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    Faculty Profile School of Ports Terminal Management and Logistics

    Capt. Vivek Saigal

    Associate Professor - School of Ports, Terminal Management & Logistics

    Office: M 109 Management Block Symbiosis Skills and Open University

    Meeting Hours – 10 am to 1 pm or on appointment

    Educational Details:

    Master Mariner(UK),

    M.Sc in Shipping Management (UK), Post Graduate Diploma in Logistics and Supply Chain (ICFAI India)

    Project Management (PMP Institute Pune India)

    Specialized Managerial Training in Export Marketing (Small Industries Services Institute Mumbai (Ministry of Industry GOI)

    Program on Shipping Management (IIM Ahmedabad)


    Work Experience:

    Total years of Experience -– 38 Years

    Research Areas:

    Shipping Finance in Bulk Shipping


    Implementor for Integrated Logistics, Logistics and warehousing facilities development, Logistics Services Development, Back Office Services development, ISO Management Representative, Commercial Shipping, Use of Information Technology in Shipping and Logistics, Project Financing and Management Accounting

    Links: Linked In

    Member of Board of Studies in School of Ports Terminal Management and Logistics at Symbiosis Skills and Open University

    Member of Board of Studies at Symbiosis Centre of Distance Learning

    Research Paper/Book Publications:

    Workshop Participations:

    Faculty Development Programs December 2018 and March 2019 on Learning Outcomes and OER licensing.

    Conference and Symposia Presentations:

    National Conference on Logistics and Supply Chain Management at Symbiosis Skills and Open University Nov 2019

    Shravan S Kadvekar, PhD

    Director – Corporate & Strategic Partnership

    Office: Administration Block, First floor, Room – TBA
    Meeting Hours –On appointment
    Educational Details:

    • Ph.D. (Management) Faculty of Management Studies Bharati Vidyapeeth University, Pune, India (2015) Outcome of the research is ICT Adoption Model, relevant to Higher Education Institutions. The model has been appreciated and validated by the authorities and it has been recommended as a policy measure.
    • M.S. (Marketing & IT) Elkin B. McCallum Graduate School of Business, Bentley University, Waltham, MA, USA (2002) Honor: Awarded Graduate Department Assistantship with Center for Marketing Technology Aug 2002
    • MBA (Marketing Management) University of Pune, India (1998) Honor: University Rank Holder
    • BE (Mechanical Engineering) Government College of Engineering, University of Pune, India (1996)

    Work Experience
    Academics –

      • Associate Professor - Institute of Management & Entrepreneurship Development, Pune, India Bharati Vidyapeeth University Pune India (May / 03 – Dec / 12) Teaching Areas – Marketing, Business Technology, E-Commerce, Digital Marketing, Product Management
      • Research Associate - Bentley College’s Center For Marketing Technology, Waltham, USA (Jun / 00-Jul / 01) Teaching & Research Areas – Marketing Technology, Data Analysis, Marketing Research
      • Teacher Trainer – University Academic Staff Colleges and Departments, Higher Education Institutions in India, UAE and at Bentley College USA – E-Learning, ICT in Teaching & Research


    • Founder & Chief Mentor – Farak Busilink, Pune, India (Sep / 15 – date)
    • General Manager Product Sales & Marketing, Harbinger Knowledge Products, Pune, India (Dec / 12 – Aug / 15)
    • Head Marketing – Metabridge Pte. Ltd. / Softbridge, Pune, India (Jul / 11 – Jun / 12)
    • Chief Manager – Prodigy Software, Pune, India (Jan / 03 – Jun / 11)
    • Winner of Most Influential Global Marketing Leaders – 2014 by World Marketing Congress

    Research Areas:

    Product Management in Internet Economy, Influencer Marketing, Education Technology and its Adoption, Augmented Reality Application in Education Content




    • Kadvekar, S. S., & Anthony, R. (2009). Goal Orientation in Higher Education Institutes - An Empirical Study. Journal of Commerce and Management Thought, 34.
    • Kadvekar, S. S., & Anthony, R. (2010). Reality Check - Understanding and Adopting ICT Tools. International Journal of Research.
    • – regular snippets on academic research and education
    • “Case for an online social community for educators” by Kadvekar Shravan, Rose Anthony and “Effectiveness of Influencer Marketing in hi-tech industry with reference to new business development” – In Publishing

    Presentations as Resource Person:

