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B. Com (Hons), ACA, CS, PGDM (IIM A)

Finance Area

Amit Parakh

Amit has worked extensively in the banking and equity research areas, carrying out valuation and financial analysis assignments, building credit rating models and structuring transactions in organizations like ICICI Bank (Structured Products) and J. P. Morgan, before entering academics.

He takes active interest in capital markets and likes to get involved in valuation assignments. He conducts workshops on corporate finance, assets valuation, risk management and offers study programs related to CFA, FRM and CA.

BE (Jadavpur University), PGDM (IIM B)

Digital Business Management & Digital Media Analytics Area

Atanu Ghosh

Atanu Ghosh is the Promoter, Founder and CEO of Bluebeaks Solutions that runs Salt n Soap, a leading Online Grocery Retailer in India and Medinook, an Online Health Consultation Portal.

Atanu is an Angel Investor and serves in the Board of Directors of IT and ITeS start-ups globally. He is an Adjunct and Visiting Faculty with leading Business Schools in areas of Digital Business Management, Digital Marketing, Analytics and E-Commerce and also consults for leading Corporate and Government Departments. Atanu was an Associate Director with IBM and a Principal with PwC before his entrepreneurial stint.

B.Tech (IIT K), MBA (University of Iowa)

Marketing & Brand Management Area

Charanpreet Singh

Charanpreet worked in the corporate world for 20 years, with industries like Cryogenics, Steel, International Trade, Consulting and IT in organizations such as British Oxygen, Tata Steel, PwC and Compaq-HP before deciding to pursue his first passion, education. He is a founding member of Praxis Business School.

A winner of the Chevening Scholarship for Young Managers awarded by the British Government, Charanpreet has keen interest in the areas of Branding, IT, Analytics and Business Communication.

He taught at the University of Iowa, and has been a visiting faculty at IIM Lucknow, IIM Raipur, IIM Shillong and IIM Udaipur.

B.Sc (H) (Calcutta University), MCA (IGNOU), MBA & Ph.D (IIEST, Shibpur)

Human Resources Area

Dr. Kankana Mukhopadhyay

Kankana is an educationist with a focus on Human Resource Management. With an experience of 19 years in Management Education and Research, she has worked with reputed academic institutions like IIEST Shibpur, Indian Institute of Plantation Management Bangalore to name a few. She has written a book on "HR Analytics for Business Managers" and a few book chapters. She has published articles in various National and International Journals and presented papers in National and International Conferences. She has imparted training in Indian Oil, Allahabad Bank, FOSMI and SME sectors. NITTTR Kolkata invited her to train the faculty members of Govt. Institutions across India. She is a reviewer, member of the editorial board of management journals and the doctoral committee member of IIEST Shibpur.

M. Com, FCA, DISA (ICA), Ph.D (Utkal University)

Finance Area

Dr. Manaswee Kumar Samal

Manaswee is an Associate Professor in GLIM, Chennai and an adjunct faculty with Praxis Business School.

He has been associated with many B-Schools like XIMB, XLRI, VGSOM, ICFAI.Manaswee was the Director in two B-Schools previously and has extensive consulting experiences with Infrastructure projects, Health Sector Reforms, Divestment, State PSU restructuring and Developmental projects.

He held the role of Institutional Development and Governance Specialist in 2014-15. He has imparted training for corporate sectors and conducted MDPs for senior/middle level managers. His research and teaching interests include Financial Accounting and Disclosure, Enterprise Valuation, Cost Management, Business Regulations, Project Financing and PPP.

B.Tech (IIT KGP), M.S & Ph.D (University of Texas at Dallas)

Director – Praxis Business School

Dr. Prithwis Mukerjee

Prithwis is an engineer by education, a teacher by profession, a programmer by passion and an imagineer by intention.

He loves to live at the creative edge where technology meets business and tinker with tomorrow's technology today. Prithwis did his B.Tech from IIT, Kharagpur and PhD from the University of Texas at Dallas.

