ABOUT FLAME

Story of the pioneer of Liberal Education in India

Deans of Faculties

Santosh Kudtarkar

Dean - Faculty of Liberal Education

Dr. Santosh Kumar Kudtarkar holds a Masters in Physics from IIT-Madras and a PhD from The Institute of Mathematical Sciences (MATSCIENCE), Chennai. A Theoretical Physicist by training, his research interests are in applications of field theory in High energy and Condensed Matter Physics, Dynamical Systems and Mathematical Modeling in the Social and Management Sciences. He is passionate about Quantitative Models and has successfully completed multiple industrial projects.

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Dwarika Prasad Uniyal

Dean - Faculty of Business

Professor Uniyal comes with rich and varied experience of more than 20 years in premier academic institutions and industry. His last assignment was with IIM Kashipur as Assistant Dean where he headed the Dehradun campus and managed the complete spectrum of Executive Education. He was one of the founding faculty members of IIM Kashipur and was instrumental in scaling up its operations, create the industry and global outreach. In an academic career spanned over two decades, Professor Uniyal taught at premier Business Schools like MICA, Ahmedabad, SPJIMR, Mumbai and SP Jain School of Global Management in Dubai where as the founding faculty and HOD he helped set up the Dubai campus and ran its operations for first two batches.

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Ravi Bhavnani

Consulting Dean for Research, Strategy and Development

Professor Bhavnani is an Adjunct Faculty member at FLAME University. Bhavnani's research explores the micro-foundations of violent conflict by means of agent-based computational modeling and disaggregated empirical analysis. More specifically, his work examines the endogenous relationships among: (i) the characteristics, beliefs, and interests of relevant actors; (ii) social mechanisms and emergent social structures that shape attitudes, decision-making and behavior; and (iii) patterns of conflict and violence.

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Dinesh Shenoy

Dean - Faculty of Communication

Dinesh has a combined industrial and academic experience of more than 22 years. Between 1995 and 2009, Dinesh was associated with companies such as Infosys, ANZ Bank, Thomson Corporation and Barclays Capital. During this period, as a project manager, he successfully executed several software development projects, including a web-based forwards and options trading system for the ANZ Bank, Melbourne, and a risk management platform for Barclays Capital, Singapore.

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Sajith Narayanan

Associate Dean - Faculty of Communication

Prof. Sajith is an excellent teacher of marketing and entrepreneurship. His passion for teaching lead him to join academics at a relatively young age after a learning stint in the industry and as an entrepreneur. He became an entrepreneur instead of taking up his campus placement offer. He set up Plink Solutions, a communication consultancy for SMEs and NGOs, in Ahmadabad. He also participated in numerous other start-ups in the for-profit and social space. He received the Star Entrepreneur Award in 2011 at 4th Indira India Innovation Summit, held in Pune. Before joining MICA he worked with Standard Chartered Bank as a Team Leader.

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Vinod Vidwans

Controller (Dean) of Examinations

Prof. Vidwans was a Senior Designer (Professor) and an Ex-Vice Chairman (Research) at National Institute of Design (NID), Ahmedabad. He also headed the Departments of New Media and Software Users Interface Design at NID, Ahmedabad. He is a visiting faculty at IIM Ahmedabad, IIT Kanpur, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, D. J Academy of Design, Coimbtore, and Pt. Deendayal Petroleum University, Gandhinagar. Dr. Vidwans is a cognitive philosopher, a designer and a portrait painter.

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Notable Guests

What They Say FLAME University

"I was so enamored, I wanted to enroll all over again. I hope the desire to learn exists with me through out. I would relish that. And recommend too. Learn. Just anything. How wonderful! The thought of preparing for examination again after having hated it 40 years ago!"
 - Amitabh Bachchan, Indian Film Actor

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