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.

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.