Dr. Chinmay Pandya
|MBBS, PGDipl, MRCPsych (London)
Pro Vice Chancellor - Dev Sankriti Vishwavidyalaya
Dr. Chinmay Pandya was born to a highly accomplished religious family who were the direct disciples of Pandit Shriram Sharma Acharya (1911-1990), a great yogi and seer who attained spiritual eminence and wrote lucid commentaries on the Vedas, Upanishads, Smritis, Yogavasisthas, Darshanas and Puranas, in Hindi. Thus as a child, Dr. Chinmay was raised in a spiritual setting at home as well in the in spiritual academy (Ashram) of Shantikunj, Haridwar. After completing his medical studies at Himalayan Institute of Medical Sciences at Dehradun, he proceeded to the United Kingdom for post-graduation. There he completed the Membership of the Royal College of Psychiatrists (MRC Psych). He became a Consultant and as an Associate Specialist he managed patients with Alzheimer disease and other neurological diseases gaining valuable insight in mental disorders. He returned to India in 2010 and joined Dev Sanskriti Vishwavidyalaya (DSVV) to answer his inner call to serve the society and nation.
Dev Sanskriti Vishwavidyalaya , a non-conventional centre of higher learning, education and research is an exceptional creation, which has born out of a unique vision of the groundbreaking scholar and visionary, Pandit Shriram Sharma Acharya. He was an ardent pioneer of social, ethical and moral values. He sought to establish a University devoted to the preservation and propagation of the forgotten Vedic Culture, which to him was Dev Sanskriti. It would combine the precepts of practical knowledge (shiksha) and spiritual principles (vidya) to propagate truly enlightened individuals. The University works with a primary focus of providing a confluence of modern education with instillation of spiritual values in the students.
Today Dr. Chinmay Pandya plays several roles including that of a philosopher, psychiatrist, writer, professor, and editor at the DSVV. Dr. Chinmay Pandya is the Editor of the Interdisciplinary International Journal- Dev Sanskriti which provides the researchers, innovators, scholars, experts, educators and students from across various disciplines like Yoga, Psychology, Journalism and Mass Communication, Education, Ayurveda, Indian culture, and Oriental studies an opportunity to share their views, ideas, innovations and trends. He is also the Director for School of Yoga and Health at DSVV that aims to develop, promote, and propagate the scientific and philosophical aspects of Yoga. He is the Chairperson of the world renowned International Festival of Yoga, Culture and Spirituality and has also served in the capacity of Convener, Organizer of more than 30 National and International Seminars and Conferences. He continues to use his spiritual and managerial perspicacity to help DSVV grow progressively and hence become a much sought after model institution in India.