ABOUT THE AUTHORS
Venkatesha Bhagavath is a Senior Grade Lecturer at Manipal Institute of Management (a unit of Ma- nipal Academy of Higher Education – University) in Karnataka, India. He obtained his master’s degree in applied mathematics and statistics in 1997 and was awarded the K. M. Rai Gold Medal for securing the
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first rank in his master’s program. He has several years of experience teaching courses in management includ- ing executive MBA courses. Mr. Bhagavath is pursu- ing his doctorate degree in statistics with specific ref- erence to DEA (Data Envelopment Analysis) models and their application. His research interests include strategic business forecasting, waiting line models and DEA methodology.