Justice K S Hegde

Dr. M S Moodithaya assumed charge as the Pro Vice Chancellor of Nitte (Deemed to be University) on 10th November, 2017. He was earlier the Registrar of the University since November 2013 and Director-Global Initiatives of the University from January 2011 to November 9, 2017. He was the director of Justice K S Hegde institute of Management, Nitte for nearly 13 years, after being the Principal of Dr. NSAM First Grade College Nitte for two years. Dr. Moodithaya is a postgraduate in Cost Accounting from University of Mysore and a postgraduate diploma holder in Marketing and Sales Management from Bharathiya Vidya Bhavan, Bombay. Mangalore University has awarded him the degree of Ph.D. for his thesis on "The issue of Problems and Prospects of Rural Industries in the Context of Globalization". Before joining the Nitte Group in May 1997 Dr. Moodithaya had taught at SDM College of Business Management, Mysore University Post Graduate Centre at Davanagere and MGM College, Udupi.

During his teaching, consultancy and research career of more than three decades, Dr. Moodithaya has published six books, several articles in peer reviewed journals and completed more than a dozen research projects funded by organizations like Indian Institute of Banking and Finance, Karnataka State Agriculture and Marketing Board, Corporation Bank, NABARD, Ford Foundation, ICSSR, Indian Overseas Bank, Sir Ratan Tata Trust, Ministry of Finance, Govt. of India etc. He has also guided and produced Ph Ds on contemporary issues in management in the fields of Corporate Philanthropy, Quality Management System and Financial Inclusion.

Dr. Moodithaya has worked as an advisor to several organizations and is widely traveled in India and abroad and visited countries like USA, Japan, UK, France, Switzerland, Kenya, UAE, Ethiopia, Singapore, Hong Kong, Canada, Uganda, Germany, Belgium, Oman, Philippines, Sri Lanka, South Africa, Malaysia, Indonesia, Netherlands, China etc. on teaching, research and consultancy assignments. He serves in the Boards of Universities, for- profit and not-For-Profit organizations. He has strong research interests in International Business Strategy, Financial Inclusion and Sustainable Development.