Prof. Dinesh Panjwani brings with him the expertise he has gained with his involvement and affiliation with
various university and higher education bodies. He has been the Member of the Senate, Management Council
(UoM), Member, Academic Council (UoM and YCMOU, Nashik), Member of Governing Body (NAAC,
Bangalore), UGC Nominee as Chairperson/ Member Secretary/ Member on Expert/ Governing Committees for
grant of Autonomy of Institutions and 2F and 12 B status and on Governing Bodies of several autonomous
institutions, Member, IB Asia Pacific Regional Advisory Council and of Governing Body, Kaivalyadhama.
Prof. Panjwani has conceptualised and implemented innovative programmes since the earliest years of his career at
KC College since 1978, where he rose to be the Vice Principal, apart from handling the Sports, NSS and NCC
activities of the College. As Director of the NSS at the University of Mumbai (1998 to 2000), his efforts resulted in
achieving the optimum strength in the enrolment of NSS volunteers. It was in his tenure that the NSS of the
University was honoured by the Indira Gandhi Award. The salient outreach programmes he has initiated include
the Community Awareness and Assessment Survey Projects, Adult Education Programmes, Community Based
Rehabilitation Programmes, Yoga Intern and Master Yoga Intern Programmes in the Colleges and the University of
Mumbai. He presented the findings of these Survey projects in international conferences on higher education in 4
nations; and more than 30 research papers based on these outreach programmes were presented/ published by
colleagues of the two colleges in peer-refereed forums.
The core of Prof. Panjwani’s educational philosophy that has sustained through his dedicated career is his
commitment to community orientation and the immense potential of the programmes of higher education to
involve youth in outreach programmes so as to nurture the values of good citizenship and governance in them.