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Dr. Karishma Mihir Desai

Dr. Karishma Mihir Desai

Assistant Professor
Area Chairperson B.B.A LL.B

Specialization: General Management
B.Com,M.Com,PGDM (Finance),Ph.D in Business Policy and Administration

E-mail Id: karishma.desai@nmims.edu

Academic and Professional Qualifications:

  • Completed Ph.D. in the subject of Business Policy and Administration from University of Mumbai, under the guidance of Dr. Mahalaxmi Krishnan. Topic: "Employee’s attitude and satisfaction towards their Job in the Private Corporate Sector in Mumbai”
  • Cleared UGC - NET in the first attempt.
  • Pursued a Post Graduate Diploma in Business Administration (Finance) from Symbiosis Institute of Distance learning with First Class.
  • Post Graduated in Commerce (M.Com) from Mumbai University with 58 % in (May 2011).
  • Graduated in Commerce (B.Com) from Mumbai University with First Class from Narsee Monjee College of Commerce and Economics in (May 2006).
  • Passed HSC from the Maharashtra state board securing (77%). (Narsee Monjee College of Commerce & Economics).
  • Passed SSC from the Maharashtra state board securing 78%. (Bombay Cambridge School).

Research Area:

  • Employee attitude and Job Satisfaction, HR Challenges, Employee Engagement , Mid- career chasm , Millenial workers , Emotional Intelligence , Evolving quotients at workplace , spillover of life satisfaction on job satisfactionPh. D. Topic: Protection of voice as a personality right.

Ph. D. Topic:

  • Pursuing Ph. D (Commerce) in the subject of Business Policy and Administration from University of Mumbai, under the guidance of Dr. Mahalaxmi Krishnan. Topic: "Employee’s attitude and satisfaction towards their Job in the Private Corporate Sector in Mumbai

Work Experience:

Presently, Assistant Professor(General Management) at Kirit .P. Mehta School of Law ,NMIMS (Deemed-to-be-University)

  • Worked as Assistant Professor in the B. M. S. Department of M. L. Dahanukar College of Commerce (November 2011- February 2019).
  • Visiting faculty at NMIMS Kirit.P.Mehta School of Law .(July 2018- February 2019).
  • Have been appointed by the University of Mumbai, as the external examiner for viva-voce in B.Com (Banking & Insurance), B.Com (Financial Markets) and B.M.S since (2012).
  • Have been appointed as the examiner and moderator for Service Sector Management and Entrepreneurship Management by University of Mumbai.
  • Working as a visiting faculty in Narsee Monjee College for M.Com I
  • Visiting Faculty at Thodamal Shahani Centre for Management for PGDBM in Human Resource Management.(July 2018- November 2018)
  • Have been appointed as an external examiner for M.com at St Andrews College and Narsee Monjee College of Commerce and Economics.


  • Courses taught: Principles of Management
  • Principles of Marketing
  • Organizational Behavior and HRM
  • Management of socially relevant Business and Corporate Social Responsibility
  • HRM in Service Sector 
  • Strategic Management
  • Foundation Course
  • Integrated Marketing Communication
  • Production and Total Quality Management
  • Global HRM
  • Business Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Service Sector Marketing
  • Total Teaching Experience: 8 years

Fellowships, Achievements, Awards and Honors

  • Appointed as Enactus Faculty Advisor from (2011) and awarded a National Leadership Award by Mahindra and Mahindra for best Enactus Faculty Advisor in (July 2016).
  • Co-Convener of Women Empowerment and Gender Sensitization in the era of Globalization Workshop sponsored by Maharashtra State Commission for Women. (February 2019)

Paper Presentations:


