Key University Fuctionaries
Prof. G.K. Chadha
President, South Asian University, New Delhi.
(Emeritus Professor and former Vice-chancellor,
Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.)
Backed by an exceptionally brilliant academic record, Prof. Chadha has been engaged in teaching and research for nearly 40 years now. He has written 16 books besides contributing 98 research papers to national and international research journals on various development issues relating to India and other developing countries of Asia, notably South-Asia, Indonesia and China.
Prof. Chadha was a member of the Prime Minister of India's Economic Advisory Council during 2004-2009. During 2007-2008, he was Chairman of the UGC Committee to review the Pay Scales and Services conditions of University and College Teachers of India. He was a Visiting Fellow at Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex, England, a Visiting Research Fellow at Institute of Developing Economies, Tokyo, and a Visiting Professor at University of Mauritius. Currently, he is an Honorary Professor at Shenzhen University, China and Nihon Fukushi University, Nagoya-Japan besides being a member of the International Advisory Board of the Centre for Development Research, Colombo.
Prof. Chadha has been a Consultant to several international development organizations including United Nations agencies such as FAO, ILO, UNCTAD, ESCAP, etc. besides serving on numerous other international and national expert committees. He has been honored with numerous awards and distinctions for his contribution in the field of education, the latest being the D. Litt Degree (honoriscausa) conferred by Panjab University, Chandigarh and Mysore University, Mysore, and Doctor of Letters by Pondicherry University, Puducherry. He was recently elected as the President of the Indian Economic Association. Earlier, he was the President of the Indian Society of Agricultural Economics as well the Indian Society of Labour Economics.
Prof. Rajiv K. Saxena
Ph.D., FASc, FNASc, FNA
Dean, Faculty of Life Sciences and Biotechnology & Vice President
South Asian University, New Delhi.
Rajiv Krishna Saxena (born 1951 in Delhi) was a National Science Talent Scholar supported by the Government of India while he pursued his studies in Delhi University (BSc Hons Chemistry, 1970) and the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi (MSc Biochemistry 1973, and PhD 1977). He won numerous awards for brilliant academic performance, including Prof. TR Sheshadri award for topping the university merit list in Chemistry Honors. He did his postdoctoral research work in the field of Immunology at the National Institutes of Health in USA and returned to India in 1984 to initially join the National Institute of Immunology as a core scientist and later moved to the School of Life Sciences (SLS), Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) as an Associate Professor of Immunology. He was appointed Professor (1992), Dean of the School of Life Sciences (2001) and Rector (Pro-vice chancellor / Vice-president) of JNU (2002-2005). In 1995 he was awarded the NII Senior Scientist oration and Gold Medal. Prof. Saxena spent 2 years as a Visiting Professor at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine (1990-1992), and was later awarded the prestigious Senior Fellowship of the US National Research Council (NRC) to work at NIOSH, Center of Disease Control, USA (1998-2000). Recently he spent 2 years (2005-2007) doing collaborative research as a senior NRC fellow at the US Environmental Protection Agency, North Carolina. Prof. Saxena was elected fellow of Indian Science Academy, Bangalore (1992), National Academy of Science (1996) and the Indian National Science Academy (2002). He has been the recipient of about 20 national and international research grants and heads an active research group at the School of Life Sciences, JNU. Currently he has focused his research on understanding the interactions of nano-particles with cells and tissues, in delineating the mechanism of erythrocyte loss a variety of anemic conditions and in understanding the effect of air-borne particulate pollutants on lung immunity and susceptibility to diseases. He has so far published more than 140 research papers in national and international journals and guided 15 Ph.D. students. He played a key role in the establishment of the South Asian University since 2008. In Dec. 2011, he was appointed the first Vice President of the university.
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Dr. A. K. Malik, Ph.D.
Registrar, South Asian University, New Delhi
(former Registrar, Ambedkar University,Delhi)
Phone : 91-11-24122508
Dr. Malik joined the South Asian University on 4th July 2011 as the first Registrar. He holds a Ph.D. degree from Jawaharlal Nehru University, MA (Public Administration), MBA (AIMA), PG Diploma in Journalism, a Course of specialization in the Programme for Development Administration (DAP) offered in Rome (on an Italian Government Scholarship) for six months and a Seminar for Advanced Training European Community in Brussels. Dr. Malik has about thirty-five years of experience of working in Educational Administration. Before joining South Asian University, Dr. Malik worked as the first Registrar of Ambedkar University, Delhi (AUD), Govt. of NCT of Delhi. He has served Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) for about 20 years as Joint Registrar/Deputy Registrar/Assistant Registrar, and as OSD to Union Minister for Science & Technology, Planning and Programme Implementation. While working at JNU in different capacities, he has gained wide ranging experience in all aspects of University Administration – Human Resource Management, Academic Administration, Financial Management, Admission and Evaluation (including for recognized Defence and other institutions of JNU), Hostel Administration, Project Management, International Collaborations and e-Governance. Dr. Malik has been actively involved in introducing computerization in University’s work (particularly JNU). He was a member of a number of Committees constituted by JNU and outside JNU/AUD like Selection Committee for administrative positions of Central Universities of Sikkim, Rajasthan, and is Finance Committee member of Central University of Gujarat. He has written a number of articles on different aspects of University Administration (office automation, e-governance, Training needs, Outsourcing of support services, student mobility, management of University resources, etc.), which have been published in research journals. He has also participated in a few International Forums and presented papers on various aspects of University administration.