VSB Faculties

Dr. Amit Oak
Prof. & Dean – Academics, VSB


PhD Management, Bharati Vidyapeeth, Pune 2012 Executive Program, IIM Ahmedabad 2001, MBA (Fin and Mkt), Symbiosis, University of Pune 1994, BA, Economics, University of Mumbai 1991


Teaching Experience: 23 Years
Research Experience: 8 Years
Corporate Experience: 16 Years
Technical Papers Published: 15
Books Co-Authored: 02
Industry Projects: 10
Corporate Trainings (in man-hours): 1200

Amit K. Sharma
Vice President- Future Group India GEMBA- SDA Bocconi, Milan - Italy

Executive Profile

Integral part of the core team handling Mall Business and Wholesale Markets. Directly responsible for spearheading the Expansion, P&L Management, Operations, Business Development, Leasing, Media Sales, Marketing Communications of the Mall Business and assisting the Whole Sale Market team on 'Go To Market Strategy'.

Visiting/guest faculty in various B Schools...
S.P. Jain Global, BIMTECH, NMIMS, Nirma, BITS - Pilani etc.

Dr. K.S. Gupta
PhD (IIT Bombay), MBA, PGDBA, ME, C Eng (I), FIE, LMISTD.
Director & Foreign Quality Expert in Higher Education KSG Center for Quality Minds (KSGCQM), Bangalore

47 plus years of experience in Quality Assurance System at tertiary level, Training and Development, Management Teaching, Research and administration of B-Schools, Guiding M Phil and PhD Scholars, conducting MDPs in development skills and Reprogramming of Minds with strongly working and advocating for quality improvement in Education system and post self-assessment procedure to improve the quality as a cyclical fashion.

Expert in the field of Quality Assurance in Higher Education:
Conducted MDPs at IIM Bangalore and Kozhikode.
“Teaching –Learning, assessment procedures, Ranking system of Journals and HEIs at India” at ISBR
“Building Empowering Relationships to Motivate Team Members” for BEL Top Management teams in IIM Kozhikode.

Dr. Sushil Kumar
PHD (FPM) in Business Policy & Strategic Management, IIM Raipur

M. Phil in Planning and Development

Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, IIT BOMBAY

M.A. in Social Entrepreneurship

School of Management and Labour Studies, TISS, MUMBAI

Services and Affiliations

Reviewed research papers submitted in AIB 2018, Pan IIM Conference 2018
Reviewed papers submitted in Journal of Entrepreneurship
Member, Strategic Management Society, 2017, 2018, 2019
Member, Academy of International Business 2017, 2018, 2019
Participated in Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES), Hyderabad International Convention Centre, Hyderabad India November 28-30, 2017
Volunteer for Global Summit for Management Cases (GSMC), Indian Institute of Management Raipur, 2016-2017
Executive Coordinator for Global Summit for Corporate Social Responsibility (GSCSR), Indian Institute of Management Raipur, 2015
Volunteer, International Conference on Humanitarian Logistics, Indian Institute of Management Raipur, 2013.
Department placement coordinator, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay 2012-13
Executive member for URBIO, international conference at Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, 2012

Rohan Mehra
Corporate Trainer and Visiting Faculty EPHRM- Indian Institute of Management, Kolkata PGPEM - Mumbai Educational Trust (Mumbai)

President of Harrovians Speakers Club, London, U.K.-Toastmasters International
Quiz Master for various Inter-Collegiate quizzes like Khushagrah
Judge for Various Inter-collegiate competitions ranging from debates to elocutions
Hosted various Panel Discussions and Symposiums across India
Dubbed for various video games
Member of National Entrepreneurship Network & The India-United States of America Entrepreneurs

Awards & Accolades:

Event Manager of the Year Award (Education Times-2004-05)
Young Leadership Award (R.D. National College)
Toastmasters International Table Topics Contest- Club Level
Teen of The Year-1st Runners Up (National Level)

Visiting Faculty with –

St. Francis Institute Of Management, Mumbai, N.L. Dalmia Institute Of Management, Mumbai, Narsee Monjee Institute Of Management Studies, St. Andrews College, Mumbai, National Academy For Sports Management, Mumbai, Amity Global Business School, Mumbai, Thadomal Shahani Centre For Management, Bombay Stock Exchange Institute, Mumbai, Kohinoor Business School, Mumbai….

