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Our Faculty are blessed with qualities of the Head and Heart. They are highly qualified and have a rich experience in academics and industry. This helps them to provide in-depth learning and practical application skills that help students gain a competitive edge. They also competently adopt the Outcome Based Education Model and employ the latest student-centric pedagogical methods.  The faculty can be credited with creating a challenging, supportive, and engaging educational ecosystem that helps students explore their potential and use it for personal and professional growth.


Dr. B. H. Nanwani


Dr. BHAGWANTI NANWANI is, the Founding Director of Sadhu Vaswani Institute of Management Studies, Pune.


Dr. Nanwani completed her PhD under the UGC’s Teacher Fellowship program and her doctoral work looked at the challenges and opportunities thrown up by a contemporary issue - Consumerism in Core Service Industries.


Dr. Nanwani has been at the forefront of work that bears testimony to the objectives and ideals of nurturing woman talent for ethical and effective leadership.

Dr. Nanwani has several presented publications and 2 Patents to her credit; served as a Member of the IMC Knowledge (Skill and Education) Committee; empaneled as Trainer, Maharashtra State of Entrepreneurship Development (MCED) and has conducted Management Development Programmes for organisations within India and in Dubai. She has served as a Mentor for Tribals under GOAL [ an initiative of the Ministry of Tribal Affairs and FACEBOOK [ Meta] ]

She is a recognized Ph. D guide for Commerce and Management students, some of whom are senior lecturers and managers in well–known companies. 


Recognizing her contribution to her profession, the Uttar Bharatiya Sangh felicitated her for Dedicated Services in 2005 and the Rotary Club conferred on her the Vocational Excellence Award in 2007-2008.

Recipient of the Most Outstanding New Find Rotarian Award of the Year 2013 -2014, she was also awarded for Outstanding Contribution by the Rotary Club of Pune Central. Additionally, she was conferred the ‘Nation Builder Award’, by the Rotary Club Pune & Uttar Bharatiya Sangh, Pune [2018]. She is also the recipient of the Outstanding Woman Award [ Education] by the Kripps Foundation.

Dr. Divya Lakhani 

PhD, MPhil, FCMA, M.Com, NET 

Associate Professor

HOD and IQAC Coordinator 

Ph. D Research Guide


Courses Handled: 

  • Business Research Methods 

  • Management Fundamentals 

  • Enterprise Analysis Desk Research 

  • Operation & Supply Chain Management 

  • Personal Financial Planning 

  • Direct Taxation 

  • Decision Science 

  • Knowledge Management 

  • Corporate Governance 

  • Enterprise Performance Management 

  • Current Trends and Cases in Finance 

  • Business Valuation 

Dr. Divya Lakhani has over two decades of teaching experience. A keen learner, Dr. Lakhani has successfully enhanced and refined the use of Co-operative Learning Strategies and ICT tools in pedagogy. 

Excelling in Academics from her childhood, she secured the All India 2nd Rank in the Intermediate Examination of The Institute of Cost Accountants of India, of which she is now a Fellow Member.  

Dr. Rajesh Kashyap

MBA, Ph.D., MCA, LL.B.


Experience: 22+ Years of experience of Teaching & Administration, and Industry

Designation: Associate Professor, HOD – MCA

SPPU Recognized  Research Guide [ Three Students Pursuing Doctoral Work]


Grant date: 25th September 2023.

  1. Automatic Fraud Detection in Mobile Money Transactions Using Machine Learning.

  2. Automated Education Process Control Method with Feedback using Machine Learning and AI.

    Design number: 6310978

BOOKS PUBLISHED: Advancements in Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain Technology, and IoT in Higher Education Mitigating the Impact of Covid-19. August 2022




Total 16 Research Papers Published in Research Journals

Dr. Vaishali Rajendra Patil

Ph. D,  M.Phil, MBA, B.Com, GDC&A


Dr. Vaishali forayed into academics after 10 years in Banking Sector. She has completed 8 years in the academic sector, bringing about the experiences of industry into academics. 

She is passionate about subjects such as Financial Management, Accounting for Business Decisions, Corporate Finance, Banking operations  to name a few.   Being a thorough Finance Professional, she balances the call of duty with her heart invested into her students. She earns much respect from her students as well as her colleagues. Her pedagogy is a balanced mix of practical along with theory. She ensures that the students get regular interaction with experts from the financial world.

Dr. Patil has meticulously performed the duties of a Chief Exam Officer (SPPU Examination), She has written 12 research papers in journals of eminence.

