About Faculty


With the advent of globalization, the world has become an interconnected village of diversified global cultures. Our role as the International Relations Cell is to bring our students to the world and bring the world to our students. Parul University has established a wide range of strategic partnerships and collaborations with leading Universities worldwide. Having such International ties has allowed us to provide our students with the most enriching global academic exposure. IRC continuously works towards organizing a wide range of inbound and out-bound exchange programs, across the various disciplines of study. The cell creates avenues of opportunities for students to learn in the various cultural and academic landscapes through the full time study abroad programs. The various collaborative research projects with leading institutions and organizations such as the EU, have played a pivotal role in bridging the global knowledge gap, while enhancing the quality in higher education.

Our Faculties


Prof: Trilok Akhani

Dean & Principal


B.Tech, B.Sc M.Sc

Expertise & Research Interests

Experience

Mr. Trilok Akhani is the dean and principle of Applied Sciences, whose experience both on technical and life science fields has allowed him to make groundbreaking research and innovations. He has an expertise in the field of Luminescence on Quartz material from Applied Physics Department, M.S. University of Baroda.  He has a total 15 years of Teaching, Research and academic administration experience. He has taught numerous subjects of physics at UG and PG level. He has guided 03 M.Sc. dissertations.  He has been actively involved in shaping the curricular and scope of academics at university level for Engineering and Science. 

Prof. Todkar Ashish Prakash

Head of Department Food Technology


Bsc. Food Science, M.Tech Food Processing Engineering


Expertise & Research Interests

  • Microencapsulation and use of bioactive compounds in food fortification 
  • Conversion of food waste into bio-energy by using low cost methods


Experience

  • Holds a total of 8 Years of Experience
  • Has worked in the establishment of pilot plant and  laboratories and handled ICAR, State committee  
  • Developed Nutrition Based Recipes with Nestle

Dr. Tirth Harikrishna Thaker

Assistant Professor, Chemistry


Bachelor of Science, Master of Science, Ph.D


Expertise & Research Interests

  • Synthetic Organic Chemistry Medicinal applications
  • Drug Discovery, Pure Organic Chemistry, Nanoparticles synthesis


Experience

  • Has Had Total of 15 Years In Experience
  • Worked in Synthesising novel fluoro derivatives 
  • Industry Research Officer 
  • Research Associate & honorary teaching assistant  UGC-RFSMS project
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Dr. Akil Ali Saiyed

Director and Dean


M.Sc Physics ,LL.M,Ph.D. in Law

Expertise & Research Interests

Experience

Dr. Akil Ali Saiyed has a blend of 27 years of experience in teaching, research, administration, and practice as an Advocate. He has practiced before the High Court of Gujarat and founded law firm. In addition to a Master's degree in Physics and Law, he holds Ph.D. in Law from GNLU on Public-Private Partnership in Legal Education. His diverse profile includes experience of teaching under science, management, arts and medicine faculties at different universities. Dr. Saiyed was also associated with Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar, as an Associate Professor (Research). He has conducted 6 research project and is an expert in Islamic Law (Muslim Family Law), Medical Law and Research Methodology. He has five books and 18 research papers to his credit. He is a holder of the prestigious Dewang Mehta National Award for Best Professor of Law in 2017 and Best Director in 2020 by Global Research Foundation.

Dr Ruchi Tiwari

Associate Professor Business law, Labour Law


B.COM, LL.B, LL.M, PhD Law, DIP In CYBER LAW


Expertise & Research Interests

  • Speaker on Human Rights at  numerous platforms
  • Hold 1 Year Experience In Academics


Experience

  • Labour Laws
  • Social Security schemes in India 
  • Expert in Legal Research

Prof. Jimmy Jose

Assistant Professor Human rights, Administrative Law, Health Law


B.Sc. Mathematics (H), LL.B., LL.M. (Access to Justice)


Expertise & Research Interests

  • Organised National Seminar on Gender Stereotyping in Occupational Choices:
  • Scientific temperament in Public Policy:
  • Hold 3 Year Experience In Academics


Experience

  • Human rights' perspectives in other branches of legal studies
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Dr. Bijal Zaveri

Dean


Ph.D.

