Team MITSOM

Prof. Dr. Sayalee Gankar

Dean & Director


  • Currently handling role of Dean and Director at MITWPU School of Management as well as Dean Academics and Director Admissions at MIT World Peace University .
  • National Award for Best Entrepreneur Trainer Motivator.
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  • Member & Panel Expert at various National & University Level committees like NIBM, Savitribai Phule Pune University (SPPU) etc.
  • 4 PhD Scholars have already been Awarded with Ph.D. degree under her eligible guidance.
  • Professional Trainer for Organizational Behavior, Entrepreneurship and Intrapreneurship for individuals and corporate.
  • Working as Behavioral Assessor for assessing various competencies across levels through HRD Tools like TAT, SRQ, 16PF, MBTI and Five Big Model.
  • As a Professor teaching subjects like Organizational Behavior, Strategic Management, SHRM, HRD Tools for Competency Mapping and career development.
  • Appointed as Member of CSR Advisory Council of SKF India Limited in June 2016.

She is Faculty and Trainer in Human Resource Management, Organizational Behaviour, Strategic Management, and Entrepreneurship Development for Post Graduate Management Courses like MBA, PGDBA and PGDBM. Dr. Sayalee has 24 years experience in the Entrepreneurship Development. In 1989, she began her career as a Trainer Motivator in Maharashtra. Accredited Trainer Motivator from Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India (EDII) Ahmadabad, India, which is a nodal agency in the nation.

Personally has trained over 2500 potential entrepreneurs. Also conducted Management Development Programme for Middle Level Management and Small Scale Entrepreneurs. She has trained the various target groups like Faculty, Trainers, Teachers, NGO, Social Workers, Cooperative sector workers, Science & Technology Graduates, Ex-servicemen, Women and Rural. Successfully handled the training Programme in collaboration with SIDBI, Department of Science and technology and Department of Sainik Welfare. She is trainer for the corporate like WIPRO, TATA Motors, DELL, Ranbaxy, Dr. Reddy’s, Reliance etc. LIMRA International, USA selected and trained as Trainer for Insurance Sector. Presented papers and taught at Paris, Poland, and University of Pune Dubai campus. Published 40 articles in Indian Express and 14 International Research Papers. Received scholarship for “Entrepreneurs Educator Course” and “10000 Women Tools for Growing Business” This scholarship was awarded by NEN in association with Goldman Sachs and Stanford University.

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  • Appointed on Board of Governors State Council of Federation for World Academics (FWA).
  • Is a Life Member at prestigious organization COMMUNITY AID AND SPONSORSHIP PROGRAM (CASP).
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  • Has received Dronacharya Awards for Outstanding Contribution to Education by The HR Club.
  • Awarded as Distinguished Director at the CSI TechNext India 2017 - Awards to Academia.
  • Awarded as “Mother Teresa Shiksha Ratna Award” & “ Certificate of Education Excellence” with Trophy and Certificate by International Business Council.
  • Awarded as ‘Best Teacher’ for the Best Services to the Education in 2016 by Lions Club of Pune in Association with Ajinkya DY Patil University in Oct 2016.
  • Received “Excellence in Education” Award from Shastri Group of Institutes on the eve of their 15th Foundation Day, in 2016.
  • Appointed as Member of CSR Advisory Council of SKF India Limited in June 2016.
  • Nominated as representative of Savitribai Phule Pune University on Governing Council of Smt.Hiraben Nanavati Institute of Management and Research for Women in May 2016.
  • Received Certificate of Appreciation by ASM’s Institute of Management Education along with Prestigious Cash Prize in the name of ‘The late YamunataiKirloskar’ instituted by the Donor, Shri. B.G. Shirke.
  • Received “Shikshak Gaurav Puraskar” by Pune Municipal Cooperation (PMC, Pune) on 5th September 2015 at BalgandharvaRangaMandir, Pune.
  • Received "Think Pure Award 2015"for the contribution in Education and Entrepreneurship organized by P N GadgilJewellers and Think Pure Social Welfare Foundation in the recognition of Late Shri. DajikakaGadgilon 14th Sep 2015 at BalgandharvaRangaMandir, Pune.
  • Received Certificate of Appreciation by Lions Club of Pune Aakanksha on 6th September 2015 at Punefor individual services and cooperation extended.
  • The Crest of Honor for the contribution to Management Education in India on 15th September 2012 by BV’s IMED jointly by NSE, MCCIA, NSL and CSI at the Industry Institute Partnership Summit.
  • Received Goldman Sachs Scholarship: Goldman Sachs in partnership with London Business School and National Entrepreneurship Network (NEN), in India, for Women Programme: Tools for Growth in year 2011.
  • Received Scholarship from Cherie Blair Foundation for Women: Venture Capital, Angel Funding & Debt: Raising Capital For Your Entrepreneur Venture” London Business School and National Entrepreneurship Network (NEN), in India in the year September, 19 to 21, 2011.
  • Received scholarship for Stanford Technology Ventures Programme, NEN and IIMB Entrepreneurship Educator’s Course (EEC) - Module 2: Entrepreneurship Fundamentals –Concepts, Skills and Case Method in Jan 2009.
  • Received Ideal Teacher Award from World Peace Center, UNESCO, ALANDI, PUNE, INDIA ON 5TH SEPTEMBER 2007.
  • Certified as Trainer for Management Skill Seminar (MSS) by LIMRA International, Windsor, Connecticut for Insurance Industry in the year 2004.
  • National Award for Best Entrepreneur Trainer Motivatorfor the year 2003 received fromEDII,Ahmedabadon 15thMarch 2004 at the hands of Governor of Gujarat.
  • Certification in ‘Training Delivery and Evaluation’ earned on December 13, 2000 and awarded byBrain Bench, USA.
  • Trainer for “Small Industry Management Assistant Programme (SIMAP)” by EDII Ahmadabad in the Year 1993. Accredited “Entrepreneur Trainer Motivator‟ by EDII, Ahmedabad in the year 1989.
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Dr. T J Vidyasagar

