Leadership Team

Led by educationists and professionals with global experience, the leadership team at OPJU consists of:

Dr B.K. Sthapak, Chancellor
MTech and PhD, University of Roorkee.
Dr Sthapak was Vice Chancellor of the Swami Vivekanand Technical University, Chhattisgarh, governing more than 50 affiliated engineering colleges in the state. He has served as Principal of several engineering colleges in Madhya Pradesh and retired from the post of Director of Technical Education, Government of Madhya Pradesh. He is a recipient of the Khosla Research award and Lifetime Achievement Award, Chhattisgarh Council of Science of Technology.

Dr Prabhu Aggarwal, Vice Chancellor
B.Tech, IIT Kanpur; MBA and PhD, University of Washington.
A highly respected academician, Dr Prabhu previously served as faculty and Dean at leading institutions including College of William and Mary, USA; University of Washington, USA; and Brazilian Business School, Brazil. He is an active consultant and researcher with publications on operations in the world’s top journals. He was the Founding Director, Jindal Institute of Leadership Development, and Associate Dean and Professor at O. P. Jindal Global University, Haryana.


Dr Pramath Raj Sinha, Member, Academic Council
B. Tech, IIT Kanpur; MSE and PhD, University of Pennsylvania.
Dr Sinha helped set up and served as the Founding Dean of the Indian School of Business (ISB). He is a founding trustee of Ashoka University and serves on the review committee of IIT Kanpur. He has worked with McKinsey and led the ABP Group, one of India’s most diversified media conglomerates.

Dr R. D. Patidar, Registrar
B.Tech, GEC Rewa; M.Tech, SGSITS Indore; PhD, IIT Roorkee
A recipient of several scholarships and awards such as the MHRD Scholarship, the Gold Medal at M.E. Level, the best paper award at the IEEE conference and the best teacher award. He worked as a Director, OP Jindal Institute of Technology (OPJIT), Raigarh, prior to Registrar, OPJU. He was Professor, Dean Academics and Officiating Director at MIT, Mandsaur, prior to joining OPJIT. He is having more than 20 years of experience in the academia, industry and administration.


Dr Sharad Maheshwari, Founding Dean, School of Management
B.Tech & M.Tech from IIT Roorkee and PhD from University of South Florida.
Dr Maheshwari served as Professor of Business at Hampton University, USA for nearly 25 years. An expert in the field of operations, he has been published in highly reputed international journals and won several awards for teaching globally.

Dr. Kamal K Mehta, Dean School of Engineering.
B.Tech KIT Ramtek Nagpur, M.Tech from NIT Raipur and PhD, Technical University of Chhattisgarh.
Dr. Kamal K Mehta has published extensively in journals and refereed conference proceedings. He has been a Principal Investigator on a funded project by All India Council for Technical Education, New Delhi. He was inducted by Department of Higher Education, Government of Chhattisgarh as Subject Expert for various occasions. He has been a member of Board of Studies, Faculty of Computer Science & Engineering, CSV Technical University Bhilai, and NIRMA University Ahmedabad.

Dr Satyajit Banerjee, Dean, School of Science
B Sc, St Stephen's; M Sc, IIT Kanpur; PhD, University of Pittsburgh.
Dr Satyajit Banerjee finished his schooling from La Martiniere followed by a Bachelor’s Degree from St Stephen’s College and a Master’s degree in Chemistry from IIT Kanpur. After completing his doctoral degree from the University of Pittsburgh he did a post doctoral research stint at Dartmouth College (Ivy League). He taught Chemistry at the undergraduate level in several colleges in the United States and has several publications in international journals.

