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Dr. Nilam Panchal

Chairman - ISTD Ahmedabad Chapter

Dr. Nilam Panchal is working as an Associate Professor at B.K.School of Business Managment, Gujarat Univeristy. Prior to joining B.K.School she has worked at Institute of Management, Nirma University. She has 2 years industry and 12 years of academic experience. Her Basic Qualification is Ph.D., M.Phil (Gold Medalist), PGDIRPM (Gold Medalist) and MBA (Finance). Her core and interest area include Finance and Human Side of Organization. She has completed Faculty Development Programme (FDP) in Management from prestigious institute, IIM Ahmedabad and also FDP in Entrepreneurship from EDII, Ahmedabad. She has been participant in various Management Teacher’s Programmes (MTPs) and FDPs at IIM-Bangalore, IIM-Indore, IIM-Noida, MDI- Guragaon to name a few. She has published many research articles in refereed national and international academic journals and few articles in business magazines. She has also contributed chapters and cases in books and has presented papers in many national and international conferences. She has delivered many invited keynote talks in international and national conferences across the nation. She has conducted Employee Development, Management Development and Women Development Programmes for Executives & Middle Level Managers of different organizations like Kohler India, GNFC (NARDES & Ladies Club), P I Industries, Classic Hotels, Zindal Industries, Babina Diagnostics, Asian Paints Limited to name a few. She has been awarded Merit certificate by Education Department, Government of Gujarat in recognition of the high position secured in the list of meritorious candidates. She has applied for Major and Minor Research Projects at ICSSR and UGC. She is a member of various associations like AIMS, BDMA, ITC, IARA. She is passionate about teaching, research and training and has been engaged in enabling Individuals and Organizations through coaching, training and learning and development.


Tanvi Kothari

Hon. Secretary - ISTD Ahmedabad Chapter

Tanvi Kothari has completed her MBA with dual specialization in Human Resource and Marketing from T. N. Rao Institute of Management Studies, Saurashtra University, Rajkot, Gujarat. She had done B. Pharm from B. K Mody Government Pharmacy College, Saurashtra University, Rajkot, Gjuarat. She is Pursing her PhD from Institute of Management, Nirma University, Ahmedabad, Gujarat. Prior to joining SJPI in July 2017 she was associated Institute of Management, Niram University as full time research scholar. Her academic areas of interest are Organizational Behaviour, Human Resource Management, Compensation Management, Strategic Human Resource Management, Research Methodology . She is life member of Indian Society of Training and Development Being into academics for almost 9 years she has attended few workshops and has written research papers in reputed Journals.

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Yogesh Chati

Hon. Treasurer - ISTD Ahmedabad Chapter

I am in Training field since last 17 years. My specialization is conducting tailor made training modules as per the need of the participants and Organizations, mostly on topics related to Housekeeping , Kaizen , Safety Behaviour, Self Managed groups, Leadership Development , Labour Laws , Discipline in Industry , Self Confidence, Competency Mapping and very much interested to work in the area of Industrial Relations, Training and Development, CSR

Specialties: Conducting learning workshops for Trade Union Officials/Blue Collar Workers/Supervisors /Middle level Managers in enhancing their sense of belonging towards their Organization, improving productivity and Work Culture and Work Ethics.

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Dr. Rajesh Jain

National council member - ISTD Ahmedabad Chapter

Dr Rajesh K. Jain is Professor at Institute of Management, Nirma University (IMNU). Recipient of ‘Shiksha Rattan Award’, and National Merit Scholarship, he is engaged in teaching, research and corporate training for the last twenty five years. His career span includes a decade of rich industrial and academic experience at Mumbai. He had taught at leading management and engineering institutes, including at N.L. Dalmia Institute of Management Studies and Research, Mumbai; K.J. Somaiya College of Engineering, Mumbai to name a few. He has conducted sessions in a variety of management development programmes; presented research papers in many national and international conferences and seminars. He had visited South Korea, Austria, Switzerland, China, and Hong Kong on academic assignments. He had co-authored 6 management books, edited chapters in book published by Pearson. He has been instrumental in organization of many national and international Conferences, Seminars, and Workshops of repute. He has Co-Chaired Nirma International Conference of Management (NICOM-2007). He is the founder member and currently Chair for the American Society for Quality (ASQ) Local Members Community, Ahmedabad. He is Life Member of Indian Society for Mechanical Engineers. Life Member of Indian Society for Training & Development (ISTD); he is National Council Member of ISTD. He has been the Chairman of the Executive Diploma Programme at IMNU. Currently he is the Chairman of Operations Management & QT Area, and General Management Area at Institute of Management, Nirma University, Ahmedabad.