M.Com., M.A. ( University of Texas, U.S.A.), Ph.D.


Dr. Sharad Bhaskarrao Kolte, born at Wardha on 4th August, 1936, obtained his M.Com. (1959) in Accountancy; M.A.(1961) in Economics both from the Nagpur University, Nagpur; M.A. (1969) in Economics from the University of Texas, U.S.A. and Ph.D.(1973) from the University of Pune, Pune.
Dr. S.B. Kolte has distinguished himself as a teacher, research worker and educational administrator in a professional career of over 45 years. He was the Head of Department of Commerce and Business Economics at the Ahmednagar College, Ahmednagar from 1961 to 1966; Teaching Assistant at the Department Economics, University of Texas, U.S.A. from 1967 to 1969 and again joined as the Head of the Department at the Ahmednagar College, Ahmednagar from 1969 to 1993. He was working as Professor and Head of the Department of Commerce and Management Sciences at the S P University of Pune from December, 1993 to June 1995 and joined again Ahmednagar College, Ahmednagar from June 1995.
The Ahmednagar College which belongs to the same society i.e. B.P.H.E. Society is NAAC accreditated ‘A’ grade College. Dr. S.B. Kolte was working in Ahmednagar college for 30 years Director, IMSCDR.
Since June 1996 to 2002 he was working as Director of B.P.H.E. Society’s Institute of Management Studies Career Development & Research, Ahmednagar. Since June 2002 he is working as Director General of the Institute. The Institute is affiliated to University of Pune and recognized by All India Council for Technical Education.
During his tenure as the Director of the IMS he with the support and motivation from Rev. J. Barnabas the Secretary of the B.P.H.E. Society created a State of Art Management Institute in a place like Ahmednagar. The students from all over the country take admission for Management Programme. The Institute was ranked 43’rd amongst the top 100 Business Schools in the country and 2’nd in University of Pune, according to the joint survey conducted by Business Today, COSMODE, (Hyderabad) and H.R.D Ministry, Govt. of India. The Institute is the first academic institute in the state of Maharashtra to get ISO 9001-2000 certification from B.V.Q.I. London. Dr. Kolte has established a close relationship with the industries in and around Ahmednagar which help in providing practical exposure to the students which ultimately help students for placement. Videocon International and the IMS has collaborated and established Academy of Fine & Performing Arts for girls and also a CAD/ CAM Centre. IMS has also developed partnership with New Edge Electrical Ltd., Ahmednagar.
Dr. Kolte motivated and guided the faculty members to prepare a course on Environmental Management. It was put before the University of Pune authorities and got approved. The Institute was the first one in the University to start this Post Graduate Diploma in Environment Management course. A write-up on this course in the news paper attracted the attention of few women from Shrirampur. These women approached Dr. Kolte for guidance as they wanted to get involved in environment protection. He provided guidance to these women who ultimately established a Sanstha namely “Vasundhara Vriksha Sanvardhan Samiti” So far more than 10000 trees have been planted in the city of Shrirampur and those have been properly looked after. They are continuing with their efforts seriously.
In addition he was President of Maharashtra Universities Commerce Conference Association and Co-ordinator of Western Region (Maharashtra, Gujrat & Goa) of Association of Indian Management Schools (AIMS), the second largest network of Management Schools in the world. Since 1999, he was Executive member, Association of Indian Management Schools. As a regional Co-ordinator a Regional Conference on the theme “Partnering for Development” Industry – Business Schools Interaction was organised wherein Directors and faculty members of Busines Schools from Maharashtra, Goa and Gujrath participated. He was treasurer of AIMS during 2002-2003.
During his long standing career of 35 years, he has worked as the Dean of the Faculty of Commerce; Chairman, Board of Studies in Economics; member of the Senate, Academic Council and Executive Council and several other Committees at the University of Pune. He was also nominated by the Hon. Chancellor/ Governor, Maharashtra State, as Chairman of the Accounts Committee. Besides this he was also a member of the All India Advisory Committee of Board of Maharashtra State Secondary and Higher Secondary Education; All India Council for Technical Education, New Delhi and Giants International, Ahmednagar. He was also the Deputy District Governor of Lions International. He has also been associated with a number of other educational and social institutions. He was appointed by Hon. Ex. Vice – Chancellor Dr. Narendra Jadhav as Academic Coordinator of M.B.A. programme of S P University of Pune at RAK (UAE) for a semester from May 2009 to September 2009. The University of Pune MBA at RAK (UAE) programme was started under his guidance.
Dr. Kolte was instrumental in establishing Faculty of Management in University of Pune. During his tenure as Dean, Faculty of Commerce, he felt it necessary to separate Faculty of Management from faculty of commerce. With the help of members he succeeded in separating and establishing the Faculty of Management. Not only this but the number of Boards under Faculty of Commerce was also increased from 5 to 13. This was a great achievement in the sense that the representation of Commerce and Management teachers in the Academic Council has also been increased.
Dr. Kolte has published more than 25 research papers/articles in Indian as well as International journals. He has attended four International Conferences which were held at Bangkok and Arusha, Tanzania , Malysia where he presented his research papers. Dr. Kolte has also attended a number of National /State level Seminars/Conferences. Three books written by him have been also published. Twenty students have obtained their Ph.D. Degree under his guidance in the field of Management and Commerce.
Dr. Kolte has won a number of awards for his outstanding achievements in education as well as in sports. He was given the Best Teacher Award by the Zilla Parishad, Ahmednagar in 1980; Best President Award – Lions International District in 1974. He was the Colour Holder for Badminton at the University of Nagpur during 1956-1958. He was also considered as an outstanding kabbaddi player.
While working as the Head of Department of Management Sciences, of University of Pune it was felt by him that because of the financial crunch, the State Government had decided to reduce the grants to higher education and had directed all the Universities to form a Liaison Cell for University – Industry interaction. Keeping this in view, Dr. Kolte initiated two collaborative programmes with Tata UNISYS, Bombay and ISPAT Profiles India Limited, Pune wherein a direct linkage between the Department of Commerce and Management Sciences and these two Industries were established. The expertise from these two industries involved in teaching some of the courses like Marketing, Material Management, Personal and HRD etc., and final year students being selected by these industries for placement. The students thus have access with the working of these two industries. Efforts were also made to have similar types of collaborative programmes with two more Multinational Industries and other Business House.
The I.M.S.C.D.&R. has recently completed a research project under the Quality Improvement Programme of the University of Pune. Research project is entitled as “73’rd Amendment in the constitution and its impact on Women’s participation in Panchayat Raj in Maharashtra”. The project was financed by the University of Pune. Dr. S.B. Kolte was the Chief Researcher under whom Dr. Bal Kamble and other faculty of IMS carried out the research work.
Dr. Kolte was shortlisted for the post of Vice Chancellor of North Maharashtra University. As such he was interviewed by Ex. Governer, Maharashtra, His Excellence Dr. P.C. Alexander. However luck did not favour.



