Board of Management

Board of Management

Prof.(Dr) Rohan Bhatt Member

Dr Rohan Bhatt completed his BDS degree from Bharti Vidyapeeth Dental College and hospital, Pune & MDS in Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry from K.M.Shah Dental College , Vadodara. He is Pioneer of Exclusive Pediatric Dental Setup by opening first ever Pediatric Dental Hospital in 5500 Sqft. named Vasupujya in the state of Gujarat, India which has been awarded as Best Dental Clinic in India in 2015. Right now Vasupujyahas 3 Active Centers across Ahmedabad & Mumbai. He has Patented his designs of Preformed Zirconia crowns and he is founder and architect of Preformed Pediatric Zirconia Crowns – Signature Crowns. He is also working as Professor with rich experience of 12 years with Karnavati University, Gandhinagar, Gujarat , India. He has 31 International and National Research Paper Published including British Medical Journal. He is a Key Opinion Leader 3M ESPE (USA). He is highly acclaimed speaker for his clinically relevant presentations and actively conducts CDE Courses on Various Topics of Pediatric, Preventive and Restorative Dentistry.

Shri Ritesh Hada President

Mr. Ritesh Hada is the Promoter & Managing Director of United Group. The Group is presently operating in the verticals of Education, FMCG, Hospitality, and Textiles. He is the president of Karnavati Institution, a prestigious private university with 8 top-notch institutes and more than 8500 students on campus, which is situated in Gujarat. Mr. Hada has established and directed corporate operations such as finance, strategy, business process optimization, innovation, investor relations, etc. for the past 20 years with an emphasis on achieving sustained growth. Under his capable direction, Karnavati University has improved professional education standards through research-driven coursework, technological advancements in the classroom, and improved student experiences. Mr. Hada is in charge of corporatizing United Group through the establishment of procedures and the selection of qualified individuals for the management team. A variety of students in different professional education streams have been drawn to United Group and Karnavati University because of their distinctive growth model and competitive edge. United Group has created tremendous value for all of its stakeholders by upholding the highest standards of corporate governance and business ethics. Karnavati University, under his direction, won the CSR Awards' prize for Excellence in Education in 2020. The education industry recognizes Mr. Hada as a thinking leader. He has been crucial in transforming the country's design education landscape from a government-dominated sector to one that is led by professional institutes. Mr. Hada is a graduate of Calcutta University and the Leicester Business School at De Montford University in the United Kingdom. Mr. Hada, a proponent of India's startup culture, played a key role in creating the country's first-ever defense incubation system at Karnavati University, known as the Defense Design and Technology incubator of India. He has also led the Karnavati Innovation Incubation Foundation, a parallel ecosystem at Karnavati University. In recent years, Karnavati University has organized prominent national events like Ahmedabad Design Week and the Youth Parliament of India, in which students from all across the country and beyond have passionately participated. Mr. Hada is actively involved in SIS Prep, Edumystic Global (the United Group's international education arm), and the board of United PolyFab Gujarat Ltd, a fabric manufacturing company, in addition to Karnavati University. Notable Awards & Accolades: 2020 - Excellence in Education Award by CSR Awards 2019 - Best Private Dental College Award by DIAC 2019 - The Best Emerging University of Gujarat by DIAC 2018 -  Best Design Institute in India - UID by WEA 2019 2018 - IP emerging Campus of the year (Legal) - UWSL by IPPO 2017 - Top 10 promising Law Colleges in India - UWSL by HER

Shri Tariq Ali Saiyed Member Secretary

He has done his Master’s in Business Administration with specialisation in Marketing from ICFAI University. He has nearly 16 years of experience at various levels of administration in the higher education system. He has through knowledge and understanding of higher education rules and regulations formulated by statutory bodies like UGC, DCI, BCI, Education Department, Government of Gujarat, AICTE etc. He has been instrumental in getting statutory approvals at KU and thereby played an important role in setting up of various institutions in Karnavati University. He is also entrusted with responsibility of Controller of Examination at Karnavati University since its inception.

Dr. Deepak Shishoo Member

Shri Chiranjiv Patel Member

Chiranjiv Patel, is an entrepreneur who started his professional journey at an early age and is now the MD of P.C Snehal group of companies. Chiranjiv was the South Asia chair for the Entrepreneurs’ Organization from 2016-2018. He bagged the "BW 40 under 40" award in 2018. He is also a global committee member at Entrepreneurs' Organization and recently has been appointed as the chairperson for Indo Canadian Business Chamber (ICBC), Gujarat. Chiranjiv also serves on various boards and is Council Member (Gujarat) & Chairman (Membership Committee - Gujarat) - FICCI (Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry).

Shri Ketan Gajjar Member

Mr. Ketan Gajjar has been at the helm of decade old Vishwakarma Group in Gujarat and founded India’s first Marine Emergency Response Centre – MERC in 2016. The group specializes in Marine Salvage, Heavy Offshore and Onshore Fabrication in addition to Refit of Ministry of Defense Crafts. The group also has diverse interests into Ship Owning and Oil and Gas sectors.

