys Technologies Ltd Japan USA; Solution Architect, Triniti Corporation, Japan; Production Executive, Marico Industries Ltd Executive Trainee, Galaxy Surfactants Ltd. He is a Project Management Professional (PMP), Oracle Certified Professional in Supply Chain (OCP) and Diploma holder in Regional Leadership (RLF).

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Dr. L.S. Ganesh

B.E. (BITS), M.Tech (IITM), Ph.D. (IIT Madras)

Professor & Dean, Indian Institute of Technology, Madras

Dr. L. S. Ganesh began his career as Associate Fellow in the Educational Planning Unit at the National Institute of Educational Planning and Administration (NIEPA), New Delhi 1984. He joined IIM Bangalore as Assistant Professor in the Education Management Sector in 1986 and after a year joined IIT Madras as Assistant the Department of Industrial Engineering and Management in 1987. He served the department till he became the Head of the Department of Management Studies in July 2004. In this capacity, he coordinated the establishment of strategic academic relationships through MoUs between IIT Madras and leading national and multinational institutions (Indian School of Business at Hyderabad; Universities of Mannheim, Passau, and Bremen in Germany.

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Dr. V.A Joseph


Former Managing Director & CEO, South Indian Bank.

Dr. V.A. Joseph is M.Com from Kerala University. He is a Master in Personnel Management and LLB from Pune University. He possesses a PhD degree from the Pune University. He joined Syndicate Bank as Trainee Officer in June 1972 and worked as Branch Manager at Trivandrum, Ernakulam and Pune for 15 years. He held the post of Principal, Staff Training College, Udipi, Karnataka for two years and as Head of Human Resource Development, Head Office (Manipal). He was the Regional Manager of Goa, Deputy General Manager of Delhi and Ahmedabad Zones. Before joining South Indian Bank, Dr. Joseph was the General Manager of Syndicate Bank, Mumbai Zone overseeing the operations of the bank in the states of Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa and Chattisgarh.

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Prof. (Dr.) Sreekanta Swami

B.Sc, M.A, M.Ed, Ph.D

Former Additional Director, Centre for Research, Christ University, Bangalore

Dr. Sreekanta Swami was Former Additional Director, Centre for Research, Christ University, Bangalore. He possesses 41 Years of Teaching Experience in the area of education. He is Life member, Indian Institute of World Culture & TECEF. He was Hon. Secretary & President All India Association for Education and Research, Karnataka Chapter; Hon. Secretary, A.C. Deve Gowda & Smt. Shivamma Educational Trust; Member, Empower Committee Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan; Executive Member, Karnataka State Quality Assessment Organization and Member, NCTE visiting team.

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Dr. V.M. Xavier

Additional Coordinator, John Mathai Centre, Calicut University

Dr.VM Xaviour graduated from St.Thomas College, Thrissur in 1978. He joined the College as Lecturer in the Dept of Commerce and Management Studies and retired as the Head of the Department in 2010. He took his M.Phil from Annamalai University and Ph.D from University of Calicut. He was former secretary of Investors Forum, Thrissur and former Secretary of Thrissur Management Association.

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Dr. Anandakuttan B Unnithan

B.Tech, MBA, Ph.D.

Professor of Marketing Kozhikode

Dr. Anandakuttan did his engineering from Government Engineering College, Thrissur, MBA and Ph.D from Cochin University of Science and Technology. He joined IIM Kozhikode in 2006 as Assistant Professor and is now Professor of Marketing.He was Professor and Director, SNGIST, N Paravoor, Kochi during 2004-2006. He was Chairperson in the Marketing area, IIMK during 2007-08; Chairperson Admissions IIMK during 2008-10; Chairperson, Executive

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