Leadership

Dr. Devanshu Patel


President

Dr. Devanshu Patel, is a dynamic visionary President of Parul University, whose unflinching commitment towards education has made an impact not only in Gujarat but in all the diversified States of India, and going beyond national borders. Upon completing his Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery and Doctor of Medicine (Pharmacology) from Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, Dr. Devanshu Patel went on to invest his efforts towards promoting education and establishing state-of-the-art educational institutions offering technical, business, social and medical courses in the State of Gujarat. His firefights and faith in youth empowerment allowed him to see that there was no dearth of talented individuals in Gujarat, he always believed that such talented individuals, if given the quality of education and skill building programs, could be transformed into dynamic leaders and thinkers of the 21st century. His adherence towards research for the development of the academia has made him invest his efforts in the organizing, chairing and participation of conferences on a state, national and global scale. With his vision towards internationalization and globalization, Dr. Devanshu Patel has raised the Parul University flag on global heights.

Dr M N Patel


Vice Chancellor

Dr. M N Patel is a passion-driven educationalist and visionary who has made a significant mark in the scope of higher education within the State of Gujarat and the nation of India and currently stands as the Provost of Parul University. A Bachelor's in Civil Engineering degree holder from S.P University, and Masters of Civil Structures specialist from Gujarat University, with a Ph.D. from D.D University, Nadiad, his unique academic career is characterized by his adherence towards continuous education. Throughout his career tenure, he has made significant contributions towards the growth, expansion, and development of higher education. He has worked as the Vice-Chancellor of Gujarat University for a period of three years as a Principal, L.D. College of Engineering, Ahmedabad, Gujarat for 10 years as the Member Secretary, Admission Committee for Professional courses, Gujarat, Vice-Chancellor (Officiating), Gujarat Technological University, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, Professor and Principal at Government Engineering College, Modasa. In addition to his prominent designations, he has also invested his extra efforts through memberships in various committees such, Member of AIU(Association of Indian universities) Governing Council, Member of the Governing body in Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad (IIMA), Member in the Inquiry committee by UGC, Member of Academic Governing Body of Autonomous colleges, Institute St. Xavier’s Science College and BVM, V.V. Nagar, and a Member of the Staff Affairs Committee of AIU.

Dr. H.S. Vijayakumar


Registrar

Dr. H.S. Vijayakumar has 37 years of glittering professional experience during which he has held key positions in teaching and administration at University of Agricultural Sciences, Dharwad.

Dr. H.S. Vijayakumar holds a Ph.D. in Agricultural Economics from Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi which was awarded to him in 1984. He also holds degree in Law (L.L.B.) from Karnataka University, Dharwad. He has published 23 papers in Referred Journals. In addition to handling Externally Funded Projects, he has guided 3 students at Ph.D. level and 26 students at Master’s Level. Under his able leadership as Vice Chancellor, University of Agricultural Sciences, Dharwad had scaled new heights. His achievements are as follows:

  • Received International Award – American Medal of Honour – 2003 by American Biographical Institute, USA
  • Received Gurukul Jyoti Award for Excellence in Education 2006 at New Delhi in 2007
  • Received Best Project Award from Cornell University in 2006
  • Has been an Expert Member on Agricultural Marketing Policy for Karnataka State Government.

Dr. Parul Patel


Vice President

Dr. Parul Patel is a resilient administrator, Managing trustee and Vice President of Parul University whose tenderheartedness has allowed her to maintain close relations with the students while guiding them through their academic journey. She is the distinctive personality after which the trust & the University is named. Dr. Parul Patel holds M.D. in Organon from the Hemchandracharya North Gujarat University, Patan and has served as Professor in Rajkot Homoeopathic Medical College for 8 years. Currently, she is the Chairperson, Admissions Committee of the University and Member, Governing Body of the University. She is also a Member of Central Council of Homoeopathy (CCH), the Governing Body of homeopathic education and practice in India. Dr. Parul Patel personally guides over 8000 students each year for the admission process with compliance to the rules & regulations of Regulatory. She has worked rigorously on awareness campaigns through which over 15,000 students are enlightened regarding the admission process in Engineering, Paramedical, Management, other professional & non-professional courses across the state of Gujarat. Dr. Parul Patel also takes regular classes & viva-voce of students pursuing BHMS & MD at Parul University making them practice ready with her experience. Beyond her administrative role, she goes on to look after the overall welfare of the students along with ensuring their well-being, during their academic journey.

Dr Geetika Patel


Medical Director, Trustee

Dr Geetika Madan Patel is a proficient doctor and administrator having pursued her MBBS and MD in Community Medicine with Gold Medal from the illustrious Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda. Currently she is the Member of Board of Governance and Medical Director of Parul University. She has played key role in the establishment of various medical institutions & hospitals in Parul University and is now heading Parul Sevashram Hospital, one of the biggest Multispecialty & Superspecialty hospitals of Vadodara, and other medical & paramedical institutions under the University. She has played a pivotal role in expanding the health care activities of the trust beyond the boundaries of Gujarat State to Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh & Maharashtra. She is also involved in teaching community medicine subject to the Medical students. With her special interest in developing research in the University, she has established Clinical research and Public Health Research departments, Institutional Ethics Committee for Human research in the University. She heads the Center of Research for Development of Parul University. She has won many national awards for her research presentations during her post graduation. She has also taken an initiative and established Social Responsive cell at Parul University which works for various social welfare activities especially in the field of Health, Education and Women empowerment. The incessant efforts of Dr Geetika are always directed towards taking Parul University to the mark of excellence in all the fields.

Dr Komal Patel


Medical Director, Trustee

Dr. Komal Patel serves as Member of the Governing Body in the University and is the University’s Medical Director. She oversees smooth functioning of the University’s Ayurved Hospital along with the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology in Parul Sevashram Hospital and she is actively involved in establishing and developing surgical departments within the Hospital. She completed her Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery from the renowned Pramukhswami Medical College, Karamsad and she had been the recipient of Gold Medal for her exceptional performance in MBBS. She has also completed her post graduate studies in Gynecology and Obstetrics. She had worked as a Gynaecologist and Obstetrician in Parul Maternity Home in Baroda prior to joining Parul University. Under her dynamic leadership, hospitals attached to constituent institutes of Parul University viz., Parul Institute of Ayurved, Parul Institute of Homoeopathy and Research, Ahmedabad Homoeopathic Medical College and Parul Institute of Ayurved and Research have been accredited by National Accreditation Board for Hospitals and Healthcare (NABH).
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