Actively involved in the activities of Centre for Studies in Rural Development. The C.S.R.D. is and extension department of Ahmednagar College, Ahmednagar. The Ahmednagar College was one of the few colleges in India to recognise the need of revitalize education by relating it to the needs of its rural surroundings. The recognition of this need found expression in the introduction of an experiment then known as Rural Life Development and Research Project (in 1961). The R.L.D.P. acquired the status of C.S.R.D. in 1969. The C.S.R.D. is engaged in the activities of extension, training, Development and Research in the sixty villages around Ahmednagar. The C.S.R.D. was thought on the belief that no ideal education institution can function in isolation; it has to have strong connections with its immediate society. The necessity of such ties becomes all the more important when the student community of the institution come from an agricultural background. It is this early concern for village life that eventually contributed to the foundation of the nationally renowned Centre for Studies in Rural Development.
Dr. Kolte was actively involved in the activities of the Centre for Studies in Rural Development at the Ahmednagar College, Ahmednagar (Maharashtra). This Centre played an instrumental role in revitalizing education by relating it to the needs of the rural people. He worked in more than 45 villages in the district of Ahmednagar movating rural people for development work. Initiated lot of irrigation projects. Worked to improve the education and the health standards of the rural folk. It may be mentioned that this Centre provided a model for what is presently known in India as the National Service Scheme.


