Dr. Vidya Yeravdekar
Principal Director, Symbiosis International University
Dr. Vidya Yeravdekar has been nominated as member of University Grants Commission and a member of governing Body of Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) by the Govt. of India. She has also been nominated as a member of Executive Council of National Institute of Agriculture Extension Management under Ministry of Agriculture, Govt. of India. She has been instrumental in collaborations of Symbiosis with some of the world-class universities abroad.
A gynecologist by qualification, she has worked with the Government of Oman in the domain of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. She has special interest in internationalization of Higher education and has presented papers on the subject in various national and international conferences.
Dr. Rajani R.Gupte
Vice Chancellor, Symbiosis International University
Dr. Rajani Gupte, the Vice Chancellor of Symbiosis International University [ SIU], Pune, completed her doctorate in Economics from the Gokhale Institute of Economics and Politics, Pune. She has more than 30 years of experience in teaching and research at prestigious institutes including Loyala College, Madras and her alma mater the Gokhale Institute. After six years of corporate work experience as a Finance Director, she joined Symbiosis. She was a founding member of Symbiosis Institute of Foreign Trade in 1992 (now Symbiosis Institute of International Business, SIIB) and was Director of SIIB from 2004 – 12. She was instrumental in establishing SIIB as one of the leading B-Schools in India, and in starting innovative niche MBA programs in Agribusiness as well as Energy and Environment. Under her leadership, SIIB built several active international collaborations for student and faculty exchange and created a successful credit exchange program with a German University.
Dr. Gupte also served as Dean - Faculty of Management, Dean - Academics and later Pro - Vice Chancellor at Symbiosis International University. A visiting faculty at the Oakland University, School of Business Administration, Michigan, USA, she has also addressed business leaders at Bremen University for Applied Sciences, Germany. Appointed on the WTO Cell set up by the Department of Horticulture, Government of Maharashtra, she was also a member of the International Trade Panel, CII, Western Region. She was the member of the Advisory Board, Chemtech World Expo from 2009 to 2011. She has been a UGC nominee on various committees.
Dr. Rajani R.Gupte
Dr. R Raman
Director, Symbiosis Institute of Business Management
Dr. R Raman has a blend of corporate and academic experience. He started his career with Godrej and Boyce and then ventured into the area of consultancy with - The Leading Edge Consulting Services. His Passion for academics led him into teaching assignment at Vellore Institute of Technology. Carleton University's Sprott School of Business, Canada gave him the platform for global exposure in teaching Information Technology while he was handling the teaching assignment with Kohinoor Business School along with the consulting assignment as an Information Technology Architect with the Kohinoor group of companies for the various verticals including Real Estate, Hotels, Hospitals, Education and Power Generation. He also taught at S. P. Jain Institute of Management and Research Mumbai.
Dr. Raman is a Computer Science and Engineering graduate from Madras University, he completed his MBA in Information Systems from the same University. He furthered his education by completing his Postgraduate Diploma in Software Marketing, M.Phil (Management) and Ph.D in Information Technology Enabled Services Strategy. He is a Six Sigma Green Belt and Six Sigma Black Belt Certified by RABQSA (Registrar Accreditation Board Quality Society of Australasia). He is also an Accredited Management Teacher, (a prestigious national recognition conferred by AIMA) and Green IT certified by ISEB.
His teaching and research area include Management Information Systems, Six Sigma for Business, IT Infrastructure Management, Market Research, IT Project Management, Management of Information Technology Enabled Services and Green IT. He has published his research finding in several refereed journals and also has presented several papers in Indian and International conferences.
“Dilip Thosar is an alumnus of IIT Kharagpur and IIM Ahmedabad. He worked at multinational companies, small/medium size companies and his own company (as a serial entrepreneur), all in the IT sector, over three decades. After a five year-stint with Academics at the MBA level, He built up the Pune business to award-winning levels for Taxiforsure, a cab-aggregator startup later acquired by Olacabs. His passion and experience-base with start-ups (especially the scaling type) led him to take up the challenge of bringing up start-ups to successful maturity at SCEI.