Our Teams


Petroleum Research Management

Dr. Syed Zaheer Hasan
Director and Scientist 'H'
Dr. P. L. S.
Dy.General Manager

Dr. Syed Zaheer Hasan is the Director and Scientist 'H' in the Petroleum Research Wing. Dr. Zaheer served as the State Mineral Development Corporation for two years and worked with a USA based multinational service company where he was involved in laboratory R & D work. The work involved providing solutions to field related problems and job execution in well-cementing and stimulation technology and chemical quality control for all well operations. He also has a registered patent for a new technique to increase the shelf life of one of the well cementing additives.

Research Interests
  • Petroleum Exploration
  • Hydrocarbon research pertaining to basic studies of oil and gas displacement
  • Reservoir properties
  • Drilling and production
  • Methodologies to enhance the hydrocarbon recovery.
Education and Experience

Dr. Syed Zaheer Hasan obtained graduate, post-graduate and doctorate degrees from Aligarh Muslim University and his research achievements are evidenced by the sanction of post-doctoral research fellowship by the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India under the Young Scientist Scheme. He is Fellow and member of various national and international scientific societies. Besides, he is Editor-in-Chief of International Research Journal of Geology and Mining and member and reviewer of various world’s leading science magazines.

Dr. Rao works with GERMI as Dy.General Manager with a previous experience of five years of research, working at CSIR-National Geophysical Research Institute, Hyderabad as Research Associate. He has worked on the topics of surface and subsurface geochemical prospecting for oil and gas exploration, studies related to paleo-sulphur methane transitions in marine sediments/ rocks as well as isotope studies.

Research Interests
  • Geochemical Prospecting
  • Hydrocarbon research pertaining to basic studies of oil and gas displacement
  • Reservoir properties
  • Drilling and production
  • Methodologies to enhance the hydrocarbon recovery.
Education and Experience

Dr. Rao holds a degree of M.Sc and Ph.D. (Chemistry) from Acharya Nagarjuna University, Guntur. He gained working experience on technically advanced equipment and participated in various field works. His work is published in the form of research publications in various National and International Journals, Technical Project reports and Abstracts.

Petroleum Management

Dr. P. H.

Dr. Santosh Dhubia
General Manager and 'Scientist - F'
Mr. K. Ramachandran
Dy General Manager and 'Scientist E1'

Dr. Rao is the Director of the Petroleum Management with a total of thirty-five years of experience in the oil industry. He has worked as a seismic data acquisition and exploration manager and exploration and development geoscientist with strong multidisciplinary integration skills. Dr. Rao has multiple records of oil and gas discoveries under his expertise. He has work experience as an effective and successful project team leader as well as team member of involving complex geological studies.

Research Interests
  • Seismic and sequence stratigraphy.
  • G & G analysis of 2D and 3D data for mapping of structural and stratigraphic prospects
  • Attribute analysis and reservoir characterization
  • Dry well analysis and evaluation
  • Planning of 2D and 3D seismic surveys, execution, parameterization and quality control
Education and Experience

Mr. Rao is a Master of Science in technology and has expertise of G&G data interpretation on workstations using LandMark and Hampson Russell softwares and lead G&G teams at various levels for interpretation of 3D and 2D Seismic data for prospect delineation and evaluation. Dr. Rao is actively involved in exploration in Mumbai Offshore, Cambay and Rajasthan Basins. He has also served as a team leader for Techno-commercial evaluation of NELP blocks on offer for bidding during 6th, 7th, 8th and 9th rounds related to Cambay, Rajasthan and Western Offshore blocks.

Dr. Santosh Dhubia is associated with GERMI since 2013, he has begun his scientific research career as a Research Fellow in IIT, Kharagpur. He has also worked on Computational Geophysics, CRL, Pune as Scientist. He has extensively worked on seismic 2D and 3D reverse time migration (RTM) for the seismic modelling and imaging with various synthetic and real data sets.

