Academic Advisor

CA Dr. Varsha Ainapure

CA Dr. Varsha Ainapure is an adjunct professor in the department of accountancy. She retired as HOD of Department of Accountancy after working for 34 years at Khandwala College. 

She is M. Com. (Advanced Accountancy & Costing) from University of Mumbai, FCA (Institute of Chartered Accountants of India), Ph. D.(Management) from SNDT University and a Post-Doctoral Fellow as an International Visiting Scholar at Fox School of Business, Temple University,Philadelphia, PA, USA.

Two most important highlights of her academic career are co-authoring text books, and post-doctoral fellowship in USA. She has co-authored more than 40 textbooks on accountancy,taxation and auditing for class XI to M.Com. students of Mumbai University.

She was awarded prestigious Fulbright-Nehru Postdoctoral Research Fellowships for study of ‘IFRS teaching in US’ in 2012-13.

She was invited as a Keynote Speaker, on February 4, 2013 to address faculty members of Business School of Portland Community College, Portland, Oregon, USA. 

This visit was sponsored by Council for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES), and on February 8, 2013 she addressed faculty members of Business School of Portland State University, Portland, Oregon, USA. 

She was a member of Board of Studies for Accountancy of Mumbai University for the period June,2011 to June, 2016. 

She is a recognized teacher for Post-Graduation courses in Accounting, and a recognized teacher for guiding students for Ph. D. in Business Management for University of Mumbai.

She is a member of following professional associations:

1. Fellow member of Institute of Chartered Accountants of India since 1985.

2. Member of US Government sponsored International Exchange Alumni

Her past professional assignments included being a member of:

1.    The Indian Merchants Chambers (Ladies Wing) Taxation Advisory Committee.

2.    The study group constituted by ICAI for revision of Accounting Standard 22,Accounting for Taxes

3.    The study group formed by the ICAI for converging Indian accounting standard with IFRS

Currently, she is in-charge of Research cell at Khandwala College, Mumbai. She looks after effective functioning of Autonomy to introduce new, innovative programmes and courses at Khandwala College in capacity of convener of Curriculum Enrichment Committee.


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