Visiting Faculty

Visiting / Adjunct Faculty Courses Offered
Dr. Amlan Das Gupta

B.Sc. in Economics from Presidency College, Calcutta University; M.Sc. in Quantitative Economics, Indian Statistics Institute; Ph.D. in Economics from Vancouver School of Economics

His research interests include, Nutrition and Food-security, Development Economics, Applied Econometrics. Secondary field: Environment, Health.

His teaching expertise lies in Microeconomics, Development Economics, Applied Econometrics and Industrial Organization.

He is presently Assistant Professor at Institute of Financial Management & Research, Sri City

M.R.G. Appa Rao

B.Sc. in Physics, Loyola College, Madras; Automobile Engineering from Madras Institute of Technology and MBA in General Management from IIM, Calcutta

Owner, Idealab (India) Pvt. Ltd., Self-employed Farmer, Teacher and Sportsman.

Experienced with a demonstrated history of working in the information technology and services industry. Current focus is on developing IOT applications for Precision Agriculture using Raspberry Pi and Arduino. Also involved in developing prototypes in Block chain and Quantum Computing. Is a farmer growing Sweet Orange, Mango, Banana and Eucalyptus. Teaches a variety of subjects like Critical Thinking and Learning Models to students and teachers in school, engineering and management institutions. Plays competitive Bridge. Except Baseball follows all other sports and games.

Aptitude & Logical Thinking
Gowri Subramaniam

A versatile senior IT professional with over 26 years of experience in software application development and training.

Managed and led teams that successfully developed and executed various projects including Python App Development, AWS App Development, Development using Google App Engine, Mobile App Development and Audio / Video App Development for the Broadcast industry.

Delivered training programs based on Python for corporates and colleges.

IT Workshop – Software:

This program is intended to provide foundation on programming using Python and to bring in proficiency to develop applications. Successful students will be able to apply the best practices with the acquired knowledge and experience on

  • Data types like List, Tuple, Dictionary and Set
  • Strings
  • File handling
  • Namespaces
  • Functions and argument passing
  • Shallow & Deep Copy
  • Exception Handling
  • Debugging
  • Unit Testing
  • OOPs
  • Modules & Packages
Praveen Kumar Alapati

Praveen Alapati is a Ph.D. scholar ( about to complete) in the department of computer science and engineering at Indian Institute of Technology, Madras. His current research focus on design of efficient concurrent data structures ( He received star TA award two times from IIT Madras. Also, he worked for two online NPTEL courses: Computer Architecture and Digital Circuits &Systems.

Before joining at IIT Madras, he worked as a faculty member and project leader. He has 9 years of teaching and 1 year industry experience. Also, he worked as a guest faculty at Acharya Nagarjuna University. He is one of the principal investigators of a research project: Data Standards, sponsored by Computer Society of India. As a part of M.Tech project, he developed a framework for specification driven application compiler. It generates Java Programs for a typical specification file, which is written in Web Application Specification Language (WASL). He mentored 12 M.Tech and 20 B.Tech projects. He secured 99.6 percentile in GATE and 23rd rank in the Andhra University Common Entrance Test.

Computer Organization

  • Concurrent Data Structures
  • Parallel Algorithms
S. Prasannna Gandhi

MBA from School of Management, Pondicherry.

He started his career with Ma Foi Foundation which runs a sports academy, tuition center for academically poor children as their CSR head. He was instrumental in designing and developing various projects in education, health and livelihood. Presently, he is heading HR and Corporate Affairs

He is also a part of CIOSA ( which is a network of NGOs, corporates and individuals  in Tamil Nadu..

He has been a Subeditor for Indian Express. Inspired by Mahatma Gandhi, he contributed articles on Gandhi in some of the leading Tamil Magazines.

Performing Arts

The course focuses on alternate modes of self-expression through drama, music and art.

Ramasubramanian O.B.

Director, Sustainable Livelihood Institute; Director, Alampannai Holistic Initiatives; and Lead Consultant, Samanvaya Consulting.

He has been creating and shaping institutions for a better planet. He has over 26 years of experience initially as a corporate consultant, later as a social entrepreneur, a teacher and a mentor.

He has worked with a wide cross section of societal leaders including government officers, professionals, rural community leaders, particularly women’s SHG movement, entrepreneurs and students.

Some of his innovative approaches in
teaching include designing and administering ‘barefoot MBA’ program for rural community and leadership orientation for farming community.