Research Interests
  • Seismic Data Processing
  • Seismic Data Interpretation
  • Scientific Computation Techniques
  • Parallel Programming
  • Heterogeneous Computing
Education and Experience

Dr. Santosh has received M. Sc (Physics) Degree from Devi Ahilya University, Indore and M.Tech (Computational Seismology) from IIT, Kharagpur. He has designed parameters and performed RTM of 2D lines from various E&P companies. He has also performed Seismic modeling studies on SEG/EAGE 3D overthrust model. He has implemented and tested the Extended imaging condition to compute the angle gathers for RTM as well as optimized the RTM code in terms of data storage using checkpointing technique.

Mr. Ramachandran is the Dy General Manager and 'Scientist E1' of the Petroleum Management at GERMI. After completing his He is proficient in Reservoir Characterization including 2D/3D seismic interpretation, seismic attribute analysis, and Petrophysics and impedance inversion.

Research Interests
  • 3D seismic interpretation
  • 3D seismic attribute analysis
  • Impedance inversion
  • Well log data interpretation
  • TOC form the well log data
Education and Experience

Mr. Ramachandra holds a M.Tech degree in Petroleum Exploration from Indian School of Mines, Dhanbad. He has more than eight years of work experience in seismic data Interpretation that include Research as well as industry experience. His work is published in national and international journals and conferences like International Journal of Petroleum Exploration and Production Technology of Springer publication.

New Technology Management

Dr. Akash
General Manager and 'Scientist - F'

Dr. Davda heads the New Technology Management at GERMI. He is a Certified Energy Manager and Energy Auditor by the Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE, Govt. of India) with over 13 years of experience in research, academics and administration. He has several research papers to his credit and is a member/ life member of various professional bodies like IEEE, ISTE, ISES, etc.

Key Interest Areas
  • National certification programme for rooftop solar photovoltaic installer
  • Design and development of microgrids
  • Optimization and controlling multiple sources of power supplies with microgrids
  • Energy audits and inspections
  • Operation and maintenance of solar PV systems
  • Smart planning and operations of renewable energy systems
Education and Experience

Dr. Davda holds a Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from CMJ University, Gujarat. He has past experiences of working as research associate with energy division of ELCOM India Pvt. Ltd. He has also served as professor with various prestigious colleges in Gujarat affiliated with Gujarat University.

Renewables Management

Mr. Kaushik Patel
Dy. General Manager

Mr. Kaushik Patel heads the Renewables Management at GERMI with 15 years of work experience in the field of project management for technical assignments. He has played a lead role in solar project execution at Gandhinagar Gujarat. He has expertise in making RFPs, tender documents and projects reports. He has a good experience in making networks for business development for GERMI solar projects as well as retaining the existing ones. Mr. Patel is also involved in third-party engineering services and audits for solar pv projects.

Key Interest Areas
  • Planning and executing solar pv projects for rooftop and ground based
  • Client Relationship development and management
  • Feasibility study reports, detailed project reports and financial models for solar projects
  • Third party advisory and consultancy for solar projects
  • Third party engineering services and audits
Education and Experience

Mr. Patel has Master’s degree in Business Administration in Power Management from National Power Training Institute, Faridabad. He is a electrical engineer by profession and also has executive diploma in power management from Nirma University, Gujarat. He has work experience as assistant manager with companies like Reliance Energy and Abellon Clean Energy Ltd.

Environment Management

Dr. M. Abdul Rasheed
Dy General Manager and 'Scientist E1'

Dr. Abdul Rasheed heads the Environment Management at GERMI. Dr. Rashid has previous experience in research activities for nine years with the CSIR-National Geophysical Research Institute (NGRI), Hyderabad. He has contributed to various projects of national importance in the field of Geochemistry. He is an expert in the field of surficial geochemical prospecting for oil and gas exploration and geo-microbial exploration.