He has worked as a software engineer at Tata Steel and Tata IBM and as a technology consultant at PwC and IBM India. Subsequently, he was a tenured professor at IIT Kharagpur and is currently the Director at Praxis Business School.

Prithwis pioneered the use of Relational Database technology at Tata Steel and in PwC he created and led the eBusiness practice. In IBM he introduced the concept of 3D Virtual Worlds that has now become more well known as the Metaverse. At IIT Kharagpur he created new courses in data warehousing and data mining which later became the backbone of the Praxis Data Science program.

Prithwis is a prolific author having written books on Python and Deep Learning and two science fiction novels, Chronotantra, Chronoyantra. His personal motto is "Resources are Limited, Creativity is Unlimited''.

Ph.D, MPhil, M. Sc (Calcutta University), PGDBA, UGC-NET

Economics & Statistics Area

Dr. Sayantani Roy Choudhury

Sayantani has a PhD in Economics. She has been in academics for more than 20 years. She has over 13 years of fulltime teaching experience. Sayantani is a visiting professor at IIM Udaipur and IIM Amritsar. She did her MSc with Econometrics and Statistics specialization, MPhil and PhD from Calcutta University.Women labour force participation and women empowerment was her area of PhD research. Her published research includes international and national journal publications, book chapters and one book, titled ‘Female Workforce Participation Decision and Factors behind It’.She has presented research papers in many national and international conferences. Sayantani did her PGDBA from Symbiosis Centre of Distance Learning with marketing specialization and is on the editorial board of three international journals. She has been associated with academic institutions like Shri Shikshayatan College, Amity University, New York University, MDI, Unitedworld School of Business, GNIT and IIPM. She also provides consultancy on quantitative and qualitative research. She is actively involved in research work in the social sciences field. She has received the ‘Best Data Science Faculty’ award in the women faculty category from AIM in 2021.

B.Tech (CSE), PGDBA, Fellow (IIM C)

Business Analytics Area

Dr. Sourav Saha

Sourav Saha is a Machine Learning professional turned Educator in the Advanced Analytics domain with two decades of global experience around Data Driven insights in Business Consulting and R and D. Sourav is an FPM from IIM Calcutta in the area of Machine Learning heuristics, with applications in Computational Advertising. He is passionate about democratizing technology for the masses and applying AI for social good. Before joining Praxis Business School, he was the Chairperson for Data Science and Analytics programs at SVKM‘s NMIMS and was instrumental in launching several programs in applied analytics for undergraduate students and post-graduate executives.

B.Tech (NIT), MBA (IBS), Ph.D (RK University)

Machine Learning & Deep Learning Area

Dr. Subhasis Dasgupta

Subhasis has been in academics for over 12 years, and delivered courses on Business Research Methods, Machine Learning, Deep Learning, NLP, Operations Management. Subhasis has done his PhD in applied Text Mining processes in marketing contexts. He has worked at IIM Ahmedabad as a Research Associate in the area of financial inclusion in India. His current areas of academic interest are Advanced Machine Learning, Text Mining and Deep Learning. Subhasis has published papers in International Journals and has also presented his works in various international conferences. He is actively involved in corporate training and conducted training sessions in organizations like HPL, Abzooba, TCG, ICICI Bank and Infosys. Prior to joining academics, Subhasis worked for 4 years at HPCL where he was involved in Planning and Operations.

B.E. (Jadavpur University), M.Tech (ISI Kolkata)

Machine Learning & Artificial Intelligence Area

Jaydip Sen

Jaydip’s research areas include Machine Learning and AI, security in wired and wireless networks, intrusion detection systems, secure routing protocols in wireless ad hoc and sensor networks, privacy issues in ubiquitous and pervasive communication. He has 165 publications, including 31 papers in international journals, 92 papers in refereed conference proceedings (IEEE Xplore, ACM Digital Library, Springer LNCS, and CCIS), 34 books chapters in books published by international publishing houses. He has also edited 13 volumes and 5 books. Jaydip has delivered keynote lectures in international conferences and symposia. He is a Senior Member of ACM, USA; a Member IEEE, USA, and IEEE Computer Society, USA. Before joining academics, Jaydip worked in organizations like ONGC, Oracle India Pvt. Ltd., Akamai Technology Pvt. Ltd, TCS Ltd, and NIST, India.

