|Dr Nigam Dave
Director & Professor
B.A, M.A, Ph.D
Email : Nigam.Dave@spt.pdpu.ac.in
Areas of Interest: -Contemporary Indian Fiction
- Campus Novels
- Children's Literature
-Portrayal of Adolescents in Fiction
Brief Profile: Prof. Dave is looking after various academic and administrative profile in PDPU. Prof. Dave has visited US, Singapore, Australia and Malaysia as a member of academic and government delegations.
|Prof Pradeep Kumar Mallik
HoD & Adjunct Professor
Ph.D, M.Phil., M.S., P.G. Diploma, B.Sc.
Email : Pradeep.Mallik@sls.pdpu.ac.in
Areas of Interest: Communication research, Development communication, Social communication/ marketing, Media laws and ethics, Citizen journalism, Written and analytic communication
Brief Profile: A communication teacher with more than 25 years of experience in print, broadcast and new media, Dr Mallik follows a multi-disciplinary approach to communication study, teaching, research and practice. He has worked with leading media houses like The times of India Group, Business India Group, IANS and Bhaskar Corp. His last job was with Ahmedabad Mirror, a morning compact of the Times Group, as its Deputy Resident Editor. Apart from being involved in launch of a few newspapers and supplements, Dr Mallik has been on the visiting faculty of some leading media and communications schools in India for more than 20 years. He has supervised several research dissertations, been involved in framing and reviewing university curricula, conducted faculty and management development programme sessions, and been resource person as several national and international seminars and workshops. He has authored/co-authored three books and presented some papers.
|Dr Ritu Sharma
HoD & Assistant Professor
B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
Areas of Interest: Cross-Cultural Studies, Personality Mapping,Psychometric Testing,Behavioral Training & Psycho Social Interventions.
Brief Profile: Dr. Sharma is a gold medalist and holds a PhD in Psychology. She has over 13 years of work experience in teaching,training and research.Dr. Sharma is engaged with International and National research projects,consultancy and training assignments in the areas of human behaviour,personality development,Psychometric profiling and Psycho social Interventions. She has conducted workshops and training programmes for the academia,corporate and NGOs in various areas of human behaviour and interpersonal effectiveness.
She has lectured on various topics related to application of Psychology.She has been invited as distinguished speaker at TEDx conference held at Ahmedabad in 2010. She is project head from India for a study on "Women's Economic Empowerment in Asia: Psycho-social and Anthropological factors".She has published papers in Journals of National and International repute and presented papers in several International and National level conferences. She is an associate Life Member of Indian Association of Clinical Psychology(IACP).She is Senior member of International Economic Development and Research Center (IEDRC).She is also life member of Indian society for training and development (ISTD).She has been nominated as a Executive Council Member of Indian Association of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy.Currently, she is the chairperson for board of studies Psychology at PDPU and also nominated as Board of Studies Member of two other universities in Gujarat.
|Dr SANJAY KUMAR PRADHAN
HoD & Assistant Professor
M.A, M.Phil., Ph.D
Email : Sanjay.Pradhan@sls.pdpu.ac.in
Areas of Interest: Geopolitics of Energy, and Energy Security; Resource Diplomacy; Africa; Diaspora; Foreign Policy; Peace & Conflict; and Theory of International Relations.
Brief Profile: Dr Sanjay Kumar Pradhan has completed his M.A., M. Phil and Ph. D. from the School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi. With 11 years of post-Ph.D. teaching experience in the scale of Assistant Professor, he has taught/guided UG, PG and Ph. D. students, and awarded with NET (UGC) and Doctoral Fellowship (ICSSR) during his study. Apart from published book (1) and chapters in the book (1), he has outstanding publications (35) in different journals of repute and seminar proceedings (4), presented research papers (25) in various seminars/conferences; invited by National Defence College(New Delhi) and TERI-KAS Resource Dialogue (New Delhi), as Resource Person; and in the University of Oxford, UK, he Addressed the Conference as Keynote Speaker and Chaired a Technical Session.
