Vice Chancellor

Vice Chancellor

Prof. Sat Prakash Bansal
Hon'ble Vice-Chancellor
Central University of Himachal Pradesh

Prof. (Dr.) Sat Prakash Bansal, an Academician Par Excellence and a Man of Substance, joined Central University of Himachal Pradesh, Dharamshala as Vice Chancellor on 28th July 2021. He is an ‘Organization Builder’ and is famous for his brilliant administrative and organizational skills. In his collective academic and professional experience of over thirty years,he hasgroomed, skilled and re-skilled millions of students in more than 25 countries.

Being the leader of various professional bodies, he has been privileged enough to run and excel four universities till date as Vice Chancellor. He is also privileged of being the Chief Editor of various International and National Journals of repute. He has written about 90 research papers, 24 books and guided 21 research scholars of Doctorate programme. He has remained a key person in facilitating Memorandums of Understanding between the organization, he served and International universities of Ghana, Russia, Italy, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Tashkent, Dubai, Connecticut(USA), Guildford(UK) etc.

On the academic and administrative front, he has not only remained member of various academic and administrative bodies of different universities and HEIs across the globe, but has also chaired many of such high level committees constituted for deciding the future direction of policies and its implementation in higher education sector.He is a well-known researcher in the areas of tourism management and development and hospitality sector. His area of expertise lies in Tourism Management, Research Methodology, Marketing, Finance, Quantitative Technique, Universal Human Values(UHV) and Personality Development.

The humane face of Prof. Bansal reflects some of his significant personality traits viz. optimism, confidence and go-getter attitude that enable him to reach the heart of his team mates with an ease.

His work in the field of academics, research and administration has been appreciated through the conferment of various awards, viz.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, Letter of Appreciation by Hon’ble Governor, Himachal Pradesh for outstanding work in HPTU as Vice Chancellor during COVID period(2020), Most Iconic Vice Chancellor Award byGolden Aim Award, DYNERGIC Business solutions, Life Time Achievement Award -2013 in Management Excellence by Himachal Pradesh Commerce and Management Association, and Life Time Achievement Award -2015 in Tourism education Excellence by Lyceum of Philippines University, Manila.

Internal university administration and productivity assessment, as well as liaise with business and the corporate world while ensuring the academic vision and mission of the university remain his highest priority.