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Dr. Marisha Berenice McAuliffe, Director – Academic and Quality Systems


With over seventeen years of experience across multiple disciplines in health care and academic leadership, Dr. Marisha McAuliffe joins the team at NSHM Knowledge Campus as the new Academic Director.
Dr. Marisha is an internationally-respected scholar with a focus on higher education teaching and learning. She has senior management experience primarily in the UK, Australia, and India with varied national and international exposure to higher education. She has earlier held the position of Dean in an Australian higher education business institution, a Course Director at the University of Cambridge in the UK, and Director for institutions spread across various countries.
She has been internationally and objectively recognized for her contribution to higher education as she is a Senior Fellow of the internationally esteemed Higher Education Academy (UK). Highly experienced in, and has a deep and broad understanding of higher education pedagogy and 21st-century relevant curriculum development within the disciplines offered by NSHM.
Further to this, she holds a PG qualification in online teaching and learning curriculum and pedagogy from the University of Oxford, UK. Dr. McAuliffe has an excellent track record of published work with several books and more than 20 publications as research/policy papers. Through her research and practical experience, she has contributed to cross-disciplinary educational innovation, the design of new curricula and courses, and technology-mediated teaching and learning processes, such as the digital transformation of the university curriculum.
Dr. McAuliffe has knowledge of, and implemented digital learning management systems, enterprise management systems and online teaching and learning within a university environment. Through her work in several Australian higher education institutions (i.e. NBTI and QUT), she has designed and implemented quality and accreditation systems which are of internationally comparable standards for higher education.
Through her significant knowledge and experience, she has a rich understanding of the intrinsic nature of the relationship between academics and human resource management in terms of staff quality and roles, having written the institutional policy that intersects those boundaries.
Additionally, she has experience in creating MoU’s and partnerships within national and international universities, industry partners and governmental organizations, which fits well with our long-term vision of International Outlook.
Her prime focus at NSHM is to design, develop, implement and monitor the entire Academic delivery systems & processes as per international standards. NSHM will immensely benefit from her rich cross-discipline and international academic exposure.

Dr. Naveen Das, Director & Professor, NBS, Kolkata

krishnendu A Ph.D. from IMT Ghaziabad-NLU followed by a B.Tech from IIT, KGP and a PGDM from IIM, C Prof. Das is known for his expertise in Marketing. In his corporate career of nine years, he has worked with companies like Godrej-GE Appliances Ltd. (Mumbai) and Everonn Education Systems (Chennai).He has been, for the last 13 years, in the academic sector associated with renowned institutes like ICFAI Business School (Hyderabad & Kolkata) and Indian School of Business, Hyderabad.He also has conducted a number of MDPs and FDPs across the country and has consulted numerous public, private and NFP organisations.

Dr. Krishnendu Sarkar, Professor & Director, NSHM College of Management & Technology, Kolkata


He is a graduate engineer (Electrical) from BIT Sindri with post graduation in the area of informatics from CSIR and a PhD in Management Science from West Bengal University of Technology. He has 27 years of work experience spread across the sectors of Industry, R&D, Social Development and Academics. Prior to his joining NSHM in year 2002, he had worked in process automation areas in public sector steel plants and as a Scientist, CSIR for informatics research and development. He had also initiated IT interventions with leading NGOs for social development. Besides, he was also associated in the development of thinking & creativity learning modules with Dr Edward de Bono of lateral thinking fame and was accorded the title of master educator by him.

Dr. Mohammed Firoz, Director, NSHM Institute of Media & Design (NIMD), Kolkata

Dr. Mohammed FirozDr. Mohammed Firoz holds a Doctor of Philosophy degree from Centre for the Study of Social Systems, School of Social Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi and has more than fifteen years of research and teaching experience in India and the gulf combined. His exceptional interpersonal skills and capability to solve problems with a degree of novelty and creativity sets him apart from other colleagues at the workplace.

His teaching expertise lies in areas of human communication, new communication methods, media sociology, multimedia storytelling, media management, and media regulations, accountability, and ethics. He has supervised research, major projects, professional portfolio in the areas of new communication methods, social media, media convergence, multimedia storytelling, non-fiction filmmaking, and urban sociology.

His teaching expertise lies in areas of human communication, new communication methods, media sociology, multimedia storytelling, media management, and media regulations, accountability, and ethics. He has supervised research, major projects, professional portfolio in the areas of new communication methods, social media, media convergence, multimedia storytelling, non-fiction filmmaking, and urban sociology.

