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About Atlas SkillTech University

Welcome to Atlas SkillTech University – India’s leading SkillTech University located in Mumbai, Maharashtra. Atlas SkillTech University is a Self-Financed Skills University which has been established vide ATLAS SKILLTECH University, Mumbai Act, 2021 (Maharashtra Act No. XV of 2021) of the Government of Maharashtra.

The world of work has reformed dramatically and altered the prominence and heirarchy of skills across the globe, that calls for a highly agile and resilient workforce. Companies have realized the importance of ‘change’ and are investing heavily in skill development and upskilling of the work-force to become future ready. With the advent of Industry 4.0, companies are reinventing work practices which will need new skills and Tech savviness.

Atlas SkillTech University is a futuristic model focused on emerging trends and skills for young India. Technology – enabled learning has changed the focus to skills - led education with strong participation from the Government, Industry and Academia.

Atlas SkillTech University is a collaboration of eminent personalities from the academic and corporate world with an objective of transforming the skill development ecosystem and making it responsive to the current and future needs of both industry and citizens. Atlas SkillTech University will play a lead role in promoting India's New Education Policy NEP.

For India, which has the largest demographic dividend, skill development is critical for both economic growth and social development. Providing a mechanism to acquire skills and creating a skills growth program for continuous improvement is fundamental to achieving inclusive and sustainable growth.

The State of Maharashtra accounts for 10% of India’s workforce and contributes to the highest GDP among all states. The Atlas SkillTech University aims to bring Corporates and Academia together with an objective of addressing job opportunities and employment potential of Maharashtra and its people.

Destination Mumbai, an Urban University, a Campus within Corporates, a City-Centric and Corporate-Integrated Environment will become a leading learning hub. It will bring together the best minds and futuristic technologies for developing new age education in Design & Innovation, Management & Entrepreneurship, Media & Communication, Film & Animation and Digital Technology. The Atlas SkillTech University will bring together students from across every academic discipline to experience the opportunities of new enterprise whilst nurturing a wider community of aspiring innovators, entrepreneurs and business leaders.

The key differentiators of the SkillTech education will include technology-enabled learning environment, industry as faculty, simulative virtual lab experience, interdisciplinary choice-based learning, observerships, internships, apprenticeships and industry placements. Emphasis will be given on developing entrepreneurs as India needs job creators and not just job seekers. Ventures, Innovations, Enterprises will also focus on Family Managed Businesses, and Innovations in Tech & Policy and Startups. Based in the heart of Mumbai, Atlas SkillTech University will be a place where students, alumni and local community will gain the skills they need to compete in this new Digital World.


Our Vision

Creating a workforce that is equipped with the skills of tomorrow

Our Mission

Empowering students with multidisciplinary skills enabled by Information Technology

Core Values

New-age Academic Excellence

Our programs focus on new-age technologies to ensure future-oriented development

Exceptional Student Outcomes

We recognise students as the priority & focus on
outcome-based learning

Distinctive World-class Faculty

Our incentives & facilities for attracting & retaining the experienced faculty

Iconic Urban

Our infrastructure is designed to help students explore & realise their true potential

High Impact Corporate Connect

Creating partnerships with industries to provide excellent placement opportunities

President Profile

Dr Indu Shahani

President, Atlas SkillTech University

Dr Indu Shahani has been acknowledged as a visionary thought leader for her significant contribution to education and value-based leadership. Dr Shahani has over four decades of experience and has been the Principal of H R College, University of Mumbai (2000-2016) which is the highest NAAC accredited single faculty college till date (3.72/4). She has also been the member of University Grants Commission (2011 -2014). For her exceptional service to the field of education, Dr Shahani was Sheriff of Mumbai for two successful terms 2008 & 2009.

Dr Shahani was the first Indian to be appointed Vice-Chair on the Board of Governors of the International Baccalaureate and has over a decade of experience with the IB worldwide. She has been awarded an Honorary Doctor of Letters (D.Litt) degree by the University of Westminster, London. Dr Shahani has been visiting faculty at UC Berkeley, NYU Stern, USA and she has been a Lead Speaker at various conferences in India and abroad. She has also developed many international linkages for students and faculty with leading universities in USA, UK, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Singapore and South Africa. She has mentored generations of students nationally and internationally.

