The Vice-Chancellor

Vice-Chancellor Prof. (Dr.) Navin Sheth - A Profile

Prof. (Dr.) N.R. Sheth took over as the Vice-Chancellor of the GTU on December 31, 2016. A renowned educationist and administrator, Dr. N.R. Sheth started his academic career way back in 1979 and during the course of time, emerged as a tireless academician and herbal scientist.

Born in Modasa town of Aravalli district of Gujarat, Prof. Sheth had his early education in his hometown. He obtained his B.Pharm. and M. Pharm degrees from L. M. College of Pharmacy, Gujarat University, Ahmedabad, the oldest pharmacy college of India. He was awarded the National Merit Scholarship for his graduation studies. He obtained Ph.D. degree from the Saurashtra University, Rajkot

He started his academic career in 1979 as an assistant lecturer at the Government Pharmacy College, Rajkot and was gradually promoted as the Lecturer, Reader and Principal there. In 2007, he joined the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Saurashtra University, Rajkot as theProfessor and Head. He has also served the Saurashtra University under various capacities like the Dean, Faculty of Pharmacy, the Chairman, Board of Pharmaceutical Sciences, the Member of the Senate and the Academic Council.

 A distinguished academician, staunch disciplinarian and an efficient administrator, Dr. Sheth has also been the Member of the Peer Teams of the National Assessment and Accreditation Council - NAAC and NBA. He has also served as theMemberand Chairman of the various Committees ofUGC/ AICTE /DST/ GUJCOST and several Universities in India. He had been the Advisor and later on, Member of the GPSC. Expert Committees. In 2016, he took over as the chairman of the Board of Pharmacy education, AICTE.

Prof. Sheth   has attended many national and international conferences in India and abroad. His research interests include Traditional Drugs, Herbal Drugs and Standardization, Herbal formulations. His exuberant involvement in R&D has been recognized by his 100+ publications including 65 technical papers in renowned research journals, 37 papers in National Conferences 18 papers in the International Conferences.

Till 2016, 18 research scholars had successfully completed their doctoral research under his guidance.At present, 8 research scholars are pursuing their Ph.D. under his supervision. About 21 of his former PG students are occupying key positions in the various fields of Pharmacy.

Dr. Sheth has been associated with variousnational and international associations and professional bodies as a member or a life member; these include Indian Society of Technical Education, Indian Pharmaceutical Association, Indian Society for Pharmacognosy, the Association of Pharmaceutical Teachers of India, All India Council Of Technical Education (AICTE) and Pharmacy Council Of India ( PCI).

His dream, vision, mission and efforts are directed towards making the Gujarat Technical University to a world class University in the field of Science and Technology.