KIAMS Faculty

KIAMS Faculty: Making a difference


Faculty can make an education institution rise to great heights. While anybody can acquire educational qualifications, fortune’s favourites are the ones who get to guide and educate students into their future. When any youngster steps into a management institute it is with faith and the knowledge that this is going to decide how their careers are shaped. Rarely do students forget great teachers. The ones chosen to guide KIAMS students are:

Dr Janaki Naik, Director, KIAMS, Pune has seen the institute start from scratch. After her post graduation in commerce, she went on to earn an M.Phil and Ph.D. Her career as a teacher spans well over two decades. Coming on board KIAMS in April, 2010, she has worked for over a year at shaping the curriculum.

Guiding man projects, she has seen many students through their MBA and MPM.

A professional membership in two organizations, Dr. Janaki is a soft skills trainer. She works with HR departments in competency mapping and assessment.

Many awards have come her way, a few of them being:
  • UGC Research Fellowship ‚Äď JRF / SRF
  • Business excellence award CII-EXIM
  • Business excellence award TKQP.

Her professional activities include designing and conducting assessments for the Kirloskar Group of Companies. She performs employee satisfaction surveys in organizations, and does human capital restructuring for companies that require it.

Prof Sandeep Kayastha heads Executive Education at KIAMS, Pune. He comes from a background in education with years of experience behind him. Work at ICFAI Business School, Hyderabad, Everonn Education Ltd, Chennai, KIAMS, Harihar, IIM A, IIT Delhi and a few other management institutes across the country give him a varied spectrum of exposure and insight into management education.

An M. Tech from IIT Khragpur, Kayastha has a deep interest in service management and simulation. With his finger firmly on the pulse of management studies, Prof Kayastha’s expertise is in teaching Operations Management to MBA students. Besides teaching, he conducts management development programmes for executives and government officials.

His book, Workload Reduction in Government has been well received.

Prof Priya Venkatesh comes to KIAMS with 13 years in the industry and 12 years teaching. After having worked in both sides of the coin, when lecturing a class, she is able to draw from real life experiences and bring them to the classroom, making her classes interesting and informative.

Prof Shruti Das did her post graduation in MMS from Bombay University, after which she took up a job. 12 years later, she went into teaching as that was her real calling and has been instrumental in guiding young minds for over two years. Das is a lecturer at KIAMS, Pune.