Prof. Pravin Mishra is a communication designer, an award-winning filmmaker and an accomplished painter. His numerous accolades include National Critics Award at the prestigious Mumbai International Film Festival (MIFF’04) by Government of India and Best Documentary Film Award at Ahmedabad International Film Festival (AIFF’09). An alumnus of National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad, Prof. Mishra has been a weekly columnist with TOI’s ‘Ahmedabad Mirror’ for over 5 years. He has also been a regular contributor to The Quint and The Print. In 2004, he designed Casa da India (House of India) pavilion in the World Social Forum (WSF) in Porto Alegre in Brazil. Pravin has conducted lectures/workshops/talks/screenings at various educational institutes in India including IIMA, NID, MICA, CEPT, IILM Gurgaon, IIITD Delhi, Pearl Academy and CANS Nashik. In 2017, Mishra delivered lectures on Storytelling and Visual Communication at University of Southern California (USC) and Michigan State University (MSU) in United States of America.
Pursuing PhD from National Institute of Design (NID), Ahmedabad, India
Postgraduate in Animation Film Design, National Institute of Design (NID), Ahmedabad, India
Graduate in Applied Art, Government College of Art and Craft, Calcutta University, Kolkata
Dr Atish has previously held leadership positions at three top management institutes of the country, namely S P Jain Institute of Management and Research (SPJIMR), Mumbai; MICA Ahmedabad; and Institute of Management Technology, Ghaziabad (IMTG), the last one being the Director at IMTG, prior to joining IFIM. During Dr Atish’s tenure at IMTG, the institute received the AACSB accreditation, bounced back to reclaim its position amongst the top 10 B-schools of the country, and saw the ‘Sustainability and Social Responsibility (SSR)’ initiative getting the ‘Innovations That Inspire’ award of the AACSB.
Dr Atish holds Ph.D. in Marketing Strategy from Aligarh Muslim University and loves to interact on topics like – Strategic Marketing, Brand Management and Retail Shopper Marketing. He has consulted and conducted training programs for leading corporates including MNCs. He was the lead consultant for the “Project Corner” and “Project Middlemen” of Johnson and Johnson, Asia Pacific, involving the study of general trade retail across Asia and Latin America.
2007 - Doctorate, Management Studies, Marketing, Aligarh Muslim University, India
1995 - Professional Degree, Management Studies, General Management, Indian institute of social welfare & business management, India
1991 - Professional Degree, Hospitality Studies, Other, NATIONAL COUNCIL OF HOTEL MANAGEMENT, India
Nilesh has served in various higher education leadership roles in India and abroad during the past 18 years. He leads programme and curriculum strategy, learning technology, quality assurance, institutional partnerships, regulatory compliance and new opportunities at The True School of Music. Nilesh spent 15 years in Malaysia, leading the design, delivery and quality assurance of undergraduate and TVET courses in music performance, music production, music business and sound engineering at the International College of Music (ICOM) in collaboration with the University of Westminster (UK), University of Wolverhampton (UK), University of Hertfordshire (UK) and Berklee College of Music, Boston. He has extensive experience in designing Occupational Standards and Outcome Based Learning models aligned to the Malaysian Qualifications Framework (MQF), the British QAA Framework and the National Skills Qualifications Framework (NSQF) of India. In 2018, Nilesh led the design and development of India’s first set of National Occupational Standards (NOS) and Qualification Packs in Music for the job roles of Music Programmer, Music Producer and Music Composer/Director aligned to the NSQF.
After gaining a first class degree in Electronics and a diploma in Sound Recording & Engineering, Nilesh started his career as a recording engineer adding numerous songs, commercials and soundtracks to his credit before stepping into academia. During his time abroad Nilesh furthered his education to earn a Master of Music Technology (MMusTech) degree with distinction from the University of Newcastle, Australia and remained active in the professional industry and mixed Front of House (FOH) sound and produced a number of live concerts. His professional and academic interests include live sound engineering, acoustics, digital audio, blended learning, learning technologies, and outcome and challenge based learning.
Nilesh is a Media and Entertainment Skills Council (India) certified Master Trainer for Sound Engineering, an Apple Distinguished Educator (ADE) recognised for the use of technology and innovation in music education, and an Avid Certified Instructor (ACI) for Pro Tools. He serves as the committee member representing South and South East Asia in the Popular Music Education Special Interest Group of the International Society of Music Educators (ISME).
With over 20+ years of experience in Telecom, Cable, Wireless and IoT industry, Dr. Venkatesh Sunkad is currently working as the Mentor & Dean - New Product Development at INSOFE. He is also being appointed as Dean for INSOFE School of Data Science at Vijaybhoomi University. Dr. Venkatesh works on IoT and Industry 4.0. His responsibilities include training, consultancy and helping industries and businesses in various technology and strategy challenging areas. Prior to INSOFE, he was the Associate Vice President – Technology at Mobileum India Ltd. and led a project to provide a common platform for all IoT devices with a common set of API for all management needs. His responsibilities included new product ideas, product management, and setting up the technology vision for the company. Dr. Venkatesh also worked as General Manager for Strategy and Architecture for Vodafone India. His responsibilities included spectrum strategy, IoT, Radio Access Architecture, Core and IP Architecture, design and working on technical strategies for current and future technologies for Vodafone India. Before joining Vodafone, Dr. Venkatesh was Director of Network Technology, VIASAT Communications in Denver, USA. In this role he was responsible for the end to end network design, operations and strategy. Prior to this, he was the Project Director - Network Protocols at CABLE LABS in Colorado, USA, where his responsibilities included specification development, design of end to end architecture for data and VOIP technology. Dr. Venkatesh has been featured as the “Top 50 Cable Technologists“ in Cable Today Magazine, USA. He has more than 30 International Talks and Publications on various subjects like 5G technology, IoT and strategy.
Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Colorado, USA
MBA from University of Denver, USA
M.S in Electrical Engineering from The University of Texas at Arlington, USA
BS in Electronics Engineering from BMS College of Engineering, India