He has previously held the following roles in his teaching career which has earned himaccolades in India and abroad. Some of these are:

  • Associate Professor and Program leader (Media and Communication) at the University of Wollongong in Dubai,
  • Principal and Professor (Social Communications, Journalism, and Mass Communication), at the National Institute of Social Work and Social Sciences, Bhubaneshwar.
  • Associate Professor and Chairperson, Department of Media & Communications at Manipal University – Dubai
  • Head of the Department – Media Studies at Bayan College, Muscat (Affiliated with Purdue University Northwest, and accredited by ASIC UK as a Premier
  • Visiting professor of New Delhi-based Indian Institute of Mass Communication

He has also been associated with some of the major international media research projects like

  • Ford Foundation & UNDP funded Media South Asia Project under Dr. William Crawley and David Page of the University of Sussex, UK.
  • Denmark-based Nordic Consulting Group’s research project, “Cross-Boundary Media Initiatives in Promoting Peace and Stability in South Asia”
  • PRNewswire Asia-Hong Kong’s Global Media Database Project.

Dr. Subhasis Maity—Director, NSHM College of Pharmaceutical Technology

NKC0084 Prof.(Dr.) Subhasis Maity, Director & Mentor of the MHA Department, has been inculcating the skills for thinking and creativity based learning in the MHA students since long. He completed his PhD from Jadavpur University in 1996. Since then he has been engaged in research activities related to the field of Healthcare Management & Pharmaceutical Technology.

He is an Inspector of PCI, New Delhi and Ex-Controller of Examinations, West Bengal University of Technology and also a member of the various committees of WBUT & AICTE.  He is the chairman of the Ethical Committee of B.P. Poddar Hospital & Medical Research Ltd., Mission of Mercy and Member Secretary of GD Hospital & Diabetes Institute.  He works on different projects from Bombay Hospital & Medical Research Centre and Kothari Medical Centre, Kolkata. He had a fair stint with the healthcare industries on focus based environment, designed for the new breed of MHA students to derive meaningful engagements in the demanding sectors under the Healthcare industry as a whole.

Prof. Jaydip Sen, Professor & Head, NSHM School of Computing & Analytics

Prof. Jaydip SenJaydip Sen obtained his Bachelor of Engineering (B.E) in Mechanical Engineering with honors from Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India in 1989, and Master of Technology (M.Tech) in Computer Science with honors from Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata in 2001.
He has worked in reputed organizations like Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Ltd., India, Oracle India Pvt. Ltd., and Akamai Technology Pvt. Ltd, Tata Consultancy Services Ltd and National Institute of Science and Technology, INDIA and Calcutta Business School, and Praxis Business School. During his tenure in the Innovation Lab of Tata Consultancy Services, Kolkata, he was involved in research and development in security and privacy aspects in wireless networks and Internet of Things. While he worked with Praxis Business School, he was involved in teaching and research in various areas of Data Sciences.
He is also an expert in IBM technologies in Data Science and Big Data and delivers invited lectures in workshops conducted in various universities in India and abroad. He is a Senior Member of ACM, USA a Member IEEE, USA and a Life Member of Indian Society of Technical Education (ISTE). He was also an active member of the security group of IEEE 802.16 standard body and European Telecommunication Standards Institute (ETSI). His biography has been listed in Marquis Who’s Who in the World in every year since 2008.

Dr. Niloy Sarkar, Professor & Dean Academics, NCMT, Durgapur

Mr Niloy Sarkar“Dr. Niloy Sarkar is a Post Graduate in Public System Management with specialization in Health Care and Hospital Management from Indian Institute of Social Welfare and Business Management (IISWBM), Kolkata and he has completed M. Phil. in Hospital and Health System Management from Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS) – Pilani. The National Institute of Technology (NIT), Durgapur has awarded him Ph.D. in Social Science.He has over 18 years of experience. Prior to joining NSHM, he was with C.K. Birla Group of Hospitals in different capacities. Dr. Sarkar remained the Regional Director for Indian Society for Health Administrator (ISHA), Bangalore. He remained Advisor for UNICEF sponsored health project to the state government. He is also an internal Auditor for NABH, Quality Council of India (QCI).” Dr. Sarkar is also visiting professor of Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS)-Pilani.

