Shailesh J. Mehta School of Management
Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay
Shailesh J. Mehta, School of Management
IIT Bombay
PhD Students

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Name: Abhinav Kumar Sharma

Academics- B.Tech Mechanical Engineering (Hons.) from HPU Shimla,
                    Master of Design in Mechanical Systems from IIITD&M Kancheepuram, Chennai
Experience- NA, Fresher.
Research Area- Operations Management
Thesis Supervisor- Dr.Indrajit Mukherjee

Email id- abhinavsharma988[at]

Ajinkya Navare

Degree: B. Com. (Accounting and Finance), MMS (Marketing)
Total Work Experience: 2 years
Research Area: Organizational Behavior
Thesis Supervisors: Prof. Ashish Pandey, Prof. Varadraj Bapat


: Anamika Kishan Chawhan

Degree: M.B.A. in Human Resource and IT
Total work experience:    2 years
Research Area:  Knowledge Management
Thesis Supervisor: Prof. Rajendra M. Sonar

E-mail: anamikakchawhan[at]

: Avinash D. Bagul

Degree: B.E.(Mech) M.B.A.
Total work experience: 18 years
Research Area:  Supply Chain Optimization
Thesis Supervisor: Prof. Indrajit Mukherjee

E-mail:   avinash.bagul[at] 


: Bhaskar Chhimwal

Degree: M.Sc. (Applied Physics), MBA (Finance)
Total work experience: 4 years
Research Area:  Finance
Thesis Supervisor: Prof. Varadraj Bapat

E-mail: bhaskarchhimwal[at]


Name: Bidisha Roy

Degree: BE (Information Technology), MBA (Operations & Production Management, Systems)
Total Work Experience: 2 years
Research Area:Supply Chain Management
Thesis Supervisor: Prof. Indrajit Mukherjee

Email: bidisha15.roy[at] 


Deepa More

Degree: MBA (International Business), MSc (Energy and Environment, UK), BE(Mechanical)
Work Experience: 15 years combined experience in Industry and Academics
Research Area: Sustainability Research
Research Interests: Corporate Environmental Performance links with Company Competitiveness and Sustainability of Enterprise
Supervisor: Prof. Kirankumar S Momaya

Email: deepa.m[at]

Name: Devesh Baid
Degree: C W A, FDP (IIMA), M Com, B.Com (Hons.) SRCC,  Delhi University
Total work experience: 9 years
Research Area: Management Control Systems
Thesis Supervisor: Prof. S.V.D.N. Rao
Thesis title: Role of Management Control Systems on School Performance , Teachers Satisfaction, Participative Decision Making and Role Stress(Special Reference to k-12 Private Unaided Schools in India).

E-mail: devesh[at]




: Dharmesh Gupta
Degree: M.Tech
Total work experience: 15 Yrs
Research area: Innovation Management
Thesis Supervisor: Ms Karuna Jain

E-mail: dharmesh[at]


Name: Diksha Rohra

Degree: B.Tech(ECE), MBA
Total work experience:    2 years
Research Area:  Marketing
Thesis Supervisor: Prof. Dinesh Sharma

E-mail: diksha.rohra[at]


: Harsh Pradhan

Degree: MBA
Total work experience: 2 years
Research Area:  Organization Behaviour

E-mail: harsh.pradhan[at]


Name: Jeevan J Arakal
Degree: B .A Economics (Kerala University), PGDM (RM) - Xavier Institute of Management, Bhubaneswar (XIMB)
Total Work Experience – 4 Years
Research Area: Marketing Strategy
Thesis Superivisor- Dr. Dinesh Sharma

E-mail: jeevanjarakal[at], jeevanarakal[at] , Jeevan[at]



Name: Jince Gomez

Degree: M.B.A (Human Resources & Marketing); B.Tech (Electronics and Communications)
Work Experience: 8 months
Research Area: Organizational Behavior
Research Interests: Meaning in Life; Meaningful work; calling and positive organizational behavior
Supervisor: Dr. Ashish Pandey

Email: jincegomez[at]

Kalpak Kulkarni

Degree: B. Pharm, MMS (Marketing)
Total work experience: 3 years
Research Area: Advertising and Social Media Marketing
Thesis Supervisor: Prof. Arti D. Kalro

E-mail: kalpakkulkarni[at]; kalpakkulkarni[at]

Kanika Khurana

Academics: BBS, PGDM
Experience: 7 years
Research Area: Strategy, Sustainable Business Models



