Pradeep Pai

Associate Professor (Operations and Decision Sciences) and Program Chairperson (MBA Part-time and Executive MBA programs)

Academic and Professional Qualification

  • Masters in Management Studies (MMS), University of Mumbai, 1991.
  • B.E., University of Mumbai, Major: Production
  • Currently pursuing PhD in Business Management from All India Management Association (AIMA) and Aligarh Muslim University (AIMA – AMU)


  • Chairman of Mumbai University Paper setting committee for the subject Operations Planning & control for 2010, 2011 & 2012
  • Chairman of Mumbai University Paper setting committee for the subject Customer Relationship Management and Supply Chain Management in May 2017
  • Member of Local Inspection Committee of Mumbai University for the continuation of affiliation of St Francis Institute of Management & Research, in June 2017


  • Business Statistics
  • Operations and Supply Chain Management
  • Operations Research
  • Project Management
  • Supply Chain Analytics
  • Services Operations Management

Teaching Experience: 28 years

  • Narsee Monjee Institute of Management & Research (NMIMS), School of Business (SBM), Vile Parle (West).
  • Great Learning, Division of Great Lakes Institute of Management.
  • N L Dalmia Institute of Management & Research, Mira Road
  • Ahmadabad Management Association’s Institute of Management Studies, Ahmadabad.

Industry Experience: 20 years

  • Godrej & Boyce Mfg Co. Ltd., Godrej GE Appliances Ltd., Personnel Search Services, ACE Search Consultants Pvt. Ltd.

Ph.D. Topic:

  • Determinants of the Indian Consumer Buying Satisfaction in Online and Offline Food and Grocery Purchase

Refereed Journal Articles

  • Pai, P., Mustafa, B., Mukherjee, P. N. (2017). Mumbai Grahak Panchayat - Indian Success Story in Food and Grocery Organized Sector. International Journal of Research in Business Management, IMPACT Journals, V(1), 91-110.
  • Mukherjee, P. N., Pai, P. (2017). Effect of Demonetisation on Food & Grocery Retail. International Journal Advance Research in Computer Science & Management Studies, 5(2).
  • Pai, P., Mustafa, B., Mukherjee, P. N. (2018), Factors influencing Food & Grocery Purchase Decisions in India, Journal of International Finance and Economics, Vol 18, No 4, 2018, ISSN: 1555 – 6336.
  • Pai, P., Mustafa, B., Mukherjee, P. N. (2019), Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA) – Application at NMIMS – SBM, a leading AACSB accredited Indian higher education Business School, NMIMS Management Review, Volume XXXVI, Issue 4, January 2019, ISSN: 0971 - 1023
  • Pai, P., Mustafa, B., Kachwala, T (2020), Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA) – Is BCC model better than CCR model? Case of Indian Life Insurance companies, NMIMS Management Review, Volume XXXVIII, Issue 1, January 2020, ISSN: 0971 - 1023


  • Pradeep Prabhakar Pai (2012). Operations Research – Principles & Practice (6th reprint, 2018), Oxford University Press.
  • Pradeep Pai (2019), Project Management, Pearson India Education Services.
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