Vice Chancellor

Dr.S.K. Singh
Vice-Chancellor, LNMU, Darbhanga, Bihar
Phone: 06272-222463(O)
vc@lnmu.ac.in

Name Prof. S. K. Singh
Date of Birth 07.05.1956
Correspondence Address Vice-Chancellor, Lalit Narayan Mithila University, Kameshwaranagar, Darbhanga – 846004
Contact No. 06272-222463(O)
E-mail vc@lnmu.ac.in
Qualification Year % Achieved University Subject/Topic of Specialization
Ph.D. 1982 NA BHU Management
Post Graduation 1976 68 BHU Management – OB
Graduation 1974 72.3 BHU Physics (Hons.)
Present Position Held Organization From (date)
Vice-Chancellor Lalit Narayan Mithila University, Darbhanga 23.03.2017
Post Organization Duration Experience

(In Years and Months)

From (Date) To (Date)
Professor or Equivalent Institute of Management Studies, BHU 01.09.1999 Till date 16 Years and Eight Months
Associate Professor or Equivalent Faculty of Management Studies, BHU 01.09.1991 31.08.1999 08 Years
Assistant Professor or Equivalent Banaras Hindu University October, 1978 31.08.1991 13 Years
  • ICCR Chair Professor at Pokhara University: Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India. From 05.09.2013 to 04.09.2015 (Two Years)\
  • Visiting Professor (Honorary): Uniglobe College of Management and Technology, Kathmandu, Nepal.
  • Visiting Professor (Honorary): Novel Academy, Pokhara, Nepal.
  • On Research Panel, Ethiopian Civil University, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
  • Supervising Two Ph.D. students at Pokhara University, Nepal.
  • Attended many International Academic Events in various Countries viz., Turkey, Uzbekistan, UAE.
Sl. No. Post Organization Duration
From (Date) To (Date)
1. Head Department of Management Studies, BHU 01.01.2010 31.12.2012
2. Dean Faculty of Management Studies 01.01.2010 31.12.2012
3. Chief Proctor Banaras Hindu University 01.07.2004 16.10.2008
4. Deputy Chief Proctor Banaras Hindu University 01.07.2002 and Above 04 years also prior to it. 30.06.2004
5. Chairman Core Committee; Rajiv Gandhi South Campus, BHU, Barkachha, Mirzapur September 2011 October 2012
6. Chairman HRD Cell of Banaras Hindu University July 2010 31.12.2012
7. Chairman Placement Cell, Faculty of Management Studies, BHU Since 1991 Till Date
8. Chairman Committee on Constitution of Student’s Council, BHU

 

Administrative Experience:

  1. Head of the Department Studies and Dean of the Faculty of Management Studies, Banaras Hindu University.

Tenure: 1st January 2010 to 31st December 2012 (03 Years)

Achievements:

