Dr. Uttam B. Sapate is a Professor of Finance and Operations in MM's Institute of Management Education Research and Training (IMERT), Pune, India. He is an engineering graduate with M. Tech and MBA from reputed institutions such as COEP, Pune, IIT Madras and JNTU, Hyderabad respectively. He has completed his PhD in Business Administration from Aligarh Muslim University, India. He has 19 years of industrial experience from Public sector undertakings viz. Hindustan Aeronautics India Ltd., IREDA Ltd., and Telecommunications Consultants India Ltd. His experience includes avionics production, techno-commercial analysis of renewable energy projects, execution of telecom projects etc. His experience also includes international deputations to Sri Lanka, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and Germany. For last seven years he is in academics, working with Management Institutes from Pune, India in the capacity of approved Professor / Director of Savitribai Phule Pune University. He has carried out extensive research work as part of his PhD in the field of stock market efficiency. Many research papers based on the same have been published in National / International Journals / Conferences. Working in the capacity of Professor and finance department learning facilitator at IMERT, he has been instrumental in establishing strategic partnership with National Institute of Securities Markets (NISM) and National Academy of Customs, Indirect Taxes and Narcotics (NACIN). He has secured many NISM certifications and he is also an accredited GST Trainer of NACIN. He enjoys the teaching and guiding MBA students with the aim of development of the youth with application orientation based on ethical / spiritual foundations.