Dr. Bimal Patel,
Chairperson, Board of Governors,
School Of Planning And Architecture, Bhopal

Dr. Bimal Patel is an architect, urban planner and academic. As President of CEPT University, he heads a leading habitat focused education and research institution. As Director, HCP Design, Planning and Management, he heads a highly reputed professional firm. He founded Environmental Planning Collaborative, a pioneering not-for-profit, research and advocacy organization. Dr. Patel is also Chairman of the Board of Governors of the School of Planning and Architecture, Bhopal.
Dr. Patel received a Diploma in Architecture from the Center for Environmental Planning and Technology, Ahmedabad in 1984. He received a dual Masters in City Planning and Architecture and a Doctorate in City and Regional Planning from the University of California, Berkeley in 1995. Dr. Patel is deeply engaged in making architecture, urban design and planning in India more relevant and effective. His research is focused on land-use-planning, real estate markets, building regulations, land management and urban planning history. Dr. Patel’s work has received many national and international awards.
Earlier Chairperson
1. Prof. E.F.N Ribeiro
     (Founder Chairman)
     Jan 2009 – Jan 2014
2. Smt. Sunita Kohli
     Jan 2014 – 12 Jan 2016
3. Dr. Bimal Patel
     13 Jan 2016 - Ongoing