Dr. Rajan Welukar
Provost/ Vice Chancellor, AURO University, Surat
Dr. Rajan Welukar has more than 35 years’ experience with the Indian Higher Education System as a teacher, development leader, quality innovator, technology adopter, administrator and policy advisor.
A passion to make a difference to the lives of students and learners through involvement as a policy and opinion leader, as well as actually implementing development initiatives, has made him a known higher educational professional.
Various positions held include:
Vice-Chancellorships, Directorships, Secretarial positions in the Government, Asia wide Officer roles, Memberships of numerous Committees, Associations and Bodies all across the globe.
Institutions worked with include:
Vice Chancellor, G H Raisoni University, Chindwara (1st Oct 2017 to 16th March 2019), Provost, Somaiya Group of Institutions, Mumbai (July 2015 to sept 2017), Vice-chancellor, University of Mumbai(July 2010 to July 2015), Vice-Chancellor, Yashwantrao Chavan Maharashtra Open University(Sept 2004 to Sept 2009), I/C Vice-chancellor, SNDT Women’s University (Feb 2011 to May 2011), Senior Programme Officer, Commonwealth Secretariat’s CYP Asia Region(Oct 2003 to Aug 2004), Deputy Secretary to the Governor of Maharashtra(Mar 2002 to Oct 2003), Officer on special duty, Higher & Technical Education department, Government of Maharashtra(June 1996 to Feb 2001), I/C Director, Sydenham Institute of Management Studies, Research and Entrepreneurship Education(Sept 2009 to July 2010) and taught statistics to Undergraduate and Postgraduate classes in Institute of Science, Nagpur and Sydenham College of Commerce & Economics, Mumbai prior to 1996 from 1983). Vice Chancellor AURO University, Surat, Gujarat from 2nd March 2020 onwards.
Worked on various important committees of National Knowledge Commission, University Grants Commission, National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC), Film and Television Institute of India, Central Govt., State Govt., Future Generation University, USA and various important educational institutions.
Conceptualised and edited three Books:
2.निर्भया एक आत्मचिंतन (Nirbhaya Ek Aattmachintan),
3.Words of Wisdom.
Countries visited in various roles include – USA, UK, China, Canada, France, Australia, New Zealand, Netherlands, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Thailand, UAE, etc.