Dr. Vidya Yeravdekar


Dr. Vidya Yeravdekar is the Pro Chancellor of Symbiosis International University which is a multi-disciplinary, multinational, multi-cultural International University having students not only from all states of India but international students from 85 different countries. Dr. Vidya holds a Post Graduate Degree in Medicine, a degree in Law and Ph.D. in ‘Internationalisation of Higher Education in India’. Her passion for internationalisation has been instrumental in the university having innovative approaches to promote internationalisation. Her foresight and leadership have been instrumental in creating strategic collaborations with universities across the globe for student and faculty mobility.

Dr. Vidya has been able to influence policy regulations for promoting and bringing in innovative approaches to higher education in India through her appointments on various governmental bodies such as University Grants Commission (UGC), Central Advisory Board of Education (CABE), Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR), State Knowledge Advisory Board of Higher Education, Government of Andhra Pradesh, Sub-Group on Higher & Technical Education and Skill Development of Chief Minister’s Advisory Council, Government of Rajasthan, India Brand Equity Foundation (IBEF) Trust set up by the Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Government of India etc. Dr. Vidya has presented papers at various National & International Conferences and has numerous research publications to her credit. She has authored a book on ‘Internationalization of Higher Education in India’ based on her experiences and research in this field.