Dr. Gautam Bapat
Dr. Gautam Bapat is a distinguished academician known for his strong administrative acumen and remarkable research prowess. Holding a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree in General Management from MIT World Peace University, he has demonstrated his expertise in the realm of academia and research.
In terms of administrative accomplishments, Dr. Gautam Bapat has a remarkable track record. He currently serve as an Associate Professor at Dr. Vishwanath Karad MIT World Peace University since July 2023, where his strong leadership and academic guidance continue to shape the institution. As the Program Director for General Management (MBA & BBA) at WPU School of Business since January 2023, he steer the academic programs with finesse. His tenure as the Head of School for the School of Management (UG) from June 2020 to January 2023 marked a period of significant growth and development. Prior to that, he led as the Program Head for the BBA Global eBusiness Program from June 2017 to June 2020, highlighting his consistent commitment to excellence in education administration.
With an illustrious academic journey, Dr. Gautam Bapat completed his Faculty Development Program (F.D.P.) from the prestigious Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad (IIMA) in May 2022. This program focused on Pedagogy and Research Methods, a testament to his commitment to enhancing his teaching and research skills. He proudly bear the alumni status of IIM Ahmedabad, reflecting his deep-rooted connection to excellence in education.
His doctoral research, titled "Web-based Marketing Strategies for Student Recruitments in Private Universities," showcased his proficiency in exploring innovative approaches within the education sector. This earned him a Ph.D. from Dr. Vishwanath Karad MIT World Peace University in October 2021.
Notably, Dr. Gautam Bapat holds a Master of Management Studies (M.M.S.) degree with a Marketing Major from the Indian Institute of Cost Management Studies and Research. Graduating with distinction class honors in May 2016, he exhibited his dedication to academic distinction. He also obtained a Master of Computer Application (M.C.A.) degree with a Science Major in May 2009, diversifying his educational foundation.
Dr. Gautam Bapat's research accomplishments are equally impressive. With 17 research papers published, 5 patents, 2 book chapters, and a management case published, his contributions to academia are invaluable. He also play a crucial role as a reviewer for 5 international journals, showcasing his active involvement in shaping academic discourse.
His dedication and contributions have garnered him numerous awards and recognitions. Notably, he received the "Ideal Teacher Award" in 2018 from the Maharashtra Academy of Engineering & Education Research, a testament to his exceptional teaching skills. He was also honored with the "Highly Commended Paper Award" in 2022 by IRSSM, further highlighting his impact in the research domain. In 2023 alone, Dr. Gautam Bapat secured multiple "Best Paper Awards" from esteemed institutions including the Management Institute-Warsaw University of Life Sciences and IIM Ahmedabad. His recognition also extends beyond research, as he clinched the "First Position Award" in the "3MT-3 Minute Thesis presentation competition" organized by the Research Cell of AAFT University of Media & Arts Raipur.
Dr. Gautam Bapat embodies a dynamic combination of profound administrative capabilities and prolific research achievements. His journey exemplifies an unswerving commitment to education, research, and excellence, making them a true luminary in the academic realm.