Short Profile of Prof. A. K. Vishwakarma - Director, NFED

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Prof. Vishwakarma is an MBA with a full scholarship from University of Massachusetts, Boston, USA and a Post Graduate in Commerce from Kanpur University. He possesses more than 18 years experience in Teaching & Industry out of which twelve years with various PSUs viz. LIC, ECGC, SIDBI & HPCL Biofuels Ltd. His last assignment (in a PSU) was that of Finance Manager, E4 (equivalent to DGM) in HPCL. He is in academia for more than 5 years and served in the capacity as Professor & Dean at Kanpur Institute of Management Studies (KIMS), Kanpur and Professor & Academic Head at Asia Pacific Institute of Management (APIM), New Delhi respectively. He has qualified National Eligibility Test (NET) of the University Grants Commission with Management as subject. In addition to that, he has cleared the State Level Test of Uttar Pradesh. Besides his academic stint, he is a sportsman and to name a few, he holds a Black belt in Korean Karate and a certificate in Mountaineering from Nehru Institute of Mountaineering, Also, he is a life member of Youth Hostels Association of India (YHAI) and an avid swimmer and Table-tennis player. He has been endorsed with the life time achievement award for his significant contribution to academics in 2012 by National Foundation for Entrepreneurship Development (NFED).