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 Faculty profile

Dr. Renuka Garg

Professor & Head

 Email: [email protected]

Area: Marketing and Service Marketing

Dr. Garg is presently the Head of the Department of Business & Industrial Management, V.N.South Gujarat University, Surat. Prof. Garg has more than 32 years of experience in teaching management at post-graduate level. She has conducted several Faculty Development Programs (FDPS) and Executive Development Programs (EDPS) for the benefit of teaching fraternity and management professionals. She has published numerous research papers and management cases in international and national journals and presented papers at various seminars/ conferences at national and international levels. She is actively engaged in extension and consultancy activities.

Dr. Garg is presently the Head of the Department of Business & Industrial Management, V.N.South Gujarat University, Surat.

Dr. Vinod Patel

 Professor

Email: drvinod [email protected]

Area: Marketing Management, Sales and Distribution Management, Strategic Management

Dr. Vinod Patel is Professor and Dean at Department of Business and Industrial Management, Veer Narmad South Gujarat University, Surat. He holds B. E. in Textile Technology, MBA in Marketing from B. K. School of Management, Ahmedabad and Ph.D in Marketing from Department of Business Administration, Bhavnagar University. Dr. Patel started his career in the corporate world and moved on to academics with a special focus on teaching and research since last 26 years. He has author of many books entitled “Distribution Management”, “Business Communication” and “Introduction to Computer”. He has actively participated in workshops, seminars and conferences at national and international level. Being academically inclined, he holds the credit of presenting research papers in 40 International and National Conferences and has published 20 research papers and articles in various reputed refereed National and International journals. He has been awarded Best Paper Awards in many of the Conferences. Dr. Patel has been the resource person and recognized guide of Ph.D and M.Phil courses for Management, Commerce and Economics faculties and more than 15 research scholars have been awarded PhD and 10 scholars have been awarded M.Phil degree under his guidance. He has conducted many workshops, seminars and FDPs. He is visited more than 14 countries and he is member of various bodies of different university as well as American Marketing Association. He is on the editorial boards and reviewers’ panel of many prominent international journals.

Dr. Manish Sidhpuria

 Professor

Email: [email protected]

 Area: Consumer Behavior, Retailing, Branding.

Dr. Sidhpuria has a mix of teaching and industry experience of more than 29 years. He was associated for about 8 years with the healthcare sector before joining the academics. For the last more than 21 years, he has been involved in postgraduate management teaching, research and consultancy. He has published more than 40 research papers in the journals of repute. The management cases written by him have been acclaimed and awarded prizes at various Conventions organized by the Association of Indian Management Schools (First Prize in the year 2000 and Third Prize in the year 2005). The research papers presented at various Conferences have been awarded in the “Best Research Paper” category. He has authored a book titled “Retail Franchising” published by Tata McGraw-Hill in India and by McGraw-Hill International in Phillipines. He has also done an adaptation work with a book titled “Effective Business Communication” again published by Tata McGraw-Hill. He has completed the Management Teachers’ Programme offered by the Strategic Management Forum of India in May 2005. He was a member of the various academic bodies of V. N. South Gujarat University, including Board of Studies in Management, Board of University Teaching (BUT). Presently, he is the Coordinator of MBA (Evening) programme offered to the working executives.

Dr. Manisha Panwala

 Professor

Email: [email protected]

Area: Marketing & Research She has 29 years of experience in teaching at P.G level.

She is B.E (Electrical) from SVNIT, Surat and MBA (Marketing) from DBIM, VNSGU. Ph.D in Management and FDP (IIMA). She is a PH.D and M.PHIL guide and has guided more than 11 students. She has written a book Advertising and Sales Promotion’ and a book on Management The Boss’. Involved with parenting and youth development work. Associated with several NGOs. Written several articles and presented papers in National and international conferences. Her areas of interests are Research, Marketing and Organizational Behavior.

 Dr. Jaydip Chaudhari

 Professor & Dean, Faculty of Management Studies

 Email: [email protected] Area: IT, Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management and Strategic Management

He holds BE (Electronics) and MBA Degree from The M.S. University of Baroda, Vadodara and Ph.D. from Veer Narmad South Gujarat University, Surat. He is an IIM Ahmedabad alumnus, where he completed his ONE Year Faculty Development Programme (FDP). He has 24 years of experience as an Academician and 2 years of Industry Experience. His areas of Teaching, Research and Consulting are IT, Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management and Strategic Management. He is a Certified Strategic Management Teacher (Certified by Strategic Management Forum (SMF), India). Under his guidance, 17 students have been awarded degree of Ph.D., 5 students have been awarded M. Phil. and 8 students are pursuing their Ph.D. in the area of Information Technology, Supply Chain Management, Energy Management, E-Retailing, Entrepreneurship and Finance. He has authored/co-authored Four Books. He has attended more than 50 National/International Conferences and Seminars. He has published more than 50 research papers in various National/International Journals and Edited Books. He is Member of Board of Studies at Veer Narmad South Gujarat University, Bhavnagar University and Saurashtra University. He is also a Member of Faculty of Management Studies, Board of University Teaching, College Development Council at Veer Narmad South Gujarat University, Surat. He has been actively associated with other academic institutions and universities across states. He has represented the university and presented research papers in International Conferences held in Germany, Malaysia, Latvia, Taiwan and Thailand.

