Guest speakers

Over the years, PDPU has been privileged to host some of the best globally renowned dignitaries from various sectors. From Prime Ministers and Consul Generals of various nations, to humanitarians and philanthropists, to entrepreneurs and corporate leaders, PDPU has provided opportunities to the students to meet people from all walks of life. It’s a once in a lifetime opportunity to get to meet such illustrious dignitaries and learn the art of their trade, and the students of University have had many such experiences.

 

sls pdpu
School of Liberal Studies
Thu-Fri
March
30-31
2017

Dr. KS Pradeep kumar

AD HSEG, BARC
Nuclear and Radiology Safety
Thu-Fri
March
30-31
2017

Shri R K Dubey

STO(M) Nucear Training Centre, Kakrapar
Indian Nuclear Power Programme
Thu-Fri
March
30-31
2017

Dr. AK Patra

Head - ESL, Kakrapar
Radiation - A fact of life and environment impact assessment around Kakrapar Gujarat site
Thu-Fri
March
30-31
2017

Dr. MK Jha

Environmental Survey Lab, Kakrapar
DAE - Societal benefits
Saturday
August
26
2017

Mr. Vishnu Pandya, Padmashri

Chairman Gujarat Sahitya Academy
Integral Humanism
Thursday
October
5
2017

Mr. Sandeep Jena

Entrepreneur
Entrepreneurship and Life Cycle Management
Thursday
October
5
2017

Mr. Siddharth Shah

Founder Shalibhadra Broking
Financial wisdom and importance of spending plan
Monday
October
9
2017

Mr. Toby Mammen

Faculty- IBS
Workshop on "R" Software
Wednesday
November
8
2017

Dr. Priyanka Kacker

Asst. Prof. - GFSU
Neuropsychology of violence & crime detection techniques
Monday
November
13
2017

Dr Shamsher Singh

Primary Research in Social Sciences
Monday
November
13
2017

Prof. Rasananda Panda

Postal Doctoral Fellow – IIM-A
Behavioural Economics and applications
Tuesday
November
14
2017

Dr. A Raghurama Raju

Prof. - University of Hyderabad
Indian Philosophy
Thursday
February
8
2018

Prof Adabar

Professor, MICA, Assistant Professor, Central University of Gujarat
Union Budget – 2018-19

 

sls pdpu
School of Liberal Studies
Wednesday
April
6
2016

Mr. Nanda Kumar Srivatsa

Eminent lawyer
International Criminal Court (ICC), Hague, Netherlands

India and the United Nations Security Council: The Past, The Present and The Future’.

Monday
April
11
2016

Dr. N. Rajam

Dean - Faculty of Performing Arts
BHU

India and the United Nations Security Council: The Past, The Present and The Future’.

Thursday
April
14
2016

Mr. Jagat Shah

Founder - Trainer
Global Network Institute

Small and Medium Entreprises

Wednesday
April
20
2016

Dr. Proshanto Kr. Saha

Assistant Professor
Institute of Behavioral Science (Forensic Psychology and Neuropsychology), Gujarat Forensic Sciences University, Gandhinagar

Role of Psychology in Investigation of Criminal Behaviour

Friday
April
22
2016

Dr. CVS Rao

Scientist – SG
Institute of Plasma Research, Gujarat

Nuclear Safety, Security, & Safeguards in India

Friday
April
22
2016

Prof Chaitanymoy Ganguly

Distinguished Professor,
PDPU &
Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Mumbai

Nuclear Safety, Security, & Safeguards in India

Thursday
July
14
2016

Dr. Rupali Thakur

Sr. Scientific Officer
CBI Chennai

Forensic Psychology in India and Careers

Friday
July
22
2016

Mr. Virendra Rawat

Advisor to GoG
Green School Initiatives

Green Education and Sustainable Development at the Backdrop of 9th Annual Boston Green Fest 2016

