She is an academician, researcher and professional trainer in entrepreneurship. She has more than three decades of experience working with leading organizations as Chairman, member and consultant. She also served as Dean – Management (PG), Dean – Academics and Director of two business schools at MIT, Pune.
Her areas of expertise are in academic leadership, specialising in areas of Strategic Planning, Institution Building, Academic Programming & Planning, Developing Policies & Procedures, Syllabus Framework, Research, Consultancy, Industry Collaborations, Rankings and Accreditation.
Prof Gankar has worked as Board of Studies Chairman and member at Savitribai Phule Pune University, JKLU, SIU and NIBM. She has delivered plenary Academic & Research sessions in Paris, Poland, Dubai and Bhutan and has over 45 research publications at the national and international levels to her credit.
She is the recipient of several awards including the National Award as ‘Best Trainer Motivator’ by EDI, Ahmedabad, the ‘APJ Kalam – Leadership Award’ by FUEL, the ‘Dronacharya Award’ for Outstanding Contribution to Education by The HR Club, ‘Mother Teresa Shiksha Ratna Award’ by International Business Council and The Crest of Honor by NSE, MCCIA, NSL and CSI, among others.