Professor Ranganath Bharadwaj

Professor R.Bharadwaj (M.A.Ph.d) had a distinguished academic career. He has been continuously in the teaching profession for over 40 years. He is currently the Chairman of Institute for Educational Research and Development (IERD), Mumbai and Bangalore.
He holds specializations in International Business, International Trade, Economic Growth, Inflation and Related Issues, Corporate Governance and Foreign Investments. One of the top ranking Economists/econometricians /methodologists in the country Prof.Bharadwaj has many notable contributions to his credit. He has authored many books including Managing Limits to Growth and papers which has won acclaim from India and abroad. He has also been the initiator of the “Structural Method” – an alternative methodology forged in response to the deepening methodological crises in social sciences, including economics and education.

After completing his training in Mumbai and later at the Harward University, U.S.A. Professor Bharadwaj joined the Department of Economics at the University of Mumbai in the last quarter of 1962. Since then, his research efforts have centered around evolving an appropriate framework for social policy. This search was tackled from three distinct though interrelated angles:

- Resolution of certain long - standing theoretical issues

- Construction of a competent - wise structural framework for policy.

- An examination of the mathematical properties and stability conditions of such a framework.

These explorations have led him not only into almost every area of Economic Theory but also that of pure mathematics, mathematical statistics and econometrics. The framework he has developed has been currently empirically articulated and the same is being widely applied. Several Ph.D. Dissertations have been completed along his methodology. The methodology has also been subjected to a critical scrutiny at a meeting of experts drawn from various disciplines organised under the auspices of UGC’s University Leadership Programme. The meeting endorsed the scientific soundness and empirical potentialities of the contribution.

Professor Bharadwaj’s research interests are not confined to Economics alone. Some of the methodological contributions (as yet unpublished) have important philosophical implications. Several articles have exposed the current crisis in education.

Under Professor Bharadwaj’s direction /supervision,several surveys/projects/Workshops/seminars have been conducted both in the Department of Economics, University of Mumbai (of which he was the Director), and in the Institute for Educational Research and Development.

His contribution, The Structural method, is a mathematical procedure for locating an extrema without the assumption of continuity.

Dr M N Welling

Dr. Welling has been in the education field at College & University level for the past 27 years. He has presented research papers in many conferences. He has co-authored several books on Mathematics, Statistics & Computers. He has done his M.Sc. & M.Phil. in Statistics and Ph.D. under Prof. Ranganath Bharadwaj in Economics from the University of Mumbai.
Dr. Welling started his career in Bhavan’s College, Andheri & was Head, dept. of Statistics in Bhavan’s College. He was Principal of Shri Rajasthani Seva Sangh College of Arts & Commerce, Andheri (East), K.J. Somaiya College of Science & Commerce, Vidyavihar, Mithibai College of Arts, Science and Commerce and Narsee Monjee College of Commerce & Economics, Vile Parle (West), Mumbai 400 056.
He was Director, Board of College & University Development, University of Mumbai & also I/C Registrar, University of Mumbai. He had represented teachers & principals in the Senate of University of Mumbai.
Dr. Welling has been recognized guide for M.Phil. and Ph.D. for Management for S.N.D.T. University and Ph.D. guide for Economics for Yashwantrao Chavan Maharashtra Open University (YCMOU).
He was awarded the prestigious State level ‘Best Teacher Award (2002-2003) by the Government of Maharashtra. He has been a recipient of several other awards for his contribution in research and education.
He was member of Management Council, Senate & Academic Council of University of Mumbai. Dr. Welling was co-opted as ‘Evaluation Expert’ on the ‘Board of Examination’ of University of Mumbai. Besides this, he has worked on several Committees of University of Mumbai. He was visiting faculty at SNDT University, Indian Cost & Works Accountants of India (ICWAI), Nair Hospital and many other reputed institutions. Dr. Welling was a member of Interface Committee of University Grants Commission (UGC) for granting vocational courses to various institutions all over India. He is on the expert cadre of National Assessment & Accreditation Council (NAAC). Hon’ble Vice Chancellor, University of Mumbai had nominated him on N.S.S. Advisory Committee of University of Mumbai. He has also been invited by State Liaison Officer, Government of Maharashtra to deliberate on the training needs & proper contents for the effective co-ordination, administration, implementation, planning, and reporting & resource management for NSS programmes. Hon’ble Vice Chancellor, University of Mumbai has nominated him as an Expert on Academic Staff College of the University of Mumbai.
On the lines of Prof. Bharadwaj’s Structural Method, Dr. Welling has developed an index, which is used by researchers in the field of Home Science and Social Sciences. This index is well-known as “Welling’s Index”.
Dr. Welling has created his own impression in teaching, research & administration.