    • eLearning Africa, Namibia (May 2013)
      • Use of Games in Education
      • Level Conference
      • Participated as Key-note Speaker
    • Higher and Distance Education Conference, Beijing, China (Dec 2013)
      • Interaction in teaching material
      • Level Conference
      • Participated as Key-note Speaker
    • Learning Technology, Karlsruhe, Germany (Jan 2014)
      • o Education Technology and Interaction in teaching material
      • Level Conference
      • Participated as Key-note Speaker

    Dr. Satish Shrikrishna Chinchorkar

    Visiting Professor (Logistics and SCM)

    Subjects -

    • Software Development Process
    • Research Methodology
    • Instruments in Human Research Development
    • Financial Risk Management
    • Statistical & Quantitative Techniques
    • Decision Science
    • Management Information System
    • Information Technology Management
    • Enterprise Application Integration
    • Software Engineering
    • Enterprise Resource Planning
    • Service Operation Management
    • Material Requirement Planning
    • Planning & Control of Operations
    • Manufacturing Resources Planning
    • Inventory & Operations Management
    • Information Management System & Tourism
    • Management of Machines and Materials
    • Information Systems for Managers
    • Quantitative Analysis for Managerial Applications
    • Management Control Systems
    • Operations Research
    • Production / Operations Management
    • Logistics and Supply Chain Management
    • Management of R & D and Innovation
    • Management of New and Small Enterprises
    • Technology Management
    • Principles of Management
    • Basics of Logistics Management
    • Basics of Operations Management
    • Supply Chain Service Management
    • Environmental Studies
    • Production Planning & Control
    • Logistics Information System
    • Data Analytics
    • Theory of Constraints
    • Basics of Data Science
    • Data Structure and Algorithms, Industrial.

    Experience - 35 Years Industrial, 2 Years 2 Months Academic. 

    Publications - 10

    Guide - 12, MBA (IGNOU)

    Nitu Chouhan

    Assistant Professor- School of Ports, Terminal Management & Logistics

    Office: Management Block, First floor, Room – M109. Meeting Time: 9:30 to 5:30.

    Educational Details: BSc Chemistry, BA Economics, MA Economics, UGC NET Economics 2017 and 2018

    Work Experience: More than 6 years of Industrial and Teaching experience.

    Research Areas: Areas of research interest are “Economic and social empowerment of Women”.

    Skills: Powerpoint, Microsoft office, Individual Skills management.


    Research Papers / Books: NA

    Book Publications: NA

    Research Paper Publications: Paper presentation: Participated and presented research paper on ‘Dr. B.R. Ambedkar as a visionary’ at the 16th International Interdisciplinary conference on 8th – 9th Feb 2019. Organised by Prof. Ramkrishna More Arts, Commerce and Science College, Akurdi, Pune and Snehavardhan Research Institute Pune.

    Workshop Participations: NA

    Conference and Symposia Presentations:

    1. National Level Webinar on Role of Review of Related Literature in the Research. Organised by Gaganrao Pandurang Patil College of Arts & Sci and IQUA in association with MUCTA. On 15th May 2020. 2. National Webinar 17th May to 21st May 2020 - FDP on Learning, Pedagogy And Effective use of Case Methodology 3. National conference on Opportunities in Logistics, Transportation and MSME 15th November 2019 at SSOU Pune. 4. 16th International Interdisciplinary conference on 8th – 9th Feb 2019. Organised by Prof. Ramkrishna More Arts, Commerce and Science College, Akurdi, Pune and Snehavardhan Research Institute Pune.

    Dr Harish Kumar Agre

    Assistant Professor- School of Ports, Terminal Management & Logistics

    Subjects -

    • Environmental Engineering
    • Air Pollution & Control
    • Disaster Management & Mitigation
    • Wastewater Management and Environmental Studies.

    Experience - 14 years,

    Publications- 5,

    Research - Completed dissertation work for M.Sc. students, Not Applicable, Best faculty of the year 2013, 2014 at Hyderabad 

    Institute of Technology & Management, Hyd.

    Dr. Ravindra Asharam Kayande

    Assistant Professor - School of Ports, Terminal Management and Logistics

    Office: M 109

    Educational Details:

    • Ph. D. Operations Management.
    • MBA Production and Materials Management
    • MBA Human Recourse Management
    • B.Tech. Chemical
    • UGC NET-Management
    • UGC NET- Labour Welfare/ Human Resource Management
    • SET (Maharashtra)-Management

    Work Experience:

    He is equipped with Rich Academic Experience of 8 years and 10 Months.

    Research Areas:

    His areas of research interest are “Supply Chain Management” and “Quality Management”.


