Advisory Council

Mr. Bala K. R. Balachandran

Chairman – Advisory Council

Bala K. R. Balachandran is a professor of accounting and operations management at New York University Stern School of Business.

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Professor Balachandran has written and published more than 65 articles in leading academic journals of economics, accounting and management science. He is the editor-in-chief of the Journal of Accounting Auditing and Finance .

He also taught at the University of Wisconsin and the Georgia Institute of Technology, SDA Bocconi University, Italy and International University of Japan. He has served as the associate director of the Ross Institute of Accounting Research and doctoral program director of accounting at New York University and a member of the Wisconsin Governor's Commission on Education He is a member of the Asian American Advisory Council to the Governor's office in New Jersey and a member of the International Advisory Board of the Indian Institute of Finance Business School in India.

Professor Balachandran earned his Master of Science in industrial engineering, his Doctor of Philosophy in operations research and his certificate in management accounting from the University of California, Berkeley.

Dr. Vijay Gupta

Chairman - Technical Council

Dr. Vijay Gupta is a B.Tech from IIT Delhi and was awarded the President of India Gold Medal for standing first among all graduating students from all branches of engineering.

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He has completed his Ph.D from the University of Minnesota, USA. He has been awarded the honour of the Punjab Ratna. He has authored 12 books published by international publishers. He has produced many video films on popular technology and several video lecture series including one from NPTEL. He has authored many research papers and technical reports.

He is the former Vice Chancellor of Lovely Professional University and has worked as a professor at IIT Kanpur, and the Director of Punjab Engineering College, Chandigarh and GD Goenka World Institute – Lancaster University. He is a member of the working group on technical education of the National Knowledge Commission (NKC) and of the Board of Under Graduate Education in Engineering of AICTE.

Mr. Jyotirmoy Bose

CEO – White space consulting

Mr. Jyotirmoy completed his, MBA (Systems & Operations) from IIM Calcutta, India in 1986 and B Tech (Chemical Engineering), 1984 from IIT Delhi, India.

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Jyotirmoy 'Jyoti' Bose has over 20 years of diverse exposure across Manufacturing, Financial Services, Information Technology, Consulting & Media industries. Jyoti specializes in helping organizations to fundamentally improve business performance over a 12 to 18 month period. As Director and President – Bennett Advisory Services at the Times Group, Organization Effectiveness Practice Leader for Andersen in Europe, Middle East, India & Africa (EMEIA, Director & Chief Operating Officer – India Development Centre, Stratify Inc. , Head – Human Resources, Middle East & South Asia (MESA) Region, ANZ Grindlays Bank, Mumbai , Executive, Asian Paints (1987-1991), Ankleshwar, Gujarat

Dr V P Singh

Member – Board of Advisors

Executive Director- Human Resources - RJ Corp

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Dr. V P Singh is with RJ Corp as Executive Director- Human Resources. A Ph.D. in organization effectiveness has written more than 20 research papers and was a Study Fellow with University of Leeds UK in 80's. He has been visiting faculty with reputed business schools and is a member of the Advisory Council of Asia Retail Congress 2012.

He is involved in planning and monitoring interventions to enhance organization capabilities at macro level and Build People Centric Organisation. With more than 38 years of experience he is a constant inspiration to the DIL family.

Mr. R S Maker

Member – Board of Advisors

Ex. Director – Employer Federation of India

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Mr. R S Maker is Currently working as Ex. Director – Employer Federation of India. After completing his management from XLRI Jamshedpur Started Career with ACC in 1974 and worked till 1990 in the field Human resources, industrial relations, administration and welfare. Also worked in companies like HCC, Atul Products, BASF (Styrinecs) as Head HR, Omam Consultants as Director.

Having experience in Head hunting, recruitment, salaries and compensation surveys etc. In 2003 became the Head of the Management School as Director ITM. His has expertise in handling intricate IR problems, negotiation with leading trade unions in the country; recruitment of top management positions, clients included ACC, HCC, Mehta Group, Mahindra & Mahindra etc

Dr. Ravikesh Srivastava

Chairman, Post Graduate Program (PGP) – Fore School of Management

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Dr. Ravikesh Srivastava is presently working as Professor of Economics and Heading the area of International Business at FORE School of Management, New Delhi. Dr. Srivastava taught at IIM Lucknow and State University, Madhya Pradesh. Besides teaching, Dr. Srivastava has also worked for Academic Administration as Dean and Director with two leading Business School in Delhi-NCR region during two years of academic leave from FORE (2010-2012).

He had headed Centre of Research and was Program Director for Executive MBA at FORE. Presently, he is working as Chairman, Post Graduate Program (PGP) for both regular as well as executive management program at FORE. At IIM Lucknow, besides teaching, he led various World Bank projects like NATP, DASP. He provides consulting to organizations like HPCL (Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Ltd.), GHCL (Gujrat Heavy Chemicals Ltd.), HSIL (Hindustan Sanitary and Industries Ltd.) and Maruti Suzuki. Dr. Ravikesh Srivastava completed his M.Sc. (Agri Economics), PhD (BHU: 1992), UGC Senior Research Fellow.

Mr. Vineet Singh

Member – Board of Advisors

EVP & Business Head at 99acres.com & NaukriGulf.com

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A Management Graduate currently working as EVP & Business Head at 99acres.com & NaukriGulf.com. Previously, he has served as SVP-Sales & Business Head International at Naukri.com, Jeevansathi.com,NaukriGulf.com, Sales Manager at Xerox India, Sales at Thomas Cook India.

Mr.Frank Joseph Victor

Adviser

International Partnerships, IGNIVA Eduvent Group

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Joe Victor has pioneered British Education Promotion in India; established Regional Offices for UK Universities and Educational Companies; and trained several Education Counselors and Agents who are currently engaged in Education consultancy services.

Frank Joseph Victor is the first Consultant in India to conceptualize and establish a Regional Office for a UK University (University of Leeds) and Regional Office for a UK based educational company (Study Group). Frank Joseph Victor has the distinction of being the only Indian member of the Society of Education Consultants (SEC), UK. Frank Joseph Victor has successfully participated in the Senior Strategic Leadership Programme conducted by the Leadership Foundation for Higher Education in York, UK in December 2008.

  • Associated with UK Education since 1975
  • Former Project Manager and Head of Education with British Council, New Delhi 1975 to 1996
  • Postgraduate in Agricultural Development Economics from University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK 1988/89
  • Founded Education Marketing and Counselling Services for British Council in India 1993
  • Joint Editor – ‘Biodiversity Conservation – Forests, Wetlands and Deserts 1993 ISBN 81- 85419-03-5
  • Founder and Life Member of the Association of British Scholars, New Delhi since 1994
  • Pioneered the Regional Office concept for UK Universities in India 1996
  • Former Principal Advisor - University of Leeds, UK 1996 to 1998
  • Former Director India and Regional Manager South Asia - Study Group, UK and Australia 1998 to 2002
  • Rich experience of promoting Universities from Australia, Canada, UK and United States of America
  • Founder Director, J & B Consultants, India 2002
  • Chief Adviser, The International Education & Training Advisory Centre (TIE&TAC) since 2002
  • Life Member of the Society of Education Consultants, UK since 2004
  • Regional Director South Asia Middlesex University, London 2007 to 2013
  • CEO, Middlesex Education Private Limited, India 2007 to 2013
  • Chief Executive Adviser, TIE&TAC 2013
  • Adviser, International Partnerships, IGNIVA Eduvent Group