After taking over as the Dean of Faculty of Commerce, University of Poona; it was sadly observed that for the past 15 years or so for some unknown reasons the stream of Commerce and Management Education was getting nowhere with an outdated and stagnant syllabus which had fallen into a time trap. It has failed to see that writing on the wall and modify and adjust itself to the relevant times. The result was there for everyone to see. The students, parents and even the teachers were disillusioned. This disillusionment manifested itself in low enrolments of students in Commerce Colleges and Departments. This in turn disillusioned the teachers further and a sort of inetia what was detrimental to Commerce education and the society as a whole, had set in. To arrest this adverse trend and minimize the negative impact on the educational system especially that of Commerce education, it was imperative that an innovative approach to Commerce education was thought f and thus make it an applied Science that moulds and prepares students to be effective and contributive members of the Society. In short it had to be a job-oriented and competitive course that prepared the students for jobs and specialized streams like C.A., I.C.W.A., Company Secretary, Business Taxation, etc.
Considering the time lapse and the inertia that had set in it was not an easy task to modify, innovate and update the Commerce Syllabus. There was pessimism at some quarters too, which made one flogging a dead horse.
In the light of these circumstances the uphill task of modifying the Commerce Syllabus and make it job-oriented one with a practical bias was undertaken. The involvement of everyone concerned was crucial. This was done by initiating a continuous dialogue and involvement of the

  1. Teachers
  2. Students and
  3. Experts in the field.

The new syllabus was brought into force and was implemented from June 1990. This modified syllabus has several important innovations that are essential for the furtherance f the cause of Commerce education.

  1. It gives the basic knowledge required to a Commerce graduate.
  2. It provides for more specialized knowledge and also increases the competitive skills of the students for what can be called the super-specialization like C .A., I.C.W.A. etc.
  3. It has got a practical content. The students required to undertake the practicals in their specialized area; maintain journals and submit reports based on their visits etc.
  4. The practical bias without sacrificing the basic content and the academic excellence is a unique contribution to the Commerce Faculty. This has enhanced the pragmatic and the academic value of this discipline, which in turn will have a positive impact on the students, teachers as well as the parents. Besides, since this practical bias gives a constant feed back from the field. It will serve as a constant inbuild innovater and modifier of the syllabus in the years to come.


    The fruits of any good work are to be shared by every one. This practical-based, innovative and modified commerce syllabus was no exception. It was felt that if all the Universities of Maharashtra could adopt this type of syllabus, it would benefit not only the teachers and students of a progressive State like Maharashtra but also the Commerce and Industry, since the capital of Maharashtra is also the financial and commercial capital of India.
    Hence a State level consultation of all the universities of Maharashtra was organized by the Dean of Commerce Faulty on 28th and 29th of September, 1991 at Ahmednagar; the theme being “Common Syllabus for Commerce Faculty in the Universities of Maharashtra”. The Dean of Faculty of Commerce, Members of various Boards of Studies of all the Universities of Maharashtra and experts participated in this consultation. The response received from all quarters especially the participants was magnificent and extremely encouraging. The members of all the Board of Studies in the faculty of commerce of all the universities in the State of Maharashtra were present. The tremendous effort out in by the participants in evolving a common syllabus was a testimony to the need for a modified and a practical biased syllabus for Commerce education.

    IV) Social contribution :

    Enabled group of women from Shrirampur to form “Vasundhara Vruksha Sanwardhan Samiti” : The Institute took initiative in preparing the course on Environment Management. The same was later on accepted by the authorities of University of Pune and the course entitled “Post Graduate Diploma in Environmental Management” was instituted at the University. Our Institute was the first one to start this course in the University.
    A write-up on this course appeared in the News Paper which attracted the attention of large number of people from Ahmednagar District in general & a group of enthusiastic women from Shrirampur in particular. This group then approached the Institute for guidance as they were interested in Environment protection. Proper guidance was given to the women through various meetings held at Shrirampur. At this point of time women felt to have a registered body to undertake various activities. The Institute helped the group of women right from preparation of the constitution to registering the Society. The Society is known as “Vasundhara Vriksha Savardhan Samiti”. About 40 women are members of the Samiti. The Samiti undertook tree plantation at various places in Shrirampur and they are now thinking of having the same on a large scale. For this purpose the Shrirampur Municipality has agreed to donate them a land of 2 acres.

