Prof. (Dr.) Yoginder S. Verma
Prof. (Dr.) Yoginder Singh Verma is Pro Vice Chancellor, Central University of Himachal Pradesh. He served Central University of Himachal Pradesh in various capacities namely Officiating Vice Chancellor (2014-15), Pro Vice Chancellor (2013-14), Dean, School of Business and Management Studies (2011-2016), Officer on Special Duty(2010-2011), Special Officer -Development (2011-13) and Controller of Examinations. Prof Verma headed UGC-Academic Staff College of Himachal Pradesh University as Director for 20 years (1989-2009); Director, Institute of Integrated Himalayan Studies - UGC-Centre of Excellence (2002, 2005-2007); Dean, Faculty of Management Studies and Director, HPU Business School at Himachal Pradesh University, Shimla. At very young age, Prof Verma was selected by Union Public Service Commission as Colombo Plan Expert in Business Administration andwas involvedin strengthening management programme at Tribhuvan University, Nepal (1983-85). Besides, he held the positions of Director, IAS Coaching Centre and Director, University College of Business Studies in Himachal Pradesh University, Shimla.
Prof Verma is known as institutional builder. He established Institute of Integrated Himalayan Studies (UGC-Centre of Excellence) in 2002 and UGC-Academic Staff College in 1989 (considered as one of the progressive ASCs in the country). During his tenure as Director, Academic Staff College and thereafter, he trained and interacted with more than 19000 teachers of colleges and universities throughout the country. He is known for a number of innovations brought out in the process of human resource development and management of higher education in the country. Prof. Verma is ever enthusiastic for interaction with young generation who enjoy his inspiring words and heart touching humility. He joined the founder Vice Chancellor in setting up of Central University of Himachal Pradesh in 2010 and made substantial contribution. He received a number of awards and recognitions such as Life Time Award, Management Excellence Award, Man of the Year Award, Ford Foundation Award, etc. for his outstanding contribution in academics.
Dr. Verma is on the expert panels of National Commission on Academic Accreditation and Assessment, Saudi Arabia; National Assessment & Accreditation Council, Bangalore and Quality Assurance and Accreditation Division, University Grants Commission, Nepal. He is a member of number of national level committees constituted by UGC, AICTE and NAAC. He continues to be a resource person in training and development programmes organised by various institutions such as NAAC, NAAA, HIPA, ASCs, UGC, NGOs and many other reputed organisations.
He has ten books to his credit including Marketing Environment and Practices in Nepal, University Administration and Management, Consumerism in India, Education in Human Values for Human Excellence, four volumes of Annotated Bibliography on Himalaya, and more than one hundred articles/papers, published both in national and international journals. Dr. Verma has produced Eleven Ph.D. students. He has also completed a couple of major research projects awarded by Ford Foundation, Indian Embassy Nepal, UGC, IIHS and ICSSR. His areas of interest are Value-based Management, HRD, Organizational Development and Educational Management. He is on the Advisory Board of about half a dozen Journals. He has attended more than two dozen international and national level seminars/conferences and also presented keynote addresses and presided over more than five dozen workshops/seminars/conferences.
Born in a remote village at Jol-Lambri in district Hamirpur (Himachal Pradesh), Dr. Verma started his studies in a rural school at Patlander (Sujanjpur Tira) HP. Inspired by the hard work and towering personality of his father (though illiterate), he won Gold-medal in B.Com by standing first in Himachal Pradesh University, Shimla (1974). After doing his MBA in first division 1976, he started his professional career as management trainee in HPMIDC, a government corporation. Thereafter, he joined as Assistant Professor of Business Administration in Himachal Pradesh University in 1977, Shimla and became Professor in 1995. Besides, he is also engaged in social & spiritual upliftment programmes and providing integral education to the poor.
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