Research Interests
  • Geochemical Prospecting
  • Hydrocarbon research pertaining to basic studies of oil and gas displacement
  • Reservoir properties
  • Drilling and production
  • Methodologies to enhance the hydrocarbon recovery.
Education and Experience

Dr. Rasheed holds a Masters Degree in Microbiology and a Ph.D. in Applied Geochemistry from Osmania University, Hyderabad. He contributed significantly in setting up a geochemical and microbiological labs useful in oil and gas prospecting. He has also carried out research projects for organizations like OIDB, DGH, ONGC Ltd, GSPC, GAIL, Reliance and Jubilant Enpro pvt. Ltd. His work is published in various National and International Journals in the form of technical reports and abstracts. He has also contributed a chapter (Chapter 9) titled “Microbial Techniques for Hydrocarbon Exploration” in HYDROCARBONS, published by INTECH Publishers.


Mr. Arvind Karandikar
Managing Director, Nexus Energytech Private Limited

Mr. Toine van Megen
Representative of Auroville Consulting
Co-Founder, Auroville Consulting
Mr. Tanmay Bishnoi
Solar Consultant,Trainer and Certified Assessor

Mr. Arvind Karandikar is a Technical Advisor and Consultant to several rooftop solar photovoltaic projects and programmes undertaken by multilateral agencies and governments such as the World Bank, European Union, USAID, GIZ as well as private and public sector companies. In addition, Mr. Karandikar is also a regular faculty for trainings at the National Institute of Solar Energy (NISE, an Autonomous Body of the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, Govt. of India) as well as Gujarat Energy Research and Management Institute (GERMI).

Mr.Toine van Megen represents Auroville Consulting, which provides multi-disciplinary expertise to project developers, manufacturers and policy makers undertaking ecologically responsible development projects in areas of renewable energy, waste management, green buildings, water harvesting, landscaping, organic food and awareness campaigns. In the area of rooftop solar photovoltaics, Auroville Consulting has extensive experience and expertise in research & innovation, strategic & operational planning, implementation, communication, documentation & design, policy advisory and capacity building.

Mr. Tanmay Bishnoi specialized in solar photovoltaic power plant design, engineering, energy yield assessment, financial analysis and energy economics, performance audit and plant optimization. He is a Consultant Trainer with the Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME, Govt. of India) and a Capacity Building Specialist/ Master Trainer/ Solar Photovoltaic Consultant at the National Institute of Solar Energy (NISE). He is also and Empanelled Solar Consultant with the Asian Development Bank (ADB). Mr. Bishnoi is a Civil Engineer from National Institute of Technology (NIT) Warangal,who did his masters from Kingston University London, and specialized in Energy Innovation and Emerging Technologies from Stanford University USA. He is a qualified Galileo Master Certificate (GMC) holder in ‘Energy Efficiency in Buildings’ and ‘Renewable Energy Management & Finance’, and a certified Solar Designer by the European Union Energy Centre.

Mr. Shyam Sundar N S
Director & Country Manager, Studer Innotec India Pvt Ltd.
Mr. Shailender Rana
Principal Consultant, Lifeworks Unlimited
Mr. Abhinav Shukla
SCGJ Master Trainer

Mr. Shyam Sundar NS heads the business development, system design, inverter localization, manufacture facility establishment and training at Studer Innotec India Pvt. Ltd. He has an extensive experience working in companies such as AEG Power Solutions, Wipro Eco Energy and Shell Solar India in various capacities ranging from MW-scale, rooftop, BIPV and solar thermal project management, system engineering, and product engineering. Mr. Shyam Sundar also has an extensive experience in training for technicians as well as professionals.

Mr. Shailender Rana has more than 11 years of experience in marketing, sales & human capital across various industries like FMCG, retail, information technology, financial services, telecom and NGOs at all levels in India. He has trained client employees on presentation skills, business communication, customer relationship management, leadership & motivation, stress free productivity, mind management, team building, time management, effective selling, yoga and meditation. Some of his clients include Credit Suisse, Amazon, Aditya Birla Group, Bajaj Finserv, HP India, OTIS Elevators and the Art of Living. Mr. Rana’s educational background includes an MBA from IIM-K and a B.Tech degree in Electronic & Communications.

