Aurora Business School
Aurora Temple of Learning

Visiting Faculty

Vijay Mahajan

Vijay Mahajan is the Founder and Chairman of the BASIX Group. He is a distinguished alumnus of both the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi (1970-75) and the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad (1979-81) and was a Mid-career Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public International Affairs, Princeton University, USA. Vijay co-founded Professional Assistance for Development Action (PRADAN) in 1983, Sa-Dhan in 1998, Andhra Pradesh Mahila Abhivrudhi Society (APMAS) in 2000 and Microfinance Institutions Network (MFIN) in 2009. In 1995, he conceptualized BASIX as a new generation livelihood promotion institution and it was set up in mid 1996. He served on the Rangarajan Committee on Financial Inclusion and the Raghuram Rajan Committee on Financial Sector Reforms. Vijay co-authored a book "The Forgotten Sector" and has written over 75 articles. He is the Chair of the Consultative Group to Assist the Poor (CGAP), a global microfinance forum, comprising nearly 40 bilateral, multilateral and foundations in development.

Ajay Kumar Yaleru

He holds an MBA in Marketing with about 15 years of experience in Logistics & Distribution Management and Research. He has experience in the areas of Business Transformation and Strategic Advisory Services encompassing Marketing, Sales, and Services. He also has professional experience in Service and Automotive Industries with areas of interest encompassing Strategic Marketing, Research Based Strategy Formulation, Process Design and Delivery.

Vijay Kumar

Vijay kumar has 40 years of experience in advertising and consulting. He worked for six years as Marketing Manager of Hyderabad Allwyn Limited handling West Zone. He moved into advertizing by joining Ulka Advertizing. As the Managing Director of Breeze Advertizing for over two decades, he was instrumental in improving client acquisition and retention profiles.


Nikunj is currently pursuing his Fellowship Program from Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Indore. He worked as an Asst. Manager (Electrical) in Bharat Oman Refineries Ltd. Bina, M.P involving erection, testing and commissioning of 33 kV Sub Stations. He did his Bachelors in Electrical engineering from Maulana Azad National Institute of Technology, Bhopal. He specializes in project management, logistics and supply chain management.

Dr. Madhulika

She holds a Phd in Environmental Plant Science and MS in Human Resource Development. Her areas of expertise include Curriculum, Development Leadership Building and Social Development. She is the President of Adhya Educational Society. Adhya empowers children in orphanages and guides them from disadvantageous situations through education development of life skills and leadership development. She is also the Executive Vice President and founder of Generic Indian Kid (GIK).It is a tax exempt nonprofit organization registered in College Station, Texas, USA and supports Adhya Academy of Creativity and Learning.

Gunaranjan P S

He holds MSc in Physics and an MBA from the Sri Sathya Sai University Puttaparthy. He is the Founder and CEO of UC, a not-for-profit company whose objective is to improve access to education, health, energy and environmental services, especially for the poor. UC promotes result-based and post-pay development funding for these causes and a broad range of livelihood services. Prior to UC, he has worked with BASIX for seven years heading its micro-insurance vertical and also headed its operations for the North Eastern States.

Venu G Vedula

With an experience of over 23 years, Mr. Vedula, brings the insights of the industry to our campus. His areas of expertise include Mall Management, Project Planning & Management, Sales Forecasting, sales Budgeting, Visual Merchandizing, and Customer Relation Management. He has worked in responsible positions at several reputed organizations like Pidilite Industries Ltd, HCL, Godrej & Boyce Ltd, and Eureka Forbes Ltd.