Faculty Profile

Working with Indira Institute of Management, Pune since July 2008.Achievements:

  • Participation in India International Trade Fair, New Delhi in 2004
  • Represented Organization in APSA conference in Shanghai, China in 2005
  • Represented Organization in National Seed Conference, Hyderabad,2007
  • Launched 2 new Herbicides, VELPAR (sugarcane) and LONDAX POWER (Paddy) in Indian Market in 2008.

Prof. DK Sakore is PGDM from IIM Ahmedabad. He has 13 years of Corporate experience in various capacities like Area Manager, Product Manager, Franchisee Head and GM (Marketing) and has worked in 17 states across India in several industries. His areas of expertise areDistribution and Sales Management and Product Management.

Professor / Director,
B.Tech (Gold Medalist),
Years of experience at Indira : 10 years

Post Graduate in Management from Institute of Rural Management Anand (IRMA), Ph.D.Dr. Pandit Mali, heading Indira Institute of Management, Pune (IIMP) as Director; is a gold medalist in B.Tech and Post Graduate in Management from Institute of Rural Management Anand (IRMA). After a meaningful corporate career in sales and marketing with FMCG Industry for about 9 years; he shifted to Academics in 2004.

He is a recipient of Dewang Mehta Best Teacher in Marketing Management Award, and is credited for bringing in several innovative practices in IIMP leading to holistic development of budding managers. He has successfully completed numerous corporate research and consultancy assignments at Indira.

Associate Professor / Dy Director,
B.Sc. , MBA, LLB, Ph.D.
Years of experience at Indira : 10 years

Dr. S.P. Singh is Science graduate, first class with distinction and MBA with specialization in computers management. Dr. Singh is a Microsoft Certified Professional. Has authored book on C++ ,and coauthored Cases in Management. His articles and research papers are published in refereed journals and leading newspapers. Sir, tries to inculcate the research mind set among faculty and students. He is working assiduously to consolidate the Entrepreneurship cell (E-Cell) at IIMP. His name is fondly remembered by the ALUMNI because of his continuous engagement with them. Carries experience of 18 years in entrepreneurial ventures and academics.

He is on panel of IBMRD A’nagar as Research Advisor. Dr. Singh is currently engaged in Consultancy and MDP assignments with corporate clients. He has chaired National and International conferences & panel discussions. His international exposure includes assignments in Singapore & Dubai.
Dr. S. P. Singh was awarded with Best Professor in Information Technology at the Dewang Mehta B-School Excellence Awards – Nov 2012.
He is Member of AIMA, and Life member QCFI.

Assistant Professor,
B.Tech (Agricultural Engg), PGDM (IIM Ahmedabad), NET, Ph.D. (pursuing)
Years of experience at Indira : 6 years
Name of the Company Position held Period
EI DuPont, Gurgaon Product Manager Dec.2007 to June 2008
MAHABEEJ, Akola GM (Marketing) Dec.2002 to Nov.2007
CMC Ltd Franchisee Head Jan.1998 to Nov.2002
Garware Wall Ropes,Pune EA to CMD Sept.1997 to Dec.1997
Lupin Agrochemicals,Mumbai Area Manager April 1995 to July1997
Associate Professor,

Dr. Sanjay M. Bhale has been in academics (teaching/research) for almost eleven years now after having finished his PhD in 2004, before this he did his MSc and MBA (marketing).  Initially he was in the industry and has a varied experience of almost 12 years ranging from manufacturing to business development.

His main teaching area includes- general management (Business Ethics, Business Strategy), research area includes – Business Ethics & Corporate Governance, Social Entrepreneurship, Sustainable Economic Development. He has presented/published numerous research papers on International/National levels. He is also a PhD guide at Pune University and Symbiosis International University. His synopsis is approved for post-doc fellowship program at IIM Kozhikode.

Associate Professor,
Years of experience at Indira : 7 years

Dr. Punam Bhoyar is a post graduate in computer science from Amravati University and completed her doctoral degree from Dr. BAMU Aurangabad University. She has a strong academic foundation. She pursued multiple job portfolios with blend of experience including research, academics and administration. While doing her MCA she got a very good exposure to research in the areas of Image processing. Her interest in Image processing further lead to research and award of the doctoral degree for her thesis in Image segmentation. She has published papers in several journals and conferences of international repute. She is also editorial board member and reviewer of reputed journals.