  • Participated and presented the topic ‘Employee Retention – a study on the challenges faced in retaining talented work force’ in the  one day international conference on ‘skill development: the key to economic prosperity’ organized by Raman and Arya D.A.V. College, Mumbai on  (7/3/2015) (issn : 2319-7943).
  • Participated and presented the topic "A study on the role of HR Managers and individual attitude in Conflict Resolution. " (ISSN-2278-8808) in the  one day international conference at Seva Sadan College of Arts, Science and Commerce.
  • Participated and Presented the topic "A study on the relationship between Emotional Intelligence and Job Satisfaction at workplace and the  importance of its inclusion in Higher Education Curriculum " in the one day International Conference at Mogaveera College of Commerce and  Science . ISSN No; (2279-0489).
  • Participated and presented the topic "A study on the significance of workplace culture for Millenials "at M.L. Dahanukar College of Commerce (ISBN  No: 978-93-87498-20-4).
  • Participated and presented the topic” A study on the enhancing the effectiveness of employee engagement workshops in Organizations "at Viva  Institute of Management at the International Journal of Advance and Innovative Research in UGC Listed Journal with Impact factor (7.36) and (ISSN:  2394-7780).
  • National: Participated and presented the topic ‘Hr challenges – a study on current challenges & issues’ in the national conference on innovation a  new paradise for business & finance organized by Pillai College of Arts, Commerce & Science, and New Panvel on (14/08/2014). Isbn: (978-81-  926311-0-3).
  • Paricipated and presented the topic "The Changing Dynamics of retaining talented workforce "in the one day national conference at K. J. Somaiya  College of Arts and Commerce (ISBN: 978-81-931391-7-2).
  • Participated and Presented the topic” A study on the significance of Employee Engagement in fostering Organizational Success” at Niranjana  Majitha College of Commerce at National Conference on world of opportunities :Innovations and Best Practices Ajanta Journal (UGC Listed) -  Impact factor (5.5) (ISSN 2277-5730).


  • Books: Co-authored a text book in the subject of Commerce-III (S.Y.B.Com) for Techmax Publications (ISBN: 978-93-5077-469-4).
  • Reviewed a text book in the subject of Principles of Management (FYBMS) for Techmax Publications (ISBN: 978-93-87235-37-3).

Workshops and Professional Training Programs Attended:

  • Participated at the two – day National Level Workshop "Delving into the Depth of Research” organized by M. L. Dahanukar College of Commerce on  (11th and 12th Dec, 2015).
  • Participated in the 7 day course work at Ramanad Arya DAV College in (May 2016). Participated in one day workshop on "Research Data Analysis  using Ms – EXCEL "at Jashbhai Maganbhai College of Commerce in (September 2016).
  • Participated in two day workshop on "Basics of social science research methodology "at Nagindas Khandwala College of Commerce and Economics  on (September 2016).
  • Participated in "Role of academic Audit and Documentation for NAAC" held at K J Somaiya College of Arts and IN (2014).
  • Participated in 7 day workshop on "Analytical Techniques for Research "at Hinduja College (May 2017).
  • Participated in a two days National Workshop on Scholarly Research Work: With Online and Offline tools at SVKM’S Jitendra Chauhan College of  Law  and Pravin Gandhi College of Law in (March 2019).
  • Participated at Avishkar Research convention workshop held at Tolani College.
  • Participated in Entrepreneurship Based boot camp at Indian School of Management and Entrepreneurship, Parel.
  • Attended a seminar on Entrepreneurship Development at Aditya Business School of Management, Borivali.

Service to the Institution and Administrative Responsibilities:

  • Soft skills Trainer at M.L. Dahanukar College: Working on soft skill development and improving employability of the students. The session covers  Corporate Grooming, importance of Emotional Intelligence, the art of Networking, personality development, the subtle art of persuasion and how  to go about a lift talk.(2017-2018)
  • Appointed as Teacher coordinator for Avishakar research convention initiated by Mumbai University and students won the first round and were  selected for the final round (University Level).(2012-2018)
  • Coordinated in conducting International Youth Fellowship Maharashtra World Camp Presentation Programme in accordance with the guidelines  set by Mumbai University in (2013).
    Appointed as one point faculty coordinator We Empower – Mera Vote mera haq to increase voter awareness. (2014-2015)
  • Guided FYBBA LLB and SYBBA LLB students at KPMSoL,NMIMS to write and present research papers in UGC listed journals with high impact factor.
  • Conducted a Composting and wet waste management” at M.L .Dahanukar College for Enactus Project Ankur and Organized workshop on Avishkar  research convention. (2015-2016).
  • Was a teacher mentor for student participants of the "Wings to vision "workshop (To foster entrepreneurial zeal) for PTVA’S Institute of  Management (2017).
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