Core Faculty

Prof. Sharma comes with diverse experience in marketing? As practitioner, researcher and teacher. His areas of interest in teaching are marketing strategy, marketing research, brand management, sales and distribution management. His areas of interest in research are marketing strategy, consumer value and brands. He has published papers in many peer reviewed international journals and also has written case studies.



Prof. Bhargava is Professor of Organizational Behavior & Human Resource Management. He has been faculty at IIM, Lucknow. His major international research publications are in the Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, Journal of Social Psychology, and International Journal of Human Resource Management & Development and book from Response (Sage) Publications. Research, teaching, and consulting/training interest areas are Competency Assessment and Talent Development including Giftedness, Performance Management, Entrepreneurship Development including Creativity & Innovation, Emotional Intelligence, Value Based Leadership, Organizational Health, Management of Family and Career, Human Resource Planning including Outsourcing & Call Centers, Managing Knowledge Managers, Management of Human Service Organizations: NGOs, and Reward Management

Arti D. Kalro is an Assistant Professor in the area of Marketing. Her areas of research include Advertising and Persuasion, Integrated Marketing Communications, Media Studies and Green Marketing. Before joining SJMSOM, she worked as a lecturer at School of Communications and Media Studies, M.O.P. Vaishnav College for Women, Chennai and as a Guest Faculty at DoMS, IIT Madras and Chennai Business School. Her teaching interests include Integrated Marketing Communications, Marketing Management, Marketing Research, Business Research Methods and Media Studies. She has published in international journals and also, presented in many international conferences.

Prof. Ashish Pandey is an Assistant Professor of OB/HRM area. He has ten years of working experience in industry, research and consulting. Before joining SJMSoM he was leading Research & Development function at Pragati Leadership Institute, a Pune based consulting organization which works in the area of organization and leadership development. Along with research and development he has been involved in training and consulting work in the areas of people development. His main training and consulting assignments had been with Adore Welding, BMC Software, Indo-German Tool Room, Novartis Pharmaceuticals, Wipro, etc. His research papers, inventory and approach notes have appeared in several leading national and international journals and periodical like Pfeiffer Annual of training and consulting; Journal of European Industrial Training; Journal of Business Ethics; Psychological Studies; Indian Journal of Training and Development, Global Business Review, Times Ascent etc. His doctoral research work on ‘Spiritual Climate and its Impact on Customers’ experience’ has received awards at different national and international forums held at Infosys Leadership Institute (Mysore), Indian Institute of Science (Bangalore) and Indian Institute of Management (Indore).

Dr. Vinish Kathuria is an Associate Professor at Shailesh J. Mehta School of Management. His teaching and research activities relate to economics mainly in the fields of Industrial Economics and economics of Industrial and Urban pollution. Before joining SJM SOM, he was on Fulbright Senior Researcher fellowship to University of Colorado, Boulder (US). He has several publications in international journals including Oxford Economic Papers, Ecological Economics, Applied Economics, Journal of International Development, Transportation Research, Technological Forecasting and Social Change among others. He has pursued his post-doc from University of Gothenburg, Sweden in the area of Environmental Economics and Ph.D. internship from United Nations University / Institute for New Technologies (UNU/INTECH), Maastricht, The Netherlands. His thesis was short-listed by UNESCO for its Management of Social Transformation (MOST) award in the year 2000-01.

Prof. Rajendra Sonar has worked as an Assistant Professor at National Institute of Bank Management (NIBM) in IT Area Group. He was involved in various consultancy assignments of various public sector banks and had conducted MDPs on various IT topics and their applications to banking and finance. His areas of interests include Knowledge-based Systems, Hybrid Intelligent Systems and their applications to Management, Computer Based Information Systems.