It fills me with immense pride and joy to reflect upon the remarkable journey of GD Goenka University (GDGU) as a leading educational institution that transcends boundaries. Our commitment to academic excellence has positioned GDGU as one of the foremost players in the private education sector in Delhi-NCR. The diversity of students on campus stands a further proof to the fact that the institution has indeed acted as a catalyst for transforming lives worldwide. The wide array of courses covered right from pre-nursery to PhD truly reflects the motto of the group, "From Foundation to Flight".View Profile
It fills me with immense pride and joy to reflect upon the remarkable journey of GD Goenka University (GDGU) as a leading educational institution that transcends boundaries. Our commitment to academic excellence has positioned GDGU as one of the foremost players in the private education sector in Delhi-NCR. The diversity of students on campus stands a further proof to the fact that the institution has indeed acted as a catalyst for transforming lives worldwide. The wide array of courses covered right from pre-nursery to PhD truly reflects the motto of the group, "From Foundation to Flight".
The foray of the GD Goenka Group into Education started in 1994 with the setting up of its first school – GD Goenka Public School, Vasant Kunj, New Delhi. Today we have a presence in 18 states of India, successfully running 130+ senior secondary, toddler, and early childhood centres, providing education to a 1,30,000+ youth population.
GD Goenka Education City, spread across a lush green 60 acre campus, at the foothills of the Aravalli range is a one of its kind educational institution in North India that provides education from Pre-School to PhD in one single campus with the presence of a CBSE affiliated High School, an IB, IGCSE affiliated World School and a UGC approved University.
GD Goenka University recognizes the transformative changes happening nationally and globally and understands the significance of aligning with key policy directions such as the National Education Policy (NEP) 2020, Science Technology and Innovation Policy (STIP) 2020, and the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
At GD Goenka University, our vision is to create an environment that nurtures innovation, promotes critical thinking, and fosters a spirit of lifelong learning. We aim to equip our students with the knowledge, skills, and values necessary to succeed in an ever-evolving global landscape.
Our mission at GDGU is to be a part of rising India’s growth story, moulding the destiny of India's youth, empowering them to become confident, knowledgeable, and socially responsible individuals. We believe that education goes beyond textbooks and classrooms. It is about instilling a sense of purpose and inculcating values that remind us of our responsibility towards society and our curriculum is designed keeping in mind the holistic growth of the individual.
Over decades, spearheading the education revolution of India through GDGU has been an incredible journey for me. I have witnessed students from small towns scripting remarkable success stories, driven by their unwavering commitment to their careers and the sense of a responsibility for the betterment of society. The recognition and acclaim they have brought to the university stands as a testament to their accomplishments. Being a part of this trailblazing institution that has revolutionized the educational landscape in the NCR region of India is both an honour and a source of immense satisfaction.
As we move forward, I remain committed to our vision of providing a platform for holistic education that prepares our students for the challenges and opportunities of a rapidly changing world. We will continue to invest in cutting-edge infrastructure, foster innovation and research, and create an inclusive environment that nurtures the intellectual, emotional, and social growth of every member of the GDGU community.
I extend my heartfelt gratitude to the students, faculty, and staff who contribute to the success and reputation of GD Goenka University. Together, let us continue to push boundaries, expand horizons, and make a positive impact on society.
With profound appreciation and best wishes,
Prof. B. S. Satyanarayana holds a Ph. D from the Dept of Engineering, University of Cambridge, UK. He has now joined G D Goenka University, Gurgaon. As Vice-Chancellor. His nearly 38 years of experience includes working in entrepreneurial ventures, R&D & Innovation enabling environments, building new teams, and heading and transforming diverse organizations. All the dozen+ major projects he has been involved in the last three decades called for entrepreneurial, innovative, and start-up mode pursuits.View Profile
Prof. B. S. Satyanarayana holds a Ph. D from the Dept of Engineering, University of Cambridge, UK. He has now joined G D Goenka University, Gurgaon. As Vice-Chancellor. His nearly 38 years of experience includes working in entrepreneurial ventures, R&D & Innovation enabling environments, building new teams, and heading and transforming diverse organizations. All the dozen+ major projects he has been involved in the last three decades called for entrepreneurial, innovative, and start-up mode pursuits. This led to the setting up of start-ups, new universities, state of art and indigenous new technology labs/groups, creating compliance processes for standards and change management. He also worked as the Advisor in the Environment, Science & Technology Office of the Embassy of the Government of USA, in India, and contributed to Indo-US dialogue & partnership. He has worked in industry, R&D, Academic, Consultancy & Diplomatic environments in India, Japan, and the UK and with partners in the USA, EU, China, S. Korea, Singapore, and Russia.
In his previous position as the founder and Vice Chancellor of C V Raman Global University, a new 2.5-year-old university they created and implemented one of India’s first holistic plans for implementation of NEP 2020, linking skill and knowledge seamlessly using a new pedagogy, with a multidisciplinary experiential learning based approach. This involved curating & linking 25 advanced industry-based skill labs, established in line with world skills and facilitating project-based learning. Especially leverage it for an integrated way of enabling R&D, Innovation, and entrepreneurial culture in faculty and students, along with mandatory employable competence. Then as a Freelance consultant, he supported many industries, Academics, and R&D organizations on diverse issues. These include Strategy, Innovation, Manufacturing 4.0 for Atma Nirbhartha & Change Management (Product /Process / People), ESG, Sustainability & Circular Economy, Capacity Building through L&D, Higher Education & Skilling, NEP2020 Implementation and Compliance (Standards orAccreditation).
