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Vice Chancellor’s Profile

Prof. Vinay Kumar Pathak
Vice Chancellor, CSJM University

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Office of the Vice Chancellor
Chhatrapati Shahu Ji Maharaj University
Kanpur-208024 (U.P.)

Phone :  +91-512-2581280 (O)
Fax  :  +91-512-2585280
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Prof. Vinay Kumar Pathak has taken over the charge of the Office of the Vice Chancellor, Chhatrapati Shahu Ji Maharaj University, Kanpur on 12th April, 2021. description
1.Date of birthJune 2, 1969.
2.Academic qualificationB.Tech. (1991), M.Tech. (1998) and Ph.D. (2004).
3.Experience/Positions held Around 26 years as Lecturer, Asstt. Professor, Project Scientist,  Professor, Dean at HBTI Kanpur and Vice Chancellor, UOU, Uttarakhand, VMOU, Kota, Rajasthan, Rajasthan Technical   University,   Kota,   Rajasthan   (Additional Charge), Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Technical University, Lucknow, U.P., Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti Language University, Lucknow (Additional Charge) and HBTU, Kanpur (Additional Charge).
4.Courses taught/ students guidanceTaught courses both at U.G. and P.G level.
8 Ph.D. students have been awarded degree and 3 are registered under my supervision.
5.MembershipProfessional/Academic/Administrative Member of various public/ private institution’s committees and Chairman of Expert Committee for accreditation of a few Colleges/Universities of Engineering and Technology in private sector.

Member of Task Force Committee for New Education Policy by Government of Uttar Pradesh
Member of National Committee to ensure effective implementation of Model curriculum and development of UHV Courses
Member of Council of Science and Technology, Lucknow; Nominated by UP Governor for 3 years
Member of All India board of Undergraduated Studies in Engineering and Technology by AICTE
Member of NUEPA Council, NCERT Establishment Committee, Rajasthan Knowledge Corporation Limited (RKCL), RUSA Committee, Uttarakhand
Chairman of Expert Committee of VCs for the development of E Learning Materials and Online Teaching Tools; Chairman of the committee constituted regarding New Education System under COVID 19; Nominated by Governor of Uttar Pradesh 
Chairman, Technical Committee of MP Bhoj Open University,
Member of Advisory Committee, Rajiv Gandhi Tribal University, Udaipur,
Member of Board of Governance in IIIT Lucknow, IIT BHU & Mahatma Gandhi Chitrakoot Gramodaya University, Chitrakoot
Chairman, appointment of VC of Patna University, L N Mithila University, Jay Prakash University, MMHAP University
6.Journals/Papers published and presented 29 International Journals Publication, 1 Book Chapter & 26 papers presented in National and International Conferences & Seminars & 1 Patent filed.
7.AwardsGlobal e-learning Award- 2012
Humanitarian Award-2021

Achievements accomplished at Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Technical University, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh

    (From 4th August, 2015 to 9th August 2021)

