Academic Leadership

Academic Leadership

Academic Leadership

Manipal GlobalNxt University has a flat management structure. It facilitates nimbleness, entrepreneurship and rapid decision-making. These are recognised as essential elements for the university to be at the forefront of academic innovation.

The MGU’s hiring policy states that senior academic and administrative appointments should be held by academicians who are directly involved in the academic life of the university. This ensures management decisions are made in the context of what is best for students and faculty.

Vice Chancellor’s Office

Dr Abdul Jumaat Mahajar - VC (Vice Chancellor)

The Vice Chancellor works with the University Board to help set the overall strategy and direction for the university.


Habibullah Khan - Registrar and Program Director, DBA

The Registrar oversees the Registrar’s Office and matters relating to academic operations.

Dean - School of Business

Chinmoy Sahu - Dean – School of Business

The Dean of School of Business is responsible for the individual schools within the university. He oversees the academic programs within the school in relation to quality, curriculum development, accreditation and academic partnerships.

Corporate Education

GNU supports a large number of businesses and other organisations through corporate education and staff development projects.


Mamata Bhandar - Associate Professor, Research

The University’s research activities and programs are coordinated by the Research Office.

Learning Innovation

Evelyn Gullet - Assistant Professor

GlobalNxt University invests considerable effort in learning and pedagogical innovation, working closely with the Centre for Learning and Design.

Finance Programs

Chinmoy Sahu - Program Director, MBA, PGDBA and MBA in Banking & Finance

The university has a dedicated unit for the development of finance-related programs.

International Collaborations

The office of International Collaborations oversees the many international relationships the university has with other reputable universities around the world.