Karnavati University

Governing Body

Shri. Ritesh Hada


Mr. Ritesh Hada is the Managing Trustee of Karnavati Medical & Educational Trust. Mr Hada is a graduate from Calcutta University, and holds a Master degree in Marketing and Administration from Leicester Business School, De Montfort University, UK. As a first generation entrepreneur he has the strategic intent to create value in his entire business endeavor, be it in the field of Education, Textiles or Real estate.

His forte lies in taking initiatives and transforming them into realities. It can be best illustrated by his capabilities to handle projects of various natures, founding and building Education institutions of repute like Karnavati School of Dentistry, Singapore International School, Unitedworld School of Business, Unitedworld School of Law & the just launched Unitedworld Institute of Film & Multimedia.

Under his able leadership the group is committed to diversify itself into various sectors in the most productive, creative & inventive manner. So the step proactively considered was the hospitality services. The group has recently tied up with Fortune, a member of ITC’s Hotel Group & has taken over the Fortune Inn Haveli, Gandhinagar property. The Hotel is professionally managed that caters from mid market to up scale segment for business and leisure destinations.

He is one of the valuable trustees in Karnavati Medical and Educational Trust, under which he has successfully established `Karnavati School of Dentistry`, one of the finest Dental colleges in India. KSD which is affiliated to Boston University and Tuff University. He is also the Director of United Educare Foundation, which established the Singapore International School in Mumbai`(an IB, IGCSE curriculum) affiliated to Singapore-Cambridge University. SIS is a premier institution established in partnership with Singapore Teachers Union (STU) and Supported by Ministry of Education (MoE), Government of Singapore.

He holds the directorship for United Polyfab Pvt Limited, which has already made its mark in the textile industry by delivering superior quality products that are of international standards. The quality of yarn can be compared with the best of yarns available. Mr. Hada also heads the real estate vertical with presence in leading cities like Gurgaon, Delhi, Kolkata, Ahmedabad and has completed a commercial building in Ahmedabad.

The distribution arm of United Group is involved in food & non-food FMCG premium & semi- premium products sourced from around the world for Indian Consumers. A strong culture of following good policies in warehousing , stock rotation , inventory management ensures maximum value to customers. The leading brands dealt with in FMCG food category are TABASCO, HARIBO, FREY, LOACKER , LORENZ, BARILLA etc. and JERGEN , BaBYliss etc. in non-food FMCG product category.

This journey of Mr. Ritesh Hada has also been recognized and awarded as listed below :
  • Karnavati School of Dentistry received certificate of appreciation for hosting “Special Olympics Special Smile” programme for 300 intellectually disabled athletes of Gujarat state.
  • Unitedworld School of Business bagged the Best B- School in marketing curriculum in India by the Danik Bhaskar Group
  • Unitedworld School of Business has been awarded the B- School Leadership award by CMO Asia, Singapore.
  • The Business Baron magazine, the leading business magazine of India has identified Unitedworld School of Business as “The highest potential and emerging management schools in India”.
  • Skill Tree Knowledge Consortium- New Delhi has acknowledged Unitedworld Group of Institutions as “A Great Place To Study” for the year 2016, based on an audit & survey conducted by GPS Research Institute. This award ceremony was held at the House of Commons, UK.
  • Unitedworld School of Law was recognized for its excellence in Legal Education & was awarded the Best “Emerging Law Institute of India” award at the National Legal Summit Awards 2015 of CMAI- New Delhi, where Mr. Ritesh Hada accepted the award from Shri D.V. Sadananda Gowda, Hon’ble Union Minister for Law & Justice.

The United Group spearheaded by Mr. Ritesh Hada has received awards from National Federation of Indian American Association and Indian Council of Social Welfare for his “Incalculable Contribution in Education Sector”.

Dr. Deepak Shishoo


A graduate in Dental Surgery and post-graduate in Physiology, Dr. Deepak Shishoo possess 21 years of teaching experience of Physiology in Government Dental College and Hospital, Ahmedabad. He has also served as Vice Principal and Chief Operating Officer at Ahmedabad Dental College, Gandhinagar for 2 years. He has also been an Examiner for Physiology subject at various Universities of India.

He had joined Karnavati School of Dentistry in the year 2007 as Vice Principal and Professor and Head, Department of Physiology. Later he was promoted as Head of Operations and since then he has been instrumental in getting various regulatory/statutory permissions and establishment of new institutes in the Karnavati Knowledge Village campus at Uvarsad, Gandhinagar. His name is included in the reference Publication ‘2000 outstanding scientists of the 21st Century’ 1st Edition to be Published by International Bibliographical Centre, Cambridge, England.

Shri. Amit Gajjar


After completing Interior Designing from C.E.P.T., Mr. Amit Gajjar started his professionalism in Interior Designing in 1986. With successful efforts of last 27 years he has been able to successfully put up reputed market place for innovative and unmatched designing concepts and quality brands.