Professor & Head of School


He has been awarded Ph.D. in Management from the Symbiosis International University, Pune, and Post-graduation in M.Com, MMS, MPM, MLL & LW, DBM. He has teaching experience of more than 18 years and 4 years in Hospitality and Manufacturing sectors. He has attended various National and International Conferences organized by various reputed institutions, also contributed by writing research papers at different conferences. His passionate for teaching and research, His interest areas are Human Resource Management, OB, Training and Development. Stress Management, IO Psychology. He is a recognized post graduate teacher in management (HRM) from Savitribai Phule Pune University. He is a life member of Academy of Human resource Development (AHRD). He is a free-lance consultant for Yoga, Executive Stress Management and Meditation.

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  • He has been awarded Ph.D. in Management from the Symbiosis International University, Pune, and Post-graduation in M.Com, MMS, MPM, MLL & LW, DBM. He has teaching experience of more than 18 years and 4 years in Hospitality and Manufacturing sectors. He has attended various National and International Conferences organized by various reputed institutions, also contributed by writing research papers at different conferences. His passionate for teaching and research, His interest areas are Human Resource Management, OB, Training and Development. Stress Management, IO Psychology. He is a recognized post graduate teacher in management (HRM) from Savitribai Phule Pune University. He is a life member of Academy of Human resource Development (AHRD). He is a free-lance consultant for Yoga, Executive Stress Management and Meditation.
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  • Various Awards in Sports i.e. Weight Lifting and Power Lifting Competitions at District level and University level Competitions.
  • Champions Award for Body Building Competitions, University of Pune.
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Dr.Sunil Adhav

Associate Professor


He has completed his Ph.D. from RTM Nagpur University. He has qualified UGC-NET in Management and has presented and published two research papers for International conference.

Dr. Ashish Kulkarni

Associate Professor


A Post-Graduate in Computer Application and Ph.D. in Computer Application from Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University Aurangabad, He is Sun certified Java professional as well as Microsoft Certified for Microsoft Dot Net Framework 3.5, ASP.NET Application Development. He has published 8 Research Papers in National and International Journal as well attended 9 Workshops | FDP's on Current Technology.

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Aparna Dixit

Assistant Professor


Currently perusing Ph.D. from University of Pune in the area of Human Resource Management with a total thirteen years of teaching experience and one year of research experience. Written and presented 8 research papers in the National and International conference and received Best Paper Award of the session for one of the papers.

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  • Received Best Paper Award in the International Conference on Project Risk Management organized by JSPM, Pune.

