Four new appointments were made this month that will help consolidate institutional governance at JGU. The new appointments are Chief Operating Officer, Chief Proctor, and Dean and Vice Dean of the Jindal Global Business School.
- Office of Chief Operating Officer
Mr. Jitu Mishra was appointed as the Chief Operating Officer (COO) at JGU. The Office of Chief Operating Officer will play a significant role in the overall functioning of the University with a focus on execution and implementation of all plans and policies. This Office will facilitate in building a sustainable institutional mechanism and organisational culture based on JGU’s Strategic Vision 2029. The main focus of this office is to strengthen the organisational framework with a view to ensuring that functional units under this office work efficiently and is able and empowered to fulfil its mission effectively.
As Chief Operating Officer, Mr. Mishra will design and implement strategies, plans and procedures that will improve the administrative effectiveness of the university. His office will also oversee the administrative operations of the university and the work of the executives and staff of the departments under its mandate. The Office of the COO is expected to develop a culture of institutional performance by analysing and interpreting data and metrics that will measure and demonstrate the effectiveness of various administrative services that are rendered by the university to all its stakeholders.
- Office of the Chief Proctor
Professor Dabiru Sridhar Patnaik was appointed as the Chief Proctor at JGU. The Office of the Chief Proctor will ensure internal order, discipline and compliance in accordance with relevant policies, rules and regulations of the University. The Office will work on three pillars viz. Community Standards, Academic & Social Integrity and Student Discipline, Conduct & Behaviour. The Office will adopt a transactional and transformative approach to create a positive environment of well-being, responsibility, discipline and accountability at all levels. The functional areas of the Office will include the following: Student Involvement and Leadership; Academic and Social Integrity; Student Health Care, Hygiene and Sports; Campus Safety, Property, Access and Liaising with Government Administration; and, Care, Safety and Equality, in order to ensure compliance and disciplinary standards in all the aforementioned areas and work towards holistic development of students. Through these functional areas, the Office will assist the University towards strengthening institutional support; incorporating training, capacity building and outreach; and, building grievance redressal and conflict resolution mechanisms for the students.
The Chief Proctor will also be the Ex-0fficio Chairperson of the University Disciplinary Committee (UDC); and will also consider and recommend policies relating to the coordination and regulation of students’ activities, behaviour and compliance with community standards at all times within and outside the University including the time spent for internships, sports and/ or overseas for study abroad programmes, semester exchanges, summer/winter Schools etc. The Chief Proctor will closely work with Deans, Directors and Heads of various Administrative Units towards fulfilment of the mission of the Office. The Office of the Chief Proctor will be augmented with faculty and professional staff that includes Deputy Proctors and Assistant Proctors.
The Office will also facilitate and ensure due process standards and enjoy oversight over conduct and discipline, and incorporate grievance redressal mechanisms involving Students. The Office, therefore, positively aids in bringing various Departments of the University – academic, administrative, student-affairs etc. together so that there is an improved atmosphere that is amenable to pursuit of academics and community life in the University.
- Acting Dean, Jindal Global Business School
Professor (Dr.) Rajesh Chakrabarti was appointed as the Acting Dean of Jindal Global Business School (JGBS). Professor Chakrabarti joined JGBS as Professor & Executive Vice-Dean in October 2016. He is an accomplished researcher, educationist and author. After completing his Bachelor’s degree from Presidency College in Kolkata, he obtained his Post Graduate Diploma in Management from Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Ahmedabad. After a year of work at the Industrial Finance Corporation of India, he completed his Ph.D. from the University of California at Los Angeles.
Professor Chakrabarti carries a rich set of experiences and perspectives from both academics and the real world. The range and depth of his academic work combined with his abiding interest in real-life issues will be highly relevant and valuable for JGBS.
- Vice Dean, Jindal Global Business School
Professor (Dr.) Mayank Dhaundiyal was appointed as the Vice Dean of Jindal Global Business School (JGBS). In this capacity, Professor Dhaundiyal will be responsible for all aspects of administration at JGBS and report to the Acting Dean.
Professor Dhaundiyal joined JGBS as Associate Professor & Associate Dean in September 2017. He holds a Ph.D. in Strategic Management from Dublin Institute of Technology, Ireland, an M.Sc. in Marketing from Dublin Institute of Technology, Ireland and a B.Tech. in Information Technology from Vellore Institute of Technology. Additionally, he also holds certifications in various domains from University of Manchester (UK), University College Dublin (Ireland), Northern Illinois University (USA), Indian Institute of Management (India), IDEO-U (USA) and Innovative Learning Solutions (USA).
Professor Dhaundiyal has a number of research papers to his credit which he has presented at the top strategy and management conferences around the world including Academy of Management, Strategic Management Society, Academy of International Business, European Academy of Management, British Academy of Management and Irish Academy of Management. He teaches courses in the areas of strategy, international business and innovation to executive, postgraduate and undergraduate students.