Shri. Shashikant Singhi

Chairperson, Poornima University, Jaipur

Mr. Shashikant Singhi is a B.Arch. (honours) from J.J. College of Architecture, Mumbai. He has professional expertise and wide-ranging experience in various prestigious assignments for the design and construction of institutions, public buildings, and industrial houses. Shri. Shashikant Singhi was actively involved in architecture and project management consultancy during 1985–1999 in Jaipur. During this period, he was responsible for the timely completion of many large projects. His experience and understanding of the workings of educational institutions and their phase-wise development processes have helped make Poornima Institutions the most functionally developed campuses.

Since 2000, he has been associated with the Poornima Group and has been responsible for the planning, development, and monitoring of all Poornima institutions. He has fulfilled the diversified needs of the development process, including those of finance, approvals, admissions, and human resources development, to the overall satisfaction of all stakeholders. Currently, he is handling the educational institutes located in Jodhpur.

Prof. (Dr.) Suresh Chandra Padhy

President, Poornima University, Jaipur & Member

Dr. Suresh Chandra Padhy, a senior Academician with administrative and governance experience has taken over as the President (Vice Chancellor) of Poornima University, Jaipur (Rajasthan) from May 2019. Dr. Padhy began his academic career as a Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in Sri Balaji Group of Institutes at Pune in 1998, rising to become the Director (Academics) of the entire group of Institutes in the year 2003 and continued upto 2014. From 2014 onwards he was appointed as Director of Balaji Institute of International Business under the aegis of Sri Balaji Society, Pune till he joined with Poornima University in 2019.

Dr. Padhy brings with him a rich blend of academics, professional integrity and administrative competence. He was one of the key contributors of building a group of B-Schools from inception to one of the well-known groups in India. His impeccable and proven track record as an able and a visionary administrator has enabled him to excel in various leadership roles he played during his career span of 30years.

He is socially very active and has made significant contributions in a number of areas. Networking with people is his core strength. His visionary outlook, outstanding leadership and passion for education have resulted in Dr. Padhy being part of multiple high-powered committees in various institutions and organisations. Currently, he has taken over as Secretary, National HRD Network, Jaipur Chapter. Before joining the Academics, he has served in the prestigious Indian Army for 7 years as Hav(clk) in Maratha LI where he has undertaken all kind of office/administrative duties in both peace and field areas including the boarder and uncongenial climatic conditional areas. He has also worked as Head – HR of CG CoreEl Logic Systems Ltd (a start-up), at Pune for a short term where he has undertaken the entire gamut of HR and its operations.

Shri Hari Singh Shekhawat

(Nominee of the Sponsoring Body)

Shri Hari Singh Shekhawat is a Civil Engineer by profession and a stalwart in the realm of construction and construction management. Sh. Hari Singh brings to the table an unparalleled wealth of experience, having been an integral part of the Poornima family for the past 24 years.

In his role as Director of Infrastructure, Sh. Hari Singh has been the guiding force behind numerous successful projects, contributing significantly to the growth and development of our institutions. His journey with Poornima Group is a testament to his unwavering commitment and dedication. Sir is a seasoned professional with deep expertise in construction and construction management. His proficiency in overseeing the planning, execution, and timely completion of projects has been a cornerstone of our infrastructure success.

As a leader, Sh. Hari Singh has built and led high-performing teams, fostering a culture of collaboration and excellence among construction and project management professionals. His enduring association with Poornima Group for the past 24 years is a testament to his loyalty and deep-rooted commitment to our institutions.

Sh. M.K.M Shah

(Nominated by the Sponsoring Body)

With a dynamic blend of academic excellence and professional prowess, Mr. M.K.M. Shah stands as a distinguished figure in the realms of finance and management. At the age of 59, he brings forth a wealth of expertise, making him a valuable asset to any organization. He did Bachelor of Commerce, Post Graduate in Social Science, P.G. Diploma in Labor Laws, Labor Welfare, and Personnel Management (Gold Medalist) and also a Certified Associate of Indian Institute of Bankers (CAIIB)

Mr. Shah's academic journey is adorned with a prestigious Gold Medal in Labor Laws, Labor Welfare, and Personnel Management, showcasing his dedication to excellence. As a Certified Associate of the Indian Institute of Bankers, he brings a wealth of experience and insights to the financial landscape.

Throughout his career, Mr. M.K.M. Shah has made significant contributions to various facets of corporate finance, risk management, foreign exchange, system management, and more. His expertise in Human Resource Management, Planning & Development, and Audit & Review reflects a versatile skill set tailored for navigating the complexities of organizational dynamics.

