Prof. (Dr.) Amarjeet Singh Khalsa

Dr. Amarjeet Singh Khalsa, Group Director, IPER Bhopal
Group Director
Academic Experience: 21 years

Ph.D. in Applied Economics & Management
Chairman- Board of Studies, Barkatullah University, Bhopal
Member- Board of Studies, BSSS, Bhopal

Expertise: Capital Market and Financial Analysis

A Ph.D. in Applied Economics & Management from Barkathullah University, Dr. Khalsa is a renowned economist, eminent academician and a seasoned administrator. A young visionary & policy maker in the field of management education and also a renowned corporate trainer/consultant in the field of finance and capital market. He is the member of various committees like University Committees, Directorate of Technical Education and various academic institutions. He was the "Guest of Honor" on personal invitation from the Chief Minister, Madhya Pradesh for the "Global Investor’s Summit".

Professional Affiliations

  • Chairman- Board of Studies, (Faculty of Management), Barkathullah University, Bhopal. (February 2010-Till date)
  • Member- Academic Council of The Bhopal School of Social Sciences, a NAAC "A" accredited Autonomous Institute, Bhopal.
  • Examiner for Barkathullah University Examinations (MBA & BBA), Bhopal.
  • Examiner for Ph.D. Thesis Evaluation for Ajmer University, Rajasthan.
  • Former Member- CII National Committee on Higher Education, New Delhi. (2011-12)
  • Former Member- Board of Studies, (Faculty of Management), Barkathullah University, Bhopal. (2006-2009)
  • Former Member- High Powered three members Committee on MBA admission procedures appointed by Honorable Vice Chancellor, Barkathullah University, Bhopal. (January 08) Former Member- Counseling Committee for MBA admissions, Directorate of Technical Education, Govt. of Madhya Pradesh. (Academic Session: 2007-08, 2008-09) Former Director, The Bhopal Junior Chamber, U.S. (Bhopal Division)

Seminars / Conferences

  • Key Note Speaker in International Conference on "Agribusiness Management & Entrepreneurship Development" held on 6th & 7th January 2014 and Organised by Technocrats Institute of Technology and Central Institute of Agricultural Engineering, Govt of India.
  • Key Note Speaker in a Seminar on "Career Opportunities & Challenges in Banking Sector" held on 27th December 2013 organised by IES Group of Institutions, Bhopal.
  • Expert Speaker in a Seminar on "Strategies for Investment Driven Economy in Indian Context" held on 21st December 2013 organised by Indian Institution of Industrial Engineering, (Bhopal Chapter).
  • Session Chairman in National Seminar on " Resurgent Indian Banking Sector & Economic Growth held on 22nd & 23rd November and conducted by Sagar Institute of Research Technology & Science, Bhopal."
  • Expert Panelist & Session Chairman in the Seminar on "Growth of Direct Selling Industry in India, " held on 30th October 2013 and conducted by FICCI, New Delhi.
  • Session Chairman in National Seminar on " Recent Innovative Practices in Scientific Management " held on 11th October 2013 and conducted by Bansal Institute of Research Technology & Science, Bhopal."
  • Expert Speaker in the Seminar on "FDI Inflows in the Capital Markets" held on 4th & 5th October 2013 and conducted by St Aloysis College , Jabalpur.
  • Expert Panelist in the Seminar on "FDI Inflows in the Capital Markets" held on 4th & 5th October 2013 and conducted by St Aloysis College , Jabalpur.
  • Expert Speaker in the Seminar on Union Budget of India held on 8th March 2013 and conducted by Jagran Institute of Communication & Management, Bhopal.
  • Expert Speaker in the Seminar on "The Impact of Economic Development & Financial Risk on emerging Stock Market Performance in Present Scenario" held on 23rd February 2013 and conducted by Chitransh APG College , Bhopal.
  • Expert Speaker in the Seminar on "The Indian Management Ethos" held on 19th March 2012 and conducted by Chitransh APG College , Bhopal.
  • Convener-The National Management Convention-VISAGE held on 29th January 2010 with the theme "Leaders Conclave-Youth: The Indian Advantage". The prominent speakers were Mr. C.B. Bhave-Chairman-SEBI-Mumbai-Govt. of India, Dr. Bibek Debroy-Professor Centre for Policy Research-New Delhi, Mr. Sanjay Nirupam -Member- Lok Sabha-Mumbai-Maharashtra, Mr. Gulshan Bamra-Director-Women & Child Welfare-Govt. of M.P. to name a few.
  • Convener-The National Management Convention-VISAGE held on 09th May 2007 with the theme "Managing Double Digit Growth: Issues & Strategies". The prominent speakers were Dr. Bibek Debroy-Professor Centre for Polic y Research-New Delhi, Mr. Nasser Munjee-Chairman- Development Credit Bank-Mumbai , Mr. Sunil K. Goel-COO (Mobile Services)-Bharti, Airtel Ltd., Mr. Subhash Vithaldas-Chairman-CII-MP State Council; & Director-Permali Wallace Ltd., Mr. C.E. Fernandes-CMD-GE Industrial Systems Ltd., Mr. Farhan Ansari-Group Vice President Corporate Affairs & Special Projects, Reliance Industries Ltd. to name a few.
  • Convener-The National Management Convention-VISAGE held on 12th January 2005 with the theme "India-The Excellence Zone: The Present Status & Future Strategy". The prominent speakers were Mr. Raghav Chandra- Principal Secretary-Scheduled Caste & Tribal Welfare-Govt. of Madhya Pradesh, Mr. Tejendra Khanna-Chairman-Ranbaxy Laboratories Ltd.- New Delhi, Mr. Shyamal Banerji-Head (Software)- Texas Instrument-Bangalore, Mr. M. M. Agarwal-President-Merchant Banking-UTI-Mumbai, Mr. C. K. Baljee-MD-Baljee Group of Hotels-Bangalore, Mr. Rohtash Mal-CEO-Bharti Infotel Ltd.-Madhya Pradesh & Chhattisgarh to name a few.
  • Guest Lecturer at Department of Management, Pt Ravi Shankar Shukla University, Raipur (C.G.)


