A dynamic and candid individual who has excelled in the field of research, academics, public speaking, training and branding communications, who at a comparatively young age has reached out to more than 75,000 students, faculty members and professionals with his training programs and keynote addresses on “Education for Sustainable Development”, “Public awareness and acceptance”, “Social Media”, “Brand Communications”, “Design Thinking”, “Ideation” and “Innovation and Entrepreneurship”. He is a double graduate with Honors in Bachelor of Technology (Mechanical Engineering) & Bachelor of Computer Applications and also a double post graduate with Master of Technology (Renewable Energy Technology) & Master in Business Administraion (International Business). Currently he is carrying out research & academic activities at Wroclaw University of Science & Technology, Poland. He holds professional memberships of International Association of Engineers (IEANG) & Indian Society for Training & Development (ISTD). One of his major research project is about Diffusion of Smart Meters, which is currently begin carried out in over 10 countries. He mostly works in inter-disciplinary or multi-disciplinary research in the following domains: Social Media, Sustainable Development, Design Thinking, Economics, Pedagogy, Economics and Employability. Some of results of his research can be viewed here.
Under Erasmus+ Programme of of the European Union, Yash, is a part of CABCIN project (which is on going), FRACTION project and EngInnes project (which are approved for funding and will be initiated soon). He is also working in the area for Education for Sustainable Development, under the Baltic University Programme and in process to constituting a consortium for undertaking a wide scale project. Along with his colleagues at the Economic Modeling and Forecasting Group, he is also working on TeTris project which aims at building a model for diffusion of smart devices through a study in 22 countries, covering 6 continents.
He has been recognized for his outstanding contributions by reputed organizations:
EET CRS as Special Mention Young Faculty of the Year 2013
HDFC Appreciation Award 2014 for contributions of social activities
Best Young Teacher Award 2015 by Confederation of Education Excellence.
GTU i-Scale Awards in 2014 & 2015 for mentoring students for successful and sustainable activities.
ISTD Innovative Trainer’s Award 2016 competition organized by Indian Society for Training & Development (Vadodara Chapter).
National Council Member, twice, at Indian Society for Training & Development, which had made him the youngest ever NC member in ISTD’s history since it’s inception in 1970.
Some of the major organizations where he has delivered talks are Technical University of Berlin (Germany), Baltic Universtiy Programme (Countries with Baltic Sea Coast), Lodz University of Science & Technology (Poland), Larsen & Toubro Ltd (India), De Montfort University (Leicester, UK), Skoda Auto University (Czech Republic), Wroclaw University of Science & Technology (Poland), Indian Institute of Technology (Roorkee, Kanpur, BHU – Varanasi), Indian Society for Training & Development, Confederation of Indian Industry, Gujarat Technological University (India), Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda (Vadodara, India), Rajarambau Institute of Technology (Sangli, Maharashtra, India), Government Engineering College (Karad, Maharashtra, India), Rungta Group of Colleges (Bhilai, Chattisgarh, India), Bhagwant Group of Institutions (Ajmer & Muzzafarnagar, India), SubodhLaw College (Jaipur, India), A.D. Patel Institute of Technology (V.V. Nagar, Anand, India), Goraj Muni Sevashram (For youth of Shree KhimmatSamaj, India), Darshan College of Engineering (Rajkot, India) etc.
Yash is also very sound on his technical part, Mechanical Engineering, with keen interest in Aviation and Renewable Energy. His masters thesis was about the manufacturing process for long blade wind turbines. He has also worked on a project named “Gyratory Skyscrapper” which has been filed for patent in October 2013. His other projects involve a Modified F20 Tiger Shark Jet Aircraft (Flying Scaled Model), Dual Robo coordinating between each other for a RoboRelay Race; which he uses as hands on training kits for his students. His contributions to the ALVCOM (Active Learning Video Lecture Communication) initiative of Gujarat Technological University has played a vital role in its sustainable activities. He has been associated with this ALVCOM project since day one and it has been three years now, during which he has delivered over 50 lectures which have fetched hundreds of thousands of views with excellent & positive feedback. Engineering Graphics is considered as one of the most difficult subject by the first year engineering students, but after referring to his video lecture, large number of students have claimed to have passed the exam with ease; which shows the effective utilization of ICT in education. He has been the founding member of the Entrepreneurship Development Cell, International Relations Cell, Public Relations Cell and Students’ Council at various universities in India. He has personally worked on the ground level with the students to become entrepreneur.
In a nutshell, Yash has contributed towards efficient all round development of over 75,000 individuals and with his candid, pleasing & ever smiling personality. He is affable and unique in the field of education at this young age.