It fills my heart with great pleasure to welcome you in this great temple of learning. Higher education in India has been widely blamed for lacking in dissemination of quality education adding into vast pool of skill-deficit. A vibrant and energetic youth ends up mostly only with a piece of paper in his hand deficient to contribute his/her mite in the socio-economic milieus of the nation and the world. Why are these gaps? Where does the problem lie? Whether curricula are market-driven? Whether industry’s expectations do mismatch from knowledge imparted to students? Whether the gaps have been mapped and courseware developed to conjoin theory with practice?
The future of Higher Education had never been so much challenging as also possibilities so much demanding as we have today. It has been a common interrogation to all the conscious pundits as to how to leverage academic delivery to bridge the gulf. The existing academic dispensation has to adopt a greater flexibility with cutting-edge knowledge, change in focus on what to deliver and how to synchronise with rapidly changing market dynamism. Education is not just a tool for fulfilling the career objectives of students but also a means of opening them to a new world of possibilities.
It is against the backdrop of these challenges that Oriental University aims at tapping the unbridled enthusiasm of the students to stay ahead of the pack by encouraging holistic personality development. Nestled in the corridors of super educational hub of India, the University endeavours to harness the best techno-managerial practices addressed to ever changing market scenario. Grounded in the guidance of highly qualified Faculty and rooted in the pursuit of academic excellence, we attempt to unlock inquisitiveness of students for experiential learning fostering quality leadership through better emotional quotient, value-based teaching, emphasis on ethics, social responsibility and better governance.
I once again welcome you all to step in our University and be a part of a brigade of change leaders.
Prof. (Dr.) Devendra Pathak
(BA-Hons), MA (Eco), MBA (Finance), PGDSE, CAIIB, AMT (AIMA), Ph. D (BRAU), Ph. D (USA)
Profile of Vice Chancellor
Prof. (Dr.) Devendra Pathak passed BA (Honours in Economics) with 1st Rank (Gold Medallist), MA (Economics) with 1st Class 2nd Rank in the University, MBA (Finance) with Distinction in Industrial Relation &Personnel Management. He holds two Ph. Ds, one in Economics from India and another in Finance from USA. He is also a Certified Associate of Indian Institute of Bankers (CAIIB), Mumbai, holds Post Graduate Diploma in Software Engineering (PGDSE) and is an Accredited Management Teacher (AMT-AIMA).He taught Economics in UG& PG classes in India and also taught International Economics, International Finance, International Business, Foreign Exchange etc. in Halifax College, Harrow on Hills, London , Eaton Business School, Moor Street, Brielle Hill ( West) Midlands, London and Gateway 2 UK Education, South Ealing, London. He has attended several National and International Training , Seminars and Conferences /Programs in Germany, Hungary, Hong Kong, Harare (Zimbabwe), Sri Lanka, Kathmandu, USA, UK, etc. He has three books published to his credit and scores of articles published in National and International refereed Journals. He has handled some Projects under UNDP and State Govt., has been on the Advisory Board and Academic Council of some Universities/Institutes. He has been Vice Chancellor, APG Shimla University, Shimla (Himachal Pradesh), Dr. K N Modi University, Jaipur and Sanskriti University, Mathura besides Director of a few premier Management Institutes in Delhi/NCR. He was also a Principal, Bank’s Staff Training College of a premier nationalized bank and has so far guided 12 and 6 Research Scholars leading to award of Ph. D and M. Phil degrees respectively. He is Member of many prestigious Organisations and Forums including Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), Alexandria, Virginia, USA, Indian Society for Training & Development (ISTD), New Delhi, Life Member, International Television &Film Research, Film City, Noida , Board Member of Federation for World Academics (FWA), Senior Vice President, Centre for Education Growth & Research (CEGR) and Chairperson of Institute of Management and Technology (INMANTECH)
In recognition of his contributions for proliferation of excellence in education, he has been presented with scores of National and International Awards, including:
* 02 times Lifetime Achievement Award,
* 100 Most Influential Vice chancellors,
* Best Citizens of India,
* Bharat Vidya Shiromani Award,
* Academic Leader of the Year,
* Best Vice Chancellor for Academic Leadership & Quality Education,
* Excellence in Academics and Gold Medal by Szent Istvan University, Budapest, Hungary.