School of Engineering
Dr Biswajeet Champaty
HOD: School of Engineering
Ph.D.: National Institute of Technology, Rourkela
Dr. Biswajeet Champaty is the Head of the School of Engineering at Ajeenkya D Y Patil Unversity, Pune, He received his B.Tech in Biomedical Engineering from the Biju Patnaik University of Technology Odisha and M.Tech in Biomedical Engineering from SRM University, Chennai. He earned his Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering from National Institute of Technology Rourkela, Odisha.
He has a profound interest in the field of medical electronics and instrumentation with specialization in bio-signal-based intelligent human-computer interface design for controlling assistive devices. He has extensive expertise in device development for bio signal acquisition, MATLAB based graphical user interface design for real-time signal processing and event monitoring, bio-signal-based wireless control of rehabilitative devices and assistive robotics and applications of IOT in healthcare.
He has published 8 research publications in referred journals, 26 international publications in various IEEE conferences and 13 book chapters of international repute. 7 of his research papers have received best international paper awards.
Dr. Biswajeet has received the ISER-Young Scientist Award 2017 by International Society for Engineers and Researchers, Vienna, Austria for his contribution to the field of “Human-Computer Interaction.
Dr. Shankar Mukundrao Khade
Dr. Shankar completed M.Sc. in Biotechnology from Swami Ramanand Teerth Marathwada University, Nanded, Maharashtra, and received his M. Tech. in Biotechnology from National Institute of Technology (NIT), Rourkela. He earned his Ph.D. in Biochemical Engineering from IIT, Varanasi. Along with being with association with ADYPU, he is also an Editorial Board Member of the journal “American Journal of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering” and Reviewer of “Preparative Biochemistry and Biotechnology” and “Signa Vitae” Journals. He has presented his Ph.D. research work at an international conference organised by NTU and AIChE in Singapore and many more National conferences. He has also published 12 peer-reviewed research articles in reputed journals.
He has a core interest in the field of Microbial Biochemicals of therapeutic importance, Bioenergy (2G and 3G ethanol), and bioremediation. His doctoral studies were focused on the “production and Purification of uricase enzyme from microbial sources and its application in the treatment of gout disease”. During M. Tech (2011 – 13) and Ph.D. (2013 – 18), he received an MHRD fellowship, Govt. of India. Later, he joined as a Project Associate at R&D, Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited (HPCL), Bangalore, and worked in the Bioenergy area.
Dr. Harshal Patil
Dr. Harshal Patil has more than 12 years of experience in teaching wide technology courses including Data Structures & Algorithm, DataBase & Application, Ethical Hacking, Artificial Intelligence, Digital Forensic, Cryptography, Internet of Things, etc. Quarterly Franklin Membership by London Journal Press, UK(2019). He has won Quarterly Franklin Membership by London Journal Press, UK, and Innovation in ICT Technique for Teaching Learning Process in 2019. He holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Jaipur National University. He also possesses multiple certifications from OPSWAT viz Cyber Security Associate, MetaDefender Associate, Secure Data Workflow Associate. He is also a certified Blockchain Developer by IBM. He is a member of CSI and ISTE and published 11 papers to date.
Dr. Debirupa Hore
Assistant Professor : School of Engineering
Ph.D.: Gauhati University
Specialization: Electrical Engineering
Dr. Debirupa Hore has completed her B.E (Electrical Engineering) from State Government College, Guwahati and M.Tech in Power & Energy systems from National Institute of Technology, Silchar and Ph.D. (Electrical Engineering) from Gauhati University.
She has been working as an academician and researcher for the last 11 years. She has taught various subjects in Electrical and Electronic Engineering at various Engineering colleges in Guwahati and those affiliated to the University of Pune. Her research work mainly involves wind energy, electrical drives, controllers, power electronics and artificial intelligence based techniques.
She has also published around 14 research papers related to Electrical and Electronic engineering in various reputed national and international journals and conferences including IEEE, SAGE Publications etc.
Dr Biswa Prasun Chatterji
Associate Professor: School of Engineering
Ph.D.: Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai
Dr Biswa Prasun Chatterji completed his Ph.D. on micro-tubules and anticancer drugs from IIT Bombay in 2011 and M.Tech in Biotechnology from Jadavpur University in 2002.
