Dr. N. M. K Bhatta

Dean (Research), XIME Bangalore

Systems Management

Teaching Experience


  • Presently Dean (Research) and Professor at Xavier Institute of Management and Entrepreneurship, Bangalore since 6 Apr 2018.


  • 3 years as Professor, Indian Institute of Management, Indore. Taught subjects of Information Systems Area, Strategy Area, Business Excellence and Innovation. Taught – 175 Sessions for regular programs and 200 sessions in MDP programs in 2015-16, 266 regular sessions and 200 MDP sessions in 2016-17 and 166 Regular and 20 MDP sessions in 2017-18 with an average feedback of 8+ in regular and 9.6 in MDP sessions .


  • 6 Months in Xavier Institute of Management and Entrepreneurship, Bangalore as Professor and Dean (Development)– taught Subjects like several Quantitative Methods, Contemporary Business Environment and Leadership in Action, Management Information Systems etc.


  • 2 years in University of Poona for MBA Students as a Visiting faculty – taught Operations Management, Strategy, Quantitative Techniques and Operations Research


Experience in Strategy, Innovation Areas


  • 12 Years of intense experience in Strategy Formulation, Long Term Planning, Strategy Deployment (10 Years in TCS and 2 Years in Quasar Innovations as Vice President).


  • Conducted Strategy Training for Ordinance Factory Board of Directors, General Managers and other senior Leaders.


  • Conducted 3 Strategy Training sessions for BEL for Middle Level Managers.


  • Conducted 4 Strategy sessions for State Bank of India and 2 for Canara Bank


  • Conducted Strategy Training for Senior Managers of KPIT and Inteliment Technologies


  • In depth knowledge of BEL Innovation and Strategy, researched on the same for 2 years and presented a paper in Hong Kong International Conference and published the same in International Journal of Strategic Innovation.


  • Facilitated Strategy Meet for the top Leadership of BEL on 12 Oct 2018






  1. Certified in Qualitative Research Methodsfrom London School of Economics
  2. Certified in Innovation Management & Design Thinkingfrom Steinbeis Germany
  3. Certified in Case Method Teachingfrom Harvard Business School
  4. Certified Agile Scrum Master from Scrum Alliance, USA
  5. Agile Certified Practitioner from PMI, USA (PMI ACP).
  6. Certified Project Management Professional from PMI, USA
  7. Project Management Certification from IIM, Ahmedabad
  8. Six Sigma Black Belt
  9. Certified Business Excellence Consultant and assessor for Malcom Baldrige (USA) Business Excellence Assessment of Tata Group Companies
  10. Certified Business Excellence Consultant and assessor from CII on European Business Excellence Model (EFQM) for Large, Medium and SME Industries.


Career Profile


  •  20 Years as an Electronic Engineer in IAF specialized in Jaguar Aircraft, Avionics of various other Aircraft, also worked on Avionics Repair and Maintenance in 9 BRD for 10 years and  4 years in Formulation of Maintenance Strategy in Central Servicing Development Organisation, Air Hq, New Delhi.


  • 4 Years in CEMILAC, DRDO as Chief Engineer Avionics worked on several projects of National Importance with HAL/BEL and civil Avionics firms.


  • 2 Years in Quasar Innovations Pvt Ltd as Vice President in charge of Business Strategy and Planning.


  • 10 Years in TCS, headed Embedded Operations Grp Globally worked with BEL/CAIR/DARE in Embedded design. Thereafter, moved to Business Excellence and Strategy and looked after Global operations in that role.


