Prof. Avadhesh Kumar Singh (Vice Chancellor)
Prof. Avadhesh Kumar Singh, PhD, Professor since 1993, was Vice Chancellor, Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Open University, Ahmedabad (2006–2009).
Thereafter, he was the founder Convener, Knowledge Consortium of Gujarat, Government of Gujarat, Gandhinagar (Gujarat). He was the Founder Head, Department of English and Comparative Literary Studies, Saurashtra University, Rajkot (1989-2005)
He was Professor of Translation Studies Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU), New Delhi. Also he is Adjunct Professor, Sri Mata Vaishno Devi University, KATRA (J and K). He has been Director, School of Translation Studies and Training, IGNOU (2011-2014) and also Director, of Indian Sign Language, Research and Training Centre, MOSJ&E
Since 1994, he has been Editor, Critical Practice, a journal of literary and critical studies. Moreover, he is Series Editor, ‘Critical Discourse in South Asia’, Routledge, Taylor and Francis. He has published 160 papers in various anthologies, national and international journals of repute, and authored 16 books till now. His last books include Towards Interdisciplinarity: (the) University, Social Sciences and Humanities (2010), Revisiting Literature, Criticism and Aesthetics in India (2012), and Samkaleen Alochana Vimarsh (2016), Sanskrit Alochana ki Bhumika (2017) in Hindi.
Apart from being the British Council Visiting Fellow to Corpus Christi College, Oxford (UK) in 1997, he has lectured in foreign universities like University of Bonn, University of Magdeburg, University of Dusseldurf and University of Munster among others. He has delivered more than 140 Keynote and Plenary Addresses in various national and international seminars and conferences.
Moreover, he has delivered many distinguished lectures including Purohit Swami Memorial Lecture, 2003 (B H U, Varanasi), Mohan Lal Lecture, 2006 (North Gujarat University), H M Patel Memorial Lecture, 2011 (S P University) and Professor G C Banerjee Memorial Lecture, 2010 (Bombay University, Bombay), CEPT Paraspar Lecture, 2011 and EYES Series Lecture on Humanities 2014 (Bombay University, Professor V Rai Memorial Lecture 2015, Keil Wohr Lecture, Christian Albert University, Kiek among others.