Mr. Deepak Chandarana

Faculty of Management Studies

An accomplished and goal oriented professional qualified in Bachelor in Electrical Engineering in the year 1985 by Sardar Patel University, Gujarat and certified Energy Manager in the year 2007 by Bureau of Energy Efficiency, MoP, GoI with over +30 years of experience including a decade as Utility Electrical Maintenance Engineer in Chemical and Heavy Process Industry and remaining years in technical operations of Gas Based Combined Cycle Power Generating Station with over and above responsibilities as Designated Energy Manager finally retired in the year 2021.

Mr. Sanjay Jha

Faculty of Management Studies

Chemical Engineer with over 34 years of expertise in plant operations, project management of major oil and gas EPC projects, and project execution of ammonia-urea fertilizer complex, along with a diploma in environmental management and ISO 14000/14001 certification. Active learning is essential, in my opinion, if students are to become practitioners who are diligent, moral, and passionate about what they do. This can be easily accomplished using a studio-based learning environment, through participatory learning, and effectively implemented through case studies.

Mr. Avijit Majumdar

Faculty of Management Studies

A seasoned professional engineer with nearly 26 years of experience across Fortune 500 companies in heavy industries like Power, Port, Steel, and Mining across Globe. Proven expertise in project and contract management, finance, business development, and quality control (ISO 9001). Strong leadership and relationship-building skills, mentor, trainer, educator & public speaker with extensive networks in both public and private sectors. Secured company's ISO 9001 certification & fostered strong networks (Baroda Management Association, Vadodara Chamber of Commerce & Industries, Business Network International).

Mr. Nilay Shah

Faculty of Management Studies

Mr. Nilay Shah is an Advanced Excel Trainer having experience of 18+ years as a Corporate Trainer. The journey being a trainer was just excellent and training is a passion for him. He loves to interact and train the youth and upgrade them for the future. In the journey of the last several years training imparted for 12000+ corporate employees and 10000+ students PAN INDIA.  His commitment to empowering professionals with Excel skills is evident in his impactful training sessions. Some of the corporate with whom he had imparted training are Parul University, Apollo tyres, Hitachi, Waaree, Hero Moto Corp, TATA Motors, Adani, L&T, Bombardier, Sunpharma, Deepak Group, Alembic and many more....

CA Arpan Dodia

Faculty of Management Studies

CA Arpan Dodia is a Chartered Accountant with over 15 years of expertise. His professional journey has been marked by a diverse range of roles, including conducting Techno Economic Viability studies, performing system audits, and providing business valuation services. His passion for continuous learning has led him to delve into various domains, from forensic audits to stock audits and intricate investigations. Beyond his core responsibilities, he finds immense joy in sharing knowledge. As a regular faculty member at the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) and other platforms, he teaches on topics such as Data Analytics, Practical Digital Forensics, and the effective use of MS Office products, particularly Excel and MS Access. His commitment to excellence and dedication to staying abreast of industry trends drive his professional endeavours.

CA Nayan Kothari

Faculty of Management Studies

CA Nayan Kothari is a Chartered Accountant with over  17 years of expertise Taxation, auditing, risk management, forensic audits, fund syndication, and start-up mentoring are among his specialties. He was on the Branch Managing Committee in a number of positions. Additionally, he held visiting faculty positions at Maharaja Sayajirao University and Parul University. CA Nayan Kothari conducts seminars all across India as a speaker and trainer for CA students. He writes a weekly column titled "Management in Vato" for the Sandesh Newspaper


Faculty of Applied Sciences

Owner & Director – Aashtha Analytical Training Center & Services, Vadodara
  • As a savvy and experienced professional, I have over 17 years of experience with success in developing and leading Analytical & Quality functions of reputed Pharma Companies.
  • To further my career goals and skills, I have obtained Master’s degree in Chemistry and different certifications in workplace for professional development.
  • I have a passion for teaching, training, and mentoring others in organizational improvement tactics, and I am committed to continuous professional growth, which allows me to stay on the cutting edge of my industry with bridging the gap between academia and industry.

Mr. Raju Patil

Faculty of Applied Sciences

Mr. Raju Patil received his MSc in organic chemistry from The M.S. University of Baroda in 1984. He has 36 years of experience in the chemical industry, and the last 34 years he has been in Transpek industries limited as a DGM with experience in QC,ADL,RnDsyntheticsand pilot plants. Currently, he is looking at new business development, and simultaneously, he runs Patel Analab's testing lab at Chaanijakatnaka.He hasxperience of handling advanced analytical advance instrument like HPLC,GC, UV-visible, FTIR,ICP, auto-titrator, GC-mass, etc.