Dr. Munira Habibullah

 Professor Email: [email protected]

Area: Global Business and International Finance, Foreign Exchange Management

Prof. Munira Habibullah has more than 29 years of Post Graduate teaching experience. She also has industrial experience in the area of Marketing and Finance. Her areas of interest and research are Foreign Exchange Management, Global Business, and International Finance. She has been a resource person to reputed management institutions and corporate houses. She has attended several National and International conferences and workshops. She has also presented papers at National and International conferences. Her research papers, articles have been published in various national journals. She is guiding Ph.D. and M.Phil students. She is interested in social issues and actively worked in community development programmes and activities

Dr. Dhaval Maheta

 Asst. Professor Email: [email protected]

 Area: Finance & Production

Dr. Dhaval Maheta is doctorate in Management and currently working as an Assistant Professor, Department of Business and Industrial Management, Veer Narmad South Gujarat University, Surat. He has 18 years of Post – Graduate teaching experience over and above industrial experience with Multinational Finance Companies such as ICICI Bank and HDFC Ltd. My areas of interest are Financial Management, Quantitative Techniques, Financial Derivatives, Research Methodology, Econometrics, Structural Equation Modelling, Machine Learning. He has presented and published 25 research papers in National and International Conferences. He has been the key resource persons for the Research Methodology workshops organized at various levels including NITS. He has published Books on “Data Analysis Using Minitab” and “Statistical Analysis Using R”. He has organized various Faculty Development Programme on Data Analysis using SPSS, AMOS, Minitab, E-views, R Software, R Rattle, Gretl, Matlab, Design Expert, TORA, Atlas.ti, Orange, IBM Watson Predictive Analytics, RapidMiner, etc. More than 2000 faculties have been trained for various research softwares. He has completed minor research project titled “Effect of Money Supply on Stock Exchange”.

 

Dr. Namrata Khatri

Asst. Professor Email: [email protected]

Area: Finance, Advance Accounting, Financial Services

Dr. Namrata has 19 years of Post Graduate teaching experience. Her area of interest and research are Managerial Accounting, Financial Services and Control System. She has been a resource person to reputed management institutions and corporate houses. She has professional experience of one and a half years working in a Chartered Accountants firm, which included project reports, audits and other consultation in area of finance. She has coauthored a book on ‘Business Administration’ for T.Y.B.Com. students. Her doctoral work is in the area of corporate governance. She has attended several Faculty Development Programmes, National and International conferences and workshops. She has also presented papers at National and International conferences. Her research papers and articles have been published in various national journals. She is guiding Ph.D. and M.Phil Students.

Dr. Janki Mistry

Asst. Professor Email: [email protected]

 Area: Finance, Corparate Restructuring, Mergers and Acquisitions

Dr. Janki Mistry is a faculty of Finance at the Department Of Business and Industrial and Management, Veer Narmad South Gujarat University, Surat. She has an MBA degree (Distinction- Gold medal) in Finance from Veer Narmad South Gujarat University and a Doctorate in Management from the same university. She has also completed a one year Post Graduate Diploma programme in Research Methodology. Majority of her research and publications are in the area of Corporate Restructuring and Mergers & Acquisitions. She has been teaching postgraduate courses in the field of Business Management since past fourteen years. Dr. Mistry worked with Kotak Mahindra Bank before joining academics. She is a keen academician and actively participates in Workshops, Seminars & Conferences taking place across the country and abroad. She is also pursuing the Management Teachers’ programme of the Strategic Management Forum founded by the IIMs. She has presented research papers in various conferences in India and abroad. Her recent presentations were in The Paris Annual Business Research conference as well as the Asia Pacific Business Conference in Singapore. She was also invited to chair sessions at both these conferences. She received the “Best Paper Award” for her presentation in the 5th International Conference on Contemporary Issues in Management held at Bangalore in February 2017. She has 27 publications in National and International Journals. Her papers and case studies have been published in Scopus Indexed Journals. She is also a recipient of the Woman Achiever award conferred by the Surat Municipal Corporation. She is currently supervising six Ph.D. and two M.Phil scholars in the Management Faculty. She is an avid reader and traveller. She takes active interest in student development activities. Her workshop on “How to succeed in Interviews” is very popular among students. She is invited to deliver lectures across various institutes in Gujarat. She, with the support of the Times of India group has been instrumental in getting the status of ‘ET(Economic Times) Campus’ for the Department of Business and Industrial Management. She is closely associated with the industry through her affiliation with the South Gujarat Chamber of Commerce and Industry and is an active member of its Non Resident Gujarati committee and the Education committee. She is also the member of the Indian Commerce Association. She has given her services in the Blind School at Surat and also organised 2 successful blood donation camps at the Department where she currently works.

 

Dr. Vatsal B. Patel

 Asst. Professor

Email: [email protected]

 Area: Finance

 

Dr. Vatsal B. Patel holds a degree of MBA with specialization in finance from Veer Narmad South Gujarat University, Surat. He has a Ph.D. degree from Veer Narmad South Gujarat University, Surat in the subject of management where his area of research was aquaculture management. He has an overall experience of more than 12 years including a teaching experience of 8 years. He has participated in various national and international conferences/ seminars and has presented and published research papers in various journals and reputed books. He has also authored a book entitled ‘Aquaculture Management’. His area of interest includes finance, corporate taxation and financial planning, & aquaculture management.

 

Mrs. Pratha Jhala

 Asst. Professor Email: [email protected]

Area: Human Resource Management

Mrs. Pratha Jhala holds a degree of an MBA (Human Resource Management) from Gujarat University. Currently she is perusing Ph.D. Her area of research is Generational Studies. She is having four years of working experience, out of which one year of experience in teaching at post-graduate level. She is engaged in subjects like Business Communication, Human Resource Management, Training and Development and Strategic & International HRM. She has also developed and conducted personality development program at University. Before joining academics she was working with a trust as a trainer. She is deeply engaged in social activities such as educating underprivileged children.

 

 

 

 

 

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