  • Triggered off several developmental initiatives in the Faculty resulted in enhanced overall performance which was reflected in the premium rating of the Faculty in various b-school surveys conducted by reputed media (bhu.ac.in/fms). Faculty also won Innovation Leadership Award of DNA Stars of Industry Group, Mumbai (Annex. 01).
  • Empanelling of Faculty as Training Institution for conducting National Training Programmes for Franchisees and C & D employees of PVVN.
  • Negotiations are in final stage for signing agreements for collaboration and empanelment of the Faculty with public sector organizations like National Stock Exchange, Power Finance Corporation
  • Negotiations are in final stage for academic collaboration between, Management Departments of reputed foreign Universities like Wilkes University, USA, Lausitz University of Applied Science, Germany, Ethiopian Civil Service College,
  • Hosted Preliminary Meeting of different academic units of the University with Hailemichael Aberra, President Ethiopian Civil Service College.
  • Introduction of one year Post Graduate Diploma in Business Administration (PGDBA) for Executives/officers of Banaras Hindu University.
  • Introduction of a Certificate Programme on functioning of Stock Exchanges in collaboration with National Stock Exchange (NSE) is in the final stage. This is to promote financial markets education and employable skills among the university students.
  • Introduction of Choice Based Credit System and revision of ordinances of Ph.D. and Masters Programmes conducted by the Faculty.
  • Revision of course curriculum. Course curriculum of MBA, MBA IB and MBA AB programmes got revised from academic session 2010-11.
  • Further Course structure revision initiated. A National Workshop was organized to develop Model Curriculum for Management Studies at Faculty. Efforts are on to revise the entire course structure in line with the outcome of the workshop from next academic session.
  • Establishment of Business Clinic in the Faculty with two fold objectives, i.e., to serve the local entrepreneurs to resolve their problems and to involve the students in the whole process of problem resolution so as to provide them hands-on experience. It is a unique innovation in teaching pedagogy in any management institutes of the country.
  • To promote community services and active involvement of management students in social reforms and transformations, carried out several activities under SEVAARTH, Social Club of management students. The Social Club took initiation in celebrating Joy of Giving Week during September 26 to October 02, 2010 by organizing two events, Blood Donation (on 30th September 2010) and Vastrasamman (on 2nd of October 2010). The blood units collected on the occasion was donated to Blood Bank, SS Hospital. The clothes collected during Vastrasamman was send to Goonj. A Delhi based NGO for distribution among the needy people.
  • Establishment of Video Conferencing facility at FMS, BHU.
  • Renovation of the Physical infrastructure, initiative for converting the class rooms to Smart Classrooms.
  • Management Hostel is the single Hostel in the University having a modern gym facility. As Dean of the Faculty, initiated all efforts for quick and proper installation of Bowflex Gym donated by Dr. Atul Parvatiyar, a distinguished alumnus of the Faculty in the Management Hostel.
  • As Head & Dean, coordinated activities for automation of University Administrative System. Team Leader for five Faculties.
  • Organized high profile National Seminar on Financial Administration of Institutions of Higher Education (a joint initiative of Association of Indian Universities & BHU meant for officials at the level of Finance Officer).
  • Organized International Conference on Strategic Management of Energy, Environment and Disasters for Sustainable Development (ICON – SMEEDS).
  • Organized several other National Conference, Seminar, Workshops, etc.
  • AICTE sponsored Quality Improvement Programmes for teachers of management institutions.
  • Regularly organizing three-day National Franchisee Training Programmes of Rural Electrification Corporation Ltd., for Franchisees of Purvanchal Vidyut Vitaran Nigam Ltd.
  • Hostel Digital Literacy Programme conducted by Microsoft.
  • Hosted Teacher Empowerment Programme conducted by Microsoft – An initiative of MHRD (NMEICT). BHU being the Nodal Centre for the programme in North India and North East India, the programme was organized by the Faculty of Management Studies.
  • Conducted Fellowship Training Program in Office Management for Health Care Officials of World Health Organization.
  • Coordinated two Faculty Development Programmes of two weeks duration each for faculty members of technical institutions under NIMAT Project of Department of Science & Technology, Government of India.
  • NACWEI 2010National Conference on Women Entrepreneurs in India (22-23, October 2010)
  • Panel Discussion and Student’s Workshop organized on Higher Education & Sustainable development: Emerging Challenges & Mahamana’s Vision (30 October 2010).
  1. a (a) Chief Proctor, Banaras Hindu University

Tenure: July 01, 2004 to October 16, 2008

(b) Deputy Chief Proctor, Banaras Hindu University

Duration: Six Years

Responsibilities:

  • To maintain discipline among more than 20 thousand students of both the main campus and south campus of the University.
  • To ensure law and order and maintain the academic ambiance of both the campus spreading over more than 4000 acres of land.
  • To provide security to 3 institute, 15 faculties and 140 academic departments.
  • To provide security during the annual as well as entrance examinations and ensure their peaceful conduct with all sancity.
  • To advise the Vice-Chancellor on security and related matters so as to keep the university peace intact.
  • To provide a hassle and fear free atmosphere to more than 10 thousand students residing in 65 hostels and University staff and their family members living on the Campus.
  • As Chief Proctor, has been ex-officio member of many high powered committees of the University.

