Business Staff

Dr. Uma Selvi
Associate Professor & HoF

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Dr. Uma is an Associate Professor in Accounting and Finance and was the Quality Assurance coordinator for the Faculty of Business Management before becoming Head of Faculty.  She has a PhD in financial management  and also  holds  a Master in Accounting and Finance, an M.Phil and an MBA where she secured the university first rank. Dr. Uma has over two decades of successful teaching experience and she teaches Advanced Management Accounting, Investment Decision Analysis, Strategic Finance, Cost Accounting and Research Methods for the postgraduate, undergraduate and ACCA programmes.  She is an approved research supervisor for doctoral studies and has published several research papers in international and national journals.

Dr. Ammar Al-Balushi
Assistant Professor

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Dr. Ammar Al-Balushi is an Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Business Management. Dr. Ammar holds a PhD degree in Management, with a particular focus on Tourism Development and Strategy, studied at Glasgow Caledonian University, London Branch. He has completed
his Bachelor’s degree at Glasgow Caledonian University and Master’s in International Management at Strathclyde University.
Dr. Ammar has previously worked as a lecturer and a module leader in Management, Marketing and Strategy at Glasgow Caledonian University and the University of Essex from 2013 to 2018. His current research focuses on tourism development, marketing, branding, economic, social and environmental impacts of tourism and management of tourism sites. Dr. Ammar brings an industrial and international perspective to his teaching informed by scholarly research focusing on the GCC and MENA regions. He has also written a book chapter on the management of impacts of tourism.

Dr. Emie D. Gualdaquever
Assistant Professor

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Dr. Gualdaquever joined academe in 1993. She holds a doctorate degree in Educational Administration as well as a Masters degree. Her areas of teaching includes Economics, Labour Economics and Industrial Relations, Management and Organisation, Human Resource Management, Organisational Behaviour, Recruitment and Selection and Compensation Management. Her teaching experience is coupled with administrative experience as Department Chair, Dean of Business Administration and Vice President for Academic Affairs for nearly 20 years in the Philippines. Her career services were extended to working with the cooperatives as lecturer and insurance industry as a Financial Advisor.

Dr. Nirmal Gunupudi
Assistant Professor

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Dr. Nirmal Dayanand Raju Gunupudi is an Assistant Professor at Majan college, Faculty of Business Studies. He obtained his Masters in Management from Acharya Nagarujuna University. He attended Andhra University and obtained another Masters in Public Administration and also received his Doctorate from Andhra University in 2002. Prior to his appointment at Majan, he worked as an Associate Professor at the College of Business and Economics, Asmara University, the State of Eritrea and worked in various capacities both in administrative and academic areas at Le Magnus School of Management, India. He has attended National and international conferences and presented papers. He has published papers in international and national journals.

Dr. Mohammed Ibrahim Hussein
Assistant Professor

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Dr. Hussein is an Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Business Management. Dr. Hussein began his career in industry before entering academia. He holds a doctorate in economics, and has huge experience of industry and academics. His areas of teaching include economics, management, strategic human resource management, employment relations, organisation and behavior, business law and research methods. He teaches on undergraduate, post graduate and ACCA programmes. Dr. Hussein's motto in teaching is "If you cannot explain it simply, you do not understand it enough".

Dr. K. Kishan
Assistant Professor

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Dr. K. Kishan is an Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Business Management. He has over 10 years of teaching experience in different Universities. He obtained his Ph.D. in 2015 from Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University (JNTU). His thesis focused on Training and Development Strategies in Public Sector Undertakings. He holds an MPhil in Business Management from S.V University, an MBA from St Francis PG College (O.U), and PGDBM from Hyderabad Central University. Teaching has always been his passion and his focus areas are training and development, performance management and compensation management. He was a Corporate Trainer for the prestigious intuitions; Wipro, Infosys, BHEL, Power Grid and Corporation. He has presented several research papers in different national and international conferences and journals.

