Professor Bhushan Patwardhan has over 20 years experience in academic and education governance at the University of Pune and many other institutions. He brings a unique blend of industry-academia executive culture. His original research contributions remain significant with over 100 research publications, 1488 citations with, Scopus h index 24, 200 popular articles, 8 Patents and 18 PhD students, he has attracted substantial research funding from national and international agencies. He has been on several important committees such as a PIHEAD of the UGC; member of Boards of several Universities and national institutions; member Taskforces of National Knowledge Commission and Planning Commission; Consultant to WHO Geneva and SEARO. He has brought several innovations during his tenures at various Universities and national institutions. He has worked as Professor and Director of Interdisciplinary School of Health Sciences of University of Pune, Chief of Academics with Manipal Education Group and Director of Institute of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine. He is Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine and is on several Editorial Boards. As Convener of Vision Group of EDGE Forum and member of CII National Committee on Higher Education he is providing remarkable leadership for innovations in higher education sector. As Vice Chancellor of Symbiosis International University he is leading the effort to strengthen research, innovation and entrepreneurship as well as addition of new disciples in biomedical sciences and humanities.