He has mentored socially relevant initiatives and provide a Gandhian perspective to current development challenges.

Contemporary Gandhi
Dr. Shrijita Banerjee

Ph.D. in Biotechnology from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.

She specializes in Enzymology, Biochemistry, Biophysics and Microbiology.

Her research interests include, cloning, protein expression and purification, biochemical and biophysical characterization of proteins, protein-protein and protein-ligand interaction studies and protein aggregation.

P.S. Srivalli Kiranmayee

M.S in Mathematics & Statistics from Mississippi State University.

Her research interests include, Wavelet Theory, Hybrid functions, Differential equations, Integral equations, Statistical methods, non-parametric equations. Statistical computations using

R and SAS.

  • Operational Mathematics
  • Differential Equations
Dr. Ch. Subrahmanyam

Ph. D. from IIT Madras. Has over 36 years of technology, domain and business experience.

Worked on a vast spectrum of technologies in delivering the projects/products ranging from Mainframe computers (IBM, CDC), large scale open systems (based on SMP with Unix O/S mostly Solaris and Linux with 8CPU servers), mid-range computers, Microsoft Windows Server based servers with Internet applications. Involved with network storage based applications development, support and maintenance.

Has led project teams to create Quality Management Systems (as SEPG Head) confirming to ISO 9001, SEI CMMI, as well as executing projects with such QMS.

Successfully and deftly handled multiple concurrent projects from multiple countries and multiple cultures.

  • Programming Systems
  • Software Engineering
Sukanya Sundaramani

Bachelor’s in Business Management and a University Rank Holder; MBA in HR and a Faculty Certificate in online training by Global Nxt, Malaysia

She is the recipient of Manipal Global Award for Academic Excellence in Soft Skills. She has over 12 years of experience working with both corporates and education institutions in the domain of soft skills, behavioral training and content development. Her research paper on Emotional Intelligence won the best paper award at an International Conference.

She has worked with organizations like iNurture Education Solutions;  Manipal Group;  Pricol Technologies; CK Institute of Management and few others.

Communication Skills
1st Year

  • Introduction to Communication
  • Attitude
  • Basics of Writing
  • Reading Skills
  • Body Language
  • Listening Skills

2nd Year

  • Speaking Skills
  • Presentation Skills
  • Phone/Video Call Etiquette
  • Email Etiquette
  • Writing Skills
  • Digiquette

3rd Year

  • SOPs
  • Attire & Grooming
  • Corporate Culture
  • Office Communication
  • Group Discussions
  • Mock Interviews
  • Resume Building & Cover Letters
Prof. G. Venkata Chalam

M.Com, LLM, MBA and Ph.D.

As an Academic resource person, He has taught Master’s level courses as visiting/guest/resource person in Financial management, Security analysis & Portfolio management, Financial derivatives, International finance, Operations management and Accounting & Finance for managers for Acharya N.G. Ranga Agricultural University, Indira Gandhi National Open University, Pondicherry University, Andhra University, Dr B.R. Ambedkar Open University, etc.

He actively participates in case study and group discussions along with researchers and students from top business schools in U.S.A viz., Harvard Business School, MIT Sloan School of Management, Kellogg Business School, Booth School of Business, Stuart Graduate School of Business, Liautaud Graduate School of Business, Kellstadt School of Business, Leeds School Business, Colorado, etc.

He has attended conference held at University of Sri Lanka, Kuliapitia and presented papers in conferences held at Lag Vegas, Neveda, USA, Harvard University and Wagner College, Staten Island, New York.

Accounts & Finance
G.S. Yogananda Rao

B.Sc. in Psychology; M.Sc. in Biopsychology from University of Mysore; and Ph.D. specializing in butterflies.

He has diverse experience in water based activities, lead hikes focusing on aspects of natural history, lead safaris, field trips, has an extensive knowledge on wide spectrum of wildlife, conservation and natural resource preservation practices and contribute to friendly and warm atmosphere.

Good Earth

  • Importance of Biodiversity in Human Life.
  • Earth friendly living
  • Lessons animals can teach us in being better human beings
  • Birds and their role in ecosystem
  • Natural resources and its importance
  • Insects and ways they help humans
  • Ways to stop deforestation and protect planet from depletion

Nature – Climate Changes

  • Impact of climate changes on biodiversity, ecosystem structure and functioning
  • Global change biology
  • Adaption to impact of climate change