Sh. Puneet Mittal

(Nominated by the Sponsoring Body)

Puneet Mittal, the Managing Director and Co-Founder of Pratham Software Inc (PSI), is a visionary leader in the IT industry. Since founding the company in 2000, his commitment to building a world-class IT Solutions Company has elevated PSI to a leadership position, providing software development services globally. Puneet's unique vision and dedication are evident in the development of PSI's Global Delivery Model, ensuring real-time IT solutions and high-quality service. Under his leadership, PSI has consistently exceeded growth targets, expanding its global presence from India to the UK and the US. Puneet is a firm believer in honesty and integrity, instilling these values in PSI's organizational practices. With over a decade of IT industry experience, he passionately shares his knowledge, empowering individuals with innovative ideas. Beyond PSI, Puneet has diversified into various group companies under the "Pratham Group." Committed to societal well-being, he is involved in charitable organizations like Pratham Shiksha and Prem Shanti Charitable Trust. Puneet, associated with TIE and MNIT Alumni, resides in Jaipur, contributing to a more equitable society. In his free time, he indulges in technology exploration, reflecting not only a successful entrepreneur but a socially conscious individual dedicated to positive impact.

Shri. Rahul Singhi

(Nominated by the Sponsoring Body)

Ar. Rahul Singhi stands as an accomplished edu-preneur and seasoned leader, with an illustrious tenure exceeding 12 years as the Director of multiple educational institutions. Holding a master's degree in family business management from the esteemed S.P. Jain Institute of Management & Research and certified as an architect by the Council of Architecture - India, Mr. Singhi combines academic excellence with professional gravitas.

In his role as the Co-founder of Poornima University and Director of Poornima Group, Mr. Singhi assumes a pivotal position in steering various facets of institutional development. His responsibilities include strategic and policy planning, orchestrating impactful outreach programs, cultivating vital partnerships and MOUs, overseeing admissions and branding initiatives, managing hostels, and implementing mentorship programs. This comprehensive approach underscores Mr. Singhi's commitment to ensuring the well-rounded growth and success of the institutions entrusted to his stewardship.

Beyond his educational endeavors, Mr. Singhi actively engages in esteemed social and professional organizations, holding influential positions in entities such as Yi Jaipur and CII. His diverse interests span sports, digital media, photography, and riding. However, amidst these varied pursuits, Ar. Rahul Singhi derives profound fulfillment from his role as a devoted father to two children. His unwavering passion for education and dedication to cultivating intellectual potential position him as a significant force shaping the trajectory of education and beyond

Sh. Gaurav Bansal

(Nominated by the Sponsoring Body)

Sh. Gaurav Bansal is the Director of Bansal Group of Schools, Bansal Public School, Kota and Bansal Public School, Pratap Nagar, Jaipur in Rajasthan.
He graduated in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from BITS Pilani Dubai in 2012, Completed Courses of Managerial Accounting and Financial Control and Principles of Accounting from London School of Economics and Political Science in 2009, cleared CFA Level 1 in 2013, from CFA Institute and Executive course in ‘Strategic Leadership in schools in a changing Environment’ from IIM Ahmedabad in 2015.
Prior to contributing full time in the formal education, He was a full-time director at Bansal Classes Pvt. Ltd. managing coaching and test preparation business and Onest Milk Products Private Limited, a dairy venture of the family business.
He has over 10 years of experience in test preparation, dairy and formal education sector. He is an entrepreneur, philanthropist and start up enthusiast investor. He is one of the most innovative young leaders in the field of education and has received education excellence awards for the schools. He is also a promoter director in privately owned real estate companies.
He is an avid reader, traveler, adventure enthusiast and his hobbies are sports, gardening, documentaries and is passionate about to contributing for Not-for-Profit Entities. He was one of the youngest to be elected as a board member for a residential society and currently serves on the board of education societies.
He is currently the chairman of Yi Jaipur Chapter 2024, the Youth Wing of CII with the objective of Nation Building.

Prof. Amish Dugar

Management Expert (Nominated by the Chairperson from outside the University)

Dr. Amish Dugar, a distinguished academician and seasoned professional with 22 years of experience and a Ph.D., combines a rich background in professional practice with significant contributions to business and management education. Having spent 4.5 years in professional practice, he brings real-world insights to his academic roles.

Dr. Dugar has left an indelible mark on prestigious institutions like Poornima School of Business Management, Amity University Rajasthan, Jaipuria Institute of Management Jaipur, and the renowned Indian Institute of Management Udaipur (IIM Udaipur) where he has dedicated 9 years to academic excellence.