Name: Keerti Badkhane

Degree: MBA (Human Resource Management), BE (Computer Science Engineering)
Work Experience: 3 years
Research Area: Organizational Behavior
Supervisor: Prof. Shivganesh Bhargava

Email: keerti.badkhane[at] 


Name: Mangesh S Gharote

Degree: M.S. by Research, IEOR, IIT Bombay.
Total work experience:  8 Years
Research Area: Operations Management
Thesis Supervisor: Dr. Rahul Patil
Thesis Title: Workforce planning in IT service firms

E-mail: mangesh.g[at]

Information about research area:
Workforce management is a crucial area for any organization. Especially if it is an IT service organization, managing workforce optimally plays a key role in improving organizational efficiency, so that the organization remains agile and competitive. There are number of interesting issues in the area of workforce management pertaining to IT service industry that interest researchers. The main areas are workforce allocation, staffing, scheduling and planning. The focus of this research is in addressing few issues in IT service firm using mathematical programming which would be of academic as well as industry interests.

Mangesh Gharote
Name: Manish Goswami
Education: Master of Management (IIT Bombay), B.E. - Electronics and Telecommunication (Rani Durgavati University, Jabalpur).
Total work experience: 14 years
Research Area: Emissions Trading
Thesis Supervisors: Prof. (Ms.) Karuna Jain, SJMSOM, IIT Bombay
                                      Mr. Rajesh Sharma, Vice President – Financial Controls,    Jet Airways (India) Limited, Mumbai.
Thesis Title (planned): Impact of Emissions Trading on Airline Operations

E-mail: manish.goswami[at]




Name: Mousami Prasad

Degree: B. Com. (Indraprastha College, Delhi University), PGDBM (Finance) 
Total Work Experience: 3 years 
Research Area: Environmental Economics
Thesis Supervisors:Prof. Trupti Mishra and Prof. Varadraj Bapat 

E-mail: mousamiprasad[at]

: Nagare Madhukar Raosaheb
Degree: B.E (Production Engg)M.Tech (M/c Design)IITMadras
Total work experience: Teaching experience of 18 Years
Research Area: Retail Inventory/Supply Chain Management
Thesis Supervisor: Dr.Pankaj Dutta


Name: Namita Shah 

Degree: BE(Computer Science), MMS(Finance)
Total work experience: 15 years
Research Area:  IT

E-mail: namita.shah[at]



Name: Narendra V. Lakal
Degree: M. E. (Mechanical-Production)
Total work experience:  6.5 Years
Research Area: Operations Management (Lean Manufacturing)
Thesis Supervisor: Prof.(Ms.) Karuna Jain

E-mail: narendra.lakal[at]


Neeraj Mankad
Degree:MBA (Leeds University, UK), BE
Total work experience:15 years
Research Area: Strategy, Digital Economy
Thesis Supervisor:Prof. Shishir Jha
Thesis Title:An investigation into value creation within the Digital
Entertainment Industry
Category: Self Finance

E-mail:neerajm[at] , neerajmankad[at]


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Name: Neeraj Sanghi

Academics- B.E. (Electrical Engineering) from Delhi College of Engineering MBA from Faculty of Management Studies MA (Sustainable Development) from Staffordshire University, UK
Experience- 29 years
Research Area- Economics
Thesis Supervisor- Prof. Vinish Kathuria

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Nidhi Batta

Academics: MBA
Experience: 5 years
Research Area: Financial Management
Thesis Supervisor: Prof. Varadraj Bapat

Email-id: nidhibatta[at]


Name: Niraj Satnalika

Degree: B. Tech (Electronics), MBA (Finance)
Total Work Experience: 2.5 years
Research Area: Corporate Governance
Thesis Supervisor: Prof. S V D Nageswara Rao


Name:  Prabhat K. Pani
Degree: Ph.D.
Total work experience: 28 years
Research Area: Strategy
Thesis Supervisor: Dr. Ashish K. Pandey
Thesis Title:Corporate Social Responsibility in Indian Business Organisations

E-mail: prabhatpani[at]


Pranoti Mane
Degree: B Tech (ICT, Mumbai), MMS (SNDT University)
Total work experience: 5.5 years
Research Area: Sustainable supply chain management
Thesis Supervisor: Prof. T. T. Niranjan

E-mail: pranoti[at]