    V. Initiating Association of MCA Institutes in Maharashtra

    Dr. S.B. Kolte took lead in establishing the Association of MCA institutes in the state of Maharashtra. The Association got registered under his guidance in the month of December 2004. Over 100 MCA institutes in Maharashtra are member of the Association. Networking for a bright future is the motto of the Association. The Association conducts CET for MCA for members institutes, organizes various seminars for faculty & students, conduct programmes for common placement of students of member institutes, conducts various activities – competitions through forming various university level chapters & suggests modification of syllabus according to the changing industrial needs. Dr. Kolte is Executive President of the Association.

    Awards :


    Best Teacher Award

    Ahmednagar Jilha Parishad, Ahmednagar


    Best President Award

    Lions International District 324


    Life Time Achivement Award

    Directors of Management Insititute and

    Principal of Commerce colleges

    Savitribai Phule University of Pune


    Contribution In the National Service Scheme

    Savitribai Phule University of Pune


    Life Time Achivement Award

    Maharashtra State Commerce Association


    Life Time Achivement Award

    Indian Subcontinent Decision Science

    Institute, New Delhi


    Ahmednagar Bhushan Puraskar

    Nagar vyaspeeth, Ahmednagar


    Kakasaheb Mhaske Shikshan Bhushan Puraskar

    Lat K.B.Mhaske Education

    Foundation, Ahmednagar


    Krutadnyat Puraskar

    (kRt&ta purskar )

    Rasik Group, Ahmednagar on behalf of

    Citizens of Ahmednagar


    Mahatma Phule Life Time Achivement Award

    Finix Social Foundation and Press Club, Ahmednagar


    Appreciation Award for Contribution In the city of Ahmednagar

    Maratha Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture, - Ahmednagar


    Achivement Award in the Field of Education and Social Contribution

    Ambika Mahila Sangh, Kedgaon,



    Award of Achivement Management Education and Executive President of Maharashtra Association of MCA Institutes.

    Dr. D.Y.Patil Institute of Management


    Certificate of Distinction

    Lions club of Ahmednagar

    Midtown, Ahmednagar


    Appreciation Award for the Contribution in the field of Education

    and Social work

    Ahmednagar Urban co operative Bank, Ahmednagar

    Teaching Experience :

    i) Head, Department of Business Economics, Ahmednagar College, Ahmednagar from 1961 to 1966, 1969 to 1993 and June 1995 onwards.
    ii) Professor and Head, Department of Commerce and Management Sciences, S P University of Pune, Pune since December 1993 to June 1995.
    iii) Teaching Assistant in Department of Economics, University of Texas, U.S.A. from 1967 to 1969.
    iv) Director,
    v) Academic Coordinator MBA programme of S P University of Pune at RAK (UAE) from May 2009 to September 2009.
    Has a total teaching experience of 32 years of Under-Graduate, Post-Graduate and research experience.

    * Following important Research Projects are completed

    1. Statistical Survey of Inputs through Rural Agencies for development in Ahmednagar District (7 Volume) 1967, Publication C.S.R.D., Ahmednagar
    2. Completed research project on topic entitled “73’rd Amendment in the constitution and its impact on Women’s participation in Panchayat Raj in Maharashtra
    3. Women Empowerment – A Study of Hirkani Women’s Multi State Dairy Co-operative.
    4. Survey report on “Present Status of Primary Education in Ahmednagar Taluka 2013”
    5. Survey of “ Primary Health Centres and Sub Centres in Ahmednagar and Pathardi Taluka 2015