He has won the second prize in oral presentation on Xanthan fermentation found in food waste in Indian International Science festival 2015 at IIT Delhi. He is an ambidextrous professional who has worked in industry and academia with equal panache. He worked with MAHYCO and Dolcera for four years. He has worked as a lecturer for 5 years at St. Xavier College, Mumbai where he taught subjects prescribed for MSc. Biotechnology.
Dr. Sachin Rajas
Associate Professor: School of Engineering
Ph.D.: Amaravati University, Amravati
Dr. Sachin Rajas has completed his M.Sc. and Ph.D. from Amravati University. He has also completed his B.Ed. from Nagpur University. He has total 19 years of teaching experience in engineering colleges of four different University. His area of research is geometric function theory and fractional calculus. His core area includes Univalent and Multivalent function and their analytical and geometrical properties which deals with complex analysis.
He has published total 11 research papers in International Journals and presented 7 research papers at National/ International Conferences. He has participated/ organized 21 STTP/FDP/Workshop/Seminar/Orientation program/Conference. He is author of 2 books of Engineering Mathematics I and III. He has worked as a reviewer for Tata Mc-Graw Hill Ltd. He is a life member of 3 professional societies as ISTE, IJMSEA and IJERIA.
Dr. Neeti Sharma
Dr. Neeti Sharma holds a Masters Degree in Biochemistry (Gold Medalist) from University of Lucknow and Doctorate degree in Biotechnology from the University of Pune. During her doctorate tenure as a CSIR fellow at National Centre for Cell Science (NCCS), Pune she devoted her research to understand the genetic basis and molecular mechanisms of rare genetic syndrome (Rubinstein-Taybi Syndrome). The focus of her research activities during her doctorate primarily dealt with the genetic basis of this congenital disorder, genomic profiling of nuclear genes implicated in epithelial ovarian cancer stem cells and exploring epigenetic marks in ovarian cancer and cancer stem-like cells.
Along with her research experience she has more than 9 years of teaching experience at leading institutions of India. She has published more than 40 research paper in various journals. Her areas of expertise lies in Cancer Biology, Nanochemoprevention and Epigentics.
School of Management
Dr. Makarand Joshi
HOD: School of Management
Ph.D.: Nagpur University
Specialization: Business Management & Marketing Management
Dr. Joshi has earned his MBA and Ph.D. in strategic marketing and he is a senior management professional with an illustrious career track record which consisted of successful industry experience of over 15 years and 10 years of experience in management education.
He has worked in multiple domains including sales, marketing, and business development. He also holds experience in providing professional consultation to small-businesses and delivers entrepreneurial mentoring. He has successfully handled corporate relations for academic institutes.
Dr. Prajakta Das
Dr. Prajakta Das has a total experience of over 15 years in teaching in various institutes. She has completed her Doctorate from Nagpur University in June 2019. She has also completed MBA from University of Nagpur.
Dr. Das has published many research papers in national and international journals. Her areas of interest are Research and Finance.
Dr. Vijay Kulkarni
Dr. Vijay Kulkarni has almost three decades of experience blend of Industry and education. He is masters in various disciplines such as M.S.W, PGDHRM, M.B.A, M.Com, M.M.M., M.Phil., Ph.D. He has worked in different capacities, including Director in Management Institutes. He is Government Certified Internal Auditor for ISO- 9001-2015. He is Yellow and Green Belt Holder of six sigma.
He represents different bodies at national level and international levels. He is instrumental in imparting different training programs in the area of Personality Development, Communication Skills, Team building, Key Responsibility Area (KRA) etc.
He is recipient of various awards and to name a few Radhikabai Apte award from SPPU, Best Youth leader award from ministry of HRD, Life time achievement award in Management, Ideal Teacher Award, We Care award etc.
Dr. Kirti Dang-Longani
Dr. Kirti Dang-Longani has more than 14 years of academic experience and 3 years of industrial experience. With a yearning desire to educate people she completed Ph.D. after Masters in Management and moved to academics from the industry. She has presented and published more than 25 Research Papers in different National and International Conferences with ISBN / ISSN, UGC approved journals with good impact factors. She has also written book on Virtual Marketing, MCQs for MBA Semester III published by Himalaya Publication and Employment Relations by Nirali Prakashan. She has been Resource person in many State Universities in India and abroad for FDP and Seminars. She is also Resource person for Ph.D. research course work.
