Nitin Pravinchandra Doshi
B.Tech., Civil Engineering, 1979 M.Tech., Structural Engineering, 1981

Mr. Nitin Pravinchandra Doshi is the Proprietor of Doshi & Co. – Consulting Engineers, Surveyors, and Valuers, and the Director of Doshi Projects Consultant Pvt. Ltd., Mumbai.

Mr. Doshi obtained his B.Tech. in Civil Engineering and M. Tech. in Structural Engineering from IIT Bombay in 1979 and 1981 respectively. Mr. Doshi pursued a two-year part-time Diploma in Management Studies from Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies (JBIMS), Mumbai, in 1986 and a Certificate Course at IMC on Arbitration in 2013.

During his tenure at STUP Consultants Ltd. (1981-85), Mr. Doshi gained valuable experience in the analysis and design of buildings, and industrial and TV towers.

He also consulted on several designs, construction management, and marketing projects before he set up Doshi & Co. between 1985-87. Initially, Mr. Doshi started as a Consulting Engineer with a special focus on upgrading existing/old buildings. He then worked on the structural design of a few new residential and industrial buildings, bungalows, and special structures and carried out structural audits of several residential, commercial, industrial, hospital, educational, sports, and other special structures. He has also designed the appropriate restoration and upgradation schemes for these structures/buildings in order to make them safe, stable, and durable.

In 2013, Mr. Doshi diversified into creating solutions for techno-legal issues related to the redevelopment of properties. He carried out techno-legal audits and valuation of properties that were at various stages of development/redevelopment. He also carried out checks as a “Proof Consultant” for construction projects where required.

Mr. Doshi is a member of several organisations including PEATA – an association for practicing engineers, architects, and town planners; the Indian Concrete Institute (ICI), the Indian Society of Structural Engineers (ISSE), ACI(I), and a Fellow of the Institution of Valuers.

For Mr. Doshi, his client’s satisfaction with his work is his biggest award/ recognition. Over the years he has been invited to deliver several lectures on topics ranging from building repairs/ restoration/ maintenance etc. to training engineers at RBI – Mumbai and Chennai, MHADA, IIT Bombay, and ACI(I).

Mr. Doshi is an active alumnus of IIT Bombay and leveraged his expertise in construction and served as a consultant for repairs/restoration of many buildings on the IIT Bombay campus including department buildings, hostel buildings, and a few residential buildings. He also assisted the estate department of IIT Bombay with repairs/restoration works on campus as well as helped create a practical schedule of rates for related works. Mr. Doshi also advised the estate office on the valuation of buildings before their demolition and suggested measures to improve transparency in projects to the then Director and Dean of Infrastructure – Planning and Support.

During the recent upgradation of Hostel 5, Mr. Doshi proof-checked the design of the study rooms and gave his invaluable advice, and guided the team that executed the project.

Sharing his memories associated with IIT Bombay, Mr. Doshi said, “During my first year itself I experienced how to make life-long friends. Religion, caste, creed, and nationality had no negative effect on the personal bonding between students at IIT Bombay. The best educational Institute also had the best library and the best ‘clubs’ and other extracurricular facilities in Mumbai. What more can one ask for? Back then IIT Bombay did not have the best Computer Centre. So, for my B. Tech. and M. Tech. projects, I was lucky to be able to use the computer facilities at TIFR, courtesy of my guide, Dr. R. M. Belkune.”

His hobbies include playing cricket, football, and table tennis, even though he now mainly watches others play; community service as a Rotarian, travelling and meeting friends, and reading and chatting with friends and family on current affairs.

Mr. Doshi has been an active Rotarian for over 20 years and was President of the Rotary Club of Mumbai South during 2007-08 and the Assistant Governor of District 3140 during 2011-12.