Nagarjuna Degree College

Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Vision & Mission


  • To transform the lives of students to develop professional competence and responsible citizenship.


  • To build a Community of learners to Value Excellence.
  • To take constructive action & develop commitment to apply knowledge to improve human well-being.
  • To develop an outlook with intellectual inquiry, self-reflection and thoughtful leadership.

Programme Details

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MBA at Nagarjuna School of Management is a Industry interface programme. The objective of the department is to develop into a center for research and excellence and to equip the students with effective managerial skills.

Uniqueness of MBA in Nagarjuna





Departmental Achievements

Achieved 90% + result overall

Placed students in a Dubai based company

Established NIPM Student Chapter

Director of MBA

Master of Business Administration

Dr. Harish Babu S

Director – Management Studies, NGI

Principal, Nagarjuna Degree College


It gives me immense pleasure to be a part of MBA Department at Nagarjuna Degree College. Industry 5.0 is driving our future and how mankind can be ready for the future jobs. It has created a highly transformative impact on digital, data driven and interconnected industry and is guiding principal for innovation, research and entrepreneurship. With the gradual shift the focus is now being on with human centricity, sustainability and resilience. It is indispensable for the students to learn and develop the skills of future jobs and at Nagarjuna Degree College, our primary focus is to nurture and empower students with multi-tasking skill-set that creates strong and responsible leaders for tomorrow. I am happy to share that Nagarjuna Degree College has a strong vision towards education 5.0 and beyond. The students of MBA are active participants in the outcome based learning process. The learning environment at Nagarjuna Degree College makes the students to learn from their faculty, peers, alumni, industry and have been made habitual of conducting discussions on current scenarios, enhancing communication, well worked with team and strong network between industry and academia, creating potential entrepreneurs and business leaders for global acceptance. I am confident that our students will flourish as successful leaders at Nagarjuna Degree College.


Master of Business Administration

Dr. Vala Ghanshyam Kantilal,



He is specialized in Human Resource. He is passionate about Administration and Management. He has 16 years of teaching experience and has 20 years of Industry experience in Indian Air Force at various locations in India.

He has obtained his PhD in Business Administration on the topic “Impact of Emotional Intelligence on Occupational Stress and Job Commitment: A Study of Medical Practitioners in Select Corporate Hospitals” from University of Mysore, (Karnataka). He has served in No. 3 Gujarat Air Wing NCC, Bhavnagar during his Indian Air Force service for 3 years conducting Parasailing, Gliding and Camping for College Cadets.

He has groomed multitude of students to take up respectable positions in Corporate. He has credit of publishing several research papers in national and international journals.

Master of Business Administration

Prof. Dr. Harish Babu S.

Principal – NDC & Director of Management Studies, NGI

Former Professor and HoD of the Department of Management Studies and Research centre at a prestigious management institute with top 100 NIRF ranking in the country by MHRD. He earned his Doctorate in Management from Bangalore University in 2013. He is an approved research guide for Ph.D programs of VTU and the University of Mysore, Three Scholars have been awarded Ph.D under his guidance from the University of Mysore.

He has presented and published 60 research papers in National and International Journals, Some of his papers also have a good number of citations; he has authored 8 books on Financial Management, Accounting for Managers, Advanced Financial Management, Integrated marketing communication and Project Evaluation & Management. He has worked on various research Projects including a project funded by the ICSSR, New Delhi. He is also in the editorial board as a member for 8 international Journals. Earlier, He was also the chairman of BoS and BoE for MBA program at NMIT. He is the member of BoS and BoE in several other reputed Colleges and Universities. He has conducted training programs for Management students, Executives and Managers. He is a recipient of an award from the President of India for his active involvement in Social service. He is a Life-time member of the National Institute of Personnel Management (NIPM), Global Management Teacher’s Consortium, etc.

Addition his achievements, supported students of MBA program in providing excellent placement opportunities for more than 1000 MBA students.

