Dr.Mahendra Sharma is a Professor with the Faculty of Management Studies. He is a Ph.D in Consumer Behaviour area. Dr. Sharma possesses rich experience in the areas of Strategic Management, Rural Marketing, Sales & Distribution Management, Services Marketing, Retail Management and Consumer Behaviour. Under his leadership the Faculty of Management Studies stated annua International Conference on Emerging Practices in Management; Teacher Training Workshop for Case-Writing and Research Methodology; Students activities like National events viz., Pratibha (National Summer Project Contest), Protsahan (National Management Games Event), and National level Symposiums on various Management Themes. He is Editor-in-Chief of bi-annual refereed Management Journal ‘GFJMR’ of the Department and is Member of Editorial Advisory Board of several Journals.
Dr. Sharma has been with GanpatVidyanagar since 2000. He has served as Dean of Faculty of Management Studies since 2005. He is known for his contribution for launch of industry focused MBA programs in the areas of Pharmaceuticals Management, Agribusiness Management, Retail Management, International Business and Media and Entertainment. It was his pioneering initiative to start 5-year integrated MBA program in 2007 and offering of functional and sectoral specialization within MBA curriculum.
Dr. Sharma established the M.Phil and Ph.D program in Management as founding Chairman. He established the Centre of Management Studies, Centre for International Alliances, Department of Social Work, Centre for Advance Research Studies, Faculty of Skills Development, andFaculty of Social Sciences and Humanities at the University under his active leadership.