Industrial Advisory Board (IAB)

The objective of the Industry Institute Partnership Cell is to reduce the gap between industry expectations (practice) and academics so as to establish the symbiotic relationship. All the Stakeholders, namely Institutions, Industry, Students and Society stand to gain as it can be a win – win situation.


Institutions stand to gain by way of up – to – date curricula, source of revenue generation by consultancy and R & D, source of manpower for employment, societal relevance, and most importantly acquisition of brand name / equity.


Industry stands to gain by way of availability of employable manpower pool, and increased productivity, faculty stand to gain by way of exposure to latest industry practices for more effective teaching – learning processes, etc…


Students stand to gain by way of hands – on training, reduction of learning curve in industrial practices.


Society stands to gain by way of improved quality of goods and services.


Following activities are suggested to achieve the objectives of Industry Institute Interaction Cell:

  • To arrange industrial training for students and identify student project work in industries. To encourage industry to collaborate in Industry Study Tour Programmes and placement of students in industries.
  • To interact with R & D Organizations for conducting joint research work involving faculty/ scientists and students/ research scholars etc…
  • Faculty exchanges – getting professionals from industry as visiting faculty or adjunct professors for short or long periods and deputation of faculty to industry to gain industrial experience and/ or work on projects in industry.
  • Personality development workshop for students relating with soft skills (communication skills/ personality development).
  • Guest lectures by eminent personalities, academics, leading industrialists at regular intervals to update the student’s knowledge.
  • Continuing education programmes: Providing infrastructure to meet the training needs of the industry, like improving communication skills, job analysis, inventory & financial controls, efficient management skills and on up gradation of technical knowledge on current topics.
  • To update the knowledge base (qualification) of professionals in different emerging sectors. (Biotechnology, Nanotechnology, drug Discovery etc.).
  • To arrange short – term programmes: Duration of 5 to 7 days for the benefit of professionals in various technical disciplines.
  • In house training programme at the request of industries at their location.
  • Promotion of Income Generating activities namely Testing, Calibration, Consultancy and R & D (for achieving self-sustenance of the Cell within 3 – 5 years) typically for :

– Creating facilities for Design, development and improvement of existing practices/ processes/ concepts.

–  Creating facilities for Design, development and improvement of existing practices/ processes/ concepts.

– Up gradation & modernization of workshop facilities.

– Conducting market surveys and feasibility reports through projects assigned to the students and providing them to the industry for their benefit.


  •  Signing MoU’s with industry and institutes. Setting up of technology parks in collaboration with alumni and industry for cost effective opportunity for R & D leading to marketable products.
  •  Institution of industry sponsored special chairs/ staff positions with all expenses met where reputed persons can be appointed for a fixed period.
  •  Institute can provide services to industry such as:

– Library and information services to the industries.

– Access to institute research information service.

– Access to laboratory facilities.

– Access as partner industry to set up common facilities for better Industry -Institute synergy


S. No. Name of the Members Designation
1. Mr. Ashish Babtiwale Director, Pharma Operations Virchow Labs. Ltd., Mumbai
2. Dr. Hitesh Doshi Managing Director, Indeus Life Sciences Pvt. Ltd.
3. Dr. Vaishali Dhavse Associate Director, Sanshodhan (Center of Pharmaceutical Development), Rubicon Research Pvt. Ltd.
4. Mr. Edward Coutinho General Manager, Glenmark Pharmaceuticals S.A. Switzerland
5. Mr. Bharat Talreja Sr. Marketing Manger, Sirius Life Science Acme Plaza, Andheri Kurla Road, Andheri (E), Mumbai – 400 059
6. Mr. Sushant Raorane Director, Adroit Biomed Ltd., Mulund (W), Mumbai – 400 080
7. Dr. Sumedha Nadkar Sr. Director & Site Head, Perrigo Laboratories India Ltd. Consumer Health Care (Research & Development)
8. Dr. Maneesh Grover Global Head, Technology & Product development Consumer Health, Merck Ltd., Pradbhadevi, Mumbai.
9. Mr. Hemant Deshpande Managing Partner, Pollux Supply Chain Solutions LLP, Mumbai
10. Dr. Amit Antarkar Member, Scientist, Research & Development, Actavis Pvt. Ltd.
11. Dr. Rajendra Lala Head Technical, Pioma Chemicals (Pharma), Vileparle (E), Mumbai-400057
12. Dr. Morse Faria Research Scientist, PPD Laboratories, Richmond, VA, USA.