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Kumar, Raj

Raj Kumar Vice Chancellor, Panjab University

Raj Kumar is a distinguished academician, researcher and educational administrator. He is currently the Vice Chancellor of Panjab University, Chandigarh. He completed his PhD from Banaras Hindu University (BHU) and DLitt from University of Lucknow. He brings with him a rich mixture of professional integrity and administrative experience. Professor Raj Kumar has been actively engaged in teaching, research, training and consultancy in management field for more than three decades. He has been Director, Dean and Head of Institute of Management Studies, BHU, Varanasi.

Professor Raj Kumar has mentored more than a dozen PhD students, published many books and more than a hundred research papers in the journals of national and international repute. He has been on the editorial board of more than two dozen international and national journals such as American Journal of Industrial and Business Management, International Journal of Advanced Scientific Research and Development, BHU Management Review, Finance India, etc.

He is a chairman of various decision-making bodies of most prestigious institutions such as Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER); State Higher Education Council, RUSA; Chandigarh Region Innovation and Knowledge Cluster (CRIKC); Regional Advisory Committee of Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan; Standing Committee for SC/ST; UGC-SAP; and UGC–CAS II of different departments of Panjab University.

He is the member of Indian Institute of Public Administration (IIPA), New Delhi; Administrator’s Advisory Council, Chandigarh; Punjab State Council for Science & Technology; the governing body of the Inter-University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics (IUCAA), Pune; Board of Governors of Punjab Engineering College, Chandigarh; academic council of various universities and chairman of a number of UGC expert committees.