Dr. Manasa Nagabhushanam

Director (Academics) & Professor

About the Faculty

Dr. Manasa Nagabhushanam is the Director of Ramaiah Institute of Management, Bangalore. She has an experience of 32 years as an academician, education leader, researcher, writer, and a consultant. She has headed several Business schools as Dean and Director.  Has been working towards the dissemination of the National Education policy through her articles, lectures and webinars. She is a doctoral guide and Seven Women scholars have completed Ph.D under her guidance.

She has been nominated as a member of the Curriculum Development Committee under the Task Force for the implementation of National Education Policy in Karnataka. She is nominated as a member of the expert committee by the Government of Karnataka to look into the legislations relating to Right to Education Act in Karnataka. She is nominated as President’s nominee to the executive council of Central University of Karnataka, Kalaburagi. She is the member of the advisory council of Nripatunga University Bangalore. She is also the member of executive council of Centre of Educational and Social Studies (CESS).

She has served as a member of the Mission group on Higher Education in Karnataka for Karnataka Knowledge Commission, nominated by the Chief Minister of Karnataka as a member of the syndicate of Bangalore University, chairperson for the committee on Students Grievance and Redressal Cell served as a member of the sexual Harrassment and grievance reddressal at Bangalore University, served as the Director of Centre for Educational and Social Studies a research organization working in the field of Education through which she has worked on several research projects concerning Education.  She was a member of  governing council and academic council of 14 educational institutions in Bangalore.

With a very inclusive approach, providing equal opportunity and understanding the aspirations of faculty and students, she has transformed institutions and people to achieve success.  She has been providing innovative and implementable solutions to transform the culture and governance of educational institutions.

She has contributed towards management education by her transformational and thought leadership as Dean and Director at well-known Business Schools in Bangalore. She has served as the dean at Amity Global Business School and CIMS Bangalore. She was the director of PES IUP Management Program and Director at International School for Business and Research, Bangalore.

She was the CEO of AnalyZ Research Solutions Pvt Ltd and has mentored and supported in strategizing Business growth for several start-ups and corporates both as a business consultant and researcher.

Her educational qualifications include M. Com, MBA, M.Phil and Ph.D.  Her Ph.D was in the area of Managing Voluntary Organizations working for Women Empowerment. She has given a framework for voluntary organizations on how to operate effectively.  Her thesis got a best Ph.D thesis award for the contribution made in the field of voluntary organizations working for women empowerment by Prestige Group of Institutions, Indore.

Seven women doctoral scholars have successfully completed their Ph.D under her guidance and four women scholars are currently pursuing Ph.D under guidance.  She has received an award from Bangalore Centre for Education for the Best Women Teacher in the area of management education in 2007. She has received the Women achiever Award from Forum for Women Entreprenuers in 2022 and also India 5000 has awarded her the Women Achiever of 2022 Award.