Dhanashree Tharkude

Assistant Professor


Five years of industry experience and fourteen years academic experience. She has completed her Masters in Personnel Management from University of Pune. She has been certified as “Continues Distinction Holder” student while studying Symbiosis College. She is actively doing research in the area like Talent Acquisition and Career Plateau. She has recently completed industry research on Higher Education Policies opted by various company with Cummins India Limited, Pune. She is currently pursuing Ph.D. Research from Savitribai Phule Pune University. She has written various Research Papers in Journals & Conferences in Management areas.

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Vinita Ahire Kale

Assistant Professor


Currently pursuing Ph.D. in Finance. She is a Certified Resource Person by SEBI for providing financial literacy; she has conducted training programs in schools & colleges. Her teaching, training and research interest includes Accounting for Business Decision, Entrepreneurship Development, Project Management, Risk and Insurance Management, Banking, and Project Finance. She has presented & published papers in National & International conferences like Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta & Ahmadabad. Submitted a Research report funded by BCUD.

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Girish Mude

Assistant Professor


He is currently working as an Assistant Professor at MIT School of Management, Pune in area of marketing with a seven years of work experience. His professional qualifications include an MBA in Marketing, MMM and PGDFT from Savitribai Phule Pune University. He is UGC-NET, SET qualified and pursuing Ph.D. in Marketing. He has Received Research grant from BCUD, Savitribai Phule Pune University for conducting two years Research Project. He teaches various subjects like Brand Management, Rural & Agricultural Marketing, Consumer Behaviour, and CRM. He has presented his research works at various national and international conferences which includes IIM Kolkata, IIM Ahmadabad, IIM Kozhikode and his research interest areas include Brand Management, Advertising, Sales Promotions, Relationship Marketing and Consumer Behaviour.

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Dr. Swapnil Undale

Assistant Professor


He is M.Phil. (Grade ‘A’) in Business Management. He has fourteen years of corporate experience and has been in academics from 2010. He has rich experience in the field of Institutional, Industrial and Pharmaceutical Sales and Marketing. He served major MNCs like L&T, ESAB and SKF through their channel partner. He worked in various capacities including ‘Regional Sales Manager’ with FDC Ltd. He has awarded his Ph.D. thesis to RTM, Nagpur University. His core areas are Data Analysis, SPSS, Research Methodology, Business Research Methods, Marketing Research and Pharmaceutical Marketing. He has been organizing and conducting workshops on SPSS. He has written many research papers which are published in International journals. He has written a book on ‘Business Research Method’.

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  • NATIONAL MERIT Scholarship 1985.
  • Shooting Competition Individual (Rifle 0.22) Interzone Winner- 1994.

Dr. Ujwala Bairagi

Assistant Professor


She has completed her Masters in Business administration with Finance and System as specialization. She has presented research papers on various areas in Finance in National and International conferences.

She has received "Best Research Paper Award" in SKN SCOE National Conference and has been awarded with "Best Teacher Award" in appreciation of her outstanding contribution and a "Distinguished Assistant Professor" by Technext India. READ MORE... ...less

Dr. Neelam Raut

Assistant Professor


She is awarded Ph.D. in Marketing Management from Savitribai Phule Pune University. She has a total nine years of industrial and four years teaching experience. She has presented and published research papers in various journals.

Pallavi Gedamkar

Assistant Professor


In her five years of total experience, she has added many feathers in her cap by presenting & publishing various research papers at National & International journals. She has been a Soft Skills trainer and has keen interest in Finance.

Books Written:

  • Recipient of award from Mayor, Pune - Mrs. Chanchala Tai Kodre for SAFE initiative- Zero Waste Campaign (Date: 22/09/2013).

Bhushan Mehare

Assistant Professor


He has done B.S.L. LL.B from ILS Law College Pune, Post-Graduate in Business Management with HRM specialization & pursuing Ph.D. in International HRM from University of Pune. He has also completed General Course on Intellectual Property Rights from WIPO Geneva. He was awarded with Rank-I during Faculty Development Programme at BIT Mesra sponsored by AICTE. He is a consultant for Business Laws & Labour Laws and teaches same courses too. He potentially facilitates collaborative activities of performing arts, personality development and management fundamentals through module named “Theatrics- An art of Developing Self”. Currently he is working for “Laws relating to Marketing: Myths V/S Reality”

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Books Written:

  • “A study of the role of the Human Resource Management Function in Management of Expatriates and Repatriates in Select organizations in Pune.”
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  • Awarded with Rank-1 at Faculty Development Programme at BIT Mesra sponsored by AICTE.
  • Winner for two successive years in FIRODIYA MULTI TALENT COMPETITION.
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Sridhar G

Assistant Professor


He is currently pursuing M. Tech in Computer Science and Engineering. He has 5 years of industry and 13 years of teaching experience. He stood second in his M. Phil at University Level. His Paper on "PICO networking with Bluetooth" was judged second in paper presentation competition conducted by MAMI. His Poster Presentation was selected as second best in BCUD level competition "Innovation - 2009".

