The Vice-Chancellor

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

Prof. (Dr.) Navin Sheth is the Vice-Chancellor of the Gujarat Technological University from December 31, 2016. A renowned educationist and administrator, Prof. Sheth started his academic career way back in 1979 and during the course of time, emerged as a tireless academician and herbal scientist

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.

A distinguished academician, staunch disciplinarian and an efficient administrator, Prof. 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 the Member and Chairman of the various Committees of UGC/ AICTE /DST/ GUJCOST and several Universities in India. He had been the Advisor and later on, Member of the GPSC. 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, 42 papers in National Conferences 21 papers in the International Conferences.

Till date 28 research scholars had successfully completed their doctoral research under his guidance. At present, 4 research scholars are pursuing their Ph.D. under his supervision. About 22 of his former PG students are occupying key positions in the various fields of Pharmacy.

Prof. Sheth is awarded by Life Time Achievement Award at KLE University, Karnataka during 20th National Conference of ISP at Belgaum, Karnatak, World Education Convention 2017 at New Delhi, Prestigious Indo-Nepal Samrasta Award on February 18, 2018, Swami Vivekananda Excellence Award by Indian Institute of Oriental Heritage on 9th March, 2019 and received Academic Excellence Award by The Textile Association (India) Ahmedabad Unit on 9th April, 2019. He has visited, Poland, Germany, US, China, Switzerland, South Africa, Tanzania, Kenya and Australia for paper presentation and as resource person.