Dr. Safia Farooqui


Dr. Safia Farooqui is currently working as Director, Institute of Distance Learning. She is having 16 years of industry and teaching experience. She has done M.A. in English Literature, M.B.A with specialization in HR and Information Technology, LLB, LLM from Pune University and PhD in Management from Symbiosis International University. She has authored five books on Human Resources and Industrial Relations and presented more than 42 papers in National and International Conferences.

B. V. Marathe

Deputy Director

He has completed M.Sc (Applied electronics) from Osmania University in 1979 and having more than 36 years of rich experience. He served as a Deputy Director in Symbiosis Institute of Telecom Management for 10 years and 4 years as a director academics in MIT School of Telecom Management. He has also served in Symbiosis center for Distance Learning as an academic advisor

Dr. Aruna

Course Coordinator

Dr. Aruna, Ph.D., UGC-NET(Management), CS(Executive), MBA Marketing, M.com is Professor of Marketing. She is having more than 10 years of academic and Industrial experience. She teaches core subjects which includes, Marketing management, Consumer Behaviour, Product and Brand Management, Service marketing etc. She has in her credit more than sixteen national and four international conferences. Dr. Aruna also penned research papers for various publishers of different journals. She has worked as examiner for current and other Universities. In her current assignment she is Guiding Ph.D. scholars and appointed as external Ph.D. examiner for various universities.

Dr. Yogesh Jojare

Course Coordinator

Dr. Yogesh Jojare is the faculty for Hospital administration and HR. He is working as Course Coordinator at Institute of Distance Learning. He has done BHMS, MBA and he is pursuing Ph.D. in Management science. He is having total of 9 years of experience out of which he has 8 years of teaching experience and 1 year of industry experience. He has also published many research papers on management science and involved in research activities.

Dr. Tulna Jaiswal Sharma

Course Coordinator

Dr. Tulna Jaiswal Sharma, MBA, MBBS, is an alumna of Dr. D Y Patil Medical College, Pune. She has done her post-graduation in Hospital and Healthcare Management from Symbiosis. Dr. Sharma has served in leadership roles in hospitals like Max and Medanta and has demonstrated capability of achieving strategic objectives in healthcare ecosystem. She has handled various government sponsored healthcare programs and has fostered associations with federal and state ministries of health. Dr Sharma holds a good experience in critical care leadership, innovation, quality improvement, education, and research. She is also an MTP practitioner, certified by Family Planning Association of India. She has presented many papers in national and international conferences.

Prof . Vaishali Joshi

Course Coordinator

Prof . Vaishali Joshi, an Assistant Professor working with Dr.D.Y. Patil Vidyapeeth’s Institute of Distance Learning, has completed Master in Business Management(MBA-HR), Master in Computer Management(MCM) and Master in Computer Applications(MCA). Perusing Ph.D. in Computer Management from North Maharashtra University, Jalgaon. She has spent 18 years in Teaching and Training at UG ,PG level, worked for various well known Management Institutes in Pune. She has worked with HR consultancy for a year. Vaishali has attended and presented several papers at conferences and journals. Her area of Interests are Software Engineering, Management Information System, Principles and Practices of Management, Digital Marketing.

Prof. Vishakha Kuwar

Course Coordinator

Prof.Vishakha Kuwar ,BE(CSE), MBA(IBM), UGC- NET(Management) working as Assistant Professor. She is also Non- Executive Director of the startup company. She has 2 year of teaching experience and 4.5 year of industrial experience and served both service and product based industries. Her areas of expertise in International Business Operation, International and Domestic Marketing, Production & Operation Management and IT management. She has also published research papers in three National & two International level Conferences.

Prof. Manashi Medhi

Course Coordinator

Prof. Manashi Medhi, M.Com (Management), MBA (Finance and Marketing), MPA, UGC-NET (Commerce) is currently working as an Assistant Professor in Finance and Marketing. She is also a gold medallist in M.Com from Gauhati University, Assam. She has a total accumulated teaching experience of more than 5 years. She has to her credit 7 research papers published in National and International referred Journals and has presented 8 papers in National and International conferences. She is currently pursuing her doctorate (PhD) in Social Media Marketing. Her area of interest is Managerial Economics, Marketing Management, Financial management, Services Marketing, Security Analysis and Portfolio Management.