Expertise & Research Interests

Experience

Dr Bijal Zaveri a management and business academic experts whose career and tenure has been been shaped by her contribution to the scope of research and innovation in the field of management. Her tenure of work is blend of both industrial and academic expertise and she has been actively engaged in developing the curriculum and shape the scope of academics in management education. She is a commitment research expert, who has made groundbreaking knowledge breakthroughs in the field. She is also a well acclaimed industrial trainer and a research guide for numerous research students.

Prof. Chintan Suryakant Prajapa

Associate Professor


Bachelors in Business Administration, Masters in Business, PGD in IRPM, PGD in Export-Import Management,Ph.D


Expertise & Research Interests

  • Finance
  • HR
  • Export and Imports
  • Finance and Management


Experience

  • Expert in Research and Development programs
  • Hold 9 Years Experience In Academics

Dr. Divyang Joshi

Assistant Professor MBA


B.com, MBA, Ph.D, NET, GET


Expertise & Research Interests

  • Finance
  • Investor Behaviour
  • Rural Entrepreneurship


Experience

  • Expert in Research and Development programs
  • Holds 13 Years Experience In Academics
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Dr. Salesh Diwan

Assistant Professor


Ph.D


Expertise & Research Interests

  • Biochemistry
  • Molecular Biology


Experience

  • Expert in Legal Research
  • Speaker on Human Rights at numerous platforms
  • Holds 4 Years Experience In Academics

Mr. ArpanKumar Jagdishbhai Nayak

Assistant Professor


B.Sc(Hons) Agriculture, M.Sc in Genetics and Plant Breeding, PG Biotechnology


Expertise & Research Interests

  • Genetics 
  • Plant Breeding


Experience

  • Holds 4 Years Experience In Academics
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Dr Robi Augastine

Dean


MJC, MPhil, NET, Ph.D (Journalism &Mass Comm), PGDPR, MTM

Expertise & Research Interests

Journalism and Mass communication 

 

Experience

 Dr. Robi Augustine completed his Master’s degree in Mass Communication & Journalism (MJC) with First Rank and M.Phil, PhD, UGC-NET in Journalism & Mass Communication. In addition to these he has Post graduate diploma in Public Relations (PGDPR) and Master’s degree in Tourism Management (MTM). He has 16 years of teaching experience and 10 years of media industry exposure as General Manager (admin), Public relations officer, director of publications, and editor of magazines.  Dr Robi has written & edited   more than 75 inspirational-motivational- academic books Moreover; he has 30 research publications with ISBN number and high impact factor in national and international journals. Contribution to the academic domain includes PhD research supervision in different universities. He bagged the International award for the best research scholar in Social Sciences by Bangok Vedant academy in 2019 and best motivational writer in 2015 by Darshana academy, Kerala.    


 

Prof. Mrudula Arun Karat

Assistant Professor


M.A, Ph.D 


Expertise & Research Interests

  • Industrial and Organizational Psychology


Experience

  • Gender Psychology
  • Experienced child counselor
  • Holds 1 Year Experience In Academics

Prof. Achlendra Katiyar

Assistant Professor


M.Sc. in Science, PG Diploma in Mass Media


Expertise & Research Interests

  • Journalism and Reporting
  • Print Media
  • Digital Media


Experience

  • Holds 14 Years Experience In Academics
  • Experience in Print Journalism
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Prof. Satish Kumar Jha

Dean


B.H.M.C.T Hotel Management and Catering Technology, MBA Hotel Management

Expertise & Research Interests

Experience

Prof Satish Kumar Jha has been an active contributor to the scope of hospitality and hotel management with career spanning from the industry to academia. In his tenure in the field, he has advanced his academic qualifications with speciality in management, his expertise in the field spans for a period of 19 years worth of experience serving and contributing in Hospitality and Tourism management. He has successfully climbed up the ladder and has achieved outstanding achievements as the Dean of the faculty of  Hotel Management & Catering Technology with a career spanning in both India and the United States of America. He has been instrumental towards developing the scope of hospitality at campus by developing numerous facilities and resources which have given the most in depth practical based experience.

