Senior Leadership

Prof. (Dr.) C. Raj Kumar

Founding Vice Chancellor

LL.B. (Delhi), B.C.L. (Oxford), LL.M. (Harvard), S.J.D. (Hong Kong)

Professor (Dr.) C. Raj Kumar, a Rhodes Scholar, is the Founding Vice Chancellor of O.P. Jindal Global University (JGU) in India. He was appointed as the VC at the age of 34 in 2009 when the university was established. JGU is one of only 20 universities in India and the only non-STEM university, which has been declared as an “Institution of Eminence” by the Government of India.

Prof. (Dr.) Sanjeev P. Sahni

Advisor to Vice Chancellor

M.A. (Psy.), Ph.D., D.Sc. (h.c.), FSMA, FSPA

Dr. Sanjeev P. Sahni is the Professor and Principal Director of the Jindal Institute of Behavioural Sciences (JIBS), Director for Centre of Victimology and Psychological Studies, Centre of Leadership and Change, and Centre of Community Mental Health; Member of the Governing Body; and Advisor to the Vice Chancellor at O. P. Jindal Global University. 

Prof. Dabiru Sridhar Patnaik


B.A. LL.B.(Andhra University);
M.Phil. (Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi);
P.G.D.A. (University of Turin)

Prof. Patnaik is a Professor and Registrar in O.P. Jindal Global University.

In this role, he contributes to the to the development and implementation of academic and administrative strategies for the University to meet the aspirations of the University’s stakeholders. He is responsible for overseeing academic and administrative matters within the University and in providing a suitable direction in this regard.