Madhavi Gokhale

Professor and Programme Chairperson MBA

Academic and professional qualifications:

Ph. D., Humanities and Social Sciences Dept., IIT Bombay, 2013

Dissertation: The Nature of Contemporary Inspirational Literature with special reference to the

works of Richard Bach and Paulo Coelho”

M. Phil, University of Mumbai, 1996

Major: English Literature

M. A, University of Mumbai, 1988

Major: English Literature

B. A, University of Mumbai, 1986

Major: English Literature

Teaching experience

25 years in Sardar Patel Institute of Technology (1991 to 2016)

4 years in School of Business Management, NMIMS (2016 to date)


  • Managerial Communication I (MBA Core)
  • Managerial Communication II (MBA Core)
  • Written Analysis and Communication (MBA Core)
  • Business Communication and Analysis (MBA Core)
  • Negotiation: Skills and Processes (MBA Core and HR)
  • Negotiation Skills (DSA batch)
  • Oral Communication (MBA HR)
  • Written Communication (MBA HR)
  • Advanced Negotiation Skills (Elective: MBA Core)
  • Communication and Leadership through Literature (Elective: MBA Core)
  • Listening to the Customer (Executive MBA Pharma)

Expertise and Research Interest

Exploring literary classics to teach concepts of leadership and Communication to B-School students, doctor-patient communication during bad-news delivery

Conferences attended as presenter and Workshops conducted

(last five/six years)

Date and Venue Name of conference Organizing body Title of paper
17th November 2013, Phuket, Thailand Gokhale, M., International Conference on Languages Icsai. org Rhetoric as a bridge to transcendence: The Use of Analogy and Metaphors in Inspirational Literature with special reference to the works of Richard Bach
24th July 2012 Singapore Gokhale, M., 2012 International Conference on Society, Humanity and History Icsai. org Simplification in Contemporary Self-help literature
20th October 2011 Pennsylvania Gokhale, M., 36th Annual Meeting of the Society for Utopian Studies in State College Icsai. org A dream, a road and a pilgrim: Locating Utopian Mentalities in Paulo Coelho’s works
13th November 2010 Prague, Czech Republic Gokhale, M., Malshe, M., 1st Global Conference on "Making Sense of Suffering” Icsai. org From Suffering to Hope and Faith: The Pragmatic Value of Inspirational Literature
13th-15th April 2018 Malaysia 10th International Conference on Language, Education and Innovation Icsai. org Teaching Communication Skills through Literary Classics: A Pedagogical Experiment in Management Education
May 29th -30th August 2019, Vietnam 15th International Conference on Language, Innovation, Culture & Education 2019 (as a Keynote Speaker) Icsai.org The Classics in the VUCA World Classroom: Lessons in Leadership through Literature

Workshops conducted

April 27, 2018 Hyderabad 36th Induction Program for IPS officers National Police Academy Conducted Workshop on “Communication and Policing”
1st February 2019 Juhu Jagriti Hall, Mithibai College Two-day workshop titled “Sankhyiki” Department of Statistics, Sunandan Divatia School of Science Delivered a talk on “Team Liaison and Cooperation”
16th February 2019 Pharmacy Council of India sponsored Continuing Education Program Shobhaben Pratapbhai Patel School of Pharmacy Delivered a talk on Futuristic Trends in Teaching, Pedagogy and Research
23rd February 2019 Mithibai Faculty Development Program School of Business Management Conducted a workshop on Communication Skills

Conferences and workshops attended

  • Attended a three-day Faculty Development Program on “Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analysis” at NMIMS, Mumbai from 19th to 21st March 2018 by Campbell Collaboration.
  • Participated in a Webinar on “Resolving Conflict! How to Negotiate the Non-negotiable” conducted by the National Institute of Business Management in collaboration with the Harvard Negotiation Project on 28th March 2018.
  • Attended a workshop on NVivo at the International Institute of Population Sciences on 3rd October 2019.

Consulting/Research Project

Title of the programme Nature of programme: Institute / Self Type of programme: Institutional / Retail Name of the client No. of participants Level Officer/ Junior Management / Middle Management / Senior Management Duration -
Effective Communication Institutional Institutional Jackson Credit Cooperative Society 20 Senior Management 3 hours -
Edelweiss Young Leaders Program Institute Institutional Edelweiss 19 Junior and Middle Management 3 hours 12,500/-
Spykar Training program Institute Institutional Spykar 20 Middle and top management 3 hourd -

Ongoing Research Project:Bad-news delivery by medical practitioners: Strategic and Communicative Aspects in the Indian context in partnership with Professor Santana Pathak

Contribution to Community

  • I am presently serving on the boards of studies of Mithibai College (Business Communication) and NM college (Business Communication and Literature) as their subject expert.


  • During tenure as Area Chairperson, won the Best Department Award in 2019
  • Winner of the “Tejaswini” award in a “Pleasing Personality” contest organized by the Inner Wheel Club of Parleshwar (2014)

Refereed Journal Articles

  • Madhavi Gokhale, Milind Malshe, (2010), "What is "literariness”? A Conceptual Mapping”, Critical Enquiry, Volume II, Issue IV, October-December 2010, ISSN 0975-0096, pp. 100-113.
  • Madhavi Gokhale and Milind Malshe, (2011), "From Suffering to Hope and Faith: The Pragmatic Value of Inspirational Literature”, presented at the 1st Global Conference on "Making Sense of Suffering” at Prague, Czech Republic (November 11-13, 2011) and published in the journal Making Sense of Suffering: Theory, Practice and Representation, Vol. 154, ISBN-978-1-84888-060-3, pp. 121-135.
  • Madhavi Gokhale, (2012), "Simplification in Contemporary Self-help literature”, presented at the International Conference on Society, Humanity and History (ICSHH), at Singapore, July 23-24, 2012 and published as an extended paper titled "Implications of Simplification in Contemporary Self-help literature” in the International Journal of Social Sciences & Humanity (IJSHH) Volume 2, No. 5, ISSN 2010-3646, pp. 392-396.
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