1.Administrative72 employees have been regularized.
19 teachers of IET were provided benefit of CAS
Recruited more than 280 quality faculty in various Rajkiya Engineering college of University to fulfil the gap of teachers
Recruited more than 50 administrative officers to fulfil the gap of required position
Established University Industry Interface Cell for Job Placement of Students of University;
Successfully Conducted three H.R. Summit to Explore the Job opportunities for students and signed many MOUs with Automation Anywhere, Here Technologies, Amazon, Qlik for industry-academia collaboration
Signed MOUs with CSIR, NBRI, CDRI and other Research Institutions to enhance the collaborative research and innovationIn the light of “Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao”
100 Laptops has given to TOP 100 Rank Girls of UPSEE-2018 And TOP 100 SC & ST Category Students
Established two multimedia Studios, one at Lucknow campus and one at Noida Campus to begin the online MOOCs courses
Developed the Innovation and Incubation Policy
Taken initiative to accredit minimum 50 courses from NAAC of affiliated colleges by 2022
Started Value education course as credit course to inculcate the values in student’s life
Taken initiative to implement the E-Office for paper less work
For digitalization of the working process of university developed an indigenous ERP system which is appreciated by Honorable Governor of Uttar Pradesh
Signed MOU with Art of Living to start short term courses of art of living for University students and faculty
Taken initiative for faculty development program in various subjects as well as value education
2.TECHNOLOGICAL INTERVENTIONSIntroduced Whats App number to strengthen direct interaction between the students and the Vice Chancellor
Started web based Student One View‟ facility to ensure vital services like exam results, application forms, admit cards, etc. just on a click, and also launched One View mobile app,
Introduced Online Students Grievance System to provide speedy solution to the student’s problemsModernized labs have been established in four governments   institutions (affiliated   to   the University),
Implemented Online Academic Monitoring System
Process started to produce high-tech degrees in order to curb fake degrees. Degree verification is now possible through mobile phone too
Digital evaluation of exam copies to begin from June 2016 session
Online   Mock   introduced for the   students preparing for UPSEE entrance exam
Introduced biometric attendance of all students appearing in Uttar Pradesh State Entrance Examination (UPSEE) in order to curb unfair practices adopted in the exam. Examination form also made available online
Started 930 online courses in association with the NPTEL to help the students regularly update their knowledge
Signed MoU between Antupal, ANSYS and candes companies to set up Centre of Excellence in the University. Such Centres of Excellence to be set up in three institutes—IET Lucknow, JSS Noida and ABESIT Ghaziabad
Started Nalanda e-Library to promote research aptitude among academicians and students of the university.  Various national and international research journals to be provided free of cost online. The university academicians will be able to log in for them anywhere. It will also help in strengthening the quality of research activities
A software is being developed to curb ghost teachers in affiliated institutions. Exercise is on for providing PAN and details of Form 16 of all the teachers on University website. Information regarding  the  faculty  members  of  all  the affiliated   institutions   to   be   available   on University website
DiGi Locker implementedKalam entrepreneur League (KEL) in affiliating colleges to promote culture of STARTUP and innovation
Established world class Google Coding Lab at campus sponsored by Google.
Established world class Smart City Simulator Lab at campus.
Established one of the best Sensor Labs at Campus.
Developed online E Library Consortium for affiliated colleges, teachers and students.
Introduced Artificial Intelligence Lab
3.AcademicStarted Chhatra Adalat to resolve student’s problemsIntroduced TET (FATE) exam for development of qualitative faculty
Introduced Rs 1000 per month scholarship for toppers
Implemented objective type question paper pattern to help the students prepare well for exams like GATE and IES
Successful organization of a convocation with the   introduction   of   new   locally   designed convocation gown
Initiated Centre of Advance Studies in newly constructed   building   of   the   University   in Lucknow from the academic session beginning from July 2016. There is also a proposal to start Design Institute in Noida Campus of the University.  The   proposed   institute   to   be connected with the international institutions. Students exchange programme is also to be ensured in the Design Institute
Implemented Citizen Charter in Examination Department of the University
Launched Visvesvaraiya Research Promotion Scheme for teachers working in the institutes affiliated to the University. It is an endeavour to connect the teachers with research. 50 Research
Proposals to be invited from teachers every year and a panel of experts will select the better proposals. Selected proposals to be granted Rs five lakh eachStarted CV Raman Teaching Assistance Programme under which 50 M.Tech. students of the University to be selected as teaching assistants. They will teach in the institutes affiliated with the University on a fixed stipend. In private institutions, 50 per cent amount to be paid by the University and rest 50 per cent will be paid by the institution
Also started Homi Bhabha Teaching Assistance Programme under which 50 Ph.D. students to be selected as teaching assistants. They will teach in the institutes affiliated to the University on a fixed stipend. In private institutions, 50 per cent amount to be paid by the University and rest 50 per cent will be paid by the institution
Started Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay Quality Improvement Scheme with cost of Rs. 200 Crore for Modernizations & Upgradation of Govt Engineering Institutions/UniversitiesInitiated attempts to develop courses for Electrical, Mathematics and Mechanics in collaboration with IIT Kanpur. Under this massive open online course, students to be connected with the audio and video lectures of subject experts. The step has been taken to improve the performance of the students in these three subjects. The initiative will help in understanding the complexities of the subjects
Entrance exams to be conducted for admission in M.Tech and Ph.D. programmes. The students who opt for direct Ph.D. after completing B. Tech also to be provided chance for teaching in various affiliated institutions
Rationalized M.Tech branches. The University to provide affiliation only in popular M.Tech branchesProvisions made for student’s welfare fund. In case of sudden demise of any student studying in any affiliated institution, the University to provide financial assistance to the studentExercise to begin for preparing alumni data base to promote student’s welfareInitiative for appointing consultant for setting up of the proposed Integrated Skill Development University in Unnav
MoU signed between NITTTR Kolkata and the University. The NITTER, after conducting training need analysis to help in ascertaining the skill required by the existed faculties. Short Term Need Based joint training programme to be organised for AKTU faculty. NITTR also to provide its library access to AKTU. It will also provide resource material and study material related to training programme
Succesfully Conducted the UPSEE-2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 & 2020.
MooCs studios setup in Noida and Lucknow campuses for shoot of sessions for students welfare.
59 PhDs awarded in academic session 2017-18;
62 PhDs awarded in academic session 2018-19;
90 PhDs awarded in academic session 2019-20
4.OthersReintroduced Ranking of affiliated institutes in order to ensure quality technical education to students.   This   will strengthen a healthy competition among the affiliated institutions to score well and also to develop a quality education system. The students will also be able to select the better institution.
Successfully conducted 110 Faculty Development programmes in different institutions affiliated to the University
Established Dr APJ Abdul Kalam Memorial in newly under construction building. Also initiated proposal for setting up APJ Abdul Kalam Post Graduate Institute of Research and Incubation
Agreement with C-MAP for joint research to promote innovations in Bio-Science25 per cent more seats in the institutes affiliated to the University for students from outside the stateIntroduced Best Alumni of the year Award
Prepared proposal for starting research on rivers and floodsInitiative to start four regional centres of the University
Ensured providing 15 days attendance of students in affiliated institutions with verification from their parents to the University
Ensured amount for organisation of regular international and national seminars and workshops every year. Proposals to be invited from the affiliated institutions. A panel of experts will select the relevant proposals. Then the University will provide funds for workshop or seminar.
Incubation Policy adopted as approved by Executive Council and AKTU has become the first University in India to have implemented this Policy.
Adopted IPR Policy.
Established Grievance Redressal Committee for redressing the grievances of teachers working in the institutes affiliated to the University.
5.Infrastructural DevelopmentEstablished a Green Campus. Inaugurated by Honourable Prime Minister Shri   Narendra Damodar Das Modi on 20th June, 2017.
Established Kalam Memorial & Kalam Digital Library at main Campus.
Established Centre for Advanced Studies to achieve the Mission and Vision of Dr. Kalam in the field of Engineering Research.
Established Institute of Design to cater the Industrial/Organizational needs of Uttar Pradesh and the Country.
Established   Kalam   Innovation-Incubation   and Start-ups Centre at Campus.
Established University Auditorium.
Established Bank and post Office Building in University Campus

