Professor Rishi Balkaran

Rishi BalkaranPosition: Executive Dean:
Faculty of Management Sciences
Tel: 031 373 5130
Fax: 031 373 5518

Prof Balkaran has been a member of staff at the institution for 14 years. He served in the capacity of Lecturer and Senior Lecturer within the department of Hospitality and Tourism. In 2004 he was appointed Head of Department. Prof Balkaran has represented the Tourism and Hospitality sectors at national and global levels and has been instrumental in the development of the Institutions Conference Centre and Guest House as means to experiential learning.

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The Durban University of Technology’s Faculty of Management Sciences is widely recognised for its relevant qualifications. The faculty maintains strong links with industry throughout KwaZulu Natal to ensure that the content of all programmes is relevant to the real working world. As a result of its ability to satisfy the demands of commerce and industry, the Faculty enjoys tremendous support for its graduates and an ever increasing demand for its programmes which are offered in the following fields: Hospitality Management, Tourism, Operations and Quality Management, Public Relations, Marketing, Business Management, Human Resource Management, Entrepreneurial Studies and Governmental Studies.

Part of the Faculty’s success lies in the calibre of its lecturing staff and its ability to remain in the forefront of developments in Management Education. Lecturers are selected for their teaching prowess and proven ability in industry. They are encouraged to undertake research which often results in higher degrees and publications.

No matter what your requirements, from a short course to a doctoral degree, the best Management Education is available from The Durban University of Technology.

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Contact Information


Deans Office

Faculty Office

Postgraduate office

Executive Dean: Prof R Balkaran
Tel: 031 373 5130
Fax: 031 373 5333
Faculty Officer (Acting): Mr S Reddy
Tel: 031 373 5410
Prof. R Rampersad
Research Coordinator
Tel: 031 373 6876
Deputy Dean: Prof V. P Rawjee
Tel:  031 373 6826
Faculty Assistants
Enquiries: 031 373 5441Ms P Naidoo
Tel: 031 373 5157
Mr R Manele
Project officer
Tel: 031 373 6714
Secretary: Ms T Govender
Tel: 031 373 5130
Fax: 031 373 5333
Mr S Reddy
Tel: 031 373 6339
Miss J Hoover
Faculty Research officer
Tel: 031 373 5374
Mr T Madlala
Tel: 031 373 5403
Mrs M Naicker
Faculty Research officer
Tel: 031 373 5669