    Present Positions/ and Held

    1) Trustee and Secretary - Shri.Ramkrishna Education Foundation, Ahmednagar – (Runs English Medium School).
    2) Trustee – Late Karandikar Guruji Bal Sadan - An organisation engaged in Rehabilitation of Leprosy Children.
    3) Vice President - Late K.B. Mhaske Secondary School Takli Kazi (Ahmednagar Taluka.)
    4) Honorary Member – Shri Ramkrishna Trust
    5) Executive President, Management Association of MCA Institutes (MAMI – a State level Association) from 2004.
    6) Chief Advisor – Motilalji Firodiya College of Arts and Home Science.
    7) Member Governing Body – Dr. D.Y. Patil Pratishthan’s , Pad.Dr. D.Y. Patil Institute of Master of Computer Application
    8) Was appointed as member of Committee appointed by Govt. of Maharashtra to prepare new Act for Medical, Technical and Professional Education’s admission and examination, reservation and fixation of Shikshan Shulka.
    9) Member of Syllabus Committee for Maharashtra Public Service Commission (M.P.S.C.)
    10) Vice President of Council of University Management Schools (C.U.M.S.)
    11) Approved Research guide of Bharati Vidyapeeth’s Deemed University.
    12) Member of Academic Council, Shivaji University, Kolhapur.
    13) Member of Executive Committee of Association of MBA / MMS Institutes
    14) Coordinator Western Region of Association of Indian Management Schools (AIMS)

    Publications and Research Experience :


    1. “The College and the Community” Published in New Frontiers in Education – August 7, 1975 Delhi. Vol. V., No.3.
    2. Zilla Parishad and Social Welfare – Rural Reconstruction – Prospectus and Retrospects – (Venus Publications, Pune) 1970.
    3. Status and Problems of Attached Agricultural Labourer – Maharashtra Times, Mumbai – 8th February, 1972 and 9th February, 1972.
    : "हलाकीत जीवन कंठणारा सालकरी शेतकरी ." (Stduy of living conditions of yearly paid farm worker)
    : "अपुरी मजुरी व कर्जाचा कायम भार शेतमजुरांच्या जीवनाची कहाणी" (Story of daily farm workers who live with insufficient daily wages & under the burden of loan)
    4. Need for Farmer’s Organisation on non political footing – Samacher, Ahmednagar.
    5. Problems of Village Level Workers – Village level worker an important agent of Rural Development.
    6. “Social Obligations of Suger Industries” – paper read at Kanpur Conference.
    7. Role of voluntary Agencies in Rural Development – Paper submitted at National Institute of Public Co-operation and Child Development, New Delhi – 25-27, August, 1981.
    8. C.S.R.D’s Experiment in Integrated Rural Development – A case Study of Pargaon Village.
    9. “Preliminary Project on the Bio-cultural Survey among the migrant Non-Pastoral and Semi-Nomadic Nandiwallas and Deowallas of Maharashtra”- Published in “Tribal Research Bulletin” September, 1983.
    10. Artile on “Pargaon Village Shows the Way” in Voluntary Action, Vo. 23, No. 7 February, 1981.
    11. Interview with students on “KoDogaava to mahaivaValaya” (Village to College)
    12. Published in Manohar, January 1972.
    13. Management Education : The Future
    II. BOOKS :
    1. Principles of Banking and Indian Banks – Vaidya Prakashan, Nagpur.
    2. Theory of Money and Banking – Maharashtra University’s Books Production Board, Nagpur.

    9. Administrative and Professional Experience :

    i) Dean – Faculty of Commerce, 1988 – 1991.
    ii) Member – Faculty of Commerce, S P University of Pune
    iii) Chairman – Board of Studies in Business Economics – S P University of Pune
    iv) Member – Academic Council, 1982 – 1985 S P University of Pune
    v) Member – Academic Council, 1988 onwards S P University of Pune
    vi) Member – Finance Committee 1989 to March 1993 S P University of Pune
    vii) Member – Senate, 1988 to 1991 S P University of Pune
    viii) Executive Council Member – March 1990 to March 1993 S P University of Pune
    ix) Nominated by the Hon. Chancellor as Chairman - Accounts Committee – July 1989 to July 1991.
    x) Member – Budget Committee – March 1990 to March 1993 University of Pune xi) Member – Management Faculty – University of Pune.
    xii) Worked on various Committees of University of Pune as Chairman and Member.
    xiii) Chairman: Board of Organization and Management – Faculty of Management University of Pune
    Membership of Committees/ Academic Bodies :
    i) All India Radio Advisory Committee, Pune 1986-88.
    ii) Maharashtra State Secondary and Higher Secondary Education Board, November 1990 onwards.
    iii) Member – Giants International, Ahmednagar.
    iv) Secretary, Ahmednagar District Comprehensive Human Resource Development Foundation
    v) Treasurer, Association of Indian Management Schools (AIMS) , during 2002-2003

    Participation in AMDISA Conference held at Pune on March 23-25, 2000.