Dr. Alok Satsangi, Professor & Principal, NSHM Business School, Durgapur

krishnendu Dr. Alok Satsangi. has a rich blend of academic, research & leadership experience. He has been providing quality education through Innovation in the existing education system. His unsurpassed love for serving the society through Education has touched the life of thousands of his students by being the guiding Lamp in their Career and has helped then achieve their dreams. He has led the Academics and Operations of several top Institutions and has met the growth and profitability goals through the proper management of resources. He holds an MBA with specialization in Marketing and HR, MPhil in Disaster Management, PGDDM (Post Graduate Diploma in Disaster Management) and a PhD in Stress Management.Both articulate & erudite he has authored numerous books, refereed International journals and Research Papers in both National and International forums. As an individual His core competencies lie in Team Management, Strategic Planning and implementation, corporate tie-ups, Relationship Management and Problem Resolution.Recipient of Best Guru (Business Management) Award from Research & Excellence Academic Awards – 2018 in Mumbai, Dr. B. R. Ambedkar National Award – 2016 in the category of “Media Educationist”, Corporate Social Responsibility Award – 2016, Media Excellence Award – 2016 in the category of “Media Academician”, Atal Samman – 2016, A National Level Award in the category of “Art and culture” and Honored by Government District Hospital for organizing Blood Donation Drives – 2016His numerous roles of distinction as, Vice President – Corporate Relations & Marketing and Associate Professor at NIILM School of Business, New Delhi, as Associate Director, Delhi Business School, Registrar with NIILM University, Haryana, Campus Head with Indraprastha College of Advanced Studies (IPCAS), New Delhi, Director at St. Catherine Institute of Management & Technology, New Delhi and Director with Asian School of Media Studies, Noida. Currently Serving as a Principal & Dean at NSHM School of Business and Management Studies, NSHM Knowledge Campus, Durgapur, West Bengal.

Dr. Milind, Professor and Principal-School of Hospitality and Tourism

Dr. MilindDr. Milind, presently working as a Professor and Principal-School of Hospitality and Tourism and has recently moved as a Head of Department for Management Studies at I.H.M-Aurangabad which is Tata Enterprise and affiliated to University of Huddersfield, U.K. His educational qualification consists of a Ph.D from Banasthali University in Management and Ancient Indian History, M.A in Industrial and Organizational Psychology, M.B.A in Human Resource Management from Pondicherry University, Certificate from Indian Institute of Technology (I.I.T- Delhi), Diploma in Hotel Management from I.H.M- Bhubaneswar Ministry of Tourism Govt of India and B.Sc Zoology Hons from T. Bhgalpur University. He started his career with Hotel Amarvials (Oberoi Hotels) from campus then moved to F&B Manager in Budget hotel. In 2006 he joined as a lecturer in Ministry of Tourism Govt of India and in 2008 again joined as a Training Manager and later promoted as Academic Coordinator and Centre Head at Chandigarh with company Bergruen Edu Pvt.Ltd.

Dr. Sudipto Sarkar, Professor & Dean, NSHM School of Engineering & Technology, Durgapur

Dr. Sudipto SarkaDr. Sudipto Sarkar is the Dean of NSHM School of Engineering & Technology, Durgapur.  He has done his engineering from REC Durgapur (Presently NIT Durgapur) in Mechanical stream, M.Tech. with Honours from IIT(BHU) Varanasi in Heat Power Specialization (Mechanical Engineering) and Doctorate from IIT Kanpur in Computational Fluid Dynamics (Mechanical Engineering Branch). He has a total of 16 years of teaching and research experiences among which last 10 years he is in several administrative positions. Prior to join NSHM, he worked as HOD- Mechanical Department in G. L. Bajaj Institute of Tech. & Mgmt. for 5 years and as Division Chair of Thermal and Automobile, Mechanical Engineering Department, Galgotias University. He has published a good number of research papers in international and national journals and conferences. Dr. Sarkar has also supervised 3 PhD & 8 M.Tech. students and guided many B.Tech. Projects. He has applied three patents in Indian Patent Office – Delhi on recent environmental issues in NCR region. In 2018 he has conferred the Leading Educationist of India Award by DK International Research Foundation.

Mr. Vivek Dudheria, Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Vivek DudheriaA Chartered Accountant and Cost Accountant, with 26 years of experience across industries, he has been part of companies like ITC Ltd, Paharpur Cooling Towers Ltd, Shree Venkatesh Films Pvt Ltd among others. Additionally, he is an avid traveller, who loves exploring new places.

Mr. Debajyoti Basu, General Manager- ITES

Debajyoti BasuWith a MCA from Indira Gandhi University and MBA from Institute of Management Ghaziabad,Mr. Basu has accomplished an impressive profile of working in different companies like Stewarts & Llyods of India Ltd. His last stint has been with Rice Group as General Manager- Systems.

Mr. Ajay Sharma – National Head, Admissions

Ajay SharmaA result-oriented, Sales & Marketing professional with post-graduation in Marketing, Mr. Sharma has 14 years of rich work experience in the education industry with brands like IMS learning Resources P. Ltd and TimesPro (subsidiary of Bennett Coleman & Co. Ltd) . He has a documented track record of success in steering business and operations with focus on the accomplishment of the company’s mission & profitability targets.