Indu Shahani is currently the principal of HR College of Commerce and Economics, Mumbai, a post she has held since 2000. She was previously vice-principal of the college and has 31 years of teaching experience in higher education at undergraduate and postgraduate level. She is also currently a member of the Academic Council of the University of Mumbai.
Dr Shahani is a member of the committee on vocationalization at UGC; a core committee member speaking for university vocationalization on the undergraduate committee at the University of Mumbai; and a member of the steering committee on IQAC (internal quality assurance and control) at the University of Mumbai. She is also the convenor of the academics committee of Hyderabad (Sind) National Collegiate Board (HSNCB), which manages 23 educational institutions in Mumbai.
Dr Shahani has been a member of the audit and corporate governance committee of HSBC since 2003. She was the first Asian woman invited to be a member of the IB Council of Foundation in 2004. She was previously nominated in 2000 to the IB’s regional advisory committee for Asia-Pacific. She is also director of the Rotary Club of Bombay and a member of the junior/youth division of the Indian Red Cross Society.
Dr Shahani is a visiting faculty member at UC Berkeley and the School of Management NJIT, USA. She has also developed many links for student and faculty exchanges with leading universities in the USA, UK, Australia and New Zealand. She has also been invited to participate in various conferences in India and abroad.
Dr Shahani has pioneered links with various bodies such as CII, Bombay Chamber of Commerce, Indian Merchant Chambers and other leading corporate organizations. She has been a convenor for women in management at the Bombay Management Association; executive member of the Ad Club of Bombay; and executive member of the conceptual forum at the Bombay Management Association. Currently she is on the Academic Council of the Lintas NORTHPOINT Centre of Learning.
Dr Shahani holds a PhD in commerce from the University of Mumbai on enhancing links between academic institutions.
In 2002 Dr Shahani received an award from the Sahyog Foundation for Excellence in Education. She received an achievement award in 2001 from the Women Graduates Union for her contribution to society through the field of education. She also received an award in 1983 from The Leo Club for outstanding service in the field of education for commerce.
Indu is a vice chair of the Board of Governors and a member of the IB education committee and governance committee.