Dr. Sanjeev P. Sahni is the Advisor to the Vice Chancellor of O.P. Jindal Global (Institution of Eminence Deemed To Be University) (JGU) and the Member of the Governing Body of the university. As a founding member of the management team, he was instrumental in establishing the university in the year 2009 along with the Vice Chancellor. Dr. Sahni fosters collaboration across the university and manages changes in policies and practices that affect the academic and administrative life of the university as a whole.
Dr. Sahni is the Principal Director of the Jindal Institute of Behavioural Sciences (JIBS). He also serves as a Professor in the university and as the Director of Centre for Victimology and Psychological Studies, Centre for Leadership and Change and Centre for Community Mental Health.
Dr. Sahni is a distinguished scholar in the field of Psychology and his research interests span in the areas of Criminal Psychology, Cognitive and Neuropsychology, Competency Mapping, Organizational Development, and Leadership. He holds a Ph.D. degree in Organizational Behaviour. He possesses an extensive and rich experience of 32 years in Academia, Industry and Governmental Sector. His industrial expertise and extensive research allow for a more pragmatic approach in teaching, thus narrowing the industry-academia gap.
Dr. Sahni has worked as a Research Scientist at several universities like University of Houston, Texas, USA, University of Illinois, Chicago, USA to name a few. He has served for 14 years as a Scientist in the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) and Sports Authority of India (SAI) where he spearheaded biofeedback training and other psychodynamic assessments to nurture and enhance the performance of sportspersons in India. He has to his credit mentoring of many ace sportspersons and infusing them with positivity and self-belief, which could take them to achieve the highest echelons in their disciplines.
Dr. Sahni joined the Jindal Group in 2006 and served in various capacities such as the Head of Strategic HR and the Head of Corporate HR. He was responsible for revamping the HR practices across business verticals and inculcating a performance driven culture in the organization. During his tenure, Jindal Steel & Power Ltd. was ranked among the ‘Top 20 Best Companies to Work for in India’ rankings by Business Today and Mercer. He also served as the Head, Education of the corporation where he established and managed the educational initiatives of the group including Jindal Institute of Technology (which has now become O.P. Jindal University, Chhattisgarh), Jindal Institute of Power Technology, four Community Colleges of Technology and Skills, three Industrial Training Institutes, Medical College and ten senior secondary / secondary schools. Furthermore, Dr. Sahni has worked as the Co-Project Director of the Montgomery College India initiative, “Transforming Boundaries”, funded by the US State Department and USIEF.