Dr. Vala Ghanshyam Kantilal,


MA, LLB, PGD IRPM, PGDPR, PGDOOP, PGDMSM, UGC-NET, PhD in Business Administration,

University of Mysore

Ex-Serviceman Air Force

Experience – More than 36 Years

Sl. No   Name of the Faculty   Qualification   Designation   Experience (in Years)   
1   Prof.Dr. Harish Babu S   MBA., M.Com., M.Phil., Ph.D., Six Sigma Black Belt., ISO Lead Auditor for Quality Management systems    Principal, Nagarjuna Degree College & Director – Management studies, NGI  20   
2   Dr. Vala Ghanshyam Kantila   PhD.   Professor   39   
3 Kavitha A. Karkera   MBA, PGDFM, DSM, PhD., EPAF (IIM)  Associate Professor   23 
4   Manjula J. M.   MBA, M. Com, PGDFM, NET, (PhD)   Assistant Professor   13 
5   Dr. Vijayakumar R. S.   MBA, M. Com, PGDHRM, PhD.   Associate professor   12 
6   Kavitha Y. S.   MBA (HR and Finance)   Assistant Professor   7.7  
7   Sharath Natesh   MBA, B.Sc.   Assistant Professor   1 
8   Deeksha Shetty   MBA, B.E   Assistant Professor   4.8 
  1. Dr. Harish Babu S,Assessment of e-Marketing Strategies in Shaping the Business Performance of Indian Commercial Banks” at “YMER International Journal”, ISSN: 0044-0477, Page No. 573–588, Volume-20, Issue -11, November 2021. Scopus Indexed.
  2. Dr. Harish Babu S,Post Pandemic Management: Challenges & Opportunities for Recovery, Resilience and Adaptation” at Journal of Tianjin University Science and Technology”, ISSN (Online): 0493-2137, Page No. 575–590, Volume-54, Issue -7, July 2021. Scopus Indexed.
  3. Dr. Harish Babu S, Titled “A study on types of Psychometric tools used by HR consulting firms and the effectiveness of it in the process of sourcing a right candidate.” at GIS SCIENCE JOURNAL”, ISSN: 1869-9391, Page No. 1526-1533, Volume-8, Issue-3, March 2021. UGC Care approved Group-II Journal, Scopus Indexed.
  4. Harish Babu S,Empirical analysis of Currency Exchange rate on Foreign Direct Investment” at Journal of Interdisciplinary cycle research, ISSN: 0022-1945, Volume-XIII, Issue 1, January 2021. UGC Care approved Group-II Journal.
  5. Dr. Harish Babu S,Impact of the Economic and Personal Empowerment on Achieving Managerial Sucess for SHG Women: A Case Studyat Journal of Critical Reviews”, ISSN: 7198-7202, Page No. 7198–7202, Volume-7, Issue -19, August 2020. Scopus Indexed.
  6. Dr. Harish Babu S, Titled “Microfinance and Factors Contributing For Economic Empowerment of SHG Women: A Case” at Palarch’s Journal of Archaeology of Egypt/Egyptology”, ISSN: 1567-214X, Page No. 8357-8368, Volume-17, Issue-9, 2020. Scopus Indexed.
  7. Harish Babu S,Impact of Visual Merchandising on Impulse Buying Behavior of Apparel Consumers: A Case Study of Bangalore” at “Test Engineering and Management Journal”, ISSN: 0193-4120 Page No. 22933–22959, Volume-83, Issue May-June 2020. Scopus Indexed.
  8. Dr. Harish Babu S,  “Private Cloud Computing Using Aneka Cloud Platform” at Pramana Research Journal”, ISSN: 2349-5162, Page No. 88-100, Volume-10, Issue-6, June 2020. UGC approved Journal.
  9. Dr. Harish Babu S,  “Migration to Cloud computing – Changing Paradigm in Indian IT Sector” at “International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research”, ISSN: 2277-8616, Volume-9, Issue-4, April 2020. Scopus Indexed.
  10. Dr. Harish Babu S,Role of Enterprise Size on the Adoption of Cloud Computing and Knowledge Management Practices” at “Test Engineering and Management Journal”, ISSN: 0193-4120 Page No. 23473–23480, Volume-83, Issue March-April 2020. Scopus Indexed.
  11. Dr. Harish Babu S, “Knowledge Management System in a Cloud Computing Environment” at “Journal of Emerging Technologies and Innovative Research”, ISSN: 2349-5162, Volume-6, Issue-1, January 2019.UGC approved Journal.
