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Area of Specialisation
General Management
Soft Skill Trainer
Date of Joining: 1/7/2010

Prof. Kavita Kanabar

Prof Kavita Kanabar is a resourceful professional with total experience of more than 16 years. She has an Industry experience of over 10 years in the Pharmaceutical Industry and of 6 years of in Academics. Prof Kavita Kanabar is also a certified Soft Skill Trainer.

She is a B. Pharma Graduate with Post-Graduation in Marketing (from K.J. Somaiya Institute of Management and Research Studies, Mumbai), and currently Pursuing Ph. D in Bound Supply Chain from Mumbai University. Her research areas are centred on International Business, Supply Chain Management and Marketing. 

Currently, Prof Kavita Kanabar is engaged as Assistant Professor - Marketing and General Management at Vivekanand Education Society’s Institute of Management Studies and Research (VESIM), Mumbai.  Prior to academic experience, she was engaged with the Pharma Companies in Mumbai. Her areas of Expertise are International Business Development, Global Tendering, Warehouse Management, Team Mentoring, Vendor Selection/Management, Cross-Functional and Cross-Cultural leadership and Product Management.

Prof Kavita Kanabar is the Head of Anti-Ragging Cell and Discipline cell and an active member of Women Development Cell and Attendance Cell in VESIM. She is also handling the portfolio of Strategic Procurement, Infrastructure and Facility and assisting Director Sir in Institute Building.

Prof Kavita Kanabar is also actively involved in organising events. She has also Organized the First Seminar organised by VESIM’s Woman Development Cell on “Creating an Inclusive Workplace” under Women Development Cell on 27th Jan 2015 and took lead in organising VESIMSR’s Research Cell's First National Research Conference on 20th September 2008. 

She was the Event Coordinator & Organizing committee member for International Conference organised by VESIM on “Creative Entrepreneurship: A Sustainable Approach for Economic Growth” on 12-14th February 2016 and Co-Conveyor of Smart City Exhibition in Big data Analytics & Smart cities International Conference 2016 (BASIC16) organised from 10th to 12th November 2016.

She was also an active VESIM’s Research Cell member & coordinator in conducting a five-day Research Methodology Workshop from 24th to 28th March 2014 in association with ICSSR and also l involved in publication of in-house research journal: Journal of Development Research with ISSN No.2229-7561. 

She has taught subjects like ‘International Business’, ‘Sales Management &Sales Promotion’, Distribution & Supply Chain management and ‘Export Procedures &Documentation’. She has arranged many field visits including a trip to JNPT, Air Cargo and CFS for her students in order to understand the management issues related to International Business. She has also received Certificate of Appreciation from Veslarc (Aadharshila-Teacher of VES) for her contribution towards academic excellence. 

She always has strong work ethics with a 'can do' attitude and has always offered constructive feedback and recognizes as well as rewards success.

Educational Qualifications
B. Pharma
Post Graduate Diploma in Supply Chain Management (PGDSCM)
Certified Soft Skill Trainer

Academic Affiliation
Associate Dean- General Management at Vivekanand Education Society Institute of Management Studies & Research, Mumbai
Mumbai University approved Faculty

Professional Affiliation
Member of All India Management Association (AIMA)


International Business
International marketing
Text Analytics and Sentiment Mining
Export Procedure and Documentation
Sales Management and Sales Promotion
Distribution and Supply Chain Management
Product and Brand Management

Area of Research
Inbound Supply Chain
Social Media Marketing

Current Research
Inbound Supply Chain

Research Papers
Job Satisfaction of Doctors in Public Hospitals in Mumbai , International Journal of Advances in Management, Technology & Engineering Sciences, ISSN No: 2249-7455, Vol.1, Issue 6 (Vii), March 2012
Change in Consumer Behaviour in Surat with Introduction of Mall, International Journal of Research in Finance and Marketing (IJRFM) (ISSN: 2231-5985), Vol. 2, No 4.
Motivating factors for success or failure of women entrepreneur, Journal of Development Research, ISSN No: 2229-7561, Vol 2, No 2.
Entrepreneurship Environment in Indian Economy and Women Entrepreneurs, Thematics Journal of Business Management, ISSN NO: 2277-3002, Vol 1, No 1.
Exploratory Study of Marketing Analytics Tools in ELK Asia Pacific Journals, ISBN: 978-93-85537-00-4
Influence of Customer Loyalty Programs on Customers in JDR-Journal of Development Research, ISSN No: 2229-7561-Volume 9, Issue 1, October 2015 to March 2016 Vol-2

Publications in Book Chapters/Others

"SCM best practices adopted in Pharmaceutical Industries” presented at Congruence organized by Vivekanand Education Society’s Institute of Management studies and research
"Motivating factors for success or failure of women entrepreneur”, Presented at National Conference in Thakur Institute of Management
“Changing Pattern of Consumer Behaviour in Indore with Advent of Mall” . Presented at International retail conference organized by Padmashree Dr. D Y Patil University, Navi Mumbai
“Women Entrepreneurship Development: A Study of Role of NGO’s in Mumbai and Pune” Presented at 5th International Conference on Entrepreneurship organized by Padmashree Dr. D Y Patil University, Navi Mumbai on 10th December 2011.
“New Generation Entrepreneurs: A Cross National Study” Presented at 5th International Emerging Economies: Challenges and Opportunities organized by Gian Jyoti, Institute of Management & Technology, Chandigarh
“Job Satisfaction of Doctors in Public Hospitals In Mumbai “ Presented at International Conference on Current Trends and Challenges in Management, Engineering, Computer Application and Technology (ICCTCMECAT, 2012). organized by Choice Institute of Management Studies and Research, Pune and Deogiri Institute of Engineering and Management Studies, Aurangabad
"Exploratory Study of Marketing Analytics Tool". Presented in Bigdata Analytics & Smartcities Internaitonal Conference 2016 (BASIC 16) organised by VESIM From 10 to 11th Nov 2016
"Study of Business Models for Social Entreprenurship in Healthcare Sector". Presented in 2nd International Conference on Social Entrepreneurship and Social Responsibility: A Sustainable Approach for Economic Growth organised by VESIM from 10th to 11th Feb 2017
"Analysis of Strategic Inbound Supply Chain Issues in Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Companies" at National Research Colloquium organised by Vivekanand Education Society’s Institute of Management Studies and Research on 23rd Feb 2018.

Working Papers
Analysis of Strategic Inbound Supply Chain Issues
Issues in Social Media Marketing

Work in Committees and Groups


Custom Programs

Speaking Engagements

Awards & Honours
Certificate of Appreciation received from Veslarc (Aadharshila-Teacher of VES) on 27th June 2015 for contribution towards academic excellence.
"Best Professor in International Business" Award from Dewang Mehta and National Education Awards in Nov 2017.