Directorate of Research and Innovation, Institute of Management Building, Nirma University
Dr Dhaval Pujara is working as a Professor in Electronics and Communication Engineering Department. He has more than 23 years of teaching experience. Dr Pujara received his BE degree in Electronics Engineering from BVM college of Engineering, MTech degree in Microwaves and Radar Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Roorkee and PhD degree from Nirma University. During the year 2007-2009, he was deputed to Space Applications Centre (SAC), Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO), Ahmedabad for carrying out research on Antennas for Satellite Applications.
Dr Pujara has contributed significantly to the Nirma University as the first IQAC Coordinator, Deputy Director- Academic Development and Research Cell, Mentor- Centre for Quality Assurance and Academic Development (CQAAD). He has served as the founder Director of Research and Innovation and Dean – Faculty of Doctoral Studies and Research, Nirma University. He took many initiatives in teaching-learning, research in past two decades. Currently, Dr Pujara is serving as the Head- Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering. Dr Pujara has supervised four PhD theses and more than twenty five master dissertations.
Dr Pujara has been awarded as the ‘Best Engineering College Teacher’ of the Gujarat state by the Indian Society for Technical Education (ISTE) in the year 2004. He is also a recipient of ‘The Young Scientist Award’ during the year 2011 by the International Union of Radio Science (URSI). In year 2015, he has been awarded the IETE - Smt Ranjana Pal Memorial Award for his significant contribution in RF and Antenna Engineering. He has been also awarded as the ‘Best Professor of Institute of Technology’, Nirma University for the year 2015. He has also received a prestigious US Fulbright Fellowship during the year 2017 to visit several Universities of the US. Dr Pujara is a senior member of IEEE-USA, and life member of many professional societies, like ISTE, IETE, Institute of Engineers, etc. He has many publications to his credit.