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Prof. K.K. Aggrawal

Chairman, National Board of Accreditation

  • He is Former Founder, Vice Chancellor, GGS Indraprastha University, Delhi and Former Chairman, Board of Governors, MNIT, Jaipur.
    Accolades Prof. Aggarwal was honoured by:
  • Reliability Society of IEEE, USA for his services as Guest Editor for the special issue on “State of Reliability Effort of the Indian Sub-Continent”
  • Declared as the Man of Decade, Man of the Century and finally Man of the Millennium by American Bibliographical Institute, USA.
  • He was also awarded Delhi Ratan by the All India Conference of Intellectuals.
  • International Biographical Centre, England has published his biography in “The First Five Hundred – at the new millennium” in July 2000.
Prof. Ravindra Kumar Sinha

Vice Chancellor, Gautam Buddha University

  • Prof Sinha has also served as Director of CSIR-Central Scientific Instruments Organization (CSIO) Chandigarh 2015 to 2020.
  • Prof. R. K. Sinha held various research and academic positions at the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore during 1991, Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS) Pilani during 1992-1994
  • He was Dean (Industrial Research & Development) at Delhi Technological University (formerly Delhi College of Engineering, University of Delhi) from 2008 to 2010 and Head of Department of Applied Physics Department and Dean (academic-UG) during 2015 at Delhi Technological University.
  • He has been conferred with the following awards and recognition:
    • He has been awarded Research Excellence Award 2021 of DTU
    • Gold-Skoch Award 2020 for defence technology
    • CSIR- Technology Award 2018
    • Institution of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers (IETE)
Mr. Onkar Bagaria

Chief Executive Officer, VGU Jaipur

  • Er. Onkar Bagaria is CEO of Vivekananda Global University, renowned for his achievements and contributions.He led VGU to NAAC A+ accreditation within just 10 years.
  • Holds an engineering degree and an MBA from Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani.
  • Innovatively contributed to initiatives such as ACIC-VGU, CODE-VGU, VGU-TBI, VGU-RTBI, and more.
  • He is actively involved in national projects like Jal Jeevan Mission and SFURTI.
  • He Serves as a mentor, guiding startups and providing seed funds to aspiring entrepreneurs.
  • He is Committed to continuous personal and professional growth as a research scholar at Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani.
Dr. Dheeraj Sanghi

Vice Chancellor, JK Lakshmipat University Jaipur

  • Dr. Sanghi has been a Professor of Computer Science & Engineering at IIT-Kanpur. 
  • During his association of more than 28 years with IIT K he has held various leadership positions such as Dean of Academic Affairs; Chairman Senate Under Graduation Committee; Coordinator Industry Affiliate Programs; Head of Prabhu Goel Research Centre for Computer & Internet Security to name a few. 
  • He has also maintained various leadership positions such as Director, LNMIIT, Jaipur; Dean of Academic Affairs & Dean of External Relations at IIIT Delhi and most recently as Director of Punjab Engineering College, one of India’s oldest engineering institutions.

Dr. S S Mantha

Chairman, AICTE

  • Earlier, a Professor of Robotics, Control theory and AI at VJTI, he now occupies the Emeritus Chair. 
  • He was instrumental in creating the National Vocational Education Qualification Framework which was later re-christened the National Skill Qualification Framework (NSQF).
  • Currently, he is the CEO of Mahatma Phule Renewable Energy and Infrastructure Technology Limited (MAHAPREIT)
  • Start-up Knowledge Centre, a subsidiary of Government of Maharashtra.
  • Currently, he is the CEO of Mahatma Phule Renewable Energy and Infrastructure Technology Limited (MAHAPREIT) Start-up Knowledge Centre, a subsidiary of Government of Maharashtra.
  • He is also an Adjunct Prof. at the National Institute for Advanced Studies (NIAS), Bengaluru, an Emeritus Prof. at VJTI and Chairman of Technical Committee, National Cyber Safety and Security Standards (NCSSS).
Mr. Vishal Khurma

Chief Executive Officer, Woxsen University

  • A successful commercial leader & growth hacker, his illustrious career spans over 22 years in Consumer Goods, Retail, Telecom and Higher Education space.
    • He has been felicitated with Excellence in Education Award at Higher Education Summit 2021 and Global Business Excellence Award at the Asia – African Leadership Summit 2020.
    • In his past, his experience has straddled across Global & Indian conglomerates with leading brands such as PepsiCo, Coca-Cola. Dabur, Birla Shakti and Tata Teleservices, catering to mass and premium product categories.
Dr. M C Misra

