Regular Faculty

Prof NMK Bhatta

Dean (Research)

Prof NMK Bhatta is working as a Professor and Dean (Research) in Xavier Institute of Management & Entrepreneurship, Bangalore. Prior to that he was in IIM Indore as a Professor in the area of Information systems and the Chairman of Industry Interface and Executive Education. He has 39 years of technical experience, out which, 24 years in development/maintenance and certification of avionics software in the Indian Defence and DRDO. Thereafter, he worked for twelve years in the IT Industry in several senior positions including in one of the largest IT services company of the world, (Tata Consultancy Services) and managed about 50 major Global projects end to end all across the world.

Prof Bhatta is an accomplished Business Excellence Practitioner having been a Senior Assessor both in Malcom Baldrige (US) and EFQM (UK and Europe) Business Excellence models. He has carried out Business Excellence Assessment of about 15 major Industries in India and abroad. He has published cases and papers on Organizational Transformation, Business Model Innovation, Green Business, Sustainability, Urban rural divide, Financial Inclusion, Customer Value Proposition etc. in Harvard and other International Journals.

Prof Bhatta is also an experienced Agile Practitioner and Coach. He did his Agile Certification from Scrum Alliance, USA and also an Agile Certified Practitioner (ACP) from PMI, USA. He had delivered several Global Projects using Agile Methodologies while working in TCS. Thereafter, he taught Agile Methodologies during a number of executive Education Programs and also to the Post Graduate Students at IIM Indore. He consulted for several organizations for transformation to Agile Methodologies and researches extensively in the field of Agile Technologies. He has also authored two chapters on IT Project Management and Agile Technologies in a book called “eHRM: Leveraging Digital Technology to transform HRM” Published by Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, UK.

Prof Bhatta is an Electronics & Communications Engineering Graduate from JNTU, Hyderabad, Completed his Post Graduate Training in Aeronautical Engineering Electronics from AFTC, Bangalore and MBA from University of Poona. He has done Ph.D. degree in Quality Control and Reliability Technology from University of Poona.

Prof Bhatta is certified in “Qualitative Research Methods” from London School of Economics, in “Innovation Management in MSMEs” from Steinbeis Germany, in “Case Method Teaching” from Harvard Business School and in Project Management Certification from IIM, Ahmedabad. He is also a Certified Project Management Professional from PMI, USA and a Six Sigma Black Belt. He has presented his papers at several international conferences in USA, Canada, UK, and Hong Kong.

He consults in the field of Organisational transformation, Business Excellence, Business Model Innovation and Agile Technologies.

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