  1. THE PUBLIC HOLDING IN THE PUBLIC LTD COMPANIES-AT SENSEX LEVEL 21000: a paper published in the International Journal-IFRSA Business Review-IBR (ISSN 2231-6357), Vol. 1 No 1-July 2011. 4 (December 2013).
  2. THE DEVELOPED NATION'S CURRENCY RATE FLUCTUATION ON US DOLLER-AN IMPACT STUDY FOR THE PERIOD 2004-2009 - a paper published in the International Journal of Summer Internship Society (ISSN 0975-8496) Vol.II Issue I-April 2011 Management (SAGE Publications), Page 29-44, ISSN No. (0972-0634) Print & (0973-0729) Online, Issue No. 15 Vol. 1 (March 2013).
  3. CAPITAL STRUCTURE-A SECTORAL CASE STUDY ON INDIAN CORPORATE a paper published in the National Journal-Management Prudence (ISSN 0975-6671), Vol. III-Jan 2011
  4. MARKOWITZ RISK- THE INVESTORS BENEFIT- A STUDY OF INDIAN CAPITAL MARKET FOR THE YEAR 2006-2007 paper published in the National journal- INDIRA MANAGEMENT REVIEW (ISSN-0974-3928), Vol. III, Issue 1, Jan 2009
  5. DECOUPLING THEORY- A Study of Global Markets in the Present Era of Volatility paper published in International Journal- PARADIGM (ISSN-0971 8907), Vol. XII, No. 2, December 2008
  6. THE MYTH OF PRIMARY MARKET paper published in the referred International Journal titled PRANJANA: The Journal of Management Awareness (ISSN: 09719997) (Vol.9, No.1, Jan- June 2006.
  7. UNCOMMON FOR THE COMMON a paper presented & published in International Conference on Managing Finance & Growth organized by Institute of Management, NIRMA University, Ahemdabad held on 2nd- 4th January 2006, at Ahemdabad, Gujrat.
  8. GLOBALISATION- THE PAST, PRESENT & FUTURE ISSUES a paper presented & published in International Conference on Globalisation and Ecnomatrics organized by Indian Institute of Management,(IIM) Kozhikode held on 15th - 17th December 2005 at Kozhokode, Kerala.
  9. GLOBAL M&A -TOOL FOR COMPETITIVENESS TRENDS AND ISSUES a paper published and presented in International Conference on Global Competitiveness organized by INMANTEC, New Delhi supported by AICTE, New Delhi & in collaboration with UP Technical University, Lucknow, PHD Chamber of Commerce & Industry, M.P. Bhoj Open University, Bhopal & Konrad Adenauer Foundation Project, Germany (held on 3rd - 5th November 2004) at New Delhi.
  10. FDI THROUGH M&A: TRENDS & ISSUES a paper published and presented in National Conference on FDI and Indian Industry, organized by Pacific Institute of Management, Udaipur in association with All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE), New Delhi (held on 6th - 7th February 2004).
  11. BRANDING PUBLIC SECTOR UNITS ,a paper published & presented in National Conference on Brand building organized by Institute of Business Management and Research (IBMR), Indore in association with All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE), New Delhi. (Held on 15th -17th Feb.2003)
  12. STOP SPECULATING, START INVESTING ,an article published in The Times of India, Bhopal Edition.
Prof. (Dr.) Vaibhav Lowalekar

