Faculty Core

Faculty Core

The foundation of any good academic institution is its faculty and the most important activity is the teaching-learning process. Teaching fraternity form the key to this process and through their expertise they assist to convert knowledge into wisdom thereby making it applicable beyond the boundaries of time and space. VIVA IMR has a diverse pool of intellectual capital drawn from various fields, endowed with rich Research, Teaching and Industry experience. The efforts of core faculty members are supplemented by visiting faculty from leading institutions and organizations.

Dr. Hiresh S. Luhar (Director)

Education: PhD, M Phil, MBA, M.Com, GMPE (IIM- Lucknow)

Industry Experience: 18 Years.

Academic Experience: 4 Years

Profile of Director:- Dr. Hiresh Luhar is having rich experience in industry as a Chief Financial Officer in BSE, NSE & Luxembourg stock exchange listed Company. During his industry tenure he has successfully raised funds for the expansion through Initial Public Offer, Private Equity, and Global Depository Receipt & also by way of project funding from various Banks and NBFC’s. He has successfully listed the securities in the International and National market with the help of GDR & IPO. For the revival of the companies he has successfully handled the restructuring of the entire corporate debt under the CDR scheme with better terms and enhancement for the revival.

He is also having dozens of research articles to his credit. He also acted as a panel member in many industrial conferences. His research areas are: GDR, CDR, IPO, Financial Strategy, Project Funding, Trade Finance, etc.


Prof. Prapti Naik (Assistant Professor-Human Resources)

Education:B.Tech.(Comp. Sci & Tech.), MMS (HR),and pursuing Ph.D.

Teaching Experience: More than 9 years of teaching experience in General Management and Human Resource related subjects.

Industry Experience: More than 2 years of Industry experience in Recruitments and Training with client handling responsibility and specialization in IT software

Areas of Competence and Teaching Interest:- Organisation Structure and Design, Compensation management, Human Resource planning, Perspective Management, Research Methodology, Training & Development, and Performance Management.

Contribution to Research: Presented and submitted various research papers in national and international conferences and journals


Prof. Lalit Patil (Assistant Professor- Marketing / Operations)

Education:B.E (Mechanicals), MMS – Marketing (Mumbai University),UGC-NET qualified, PGD (Operations Management) and pursuing Ph.D.

Teaching Experience: More than 10 years of teaching experience in Marketing and Operations related subjects .

Industry Experience:More than 3 years of Industry experience in marketing field.

Areas of Competence and Teaching Interest:- Operation management, Operations Research, Business Statistics, Marketing Management, Material handling and Management Manufacturing Resources Planning and Control.

Contribution to Research: Presented and submitted various research papers in national and international conferences and journals.


Dr. Arti Sharma (Assistant Professor-Human Resource)

Education: MBA, M.Phil. and Ph.D.

Teaching Experience: Over 12 years of experience in education sector and has been associated with VIVA Group.

Industry Experience: Over 2 years of experience in mining industry as H R professional.

Areas of Competence and Teaching Interest:-Industrial Relations, Performance Management, Total Quality Management, Production and Materials Management, Entrepreneurship, Strategic Management.

Contribution to Research: Has submitted number of research papers in Journals & National and International conferences.


Prof. Ketan Rabhadia (Assitant Professor – Finance)

Education: BMS (Finance) & MMS (Finance) - University of Mumbai, IBM Data Science Professional, Six Sigma Green Belt (University of Georgia), BA (IIT-R), IRM (IIT-R), PMM (IIT-M).

Industry Experience:More than 4 years of Rich Experience in Project Management Office – Finance & Stock Markets.

Areas of Competence and Interest:-: Functional exposure in the areas of Global Delivery Finance & Reporting, Project Management, Portfolio Management, AUM Capitalization.

Contribution to the Industry:-1. Management Professional with a qualitative experience of working in the Global Delivery Finance, Project Management and the Financial services industry,
2. Coming up with new ideas and process improvement with Lean Methodology resulting in Improved Performance and Productivity. Expert in Portfolio
3. Management strategies to deliver consistently higher returns by leveraging and mitigating risk.

