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The Sri Sri University prides itself on being able to establish its ground on virtuous and colossal leadership. No structure can ever be defined, without its strong foundation.

And the University rests its foundation on the pillars of:

  • President 
  • Vice-Chancellor
  • Governing Council
  • Administration

Vice-Chancellor, Sri Sri University - Prof. A.K. Singh

Prof. Ajay Kumar Singh is the Vice-Chancellor of Sri Sri University, Cuttack, Odisha, w.e.f. May 10, 2019.

Dr. Singh is an eminent educator and a Fellow and Managing Trustee of the Indian Commerce Association (ICA), Immediate Past President of the Indian Commerce Association Delhi NCR Chapter, Past President of the Indian Association for Management Development (IAMD), Fellow of Computer Society of India, Hony. President of Governing Body of Divine Group of Institutions, DSPSR, and many NGOs.

Dr. Singh has always been at the top in his field. From being a school topper, and also an SRCC Alumnus, to being the Editor-in-Chief: Delhi Business Review. He has earned the best teacher award for two consecutive years in 1998 and 1999 at IAMT. 

Under the able supervision of Dr. Singh, 12 International Awards and Distinctions have been conferred including 2 Gold Medals and 1 Silver Medal. 35 Scholars have also been awarded Ph. D. degree under his supervision.

Dr. Singh was awarded by Indian Commerce Association (ICA), with the BEST BUSINESS ACADEMIC OF THE YEAR (BBAY) AWARD – 2011 GOLD MEDAL & MMSM Research Award 2011& 2012 GOLD MEDAL.

Dr. Singh has over 33 years of teaching experience with 211 Publications including 10 books, 1  International Monograph, 106 research papers, 12 articles, 16 case studies, 54 editorial reviews, 2 abstracts, and 8 book reviews published in leading journals (Emerald’s TLO & Social Responsibility Journal, Inderscience- IJBIS, Spriner’s Current Psychology, Scientific Journal ACTA OPERATIVO OECONOMICA, Slovak Republic, ACTA ECONOMICA PRAGENSIA, Agricultural Economics – Czech, IJ of Bus. & Mgt. Studies, Turkey, etc. (including two GOLD MEDALS  for best paper awards, two best paper awards, two silver medal-winning papers, and two 2nd best papers). His total citations are 443 with an index of 10 and a 10 index of 11 as of July 12, 2020, as per Google Scholar Citations.

Dr. Singh served as Vice-Chancellor of the University of Jazeera, Dubai, UAE and has traveled to 23 countries and addressed in more than 200 conferences/seminars/ workshops/training programs & in more than 100 online sessions/webinars in the last four months. He is on EOL from the post of Professor at Faculty of Commerce & Business, Delhi School of Economics, University of Delhi. He has also served as Dean (Works), DU, OSD, University Press, DU, Head, Graphic Arts Centre, University of Delhi.


From The Desk of Vice-Chancellor: His Message to the Students

I welcome all the students who chose to be a part of this one-of-a-kind premier institution for a journey of a lifetime. 2020 has been a hard year for all, and your perseverance and dedication have been fundamental in reaching this platform.

We, at the University train young minds, to become responsible individuals who can take on the world hands-on. The focus is not on learning alone, but we ensure that our students also develop the power of critical thinking.

The University promotes holistic education and is determined to reinforce human values to the next generation of thought leaders, following the vision of its Founder Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar. He recognizes humanity as the highest identity beyond nation, faith, and gender. Gurudev believes a multicultural education is a stepping stone to achieve sustainable peace and Sri Sri University is one small but bold step in this direction.

We adopt a unique approach where academics effortlessly blends with spirituality. Our modern and well-researched curricula, seasoned-faculty, industry exposure, innovative pedagogical practices, state-of-art infrastructure make the academic process engaging and fruitful. On the other hand, the mind management tools and techniques that are also a crucial part of the curriculum help nurture skills that are required to respond to professional responsibilities. In fact, social service, or ‘Seva’, is an integral part of the student’s life at Sri Sri University.

With the aim to become a part of the global knowledge society, Sri Sri University is committed to providing world-class quality education. The University has made considerable progress in a relatively short period of time and has received several accolades in academia on national and international platforms.

The University with a Wi-Fi enabled campus, offers graduate and postgraduate degree programs in nine Faculties. The undergraduate programs include  B. Architecture, B.Sc. ( Hons.) in Agriculture, B.Sc. (Hons.) Agri-business, B.Sc. (Hons.) Computer Science, B.Sc. Data Science, B.Sc. (Hons.) Horticulture, B.Com (Hons.), B.A. (Hons.) in English, Bachelor of Fine Arts in Animation, B.Sc. (Hons) Physics, Bachelor of Business Administration, Bachelor of Travel and Tourism Management, Bachelor of Performing Arts (Odissi Dance), Bachelor of Visual Arts (BVA), B.Sc. Yoga, B-Osteopathy. The post-graduate programs include M.A. Yogic Science, M.A. Sanskrit, M.A. Good Governance & Public Policy, M.Com, M.Sc. Applied Mathematics, M.Sc Data Science, Ph.D., 6 months English Certificate Course, Certificate Course in Human Development, and Counselling.

I feel immense pleasure to welcome all young minds into an institution which offers the “Best of East and West”. Come and walk the path less traveled and you will be ready to spread love and happiness through the values and ethics that you inculcate during your stay at Sri Sri University.

Prof. A. K. Singh