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K.N. Subrahmanya entered the journalistic profession soon after he graduated from the University of Mysore, in 1949. After a brief stint at Sachin Chaudhury's Economic Weekly, Subrahmanya worked in Indian Shipping for over two years. Later, he joined Free Press Journal when its founder S. Sadanand was still at the helm. In 1955, he left Free Press Journal to join Deccan Herald, Bangalore, which was then being edited by Pothan Joseph. After a 11 years stint at The Herald, he resigned to take over the editorship of Southern Economist which he, with his wife Susheela had founded in 1962. He was also a correspondent of Economic Times for 7 years. Subrahmanya has travelled abroad thrice to west germany to attent a seminar, to U.K. as an invitee of the British Government and to Malaysia and Singapore on a study tour. Subrahmanya was in occasional commentator on All India Radio.


Mrs. Susheela Subrahmanya

Mrs. Susheela Subramanhya received B.A.(Hons.) in Economics (1956) and Master's Degree in Economics (1959) from the University of Mysore, She was married to Shri. KN Subrahmanya in 1960. She was serving as Associate Editor of Souther Economist till 1985. After the untimely demise of the founder editor, Mrs. Shusheela Subrahmanya took over the responsibility as Editor in Chief of the Journal. She has a great experience of 55+ years in this field. She has edited 20+ books and published under this Institution. Mrs. Subrahmanya have traveled many countries to gain knowledge and on academic purposes.


Dr. Vijayalakshmi  V.

Dr. Vijayalakshmi V. M.A (Economics); M.Phil, Ph.D, is an academician having about 36 years of experience in Research and Teaching. She has worked in various research projects at IIM-Bangalore (including projects funded by ICMR, UNICEF and Ministry of Human Resources) for 13 years. She was a faculty at S.S.M.R.V College and R.V. Institute of Management teaching B.B.M and M.B.A. students; She was Dissertation Coordinator at Training for Advanced Studies in Management and Communication during 2005-13. Her other works are Compensation Management (2006), Reward Management (2011) published by Vrinda Publications, New Delhi and A Hand Book on Research Methodology (2014), Fundamentals of Human Resource Management published by Southern Economist Publication Division.

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Dr. N.S. Viswanath

He is the Director General of M.P.Birla Institute of Management; Associate Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Bengaluru. He is the coordinator of School of Economics of Bengaluru Central University(BCU). He was the Director and Principal of the same institute for the period 2013 to 2018. Besides, he was Resident Director, Bhavan-Marshall Institute of Management(2005 to 2011) & Resident Director of Ohio-Manipal School of Business(2003 to 2005), Bengaluru. At present, he is the Editor-in-Chief, Dharana- Bhavan’s International Journal of Business. He is the Founder Principal of M.P. Birla Institute of Management: Associate, Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Bengaluru. He was Professor of Marketing and Academic Coordinator at M.S. Ramaiah Institute of Management and at Maharishi Institute of Management, Bangalore. He was an Associate Professor at Mudra Institute of Communications, Ahmedabad (MICA).. He has successfully guided eleven scholars for PhD in Management in the areas of General Management, Global Marketing, Social Marketing, Finance, Strategic Marketing, HRM & Training & Development. He continues to guide seven scholars for PhD in Management.

Dr. M.R. Narayana

Dr. M.R. Narayana, Ph.D in Economics, University of Tsukuba, Japan, M.A., in Economics, University of Mysore, India. Currently he is Professor of Economics, Centre for Economic Studies and Policy (CESP) and has area of specialization Macro Economics, Urban and Regional Economics, Applied Quantitative Methods, Economics of Education Finance, Economics of Information technology and telecom services. He has done recent research in Construction of National Transfer Accounts for India, Construction of Generational Accounting for India, State level exports and foreign investment, Financing of higher education and human development, Small Scale Industries under WTO regime, ICT sector, globalization and urban economic growth of Bangalore, Consumer demand for telecom services, Socio-Economic analysis of Coffee Leaf Rust Diseases.

Dr. K.U. Mada

Dr. K. U. Mada Ph.D. serves as Non-Executive Independent Director of Lupin Limited. Dr. K. U. Mada is an eminent economist and was a development banker. He holds a Ph.D. (Economics) degree from Bombay University and a certificate in financial management from Jamnalal Bajaj Institute, Mumbai. He taught Economics at Jai Hind College, Mumbai, for seven years. Thereafter, he worked for the Reserve Bank of India and Industrial Development Bank of India (IDBI) and held senior positions, including as Executive Director, IDBI, and a stint as chief of a bank. Dr. Mada was Chairman/Member of several committees constituted by lDBI/other financial institutions and the Government of India. He brought out books, including ‘A Journey through Development Banking (2005)’ and published articles in wellknown journals. He represented lDBI as Speaker/participant at several national and international conferences/seminars on economic, corporate and institutional affairs. He was a visiting faculty at management institutes. Dr. Mada was on the boards of corporate entities and all-India financial institutions, including the Management Development Institute, Gurgaon

Prof. Abdul Aziz

Prof. Abdul Aziz had all his education in the Mysore University and is a Gold Medalist. He is currently chair professor, Religious Minorities Chair, National Law School of India University, Bangalore. Earlier, he held the ICSSR National Fellowship, NLSIU, Bangalore. And worked in Shriram Centre for Industrial Relations and Human Resources, New Delhi, taught Economics at Mysore University and headed the Economics unit in the Institute for Social and Economic Change (ISEC) Bangalore. Dr.Aziz has been a UGC Visiting Professor at Madurai-Kamaraj University, Madurai, Consultant with the Centre for Economic and Social Studies, Hyderabad, Honorary Visiting Professor at ISEC, Bangalore and D M Nanjundappa Chair Professor at the Centre for Multi-Disciplinary research, Dharwar.

Mr. Mohan Rao V.

Mr. Mohan Rao V., B.Com Graduate of Kerala University, Law graduate of Bangalore University. Certified Associate of Indian Institute of Banking and Finance (CAIIB). Completed Mass Communication and Journalism Master (MAMCJ) worked at both operations and administrative level in BANK of INDIA as massager of various branches. Retired as Deputy Chief Manager Bank of India Chennai Main Branch Worked in legal firm at Bangalore after retiring from bank services. Handled Canara Bank Debt Recovery Tribunal Cases in the court of DRT Bangalore was in the panel of advacates of canara Bank Bangalore. Practised as an advocate under a senior advocate in Karnataka High Court Bangalore in company law matter contributor of general legal and Banking articles to Mangalore Today magazine.


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