Prof. Pulapa Subba Rao has acquired his Ph.D. degree in Management area from Andhra University and has been teaching various courses in the areas of Business Management since 1976. He is a teacher, researcher, trainer, consultant, academic administrator and author in the areas of business and management, with a blend of national and international systems and cultures. He is currently working as Pro Vice-Chancellor (Academic and Student Affairs) of the University of Papua New Guinea. He was the Founding Professor of Business Administration, the Convener, Executive MBA Program Head, Human Resource Management Division of the School of Business Administration and the Director-Academic Audit, University of Papua New Guinea. He worked earlier in Sir CRR College, Sri SathyaSai University, University of Asmara, and SK Institute of Management, Sri Krishnadevaraya University, Anantapur, India.
He was the recipient of `National Merit Scholarship` from Government of India, the `Meritorious Teacher` award from the Government of Andhra Pradesh, India and the President of the India Association of PNG Inc. He is a member of the Advisory Board, Internal Revenue Commission and Technical Advisor, Papua New Guinea Vision: 2010-2050, Government of Papua New Guinea.
Dr. Pramod Kumar Khanna joined Bank of Baroda as an Officer and retired from the post of Assistant General Manager after serving the bank for over 36 years. He did his doctorate in Management from R.A. Podar Institute of Management, Rajasthan University, Jaipur. His topic of thesis was "Dynamics of Motivation: A Case Study of Selected Banks". He served the bank in different functional, managerial, supervisory and administrative capacities both in India and overseas offices of the bank. He was in charge of banks training establishment and also held the position of CEO of a Regional Rural Bank sponsored by the bank. His articles on banking and topics of Management have been published in "IBA Bulletin" (Indian Banker) published by "Indian Banks Association", Mumbai and in "Southern Economist" published from Bengaluru. Dr. Khanna served as visiting faculty for ten years at M.S. University Baroda and three years at C.K. Shah Vijapurwala Institute of Management, Baroda. He has published a book "Management of Banks" and co-authored a book on "Principles and Practice of Bank Management" published by "Himalaya Publishing House", Mumbai. His book "ABCD of Management" published by India International Publishing House, Lucknow is a satire. He has also written a book in Hindi entitled "Akhir Kab Tak" having short stories mainly focusing on women and society. His second Hindi story book "Katha kee Vyatha" is in the press.