School of Project Management (SPM) is established in the year 2022 with a mandate to research and develop new knowledge as well as extend the horizons of extant knowledge in the field of Project Management. SPM has its dedicated faculty which does research and teaches students, train practicing managers and also consult with the industry. As an early initiative SPM has launched its MBA in Advanced Project Management programme of NICMAR University, Pune.


To provide world-class specialized project management education and develop personnel to manage complex projects in sectors such as oil & gas, software, rural, education, healthcare, energy, manufacturing and construction.


  • To develop a contemporary and industry-focused curriculum.
  • Integrate curriculum with state of art software and digitalization technologies.
  • Attract and retain good faculty and enable them to soar to new heights in areas such as research, teaching, training and consulting.
  • Dedicated efforts to enhance employability prospects by exploring firms and project management job profiles that provide job satisfaction to our students

Teaching Pedagogy

We believe in developing conceptually sound and industry-ready project managers. It is our endeavor to intertwine deep industry insights with classroom teaching. In view of this, the faculty in the school follows a pedagogy that includes classroom teaching, case discussions, site visits, industry interactions and project-based learning. It also includes project work in the III and IV semesters which is graded by the faculty as part of course curriculum.

Programmes Offered

SPM currently offers two-year full-time MBA in Advanced Project Management programme. Its intake is 60 students who have completed their graduation in stream i.e. engineering, architecture, planning, commerce, science, pharmacy, arts, agriculture to name a few.

Projects are undertaken in the public and private sectors to meet the economic needs of industry and society. It offers immense potential for project business all over the world. Managing projects of large scale is a vital key to successful project delivery in a variety of sectors. Achieving excellence and innovations in the infrastructure, industrial, financial and service sectors requires skills and sound knowledge of advanced project management theory and practice.



The school has a team of dedicated full-time faculty who have a Ph D degree from prestigious universities in India. A few faculty members are pursuing their Ph D programme from well-known national institutes in India. The School augments its full-time faculty by visiting faculty who have rich industry experience. Thus, the school provides strong theoretical foundations along with live real-life industry inputs.

Interim Dean


Dr. Milind Phadtare
Sr. Professor

Qualification: B.E.(Mech.) M.M.S. (Marketing), Ph.D (Management)

Specialization: Industrial Marketing, Project Marketing, Infrastructure Services Marketing, Strategic Management, Project Risk Management.

Program Director


Dr. Devang Desai
Sr. Associate Professor

Qualification: BE (Mechanical), MBA (Marketing), Ph.D.(Marketing)

Specialization: Marketing Management,Industrial Marketing,Project Marketing, Logistics and Supply Chain Management, Production & Operations Management,Marketing of services, International Marketing and Project Exports, New Product Development, Marketing Research, Research Methodology,Operations Research.


Dr. Ganguli Tapash Kumar
Sr. Professor

Qualification: PGDM, GDMM, PGDCA, PMP, Dip. in TD, Ph.D (Mgmt)

Specialization: Project Management, Materials & Logistics Management , Business Planning and Strategy & Planning, OB, Principles of Management.


Dr. Deshpande Pramod
Sr. Associate Professor

Qualification: Dr. Deshpande Pramod

Specialization: Plant Design & Engineering, Piping Design & Engineering, Energy Management & Conservation, Project Engineering, Power Plant Engineering of Management, Project Management


Dr. Jagtap Milind
Sr. Associate Professor

Qualification: Fellow of NITIE, M. Tech.(Mfg. Systems Engg.), B.E.(Mech.)

Specialization: Operations Management, Project Management & Supply Chain Management


Dr. Anand Prakash
Sr. Associate Professor

Qualification: BE (Mechanical), MBA, Ph.D(Management)

Specialization: Operations Management, Applied Statistics & Research Methods, Operations Research, Project procurement & materials management, Green Supply Chain Management


Dr. Jadhav Tushar
Associate Professor

Qualification: B.E(Mechanical),M.E(Mechanical), Ph.D(Mechanical Engg), Accredited Professional, IGBC, AP (Indian Green Building Council)

Specialization: Industrial HVAC Systems, Integrated Building Management Systems


Dr. Pilaka Nagarjuna
Associate Professor

Qualification: B.E Civil , M.Tech (Transportation engg.), Ph.D.(Management)

Specialization: Infrastructure development projects, Infrastructure Operations Management, Special Construction Methods and Technology, Urban Transportation, Land use & settlement, Urban Infrastructure


Dr. Bagul Avinash
Assistant Professor (Grade I)

Qualification: BE (Mechanical), MBA (Marketing), Ph.D.

Specialization: Statistics and Probability Theory, Research Methodology,Operations Management


Dr. Biswas Arjita
Assistant Professor (Grade I)

Qualification: BE(Civil Engineering), ME(Construction Management), Ph.D(Civil Engineering), PG Programme in Infrastructure Development and Management

Specialization: Construction Management, Pavement Management System, Risk Management, Project Management.


Dr. Balon Virendra
Assistant Professor (Grade I)

Qualification: B.E. (Mech Engg), M.E. (Industrial Engg & Management), Ph.D(Operations & SCM)

Specialization: Production & Operations Management, Project Management, Supply Chain Analytics & Management, Total Quality Management


Prof. Bajpai Avirag
Assistant Professor (Grade I)

Qualification: Ph.D(Pursuing), M.Tech(Construction Technology and Management), B.Tech.(Electrical and Electronics Engineering)

Specialization: Project Risk Management, Project Management System, IT in Construction, Business Process Management