The leadership team oversees the academic, business and student affairs of Manipal, representing the institution’s vision, mission, and purpose both in India and abroad.

Prof. Arvind Kumar is currently a professor of Geopolitics and International Relations and heads the Department of Geopolitics and International Relations at MAHE. In addition to his teaching, he has been conducting policy and academic research on a several themes including strategic technologies for national security, S&T dimension of foreign policy, nuclear issues and strategic capabilities of China and Pakistan.