Nirma University

Statutory Officers

Shri K.K. Patel

Shri K.K. Patel

Vice President 

Shri K. K. Patel is a versatile personality who began his corporate career as MD of MASCOT (India) Instruments Pvt. Ltd., a company manufacturing Control Valves under U. S. Technical Collaboration at Naroda, Ahmedabad. He served the organisation for sixteen years. He has broad based experience across various areas as in addition to the existing profile at Nirma University he is also Joint Managing Trustee, Nirma Education and Research Foundation; Director - The Kalupur Commercial Co-operative Bank Limited (KCCBL), a scheduled Bank having 33 branches; President - The Gozaria Kelvani Mandal, Gozaria, Mehsana District-an Educational Public Charitable Trust managing educational activities from K. G. Level to College level and having students strength of approximately 4000; and Trustee – The Gozaria Sarvajanik Hospital having 120 beds with all modern facilities. He did B. S. in Chemical Engineering from Tennessee Technological University, USA.

Dr. Anup K. Singh

Dr Anup K. Singh

Director General

Dr Anup K. Singh is an eminent academician and thought leader. He did his PhD from the University of Allahabad and Post Doctoral Fellowship from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. He was a visiting scholar at the J.L. Kellog Graduate School of Business Administration, Northwestern University, Evanston. He has held various top management/administrative positions in organisations of repute. He has many publications to his credit, comprising Books, Research Papers in International and National Journals, Case Studies, Book Chapters in addition to paper presentations at international level. He is a recipient of various awards for his teaching and excellence.

Dr. Alka Mahajan

Dr Alka Mahajan

Dean, Faculty of Technology & Engineering 
Prof. (Dr) Alka Mahajan has done her graduation in Electronics and Electrical Engineering from A.U College of Engineering, Waltair in 1983 and her post graduation leading to M Tech in Electronics Design Technology from CEDTI, Aurangabad. She subsequently did her PhD from the Delhi College of Engineering, Delhi University in the field of Electronics and Communication Engineering in the broad area of Soft Computing applied to Power Electronics applications. Dr Mahajan has over 29 years of teaching and administrative experience and has guided a number of undergraduate and postgraduate projects, with a number of publications in national and international journals and conferences to her credit. Dr Mahajan was a Member of the Standing Committee on the scheme of ‘Development of Women’s Studies in Indian Universities and Colleges and Capacity Building of Women Managers’, constituted by the MHRD, New Delhi. She has been involved in developing and implementing innovative and meaningful programs that help student and faculty perform better in their chosen profession. 

Dr Manjunath Ghate

Dr Manjunath Ghate

Dean, Faculty of Pharmacy
Dean, Faculty of Doctoral Studies and Research

Prof. Manjunath has more than 18 years of teaching and research experience. His Ph.D is from Karnataka University, Dharward and Postdoctoral studies from National Dong Hwa University, Hualein, Taiwan and Changwon National University, Changwon, South Korea. For presenting papers and conducting research work, he has visited number of countries like South Korea, Taiwan, Bulgaria, Germany, USA, Canada. He has to his credit many publications in form of research papers in international and national journals, successful organization of international and national seminars and conferences, Short Term Training Programmes and externally funded projects by government funding agencies. He is a member of Board of Governors of Nirma University and Member of Drug Advisory Committee, Government of Gujarat besides the life membership of many professional bodies. He is also a recognized guide for PG and PhD under Nirma University.

Dr. Sarat Dalai

Dr Sarat Dalai

Dean, Faculty of Science

Dr Sarat Dalai did his PhD in Immunology and M.Sc in Biotechnology from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. He has fifteen years post Ph.D. Research experience of which twelve years is from various organisations in USA. In addition he also has teaching experience of three years. His area of expertise in research is T cell Immunology. He has to his credit many publications on form of research papers in international and national journals. Under his able guidance the Institute of Science has to its credit various funded projects from state and central government funding agencies.

Dr Purvi Pokhariyal

Dr Purvi Pokhariyal

Dean, Faculty of Law

Professor Purvi Pokhariyal holds Master degree in Law with specialization in Criminal Law with first rank from Veer Narmad South Gujarat University, Surat. She pursued her doctoral work in the area of Constitutional Law from Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, Vadodara. She also holds Postgraduate Diploma in Business Management, International Relations and Personal Management from Bhartiya Vidhyabhavan, Mumbai. She specializes in the area of Criminal Justice Studies, Family Jurisprudence and Constitutional Law. Professor Pokhariyal has many research papers in National and International Journals to her credit. Prof. Pokhariyal is an Institutional builder and actively engaged in Clinical Legal Education process and has 15 years of experience of teaching and administration.

Dr.Somayajulu  Garimella

Dr. Mallikarjun M

Dean (I/c), Faculty of Management

Prof. Mallikarjun has more than 2 decades of experience in teaching and research. His current research interests include issues related to Financial Markets, Applied Econometrics and Regional Economics. He has published research papers in renowned Indian and Interantional Journals and presented several papers in national and international conferences. He has been the recipient of Manas Chatterji Award twice, for Excellence in Research in Regional Science. He was a Research Professor at Hanyang University, Seoul, Korea. He has held several academic administrative positions like Chairman- Economics and Finance area; Chairman, Doctoral Programme in Management, etc. at Nirma University. Presently he is a member of Academic Council of Nirma University and IQAC coordinator for Institute of Management, Nirma Unviersity. He is also on the Board of Studies of other leading institutions like PDPU Gandhinangar, EDII etc. He has been invited regularly by All India Radio, Ahmedabad as an expert on themes of economics and general interest. He has been the editor of Nirma University Journal of Business and Management Studies. He is a life member of Indian Economic Association. Presently he is also the Vice president of Regional Science Association, India.

Prof. Utpal Sharma

Prof. Utpal Sharma

Dean, Faculty of Architecture & Planning

Prof. Utpal Sharma is an academician and an eminent professional in the field of Architecture, Urban Design, Housing and Urban Planning. He has over 28 years of experience in these fields and brings a unique blend of research and project experience to the classroom. He is currently an executive committee member of the Global Planning Education Association Network (GPEAN), a body which co-ordinate planning education all over the world. Earlier he was the Dean of the Faculty of Planning & Public Policy at CEPT University. He has extensively worked across India and other countries like Bhutan, Srilanka and Vietnam. He has received many prestigious awards including the Prime Minister’s awards for “Excellence in Urban Planning and Design”, “Aga Khan Award for Architecture” and “HUDCO Design Award and Best Research Award” from the Indian Institute of Architects.

G. Ramchandran Nair

Executive Registrar

Mr G. Ramchandran Nair has done his MBA in Education Management. He has vast experience of 35 years in various academic and administrative positions. He has been associated with some of the leading institutions of the country such as Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad; Centre for Environment Education; and Mudra Institute of Communication, Ahmedabad. His expertise over the past 25 years, has been mainly on academic administration. He has co-authored half a dozen publications and has attended many national and international conferences. As part of the organizing team of one of the International Conferences of the Institute of Management, he visited Australia in 2001. He has also visited several other countries as part of his job assignment.
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