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Sayalee Gankar

Dr. Sayalee Gankar


Vice Chancellor
D Y Patil University

Prof (Dr.) Sayalee Gankar is a distinguished academic and industry professional with an impressive 32-year career. She has held key leadership roles, serving as Dean of Management (PG) and Dean of Academics, along with directing two prominent business schools at MIT, Pune. Her extensive experience as a research guide has seen eight research students successfully complete their doctoral programs under her mentorship. Dr. Gankar’s expertise spans academic leadership, with a focus on strategic planning, institution development, academic programming, policy formulation, curriculum design, research, consultancy, industry collaborations, rankings, and accreditation. Her influence extends globally, having delivered plenary academic and research sessions in various countries, authored numerous research publications, and actively participated in international conferences in the UK, Washington, USA, and Paris. In addition to her academic contributions, she has been nominated to various professional bodies and received multiple prestigious awards, including the “Best Trainer Motivator” award by EDI, the “APJ Kalam – Leadership Award” by FUEL, and the “Dronacharya Award” for Outstanding Contribution to Education by The HR Club. Dr. Sayalee Gankar’s commitment to education and her noteworthy accolades have established her as a revered figure in the field.