|Dr Ashish B Joshi
B.Com., M.Com., L.L.B, M.B.A, Ph.D
Email : Ashish.Joshi@sls.pdpu.ac.in
Areas of Interest: Corporate Governance, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Law and Management
|Dr Ashvin R. dave
B.Com, M.B.A, Ph.D
Email : Ashvin.Dave@sls.pdpu.ac.in
Areas of Interest:
|Dr Tejas Niranajan Dave
B.E., M.B.A, Ph.D
Email : Tejas.Dave@sls.pdpu.ac.in
Areas of Interest:
|Dr Chaitanya Vyas
Ph.D, B.Com., M.B.A
Email : Chaitanya.Vyas@sls.pdpu.ac.in
Areas of Interest: Marketing communications, consumer psychology, information technology
Brief Profile: Dr. Vyas is PhD in Marketing and has over 10 year's of teaching experience with management colleges and universities. From July 2013, Dr. Vyas is working with PDPU as Assistant Professor in Marketing area.
|Dr Divi Sriram
Ph.D, M.Phil., M.A, B.A
Email : Sriram.D@sls.pdpu.ac.in
Areas of Interest: Public Policy, Service Delivery, Public Private Partnerships, Public Health Administration, Development Administration, Administrative Theory.
Brief Profile: Dr. Sriram has completed his Masters and Ph.D from Osmania University, Hyderabad.Before joining PDPU, he had worked with DST Sponsored Research Project in E-Governance. He was selected as Doctoral and Post - Doctoral fellow by Indian Council for Social Science Research, New Delhi. He is also associated with IPAA and NEPASI in India.He was selected as a observer for United Nations Committee on Experts of Public Administration (UNCEPA) for its 14th and 15th sessions. Presently, he is guiding 5 Ph.D Scholars. Dr. Sriram recently completed Panchayati Raj Devloution Index Project for Gujarat and Dadra and Nagar Haveli.
|Dr Harmik D Vaishnav
B.A., M.A., Ph.D
Email : Harmik.Vaishnav@sls.pdpu.ac.in
Areas of Interest: English language, Communication, Human Resources & Management, Leadership, Jurisprudence
Brief Profile: Professional with 2 decades of experience corporate and education. Worked in core HR, Operations and Core Management in various companies. Teaching students and training proessionals. Passionate writer with various research articles and books published. Adept in student's activites and development.
|Dr KUMAR SRIVASTAVA ANURAG
B.Sc., M.A., Ph.D
Email : Anurag.Srivastava@sls.pdpu.ac.in
Areas of Interest: E-Governance ,Smart Cities, Rural and Urban Governance, Environmental Law and Management and Governance, Public Policy, Administrative Reforms, Economic and Financial Administration.
Brief Profile: Dr. Anurag Kumar Srivastava is a science graduate with first class degree from University of Lucknow he pursued his bachelor degree by receiving Central Governments scholarship.he completed his masters in Public Administration from University of Lucknow. He cleared UGC (NET) in Public Administration in the year 2009. He got his doctorate in Public Administration from the University of Rajashthan, Jaipur in 2014.
|Dr NAUSHEEN NIZAMI NIZAMI
B.A., M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D
Email : Nausheen.Nizami@sls.pdpu.ac.in
Areas of Interest: Labour economics, human development, applications of econometrics in research, industrial economics, Microeconomics
Brief Profile: Dr Nausheen Nizami is a labour economist, independent researcher and working as Assistant Professor in Economics at School of Liberal studies, PDPU. Her research is primarily in the contemporary areas of labour economics like decent work. She has published a book 'Decent Work: Insights from India's IT Industry' by Sage Publications, a research paper in the Indian Journal of Labour Economics and 4 chapters in books.
She has undergone an intensive training programme in 'Contemporary issues of Labour economics' by South Asian Research Network (SARNET) in joint partnership with ILO and IDRC Canada.
She has sound knowledge of SPSS for data-analysis and her area of expertise is application of quantitative techniques to qualitative data.
|Ms Neeta Avtar Khurana
Email : email@example.com
Areas of Interest: Gender, Translation theory, Cultural Studies, Feminist studies, Masculinity Studies, Semiotics and Communication Skills, Education and Sustainability, Rural Internships and Community driven interventions
Brief Profile: Neeta Khurana is a senior Faculty in the Department of Languages, Literature and Aesthetics. She has been a Gold Medalist during her Masters and stood second in her Gujarat Public Services Exam (GPSC). Having served the Govt. of Gujarat for 15 Years she has been working at PDPU since 2010. She has lectured and published extensively on Gender, Semiotics, Communication Skills in National Institutes. She was invited for a lecture series on Gender, Films and Self Narratives by Washington &Jefferson College, Pittsburgh, USA in April 2016. She has coordinated and worked with over 500 village kids under Community Development Initiative of PDPU in 2015. She is the Principal Coordinator of the Rural Internships and Civic and Social Service Internship at PDPU and coordinates with over 200 NGO's and civic bodies every year along with over 1000 students as interns. She is a published author and recently published her Autobiography titled 'Soulful Whispers' under Rawat Publications. She was awarded the 9th Boston Green Fest Award at Boston Massachusetts,USA for her work with over 2000 rehabilitated slum dwellers and Bootlegger women of Chhara community in recognition for her contribution towards a more sustainable future through education and research.
