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Advisory Council

The Academic Advisory Council shall be responsible for providing guidance on regulating and maintaining the standards of curriculum, teaching, research and examinations in the Institute. Specific objectives of the Academic Council are as follows

  • Recommend to the Executive Management (Local Managing Committee) regarding various programs of degrees, diplomas, certificates and other academic distinctions.
  • Make proposals for the establishment of higher learning, research and specialized studies, academic services units, libraries, computer laboratories and other infrastructure in the Institute.
  • Make recommendations regarding new proposals for creation of teaching and other academic staff required by the Institute;
  • Recommend to the Executive Management or otherwise of the qualifications as prescribed by the University Grants Commission for different categories of teachers and other academic staff, and for a particular post in these categoriesand prescribe additional qualifications, if any.
  • Prescribe qualifications and norms for appointment of examiners, moderators and others, concerned with the conduct of examinations;
  • Appoint sub-committees to review periodically the utility and practicability of the existing courses of study and the desirability or necessity of reviewing or modifying them in the light of new knowledge or changing societal requirements;
  • Make proposal for the conduct of interfaculty program, common facilities such as centers of Excellence, workshops, etc.;
  • Prescribe norms for recognition of any member of the teaching staff of the institution as a registered teacher of the University;
  • Accord recognition to the higher learning, research or specialized studies on the recommendation of the sub committees appointed by the Executive Management;
  • Approve/Advise on all academic matters, the details of the academic calendar and feasibility reports on academic programs, and submit to the Executive Management specific matters which requires their intervention.
  • Exercise such other powers and perform such other duties as may be conferred or imposed on it by Regulations.
Members of Academic Advisory Council
Sr. No. Name Designation
1 Bro. Alphonse Nesamony Chairman
2 Dr. Thomas Mathew Advisor
3 Dr. G. Ramesh Programme Head - MMS
4 Dr. Sulbha Raorane Programme Head - PGDM
5 Prof. Natika Poddar Programme Head - MFM/MMM
6 Dr. MG Shirahatti President-Board of Studies, University of Mumbai
7 Dr. Neerav Nagar Faculty member, Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad
8 Mr. Nirmal Rivaria CEO and Co-Founder FinPeace Technologies Technologies Private Limited
9 Dr. Dilip S. Patil Professor and Director, DLLE, University of Mumbai

Placement Advisory Council


  • To establish an industry-academia think-tank which will deliberate on institutional supply, industry demand, employment trends with respect to specific management fields;
  • To assist the Institute in its drive towards designing and offering programmes suitable to future industry needs; and
  • To improve the placement standards as well as compensation packages so as to bring it at par with the top three institutes in Mumbai.
Members of Placement Advisory Council
S. No. Name Designation
1 Bro. Alphonse Nesamony Chairman, SFIMAR

Bro. K C Joseph

Registrar, SFIMAR

Dr. G. Ramesh

Programme Head – MMS, SFIMAR

Dr. Sulbha Raorane

Programme Head – PGDM, SFIMAR

Ms. Sangeeta Varma

Manager Corporate Relations & Placements ,SFIMAR

Ms. Navika Pednekar

Asst. Manager Corporate Relations & Placements ,SFIMAR

Ms. Susan Josi 

Managing Partner, Sorrento Healthcare Communications

Mr. Anuj Nath 

Head HR – RNA Corp


Mr. Dhwani Mehta

Director, Opportune Technologies Pvt. Ltd.

The Executive Management Committee will have the following sub-committees:

  • Academic Development Committee: Review and Enhancement of Curricula, Pedagogy, new programme development, co-curricula development, academic collaborations and tie-ups, selection of visiting faculty, industry guest lecturers, academic exchange, dual programme, student quality and intake, industry visits, international visits and any other activities related to students (wisdom, values, personality and soft skill development) and programmes for them.
  • Faculty and Academic Resources Enrichment Committee: This committee will take care of all faculty related advancement activities such as research, LRC, FDP, Faculty Exchange, knowledge management, etc. The Research Review Committee (RRC) is proposed to be merged with this.
  • Accreditation and Quality Management Committee: NAAC, NBA, ISO, any other accreditation or ranking related matters.
  • Academic- Industry Liaison Committee: This committee will take care of MDP, consulting, advisory, virtual office, entrepreneurship and business incubation centre, placement, external programmes& exams, media and external relations etc.
  • Campus Administration and Maintenance Committee: This committee will be responsible for overall administration and maintenance of the campus including pest control, fire safety, hostel and canteen.
  • Finance, Budget, Audit and Institute Infrastructure Development Committee: This committee will review and make proposals on all matters pertaining to finance, budget, audit and infrastructure.
  • Student and Alumni Advisory Committee: This committee will involve student and alumni representatives in various institution-building and promotional activities.
  • IT and Business Continuity Committee: This committee will be responsible for all IT requirements, development and information security issues as well as backup plans related to continuity of operations.
  • Selection & Appointment Committee: This committee will review and propose requirements, procedures, selection and appointment of teaching and non-teaching staff.
  • Grievance Redressal Committee: This committee will be responsible for looking into faculty, staff regarding their service conditions or rules and regulations and students’ grievances regarding admission, refund of fees, hostel, etc., and their redressal.
  • Anti-Ragging Committee: This committee is responsible for looking into incidents related to ragging and sexual harassment among students with a view to prohibit, prevent and eliminate the scourge of ragging and sexual harassment including conduct of any student or students indulging in indecent, indiscipline and rowdy activities within the campus or outside and prescribe punitive and corrective measures. .
  • Institutional Social Responsibility Committee: This committee will be responsible of meeting societal responsibilities of the Institute through various community development programmes and activities.
  • College Women Development Committee: This committee will deal with gender biased cases, sexual harassment and any other such related cases within the campus.
  • SFIMAR Alumni Association: The SFIMAR Alumni Association is a registered society consisting of ex-students of the Institute and acts as a platform for exchange of views and opinion on various matters related to the development of the Institute, feedback, fund-raising, employment trends and placement activities.
  • Extra-curricular and Co-curricular Committee: This committee is responsible for organizing all extra-curricular and co-curricular events, various club activities, intra and inter-collegiate competitions and participations by faculty, staff and students.

A governance structure consisting of various councils and committees in a chart format as well as the organization chart of the Institute is provided overleaf.