Dr. Tapan Kumar Panda is the Pro Vice Chancellor of MIT World Peace University. An alumnus of the C.T. Bauer College of Business, University of Houston, Dr. Panda has served as a professor of Marketing and Branding in top Management Schools in India, including IIM Lucknow, IIM Kozhikode, and IIM Indore and as the Director of SVKM's Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies (NMIMS).
He was the Chief Academic Officer at the Ampersand Group at Hubble Innovations, Mumbai, and the founding director of the Tapasya Foundation. He is a fellow of the American Marketing Association and a part of the Early Child Care Education Programme in Rwanda, Africa. He has authored 20 leading books on management along with numerous articles. His research publications have received numerous prestigious awards and have been published in top journals across the world. He has received the JL Batra Memorial Best Research Paper award from the Association of Indian Management Schools, the AIMS Best Case Award, the AIMS International Best Management Teacher Award, and the Best Research Paper on Mindfulness Research Award from the Indian Institute of Management, Bodhgaya.