Vanita Bhoola

Ms. Vanita Bhoola is an Assistant Professor at S. P. Jain Institute of Management and Research (SPJIMR), since 2006.

Prof. Bhoola’s teaching and research interests include Project Management (sector-agnostic), decision Support Systems, MS Project, Project Risk Management and Project Risk Response Strategies. 

She is a certified PMP and Prince2 professional. Prof. Bhoola is currently pursuing Fellow Doctoral Program from National Institute of Industrial Engineering (NITIE), Mumbai in the area of risk management in IT projects.

She has an overall 17 years of experience in teaching and consulting and currently heading the Centre for Project Management at SPJIMR. The Centre is responsible for delivering customized programs, consultancy services, development of cases & research papers in the area of Project Management.  Prof. Bhoola has developed customized programs in Project Management for several companies including, E&Y, KEC International, Jyoti Structures, Colgate Palmolive Ltd, Tata Housing Ltd. etc.

Some of her recent research and publications have been featured in the Australian Software Engineering conference (ASWEC 2013), XVI Annual International Conference of Society of Operations Management, IIT Delhi, Journal of Applied Management and Investments, and Techmind Research, Canada.

 Cmde (Retd) P. Prabhakaran

Cmde (Retd) P Prabhakaran has been working as Academic Coordinator for the last 3 years in Project Management Center of S.P. Jain Institute of Management Studies and Research(SPJIMR), Mumbai. Prior to joining SPJIMR, he was part of the Board of Directors of M/S Mazagon Dock Ltd.(MDL) which is a Defence Public Sector Company located in Mumbai, for more than 3 years. In MDL, he had 13 years’ experience in warship building and submarine construction in various positions as Project Manager, Program Manager and Program Director. Prior to joining MDL, he was in the Indian Navy and was associated in the development of warship machinery involving extensive interaction with industry.

Currently he has been teaching project management for PMP® Prep Course, Post Graduate Certificate Course in Advanced Project Management, Executive MBA Program, Post Graduate Program in Development Management and Customized MDPs for various companies.

He is a graduate in Mechanical Engineering from Government College of Technology, Coimbatore and passed post graduate course in Marine Engineering from Institute of Armament Technology, Pune. He had also undergone specialized on-the-job training for 14 months, for construction project of SSK class submarines (Quality Control) in HDW Shipyard, West Germany.