Board of Management

Board of Management

Prof. Dr. Rajesh S Pro Vice Chancellor

Prof. Dr. Rajesh S is serving as the Pro Vice Chancellor of Karnavati University. Professor Dr. Rajesh S has earlier served as PRO VICE CHANCELLOR of ADAMAS University, Kolkata and as PRO VICE CHANCELLOR of REVA University in Bangalore and also as DIRECTOR to CHANCELLOR of Presidency University in Bangalore. Professor Dr. S. Rajesh has served at the most prestigious BIRLA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY & SCIENCE, BITS-Pilani , Institute of Eminence for 11 years and then as DIRECTOR of Jaypee University of IT, Solan , HP for 5 years and as DEAN at KIIT University, Bhubaneshwar , Institute of Eminence for 2 years. Professor Dr. S. Rajesh holds his Ph.D Degree in Applied Robotics coupled with Image Processing and Computer Graphics from the most prestigious BITS Pilani titled “Robot Motion Planning using Splines, Wavelets and Image Sampling” under the esteemed guidance of Prof. R K Mittal , Ex-DIRECTOR, BITS –Pilani, Dubai. Professor Dr. Rajesh also has Double M. Tech Degree from BITS-Pilani in Sofware Systems with Specialization in Software Engineering and another M. E Degree in Robotics from BITS Pilani with B. Tech Degree from Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupati AP Professor Dr. S. Rajesh is the recipient of prestigious IEEE – USA – Senior Member AWARD in 2012 and prestigious ACM – USA – Senior Member Award in 2015 for his outstanding contributions in Computer Science & Engg related to Computer Graphics, Vision, Image Processing and Robotics areas. Professor Dr. S. Rajesh has total Academic and Administrative Experience of 24 years out of which 11 years with BITS Pilani in various Administrative positions and with Jaypee University of Information Technology for 5 years as DIRECTOR of Image Information Processing Research Group at JUIT, Solan and as DEAN at KIIT University, Bhubaneshwar for 2 years . During his tenure at BITS-Pilani for a decade, Professor Dr. S. Rajesh was responsible for the setting up of campus at BITS Pilani Hyderabad campus starting from the inception in 2006 and till its execution in 2009. Professor Dr. S. Rajesh was also the Chief Architect of BITS Admission Test (BITSAT). He also has vast administrative experience of 24 years in setting up the campus for BITS Pilani, Hyderabad and he was on the Advisory Committee for BITS Pilani, Hyderabad. He was on the Academic Council as Advisory for KIIT University and Jaypee University of IT. Professor Dr. S. Rajesh was the Founding General Chair for IEEE ICIIP 2011 & 2013 IEEE International Conference on Image Information Processing related to Computer Graphics, Computer Vision and Image Processing and 2015 IEEE International Conference on Computer Graphics, Vision and Information Security. He is also the Member of IEEE Visualization and Graphics Technical Committee and IAENG. Professor Dr. S. Rajesh is currently serving as Reviewer for IEEE Transactions on Image Processing, Elsevier International Journal of Visual Communication and Image Representation, Elsevier International Journal of Applied Mathematics and Computation, and Program Committee Member of innumerable IEEE & Springer International Journals and Conferences Worldwide.

Dr. Rohan Bhatt Member

An expert in Paediatric Dentistry, Dr. Rohan Bhatt specialises in the field of Pediatric Dentistry and is a pioneer of exclusive paediatric dental practice in Gujarat. He has set up the first ever Paediatric Dental Hospital in Gujarat. Apart from being a clinician par excellence, Dr. Rohan Bhatt is also a known academician. He is associated with Karnavati School of Dentistry as Reader and a Clinical In charge of Department of Paediatric Dentistry. He is also an official speaker of 3M Products, a fortune 500 company. He has 15 research publications to his credit.

Shri Ritesh Hada President

Ritesh Hada is the Managing Trustee of Karnavati Medical & Educational Trust. An alumnus of Calcutta University and Leicester Business School, De Montfort University, UK, Mr. Hada is the first generation visionary and entrepreneur having strategic intent to create values in his entire business endeavor, be it Education, Textiles or Real estate or Hospitality sectors. Under his indomitable leadership, within a short span, Unitedworld Group has earned a reputation of very high national and international standards through its Karnavati School of Dentistry, Singapore International School, Unitedworld School of Business, Unitedworld School of Design and Unitedworld School of Law and other ventures.

Dr. Girish Parmar Member

Dr A K S Suryavanshi Vice Chancellor (Provost)

Dr A K S Suryavanshi is a senior academic, with 27 years of experience, across corporate and academics organizations. He is former Vice Chancellor of ‘SGT University’, Gurugram and had held several senior leadership roles in premier organizations such as Chandigarh University, SGT University and Amity University where he also held role of Head -Executive Education. In his splendid academic career, he has been a Professor of Marketing and strategy including Visiting Professor in international universities. Professor Holds a full- time Ph. D. degree in business management, Post Graduate in Business management area and Graduate in economics area. Professor Suryavanshi has been member of prestigious Project Review Committee of CDC, DSIR, Ministry of Science & Technology and International Life Science Institute. He has served on several boards of industry and academic Institutions. He has designed a large ‘e-learning’ course, in areas of micro-finance, that is hosted on e-learning portal of International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) – Paris. Professor is on editorial boards of several journals such as TATVA- Journal of Management Scholars, TIMSR Journal, Journal of Knowledge Management and Information Technology, Journal of Marketing Strategy, Journal of Business Management, International Journal of Food Science and Nutrition Technology, Thomson & Ryberg and PDUAMT Business Review. He has guided 12 Ph.D. Scholars and large number of international dissertations. Dr Suryavanshi has been a coach and corporate trainer and conducted management development programs for participants from GAIL India, Glaxo Smithkline, Microtek, National Fertilizers Ltd, Godrej, Legacy Foods, IFFCO, Claas India, Kangaro, Rockman- Hero Group, Shivalik breweries, Wrigley and RBI. He is managing committee member of IIMA Alumni Mumbai Chapter. Dr Suryavanshi is a life member of ‘National Human Resource Development Network’, ‘National Institute of Personnel Management’, Life Member- ‘Association of Indian Management Scholars’ and member of American Marketing Association and Drucker’s forum. Professor has been awarded with ‘Outstanding Contribution to Education’ by Dewang Mehta Edu Awards, 2016, Best Director award by BBC Knowledge in Feb, 2017, ‘Vidya Rattan Award’ by International Business Council in Sep, 2017 and ‘Distinguished Service Award’ by AIMS International, 2018. Professor Suryavanshi has been associated with University of London and Robert Kennedy College, Zurich as Instructor/ Guide besides being on advisory boards of international organizations, located in Singapore and Canada. His research interest lies in inter -section of brand redemption, technology interface and market place dynamics. He has guided several consultancy projects spread over India, Singapore, South east Asia and Europe besides mentoring several start-ups and not for profit foundations. He is resident of Mumbai and his hobbies include theatre and poetry.

Dr. Ram Subramaniam Member

Shri Tariq Ali Saiyed Member Secretary

He has done his Masters in Business Administration with specialisation in Marketing from ICFAI University. He was the recipient of Silver Medal for scoring the second highest marks from Gujarat region at ICFAI University. He has nearly 15 years of experience at various levels of administration in educational institutes, out of which 9 years have been with Karnavati School of Dentistry.

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).

Dr. Deependra Sharma Member

Dr. Deependra Sharma is the Dean of Unitedworld School of Business (UWSB) and Unitedworld School of Liberal Arts and Mass Communication (USLM)

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.
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