Achievements during the Tenure:

  • Has successfully worked with three consecutive Vice Chancellors of Banaras Hindu University and received appreciation and applause for exemplary performance.
  • During the entire tenure, not a single working day was lost due to any kind of agitation.
  • Successfully coordinated the security arrangements during the visits of the President of India, the Vice President of India and the Prime Minister of India and all these visits ended with not a single trace of any trouble from any corner.
  1. Chairman, Rajeev Gandhi South Campus, Banaras Hindu University.

Responsibilities:

  • To closely monitor the academic as well as developmental activities of the South Campus which spreads over an area of 2000 acres of land and located on a distance of 80 KM from the main campus of Banaras Hindu University.

Achievements:

  • During this tenure about two dozen professional courses were started and they were run successfully.
  • About two dozen building blocks were constructed and the land which was baron three years back assumed the shape of an academic institution.
  1. Chairman, Human Resource Development Cell, Banaras Hindu University (constituted in accordance with the directives of the UGC as per the deliberations held in the UGC-ACU Conference on Human Resource Management Techniques in Indian Universities. The cell has been organizing a series of training programmes on communication and soft skill development for A,B,C and D category university employees.
  2. Chairman, Placement Committee, Faculty of Management Studies, BHU since 1990.
  3. Chairman, Committee constituted to review the performance of student’s Council of Banaras Hindu University in the light of Lingdoh Committee
  4. Chairman, Committee constituted to review the policies for reengagement of superannuated non teaching employees of the University.
  5. Additional Academic / Administrative Assignments:
  • Serving as a Member in the Expert Panels of UGC, AICTE, NBA and other professional bodies.
  • Has been conducting visits to different academic institutions in connection with evaluation and accreditation purposes on regular basis for the above professional bodies.
  • Serving as a Member in Governing Councils, Board of Studies, Advisory Academic Councils and various other academic bodies of different institutions across the country.
  • Has been the Chairman, Teacher’s Deputation Committee, BHU. The responsibilities of the Chairman were to send the Teachers of the University on deputation to foreign countries.
  • Serving as Member, Standing Committee, National Mission of Education through ICT (NMEICT), Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India.
  • Chairman, BHU Management Alumni Association (January 2010 to December 2012). Developed healthy relations with the alumni. Organized and activated regional chapters of the organization. Efforts were taken to bridge the gap between institute and corporate world through strengthening the linkages with alumni fraternity.
Completed (In No.) Under Process (No.)
National 03 04

 

Research Projects

  1. Productivity: A Function of Authorsatarium, Job Involvement and Values, 1987, A Project Sponsored by University Grants Commission, New Delhi.
  2. Market Potential of Paper Products in Bombay, 1976, A Project Sponsored by Kores India Limited, Mumbai.
  3. Work Satisfaction in Life Insurance Corporation, 1989, A Project Sponsored by Life Insurance Corporation, Varanasi Division.
  4. Socio Economic Profile & Problems of Women Workers in the Unorganized Sector: A Case if KAVAL towns of Uttar Pradesh. A Project Sponsored by the University Grants Commission, New Delhi (Under Progress)
  5. Development of E courseware for PG students – Management, A project Sponsored by the University Grants Commission, New Delhi (Under Progress)
  6. E content Development in Management Subjects: Insurance and Risk Management and Agri Business management, A Project Sponsored by NMEICT, MHRD, (Under Process).
  7. Digital Literacy & Empowerment of Teachers in ICT, Applied to MHRD, New Delhi.
Awarded (In No.) Under Progress (In No.)
Ph.D. 1 0 + 1 D.Litt 03

