Dr. Rajan Saxena

Vice Chancellor - NMIMS University, Director - AIC-NMIMS Incubation Centre

Dr. Rajan Saxena, who has been Vice Chancellor of prestigious NMIMS (Deemed to be University) since 2009, was recently re-appointed at the position for a consecutive second term. His name was recommended by the Search Committee headed by Mr. Pankaj Patel, Chairman-Zydus Cadila & Member of BoM, NMIMS. Dr. Saxena, who set up the IIM-Indore as its first Director, took over as Vice Chancellor of NMIMS in 2009. Under his leadership, NMIMS improved its tie-ups with reputed foreign universities and was also invited by GMAC to be its member. Dr. Saxena was instrumental in establishing School of Economics and School of Law and other NMIMS campuses at Bengaluru and Hyderabad.

Dr. Saxena also contributed to make NMIMS degrees more contemporary and industry relevant. During his previous tenure as VC, he was instrumental in transforming students experience by focusing on holistic development of graduates through both Class Room and Non-Class Room processes including field projects & soft skills etc. He focused on enhancing quality of programmes and their delivery. Faculty development assumed high significance in his leadership. Making admission process transparent by introducing computer based tests, which were psychometrically validated, helped change the quality and profile of the incoming student batches across all schools and programmes especially at the School of Business Management. Dr. Saxena ensured significant improvement in competitive position of each school of NMIMS.

Dr. Sharad Mhaiskar graduated in Civil engineering from Mumbai University in 1978. He subsequently earned his Master’s and Doctoral degrees from IIT Bombay.  He has professional experience in a consulting firm in the Middle East of 4 years and academic experience for about 30 years.

He has been a member of Engineering Accreditation Evaluation Committee (EAEC) of the National Board of Accreditation, India and has evaluated several programs across the country for accreditation. He has guided 40 students for their M.Tech. Dissertation and 3 Ph.D. research scholars in different areas of Civil and Materials Engineering.  He has been member of the BIS committees for drafting codes and standards. He has to his credit several research papers in international and national journals.

Dr. Sharad Mhaiskar

Pro-Vice Chancellor - NMIMS University, Director - AIC-NMIMS Incubation Centre

Mr. Chintan Patel

Director, AIC-NMIMS Incubation Centre

Mr. Chintan Patel is the Joint Managing Director of Deesan Group and is also a Trustee of Shri Vile Parle Kelavani Mandal, an educational trust running many prestigious institutions (with 60,000 students). An entrepreneur himself, Mr.Chintan jointly oversees the textile-related business activities in Shirpur that has given employment to around 8000 locals in and around Shirpur. He is also currently overseeing the implementation of the upcoming Textile Park in Shirpur in an area of over 150 acres which would house 55 industrial units when fully developed.

Mr. Chintan holds a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce and also actively participates in several educational and developmental programs conducted at the SVKM and NMIMS group of Institutions, including entrepreneurship.

Mr. Tapan Mukesh Patel is the Joint Managing Director of Deesan Group and is the Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director at Autoriders International Limited. He is also a Trustee of Shri Vile Parle Kelavani Mandal, an educational trust running many prestigious institutions (with 60,000 students) and serves as the Vice President of Shirpur Educational Society that focuses on imparting education to tribal communities in and around Shirpur.

Mr. Tapan completed his education at the prestigious Millfield School, Somerset, England and holds an MBA (Family Business) from NMIMS, Mumbai. He actively participates in several educational and developmental programs conducted at the SVKM and NMIMS group of Institutions, including entrepreneurship.

Mr. Tapan Patel

Director, AIC-NMIMS Incubation Centre

Mr. Harshad Shah

Director, AIC-NMIMS Incubation Centre

Mr. Harshad H. Shah holds a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce. He is a renowned entrepreneur and is a director with two firms Dweta Garments and Sumukha Textile Private Limited.

Mr. Harshad H. Shah is the Joint Treasurer of Shri Vile Parle Kelavani Mandal, an educational trust running many prestigious institutions (with 60,000 students) .He is also the trustee in Shirpur Educational Society that focuses on imparting education to tribal communities in and around Shirpur.