Prof. (Dr.) Vijay Vir Singh
As the President of Vivekananda Global University (VGU) in Jaipur, I am dedicated to fostering an environment of holistic development for our students. Our goal is not only to enhance their employability skills but also to cultivate their entrepreneurial abilities, enabling them to become visionary strategists and managers capable of creating new job opportunities. At VGU, we firmly believe in the importance of practical knowledge shared by esteemed individuals from diverse backgrounds. That is why we consistently strive to invite experts from government offices, research institutions, academia, and industry leadership to our university. By facilitating the exchange of inspiring expertise, we ensure that our aspiring techno-managers receive a comprehensive education that combines theoretical foundations with real-world insights. We are committed to equipping our students with the necessary skills and knowledge to thrive in the dynamic professional landscape. Through our continuous efforts and collaborations with renowned professionals, we are shaping our graduates into innovative thinkers and empowering them to make a significant impact in their chosen fields. At VGU, we are proud to provide a nurturing and stimulating environment where students can flourish, develop their potential, and contribute meaningfully to society. Together, we are building a community of future leaders who will drive positive change and shape the future with their unique perspectives and abilities.
Dr. Vijay Vir Singh is an accomplished academician and researcher with an extensive experience of over 36 years. Prior to his current role as President of VGU, he held various positions at the University of Rajasthan in Jaipur. He served as a Professor and Head of the Department of Economics, Dean of the Faculty of Social Science, and was a valued member of the Syndicate and Senate. Additionally, he held positions such as Director of the NITI Aayog Chair, Director of the UGC- Human Resource Development Centre, Director of Examination, and Director of the PG School of Social Sciences. Dr. Singh has also contributed to the public sector, working as the Economic Advisor to the Rajasthan State Finance Commission. He has been a Senior Fellow at the International Institute of Population Science (IIPS) in Mumbai and conducted research at Sciences Po in Paris. Furthermore, he was appointed as the Chancellor's nominee for V.M. Open University in Kota. His research interests revolve around Public Policy and Higher Education, and he has received funding for his work from prestigious institutions such as OECD Paris, the World Bank, DFID UK, the British High Commission in India, NITI Aayog, the Ministry of HRD, the Planning Commission, IFCI, UGC, ICSSR, and the Government of Rajasthan. Dr. Singh's scholarly contributions include numerous articles, monographs, discussion papers, and policy briefs published in both national and international journals. Dr. Singh's expertise has been sought after, and he has served on various committees, including the regional level consultation group on the Approach Paper to the Twelfth Five Year Plan of India. He was a member of the Working Group of the Rajasthan State Commission for Urbanization, a research jury member at Sciences Po in Paris, and served on committees for UGC, NAAC, and ICSSR, among others. He also holds a position on the Board of CUTS International and is a member of several academic committees at Central and State Universities.