Riaz Shaikh studied Electronics & Communication Engineering from Osmania University, MBA (Finance) from MS University, and MS (Computer Information Systems) from Georgia State University. He is currently working on a PhD in HR from IBS. After a 20+ year career spread across diverse sectors and geographies, he has joined Challenger Civil Services Academy as the Dean. With a shared vision of an equitable, peaceful, and prosperous India, he is working to groom competent, happy, ethical professionals whose motto will be to attain leadership through service. At CCSA, he has introduced a pedagogical philosophy focused on Holistic, Personalized, Interactive, Multimedia, Modular, Conceptual, and Contextual teaching.