|Dr Neeta Sinha
M.A, Diploma, Ph.D
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
Areas of Interest: Psychology, Social Psychology, Research, Experimental approach to Psychology, Stress Management, Emotional Intelligence Gender, Organizational Development, Culture, Environmental concerns, Human Resource Development, Organizational Behaviour,. Psychometric assessment, psychological profiling and organizational development are some of her core areas of intervention.
Brief Profile: Dr.Neeta Sinha is a Behavioural Psychologist, Academician and Corporate Trainer. She holds her Ph.D in the interdisciplinary area of Psychology and Management, Diploma in Mental Retardation from NIMH New Delhi, MA Psychology from Patna University. Her teaching, research and industry experience spans over 22 yrs. 12yrs with media industry and for the last 10 years she has been involved in teaching, training, research, counselling and personality development.
She is a Corporate trainer and her professional experience includes analysis and evaluation of Organization Behaviour, Organizational development and other merging psychological concerns. She has considerable experience and expertise in analyzing and advising corporates and other institutions on their HR policies and conducting training programmes for them. Psychometric assessment, psychological profiling and OD are some of her core areas of intervention.
She is a visiting faculty to several research and academic institutions. She has presented papers at various International and National conferences, workshops and seminars and has several publications to her credit both at the national and international level. She has several chapters in books and two books to her credit. She is guiding Ph.D students and is a reviewer to reputed research journals.
Her professional work includes HR consultancy, business development, key account management, training, assessment consultancy, design assessment and selection of selection and development process.
|Dr Sitakanta Mishra
Ph.D, M.Phil., M.A
Email : Sitakanta.Mishra@sls.pdpu.ac.in
Areas of Interest: India's Foreign Policy, International Relations, South Asian Studies, Nuclear Energy, Nuclear Weapons, Missiles
Brief Profile: Dr Mishra previously worked as a Research Fellow at the Centre for Air Power Studies (CAPS), New Delhi, and Associate Editor of the Indian Foreign Affairs Journal, published by Association of Indian Diplomats, New Delhi. He was also a Guest Faculty at the Nelson Mandela Centre for Peace and Conflict Resolution of the Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi.
Dr Mishra received his PhD from Centre for South Asian Studies of Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi in 2011. He has authored three books, a mongraph, and several research papers, book chapters in both national and international publications related to South Asian affairs, Indian foreign policy, nuclear safety-security, nuclear energy, proliferation, and missile issues. He is also involved in the Indo-Pak Track-2 dialogues. He is also the Managing Editor of Liberal Studies journal, published from SLS, PDPU.
|Dr venkat Ram Reddy Minampati
Email : Venkatram.Reddy@sls.pdpu.ac.in
Areas of Interest: Internal Security in India, Public Policy, Development Administration and E Governance
Brief Profile: Dr. Reddy has Completed his Masters and PhD from Osmania University, Hyderabad, before Joining PDPU. He was associated with UGC Sponsored DRS Project in Digital Governance and Decentralized Governance under the guidance of Prof. Y. PardhaSaradhi. He was selected as Founder Fellow of American Society for Public Administration for its 75th Annual Conference. He is also associated with IIPA and IPAA in India.
|Mr Kumar Sahoo Manoj
Email : Manoj.Sahoo@sls.pdpu.ac.in
Areas of Interest: Patent Economics, Development Economics, Farmers' Issues, Infrastructure Economics, Rural Development, Statistics and Econometrics
Brief Profile: Mr. Manoj K. Sahoo has 9 years of teaching and research experience, teaching Economics at MBA and UG level. Previously he was a Faculty with School of Management, KIIT University, Bhubaneswar and worked as an Economic Consultant with Twelfth Finance Commission, Govt of India, New Delhi, advising on fixation of norms for Centre-StateTax Devolution and Mineral Royalty. As a Researcher with Indian Institute of Public Administration, New Delhi he notably worked on restructuring of State Road Transport Undertakings in India.
