Dr Ramesh Bhat took over as the Vice Chancellor of SVKM’s NMIMS (Deemed to be University). He had been acting as the University’s Officiating Vice Chancellor since March of this year and as the Dean and Provost, School of Business Management, NMIMS since 2017.
Over his appointment, Dr Bhat said, “I look forward to working with our esteemed faculty, our hard-working staff, and our student body to maintain NMIMS’ commitment towards academic brilliance. We will further strengthen our research-based approach as our focus shifts towards the timely implementation of the National Educational Policy.”
He has led a long and distinguished career as an educator and academician. He has been the vanguard of leading academic excellence in management education in India. An alumnus of the Delhi School of Economics and Harvard University, Dr Bhat has worked in some of the nation’s top business schools.
Prior to NMIMS, Dr Bhat served as Professor of Finance at IIM, Ahmedabad, from 1986 to 2008 and 2014 to 2016. While working at IIM, he was affiliated with some of the institute’s key initiatives, including the Management Development Programs, which he headed. He has served on adjunct and visiting faculty positions at ISB Hyderabad, the University of North Carolina at Chapel-Hill, and IIM Udaipur. He has also worked at the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, and Shri Ram College of Commerce.
Dr Bhat holds a Ph.D. and Master’s Degree in Finance from Delhi School of Economics, University of Delhi, and a Bachelor’s Honours Degree in Accounting and Finance from Hans Raj College, University of Delhi.