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Brief Profile:

Jai Prakash Sharma (J P Sharma) is currently Director, IMS GZD and the immediate past Head, Department of Commerce, and Dean Faculty of Commerce & Business at the Delhi School of Economics, University of Delhi. In the last over 44 years of his academic career, he has held several academic and administrative positions. He has supervised 24 PhDs, 29 M.Phil dissertations. He has authored 17 books and over 100 research papers/articles published in several national and international journals of repute. His book titled ‘Corporate Governance, Business Ethics & CSR’ has on its review written by Sir Adrian Cadbury who in 1992 gave the world its first code on corporate governance. He is/has been Visitor's (President of India)/Central Government Nominee on the University of Allahabad, BHU, NEHU, Sikkim, Tripura and HNB Garhwal University, and the First Court of Tripura Central University constituted by the Central Government. He is the member of Finance Committee of Central University of Jammu, and Member Academic Council of Central University of South Bihar. He is a Fellow Member of the ICSI and Member of several other professional bodies including ILI, ISTD, IMA, ICPS, and ICA. He is member of Association of North America Higher Education International (ANAHEI)'s Educational Council. He is the Fellow Member of the Australian Academy of Business Leadership (AABL) and has been nominated on its ‘Advisory Board’. He has been the Member/Chairman of the Governing Body of Shri Ram College of Commerce (SRCC), St. Stephens College, IP College for Women, PGDAV College, and Guru Nanak Dev College under Delhi University. He is Member of the Editorial Advisory Boards of around a dozen internationally reputed journals including ‘Editorial Advisory Board Member’ and a reviewer of the Australian Academy of Law Ethics and Governance Review (AALEGR) journal, Australasian Journal of Law Ethics and Governance (AJLEG) and a reviewer. He has participated as an expert in over 150 national and international conferences/seminars/special lectures/panel discussions, delivered keynote and chaired various technical and valedictory sessions. This year he has been invited by the University of Sussex (Sussex Law School, Sussex Business School & Sussex School of Global Studies) for lectures to the research scholars and PG students; last year, invited by the Department of Finance at Waikato Management School, the University of Waikato, New Zealand for lectures to the PG students; in 2014, invited by the Sussex Law School, University of Sussex (UK) for lectures to the research scholars and PG students; in 2012, by the Department of Management at the King's College, London to deliver special lecture to PG students; also was invited that year to deliver a Key Note address in a two days International Trade & Academic Research Conf organized by the ABRM’S Business and Management Review at the University of London Union, London. In 2011, invited by the London based World Council for Corporate Governance & IOD to address the delegates in a 3 day Global Convention-cum-GOLDEN PEACOCK awarding ceremony held in London. He presented research papers at the ICGS Conf at Bentley University, Boston in 2016; the 3rd International Conference organized by the Cologne Business School (Germany) in 2016; IIBA 2015 at the University of South Florida USA; AABL Sydney Conf 2015 organized at the University of Western Sydney and received the Best Paper Award with Cash Prize; at the 2012 WCLTA Conf organised in Brussels; 2012 World Finance Conference held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; CEA's International conf organized at the UCD Dublin in July, 2011; CGIR International Conf at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in 2010; CEA Conf at University of Oxford, UK in July 2010 and Conf at the Birmingham Business School, UK in June 2009. He was selected from the country to attend the three days Corporate Governance Board Leadership Training Programme organised by the IFC (a World Bank Group) acting through the Global Corporate Governance Forum, USA. He has widely travelled to countries like USA, UK, Russia, Australia, New Zealand, China, Brazil, Republic of Ireland, Northern Ireland, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Holland, Belgium, Germany, France, Switzerland, Italy, Austria, Hungary, Czechoslovakia, Greece, Haiti, Jamaica, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Bhutan and Nepal.

Educational Qualification:

- Ph.D, Department of Commerce, Delhi School of Economics, Delhi University, 1989. Doctoral thesis on Problems & Prospects of Sports Goods Industry in India”.
- Diploma T & D (HRD), Indian Society for Training and Development, New Delhi, 1998.
- LL.B, University of Delhi, 1981.
- F.C.S, Institute of Company Secretaries of India, New Delhi, 1979.
- M.Com, Department of Commerce, University of Delhi, 1972.
- B. Com (Hons.), Hindu College, University of Delhi, 1970.

Experience:

Administrative Experience
• Immediate Past Head, Department of Commerce,
• Ex Dean Faculty of Commerce & Business, Delhi School of Economics, University of Delhi.
• Worked as In-charge, Department of Commerce (SDC), Faculty of Commerce & Business, University of Delhi during 2007-2009 and 2003-2005. The academic performance of M.Com. Students of South Campus registered a substantial improvement during this period. In the M. Com Part II results, the 1st topper from amongst the students registered at South Campus, North Campus and School of Open Learning was from South Campus consecutively for 2007 and 2008.
• Worked as Joint Dean Students Welfare, University of Delhi.
Teaching Experience
• Over 43 years experience of teaching Postgraduate and Graduate classes.
• Currently teaching M.Phil, M.Com, MBA classes at the Department of Commerce, Delhi School of Economics and University of Delhi South Campus.
• Have been associated with the teaching of CS Course at the Institute of Company Secretaries of India and Postgraduate Diploma in Corporate Laws at the Indian Law Institute, Supreme Court.
Research Supervision
• 25 years’ experience of post-doctoral research.
• Supervised 23 Ph.Ds, 26 M.Phil Dissertations and over 100 Projects. Work of 7 Ph.D students is at various stages of submission.
• Evaluated over five-dozen Ph.D. thesis and conducted Ph.D. Viva-Voce in a number of Universities.

