Indian Institute of Teacher Education A state University established by Govt. of Gujarat
Name Dr. Shashiranjan Yadav
Present Job: Vice-chancellor
Indian Institute of teacher education
Gandhinagar, Gujarat.
Earlier: Former Vice -Chancellor
Krantiguru Shyamji Krishna Verma Kachchh University,
Mundra Road, Bhuj.
Resi. address: B-1001,
Samprat –II, b/h Kiran Motors,
Bodakdev. Ahmedabad-15.
Email: shashiranjanyadava@gmail.com
Phone:( Office) 079-23287338
Fax: 079-23288016
Mobile No.: 9978446841/ 9825577752
Date of Birth: 18/03/1963 (53 years)
Marital Status: Married
Educational Qualification: Ph.D. Thesis title – "Exact solutions of Einstein's field equations" Gujarat University, 1991.
M.Sc. Gujarat University, 1984.
B.Sc. Gujarat University, 1982.

Teaching / Administrative Experience:

Date Name of the Institute Designation Total No. Years
26/02/2014 to onward Indian Institute of teacher education Vice-Chancellor More than 2 years
13/11/2012 to 25/02/2012 M.G.Science Institute, Ahmedabad. Head of the Maths Department Approx. 1 year 11 months
13/11 /2009 to 12/11/2012 K.S.K.V. Kachchh University, Bhuj. Vice-Chancellor 3 years
14/06/2008 to 12/11/2009 M.G.Science Institute, Ahmedabad. Head of the Maths Department Approx. 1 year 6 months
31/12/1996 to 13/06/2008 M.G.Science Institute, Ahmedabad. Full time lecturer Approx. 11 years 6 months
01/08/1989 to 30/12/1996 H.L College of Commerce, Ahmedabad. Full time lecturer Approx. 7 years 4 months
02/01/1989 to 03/07/1989 M.G.Science Institute, Ahmedabad. Full time lecturer Approx. 6 months
10/08/1987 to 01/01/1989 M.D.Science College, Porbandar. Full time lecturer Approx. 1 year six months
15/01/1987 to 09/08/1987 S.M.Panchal Science College, Talod. Part time lecturer Approx. 7 months
Total Approx.30 years

Academic Achievements

  • Member

    Search Committee,
    Saurashtra University, Gujarat (2015)
  • Member

    Search Committee,
    Dr. Baba Saheb Ambedakar Open University, Gujarat (2008-09)
  • Member

    Search Committee,
    MSU, Vadodara, Gujarat (2011)
  • Participated

    West zone Vice- Chancellors conference,
    Mohanlal Sukhadia University, Udaipur. Rajsthan. July 29-30, 2011.
  • Participated

    Vice- chancellors conference,
    Bharatisadan University, Pune.12-14 November, 2010.
  • Participated

    Themes of Higher Education: Prospects of Gujarat
    At PDPU, Gandhinagar dated 25-26 Nov. 2010
  • Participated

    Annual Meeting of Vice- chancellors, AIU
    Cochin University of Science & Technology, Kochi. December 15-17, 2011
  • Participated

    Vice-chancellors's conference of state & central universities,
    New Delhi, 25-26 march,2011.
  • Member AIU team

    Visiting Aliah University Kolkata to grant AIU membership,
    11-12 February, 2012.
  • Nominated Syndicate member

    Gujarat University (2009-2012)
  • Nominated Court member

    Gujarat University (1998-2003)
  • Nominated member (2000-2003 & 2003-2006, 2013-2016)

    Board of Management,
    Dr. Baba Saheb Ambedakar Open University, Gujarat.

