Vice Chancellor

Hon'ble 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. In addition to this prestigious assignment, he is currently also acting as Vice Chancellor of Himachal Pradesh University, Shimla.

1. Professional Summary

Additional and Previous Key Positions:

  • Holds additional charge as Vice Chancellor of Himachal Pradesh University (HPU), Shimla.
  • Former Vice-Chancellor of Himachal Pradesh Technical University, Hamirpur, Himachal Pradesh.
  • Served as Vice-Chancellor at Indira Gandhi State University, Rewari, Haryana.
  • Undertook additional charge at Bhagat Phool Singh Mahila Vishwavidyalaya, Khanpur Kalan, Sonepat, Haryana.
  • Founding Vice-Chancellor of Maharaja Agrasen University, Solan, Himachal Pradesh.
  • Dean of Student Welfare, H.P. University.
  • Director of the Institute of Integrated Himalayan Studies, H.P University.
  • Director (Nominated) of Himachal Pradesh Tourism Development Corporation.

2. Academic and Administrative Roles

Diverse Committee Roles:

  • Governing Council Member of the Association of Indian Universities (AIU).
  • Member of various committees at AIIMS, Bilaspur, including the Finance Committee, Selection Committee, Academic Council, and Estate Committee.
  • Chairperson of the All India Board of Tourism and Hospitality Management by AICTE.
  • Chancellor (Vice President) Nominee at Punjab University, Chandigarh.
  • Governing Council Member of National Law University of Himachal Pradesh, Shimla.
  • Visitor (President) Nominee at Central University, Tezpur, Assam.

Board Memberships:

  • Member of the Board of Governors of the Indian Institute of Tourism and Travel Management (IITTM).
  • Visitor (President) nominee on the Board of Governors of IIM Amritsar.
  • Visitor (Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports, GOI) nominee at Lakshmibai National Institute of Physical Education (LNIPE), Gwalior.
  • Chancellor (Governor) Nominee as Court Member at Sri Aniruddhadeva Sports University, Chabua, Assam.

Expert and Advisory Roles:

  • Expert Member of Maharashtra Rashtriya Uchchatar Shiksha Abhiyan (RUSA) Education Council.
  • Higher Education Council Member of Himachal Pradesh.
  • Chancellor (Governor) Nominee on various academic planning boards and councils across universities in Haryana and Himachal Pradesh.

Recognition as an Institutional Builder:

  • Founder Chairman & Director, Institute of Vocational (Tourism) Studies, H.P. University.
  • Credited as an 'Institutional Builder' in academia.
  • Pioneered the establishment of the permanent campus of Central University of Himachal Pradesh.
  • Key contributor to implementing recommendations of NEP-2020 across India.
  • Extensive experience in assessing and accrediting HEIs as a Chairman of the NAAC peer team.
  • Actively involved with top academic bodies like MOE, UGC, AICTE, NCERT, AIU, and MOT.

3. Research and Academic Contributions

Editorial Roles:

  • Chief Editor and Editor of various international and national journals of repute.
  • Editor of newsletters for different universities.

Research Projects and Authorship:

  • Completed 11 research projects of national importance.
  • Authored 25 books.
  • Principal Investigator for e-PG Pathshala in Management and Tourism and Hospitality under the National Mission on Education through ICT (NMEICT) of UGC, MHRD, GOI.
  • Developed 600 and 640 modules in Management, Tourism, and Hospitality, respectively.

Scholarly Contributions:

  • Written approximately 90 research papers and articles.
  • Guided 21 research scholars in their Ph.D. programs.

4. International Exposure and Collaborations

International Academic Engagements/Global Academic Experiences:

  • Visited over 25 countries for various academic assignments, gaining insights into international standards of higher education.
  • Instrumental in facilitating Memorandums of Understanding (MOUs) with international universities, including Atai State Agarian University (Russia), Leicester University (UK), Ghana Technical University (Ghana), Auburn University (USA), and Indiana University (USA).
  • Serves as an advisor and Visiting Professor at the University of European Tourism (UET) Italia, Milan, Europe.
  • Engaged as an expert member in various national and international universities and higher education institutions.
  • Gained insights into international standards of excellence and best practices in higher education.

International Collaborations and MOUs:

  • Played a pivotal role in facilitating Memorandums of Understanding (MOUs) with several international universities to promote global understanding.
  • Key collaborations include:
    • Atai State Agarian University, Russia
    • Atai State Technical University, Russia
    • Leicester University, UK
    • Ghana Technical University, Ghana
    • Auburn University, USA
    • Indiana University, Pennsylvania, USA

Advisory and Teaching Roles:

  • Serves as an advisor and Visiting Professor at the University of European Tourism (UET) in Milan, Italy.
  • Engaged as an expert member in various national and international universities and higher education institutions.

5. Honors and Recognition

Awards and Distinctions:

    • Malviya Pragya Samman-2022: Bestowed by Banaras Hindu University (BHU), Varanasi.
    • Most Iconic Vice Chancellor Award-2021: A prestigious recognition for his role as Vice Chancellor.
    • Global Excellence Award for Outstanding Academic Leaders-2021: Awarded by the Global Chamber of Consumer Rights.
    • Best Educationist Award-2020: Awarded by Himotkarsh Parishad, Himachal Pradesh.
    • Life Time Achievement Award -2015 in Tourism Education Excellence: Presented by Lyceum of Philippines University, Manila.
    • PCMA Award of Excellence in Education-2015: Honored for outstanding contributions in commerce, tourism, and management by the Punjab Commerce and Management Association. Also received a Citation in Honour -2015 from the University of Rajasthan, Jaipur, for his contributions to tourism education and research.
    • Life Time Achievement Award-2013: Awarded by the Himachal Pradesh Commerce and Management Association for excellence in management.
    • Letter of Appreciation from the Governor of Himachal Pradesh: Acknowledged for preparing the HPU Vision Document-2020 and promoting international understanding.
    • Best Teacher Award of HPU-2012: Recognized for his exceptional teaching at Himachal Pradesh University.
    • Golden AIM Award: Presented by Synergic Business Solutions (Year Not Specified).