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Gauri Shiurkar

Dr. Gauri Shiurkar


Vice Chancellor
Symbiosis Skills and Professional University

Dr. Gauri Shiurkar, the Vice Chancellor of Symbiosis Skills and Professional University in Pune, is a highly accomplished professional with a Ph.D. in Architectural Conservation. With a rich background in the architecture and planning academic industry, she has a proven track record of establishing and elevating educational institutions to exceptional standards. Dr. Shiurkar thrives on embracing new challenges and possesses a clear, logical mind, exceptional problem-solving skills, and meticulous attention to detail. Her adeptness in handling sensitive situations, strong management abilities, and outstanding interpersonal skills have earned her positions of leadership. Currently, she serves as the Director of the School of Architecture and Chairman of the Board of Studies in Architecture at SSPU. Driven by a teaching philosophy focused on 70% hands-on experience and 30% theory, she and SSPU are committed to revolutionizing architectural education by bridging the gap between academia and the profession. Dr. Shiurkar’s skills encompass implementing quality-enhancing systems and policies, overseeing academic policies, promoting innovative teaching methods, and cultivating a research culture. She also plays a pivotal role in program development, marketing, and ensuring global relevance and industry alignment in the curriculum.