 

D.Litt Guided:

  1. A Study of Consumer Attitudes & Purchase Intentions towards Food Products – 2014

Ph.D. Guided:

  1. Management of HR in Public Enterprises – A Case study of HEC, Ranchi – 1989.
  2. Personnel Management & IR in Public Sector – A Case Study – 1992.
  3. Designing Preventive Maintenance for Manpower Planning – A Case Study – 1999.
  4. Human Resource Management in Public Sector Undertaking – A Case Study – 2000.
  5. Consumer Involvement: A Behavioural Approach and Brand Selection – 2002.
  6. Corporate Imitative in Improving Human life – A Case Study of Navratnas – 2012.
  7. Impact of Employee Participation on Job Involvement and Job Satisfaction in Banking Sector – A Case Study – 2013.
  8. A Study of organizational Commitment Employees in relation to Job Satisfaction, Job Involvement and Motivation – 2013.
  9. Occupational Stress, Coping Style Psychological Well – Being in Indian Banking Sector – A Case Study – 2014.
  10. Impact of organizational Role Stress and Climate on Employee’s Job Satisfaction – A Case Study of DLW – Varanasi – 2015.
  11. Organizational work culture and its impact on the performance of public enterprises in Nepal undergoing from Pokhara University (Under Progress).
  12. Human resource development and its impact on organizational performance: A Causal Study undergoing from Pokhara University (Under Progress).
  13. Working of Staff Council in Indian Railways: DLW – A Case Study from Banaras Hindu University (Under Progress).
National International
Number of Papers Published (In Number) 31 19
Number of Books Published (In Number) 16

 

Publications (Last 05 Years)

Research Papers

  1. Yogindra: An Intervention Strategy for Stress Management, accepted for publication in Purushartha Journal, Vol. IX, No. 2, 2016, ISSN 0975-24X.
  2. Moderation Effects of Job – Involvement on the Relationship between Organizational Commitment and Job Satisfaction, Sage Open, Vol. 1, pp 1-7, 2014 ISSN 2158-2440.
  3. Effects of Demographic Characteristics on Organizational Commitment of Employees, Samiksha, Vol. 4 pp- 1-12, 2014 ISSN 0975-7708.
  4. A study of Motivational Factors of Industrial Workers: In relation to age, education level and Hierarchical Position, International Journal of Research in Business Management, Vol. 1, pp 21-28, 2013 ISSN 2321-886X, Impact Factor 0.8127
  5. Impact of Stress on Job Satisfaction and Organization Commitment of Sales Force of Pharmaceutical Industry – A Case Study, BHU Management Review, Vol. 2 pp 1-1-, 2011 ISSN 0975-7708.
  6. An empirical Study of Organizational Climate with reference to Employees Motivation, Samiksha, Vol. 2 pp 1-10, 2011 ISSN 0975-7708.
  7. Relationship between Motivation and Job Satisfaction of White Collar Employees: A Case Study, Management Insight, Vol. 7, pp 31-39, 2011, ISSN 0973-936X.
  8. Employees in State Bank of India – A Case Study, Adhyan: A Journal of Management Sciences, Vol 2(2) 2012 ISSN 2249-1066.
  9. HRD in the Rural Area through ICT – A Case Study of ITC’s e-Chaupal, Contemporary Issues in Rural Development, Edited Book, 2010.
  10. Impact of Organizational Climate on Job Satisfaction of Employees – A Case Study International Journal Commerce & Social Sciences (IJCSS) 3 No 2 pp 14-20, 2013.
  11. Market Potential of Agri Products: An analysis of rural Markets, International journal of Engineering Sciences and Management. ISSN No. 2231-3273 February 2011, Bi-annual.
  12. Consumer Characteristics Influencing Food Purchase Behavior in India: BHU Management Review (Page 01-07), Vol. 02, Issue 01, December 2011. ISSN 2231-0142.
  13. Mathematical Modeling for an Integrated Production Procurement Case; “Data and Information Management”; Macmillan, 2010, ISBN 023-032-942-X; pp. 180-204.
  14. Joint Economic Lot-Size Model with backordering Policy; “BHU Management Review” A Journal of Contemporary Management Research, ISBN 81-85305-33-1; Vol. 1, January 2010, Page 50-58.