Dr. C.T. Rao

Faculty of Pharmacy & Faculty of Applied Sciences

Dr. C.T. Rao, former Sr. Vice President of Drug Discovery at Sun Pharma Advanced Research Company (SPARC)
Dr. C.T. Rao, former Sr. Vice President of Drug Discovery at Sun Pharma Advanced Research Company (SPARC), Baroda, retired in October 2023 after 28 years of service. Prior to SPARC, he was a Group Leader at GSK Thane and pursued post-doctoral research at NIH, USA. Dr. Rao led the discovery of new cancer drug molecules at SPARC and has received numerous honors, including Research Council membership at Nirma and Navrachna Universities and the Prof. S.K Memorial Award from M.S. University, Baroda in 2019. With over 80 patents/publications, Dr. Rao is a distinguished figure in synthetic organic chemistry.

Dr. N.N. Jani

Faculty of IT & CS

MENTORSHIP for Applied Research Advacement, Enhance Number & Quality of Research Publications, Building Mindset for Goal oriented Skills for enhancing Professionalism for Job, Mindset with Mindpower building for Start Up to Business building and Scaling to 10X every 3 years.

Mr. Dipak Rai

Faculty of IT & CS

Dipak Rai, former Vice President (IT)
Dipak Rai, former Vice President (IT), is an accomplished Visiting Faculty & Corporate Trainer with over 37 years of industry experience, ranging from trainee programmer to Vice-President (IT), working across MNC, public, and private sectors. He has trained over 1500 engineers from reputed universities on soft skills, demonstrating expertise in mapping industry processes for enhanced employability. With over 40 years in academia, he has served as visiting faculty at fifteen universities, designed numerous courses, and received accolades including the National Award for Best Faculty from IIMM. Rai is also recognized for his significant contributions by various prestigious organizations in the computer field.

Ms. Lolita Dutta

Faculty of Design

Ms. Lolita Dutta has been a design professional and academician with over 40 years of experience. Professional work has been in the ambit of exhibition and graphic design. She has worked with several ministries in the government of India, diplomatic missions, and both the private and public sectors.

As an academician, she has been responsible for curriculum development and have led teams and taught at several top design institutes. She has lectured and conducted workshops, written for journals and am currently writing a book on design. She has been a speaker , moderator at the Jaipur book mark, the Jaipur literature festival, 2017 and 2018. Subsequently at design conferences, most recently at the ADW, Ahmedabad design week since 2018

In the process of creating and developing workshops for students and young corporates, incorporating nature and learning through it,. Interests, include, travel, writing, working with mixed media, and cooking.


Faculty of Design

Design Consultant and Design Educator


A student of Product Design from the National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad, Vikram subsequently majored in Economics from Mysore University. He has over three decades of professional experience as an entrepreneur and consultant in diverse fields of Design and Advertising, and during the past few years has taught design at various colleges as Visiting Faculty, Adjunct Professor and HOD of Industrial Design. He specializes in end to end Sign Design solutions for industry and corporate sectors, and has also been a part of the educational initiatives of CII and WDO.

Shri Ramanan Ramanathan

Parul Innovation & Entrepreneurship Research Centre

R. Ramanan served as the First Mission Director of the Atal Innovation Mission (AIM) and Additional Secretary at NITI Aayog from June 2017 to May 2021. Under his leadership, AIM launched numerous innovation and entrepreneurship initiatives, including:
  • Establishing over 10,000 Atal Tinkering Labs in 680+ districts, benefiting over 5 million students with access to advanced technologies.
  • Setting up 75+ Atal Incubation Centers with 2900+ startups, including 650+ women-led ventures.
  • Creating 19 Atal Community Innovation Centers in Tier-2 and Tier-3 cities and rural areas.
  • Selecting 56 winners for the Atal New India ARISE challenge, promoting Make in India products.
  • Building a nationwide network of 6000+ mentors.
  • Forming 40+ corporate, NGO, public sector, and international innovation partnerships.
Previously, Ramanan was MD & CEO of CMC Ltd, leading it to significant growth and its amalgamation into Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) in 2015. He joined TCS in 1981 after graduating from IIT Bombay in Electrical Engineering. An alumnus of Harvard Business School and accredited in Sustainability Leadership by Cambridge University, Ramanan has received numerous awards, including the IIT Bombay Distinguished Alumnus Award in 2023. He holds various prestigious positions, including Lifetime Chair of HBS AMP187 and board member roles in several organizations.