Dr Manoj Kumar Arora is appointed as the New Vice-Chancellor at BML Munjal University

  • Before BMU, Professor Arora was Director at Punjab Engineering College (PEC) Chandigarh, and Professor and Dean Academic Affairs at IIT Roorkee
  • An experienced academician with over 3 decades of experience in institutions of India, UK, and USA
  • He holds Ph.D in Remote Sensing from Swansea University, UK.

Vice Chancellor

New Delhi, December 21, 2018: BML Munjal University (BMU) today announced the appointment of new Vice-Chancellor, Dr. Manoj Kumar Arora. Professor Arora was Director at Punjab Engineering College (PEC), where he brought in several administrative and academic reforms. Professor Arora comes with a wealth of about 30 years of experience as a teacher, researcher, administrator and a leader in academic institutions in India, UK, and USA.

Professor Arora holds a Ph.D in Remote Sensing from Swansea University, UK. He was a post-doctoral research fellow for about two years in a NASA sponsored project in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department, Syracuse University, USA. He has earned an Outstanding Teacher Award twice at IIT Roorkee, the Commonwealth Scholarship Award, the DST Young Scientist Award, the AICTE Young Teacher Career Award, and post-doctoral fellowship. He has the membership in Institution of Engineers (India). He also serves on a number of committees of IITs, UPSC, DRDo, CSIR, AICTE, UGC and other organizations of excellence.

Mr. Sunil Kant Munjal, Chancellor, BML Munjal University said, “We are delighted to have Dr. Manoj Kumar Arora as Vice-Chancellor of BMU. He brings a wealth of interdisciplinary knowledge and global teaching and research experience. His work and presence will help the University with the continued focus on experience-based learning.”

Speaking about the appointment, Dr. Manoj Kumar Arora said, “I am honored to join BML Munjal University, an institute destined to make a difference through innovative teaching, learning, and research. Its unique experiential learning environment, focus on creativity, problem-solving, entrepreneurship and innovation and cross-disciplinary research has attracted me the most. The University is in a very strong position and has already established itself as an institute of higher learning in the academic fraternity in a very short span. BMU is Blessed with a State of the Art modern infrastructure, highly qualified faculty, and strong industry and foreign collaborations and I look forward to put my 30 years of experience to work for this great institute to achieve its mission.”

Professor Arora has also been instrumental in creating Kalpana Chawla Chair of Geospatial Technology from Indian Railways and opening up of Smart City Innovation Center with the support of UT Administration and Punjab Government at PEC, Chandigarh.

About BML Munjal University

Founded by Hero Group, BML Munjal University (BMU) is a not-for-profit university. Named in honour of the late Dr. Brijmohan Lall Munjal, Chairman, and Founder, Hero Group, BMU is engaged in creating, preserving and imparting internationally benchmarked knowledge and skills through experience-based learning to a diverse community of students from across the world. Mentored by Imperial College, London, BMU offers undergraduate and postgraduate courses in business management and engineering based on the evolving needs of the industry. BMU’s experiential learning environment encourages enquiry, creativity, problem-solving, entrepreneurship, and innovation. The 50-acre, fully-residential university promotes cross-course curriculum to add multi-skills rather than super specialization disciplinary learning, transforming students into leaders today.


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