    1) AIMS (Association of Indian Management Schools) Maharashtra Chapter was established at Pune and since then holding the position of Vice President of AIMS Maharashtra Chapter.
    2) As the Vice President of AIMS Pune Chapter the workshop in collaboration with Mumbai Education Trust’s Institute of Management, Mumbai, on the theme “Uniform Syllabus of MBA” was organised at Mumbai.About 150 participants from all the Universities in Maharashtra participated in this workshop. On the basis of the discussions held in the workshop the Pune University & Shivaji University, Kolhapue have framed their syllabi.

    Sports Activities :

    i) Badminton - Nagpur University Colour Holder – Two Years 1956 to 1958.
    ii) Kabbaddi - Best player in District of Wardha.

    International Conference :

    1. Arusha, Tanzaniaya – Paper presented on “Strategies for Rural Development – Concept of Integrated Rural Development “1980.
    2. Bangkok, Thailand – Workshop on “Thinking Evaliuatively”. Paper submitted on “Evaluation Techniqaues “–19-24, February, 1984.
    3. Male – International Conference organized by Association of Management Development Institutes in South Asia (AMDISA) at Male from April 15 – 27, 2003.
    4. Lahore – South Asian Management Forum 2004, organized by Association of Management Development Institutes in South Asia (AMDISA) on 28’Th Nov. to 1’st December 2004 at Lahore University of Management Sciences, Pakistan
    5. Kuala Lumpur – Learning & Application Arts, Culture, Science, Technology, Management & Social Development organized by ANURAGUM on 17, 18, 19 August 2012 at University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur.
    Thesis :
    1. Thesis submitted to the Faculty of Graduate School of the University of Texas at Austin for Master Degree of Arts – January, 1969. “The Vijay Group Co-operative Oil Mill – A Case Study”.
    2. Thesis submitted to University of Poona for Ph.D. March , 1978 “Prices and Profits in Pharmaceutical Industry : A Study”.
    i) Sept. 14-15, 1970 - Seminar organised by Co-operative Training Centre, Ahmednagar on “Panchayat Raj and the Place of Co-operative in it”.
    ii) March 5-7, 1971- Seminar on Dynamics of Higher Education in Society organised at Ahmednagar College – Paper read on Growth of Higher Education in Ahmednagar District.
    iii) March 15- 17, 1974 - Paper presented on “ga`aimaNa ivakasaatIla mah%vaacaa GaTk – ga`amasaovak va %yaaMcyaa samasyaa maharaYT/ rajya ga`amasaovak – saoivaka maMDLacao 8 vao AiQavaoSana, Ahmadnagar. (Important personality in rural development – The village level worker & their problems paper read at Maharashtra state village level workers 8th convention at Ahmednagar)
    iv) January 22, 1981 - Paper on “Value Analysis” Seminar organised by Departmentof Management, CSRD, Ahmednagar.
    v) May 1 – 2, 1981 - “National Workshop on Training Professionals for Rural Development at Graduate and Post Graduate Levels” Organized by Government Reconstruction at XISS – Ranchi.
    vi) August 25 – 27,1981- “National Seminar on Role of Voluntary Agencies in Rural Development “ organised by Institute of Public Co- Operation and Rural Development New Delhi.
    vii) October 18, 1982 - “Consultation on Rural Development towards Employment Generation and Poverty Alleviation” organised by I.L.O at Udaipur.
    vii) October 15 to - Paper presented on November 19, 1986 “Organisational Communication Skills” in the Industrial Management Programme for Kinetic Engineering Employees, Ahmednagar.
    ix) June 15-17,1988 - Seminar on “Role of Research Methodology in Higher Education – A Quest “organised by Ahmednagar College, Ahmednagar.
    Twenty Two students were awarded Ph.D under the Guidance of Dr. S.B. Kolte

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