CENTRE FOR GLOBAL BUSINESS STUDIES
Gujarat Technological University

Mr. K.H.Patel

E-mail:khp36@live.in


Mr. K. H. Patel is former Indian High Commissioner to Uganda and Ambassador to Rwanda and Burundi. Earlier, he was India’s Consul General in France and a Diplomatic Officer at India’s Permanent Mission to United Nations in New York, USA. He had served as a Member of the Indian Delegation to United Nations Tribunal on the Rann of Kutch Dispute between India and Pakistan at Geneva, Switzerland. He has also represented India at several international conferences including United Nations Human Rights Commission in Geneva and UNESCO General Assembly Session at sofia, Bulgaria.


As a Director of the Ministry of External Affairs, Govt. of India, in New Delhi, he handled a variety of foreign policy matters, including Pakistan. He visited about 40 countries in almost all parts of the world on official duty.


After retirement from the Central Government, he served as a Consultant of The Times of India Group, Mumbai, for a number of years. In this context, he helped bringing out 9 Special Supplements on African countries for The Economic Times. For this purpose, he visited countries such as South Africa, Zimbabwe, Ghana, Nigeria, Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda, etc.


He has served as Director on the Board of Directors of Government of Gujarat organization namely Non-Resident Gujaratis Foundation. For last four years he has been chairman of Gujarat Chamber of Commerce & Industry’s Non-Resident Gujaratis (NRG) Centre which has been founded and maintained by Government of Gujarat.


Mr. Patel is well qualified academically as he holds Master’s Degree in International Relations from The City University of New York, USA and a Postgraduate Diploma in International Relations from the Institute of Social Studies, The Hugue (Netherlands).


Mr. Patel is the author of the book “An Envoy Looks Back: A Memoir”, published by Har-Anand Publications Pvt. Ltd, New Delhi. (Gujarati version of this book “Rajdootnan Sansmarano” has been published by Gurjar Grantha Ratna Karyalaya, Ahmedabad.)


His has attended many International Conferences as Delegate from Government of India like…


  • 1993: Leader of Indian delegation to Asian African Legal Consultative Committee, Kampala. (Uganda)
  • 1992: Indian delegate to Commonwealth Senior Officers Conference, Kampala (Uganda)
  • 1986: India’s delegate to UN Human Rights Commission, Geneva.
  • 1985 : Indian delegate to UNESCO General Conference, Sofia (Bulgaria)
  • 1985: India’s delegate, UN Seminar on Community Relations Conference, Geneva.
  • 1984: India’s delegate, UN Seminar on Freedom of Religions Geneva, (Elected Vice-Chairman)
  • 1975-78: India’s delegate to UN General Assembly and several UN Committees, New York, USA
  • 1966-67: India’s delegate to the International Tribunal on Rann of Kutch Dispute, Geneva, Switzerland

Looking at the vast experience of diplomatic positions and relations of Mr. Patel in many countries of the world, GTU has appointed him as a member of Board of Advisors Committee for Global Country Study Report (GCSR) program from April 2013.

Mr. Sunil Modi

E-mail: babukakkal@gmail.com


Mr. Sunil Modi - Nicknamed as “Biography of Africa” in African Continent, has more than 30 year experience in successfully acted as a Representative, Buying Agent, Selling Agent, Marketing Agent, and As a Consultant for different Industrial sector in African Continent covering 28 Countries.


During life span on International front carrier of 3 decades he has visited and resided in China, Hong Kong, Thailand, Japan, Philippines, Indonesia, Malaysia, & Korea beside Africa Continent.


He has conducted various Seminar & Sessions for International Business School in the above Countries on Retail Management, Time Management, Market Management, and reality Management & Export Import Management specializations in Exports Imports “How to do Business with Africa”.


He has a very good Public relation in his field. After returning to India he has joined as a President of its own Family Business Firm Named Babu Kakkal & Sons which was founded in 1880.


The company had industry in Java & Sumatra (now called Indonesia) of Sugar & Coir. Thereafter with the phase of time it entered in the field of Textile & has established a Co-Manufacturing Unit in Coimbatore for Textile, Machinery, Spares Parts & Engineering goods. It is having its Co-Manufacturing units at Bhavnagar for Dye Stuffs & Pigments and Pune for Palmecare the Wonder Hand Cleaner.


Future plan is to diversify into chain Management of Exports of various products. During this course of time undersigned successfully implemented various turnkey projects in Africa Countries.


Recently, Mr. Modi is appointed as the Sub – International Coordinator for Republic of Cameroon.


Looking at the wide experience and know-how of business relations with African and other countries, GTU has appointed Mr. Sunil Modi as a member of Board of Advisor Committee in Global Country Study Report (GCSR) program in April 2013.


