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Dr. Ramesh Bhat
Provost - Management Education, NMIMS


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Dr. Ramesh Bhat is currently Provost, Management Education, and Dean, School of Business Management (SBM) at NMIMS. Prior to joining NMIMS, he was Professor at the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad where he served from 1986 to 2009 and then, from 2014 to 2016. He was previously Dean, School of Business Management at NMIMS in 2008-2009. Between 2009 and 2014, he served as Executive Chairman of WOne Management Systems, a company which he co-founded.

Dr. Bhat is an alumnus of the T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Harvard University, and University of Delhi. He has more than four decades of experience in academic research and teaching corporate finance and health finance at IIM Ahmedabad, ISB Hyderabad (Mohali Campus), University of North Carolina at Chapel-Hill (India Programme), IIM Udaipur, IMI New Delhi, NMIMS Mumbai, Institute of Chartered Accounts of India and Shri Ram College of Commerce. Dr. Bhat has undertaken research in the areas of corporate finance and health finance and has published several papers, which have been widely cited in several reputed journals.

Dr. Bhat served as an Advisor to the Ministry of Human Resource Development and has been member of various committees of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, and Planning Commission. He has worked on long-term and short-term consulting assignments with Abt Associates India, DFID New Delhi, Royal Netherlands Embassy New Delhi and the World Health Organization, Geneva. He worked globally with bilateral and multilateral organizations and also served on several government committees on health care financing, public-private partnerships and health policy. He has been involved in consulting, research and management development programs for a wide variety of industries including manufacturing, infrastructure, services, healthcare and logistics. Dr. Bhat has worked on numerous consulting projects in India and abroad in areas such as corporate turnaround, health care financing, health insurance, implementation of EVA system, activity based costing, financial and management information systems, and private equity finance.

He has also served on the boards of BEML, ITI Ltd, Corporation Bank, Ahmedabad Stock Exchange and various other companies. He is currently on the boards of National Small Industries Corporation (NSIC) and Basic Health Services.

He has served as member of the editorial boards for the Health Policy and Planning, Journal of Insurance and Risk Management, Journal of Health and Population in Developing Countries and Journal of Health Management. The third edition of his book, Cases in Financial Management, co-authored with Prof I. M. Pandey, was published by McGraw Hill Education. He was conferred the best teacher in management award by Deccan Herald in 2008.

His research publications can be accessed on GoogleScholar, ResearchGate and Scopus Database and his citation indices are: (a) Scopus: Citations 309 of 19 papers published in the Scopus database (b) Google Scholar: Citations 1535, h-index 20, i10-index 28, and (c) Research Gate: Citations 907, Research Papers/Reports 131, Reads 17604.

Prof Bhat’s academic and professional work spans over four decades focusing on institutional building. As part of his engagement he has been interacting with various stakeholders, working in teams, and building the relationships and implementation based on informed social goals. Aim of all his academic and professional pursuits is to help thinking on the ultimate, create and provide significance, meaning and solutions to the complex and myriad nature of problems occurring in our social and business spheres. He not only believes in creating excellence in management arena, but equally significant to develop scholarship so that our lives do not remain stagnant.

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