M.Sc (Jadavpur University), PGDM (GIM)

Marketing Research and Marketing Analytics Area

Prasenjit Das Purkayastha

Prasenjit has been one of the most prominent market researchers of the country in the last decade. He was the Associate Director and Branch Head of Nielsen‘s Customized Research setup in Kolkata and the Group Business Director of IMRB International. Prasenjit’s expertise lies in the research of consumers across product categories and services like Media, Personal Care, Cigarettes, Paints, Telecom, Banking and Finance. He consults and trains corporates in areas related to Marketing Research and Analytics. He also teaches courses in the areas of Marketing Research and Marketing Analytics at IIM Kolkata, GIM Goa, JU and CMI.

BA in Sociology, Delhi University

Human Resources Area

Shahida Hussain

Shahida Hussain has over 15 years of experience in training, teaching and working in the corporate sector.

She worked over a decade with ICICI Bank Limited in the Human Resource department as a Chief Manager.

In her last role she headed employee-relations for East Zone of the bank with an employee strength of 8000+. She was responsible for all events in the employee life cycle and led the Employee Relations team of East Zone. She was an integral part of the Gender Neutral Policy (GNP) of the bank and thereafter the Internal Complaints Committee under the Prevention of SH Act 2013.

B.Com (St. Xavier's); MBA (IISWBM)

Strategic Management, Sustainability & Business Ethics Area

Shivaji Gupta Roy

Shivaji is a Senior Trainer, Coach and Management Consultant having over 30 years of experience in the areas of Organizational Behavior, Organizational Development, Sales, Marketing, General Management, Organizational Transformation and Personal Effectiveness.

A MBA from IISWBM, Kolkata, Shivaji taught Marketing and OB at ASCI, Hyderabad. He has taught across global institutes as a visiting faculty and was also associated with PwC as a Supervising Consultant and the Head PeopleSoft ERP Practice of the firm.

PGDM (IIM Kozhikode); Ph.D (IIM C)

Marketing & Brand Management Area

Dr. Ridhi Agarwala

Dr. Agarwala has completed her M.B.A. from IIM Kozhikode (2007) and Ph.D. from IIM Calcutta (2019). She has entrepreneurial as well as corporate experience. As an academician she has engaged in multiple endeavors like teaching, researching, consulting and conducting workshops. She has been associated with various IIMs (Ranchi, Vizag and Nagpur) in a visiting capacity. Ridhi has published multiple papers and has presented at national and international conferences. Her core interest areas are consumer behavior, branding and semiotics.

MBA (Sikkim Manipal Institute of Technology)

Human Resources Area

Puja Singh Ghosh

Puja Singh Ghosh is an educationist with a profound focus on Human Resource Management. With an extensive experience spanning over 15 years in Management Education and Research. Puja is an active participant as a paper presenter in both National and International Conferences, enriching the scholarly dialogue. Puja has authored and published a multitude of articles in various prestigious National and International Journals. Puja Singh Ghosh has numerous contributions to the realm of academia, industry, and research Human Resource Management and Organizational Behavior.

B.Sc (Mumbai University), PGDM (TAPMI)

Marketing Area

Sourav Ghosh

Sourav has worked in multiple domains which include Sales, Marketing, Logistics, Procurement in diverse industries like FMCG, Healthcare, Automobiles and eCommerce. His domain expertise is in go to market strategies for launching and scaling brands in the Indian context. An avid reader, his interests span modern history, biographies, technology and photography.

MBA (Bhavan's Institute), FPM (IMI)

Finance Area

Dr. Sweta Tiwari

Sweta's area of interest includes Corporate Finance, Corporate Governance, Earnings Management & Corporate Payout Policy. She has published several research papers in refereed national & international journals. Her papers have been presented at global seminars & conferences. Prior to joining academia, she had a very successful stint in banking with Axis Bank.

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