Dr. Pandya serves on the Governing Body of the Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR); is a member of the Advisory Council of the Ministry of Ayurveda, Yoga & Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy (AYUSH); is part of the Syllabus Restructuring Committee of the National Council for Teachers’ Education (NCTE); and is one of five institutional leaders from around world, including those from the University of Cambridge, and the University of Virginia, to be a Director of the Global Covenant of Religions (GCR). Apart from being the chairman of Asia’s first and only Center for Baltic Culture and Studies and the South Asian Institute of Peace and Reconciliation, he is also the Founder and Patron of Rishihood University, India.
He has presented papers, addressed symposia, and lectured at the United Nations (UNO) Headquarters in Vienna, Universities of Cambridge, Latvia and Chicago; Lambeth Palace, Royal Methodist Hall, the Indian Institutes of Technology (IIT); the Indian Institutes of Management (IIM); the Indian Medical Association; the Indian Military Academy (IMA), Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC), Nuclear Fuels Corporation (NFC), Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR) and the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) of India. He has also represented India in the Inter-Governmental meeting of UNESCO on the issue of Intangible Cultural Heritage, served on the Board of Trustees of the India Development Foundation (IDF), and is also a member of the prestigious National Cultural Fund (NCF) of the Ministry of Culture, India. He is also one of the judges of the globally prestigious Templeton Prize Committee. Alongside this, Dr. Pandya continues a busy psychiatric practice, on a pro bono basis.
Dev Sanskriti Vishwavidyalaya University (DSVV)
Dev Sanskriti Vishwavidyalaya University (DSVV) is a non-profit, Indian University, located in Haridwar, Uttarakhand, Northern India. It was founded in 2002 according to the teachings of Pandit Shriram Sharma Acharya. DSVV features a “consciousness-based education” system and its undergraduate curricula include prerequisites on developing environmental responsibility, combatting corruption, organizing relief efforts in the face of natural disasters, and achieving Indian wisdom-based goals for humanity in this generation.
DSVV is accredited through to Ph.D. and D.Litt./ D.Sc. level by the University Grant Commission (U.G.C) of India and offers degree programs in education, yogic science and human consciousness, environmental science, communication, computer science, mathematics, history and culture, literature, psychology, holistic health, Vedic science, and sustainable living. It has partnerships with more than 35 International educational institutions and Universities and has the first-ever Center for Baltic Culture and Studies of Asia in its premises.