Dr. Vaibhav Lowalekar, IPER Bhopal
Academic Experience: 21 years

Strategic Group Member

Expertise: Quantitative Techniques, Research methodology, Operations Research

Post Graduate in Statistics from Vikram University & a Ph.D in Supply Chain Management, Prof. Vaibhav brings in 17+ years of vast experience in teaching, research and administration. He has imparted training programmes for CII (Confederation of Indian Industry) and other Industries. He heads various organizing commitees of the institute responsible for various National and International Conferences. He is a faculty in Quantitative Techniques, Research Methodology, Operations Research and Retail Management.
Prof. (Dr.) Harsh Sharma

Dr. Harsh Sharma, IPER Bhopal
Industry + Academic Experience: 25 years

Strategic Group Member

Expertise: Sales, Distribution & Retailing, Sales Force Management

Mechanical Engineer from GEC-Jabalpur and MBA from DAVV-Indore followed by a Ph.D in Retail Management from DAVV Indore University, Dr Sharma forms the much needed Industry-Academia connect for the organisation. With an industry expertise in Sales & Distribution Management, his domain areas include Consumer Behaviour, Marketing of Services and Operations Management.

Journal Publications

  • Sustainable Competitive Advantage Through Entrepreneurial Leadership in an Emerging Economy: Lessons From Indian Enterprises -International Conference on Economic Business Analysis and Application (EBAA), Nov. 12-13, 2011, Organized by Dayalbagh Educational Institute, Agra.
  • Corporate vis-a-vis Cooperative Entrepreneurial Leadership in Emerging Economy -Lessons from India Enterprises -Journal of Organizations and Human Behavior, Vol. 1/4 Oct. 2012.
  • Buyer's perception of Important Retail Store Attributes in Indian Traditional Grocery Setting -International Journal of Marketing & Business Communication Vol. 2/2 Apr. 2013.
  • Gender Difference in Buyers-Perception of Traditional Indian Grocery Stores [Paper Under Review]
  • Human Resource Management in Digital Age-Trends in Indian Corporate H R Practices [Paper Under Review]

Certifications and Workshops Attended

  • Attended Case Writing and Case Method of Teaching -conducted by Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Ahmedabad.
  • Acquired Licentiate Certificate -from Indian Insurance Institute , Mumbai.
Prof. (Dr.) Mahesh Soni

Prof. Mahesh Soni, IPER Bhopal
Academic Experience: 20 years

Strategic Group Member
Certified Senior Consultant Trainer by Door Training and Consulting, India and RSVP UK

Expertise: Sales & Marketing, Strategic & Innovation Management

Guru of Institutional Branding and Corporate Communication and with 15 plus years of Training & Development experience, he has trained more than 1500 managers associated with various bluechip organisations across the country. An expert in Consulting & Corporate Training who keeps innovating pedagogical practices like Movie Analysis, Simulations, Outbound training to name a few. Prof. Soni as Chairman Communications, spearheads many key areas like Branding, Corporate Communication, Admissions, Research & Consulting. Currently he is working on his doctoral dissertation work on analysing marketing practices of green energy products.

Professional Associations

  • Senior Consultant Trainer -Door Training and Consulting, India
  • Consultant Trainer -TMI, India
  • Consultant Trainer -Airtel
  • Associate Behavioural Consultant -Thomson International for Infosys Campus Recruitment
  • Associate Consultant -CEDMAP (State Govt U/T), Bhopal
  • Associate Consultant -MPCON ((State Govt U/T), Bhopal
  • Associate Consultant -Pratibha Syntex Ltd, Indore
  • Associate Consultant -Bhaskar Energy System, Bhopal

Summary of Work Profile

  • Rich experience in corporate training in behavioural aspects, service excellence, sales & marketing,strategic management and innovation management.
  • Executing projects for many public and private sector organizations as consultant.
  • Expertise in teaching and research in fields of Marketing, Sales, CRM, Product Management.
  • Book Authoring Titled "I Love You" A Saga of Internal Branding, inspired by Internal Branding practices of the creators of world’s most lovable brands
  • Conducted Classroom sessions for more than 2000 Management postgraduate students for MBA and PGDM.
  • The Reel Life Analysis -Analysis of classic Hollywood and Bollywood Movies on various personality based issues like
    • 12 Angry Man : Group Dynamics
    • Cast a Way : Creative Problem Solving
    • A few Good Men : Leadership, team Building and Integrity
    • Flight of The Phoenix : Situation handling, Team Building
    • Gandhi : Leadership
    • Apollo 13 : Efficiency and Productivity
    • Lagaan : Team Building
    • Lakshya : Motivational transformation
  • Skilled at research in diverse and interdisciplinary professions in conjunction with Industry, academia and professionals.
  • Developed training curricula in sync with the goals and objectives of the client organizations.
Prof. (Dr.) Trupti Dave

Dr. Trupti Dave, IPER Bhopal
Academic Experience: 15 years

Dean - BM

Expertise: Enterprise Resource Planning Systems, Strategic Management, Organizational Behaviour

Professor Dave specialises issues involved in implementing an enterprise resource Planning (ERP) system as the main approach to change management within a large global organisation, from a management perspective. She has been a long-time course coordinator for DSS/MIS courses held for management students.

