Our Core Faculty

A FUSION OF INDUSTRY PROFESSIONALS AND ACADEMICIANS

AICAR has a combination of academicians and practitioners that has resulted in breakthrough ideas in syllabus and teaching methods.

Ivan Arthur
Vice Chairman, was till a few years ago the National Creative Director of J. Walter Thompson. A many times award winner band a recipient of the CAG Hall of Fame, he has worked on and helped to build some of India’s best-known brands, like Air-India, Philips, Sunsilk, Lux, Welcomgroup of Hotels, Horlicks, Godrej, Hamdard and many others. He has designed and conducted workshops for the advertising industry and for global training programs of J. Walter Thompson. He was part of the international team that gave shape to the Thompson Total Branding Protocol. He has lectured at IIM Ahmedabad, S.P. Jain Institute, the Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management, to name a few, and he has addressed international advertising conferences in Cairo and the Philippines.

Dr. Subhash A. Kulkarni (Director - HR / Admin / Finance)
Dr. Subhash A. Kulkarni has a Doctorate in International Marketing and is a professional from academics having 23 years of experience in teaching. He has worked as Director of prominent Management Institute in Mumbai for 2 years. He has authored one book on Export Marketing and another on Environmental Studies. He has special interest in organizing industrial visits for students and has vision of making AICAR as University in next 5 years. He has attended National and International seminars and has presented Research Paper in International Marketing.

Dr. Mrunal Asher (Dy. Director - Business Management & Alliances)
Area of specialization: Strategic Management, Marketing Research
Industry Experience: 24 years
Management Consultant: 11 years
Teaching Experience: 13 years (Visiting Faculty)
Mrunal is a Doctorate in Business Administration (Marketing) from University if Bombay (1979) and has a rich experience in the Indian Pharmaceutical Industry. He served companies like BOEHRINGER-KNOLL, MERIND (MERCK SHARP & DOHME) & LUPIN LABS before starting his own 2 professional organizations as Management Consultant. He was associated with NMIMS University, Mumbai as a Visiting Faculty for Marketing Research, Strategic Management & Corporate Governance in Global Markets. He has published several articles in Strategic and Marketing Management in national journals and a textbook on 'Control of Sales Force' for the benefit of practicing Filed Sales Managers of the Pharmaceutical Industry and Students of Marketing Management.

Dr. Shashidharan Kutty (Dy. Director - Banking, Finance & Insurance)
Dr. Shashidharan Kutty who heads the specialization of banking, finance and insurance , is one of India’s very few PhDs in the area of life Insurance fundamentals. An alumni of the National Insurance Academy, he was engaged for over two decades with LIC where he pioneered initiatives like Total Quality Management, CRM and Organizational Transformation. He has authored many works including the comprehensive work “Managing Life Insurance” which is designed as a standard reference for industry practitioners and students.

Dr. M. R. Menon (Dean - Research)
Dr. M. R. Menon is a Doctorate in Economics. He has submitted Thesis in Oil Marketing and vivavoca is expected by Oct. 2008 for D.litt degree. Dr. Menon has over 35 years of Industry experience in marketing with his association of Indian Oil – covering retail, consumer, agency, LPG, public relations, management services and human resources. Dr. Menon has over 10 years of faculty experience. Dr. Menon is true a practitioner of the dictum “Learn while you Earn” as he completed all academic and professional qualifications – Inter (I Class), BA Hons. and MA Hons. in Economics (under scholarship), Diploma in Marketing Management (Jamnalal Bajaj) and a Doctorate from Mumbai University while in service.
Dr. Menon is the founding member and first Secretary of Indian National Suggestions Scheme Association (INSSAN) established in 1997 in Mumbai – the foremost Body in India who conceptualized scope and potential of Suggestion Scheme to improve productivity in work place. Dr. Menon has travelled widely in India and abroad and is extremely pleasing, agile and active with a philosophical outlook of life.

Anand Kurian
Anand Kurian had an exceptional academic career at some of India’s best institutions - Bombay Scottish School, St Xavier’s and Govt Law College. He stood first in his division at the Cambridge ISC examination, outranking IIT, IIM, IIT-IIM, and GS Med students. At law, he topped moot courts in city, state and the country.
Anand Kurian trained at Griner, Cuesta & Schrom, New York, one of the largest advertising film companies. Since then, his company has produced commercials for every multinational major, from Coca Cola and Lays to P&G and Unilever. He has written 'The Peddler of Soaps', a novel that was on the India Today best-seller list and was supported by luminaries from Vir Sanghvi to Shabana Azmi.
Anand Kurian has developed three original management concepts – Reality Plus, Simulated Obsolescence and the Afghanistan Syndrome. He lectures at the IIM, the Indian Institute of Management; his lectures and keynote addresses are published in the Business Standard, the Hindustan Times and professional journals.  