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Dinesh Banswal

Assistant Professor


Currently he is pursuing his Ph.D. in Computer Management from Savitribai Phule Pune University. He is Oracle Certified Professional Java Programmer (OCPJP) , Oracle University, USA. And has a total of eight years of teaching experience. He is a former associate member of CSI.

Dr. Harshali Patil

Assistant Professor


She has completed her Post Graduation in Master of Computer Application from North Maharashtra University Jalgaon and currently pursuing her Ph.D. from Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University, Aurangabad. With a total of seven years of teaching experience.


VISITING FACULTY

Dr. Rajan Dhamdhere

He has done research in India and abroad with a thirty years of experience. He is the Approved Guide and Referee for Ph.D. in India and abroad. His area of interest includes General Management, Finance and Banking, Economics, Strategic HR, Brand Management.

Dr. Suresh Abhyankar

He has completed his Ph.D. in consumer behaviour with a twenty six years of industrial experience and is involved in many product launches from designing stage. He also has eighteen years of teaching experience. He has published six research papers and is a research guide to Ph.D. aspirants. He authored many books on marketing.

Dr. Avinash Kulkarni

He has worked for AIMIA, McKesson, BP, GE Healthcare, JP Morgan Chase, Lexis-Nexis, Carfuel, Schlumberger, Canrig, ITER, Baker and FMC. He has expertise on Big Data Analytics Implementation, Oracle Apps Implementation and Support, J2EE, C++, Omnimark, SAP Implementation and Support, Oracle Transport Management Implementation, .Net product support, Java & .Net product enhancement and support involving team size of 60+ associates.

R. Balachandran

He has done CAIIB with graduation in Chemistry. He is CEO of M/S Srinivas Associates, an enterprise engaged in Management education, corporate training and project consultancy. He has twenty years of professional experience in marketing of Pharma products, banking, finance, accounting, operations and project management. He also has eighteen years of experience in management education at the PG level, corporate consultancy in the areas of organizational development, operations and corporate training. Has handled more than 145 batches of MBAs/PGDM batches in different institutes & held the position of Dean – Academics at the management institute, PICT-STM belonging to the reputed PICT, a premier engineering institution in Pune Has conducted more than 100 MDPs in the areas of general management, professional skills and transformation areas in the manufacturing and IT companies. He has Skills in designing modules, MDPs and developing contents for the same.

Mr. Milind Kulkarni

He has completed B Com, MBA, LLB. He is a Senior HR Professional with four decades of experience of working in HR Function with various reputed industrial organizations like WIPRO, Reliance, Essar, Atul, ISMT etc. Currently working as Chief People Officer in at fast growing IT Organization. He is expertise in all facets of HR Functions like Talent Management (Acquisition, Engagement, Retention and Development), Competency Mapping, Training and Development, Performance Management, OD, Executive Coaching, Industrial Relations, Management of Contract Labourers etc. He is trainer in the field of Leadership Development, Executive Development, Supervisory Development, etc. He is associated with various reputed Management Education Institutions including Symbiosis, MIT etc. as Visiting Faculty Member. He addressed numerous Seminars and Conferences. He is a Strategic Solution Provider in the field of OD activities.

Ulhas B. Kelkar

He is a science graduate and having Diploma in Electronics and computer applications. He has completed M.B.A. He has manufacturing Industry experience of twenty years in MNC and ten years teaching experience in various management institutes in Pune. He worked on ISO 9000:2000 (QMS) and ISO 14001(EMS). He worked on SAP and ERP software packages while working in Industry. He has supported students for doing their Project work.

Shantanu S. Jahagirdar

He has completed B.E., M.B.A. and has a fifteen years of experience in corporate and ten years in academics. He is specialized in teaching various subjects related to International Business (IB). He is currently pursuing Ph. D. from SPPU.

