Dr. Kishor Bhanushali

Profile of Dr. Kishor Bhanushali

Educational Qualifications
Ph.D. Economics (Gujarat University). Ph.D. Title “Vocational Rehabilitation of Physically Challenged Labour Force in Urban India: A Case Study”
M.A. Economics (MS University of Baroda)
Diploma in Financial Management (D.F.M.)
UGC-NET (Economics)
B.Com. Economics (M.S. University of Baroda)
Computer Proficiency
Accounting Package – Tally
Statistical Package for Social Sciences – SPSS
Data Analytics using MS Excel
Subjects taught at School of Law
Domain Specialisation
Specialises in the academic domain of
Academic Experience
Since 2013 :
Professor and Director Academic Administration, Unitedworld School of Business (UWSB), and Director Research at Karnavati University


Mar. 2011 – Aug. 2013:
Associate Professor and Director I/C at Global Institute of Management, Gandhinagar


Sept. 2009 – Mar. 2011:
Assistant Professor and Examination Officer at Unitedworld School of Business, Ahmedabad


May 2007 – Sept. 2009:
Assistant Professor at ICFAI Business School, Ahmedabad


Nov. 2003 – May 2007:
Assistant Professor at Mahatma Gandhi Labour Institute, Govt. of Gujarat, Ahmedabad


Apr. 2002 – Mar. 2003:
Lecturer at Department of Economics, Faculty of Arts, M.S. University of Baroda


Dec. 2003 – Mar. 2005:
Team member for the World Bank assisted research project on “Women n Third Age” at Women’s Studies Research Centre, M.S. University of Baroda, Vadodara


Nov. 2001 – Mar. 2002:
Research Assistant at World Bank Assisted research project entitled “Estimating the Environmental Cost of Industrialization in Gujarat: A Case Study of Ankleshwar GIDC” at Department of Economics, Faculty of Arts, M.S. University of Baroda, Vadodara


Jan. 2001 – Sept. 2001:
Jr. Executive Business Development at Growth Avenues Limited, Vadodara
Ph.D. Supervision
February 2020 :
Navadia Nidhi Ashokbhai has completed Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) from GLS University, Ahmedabad, Thesis title : A Study on Impact of Corporate Social Responsibility Initiative on Consumer Buying Behaviour: A study of Selected FMCG Companies in Gujarat”


January 2018 :
Patel Jainminkumar Kamleshbhia has completed Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) from Rai University, Ahmedabad. Thesis title: Comparative Study of Nationalized Banks and Private Banks in Context of Financial Security and Consumer Perception.
International Academic Assignments
2019 :
Appointed by Open University of Mauritius as external examiner for the evaluation of Ph.D. thesis
2018 :
Completed FLY (Finding the Leader in You – Professional) Programme by The Competitiveness Mindset Institute, USA (Certificate No 821089781)
2014 :
Certificate of Appreciation awarded by Association of Business Executives (U.K.) in recognition of the high standard of tuition provided for the unit Introduction to Quantitative Methods, December 2014
2012 :
My contribution to discussion held on the Work and Employment Community of Solution Exchange work appreciated by International Labour Organization (ILO)
2008 :
Participated at National Workshop on the U.N. Convention on “Rights of Persons with Disabilities”, organized by Central Coordination of Disabled People (CCOPD) at Colombo, Sri Lanka, 14th – 15th September, 2008
2008 :
Article “Changing Face of Disability Movement: from Charity to Empowerment” selected as reference document of Disability Rights and Policies Units of Handicap International
Awards and Scholarships
• Best paper award for paper titled “Customer Perception towards CSR in Surat City” (jointly with Mrs. Navadia Nidhi) presented at Interdisciplinary National Conference on “Skills, Science, Sanskriti & Strategic Approach are The Mantras for Effective Leadership in 21st Century” organized by Parul University, Vadodara (December 15-16, 2017)

• Best paper award for paper titled “Ease of Doing Business and Foreign Direct Investment: Relationship Assessment” presented at International Conference on ‘Ease of Doing Business: Contemporary Issues, Challenges and Future Scope’ organized by Centre for Financial Services, Gujarat Technological University (October 9-10 2015)

• Consolation prize in A. D. Shroff Memorial Elocution Competition conducted by Forum of Free Enterprise at M.S. University of Baroda February 2, 1999

Edited Books
2010 :
“U.N. Convention on Rights of Persons with Disabilities: Significance and Relevance” (2010) published by ICFAI University Press, Hyderabad. ISBN: (978-81-314-2225-0)
2008 :
“Rehabilitation of Persons with Disabilities” (2008) published by ICFAI University Press, Hyderabad (ISBN No978-81-314-1479-8 9)
2008 :
“Community Based Rehabilitation: An Approach to Empower the Disabled” (2008) published by ICFAI University Press, Hyderabad (ISBN No 978-81-314-1669-3)
Research Projects
• 2005 : “Changing Economic and Occupational Structure with Feminization of Service Sector” submitted at Mahatma Gandhi Labour Institute, Ahmedabad.
• 2004 : “Trend Analysis of Women’s Participation in Labour Force” submitted at Mahatma Gandhi Labour Institute, Ahmedabad
• 2003 : “Socio-Economic Conditions of Physically Challenged in Employment” submitted at Mahatma Gandhi Labour Institute, Ahmedabad. (2003)
Editorial Work
• Review Editor : International Journal of Disabilities Studies, Pub: Society for Disabilities and Rehabilitation Studies, New Delhi
• Editor : SAGAR International Journal of Management & Research, Pub: Social Action Group for Awareness and Research (SAGAR) Foundation, Ahmedabad
• Editorial Board Member : International Journal of Recent and Futuristic Management, Pub: A. D. Publication, Gandhinagar, Gujarat
Academic Associations / Assignments
• External Examiner : Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India (EDI) Gandhinagar (for PGDM examination)
• Advisor – Data Analyst : CEPT University, Ahmedabad
• Resource Person : Faculty of Management, CEPT University (Master in Urban Management)
• Examiner : Gujarat Public Service Commission (GPSC), Gandhinagar
• Resource Person : Knowledge Consortium of Gujarat (KCG) Ahmedabad (Faculty Development Programme)
• External Examiner : Gujarat University, Ahmedabad (for Ph.D. Thesis)
• External Examiner : Rai University, Ahmedabad (for Ph.D. Thesis)
• External Examiner : Gujarat Technological University, Ahmedabad (for Ph.D. Thesis)
• Resource Person : UGC Human Resource Development Department, Gujarat University, Ahmedabad (Orientation programme, Refresher course, Faculty Development Programme)
• Resource Person : UGC Human Resource Development Department, S. P. University, Vallabh Vidhyanagar, Anand (Refresher course)
• Resource Person : Mahatma Gandhi Labour Institute, Government of Gujarat, Ahmedabad (Training Programme)
• Resource Person : Center for Social Studies, Veer Narmad South Gujarat University, Surat (Training Programme)
• External Examiner : M. S. University of Baroda, Vadodara (for Ph.D. Thesis)
• External Examiner : Saurashtra University, Rajkot (for Ph.D. Thesis)
• External Examiner : Babu Banarasidas University, Lacknow (for Ph.D. Thesis)
• Resource Person : B. K. School of Business Management, Gujarat University, Ahmedabad
• Trainer : IBM SPSS, Bangalore
• Resource Person : GLS University
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