  12. Dr. Harish Babu S, “Intensification Of SHG Member’s Through Regional Rural Bank – A Case Study Of Hassan District, Karnataka.” at “EPRA International Journal of Research and Development (IJRD)”, ISSN: 2455-7838(Online), Volume-3, Issue-12, December 2018.
  13. Dr. Harish Babu S, “E-Marketing and Its Impact on Society and culture in India – A study conducted from strategic perspective” at “International Journal of Advanced and Innovative Research”, ISSN: 2394-7780, Volume-5, Issue-4(V), October 2018.
  14. Dr. Harish Babu S, “Service Quality Gap and its Impact on the Performance of Indian Health Insurance Companies” at “Global Journal of Management and Business Research”, Online ISSN: 2249-4588 & Print ISSN: 0975-5853, Volume-18, Issue-5, June 2018.
  15. Dr. Harish Babu S, “Big Data Analytics _ It’s Impact on Changing Trends in Retail Industry” at “International Journal of Advanced Research in Computer Engineering and Technology”, ISSN: 2278-1323, Volume-7, Issue-4, April 2018.
  16. Dr. Harish Babu S, “Big data technologies for E-business- Future opportunities, challenges ahead and growing trends” at “International Journal of Advanced research in Computer Science”, ISSN 0976-5697, Volume-9, Number-2- March 2018. UGC approved Journal.
  17. Vala Ghanshyam Kantilal et al. (May 2015) “Work Place Motivation Practices and Its Impact on Occupational Stress, Organizational Performance & Job Commitment”, Aditya Institute of Management Studies and Research (AIMSR)’s SHODHADITYA Research Journal, ISSN No. 2347-8403, Volume- 2, Issue-1, Page Nos. 30-38.   
  18. Vala Ghanshyam Kantilal et al. (January 2018) “Effect of Emotional Intelligence Practices on Job Commitment among Medical Practitioners” Acme Intellects International Journal of Research in Management, Social Sciences & Technology ISSN 2320 – 2939 (Print) 2320-2793 (Online) Volume 21, Issue 21.
  19. Vala Ghanshyam Kantilal et al. (February 2020) An Empirical Study on Customer Buying Behavior and its Impact on Customer Satisfaction with Special Reference to Maruti Cars at Mandovi Motors, Bangalore ISBN No. 978-93-86891-19-8,  page nos. 179-188, Issue 2.
  20. Vala Ghanshyam Kantilal (May 2023) An Overview of Competency Mapping in Current Context 12 & 13-04-23 ISBN 978 93 92229 11 4 Chapter-84.
  21. Vala Ghanshyam Kantilal et al. (August 2023) An overview of Competency Mapping in the Contemporary landscape: A Systematic Review and Analysis, Vol.14 / Issue 79/ Aug 2023 ISSN: 0976-0997 Indian Journal of Natural Sciences.
  22. Vala Ghanshyam Kantilal et al. (September 2021) Job Rotation Practices And Its Impact On Employee Retention With Special Reference To It Sector In Bengaluru District Ugc Care Listed Juni Khyat Journal ISSN: 2278-4632 Vol 11 Issue 09 No. 1.
  23. Vala Ghanshyam Kantilal et al. (October 2021) “An Analytical Study on Emotional Maturity of B-School Students in Bangalore District” UGC Care Listed Juni Khyat Journal ISSN: 2278-4632 Volume-11 Issue-10 No. 02. 
  24. Kavitha A Karkera “Analysing the impact of USD,Wikipedia and Google Trends on Volatility of Bitcoin Price” at “Indian Journal of Natural Sciences” ISSN: 0976-0997, Page No. 59584-59592, Volume 14 Issue 79, August 2023. Web of Science
  25. Kavitha A Karkera “Bitcoin’s Luminous future ahead: Amid Global Cryptocurrency recognition” at “Journal of Asiatic Society of Mumbai” ISSN: 0972-0766, Page No. 33-39, Volume 97 Issue 8, August 2023. UGC Care Group I Journal.
  26. Kavitha A Karkera “Driving Performance and Profitability: The Power of Employee Involvement and Empowerment in Organizations” at “Journal Innovations” ISSN: 19650256 (E) 12674982 (P), Page No.1777-1789, Volume 73. June 2023. Scopus Indexed.
  27. Kavitha A Karkera “Forecasting of UPI Payment Service Demand in India Using Machine Learning Techniques” at “Pacific Business Review (International)” ISSN: 0974-438X (P), Impact factor (SJIF):8.603, Page No 1-10, Volume 15 Issue 11, May 2023. Web of Science Journal.