Her passion for teaching made her to venture into academics. Her expertise includes Data Warehousing and Data Mining, IT platforms and Programming. She has also received research grants from Pune University.

Assistant Professor/LF – Marketing,
B.E (Electronics), M.B.A. (Marketing), Ph.D. (pursuing)
Years of experience at Indira : 9 years

Mrs. Pallavi has variety of experience to her credit from Industry as well as Academics.
She has four years of Experience in the industry which involves areas like Channel and territory management, corporate sales and training.

For last fourteen years she is in the field of Academics and taught various subjects from Marketing and General Specialization at Post graduate and under graduate levels in Pune University affiliated institutes.

She has written many research papers. Her paper on “Branding of services: It’s effect on non aided management institute” has won a best India brand paper award at the international conference organized by IMT, Ghaziabad and given her a chance to present the same paper in the international conference on ‘ Doing Business in India ‘ at Greenwich , London.

Her core subjects for teaching are Consumer Behavior, Services Marketing and Marketing Management
Mrs. Pallavi has completed B.E.in Electronics and MBA in Marketing. Currently she is pursuing her PhD. in Marketing under Dr. Dilip Sarawate.

She has successfully completed a four month residential Faculty Development Program from the prestigious – Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad (IIM-A) in the year 2012.

She is a Certified balance Score Card professional and a registered as a Mentor for center for small and medium enterprise.
For last nine years she is associated with Indira Institute of Management, Pune as a Learning facilitator and Assistant Professor in the Department of Marketing.

Assistant Professor,
B.Pharm, MMS, Ph.D. (pursuing)
Years of experience at Indira : 6 years

Gayatri Kulkarni is a post graduate from Mumbai University in Human Resource Management. Ms. Gayatri has variety of experience to her credit from Industry as well as Academic Background. She has two years of Experience as HR Generalist and has taught various subjects from HR specialization for the post graduate level in Mumbai & Pune University affiliated institutes. For the last six years she is associated with Indira Institute of Management, Pune as a Lecturer in the Department of Human Resources. She is a Certified Scorecard Professional & Certified Performance and Competency Developer  from Carlton Advanced Management Institute and middle earth hr.

Assistant Professor/ LF – Operations,
Years of experience at Indira : 5 years
B.E. (Mechanical), MBA (Marketing), NET, Ph.D. (pursuing)

Avinash Bagul is working as Assistant Professor and Learning Facilitator for Department of Operations. He is a Mechanical Engineer with post-graduation in Management. He is currently pursuing his Ph.D. in Supply Chain Management from Shailsh J. Mehta School of Management, IIT Mumbai. His experience is a blend of industry and academics.
He started his career with M/s Greaves Ltd. After taking some industrial experience, he completed MBA Program and joined Academics. In 2010, he has successfully cleared National Eligibility Test (NET) conducted by UGC New Delhi. He has been conferred- Academic Jewel (Best Teacher) Award by Indira group of Institutes, Pune. To his credential, he has presented papers at national and International Conferences.
He is also an author of the book “Statistical and Quantitative Techniques” published by Pearson Publications. His teaching areas of interest are Statistical and Quantitative Techniques, Operations Management and Supply Chain Management.

Assistant Professor,
B.E., MBA (Marketing & Materials Mgmt), Ph.D. (pursuing)
Years of experience at Indira : 3 years

Dipanjay Bhalerao holds MBA degree in Marketing Management as well as in Materials Management from University of Pune, with a mechanical engineering degree from North Maharashtra University, Jalgaon (MS).He started his teaching career with a strong experience in sales & marketing field with various blue chip and also fortune500 companies with a total industrial experience of 10 years. His recent association was with Videocon Telecommunications Ltd where he successfully launched the Baroda zone prepaid business as ASM prepaid sales. Also worked in Bharti Airtel and HUL (then HLL) in the Top products div., Pidilite Industries, Indiacom Directories Ltd.Mr. Dipanjay Bhalerao has also hands on Experience in the Latest fields of Buying like Reverse Auctions and traditional areas of buying as well while working in with Indiamarkets (India’s then largest e-buying platform). As a special assignment with Thermax he was instrumental & successful in the cost-reduction projectof the water purifier product development.He has been twice awarded GOLD MEDAL by COO (GUJRAT) for his market winning performance in Bharti Airtel.He is recipient of Merit award by Lions club & MP Board during Academics.During MBA he won the All India contest for Solo Singing organized by Symbiosis Institute in pune in 1998, state level singing contest by Colgate Company in pune.

