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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. Zahid Irshad Younas is an expert academic with experience of more than ten years in teaching and research. Previously, he has served as an Assistant Professor at the Department of Finance Investment (NUST Business School, Islamabad) from 2017 to 2022. He has also served as a lecturer in Accounting and Finance at the Department of Economics GC University, Lahore from 2008 to 2014. He obtained his PhD in Finance from Kassel Universität, Germany. He has published several research papers in well-reputed and indexed journals. He is also a member of the reviewers’ board at the Journal of Global Responsibility launched by Leeds Business School, UK.

May 13, 2022

Guest Speaker: Dr Farshad Badie

Topic: How to Model a Constructivist Concept-based Teaching Strategy

Dr. Farshad Badie is a logician and information/knowledge scientist. He is a lecturer at the Faculty of Computer Science & Informatics in BSBI. He is also the head of BSBI’s postdoctoral research centre. He has a strong background in (i) computing science, (ii) logic and decision science, (iii) cognitive-learning science, and (iv) philosophy of artificial intelligence and of information science. During the last 8 years, he has had a special focus on human-human-machine interaction/communication systems. Dr. Badie has 10 years of research and teaching experience, 7 years in editorial and review activities (for more than 140 international journals, conferences, and workshops), 6 years in administrating scientific communities, and 6 years in IT management and business intelligence analysis.

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.