Ex-Director, AIIMS

  • Ex- DIRECTOR, AIIMS, New Delhi:  Professor Mahesh Chandra Misra was associated with AIIMS for good 37 years before laying office on 31thJanuary 2017. One of his greatest contributions has been towards the creation and the development of the AIIMS trauma Centre.
  • Important Past Appointments:
    • Chief, J P N Apex Trauma Centre, AIIMS, New Delhi 
    • Professor Of surgery, AIIMS, New Delhi 
    • Head, Department of Surgery
  • Awards/ Recognitions:
    • Honorary Fellowship of Royal College Of Surgeons. Edinburgh and Glasgow- 2017,2012
    • DR B C Roy National Award of Medical Council Of India, by the President Of India-1996
    • Member, French Academy Of Medicine- 2017
    • FACS (Fellow Of American College Of Surgeons).
    • Fellowship of the College Of Laparoscopic Surgery (FCLS).
    • Member, International Endohernia Society.
    • Associate Editor, International Journal Of Abdominal Wall and Hernia Surgery.
Dr. Maneesh Mishra

Executive Vice President, Strategy, NSDC

  • He heads World Skills India, the nodal body responsible for India’s participation at World Skills . He is also India’s technical delegate to World Skills. 
  • He has been the advisor to the Ministry of Labour and Employment for the labour track of G20. 
  • He has also led the National Apprenticeship promotion Scheme run by NSDC.
  • He is on the Governing Councils of many Sector skill councils including Green Energy, Automotive, Power , Rubber and Petrochemicals and Hydrocarbon.
  • He is a Member of UGC committee on nomenclature of UG degree programs- recommendations of the committee are in public domain for feedback and comments.
  • He has been part of the team that developed the capacity building   ecosystem of UIDAI -Unique Identification Authority of India, one of the biggest Identity projects in the world
  • He is invited speaker to various forums ,   a senior  member of Global institute of food , health, nutrition, University of Cambridge   and is a visiting faculty at IIMs.
Dr. Indrajit Bhattacharya

Director, National Accreditation board of Education and Training (NABET)- Quality council of India


  • Dr.Indrajit Bhattacharya is  working at PMU of Global Partnership for Artificial Intelligence (GPAI) at  National E-Governance Division (NeGD) , Ministry of Communications and IT, Govt. of India.
  • He is also a Director at Centre for Digital Economy Policy (C-DEP) and Research, a policy think tank at Delhi
  • Formerly he has been a Director at  National Accreditation Board for Education and Training (NABET), Quality Council of India (QCI), Ministry of Commerce and Industry (June 2015-Jan 2023). At QCI , he was steering the Lean Manufacturing Competitive Scheme (LMCS) of the Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MoMSME) for driving Quality in the MSME sector. Led initiatives to drive Industry 4.0 in the MSMEs of the country through MoMSME. Pivotal in driving Accreditation of Industry Associations / Business Membership Organisations (BMOs). 
Dr. Anup K Singh

Director General , Nirma University


  • He did his PhD from the University of Allahabad, Allahabad and Postdoctoral Fellowship from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. 
  • He is a member of the Association of Indian Universities (AIU) Governing Council for a period of two years w.e.f March 09, 2023, to March 08, 2025. 
  • He was a visiting scholar at the JL Kellog Graduate School of Business Administration, Northwestern University, Evanston. 
  • He was professor of Organisational Behaviour at Management Development Institute, Gurugram and professor and dean at International Management Institute, New Delhi. 
  • He was also the Director at Jaipuria Institute of Management, Noida. Earlier, he was the Director at the Institute of Management, Nirma University.
Mr. Ashok G. Verghese

Pro Chancellor, Strategy, Hindustan Institute of Technology & Science

  • Mr. Ashok has completed his graduation in Mechanical Engineering & MBA from Madras

University. He pursued an Executive Management Program at Michigan University, USA.

