One of the most well-recognized business school in the country, Universal Business School today announced the appointment of Dr. Ashish Urkude for the esteemed position of its Director. The institute is proud to welcome Dr. Urkude as an exceptionally remarkable academic expert, bringing on board his extensive global experience of over 25 years.

Dr. Ashish Urkude has made an excellent mark in the field having accomplished successful noteworthy professional associations with renowned names such as IJORD Group, University of Petroleum and Energy Studies (UPES), Symbiosis International University and Rai Business School among others. Dr. Urkude has held prestigious positions, such as Research Head and Campus Head, during his entire professional tenure, which accounts to his immense knowledge and expertise. He is today known across the globe for his praiseworthy research on the space age human development, accepted by the UNESCO in 2006-2007 in the form of Research, “Mobility of the Engineer in the interstellar Era” and “Mobility of the best-fit engineers in the interstellar era”. Having published extensively in the International and national refereed journals and conferences and received several awards, Dr. Urkude holds an impressive profile.

Gurdip Anand, Cahairman and Founder, UBS, expressing his pleasure on this new appointment said, “Dr. Urkude needs no introduction in the global academic world for his achievements speak louder than words. We are extremely happy to have him on board with us and are sure that he will add immense value to our school bringing along his phenomenal educational background and practical experience. Dr. Ashish, holding Ph.D. in Management (2004), pursued after B. Engg. 2nd Merit and MBA (Marketing and Finance) all from Nagpur University and M. Tech pursued from Karnataka University, is undoubtedly bound to be a real asset to any institution. All his degrees having been evaluated and accredited by WES Canada while he actively worked there speaks volumes. His several colleagues time and again testify to his tremendous work like the implementation of SAP Higher Education in UPES and generation of 79 Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) and the development of several BBA, MBA and B. Tech. courses. His initiatives to implement project KEDAR and to develop a Knowledge Management Portal for UPES worth Rs. 2.5 Crore have been duly lauded as well by all.”

Universal Business School, having established relatively recently in the year 2009 has already earned a credible name in the society and has gone a step ahead with launching India’s first Green Business School. The world-class business school, founded by International business leaders has already acquired a significant space with its unique experiential based learning pedagogy for students. The school is now sure to bank upon its advantage of working with someone like Dr. Urkude with the skill of having provided consultation to Fortune 500 companies while working in Canada and having helped collaborations of 423 automobile and manufacturing firms in India and Canada.

Expressing his delight on the association, Dr. Ashish Urkude said, “I feel fortunate to be associated with an innovative and progressive academic entity like Universal Business School, which has been instrumental in gaining substantial recognition all too soon in its journey. I believe I will be able to contribute my best to the future endeavours of the school and carry forward its tradition of corroborating brilliance at every step. I shall strive to continue to work ahead following my life mantra, that is, ‘Whether you hate me, whether you love me, I’m going to contribute, contribute, contribute…..for the welfare of the world’.”