Prof. Umesh Rathod
Mentor at Atal Tinkering Lab of a school at Ahmednagar district of Maharashtra established by NITI Aayog, Government of India.

A think tank working towards enhancing the startup eco-system of India through entrepreneurial research in collaboration with global startup eco-systems. I mentor students, early stage startups & corporate while sharing the acquired knowledge & experience to global audience. I strongly believe in the quote, “Together we can make a difference”.

Mentoring CA students to hone up their Managerial Skills

Founder of a startup focused on development of Entrepreneurial intention in campuses across India. We conduct lectures & workshops apart from mentoring early stage startups & help in Corporate Innovation.

Jay Bhatt
Assistant Professor
Department of Management Studies
Convener, Entrepreneurship Cell, VIT Member - BMA

I got into the academic field after an overall 17 years of industry experience. It was this industry experience for which I have been teaching subjects ranging from Marketing to Operations to International Business. Being born in an entrepreneurial family, it was only natural to follow the footsteps of my predecessors. I had joined my father in business long before I had graduated. We were into assembling and marketing of bio-medical equipment, mainly physiotherapy equipment. After having joined, I expanded the product range to include imported equipment mainly of American and Italian make. I also successfully entered into exports mainly through channels into the African markets! I managed to expand the annual turnover to three times the original size and sustained it at that level for more than half a decade! It was due to this experience that I have been successfully teaching Entrepreneurship Management and run an Entrepreneurship Cell. In the later stage, I moved into the job market to begin my career afresh.

Varsha Maheshwari
Assistant Professor
Department of Management Studies

I consider myself to be a resourceful and highly imaginative person when it comes to academic involvement in management teaching. My decade-long experience as a teacher leads me to offer individualized support, encourage students’ creativity, and foster open-mindedness which provides high quality education to all my students. I am entrusted with the responsibility of designing the pedagogy and planning student activities. Familiarity with the general administrative environment at educational institutes and an idea about their practices has given me the opportunity to handle examination responsibilities at the Management Department of VSB. Efficiency in interpersonal communication, problem solving and decision-making managerial skills help me in handling the administrative activities entailing event management like trainings, seminars, conferences and fests and implementing operational plans for ensuring the smooth running of the Institute. I am also the Treasurer of the VSB Student Council.

Trupti Naik
Assistant Professor
Department of Management Studies
Department Academic Officer

“The influence of teachers extends beyond the classroom, well into the future.” This quote was very appropriate for me as the youngest child in my family which comprised many passionate and knowledgeable teachers who made a profound impact on my life. Born in a family of teachers and commissioned officers of the Indian Army, it fostered within me a deep desire to learn and excel. It instilled a thirst for knowledge and a habit of challenging myself to explore. This is where my journey to become a teacher began.

Dr. Jyotsna Golhar
Assistant Professor
Department of Management Studies

I am currently working as an Associate Professor in the Department of Management Studies. I also coordinate for industry institute tie-ups. This task involves looking into the needs of corporates to make students industry-ready with the help of organizing functional specialization summits, panel discussion, industry certifications, live projects and student exchange activities. At Vidyalankar, I am regularly coordinating with professional bodies such as AIMA, BMA, IMC, CII, Yi, and MEDC.

Smita Mukherjee
Assistant Professor
Department of Management Studies

Having grown up in a small town, Varanasi, where the facilities for education were limited then, I always dreamt of fulfilling my passion for education. Getting a good education was always on my mind since school days. I didn’t know then that soon I will get an opportunity to start pursuing my dream. I came to Mumbai after completing HSC and enrolled for B. Com. from SIES College of Arts, Science and Commerce. I then went on to acquire Masters in Management Studies (HR) from Vidyalankar Institute of Technology, affiliated to University of Mumbai.

Capt. Sachin Sawant
Assistant Professor
Department of Management Studies
Department Academic Officer

In the early years of my career I served the Indian Army as a Captain for five years and have been into highly active areas of Jammu & Kashmir where I fought militancy in the areas of Rajouri & Poonch Sectors and carried out flawless operations in counter insurgency ops with zero casualties. I learnt attributes of strategy, people management, stress management and leadership skills in a combat situation. The experiential learnings through operations and a course like Commando Training built a never say die attitude in me. I have featured as a Brand Ambassador for the Indian Army in inspirational and motivational advertisements on television to motivate the young generation to join the Short Service Commission for the Indian Army. ( Watch video )