He performed his Solo Natya Sangeet singing in Youth Section of Pune Festival-1999

Assistant Professor,
MBA (Marketing and personnel Mgt.), NET, PhD (pursuing)

Girish H. Kulkarni is a Post Graduate in Management from Shivaji University, Kolhapur. He has qualified NET and is currently pursuing his Ph D from RTM Nagpur University. In B.Com, he got fifth rank to Gulbarga University, Gulbarga. He has nine years of industry experience in Sales and Marketing and ten years of teaching experience.

His expertise includes teaching various marketing subjects viz., Retail Management, Sales and Distribution Management, Strategic Brand Management, Integrated Marketing Communication etc. To his credential, he has presented papers at national and international conferences and attended various Faculty Development Programs being organized by Management Institutions and other organizations.

Assistant Professor,
Bsc (Chemistry), MBA (Marketing), Ph.D. (pursuing)
Years of experience at Indira : 9 years

Ajay Varade is pursuing his PhD from University of Pune in Marketing Management. He is post graduate in MBA with Marketing specialization from Institute of Management and Entrepreneurship Development (IMED) which was affiliated to University of Pune. He is having variety of experience to his credit from Industry as well as Academic Background. For last 9 years he is associated with Indira Institute of Management, Pune and he is currently working as an assistant professor in the Department of Marketing.

He has 5 years of Experience from industry which involves areas like channel management, corporate sales and business development for medical and FMCG products. Since 11 years he is in the field of Academics and taught various subjects from Marketing Specialization at Post graduate and under graduate levels in Pune University affiliated institutes.

He is a motivational speaker and also a corporate trainer who has conducted several lectures in companies, professional institutes and social institution from Pune on topics like Life Excellence, Life skills, Stress management, Raj Yoga Meditation and Personality Development etc. He has also conducted many spiritual training programs in different cities of Maharashtra.

His research areas include Retail Management, Consumer Behaviour, General Management and Spirituality. He is the member of Spiritual Institution Prajapita Brahmakumaris Ishwariya Vishwa Vidyalaya since 25 years (Honored recently on his Silver Jubilee of Spiritual Life at Mount Abu, Rajasthan) and practicing its philosophy in life. He is member of service wing SpARC (Spiritual application & research center) of Brahmakumaris and contributed to some research projects.

Assistant Professor,
Ph.D. (pursuing) ,Masters in Personnel Mangement, Diploma in Labour Laws and Labour Welfare,B.Sc. Chemistry.
Years of experience at Indira : 9 years

Sulbha Waghmare is a postgraduate from Pune University in Masters in Personnel Management and Diploma in Labour Laws and Labour Welfare. Presently working as a Postgraduate Lecturer at Indira Institute of Mangement Pune from 2005. She teaches subjects like Labour welfare, Industrial Relations and Trade Unions. She also possesses an experience in industrial field. She has written Paper on “Managing Working Conditions and Employee Relations”, National level conference at G.H.Raisoni Jalgaon and “Role Of Information Technology In Banking And Textile Industry” National Level Seminar at Dr. Moonje Institute.

Assistant Professor,
Ph.D (Pursuing), NET, MBA (Marketing), B.Sc (Agri.)
Years of experience at Indira : 9 years

Santosh Pullewar has completed his bachelors in agricultural science and he has also completed his MBA in marketing from university department of management science, SRTM University, Nanded. He has an experience of more than 5 years in teaching various core marketing subjects like Principles of Marketing, Integrated Marketing Communications and Retail Management. He has successfully completed all the five modules of Entrepreneurship Educator’s Course in association with National Entrepreneurship Network and IIM-Bangalore. He also holds a UGC certificate on Human Rights and Duties. Over and above the regular lectures, he has a knack for developing creative exercises for the students. These exercises include various kinds of brain games which help them in not only developing creativity but also overall personality. His research interest areas include NLP, Entrepreneurship and Marketing. He has presented papers in national and international conferences. He is the Co-founder of IndiraPreneur Cell – a cell devoted for entrepreneurial activities on the campus.

