Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Prof Sharma joins as director Rayat-Bahra Mohali campus

Commerce don Prof Sharma is director Rayat-Bahra campus Mohali

Mohali, January 3
Further strengthening its move of granting financial and administrative autonomy to its three campuses, the Rayat-Bahra Group has appointed its second director, Prof Keshav Sharma, the commerce expert as director, Rayat-Bahra Bio-Technology Centre of Excellence, Mohali campus Kharar.
With a whopping experience of 25 years in research and teaching, Prof Sharma’s appointment has cemented the foundation of biotechnology center of excellence making it being headed by a pioneer in commerce.
Congratulating him for the future endeavors, the vice-chairman of Rayat-Bahra Group. S Gurvinder Singh Bahra said, “Prof Sharma is a renowned scholar from University of Jammu. He has contributed greatly to the academia and corporate life of the university.”
Bahra said that earlier Prof. S.C. Bedi, former Panjab University Chandigarh don has been appointed as the campus director of Rayat Centre of Excellence, Ropar Campus. He added that Prof Sharma too holds a rich blend of academic and research activities besides heading important positions at university and national level.
He is Member Expert for Commonwealth Scholarships in Management, MHRD, New Delhi for the academic session 2008-09 and 2009-10. Prof Sharma is also member of expert committee to frame the trade policy, particularly in context of the likely trans LOC Trade as constituted by the Government of J&K.
A member expert in committees for selections to the faculty of the various Universities like Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University, J&K; Punjabi University, Patiala(Punjab) etc, Prof Sharma is an expert for conducting Ph.D viva-voce at the various Universities like Rajasthan University, Jaipur; Guru Govind Singh I.P University, Delhi etc.
His one of the most important positions held so far has been as the member peer team, National Assessment and Accreditation Council ( NAAC), Bangalore and Member, Expert Committee, Management Programmes, National Board of Accreditation (NBA), All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), New Delhi and Member Expert Committees, AICTE.
A versatile person, Sharma has been frequently adjudicating musical auditions and concerts and at the same time has presented 39 papers of research at various national and international level.
Prof Sharma has visited Canada and Singapore as a Member of Jammu University Study Group. He also visited Department of Management, College of Business and Public Administration, University of Louisville, Kentucky, USA under exchange visitor programme to pursue post doctorate research, visited Kellogg Graduate School of Management, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, USA to attend the Faculty Development Programme and Western Washington University, Bellingham, Washington 98225, USA for research and library consultation.

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