Vice Chancellor

Dr. Rajani R.Gupte Vice Chancellor (M.A, M.Phil, Ph.D. (Economics))

Dr. Rajani Gupte, the Vice Chancellor of Symbiosis International University [ SIU], Pune, completed her doctorate in Economics from the Gokhale Institute of Economics and Politics, Pune. She has more than 30 years of experience in teaching and research at prestigious institutes including Loyala College, Madras and her alma mater the Gokhale Institute. After six years of corporate work experience as a Finance Director, she joined Symbiosis. She was a founding member of Symbiosis Institute of Foreign Trade in 1992 (now Symbiosis Institute of International Business, SIIB) and was Director of SIIB from 2004 – 12. She was instrumental in establishing SIIB as one of the leading B-Schools in India, and in starting innovative niche MBA programs in Agribusiness as well as Energy and Environment. Under her leadership, SIIB built several active international collaborations for student and faculty exchange and created a successful credit exchange program with a German University.

Dr. Gupte also served as Dean - Faculty of Management, Dean - Academics and later Pro - Vice Chancellor at Symbiosis International University.

A visiting faculty at the Oakland University, School of Business Administration, Michigan, USA, she has also addressed business leaders at Bremen University for Applied Sciences, Germany. Appointed on the WTO Cell set up by the Department of Horticulture, Government of Maharashtra, she was also a member of the International Trade Panel, CII, Western Region. She was the member of the Advisory Board, Chemtech World Expo from 2009 to 2011. She has been a UGC nominee on various committees.

Her research interests relate to World Trade Organisation, International Business and Trade Policy and Non- Tariff barriers. She has participated in several seminars organised by the CII, FIEO, Indo American Chamber of Commerce, Maratha Chamber of Commerce, and other Industry Associations