Dr. Ashok Joshi
Honorary Director General, IndSearch
- Founder Dean, Faculty of Management, University of Pune
- Former President, Association of Indian Management Schools
- President (2013-15), Association of Management
- Development Institutions in South Asia
IndSearch was established in 1973 by a group of academicians and management professionals as an Institution devoted to teaching, training, consultancy and research in Management. The Institute has been recognized as an educational and research organization by the Government of Maharashtra and as an Advanced Centre for Doctoral Studies by the Savitribai Phule Pune University to which it is affiliated.
Recognizing more than thirty years of exemplary educational and research accomplishments, the UGC and the SPPU, granted Autonomy to IndSearch in July 2007. Autonomy provides the freedom to IndSearch to introduce need-based programmes and to enhance the syllabi of the existing programmes on a concurrent basis so that students get an enhanced learning experience preparing them for the changing needs of the business community.The degrees for all the courses offered by IndSearch are conferred by the University of Pune, enabling IndSearch to provide cutting edge education built on the strong foundations of a respected University.
IndSearch offers Master’s degree courses in Business Administration (MBA)specializing in vital disciplines of Finance, Information Technology, Human Resource Management and Marketing Management. The degree programmes follow a semester pattern and have a credit and grading system, which is at par with global standards. These degrees are awarded by the Savitribai Phule Pune University.
Our approach to teaching and learning has a clear business focus that encourages team working and the evolution of socially conscious thought-leaders. The teaching and learning pedagogy has innovative modules like the Integrative Experiential Case Learning (IECL), Leadership Exploration and Development (LEAD), International Languages etc. These courses enrich the curriculum and the teaching and learning process with inputs on contemporary issues of concern. Students of IndSearch are also sensitized with issues of Social Concern such as communal harmony, environmental awareness, conditions of work and livelihood in the unorganized sector and ethics.
IndSearch encourages proactive learning among its students. Self-organized small group activities, ranging from case discussions and field studies to industry analysis and projects, help our students link a strong theoretical foundation to workplace realities. Through these initiatives, we aim to develop:
- Analytical, Problem-Solving and Decision-Making Skills
- Awareness of the Socio-Economic Environment
- Personality and Leadership Qualities of our students
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Dr. Ashok Joshi