Prof. Hrridaysh Deshpande | Vice Chancellor - ADYPU
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Prof. Hrridaysh Deshpande

Vice Chancellor

Hrridaysh has been in the field of education for over 27 years. Presently, Hrridaysh is the Vice Chancellor of Ajeenkya DY Patil University and the member of Governing Body & Board of Management of the University. He is the Director of Ajeenkya DY Patil Group and Grand Port Hospital, Mumbai.

He has been associated with the India Design Council (IDC) as its consultant advisor. IDC is a national strategic body of Government of India established under the aegis of Department of Industrial Policy & Promotion. Under the aegis of IDC he spearheaded India Design Mark program in cooperation with Good Design Award, Japan. He has been the jury member at Good Design Awards, Japan for 2013, 14,15 and 17 editions. He has been the jury member for world’s largest student design competition – Taiwan International Student Design Competition in 2015 and 2017.

He has been the member of CII National Committee on Design. He has authored three India Design Reports published in 2009, 2011 and 2014. He has been curating, planning and executing the CII NID Design Summit for the last 6 years. In the year 2011, he helped CII initiate the CII Design Excellence Awards and has been managing these awards since then. During his work with CII he also helped to initiate the CII Industrial Innovation Awards in 2014. Recently he authored a report on “Future of Design Education in India” published by the British Council in India.

Over the years Hrridaysh has acquired proficiency in business innovation strategy and design driven Innovation. He focuses on structured innovation practices for organizational innovation via appropriate tools, methods and processes. Hrridaysh has worked on several committees on innovation and has been a speaker at many prestigious forums. Through his work, Hrridaysh has assisted leading companies across a range of industries. He edited a compilation of 4 volumes of Indian Innovation Case Studies for Department of Science & Technology, Government of India.

Hrridaysh is an experienced, enthusiastic, and energetic educator and innovation facilitator. He is passionately committed to innovation, design and education and is capable of expanding the limits of traditional thinking through the development and realization of aggressive and ambitious projects.