Dr. Chinmay Pandya

Pro Vice-Chancellor, Dev Sanskriti Vishwavidyalaya

Dr. Chinmay Pandya is a qualified medical professional currently serving as the Pro Vice Chancellor of Dev Sanskriti Vishwavidyalaya. He also serves on the board of founders at Rishihood University. After completing his medical studies in India, he pursued further training in the United Kingdom, earning Membership of the Royal College of Psychiatrists. During his time in London, he advanced within the British National Health Service, ultimately attaining the position of Associate Specialist in Older People Services at the West London Mental Health Trust. In this role, he managed patients with various psychiatric disorders, with a specific focus on the treatment of dementia related to Alzheimer’s disease. In 2010, he returned to India, following an inner calling.

Dr. Pandya is actively involved in various leadership roles, serving on the Governing Body of the Indian Council for Cultural Relations, being a member of the Advisory Council of the Ministry of AYUSH, and contributing to the Syllabus Restructuring Committee of the NCTE. Additionally, he holds the esteemed position of being one of five institutional leaders worldwide, alongside representatives from the University of Cambridge and the University of Virginia, as a Director of the Global Covenant of Religions. Notably, he is recognized as an expert in the list of Yoga Experts provided by the WHO.

His extensive engagements include presenting papers, addressing symposia, and lecturing at prestigious institutions such as the Universities of Cambridge, Latvia, and Chicago, Lambeth Palace, IITs, IIMs, the Indian Medical Association, the Indian Military Academy, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Nuclear Fuels Corporation, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, and DRDO. Dr. Pandya has also represented India in the Inter-Governmental meeting of UNESCO on the issue of Intangible Cultural Heritage and serves as a Trustee on the Board of India Development Foundation IDF. Additionally, he contributes his expertise as one of the judges on the globally prestigious Templeton Prize Committee. Despite these commitments, Dr. Pandya continues his psychiatric practice on a pro bono basis.

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