Friday
July
22
2016

Prof. Chaitanyamoy Ganguly

Distinguished Professor
PDPU

The growth importance of nuclear energy

Tuesday
July
26
2016

Prof. Rajeev Ahuja

Professor, Physics
Uppsala University Sweden

Computational studies in material science

Monday
August
29
2016

Ms. Lucinda Gibbs

Manager
Global Strategic Marketing, First Solar Inc. USA

Innovation in Solar Energy Solutions For Rural Energy Access

Thursday
September
22
2016

Mr. Rahul Guhathakurta

Founder
Indrastra

Terrorism

Thursday
September
22
2016

Dr. Apurva Shah

New Centre for Psychoanalysis
Santa Monica

Introduction to the Technique of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy

Sunday
September
25
2016

Prof. Anil Gupta

Professor, Centre for management in Agriculture
IIM Ahmedabad

Creating Communities & Corporations: Can We Learn for Grassroots Innovators?

Thursday
September
29
2016

Mr. Darshit Shah

Founder
Broking Firm

Equity markets and history of stock exchange.

Thursday
September
29
2016

Mr. Jigar Anjaria

Founder
Broking Firm

Real time working of stock markets

Thursday
October
20
2016

Dr. Suhas Doshi, Dr. Himanshu Desai

Director
GIPS

Psychiatry in One hour

Wednesday
October
26
2016

Prof. James S. Fishkin

Janet M Peck Chair in International Communication
Stanford University

Making Deliberative Democracy Successful

Thursday
January
12
2017

Mr. Subramanya

Expert Statictician
IBM SPSS

SPSS Workshop

Mon.-Fri.
January
9-27
2017

Dr. Sara Ross

Asso. Professor, Communication & Media Studies
Sacred Heart Universcity

Mass Communication, Films and Society

Mon.-Fri.
January
9-27
2017

Dr. Sean Heffron

Director of student experience
Sacred Heart Universcity

Business Communication

Wednesday
January
11
2017

Pandit Ronu Majumdar

Indian Flautist
Bansuri Vadak

Bansuri performance

Tuesday
January
31
2017

Dr. Apurva Shah

Antarnad Foundation

Psychoanalytic couch: An introduction to the work of Sudhir Kakar

Thursday
February
9
2017

Dr. Shovana Narayan

Kathak Maestro

Kathak Performace

Wednesday
February
15
2017

Prof. Rasananda Panda

Professor, Microeconomics
MICA

Implications of Union Budget 2017

Wednesday
February
15
2017

Dr. Himani Baxi

Asst. Professor, Economics
Ahmedabad University

Implications of Union Budget 2017

Tuesday
February
21
2017

Prof. Martin Farek

Asso. Prof., HoD Religion
University of Pardubice, Czech

Can we speak about superstition in India

Tuesday
February
28
2017

Ms. Kanan Dhru

Founder
Lawtoons and LawForMe

Being Ethical

 

sls pdpu
School of Liberal Studies
Friday
July
17
2015

Mr. Kamlesh Udasi

Independent Documentary Film-maker, Zigzag Studios
TV and Journalism Production

"Students learnt about different camera angles, shot sizes, various types of cuts, transitions, directorial aspects of a film, role of a cameraman, other crew members and he also showed a lot of exemplary videos showing how the whole shot is first filmed then edited and then put it into the sequence of a storyboard."

Wednesday
July
22
2015

Ms Sarika

Radio Professional, MyFM
Radio

"She helped the students in knowing the Radio industry up close by showing the ropes. She began by explaining how media caters to the senses and how radio, in its own way is unique and powerful as it caters to our auditory senses and is one of the oldest tools of mass communication. She then went on to explain the evolution of radio, from the time when it was used as a medium of communication during the World War, to the present time when it is just a medium of entertainment."

Thursday
August
13
2015

Mr. Shivendra Shrivastav

Marketing Expert, Wild Dreams Media & Communications
Social Media

"He had a crucial role in the prime ministerial campaign in handling the social media department of the campaign. He and his team were responsible for each and every minute decision making of what will go onto the Internet to make the most out of it. He shared all his good as well as bad experiences during this campaign specifically and also how he managed to penetrate the business of media and communication."