    Subjects Specialization:

    • Supply Chain & Logistics Management
    • Operations Management
    • Warehouse Management
    • Inventory Management


    Research Papers / Books

    Book Publications:

    Research Paper Publications:

    He has published research papers in 5 National Research Journals and 6 International Research Journals.

    Workshop Participations:

    • Participated in International webinar on Research Methodology-Defining & Redefining on 20th April 2020.
    • Delivered a session as a guest speaker at Vishwakarma Group of Institutes Arts, Commerce and Science College, Pune in a S. P. Pune University Sponsored seminar on the topic “Digital Marketing” in Feb 2016.
    • Participated in Faculty Development Programme at Singhgad Academy of Engineering (Department of MBA), Pune on 31st August 2013.
    • Participated in Yuva Instructor’s Training Programme conducted by centre for Learning resources & Tech Mahindra Foundation, Pune, (From 19th January to 21th January 2012).
    • Participated in Faculty Development Workshop at Trinity College of Engineering & Research), Pune on 18th February 2012.
    • Participated in National Seminar Titled “Next Generation IT & Business Alignment” at Jaywant
    • Institute of Computer Application, Pune from 10th to 11th March 2011.
    • Presented Poster in one day seminar on “Recent Trends in Food Technology” at University
    • Department of Chemical Technology, Dr. B.A.M.U, Dated: 16th October 2007 (World Food day).
    • Participated in one day workshop on “Food Texture Analyzer” at University Department of Chemical Technology, Dr. B.A.M.U, Dated: 26th October 2007.

    Conference and Symposia Presentations:

    • Presented & Published Research paper titled “Technologies for Insurance Sector” at “UGC Sponsored National Seminar on “Innovative Technologies for Insurance Sector”, Shri Shivaji Arts, Commerce & Science College, Akola” ISBN 978-81-923621-3-7, Sr. No. 10, Page No.41 to 44, (Date: 5th October 2012).
    • Presented & Published Research paper titled “A comprehensive study of Indian Supply Chain and Logistic Industry” at “7th National Conference eITBM (e-Journal)- Vidya Pratishthan’s Institute of Information Technology, Baramati”, e-citation No.29 (Date: 18th October 2012).
    • Presented & Published Research Paper titled “A study on performance evaluation system of B-School faculty with special reference to B-Schools in Pune City”, School of Management Science (University Department), North Maharashtra University, Jalgaon, Vision Research (Referred Journal) ISSN 2250-2025, Sr. No. 27, Page No.109 to 112, (Date: 24th December 2013).
    • Presented & Published Research paper titled “Primary Causes of Stress in Insurance Sector- with Special Reference to Pune Division” at “Rajshri Shahu Institute of Management, Aurangabad” ISBN 978-93-83587-12-4, Sr. No. 25, Page No.109 to 112, (Date: 23rd March 2014).
    • Presented & Published Research paper titled “Impact of Quality Certification on Operational Performance” at “International Conference “ Innovative Trends in Entrepreneurship in New Millennium”, at Department of Management Science, Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University, Aurangabad”, International Journal of Management and Economics, ISSN 2231-4687, Sr. No. 35, Page No.55, (Date: 23rd to 25th January 2015).
    • Presented & Published Research paper titled “Gauging Impact of Quality Management Practices on Organizational Performance of selected Service Sector Companies of Pune Region” at International conference titled “Globalization: Implications for 21st century” on 20th and 21st February 2019 at Dr.Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University,Aurangabad.

    Visthh Sharma

    Visiting Professor

    Office: M109, Management Block

    Meeting Hours – on appointment.

    Educational Details: MBA in Port and Shipping Management, University of Petroleum and Energy Studies, Dehradun

    Work Experience: 5 years of Industry experience, 1 year of teaching experience

    Skills: Vessel husbandry services, Ship agency and marine operations, Port documentation, Pedagogical and mentoring skills

    Subjects Specialization: Introduction to Ports, Minor Ports of India, Advance Port Management, Import Export Management, Customs Clearing and Freight forwarding, Maritime Law.

    Research Papers: Presented research papers on “Low Carbon Shipping – Hurdles on application of Sustainable Operational Solutions – Admiralty Group” for International Conference on Management of Infrastructure (ICMI), University of Petroleum and Energy Studies, Dehradun.

    Workshop Participations: 5 days Faculty Development Program on E-content Development by International Institute of Organised Research (I2OR)

    Conference and Symposia Presentations: National Conference on Opportunities in Logistics, Transportation and MSME on Friday, 15th November 2019.

