Dr. Pradeep Pendse

Dean (PTM)

Prof Dr.Pradeep Pendse BE, MMS, PhD (all from University of Mumbai) is at present the Dean (PTM) and CTO at the Welingkar Institute of Management – he has been with WeSchool for nearly 25 years. He describes his purpose in life – “to help others succeed” – this reflects in his approach to everything that he does.

Prof Pendse began his career as a Business Analyst with Crompton Greaves Ltd in the early 80s and later founded and lead a 100+ strong software and IT consulting firm called Hauser Infotech Managers (P) Ltd for nearly 15 years and served over 50 leading corporates such as KEC Intl. Ltd, Mahindra Group, CEAT, Mattel Toys etc as a Consulting CIO.

He loves teaching and has been a visiting faculty to JBMIS, SP Jain, NMIMS, TISS, IIT Mumbai and nearly 25 other institutes over the past 25 years.

He is credited with designing/ nurturing several unique programs/courses such as the PGDM (e-Business), PGDM(Business Design & Innovation), PGDM (Research & Business Analytics) , the first edition of MMS (Systems) and IT curriculum for the SSC/HSC Board Pune,Executive program on Enterprise Risk Management (jointly with Deloitte), a unique case based course called Integrative Manager and a self /Integrative learning course called How Business works .
He has and continues to serve on Advisory/Subject boards for MBA/MCA programs at VJTI, Somaiya Institute of Mgmt, Somaiya Engineering college, MIT (Pune) and several others.

He is one of the pioneers in India in the areas of Project Leadership and Business Analysis and has trained over 15000 IT professionals from leading IT and Corporate organizations.

He has published several cases and books which include the first Indian Title on Business Analysis (PHI, 2008, 20162/e), the case study ‘Diary of a IT Project leader’ (a best selling case on ECCH), and the award winning case Twareit (Design/Innovation process) at the International Case Masters Competition.

He has also published nearly 5 International and 10 national level research papers and a number of articles in Business media and popular media including TV shows.

He has contributed to several professional bodies such as CSI, IMC, ISACA, PMI, CIO KLUB to name a few and has been on the Jury of several CIO awards such as the BSE-CIO KLUB awards (20014,15,16,), EY Transport Industry awards 2017, ET telecom Awards, Indian Express Group awards, CIO Crown awards, Hot Startup Awards etc.

For his distinguished services in his field he was awarded:

  • The Best Teacher award by the Bombay Management Association – 2018
  • The Fellow of the Computer Society of India (2012)
  • The Best IT Teacher in B-School Category (2011) by the Higher Education Forum
  • The Dewang Mehta Award for best IT Teacher in b-School Category (2009),
  • CSI Chapter Patron Award (2006),
  • Distinguished Alumnus award by NMIMS (2000),

He was introduced to PMI Mumbai Chapter at a time when the chapter was looking for space and for several years supported the chapter at WeSchool premises.

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