During his journey of 27 years, he had award winning projects in his profile and earned great reputation. On sound track of many leading projects, today he has very good clientele and they are getting all kind of requirements under one roof towards conceptual, service oriented designing and executing work of Interior, Civil, Structure, Electrical, Networking, HVAC designing and executing works.

While pursuing his profession, he was also appointed as a visiting faculty in N.I.D. (Ahmedabad) in 1995 and full time consultant to develop N.I.D. projects with research design projects from 2002 to 2007. Working with N.I.D., he was appointed as a designer for the projects of Pattern and Trademark by Ministry of Industry (Delhi) for Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata, Ahmedabad for 4 years.

From more than 600 projects undertaken by him till now, some of the major projects are:
  • 49 projects of NID (National Institute of Design), Govt. of India. Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC), Govt. of India.
  • New Hangar of Civil Aviation Department (Ahmedabad Airport), Govt. of Gujarat.
  • 12 projects of Sachivalaya Departments through Gujarat State Police Housing Corporation Ltd., Govt. of Gujarat.
  • 10 projects of Gujarat State Forest Development Corporation Ltd., Govt. of Gujarat.
  • 9 projects of Project Implementation Unit (PIU), Govt. of Gujarat.
  • 2 projects of Gujarat State Forensic Laboratory, Govt. of Gujarat.
  • Some projects with SSNNL (Sardar Sarovar Narmada Nigam Ltd.), Govt. of Gujarat.
  • Some project of Infocity, Govt. of Gujarat.
  • 90 Retail Outlets of HPCL (Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Ltd.),
  • Some projects of Indian Oil Corporation Ltd. (IOCL),
  • Worked with Gujarat University for some projects.
  • Cargo Complexes at Ahmedabad and Indore Airport.
  • Singapore International School, Ahmedabad and Mumbai.
  • Design and Management Institutes of Unitedworld Group across India.
  • Lot of private B.P.O.s and MNCs' projects like (ECW, ECS, SNL) etc.
He has been conferred with numerous degrees and awards in his lifetime. Some of these are:
  • Awarded the degree of "Doctor of Honours" (D. Hons. - Interior Business Management) by The Open International University for Complementary Medicines, Colombo, Srilanka.
  • An Honour to be inaugurated N.I.D. Design Vision Center by President of India Mr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam at N.I.D., Ahmedabad.
  • "Rashtriya Udyog Ratna Award" presented by National Education & Human Resource Development Organization, Mumbai for excellence in interior design field.
  • "Quality Brands India 2012-14" presented by Quality Brand Times, Mumbai to his AGDC Group.
  • President of F.I.D.A. for 5 years. Design Association of Gujarat.
  • Appointed as a Senior Project Designer for 7 years by National Institute of Design (NID), Ahmedabad.
  • Awarded a letter of Excellence of Services appreciation by Dr. Darlie O Koshy, (Director, NID).
  • A winner of trade fair of The Gujarat Institute of Civil Engineers & Architects (GICEA).
  • A member of Indian Institute of Interior Designers (IIID), Ahmedabad.
  • A jury Award winner of Best Stall at “Nirman’97”, Ahmedabad.
  • Registered as an Interior Designer and Project Consultant in Government of Gujarat Departments and Corporations.
  • Registered as an Interior Designer and Consultant in Gujarat University, Ahmedabad and Life Insurance Corporation of India Ltd.
  • Member of Industry Advisory Council & Member of Jury Panel, UnitedWorld Institute of Design, Uvarsad, Gandhinagar.
  • "Mother Teresa Excellence Award" presented by Integrated Council for Socio-Economic Progress.
  • Awarded the Nelson Mandela Peace Award by E.G.S.I., Delhi.

Shri. Jaideep Banerjee


A dynamic professional, he has more than 27 yrs. of experience in sales, marketing, retail, supply chain mgmt., product development, business development, channel & brand mgmt. He is a proactive planner with abilities in devising effective strategies for augmenting business, identifying & penetrating new market segments and has excellent track record in brand launches with leading brands. He is a consultant; a training partner to the Govt. of Gujarat for vocational training courses.

Dr. Nimisha Desai


A post-graduate in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery from Government Dental College and Hospital, Ahmedabad, Dr. Nimisha Desai has vast experience of more than 25 years to her credit, out of which nearly 12 years has been as Professor and Head. She has 25 publications in reputed journals to her credit. She is a recognized post graduate guide and an Examiner in her field of specialization at various Universities of the country.

Mr. Jayanta Sengupta


An alumnus of IIM Calcutta, Prof. Sengupta is a professional with more than 35 years of experience in advertising, brand building, academics and corporate training. He has worked for renowned ad agencies like DraftFCB+Ulka, Rediffusion-Y&R & Lowe. He handled brand building assignments for clients like Tata Sons, Eveready, SRF, Mastek, Bharat Petroleum, FedEx, Raymond, J K Helene Curtis and others. He has been a visiting faculty for IIM Calcutta, IIM Lucknow, Narsim Monjee, Mumbai, SP Jain & Symbiosis – for courses like Marketing Research, Brand Management, CRM etc. He has written a book 'WrapAround – Delivering a Great Brand Experience', and another on the growth of the Polypropylene industry globally, titled "Polypropylene at 50". Prof. Sengupta brings to Unitedworld a rich wealth of experience in blending corporate branding and academics.

