Core Team

(All members are associated with us in a honorary capacity)
Dr. Pankaj Kumar

Dr. Pankaj Kumar is professor in Human Resource Management area at the Indian Institute of Management Lucknow. He has served as Dean (Planning & Development) and was also on the Board of Governors of IIM Lucknow. Prof. Kumar holds Applied Psychology and M.Phil. & Ph.D. in Organizational Psychology from University of Delhi. He has extensive teaching, research, training and consulting experience in Human Resource Management and related areas. He specializes in Organizational Culture and Effectiveness, Cross-cultural Management, Performance Management, Organizational Development, Leadership and related fields. He has also published extensively in category refereed international and national journals and presented papers in national and international conferences and seminars. Prof. Kumar has worked on several consulting/ research projects of USAID, NORAD, DANIDA, World Bank, AICTE, and government agencies etc. and conducted several Executive Education Programmes for various public, private and multinational companies. Prof. Kumar taught at IIM Ranchi and IIM Jammu also. He can be reached at

Dr. SR Musanna

Dr. Musanna is currently CEO &Dean at IMT Centre for Distance Learning ,Ghaziabad.He has been formerly Director at Jaipuria Institute of Management,Lucknow.He is member of the Technical Expert committee to UP State Planning Commission. He teaches in IIMs in the area of Human Resource Management and Law.Dr Musanna is an International Commentator in Cricket and Hockey ,having covered Test Matches and World Cup Hockey.He is on the Boards of many Business Schools across India.

Mrs. Anuradha Gupta

Mrs. Anuradha is a pro-active and enterprising person with multiple skills & diverse experience, with an innovative mind and a sensitive & caring heart, strong will-power, perseverance, and never ending passion, energy and stamina.

She has been honoured with many awards and honours, mainly for her unparallel passion, dedication, consistent efforts, out of the box ideas and for her simple, pro-active, participative and practical approach. To name some…this year on International Women’s Day -8th March2017, she received the ‘BHOOMIKA’-the iconic women Award given by Eastern Condiments and Nav Bharat Times to the iconic women from Uttar Pradesh. Earlier at PAN India level, she was declared the Grand Prize Winner of the Janhit Jagran National contest for best idea for Social change, launched by Dainik Jagran in March 2015. Received the Grand Prize Award on 10th Dec.2015 in Taj Palace, New Delhi from Honourable Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi ji himself. She was awarded Fellowship by UNITAR to do the online course ‘Introduction to Sustainable Consumption and Production in Asia’.

Her area of expertize include CSR driven initiatives, Sustainable Consumption and Production (SCP), Education for Sustainable Development (ESD), Innovative and Holistic Education, Community Driven development (CDD), Result based Management (RBM), Life-skill education, Soft Skills (Business Communication, Leadership, etc.) and Personal effectiveness.

A firm believer of the saying-‘Practice before you preach’, she decided to evaluate her own lifestyle and the cost of the social and environmental impact of our daily choices, before moving to the development and social sector in 2004, after working in the industrial sector for more than a decade as a Professional Cost Accountant with various companies of repute like Tata motors, Eureka Forbes, APIC (AP industrial Components),Madhu Export and Scooters India,.

Presently, she is the Founder cum General Secretary of Prithvi innovations. She is also a prestigious Member of Multi-stakeholders Advisory Committee (MAC) of Sustainable Lifestyle Education (SLE) and Partner of Sustainable Food Systems (SFS) program of 10Year Framework Plan, (10YFP), of United Nations Environment Program and a member of the Global Clearing House on Sustainable Consumption and Production (SCP) of 10YFP.She is a ‘Graduate’ or ALA Alumini of prestigious Atlas Leadership Academy (ALA) of Asia Network, Washington DC and also a ‘TTT’ Trainer for Bosh India’s Pan India CSR initiative, ‘BRIDGE’ (Bosch Response to India’s Development and Growth through Employability Enhancement).

She has been associated in various capacities with number of local ,national and international organizations and institutes, Government and NGOs like Earth Day Network, UNEP, Global Save food Program, Confederation of UNESCO Clubs Association of India (CUCAI),Clean Up The World, IPEN, Vigyan Prasar, Council of Science and Technology, Regional Science City, SAYEN-South Asia Youth Environment Network, WWF-I, CEE, Petroleum Conservation Research Association, National Children Science Congress, UP Pollution Control Board, Lucknow Zoo, Forest Department, UP, Nagar Nigam, SBI,TCS,IIM Lucknow,.

Dr. Archana Sharma

Dr. Archana Sharma is a Ph.D and MBA in Human Resource Management . She is working as Associate Professor with Amity Business School , Amity University Lucknow. She has 18 years of teaching experience and 7 years of Industry experience. Teaching courses in Human Resource Management, Industrial Relations and Labour Laws, International Strategic Management, Strategic Human Resource Management, Training and Development, Organisational Design & Structural Processes. She has been resource person to many Organisations as trainer and has organized Management development programme in Lucknow.
She has a keen interest in social work and is associated with NGO’s for the purpose. She has been a part of activities organized for welfare and development of Children and women. Organised campaigns creating awareness for social welfare, environmental concerns, food waste management, cleanliness .

