About Hari Desai


Prof. Hari Desai, Ph.D.

Professional Experience
40  years in the field of Journalism, Research and Teaching

Specialisation :
Sardar Patel Studies, Gandhian Studies,  Dr.Ambedkar Studies,  Modern Indian Socio-Political History

Date of Birth : 7th January 1958   Age : 60 years  

Native : Kheralu, Dist. Mehsana (North Gujarat)

Education :
B.A. from St. Xavier’s College, Gujarat University
M.A. from Gujarat Vidyapith
Ph.D. from School of  Social Sciences, Gujarat University

Founder Director & Professor :
Charutar Vidya Mandal(CVM)’s Centre for Studies and Research on Life and Works of
Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel(CERLIP), the first and only Research Institute Devoted to Sardar Patel 
Studies in India, running M.Phil. and Ph.D. Programmes in Sardar Patel Studies, affiliated to Sardar 
Patel University ( From September 2008 to November 2015 )

Founder Principal & Director  :
CVM’s Institute of Language Studies & Applied Social Sciences-ILSASS ( English Medium) (1998-
2000)  
Hon. Director     : CVM’s HM Patel Career Development Centre(CDC)  (2014-’15)  
Hon. Director     : CVM’s IAS Academy (1914-’15)  
Media Coordinator : Charutar Vidya Mandal, the lagest Educational Trust in Gujarat

Founder Chairman : NRG / NRI Board, Government of Gujarat (1998-2001)
Former Editor : Indian Express Group of Newspapers, Mumbai (1995-’99)
Former Editor :V-Vidyanagar Monthly(ISSN 0976-9609 Journal)(2010-’15)
Research Fellow : Gujarat Vidyapith:National Review of Bhoodan Movement(2006-’08)
Ex – Member : Steering committee on Education, Planning Commission, Govt of India
Ex – Member : Expert committee, University Grants Commission(UGC)
Resource Person :UGC Human Resources Development Centre, Gujarat University
Resource Person :UGC Human Resources Development Centre, Saurashtra University
Resource Person :UGC Human Resources Development Centre, Sardar Patel University
Visiting Faculty : North Gujarat University, Gujarat University,SPIPA
Has been
Member : Syndicate and Senate, Sardar Patel University
 Ph.D. Supervisor      : Sociology, Sardar Patel University
 M.Phil. Supervisor   : Sociology, Sardar Patel University
 M.Phil. Supervisor   : Political Science, Sardar Patel University
Member : Board of Studies in Sardar Patel Studies, Sardar Patel University
 Member: Board of Studies in Journalism and Mass Communication, Sardar Patel University
Member : Board of Studies in Sociology, Saurashtra University, Rajkot   
Examiner &Paper Setter :  UG and PG Programmes in SP University, Gujarat University &
                                               Gujarat Vidyapith       
 Expert : Selection of Professors and Readers  : Gujarat Vidyapith, Saurashtra University  
Awards :
1998           :    Best Editorial Writing Award, Government of Gujarat
1998           :    Best Editorial Writing Award, Gujarat Dainik Akhabar Sangh

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  1977-’81 Initiation in Journalism at Mumbai by joining Hindi National News Agency Hindusthan  Samachar
  1981-’95      Reporter to Associate Editor, Janmabhoomi Groups of Newspapers, Mumbai  
  1995-’99      Editor, Samakaleen Daily, Indian Express Group of Newspapers , Mumbai
  2004-’05      Executive Editor, Sambhaav Daily, Sambhaav Group of Newspapers,
  2001-’17      Feature Writer & Columnist :
                       Asian Voice (London), Gujarat Samachar (London), Gujarat Times(USA),
                       Divya Bhaskar, Gandhinagar Samachar, GujaratGuardian, Sardar Gurjari,
                       Phulchhab, Sandesh, Sambhaav, Hamlog (GujaratiDailies), Lokmat(Marathi
                       Daily) and Prabhat Khabar(Hindi Daily)                                  
Expert Commentator :  ABP Asmita, ABP Majha Marathi, Zee24Kalak, GSTV, DD, TV18,
                                        TV9, Etv, Zee TV, VTV, India News, and NDTV
Published Books :
(1) Vartmannu Vishleshan (2)  Ananya  (3)  Pahelo Ghaa Ranano  (4) Itihas Nokhi Najre  
 (5)  Sidhu ne Satt   (6)  Etihasni Kedie (Chief Editor)  (7) Adivasi Lagnparmpara (Chief Editor)   (8-18) • 1st Series of 10 books on Sardar Patel (Chief Editor)
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