Contribution to Research:-1.More than 26 research papers presented & published which include UGC Recognized, ISSN & ISBN Journals at Various Level from Institutional to International, Top Paper Selection & publication Includes IIM’s, ITM University & University of Mumbai..

Honours & Awards : Received more than 12 Awards from various prestigious institute and organization for contribution in the field of Education, Research, Social Welfare & Sports.


Prof. Bhaskar Joshi (Faculty – Human Resource)

Education:PG Diploma in Organizational Behavior, Labor Laws, Industrial Psychology & Clinical Psychology, Diploma in Business Management & TQM

Corporate Experience:Worked with Godavari Biorefineries Ltd, PRS Permacel Private Limited, ASHAPURA Group of Companies, CEAT Tyres Ltd., (RPG Group), JCT Electronics, and has been a Facilitator at HR Consultants, Mumbai.

Areas of Competence and Interest:-:He is an Expert in Corporate HR, Human Resource Management.



Prof. Abhishek Seth(Faculty - Human Resource)

Education:PGDBM Human Resource

Corporate Experience:: Rich & Diversified 9 years experience in the field of Human Resources and worked majorly in the areas of Organization Development, Talent Development, Talent Management and Compensation & Benefits. Have worked with diverse industries including Infrastructure, Financial Services, Technology and Business Process Outsourcing.

Areas of Competence and Interest:-Organization Development, Learning and Development, Talent Management, Compensation & Benefits, Business Partnering, Employee Engagement.


Prof. Barat Dhongade(Faculty-Law)

Education:B.Sc. [Dist.] LL.B. M.S.W, C.A.I.I.B., PGDCL. LLM. and is pursuing Ph.D.

Corporate Experience:He has total professional experience of 35 years in the legal field and is working in the academic field since last 35 years and teaching subjects like Business law, Commercial Law, Corporate and Economic Legislation etc. in various top B schools.

Areas of Competence and Interest:-He has also published various articles in newspapers like Indian Express from time to time and also worked as research associate into projects entrusted by UNICEF. Apart from this he has been recognized by Government of Maharashtra as Labor welfare officer and as Best Faculty in law by the management studies.


Prof. Hari Shankar Sharma(Faculty–Finance)

Education:MBA, IIBF- Diploma in Treasury Risk Management.

Corporate Experience:Working as GM Risk Management in Sarswat Co. Bank Ltd , worked as General Manager (Risk Management) in Bank of Baroda and Director in CORDEx India Pvt Ltd., won Outstanding Performance award.

Areas of Competence and Interest:-Credit, Training, Management, Inspection and Risk Management. He has great interest in Training and Development area.


Prof. Chinmay Pingulkar(Faculty –Operations)

Education:BE. Mechanical, MMS operations, ME Manufacturing systems engineering (Perusing)

Industry Experience:1 Year. Worked as a production engineer in reputed a firm ‘Varun industries Ltd.’

Teaching Experience:2 Years

Academic Courses Taught:Production Planning and control, Operations research, Industrial engineering and management.


Prof. Suraj A. Wadhwa (Faculty – Finance)

Education:F.C.A., M.com

Experience:Teaching: 15 Years. Industry: 15 Years.

Research Interest:Taxation & Accounting.


Prof. Amol Vaze (Faculty – Finance )

Education:B.Com, M.Com, M.M.S. (Finance),

Experience:Teaching: 6 Years, Industry: 3 Years.


Prof. Ragini Das (Faculty - Human Resource Management)

Education:MBA (Personnel Management), B.A (Psychology - Honours)

Industry Experience:More than 14 years in the Sales Domain with various Top companies like Birla, HDFC, Reliance, etc..

Areas of Competence & Teaching Interest:Marketing Management, Sales Management, Business sourcing, account mining, etc..