About Hari Desai

Prof. Hari Desai, Ph.D.

Director: Chimanbhai Patel Institute Journalism and Communication

(CP IJC) running  BJMC programme affiliated to Gujarat University

Professional Experience: 43 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 : 62 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

Hon. Dean: Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan’s Skill Development and Vocational Training Institute,


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: CVM, the lagest Educational Trust in Gujarat (2008-15)

Editor (ISSN Magazine): V-Vidyanagar  Monthly  (2010-2015)

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, Gujarat Vidyapith

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




•  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-’20      Feature Writer & Columnist :

                       Mumbai Samachar (Mumbai), 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)



Contact :

103, Nehdeep Avenue, Opp. Priyadarshini Tower, Judges Bungalows,

 Bodakdev, Ahmedabad 380015  Cell :09898543881,  E-mail : haridesai@gmail.com


  1. Truth is The only weapon to make Victory!
    सत्य मेव जयते!

  2. Hari Desai is a fake news spreader. All his achievements are also fake like him. He lacks basic skills and do not deserve to have PhD. Everything that he achieved was during corruption and Congress. He has no courage to answer his viewers comments and questions. He gets money from congress to publish all his biased articles.

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