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Prof Raj Kumar appointed Vice-Chancellor Panjab University, Chandigarh

July 22, 2018 03:09 PM

Punjab News Express/ SK.Vyas
CHANDIGARH: Mr.Vainkaya Naidu the Vice President of India, the Chancellor of Panjab University, Chandigarh has appointed Prof Raj Kumar, Dean and Head, Institute of Management Studies, Banaras Hindu University (BHU)  as the Vice-Chancellor of Panjab University for a term of three years with effect from 23” July, 2018 or from the date he assumes charge of his office as the Vice-Chancellor.

The term of the present Vice-Chancellor of Panjab University, Professor Arun Kumar Grover is expiring on July 22, 2018. The Hon’ble Vice-President of India/Chancellor of the Panjab University had on 27th June, 2018 constituted a Selection Committee with Dr.M. Ramachandran, ¡AS (Retd.), Chancellor, JCFAI University, Dehradun, Dr. Kapil Kapoor,Chairman, Indian Institute of Advanced Studies, Shimla and Dr. M. Jagadeesh Kumar, Vice-Chancellor, Jawaharlal University, Delhi as Members, to draw up a panel of three names suitable for the post of Vice-Chancellor, Panjab University from amongst the potential candidates.

The Selection Committee submitted a panel of three names for the consideration of the Hon’ble Vice-President of India/Chancellor of the Panjab University on 17th July 2018 after considering various applications received and interviewing nine applicants.

An official notification said, "In exercise of the powers conferred by Section 10 of the Panjab University Act 1947, the Chancellor of Panjab University, Chandigarh has appointed Prof Raj Kumar, Dean and Head, Institute of Management Studies, Banaras Hindu University (BHU)  as the Vice-Chancellor of Panjab University for a term of three years with effect from 23” July, 2018 or from the date he assumes charge of his office as the Vice-Chancellor."

About Dr Raj Kumar

Prof Raj Kumar is D. Litt., PhD, MBA and M.com, having 35 years of teaching and research experience in the areas of Insurance, Capital Market and Entrepreneurship. His special interest arena is contemporary issues like Human Values & Ethics and CSR. He has authored four books and completed six research projects besides contributing many research papers to National and International seminars, conferences and workshops. He has also conducted one refresher course, one Entrepreneurial Development program and 4 QIPs (AICTE). He has been organizing Faculty Development Programmes on Entrepreneurship Development under NIMAT Project of the Department of Science & Technology, Government of India since 2008-09 for creating resource persons for entrepreneurship development. Till date, over 200 faculties/ executives / Entrepreneurs were trained as part of the Project. Prof. Raj Kumar has been serving as an expert member in Panels of AICTE, NAAC and other professional bodies and in selection committees for a number of institutions. He has served as Coordinator of the Technical Cell in the Office of the Vice-Chancellor, Banaras Hindu University and as Chief Coordinator of Industry Institute Partnership Cell, IM, BHU besides serving as an expert member in Academic Council/ Board of Studies of a number of Universities/ Institute. He is the Managing Editor of BHU Management Review – A journal of contemporary management research, and serving as an expert member in various Editorial / Advisory board of National and International Journals. Prof Raj Kumar has served as Executive Member of LIC Policy Holder Council and All India Commerce Association.
After taking charges of the Director, Dean and Head of the Institute, Prof. Raj Kumar initiated several innovative steps for expansion and outreach of the institute. These include works on consultancy services, collaborative courses and projects, connecting the institute with different ministries of GOI, Central government agencies, banks & financial institutions and reputed private corporate entities for possible tie-ups. Created Start-up Cell in the Institute for encouraging new and innovative ideas. Also initiated efforts to finalize Vision Document of the Institute, establishing Management Park at RGSC, construction of new block with additional classrooms and facilities and strengthening the linkages with different stakeholders.

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