Prof. Rajnish Jain, Secretary & CVO, University Grants Commission, New Delhi

Prof. Rajnish Jain has about thirty years of professional experience which includes teaching, research, administration, institution building and corporate training. He has served as Director and Professor at Institute of Management Studies; Professor and Additional Director at International Institute of Professional Studies; Director, Centre for E-Business; Chairman, Board of Studies in Management; Professor In-charge, Development Section, and Dean, Student Welfare at Devi Ahilya University, Indore. In his earlier assignments, he has also worked as Professor at Nirma University, Ahmedabad and other Institutions. In his administrative assignments he has initiated a number of innovative practices such Promotion of Core and Workplace Values, Knowledge Forum, Student Clubs, Staff Development Programmes etc. for the growth and development of the student, staff and teachers.

Prof. Jain has significantly contributed in the developmental activities of the Devi Ahilya University, Indore related to: Proposal for Aadarsh Vishwavidyalaya (Model University) of Madhya Pradesh; Proposal for University with Potential for Excellence (UPE); Proposal for Centre with Potential for Excellence in Social Sciences (Awarded); Vision Document and Strategic Plan, and Profile of the University; and many other activities. He has also served as Chairman / member in many important committees of the University. He has been an active member of Task Group for Excellence in Research and worked for promotion of quality research in the University. He has also organized an important workshop on “Examination Reforms in Higher Education”, supported by Association of Indian Universities (AIU), New Delhi.

Prof. Jain has also been actively involved at NAAC, Bangalore in many important activities including Committee Member for Revision of Accreditation Framework; Global Summit on Quality Higher Education: Sharing Values and Fostering Trust Beyond Borders, Organized by NAAC at Bangalore, Member of the Committee for Development of the Bengaluru Statement 2016 on “Next-Generation Quality Assurance of Higher Education”.

Prof. Jain has participated in a large number of national and international seminars, conferences and workshops. He has attended many Training Programmes of the prestigious institutions. He has also conducted a large number of Management Development Programmes/Training Programmes for leading Private and Public Sector Organizations in India and China. Prof. Jain has publications in refereed international and national journals and has more than 450 Google Scholar Citations with h-index = 8. He has also recorded many Video lectures for Educational TV and developed E-Content in the area or Marketing and Advertising at EMRC, DAVV, Indore. His research interests include Quality in Higher Education, Value Based Higher Education, Services Management, Advertising, Customer Relationship Management, Customer Experience, Healthcare Services and others.

Prof. Jain has visited leading universities/colleges of USA and UK including Harvard, Stanford, MIT, Kellogg, California, Chicago, Houston, Oxford, Cambridge, Trinity and others in various capacities. He has closely observed the teaching learning processes, research, quality assurance, educational systems, infrastructure, use of technology, governance, and other dimensions of higher education in these institutions. He has also served as the University Representative for International Collaboration during his visit to USA.
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