Hemant Rameshchandra Rana

Assistant Professor


B.Sc in Hotel Management


Expertise & Research Interests

  • Food production


Experience

  • Holds 8 Years Experience In Academics

Mr. Shailendra Kumar Rai

Assistant Professor


BHMCT, MBA Hotel and Tourism, PhD Pursuing


Expertise & Research Interests

  • HR in Hotel Sector
  • Housekeeping


Experience

  • Holds 9 years in Academics
  • Experienced webinar coordinator
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Dr. Ravindra Pathak

Dean


M.A Sociology, MSCN Nursing, M.Phil, Ph.D Medical Surgical

Expertise & Research Interests

Experience

Dr. Ravindra Pathak is the Dean of Nursing who has been committed towards providing the highest form of quality in the scope of nursing and the entire field of healthcare.  As an academician, he is a highly skilled and experienced academician for over 13 years, who has been instrumental towards developing the scope of knowledge through curriculum development, practical and clinical training which has been preparing the experts in the field of nursing. During his learning experience, he has developed his skill sets in the areas of medical surgical nursing, nursing management, communication and educational technology, nursing research. He holds a Masters of Arts in Sociology, MSCN in Medical Surgical Nursing, Master of Philosophy, and a Ph.D in Medical Surgical Nursing  and throughout his tenure he has been instrumental in providing the most effective solutions in the scope of healthcare. 

 

Ms Jineta Dhaval Suthar

Clinical Instructor


B.Sc Nursing


Expertise & Research Interests

  • Medical-Surgical Nursing
  • Dialysis Induced Hypertension
  • Nephrology and Urology


Experience

  • Coordinated workshops and conferences in Nursing
  • Holds 4 Years Experience In Academics

Mrs. Sandhya Kumari Ramchander

B.Sc Nursing


Clinical Instructor


Expertise & Research Interests

  • Obstetrics and Gynecological Nursing


Experience

  • Has 2 years in Academics
  • Developer of Hospital Infection Control Course
  • Coordinated breast cancer awareness campaign
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Dr. Ajay Trivedi

Dean


Ph.D.

Expertise & Research Interests

Experience

Prof. Dr. Ajay Trivedi is the dean at the Faculty of Commerce who has been an active contributor towards furthering the scope of education and shaping the commercial education amongst the students. He holds a Ph.D in marketing and MBA along with an FDPA from IIM Ahmedabad. He has years of experience in the domain of finance. He is well acquainted with research, Prof Ajay Trivedi has published 9 research papers which have been instrumental towards shaping the academic knowledge bank. During his journey he has served as a guide to 7 doctorate students, thus ensuring the maximum adherence to quality in learning and the scope of education as a whole. He holds a specialised skill sets in corporate, administration and academic sectors and conflict management.

Ms Shreya Gupta

Assistant Professor


Bachelors of Chartered Accountancy,B.Com


Expertise & Research Interests

  • Taxation
  • Accounts and Finance
  • Business Communication
  • Cross-cultural Communication


Experience

  • Holds 7 Years Experience In Academics
  • Experienced events coordinator

Mrs.S.Subhashree

Assistant Professor


M.Com,M.Phil SET DCCM


Expertise & Research Interests

  • Marketing and Human Resource Management
  • Marketing


Experience

  • Holds 5 Years Experience In Academics
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Dr. Vipul Vekariya

Dean


B.Tech. M.Tech, Ph.D

Expertise & Research Interests

Experience

Dr. Vipul Vekariya is a dean at the faculty of Engineering and Technology at Parul University. He has a total of 16.4 years in the field of academia. Dr. Vipul possesses a wealth of knowledge along with his Ph.D. qualification in Computer Science and Engineering he has additionally acquired HSC and SSC certificates. Over the decade he has persistently expanded his dedication towards guiding and grooming Engineering aspirants. In his journey of academia, Dr. Vipul has branched his excellence in more than 4 institutions in Rajkot where he served as the head of the department in the Computer Engineering Department. The respected dean is well versed in research and his work has been recognized by various national and international boards. To list a few Dr. Vipul has received grants from the AICTE, GUJCOST, and GTU. His strive for innovation and success has birthed a change in the environment and has fathomed great results in the lives of many students. 

Mr Vipul Kantilal Dave

Assistant Professor


M.tech


Expertise & Research Interests

  • Design engineering
  • Signal processing bearing fault
  • Machine learning


Experience

Has 9 Years of Experience in Technical Field

Prof. Geeta Paichaure

Assistant Professor


B.E ,M.tech


Expertise & Research Interests

  • Electrical  power system 
  • Hybrid system of photovoltaic- battery-supercapacitor and control for Isolated DC load.


