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"Where the mind is without fear and the head is held high;

Where words come out from the depth of truth;

Where tireless striving stretches its arms towards perfection;

Where the clear stream of reason has not lost its way into the dreary desert sand of dead habit;

Where the mind is led forward by thee into ever-widening thought and action - Into that heaven of freedom, my Father, let my country awake"

..... Rabindranath Tagore, India's first Nobel Laureate
The Faculty

Towards the accomplishment of its mission, the Academy is engaged in inducting faculty members. The faculty list presently reads as follows:

Dr. Sunil Maheshwari

Dr. Sunil Maheshwari is regarded as an international authority in the theory and practice of appreciation and other strength-based approaches for personal and organizational effectiveness. His developmental expertise has been fine tuned in the course of a 13-year corporate career in Human Resource Management, working with RPG Enterprises, Gillette, Wipro Corporation, the Tata Group, and Ernst & Young in various managerial roles.

Sunil is the founder of Samatvam Academy. He has facilitated executive education at the Mitsubishi Corporation, Tata Group, ITC, Xerox, Mahindra & Mahindra, Times Group, GAIL India and DCM Shriram (among others). He also teaches regularly at FMS, University of Delhi

Sunil completed his PhD on "Relationship between Appreciative Intelligence and Leadership Capability" from FMS, University of Delhi and also has an MBA from the same institution. Prior to this, he schooled from Mayo College, Ajmer with flying colors in athletics, dramatics and debating, and went on pursue a Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering (1992) from Nagpur University. He has also completed the prestigious Certificate Program in Experiential Learning and Training from the NTL Institute of Applied Behavioural Sciences, USA and is presently an Associate of The Taos Institute, USA.

Sunil is a graduate of the Certificate Program in Yoga Education from The Yoga Institute (TYI), Mumbai. He has extensively taught and researched the role of Yogic sciences in delivering health, harmony, and happiness for human beings in society.

Dr. Ashutosh IP. Bhupatkar

Dr. Ashutosh IP. Bhupatkar is a noted management educationist, and an expert in the areas of Organization Development, Human Process Work and Indigenous Management. He was most recently the Project Director and Head of the Pearl School of Business, Gurgaon. Prior to this, he was the Director of the Institute of Management Development and Research, Pune (1989 – 2005).

Dr. Bhupatkar obtained his B Com. from University of Pune. Subsequently, he qualified as a Master of Management Studies from the Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies, Mumbai. He returned to the University of Pune for completing his PhD in Management. He has authored some innovative research papers and conducted management development programs at several instiutions of repute.

Dr Bhupatkar joined academics after nearly a decade of experience in companies that include Maharashtra State Textiles Corporation and Electronica Machine Tools Ltd. Presently, he is an independent director on the Boards of two companies - The House of Pearl Fashion Ltd. and Twin Engineers Ltd.

Dr. Vasant Bang

Dr. Vasant Bang is a thought leader in the area of marketing, strategic leadership and general management. He has published several research papers in prestigious national and international journals that include the Journal of Strategic Marketing (UK), the Academy of Marketing Sciences Review (USA), NMIMS Review & the Indian Journal of Marketing. In addition, Vasant regularly publishes insightful articles in national newspapers such as The Economic Times, The Financial Express, The Times of India & The Indian Express.

Vasant was most recently the Director of the Magarpatta City Institute of Management and Technology (MCIMT), Pune. Prior to this, he worked in several venerable organizations such as Bajaj Auto, Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies (NMIMS), and KIIT University during a professional career of over two decades. He has also been an advisor to several small and medium enterprises in the areas of strategic planning and brand building. Transformational leadership, strategic thinking, marketing strategy & research as well as evidence-based management are the areas that Vasant is most passionate about. He is presently based at Pune.

Dr. Bang holds a Ph.D. from the prestigious Birla Institute of Technology & Science (BITS), Pilani. Prior to that, he completed his MBA and graduated as a Production Engineer from Amravati University. He has been a Guest Editor for Sage Open, and continues to be a reviewer for esteemed academic journals such as the Journal of Strategic Marketing, the International Journal of Emerging Markets, and the Journal of Public Policy and Administration Research.

Aarti Maheshwari

Ms. Aarti Maheshwari is the Director of Samatvam Academy. She is professionally an expert in the areas of Appreciative Inquiry, Individual Excellence, and Healthy Living, and is also considered as an authority in the myriad applications of Yogic sciences towards the prevention of stress and disease. Aarti has taught extensively for Tata Motors, Siemens, Reliance Capital, Tata Communications, Wipro and Infomedia India, among others.

Aarti is a Visiting Expert at the prestigious Morarji Desai National Institute of Yoga (MDNIY), New Delhi, and also an Adjunct Faculty with the International Board of Yoga (IBY), Mumbai. She taught a highly acclaimed seminar series on “Yoga for Healthy Living” at the NTL Institute of Applied Behavioural Sciences, USA in 2001.

Aarti holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Rajasthan (1996), as well as an MBA (Finance) through the Newport University, USA (1998). She has completed the Certificate Program in Yoga Education from The Yoga Institute, Santa Cruz, Mumbai (2001), and also the Yoga Instructors Course from The Vivekananda Kendra, Bangalore (2002). A Basic Course in Ayurveda from the International Academy of Ayurveda, Pune is also among her academic accomplishments.

Dilbag Singh

Mr. Dilbag Singh brings over a decade of rich, multi-faceted experience in the areas of Operations and Human Resource Management in a global milieu. During his assignments at IBM Daksh (2003 - 05), Equinox Global Services (2005 - 06) and NIIT (2006 - 09), Dilbag worked with stakeholders from US, Europe and Asia Pacific and won numerous awards for his performance. As a Learning and Development expert at NIIT in particular, Dilbag delighted all the stakeholders by designing and implementing transformational learning solutions for a global electronics major.

Dilbag revels in employing strength-based, experiential processes for facilitating group and organization development. His areas of passion include Individual Excellence, Team Effectiveness, Supervisory Acumen, and Managerial Efficacy.

Dilbag holds a Bachelors degree in Commerce (2004) from Maharshi Dayanand University, Rohtak, and has completed an MBA with a specialization in Human Resource Management from Aston University, Birmingham (UK) and XLRI, Jamshedpur (2011).