Constitution of Academic Council


Samir Somaiya



Prof. V. N. Rajasekharan Pillai

Vice Chancellor


Dr. Nandkumar R. Gilke



Ramesh Karandikar

Controller of Examinations

  • Nominated External Experts
  • All Deans of Faculties of the University
  • Chairpersons of all the Board of Studies [BOS]
  • Director, Principal, HOI
  • International Relations

External Experts Nominated by Chancellors


Prof. Larry Walker

Biosystems & Agricultural Engineering Dept, Michigan State University, USA

Dr. Larry P. Walker is a resident of Detroit, MI, and a retired Cornell University Professor. During his time at Cornell, he has led multidiscipline research activities focused on pre-treatment and enzymatic scarification of lignocellulosic feedstock, abiotic and biotic interactions in aerobic degradation processes, and the application of systems biology modelling to direct metabolic activities in Saccharomyces Cerevisiae and Thermotoga neapolitana to drive more carbon to biofuels and bioproducts.

He was Director of Cornell’s Biofuels Research Laboratory, from 2009 – 2015. His extensive research activities have yielded over two hundred peer and non-peer reviewed articles. Dr Walker has served in numerous leadership roles including membership on the National Biomass Research and Development Technical Advisory Committee (2000 -2005) and leadership of the Northeast Sun Initiative, a regional bioenergy and bioproducts initiative, from 2004 through 2012. He serves on the Governing Board of K. J. Somaiya Institute of Engineering and Information Technology and the Academic Council of Somaiya Vidyavihar, Mumbai, India. Since 2018. Dr. Walker is a current member of MSU’s College of Agriculture and Natural Resources Alumni Association.)


Prof. Sendurai Mani

Anderson Cancer Centre, University of Texas, USA.

Prof. Sendurai Mani, Anderson Cancer Centre, University of Texas, USA. See Professor, Department of Translational Molecular Pathology, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX. Prof. Mani has been a Member, The University of Texas Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Houston, TX.

He has been serving as the Co-Director at Centre for Stem Cell & Developmental Biology, MDACC, Houston, TX since 2013. From the year 2012 to 2017, Prof Mani took on the role of Co-Director at CCSG-Metastasis Research Program, MDACC, Houston, TX. He is also the Co-Director of Metastasis Research Centre, MDACC, Houston, since 2010.

Honours & Awards
  • 2012 The American Cancer Society M. Patricia Alexander Research Scholar, American Cancer Society
  • 2012 Career Development Award, MDACC Prostate Cancer SPORE
  • 2008 Fellow, M. D. Anderson Research Trust, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Centre
  • 2008 V-Scholar, The Jimmy V Foundation for Cancer Research
  • 2008 MD Anderson Faculty Development Award - CCSG, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Centre
  • 2001 Postdoctoral Fellowship, Breast Cancer Research Program, Department of Defence

Prof. C R Babu

Ex-Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Delhi University & Professor of Environmental Studies, University of Delhi, Professor Emeritus, Centre for Environmental Management of Degraded Ecosystems (CEMDE)

Prof. C.R. Babu served as a faculty member of the Department of Botany, University of Delhi for more than 35 years. He was the founder Director of the Centre for Environmental Management of Degraded Ecosystems (CEMDE) and School of Environmental Studies at the University of Delhi and brought into existence the Department of Environmental Biology (now designated as Department of Environmental Studies) there.

Prof. C.R. Babu was also the Pro-Vice-Chancellor of University of Delhi from 2000 to 2005. Presently he is Professor Emeritus at the University of Delhi and Distinguished Professor of the Environment and Ecology at the School of Human Ecology, Ambedkar University Delhi. He is the Project Director of the Centre of Excellence Programme of the Ministry of Environment & Forests & Climate Change, Government of India at CEMDE (University of Delhi) and Project Incharge of the Biodiversity Parks Programme of Delhi Development Authority (DDA) at the University of Delhi. Prof. Babu has been working in the areas of Conservation Biology, Biodiversity and Genetic Resources, Environmental Degradation and Ecological Restoration, Ecosystem Dynamics and Functions, and Systematics for more than 40 years. Forty-Four students secured their Ph.Ds from the University of Delhi under his guidance. He along with his students published about 227 research papers in national and international journals. He is a Fellow of the Indian Academy of Sciences (Bangalore) and Chairman/Member of several National and International Committees on Environment and Ecology. He, along with his students have been working on ecological restoration of degraded ecosystems for more than two decades and there are success stories to their credit. He was the Chairman of the Indian Subcontinental Plant Specialist Group of Species Survival Commission of IUCN. He is the recipient of the there National Awards:

  • Indira Gandhi Paryavaran Puraskar of Ministry of Environment and Forests, Government of India for the year 2009
  • VASVIK Award 2005 for Environmental Science and Technology
  • Narain Dutt Award 2008 for Conservation of Nature.

Prof. Rupa Shah

Ex-Vice-Chancellor, SNDT Women's University, Mumbai

Rupa Shah is Co-Chairperson of IMC, a Board Member of the Russell Square International College and sits on the Board of Governors of the Indian Institution of Export and Import Management. She is the highly regarded Ex-Vice Chancellor of SNDT Women’s University, Mumbai.

During her tenure SNDT expanded from 42 to almost 200 institutions/departments and introduced many innovations in programs and administration. She was the Founder Director of the Academic Staff College of the University of Mumbai in 1988. Shah is the recipient of multiple awards and a member of numerous professional bodies.She holds an undergraduate degree from the J.J. School of Fine Arts and a Master’s Degree in Psychology from Mumbai University, following which she did post-graduate research at the London School of Economics.


Prof. V. C. Patil

Director, KIIAR, Dharwad & Director, K J Somaiya Institute of Applied Agricultural Research, Sameerwadi Karnataka

V.C. Patil obtained his B.Sc. (Agriculture) in 1973, M.Sc. (Agriculture) in agronomy in 1975 and his Ph. D in Agronomy in 1980 with a Gold Medal, from The University of Agricultural Sciences (UAS), Bangalore, Karnataka, India.

He went to the University of Oxford, United Kingdom, as a Visiting Scientist under the Commonwealth Academic Staff Fellowship during the academic year 1984-85 and has a passion to develop and promote Smart Farming. He is currently serving as The Director of K. J. Somaiya Institute of Applied Agricultural Research, Sameerwadi. He served as The Chair Professor in Precision Agriculture Research Chair, College of Food and Agriculture Sciences, King Saud University (KSU), Riyadh, Saudi Arabia from 2010-2014. From 2008 to 2010, he worked as The Dean of College of Agriculture and Special Officer (Technical) at University of Agricultural Sciences (UAS), Raichur, India. He served UAS, Dharwad, India, in various capacities - as the Head of the Division of Plant and Soil Sciences (2006-2008), the Director of Instruction (Post Graduate Studies) in 2008, Professor and Head of the Department of Agronomy (2001-2008), Professor of Agronomy (1994-2001) and as Associate Professor of Agronomy (1986-1994). He served as Assistant Professor of Agronomy in Hebbal campus (1982-84) and as an Instructor in Agronomy at Dharwad campus of UAS, Bangalore (1980-82).


Mini Menon

Cofounder and Editor, Live History, Mumbai Co-Founder and Editor Live History India, Live History India

Mini Menon has been the Executive Editor at Bloomberg TV India, Mumbai. Later on, she presented News & Feature shows along with documentaries as an Anchor on prime-time news. She was the ex-News Editor at Times Now, Mumbai and later took on the role of Senior Editor.

She continued her journalistic journey at CNBC TV18 as an anchor and Principal Correspondent. Mini Menon has also anchored prime time shows like India Business Hour and reported on key business and political news. She also has experience anchoring a magazine show called Good Life and launched 'The Emerging India' series on CNBC TV 18.


Deepthi Sashidharan

Director, Eka Archiving Services, Mumbai

Deepthi Sasidharan is an art historian and curator. Her academic qualifications in museology illustrate her comprehensive approach to managing projects. She works on heritage and museum projects across India with the Government, private and corporate clients.