Monday
September
28
2015

Mr. Balraj Malik

Peace Studies Expert

Mr. Jagat Shah

Peace Studies Expert

Dr. Surendra Pathak

Peace Studies Expert

Mr. Yogesh Upadhayay

Peace Studies Expert
Harmony and Conflict Management

"Shared their views upon the subject, urging the students to introspect the microcosm within the macrocosm and encouraged to appreciate the harmonious co-existence of dualities in nature. The thirst for success and the desire to outdo our counterparts has triggered the rat race which we all have fallen a prey to. Our fragmented society is in a dire need of a healing hand and resolution of difficulties which plague the society."

Saturday
October
10
2015

Dr. G. D. Bakshi

Retd. Major General, Indian Army
Brain Fingerprinting Technology and Current Challenges in National Security & Law enforcement

"Major General (Dr.) GD Bakshi, Combat veteran, former Professor at the National Defense College, Editor-in-Chief of the Defense and Security Alert Magazine, and author initiated the session. He spoke about “Security Challenges in India” focusing specially on internal security. The major challenge would be unemployment."

Mon. & Wed.
October
26 & 28
2015

Ms. Sharon Writer

Psychologist
Psychological Testing

"The key focus areas of the workshop were Demonstration and practice session on various experiments related to learning, Memory and Perception. Students were given hands on training on psychological experiments and test like - Mirror Tracing, Letter Digit Substitution, Maze Learning, Whole vs. Part method of learning, Color Preference to name a few."

Mon. - Sat.
January
4 - 16
2016

Dr. Andrew Miller

Asso Prof. Sacred Heart Uni.
Film Studies

"He has an extensive field experience in the field of communications. The matter of discussion in class revolved mainly around getting basic understanding of film appreciation and production, covering various aspects like Cinematography, editing, lighting, sound, music etc. Apart from theory, he emphasised on practical exercises, specially in camera work."

Thursday
January
28
2016

Dr. Rupendra Paliwal

VP strategic planning, SHU
Basics of Financial Management

"The lecture provided a deep insight on the present day regulation that is undertaken by both the government and PNGRB. He has also provided the students with some thoughts like ‘thinking of any process makes the man more successful’."

Sat. - Sat.
January
9 - 16
2016

Dr. Dana Shiller

Assoc Prof and Chair, Dept of English, W&J College
World war I Literature

"The topics that she dealt with included Introduction to the Great War. She also touched upon Shell Shock and other Trauma. Her lecture on women writers look at the War with special reference to Verra Brittain from Testament of Youth (1933). During her visit she experienced the life in Gujarat and also visited many places."

Thursday
January
21
2016

Dr. Thomas Brod & Dr. Nimrat Singh

Prof. of Psychiatry at UCLA Councellor
Intensive Short Term Psychotherapy

"They talked about an overview of this therapy as a unique form of psychodynamic treatment that facilitates the rapid resolution of a broad spectrum of emotional disorders. Prof. Brod talked about IS-TDP & IS-TSP as an effective as well as efficient psychodynamic treatment. Dr. Nimrat talked about start and scope of IS-TDP in India. She has played a pioneering role in formalizing the field of counselling career guidance in Ahmedabad."

Wednesday
March
16
2016

Mr. Nadim Jafri

Entrepreneur
Advertisement and Marketing aspects of Mass Communication.

"Mr. Nadim Jafri is an Entrepreneur whose success stories are researched upon even by IIM students. He is known for taking risks and finds them the only way to be successful in an entrepreneurial journey."

Wednesday
March
16
2016

Mr. Venkatesh Iyer

Media Expert
Advertisement and Marketing aspects of Mass Communication.

"Mr. Iyer talked about the aspect of marketing management with a special focus on print media houses and their marketing strategies. He backed his perspective with cases and real life experiences he has had during his career in the print industry."

Monday
March
28
2016

Dr. Ami Divatia

Academician
Statistical Product and Service Solutions (SPSS)

"She is in the field of academics since 20 long years. Presently, as a visiting faculty for the subjects – Research Methods and Quantitative Techniques at various institutes. The session began with an overview of research, its methodologies, quantitative techniques, and a brief about SPSS and its application in quantification of research. It was followed by a practical and hence an illustrious lesson on statistical treatment of collected data, in SPSS."