Academic Advisory Board

Prof. Sitharamam Kakarala

Background & Educational Qualification

Prof Kakarala, Glocal University.

He has done his studies at the Madras University, Centre for Social Studies, Surat, and Nottingham University. His previous appointments include, Senior Fellow and Director, Centre for the Study of Culture and Society, Bangalore (2004-2014), Visiting Professor, National Law University Delhi (2012-14), Visiting Professor, Azim Premji University, Bangalore (2014), and in various faculty capacities at the National Law School of India University, Bangalore (1993-2004).

Dr. Amir Ullah Khan

Background & Educational Qualification

An economist working as a Senior Policy Advisor with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, he holds a PhD in Commerce and Business Studies from the Jamia Millia Central University at New Delhi. Additionally, he is a Post Graduate Diploma holder in Rural Management from the Institute of Rural Management (IRMA), Anand, Gujarat.

Dr. Debabrata Goswami

Background & Educational Qualification

An ultrafast laser spectroscopist who has pioneered the use of control ideas with femtosecond pulse shaping in spatiotemporal control, quantum computing, microscopy, etc., he is also the Editor-in-chief of Journal of Spectroscopy & Dynamics. After completing his Masters from IIT Kanpur, Prof. Goswami earned his PhD from Princeton University and was a postdoctoral Fellow at Harvard University.

Prof. T.S. Srinivasan

Background & Educational Qualification

Prof. T.S. Srinivasan is an independent management adviser, now based in Chennai. Formerly, he was a professor at the International Management Institute at Delhi, and at Kiev, Ukraine, and now an Adjunct Professor, IIM, Lucknow for the past ten years. He has over 30 years of experience in management education and training, starting with XLRI, Jamshedpur, and including industry experience of 13 years as Director, Oberoi School of Hotel Management, besides being a senior faculty member at SAILs Management Education Centre at Ranchi.

Dr. Rajiv Kumar

Background & Educational Qualification

A well known Indian economist and the author of several books on India's economy and national security, he has had a diverse and wide ranging experience during his professional career of more than thirty years. With a D.Phil. in Economics from Oxford University and a PhD from Lucknow University, his views on matters relating to the economy and national security are widely sought.