Prof. Venkoba Rao
Professor & Director of Studies,MBA

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Prof. Venkoba holds a Masters in Business Administration with specialization in Human Resources Management and Marketing Management. A commerce graduate from Sri Satya Sai University, Puttaparthy, he did his Ph.D in Management from Osmania University, Hyderabad, India with a Doctoral Fellowship from the Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR). He did his FDP from the Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Ahmedabad. He is currently a Professor in the Faculty of Business Management and teaches Business Strategy & Human Resource Management. His research interests are in Employee Engagement, Human Sigma and Innovation. So far he has published eleven articles in reputed refereed journals, and two more are currently under review.

Dr. Veena Tewari
Assistant Professor & Programme Manager

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Dr Veena Tewari has a BSc., MBA (International Marketing) and PhD (Management). She has 12 years of experience in teaching, research and consultancy. This includes working on projects in Parle, Coke, Neptune India Ltd, Speedway food & Beverages etc. and a short stint with IIM, Ahmedabad. She has successfully worked on Industry-Institute Interface programs, projects and training. She has almost 60 publications both at the international and national level in various conferences, seminars, journals & book chapters. She also has single authored books on topics like Services, Tourism, IT in management and CSR. She has been on teaching assignments to East Europe, the Middle East and North East Africa.

Dr. P. Udhayanan
Assistant Professor & Director of Studies, IHRM

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Dr.Udayanan, who became a Senior Fellow of the UK Higher Education Academy in September 2019, holds a research degree in the field of Business Administration specializing in Human Resources Development. His interest is in exploring the ‘whys and whats’ of behaviour and the same has been reflected in his publications. His zone of research includes the broad gamut of behavioural perspectives of business, research methods and data analysis. He has more than ten years’ experience that includes teaching and research. He is also a registered research supervisor for doctoral studies. He firmly believes in the philosophy of inculcating a holistic perspective of business learning to his students.

Dr. Orlando W. Eduria
Assistant Professor

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Dr. Orlando's area of specialization is Human Resource Management and Organizational Behavior. He completed his Bachelors and Masters degrees in the Philippines and completed his Doctor of Management in Organizational Planning degree in 2004. His teaching career is coupled with industrial experience in the Philippines from Banking, Service and Food Manufacturing Companies. His field of interest in research includes Consumer Behavior, Corporate Social Responsibility, Human Resource Outsourcing, and Total Quality Management (TQM).

Bushra Al Hasani
Assistant Lecturer

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Ms Bushra Al Hasani graduated from Majan with a BA (Hons) in Business Administration (Accounting pathway). She has since completed an MBA in Human Resources. Alongside her education she was employed in the corporate sector for 14 years. Bushra is confident that Majan is an ideal place for encouraging and inculcating the right educational environment among students. She believes that her educational qualifications and corporate experience will help her link knowledge and skills together to enhance the learning experience of students. Her motto is to motivate the youth of Oman to be successful and responsible citizens.

Aliya Al Rawahi
Assistant Lecturer

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Aliya currently works as an Assistant Lecturer in the Faculty of Business Management. She received her MBA degree from the University of Bedfordshire, UK. Aliya completed her Bachelor’s degree from Sohar University. Prior to her appointment as an academic, Aliya was working in the Registry Department of the College.

Kenneth Alfred Sam
Senior Lecturer

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Mr. Kenneth holds an MBA in Finance from Pakistan. He has held various management positions in the corporate sector, including at Deutsche Bank AG, American Express Bank and Standard Chartered Bank. Mr. Kenneth’s last job in the corporate sector was as General Manager Corporate Finance in SaudiPak Leasing Company Limited. He has a wide variety of experience both in the banking industry and as an academic. He joined Majan College in September 2014 and is now a Senior Lecturer. Mr. Kenneth is a Certified Management Accountant from IMA.

Faisal Aziz
Senior Lecturer

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Mr. Faisal Aziz has almost 7 years of teaching and industry experience in the field of finance, especially investment analysis and portfolio management areas. Mr. Faisal completed his MCS and MBA (Finance) from University of Karachi, Pakistan and he is now enrolled on a MS (Finance) leading to a PhD from Pakistan Air Force Karachi Institute of Economics and Technology. Before joining Majan College he worked as a lecturer in the Department of Banking and Finance, Mohammad Ali Jinnah University Karachi, Pakistan for 6 years. His areas of interest include Corporate Finance, Security Analysis, Portfolio Management, Financial Engineering and Forensic Accounting.

