We have a pool of well experienced and talented faculty members from the financial sector. In addition, we have industry experts, practitioners & academicians.

Faculty team for the BFA is as follows (in alphabetical order of family name)

Prof. Priya Angle

Priya Angle

A Chartered Financial Analyst by profession, Priya Angle has 14 years of Industry and Academic experience. Her industry experience is pre-dominantly in the corporate Treasury function of MNCs, in the manufacturing sector. She is an Accredited Management Teacher of AIMA (All India Management Association) and has been associated with business schools of repute, in Pune and Bengaluru

Prof. Shankarshan Basu

Shankarshan Basu

Sankarshan Basu is an Associate Professor in the Finance and Control Area at the Indian Institute of Management Bengaluru (IIMB). He is currently the Chairperson of Career Development Services at IIMB. His research and teaching interests are in quantitative finance, particularly derivatives and fixed income securities and insurance and pension issues.

Prior to joining IIMB, Sankarshan has also worked with ICICI Ltd. (now ICICI Bank Ltd.), as well as been a teaching faculty at London School of Economics and Political Science and Heriot Watt University, Edinburgh, U.K. Sankarshan has also been a Visiting Professor at University of Twente, Netherlands and Gothenburg University, Sweden.

Sankarshan is very well travelled and has presented his works at a number of international conferences. He also has to his credit a number of papers in various international journals.

At IIM Bengaluru, Sankarshan is involved in teaching (both regular programs and executive development programs) consulting assignments as well as in a host of administrative activities, as mentioned above.

Prof. Bhaswati Biswas

Bhaswati Biswas

A Chartered Accountant from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and a Certified Public Accountant from the Colorado Board of Accountancy, Bhaswati Biswas has over 20 years of industry experience in Finance and Accounting. Having worked with MNCs of repute like IBM, Coca-Cola, GEC Alsthom, she held positions of Finance Director in Jones Lang LaSalle and AVP-Finance in Vedanta. Her interest lies in Accounting, Corporate Finance, Taxation, Audit, Risk Management, Business Process,Company Law and Corporate Governance.

Prof. Vivek Kulkarni

Vivek Kulkarni

Prof. Vivek Kulkarni has over 25 years of experience in managing different verticals of academic, business and government departments. He holds an MBA from the Wharton. He has taught at IIM, Boston, U Mass universities MBA and executive MBA programs. He is a visiting professor at IISc at present.

He was the IT & BT Secretary, Bengaluru. He has done extensive work in marketing Bengaluru at the International level. During his tenure as IT secretary, every week, Bengaluru had seen one new 100% foreign equity firm setting up their office.

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Prof. M S R Manjunatha

M S R Manjunatha

M S R Manjunatha is a Post Graduate in Science from the University of Mysore, and Graduate in Law from the Bengaluru University. He is a professional banker with 40 years of experience, in India and abroad. He started his career at Canara Bank, where he specialised in industrial credit and rehabilitation of sick units. He was instrumental in starting Canbank Factors Ltd., a Factoring Services company, and held the position of Executive Vice President. He later worked in Jakarta, Indonesia, in Factoring and domestic banking business.

In his 13 years of service at ING Vysya Bank Ltd., he was involved in all aspects of credit risk management function, for 10 years. This included regulatory & credit policy matters, credit appraisal of wholesale and retail borrowers, delinquency management, and portfolio reviews. The last position held by him was as Chief Audit Executive, responsible for the Internal Audit function of the Bank. Presently, he is Director – Ratings at Brickwork Ratings India Pvt Ltd., and based in Bengaluru.

Prof.D. Ravishankar


Prof. Ravishankar is a finance professional with a rich experience of over 25 years in the BFSI segment. Until Dec '07, he was Managing Director of Asia-Pacific Risk Solutions’ business of Standard and Poor's and was simultaneously heading the India Risk Solutions’ business as Executive Director, CRISIL Limited.

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Prof. KRS Murthy

Prof. KRS Murthy

Prof. Murthy is the former Director of the Indian Institute of Management, Bengaluru and he has been active in the field of management education for nearly three decades.
A gold medalist from Mysore University, Prof. Murthy worked in the industry for nearly a decade before taking up further studies in management.

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Dr. Sunil K. Parameswaran

Prof. Bharati Rao

Dr. Sunil K. Parameswaran is a Visiting Faculty at some of the leading business schools in India, including IIM Bengaluru, where he anchors courses in the area of Finance. His primary areas of interest are Securities Markets; Financial Derivatives; Fixed Income Securities; and International Finance. For the past ten years Dr. Parameswaran has been active as a corporate trainer and management consultant. He has delivered training programs on Global Securities Markets and Global Banking to some of the multinational IT firms located in India. His prominent current and past clients include: WIPRO Technologies, HCL Technologies, MINDTREE Consulting; JP Morgan Chase, Societe Generale, ANZ Information Technology, and Kanbay (now a part of Cap Gemini). Dr Parameswaran also has several years of teaching experience and has taught at leading business schools in the U.S., Singapore, Australia, and India.

Dr. Parameswaran obtained his Ph.D in Finance from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University in North Carolina U.S.A. He obtained his M.B.A from the Indian Institute of Management, Bengaluru, and holds an undergraduate degree in Chemistry from St. Stephen’s College, New Delhi.

A prolific writer, he has published several books, primarily in the field of Financial Derivatives, with McGraw-Hill in India and in Singapore, and John Wiley in Singapore and in India.

Guest Faculty

Guest faculty includes industry experts, renowned academicians of international repute and successful leaders in the field of finance. Senior decision makers in government and business in the field of taxation, transfer pricing, banking, fiscal deficits, fiscal federalism etc. come to lecture regularly at Brickwork Ratings campus.