Currently Dr.Bhat is the Provost (Management Education) and Dean of the School of Business Management, NMIMS. Dr. Bhat, an alumnus of Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and the University of Delhi has 38 years of experience in research and teaching corporate finance and health finance at IIM Ahmedabad, University of North Carolina at Chapel-Hill (India Programme), IIM Udaipur, IMI New Delhi, NMIMS Mumbai, Institute of Chartered Accounts of India and Shri Ram College of Commerce. His full-time consulting assignments include working with ABT Associates India, DFID India, the Royal Netherlands Embassy India. He is also currently on the Boards of National Small Industries Corporation (NSIC) and Basic Health Services.