  • He is a member of Professional organizations namely MMA, IE, IEEE, SAE, ACM, AmericanInstitute of Aeronautics- (AIAA) to name a few.
  • He heads the prestigious IURC Panel of the European Union representing the Circular Economy Project between Greater Chennai and Trier, Germany. He has been appointed as Convenor for the FICCI Tamil Nadu Education Panel.
  • Awards/ Recognitions:
    • He has been awarded the Educational Entrepreneur of the Year by Shri Pranab Mukherjee, Former President of India during the ASSOCHAM National Education Summit.
    • He is also a recipient of IEEE Award for his contribution to Engineering. 
    • He has many patents and has numerous publications to his credit. Patent was granted by the Govt.of India for an invention titled. “A method and a prior warning mixed mode communication systems for the natural calamities”, a German Innovation Patent entitled “An IOT based Intelligent Driver Assistance System”.
Prof. (Dr.) Sasmita Rani Samanta

Vice Chancellor, KIIT University

  • Her intellectual prowess is demonstrated by her accomplishments, which include being a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, UK and Fellow of Computer Society of India, India, Postdoc from Taiwan, PhD in Management, a Stanford LEAD Alumna and Stanford Distinguished Scholar, Stanford University, USA.
    She has been conferred with honorary doctorate by Catholic University of New Spain, Florida. 
  • She holds many positions of Head of Centres of Excellence like Chairperson, KIIT Technology Business Incubation (KIIT-TBI), Chairman, Centre of Excellence for Sustainability and Equity (since 2019), President, World Leadership Academy, Sustainable Outreach And Universal Leadership Limited(SOUL), Association of, Universities of Asia and the Pacific (AUAP)
  • She has taken many social initiatives. Major initiatives conceived and implemented are: Education for All, ‘KanyaKiran’, Tech-based Training Modules for Tribals, Women Entrepreneurship Lead for Life.
  • Awards & Recognitions:
  • ‘Distinguished Scholar’ in the Wall of Fame by Stanford LEAD.
  • Awarded with ‘Iconic Administrator-I Woman Substance Award’ at the I Woman Substance Awards 2023 by Aryabhatta Trust.
  • Awarded with ‘Debadutta Award of Excellence’ at the Annual function of Child and Women Development Society(CWDS) presented by Hon’ble Governor of Odisha Prof. Ganeshi Lal Ji in 2023.
  • ‘India’s most Influential Educational Leader 2021-22’ award at the 18th Asian Business & Social Forum 2022, New Delhi.
  • Awarded with ‘National Pride Award’ at the National Pride Awards 2022 organised by Eminent Research Productions, Brand IQ.
Prof. Vivek Suneja

Director , FMS Delhi

  • Prof. Suneja studied for his doctoral degree from the University of Reading in the United Kingdom. For over a decade, he taught at various premier Universities in Britain including at the University of Salford, Manchester and at the Open University Business School, Milton Keynes.
  • Upon his return to India, he joined FMS as Professor of Strategy.
  • He has served as Dean of Planning in the University of Delhi and as Pro-Vice-Chancellor of the University of Delhi.
  • Prof Suneja has published several books and papers in the areas of Strategy, Marketing, Entrepreneurship, Economics, Culture and Public Policy.  Among his prominent books are “Markets: A Multi Dimensional Approach to the Market Economy” published by Routledge, U.K.; “Policy Issues for Business” published by Sage, U.K.; and the “Economics of Marketing” published by Edward Elgar, U.K. His most recent book “Economic Theory and Policy amidst Global Discontent” has just been published by Francis & Taylor, U.K. 

Prof. P. B. Sharma

Vice Principal , Amity University Gurgaon

  • He was Ex-Vice Chancellor of Delhi Technological University (DTU).
  • Currently he is heading the Association of Indian Universities as the President.
  • He is also the founding Vice Chancellor of Rajiv Gandhi Technical University, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh.
  • Prof. Sharma is a former Professor of IIT Delhi, Former President of Engineering Science Division of Indian Science Congress
  • Former Chairman of Indian Society of Mechanical Engineers
  • Vice-Chairman of World Confederation of Productivity Sciences, India Section.
Prof. (Dr.) Paramjit S. Jaswal

