Key University Functionaries




Dr. AVS Ramesh Chandra
Acting President
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Dr AVS Ramesh Chandra joined the Indian Foreign Service in 1989. Over the past three decades, and after having served in the former Soviet Union / Russian Federation in his early years of service, Dr Chandra was assigned to New York (Permanent Mission of India to the UN) as India's Fifth (Finance) Committee Delegate (1999-2002). He subsequently served in the Indian Missions in Afghanistan & Pakistan (2003 - 06) and thereafter headed the political wings of Indian Embassies in Moscow and Turkey (where he was also Charge d' Affaires). He has served as India's High Commissioner/ Ambassador in Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, Romania, Moldova and Albania. Dr Chandra is on deputation from the Ministry of External Affairs where he is an Additional Secretary.


While at Headquarters in New Delhi, Dr. Chandra served at the International Cooperation desk in the Ministry of Defence, was incharge of Foreign Service Personnel & Cadre in the Administration Division of the Ministry of External Affairs, and served as the Deputy Director General of the Indian Council of World Affairs (ICWA).


Dr Chandra is a double gold medallist from the erstwhile Andhra Pradesh Agricultural University (APAU), and specialised in Dairy Technology before joining the IFS.


He is married, and is blessed with two daughters.





Dr AK Malik
(former Registrar, Ambedkar University,Delhi)
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Dr Malik joined the South Asian University on 4th July 2011 as the first Registrar. He holds a Ph.D. degree from Jawaharlal Nehru University, MA (Public Administration), MBA (AIMA), PG Diploma in Journalism, a Course of specialization in the Programme for Development Administration (DAP) offered in Rome (on an Italian Government Scholarship) for six months. Dr. Malik has about thirty-five years of experience of working in Educational Administration. Before joining South Asian University, Dr. Malik worked as the first Registrar of Ambedkar University, Delhi (AUD), Govt. of NCT of Delhi. He has served Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) for about 20 years as Joint Registrar/Deputy Registrar/Assistant Registrar, and as OSD to Union Minister for Science & Technology, Planning and Programme Implementation. While working at JNU in different capacities, he has gained wide ranging experience in all aspects of University Administration – Human Resource Management, Academic Administration, Financial Management, Admission and Evaluation (including for recognized Defence and other institutions of JNU), Hostel Administration, Project Management, International Collaborations and e-Governance. Dr. Malik has been actively involved in introducing computerization in university processes (particularly at JNU). He was a member of a number of Committees constituted by JNU/AUD. He was also a member of various committees such as Selection Committee for administrative positions of Central Universities of Sikkim & Rajasthan. He is also a Finance Committee member of Central University of Gujarat. He has written a number of articles on different aspects of University Administration (office automation, e-governance, Training needs, Outsourcing of support services, student mobility, management of University resources, etc.), which have been published in research journals. He has also participated in a few International Forums and presented papers on various aspects of University administration.





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