Dr. Palak Sheth is the Project Director at Jio Institute. Before this, he played a vital role in conceptualizing and establishing Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University (PDPU) from scratch (since 2003 - till date). He has established School of Petroleum Management, School of Petroleum Technology, School of Solar Energy, School of Liberal Studies and School of Technology at PDPU. He was actively involved in establishing Gujarat Power Energy and Research Institute- Degree Engineering College at Mehsana in 2010.
Dr. Sheth has also assisted Principal Secretary, Energy & Petrochemicals Department, Government of Gujarat for development of 650 MW Solar Power Projects and Asia’s biggest Solar Park in Gujarat from 2009-2012. He was Project Manager assisting Managing Director, Gujarat State Petroleum Corporation - the State Oil Company from 2001-2010 in Project execution in the area for Exploration, Production, Gas Pipeline, Power Project, IT and Education.
He holds an MBA and B. Tech. (Chemical Engineering) degree from renowned Institutes in Gujarat, India. He has completed his Ph.D. in Management from Dharmsinh Desai University, Gujarat.
His interest areas are Institutional tie-ups, Research and Internationalization of Higher Education for Jio Institute.