Dr. Mrs. Sushma Shekhar Kulkarni is Director at Rajarambapu Institute of Technology, Maharashtra, India. Holds Ph.D in Civil Engineering, from Shivaji University, Kolhapur, India. She has 28 years of teaching experience in civil engineering programs. Her area of interest are Concrete Technology, TQM, Quality Circles, Construction Management, Watershed Management, Outcome based Engineering Curricula and Best Practices in Engineering Education and have contributed more than 75 research papers in National & International journals and conferences. One provisionally registered Patent titled ‘Academic System based on Mobile Computing Devices’. She has completed sponsored project from Department of Science & Technology. She has authored a book on Total Quality Management by LAP Lambert Publication, Germany. She has visited more than 6 universities globally like United States of America, Singapore and Australia to study Engineering Education System. Dr. Mrs. S.S Kulkarni has been awarded with Bhartiya Vidya Bhavan’s ‘Best Engineering College Principal Award’ by ISTE for the Year 2011, Emerging HRD thinker’s award’ by ISTD for 2011 with Gold Medal. She has contributed in various professional boards like ASEE, USA, IUCEE and Fellow of Institution of Engineers and ISTE. She has served as a chairman in Lead colleges at Shivaji University, Kolhapur. She is working as Editor for International journal ‘Journal of Engineering Education Transformation’, from January, 2014 in collaboration with IUCEE. She was invited as jury in GEDC- Airbus Global Diversity award at Adelaide, Australia in November 2015 & as a Keynote Speaker in the Asian Engineering Education Conference 2016 CDIO at Yanshan University, Qinhuangdao, Hebei, China, March 2016. Dr. Sushma Kulkarni is recognized as one of the 100 Most Influential Directors of India (Education) by World Education Congress, June 2016.
Fellow of Institution of Engineers, Member of Indian Society for Technical Education (ISTE), New Delhi, All India association for Educational Research (AIAER),
Member of Board of Trustees of Engineering Education Foundation, Pune,
National Council Member of Indian Society for Training and development (ISTD), New Delhi,
Member of American Society for Engineering Education, USA, Board member of IUCEE, India chapter, Chairman of Lead Colleges, Shivaji University, Kolhapur
Member of various committees like Board of studies of Department of Technology, University of Pune, Ex Member of State level governing body for Hydrological Data User's Group (HDUG) for Maharashtra State, Academic Council; of Walchand college of Engineering, Sangli, Chairman, Research Review Committee, Shivaji University, Kolhapur.