Vice-Chancellor’s Profile

Presently, being the Vice Chancellor of Himachal Pradesh Technical University, Hamirpur and former Vice Chancellor of Indira Gandhi State University, Meerpur, Rewari, Haryana and former Vice Chancellor (Addl. Charge) of Bhagat Phool Singh Mahila Vishwavidaylya, Khanpur Kalan, Sonepat, Haryana and Former founder Vice Chancellor of Maharaja Agrasen University, Solan, Himachal Pradesh, he also holds the position of Professor, Tourism Administration, Institute of Vocational (Tourism) Studies, Himachal Pradesh University. He is having additional responsibility of Advisor and Visiting Professor, University of European Tourism (UET) Italia, Milano, Europe, Visitors’ Nominee (2015-18), JawaharLal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi, Visitors’ Nominee (2018-20), Himachal Central University, Dharamsala, Visitors’ Nominee (2018-20), Centre University, Tejpur, Nominated Member of Board of Governors (2016-19) of IITTM, Ministry of Tourism, Govt. of India, Nominated Member of Board of Governors (2018-23) of IIM Amritsar, Maharashtra RUSA Education Council Expert member (2018-2023), UGC Nominee of Deen Dayal Upadhay Centre for Knowledge Acquisition and upgradation of Skilled Human Abilities and Livelihood (KAUSHAL), Himachal Central University, Dharamsala (HP), Chairperson of UGC expert Committee for granting autonomous status to affiliated institutes of India, Governor Nominated member Executive Council-Gurugram University, Gurugram, Haryana, Member Planning Board of YMCA Haryana State Technical University, Faridabad.

He also feels privilege for being the Chief Editor and Editor of various International and National Journals of repute along with newsletters of the University. He also has rich experience of completing 11 research projects of national importance along with writing 25 books to his credit. Presently he is also Principal Investigator(1.05 Cr. Project) of e-PG Pathshala in Management and Principal Investigator (1.12 Cr. Project) of e-PG Pathshala in Tourism and Hospitality-A Centrally sponsored schemes of National Mission on Education through ICT (NMEICT) of MHRD (GOI) through UGC for developing 600 and 640 modules in management and Tourism and Hospitality respctively.

Being the leader of various professional bodies and administrative positions, He has vast experience of being founder SAARC President, Tourism and Hospitality Educators and Researchers Association of ASIAN Countries (THERAA), former founder Secretary General and presently President-Indian Tourism Congress (ITC), Joint Secretary, Professors’ Forum of India, former founder Chairman, Institute of Vocational (Tourism) Studies, H.P. University, former founder Director, Institute of Vocational (Tourism) Studies, H.P. University, Dean Students Welfare, H.P. University, Director, Institute of Integrated Himalayan Studies (Centre of Excellence), H.P. University, Director (Nominated)-Himachal Pradesh Tourism Development Corporation, Government of Himachal Pradesh; enabled him to gain credibility, vision and intellectual depth to interact with all the stakeholders and levels of society. He is also associated with various academic bodies of the country such as UGC, AICTE, NAAC, NCERT and Ministry of Tourism as an expert member in almost every decision making process.

His experience of travelling to more than 25 countries on various academic assignments brought him new insights of various international standards of excellence and the best practices the world is practising for improving the standard of higher education. He has the privilege of being the Organizer, Chair, Chief Guest of various National and International Conferences, Seminars and Workshops. He has written about 90 research papers and had an opportunity to guide more than 20 research scholars of Ph.D. Programme. He also remained a key person in facilitating Memorandum of Understanding between the organization he rendered services and Universities of International repute such as MOUs signed in between Atai State Agarian University Atai State Technical University, Russia, Leciester University, U.K., Ghana Technical University, Ghana, Auburn University, USA to promote international understanding.

His knowledge of internal university administration and productivity assessment along with will liaise with business and the Corporate World while ensuring the academic mission of the university remains his highest priority. His work is appreciated by conferring various awards, few of them are- Best teacher award of HPU-2012 and Letter of Appreciation from H.E. Governor of Himachal Pradesh for preparing HPU Vision Document-2020 and promoting international understanding, Life Time Achievement Award-2013 in Management Excellence by Himachal Pradesh Commerce and Management Association, PCMA Award of Excellence in Education-2015 for outstanding contribution in Commerce, tourism and management by Punjab Commerce and Management Association, presented Citation in Honour-2015 for outstanding contribution in Tourism Education and Research by University of Rajasthan, Jaipur and Life Time Achievement Award-2015 in Tourism Education Excellence by Lyceum of Philippines University, Manila.

He is the Principal Academic and Executive Officer of Himachal Pradesh Technical University. He, by virtue of his office, is the member and Chairperson of the Board of Governors, Finance Committee and Academic Council of Himachal Pradesh Technical University.


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