Under her, Eka has executed projects that have been path-breaking in India, including several museums, seminal exhibitions and the creation of archives like those for Kalakshetra in Chennai, City Palace in Udaipur and Tata Trusts in Mumbai. She is currently the lead consultant for Moda Goa Museum, India’s first costume museum in Goa and the Bastion Bungalow Project, Fort Kochi, Government of Kerala as well as a heritage project for the Mumbai Police. A Fulbright and Fundacao Oriente scholar, she has lectured and published extensively on 19th century photography and has worked on photography collections at IGNCA and IGMT, New Delhi, and Chowmahalla Palace, Hyderabad and several private collections. Deepthi lives in Mumbai and is the co-author of Indira – A Life of Courage (2017) and Treasures of the Deccan (2018) and teaches and lectures at several leading institutions.


Mr. Sapan Ray

Expert in Circular Economy & Sustainability Science, RIL, Mumbai.

Mr. Sapan Ray worked for nearly four decades in the petrochemical industry, focusing on polymers. His responsibilities included corporate planning, merger and acquisition, sales, product management, business development, branding and communication.

Mr Ray has networked with global and Indian petrochemical industries. Over the years, he has assisted the Government of India in the preparation of perspective plans, addressing trade and environmental issues. His knowledge and experience have landed him numerous roles in esteemed organisations. He acted as Chairman of the trade committee at Indian Chemical Council, a member of Trade Committee at Chemical and Petrochemicals Manufacturers Association, Chairman of Indian Institute of Packaging, Honorary Secretary at Indian Centre for Plastics in the Environment and Chairman of the Conference Committee of Plastindia Foundation.


Prof. Ashwini Kumar

Tata Institute of Social Science (TISS) Mumbai

Ashwani Kumar has the privilege of engaging with students, academicians, diplomats, parliamentarians, development professionals, multilateral agencies and governments, across countries (UK, Germany, Korea, China, South Africa, USA) and at various levels (as a professor, researcher, member of central government committees, global consortiums, multilateral projects)

helping build not only rich learning and scholarship but also a diversity of perspectives with blending of literary traditions; which he believes has helped him to achieve excellence in social sciences and policy action. In recognition of his potential to excel further in academics, the Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR) has recently awarded him the prestigious ‘Senior Fellowship’ (2016-18). He is also a recipient of the Azim Premji University Research Grant 2017. His book 'Banaras and the Other' has been longlisted for Jayadev National Poetry Award 2017. His forthcoming book is 'BIHARI - A Portrait of a Community' (Aleph Book Company 2019) and he is the co-editor of Migration and Mobility; A Citizenship Perspective (Routledge India 2018). He is also the co-founder of Indian Novels Collective (INC) to popularise the translation of classic novels from Indian languages.


Mr. Maulik Jasubhai

Chairman & Chief Executive, Jasubhai Group Chairman & Chief Executive Jasubhai Engineering, India & Middle East

Jasubhai Engineering operates in the fields of industrial automation, combustion engineering, material handling, and engineering services with operations in India, the Middle East and Europe. Their latest division, 'JADE' manufactures specialized engineering components for the Aerospace, Defense & Energy sectors.

Mr. Maulik Jasubhai is the CEO & Publisher Chemtech Foundation & Jasubhai Media Graphic. Jasubhai Media Group is one of the premier Business to Business Media & Services companies in India. They publish magazine, websites, books, multimedia products and organize some of the most important Trade Shows & Exhibitions for five vertical industry segments: Chemical & Process, Pharma + Biotech, Energy & Exploration, Architecture, Construction & Design, Shipping, Marine & Offshore. They also organise and promote Chemtech World Expo in association with Dechema/Achema since the last 40 years.