Books:

  1. Productivity of Industrial Workers – 1988, Vohra Publications & Distributors, Allahabad. (S. K. Singh)
  2. Socio – Economic Profile of Female Worker – 1998. Vohra Publication. S. K. Singh/N. B. Singh.
  3. Contemporary Issues in Rural Development – 2010, Sweta Publishers. S. K. Singh and Others, (Ed.)
  4. Agri-Business and Rural Development – Suruchi Kala Prakashan, Varanasi, 2011, ISBN:978-93-8156-4028. (Ed.)
  5. Job – Related Attitudes of Employees – A Quantitative Analysis, Excel India Publisher, New Delhi. ISBN: 978-93-82880-52-3. 2013., Vivek Tewari and Dr. S. K. Singh.
  6. Exploring Customer Dynamics – A Relationship & Behavioral Approach, Himalaya Publishing House. ISBN: 978-83-5097-267-0. 2013 S. K. Singh & Others, Ed.
  7. Integrated Marketing Communication – A Research Agenda, Global Publishing House (India). ISBN: 978-93-81563-24-3. S. K. Singh & Others, Ed.
  8. Strategic Service Management & Sustainable Development. (Volume – 1, 2, 3) Shree Publishers & Distributors, ISBN 978-81-8329-397-9 (Published in Three Volumes) 2011, S. K. Singh & Others, Ed.
  9. Emerging Marketing Paradigms – Excel India Publishers. 2012, ISBN: 978-93-82062-73-8, S. K. Singh & Others, Ed.
  10. Modern Management Practices – Issues & Challenges, ERT Publication (P) Ltd. ISBN: 978-81-910750-1-4. 2010, S. K. Singh & Abhijeet Singh.
  11. Inclusive Growth & Microfinance Access – MacMillan Publishers India Ltd. 2011, (S. K. Singh and Others, Ed.)
  12. Micro Finance: Issues and Challenges, Shree Publishers & Distributors, New Delhi 2012. ISBN: 978-81-8329-515. S. K. Singh & Others, Ed.
  13. Strategic Management of Environment for Sustainable Development, Shree Publishers Distributors. 2011, ISBN: 978-81-8329-395-2, S. K. Singh & Others, Ed.
  14. Energy Resource, Alternatives Search and Sustainable Development, Shree Publishers & Distributors, 2011, ISBN: 978-81-8329-395-2, S. K. Singh & Others, Ed.
  15. Global Economic Crisis: The Strategic Way Out (Editor), Excel India, New Delhi 2012, ISBN 93-81361-95-9 (2012), S. K. Singh & Others, Ed.
  16. Economic Development through Educational Excellence, Excel India, New Delhi 2014, ISBN: 978-93-82062-62-2, S. K. Singh & Others, Ed.

My broader areas of specialization are Human Resource Management and Organizational behaviour with a focus on Human Resource Development in organizational context. In recent years my basic focus has been on exploring the organic link between the personality and additional variables and the organizational performance. Further also researching into the area of identifying the critical components of organizational work culture and exploring their impact on organizational commitment and the morale of employees leading to better performance.

The work is also being extended into the understating of the hidden potential of individual employee at the work place and finding out the ways and means to develop and utilize the potential to the optimum level so that the individuals could contribute their best at the workplace and add to the performance of the organization.

