Dr N Ravichandran Chairperson to the Academic Advisory Board

Dr N Ravichandran is the Chairman of the Academic Advisory Board at JG University. Apart from his contributions to JG University he is renowned Professor at Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad (IIMA) in the areas of Operation Management and Quantitative Techniques. Adding to his impressive resume he holds a PhD from Indian Institute of Technology. Dr N Ravichandran has formerly served as Director of the Indian Institute of Management Indore (IIMI) where he flagged the prestigious Five-year Integrated Management Programme.



Dr Kavita Kshatriya I/C Registrar & Director

Dr Kavita Kshatriya is Director of School of Management and College of Liberal Studies, Prior to this she has functioned as Head of Department at GLS University. Dr Kavita has a total of 24 years of experience. Out of which 4 years has been in corporate field in senior management capacity. She has more than 20 years of academic experience as of date. Her area of interest includes subjects like Retailing, Integrated Marketing Communication, Services Relationship Marketing, Human Resource Management and Marketing Management. Dr Kavita has also published and presented more than fifty research papers in national and international journals and conference.



Mr. Anant Gijare Director of Emerging Technology

Mr. Anant Gijare has 30+ years of experience in automation and information systems and academic experience in emerging technologies, cloud computing, IoT, Machine learning, and Industry 4.0. Mr. Gijare has completed mentor courses at Harvard Business School in Strategy Planning and Execution, Change management and Coaching. Mr.Gijare is a certified professional in Industry 4.0, Project Risk, Digital Transformation, Solution Architect, BlockChain, Artificial Intelligence and SEO Analyst. Mr. Gijare has received recognition as a “Bravo”, “Blue razor warrior” from IBM and “Change Champion” from Adani Group.


Dr. Mayank Patel (Associate Professor in FinTech & Financial services)

Dr. Mayank Patel has 21+ years of experience in Banking, Financial Services, Technology Business Incubation, and Academics. Mr. Patel is a distinguished academician with subjects of interest are Financial Markets, Behavioral Finance, Risk Management, and Quantitative methods. Mr. Patel’s broad areas of expertise include FinTech, Investment Research, Corporate Finance, and Financial Derivatives. Mr. Patel apart from being an avid supporter of start-ups, is a keen follower of geopolitics, political economy, and development in education.



Dr. Yugank Goyal Faculty of Liberal Studies

Dr. yugank Goyal is a founding member of Indian Association of Law & Economics. He has done Ph.D in Law and Economics from University of Hamburg as well as from different other universities. Along with being a faculty at JGUNI and an associate professor at OP Jindal Global University, he is a adjunct faculty at Harvard Law school, IIM A, IIM K, Vedic Scholars Delhi, JKL University Jaipur and Flame University.

Dr. Yugank Goyal has many of his publications under Journal Articles, Working Papers, Book Chapters, Book Reviews, Various Educational Books, and Reports and Government Projects. He has also received some prestigious honors, including the Financing for Development Award, World Bank, 2015, Teaching Excellence Award 2012 and Research Excellence Award 2012 by OP Jindal Global University.


Ms. Riddhi Agravat Fashion Designer, Pottery Artist, Fashion Faculty

Ms. Riddhi Agravat is a Fashion Design Expert graduated from National Institute of fashion Technology (NIFT, Gandhinagar-2003).Ms. Riddhi has a total of 19 years of experience. Out of which 6 years has been in corporate field as Head of Design Dept. at Delhi based Export House and a Domestic Brand of LNJ Bhilwara Group. She has more than 13 years of academic experience as of date with Amor Design Institute. Her area of interest includes subjects like Design Process & Conceptualizing, Fashion Illustrations, Fabric Science, Traditional Indian textiles and Hand built Pottery. She has managed and curated more than 30 fashion shows bagging Awards at various events.


Ms. Namita Dheeraj Sakhare Faculty of Fashion Design

Ms. Namita Sakhare studied fashion design at Nagpur .She is a senior faculty in the field of Fashion and Apparel design for 16 years out of which worked for 5 years with a Mumbai based Institute as Branch Head and received Best Branch head award .She was instrumental in creating the curriculum for Fashion designing and garment construction. Her core teaching strengths lie in Pattern Making and Garment Construction. .She is instrumental in guiding students through their design process and how to make their designs come alive, eventually helping her organization win various awards through various competitions and fashion shows. Namita's philosophy is 'when you share your knowledge you grow more as an individual'.


Mrs. Sunaina Purdhani Interior Designer, Artist, Teacher

Interior Designer from Mumbai's SNDT college, she went on to work for her childhood inspiration - Shakti Parmar for 3 years. She worked extensively for many successful architects including Sen Kapadia and Harsha Mehrotra. She had the opportunity to do the interiors for a wide array of places. Some of her best work was in restaurants such as Copper Chimney, ITC Bangalore, Golden Gate and workspaces such as that of Pan Parag and Advani Oerlikon. She designed several products ranging from wrought iron furniture, swings, customized wall art to lamps and dining accessories.

Having this immense passion for art convinced her to share it with this around her. She started with teaching sketching and art and eventually Interior Designing. Having an experience of 10 years in teaching she continues to contribute her learning and love for art to those around her.


Ar. Drumil Gajjar Architect, Furniture Designer, Professor

Ar. Drumil is Masters in Furniture Design from Florence, Italy. Currently, Apart from being Interior Design Faculty at JG University, He is practicing as an architect and Graduated from Indus University, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India in 2017. Every nice creation starts with imagination followed by dedication and Architecture has given him the freedom to think beyond imagination and express his ideas by creating a world with the fact of reality. He is an architect and persuaded specialization in furniture design from Florence Institute of Design International, Italy. His exposure to Spain, Morocco, Bhutan, and Italy has led him to focus on elevating human senses through Space design. He has worked as a project architect on a few projects based in Gujarat and is currently in the transit of setting up his own practice. He also did workshops in rammed earth architecture in Morocco as well as in Spain in 2016. In interiors, his focus inclines towards the details of a product or furniture aiming at finesse towards execution.