Mangaluru, Jun 8: Dr M S Moodithaya, has taken charge as the vice-chancellor of Nitte (Deemed to be University), Mangaluru on June 1. He has served earlier as the pro vice-chancellor, registrar and director (Global Initiatives) of the University. He had also served as the director of Justice K S Hegde Institute of Management, Nitte, as the principal of Dr NSAM First Grade College and taught at SDM College of Business Management, Mangaluru, MGM College Udupi and Mysore University, PG Centre, Davanagere. He did his graduation in Commerce and Post-Graduation in cost accounting from the University of Mysore. He got his Doctoral Degree from Mangalore University and did his Post-Doctoral studies at University of Pennsylvania, USA.
During his academic career spanning over four decades, Dr Moodithaya has published several articles in peer-reviewed journals, published 10 books and completed more than a dozen research projects funded by organizations like Indian Institute of Banking and Finance, Karnataka State Agriculture and Marketing Board, NABARD, Ford Foundation, ICSSR, Sir Ratan Tata Trust, Ministry of Finance, Govt. of India UPenn Global Engagement Fund etc. He has also guided and produced PhDs on contemporary issues in management such as Financial Inclusion, Corporate Philanthropy and Quality Management Systems.
Dr Moodithaya has served in the Boards of many Higher Education Institutions and Not-for-Profit organizations. He has been visiting professor to Universities like University of Pennsylvania, USA; Erasmus University, the Netherlands, Makerere University, Uganda, National University of Philippines, University of New England, etc. He has travelled widely on teaching, research and consultancy assignments in India and Abroad.