Assistant Professor,
M.B.A – Finance, NET, Ph.D. (pursuing)
Years of experience at Indira : 9 years

Purvi Shah is a postgraduate from Pune University in Management. She has two years of Industrial experience with Mather & Platt (I) Ltd. before joining the academic field. She carries rich experience of teaching various Finance related subjects for more than 6 years. She has several certifications to her credit such as Financial Planning, BSE Certification on Derivatives, Tally 9. Her research interest areas include Finance and Accounting and has published research papers at National and International Seminars & Conference on various topics such as “Financial & Insurance Mgmt.” at the International Research Conference on “Services Management- Issues & Challenges” Published in “ Spectrum E-Journal, ‘Mergers and Acquisition: A Strategy for Sustainability and Growth.’ at International Conference INCON-V (2010)., “Financial Reforms in Service Sector” at the National Seminar , “Banc assurance: A Sustainable source of Non Interest Income for Banks” at the National Seminar on Services Management. Her expertise includes teaching various finance subjects such as Financial Accounting, Advance Financial Management, Management Accounting, and giving extra inputs on Accounting for Foreign Students and Tally 9.

Assistant Professor,
Years of experience at Indira : 9 years

Smitha holds a professional expansion over Academics & Co-ordination in the field of Management for the past twelve years, along with an Industry Exposure to Accounting and Audit.
Currently Smitha works in the capacity of a teacher and faculty mentor for Post Graduate students (MBA).
She is an Internal Guide for summer internship projects in finance and offers extra inputs in finance for MBA &Post-Graduate Diploma students. She teaches subjects like Accounting, Financial Services, and Strategic Financial Management. She has conducted classes on communication skills for Journalism students and National level workshops on Power of Communication -as part of National Service Scheme initiative for undergraduate students.
She has been an active member of the team that has worked in preparation of Self-Study Reports in bringing accreditations from regulatory bodies of University of Pune and National Board of Accreditation (NBA), for the Institute.
She has a Master’s Degree in Commerce from University of Pune.
Her research interests vests in the area of Banking and Finance. She has presented research paper in national and International Conferences.

Assistant Professor,
Years of experience at Indira : 9 years

Yestrela Vaz is a post graduate from Pune University in Personnel Management and Commerce. She has worked with Kinetic and Forbes Marshall Groups in Pune before joining the academic field. She is teaching subjects like Business Communication, Human Resource Management, Industrial Relations & Trade Unions, Personnel Administration Systems & Procedures and Organizational Behaviour.

Assistant Professor,
PhD (Pursuing), NET, MBA (Marketing), B.Sc (Electronics)
Years of experience at Indira : 4 years

Rita is a post graduate in Management from Pune University in the area of Marketing.
She is also a FDP Alumni (2014 Batch) of prestigious Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad.
She is NET qualified and currently pursuing her PhD in the area of e-retail and reverse logistics form Pune University. She has also completed Six Sigma Green Belt certification programme from AIQM accredited by ESCB (Europe . She was awarded by Sinhgad Institute, Vadgaon for her valuable contribution in various academic and extra-curricular activities. She has successfully completed MBA dual specialization in International Business from Pune University. She worked as a Marketing Executive with Bajaj Allianz General Insurance Ltd. Pune for a year and then decided to pursue her interest in research and academics by joining Indira Institute of Management.
She has recently written a book on Sales and Distribution Management with Everest Publishing House.
She has published research papers in various journals including International referred Journals. She is also working as a principal investigator on BCUD project under Pune University. She has also written a case study which was published in IIMA in-house publication.
Her main areas of interest are e-retailing and Business Strategies to the Bottom of the Pyramid.

Assistant Professor,
B. Tech. M.B.A. (Marketing), Ph. D
Years of experience at Indira 4 Years

Dr. Sanjaykumar Patil is having variety of experience to his credit from Industry as well as Academic background. He is Ph. D. from North Maharashtra University Jalgaon. He is post graduate in MBA from University of Pune with graduation in B. Tech.

He started his teaching career with a strong experience in sales & marketing field with various reputed companies. He has 10 years of Industrial experience and 10 years of teaching experience. He has written and published several research papers in prestigious refereed International & National Journals of high impact factor. He has presented his research papers in various International & National Seminars and Conferences at the reputed Institutes.

Assistant Professor,
M. com (Statistics), MBS (Finance), Ph. D, (Pursuing),

Smita Pachare is a post graduate in statistics & Management from   Savitribai Phule Pune University with first class. Pursuing Ph.D. in Finance. She has joined teaching in 2009 after completing the working experience of 5 years in Finance & Accounts Department of IT, Import & Export Company. Her core subjects in teaching are Statistics, Quantitative techniques, Business Mathematics, Decision Science Financial services, International Finance. She has contributed research papers for various national and international conferences for Finance. She was awarded with Best Faculty by Yuvak Nagar Shikshan sanstha’s New Horizon Institute of Management, Navi Mumbai in the year 2012.