As Co-Principal Investigator to Global Development Network Project under United Nation's Conference on Trade And Development (UNCTAD) he was tasked to estimating Outward FDI investment from Indian MNCs.
Mr. Sahoo started his academic career in Delhi University- Shahid Bhagat Singh College and Sri Ram College of Commerece, Delhi. Moreover, he had undertaken training assignments with Bhubaneswar Stock Exchange, Gujarat Forensic Science University, Gandhinagar, IMS Dehradun etc.
Mr. Sahoo has passed out from Centre for Economic Studies and Planning, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi in his Masters and M.Phil in Economics along with UGC-NET. He has undertaken FDP from IIM, Indore specialising on Case Analysis method of teaching.
Mr. Sahoo has to his credit about 10 national and international research paper, UNCTAD Report, Working paper and Reviews publications. Mr. Sahoo has successfully guided and trained numerous professionals and students in various MDPs/Workshops/OJTs.
Mr. Sahoo is Life Member of Indian Economic Association and Indian Society for Technical Education, New Delhi. He is an NRTS scholar and selected for PG-level National Scholarship.
|Mr S. Venkata Krishnan
Manager & Lecturer
B.Sc., M.A., P.G. Diploma
Email : Venkata.Krishnan@pdpu.ac.in
Areas of Interest: Political Science,International Relations, Public Administration, Geography, Modern Indian History, Physics & Research Methodology (Qualitative)
Brief Profile: Completed MA and PGDFT from Pondicherry Central University and cleared NET in 3 disciplines (International Studies, Pol Science & Pub Adm). Presented papers in leading institutions like IIM-B and published in Journals like Elsevier. On invitation delivered lectures in institutions like CSS Centre - SPIPA
|Ms Supriya Sujay Pal
Email : Supriya.Pal@sls.pdpu.ac.in
Areas of Interest: Specialization: Human Resource
Teaching Interest: Organization Behaviour, Strategic Human Resource, Basics of Human Resource
Research Interest: Work Life Balance, HRIS, Talent Management
Brief Profile: Ms. Supriya Pal is an engineer graduate specialized in Electrical and completed her MBA in human resource. She is currently pursuing her Ph D from "Pacific University", Udaipur. She has two years of working experience in utility sector (Torrent Power) as assistant manager in HR department. She is teaching the management subjects since last three years. She has done research project with IIM Ahmedabad. She had presented paper in national and international conference in the topic like maternity leave and training effectiveness.She is currently involved in various international project which deals with women empowerment and women leadership
|Ms Trivedi Niyati Chirag
M.Phil., Ph.D(Pursuing), M.A., B.A.
Email : Niyati.Shah@sls.pdpu.ac.in
Areas of Interest: Her research interests include Narrative Studies, Identity Politics, Gender Studies, Performing Arts
Brief Profile: Ms. Niyati Trivedi is a faculty in the department of Languages, Literature and Aesthetics at School of Liberal Studies. She teaches subjects like World Classics, Literary Forms, Critical Theories, Literature in Translation, Indian Writing in English, Gender Studies, Comparative Literature, Films and Society, Performing Arts, Communication Skills, Organizational Communication, Publicity Writing and Branding, Indian Folk Dances.
She is associated with the School since its inception in 2009. She is actively involved in teaching and guiding students, mentoring them and in the overall institutional building. She has been shouldering the responsibilities in the capacity of an Academic Coordinator for B.A. (Hons.) and B.B,A. (Hons.) programme offered at the School.
She has been presenting papers at National and International conferences. Presently she is pursuing her Ph.D. from PDPU, Gandhinagar. her research is based on interdisciplinary study into self-narratives, performing art and gender studies.
She is also a trained Bharatnatyam classical dancer.
|Dr Urmi Satyan Dave
B.A, M.A, M.Phil., L.L.B
Email : Urmi.Satyan@sot.pdpu.ac.in
Areas of Interest: Diaspora Literature
Brief Profile: Dr. Urmi Satyan works with English Department, SLS. She conducts classes at BA and MA levels. Her research interest is in the literature of Indian Diaspora. she has presented and published various papers in diaspora and post-colonial literature.
she is also interested in Indian Scriptures, Sanskrit literature and language.