Cyrus Bharucha
Mr. Bharucha, an award winning and triple Emmy nominee producer/director, has been in the TV and motion picture industry for over 30 years on 3 continents. His career spans from a film cameraman and later producer at the BBC in London to executive producer for PBS, A&E, CNN and several other companies in the States to producing and directing international motion pictures and commercials in India. He was also the CEO of TV Asia the largest cable- satellite Asian TV channel in the USA.
Cyrus Bharucha has also been a lecturer on filmmaking, broadcast journalism and the history of the cinema in many institutions and colleges in the USA-including Ohio State, American University, The Smithsonian Institute, symphony halls and museums. He was also a film trainer at the BBC film and TV school in London.

Vaishalli Nikalje
Completed her graduation in Science and Masters in Business Administration from the University of Pune. She has been in the field of management education in Pune for over 8 years and taught subjects like Marketing Management, Consumer Behavior, Marketing Research, and General Management to postgraduate managements students.

M. Guruprasad
Has a Msc in Mathematical Economics and Bsc in Mathematics from Madurai Kamaraj University. His experience and dedication to academics span over many years. He has been educating management students since last 12 years (Subjects: Economics, Research Methodology, Business Statistics, Business Mathematics, Marketing Research, SPSS, Banking, Treasury and Forex management). He also worked as Research Executive in a well-known Marketing research Company, where he handled Projects Independently for a wide variety of products for leading Indian and MNC Corporations. Has published articles in various industry magazines, newspapers. Has rich experience in organizing academic discussion forums.

M. Prasada Rao
Mr. M. Prasada Rao holds Master of Business Administration (Finance), M.Com, (Banking & Insurance Mgmt.,) Master of Arts, Diploma in Port Development, & Management and presently pursuing his Ph.D in Business Management. He has 16 yrs of experience of Academic & General Administration at Higher Educational Institute and University level.


The Visiting Faculty includes leading figures in Marketing, Communication, Finance and HR management.

They include:

  • Prof. Anant Amdekar
    (Business Law) 
    B.Com., L.L.B., A.C.S. 

  • Prof. Parag Mahulikar
    (Market Research) M.Sc. (Statistics) 
    Mumbai University,
    D.O.R.M. Mumbai University

  • Prof. Ramesh I. Iyer
    (Taxation Cost Accounting)
    Chartered Accountant

  • Prof. V. S. Vaidya 
    (Financial Accounts and Cost Management)
    B.Com., F.C.A.

  • Prof. V. Rajaraman
    (Communication Skills and Personality Development)
    M.A. (English), M.A. (Ancient Indian Culture) L.L.B., Bachelor of Journalism) 

  • Prof. Pankaj Sheth
    (Engineering Insurance)
    BE (Electronics), BE (Mechanical) Licentiate FIIl

  • Prof. Gita Choksi
    B.Com.

  • Prof. Ernest Borges
    B.Com , M.Com , & Chartered Accountant

  • Dr. Gurdeep Batra
    MBA, M.Com.,L.L.B, Ph.d(India), CBA,Post DoC(ILLNOIS,USA)

  • Prof. Ivan Bayross
    M.Tech (Marine Electronics), Communication, & Computers(specialization in DBMS)
    Diploma in General Business Management

  • Dr. K.C. Mittal
    M.B.A., Ph.D

  • Dr. Kuvalekar
    Ph.D. (Osmania)

  • Prof. K.G. Chari 
    B.Sc., Diploma in Computer Management, Masters in Financial Management

  • Prof. L.V. Krishnan
    C.E.O. TAM

  • Prof. Madhav Pakhre
    MD, DPM

  • Prof. P. Chatterjee
    B.Com.(Hon), Gr.C.W.A., C.A.l.l.B, Dip.M.A.

  • Prof. P.R. Rastogi
    M.Sc.(Tech) Textiles, P.G.Diploma in Business Management

  • Prof. R. Venktesh
    B.A.(Economics)

  • Prof. Rajaraman
    M.A.(English), M.A.(Ancient Indian Culture)
    L.L.B., Bachelor of Journalism

  • Prof. S. Venkat
    B.Sc., PGPMS

  • Prof. Samir Charnia
    M.B.A.

  • Prof. Saurabh Jog
    Chartered Accountant

  • Prof. Shankar R. 
    B.Com., Chartered Accountant

  • Prof. Tejash G. Shah
    B.E.(Chem.)

  • Prof. Umesh Raj
    M.A.(PMIR)