School of Law
Dr. Samraggi Chakraborthy
Assistant Professor: School of Law
Ph.D.:KIIT University- Bhubaneswar
Specialization: Criminal Laws & Intellectual Property Rights
Dr Samraggi has obtained her Bachelors of Law from the Department of Law, Assam University and Masters of Law with specialization in Human Rights from National Law School of India University, Bangalore. Prior to joining School of Law, ADYPU, she has worked as Assistant Professor in School of Law, KIIT University, Bhubaneswar and School of Legal Studies, CMR University, Bengaluru.
Samraggi is both diligent with her research and academic work. Her core areas of interest are Victimology, Human Rights, and Criminal Law. She has published many articles in the areas of Victimology and Human rights.
Dr. Venugopal Ettamena
Ph.D.:Acharya Nagarjuna University
Dr. Venugopal Ettamena is a Ph.D. from Acharya Nagarjuna University, completed LL.M, Labour Laws from Osmania University, and B.L from Andhra University.
Dr. Ettamena carries more than 15 years of experience as a Professor in Law, at National and International levels. He has published various research articles that have been presented in National and International seminars. He has served as a Foreign Evaluator for the adjudication of Ph.D. Thesis for Acharya Nagarjuna University, Government of Andhra Pradesh for the period of 2017-19.
Dr. Vidya Nagre
Assistant Professor:School of Liberal Arts
Ph.D.:Savitribhai Phule Pune University, Pune
Specialization: English Literature
Dr. Vidya A. Nagre is a research scholar, writer, and an academician in English since last ten years. She is majored in Linguistics, English Language, English Literature and Pragmatics and has a doctoral degree from Savitribai Phule Pune University in Lexical Features of Indian English with reference to Post-colonial Novels.
She has broad experience in various linguistic as well as literary fields such as Second Language Acquisition, Varieties of English in multicultural contexts, analyzing various literary texts from linguistic as well as literary point of view to enhance understanding, Sociolinguistics, etc. She has initiated innovative ways of teaching Phonology in comparison to different tongues in India to the students of ADYPU.
School of Design
Dr Vaibbhavi Pruthviraj Ranavaade
Educationist, Researcher, and designer with 21+ years of experience. She has been the founding H.O.D of premier design schools in India (Symbiosis Institute of Design, MIT Institute of Design, Pune and Pearl Academy, Mumbai). She is a founding team member of the school of Fashion and a Professor at ADYPU. She continues as an educational consultant for higher studies in Design education pan India. She has diverse research experience in the area of Semiotics of fashion, Indian fashion system, Slow fashion side of sustainable fashion, varied applied research for design projects. Co-Founder and principal designer of slow fashion label “Vaibbhavi P”. The Label is about providing sustainable livelihoods to Indian craftspersons and promoting Indian textiles worldwide. Professionally she offers expertise in developing successful growth strategies by training both learners and team members through curriculum development and skill-building. She is committed educator to bring excellence in the field of higher design education with student experience at the core. She has presented papers at international conferences and published research in well-known journals. Her doctoral research with the title “A Semiotic Study of the Indian Sari” has garnered a lot of interest in the academic community as well as the Industry. She is also an guest keynote speaker and panelist at esteemed forums and her work and views have been published in national publications.
School of Architecture
Dr. Gouri Desai
Associate Professor: School of Architecture
Ph.D.: CEPT University, Ahmedabad.
Specialization: Urban Design
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. She is a cutting edge expert with special ability in combining professional knowledge base for participatory interface in academia evolving innovative teaching learning modules. Graduated as Gold medalist in Architecture, she is an alumnus of CEPT Ahmedabad, for masters in Urban design as a GATE scholar and Doctoral studies. She had been regularly presenting her research at numerous International academic conferences. She has traveled across borders representing Indian ethos which continues to add to her unique urban documentation. Her Global exposure and experiences have always provided experiential learning to her team. 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.