Major administrative achievements as a Vice-chancellor in kutchh University

Grants obtained

  • 10 crore rupees as one time catch up grant from UGC and state government ( 5 crore from UGC and 5 crore from state government).
  • 8.5 crore rupees to purchase instruments for the center of excellence in chemical sciences and technology in the year 2010-11.
  • 5 crore rupees to purchase instruments for the Department of Archeology in the year 2010-11.
  • 6 crore rupees to purchase instruments for the center of excellence in chemical sciences and technology in the year 2011-12.
  • 1 crore rupees to purchase instruments for the Department of Archeology in the year 2011-12.
  • 1 crore rupees as special grant for world class university in the year 2010-11.
  • 5.62 crore Pending grant in the year 2010-11.

Infrastructure development

  • Staff quarters at a cost of 4.32 crore.
  • Sports complex at a cost of 2.52 crore.
  • Landscaping and hardscaping ar a cost of 3.32 crore.
  • Operation green campus As part of this thousands of trees were planted on the campus.

Placement initiatives

  • Placement initiatives were taken on the campus which resulted in better placement of MBA, M.Sc. (Chemistry), M.S.W. students.

Industry University linkages

  • To cater the need of the industry in the area several meetings were organized between University and Industry.

Shyamji Krishna Verma corner in the Library

  • The university has created a separate corner called "shyamji Krishna Verma corner " where a separate room has been developed with literature, journals and other related material made available to interested.

IT Initiatives

  • MoU with MKCL. Student cycle 100% online.

MoU"s signed

  • The Department of Chemistry entered into an MoU with Tajen University, Taiwan; Junagadh Agricultural University, Junagadh; Gujarat Institute of Desert Ecology ,Bhuj to enhance the national & international experience of faculty and students in the areas of Resaech; Joint Programs and Collaboration; Exchange of Faculty and Students; Leadership Education; Curriculum Development etc. Vibrant Gujarat-2011.
  • Kachchh University signed an MoU with Dr. Baba Saheb Ambedakar Open University, Ahmedabad. The courses offered by BAOU will be offered at Kachchh University as foundation courses.

ESTABLISHED NEW DEPARTMENTS AT KACHCHH UNIVERSITY

Department of Archaeology

  • Kachchh is an archeological treasure. To protect, promote and conserve vast archeology of kachchh, archeology department has been started. With an amount of rs. 2 caror instruments for the department are being purchased.

Department of MCA

  • Students from kachchh district had to move out of kachchh for the study of this coveted course. To facilitate the students of kachchh AICTE approved course has been started on the campus only.

Department of PGDCA

  • This course completes the circle and helps in providing complete computer education on the university campus.

Department of M.Sc. IT

  • This course completes the circle and helps in providing complete computer education on the university campus.

Center of Excellence for Chemical Sciences & Technology

  • This separate department is funded by the government. Special grants of 8.5 caror has been provided by the government to purchase instruments , which will make it one of the best centers of excellence in Gujarat.

Introducing certificate courses

  • Certificate course in Journalism.
  • Certificate course in Tourism.
  • Certificate course in Production Management.

Establishing a chair Krantiguru Shyamji Krishna Verma Kachchhi Chair

  • To preserve, conserve, promote the arts, handicrafts, culture and language kachchhi chair has been set up.

Virtual classroom

  • Eklavya virtual classroom – a classroom with video conferencing facility has been set up at the campus. This classroom is connected to the IIT – virtual network, where students of chemistry, MPA, Management interact through video conferencing to teachers in IIT's. Lectures from Dr. BabaSaheb Ambedakar Open University & Ahmedabad Management Association are live relayed to Kachchh University campus.

Major achievements as a Vice Chancellor in IITE

Technological reforms

  • Total digitalization of the administration.
  • Use of technology in classroom teaching.
  • Hostel and campus under CCTV surveillance.
  • Wifi available to students at hostel as well as campus.
  • MoU with MKCL.

Employment related reforms

  • Initiated Placement Cell.
  • Introduced skill courses.
  • Training for TET/TAT.

Academic reforms

  • Introduced Project based learning in a major way.
  • Curriculum changes.

Creativity reforms

  • Established Innovation cell.
  • Established startup cell.

Research reforms

  • Started a new Ph.d. Program as part of reforms.