President of India, in his capacity as the Visitor of the University, has appointed Dr. Arun Maira, Member Planning Commission as the Chancellor of the Central University of Himachal Pradesh, Dharamsala for a period of five years. As per the Central Universities Act 2009, the Chancellor presides over the Convocation of the University and chairs the meeting of the University Court.
Disclosing this B.R. Dhiman,Registrar, Central University of Himachal Pradesh,
At Dharamshala, said , "Internationally renowned for his professional and academic contribution, Dr. Arun Maira's appointment as Chancellor is likely to bring immense benefit to the Central University and obviously the university fraternity is obviously jubilant." The Vice Chancellor Professor Furqan Qamar called Dr. Maira as soon as he received the official communication from the MHRD.The Vice Chancellor is likely to meet the Chancellor on 21st August 2012.
Born on 15 August 1943, Dr. Arun Maira is an alumnus St Stephen's College, Delhi University and presently serving as Member of the Planning Commission . Mr. Arun Maira was a member of the Tata Administrative Services and worked in several senior positions in the TATA Group in India and abroad
Mr. Maira has advised clients across a wide variety of industries and in many countries on issues of strategy and organisation. He has worked with clients in North America, Europe, South America and Asia in industries ranging from automobiles, steel, and oil, to pharmaceuticals, and financial services. He has also advised Governments and international agencies on leadership processes to accelerate development.
Dr. Arun Maira has served on the boards of several large Indian companies, including companies in the Tata, Birla, Godrej, Hero, and Mahindra Groups. He has been a Member of The Confederation of Indian Industry's (CII) National Council for many years, as well as Chairman of several of CII's National Councils, including the National Council for Corporate Governance, and Chairman of CII's Leadership Summit.
Dr. Arun Maira was also Chairman of Save the Children, India, and Chairman of the Axis Bank Foundation. He has served on the boards of several Indian and international management education institutions. He was also on the boards of the Indian Institute of Corporate Affairs, the India Brand Equity Foundation, and the Public Interest Foundation, as well as a trustee of WWF India, the World Food Program India Trust, and Aspen India.
Dr. Arun Maira is also the author of several books.