With more than 10 years of rich and first hand experience in Renewable Energy sector, he has developed a patented technology of Dual Axis solar tracking system. This innovative Sun tracking technology can be utilized in Solar PV power generation, small heliostat for day lighting and also in sun concentrator for solar thermal application.

He has also worked as a machine fabricator and well versed in manufacturing of all types of module mounting structures. He has worked with Spanish company M/s Aliter and Mumbai based M/s Startling Solar and executed various activities related to solar PV park development, like DPR preparation, land selection, soil testing, cost effective land levelling and other EPC related work. He has also installed around 50 rooftop solar PV plants of different sizes in Madhya Pradesh.

He has developed course content and Renewable Energy lab for Solar PV Training programs as per the guidelines of NISE & Sector Skill Council for Green Jobs for “Suryamitra yojna”, and providing his services as a Subject Matter Expert lecturer in various universities and polytechnic colleges. Abhinav is a certified system integrator by Galileo master’s certification UK and Bachelors of Engineering in Mechanical.

Mr. Yogendu Joshi
Mr. P N Kapil

Overall 16+ Years of Experience in the Field of Project Designing & Consultancy As a MEP & Solar Experts Across the Globe. Throughout Brilliant Educational Track Record. Passed B.E. Electrical in June 2001 with 69.27% (Distinction) from L.D. College of Engineering. Had done Diploma in International Business Management with RANK-A (70%) in January, 2011 from Ahmedabad Management Association. July 2001 to May 2004 : Started Career as a GET –Electrical in a Consultancy Firm Sheth Techno Consultants Pvt. Ltd. In a span of 3 years, promoted twice. June 2004 to June 2006 : Appointed by Powertrans Electric Company for the Electrotherm’s Bahrain Project. Soon after the completion of project, got appointed by Electrotherm. July 2006 to October 2011 : Leading the Engineering & Project (E&P) division of ELECTROTHERM for the Electrical needs. Direct Reporting to General Manager. During official span of 6 Years, promoted Thrice. Anchored the E&P division for the EPC job. Many overseas job designed, executed. To name a few IRAQ (Erbil Steel Co.), TURKEY (Mega Demir, Ilhan Metallurgy & Deniz LLC), UAE (HYL Project for Al-Naser Group), KSA (Hill Metal). Pre-Tender to Post-Tender, two project of Aditya Birla Group was designed & executed in coordination with EIL.

P. N. Kapil completed Bachelors in Engineering from Electrical Engineering Department at Sankalchand Patel College of Engineering, Visnagar under Hemchandracharya North Gujarat University, Patan in May 2007 and subsequently pursued and completed Masters in Technology (M.Tech.) in Electrical Engineering with specialization in Power Apparatus and Systems from Institute of Technology, Nirma University in May 2009. Prof. P. N. Kapil has published 14 papers in various National / International Conferences and has published 01 paper as book chapter in a book published by Springer, India and has guided 22 M.Tech. dissertation thesis. He has keen interest in guiding students in various project competitions as well as engaging more students in student-student mentorship in project based activity or learning for better development of work ethics as well as engineering concepts. Currently Prof. P. N. Kapil is working as Assistant Professor in Electrical Engineering Department, Institute of Technology, Nirma University since 29th June 2009 and pursuing Ph.D. as a Part Time Research Scholar from EE Department, School of Technology, Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University, Gandhinagar.


HR & Administration

Mr. Dharmik Lay
Dy. General Manager

Mr. Dharmik Lay holds the position of Dy. General Manager (HR &Admin) in GERMI. He has an experience of overall 22 years. Earlier around 13 years he has worked with Project Management Consulting Engineering Company “Dorsch Gruppe” - a leading consulting organization operating in various sectors like oil & gas, roads/highways, bridges, buildings, industrial projects and airports for PSU’s of Govt of India, Govt of Gujarat & GSPC group companies.

