Faculty Profile

Ganapathi Batthini

Designation
Librarian
Academic Qualification
M.L.I.Sc.
Professional Qualification
M.L.I.Sc.
Areas of Specialization
  • Entrepreneurial Librarianship
  • Library and Information Systems Management    
  • Information Storage and Retrieval
  • Bibliometrics
  • Business Mathematics
Courses taught/projects handled
Coordinator of Biennial Conferences on Entrepreneurship
Mr. Ganapathi Batthini is a Library and Information Science Professional, heading EDII’s modern library and information centre. He has over 27 years of experience in developing, managing and disseminating information on business management, entrepreneurship, social and engineering sectors.  He has authored twenty one research papers for conferences and scholarly journals and edited four conference volumes published by Bookwell.  He is the Principal Author of the books “Emerging trends in entrepreneurship research review of the Journal of Entrepreneurship” and “Thematic & Analysis: The Journal of Entrepreneurship Articles” published by Bookwell, New Delhi.   He earned M.L.I.Sc. from Annamalai University and has been awarded Gujarat State Level Eligibility Test for Lectureship.  He was Organizing Secretary of the MANLIBNET 2013 – International Conference on Entrepreneurial Approaches to Librarianship.  He is the Coordinator of the Biennial Conferences.
  • Emerging Trends in Entrepreneurship Research: Review of the Journal of Entrepreneurship (Principal Author) jointly authored by Kavita Saxena and published by Bookwell, New Delhi [9789380574622] in 2017.  
  • Editor of the Conference Proceedings of Twelfth Biennial Conference on Entrepreneurship: Conference Papers Volume I & II published by Bookwell, New Delhi [ISBN No. 9789380574943] in 2017.
  • Associate Editor of the Conference Proceedings of Eleventh Biennial Conference on Entrepreneurship: Conference Papers Volume I & II published by Bookwell, New Delhi [ISBN No. 9789380574783] in 2015.
  • Thematic & Analysis: The Journal of Entrepreneurship Articles (Principal Author) jointly authored by Vivek Bhat and Rajiv Joshi and published by Bookwell, New Delhi [978-93-80574-64-6] in 2014.  
  • Principal Editor of the Conference Proceedings of MANLIBNET 2013: International Conference on Entrepreneurial Approaches to Librarianship published by Bookwell, New Delhi [ISBN No. 9789380574561] in 2014.
  • Associate Editor of the Conference Proceedings of Tenth Biennial Conference on Entrepreneurship: Conference Papers Volume I & II published by Bookwell, New Delhi [ISBN No. 9789380574486] in 2013.
  • Saxena, Kavita., & Ganapathi, Batthini. ‘Boost Research Support”. In ‘The Times of India Higher Education: A Guide for Opportunities in India and Abroad” 2017. [ISBN 978-9386206152]
  • Ganapathi, Batthini., `Research in Entrepreneurship: Doctoral Dissertations in India during 2000-2008’. In Amit Kumar Dwivedi & Anita Sukhwal (Eds.), Rural Entrepreneurship Development in Liberalised Era. Delhi, Bookwell, 2012 (ISBN 9789380574301)
Journal Articles
  • Ganapathi, Batthini & Saxena, Kavita., ‘Study of Entrepreneurial Research and Doctoral Dissertations in Indian Universities’, University News, 54 (39), 2016
  • Ganapathi, Batthini; Chaudhary, Ashok & Chaudhari, Shanti., ‘Scholarly Journals in Entrepreneurship’, University News, 53 (48), 2015.
  • Joshi, Rajiv & Ganapathi, B., ‘Current Status of SMEs and Entrepreneurship Education and Training Intervention in Select South and South-East Asian Countries’, The ICFAI Journal of Entrepreneurship Development, 5 (1), 2008.
  • Ganapathi, B. & Madnani, Ashok, `The Journal of Entrepreneurship: A Bibliometric Study’, ILA Bulletin, 39 (4), 2003.


