Prof. (Dr.) Mahendra Sharma
Pro Vice-Chancellor (Academics)-Ganpat University, Dean & Head – Department of Social Work, Director & Dean-Department of Management.
Ph.D., MBA(Marketing), AMIMA
Dr. Sharma, is the person, who have introduced the Department of Social Work in this University in 2009 first time. Dr.Mahendra Sharma is Dean and Head of the Department of Social Work since the foundation of the Department, under his dynamic & able leadership the Department has grown full-fledged within short span of the time of two years. He is the person behind everything that has been initiated for curriculum and extra-curriculum activities under this Department. With the constant guidance of Dr. Mahendra Sharma, Department have started certain innovative research & field based activities. The department is established under the umbrella of management, which is the unique combination to give professional shape to the social work program and it is came to possible due to the highly visionary personality,
Dr. Mahendra Sharma is Professor with the Department of Management in the area of Strategic Management and Marketing. Dr. Sharma is Director of the Department since 1st July 2004.
He joined the Department as a faculty after working with leading FMCG & Garment MNC's for couple of years in various capacities in sales. Dr. Sharma possesses rich experience in the areas of Rural Marketing, Sales & Distribution Management, Retail Management and Consumer Behaviour. He has numerous illustrious papers in Journals and National/International level Seminars & Conferences. He has completed several Quality Enhancement Workshops and Training Programs at Institutes of repute in the country.
Dr. Sharma has been constant source of inspiration for academic events in the Institute. Under his leadership the Department of Management every year organizes National Level Conference on Emerging Practices in Management; Teacher Training Workshop for Case-Writing and Research Methodology; Students activities like National events viz., Pratibha (National Summer Project Contest), Protsahan (National Management Games Event), National level Symposiums on various Management Themes and Student e-magazine. Under his guidance the Department is launching a refereed Management e-Journal this year.
Apart from developing Department of Management, Dr. Sharma has played vital role in the evolution of University and its various activities. He is source for initiation of several initiatives of the University as also framing of several policies. He is Chairperson for Centre for International Alliances, Centre for Management Studies, Member, Board of Governors and Academic Council of Ganpat University. He is also a paper-setter and examiner of several examinations under university & other boards. Dr. Sharma is also assisting Hem. North Gujarat University, Patan in developing Management programs as Member of University's Board of Studies.He was also Nodal Officer for Gujarat Common Entrance Test (GCET 2006, 2007 and 2008) for MBA admission. Dr. Sharma is Advisor and Member of Advisory Boards of several Institutes’ in the country including Indo-US Global Education Summit to be held this in Hyderabad.
Dr. Sharma is also a member of Advisory Board of Unhja Education Foundation, Unhja and MONAD University, New Delhi. He is Advisor to Golden Jubilee Education Foundation, Sidhpur and Xcellon Institute, Ahmedabad.
Dr. Sharma is Chairman of Doctoral and M.Phil programme in Management of the University. He has been examiner to Ph.D. Thesis in Management for various Universities. He has ten registered students under him for Ph.D. work currently. Till date, seven M.Phil. dissertations and one Ph.D. degree has been successfully completed under his guidance.
It was under the dynamic leadership of Dr. Sharma that the Centre for Management Studies was created to offer industry-oriented focused Management Programs during 2006. Since then CMS has reached new heights by offering 5 focused MBA programs and several Diploma programs.
Under his strong and visionary leadership Ganpat University has ventured into overseas tie up for Joint Degree Program, Joint Research, faculty exchange and Student exchange Program. He is a Chairperson of Centre for International Alliance (CIA) Ganpat University a dedicated Centre of excellence which looks after international education at Ganpat University.