About ODS


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

Amresh Kumar


Dean of Students and
Students' Success

Amresh Kumar completed his MPhil from Delhi University and graduate studies from the University of Maryland, College Park, USA. He has over 26 years of experience in Education and has worked as a Teacher and Principal in residential schools run by Krishnamurti Foundation India. He also served as the Dean of Student Welfare at Vellore International School, Chennai. Amresh Kumar has been instrumental in strengthening the school culture, recruiting and mentoring teachers, and consolidating school administration, and was actively involved in several activities with senior students and teachers, including the mentoring programme, the student council, and club initiatives.

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


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.



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



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


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


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


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


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


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.

Sonu Barot


Staff Nurse

Sonu has seven years of experience as an infection control nurse and has worked in multispecialty hospitals. Her expertise is in primary caregiving for patients, handling medical emergencies, and health safety. Sonu has a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Rajasthan University of Health Science. Currently, she is also pursuing her postgraduate degree at Gujarat University.

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.