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Prof (Dr) SARAT C. DAS

Director (Research), C3S Business School, Spain and Director, Aspire Business School, Barcelona, Spain

Dr Sarat Chandra Das has well over two-and-a-half decades of working career behind him, spanning television broadcasting, print and new media, publishing and teaching in Australia, Afghanistan, Nepal, Spain, Thailand, UAE and the UK’s higher and further education sector which accounts for nearly a decade of teaching in higher education space. Currently, Dr Das works with multiple North American, Australian and the UK universities setting up their approved centres, structuring their delivery on MOOC / VLE and arranging for research and academic collaboration with peer-group universities, institutes and government agencies across the world. A large part of this delivery in recent years is arranged through his UK-based nodal company KiLax Ltd, Academy of Policy and Research, a London based think tank and seminar organisation which Dr Das co-owns with others. Apart from this Dr Das looks after the research vertical of C3S Business School, Spain and also serves as a Director of Aspire Business School, Barcelona, Spain. Most recently, he too served as a regional director (partnership) of Bucks New University.

Most of Dr Das’s education career has been in key positions involving teaching and overseeing the delivery of UK university programmes such as University of Wales, Anglia Ruskin University, University of Brighton at Hastings campus, Cardiff Metropolitan University, Level 8 students research group. Prior to this, he was involved in managing editorial production of newspaper, new media, book publishing and television broadcasting. At the beginning of the pandemic, Sarat Das founded the public healthcare campaign ''Fight Corona'' with local chapters dotting across the world. 

Prior to his involvement in higher education, Das looked after some of the busiest and large newsrooms and media outlets such as Hindustan Times (a newspaper launched by MK Gandhi and owned by Birla Group), a political magazine for South Asian diaspora in the UK, Ariana Radio and Television (Kabul, Afghanistan), India's public broadcaster DD, Economic Times (Asia’s highest circulated financial daily and sister company of Times of India, world’s largest selling English-language broadsheet), Cyber Media (largest specialty media house in South Asia), Observe newspaper (Reliance Group), etc. Apart from Ariana Television in Afghanistan and his involvement in video documentation of Australian Aboriginal people in Queensland, Dr Das also headed a few other channels such as a regional television channel OTV in Odisha and Nepal 1, a leading channel of Nepal dividing time between New Delhi and Kathmandu.

Dr Das too provided extensive management and media services consultation focusing on e-learning (content management to strategic partnership), consolidation of new media, structuring deals with credit rating agencies as a representation under Kleiner Perkins funded B2B portal trade India. These media and IT companies were assisted on their planning, strategic partnership, content, and audio-visual production — Tehelka, Platinum Edu Ltd (HFCL Group), Yahoo!, IANS (Qatar Abroad News Service), UBCS (A NASDAQ listed company owned by United Breweries), Infotech Global Inc. (IGI), etc. Das also set up mass communication schools for India’s leading B Schools such as NIILM and Asia Pacific Institute of Management.

Dr Das studied at multiple universities in the UK, Switzerland Australia and India, from first degree to Ofqual regulated Level 8 and doctoral research in the UK and Switzerland – focusing on the areas such as philosophy, social science, anthropology, English literature, economics and management. Dr Das’s alma mater includes the University of Oxford, Griffith University, University of Greenwich, Plymouth Marjon, Delhi University, EduQua approved Swiss awarding body, and London Metropolitan University. Besides, Dr Das earned numerous CPDs and certificates of attendance from University of Cambridge, University of Oxford, IMT (Ghaziabad, India), etc. Widely published in both scholarly press and popular media, Dr Das in recent years largely shifted his focus to peer-reviewed academic journals and books following the assignment to cover the London Olympics for a syndication service published with Yahoo! His published portfolio in popular media includes the UK's Gemini (Panos Features), Dotlit (Australian literary magazine published by Queensland University of Technology), Times of India, Yahoo!, Statesman, Hindustan Times, Economic Times, Observer, Dataquest, Indrama, Blitz, Discover India, Swagat, Pioneer, Sify, Business India, Tribune, Northeast Sun, DNA, Deccan Herald, Deccan Chronicle, etc.

Dr Das’s broad areas of research interest include disciplines such as philosophy, literature, social science and cultural anthropology, and any of this subject area’s crossover to management. His much-cited research papers are truth theories, post-structuralism, surrealism, existentialism, thought experiment, Social Network Analysis, and repurposing some of the popular discourses for management discipline, i.e., Peter Drucker’s knowledge worker, Malinowski's ethnography of ''participant observation'', Stanley Milgram’s social psychology experiments, etc. Das also writes a regular column in a few publications, such as Business India.