Prof. Parimal Mandke is currently the Vice President and Dean (Academics) at NIIT University.
With formal qualifications of MSc (Bombay University), MSc Tech (BITS, Pilani) and PhD (BITS, Pilani), her experience spans over 35 years. For the first 15 years of her career, she was a Faculty member and Dean, Educational Consultancy at BITS, Pilani. During her stint at BITS, Pilani, she gave leadership to development of new innovative on-campus and off-campus programs of studies. Noteworthy among them being the off-campus program, M S (S&T), developed in collaboration with CSIR for working scientists of the CSIR system.
As Chief, Higher Education, NIIT, Prof. Parimal contributed to the design of innovative GNIIT/ANIIT/FNIIT programs and industry-linked Professional Practice. She developed educational alliances with over a dozen Indian and international universities. Since 2002, she has been involved in the establishment of the NIIT University.
Prof. Parimal has presented papers and co-authored four books in the areas of R&D Management, S&T and Education. She has taught courses in Technology Management, R&D Management, Scientific Method and designed innovative research-driven course like Contemporary Issues.
Her areas of expertise include university development, university partnerships and the academic discipline of S&T.