Mr. N.K.Goyal

Email : nkgoyals@yahoo.co.in


NK Goyal, known as so called Telecom Father Figure, being in the field for last 42 years. The only person in the world inaugurating & Ribbon Cutting World’s largest Consumer Electronic Show CES Las Vegas, USA for continuous five years.


President, CMAI association of India (www.cmai.asia, www.cmaievents.com), having 48,500 members & 54 MOU partners worldwide; Chairman Emeritus, Telecom Equipment Manufacturers Association of India www.tematelecom.in; Vice Chairman International Telecom Union APT India; Member Governing Board Telecom Equipment & Services Export Promotion Council (Govt. of India), Director National Fertilizers Ltd. Associated with several industry associations.


Former General Manager of HP State Electronics Development Corporation & President HFCL and Director, Govt. of India, NIESBUD and President HFCL Ambassador South East Asia for Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation, UK http://www.cto.int/about-the-cto/ourorganisation/ambassadors/


Actively engaged in ICT, Mobile, Telecom, Education, Alternate Energy, Multimedia, Infrastructure and Education Sectors. Ten China Offices & in several other Countries including USA, UK, Taiwan, Korea, Singapore, Bangkok etc. Known for delegations to various Countries and receiving incoming delegations. Providing generally one way/two way air fare, free hotel stay etc.


Representing on more than 100 Government Committees, Groups and very deeply involved in Policy Formulations on Telecom, Mobile, IT, Education, Industry Academic Interface, Guest Speaker, National Vocational Courses with AICTE/MHRD in Institutes.


Signature events are NTA ICT World Communication Awards TM and National Education Awards TM (at National and State Levels) presented by Secretary General, International Telecom Union, Geneva; Secretary General of Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation, UK, Ministers from India, Africa, Chairman AICTE, Secretaries of Government of India etc. And ICOMM, the only exhibition for mobiles held every year in India, China at Shenzhen and Shanghai.


As a hobby and CSR, known as Motivational Leader and for Spiritual Life, Meditation, Yoga, Reiki Master, Spiritual Therapy, Psychic Healing, Excellence in Life, Conflict/Stress management, Personality Development etc.


In technology field, known for induction of CDMA, Cordect, 3G, 4G, Broadband, Cyber Security etc. technologies.


Looking at his large experience and involvement at various organizations worldwide, GTU has appointed him as a member of Board of Advisor committee for Global Country Study Report (GCSR) program form April 2013.


Dr. Shivendra Gupta

Email : shiven13@hotmail.com


Management Professional'. His educational qualifications are as varied as his interests Dr Shivendra Gupta is an 'Education.


He holds a bachelor’s degree in the field of civil engineering and has more than 20 years of professional experience in the field. Dr. Gupta is a life member of Institution of Engineers (INDIA). Dr. Shivendra Gupta also has an MBA Degree in marketing and another master’s degree in distance education. Besides, he has a post graduate diploma in journalism in which he stood 1st at 'Veer Narmad South Gujarat University'. In addition to these, Dr. Gupta also holds post-graduate diplomas in the fields of Human Resource Management, Higher Education and Distance Education. To make life a bit predictable, he has also done a diploma course in Jyotish (Astrology and Palmistry) from Somnath Sanskrit University.


Dr. Gupta is an avid cricket fan and has two major works published in his name on cricket. Also, he has contributed a number of articles in various periodicals & magazines.


To top it all, what adds charm to his already interesting personality is his proficiency in reciting meaningful Shayari without referring to any written piece of paper. He was named 'Shayar of the year' every year, while he studied at SVNIT for his bachelor’s degree at Surat. He has an unparalleled sense of humour, which he says, ‘keeps him going in a ruthless & often cruel world’. Dr. Shivendra Gupta is a Canadian citizen and an overseas citizen of India. He has vast and extensive international exposure of working in 3 countries namely, India, Canada & USA.


Looking at his vast experience of industry and academia in India as well as abroad, Dr. Shivendra Gupta has been appointed as a Member of Board of Advisors Committee for Global Country Study Report (GCSR), GTU on 14th February 2015.


