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Research Centre Head

Dr. Arif Shaikh

In-Charge Director & Professor

Dr. Arif Shaikh

In-Charge Director & Professor

B.Com, M.Com, M.Phil, Ph.D.

Experience: 23 years in Teaching


To become a Centre of Excellence in Research


To provide required eco-system in the form of infrastructure, manpower and technology to promote quality research in social sciences

  • Imparting necessary knowledge and developing skills to develop Research mindset
  • Supporting and encouraging students and faculty in their research
  • Collaborating and networking to facilitate quality research
Research Committee
1 Director KLS IMER Chairperson
2 Dr. Arif Shaikh Research Centre Head
3 Dr. Sanjay Deshpande Member
4 Prof Sumanth Desai Member
5 Reshma Shinde/Sushma Rawoot Research Assistant
Enrolled Phd Students
SI.No Name of the Research Scholar Title Date of Registration Guide
1 Ms. Sneha Hiremath The Development of Entrepreneurship Index for Undergraduate Students: A Case Study of Belagavi District 2017 Dr. Poornima M.Charantimath (Retired)
2 Mr. Sandeep Jiragyal A critical study of Problems and Prospects of Family Business In Small and Medium Enterprises “A case study of Belagavi City “ 2017 Dr. Poornima M.Charantimath (Retired)
3 Mr. Mohammad Shafi Risaldar Study on skill assessment of and Retention of SME Workers in Belagavi District 2017 Dr. Poornima M.Charantimath (Retired)
4 Mr. Jemson Vaz Study of the factors impacting consumer purchase of Private Label Products at Super Markets in Belagavi City 2017 Dr. Poornima M.Charantimath (Retired)
5 Mr. Shrirang Deshpande A critical study on Impact of Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code 2016 on Indian Banks November. 2021 Dr. Arif Shaikh
6 Mr. Maruti N. Sadavar Impact of Omni Channel Strategies by Educational Companies & Educational Institutes: An empirical evidence of learners’ perspectives November. 2021 Dr. Arif Shaikh
7 Mr. Sandeep M. Kamble An impact of technologies on marketing strategies of electric vehicles: an emphasis on green marketing initiatives November. 2021 Dr. Arif Shaikh
Rani Channamma University, Belagavi recognizes KLS Institute of Management Education and Research as a Research Centre.
Click below link to view the letter received from RCU to start Research Centre at KLS IMER.


M. H. Bala Subrahmanya
Professor and Chairman, Management Studies, IISc, Bangalore, Karnataka. (General Management)

Dr. A. M. Gurav
Professor, Shivaji University, Kolhapur, Maharashtra.

Prof. Anil Keskar
Advisor (Dept. of Management Studies)
Dr. D. Y. Patil Vidyapeeth, Pune (Deemed University)
Sant Tukaram Nagar, Pimpri, Pune - 411018, Maharashtra.

Prof. M. R. Sollapur
Director, Department of Management Studies, Siddaganga Institute of Technology, B. H. Road, Tumkur - 572103, Karnataka.
Email :

Dr. Satyajit Majumdhar
Chairman, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai, Maharashtra. (Social Entrepreneurship)

Dr. Mohammad M. Ali
Professor & Director, "SIBER" University Road, Kolhapur, Maharashtra.

Dr. S. V. Patil
Head of the Department of Management Studies, B V B College of Engineering and Technology, Hubli, Karnataka.
Email :

Dr. A. B. Kalkundrikar
Professor, Belagavi, Karnataka.

Prof. Prashant Yatgiri
Professor Marketing TAPMI, Manipal, Karnataka. (Marketing)