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

Vaibhav Kadia

VAIBHAV KADIA

Associate Dean of Students
Assistant Professor
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.

Jayendra Bhalodiya

JAYENDRA BHALODIYA

AUSEAC Chair
Assistant Professor
School of Engineering and Applied Science

Jayendra Bhalodiya is the AUSEAC Chair for the Academic Year 2023-24. Through his research, Professor Bhalodiya addresses medical diagnostic tools and techniques research through computer science methods. Moreover, he is a globally acclaimed wildlife photographer. His favourite subjects are birds. Professor Bhalodiya is also passionate about rock climbing, especially bouldering, sport, and trad climbing.

SONIA BATHLA

SONIA BATHLA

Director, Sports

Sonia Bathla is a National Hockey player and has represented the state of Delhi and Delhi University on several occasions at the nationals as captain. She is a recipient of the National Award for Best Official, Umpire, and Judge (Female) in Hockey. The only female to represent India at the World Cup Panel in the International Hockey Federation (FIH), Sonia is also a Committee Member for umpiring,officiating and Competition in Hockey India. She holds a PhD in Physical Education (2021) from Mewar University, Rajasthan.

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.

Rucha Sarwate

RUCHA SARWATE

Counsellor
Assistant Professor of Practice
School of Arts and Sciences

Rucha Sarwate is a Rehabilitation Council of India (RCI) registered clinical psychologist and psychotherapist. Rucha holds a PhD in Humanities from Savitribai Phule Pune University where her research was focused on the application of mindfulness-based programmes on adolescents. Her research, intertwined with her deep commitment to practice, is focused on the various mindfulness-based methods and therapies in Psychology. In her counselling, she practises an eclectic approach that is informed by mindfulness and wisdom traditions of Psychotherapy.

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.

Vrusty Shah

VRUSTY SHAH

Assistant Manager

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.

Pardeep Rana

PARDEEP RANA

Sports Coordinator

Pardeep Rana is a National volleyball and handball player. He has a rich work experience with the Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan. Pardeep has a Bachelor of Physical Education and is pursuing his Master’s in Physical Education at Swarnim Gujarat Sports University.

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.

Shannan Christie

SHANNAN CHRISTIE

Staff Nurse

Shannan is a trained nurse in General Nursing and Midwifery. She has six years of experience in the nursing field. She has worked in multispeciality hospitals and international schools. She is focused on basic caregiving for patients and handles medical emergencies.

Chitra Rana

CHITRA RANA

Staff Nurse

Chitra Rana is a trained nurse in General Nursing and Midwifery. She has nine years of experience in the nursing field. She has worked in multispeciality and gynaecological hospitals. She is focused on basic caregiving for patients and handles medical emergencies.