Dr Ashok K Srivastava, Assistant Dean-CRE and Head-Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
M.Sc, NIT JSR; M.Phil, IIT Dhanbad; PGDTTE, AIIMS; M.Tech, BIT Mesra, Ranchi; PhD, IIT Kharagpur
He has more than 15 years teaching, research and industry experience. He has the research exposure of Shinshu University, Japan, and CNU, South Korea and having more than 50 publications. He has received many awards including best research project award from R&D Tata Steel, JSR and Institute Research Scholar Fellowship from IIT KGP. He established Material Advantage Chapter, USA at OPJU, Raigarh which is the First chapter in any private university/institute in India. He has also appointed as a Chairman of Eastern Region (India), ASM International, USA.

Dr Siddharth S Chakrabarti, Assistant Dean-CIAC and Head-Mechanical Engineering
B. Tech, Nagpur University, M Tech, NIT Warangal, PhD, IIT Kharagpur.
Dr Chakrabarti has a glorified experience of 18 years in teaching and academic management with a good number of research publications in reputed journals. With a research profile spanning evaporative heat transfer and air conditioning, he has published widely but is perhaps better known for his good teaching skills and implemented several innovative curricula at undergraduate and post-graduate level.

Dr Shesadev Nayak, Professor and Head, School of Management
MBA, Sambalpur University, PhD, CMJ University Shillong
Dr Shesadev Nayak is a result oriented professional with over 27 years of rich experience that includes 8 years in Industry and 19 years in Academics. He is an UGC-NET Qualified Management faculty and Ph.D. in Management. He has served as faculty and dean at leading institutions including IIMT, KIIT School of Management (KSOM), EMPI Business School, Jagan Institute of Management Studies (JIMS), LBIIHM etc. Prior to shifting to Academics, he had worked in the industry with organizations like Molex India Ltd, CDIL, Delhi and J K Paper Ltd.

Dr Girish C Mishra, Assistant Dean- Student Affairs & Controller of Examination
M Sc (Gold Medalist), M Phil, LLB, PhD (Central University Bilaspur)
He specializes in Electronics, Solid State Physics & Material Science and has an experience of more than 23 years of teaching and research. He awarded Gold Medal from GGDU University Bilaspur. Dr Girish has published over 30 research papers in the area of remote sensing, Micro & Nano phosphor preparation and characterization. He has been on the Editorial Board and reviewer of International Journal.

Mr. Jyoti Raj Nair, Director, Career Services Office
MBA (University of Calcutta), MPBS with specialization in Finance (AUT University, New Zealand)
Mr. Jyoti Raj Nair is a result driven industry professional with varied experience of around 26 years in India and overseas. He worked in large multinational organizations like Citigroup, ANZ Bank NZ Ltd, HSBC before entering Academics. He was an entrepreneur for a brief period. He taught at AUT University during his stint in Auckland, NZ. He is also a faculty in the School of Management and renders courses in Finance. He effectively brings in his vast industry experience (International and Indian) to the class.

Mr. Neville P Jamshedji, Chief Finance and Account Officer
B.Com, LLB, Masters in Financial Management.
Mr. Jamshedji has is a result oriented professional with over 37 years of experience in Finance & Accounts, Budgeting, Costing & Treasury Management, Fund Management, Auditing, Taxation, Statutory Compliance, Project Management and Human Resources Management. He has worked with a plethora of Industries like Pharmaceuticals, Environmental Pollution Control, Food Processing, IT Media and Education.

Mr. Anurag Vijaywargiya, Director, Strategic Initiatives
B.Tech, M.Tech in Industrial Design .
Mr. Anurag contributed more than 16 years in Professional Education viz. Engineering, Management, Pharmacy and Education. He has been instrumental in setting up various professional institute of higher learning including OP Jindal Community College and OP Jindal University. He has held leadership position in various institution in function of Administration, Regulatory affairs, Student Affairs, Admissions, Strategic Planning and Operations.


Dr Rohit Jha, Director of Admission
B.Com University of Delhi, MBA Annamali University, MA English IGNOU & PhD.
A marketing, strategy and operations professional, great motivator of students is passionate about helping transform students into valued professionals. With a career spanning more than a decade, he has worked with Guru Nanak Dev University and educational institutions like Career Launcher, FHDL.