  

Sharmila Chitnis
Senior Lecturer

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Sharmila Chitnis is a lecturer with nearly twenty years of experience teaching undergraduate and postgraduate students. Her specialisations are in Accounting and Finance. Sharmila's experience is derived both from exposure to higher education as well as industry. Sharmila started her career as an auditor in a reputed audit firm in Mumbai, India. However, a passion for teaching led her to embark on a teaching career which has spanned nearly two decades, numerous well known institutions, local and foreign students and a range of accounting and finance courses. Sharmila holds a Masters in Commerce specialising in Accounting. She also holds Training lead and Development Body, Assessor Award from Royal Society of Arts, UK.

Armstrong Jeyakumar
Head of Postgraduate Centre

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Armstrong is a Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Business Management and the Head of Postgraduate Centre. He has been with Majan College since 2003. He teaches Marketing, Strategy and E-Business modules on the undergraduate as well as postgraduate programmes. Prior to joining Majan College, Armstrong taught at ICFAI Business School at Bangalore, India, which is a Top 25 B-School in India. He holds a Postgraduate degree in International Management from Pondicherry Central University and a Bachelors degree in Humanities. Armstrong has worked on consulting and training assignments with major corporations such as Shell-Oman, Dr. Reddy's Labs, Vysya Bank, Union Bank of India, Karnataka Soaps & Detergents etc. He became a Senior Fellow of the UK Higher Education Academy in 2018.

Abhay Joshi
Senior Lecturer

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Abhay Joshi has over 16 years’ experience in the area of Human Resources and Training & Development. He has worked in Industry and has part-time teaching experience. He was previously working with corporate houses like Khimji Ramdas LLC, Muscat Oman and Escorts Ltd, Delhi, India. He earned his MA (Intercultural Relations) from Lesley University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA and also has an MA (Social Studies) from Pune University, Pune, India. He has conducted numerous training seminars in the areas of Communication and Presentation Skills, Managerial Effectiveness and Customer Handling Skills. He views himself as a resource who is willing to share his knowledge and skills with the wider student community and strives to add value to the student experience.

Mohammed Maaly Hamdan
Senior Lecturer

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Mohammed holds a joint degree in Computer Sciences & Statistics, MBA, and is a certified D3 RSA information technology assessor. He started his career in 1987 when he began working as a computer software programmer and analyst after which he moved onto training in teaching. Prior to coming to Oman, Mohammed taught in Sudan and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. He has taught computer software and data analysis in both Arabic and English language. He joined Majan College in 2000 where he teaches computer software, data analysis and statistics.

Amira Mohammed Bashar
Senior Lecturer

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Amira started her career as a Planning & Economic Studies Inspector in 1970 at the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources, Sudan. During that period she worked as a part-time Instructor. In January 1981, Amira moved to Oman and worked in the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries, Sultanate of Oman as Liaison Officer for Training & International Relations. She joined Majan College in 1996 as a Business lecturer and translator. Amira also conduct customised workshops and training sessions for government and private company employees. She holds a degree in Economics (Business Administration) and a postgraduate Diploma in Public Administration from the University of Khartoum.

Vamsi Prasad
Lecturer

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Vamsi Prasad is a Lecturer of Accounting & Finance in the Faculty of Business Management.  She holds a Masters in Commerce and professional certification from the Institute of Cost & Works Accountants. She has 15 years teaching experience and has taught different courses in Financial Accounting, Cost Accounting, Managerial Accounting, Corporate Accounting, Advanced Accounting, Financial Reporting and International Accounting & Finance. She has taught at different levels including undergraduate, postgraduate and ACCA Programmes. Prior to joining Majan, she taught at the Maldives Business School in the Maldives, University of Asmara in North East Africa and premier colleges in India.  She has published research papers in international journals on Accounting and Management topics.  Her areas of interest includes financial accounting theory, international accounting, empirical analysis of accounting information and accounting standards.

