Prof. (Dr.) Sharmila Subramanian

Principal Area: HR and Communication E-mail: principal@asthaeducation.in Mob: +91-9861122721 Prof. Dr. Sharmila Subramanian completed her doctoral degree in the area of Corporate Interpersonal Communication from the department of English, Utkal University. Her inter-disciplinary study provides an insight into the use of language in interpersonal communication in the business world.


DR.Trilochan Nayak, M.Com,PGDM,Ph.D(Business Adminstration) is a distinguished professor in the field of Marketing. He has been conferred with his Ph.D degree by Berhampur University. A commitment to excellence in teaching is the hallmark of his life.His superior academic credentials have put in a status as exemplary and a role model in management He has published 30 research papers in different magazine of National and International repute. His extraordinary methodology and ability to teach is well accredited. He has participated in various National and international conferences, seminars, symposia and workshops.His research area covers Consumer behavior, Strategic management, Sales and Distribution management and Product and Brand management.

Prof. Jinasis Mohanty
Associate Dean (Training & Placement)

Prof. Jinasis has got 18 years of experience both in corporate and academics. He has done his MBA (Marketing) from Kalyani University. He teaches subjects like Marketing Management, Retail Marketing, Corporate Strategy, and Managerial Economics. His research interest lies in Services Marketing. He has served corporate houses like Reliance Capital, ICICI Securities, Max Life, Allen Laboratories, Haldia Petrochemicals & Jaisal Polyplast and institution like Central Institute of Plastic Engineering & Technology (CIPET), Bhubaneswar. He is currently leading the Training & Placement cell of ASTHA School of Management in the capacity of Associate Dean (T & P).

Mr. Ranjeet Kumar Padhy

Associate Dean(Admission) Area: Marketing E-mail: ranjeet@asthaeducation.in / padhyranjeet@gmail.com Mob: +91- 9937357202 / 9438246777 PAPERS HANDLING Marketing Management Product & Brand Management Advertise management ACADEMIC / PROFESSIONAL MBA (Marketing & HR) from Utkal University, Bhubaneswar, Odisha in 2002 BA (Economics) from Berhampur University, Odisha in 2000 PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE • 3 years of corporate experience (2002-2005) RESEARCH INTEREST Product & Brand Management …

Mr. Manoranjan Nayak

Mr. Manoranjan Nayak is an Assistant Professor at Astha School of Management since February 2009. He has over 11 years of experience in advertising sector and academics. His interest areas are Business Research, Operation Management and Service Marketing. He has developed interdisciplinary acumencombining service sector with operation. He did his MBAfrom Biju Patnaik University of Technology, Odisha (BPUT). He is skilled at Case Study Methodology, Research Analysis and implementation. PAPERS HANDLING: Operations Management , Business Research, Decision Science , Marketing Management, Service Marketing. His academic status: MBA (Marketing & Finance) from BPUT 2008 & BA from Utkal University, Bhubaneswar 2005. His interest area : Service Marketing & Advertising Management. He has attended FDPs & MDPs: Successfully undergone the FDP in the Topic of “Research Methodology –Advanced Tools & Techniques”, Staff Development Programme on “Strategic Marketing and Sales: Creating Competitive Advantage” , Successfully undergone the FDP sponsored by BPUT Topic-“SPSS – Advance Tool & Techniques”

Mr. Sabyasachi Pradhan

Prof. Sabyasachi Pradhan specializes in Consumer Behavior and Brand Management. Prior to his current position in ASTHA, he worked in corporate in the area of Sales. A vivid reader and analyst of post-independence political and economic history of India, his areas of research are in Economy in India and India – China relationship. Training being one of his passion, he has imparted more than 100 training sessions in esteemed organizations like IDBI Bank, Triveni Earth Movers , Minor Irrigation and Water Use Department, IMAGE, OSSAPCA, SIRD& PR, CIFA and OPELIP. He has presented papers in reputed national and international conferences. He is presently doing research is Branding.

Assistant Professor (Finance)

Assistant Professor Nandita Mohapatra is dynamism personified in the world of academics, training and research. Her credentials are endorsed by MFC ,MBA and M.Com .

She is continuing Doctoral degree in Business Management on the topic “Factors Influencing Investment Decision on Mutual Fund- A perceptional study of retail investor of Odisha” from Fakir Mohan University. She has completed the Certified Evaluators’ Programme a workshop from XIMB, Bhubaneswar and a 7 days Faculty Development programme on innovative teaching methodology from IIT, Kharagpur. She has more than 10 years of experience in industry, academia, research and is presently working as Asst. Prof. Finance in Astha School of Management, Bhubaneswar.

Dr. Sushree Sangita Sahoo, MBA, Ph.D.

Dr. Sushree Sangita Sahoo has completed her Ph.D. from Fakir Mohan University, Balasore, Odisha. She has a Masters in Business Administration Degree from Notrh Orissa University, Baripada, Odisha. She has graduated with Accountancy Horns from SCS (Auto) College, Utkal University, Odisha.

