Vice Chancellor

Vice Chancellor
Vice Chancellor

Prof. Hrridaysh Deshpande

Professor Hrridaysh Deshpande possesses an impressive 27-year career in the education discipline. He holds the prestigious position of Vice Chancellor at Ajeenkya D Y Patil University and plays a crucial role as a member of the University’s Governing Body and Board of Management. Furthermore, he serves as the Director of Ajeenkya DY Patil Group and Grand Port Hospital, Mumbai. Professor Deshpande is widely recognized as a seasoned and highly respected industry luminary, deeply devoted to innovation, design, and education.

Apart from his roles at ADYPU, he is an active Consultant Advisor to the Indian Design Council (IDC) which is a strategic national body under the Government of India. Furthermore, he engages in the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) with contributions to Indian Design Reports, orchestrating the CII NID Design Summit for six consecutive years, initiating the CII Design Excellence Awards in 2011, and instigating the CII Industrial Innovation Awards in 2014. Notably, he authored a recent report titled Future of Design Education in India, published by the British Council in India.

Professor Deshpande has served as a Jury Member at the esteemed Good Design Awards in Japan for multiple years, including 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2017. In addition, he acted as a Jury Member for the world’s largest student design competition, the International Student Design Competition in Taiwan, in 2015 and 2017. His contributions further encompass editing and compiling four volumes of Indian Innovation Case Studies for the Department of Science & Technology, Government of India.