About the Founder
Dr C Panduranga Bhatta, founder of Samanvaya Academy for Excellence (SAFE) superannuated at the Indian Institute of Management Calcutta in December 2017. He has over four decades of teaching and research experience at postgraduate and doctoral levels besides being a leading consultant and contributor to several research projects undertaken by prestigious institutions in India and abroad. At the Indian Institute of Management Calcutta, he was the founder coordinator of Business Ethics and Communications Group and also the Coordinator of Management Centre for Human Values. He was also Editor of the Journal of Human Values published by SAGE Publications.
Dr C Panduranga Bhatta has published four books and more than hundred articles, research papers and case studies in reputed international journals on leadership, creativity and innovation, building excellence, cross cultural management, sustainable development, inclusive communication, managing power, positive psychology, holistic personality development, environmental responsibility, human values education, prevention of conflicts through religions, tacit knowledge, etc. He has conducted numerous Management Development Programmes at the Indian Institute of Management Calcutta on leadership, managerial excellence, organizational excellence through leadership, creative excellence in management, excellence in school education through leadership. He has also conducted a large number of customized In-Company training programmes for public and private enterprises besides lecturing at various Management Institutes in India and abroad.
Dr C Panduranga Bhatta has been awarded the Jawaharlal Nehru Memorial Fund Award twice, for the distinctions achieved in Academic field besides being honoured with a Gold medal by the Association of Indian Management Schools for securing the prestigious “AIMS-ICFAI Best Teacher Award-2011”. He has also been bestowed with Dewang Mehta Award for Best Teacher in Business Ethics and Communication in 2010. He was deputed to Indian Council for Cultural Relations' Chair Professor at Silpakorn University, Bangkok for two academic years by the Ministry of External Affairs, Govt. of India.