  28. Kavitha A Karkera “Exploring the dynamics of Bitcoin price drivers: A review of its volatility” at “Conference proceedings of Two Days International Conference on Post pandemic recovery in Business and its impact on various stakeholders- Strategies, Issues and Challenges” ISBN 978-93-92229-11-4, Page No. 262-267, April 2023. Conference Proceedings ISBN.
  29. Kavitha A Karkera “Future of Cryptocurrency: Prospects, Issues and Challenges” at “Indian Journal of Emerging research in business and technology” ISSN: 2583-1003, Page No. 18 -27, Volume 2, Issue 1, December 2022. ISSN.
  30. Kavitha A Karkera “Determining Student’s Perspectives on learning in times of COVID-19” at VIR Journal for Humanities and Social Sciences, ISSN: 2348-4837, Page No.14-27, Volume 7, Issue 1, December 2021. ISSN
  31. Kavitha A Karkera “A study on perception of potential investors towards stock market investment” at “Conference proceedings of International conference – Innovations in Technology, Business and Management in Nagarjuna Degree College, Bengaluru”, February 2020. Conference proceedings.
  32. Kavitha A Karkera “A study on Innovative practices in management of portfolio by investors” at “Conference proceedings of National Conference on Innovative Management practices towards Business Excellence in Koshys Business School, Bengaluru” ISBN 978-81-941002-7-0, November 2019. Conference proceedings.
  33. Kavitha A Karkera “A study on financial constraints of women entrepreneurs” at “Conference on Issues, Challenges and Strategies on Swatch Bharat, Startups, Digital Payment, Women Entrepreneurs, Metro, BMTC passes and Plastic Free Zone in SFGC, Bengaluru”, April 2018. Conference proceedings.
  34. Kavitha A Karkera “A study on Prospects and challenges of digital payments” at “Conference on Issues, Challenges and Strategies on Swatch Bharat, Startups, Digital Payment, Women Entrepreneurs, Metro, BMTC passes and Plastic Free Zone in SFGC, Bengaluru”, April 2018. Conference proceedings.
  35. Kavitha A Karkera “Impact of Global Convergence of Financial reporting on India, with adoption of IFRS” at “International Conference – Global Convergence of Management Education and Practices in Canara Bank School of Management Studies Bengaluru University, Bengaluru”, November 2015. Conference proceedings. 
  36. Kavitha A Karkera “Innovative Transformation in Finance with advancement of Technology: A paradigm Shift” at “Conference proceedings of National conference “Sustainable Development through Global Business and Technological Advancement in Brindavan College Bengaluru”, May 2014. Conference proceedings.
  37. Kavitha A Karkera “Emerging trends in Financial Management” at “Conference proceedings – National Conference on Financial Management – A Borderless Global Phenomena Dayanand Sagar Institute of Mgt Studies, Bangalore”, March 2009. Conference proceedings.
  38. Kavitha A Karkera “Continuous Improvement in Employable skills of students” at “Conference proceedings – National Conference on Continuous Improvement in Higher Education Institutions Garden City College, Bengaluru” March 2008. Conference proceeding.
  39. Kavitha A Karkera “Indian Contribution to Micro Finance” at “Conference proceedings of International Conference on Expanding Horizons of Indian Business and Indian Management IBA, Bengaluru”, January 2008. Conference proceedings.
  40. Manjula J M “Impact of COVID-19 on International Tourism and published at A global Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies” – ISSN- 2581-5628, 2021-22. 
  41. Manjula J M , Dr. Eti Khatri “Regulatory Policies on Foreign Institutional Investments in India- Pre and Post Pandemic” – Indian Journal of Emerging Research in Business and Technology Volume -1, Issue- 2- ISSN: 2583-1003, 2021-22
