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Director & Principal:
Harsha Institute Of Management Studies

• Over 22 years in academics and administration within educational institutions.
Key Roles:
• Director & Principal at Harsha Institute of Management Studies (Dec 2022 - Present).
• Associate Professor & HOD at Don Bosco Institute of Management Studies and Computer Applications, Bangalore (Jun 2013 - Oct 2022).
• Assistant Professor at Sri Bhagavan Mahaveer Jain College of Engineering/Jain University, Bangalore (Feb 2008 - Mar 2013)
Core Competencies
• Administration: Managed academic operations, audits, student and staff management)
• Strategic Planning: Developed and implemented strategic initiatives for institutional growth.
• Curriculum Development: Created and designed programs to maximize student comprehension.
• Leadership: Led various academic and administrative teams, and mentored faculty.
Conferences & Presentations:
• Presenter at various national conferences and symposia on education, mental health, and adolescent health.
Key Achievements
• Subject Matter Expert: Organizational Behaviour, AICTE – SLAP project.
• Evaluator: Ministry of Education’s Innovation Cell and AICTE – TOYCATHON, 2021 project.
• Committee Member: Syllabus Redesigning Committee for HR and OB at PG Level, Bangalore University.
• Publications: Authored papers on work-life balance in IT sectors and HRD enhancement strategies in international journals.
Professional Development
• Attended multiple certification programs and workshops including those on progressive research frameworks, virtual learning, and leadership in times of crisis.
Organizational Experience
• Proven track record in managing and leading academic institutions.
• Conducted workshops, FDPs, seminars, and organized conferences.
• Managed faculty development programs, audits, inspections, and strategic discussions.
Subject Expertise
• Human Resource Management, Organizational Behaviour, Marketing, Strategic Management, International Business, and Logistics & Supply Chain Management.
Educational Qualifications
• Ph.D. in Management from Rayalaseema University, Kurnool (2019).
• MBA in HR and Marketing from Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupati (2000).
• Bachelor of Sciences from Sri Krishna Deva Raya University, Anantapur (1998).
• Lifetime member of National Human Resource Development (NHRD).
• National Institute of Personnel Management (NIPM).
• Bangalore Management Association (BMA).
Dr. K. Dharani Devi is a seasoned professional dedicated to enhancing educational standards and achieving institutional excellence through strategic leadership and innovative practices.