He is true architect of all activities undertaken by Shamjibhai Harjibhai Talavia Charitable Trust (SHTC trust), a visionary who worked unimaginably hard to create truly inspirational institutions such as RK University (RKU) and SHTC Trust. RK University is the first and the only private university in western Gujarat. From being a daily wage laborer to his present position, his story is a truly incredible. His work has impacted thousands of people in the community and they share a deep respect and admiration for him
Ex. Vice President
Mr. Denish Patel provides guidance to the members of the University for continuous improvement of academic standards. He is responsible for providing overall leadership to the University and direct oversight of key University functions. He is the founder of startups Techno Gold Coats & Forest Hills, which have set benchmarking standards in the respective sectors.
Ex. Vice President
He is an educator, engineer, and designer. He has a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering and master’s degree in Industrial Systems from the University of Cambridge on a scholarship by the Cambridge Commonwealth Trust. He completed his second master’s degree at Harvard University focusing on education and technology. He has been a cross-registered candidate at Massachusetts Institute of Technology where he focused on entrepreneurship and institutional management.
He is serving the University since 2007. He has more than 32 years of experience in teaching as well as Industry. He has published more than 70 research/review papers in National and International Journals. He is CPCSEA Main Nominee/Link Nominee in IAEC of Many Institutes.
He holds a degree in commerce from Saurashtra University. He has more than 35 yeas of experience in administrative activities. He is looking after administrative activities of RKU
Dean, Faculty of Doctoral Studies & Research,
Dean, Faculty of Technology
He is working as Director and Professor in School of Engineering, RK University since December 2014. He earned his bachelor (1984-1988) and master (1990-1992) of engineering in mechanical engineering from Sardar Vallabhbhai Regional College of Engineering & Technology (REC then, now NIT), Surat and doctorate from Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur.
Dean, Faculty of Medicine,
Director, School of Physiotherapy
He is serving the University since November, 2006. He has honored PhD in Physiotherapy on “e-physiotherapy” from Maharaja Krishnakumarsinhji Bhavnagar University, Bhavnagar, (April -2011). In his tenure at RKU, the institute (SOPT) award for the best performing institute of 2012 by the Indian Association of Physiotherapists (IAP).
Dean, Faculty of Science
Director, School of Agriculture Science
He is serving the University since 2017.He has honored Ph.D. Degree in Agricultural Entomology & he is having 36 yrs of experience in Teaching, Research. He has published/presented 64 research papers in National & International Conference. In his tenure at RKU, the institute (SAS) initiated the degree program of B.Sc. (Hons.) Agriculture which is the first in Saurashtra region of Gujarat State.
Dean, Faculty of Management
Director, School of Management
He did his Ph.D in Accounting and Finance area in 2007 and has research interest in Financial Performance Measurement, Global Warming and Carbon Credit, Sustainable profits by effective human motivation, etc. He has published research papers and articles in Journals of repute and presented research papers in more than 15 National and International Conferences.
Director, Ayurvedic College & Hospital
He has 32 years of teaching as well as clinical experience. He has completed his M.D.(Ayu) from I.P.G.T. & R. Gujarat Ayu University, Jamnagar with specialization in Shalakya. He has also taught foreigner students for 13 years. He has worked as vice president and president of Aadarsh Dhiran Shakari Mandali.
Director, School of Engineering
He holds degree of Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering and his research areas are Embedded Systems and wireless communication. He has work experience of more than 21 years which includes 3.5 years of Industry experience and 18+ years of teaching experience. He has more than 10 research papers and organised more than 30 workshops/Seminars. He is also heading Industry Institute Interaction Cell of RK University. He has received many awards from industries and professional organisations for quality work. He is associated with RKU since December 2011.
Director – School of Design
She Ph.D on Clothing & Textiles from Rajasthan University, Jaipur and M.Sc in Textile & Clothing from Sardar Patel University, Vallabh Vidynagar. Her doctoral research focused on “Color selection in clothing as per skin-tone”. She received Women Super Achiever Award given by Famina 4th World Women Leadership, Mumbai in 2017.
Dy. Director – School of Pharmacy
He earned his Doctorate in 2011 through Hemchandracharya North Gujarat University. He has developed the Medicinal Garden of RK University & inducted it in ‘Herbal Garden Network of India’ formed by three Central Govt. Organizations. He has presented 10 papers in various conferences and has 40 research publications in good quality journals which have fetched him 109 citations so far.
Director, School of Science
He is serving the University since 2006. He is pursuing his Ph.D. from RK University and doing research in the field of synthesis of heterocyclic compounds. He published more than 5 research paper in various national and International peer reviewed journals and conferences.
Associate Director, CESL
She was a Freelance Expert for Personality Development from 2011 to 2014 at RK University. Now she is an Associate Director, CESL since 2015. She is TEFL Certified from Bangkok. She is BEC Examiner with Cambridge University Press.
He is serving the University since June 2009. He has honored PhD in Pharmacy on “Formulation and evaluation of colon targeted multiparticulate system of Budesonide and Azathioprine for effective treatment of Inflammatory Bowel Diseases” from RK University (2017)
Chief Finance Officer
He is associated with RK University since April 2015. He completed his Chartered Accountants, ICAI from New Delhi & ACMA, CGMA – CIMA from London.
Controller of Examinations
He is serving the University since June, 2009. He was awarded degree of PhD in Pharmaceutical science from Hemchandracharya North Gujarat University, Patan, Gujarat in March – 2016. He is managing the Examination department of University since April – 2012.
Head, Organization Development
He is serving the University since June, 2014. He holds Computer Engineering degree from University of Mumbai. He has over 20 years of total experience including MNCs such as TCS, PwC (PricewaterhouseCoopers), IBM, etc. He has provided Management Consulting Services to GE (General Electric), Motorola, US Government, Chicago Transport Authority, CSX Transportation, BellSouth, Gartner, etc.
Head, Training & Placement Dept.
He is associated with RK University since January, 2009. He holds his Doctoral Degree in the field of Marketing and topic of his research is “ User Behavior towards Social Media”. He has done his Master’s in business administration with marketing specialization from B.K. School of Business Management, Ahmedabad and also qualified with DOEACC “A” Level and UGC- Net (Management) certifications.
Head, Public Relation Dept
He is associated with RK University since June 2016. He He is pursuing his PhD in Banking. He has done his MBA in Finance and worked with various organisations across the country. He is qualified CIBIL expert and JAIIB from IIBF
Head, IT Services
He is serving the University since May, 2009. He holds Master of Technology in Electronics and Communication from RK University. He also manages Cisco Networking Academy at RK University which has received 3 national awards for Best Performing Academy CCNA – 2017, Best Performing Academy Foundational Courses – 2017 and Best Performing Academy All Courses – 2017.
Head – Office of International Affairs
He obtained Master’s Degree in Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship Engineering from Brown University, RI, US. He is seasoned professional with 10 years of experience in MNC’s such as Ingersoll-Rand and Yamaha Motors.