His efforts in industry, R&D, skilling, academic pedagogy and industry academic collaboration have led to creation of over to Rs 1000 Crores (including over Rs 70 Crores of GoI grants and Rs 250 crores from Industry) of R&D activity & skilling linked infrastructure, over 75+ industry-based labs & courses, 50+ start-ups, next generation skilling and disruptive technology enabled product and process development. This includes many first of its kind technology, publications, patents, retrofitted sustainable campuses and more. All with a strong foundation in Sustainability & Circular Economy. The developed indigenous products, process equipment’s, advanced instrumentation and process automation focused more on next generation disruptive technologies. This includes working both global MNCs to Indian MSMEs for Atma Nirbhartha linked to SDG goals and has led to over Rs 100 Crores of revenue for Indian MSMEs alone in the last 10 years. Even more prestigious was the Indian Government recognition of these unique initiatives and process and using the same for the review and entry of India as full-fledged member of the Washington Accord, AICTE adopting the orientation and mandatory internships, as also many states looking at the skilling process as role model. He has enabled over 25+ successful accreditation and multiple UGC/AICTE/DSIR/ State Agencies and other compliance agency reviews during the same period.
He has over 150+ peer reviewed publications, delivered 300+ invited talks, guided 7 Ph.D scholars and many PG students. The new pedagogy initiated by him for enabling NEP2020, has led to C V Raman Global University alone winning 29 of the 254 national medals at India (World) Skills contest final in January 2022, 9 CGU students representing Indian at the 46th World Skill contest in EU and 3 medals including gold (only Gold for India to date in World skills ) 45th WSC in Russia (2019) and 2 medals at 46th WSC in EU in oct 2022. He has been recognised with multiple awards including as Visionary and Best Vice Chancellor, Exemplary Academic Leader to best Industry-Academic Collaboration Leader, many for best technology, best researcher and more. He has been featured in print and visual media and also moderated many sessions under various academic, professional and industrial forums. There are few parallels of such academic, technological leadership and industry academic collaboration in Indian academic domain in public or private institutions, especially demonstrating this in private institutions adds even greater value.
SOME AWARDS /RECOGNITION: (i) Visionary Leader of the Year (2022) at the 4th EduLeaders Summit, 1st Dec22, Mumbai (Brain Wonders & UMC) (ii) India’s Most Impactful Vice Chancellor (2022) by Daily Indian Media, Edu Star & Power Brands(ICMR survey) iii) Vice chancellor of the Year 2022 at the 2nd HE Innovation & Technology Summit, 27th Aug2022, New Delhi, by Edtech companies including Universal Mentors Association, Brain Wonders & Reverie Language technologies. (iv) Exceptional Academic Leadership Award (2017) from Federation of World Academy, Business world and Education post at the 8th National Education Leadership Conclave, New Delhi 2017. (v) Terana-Mathworks Best Vice Chancellor Award (2017) by the Indian Engineering Educators and Administrators Conference (2017) (vi) Best Paper award at the SERB-DST and Royal Academy of Engg UK supported Conference on “Emerging Trends in Material Science and Surface Engg” for paper on “Design and Development of Vacuum Nanoelectronics based Electrical Propulsion of Nano Satellites” Jan 2018. (vii)Intel India’s Commendation(2018) contribution to Incredible 20 years of Developing Technology Ecosystem (viii) Best Educational Administrator for Sustainable Industry Institute Partnership (SIIP-2016), Chennai (ix) Texas Instruments Commendation(2016) for Nurturing Innovation & Fostering a thriving Ecosystem Bridging Government, Industry and Academia. (2016) (x) Wipro Earthian Award for Sustainability (2014) (xi) Skill Tree Education Evangelist of India (2013) (xii) Karamveer Chakra Medal (2013) from International Confederation of NGOs (iCONGO). (xiii) Cognizant –RVCE Best Researcher Award -Gold Medal (2012) (xiv) Philips Ideation Award for novel medical Instrumentation (2007) (xv) CISCON best paper award(2007) for his work on “Novel room temperature grown nanocarbons for Vacuum Nanoelectronics based Instrumentation” (2007) (xvi) Best paper: Asia Society for Information Display(ASID)- Novel Thin film Transistors (2006) (xvii) Cambridge Commonwealth Scholarship 1995
Dr. Dhirendra Singh Parihar has more than 23 years experience, 13 years in senior academic administration roles and 10 years in executive roles in large corporations.View Profile
Dr. Dhirendra Singh Parihar has more than 23 years experience, 13 years in senior academic administration roles and 10 years in executive roles in large corporations.
Dr. Dhirendra Singh Parihar has more than 23 years experience, 13 years in senior academic administration roles and 10 years in executive roles in large corporations such as Johnson & Johnson Limited and ICICI Bank Limited. Dhirendra has in-depth knowledge of higher education regulations, practices and conventions advocated by agencies such as the University Grants Commission, All India Council for Technical Education, National Board of Accreditation, National Assessment and Accreditation Council and other regulating bodies such as the Bar Council of India, Pharmacy council of India, Council of Architecture and Indian Council of Agricultural Research.
Prior to taking up the current position as the Registrar of the University, for three years Dhirendra was the University’s Controller of Examinations. He spent several years in various senior positions such as the Deputy Controller of Examinations, Program Director-Bachelor of Business Administration, Assistant Dean-Student Welfare and Chief Proctor at Ansal University in Gurgaon. Concurrently, Dhirendra also taught undergraduate and postgraduate courses in areas such as Banking & Insurance, General Management, Marketing Management, Supply Chain Management, Sales & Distribution Management, and Consumer Behavior.
Dhirendra holds a Bachelor in Physics (Honours) degree from Jamia Millia Islamia, Post Graduate Diploma in Business Management with specialization in marketing from Uttarakhand Technical University, Master in Science-Physics with specialization in Materials and a PhD in management from Sunrise University, in the area of consumer behavior.