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Adjunct Faculty

Prof. A. S. Vasudev Rao

Prof. A S Vasudev Rao is a graduate in Mechanical Engineering from KREC, Surathkal(presently NITK) and a Post Graduate in Management from XLRI, Jamshedpur. He obtained his PhD in Management from Karnataka University. He has over 46 years of experience in industry, consulting and academics.

Prior to joining TAPMI, he had worked in Tata Steel in Design & Projects, TECSOK, Bengaluru, as Deputy Chief Advisor and at KREC-STEP, a Science & Technology Entrepreneur's Park, as Director. He has extended training and consultancy for feasibility studies, Business Plans, implementation to a number of Small & Medium Enterprises.

His academics interest are in Entrepreneurial opportunity recognition, Project management, Small Business Management and Family Business studies. He teaches courses on Entrepreneurial Strategy & New Venture Creation, Project Management, and Small Business Management. He was previously involved in the New Campus project planning and execution, as former Dean-Administration.

Prof. Vinit Thakur

Prof. Vinit has completed his Master of Science in 1985 from University of Mumbai with a first class and a course in Business Administration from Bayer AG, Leverkusen, Germany. He teaches ERP and has wide ranging consultancy experience with leading corporate such as 3M India Ltd., SAP India Ltd., GE and so on. He was the Global Head of Learning and Consultancy Development at US Technology Resources LLC.

He has designed training programs such as "Large Group Intervention" for Oracle SEG Group, "Open Space Technology Workshop" for 3M Automotive Division, etc. among many others. He is also a certified psychometric analyst.

Prof. S. Mahadevan


Prof S. Mahadevan has 30 years of work experience in FMCG and Telecom sectors. He played leadership roles managing large brands such as Tata, Reliance, Aircel, Loop, Maltova, Viva and Amul.

He has worked across Sales, Marketing, Retail and Customer Service functional areas and in his last assignment before joining TAPMI, he was responsible for Mumbai Circle Telecom operations as Chief Operating Officer at Loop Mobile.

Prof. S Mahadevan association with TAPMI started as a visiting faculty in June 2014. He joined TAPMI as a full time Professor in Feb 2015 and then in June 2016 moved to Adjunct Faculty role.

He is also responsible for TAPMI brand communication.


Sales Management, Distribution Management, Digital Marketing.


Acquisition business models, Consumer Promotions, Brand Management and Market Research.