Vijay Ramchandani is Senior Executive (Academics and Research Projects) at the Centre for Heritage Management, Ahmedabad University. He teaches an undergraduate elective Heritage Concepts & Practices and facilitates the courses including Indigenous Knowledge Systems, Practicum and Field Immersion for students of Master of Heritage Management programme at the University. He is coordinator of the annual International Conference on Heritage Management Education and Practice, and the Assistant Editor of Journal of Heritage Management.
Vijay comes with a background of working with the development sector and community-driven heritage management initiatives. He worked with Indicorps, a US-based non-profit in Ahmedabad and ran a group Volunteer Ahmedabad to promote the spirit of volunteerism and civic responsibility amongst the youth of city. His areas of interest include Critical Heritage Studies, Heritage Education and Indigenous Knowledge Systems.
He is a PhD candidate at Central European University, Vienna. His topic is related to examining the grassroots initiatives in western India to examine the relationship between prevalent heritage discourse and desired sustainable development.