  42. Manjula J M, Dr. Eti Khatri ‘FINTECH Opportunities and Challenges in India – A way ahead”, International Conference, Published by Enas Publications, ISBN: 978-93-92229-14-5, Pg.No.603.
  43. Dr. Vijaya Kumar R S “A Literature Review: Service Quality in Schools” at “Indian Journal of Natural Sciences” ISSN 0976 – 0997, Page 59748-59755, Volume 14, Issue 79, August /2023. Web of Science.
  44. Dr. Vijaya Kumar R S “A Study of Talent Management Practice in Private Schools” at “Indian Journal of Natural Sciences” ISSN 0976 – 0997, Page 59720- 59725, Volume 14, Issue 79, August /2023. Web of Science.
  45. Dr. Vijaya Kumar R S “Investor’s Preference toward Mobile Stock Trading Applications” at “BOHR International Journal of Finance and Market Research” 2583-4541, Page 57-60, Volume 02, Issue 1, / July/ 2023. ISSN
  46. Dr. Vijaya Kumar R S “Post graduate student’s perception towards organised retailers in  Hassan city; A Case” at “The Journal of Oriental Institute”  ISSN 0030-5324, Page 102-10, Volume 71, Issue 2 /April – June: 2022. UGC Care Approved.
  47. Dr. Vijaya Kumar R S “Role of Agricultural Cooperatives in Sustainable Rural Development – A Survey of Recent Literature” at “Indian Journal of Natural Sciences” ISSN 0976 – 0997, Page 48313- 48319, Volume 13, Issue 74, / October / 2022. Web of Science.
  48. Dr. Vijaya Kumar R S “The Sukanya Samriddhi Yojana: A Study” at “International Journal of Research and Analytical Reviews”, ISSN 2349-5138, Page 210-213, Volume 9, Issue 3, / September / 2022. UGC Care
  49. Dr. Vijaya Kumar R S “Microfinance and factors contributing for economic empowerment of SHG women: A Case” at “PalArch’s Journal of Archaeology of Egypt/Egyptology”, ISSN 1567-214x, Page 8357 – 8370, Volume 17, Issue 19, / October / 2020. Scopus Indexed.
  50. Dr. Vijaya Kumar R S “Impact of the Economic and Personal Empowerment on Achieving Managerial Success for SHG Women: A Case Study” at “Journal of Critical Reviews”, ISSN 2394-5125, Page 7198 – 7202, Volume 7, Issue 19, / August / 2020. Scopus Indexed.
  51. Dr. Vijaya Kumar R S “Impact of Demographic and SHG Factors on Political Empowerment of Women: A Case Study of Hassan District” at “Pramana Research Journal” ISSN 2249-2976, Page 31-37, Volume 10, Issue 7, / June/ 2020. UGC Care
  52. Dr. Vijaya Kumar R S “The Role of SHG in Managing the Financial Crisis of Rural Women: A Case Study” at “Aegaeum Journal” ISSN 2249-2976, Page 842-859, Volume 8, Issue 7, / July/ 2020. UGC Care.
  53. Dr. Vijaya Kumar R S “Causes for Rural Financial Problems: A Factor Analysis” at “International Journal of Emerging Technologies and Innovative Research” ISSN 2349-5162, Page 756-762, Volume 7, Issue 11, / November/ 2020. UGC Care.
  54. Dr. Vijaya Kumar R S “Intensification of SHG Members through Regional Rural Bank: A case study of Hassan District, Karnataka” at “EPRA International Journal of Research & Development” ISSN 2347-9671, Page 756-762, Volume 3, Issue 12, / December/ 2018. ISSN.
  55. Kavitha Y S, Dr. Senthil Kumar “Challenges and Opportunities in Indian Education System – A Contemporary Study in and around Dakshina Kannada District of Karnataka” at “Conference proceedings of Two Days International Conference on Post pandemic recovery in Business and its impact on various stakeholders- Strategies, Issues and Challenges” ISBN 978-93-92229-11-4, Page No. 262-267, April 2023. Conference Proceedings ISBN.

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Manjula J M 

Entrepreneurship Development

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Kavitha A Karkera

A Pathway to retrieval: fall-out posed by COVID-19 pandemic and its repercussions on Women, COVID-19 Pandemic and the Indian Economy”, Book chapter 

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