Vice Chancellor, SRM University Sonepat

  • Dr. Sanghi has been a Professor of Computer Science & Engineering at IIT-Kanpur. 
  • During his association of more than 28 years with IIT K he has held various leadership positions such as Dean of Academic Affairs; Chairman Senate Under Graduation Committee; Coordinator Industry Affiliate Programs; Head of Prabhu Goel Research Centre for Computer & Internet Security to name a few. 
  • He has also maintained various leadership positions such as Director, LNMIIT, Jaipur; Dean of Academic Affairs & Dean of External Relations at IIIT Delhi and most recently as Director of Punjab Engineering College, one of India’s oldest engineering institutions.
Prof. Sudhirkumar Barai

Director , BITS Pilani

  • He is Director-in-Charge, International Programmes and Collaboration Division. 
  • He was Erskine Visiting Fellow at University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand during May-June 2008. 
  • He was also visiting scientist at National University of Singapore during May-July 2003. 
  • He has co-authored three books which have been published by Springer:
    • Concrete Fracture Models and Applications
    • Shear Strengthening of T-beam with GFRP: A Systematic Approach
    • Systematic Approach of Characterisation and Behaviour of Recycled Aggregate Concrete
Prof. (Dr.) Balvinder Shukla

Vice Chancellor, Amity University Noida


  • Prof. (Dr.) Balvinder Shukla is M.Tech from IIT Kharagpur and Ph.D. from Queen’s University, U.K.

  • She is the key architect of unique Flexi Framework for Choice Based Credit System and Outcome Based Education. She has been instrumental in aligning the Learning Outcomes & Operational Outcomes with Strategic Plans of the University.. 
  • She is one of the front-runners in achieving various Rankings and Accreditations of Amity University. Some of the important accreditations include prestigious NAAC (A+ Grade); WASC-USA; QAA-UK, IET-UK; FIBA-Germany; ACBSP-USA; IACBE-USA; EFMD CEL-Belgium; UNWTO TedQual and RICS-UK. 
  • She has conducted several programs related to entrepreneurship such as Training the Trainer, Entrepreneurship Awareness Camps, Technology Entrepreneurship Development Programme (TEDP), Women Entrepreneurship Development Programme (WEDP) for young students and budding entrepreneurs.
  • Awards/ Recognitions:

Distinguished Academician and Outstanding Administrator Award 2012, Outstanding Leader in Education & Person of the Year Award 2013, Newsmaker’s Achievers Award 2014, 100 Most Influential Directors of India Award 2016, Peacemakers Award 2017’, ‘Eminent Engineer Award 2017, Outstanding Contribution to Education Award 2017, WomeENABLER Award 2018, ‘Phenomenal She Award 2019.

Prof. Sandeep Sancheti

Vice Chancellor, Marwadi University

  • Dr. Sancheti has been one of the longest serving Vice-Chancellor of the country (with more than 15 years in this position) and has served/ headed all major higher educational institutions like Institutes of National Importance, Govt. and Private State Universities, Govt. and Private State Deemed Universities, etc.
  • Dr. Sancheti has been a diligent and skillful administrator and dedicated institution builder over the exceptional years of his academic career:
    • He has served as President of Manipal University (Jaipur)
    • Founder Director of National Institute of Technology (Delhi)
    • Director of NITK (Surathkal)
    • Director In-charge of NIT (Tiruchirapalli), NIT (Calicut), School of Planning & Architecture (SPA) (Delhi), and also Mentor Director of NIT (Goa), NIT (Puducherry) and NIT (Sikkim).
Mr. Abishek Kumar Yadav

Founder Chairman, Griffins International School

  • Abhishek Kumar Yadav is a Founder Chairman & Academic Director at Griffins International School.
  • Managing Director at Scholars Den Kharagpur
  • Director at GAVA Ecocrete Private Limited
  • Honors & Awards
      • Top 100 Emerging Brand in India
        • Presented by ABP News Network & Businessworld Magazine in April 2021
        • Griffins International School recognized as one of India’s top 100 emerging brands
      • “Institution of Happiness” Award
        • Conferred by QS I-Gauge in May 2022
        • Recognition for Griffins International School’s commitment to happiness and well-being
      • “International Dimensions in Schools 2022-25” by British Council India in March 2022
      • “40 under 40” by Businessworld in August 2022
        • Recognized among 40 individuals under 40 years of age in the education sector
      • Young Alumni Achievers Award 2022 by the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur in August 2022

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