Dr. Vasant Desai has been engaged in socio-economic research and written on industry, enterpreneurial management, rural economics, rural development, financial system, banking and monetary policy in the last fifty years. Throughout this period one of his persistent interests has been the study of economic problems in their socio-political enterpreneurial cultural and socio-economic setting. He has blended his wide experiences in teaching, research and banking to focus attention on issue in a lucid as well as in an authoritative manner.
Dr. Desai has wide background of research in enterpreneurial development, management, Agriculture,Rural development, savings, industry, banking, monetary economics and small-scale industries and has many opportunities with eminent economists, bankers enterpreneurs, industrialists and other authorites. His passion for knowledge has been responsible for the training of a band of young economists.
Urmila Rai was Principal of Narsee Monjee College of Commerce in Mumbai, for fourteen years and later, Director of Pillais` Institute of Management Studies in New Panvel. She has taught Communication in Sydenham Collage, Narsee Monjee College of Commerce, Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management and Narsee Monjee Institute of Management. At present, she is Visiting Faculty for Communication Techniques in Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies and is also corporate trainer for several companies including many ing. She has conducted training sessions for Thermax, Forbes Marshall, Maersk (India) and Knight Frank (India).
She holds a Ph.D. in English Literature and has guided students for Ph.D. she has been a member of the Senate and the Academic Council of the University of Mumbai.