Dr. Dwarika Prasad Uniyal
Professor & DEAN-School of Business
FLAME University, Pune
A poet at heart and a Business School DEAN who lives double life as Creative Advertising Professional, Professor Dwarika Prasad Uniyal is a serial Education Entrepreneur (Edupreneur).
Professor Uniyal has a rich and varied experience of more than 20 years in premier academic institutions in India and Middle East with pre academic life stints in Radio, Retailing and Advertising. He has the distinction of one of the youngest Professors at MICA, Ahmedabad and SPJIMR, Mumbai, SPJGSM, Dubai and youngest Founding Dean at Chitkara University, Himachal & OP Jindal University, Sonepat. He also served as a Professor of Management in India’s premier Academy LBSNAA, Mussoriee to train India’s Civil Servants
He also happens to be India’s Youngest Independent Director for a Central PSU (Braithwaite & Co Ltd) Ministry of Railways.
His interests in Social Entrepreneurship has led him to work with Organizations like SNEH Foundation, Pune, GATI Foundation, Dehradun, Khadder, Kolkata, Lemon School of Entrepreneurship, PROJECT FUEL, Dehradun, and Himaya2Home.com, Dehradun in the capacity of Managing Trustee, Advisor/Board Member.
He is also mentor to many of his old students’ entrepreneurial ventures, notable among, Little Local, Better Foods, GLODT, Beat O, Little Pony Tails, Hey Zindagi etc.
He is also Creative Consultant and Copy writer for the Advertising Agency, “Aage Se Right” and his last campaign generated 12 Million views on Social Media.
He is also member of Executive Committee for Project MILAAP, an initiative of FICCI & Govt. of Maharashtra. In the past has worked with Govt. of Uttarakhand and Govt. of Assam in various developmental projects.
Over the years he has been invited to deliver keynotes lectures and conduct workshops and corporate training programmes across USA, UK, Africa, Middle East, Japan, China, South East Asia and India. As a visiting faculty he has taught at many top business schools across India and abroad.
He loves writing and is co-author of Best Selling Book “Managing Retailing” published by Oxford University Press, his collection of Poems “Ummedon ke Pankh/Wings of Hope” will be out soon as well. He is member of Literary Society in Kolkata called “Neelambar”. In academic writing space he has published research papers in top tier journals in Marketing and written articles for business magazines and newspapers.
He has keen interest in entrepreneurship and he walks the talk. He had incubated two companies with his students in the past and ran businesses in retailing and analytics. At present he is working towards creating a Digital Platform in Consumer Trends called “Qris Qros”. He is currently consulting organizations like DigiMart and TalentEdge and providing mentorship to Four start ups under FLAME ORIGINS Programme.
He is also a state level Table Tennis player and captained his University team, plays Tennis & Badminton regularly at campus with students. His other interests include, percussion, trekking, biking and collecting stories from streets of the world.
SNEH Foundation is glad to have him as one of the members of the Advisory board.