All Deans of Faculties of the University

All Deans of Faculties of the University


Dr. S.N.V. Sivakumar

Dean, Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences


Dr. Pankaj Trivedi

Dean, Faculty of Commerce & Business Studies


Dr. Monica Khanna

Dean, Faculty of Management Studies


Dr. Shubha Pandit

Dean, Faculty of Engineering & Technology


Dr. Sarla Santwani

Dean, Faculty of Education


Prof. Swaminathan Sivaram

Dean, Faculty of Science


Dr. Supriya Rai

Dean, Faculty of Dharma Studies


Chairpersons of all the Board of Studies

K J Somaiya Institute of Management - Faculty of Management


Prof. (Dr.) Monica Khanna

Integrated Marketing Communications (IMC)


Prof. Isaac Jacob



Prof. (Dr.) Pankaj Trivedi



Prof. (Dr.) D G Jha

Data Science and Technology (DST)


Prof. (Dr.) SNV Sivakumar



Prof. (Dr.) Shailaja Karve

Human Resource Management


Prof. (Dr.) Pramod Shetty

Operations Management


Prof. (Dr.) Radha Iyer

General Management


Prof. (Dr.) Kirti Arekar

Business Analytics


Prof. (Dr.) Brajesh Bolia

International Business


Prof. (Dr.) Vandana Khanna

Retail Management


Prof. (Dr.) Kiran Sharma



Prof. (Dr.) Prema Basargekar

Healthcare Management


Prof. (Dr.) Reena Mehta

Part Time Programme


K J Somaiya College of Engineering - Faculty of Engineering & Technology


Dr. Deepak Sharma

Computer Engineering


Dr. Jagannath H Nirmal

Electronics Engineering


Dr. Ameya K Naik

Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering


Dr. Irfan Siddavatam

Information Technology


Dr. Ramesh R Lekurwale

Mechanical Engineering


Faculty of Education


Dr. Sarla Santwani



Faculty Science & Technology


Swati Maurya

BOS in Computer Science


Chinmay Khanolkar

BOS in Environmental Studies


Dr. K.Z. Marolia

BOS in Biotechnology


Dr. Madhura Janve

BOS in Nutraceuticals


Dr.Algonda Desai

BOS in Applied Statistics


Dr.Rachana Desai

BOS in Mathematics



BOS in Polymer Science


Dr.VNR Pillai

BOS in Polymer Science


Dr.VK Gupta

BOS in Polymer Science


Dr.Aparna Jain

BOS in Management Studies


Ms.Bhavana Patil

BOS in Commerce


CA Monica Lodha

BOS in Accountancy & Finance


Dr.SN V Sivakumar

BOS in Economics


Ms.Richa Chaudhary

BOS in Mass Communication


Faculty Dharma Studies


Dr. Supriya Rai

Pali and Buddhist Studies


Dr. Pallavi Jambhale

Ancient Indian History, Culture and Archaeology


Dr. S P Jain

Jainology and Prakrit


Dr. Supriya Rai



Dr. Supriya Rai



Dr. Kamal Sheel

China Studies


Faculty Sports and Exercise Sciences/ Somaiya Sports Academy


Mr. Aazaz Khan

B.Sc. in Sports and Exercise Science


Faculty of Library & Information Science


Dr. Hindurao S. Waydande

Dept. of Library & Information Science


Dr. R.R. Deshmukh



Dr. Nand Kishore



Faculty of Music and Performing Arts


Pt. (Dr.)Vidyadhar Vyas

School of Music & Performing.Arts


Director, Principal, HOI

Directors/Principal/Hols of the constituent units of SVU


Dr. Monica Khanna

Director, K J Somaiya Institute of Management


Dr. Shubha Pandit

Principal of K J Somaiya College of Engineering


CA. Monica Lodha

Director, S K Somaiya College


Dr. Supriya Rai

Director, K J Somaiya Institute of Dharma Studies


Dr. Sarla Arjundas Santwani

Principal at K J Somaiya College of Education


Dr. Hindurao Waydande

Head, Department of Library & Information Sciences Somaiya Vidyavihar University Mumbai


Aazaz Khan

Director, Somaiya Sports Academy, Somaiya Vidyavihar University Mumbai


Gaurang Shetty

Chief Innovation Catalyst, CEO, RiiDL (Research Innovation Incubation Design Laboratory)


Director & Dean of Research

Somaiya Institute of Research and Consultancy (SIRAC)


International Relations

International Relations


Dr. Satyendra Kumar Upadhyay

Director - International Relations