In 2012, the University of Manitoba has honoured him with the appointment of Professor Emeritus. Dr. Bhatt was a full professor of management science in the faculty of Management, at the University of Manitoba since 1984, till his retirement in 2011. Prior to joining the University of Manitoba as a visiting professor in 1975, Dr. Bhatt taught at the Indian Statistical Institute, Calcutta. Dr. Bhatt obtained his Ph.D. from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, India. Before that, he was involved in research and development projects for the R&D organization of national defence in India.

Dr. Bhatt has more than fifty articles published in international journals such as Naval Research Logistics Quarterly, Journal of Optimization Theory and Applications, Z. fur Operations Research, Cahier Du CERO, Engineering Optimization, Asia Pacific J. of OR, Opsearch, J. Hydraulic Engineering, American Society of Civil Engineering Journal, Fuzzy Economic Review, Fuzzy Optimization and Decision Making etc., and in many conference proceedings.

Professor Bhatt received the “best paper” award at the Administrative Sciences Association of Canada conference held in Montreal in 1996. The title of the paper was: “Inventory Methods for International Cash Management”. Another paper by him received an “honourable mention” award at the ASAC Conference at Ottawa in 2007. He has guided many Master’s theses and has served on several Ph.D. committees in the departments of Civil Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Agricultural Economics, Business Administration; and Inter-disciplinary thesis committees. He has supervised more than 150 student projects that helped local businesses and industries.

Dr. Bhatt served as an Associate Program Chairman of the Canadian Operations Research Society silver jubilee conference at Winnipeg in 1983, Program Chairman, management science division, Administrative Sciences Association of Canada conference in Vancouver, 1986; Acting Head, Dept. of Actuarial and Management Sciences for a term; Chairman, Faculty of Management Ph.D. committee for a year and Chairman, MBA program for the years 2004-2006.

Professor Bhatt played soccer and table tennis for his university teams. He is also interested in theatre and a drama directed by him won a special award in the Manitoba theatre competition.

Research Interests

Theory and application of Management Science / Operations Research. The area of interest covers mathematical programming, inventory management, multi-objective optimization, scoring models and productivity analysis and their application to Agricultural Economics, Water Resource Management, Engineering Optimization and Production and Supply Chain Management.

Teaching Interests

Management Science, Production and Inventory Systems, Mathematical Optimization Models (project course), Mathematical Control Models (project course), Mathematics of Management, Business Statistics, Mathematics of Finance, and Doctoral Seminar in Management Science.