Name: Preeti Virdi

Degree: B.Sc, MBA
Total work experience: 5 Years
Research Area: Recommendation Agents (E-Commerce) influencing Online Decision Making
Thesis Supervisor: Prof Arti D. Kalro and Prof Dinesh Sharma

E-mail: preeti.r.virdi[at], preeti.r.virdi[at] 

Qutbuddin Siddiquee
Degree: AIS (Patent Information System, NISCAIR, CSIR, New Delhi), M.Sc. (Physics, CCS University, Meerut, UP)
Total work experience:  7  years
Research Area: Technology Management, Innovation and IPR Management
Thesis Supervisor: Prof Karuna Jain & Dr. Vivek Singal

E-mail: qutbuddin[at]
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Name: Rayees Ahmad Sheikh

Degree: BBA, MBA (Finance)
Research Area: Economics
Thesis Supervisors: Prof. Sarthak Gaurav & Prof.Trupti Mishra

E-mail: rayees018[at]


Name: Rujuta Matapurkar
Degree: B. E. Mech (MIT, Pune), MBA (SIBM Pune University)
Total work experience: 13 years
Research Area: Work life balance
Thesis Supervisor: Prof. Shivganesh Bhargava

E-mail: rujuta.matapurkar[at]

Name: Sagari Dey
Degree: MBA (Marketing), B.E.(Instrumentation & Controls)
Total work experience: 4 months
Research Area: Brand Engagement via Brand Communities: A study on Professional Sports league
Thesis Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Dinesh Sharma
Thesis title: Customer Engagement

E-mail: sagari[at]
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Name: Sheetal Menon

Degree: M.Sc. Biotechnology
Research Area:  Intellectual Property in Agrobiotechnology
Thesis Supervisor: Prof. Shishir Jha
Thesis Co-Supervisor: Prof. Karuna Jain

E-mail: sheetal.menon[at]


Name: Shiji Lyndon

Degree : MCom(HRM), PG Diploma in Human Resource Development
Total Work Experience : 10 years
Research Area : Leadership
Thesis Supervisor : Prof. Ashish Pandey

Email: shijijesus[at]

: Siddhartha Sarkar

Degree: MBA, MPhil
Total work experience: 4.6 Years
Research Area: Brand Management
Thesis Supervisor: Prof Dinesh K Sharma, Prof Arti Kalro & Prof R G Nambiar

E-mail: sarkarsidd[at]


Name:  Sirus Sharifi

Degree: M.Com. (Business Administration), Bachelor of Industrial Management
Total work experience:    3years
Research Area:  Finance & Risk Management
Thesis Supervisor: Prof. S.V.D.N. Rao
Thesis Title: “Operational Risk Management in Financial Institutions”

E-mail: sirus.sharifi[at]
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Name: Sundar Parthasarathy

Degree: B.E. (Mech.)
Total work experience:    26 years
Research Area:  International Business and Competitiveness
Thesis Supervisor: Prof. S. K. Jha and Prof. K. Momaya

E-mail: sundar.parthasarathy[at]


Sunny Arora

Degree: PhD
Total work experience:    7 years
Research Area:  Marketing (Brand Strategy)
Thesis Supervisor: Prof. Arti Kalro / Prof. Dinesh Sharma
Thesis Title:  Fundamental Analysis of the Linguistic Impact on Brand Names

E-mail: sunny.arora[at]

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Name: Vijay Singh Shekhawat

Degree: BSc, LLB, MBA
Total work experience:    15 years
Research Area:  International Economics
Thesis Supervisor: Vinish Kathuria
E-mail: vsshekhawat[at]

Vijay Shekhawat

Vipul Gupta

Academics: MMS (Marketing) from JamnaLal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies, BIT from Delhi University
Experience: 10 Years of combined experience in FMCG, Healthcare, E-Commerce & Entrepreneurship
Research Area: Technology in Supply Chain Management
Thesis Supervisor: Prof. Rajendra M Sonar & Prof. Pankaj Dutta

Email-id : vipulgupta12(at)


Name: Vishwas G. Raichur

Degree: BE (Mech), MBA
Total Work Experience: 6 Years
Research Area: Marketing
Thesis Supervisor: Prof. Dinesh Sharma & Prof. Arti Kalro

Email: vishwasraichur[at]

Name: Vivekanand M Bankolli
Total work experience: 15yrs
Research Area: Project Management
Thesis Supervisor: Prof Karuna Jain
Thesis Title:Production Model in Project Management.
Category: External

E-mail: vivekbankolli[at]