Shri Durgesh Agarwal Member

Shri Durgesh Agarwal is the Founder and Director of DA Group. As a multidisciplinary entrepreneur, Mr. Agarwal has served on various boards. He was the president of Entrepreneur’s Organization (EO) Gujarat chapter for the year 2019-2020, during which he contributed towards world’s most influential community of entrepreneurs to create one-of-a kind experience through learning, sharing and growing together. Being the board member of Gujarat Chamber of Commerce Youth Wing (GCCI) for two consecutive years 2016-2018, he firmly believes that it is important to nurture our youth to strike the right balance between the attributes of growth and empathy.

Shri Sunil R. Parekh Member

Chief Corporate Affairs at Advisor @ Zydus Group (Pharma Group, Healthcare, Education)

Shri N. C. Singhal Member

N C Singhal was the founder Chief Executive Officer, designated as the Vice-Chairman & Managing Director of the erstwhile SCICI Limited, a premier banking institution, structured for the development of industry and infrastructure in India.  Earlier, he was a senior executive with ICICI retiring as a member of the Board of Directors.  NCS was engaged as a Management Specialist with the Asian Development Bank, Manila, for its programs in South Korea and Pakistan, and for advising the National Bank of Uzbekistan.  The Government of India had deputed him as a Banking Expert to the Industrial Development Bank of Afghanistan,  a World Bank program . He was also Adviser to Nikko Securities, London/Tokyo. He has been associated with banking, industrial and educational organisations, in India and abroad, as advisor, chairman/director and trustee, including Vice-Chairman of the Maritime Commission of The International Chamber of Commerce, Paris.  He obtained PG degrees in Economics, Statistics and Administration, and participated in several AMPs. He was awarded the United Nations Development Program Fellowship. He has been regular invitee to the annual meetings of the IMF-World Bank, Asian Development Bank, and the Association of the Development Financial Institutions of Asia & Pacific; as well as a guest speaker at several conferences, organised by international banks, International Chamber of Commerce in France, and at several business schools and professional bodies.

Shri Jaideep Banerjee Member

Mr. Jaideep Banerjee, a focused and enterprising professional has over 35 years of experience is highly well versed with brands and retail operations across premier & leading companies in India. He was a part of the initial team that built Titan Company and launched successful brands like Titan, Tanishq, Fastrack, Sonata & Titan Eye Plus. He has also extended his brand expertise and experience to organizations such as MRF Tyres, Raymond, Reliance Retail (CDIT- Division) and DLF. At Karnavati University, he is currently involved in ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning), Outreach Programs, Placement Cell & undertakes various strategic assignments like the EPITOME initiative, his entrepreneurial drive and passion for innovation has enthused him to launch the Karnavati Incubation & Innovation Foundation (KIIF) that shall help innovative startups become scalable and sustainable businesses. His collaborative approach while fostering a culture of growth and learning, has resulted in setting up of various constituent colleges - Business, Design Law, Liberal Arts & Mass Communication at the University. Prof. Banerjee is an empaneled Faculty at Nirma Institute of Management, Mudra Institute of Communication (MICA), Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India (EDII) and other leading organizations. He is also a Consultant to Govt. of Gujarat for Vocational Training (Non-IT) Courses.

Col. Surojit Bose (retd.) Member

Surojit Bose is the Director - (Academics & International Collaborations) of Unitedworld Institute of Design (UID), Karnavati University. He obtained his MBA from Delhi productivity Council, GGS IP University, New Delhi and Masters in Economics. Earlier as Chief Operating Officer (COO) at Parsons, Mumbai, he helmed operations, curriculum delivery, quality assurance, collaborative projects, student mobility. He has served as Senior Vice President (Academic Management – International Relations & Process Re-engineering) at Pearl Academy, for 10 years, responsible for academic management, process re-engineering, designing & developing systems and academic processes benchmarked to international standards. Under his leadership, UID has collaborative partnerships with some of the top Design Schools in APEC region, Europe & UK and soon in Canada & Americas to be called truly United - worldwide (UWW) under KU - Go Global initiatives. He has been instrumental for UID’s membership to premier Internationally recognized Design bodies – WDO (formerly – ICSID), Cumulus Association, ADI & IFFTI and active collaborative partnership. Col Bose has implemented KPMG Project with a leadership role for implementation of Cloud based real time operations & resource optimization, - SAP Modules of Student Life Cycle Management System (SLCM) / MM / HCM / HR & F & A – aligned to SAP process models. and workflows for automating academic management - Attendance, faculty workloads, assessment etc.

Dr. Santosh Kumar Member

Dr. Santosh Kumar completed his BDS degree from Yenepoya Dental College and Hospital,Mangalore. MDS in Periodontology and Implantology from Darshan Dental College,Udaipur, Rajasthan. He is editor-in-chief of the Journal of Advances in Human Biology and simultaneously on the editorial board of many other international journals. Dr Santosh Kumar received the best editor award in 2019 and authored 60 International and National Research Paper Published in high-impact factor journals. He owns many patients under his name. He is also working as Dean and Professor at Karnavati School of Dentistry.
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