Currently an Associate Professor at IIM Udaipur, Dr. Dugar is known for his passion for research, teaching, and mentorship, actively contributing to the academic and professional growth of students. His profile exemplifies a commitment to education, seamlessly blending practical experience with academic rigor, and aligning with the high standards of IIM Udaipur's management education.

Prof. Paresh Gupta

Financial Expert (Nominated by the Chairperson from outside the University)

Dr. Paresh Gupta, a distinguished 7-time TEDx Speaker, stands as an accomplished individual with a remarkable portfolio. Beyond his captivating speaking engagements, he's a dynamic entrepreneur, credited with founding ventures like CUETPro, GCEC, and Brevitty. Dr. Gupta's influence extends beyond entrepreneurship; he assumes crucial roles as a Youth Mentor, Advisor, and Motivator at the London School of Business & Finance, reflecting his dedication to nurturing the next generation. His multifaceted expertise encompasses knowledge sharing, entrepreneurship, and guiding youth toward success, embodying a commitment to holistic development. The impressive title of a 7-time TEDx Speaker attests not only to his eloquence but also to the depth of insights he brings to diverse audiences. Dr. Paresh Gupta's journey is characterized by a fusion of leadership, mentorship, and entrepreneurial spirit, making him a beacon for those aspiring to make a meaningful impact in their respective fields.

Prof. Manoj Gupta

(University Teacher, Nominated by the President)

Dr. Manoj Gupta, a distinguished academician and professional with a robust educational background—holding a B.E. in Electrical Engineering, M. Tech., and Ph.D. from MNIT, Jaipur—brings 25 years of comprehensive experience in industry, research, and academia. His career began as an Electrical Engineer in P.P.C.L., a Government of India Undertaking, in 1996.

Since joining Poornima Foundation in 2001, Dr. Gupta has progressively advanced to pivotal roles, serving as Director at PIET College and Director of Academics at Poornima Group of Colleges, Jaipur. Currently, he holds the position of Pro-President at Poornima University, Jaipur.

Dr. Gupta has played a key role in developing and implementing innovative teaching-learning processes, academic administration, and faculty training programs. With over 50 organized faculty training programs and content development, he is recognized as a motivating force for both students and faculty.

His impactful supervision has led to the completion of research work for three Ph.D. and 15 M.Tech. candidates, while presently guiding six Ph.D. scholars. Dr. Gupta's research contributions extend to over 50 published papers, including five patents. He is a life member of prestigious organizations such as the Indian Society for Technical Education (ISTE) and the Indian Society of Lighting Engineers (ISLE).

Acknowledging his significant efforts in energy conservation within the education sector, Dr. Gupta has twice received the Rajasthan Energy Conservation Award from the state government. Additionally, he has been elected twice as Secretary, Academics, Alumni Association of Malaviya National Institute of Technology, Jaipur.

Prof. Sunil Gupta

(University Teacher, Nominated by the President)

Dr. Sunil Kumar Gupta is presently working at Poornima University, Jaipur, as the Dean (R&D). Dr. Gupta completed his B.E. in Electrical Engineering in 2003, M. Tech in 2006 (specializing in Power Electronics, Machine Design, and Drives), and obtained his Ph.D. degree from MNIT Jaipur in Electrical Engineering in 2012.

With 20 years of extensive academic, research, and administrative experience, Dr. Gupta has made significant contributions to his field. He has authored more than 90+ research papers published in renowned national and international journals and conferences. Additionally, Dr. Gupta has supervised 4 Ph.D. and 4 Master’s students, and his research has resulted in the publication of over 35 patents.

Dr. Chandni Kirpalani

Registrar, PU & Member Secretary

Dr. Chandni Kirpalani, having earned her Ph.D. from MNIT, Jaipur, and a Master's degree from the University of Rajasthan, boasts 20 years of extensive experience in research and academics. Joining Poornima Foundation as a faculty member in 2005, she has steadily progressed to the position of Registrar at Poornima University, Jaipur.

In her role, Dr. Kirpalani has played a pivotal part in the establishment, planning, design, and implementation of various policies, rules, and regulations, as well as the introduction of innovative teaching-learning processes and academic administration. Under her guidance, four Ph.D. candidates have successfully completed their research work, and she currently oversees the progress of two Ph.D. scholars.

Dr. Chandni has contributed significantly to the academic and research landscape, with over 15 published research papers, including nine patents to her name. Her dedicated efforts underscore her commitment to advancing education and fostering a conducive learning environment at Poornima University, Jaipur.

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