Dr. Basanna Patagundi

Professor  & HoD

Department of MBA

Research Area

  • Business Analytics
  • Big Data
  • Open Innovation
  • Technology deployment


He is MBA and PhD in Management. He has over fifteen years of Industry, Academic and Global Teaching Experience.   His areas of interest are Application of Analytics, Technology Management, Strategic Management and Project Management.  He was a Visiting Professor at Marshall University, USA and Mzumbe University, Dar-Es-Salaam, Tanzania. Earlier he has worked with Honeywell Technology Solutions Lab, Bangalore, Bhavan-Marshall MBA Programme and M P Birla Institute of Management.   His previous assignment was with CMR University, Bangalore where he worked as Director(i/c) for School of Management. He is with CiTech from March 2019 onwards.  He has successfully completed three consultancy projects and has been invited speaker at various places on technology management and pedagogical tools. He has successfully set up IBM Business Analytics Lab at CMR University and is a certified trainer of IBM Cognos, SPSS and Big data infosphere.  He is also a certified trainer in Marketplace Simulation. He was member and convener of  Board of Studies, Member of Academic Council at CMR University, Bangalore.

Academic Degrees

  • Ph.D., Management, Manipal University, Manipal, 2014
  • MBA, Kousali Institute of Management Studies, Karnatak University, Dharwad , 2005
  • BCA.,Karnatak University, Dharwad,2003


  • The Article “Status of Women Empowerment in India: A Conceptual Perspectivein Co-authorship with Dr. Varsha PS, Dr. Gayathri Reddy, Dr. Basanna Patagundi and Dr. Deepak Subedi, accepted for publication in the journal DIAS Technology Review is original and has not been published or submitted elsewhere.  We also hereby give our consent that our article may be made available on the website of Social Science Research Network at www.ssrn.com