Dr. Ramesh Bhat
Vice Chancellor
NMIMS Deemed-to-be University

Dr. Ramesh Bhat is Vice Chancellor of NMIMS University. He brings NMIMS extensive expertise and four decades of teaching, research, consulting, and administrative experience. Before joining NMIMS, Dr. Bhat served as Professor at IIM Ahmedabad for 24 years and as Executive Chairman of a co-founded company WOne Management Systems. Dr. Bhat has served on adjunct and visiting faculty positions at the University of North Carolina at Chapel-Hill, IIM Udaipur, ISB Hyderabad, and worked at the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and Shri Ram College of Commerce. He has worked on multiple long-term consulting assignments with the Abt Associates India, DFID New Delhi, Royal Netherlands Embassy India, and various short-term consulting projects with the USAID New Delhi, CDC India, ADB, European Commission, and the WHO.

In addition to his academic responsibilities, Dr. Bhat is currently a board member of Basic Healthcare, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the health of the last-mile population in rural areas. He has served as an independent director at Corporation Bank, BEML, ITI Ltd, National Small Industries Corporation (NSIC), Ahmedabad Stock Exchange, and various other companies.  Dr. Bhat has interacted with various corporate clients in several industries, including health, education, logistics, telecom, manufacturing, retailing, insurance, and automobiles.

Dr. Bhat holds a Ph.D. and Post-Graduate Degree from Delhi School of Economics, University of Delhi, and a Bachelor's Degree in Commerce (Hons) from Hans Raj College, University of Delhi. In 1990-91, he was a Takemi Fellow of International Health at the Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health, Harvard University, a fellowship awarded by the International Health Policy Program (IHPP) of the World Bank.

Dr. Bhat's research has focused on corporate finance and health finance and published in top national and international journals. The fourth edition of his book, A Casebook in Financial Management, co-authored with Prof IM Pandey, is published by McGraw Hill Education. His research publications can be accessed on GoogleScholar (Citations 2117, h-index 23, i10-index 33)