Meet the President of DDU
Kushal Desai is currently Chairman &Managing Director of Apar Industries Ltd. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the Moore School of Electrical Engineering and a Business degree from the Wharton School, both of which are part of University of Pennsylvania.
Kushal Desai was the Managing Director of GE Lighting in India and held various positions with Apar’s Lighting business and General Electric from 1989 till 1996, before assuming the current position. He was also associated with AparInfotech, a system integration software company, which he co-founded in 1997 and actively worked with till 2004. AparInfotech was operating in 13 countries around the world and listed on NASDAQ in September 2004. Besides AparInfotech, Kushal has been in-charge of the Specialty Oil business from 1997 onwards. He has been associated with ELCOMA and IEEMA, leading industry bodies in their respective fields in various capacities in the past.
Kushal Desai is on the Board of Governors of DDMM Heart Hospital, Nadiad (Gujarat), which is a charitable institution in the field of Healthcare.He sits on the Board of Trustees of The Lady Northcote Hindu Orphanage and is an Advisor to Midday Meal Program “Annamrita” which caters daily Lunch to over 1.6 million under-privileged children in Govt. schools in India.
Since inception, DDU's endeavour is to prepare students for leadership roles. We not only focus on their academics, but also emphasise on their holistic development. This is achieved by; providing the best infrastructure at the campus, continuous updating of the syllabus, declaring the calendar in advance including the convocation date at the outset, arranging industry internships, doing social work for the community, organising placement opportunities and holding alumni meets. This is why we have a healthy placement record and an alumni spread across the globe in leadership roles.
Message from the Vice Chancellor - Dr. H.M. Desai