About School of Management and Entrepreneurship

All programs taught at the School – undergraduate, graduate, doctoral, and certificate – are supported by SME’s strong entrepreneurial focus and critical thinking discipline in the curriculum, and delivered through a pedagogy which is immersed in real-world problem-solving contexts by experienced faculty drawn from globally-acclaimed academic institutions, as well as senior leadership from the industry and the world of practice.

We offer cutting-edge management education programs which develop students into 'globally adaptable, ethical, and compassionate professionals' prepared for leadership positions in any organization. Our educational programs are designed to equip students with the relevant knowledge, technology skills, leadership values, and professional attitude to be resilient in volatile, uncertain, hyper-competitive, and complex business environments.



To develop new knowledge, theoretical frameworks, and practices dedicated to enabling entrepreneurial leadership that makes a positive impact on business and society.


  • Promote scholarly and practice-oriented disciplinary and interdisciplinary research relevant to the context of the economy that we serve.
  • Promote innovation, creativity, diversity, and ethical participation in the world of business in the region with a focus on the digital context.
  • Promote entrepreneurial leadership in collaboration with the industry, academia, government, and social sectors.
  • Promote a culture of academic excellence benchmarked against the best peer institutions and universities.

From the Dean's Desk

Dr. Sundaravaradhan Venkatesh

Dean, School of Management and Entrepreneurship
Dean, Academy of Continuing Education
Professor of Finance, Accounting and Control

Ph.D., IIM Ahmedabad

The School of Management and Entrepreneurship (SME) has crafted a mission to challenge the polarities of academic theory with practicalities of business management and entrepreneurship, and align them as force multipliers. SME resides at the academic crossroads of the University’s interdisciplinary mission, enabling research and teaching in a diverse set of areas of high impact and relevance. SME catalyzes the comprehensive stakeholder eco-system of the University and its neighborhood to promote entrepreneurial leadership adept at fueling innovative, pertinent, and implementable solutions for the challenges and opportunities of the 21st century digital economy.


  • An exemplar in institutional governance (awarded IoE status by the Government of India)
  • Outstanding faculty that publishes extensively in internationally-reputed scholarly journals in management and entrepreneurship
  • Focus on research, and a conducive on-campus environment to promote world-class academic culture
  • Immersive mentorship by educators with C-Suite experience in diverse businesses
  • Interdisciplinary curriculum that combines unique specializations to enhance traction
  • Cutting-edge pedagogy combining the individualized attention of faculty along with technology-enabled platforms and tools
  • Low student-faculty ratio, for maximum attention on career transformation