Dr.Sharayu Bhakare is an Associate Professor in Commerce and Head of the Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, with a total teaching experience in higher education for 20 years. Courses taught: B. Com, M. Com, ACCA.
Her PhD study on the topic ‘Critical study of Corporate Social Responsibility Practices with Special Reference to Educational Activities Undertaken by Selected Large Scale Pune Based Industries’ has been published into a book by Lambert Publishing, Germany.
She is an award-winning international academician with an extensive research background and over 30 published papers in National and International Journals. A book written by her titled ‘Educational Corporate Responsibility Practices’ is published by the German publication Lambert .She is the editor of two books ‘Symbipreneurs’, and ‘Symbipreneurs-Dare to Dive’, published by the college. She was invited as the resource person in Kedge Business School France, Eurasian Doctoral Summer Academy in Bulgaria and University of Tarumangara, Indonesia. She has represented India at the ‘International Relations Conference’ at Mansfield College, Oxford University in the year 2011. She is an invited speaker in several National and International forums on topics of Inclusive entrepreneurship, Innovation and entrepreneurship, social entrepreneurship, entrepreneurial motivation, Corporate social responsibility, Sustainability Management etc
She has created a certificate course on ‘Corporate Social Responsibility’ which is available free on Udemy. More 4000 students from 85 countries have taken the course.
Dr.Sharayu has received several distinguished awards in the field of Education.
- Recipient of scholarship of the English-Speaking Union, London for the International Relations Conference
- Three Best research paper awards at International conferences by Mumbai University
- Best Research paper award by International Congress on Social Science Turkey,2020
- Outstanding Professor award by the World Education Congress,2020
- Distinguished Teacher Award by the MTC Global 2017 at the World Education Summit, the
- ‘Shikshak Gaurav Puraskar (Best teacher award)’ by Shikshan Mandal (Education Body), Pune Municipal Corporation, 2012
- ‘Women Achiever award’ by the Savitri forum, Pune 2013
- Awarded by Progressive Education Society, Pune for Academic Contribution in the Jan 2008.
She is the Faculty Organiser of some prominent initiatives in college:
- TEDxSCAC and Symbi talks,
- Indradhanu - Art and Craft Festival,
- Convener and Organiser of Symbiz - The Global Entrepreneurship Summit
- Faculty in-charge for Symagine - the College Annual Fest.
- Manthan- National Level Social Business Plan competition
- Project Campus Entrepreneur
- Vyaapar Vichaar- B-Plan competition
As an entrepreneurship teacher and mentor she is actively engaged in helping students develop an entrepreneurial mind-set. Her objective is to contribute to the field of Higher Education through continuous process of learning and committed efforts.