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Dr. Marisha McAuliff
Chief, Academics & 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. Subhasis Maity
Director, NSHM School of Health Sciences, Kolkata
Chief, Research & Publication


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.

Dr. Krishnendu Sarkar
Chief, Strategy & Impact,
Chief, NSHM Life Skills School


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. Naveen Das
Director, NSHM School of Business & Management, Kolkata
Director, NSHM College of Management & Technology, Kolkata


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. Mohammed Firoz
Director, NSHM School of Media & Communication, Kolkata & Durgapur

Dr. Firoz started his career in media education from India’s premier media school, Indian Institute of Mass Communication as a visiting professor. As the Chair of the Department of Media & Communication at Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE) Dubai, Dr. Firoz was instrumental in designing and implementing the curriculum for the undergraduate and postgraduate programs in Media & Communication.

As the Head of the Department of Media Studies at Bayan College, Muscat (Affiliated with Purdue University Northwest, and accredited by ASIC UK as a Premier Institution), he contributed to setting up the Department of Media Studies. As an Associate Professor and Program leader at the University of Wollongong in Dubai, he designed academic plans and teaching pedagogy with a particular emphasis on digital storytelling. He also served as Principal and Professor of Social Communications for a year, at the National Institute of Social Work and Social Sciences, Bhubaneshwar.

Dr. Firoz’s areas of teaching and expertise are Communication studies, New communication methods, Multimedia storytelling, Media management and entrepreneurship, Media ethics, Mindful communication & Journalism, and Media sociology. He has supervised research, major project, and professional portfolio in the areas of new communication methods, social media, media convergence, multimedia storytelling, and documentary filmmaking. His areas of competence and skills are media education and training, education management, and curriculum development.

Currently, he is working on a handbook of transmedia storytelling which aims to include voices and insights from storytelling experts which will also shed light on the sociology of storytelling, industry best practices and also provide relevant context on how technology is changing/enhancing the impact of storytelling.

Dr. Milind
Principal, NSHM School of Tourism & Hotel Management, Durgapur & Kolkata

Dr. Milind

Dr. 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. Alok Satsangi
Principal, NSHM School of Business & Management, Durgapur
Principal, NSHM School of Engineering & Technology, Durgapur
Principal, NSHM Knowledge Campus-Group of Institutions, Durgapur


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 – 2016
His 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. Sudipto Sarkar
Professor & Dean, NSHM School of Engineering & Technology, Durgapur

Dr. Sudipto Sarka

Dr. 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.

Dr. Jhuma Basak
Professor & Head, NSHM Centre of Creative & Performing Arts, Aangan

Dr. Jhuma Basak

Dr. Basak is a Training & Supervising Analyst of the Indian Psychoanalytical Society, and Ph.D. in Psychology from the Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan.

She is also the Joint Secretary of the Indian Psychoanalytical Society. She is a member of the International Psychoanalytical Association, London, & the South-Asia Representative of the Committee on Women & Psychoanalysis, London.

She started her career as a dancer-choreographer, and then later moved into psychoanalysis. She has travelled widely across the world supported by the Indian Council of Cultural Relations, and received grants from the Sangeet Natak Akademi, New Delhi, and also the India Foundation for the Arts, Bangalore, for her artistic creations of Versedance. She is a Visiting Professor & member of the Board of Examiners at the Ambedkar University, School of Human Studies. She is an Adjunct Professor at the Karnavati University, Ahmedabad. Presently she is associated with the GEMS International Akademia (as Mentor, Boarding Sector).

Kaustav Mazumdar
Mentor & Head – NSHM Centre for Innovation & Incubation

Kaustav Mazumdar

A Computer Science Engineer from University Of Southampton and a Sloan Master’s in Leadership & Strategy from London Business School; Kaustav has been an entrepreneur for 21 years of his 23 year work life. He is presently a Strategist, Assessor & Trainer with interests in Learning, Branding, Digital Media & Entrepreneurship and is also the Head of Startups & Incubation for SPJIMR, Mumbai.

He works with young start-ups and early-stage companies and helps them set up businesses, build brands, hire right and stay focussed. He has been a consultant to some of the best brands not only in India but also overseas. He spends his time between London and India.

Dr. Soujanya Pudi
Professor and Head, NSHM Centre for Language and Communication – CLC

Soujanya Pudi

Dr. Pudi is a Ph.D & PGDTE in ELT from CIEFL, PGPBM from IIM Trichy, MA English from Sri Sathya Sai University, with over 20 years of Corporate & Academic experience. A Corporate Trainer in Business Ethics, Leadership & Leadership Communication, Teacher Trainer, Master Trainer in Debono thinking skills and a Corporate Communications consultant to MNCs & NGOs. She is also a member of International Womens’ forum, IATEFL , ELTAI India & Business Ethics forum.

Dr. Pudi is a visiting faculty in prestigious institutions like IIM, Andhra University, Osmania University, Central University, Nagarjuna University & Siddhartha University and a Member of Board of Communication Studies, KLE and Sri Sathya Institute of Higher Learning. Her other areas of interest include integrating human values into academic curriculum and working closely with the underprivileged children.

Prof. Nixon Patel
Adjunct Professor & Mentor, NSHM School of Computing & Analytics

Nixon Patel

Nixon is a visionary leader, technical innovator and successful entrepreneur with 20+ years of experience launching and growing companies (eCom Server, Bhrigus, YantraSoft), conducting technology R&D (IBM), and delivering breakthroughs in bleeding-edge solutions (Collabera, Brillio Technologies, Kovid Analytics) encompassing:

  • Data Science, Big Data Analytics and Predictive Analytics
  • Quantum Computing, Cognitive Computing and Internet of Things (IoT)
  • Artificial Intelligence (AI DeepStack), Machine Learning and Deep Learning
  • Natural Language Processing and Speech/Facial Emotion Recognition
  • Mobility, Digital and Cloud Solutions

Nixon has a reputation for building and leading talented organizations, from the hands-on technical professionals to the senior executive team and the Board of Directors. He injects a strong sense of purpose into development teams focused on creating products that solve the problems of business and society, and he fosters a deep sense of integrity with the Board and executive teams committed to creating shareholder value from the products developed. Throughout his career, Nixon has led the development and go-to market of more than 20 IP products and increased the revenue/profitability at each company.

He holds a Master’s in Computer Science, a Bachelor’s in Chemical Engineering, and a Data Science & Analytics Certificate from Johns Hopkins University. He is currently working on a Master of Business & Science in Analytics at Rutgers University and is about to complete a Quantum Computing Certificate from MITx. Nixon was recently appointed to the ISO Quantum Computing International Standards Working Group, and he serves as an Advisory Committee Member of the Worldwide Web Consortium (W3C) and their Voice Browser Working Group (VBWG)