Prof Suresh is passionate about teaching entrepreneurship and has been associated with NSRCEL at Indian Institute of Management Bangalore since 2007. His interest in entrepreneurship has genesis in his formative experiences with helping Women Entrepreneurs help set up micro-ventures in Kenya while pursuing his Masters. These experiences have set him on a life-long pursuit of understanding the determinants of entrepreneurial success, and more importantly entrepreneurial failure.
He hails from Vizag, did his Bachelors in Engineering from Kolhapur, pursued a Masters from University of Flensburg, Germany and earned his PhD from Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, the Netherlands. His PhD dissertation titled "Weaving Social Networks" which focused on performance of small rural firms in India as an outcome of social and human capital, is a reflection of his keen interest in grass-roots entrepreneurship as practiced by traditional craftspeople and artisans.
At a personal level, he enjoys travelling, knowing more about traditional arts and crafts and biking around the verdant IIM Bangalore campus during his free time!