Experience

  • Has 1 year of Experience in Academia
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Dr. Priya R. Swaminarayan

Dean


Ph.D.

Expertise & Research Interests

Experience

Dr. Priya is a Dean at the faculty of IT and CS at Parul University who has been actively engaged in furthering the scope of technology at the University while at the same time creating an endless platform for students to explore their talent. She has 17 years of combined experience in administration and research and throughout her tenure, she has made constant and countless contributions which have been instrumental towards the development of the curriculum and the furthering of the teaching and learning process of the students.  Adding to her accomplishments, she has worked on 6 Research Projects funded by the Government of Gujarat which have placed great value to the academic knowledge bank.

Prof Dhenuka M. Patel

Assistant Professor


M.E


Expertise & Research Interests

  • Software Engineering
  • Video Processing
  • Artificial Intelligence

 

 

 

 

 


Experience

  • has 3 years in academics

Ms Jayshree Parmar

Assistant professor


M.E


Expertise & Research Interests

  • Computer Engineering 
  • Image processing


 


Experience

  • has 3 years in academics
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Dr. Rakesh Kumar Mishra

Associate professor


Bsc, Msc Physics, Ph. D


Expertise & Research Interests

  • Laser and its Application
  • Forensic Physical Sciences
  • Pathological Voice

 

 


Experience

  • has 13 years in academics

Mr Arjun Chauhan

Assistant Professor


M.Sc. Nursing


Expertise & Research Interests

  • Critical Care


Experience

  • Has 2.5 Years In Academics
  • Organized Workshop on Infection Control protocols
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Prof. (Dr.) Abhay Dharamsi

Dean


Ph.D.

Expertise & Research Interests

Experience

Dr. Abhay Dharamsi is the dean for the Faculty of Pharmacy and of doctoral studies and research at Parul University. He has been a strong believer in furthering the scope of education by making active contributions. He is highly skilled and is an expert in the field of Pharmaceutical Technology. Prof Abhay is an active member of the 7th Pay Review Committee, AICTE in New Delhi. He also plays a vital role as a member of the Peer Team of the NAAC in Bangalore. In his years of combined experience he is also an Inspector under the Pharmacy Council of India in New Delhi. He has been actively engaged in guiding students and scholars towards their research journey in the scope of pharmacy.

Dr. Abhay Dharamsi

Principal of Faculty


B.Pharm M.Pharm Ph.D


Expertise & Research Interests

  • Pharmaceutical Technology
  • Novel Drug Delivery System
  • Clinical and Community Pharmacy


Experience

  • Holds 10 Years In Academics
  • Well-versed in Research and Administration

Mrs. Shraddha R Patel

Assistant Professor


M.Pharm in Pharmacology Ph.D


Expertise & Research Interests

  • Diabetes, Liver disease


Experience

  • Has 3 years In Academics
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Prof. (Dr.) Poorav Desai

Dean


BHMS
, MD(Hom), 
PhD – Scholar

Expertise & Research Interests

Experience

Professor Dr. Poorav Desai is the dean of the Faculty of Homeopathy who has made countless contributions which have furthered the scope of homeopathy and contributed to both the scope of the field and the society with an experience spanning for 30 years. Throughout his academic tenure, he holds an expertise in the field of anatomy in the scope of both teaching and practice. As a contributor to quality of ayush healthcare, he holds years of practice as an empanelled assessor of NABH for the AYUSH Hospitals. Prof Poorav has gained years of experience as the executive member of HMAI of the  Gujarat State Branch. His remarkable achievements were recognised by the Bharat Vikas Parishad and he was awarded with a Seva Ratna Award. He continuously remains committed towards shaping and developing the scope of education.

Dr Charvy Patel

Assistant professor Homoeopathy


MD Medicine (Hom), MAPC


Expertise & Research Interests

  • Practice of medicine


Experience

  • Holds a total experience of 1 year in Academics.

Dr. Krishna Rameshbhai Raj

Assistant professor Community medicine


BHMS, MD(HOM. Materia medica), PHD scholar


Expertise & Research Interests

  • Homeopathic material medical


Experience

  • Hold 1 years, 7 months in Academics
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Prof. (Dr.) Hemant D Toshikhane

Dean


Ph.D.