Papers Presented in Conferences
  • Ganapathi, Batthini., Vaishnav, Nupur., Chaudhary, Ashok., & Madnani, Ashok. ‘The Journal of Entrepreneurship: Twenty Five Year Bibliometric Analysis and Future Directions’ Paper accepted and presented at Twelfth Biennial Conference on Entrepreneurship at EDII, Ahmedabad, February 2017  and published in the conference proceedings [ISBN 9789380574943].
  • Ganapathi, Batthini & Chaudhary, Ashok, ‘Information Products and Services for Potential Entrepreneurs’ Paper accepted at MANLIBNET’s International Conference on Managing Library and Information Systems in the Digital World: Challenges and Opportunities TAPMI, Manipal, May, 2015  and published in the conference proceedings [ISBN 978-93-80574-81-3].
  • Ganapathi, Batthini., ‘Librarianship Needs Intrapreneurial Behaviour’, Paper presented at ADINET’s Seminar on Redefining Libraries to Create Next Generation Libraries, EDI, Ahmedabad, August, 2013 [ISBN 8188174110].
  • Ganapathi, Batthini., ‘Entrepreneurial Opportunities for Library and Information Science Professionals’, Paper presented at MANLIBNET’s International Conference on Creating Wisdom and Knowledge Through Shared Learning: Role of Librarians and Information Managers, IIM, Indore, October, 2012  [ISBN 978-93-80574-40-0].
  • Ganapathi, Batthini., `Doctoral Education in the Field of Entrepreneurship in India’, Paper presented at Conference on Strategies for Managing Libraries in the Future, IIM, Ahmedabad, December, 2011 [ISBN 978-81-92000-0-0].
  • Ganapathi, Batthini. & Madnani, Ashok, `The Journal of Entrepreneurship: A Twenty-Year Bibliometric Study’, Paper presented at Conference on Strategies for Managing Libraries in the Future, IIM, Ahmedabad, December, 2011 [ISBN 978-81-92000-0-0].
  • Ganapathi, B., ‘Information Technology Skills for Library Professionals”. Paper presented National Workshop on Design and Development of E-Library, V R Siddhartha Engineering College, Vijayawada, May 2007
  • Ganapathi, B. & Tripathy, J.K., `Entrepreneurship Research in Indian Universities’, Paper presented at Sixth Biennial Conference on Advances and Trends in Entrepreneurship Research, EDI, Ahmedabad, February, 2005.
  • Ganapathi, B. & Mehta, Umesh, ‘Information Sources for Business Opportunity Identification and Selection’, Paper submitted at XXIV All India Conference of IASLIC, Dehra Dun, December, 2003.
  • Ganapathi, B. & Madnani, Ashok, `Web Search Behaviour of LIS Professionals of Selected Libraries of Ahmedabad and Gandhinagar: A Study’, Paper presented at First International CALIBER 2003, Ahmedabad, February, 2003.
  • Ganapathi, B. & Anuradha, L., ‘Marketing and Distribution of Books’, Paper presented at VII Vijayawada Book Festival, Vijayawada, January, 1996.
  • International Conference on Changing Landscape of Science & Technology Libraries (CLSTL 2017) organized by Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar during 2-4 March 2017.
  • Global Conference on Emerging Trends in Business Librarianship organized by IIM Ahmedabad & ISB Hyderabad during December 2-4, 2015.
  • Liberating Structures for Library and Information Science Professional by MICA, Ahmedabad on 28th February 2015.
  • Bibliometric Tools and Techniques for Measurement and Evaluation of Research Output by All India Management Association, New Delhi during July 25-26, July, 2014.
  • National Workshop on Digital Libraries Using Greenstone organized by MICA, Ahmedabad during January 06-10, 2014.
  • Higher Education Librarian’s Conclave 2013 organized by Pearson Education India, New Delhi on 12th June 2013.
  • The 9th Annual Meet and Workshop of INDEST-ACITE Consortium organized by IIM Ahmedabad, IIT Gandhinagar and INDEST-AICTE Consortium, New Delhi during January 18-19, 2013.
  • International Conference for Academic Institutions 2013 organized during 9-10 January 2013 by Government of Gujarat as part of Vibrant Gujarat Summit 2013.
  • The MANLIBNET’s International Conference on “Creating Wisdom and Knowledge through Shared Learning: Role of Librarians and Information Managers” held during 11-13 October 2012 at IIM, Indore.
  • J-Gate Training Programme held at Ahmedabad Management Association on 3rd July 2012
  • Conference on Strategies for Managing Libraries in the Future, jointly organized by IIM Ahmedabad and INFLIBNET, December, 2011.
  • The 10th Annual National Convention of MANLIBNET on “Organizational Excellence in Business and Management Libraries” held during 22-24 January 2009 at KIIT University, Bhubaneswar.
  • The Librarian Development Programme on ‘Human Approach in Librarianship’ on 6th September 2008 at Surat organized by The BRCM College of Business Administration, Surat and MANLIBNET, New Delhi
  • The 9th Annual National Convention of MANLIBNET on “Business and Management Librarianship: The Decade Ahead” held during 4-6 February 2008 at ICSSR, New Delhi.
  • Regularly participating in various seminars organized by ADINET (Ahmedabad Library Network) from 2001 till date. 
  • Sixth Biennial Conference on “Advances and Trends in Entrepreneurship Research” held during February 9-11, 2005 at EDI, Ahmedabad. (Rapporteaur)
  • First International CALIBER 2003 organized by INFLIBNET held at NIM, Ahmedabad during 13-15 February 2003
  • One day pre-conference tutorial on “Developing Digital Collection” conducted by INFLIBNET held at NIM, Ahmedabad on 13th February 2003.
  • Seminar on Web Designing by Ms. Kate Dixon, USA on October 19, 2001 at EDI.
  • 46th All India Library Conference of Indian Library Association, held at Nirma Institute of Management, Ahmedabad in January 2001
  • 41st All India Library Conference of Indian Library Association, held at Siddhartha Academy of General and Technical Education in January 1996
  • Member of MANLIBNET (Member, Executive Committee)
  • Member of Ahmedabad Library Network
  • Member of Indian Library Association
  • Member of Indian Association of Special Libraries & Information Centres
  • Treasurer of Computer Society of India Vijayawada Chapter for the years  1998-99, 1999-2000

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