Dr. Gouri Desai is an architect, urbanist, and distinguished educator with 20+ years of experience in leading Design and Innovation. Ex-Vice President of Strategic Development for DSK International, Chairperson & Managing Director of her Design firm “GTN”, operational in Western Maharashtra and also the Head of Center for Learning and Teaching (CLT), at ADYPU. Her perfect blend of industry experience and academia makes her contribution to higher education remarkable. She carries extensive leadership and management experience and served successfully as a principal for esteemed Architecture Institutes. Dr. Desai has been an eminent professor of Urban Design and Planning, with a key interest in research and innovation.
Dr. Desai has completed her bachelor’s degree at CEPT University, Ahmedabad, and master’s in Urban Design as a GATE scholar and doctoral studies in architecture. She has received the University Gold Medal in her graduation in architecture. Dr. Desai has been successfully setting and evolving the strategic direction in the domain of higher education while nurturing a strong leadership within the team. She also has a keen interest in spirituality, landscaping, and sketching, which keeps her grounded in the ever-transforming city with immense humility and wisdom.
Dr. Samadhan has more than 15 years of experience in teaching profession. He has been awarded a Ph.D. in the area of ‘Interactive Strategies and Achievement of Teacher Trainees’. His exceptional academic experience at various teaching level and corporate experience help in creating professional development programs for faculty and to improve student learning Also he has many conceptual and research paper publications in standard Books (ISBN) and refereed Journals (ISSN) at international, national, state and local level.
He is a person with multifaceted talent from being a voice artist, writer, presenter to an Anchor. To name a few of his achievements, he has anchored various programs from local to international level in Marathi, Hindi and English languages which included eminent personalities such as; Honorable Padambhushan Abhinav Bindra (Olympic Player), Mahesh Kale (Singer), Pt. Shrinivas Joshi (Classical Singer), Mohan Agashe (Actor) and many more.