Dr. K. Aswathappa has a vast and diverse teaching experience, spanning over a period of nearly four decades. He has the honour of occupying many important positions in Bangalore University. He was the Chairman of Department of Commerce; Dean, Faculty of Commerce and Management; Director, Canara Bank School of Management Studies and Member of Syndicate, Senate, and Academic Council. Now retired, he is spending all his time in reading, updating titles in circulation and writing new ones.
Besides guiding 25 Ph.D. research scholars, Dr. Aswathappa is also credited with adjudicating theses of other universities. He takes interest in content development and has been instrumental in revising syllabi of all Commerce and Management courses periodically, in order to make them reflect current developments in business world. His contribution to business education, though little, is significant, especially in Karnataka. At his instance, a course on business studies was introduced for plus two students of Commerce stream in the state of Karnataka, and he was invited by the National Book Trust to develop content for a course on factory organisation for CBSE students.
Dr. Aswathappa has been an author of three decades standing, having authored books on Human Resource Management, International Business, Organisational Behaviour and Business Environment. All his books are bestsellers and have run into multiple editions and reprints which demonstrate their acceptance all over.
He has enriched his titles with unique didactic aids, such as "Running Cases", "Walk the Talk", "Successful Manager", "Pause and Ponder", "Relook", "Self-Check", "Reinforcing Exercises" and the like. His writings reflect as much success stories of Tatas, Birlas, Ambanis, Mittals, Murthys, Azim Premji and Bill Gates as workplace harassment, beheading of expatriates, murdering of HR executives inside factories, plight of female employees in garments units, families living on pavements and impoverished children, and so on.
Dr. J. Usha Rani is a visiting professor to Bangalore University and Consultant (HR and Finance) to Quality Technologies Private Limited with 29 (including 6 years industrial) years of teaching experience in various organizations. She received “Bharat Vidya Shiromani, and National Mahila Rattan Gold Medal Awards, from Indian Solidarity Council and awards from Research and Development Association (RDA), Jaipur. She co-authored and published a chapter on “Role of Cost and Management Accountant in India, for Routledge Publishers and article on “Corporate Reputation” published in Asian Journal of Business Ethics, Springer Publishers recently.
She authored and presented papers on Corporate Crimes, Micro Regulations on Macro Irregularities of Micro Finance, Mercy Ships, In Quest of Happiness, Public Sector Dynamics, Performance Audit vs. Audit(ors) Performance, Satyam vs. Asatyam, Managing Cultural Diversities, Women Leaders in Organizations and Society, Legal Issues relating to Corporate Governance, Venture Capital, HR Innovations and Change Management, Corporate Governance Laws and Flaws, and Corporate Social Responsibilities in Various International and National Conferences held in India and other countries.
Sunanda Gundavajhala is a Chemical Engineer and a Management Graduate with more than 25 years of experience working in Manufacturing, Information Technology, Education and NGO sectors. She is a Project Management Professional (PMP)® from the Project Management Institute (PMI), USA since 2004. She is a recipient of “Recognition of Excellence” award from PMI, USA. She has published papers in the national and international journals. She is an adjunct faculty in one of the reputed B-Schools and also teaches at national institutes and organizations bringing her wide industrial experience.