Mrs Smita Singh

A teacher by profession (from last 23 years) but also a social worker, an activist and most importantly member of Prithvi Innovations.She firmly believes that helping others is not a hobby but an responsibility that every individual should understand.

Mrs. Smita is a very responsible and dedicated person.

She is an inspiration as a mother.She works untiringly to ensure all round grooming and development of a child and has raised her two daughters, with the same passion.

She is presently teaching in Cathedral Senior Secondary school, Lucknow.
She has worked as a teacher at Mount Carmal, St. Francis school, Barielly.
She has done her BA, MA & B.Ed from Mumbai University and Nursery Teachers Training (NTT) from Lucknow.

Dr. Masood H. Siddiqui

He is a Professor in the area of Decision Sciences and Operations in Jaipuria Institute of Management, Lucknow. He is also Dean (Research) at Jaipuria-Lucknow. He has a teaching and consulting experience of more than twenty years including more than ten years in Jaipuria-Lucknow. He also has an experience of three years in Govt. of UP as a Class I Gazatted Officer. He teaches papers like Quantitative Analysis for Management, Operations Research, Research Methods in Management and Advanced Data Analysis. His area of expertise is Multivariate Data Analysis, Decision Modeling, Soft Operations research, Performance Evaluation and optimization. He has wide experience of consultancy and also has taken more than eighty FDPs/MDPs in various areas. He has wide consulting experience of Market Research and Performance Evaluation Projects.
He has co-authored the famous book "Statistics for Management" (Person Publications). He has more than twenty five research papers to his credit in various International acclaimed journals and has more than one hundred and forty citations. He has attended and presented research papers in many national and international conferences and also awarded best research papers in ISDSI-2015 Conference.

Dr. Pushpendra Priyadarshi

Dr. Pushpendra Priyadarshi has received his PhD degree from University of Delhi and is currently an Associate Professor in the human resource management area at IIM Lucknow. In a career spanning over 14 years he has been associated with University of Delhi, IMT Ghaziabad, MDI Gurgaon, besides IIM Lucknow. During these years he has been extensively involved in research, teaching, executive education, and consulting.
His research feature in Journals like, International Journal of Educational Management, Journal of Workplace Learning and International Journal of Indian Culture and Business Management. His teaching interest lies in Leadership, Coaching and Mentoring, Organizational Behavior, Organizational Structure and Design and Human Resource Management.
As a trainer, he has trained executives from private and public sector of repute covering domestic and overseas programmes. Metlife, Kotak Bank, IDBI Bank, Reserve Bank of India, HAL, LIC, NTPC, PGCIL, All India Services such as, Revenue Services, Audit and Accounts Services, Railway Traffic Services, Forest Services, ISS, IES etc. are some of the prominent organisations he has been associated with as a trainer/programme director. He has undertaken consulting assignment for Govt. of India, Govt. of Uttar Pradesh and Govt. Of Uttarakhand. Leadership, Coaching and Mentoring, Working in Teams and Engagement and Motivational challenges of employees are broad areas of research and training

Mrs Nipurna Gupta

Nipurnh Gupta is a development communication professional. She has extensive experience of working on social development issues with a focus on women, and children, with government, NGOs, and media, in India as well as in Sydney, Australia. Presently she works with Unicef Bihar as Communication Specialist.

Mrs.Sunita Srivastav

Mrs. Sunita Marker, (before marriage Sunita Srivastav) is M. Comm, B.Ed, ICWA, DCA. She is presently working as Post Graduate Teacher (PGT) Commerce in Kendriya Vidyalaya (KV) Surat, Prior to Surat, she was a PGT with KV Lucknow, KV, Dehradun and Rani Lakshmi Bai Sr. Secondary, Lucknow. She has been teaching commerce students from last 16 years. Her motto of life is to educate the society mainly school children so that they would become responsible citizen of tomorrow India. She has been associated with Prithvi Innovations for more than a decade and has been contributing her time and services for the various educational programs of Prithvi Innovations.
Recently she was honoured with an Excellence Award from Ministry of HRD, New Delhi for outstanding result of class XII CBSE Board result 2016-17.

Dr Ashish Srivastava, Ph D

Earned Doctorate in Psychology (OB-HR) and having more than 10 years experience of Human Resource, Administration, Policy Research, Impact Assessment etc. Served manufacturing, service and retail organizations in various capacities as Senior Manager, Manager, Senior Consultant, Head (HR & Administration). Also associated with many Policy Research assignments and Impact Evaluations of Ministry of Textile, GoI, DIPP, Ministry of Commerce and Industry, GoI, Ministry of Minority Affairs, GoI, Ministry of Panchayati Raj, GoI, Coir Board, NSIC, Ministry of MSME, GoI, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, GoI, Ministry of Power, GoI, State Bank of India, Human Rights Commission, UP Health Department, UPHSDP, UPSRTC, UP Police, Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) etc.