Prof. Bhuvan Jain

Course Coordinator

Prof. Bhuvan Jain is working as a finance faculty for MBA, having 15 years of experience which includes industry as well as academics. He has completed MCM and MBA from Pune university. Prof. Bhuvan Jain also has his credit couple of books in the IT and finance domain. He has keen interest in financial market of country and delivery management.

Prof. Kanika Godani

Course Coordinator

Prof. Kanika Godani is currently working as an Asst. Prof. of the Institute of Distance Learning, DPU. She has 1 year of Industry experience and 4 years of teaching experience. She has done her MBA with specialization in Human Resources Management and Bachelors from Commerce. She has published 1 research paper in the International Journal.

Prof. Vikas Pawar

Course Coordinator

Prof. Vikas Pawar has completed his M.B.A from the Shivaji University of Environment Management Marketing in 2013. He also holds a PG Diploma in Disaster Management from IGNOU New Delhi; PG Diploma in Industrial Health; Safety from the Shivaji University. He is currently working as an Asst. Prof. of the Centre for Online Learning. He has 1 year of Industry experience and 6 years as Projects Coordinator, Government of India Supported Institution.

Guest Faculty & Industry Experts

Mr. Sushil Kumar Aggarwal


Mr Sushil Kumar Aggarwal is the Promoter and Chairman of AVRO INDIA LIMITED , North India's largest plastic Molded furniture manufacturing company and amongst India's top 10 units.

Founded in 2002, his vision has been pivotal in the growth of the company. The company has grown manifold in the last 18 years and was publicly listed in 'National Stock Exchange of India Limited in July, 2018.

latest felicitation was the award for 'Entrepreneur of the Year by US based company, Greatest leader of the year, besides accolades from various industrial, Govt, Media & educational enterprises.

He is a chairman at CII MSME (western UP) and is currently a Co-Chairman CII (Northern Region) MSME. He is also National president of All India plastic Molded furniture manufacturers association. He is also Advisor to World association of small and medium enterprises, a global organisation.
He is a regular speaker on Television channels on Budgets, economy and future of the nation such as ZEE, ABP &TV9.

Dr. CP Shrimali

Former Director, MDI Gurgaon
Professor, Human Resource Management

Prof. Shrimali holds a Master's Degree in Business Administration and a Ph.D. from the University of Udaipur. He has a singular combination of entrepreneurial experience and teaching and consulting proficiency. He holds a diploma in Labor Laws from Delhi and Management Consulting Course from University of Philippines, Manila.

He has been teaching management for over 36 years, written over 40 case studies / papers and edited two books on management.

Prof. Shrimali has provided Management Consultancy Services in over 40 consultancy assignments. He is a certified management consultant from CMC and has worked for United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) in the areas of human resource management and management consulting development.

Prof. Shrimali has designed and conducted over 300 Executive Development Programmes in Human Resource Management area and General Management for top level to middle level executives.

Dr. Aniruddh Bhaidkar

Dr Aniruddh Bhaidkar has completed his BDS from the Maharashtra University of Health Sciences in 2009. He also holds a Masters in Healthcare Management from the Manchester Business School, University of Manchester, UK. He is a certified Implantologist from the D.Y Patil University,Pune. He has also interned in the department of Organizational Development and Training at the Central Manchester University Hospital, UK.Dr Aniruddh is a member of the University of Manchester Alumni association, The Indian Dental Association amongst others. He has several national and international publications.

Mr. Rakesh. K. Chopra

(International Soft Skill Trainer & Motivational Speaker)
Ex Program Director : Baroda Apex Academy, Ahmedabad

Mr. Rakesh. K. Chopra is Certified Management Trainer AIMA & National Open College Network (NOCN) United Kingdom, Certified Accredited Management Teacher (AMT) of AIMA and Certified Practitioner in Neuro Linguistic Programme (NLP).