Sl. No. Name of Award/Fellowship etc. Year of Award Awarded by
1. Asia-Pacific International Award 2010 Global Achievers Foundation, Tashkent, Uzbekistan
2. Innovation Leadership Award 2011 DNA and Stars of the Industries Group, Mumbai
3. Bharat Vidya Shiromoni Award 2012 Indian Solidarity Council, International Institute of Education and Management, Delhi.
4. Certificate of Educational Excellence 2012 Indian Solidarity Council, International Institute of Education and Management, Delhi.
5. Rashtriya Vidya Gaurav Gold Medal 2012 Indian Solidarity Council, International Institute of Education and Management, Delhi.
6. 19th Dewang Mehta B – School Award for Best Academic Input in International Business (Institutional) 2012 DNA and Stars of the Industries Group, Mumbai
7. B – School Excellence Award (Institutional) 2012 Global Award for Excellence in Educations Leadership & Technology by Central Bank of India, Mumbai
8. B – School Excellence Award (Institutional) 2012 Amar Ujala, Mumbai
9. Innovative B School Awards for Innovation in Building Academic & Industry Interface (Institutional) 2013 DNA and Stars of the Industries Group, Mumbai
Sl. No. Name of Academic Society etc. Year Nature
1. Varanasi Management Association 2011 Founder President
2. Indian Accounting Association 1991 General Secretary
3. Advancement of Modeling & Simulation (AMSE), France 1985 Life Member
4. Indian Commerce Association 1984 Life Member

An enlightened society needs right kind of education so as to develop consummate potentials of youths for sustainable national development. The right kind of education is concerned with developing human beings with deep integration of thoughts and feelings which help in liberating them from conventional hindrances and encouraging innovative thinking. A University being important instrument of higher education has to position itself as prodigious centre of higher learning in order to empower youths with value-based skills to learn, think, relate and to act. This will not just burnish their career and improve quality of life but also make them capacious to contribute significantly in propping up growth of the country.

For this, thrust of a university has to be on excellence in its various learning activities. Contours of excellence in learning are:

  • Developing intellectual, emotional, communicational and analytical skills.
  • Inculcating appropriate values commensurate with social, cultural, economic and environmental realities.
  • Developing resilience to proactively prognosticate changing skill needs of the society and bring about changes in curricula and pedagogy to cope with changes.
  • Focusing on principles of accessibility, appropriateness, affordability and accountability.
  • Doing maximum with minimum.

Kernel of different academic and professional programmes to be conducted by a university has to be on holistic development of students so that they can deeply understand realities of life and become capable to cope with them effectively. Taking cognizance of tectonic developments at the global level, a university should focus on skill development of high caliber in various fields on par with international counterparts. Technological advancements and innovations in educational transactions need to be undertaken by the university so as to make a perceptible impact on academic development. It is also the responsibility of a university to enrich learning experiences of their students by providing them with state-of-the art educational technologies. Cultural and spiritual inputs must find adequate space in the university programmes. With a view to rendering delivery of students in higher order thinking and investigation through focused group discussions, presentations, debates, experiments, practicum, internship, interviews and application of ICT resources have to receive greater emphasis.

To enact the above, it would be imperative to set up robust management structure headed by academically/professionally renowned person having rich administrative experience to formulate strategic policies and norms of governance in consultation with all stakeholders. He should be a person who could create convivial environment in the campus by virtue of his vision, unswerving passion, expertise and empowerment, where students have freedom to express their opinions in university matters. Hallmark of academic excellence is existence of higher caliber dedicated faculty. Other infrastructure facilities including library and ICT and support facilities are also essential for effective conduct of the programmes.

Finally, there is a need to establish fool-proof feedback mechanism to get feedback periodically from all stakeholders regarding relevance and appropriation of various programmes in catering to the needs of the society, economy and environment and make necessary modifications.

Discombobulatingly, most Indian universities are in disarray and are far from par-excellence in terms of the above paradigms. It is high time to revamp them along the lines outlined above, if they are really serious to bring excellence in their activities.