Dr. Nityesh Bhatt is Professor and Chairperson of Information Management Area. Since December 2021, he has been recognized as Nirma Limited Chair Professor in Management for three years. He holds MBA (Marketing) & Ph.D (e-Governance) degrees from M.L. Sukhadia University, India. He has completed a four months Faculty Development Programme of IIM-Ahmedabad, and an online 'Internet Governance Capacity Building Programme' of DiploFoundation, Malta in year 2006. He has more than 22 years of experience in academia and corporate training. In 1998, he was awarded the best faculty of NIIT in North India. Credited with 63 papers & cases in reputed journals (including 13 in ABDC and Scopus), he has co-edited 13 books. In 2006, Dr. Bhatt was invited to participate in the first Internet Governance Forum meet jointly organized by United Nations – IGF Secretariat and the Government of Greece at Athens. He is the recipient of ‘Dewang Mehta Best Teacher of Information Technology Award' in 2009. Four of his students have been awarded PhD, with two more students currently pursuing Ph.D under his guidance. He has completed four consultancy/ research assignments for ISRO and Govt. of Kerala. Currently, he is involved in a major research project with ISRO on Government – Academia Interface. He has traveled to 10 countries for different academic initiatives. Since 2007, he is a member of the National Executive Committee of Special Interest Group on e-Governance set up by Computer Society of India (CSI). He is a life member of CSI and Indian Society for Training and Development. He has conducted more than 300 MDPs in the area of technology and general management for leading organisations like ONGC, IOCL, BPCL, Income Tax, SBI, Bank of Baroda, Indian Air Force, Hindustan Zinc Ltd., Sterlite, Reliance Energy, Alstom Power, Kalpataru Power Transmission, Hitachi (AC Division), Adani Group, Lafarge India, J.K. Cement, Parle, NirLife, Zydus Cadila, Cadila, Torrent, GMDC, Piramal, Pfizer, BOSCH, Inspiron, NDDB, Somani Ceramics and Asian Granito Ltd.