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Welcome to the Faculty Development Series

The Concept of the Faculty Development Series (FDS) is to hold Lecture Series to enlighten the BSBI and Associated Academic Faculties on different aspects relating to academia and self development.

Main organiser

Dr. Desislava Dimitrova is a lecturer on Foundations of Marketing and Communications; Decision Making, Planning and Leadership in Health Sector, Project Management and Leadership, Cross Cultural Management, Organisational Dynamics and Behaviour, Human Resources Management and Health Organizations at Berlin School of Business and Innovation. She is specialised in political science and she is a very well-received Policy Educator. Desislava has experience as an academic in higher education and she has chosen to lead introductory bachelor and master courses on Political Imaging, Ethnic and Religious Minority Policies, Visions of the past and present in Contemporary Politics, and Ethnically Mixed Economic Policies.

Prior to joining BSBI, she worked in Bulgaria as an Assistant Professor with Sofia University "St. Kliment Ohridski" for more than ten years.

December 17, 2021

Guest Speaker: Anuj Batta PhDc

Topic: Demystifying Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) for the Applications in Contemporary Business World

Anuj Batta has close to two decades of work experience in corporate industry in leadership and consulting roles. He has worked in data-based decision making, data science, artificial intelligence, machine learning, and strategy-based roles. He has headed the analytics business units for couple of organizations.

Prof. Anuj Batta has spent his time in the corporate world working in multiple geographies and business domains. The companies that he has worked for in the past are Adobe, Sapient, and HCL Technologies. He has also delivered multiple management development programmes in companies like Accenture, Jet Privilege, Steria and many more.

Prof Batta holds double post-graduation and is an IIM-Calcutta alumnus. With his current PhD in data science from IIT Delhi, he has published papers in reputed international journals. He has also co-authored a book in HR analytics. As his mission in this area, he continues to work towards bridging the gap between academia and corporate industry.



November 19, 2021

Guest Speaker: Dr Vivek Arunachalam

Topic: Implementation of Business Incubation Centres/ Entrepreneurship/ Entrepreneurial Economy


Dr Vivek Arunachalam has been a faculty member of several business and diplomatic schools in Switzerland and in India. He is also the Hon. Economic Advisor with the World Trade Centre, Navi Mumbai, India and is associated with several other chambers of commerce in India. Prior to joining BSBI, he worked in India as an Assistant Professor with a leading University’s Business School for around eight years. His area of specialisations at BSBI are global business, International Marketing, Strategy and Innovations. He is also a supervisor for Doctoral Students of Management. His interests are Management Consulting for Bilateral Trade and Investments for India and into Political Consulting.