According to a statement issued by election officer Dr Uma Shrivastava, the tenure of both the above posts will be one year and both the elected representatives will assume office at the 66th National Session to be held at Nagapur (Vidarbh) on December 25 and 26.
Prof Patel is originally from Mahesana district of Gujarat. He completed his PhD in Pharmacy. Presently, he is working as Professor and Principal in 'Sarvajanik Pharmacy College' of Mahesana. He is also the founder and member of the Executive Board of the Faculty of Pharmacy of Gujarat Technical University. Under the International Experience Program, he had also visited Laurentian University Canada for subjects related to teaching methods, use of technology in education, etc. He has published 42 research papers at international forums so far and guided more than 23 students on various research topics related to pharmacy. He is also an honourable member of the Pharmacy Council of India.
He was also active in National Service Scheme (NSS). He possesses expertise on various academic and social subjects.
Prof. Patel was President of ABVP Gujarat State from the year 2013 to 2016 and National Vice President from the year 2016 to 2019.
Ms. Nidhi Tripathi is originally from Pratapgarh district of Uttar Pradesh. She completed her BA from Allahabad University and MA, MPhil from Jawaharlal Nehru University, and is currently pursuing PhD at JNU. She is actively involved in ABVP since 2013. Previously, she has represented ABVP as the presidential candidate in the JNU Students' Union Election in the year 2017.
In the year 2016, she has been a leading voice in the student movement against the anti-India slogans in JNU and the ABVP's mission to take on the all-India form of the “Mission Sahasi” campaign. In the year 2018, she has represented the Sri Lanka Yatra organised by the Ministry of Sports and Youth Affairs, Government of India.