Prof. H.R. Appannaiah, is an erudite scholar and a prolific writer. He has promoted educational institutions and has a teaching experience of over 50 years, serving in the capacity of professor, principal and the director of postgraduate center. He has widely traveled abroad and has presented many research papers in national and international conferences. He has authored over 90 titles on Commerce and Management subjects, catering to the needs of graduate and postgraduate studies in Commerce and Management. He is a member of Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry in Karnataka and has served as Chairman of Business Education Committee, besides being the member of International Trade Committee, IT Committee and Tourism Committee. He has founded Federation of Teachers` Councils of Commerce and Management in Karnataka to revamp business education. As a Founder President, he has contributed to give a new turn to business education in Karnataka. At the instance of the Federation, Government of Karnataka appointed a high-powered committee to restructure business education in Karnataka for which he was appointed as a member.
His contribution to commerce and management literature in KANADA (state language) is immeasurable. Glossary of business concepts in Kannada covering over 4,000 concepts on Finance, Marketing, HRM and Accounting authored by him is an academic marvel. This work is acclaimed as a classic literature of its own kind on Commerce and Management in Kannada.
Tumkur University has conferred on Prof. H.R. Appannaiah, Doctor of Letters for his thesis on business education. Considering his contribution to business education, Tumkur University (Karnataka) has honored him by conferring "Honorary Professor of Management".
Dr. Madhu S., hailing from Bengaluru (Karnataka State), had his primarily and higher education in Bengaluru. He obtained M.Com., and MBA with Finance as specialization stream from Kuvempu University, Shimoga, Karnataka. He has been awarded Ph.D. Degree in Management from Rayalaseema University for his research work entitled as "Performance Management System Dimensions in Select Banglore-based MNCs - A study". He is specialized in the areas of Information Technology, Business Relational Database Management System, Web Designing, Research Methodology, SPSS, Management, Marketing Management, Strategic Management, etc. Along with academic and research experiences, he has more than 28 years of industry experience. He has co-authored 11 books on Commerce and Management area, one edited books and published more than 12 research papers in reputed journals. He is a Resource Person on Information Technology. Presently, he is working as Visiting Professor in Department of Studies and Research in Commerce, Tumkur University, The National College, Jayanagar and various other B-Schools in Bengaluru.
Mr. H.A. Bhaskar is a service professional working for Karnataka Beverages Corporation Ltd., Bengaluru. He holds B.Sc. degree and MBA in Materials Management from Indian Institute of Materials Management, besides holding PG Diploma in Materials Management from the same Institute. He has over 25 years of experience and has 16 titles to his credit on Commerce and Management subjects.