Center for Learning and Teaching Meet our Faculty

Center for Learning and Teaching

Dr. Gouri Desai

Dr. Gouri Desai comes across as a self-motivated and resourceful Urban Designer with proven innovation and proficiency in design pedagogy. With keen inclination towards design thinking and its processes she has been in apex position as Principal for Architectural Institutes. In her tenure she has successfully managed institutional organization, governance and infrastructure without neglecting research focus Institution’s pedagogy. For over eighteen years she has traversed disciplinary, professional and institutional boundaries to explore how architecture and urban design and can humane our cities.

As a practicing professional Architect her designs symbolize a synergy of the traditional yet contemporary elements deeply contextualized with a sustainable pallet of green practices. Her inclination for history and culture with passion for humane cities has been translating into her evolving professional collaborations.

Dr. Samadhan Nikumbh

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.

Dr. Vihan Sanyal

Dr. Vinay has close to 15 years of experience in the field of mental health. He completed his MBBS. MD (Psychiatry) and PG Degree in Psychotherapy from Sydney, Australia. He started his career as a psychiatrist in Australia and have worked out of multiple hospitals in Sydney. Now he completely devoted towards the practice of psychotherapy and have been getting a good therapeutic response from it. He believes that medicine along with therapy can work wonders for most people. He is a regular contributor to Newspaper, Magazines, Public Talks and many health and wellness websites, with an objective to inform the general public about the importance of seeking help for themselves and their loved ones in this area. Many of his articles have been featured in eminent newspapers and magazines in India and overseas.

He strongly believes in the dissemination of accurate information and skills being imparted to other clinicians and to the general public and have been doing so through my talks and workshops. His areas of specialization include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP), Hypnotherapy, Gestalt Therapy, and Transactional Analysis.

Dr. Archana Desai

Dr. Archana Desai has more than twenty years of experience in teaching profession. She was awarded Ph. D in education from Tilak Maharashtra Vidyapeeth, Pune. She worked as a resource person and guest speaker for educational seminars and workshops and courses like DSM, DIET, and also for Ph. D course work.

She has also more than twenty papers to her credit which are published in ISBN and ISSN Journals Dr. Archana also worked as a faculty and counsellor for Indira Gandhi National Open University for the courses like B. Ed, M.A. Education, PGDHE, PGDET and PGDEMA.