Achievements accomplished at Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti Language University, Lucknow UP

(Additional Charge)
(Dec 22, 2020 to April 10, 2021)

1.AdministrativeAppointment of Deans of different department.
2.Technological InterventionsTo Set up IT enabled campus
3.AcademicNomination of High Level Committee Members to enhance the phenomena of language University.  

Achievements accomplished at Vardhman Mahaveer Open University (VMOU) KOTA.
(From 1st Feb. 2013 to 03 August, 2015)


Promoted nine associate professors to professor under the career advancement scheme (CAS).Appointed two associate professors, two regional directors, two deputy registrars, nine assistant professors in various disciplines In addition, 1 programme officer , 1 video producer, 1 video studio producer and 1 editor studio for EMPC were also appointed.

Established university’s own Directorate of Research.

A three tier system to address grievances of students has been implemented.

2. Technological Interventions

Successfully implemented File Tracking System (FTS) for better and influential management of official work.Developed On-demand printing facility for study material.Introduced Technology based multimedia materials for ODL students Made functional the university studio which was closed since it was established.Made available ATM machine of Oriental Bank of Commerce at university Campus. E. mail I.D. is allotted to all the employees of the university to fasten the internal communication system of the university.

Toll- Free number was started by the university for solving the problems of students regarding admission, exam and other information. Student Grievance cell is re-activated to make university more students centered.

Started Web- Radio to give immediate information to students.

Total automation and digitization of library.

Fee collection from students for various purposes through Bank Challan has been implemented.


Brought various improvements in exam cell such as development of question bank, restructuring the pattern of examination question papers etc.

Visited Wawasan Open University, Penang, Malaysia and Malaysia Open University during March, 2014  to learn their practices towards quality assurance in Open and Distance Learning sponsored by Commonwealth Educational Media Centre for Asia.