Books Publications:

“ERP Case Studies: Indian Success Stories” with Scholars' Press, Germany. ISBN-13: 978-3639718928

Journal Publications:

International Journals
  1. Paper published in ‘International Journal of Innovative Research and Development’, July 2014 (ISSN 2278 – 0211 (Online)), Vol 3, Issue 7, Titled “A Study of Impact of Work Stress on Managerial Creativity with Reference to Indian Executives” pg no 286-298
  2. Paper published in ‘Elixir Online Journal’, August 2011 (ISSN : 2229-712X) Titled “A Comparative Study of ERP Implementation” pg no 3986-3992
  3. Paper published in ‘Infinity International Journal of Management’, Vol I Issue I, Nov 2011 (ISSN : 2231-5586) on “Outsourcing- Windfall for India Inc.”.
  4. Paper published in ‘Prestige International Journal of Management and Research’, Vol 1(1) pp 85-87 Titled “Integration: A Real Success”.
  5. Published Case Study in edited volume of International Case Colloquium of SVIM, Indore Titled “ERP Implementation Success story at Godrej Hershey Foods and Beverages Limited(GHFBL)”.
  6. Published Research paper in International Research Communion (IRC) Online Journal Vol Issue 2 (April – June 2014) Titled “From Socializing to Recruiting Employees: Increasing maturity of Social Networking Sites (SNSs)”.
  7. Paper published in‘Elixir Project Management’ 51 (2012) page no: 10650-10654 Titled “Best of Breed: A Step Ahead of ERP”.

National Journals
  1. Paper published in JSSGIW Journal of Management, ISSN 2349-3550, Titled “Achieving Competitive Advantage through Extended ERP”.
  2. Paper published in Vivekanand Journal of Management, ISSN 2250-0863, Titled “Indian Rural Market: The Savior in Global Recession”.
  3. Paper Titled “Employee Retention in Retail Industry: Exonerate Re-Tension” published as a chapter in book titled ‘Emerging Trends in Retail Management’ contributed as Co-author.

Seminars/Conferences/Workshops- Attended/ Paper Presentation:
  1. Presented Research paper –“Post Recession Opportunity in Rural Indi” in National Seminar on ‘Global Recession: Impact on India’s Foreign trade’ a UGC sponsored seminar organized by G S College of Commerce & Economics, Jabalpur – Nov 26-27, 2010
  2. Presented Research Paper –“Cloud Computing: Enabling Service Delivery” in Third National Conference on ‘Challenges and Opportunities in Service Sector’ organized by Medi-Caps Institute of Technology and Management, Indore on April 20th, 2012.
  3. Presented Research Paper titled “Employee Retention in Retail Industry: Exonerate Retension” in National Seminar on ‘Emerging Trends in Retail Management’ organized by Sagar Institute of Research and Technology- Excellence, Bhopal on 4th -5th May, 2012.
  4. Presented two research papers Titled “Innovation Strategies; An Imperative for New Age Indian Business” & “Achieving Worklife Balance in Contemporary Scenario: A Necessity” in International Conferences on ‘Strategies for Building Successful Business Organizations in the Contemporary Scenario’ organized by Technocraft Institute of Technology-Bhopal on June 22-23, 2012.
  5. Presented paper titled “Imbibing Quality in Management Education: The Need of the Hour”, in ‘SAGAR MANTHAN-2012’, MAPCOST sponsored National Seminar on TQM in Management Education, at Sagar Institute of Research & Technology, Bhopal, on 20-21 July, 2012.
  6. Presented Research Paper in “Seventh PIMR National Conference on IT Enabled Marketing Practices for Global Business Organizations”, organized by PIMR Indore from September 14-15 2012
  7. Participated in National Seminar on- “Ensuring Comprehensive Growth- A Managerial Challenge” in Sagar Institute of Research, Technology and Science, Bhopal, on 13th -14th May, 2011.
  8. Attended two days Workshop on “SKILL DEVELOPMENT” organized under TEQIP II at MANIT-BHOPAL, on Dec 20-21, 2012.
  9. Participated in ‘Management Development Programme (MDP) on MARKETING, organized by MSME-Development Institute, Indore at Bhopal from 21 Jan 2013 to Feb 02, 2013.
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