Dr. Harshada Rathod, Principal, Maniben Nanavati Women`s College, Vile Parle (W), Mumbai 400 056, hardly in service for a year and a half, has shown her mettle. She obtained her Master`s degree in Economics from S.N.D.T. University in 1979, M.Phil. in 1990 and later on awarded Ph.D. degree in 1997 from the same University. The author has an inpechable records, she possesses a vast experience of both classroom teaching and field in the discipline of Economics.
The author has good number of publications in her credit, such as more than 20 regional and national conference papers, about 5 international papers, 5 books, more than 70 articles etc. She is honoured with many enviable awards such as, National Scholarship in 1978-79, at National Essay Contest won thrice sponsored by Good Parents Group, USA in 1992, 1994 and 1998 and ANARDE - Young Women Outstanding Performance Award in 1999. She was invited to present a paper at an International Conference on "The Role of Women in Science and Technology in Third World." at the Western Australian University, Perth. She has been a regular invited guest at several colleges in Mumbai and Gujarat. She has more than 15 years of experience in the field of extension activities. She is a recognised guide for the Ph.D. students in the subject of Economics.