VC

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Prof K S Likhia, Vice Chancellor of Children’s University, Gandhinagar has join his duty from January 2016. He is a graduate in Chemistry and post graduate in Organic Chemistry from Saurashtra University, Gujarat. He is well known for his knowledge in Measurement and Evaluation and Educational Statistics. His specialization at Doctoral Research was Creativity Development Model in Models of Teaching. He started his career as a teacher in Amran High school, Amran Dist Jamnagar. He also served as a lecturer at D. G. Shikshan Mahavidyalaya, Aliyabada, Gujarat then after he Joined Sardar Patel University in 1995. He has 44 year’s Research Experience. Research and statistics are the major areas of his interest. He has guided approximately 250 Dissertations at M.Ed. level. 21 candidates have successfully completed their Ph.D. degree in Education under his guidance. At Present 8 candidates are working under him for Ph.D.. He has to his credit 3 research projects funded by GCERT and 2 major research projects funded by UGC. He has also completed UGC financed two major research projects as co‐investigator. He has authored 3 books. He wrote more than 25 articles and research papers published in renowned journals. He is the Editor of Journal of Education and Psychology published by the Department of Education, Sardar Patel University. He is Chief Editor in various journals like: Sanshodhan, IJRE, IJRHS, IJRSML and many others.

He worked as resource person in numerous seminars and workshops of national and International levels. He has been offering services as a resource person in refresher and orientation courses in various Academic Staff Colleges of Country. He has conducted several faculty development programs on Research Methodology and Statistical Software especially SPSS.

He has been working as a member of different bodies in state universities and other academic societies. He is director of Charutar Vidya Mandal Centre for Gandhian Studies. He has also worked as member of Search Committees for the appointment of Vice-Chancellors.

He was Head of the Department of Education, Sardar Patel Univeristy, Vallabh Vidyanagar and I/C principal M.B. Patel College of Education. During his tenure in M.B.Patel College of Education, many reforms, both Academic and Administrative were initiated and M.B. Patel College of Education got 3.39 CGPA (Highest CGPA in Education Colleges of Gujarat State) during NAAC accreditation and higher rank in AAA audit by Gujarat Government. He is also active as visiting team member in NCTE at different states.