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Dr. Shrirang Altekar

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Prof. (Dr.) Shrirang Altekar holds a Ph.D. in Consumer Behavior. He is also an alumnus of the Symbiosis Institute of Business Management, Pune, a top B - School in India, from where he did his Master’s in Business Administration, with Marketing as his area of specialization.He has extensive knowledge of technical and non-technical areas of business and has been involved in running businesses at the strategic level. He comes with a total experience of more than 38 years, with industry experience of 23 years, and academic experience of 15 + years, with over 10 years’ experience as a Director. He has worked in a consulting, advisory and learning and development capacity with several corporates in the FMCG, Insurance, Manufacturing, Chemical, Pharmaceutical and Aviation Sectors. His love for academics and a desire to give back to his Alma Mater coincided with a planned shift to academics in 2006. Prof. Altekar also holds a degree in Law. He was the Chairman of the Curriculum Evaluation Committee and the Academic Audit Committee of the Symbiosis International (Deemed University) (SIU) for 2 years.

Prof. Altekar has served on several Committees of Symbiosis and the Symbiosis International (Deemed University). He is a member of the Academic Council as well as the Board of Studies of the University. He is also a member of the Board of University Development, SIU. He Chairs the Board of Studies Sub – Committee on General Management of the Faculty of Management of SIU. In the past he has also been nominated on the Departmental Promotions Committee and the Post Membership Academic Committee of the Institute of Company Secretaries of India, a statutory body formed under an Act of Parliament. He has also been nominated on a Task Force Committee by the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports for driving Excellence in Sports Universities. Prof. Altekar has been a member of the Higher Education Committee of the Indo French Chamber of Commerce and Industry for a few years, and is currently the Vice Chairman of the Committee. In 2020, he was awarded the Academic Leader of Ideas and Innovation award by ASSOCHAM.

Prof. Altekar has been invited to lecture at prestigious institutions like the Higher Command Wing, Army War College, MHOW, the UGC Academic Staff College, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, and the PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry, New Delhi. He has also been invited as a panelist and keynote speaker by various organizations like the Dainik Bhaskar group, The Times of India Group, and IFCCI. He has been instrumental in bringing to his students some of the best practices in industry, to enhance and supplement their academic inputs, and is highly acknowledged as a Teacher and a Learning and Development expert.

He was the Director of SCMS Noida for 8 years, and is widely credited with having brought it up to feature in the top 25 BBA Institutes in India in 2018. Today, he heads Symbiosis Institute of Business Management, ( the flagship brand of Symbiosis ) in Nagpur. Currently, he also holds charge of Symbiosis Centre for Corporate Education, Nagpur, and has founded, and held charge of Symbiosis Centre for Skill Development, Nagpur, from April 2019 to June 2021.