More than dozens of seminars, workshops, orientation program and guest lectures were organized.

Stepping towards the total inclusion developed the special study centers at Banswara and Pratapgarh for tribal students.


Introduced Kulgeet and Kuldhwaj of VMOU, Kota

A beautiful musical park with walking trek is being developed in front of VC secretariat.  

Achievements accomplished at Rajasthan Technical University, Kota, Rajasthan (Additional Charge)
(May 16, 2015 to August 03,2015)


Promoted twenty five teachers under the career advancement scheme (CAS).

Implemented Digital Evaluation system

2.Technological Intervention

Introduced One view system

Implementation of Biometric system of attendance for employees


MoU signed with TATA And EMC

Implemented new marking scheme

Achievements accomplished at Uttarakhand Open University, Haldwani
(Date of joining – 25th November 2009)

S. No.ActivitiesStatus as on 25th Nov.2009
(Aca.Yr. 2009-10)
Status as on  today/academic year 2012-13
1.Strength of students526Nearing 30,000
2.Study programmes being run3 UG
4 Diploma
134 study programmes are being run as under:-
1. Ph.D. programmes in 14 disciplines approved by DEC.
2. M.Ed.( 250 seats per year)  approved by NCTE
3. Masters in 33 disciplines
4. P.G. Diploma in 15 programmes
5. Bachelors in 10 programmes
6. Diploma in 20 programmes (job oriented)
7. Certificate in 38 programmes(job oriented)
8. Preparatory for Bachelors Degree in 3 programmes
3.Strength of staff 2 officers
20 casual workers
8   Professors,
19 Assistant Professors
10 Adm./Tech. Officers
30 (around) Academic/Adm. consultants/scientists
(Under DEC grant).
120 workers on outsource, contract/casual basis
4.Schools under UOUnil Established 9 Schools with more than 30 disciplines
5.Regional CentersnilEstablished 8 Regional Centers and one more campus at Dehradun
6.Study Centers 23412 in the whole Uttarakhand state spread over in remote     hill and rural areas also.
7.MoUs signed nil More than 20 with educational and industrial organizations of repute such as – M/S TATA MOTORS, M/S Ashok Leyland, IKC, HILTRON, COL,  and 412  study centers
8.Conferences/Seminars/Workshops/ Camps organized NILOrganized  more than 200 Conferences/Workshops/Seminars/Symposia/
Camps at University/State/National and International  level
3 with strength of around 500 students each year (2006-07, 2007-08 and 2008-09)5 with strength of  500  to 22,000 during the academic years 2009-10, 2010-11 and 2011-12.
10.No. of students passed out nil 561– Degree
423– Diploma
995– Certificate
11.Land acquirement and building construction for university’s own campusUniversity was functioning in a hired Hall placed on fourth floor of a private building occupied by SBI.

Managed an independent hired building for efficient functioning of university.

One additional independent building was again hired for Examination Department.

With rigorous efforts, approval of GOI was obtained in April 2011 for transfer of 10 hectare forest land to University near Transport Nagar, Haldwani.

Construction of first phase of the proposed five stories building of university’s own campus has completed and now the university is functioning from its own building since August 2012.

12.Recognition, Awards and self evaluation efforts  nil

The progress of UOU was highly commended in the International Conference of Vice Chancellors held at Mysore from 21-23rd Sept. 2011. Consequently the UOU has been connected with international network of World Open Universities.

Prof. Vinay Kumar Pathak  was conferred the Global e-learning Award for his Outstanding Contribution to Education, in the World Education Congress during the Learn Tech 2012 International Conference held on 29th &30th June, 2012 in Mumbai.

Efforts for Quality Education by adopting regular and systematic self evaluation system as per the guidelines of Common Wealth of Learning (COL) Canada (an international organization of repute) have been made.

13.Placement of pass outsNILMore than 600 High School/Inter pass youth of Uttarakhand have been trained and more than 400 have got placement within last one and half years.

Two precious books viz.(1) उत्‍तराखण्‍ड का राजनैतिक इतिहास authored by Prof. Ajay Singh Rawat  (2) हिमालयन हैरिेटेज authored by Prof. Pushpesh Pant were published by the University.

The University Quarterly News Letter entitled- UDAN was started and being brought about regularly.

Introduced University LOGO & MOTTOO sentence vision & university song.