Expertise & Research Interests

Experience

Dr. Hemant with his years of experience has been a highly instrumental personality in shaping and developing the scope of ayurveda and ayush medicine in both the healthcare sector and the scope of academia. As the Dean at the Faculty of Ayurveda he has made countless contributions to the field through curriculum developing, promoting clinical and research based learning amongst many other key areas. He has shaped his expertise in the domain of  Sangyaharan (Anesthesiology). He is the Founding member and treasurer for All India Shareera Research Institute, Karnataka Branch. In his years of practice in the academic field he has published 90 Scientific papers. Dr. Hemant Toshikhane has made contributions as an academic council member for the faculty of Medical sciences University of West Indies. He continues to further the scope of Ayush healthcare at PU and in India as a whole.

Dr. Mauli Vaishnav

Assistant Professor


M.S. Prasuti Tantra and Streeroga, Ph.D


Expertise & Research Interests

  • Prasuti tantra and streeroga
  • Ayurved, Music Therapy, Garbhasamskara, Osteopathy,


Experience

  • Have 3 years 8 months of Experience
  • Workshops on Sammohana - national seminar 

Dr Nandkishor Pralhadrao Umale

Associate Professor Panchakarma


MD


Expertise & Research Interests

  • Expertise in Panchakarma
  • Conducted research on Covid 19


Experience

  • Has 9 years 5 months in experience
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Prof. (Dr.) Dhaval Bhatt

Dean


Ph.D.

Expertise & Research Interests

Experience

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Dr. Sunita R Jolly

Dean


Ph.D.

Expertise & Research Interests

Experience

Prof Sunita who is the dean at the faculty of Social Work who has worked extensively towards shaping communities while at the same time imparting an education. She holds a total experience spanning to 17 years and 3 months in the field of social work, and throughout her tenure she has been a great contributor towards social development. She holds experience in both the academic and the industry. Her areas of expertise include International HRM. Owing to her hard work and countless commitment, she has achieved great milestones as a recipient of the award for Best overall Paper Presentation by Silver Age, IFA United Nations and centre for global health at Zhejiang University, China. She was also awarded as 101 most impactful CSR Leaders of India 18th February 2019 by World CSR forum.

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Dr. V.P. Hathila

Dean


Ph.D.

Expertise & Research Interests

Experience

Dr. Hathila is the dean in the Faculty of Medicine who has been furthering the scope of health for the students in this field, while at the same time contributing to the society through the efforts of Parul Sevashram Hospital. He is an expert in the speciality of general surgery and holds an experience spanning to 6 years in the field of medicine. During his academic journey Dr. Hathila has successfully published 9 Research papers. With his skills and competencies he serves as an examiner at more than 10 medical colleges. Additionally Dr Hathila has worked as a Medical Superintendent at S.S.G. Hospital in Vadodara. He is a member of the Indian medical Association of Gujarat and  a life member of the surgeon association of Gujarat.

Dr Jagdish Gohil

Professor


MBBS


Expertise & Research Interests

  • High risk pregnancy
  • Obstetrics


Experience

  • Has 33 Years In Academics

Dr Sandeep Krishnakumar Barve

Professor


MBBS


Expertise & Research Interests

  • Hematology and Cytology
  • Pathology


Experience

  • Has 16 years In Academics
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Dr. Chandra Kant Sharma

Dean and Principal


B.Sc, M.Sc Horticulture, M.Tech, Ph.D. Biotechnology

Expertise & Research Interests

Experience

Dr. Chandra Kant Sharma is the dean and principal of the College of Agriculture who has made an extensive contribution to the scope of the industry and the field of agriculture. He holds a B.Sc Agriculture, M.Sc Horticulture, M.Tech, Ph.D. Biotechnology and has aquired an expertise the field. He holds a blend of 2 years of experience in academic administration and has been associated with the industry. His areas of specialisation includes Fundamentals of Horticulture, Bioprocess Engineering, Metabolic Engineering, Fundamentals Soil Science inwhich he holds a record of shaping the experts in the field. He has played an instrumental role in developing the curriculum and shaping teaching methodologies which have paved the path of quality agricultural education.