  • 4 years in academics in senior Professor Grade in Indian Institute of Management, Indore & XIME and taught Business Excellence and Strategy to Management Students and Business Executives





Education               …       BTech, MBA, PhD



Name of University

Year of passing

and Distinction

BTech (Electronics & Communication)

JNTU, Hyderabad


Distinction - 3rd in University

Post Graduate

Course in   Aeronautical

Engineering (Electronics)

Air Force Technical College, Bangalore


Master of Business Administration (Operations Research)

University of Poona, Pune


Distinction - 1st in Poona University



Institute of Electronics & Telecommunication Engineers, New Delhi



PhD in QC and Reliability (under

Dept of Mgmt Science)

University of Poona,



Project Management Professional


Project management

Institute, USA


Agile Certified Practitioner (ACP)

Agile Software

Management, PMI USA







  • 26 years of Operations and project management experience (in TCS, DRDO and IAF) with industry recognized certifications such as Agile, Six Sigma Black Belt, PMP,  and Project Management from  IIM Ahmedabad
  • 12 Years of experience in Strategy, Business Excellence, Quality and Business Excellence with experience of Business Excellence Assessment of  10 renowned organisations in India
  • Extensively travelled all around the globe and interacted with Industries and campuses across the world
  • 20 years of experience in the Indian Air Force with responsibility          for operations, training and development
  • Four years of experience as a Scientist in DRDO
  • Worked as Faculty for MBA students in Pune University for two years; also worked as a Faculty for several management and technical subjects in IAF and TCS.
  • Recognised PhD Guide by JNTU Hyderabad, Mysore University and Jain University Bangalore;  presently guiding three  PhD scholars in Strategy management.
  • Presented Papers and addressed Seminars/Workshops at more than 50 Forums in India and Abroad.




Achievement & Awards

  • Awarded “Outstanding” Performance Grade in TCS consistently during 2005-2014
  • Awarded more than 35 Certificates of Merit by TCS for special contribution in training and other areas
  • Awarded Best Managed Programme Award in TCS for Motorola RoHS/WEEE programme managed by me from inception to completion
  • Awarded Commendations by the Chief Air Staff twice for successful and timely completion of critical projects


Core Competencies

Business Excellence and Strategy

I am an accomplished Business Excellence Scientist with expertise on both Malcom Baldrige (US) model and EFQM model and worked as lead assessor on both models for Tata Group Companies and non-Tata Group Companies in India and Abroad.


The companies assessed by me include Tata-AIG Insurance, Bharat Electronics Ltd, Tata Technologies Ltd, Inteliment Technologies Ltd, Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd (Hybd Divn), Tata GY Batteries Ltd, Indelox Logistics Ltd, Tata Chemicals Ltd, British Salt (as a part of TCL), Godrej Industries Ltd (Appliances Division). I have also conducted internal assessment of Tata Consultancy Services twice and faced advanced assessment of Tata Consultancy services in 2013.


Worked in Strategy Cell of TCS as a Business Excellence specialist and facilitated Strategy Formulation, Long Term Business Planning etc.


I am also an established Business Excellence trainer and trained more than 1000 business leaders on Business Excellence while in TCS. I had conducted two “Business Excellence Practitioners Workshops” for senior Business Leaders at Bangalore while working at XIME and six “Business Excellence Leadership Programs” at IIM Indore


Project Management & Agile Methodologies


I am a PMP from PMI, USA and holds a project Management Certification from Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad. I have experience of leading several multi geography projects. Motorola project led by me in six countries was adjudged as the best managed project in TCS. I had mentored several young managers on Project Management.


I am also a certified Agile Scrum Master from Scrum Alliance, USA and Agile Certified practitioner from PMI, USA (PMI ACP). I have experience of leading several Agile projects and coached more than 1500 software engineers on Agile Project Management. I had conducted two Management development programs on “Agile Project Management Methodologies while at XIME, Bangalore and 3 programs while at IIM Indore.


I am also Six Sigma Black Belt.


Innovation & Design Thinking


Trained on Design Thinking & Innovation by Steinbeis, Germany.


Conducted several Training workshops for Industry Executives, PSU executives on the subject while on the strength of IIM Indore and also while at XIME.  Also teach the subject to the students of MBA and consult the Industry in the subject.

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