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Dr. R.L Raina

Dr. R.L Raina

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In line with this scenario, JK Lakshmipat University has been established primarily with an aim to:

A peep into the past reveals that India today is at its best in terms of its demographic dividend. With over 540 million Indians under the age of 25, India has great potential to benefit from its demographic dividend. ‘Quality’ in higher education will play an important role in reaping this benefit. Higher education is also increasingly becoming an exceptionally powerful force for determining the social, economic, and political dynamics of India. Higher education is seen by governments and societies as a major contributor to national wealth and economic development and a tool to realise the extraordinary potential and aspirations for economic and technological development. There is a great demand for it in the country due to its implications for the nation’s development.


  • Impart quality education;
  • Design and deliver innovative and need based training programmes; and
  • Provide facilities for meaningful research.

In keeping with this aim, JKLU, which is in its fourth year of existence, has been offering high quality education in the field of Management and Technology. Our students and trainees, with wide range of backgrounds, are drawn from all over the country. So far, three batches of MBA and M.Tech programmes have graduated. The first batch of B.Tech has graduated this June. All our students have been very warmly received by the industry and are well placed with rich and diverse profiles.

JKLU provides state-of-the art infrastructure, excellent teaching and learning resources, and the right blend of co-curricular and extra-curricular activities for the corporate leaders of tomorrow. Through its research driven faculty members, the University is also creating and disseminating new knowledge in all the areas of Management and Engineering disciplines. The University is committed to all-round development of its students. With an industry-relevant curriculum and a strong institute-industry interface, the University provides an apt platform to the budding professionals for entering into the corporate world and contributing towards the overall development of our country.

The University has within a short span of just over four years made its presence felt in so far as its contribution to management and engineering education is concerned and it is now recognized as one of the most sought after destinations to pursue higher education among young and bright minds of not only Rajasthan but adjoining states, as well. Our dream is not only to nurture that spirit but to make JKLU the most sought after Institution of this nation to pursue higher education particularly for those who leave in numbers for overseas, year after year, for pursuing higher education and research.

To help us realise this dream, we are conscious, is a challenge and to address it professionally, we have built in the elements of ‘quality’, ‘economy’ and ‘socio-cultural sensitivity’ in all the three critical components of a higher education institution of excellence.

The 3 critical components firstly the ‘input’ where we are conscious of putting in place quality faculty drawn largely from reputed systems like the IITs, IIMs and other reputed institutions of higher education and research. We are also conscious of selecting, without any compromise, the right kind of students, the other crucial input to the system. Secondly, in the ‘process’ part, we are conscious of what to teach, why to teach that and how to teach so that our programmes are not only contemporary but need based, given the demographic dividend our country is going to cash on in days to come. We also are working om plus factor courses. An initiative with IBM is underway towards that. Thirdly, in the output part, all our efforts are to produce right kind of talent equipped with the requisite skill sets and competencies so that they are absorbed in the first go by the organisations they dream to be part of. Continuing patronage of renowned corporate houses in terms of offering summer and final placements to our students, assigning industrial projects and consultancy assignments, nominating executives for training programmes are testimony of our commitment to quality.

The Management Development Centre (MDC) at the University provides the much needed practical and meaningful training to the corporate executives.

 
 
Profile

Dr. Roshan Lal Raina, before taking over as the Vice Chancellor of our University, on October 14, 2015, was Professor in ‘Communication’ at the Indian Institute of Management, Lucknow (IIML), where he successfully initiated and handled institution-building activities in areas like ‘Placements’, ‘Corporate Communication & Media Relations’, Student Affairs’, and ‘Alumni Affairs’.  Dr. Raina is credited with building and managing state-of-the-art and world-class academic infrastructure, including the learning resource center at IIML.

As Dean: Planning & Development at IIML, Dr. Raina was responsible for overseeing activities related to resource mobilization through industry – interface, training interventions, consulting, and research initiatives.

As Visiting Faculty on several overseas assignments, Dr. Raina has also been responsible for contributing to building academic collaborations (student – teacher exchange) and networking with benchmarked institutions abroad.

Among several distinguished assignments, Dr. Raina has successfully handled, holding the position of Director at the prestigious Lal Bahadur Shastri Institute of Management, Delhi during 2005-2008, deserves a special mention. Dr. Raina’s involvement in mentoring recently established IIMs (at Rohtak, Kashipur and Sirmaur, in particular), and Central Universities (at Jammu, Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh) drew appreciation of all concerned.

Apart from being an able institution builder, Dr. Raina’s contributions in matters academic and administrative are many and varied.

On academic front, besides teaching a variety of innovative courses in the areas of ‘Communication for Management’, he has had several prestigious assignments in educational institutes in US, UK, France, Germany, and Canada. Reputed organizations like the Fulbright Foundation (USA), the British Council (UK), the Max Mueller Bhawan (Germany), the ESCP-EAP (France), and the IDRC (Canada) sponsored these assignments.

In terms of research, he has authored 6 and edited 11 bestselling books, journal volumes, and conference/seminar proceedings. Dr. Raina has published 70 research papers in national and international level peer-reviewed journals and has also presented (mostly on invitation) 118 papers in national and international conferences and seminars.

As a highly respected trainer in ‘corporate’ as well as ‘academics’, Dr. Raina has been heavily involved in conducting advanced, innovative and need-based management development programmes and workshops.

Concurrently, he has been involved in several consulting and research assignments awarded by reputed national and international agencies like the JSI, Deliver, USA, IDRC, Canada, The Johns Hopkins University/Centre for Communication Programms, Baltimore, USA, the UP State Electricity Board (in connection with an injunction from the Apex Court), State Water and Sanitation Mission (GOUP), UP State Road Transport Corporation, DESIDOC, DRDO (GOI) and the MHRD (GOI).

Dr. Raina is a life member of several professional bodies in the country and holds the unique distinction of having bagged three of the top professional honours/awards.

Top Rankers Management Consultants, with processing support from ‘Jindal Global Business School’ and a high caliber ‘Intellectual Support Panel’, awarded Dr. Raina the Top Rankers Excellence Award for Academic Leadership: 2014’.

In recognition of his contribution in developing scientific temper in general and in his area, in particular, the Indian Science Congress Association, honoured Dr. Raina, during its 101st prestigious Science Congress.

 
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