Dr. Sushre Sangita Sahoo has more than 9 years of experience as an educator and practitioner in the field of management. She has the experience of teaching diverse courses in the domain of Human Resource which include Organizational Behaviour, Human Resource Management, Management Principles , Entrepreneurship Development, Human Resource planning, Compensation Management, Performance Management.


Prof.Abhipsa exhibits her expertise in the areas of Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management. She also handles papers like Employee Relations, Compensation & Reward Management, Managerial Leadership, Leadership and Team Behaviour, International HRM, Performance Management. Besides her academic skills, she also shows a keen interest in training and development activities in various platforms like IDBI, OSCB,Minor Irrigation and Water Use Department, OSSAPCA. Her training manual gives an insight about topics such as Stress management, Time Management, Work life balance, How Women can Get Ahead, Corporate Etiquettes and Grooming, Goal Setting and Performance Management, Leadership, etc.

Ms. Amita Panda
Assistant Professor (Human Resource)

Prof Amita Panda has done her MBA (HR & Finance) form BIMIT, Bhubaneswar. She is also continuing her PHD course work at SRI SRI University,Cuttack
She has 7yr of teaching experience with the domain area of HR and General Management.
She is taking papers like Performance Management System, Business Environment & Ethics, and Fundamental to ERP.
She has published several research papers in journals of National and International repute.


Prof. Bishnu Prasad Kar is a Faculty in Finance par excellence. An epitome of knowledge, humanity, patience, preservance and passion, who is adept in class room management skills, is a G.D. trainer & mentor. Currently he is working as Asst. Prof. at Astha School of Management Bhubaneswar.

An UGC NET Qualifier in Commerce with M.Com & MBA in Finance & Banking along with ICWA (Inter) and LLB, Prof. Kar has an unblemished track record of nearly 12 years of hands on experience in different B-School & 6 years of experience in various corporate across Odisha

To his credit he has published no. of articles from the domain of Finance and General Management in various Journals & Edited Books of National and International repute.

Ms. Smita Ray

Prof Smita Ray has undergone MBA in BRMIMIT with a specialization on Human Resource and Marketing. She was a SAP-HCM consultant for SAP company .She previously served as HR Executive as well as trainee for Magna Info-Tech Solution. She handles paper like human resource planning which sets the essential forces and function towards her work. Apart from the professional, she has attended conferences and participated in SAP Solution Manager 7.2: A deep dive into the latest updates and best practices for leveraging the newest functionality in different module of SAP at Bengaluru and participated at HR Symposium on “Innovation in HR” was organized by Magna Infotech Pvt Ltd. She has also presented a paper on “Leadership Development” at National Seminar in Astha School of Management. Her interest highlights Performance Management, Human Resource Planning, and Stress Management.

Associate Faculty (HR)

Mr. MD. ASIF KHAN has undergone MBA in ASTHA School of Management. He has 2 years experience in Multi Level Marketing (MLM). He also has experience in Event Management as a event manager in PURI BEACH CARNIVAL (India’s 2nd Biggest Beach Carnival) for consecutively 2 year 2017 & 2018, and also worked as a Event coordinator for the event of PRESIDENT of INDIA at Puri. Then he joined Just Dial ltd. as Certified Internet Consultant (CIC) at Bangalore.

Then he finally finds his strength in teaching and finally decides to join academics industry and handles paper like IT & ERP, Organizational Behaviour, Human Resource Management & Compensation Management which sets the essential forces and function towards his work.

Dr. Gunanidhi Bag
Associate Professor

Dr. Gunanidhi Bag is well-appreciated by his peers for his leadership skills, positive attitude and result-oriented approach. He is a distinguished academician for his vouch for quality, value, reliability and unmatched performance. He has done MA (Economics) and Ph.D from Sambalpur University. He has published a book titled ‘Rural Transformation in Tribal Areas’ (ISBN-81-87606-06-1). He has also published multiple papers in International and National conferences. He has attended seminars on topics like Advanced Leadership, Resources Development etc. during his illustrious career. His research interests lies in Developmental Economics, Environmental Economics and Human Resource Management/ Economics.

Mr. Sangram Keshari Panda (ACMA)
Asst. Professor (Finance)

As a professional Cost Accountant, Mr. Sangram Keshari Panda is an excellent resource person in the field of Accounting, Finance and Taxation. He has done ICWAI, M.Com (Finance & Control) and MBA (Finance). He is a UGC NET Qualifier in Commerce. He is currently pursuing his Ph.D from Utkal University. His teaching interest lies in Financial Accounting, Financial Management, Cost Accounting, Financial Derivatives and Security Analysis & Portfolio Management (SAPM). He has three international and five national publications to his credit. He has attended three International and thirteen National conferences. He has attended five Faculty Development Programs and nine Workshops. He is an efficient and active member of the Research & Publication wing of ASTHA School of Management.

Ms. Sushmita Pradhan
Asst. Professor (Finance)

Ms. Sushmita Pradhan is known for her joyous temperament and unique class-room teaching methodologies. She has done MBA (Finance & Marketing) from Institute of Business & Computer Study. Her decade-long experience in academia exhibits sincerity, dedication and discipline. Her problem solving skills and commitment to results helps her to achieve many accomplishments. Her research interest lies in Behavioral Finance, Taxation and Financial Derivatives.