Kiran Sawant
Senior Lecturer & APL Coordinator

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Kiran Sawant is a senior lecturer in the Faculty of Business Management. He has a master’s degree in Business Administration (MBA) with dual specialization in Human Resource Management and Marketing Management from Shivaji University, Kolhapur, India. He is also a law graduate (LL.B) from New Law College, Pune, India. Kiran has more than 10 years of teaching experience as an Assistant Professor in eminent Indian universities, colleges and professional institutions. He has attended FDP (Faculty Development Program) at Indian Institute of Management, Kozhikode.
His areas of specialization are Human Resource Management, Training and Development; Performance Management Systems; Marketing Management; Industrial Relations; General Management; Legal Aspects of Business; and Labour Law.  Kiran has published research papers in various academic journals. His research interests are high performance works systems; quality of work life balance; employee engagement; employee satisfaction and retention; customer satisfaction; consumer buying behavior; service quality.

Sam Sundar
Senior Lecturer & Programme Manager

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Sam Sundar Chintha, is a Lecturer in Accounting and Finance, Faculty of Business Management. He teaches the Accounting module and Business Law and Taxation on the under-graduate as well as post-graduate programmes. He has over 16 years of teaching experience. Prior to joining Majan College, he taught at the College of Business and Economics, University of Asmara, Eritrea, North East Africa, and also worked for Premier Institutions in India with postgraduate students. He holds a Masters of Commerce, and Master of Business Administration. He has published research papers in National and International journals, on Accounting, Finance and Marketing topics.

K.S. Surya Narayanan
Senior lecturer and Faculty Director of Quality Assurance

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Surya’s teaching experience covers various subjects in Finance such as Security Analysis, Project Management, Capital Markets and Public Finance both at undergraduate and postgraduate level. His area of research interest is Stock Markets with a special reference to Derivatives. He joined Majan College in 2010. He holds an MBA (2003) in Finance and M.Com (1998) from the University of Mysore, Mysore, India, and became a Senior Fellow of the UK Higher Education Academy in 2018. Surya believes not only in teaching but inculcating real-time exposure to students and hence tries to fill the gap between theory and practice so as to develop a good finance wizard. He has had a wide range of exposure in his professional career from industry to academics.

Ikram Ul Haq
Senior Lecturer & Director of ACCA

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Ikram is Director of the ACCA Programme. He has varied experience in teaching as well as in industry and brings together diverse practical and theoretical knowledge. He holds a Masters in Business Administration and Professional Certified Chartered Accountancy qualification from the United Kingdom. He has worked with different national and international organisations in accountancy and finance roles. Ikram has a passion for teaching which is the reason why he has been involved in teaching at different levels either on a fulltime or part-time basis, after finishing his Masters. Over two years ago, however, he decided to join higher education as a fulltime career.

Kasi Viswanathan
Head of Registry Systems & Examinations

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Kasi has been a Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Business Management since 2001 and is also the Head of Registry Systems & Examinations. He is well experienced in teaching the Arab student community and has taught a variety of modules including Cost and Management Accounting, Financial Accounting, Principles of Economics and Small Business Finance at UG level and Strategic Finance and Entrepreneurship at the PG level. He began his career in industry as a trainee in 1978 and handled various positions in Purchase and Accounting departments and moved into academic arena in the 1981.

Afra Al Zadjali
Lecturer

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Afra Al Zadjali is an Accounting and Finance lecturer in the Faculty of Business Management who previously taught at Buraimi University in the Business and Law College. Ms Afra holds a Master’s degree in Accounting and Financial Management from Coventry University and has experience of teaching a range of courses in Financial Accounting, Managerial Accounting, Corporate Accounting, Islamic Capital Market and International Finance. Her areas of interest include financial accounting theory, Islamic finance and accounting standards, and she has published a journal paper on the topic of supply chain management.

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