Radhikesh Uttarwar

He is a corporate strategist and an accomplished corporate legal advisor based in Pune, India. In a career spanning of fourteen years, he worked across industry segments like FMCG, industrial capital machinery, medical devices and ITES. He is Diploma in Electronics and Telecommunications Engineering, Bachelor’s degree in Sociology, Post Graduate Diploma in International Trade Management, MBA (International Business) and a Bachelor’s degree in Law (International Economic Law).

Anil N. Bijur

He has more than three decades experience in banking industry and had worked in India and U. K. His specialization includes International Banking, International Finance, Bank Lending and Risk Management. He has taken VRS from Bank of India and held various Senior Positions in the banks. Last Posting was as Chief Manager in Senior Management Grade. He has been in Corporate Training and also consultant to corporate on International Finance. He also delivers lectures as Guest Speaker at Maratha Chamber of Commerce, Industries & Agriculture (MCCIA). Currently he is Director on the Board of SVC Bank (The Shamrao Vithal Co-operative Bank Ltd.).

Niranjan Upadhye

He has completed his B.E in Production with a Diploma in Export & Import. He is expert in various Statistical Techniques, APQP, PPAP, FMEA and MSA. He has conducted many Training Sessions for Supplier Capability Building. He worked as Line Engineer in production of Engine crankcase & assembly Lines for German KHD, Involved in Ancillary Development of piston, piston rings, piston pins fly wheels and development of the vendors in this field covering mainly in commodities for casting, forging, machining, plastics, rubber, & proprietary group, Development of casting & forging Engine components.

Rajeev Deo

He has a large experience in the 2 wheeler industry and wide exposure in the area of sales management, channel management, sales training and product launches. He worked for Escorts (m/c div), TVS-Suzuki, and Bajaj Auto, as Area Sales Manager. He handled and managed the entire west zone through a large dealer network. While in TVS-Suzuki, he has received best performance award from Mr. Venu Srinivasan, MD, and also was awarded by VP marketing.

Satish Chinchorkar

He is a passionate academician having corporate and industrial experience of more than three decades. He worked across diversified segments like aircraft manufacturing, production, industrial engineering, project management, information technology and software engineering. He has completed his BE (Mech), Gr. IIIE, MMS, with CQA & COBIT certifications. He acquired significant proficiency in areas like ERP, CRM, SCM, GD&T and Statistical Techniques. He leaded the process-verticals and veteran in ISO-9001, ISO-27001, COBIT and CMMI frameworks. He is currently pursuing his Ph.D. from SPPU.

Suresh Vishwanath

He has done his MBA from XLRI-Jamshedpur, and Fellowship (1981); He is Alumni of Stanford University (GSB) & University of Cambridge (Mayo College); 56 years of age; with work experience of over 34 years, in practically all the functional areas of Management in two Corporate Groups namely Voltas Limited (as Head-HR of Voltas International and currently / more recently- July 2011, BASIX Group) and Pan Africa Group (as General Manager –International Marketing, Chief Executive- Finance Company & Managing Director) in the areas of General Management; Human Resources Development; Marketing (International and Domestic) of Industrial Products (B2B); Finance; Projects; and Manufacturing.

Training / Facilitating Learning, Coaching and Mentoring experience of over 25 years in India, UK, Zambia and South Africa in the areas of: Organizational Change and Development; Soft Skills; Organizational Behaviour (which includes Communication, Team Building, Leadership, Conflict Management etc.); Cross Cultural (Global) Sensitivity and Competence; Managing Diversity; Global / International Business and Marketing; Industrial (B2B) Marketing; and Strategic Management.

He is an accredited Member of the American Psychological Association, Worldwide Association of Business Coaches amongst others. His personal interests also include Clay Target Shooting, Golf, Squash, and Tennis.

Vijay G.Nulkar

He has more than three decades of industry experience. Held positions at the helm of international business at Swastik Rubber Products, Bajaj Auto Ltd & a Global Logistics group. His academic Experience is ten years. He has designed the course spread for two year diploma in international business for an autonomous post grad finishing school. He also helped set up a campus for post grad autonomous finishing school for management education & Learning Centres of Sikkim Manipal University for their MBA. He worked as a Director at Indira Group of Institutes, Pune, for over five years. Currently, a visiting faculty for post graduate students at reputed institutes, for subjects covering various facets of international business.