    Dr. Hima Gupta

    Professor, School of Ports, Terminal Management and Logistics

    Office: Management Block, First floor, Room – M109, Meeting Hours – on appointment

    Contact Information

    Educational Details:

    • Ph.D (Insurance Management)
    • MBA (Operations & Finance) – IMT Ghaziabad
    • B.Text (Textile Engineering) – GCTI, Kanpur

    Work Experience

    • Dr. Hima Gupta has over 28 years of experience across the corporate sector and academia. She has worked at LNJ Bhilwara Group and the Bakshi Group of Companies for 10 years and has been teaching for the last 19 years as Faculty in reputed Business Schools. She has published profusely in Scopus indexed International and National Journals. She has also written a book on “Quality Management”. She also serves on the Editorial Board of several International Journals and Books. Dr. Gupta is the Editor-in-Chief of the IGI Journal of the International Conference on Advances in Management and Technology 2015, jointly organized by the Jaypee Business School in association with the University of Nebraska, Omaha, USA.

    Area of Interest

    • Operations Management
    • Project Management
    • Quality Management
    • Business Analytics through R
    • Advance Decision Models
    • Strategic Management
    • Industry: Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs), Manufacturing, Automotive, Agriculture, Healthcare, Tourism, Education, R&D, Infrastructure

    Research Paper Publications

    Publications - 7 Scopus listed Journals

    • International Journals – 13 Publications
    • National Journals – 7 Publications
    • National Conferences – 14

    Workshop Participations

    Seminars, FDP and MDP Conducted till date –

    • MDP at Gestamp in the area of “Continuous Improvement Tools” in Pune (year 2018-19).
    • Organized SCM Symposium in the month of February’2018 and March 2019 in Indira Institute of Management, Pune.
    • One project on “Balanced Scorecard – A status of the Indian MSME” sanctioned by AIMS, Hyderabad for a grant of Rs. 1, 00,000 was sanctioned in the month of May’2018.
    • Business Research and Analytics, Competency Development Programme in 2015 and 2016.
    • Conducted Training in the area of Six Sigma for Banking Industry, PPC in Automobile Company and Kaizen Implementation in TATA.

    Administrative Responsibilities

    • 2018- 2019 – Head of the Department (Operations), Indira, Pune
    • 2018- Till Date – Autonomy Committee, Indira, Pune
    • 2013-2017- Head of the Department (Operations), Jaypee, Noida
    • 2010 – 2012 – Program Director (MBA), Jaypee, Noida
    • 2007- 2012 - Member of Advisory Committee, Jaypee, Noida
    • 2007-2017 - DPMAC member of Research Committee, Jaypee, Noida

    Sponsored Research Project

    S.N Title Sponsor
    1 Study of Women Domestic Workers in Pune region from the perspective of designing a legal framework for them. ICSSR New Delhi, for Rs. 4 Lacs
    2 Balanced Scorecard – A status of the Indian MSME AIMS Research and Fellowship Grant (ARIF), Hyderabad for Rs 1 Lac
    3 Denim Project Ministry of Textiles, GOI
    4 Studying the factors Affecting the Quality of Yam Spun from Stock Dyed Polyester Viscose Fibres and finding out means to improve Quality to Meet Export/Domestic Demand Ministry of Textiles, GOI

    CA Shivani Sumit Deshmukh

    Visiting faculty for Basics of Accounting - School of Ports, Terminal Management and Logistics

    Educational Details:

    • Diploma in IFRS in 2013 from ACCA, London
    • Chartered Accountant, Institute of Chartered Accountants, India (November 2006)
    • Master of Commerce First Class (Specialization: Cost Accounting & Business Statistics), Pune University, India. (First class - May 2001)
    • Bachelor of Commerce Distinction (Specialization: Secretarial Practice & Company Management, Cost Accounting), Pune University, India. (First class with Distinction May 1999)

    Work Experience:

    • Working as a faculty at for past 3 years for ACCA students and CA students and MBA students
    • Owner at Shivani Deshmukh & Co. (Since June 2013)
    • Audit Manager at a reputed Chartered Accountants firm in Pune (July 2011 June 2013)
    • Business analyst at an Information Technology company based in Pune (February 2008 June 2008)
    • Assistant Audit Executive at a medium size Chartered Accountants firm (November 2006 October 2007)
    • Article Assistant at a Chartered Accountant firm (January 1998 January 2001)

    Research Area: Nil

    Relevant links:

    Books Publications: Nil