Prof. Dr. Netra Ganesh Neelam is the Director at Symbiosis Centre for Management and Human Resource Development (SCMHRD). Dr.Netra Neelam joined the Symbiosis family in July 2004 and has about 2 decades of experience in the field of higher education. She is a gold medalist from Ness Wadia College of Commerce in the M.Com examination and was a topper in the PGDHRM programme at Symbiosis Institute of Business Management (SIBM-Pune). She completed her M.Phil from Brihan Maharashtra College of Commerce with an Outstanding Grade. She pursued her Ph.D in HR from Symbiosis International (Deemed University) under the Faculty of Management. She is also a recognized Ph.D research guide and currently guiding 8 Ph.D scholars at Symbiosis International (Deemed University).

She joined as a lecturer at Symbiosis Centre for Management Studies (SCMS, Pune) popularly known as Symbiosis-BBA in 2004 and rose to the position of Deputy Director at SCMS. With a single-minded focus on institution building, she has actively engaged administratively in each activity of the institute. She was responsible for some crucial committees like academics, examinations, and admissions. In 2014, she moved to SCMHRD and has been in the role of Deputy Director for more than 5 years since 2017.

She has been in the profession of teaching by choice and finds a sense of satisfaction in being able to engage with the young minds in class.

Dr. Netra Neelam is passionate about the field of psychometry and is certified in internationally recognized psychometric instruments like MBTI®, FIRO-B®, Strong Interest Inventory®, Belbin®. She is also a Certified Emotional Intelligence Coach Practitioner along with being certified in NLP, Hypnosis & Coaching.

She was invited to take part as a guest researcher in the DAAD-sponsored Centre for Modern Indian Studies at the University of Cologne (Germany). She has been invited to serve as a member of the Asia Pacific Advisory Council (APAC) and Indian Business School Directors Leadership Group (IBSDLG) by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). Dr. Netra has attended various International seminars in India, Colombo, Thailand, and the USA which focused on delivering quality education in the field of Management. She particularly likes to engage in seminars and discussions on Assurance of Learning (AoL). In 2021 she was invited as a speaker at a webinar by the UK office of Belbin on Enhancing Academic Interactions to share insights on the extensive work done by her with the Belbin instrument for the benefit of student progression.

She served as a Member of the Board of Management and Board of Examination at Symbiosis International (Deemed University) and is currently a member of the Academic Council. Along with being a member of the Board of Studies under the Faculty of Management at the University, she currently is the chairperson of the HR-sub committee. She is a life member of NHRD and ISTD.

She has published various papers in National and International Journals indexed in Scopus and ABDC journal lists. Her research interests are in the area of organizational culture, commitment, learning strategy, collaborative learning, enhancing team effectiveness etc.

Dr. Netra Neelam has been actively involved in Management Development Programme for Corporates and has conducted functional and behavioral training programmes for executives from organizations like Tata Trusts, Adani Group, HPCL, Burckhardt Compressions, Gudel, etc. She also conducts Faculty Development Programme for teachers of undergraduate and postgraduate institutions in the area of personality, team building, transactional analysis etc, all of which contribute to behavioral development.

Symbiosis International (Deemed University) is based on the principles of the Vedic thought of “World as One Family” and Dr. Netra Neelam firmly believes in contributing toward this principle through various activities and initiatives at SCMHRD.