About the Vice-Chancellor

Dr. Bhushan Patwardhan
Vice Chancellor, SIU

With over 20 years in academic and University governance he brings a unique blend of Industry-Academia executive culture. Over 200 publications, 8 Patents and 18 PhD students, he has attracted substantial research funding from national and international agencies. He was Director of Interdisciplinary School of Health sciences of the University of Pune for over 10 years; Chief of Academics of Manipal Education Group for three years and also founding Director of Institute of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine Bangalore. He is founder Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine and one of the top cited authors of Elsevier's SciTopics.

He has been a Convener of national committee on Promotion of Indian Higher Education Abroad (PIHEAD) of the UGC; member of Boards of several Universities and national institutions such NIPER, CSIR NBRI, ICMR RRC; member Task force of National Knowledge Commission and Planning Commission; Karnataka Innovation Council; Consultant to WHO Geneva and SEARO. As Convener of Vision Group of EDGE Forum he is providing remarkable leadership for innovations in higher education sector. As Vice Chancellor of Symbiosis International University he will lead the effort to strengthen research, innovation and entrepreneurship as well as addition of new disciples in biomedical sciences and humanities.