Seek research excellence in an environment that takes pride in its top-tier training and mentorship. Engage with complex topics in a specialized field of your choice. Let highly qualified faculty members and supervisors guide you through an academic journey of a lifetime. A rigorous research experience awaits you at NDS as you gear up to scrutinize some of the most challenging questions in your chosen field. Available as both full time and part time, our Ph.D. programs promise to fill you up with transformative ideas for the dynamic world.

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Smita Krishnarao Patil
Associate Professor
A fine professional, academician and a researcher in Civil Engineering with 30+ years of experience. A doctorate in the area of contracts and contract management from IIT Delhi. A dedicated teacher at heart striving for the fulfillment of students'…

A fine professional, academician and a researcher in Civil Engineering with 30+ years of experience. A doctorate in the area of contracts and contract management from IIT Delhi. A dedicated teacher at heart striving for the fulfillment of students’ learning needs. Has a touch base with other engineering professionals to update on latest principles and practices governing the field further enhancing the learning experience of students.

Research Areas: Dispute Resolution, Contract Management.
Dipayan Roy
Associate Professor
Dipayan Roy is a faculty of NICMAR Business School and is currently the programme director of Integrated MBA. He is a Fellow of Indian Institute of Management Indore. His teaching expertise lies in the area of Finance, Statistics, Spreadsheet…

Dipayan Roy is a faculty of NICMAR Business School and is currently the programme director of Integrated MBA. He is a Fellow of Indian Institute of Management Indore. His teaching expertise lies in the area of Finance, Statistics, Spreadsheet Modelling, Project Finance and Quantitative Finance. His research interests comprise areas of Financial Modelling, Business Methods, Quantitative Techniques, Analytics, Efficiency Analysis. He has published papers in Journals of Repute and has received awards for best research papers at various conferences.

Research Areas: Financial Derivatives, Probability Modelling, Financial Feasibility Assessment, Efficiency Analysis, Quantitative Finance.
Rajni Kant Rajhans
Associate Professor
Dr. Rajni Kant Rajhans is an associate professor at NICMAR Business School. He teaches Financial Management, Project Appraisal, Project Finance, Risk Management, and Valuation related courses. He was awarded Teaching Excellence Award at NICMAR in…

Dr. Rajni Kant Rajhans is an associate professor at NICMAR Business School. He teaches Financial Management, Project Appraisal, Project Finance, Risk Management, and Valuation related courses. He was awarded Teaching Excellence Award at NICMAR in 2019. Dr. Rajhans’s research interests are in Corporate Finance, Valuation, and Green Finance. He is on the editorial advisory board of the Emerging Market Case Studies, Emerald Publication.

Research Areas: Real Estate Finance, Infrastructure Finance, Project Finance, Sustainable Finance, Valuation of Assets.
Anil Kashyap
Dr. Anil Kashyap is Founder President and Chancellor of NICMAR University Pune and Hyderabad. He has 30 years of experience in practice, academia and research – both in India and abroad. In his leadership roles, Dr Kashyap has been Head of UWE…

Dr. Anil Kashyap is Founder President and Chancellor of NICMAR University Pune and Hyderabad. He has 30 years of experience in practice, academia and research – both in India and abroad. In his leadership roles, Dr Kashyap has
been Head of UWE Bristol School of Geography and Environmental Management, Deputy Head of Coventry University School of Energy, Environment and Construction, and Founding Professor and Director of RICS School of Real Estate before joining NICMAR as the Director General in September 2021.

His expertise includes Infrastructure development and finance, Urban Regeneration, and Real Estate Research. Dr Kashyap holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering with distinction from NIT Kurukshetra, Masters in Urban Planning from School of Planning & Architecture, New Delhi and a Ph.D. from University of Ulster, United Kingdom.  Dr. Kashyap is an Alumnus of Harvard University with training in Higher Education Leadership and Change
Management. He is a Fellow of Higher Education Academy of the United Kingdom.

Research Areas: Urban Regeneration, Sustainable Real Estate, Infrastructure Finance and Development, Climate Change and Resilience.
Anilkumar L Agarwal
Professor
Research Areas: Construction, Project Management, Contract claims Analysis, Construction Management, Disaster Management.
Medha Shriram Joshi
Professor
My professional interests include teaching, research and consulting in the areas of Corporate Finance, Financial Markets, Valuation, Project Feasibility and Risk Management also Real Estate Markets and Investments. With my expertise and experience, I…

My professional interests include teaching, research and consulting in the areas of Corporate Finance, Financial Markets, Valuation, Project Feasibility and Risk Management also Real Estate Markets and Investments. With my expertise and experience, I have completed consultancy assignments for governmental, non governmental and Public Sector Undertakings. My research papers have been published in peer-reviewed national and international journals (ABDC – C Category). Recipient of C.D. Deshmukh best research award in Finance and Insurance. I have managed corporate training programmes conducted for Wipro, Infosys, LIC of India and Non life insurance companies, Construction companies as well as Goldman Sachs 10,000 Women Entrepreneurs Program,  where I have trained senior managers and executives.

Research Areas: Financial markets and Services, Corporate Finance, Real Estate investments and Property Valuation, Project Appraisal and Financing, Security Analysis and Portfolio Management.
Rajesh Goyal
Professor
Experienced in Academicn Administartion, Educational Consulting, Research, International Relations, Training and Teaching. Research focused in wind effects on structures, innovative construction material, high rise construction etc.

Experienced in Academicn Administartion, Educational Consulting, Research, International Relations, Training and Teaching. Research focused in wind effects on structures, innovative construction material, high rise construction etc.

Research Areas: Hybid/Alternative/Advanced Construction Materials, Wind Engineering, Construction Management, Water Management, Structural Health Monitoring.
Abhijat Arun Abhyankar
Associate Professor
Dr. Abhijat Arun Abhyankar, M.Sc. in Inorganic Chemistry from Mumbai University, followed by M. Tech. in Environmental Science and Engineering (CESE), IIT Bombay and doctoral degree from Shailesh J. Mehta School of Management (SJM SOM), IIT Bombay.…

Dr. Abhijat Arun Abhyankar, M.Sc. in Inorganic Chemistry from Mumbai University, followed by M. Tech. in Environmental Science and Engineering (CESE), IIT Bombay and doctoral degree from Shailesh J. Mehta School of Management (SJM SOM), IIT Bombay. He has successfully completed one year of post-doctoral experience from Department of Computer Science and Engineering, IIT Bombay and are also published research papers in international and national journals. He has also published cases in Case Centre, UK (earlier ECCH) and presented research papers in various international conferences in India and abroad. His research interests include, Environment Management, Disaster Management, Remote Sensing, and Geographic Information Systems (GIS). He has won the Best-Case Award under the student track category in the International Case Conference organized by Fortune Institute of International Business, New Delhi on January 4, 2020.

Research Areas: Assessment of Vulnerability due to Natural and Climate Induced Disasters, Remote Sensing and GIS, Water Pollution Studies, Green Construction/Infrastructure Management, Environment and Sustainability.

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News & Updates

NICMAR University is Recognised as State Private University by UGC.

NICMAR University Pune Act (L. C. Bill No. Of 2022) was passed by Maharashtra State Government on 16th March, 2022 and appeared in “Maharashtra Government Gazette” on 12th May 2022 (Mah. Act No. XXXVI of 2022).