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Prof. Prabhas Chandra Pandey

Dean and Director


PGD Broadcast Animation and Digital Video Development

Expertise & Research Interests

Experience

Prof. Prabhas Chandra Pandey is the Dean and Director at the Faculty of Design, whose creative insights have  been instrumental towards shaping design experts. He a holds a post graduate diploma in Broadcast Animation and Digital Video Developement from University of Delhi. With a total of 18 years of experience in the industry and academia, Prof Brabhas has been making endless contributions to the scope of design. He has worked in broadcast corporations such as UTV and ZEE news and has made countless contributions in the fied. In his tenure in the field of academic, Prof Prabhas has develop academic curriculums and formulated effective teaching practices which have been shaping the minds and path of future designers. 

Mr. Shubham Saini

Assistant Professor


BBA, BFA


Expertise & Research Interests

  • Cinematography
  • Film Production


Experience

  • Has 3 Years In Academics
  • Experienced in the Film industry

Vandana Gupta

Professor


B.Sc , M.Sc. Clothing & Textiles, Ph.D Textile & Apparel Design,


Expertise & Research Interests

  • Textiles and Designing
  • Medical textiles
  • Natural Fibers
  • Indian craft and Museums


Experience

  • Has 10 years In Academics
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Ms. Anjali Sharma

Assistant Professor


Bachelors in Visual Arts, Masters in Visual Arts


Expertise & Research Interests

  • Research in Graphics


Experience

Has 2.2 Years In Academics

Organized Etching and Aquatint workshop

 

Mr. Deepanshu Sharma

Assistant Professor


Masters of Fine Arts Sculpture


Expertise & Research Interests

  • Sculpturing


Experience

Has 4.9 Years In Academics

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Prof. Bhagyajit Raval

Dean


B.Arch Architectural Design Exploration and Project Management, M.UP. (Urban Planning)

Expertise & Research Interests

Experience

Prof. Bhagyajit Raval is a passionate architect whose commitement towards to the field of architecture has resulted in numerous advancements in the industry. He a holds a Bachelors of Architecture in Architectural Design Exploration and Project Management and Masters of Urban Planning which has allowed him to advance the scope of academia. He holds a total experience of  10 years and 11 months. Beyond the scope of education he has also been in the industry where he has worked as a propriator architect and planner. During his 6 years 5 months in the field of education he has been instrumental in developing effective curriculum and effective academic frameworks which have advanced the scope of the field and which have paved the way for the future architects. 

Mr. Yash Javiya

Professor


Bachelor of Architecture, Master of Planning


Expertise & Research Interests

  • Architecture & Planning
  • Drawing & Painting


Experience

  • Has 4 Years In Academics
  • Organized workshop on Urban Cartography 

Shivani Kapadia

Assistant Professor


B.Arch, M.Arch


Expertise & Research Interests

  • Urban Design
  • Planning 


Experience

  • Has 8 years In Academics
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Dr. Bhavana Gadhavi

Dean & Principal


Ph.D, MPT

Expertise & Research Interests

  • Physiotherapy in Musculoskeletal condition, Bio mechanics and Ergonomics
  • Ergonomics evaluation  in Farmers of Gujarat and workstation Modification to prevent RSI 
  • Posture and Ergonomic injuries

Experience

 Mrs. Bhavana Gadhavi is distinctively dedicated and passionate about knowledge and innovation in the discipline of Physiotherapy. She is a  dean at the Faculty of Physiotherapy, Parul University. Mrs. Gadhavi has a combined wealth of experience amounting to 17 years. She is a highly skilled professional who seeks to contribute to the advancement of students in her field. Mrs. Bhavana has attained her Ph.D. in Physiotherapy specializing in Musculoskeletal conditions. In the journey of her expertise, she has also contributed to society while serving prior at 3 tertiary institutions. Mrs. Bhavana has reached outstanding achievements and her work continues to be an inspiration to those who she leads.

Prof. Chaitali Shah

Associate Professor


MPT


Expertise & Research Interests

  • Neurophysiotherapy
  • Stroke, Diabetic Neuropathy


Experience

  • has 11 years in academics

Dr. M.Tarik A Dal

Associate Professor


BPT, MPT


Expertise & Research Interests

  • Musculoskeletal and Sports

 


Experience

  • has 3 years in academics
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