Vice-Chancellor Personal Details

Dr. Pankaj L. Jani

Vice-Chancellor Message

Education M.A. - Ph.D.
Languages known English, Sanskrit, Gujarati and Hindi.
Work Experience
  • More than thirty years as Teacher and Academic Administrator
  • Appointed as adhoc Lecturer on 23 rd September, 1982
    D.K.V. Arts and Science College Jamnagar
  • Appointed as Lecturer and NCC Officer, Rank of Second Lieutenant - Army Wing on 01/01/83
    Municipal Arts and Commerce College Upleta
  • Selected by Gujarat Public Service Commission Gujarat State and appointed as College Teacher in the Gujarat Education Service (GES) - 01/04/86. Worked in Government Colleges.
  • Selected as Principal, Government of Gujarat Education Service by Gujarat Public Service Commission and appointed on 7th Nov.1996.
  • Appointed as Joint Director, Higher Education, Gujarat State, Gandhinagar on 7th Nov. 2001.
  • Appointed as First Vice Chancellor, Shree Somnath Sanskrit University, Veraval, (State University) on 1 st February, 2006.
  • Reappointed as Vice Chancellor, Shree Somnath Sanskrit University, Veraval, for second term.
  • Worked as Advisor, Knowledge Consortium of Gujarat, Education Department, Commissionerate of Higher Education, Gujarat State, Gandhinagar.
  • Director, Education and OSD (HR, Adm.) – – GNFC- Bharuch . (More than two years.)
Special Attention
  • Attended Republic Day Parade Camp at New Delhi in 1989 and attended the "President at Home” in the Rashtrapati Bhavan, also attended Prime Minister’s Rally as Gujarat State Contingent Officer.
  • Recipient of Life Time Achievement Award by International Association of Educators for World Peace at New Delhi on the occasion of the South Asia Virtual Education Summit held on 13-14 March, 2008.
  • Her Excellency the then President of India Smt. Pratibha Devisingh Patilji conferred Brahmarshi Award on 9th September, 2011 at the Rashtrapati Bhavan New Delhi.
  • Organised and attended Seminars, Conferences and published books and contributed articles.
  • Organised various University Sports Tournaments and Annual Sports activities, Cultural functions, Prize distribution functions.
  • Worked in various committees as member - like GPSC, SLET, UGC, selection committees for Principals, Professors, Teachers, Administrative Officers, Clerical staff etc.
  • Worked as Post Graduate Teacher in the Gujarat University and Hemchandracharya North Gujarat University.
  • Worked as a teacher and examiner in Gujarat University, Indira Gandhi National Open University, Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Open University (Examiner), Veer Narmad South Gujarat University, Saurashtra University and Hemchandracharya North Gujarat University.
  • Worked in Arts, Commerce and Science Colleges.
N.C.C. Activities Worked as an NCC Officer, Army Wing, holding the rank ofCaptain Passed NCC ‘B’ and ‘C’ certificateParticipated in many National and State level Camps
Sports Activities As Basketball player represented School and College at University and State level, also represented Gujarat State Civil Services Team at the National level. Have interest in badminton, handball and swimming also.
Cultural Activities Participated in Stage, allocution, debate competitions & other literary activities.