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Dr. Jagannath Patnaik 

Vice-Chancellor ICFAI University, Sikkim


Vice Chairman -RESI (Industry-Academia)

Brief Bio:

Dr. Jagannath Patnaik is currently working as Vice-Chancellor ICFAI University, Sikkim. Dr. Patnaik, the name itself is the powerful vibrations of the ultimate of a highly charismatic, altruistic pioneer of a persona, a distinguished academician, an eminent author, a renowned management expert, and an effective administrator with varied experience in educational research, academic administration, and industry that matches the need of the hour. To add the cherry on top, Dr. Patnaik has established a number of educational institutions in medical, dentistry, engineering, and management including public schools in the country and overseas from concept to commissioning combining our rich cultural heritage while adopting best practices in education from all over the world.

He is best known as a Globetrotter, an erudite, compassionate vanguard, and a multi-faceted genius in this part of the world. This highly evolved altruist holds within him the seeds of ideal humaneness which would make him a true infracaninophile. His fame and fortune in educational leadership have loyally lighted many dark corridors of society by widening the compass of his global network of professional and humanitarian activities.
Dr. Patnaik has exhibited extensive trans-national exposure and has been associated with several multilateral organizations like the International Organization for Educational Development, the World Human Rights Council, the Confederation of Education Excellence, etc. He has been regularly designing several Skill Development Training Programmes for students, corporate executives, and Government officials in India and abroad.
Dr. Patnaik has achieved many landmarks in a short span. His customized work, exuberant motivational, and public relations skills have developed prosperous educational organizations/ universities reaching great heights. He has set many benchmarks in the world of chaos and crisis. Dr. Patnaik made his foray into the domain of Education at a senior level in his early days. He has served as the Registrar and Director of Distance Education in the Sikkim Manipal University of Health, Medical and Technological Sciences; Director, Maharishi Institute of Management, Director, Bharati Vidyapeeth University, Director, Vinayak Missions Research Foundation, Director and Vice President Manipal Academy of Higher Education and Manipal Education and Medical Group (MEMG) and Registrar of Academic, International Medical and Technological University, Dar-es-Sallam, Tanzania. Since then he has been moving from strength to strength.
He became the Pro-Chancellor of Singhania University and Secretary-General of Confederation of Indian Universities an inter-exchange and research forum of Indian Varsities. His expertise in education has created a platform to advise many esteemed organizations like The British Medical Journal; Advisor, Pharmaceutical Advisory Forum, Government of India, Aptech Computer Education; Society of Business Practitioners, England; ICFAI University Projects and International Management Centre, Australia, Currently, Dr. Patnaik is serving as Vice-Chancellor of Kalinga University, Raipur since 2011. Besides he is actively occupied in human rights advocacy, women empowerment, International relations, Education & creating career awareness among youths with the concept "catch them young" throughout the world.
An egalitarian and completely honed intellectual, Dr. Patnaik has spread the light without compromise in the development of the nation. There are no areas in development that he has not mastered. No limits that he has not transcended. For Dr. Patnaik is the avatar that believes in setting his own goals. Creating his own ambition. And this infectious attitude is his boon to all his proteges.

In view of his significant contribution in the spirit and personification of youth, setting a high standard of ability, achievement in education and natural spiritual healings, Dr Patnaik has been awarded the Doctorate of Science (Honoris Causa) by the Open International University, Sri Lanka and Certificate of Grand Award of International Natural Medicine, from Italy.

Further, acknowledging the outstanding services to the education and world peace and its progressive leadership, Dr. Patnaik has been adorned with Doctorate of Laws D. Laws (Honoris Causa) from Global Peace University, the Netherlands and Doctorate of Literature D. Litt. (Honoris Causa) from The Global Open University for World Peace, Italy.
He has shown his clout by receiving the Outstanding Leadership Award for his achievement in representing the Middle East Peace Process by the United Nations University- International Leadership Academy, Jordan, and Ambassador of Peace award by the International Association of Educators for World Peace, USA. Last year, in grateful recognition of his magnificent and multifaceted contributions to the education development, Dr. Patnaik received the honor 'Doctorate of Philosophy' (Honoris Causa) by Victoria Global University, Turks (British Common Wealth Countries).

This year due to his incessant magnetic personality and to honor his exceptional career achievements and contributions to education development, Dr. Patnaik received the recognition of Doctorate of Science (Honoris Causa) by The Desh Bhagat University, Fathegarh Sahib, Punjab, and Doctorate of Philosophy (Honoris Causa) by OPJS University, Churu, and Rajasthan.
Apart from all these honor, many reputed Institutions and organizations have recognized the magnificent and multifaceted contributions of Dr. Patnaik and honored him with various recognitions. He was awarded one of the prestigious The Sadbhavana Award in the year 2013, Swach Bharat Award 2015, CUTE Award 2015, Outstanding Educationist Award 2015 and Youth Leadership Award 2014, World Human Rights Educators Awards in 2002, The India Quality Award, Pride of India Award in 2003, Utkal Sanman Award,2013, Kalinga Sanman in 2015, Women Empowerment Award 2015, Seva Excellence Award in the year 2015 and Education Excellence Award in the year 2015.
Dr. Patnaik is not only a captain in education foray but has a scholarly aptitude and a flair for writing. His lucid style of writing makes his books interesting to read and easy to comprehend. Few of his books well sought after among the academia are "Higher education on information age", "Private initiatives on Higher education" and "Financing on Higher Education in India", "Vivek Management Model for Industrial Productivity and Profits", "Education Management Systems in India", "Regulatory Systems in India", "Politics of Human Rights in India" and "Journey of a Curious Mind".

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