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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 made his foray with higher education as Head of Academics of NSHM in the year 2002. Since then he has actively contributed to the growth of the organization from its formative years to its robust presence as knowledge campuses with various and varied University-affiliated programs involving thousands of students. He had been part of numerous teaching, learning, curriculum, content, collaboration, and co-creation for the cause of experiential and engaging education. He has been one of the early movers weaving technology in non-STEM education, Institute-Industry programs, value-added skills embedded learning, adversity-programmed learning, international exchanges, e-assessment, holistic grading, UK-India Education Research Initiative supported collaborative development project, thinking & creativity skills for innovation, new vistas and initiatives, etc. Besides, he had been hands-on with student lifecycle management, faculty development, institutional operations, regulatory compliances, approvals, affiliations, detailed project reports, strategic alliances, and University level roles on behalf of NSHM from time to time. NSHM’s life skills education got re-imagined with the commencement of Centre of Language and Communication, Centre for Innovation & Incubation, Centre for Social Action, Centre of Creative and Performing Arts and Centre for Sports and Wellness that would further the learning and engagement in the new normal of a fast-changing future.

He holds a bachelor’s degree in Electrical engineering, a post-graduate degree in information science and a doctorate in management science. He has been a former scientist of CSIR and was associated with the setting up of Scientific & Industrial Research Network during the mid-1990s for computer communications, access to online scientific databases, database development, and various other informatics purposes. He was also involved with process automation in steel plants and later with IT for social development. He was accorded the title of ‘Master Educator’ by Dr. Edward de Bono of Lateral Thinking fame for his work related to the development of de Bono skills education programs. The Outstanding College Award was received by him from the Ministry of HRD at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi for Digital Financial Literacy Campaign in India Project. His input on the experience of work in India was sought by the Economist Intelligence Unit on behalf of The Economist. Moreover, he is excited, like never before, to see more interesting times with physical-digital innovation, change, and transformation at NSHM.

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. 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. Suparna Dhar
Associate Professor & In-Charge, NSHM School of Computing & Analytics, Kolkata

Dr. Suparna Dhar

Dr. Dhar has a Ph.D. in Business Administration on Information Systems from Aligarh Muslim University, M.Stat. from Indian Statistical Institute and B.Sc. (Math Hons) from Presidency College Kolkata. She has 24 years experience in the IT industry managing development of state-of-the-art IT solutions for a global clientele, contributing to business growth and organizational competency development. She has been instrumental in architecting IT solutions of national importance, such as unified payment infrastructure (UPI). She served as the Chief Data Scientist for the integrated fraud management system development project for NPCI. She has been a guest faculty for IIM Calcutta and developed a number of case studies for the case research center at IIM Calcutta. She is deeply involved in information systems research. Her work has been published in internationally reputed journals. She has presented her work at prestigious international conferences.

Dr. Sapptarishi Ghosh
Asst. Professor & In-Charge, Department Of Business Studies & Head Center For Innovation & Incubation

Dr. Sapptarishi Ghosh

Dr. S. Ghosh is an alumnus of India’s premier business school, Indian Institute of Management – Calcutta (IIM-C), MAHE (Manipal), and TAPMI (Manipal). He holds a Doctorate in social work and has been awarded by UNCTAD (United Nations) for his contribution to the field of rural entrepreneurship in India. He also holds a Masters in Information Technology, Masters in Counselling Psychology, and Dual Masters in Business Management (with specialisations in General Management & Strategy and Human Resources). Dr. S. Ghosh has been personally mentored by Dr. Tony Ciochetti –Chairman, Center for Real Estate of Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in a joint programme with Indian School of Business (ISB) and Dr. Len Denton – Director, University of Texas at Austin (US).

Before his foray into higher education, he has worked for more than two decades across India and in Dubai. In his corporate avatar, he has held a leadership position in Strategy, Sales & Marketing with Aditya Birla Group and has also worked with Wal-Mart as a core member of their India team and had regular interactions with their global leadership. His areas of expertise include Retail Operations & Procurement, Mall Management, F&B Management, and Real Estate Asset Development & Management.

As a child, Dr. S. Ghosh was intrigued by the various celestial bodies and forces of nature. A near-death experience in Mumbai, had him packing his bags, shunning his corporate corner office, and moving to the upper Himalayas, to quench his quest for truth and spirituality. He had a long and unique experience resulting in clarity on his life’s purpose and that was instrumental in paving the way for his onward journey to set up multiple social entrepreneurship models and business enterprises across continents. His areas of interest are Clean-Tech, Agri-Tech (both aligned to UN Sustainable Development Goals), and Edu-Tech focused on rural outreach. He is passionate about parent as well as student counseling and is a certified career counselor and parenting coach. Currently, he is working on a handbook on entrepreneurship and leadership and a storyboard on the Indian Knowledge System (IKS) with reference to various occult sciences and yogic practices.

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.

Ms. Rina Mitra
Asst Prof & In-Charge, NSHM Centre for Creative & Performing Arts-Aangan

Rina Mitra

Ms. Mitra received her bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts from Kala Bhavan, Visva Bharati University, Shantiniketan and holds a Diploma in Interior Designing from Jenson and Nicholson Interiors and Exteriors, Kolkata, as well as a Diploma in Design from the Kent Institute of Art and Design, UK. She received the Charles Wallace Trust Fellowship in 1992 from the British Council. Rina Mitra has worked on various projects for Doordarshan and Zee Bangla between 1993 -1996 as an Art Director and Production Designer. She has also worked on many prestigious projects which include the feature film, Shesher Kobita 2015, ad for West Bengal Tourism (2016), ad for United colours of Benetton (2017). She has worked as the costume designer for Padatik Theatre, Kolkata from 1993 – 2014, as Interior Designer for Hindustan Lever, Kolkata and Tata Motors, Jamshedpur from 2006 -2013. She has also worked as a Visual Art and Design teacher at Kindergarten Starters, Dubai, ECMIT- Dubai, Trivandrum International School, Trivandrum and the Courtyard, Bangalore. Her last stint prior to joining NSHM was with Calcutta International School from 2012- 2020 as their IBDP Visual Art and Design teacher. She has also hosted a TV show called Estate of Art for channel 9 based on Interiors and Real Estate in Bangalore(2007) Rina has been the Regional Finalist for the prestigious IIHM Teacher Chef Competitions from 2013 onwards and has won the title of IIHM Teacher Chef in the year 2014.