Dr. Bhat, an alumnus of the Delhi School of Economics and Harvard University, has worked in some of the nation’s top business schools. Prior to NMIMS, Dr. Bhat served as Professor of Finance at IIM, Ahmedabad, from 1986 to 2008 and 2014 to 2016. While working at IIM, Dr. Bhat was affiliated with some of the institute’s key initiatives, including the Management Development Programs, which he headed. He has served on adjunct and visiting faculty positions at ISB Hyderabad, the University of North Carolina at Chapel-Hill, and IIM Udaipur. He has also worked at the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, and Shri Ram College of Commerce.
Apart from his academic background, Dr. Bhat has been part of several policy-making committees at the national level. He served as an Advisor to the Ministry of Human Resource Development and has been a member of various committees of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare and Planning Commission. He has worked on multiple long-term consulting assignments with the Abt Associates India, DFID New Delhi, Royal Netherlands Embassy India, and various short-term consulting projects with the USAID New Delhi, CDC India, ADB, European Commission, and the WHO.
Speaking on his appointment, Dr. Bhat said, “I look forward to working with our esteemed faculty, our hard-working staff, and our student body to maintain NMIMS’ commitment towards academic brilliance. We will further strengthen our research-based approach as our focus shifts towards the timely implementation of the National Educational Policy.”