Director, INFLIBNET Centre

Prof J P Singh Joorel

Prof J P Singh Joorel, Director, INFLIBNET Centre

Prof J P Singh Joorel did his M Stat and Ph D degrees from the Institute of Social Sciences, Agra University, Agra and obtained his M Phil degree from Meerut University, Meerut. He is presently at the INFLIBNET Centre (An Autonomous Inter-University Centre of University Grants Commission) Gandhinagar, Gujarat as Director (VC Rank) and Professor of Statistics at the University of Jammu. Prior to this, he was holding the position of Director, at the UGC-Human Resource Development Centre at the University of Jammu.

With 37 years of vast experience in teaching, research and administration, he has served at various Universities such as Jammu University, Jammu, Dr Y S Parmar University of Horticulture & Forestry, Solan, HP, Panjab University, Chandigarh, Agra University (Agra College) & U P Government etc. and supervised twenty-five Ph D & M Phil students, published about 100 research papers in referred and peer-reviewed journals of repute, book chapters and presented in international/national conferences. His research work has been recognized and covered in a book published by Springer, based at the USA. He has served in various positions at Jammu University like HoD, OSD (Examinations), Dean Faculty, Coordinator (DST PURSE Scheme), Director UGC-HRDC, Convener, Departmental Research Committee, Convener Board of Studies in Statistics and shared the responsibilities and contributed as a member in all the decision-making statutory bodies of the University of Jammu like University Council, Syndicate, Finance Committee, Planning and Monitoring Board, College Development Council, Academic Council etc.

He has vast exposure to working in National Bodies dealing with academic and educational growth of the institutions of higher learning. He has immensely contributed to higher education institutions and their management by serving as Member on the Council of the premier institute "The Indian Statistical Institute" and Governing Bodies of several Autonomous Colleges besides Member of the Planning and Monitoring Board of Universities and a Member Syndicate, Member of University Court and Executive Council of Central University of Haryana, Planning and Monitoring Board of the Central University of Gujarat, ICT Committee of NAAC, Academic Council of Consortium of Educational Communication (Inter-University Centre of UGC), Empowered Committee of UGC-CARE (Consortium for Academic and Research Ethics), Implementation Core Committee of NIRF and Framework Development Committee and Team of Atal Ranking of Institutions on Innovation Achievements (ARIIA) etc. He has also contributed as Member in the Expert Group on "Technology Use and Integration" for Formulation and drafting Implementation Plan, drafting guidelines for setting up Research & Development Cell in HEIs and framing guidelines for Research Internship with Faculty and Researchers at HEIs constituted by the University Grants Commission for Implementation of National Education Policy-2020, Expert Committee to Look into Various Matters Related to Accreditation NAAC and headed the Expert Committee to Carry out the System and Process Audit of NAAC.

He has widely travelled and visited the U.S.A., Australia, Portugal, Thailand, Taiwan, and Malaysia for academic pursuits and participated in several international programmes/ seminars/conferences as Chairperson of technical sessions, invited speaker and delegate.

Also remained Member of Search Committees constituted for the appointment of Vice-Chancellor of a few Universities.