Past Directors

Dr. P. C. Shejwalkar, Ph.D
Founder Director of IMDR, Dr. P. C. Shejwalkar, Ph.D.

Dr. P. C. Shejwalkar, Ph.D


Founder Director of IMDR and served as director for 15 years. He retired in 1989.
Dr Shejwalkar comes from the commerce background. He was deputed by the
University of Pune to IIM, Calcutta for a crash course in management.
IMDR took over the University Management programme and started functioning
in 1974 with Dr Shejwalkar as its first director.
IMDR became autonomous in 1977 in his tenure.

Dr Ashutosh Bhupatkar, B.Com, MMS, PhD


Took over in 1989 after retirement of Dr. Shejwalkar and served as director for 16 years till 2005.
He worked in Textile, Engineering and Machine Tool Industries in Mumbai and Pune before turning to academics in 1982. His experience was in both the public and private sectors. During his tenure at IMDR he lectured and wrote on the themes of Planning, and Culture and Management. In 1987, he became the Life Member of the Deccan Education Society. He is an associate member of ISISD.

Dr.Ashutosh.Bhupatkar, Planning, and Culture and Management
Planning, and Culture and Management, Dr.Ashutosh.Bhupatkar
Mr Atul Sapre, BSc,MDBA
Director In-charge IMDR, Mr Atul Sapre, BSc,MDBA

Mr Atul Sapre, BSc,MDBA


Served as Director In-charge for one year from 2005 to 2006
Mr Sapre has taught Finance in IMDR since 1989. He worked in several companies in Pune before turning to academics. He has published papers on Sickness and Working Capital Management. He is a professional member of the Indian Society for Individual and Social Development(ISISD). He worked as Director, Centre for Development Research and Documentation, Pune during 1995-97. He consults regularly with industries and NGOs in and around Pune.

Mr Ajay Nagre, BSc,MDBA,PGDIT(iift)


Served as Director In-charge from 2006 to 2010
Mr Nagre is a Management Graduate from the University of Pune, with specialization in Marketing Management and Finance. He also holds a Masters Diploma in Business Administration, with specialization in Foreign Trade from the Indian Institute of Foreign Trade, New Delhi, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Science in Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry, from the University of Pune.

Mr Ajay Nagre
Mr Nagre is a Management Graduate from the University of Pune
Dr. Susheel Kandalgaonkar,
Senior faculty member at IMDR

Dr. Susheel Kandalgaonkar, MA, MBA, PhD.


Served as the Director for 3 years from 2010-2013.
He was a senior faculty member at IMDR and has taught postgraduate courses in Management and Organizational Development at the Institute for over three decades. He has jointly designed and conducted courses on Modern Human Dilemmas, Individual and Society, based on creative literature and documentary feature films. He has done research and consultancy in Organizational Development and Competency Mapping for small and large size manufacturing organizations (Twin Engineers Pvt. Ltd Pune and Baja Auto Ltd Chakan). His expertise lies in the field of Theoretical Understanding and Practical Application of Institutional/Organizational Development and Qualitative Methodologies in Management Research. He retired in 2013.

Dr. Virendra B. Godbole, MA Economics,MBA,PhD.


Dr. Virendra B. Godbole, MA Economics, MBA, PhD. Served as Director for one year from 2013 to 2014.
Dr. Virendra Bhalchandra Godbole holds Masters’ degrees in Business Management (SIBM) and Economics (Gokhale Institute of Politics and Economics Pune) and a PhD in Management from Pune University

Prior to joining Deccan Education Society’s IMDR Dr. Godbole worked as a Professor at SIBM for eight years. Here he conducted many Management Development Programs for industry and had experience as Member Board of Studies and Academic Council and as a Journal Editor

He is passionate about teaching and is recognized for his student mentorship and interactive participatory sessions using current events and case studies. These sessions help Business students learn conceptual and analytical skills and prepare them for future in Industry.

During his tenure at IMDR, Dr. Godbole gave a marketing orientation to the institute and brought it closer to the industry.

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