He have Coordinated more than 400 training programs and class contact days more than 4000 days and Trained more than 100000 participants including foreign professionals of 50 countries.
Designed and delivered life skill trainings for top management including Zonal Heads / RegionalHeads of top nationalized banks/ financial institutions. Delivering Radio Talks from All India Radio

Expert Faculty

Dr. D. S. Bhamare

Professor and head of Unit Department of Orthopaedics

He is also Head and Course Director, Sports Medicine Division at Dr D Y Patil Medical College Pune. He has three Master Degrees and many Fellowships to his credit. Dr Bhamare was the National Consultant and founder of the world Class Sports Science Centre at Balewadi, Pune. Apart from his busy Medical profession he has passion for reading, writing, traveling and conducting seminars and workshops on Science & Spirituality and mind body medicine. He devotes his spare time to propagate and teach Meditation. Dr Bhamare is a strong practitioner of Universal Brotherhood and peace.

Mr. Ayan Chatterjee

Head : Learning & Development Business Impact Group (COE) Indiabulls Consumer Finance Ltd.

Mr. Ayaan Chatterjee is a Certified Financial Planner (CFP) from the Financial Planning Standards Board of India. He is an Associate (ALMI & ACS) from the Life Office Management Association U.S. He is also a Life Underwriter Training Council Fellow (LUTCF) Moderator from The American College. He is an NLP Certified Practitioner and Life Coach. He is An associate from the International Coach Federation (ICF), Certified DISC Assessor.

Mr. Ketan Gandhi

Mr. Ketan Gandhi: President & CEO (KgGuruji.com)

Mr. Ketan Gandhi is the President & CEO, KgGuruji.com It provides consulting, mentoring, leadership & performance coaching, corporate training & advisory services to corporations in seven countries including USA, Germany, Denmark, Austria, Iran, Oman, and China. He is an alumnus of IIM-Ahmedabad, participated in Harvard Business School's executive education program, and did Bachelors of Engineering in Instrumentation & Control from Bhavnagar University & Diploma in sustainable energy from Sweden. He is a chartered engineer (registered with Engineering Council, UK). He has conducted 34 faculty development programs in case method (attended by 950+ b-school faculty members). He has written 50+ case studies, currently used in 200 b.schools across the globe.

Anu Sukhija

OD Consultant, Certified Coach and Virtual Instructor Led Training Facilitator

Anu is a practicing coach and consultant with over 18 years of experience in OD, Talent Management and Human Resource Management. She is a certified Assessor in Competency Mapping from XLRI Jamshedpur as well as a certified Executive Coach (Coaching Light House- ACSTH). She is also a certified VILT (Virtual Instructor Led Trainings) facilitator having imparted a number of trainings on various virtual plaforms including Zoom, MS Teams, Webex etc Currently working as OD Consultant /Assessor Assessment & Development Centres/ Coach/Corporate Facilitator

Dr. Deep Shah

Dr. Deep Shah is a Management Graduate from Saurashtra University, Gujarat and has Doctorate Degree in the area of Management from Pacific University, Udaipur. He has spent nine years of his career into teaching, research and training. During the last tenure, Dr. Shah has published several research papers in International, National conferences and research journals. His area of interests are Innovation, International Business, Consumer Behaviour and Behavioural Economics, Research methodology, Human Resource Management and Operational Management

Prof. Sonali Patil

Prof. (Dr.) Sonali Patil is a finance faculty for MBA. She is having 10 years of teaching experience and she is associated with us from December 2017. She has published many research papers in the referred journals and published book on "Financial Management". In addition to teaching, she is also acting as MBA course coordinator. She is a well rounded individual who lives with passion, dedication and grace.

Prof. Prasad Deshpande

He is having total 18 years of experience out of which industrial Experience is of 6 years and 12 years of academic experience. Mr. Prasad has completed his Masters in Computer Management, Post Graduate Diploma in Business Management (Marketing) and Masters in Business Studies (Marketing). He has taught many Under Graduate & Post Graduate Students. He has published many research papers in National and International journals.


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