Dr. Krishan Kant Paul
Honourable Governor of Uttarakhand, Dehradun
Mr. Subhash Chandra
Chairman, ZEE & Essel Group
Mr. Subhash Chandra, Chairman of Zee Entertainment Enterprises Limited (ZEE) and promoter of the Essel Group of Companies is among the leading lights of the Indian industry. A self-made man, Mr. Chandra has consistently demonstrated his ability to identify new businesses and lead them on the path to success.
Mr. Chandra who is referred to as the Media Moghul of India, revolutionised the television industry by launching the country’s first satellite Hindi channel Zee TV in 1992 and later the first private news channel, Zee News. The ZEE Network today has over 670+ million viewers in 169 countries.
His bouquet of businesses includes television networks (ZEE), a newspaper chain (DNA), cable systems (Wire and Wireless Ltd), direct-to-home (Dish TV), satellite communications (Agrani and Procall), theme parks (EsselWorld and Water Kingdom), online gaming (Playwin), education (Zee Learn), flexible packaging (Essel Propack), infrastructure development (Essel Infraprojects Ltd) and family entertainment centres (Fun Cinemas). Credited with tremendous business astuteness, Mr Chandra has charted a course of growth and success, unparalleled in business history.
All of Mr Chandra's ventures are path-breaking in nature, be it the Essel Propack, which is the largest speciality packaging company in the world; Asia’s largest amusement park Essel World; or the first satellite television in India (Zee TV).
Mr Chandra has made his mark as an influential philanthropist in India. He has set up TALEEM (Transnational Alternate Learning for Emancipation and Empowerment through Multimedia) to provide access to quality education through distance and open learning. He is also the Chairman of the Ekal Vidyalaya Foundation of India — a movement to eradicate illiteracy from rural and tribal India. The Foundation provides free education to nearly 10,35,444 (1 million +) tribal children across 36,783 villages through one-teacher schools. He is the moving force behind the Global Vipassana Foundation — a trust set up to help people raise their spiritual quotient. Mr Chandra is also the Founder Chairman of Global Foundation for Civilization Harmony (India) (GFCH), an Eastern initiative for conflict avoidance and a partner of the United Nations Alliance of Civilization (UNAOC). The founder patrons of GFCH include His Holiness Dalai Lama and former President of India Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, among others.
As a firm believer in the concept of Karma, his actions are not performed with a selfish motive. He believes that the key to happiness is to take success in your stride and not be depressed when you fail. Just keep doing your Karma, is his mantra. A true Karmayogi indeed.
Prof. Md. Irfan Khan
Ph.D. (IIT, Kanpur)
Professor Md. Irfan Khan holds a Ph.D. degree in demography from IIT, Kanpur and is currently Director of TALEEM Research Foundation- an autonomous research organization set up by Essel Group of industries in 1996.
Professor Khan had also served the Foundation as Head- Research and Finance Controller and contributed extensively in Foundation’s growth since 1998. He has been part of the core team from TALEEM Research Foundation to establish and sponsor the Himgiri Zee University (HZU) in Dehradun.
Professor Khan has nearly two and half decades of teaching and research experiences and specializes in the field of population, health and social development. In addition, elections studies and forecasting elections results are the other key areas of his research interest.
Professor Khan has executed 58 research projects sponsored by national and international agencies as a Project Director and Co-Principle Investigator.
He is one of the nation’s leading demographer known for his contribution in national demographic studies like NFHS, RCH, DLHS and GATS-India executed under the aegis of Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India. Professor Khan has also worked as consultant to UNFPA, Government departments and Academic Institutions.
He has been visiting professor and resource persons to various Indian universities and academic institutions and external examiner for Ph.D. thesis evaluation.
Professor Khan has attended numerous International and National Conferences and Workshops and has presented and published over 54 research papers in journals of national and international repute and edited books.
Prof Dr. Ravindra Bhardwaj
The education is all about empowerment. Education empowers but not all kind of education. Its sum total of inputs in the form of infrastructural support, academic delivery by faculty in class rooms, laboratory training and training in workshops/ work stations and skill development. Its a joint venture between the University with all its support and the student who is recipient and a learner and a gainer. S/he must have will to participate in the whole process of learning inside a class and outside the class and even independent of others .
The Himgiri Zee University is one among nine private universities who are UGC recognised (see UGC letter at hzu.edu.in) (visit ugc.ac.in). Over the years, the nation has more than 230 private universities but 95% of them have deficiencies and therefore they are not UGC recognised, though they can award the degree under the act of the University.
The Vice-Chancellor must ensure learning at all levels and at all stages and bring about improvement in quality of teaching, lab training and extension works and industrial training. The University is committed to ensure a good outcome and not just award you a degree. Be prepared to do justice to your studies as a student of HZU, Dehradun.
With Best wishes
Prof R Bhardwaj
M. Sc. (GBPAUT), Ph. D. (JNU), PDF (OSU, USA)
Ex V.C., Career Point University, Hamirpur, HP.
Ex V.C., Arni University, Kangra, HP
Dr. Viplaw Kishore Pandey
Dr. Viplaw Kishore Pandey received his Ph.D degree from Ranchi University Ranchi, on the topic “Impact of Globalization on Small Scale Industries of Chotanagpur” in the year 2010 and Master’s of commerce in the year 2001. He is a associate member of Institute of Cost Accountants of India. He also holds a degree in law from Ranchi University Ranchi. He has more than 16 years of experience in various positions in industry and Academics.
He started his career as Deputy Manager Finance and accounts in the years 1998 in a Private limited company. In the year 2005 he joined one of the prestigious Management education group (Institute of charted financial Analysis of India), as a Faculty member. During his tenure with ICFAI he got experience in the field of Academic Administration also and was involved for the establishment of 1st Private University of Jharkhand state.
In the year 2008 he got the opportunity to associate himself with the Usha Martin Group and was the founder member to start the Usha Martin Academy Ranchi. He has also actively participated in enactment of Usha Martin University Jharkhand and was appointed as the first registrar for the university in the year 2014.
During his Academic tenure, Dr. Pandey has actively involved himself in the field of Academic development by actively participating in various FDPs and MDPs as trainer as well as trainee both. He has also authored various papers for national and international Journals in the field of Finance, Reporting and CSR.
CA Anter Deep Singh
Member, The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India.