Veer Narmad South Gujarat University

Department of Business & Industrial Management

G. H. Bhakta Management Academy


Dr. Renuka Garg - Professor & Head

Dr. Renuka Garg - Professor & Head
dbimsgu@yahoo.com

Marketing and Service Marketing

Prof. Garg has more than 30 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 scores of 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 with organizations such as Surat Zari Industry and Surat Municipal Corporation.

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

Dr. Vinod Patel - Professor & Dean - Faculty of Mgt. Studies

Dr. Vinod Patel - Professor & Dean - Faculty of Mgt. Studies
drvinodpatel2003@yahoo.com

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, Ahmadabad 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 23 years.He has authored 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 his Conferences. Dr. Patel has been the resource person and recognized guide of Ph.D. and M.Phit. 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

Dr. Manish Sidhpuria - Professor
mvsidhpuria@yahoo.com

Consumer Behavior, Retailing, Strategy and Communication

Dr. Sidhpuria has a rich teaching and industry experience of more than 25 years. Prior to joining academics, he was associated for about 8 years with the healthcare sector. For the last more than 17 years, he has been involved in postgraduate management teaching, research and consultancy. He has published more than 30 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 paper presented at an International Conference at IBA, Bangalore was awarded “The Best Research Paper” in 2009 and research paper presented at a National Conference at Auro University, Surat was awarded the “Second Best Research Paper” in the 2013. He completed the Management Teachers Programme (1 Basic course and 5 Elective courses) offered by the Strategic Management Forum of India in May 2005.

He has been associated with various academic institutions & professional organization as visiting faculty. He has organized & conducted various training programmes under the aegis of the ‘Business Counselling Cell’ (BCC) of the Department. Presently, he is the Coordinator of the “Start-up and Entrepreneurship Council” of the University. He is also a member of “University —Industry Interaction Cell”. 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) and was also the Co-ordinator of the MBA (Evening) programme run by the Department for the working executives during the period 2007-11.

He has authored a book titled “Retail Franchising” published by Tata McGraw-Hill. Its international copy has been published in Philippines by McGraw-Hill International. He has also done an adaptation work with a book titled “Effective Business Communication” again published byTata McGraw-Hill.

Dr. Manisha Panwala - Professor

Dr. Manisha Panwala - Professor
manishampanwala@yahoo.com

Marketing & Research

She has 26 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

Dr. Jaydip Chaudhari - Professor
jnchaudhari@vnsgu.ac.in

IT, Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management and Strategic Management

Dr. Jaydip Chaudhari holds BE and MBA Degree from the M. S. University of Baroda, and Ph. D from Veer Narmad South Gujarat University, Surat. He has 21 years of Academic Experience and 2 years of Industry Experience. He is a Certified Strategic Management Teacher. 11 students have been awarded Ph. D. and 8 students are pursuing their Ph.D. under his guidance in the area of IT, SCM, Small Business & Management.

He has been actively associated with others universities across states.

He has represented the university in International Conferences held at Germany and Thailand.

Dr. Munira Habibullah - Professor

Dr. Munira Habibullah - Professor
ismailhabibullah@yahoo.com

Marketing, Finance

Prof. Munira Habibullah has more than 24 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 & also presented papers at National and International conferences. Her research papers, articles have been published in various national journals. She is a guiding to Ph.D. and M.Phil students. She is interested in social issues and actively worked in community development programmers and activities.

Dr. Dhaval Maheta - Asst. Professor

Dr. Dhaval Maheta - Asst. Professor
dhavalmahe1a007@rediffmail.com

Finance & Production

Dr. Dhaval Maheta has 14 years of Post Graduate teaching experience. He holds degree of B.E.(Production) and M.B.A.(Finance), PH.D. (Management), Post Graduate Diploma in Research Methodology. Dr. Maheta has cleared N.E.T. (Management) examination. He has conducted and organized various Faculty Development Programme on Data Analysis using SPSS, AMOS, Minitab, E-views, R Software, Gretl, Matlab, Design Expert, etc.

Dr. Namrata Khatri - Asst. Professor

Dr. Namrata Khatri - Asst. Professor
dr.namratakhatri@gmail.com

Finance, Advance Accounting, Financial Services

Dr. Namrata has 13 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 co-authored a book on ‘Business Administration’ for T.Y.B.Com. students. Her doctoral work is in the area of corporate governance. She has attended Faculty Development Programmes, 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 a guide to Ph.D. and M.Phil Students.

Dr. Janki Mistry - Asst. Professor

Dr. Janki Mistry - Asst. Professor
janki.mistry@gmail.com

Finance, Corporate Restructuring, Mergers and Acquisitions

Dr. Janki Mistry is Faculty in the area of Finance and her subjects are Managerial Economics, Investment Management and Corporate Restructuring. She has a 10 year post graduate teaching experience and her area of research is Corporate Finance. Besides her core subjects, she conducts student development workshops in Business communication and Interview Skills. She has 14 publications in National and International Journals and has presented several research papers in International conferences in Singapore, Paris and India.

She is actively involved in student activities and enjoys organizing student led events. Her hobbies include classical dance and light music. She is also a voracious reader and enjoys travelling.

Mrs. Pratha Jhala - Asst. Professor

Mrs. Pratha Jhala - Asst. Professor
prathajhala@gmail.com

Human Resource Management

Mrs. Pratha Jhala holds a degree of an MBA (Human Resource Management) from Gujarat University. 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.

Dr. Vatsal Patel - Asst. Professor

Dr. Vatsal Patel - Asst. Professor
drvatsalbpatel25@gmail.com

Finance, Financial Derivatives, Corporate Taxation and Financial Planning

Dr. Vatsal B Patel holds a degree of MBA with specialization in finance and PhD degree in the subject of management in the area of aquaculture management. He has an overall experience of more than 10 years including teaching experience of 6 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’.