Dr. Dipti Shah


A post-graduate in Prosthodontics and Crown & Bridge from Government Dental College and Hospital, Ahmedabad Dr. Dipti Shah has more than 30 years of teaching experience to her credit. She has also been an Examiner for Prosthodontics subject at various Universities of India. She has also been a postgraduate teacher and guide at Gujarat University.

She is serving as Principal at Karnavati School of Dentistry since 2009. The college has been able to get recognition of its UG programme (BDS) with 100 seats and post graduate (MDS) programme with 3 seats in eight specialties under her able leadership and guidance. She has 42 publications in various national and international journals to her credit. Dr. Dipti Shah is a perfect amalgamation of an excellent clinician and a very good teacher.

Dr. Minal Upadhyay


Dr. Minal Upadhyay has an experience of more than 17 years in academics. She has done her PhD in Law from Hemchandracharya North Gujarat University, Patan. She has been an inspiring mentor and many students have completed their Ph.D. under her mentorship. She specializes in Criminology and was a Gold Medallist in that subject.

She is also well known for her legal workshops and has been a regular participant in national and international seminars. Her research papers and articles have been published in renowned journals of national and international repute. She has also authored and co-authored various books on Woman and Law, Human Trafficking etc. She has been associated with number of social organizations as well. She believes in self-discipline and encourages students to achieve perfection in whatever they do.

Shri. Naresh Narwani


He specializes in the field of Information Technology and has more than 20 years of experience as an IT specialist. He has worked with premiere organizations which include CIMCON Software, VMF Infotech and Applitech Solutions. He has developed an ERP software by the name of “Eduberry” which is specifically meant for use by educational institutes. This software has been successfully installed at various institutes across the country.

Dr. Rajesh Shishoo


He did his post graduation in General Surgery from M.P. Shah Medical College, Jamnagar. He later specialized in the field of Neurosurgery and graduated with a degree of M.Ch. from Sree Chitra Institute of Medical Sciences, Trivandrum. After working for a few years with Apollo Hospital, Hyderabad he shifted base to Ahmedabad where he has been practising as a Neurosurgeon for the last 20 years.

Shri. Himanshu Sharma


A specialist in the field of Accounts and Finance. Shri. Himanshu Sharma has been also associated with academics for more than 15 years. He has been instrumental in successfully setting up of Unitedworld School of Business, as well as Unitedworld Institute of Design which have now become the premiere institutes in their respective fields.

Dr. C.S. Sharma


A graduate in Dental Surgery and post-graduate in Physiology, Dr. C.S. Sharma has to his credit more than 40 years of teaching experience in Government Dental College, Ahmedabad, Government Medical College, Surat and B.J. Medical College, Ahmedabad. He has also been an Examiner for Physiology subject at various Universities of India. He has also been a postgraduate teacher and guide for M.D. (Physiology) and M.Sc. (Medical) at Gujarat University.

Dr. C.S. Sharma has extensive administrative experience with various committees and bodies constituted by Government of Gujarat and/or Gujarat University. He has:
  • Worked as Member Secretary /Member Of Admission Committee for Admission to M.B.B.S/B.D.S/B.Physio/B.A.M.S/B.H.M.S./Nursing/Occupation Therapy Etc. of Gujarat –State
  • Worked as Officer On Special Duty in Justice R.J.Shah (Retd)Fee Fixation Committee for various Self Financed Medical & Paramedical and other
  • Worked as a Member in Admission Committee for M.D/M.S/P.G Medical Diploma and D.M. /M.Ch. Courses of Gujarat University.
  • Worked as Member of P.G Admission Committee for M.D.S/L.M Physio/M.Sc (Nursing) Admission Committee Of Gujarat University.
  • Worked as Chairman/Member of L.I.C. constituted by Gujarat University for granting Affiliation of Colleges Medical, Dental, Physiotherapy, and Nursing Institutes to Gujarat University & North Gujarat University.
  • Worked as Member of Board of Studies For Dental Subjects of Gujarat University.
  • Worked as Co-Ordinator for Conducting M.B.B.S/B.D.S/M.D.S Examinations of Gujarat University.

Shri. Nirmal Mittal


Mr. Nirmal Mittal aged 59 Years is a graduate from Hisar, Haryana. He is a leading name in textile business and has a vast experience of over thirty five years in the Industry. He owns several textile companies including Vinod Fabrics Pvt. Ltd., Vinod Denim Limited, Vinod Spinners Private Limited and United Polyfab Gujarat Limited.

Shri. Tariq Ali Saiyed


He has done his Masters in Business Administration with specialization in Marketing from ICFAI University. He was the recipient of Silver Medal for scoring the second highest marks from Gujarat region at ICFAI University. He has nearly 15 years of experience at various levels of administration in educational institutes, out of which 9 years have been with Karnavati School of Dentistry.