Assistant Professor,
B.E.(Electronics)  MBA (Systems),

Neha is an Electronics Engineer and MBA in Systems from Pune University. She has teaching Experience of over 4 years and taught subjects like Legal aspects of Business, Organizational Behavior and Management Information Systems. She is a member of Indian society for technical Education.

In her previous experience of academics she has done lot many CSR activities, she has assisted in designing and development of web based tool for Atrocity Tracking and Monitoring, prior to academics she was associated with Non profit Organizations to make their presence on the web and participated actively to advocate issues of marginalized women.

Associate Professor,
Years of Exprince at Indira 17 Years

Mr. Chetan chavan ia a PG from Pune University in HRM . He is working as Associate Professor and he is a College Exam Officer for the Savitrabai Phule Pune University. He is currently pursuing PhD. in HR from SPPU Pune. He has been awarded the first “Faculty Jewel of Indira.” He has contributed to development of IGI in various Capacities since 1998.

Assistant Professor,
MBA (Finance), B. Sc.(Electronics), NET,
Years of experience of Indira 1 year

She has done MBA in Finance. Has over 7 years of managerial level experience in the marketing of Financial Services in various companies. She has qualified NET. Has 4 years of experience in teaching. She has taught various Finance subjects like Security Analysis & Portfolio Management, Banking & Financial Institutions, etc. Working with Indira since last one year. Teaching the subjects related to Finance like Financial Management, Wealth & Portfolio Management.

Assistant Professor,
B.Sc. (Chemistry), MBA (Marketing), PhD (Pursuing)

Sunil Darawade is a Science graduate and MBA with Marketing Specialization from University of Pune. He is currently pursuing his PhD from Savitribai Phule Pune University.  He has a teaching experience of 7 years. His Expertise includes teaching various Marketing subjects viz, Basics of Marketing, Marketing Management, Relationship Marketing, Product and Brand Management etc.

He has also handled administrative responsibility of college Examination officer and senior Supervisor for Examination held by Pune University. He has also worked as a paper setter for University of Pune MMM, MPM, MBA & PGDBM exam.


Assistant Professor /LF – Supply Chain Management
B.Sc. (Statistics), DMM(Materials), PGDM, MBS (Operations & Materials)
Years of experience at Indira : 2.5 years 
Industry Experience: 30 Years

Mr.Vinayak M Dravid has a huge experience of corporate world. He has worked with Cummins India Limited for 30 years.Total industry 35 years of industry & academics experience. In the last role at Cummins, he was Head- Stores & Spares Business, prior to that worked as Group Leader – Procurement- Finished Parts, was also a leader in ACE (Accelerated Cost Efficiency) for Fabricated Parts

His core areas are, Supply Chain Management, Safety, HSE, Six Sigma , Kanban, Oracle , MRP, Cost reduction, SCOT (Supply Chain Ownership Team)

Mr.Vinayak is certified Six Sigma Green Belt, Certified Six Sigma Sponsor, certified EMS auditor and Lead auditor for OHSAS 18001:2007, He was Kanban Leader at Cummins India Limited.

Corporate Achievements:

  • Has won prestigious Chairman’s award for three times during the period 2006 to 2010, For Integrity, Delivering Superior Results and Global Involvement.
  • Successfully implemented “i Supplier “ Portal first time in Cummins entity across globe through Six Sigma.
  • Implemented Supplier Kanban at Kothrud plant, first amongst all Cummins entities

Cricket and Social achievements

  • Has played First Class Cricket from state of Maharashtra, Visited UK & Australia with state team.
  • Represented Maharashtra in under 22 & under 25 state teams.
  • Was member of Maharashtra Ranji Trophy squad in 1985 and 1986.
  • Maharashtra selector for under 15 and 17 teams for Four years, from 2000 to 2004.
  • PMC has awarded “GAURAV PURASKAR” at the hands of Mayor Pune on 26th Jan 2010.
  • State Government of Maharashtra has awarded “Late Bharat Ratna JRT Tata Udyog Bhushan Puraskar” in Apr’2011.


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