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. A.M. Sarma obtained a Master`s Degree in Labour and Social Welfare through Xavier Labour Relations Institute (XLRI), Jamshedpur and also a degree in Law from the Ranchi University. His thesis entitled "Industrial Relations in Public and Private Sector Undertakings" earned him a Ph.D. from the said University. Currently, he is a visiting faculty member in some management institutes and also offers specialised training programmes to industrial organisations. Earlier he was a member of the faculty, department of personnel management and industrial relations, at the Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai, and NICMAR, Pune.
His other published books include:
- Aspects of Labour Welfare and Social Security
- Personnel and Human Resource Management
- Human Resource Management
- Industrial Relations-Conceptual and Legal Framework
- Understanding Wage and Compensation System
- Industrial Jurisprudence and Labour Legislation
- Labour Administration in India
- Industrial Health and Safety Management
- Performance Management System
- Welfare of Unorganised Labour
- Managing Human Resources in Global Environment
- Compensation System and Performance Management
He has published a number of articles in professional journals.