He joined GERMI in July 2013 as a Deputy Manager in HR-Admin Dept. He is very Effective and an Efficient supporter in Administrative Services execution & supports to training dept. & operations also.

In between, he was seconded in GSPC admin Dept for around 2.5 years.

Ms. Narinderjit Kaur Sethi
Senior Manager
Ms. Krupali Mehta

Mr. Bhavyajitsinh Hada

Ms. Narinderjit Kaur Sethi is Sr. Manager-HR & Admin at GERMI. Ms. Narinderjit Kaur Sethi has rich and varied experience and has served UN agency, International as well as the National Non-Government agencies like UNICEF, Spanish Red Cross, Water and Sanitation Management Organisation and Handicap International on the issue of Primary Education, Health, Natural Resource Management, Water Resource Management, Main streaming Disability Issues, Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities .She is a skilled resource in community mobilization initiatives and Participatory Rural Appraisals.

Her Bachelors qualification is in Arts (Psychology) with distinction and has a Masters is in Social Sciences from M. S. University of Vadodara. She also holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Industrial Relations and Personnel Management and is presently pursuing Masters in Business Management.

Currently she is spearheading Training Initiative of GERMI. Her work involves Liaison and coordination with Government and other agencies.

Ms. Krupali Mehta is working as a Manager with the HR & Admin at GERMI. She has overall 12 years of work experience in the field. She completed her Master's Degree in Mass Communication and Journalism, post Bachelor's degree in Business and Commerce.

Mr. Bhavyajitsinh Hada is working as a Manager (IT-Admin) in GERMI, Gandhinagar, Gujarat

Mr. Hada has been associated with GERMI since March 2013. Mr. Hada look after all IT activity in GERMI like Management, Maintainance and updating of the Data Storage Room, Hi-end Servers, SAN Storage, Tape Library, Network Designing, implementation and Maintainance all IT infrastructure.

Mr. Bhavyajitsinh Hada holds Bachelor's Degree in Literature from Gujarat University, holds a Diploma in Electricals, Jetking Computer Hardware & Networking Professionals (JCHNP) and Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) with over 13 years of experience in the IT field.

Mrs. Sandhya Radhakrishnan
Mr. Nilesh Patel

Mrs. Sunita Gamit
Asst. Manager

Mrs. Sandhya Radhakrishnan is Dy. Manager-HR & Admin in GERMI.

She has bachelor degree in Economics from Calicut University, Kerala & completed her Diploma in Computer Application in Gandhinagar. She is pursuing her MBA with specialization in HR from IICT, Lucknow. She has four years of experience in the field of administration.

Mrs. Sunita Gamit is an Asst. Manager in GERMI.

She holds post graduate degree in literature from Gujarat University and also has knowledge of DTP & MS Office.

Mr. Nilesh Patel is working as a Dy. Manager-HR & Admin GERMI, Gandhinagar, Gujarat, India. He did his Bachelor of Commerce in 2004 from Gujarat University. Since May, 2006, he has been working in GERMI and deputed in construction project division to assist to the Construction Site In-charge. He is also supervising the construction activity with respect to the quality as directed by the Site Incharge. The project team had completed as on date the project worth more than 100 Cr. & created State of the Art Institutional infrastructure to facilitate more than 1800 students in the PDPU Campus .


Mr. Abhimanyu Gupta
Mr. Viral Mistry

Dy. Manager
Mr. Dushyantsinh Gohil
Asst. Manager

Mr. Viral Mistry is working as Dy. Manager-Finance in GERMI since November 2012. He has experience in the field of Accounts, Finance and Audit.

He has done his Bachelor of Commerce in 2006 from Gujarat University.

Mr. Dushyantsinh Gohil is working as an Asst. Manager-Finance at GERMI since June 2016. He has 3 years of experience with MUTHOOT FINANCE prior to joining GERMI.

He has done his Bachelor of Commerce in 2012 from Gujarat University.