Dr Indu Shahani has been invited on leading Corporate Boards and key listed companies that have provided an impetus for ‘Academia - Industry Collaboration’, the subject of her PhD. from University of Mumbai.

Dr Shahani is an Independent Director on -

  • • Colgate Palmolive (India) Limited
  • • United Spirits Limited – Diageo
  • • HSBC Asset Management
  • • Bajaj Electricals Limited
  • • Clariant
  • • Eureka Forbes Limited
  • • Lighthouse Learning Limited

Dr Shahani has also been invited as a board member on The Advertising Standards Council of India (ASCI) and she is an active member of Population First and the former chair of Womens India Trust (WIT) and United Way Mumbai.

Dr Shahani has received many Awards, prominent among them are ‘Women of the Decade Achievement Award’ by ASSOCHAM; ‘Citizen of Mumbai Award’ by Rotary Club of Bombay and ‘Excellence in Education Award’ by FICCI FLO.

Leadership Team

Prof Hina Thakkar

Pro Vice Chancellor

Prof Bulbul Chaudhary

Pro Vice Chancellor

Prof Meena Krishna

Pro Vice Chancellor & I/C Registrar

Prof Anando Dutta

Dean School of Design & Innovation

Dr Kamatchi Iyer

Dean School of Management & Entrepreneurship

Dr Shefalika Narain

Dean School of Media & Communication

Prof Jitendra Arora

Dean School of Film & Animation

Prof Meena Desai

Dean Admissions

Prof Bhargavi Deshpande

Director of Student Experience

Dr Malcolm Homavazir

Director of Internal Quality Assurance Cell

Prof Aditya Kashyap

Director for Academic Excellence

Mr Bhanu Varma

Director for Assessment & Evaluation

Prof Ameya Ambulkar

Director of Post Graduate Programs (PGP)

Ms Kangana Naik

Director HR

Mr Subodh Khanna

Chief Financial Officer


  • -To develop qualified youth with skill proficiency & competency at different levels
  • -To provide learning, skills development & entrepreneurial training, covering a wide spectrum of domains & specializations as relevant in the fields in which future jobs are going to be created
  • -To create & deploy new educational programs to promote creativity, innovation & entrepreneurship for inventing of new ways for development & social reconstruction & transformation
  • -To create entrepreneurs & intrapreneurs by providing necessary skill & support
  • -To frame credit framework for competency-based skills education
  • -To establish state-of-the-art facilities for education, skills training & entrepreneurship development
  • -To carry out teaching, skilling & research, & offer continuing quality education programs
  • -To start skills development programs aiming for employment & entrepreneurship, courses in new & emerging areas with innovative approaches


We have transparent, efficient & accountable governance to achieve its objectives. Our governance policies ensure that:

  • -Clearly defined roles & responsibilities
  • -Well-defined accountability framework with credible processes
  • -Wide range of expertise in the Board of Governance & Advisory Boards
  • -Robust organization structure supported by adequate resources
  • -Transparent decision-making processes
  • -Effective & ethical implementation of plans
  • -Regulations & compliance structures are adhered to stringently
  • -Any potential conflicts of interest are identified
  • -Possible malpractice can be reported & investigated openly & objectively

We adopt a transparent approach to build a hierarchy that’s ideal for effective business management & decision-making, facilitating system alignment for management reporting.


Our Team Model is geared towards deriving the best of the student talent pool & providing hands-on learning experiences.
We actively pursue outstanding faculty from across the world.
Leading industry, academia & professional practitioners bring their expertise to our innovative academic programs.
Alumni from relevant industries guide students with pursuing their interests. To ensure that diversity remains at the core, we hire qualified teachers from different domains.

Dr Amit Kundal

Ms Prarthana Patil

Ms Poonam Mishra

Ms Solange Suri

Mr Shamit Shrivastav

Ms Meenal Sutaria

Mr Arun Lakra

Mr Vaibhav Mohite

Ms Sharmeen Honey

Ms Dipika Bhatia

Mr Vipul Pancholi

Ms Yukti Khajanchi

Ms Prachi Pawar

Mr Utsav Shroff

Mr Manthan Gala

Notification of Act