About ODS

About ODS

Objectives

It is a constant endeavour of Ahmedabad University to offer to its students more and varied services that not only support them but also make their stay at the University as comfortable and fruitful as possible. We wish to come closer to our students; more so to those who are physically distanced from their families in order to pursue their education in Ahmedabad. A concrete step in this direction resulted in the form of a student services center, the Office of Dean of Students. The Office of Dean of Students or ODS provides student services and supports a vibrant student life on campus.

ODS is a place where our students turn to for various queries, support, information, guidance and counselling. It runs the Health Centre, SSETU or our wellness centre, Clubs and Associations, Housing and Dining Services, and other activities on the campus.

Meet the Team

SANJAY CHAUDHARY

SANJAY CHAUDHARY

Dean of Students
Associate Dean and Professor
School of Engineering and Applied Science

Kalpana Pareek

KALPANA PAREEK

Assistant Dean, Wellness
Counsellor

Kalpana has a Master's Degree in Clinical Psychology from Delhi University and Diploma in HR from Ahmedabad Management Association. She has 24 years of experience in academics and industry.

Vaibhav Kadia

VAIBHAV KADIA

Assistant Dean of Student Engagement,
Assistant Professor Accounting &
Finance, Amrut Mody School of Management

Professor Kadia has experience of more than two decades in higher education. He manages various students’ activities including students’ Clubs, Orientation Week and Youth Festival and University events like Convocation and Foundation day.

PRATYUSH CHATTERJEE

PRATYUSH CHATTERJEE

Director, Office of Student Housing and Residential Life

Pratyush comes with over three decades of experience in fields as diverse as manufacturing, entrepreneurship, university operations, and student support. He holds a Bachelors in Psychology and a Masters in Public Administration.

Jatin Christie

JATIN CHRISTIE

Chairman, Ahmedabad University Students Events & Activities Committee,
Senior Lecturer

Professor Christie has over 18 years of postgraduate teaching experience. He teaches courses in the areas of Organisational Behaviour, Learning & Development, Organisational Development, Life Skills and Personal Effectiveness. He has a PhD in Management.

Gayatri Raval

GAYATRI RAVAL

Physician

The doctor-in-charge is a senior physician who has more than 19 years of experience. She holds diplomas in Gynecology & Obstetrics and Clinical Counselling.

Nairuti Trivedi

NAIRUTI TRIVEDI

Counsellor and Wellness Coordinator

Nairuti Trivedi is a trained Clinical Psychologist with an MA in Clinical Psychology. She has ten years of experience in the field of mental health. She has worked with young adults and adults from diverse backgrounds across different contexts from University, Cancer Centre, Transplant Units, Multispecialty Hospital, and Non-Governmental Organisations as a Teacher. Her work area is focused on bringing new approaches and fresh perspectives to the idea of emotional health and wellness.

Shalini Mathur

SHALINI MATHUR

Assistant Manager

Shalini Mathur is Commerce and a Law graduate from Gujarat University. She has a total experience of 30 years which includes 25 years in Corporates in Support Function and has worked across diverse domains including Customer Support.

Rahul Rajpurohit

RAHUL RAJPUT

Sports Coordinator

He has a Bachelor’s degree in Arts with Economics as a Major subject, from Gujarat University and a Bachelor of Physical Education (B.P.ED) from Swarnim Gujarat Sports University. As a National level Cricket player he has represented the U-19 Team and as a Football and Handball player, he represented his university in West Zone. Joined Ahmedabad University in August 2017 and now has a total experience of 7 years, which includes 3 years work experience as Estate Manager and Quality Control Manager.

Vrusty Shah

VRUSTY SHAH

Student Events Coordinator

She is an MBA in HR from Gujarat Law Society (GLS) University and graduated in Commerce from Ahmedabad University in 2016. She began her career with Torrent Power Ltd. She has over three years of experience which includes 1.5 years’ experience in Customer Service at Torrent Power.

SHIVANI BHAGAT

SHIVANI BHAGAT

Student Support Executive

An alumna of Ahmedabad University, Shivani has an MBA in HR from the Gujarat Law Society (GLS) University. She nurtures a keen interest in acting, having participated in several theatre events and winning awards for her performances.

KIRTIKA PATEL

KIRTIKA PATEL

Nurse, Health Centre

Kirtika has over seven years of experience in Nursing and Care and has completed her Diploma in General Nursing and Midwifery from VS Hospital, Ahmedabad. Kirtika has worked with VS Hospital, Veeda Clinical Research, and CBCC Global Research.