Dr. Mrs Harshali Rahul Bhalerao

Designation: Assistant Professor

Academics Experience: 18 years

Subjects Taught: Marketing, Human Resources, Soft Skills and Business Communication to MBA aspirants. Also teaching German Language and preparing the students for German Language Exams of Goethe Institute.


Educational Qualifications

  • Ph. D  [Marketing]

  • MBA [Marketing Management]

  • MSC [Microbiology]  from Savitribai Phule Pune University.

  • Completed B2 Level in German Language from Goethe Institute Pune and six Teachers’ Training courses in German Language from Goethe Institute.

Research Publications:

Authored and presented research papers in National and International journals – UGC or Scopus Indexed Journals.

Authored four books: Basics of Marketing, International Business Environment, Marketing Management and Business to Business Marketing.

Uses Experiential and Collaborative pedagogy in classes especially case studies. Has developed several cases for class pedagogy and published two cases in UGC journals.

Dr Ashish.R.Jaswal

Ph. D,  M B A [ Marketing], B. Pharmacy


Dr. Jaswal  leverages his extensive academic experience and industry knowledge to make a meaningful impact on marketing and education. With over 16 years of educational experience and a Ph.D. in Marketing Management, he is passionate about promoting knowledge and developing future leaders. Through his formal education and several add-on courses, such as Services Marketing, SelfKnowledge, and Business Analytics, he has consistently improved his abilities and competence throughout the years.

For over five years, he worked as a Territory Manager at Nicholas Piramal (India) Ltd and then as an Area Business Manager at Sahyadri Pharma Pvt Ltd. These positions gave him practical insights into the corporate world while improving his  strategic thinking and leadership skills. His dedication to continue learning is demonstrated by his involvement in 20 Faculty Development Programmes, some of which were held by prestigious universities such as IIM-Kozhikode, BIT Mesra, NIT Tiruchirapally, and IIT Kharagpur. These experiences broadened his viewpoint and enabled him to stay on the cutting edge of educational practices.


Dr. Jaswal has 25 research publications; 10 of which were in the UGC CARE Group-I and one in the UGC Care Group-II. In addition, he has actively interacted with the academic community by attending 15 seminars and conferences across the country.

In his words, “ My desire to mentor, teach, and spread knowledge motivates me. I want to motivate and inspire the next generation of students and professionals. I will bridge the marketing theory and practice gap by combining my academic experience and industrial insights. I aim to be an education instructor, researcher, and leader who catalyzes positive change. Through continuous learning, mentorship, and impactful research, I strive to leave a legacy that contributes to advancing these fields and developing individuals who will shape the future”.

Dr. Kalpana Salunkhe


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Dr Kalpana Salunkhe, has 22 + years  experience in teaching and 3.5 years industry experience. She was awarded SPPU - BCUD’s funded research project on Association Mining Rule: To Study Customer Behaviour, Enhance Sales and Maximise Profit. She also received an opportunity to organize and participate in  ‘Interaction Programme for Research Scholars’ conducted by SPPU, Pune and sponsored by UGC.


Dr. Kalpana has published 18 research papers in national and  international journals, which includes 2 Scopus publications and 3 UGC Care Listed publications. She as one patent to her credit.

Mr. Girish Bal

B.Sc Physics (Hons.), MCA


Academic Qualifications:

2000-2003: MCA from Panjab University, Chandigarh

1997-2000: B.Sc Physics (Hons.) from Delhi University

2015: SET conducted by Savitribai Phule Pune University

Expertise in Subjects: JAVA

Professional Experience:  Industry: 18 years in the software industry in the development of software applications in Java/J2EE technologies, Spring, Spring Boot, Spring Restful Webservices, Hibernate (JPA)

Mr. Omkar Ram Barve

Designation: Assistant Professor


Subject Expertise

Machine Learning, Data Science, Operating Systems, Data Structures, C Programming, Object Oriented Programming, Core Java, Python Programming, R Programming


Professional Experience

12 Years of experience in teaching


Pursuing Ph.D. (Computer Science) from Shivaji University, Kolhapur.

2015                    UGC NET in Computer Science and Applications

2014                    GATE in Computer Science and Applications

2009                  M.C.A. from Shivaji University, Kolhapur. First class with 62.91%.

2006                  B.Sc. (Chemistry) from Shivaji University, Kolhapur with 59.56 %.



Research paper published in South Asian Journal of Management Research (SAJMR) Volume 13, No. 1 January, 2023. Page No. 166-177


Conferences Attended/Papers Presented

  • Eight Research papers have been presented in various International and National Conferences

  • Attended five National / International Conferences

  • Attended 13 Workshops, Training Programs and FDPs at International and National level.

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