Mr. Keyur Darji

Deputy Director
PG Research Centre for Global Business Studies
Gujarat Technological University
Chandkheda, Ahmedabad – 382424, Gujarat (India)
Cell No.: +91 9727596186, +91 8866098866
E-mail: darjikeyur@rediffmail.com, research.gbs@gtu.edu.in




Mr. Keyur Darji is presently working as Deputy Director in PG Research Centre for Global Business Studies at Gujarat Technological University. He is a Chemical Engineer and has done M.B.A. in Marketing with First Class. He has qualified National Eligibility Test (NET) conducted by University Grant Commission- 2012 in the subject ‘Management’. Currently he is pursuing Ph.D. in Management discipline. He has sound academic experience of 7 years at Post Graduate Level and 4 years of Industry experience as a Regional Sales Head in Pharmaceutical Industry. He has participated in many International and National Conferences and Seminars in India and abroad. He has published and presented various Research Papers in conferences at National and International level. At GTU, he looks after activities of Centre for Global Business studies (CGBS), managing Global Country Study Program (GCSR), developing and maintaining close relations with various International Agencies, Embassies, Universities and Corporates, designing and executing the MoUs with Foreign Universities and Corporate for Academic Exchange, Training and Recruitment, coordinating various activities carried out in Indo – German, Indo- Canadian and Indo-East Asian study centers and also handling the Contributor Personality Development Program (CPDP) cell as an In-Charge of the program. International Business, Strategic Management, Consumer Behavior and Integrated Marketing Communications are his core areas of interest in Teaching and Research.

Dr. Kaushal A. Bhatt

Assistant Professor,
Faculty of Management
PG Research Centre for Global Business Studies
Gujarat Technological University
Chandkheda, Ahmedabad – 382424, Gujarat (India)
Cell No.: +91 9879739171
E-mail: ap1_cgbs@gtu.edu.in, dr.kkabhatt@gmail.com




Dr. Kaushal Bhatt is an Assistant Professor, Faculty of Management, PG Research Centre for Global Business Studies at Gujarat Technological University. He has sound academic experience of 9 years at Post Graduate Level and 2 years of Industry experience at Managerial level. Dr. Bhatt has earned Doctorate of Philosophy and Master of Philosophy (University First) degrees from Department of Commerce and Business Administration, Saurashtra University. He has obtained two Master Degrees i.e. M.B.A. with Finance Specialization and M. Com. (Silver Medalist) with Advanced Management Accounting specialization. He has successfully undergone Faculty Development Program at IIM-K (Indian Institute of Management – Kozhikode). He holds highly reputed AMT (Accredited Management Teacher) certificate of AIMA (All India Management Association), New Delhi.


Dr. Bhatt has participated in more than dozen of International and National Conferences and Seminars in India and abroad. He has published 23 Research Papers in refereed Journals and 7 Research Papers in Conference Proceedings at National and International level at France, US, UK and India. He is recognized Ph. D. Supervisor in Faculty of Management at GTU and guiding research scholars for their doctoral work. He has two books on his name i.e. “Performance Evaluation of Commercial Banks through CAMEL Approach" and “Contemporary Issues in Accounting” which were published by an International Publication house in Germany. He is an eminent reviewer of “Emerald’s Managerial Finance” Journal, USA. He is also a member of editorial board of International Journal of Advanced Research in Management and Social Sciences, United Kingdom (UK), International Journal of Economics and Finance published by Canadian Center of Science and Education (CCSE) Canada, African Journal of Business Management, South Africa and Standard International Journal of India. He is life member of (AIMS) All India Management Scholar - International, USA, (FMA) Financial Management Association, University of South Florida, US, (IAA) Indian Accounting Association and (ICA) Indian Commerce Association, India. His area of interest includes Research Methodology, Financial and Management Accounting, Behavioral Finance, Banking & Insurance, International Business etc.

Dr. Sarika Srivastava

Assistant Professor
PG Research Centre for Global Business Studies (CGBS)
Gujarat Technological University
Chandkheda, Ahmedabad (Gujarat - India)
Contact No: 09724359232
Email: ap2_cgbs@gtu.edu.in




Dr. Sarika Srivastava is currently working as an Assistant Professor at Centre for Global Business Studies, Gujarat Technological University- Ahmedabad. She has completed her MBA in Information Technology and Finance with distinction and Ph.D. in the area of ‘Behavioural Finance’ from Banasthali University, Rajasthan. She has qualified National Eligibility Test (NET) with 74% conducted by University Grant Commission- 2012 and UP State Level Eligibility Test (UPSLET) -2004 in the subject Management.


She has published and presented more than 25 research papers in National and International Journals / Conferences. Her research paper was selected for best paper award in International Conference on ‘Gujarat Model of Governance’. She has attended and organized various Faculty Development Programs (FDP), workshops and seminars. She is dynamic and diligent professional with 10 years of industrial and teaching experience. At GTU, She is successfully handling the charge of Conference Section, managing Global Country Study Program (GCSR), coordinating meetings with foreign delegations and other activities for promoting CGBS. She is extensively interested in the research work along with administrative assignments. Her areas of interest include Financial Management, Strategic Financial Management, Economics for Managers, Cost Accounting and Investment Banking.

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