Dr. Harshada S. Rathod, Principal, Maniben Nanavati Women’s College, Vile Parle (W), Mumbai (affiliated to SNDT Women’s University) since last 14 years till date. She obtained her Masters degree in Economics from SNDT Women’s University in 1979, M.Phil. in 1990, and later on awarded Ph.D. in 1997 from the same university.
Teaching & Research Experience: She has impeachable records, possesses 34 years of experience of classroom teaching, research and administration. She worked as an research assistant for 3 projects during the year 1991-92 & 1999. She had undertaken Minor Research project in the year 1994 funded by UGC-WRO and Major Research Project in the year 2010-2012 funded by UGC Delhi. She is recognized Ph.D. guide in the subject of Economics. Produced one M.Phil (2008) and two Ph.D. (2007 & 2009), currently guiding two Ph.D. student. Assessed more than 45 Ph.D. thesis and conducted viva-voce of different University of Gujarat, Maharashtra and Mumbai.
Publications: Dr. Rathod has good number of publications in her credit. Such as more than 80 articles, 10 Peer reviewed ISSN research articles, 8 books, 20 articles in ISBN edited books, 23 regional level conference paper, 21 state level conference paper, 29 national level conference paper, 19 international conference papers. Written & translated study materials for BA / BCOM/ MA Courses for Distance Education of SNDT University & IGNOU.
Visit Abroad: She was invited to present paper at International Conference at Western Australian University (1999), Aquinas College, Sri Lanka (2004) & Mauritius University (2008).
Nominations at various Statutory Bodies: She has been nominated in various statutory bodies at SNDT Women’s University, such as Senate, Academic Council, Standing Committee, Finance Committee, Member of BCUD, Fee Structure Committee, Member of Commerce Faculty, Member of Advisory Board of NSS, Board of Continuing & Adult Education, Students Welfare, Diary Committee, Scrutiny Committee, Local Enquiry Committee, Subject Expert for Selection of CAS and appointments of Principal, Librarian, Lecturers etc. Nominated member for Academic Council and Social Science Faculty by Governor of Maharashtra and Chancellor of the Universities in Maharashtra at Dr. Baba Saheb Ambedkar Marathawada University, Aurangabad (2006-2011), Member of Ethics Committee at Balabhai Nanavati Hospital, Mumbai (2008 onwards). Nominated as a UGC observer for Selection grade at Nagpur University. Attached with 17 professional bodies at local, regional and national level as a life member.
Honors & Awards: She is honored with many enviable awards such as National Scholarships (1978-79), won thrice National Essay Contest sponsored by Good Parents Group, USA (1992, 1994 & 1998). ANARDE – Young Women Outstanding Performance Award (1999), Best Student Achiever Award (1999), Dr. Koticha’s Best Teacher Award (2000) Maharashtra State Level Best Teacher Award (2003-04), Best Teacher Award by Inner Wheel Club of Bombay Airport (2003), Best Citizen of India Award (2008), Best Teacher Award by Inner Wheel Club of Bombay Sea Coast (2009), Megh Gaurav Appreciation Puraskar by Meghwal Panchayat, Mumbai (2012), Nari Gaurav Purashkar (2012), Best Academician, by Astha (2014).
Extension Activities: She has more than 20 years of experience in the field of extension and community development activities in Urban Slum Area – Mumbai.
She has been a regularly invited as a guest speaker, key note speaker, chief guest, chairperson, resource person, judge at several colleges in Mumbai, Maharashtra & Gujarat.
Over and above these, good administrator, role model, great motivator, leader, researcher, social worker and resourceful.