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Dr. Karunakar Jha

Prof. Vijay Tandon


Dr. Karunakar Jha is a person driven by the core values, who builds trusting relationship through effective communication and who is focused and passionate in providing the best thought templates to our module leaders, guiding them through the minefield of Management studies.

In his role, he will deliver high quality outcomes consistent with Universal Business School’s mission, set the academic standards, collaborate across the multiple programs, deliberate on faculty productivity assessment, develop industry- international connect manacled with teaching, research publications and power mentoring interventions. It is very rare to find an Academic Leader, prolific Professor, Entrepreneur and Senior Corporate Leader all in one.

A Bachelor’s in History from Fergusson College at Pune, Dr. Jha did his MBA from The Institute of Management Development and Research situated at Pune followed by the Doctorate in Marketing from Patna University.

As an experienced corporate practitioner and academician, Dr Jha has varied experience across the cross section of the industry. His professional journey includes some of the well-known conglomerates such as AMUL, Unilever, Lipton India, The Times of India group, the Samson’s group & Mobile18 in leadership positions. Besides, he was the Director (School of Management) at Jagran Lake City University (JLU) Bhopal. Prior to joining UBS, Dr. Jha served for over 6 years at University of Petroleum & Energy Studies (UPES) as Professor of Marketing & Faculty Head - Student Council, where he was ‘Awarded Most Admired Professor of Marketing’. He also served as Associate Dean (MDP & Corporate Relations) and Academic-in-Charge with School of Modern Media (UPES). He has also had an entrepreneurial stint as Director & Co-Founder of Cricketnext.com.

While it is pertinent to mention that Dr. Jha was a visiting faculty with various prestigious Management institutions, the plethora of seminars/ conferences attended by Dr. Jha together with the research works published in national and international journals, earned him accolades and recognition from several regional, national, and international forums broadening the horizon of his knowledge as a remarkable thought leader bringing in new perspectives in knowledge leadership marked with a kaleidoscope thinking.

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