Awards & Honors:


• Visitor’s (President of India) Nominee on the selection committee for teaching posts on the subject of commerce and economics in the Allahabad Central University (2012-16), in the subject of commerce in Banaras Hindu University (BHU), Varanasi (2009-12), in the School of Economics, Management, Library and Information Sciences at North Eastern Hill Central University (NEHU), Shillong (2011--13).
• Visitor’s (President of India) Nominee on the First Academic Council of the Sikkim Central University, Gangtok Sikkim (2008-11).
• Central Government Nominee on the First Academic Council of Garhwal Central University, Srinagar, Uttrakhand (2009-12).
• Central Government Nominee on the First Academic Council of Tripura Central University, Agartala Tripura (2007-10).
• Central Government Nominee on the First Court of Tripura Central University for three years wef May 13, 2014.
• Member of Finance Committee of Central University of Jammu (2015 to 2018).
• Chancellor’s (Governor) Nominee on the selection committee for the teaching posts in the subject of commerce of the Kurukshetra University, Haryana.
• Recipient of “Shiksha Gaurav Puraskar” awarded by the Centre for Education Growth and Research, New Delhi.
• Selected from the country to attend three days Corporate Governance Board Leadership Training Programme organized by the International Finance Corporation (a World Bank Group) acting through the Global Corporate Governance Forum, USA.
• A joint research paper titled “Impact of Postal Ballot Mechanism on Improving Shareholders’ Participation in Corporate Decision Making: A Research Study” (co-authored by Ms. Poonam Sethi) published in the February 2009 issue of the journal Chartered Secretary has been adjudged for the Award of the First prize in Legal discipline under the Prize Award scheme for articles published in Vol. XXXIX (Year 2009). The prize was announced and given by the Minister of Corporate Affairs at the Inaugural function of the 38th National Convention of Company Secretaries held at Swissotel Kolkata City Centre, Kolkata on 2nd September, 2010 in the gathering of a large number of company secretaries and corporate executives who attended the Convention.
• Member of Association of North America Higher Education International (ANAHEI)'s Educational Council.
• Appointed as a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Business Leadership (AABL) in April 2015.
• Nominated by the Australian Academy of Business Leadership (AABL) on the AABL ‘Advisory Board’; ‘Editorial Advisory Board Member’ and a reviewer of the Australian Academy of Law Ethics and Governance Review (AALEGR) journal, Australasian Journal of Law Ethics and Governance (AJLEG) and a reviewer; Organising committee member of ‘Kuala Lumpur International Business Research Conference (KLIBSRC) 2016, ‘Melbourne International Business Research Conference (MIBSRC) 2016, ‘Dhaka International Business and Social Science Research Conference (MIBSRC) 2016, and ‘London International Business and Social Science Research Conference (MEIBRC) 2016.
• Member of the Editorial Board of ‘Indian Journal of Corporate Governance’ of the Institute of Public Enterprise (IPE).
• Member, Editorial Advisory Board of the Chartered Secretary, and Students Company Secretary Journals published by the Institute of Companies Secretaries of India.
• Member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of the Global Institute of Applied Business Research, Aucland, New Zealand.
• Member of the Editorial Advisory Board of ‘Envision’-an International Journal of Management & Commerce.
• Member of the Editorial Advisory Board of the monthly Journal ‘Advances in Management’- an International Peer Reviewed Journal.
• Member of ‘Amity Journal of Corporate Governance (AJCG)’ Amity University.
• Member of the Editorial Advisory Board of the Asia-Pacific ‘Finance and Accounting Review’.
• Member, Editorial Board, International Journal of Enterprise Computing and Business Systems (IJECBS)-Online India.
• Member, Editorial board for the TJPRC global community two Journals ‘International Journal of Economics, Commerce and Research (IJECR)’ and ‘Journal of Economics, Commerce and Research (JECR)’.
• Member, Editorial Advisory Committee, “THE DISCUSSANT” published by the Centre for Reforms, Development and Justice, New Delhi.
• Member, Editorial Board of the peer reviewed ‘International Journal on Education Growth and Research’ of the Centre for Education Growth and Research (CEGR), new Delhi.
• Member, Editorial Advisory Committee, Banarsidas Chandiwala Institute of Professional Studies, Dwarka, New Delhi.
• Member, Editorial Board of the International Journal of Applied Ethics of the Centre for Ethics and Values, Ramanujan College, University of Delhi.
• Member, Editorial Board of the International Interdisciplinary journal of Bhim Rao Ambedkar College, University of Delhi.
• Advisor, "North-Eastern Journal for Commerce and Management" (half- yearly journal)
• Chaired a Session and also presented research paper titled “Ethical Governance-A Study of Delhi University and its Colleges (Joint Authors)” at the Sydney International Business Research Conference 2015 organised by the Australian Academy of Business Leadership (AABL) on 17-19 April, 2015 at the University of Western Sydney Campbelltown, and received the Best Paper Award with Cash Prize for the Paper.
• Fellow Member (FCS 1780), the Institute of Company Secretaries of India, New Delhi.
• Life Member (L-1069), Institute of Constitutional and Parliamentary Studies, New Delhi.
• Life Member, the Indian Law Institute, New Delhi.
• Life Member, the Indian Society for Training and Development, New Delhi
• Life Member, the Indian Commerce Association, New Delhi.
• Fellow of the Corporate Governance and Sustainability International Group (CGSIG).
• Associate Member, the Indian Management Association, New Delhi.
• Member, Board of Post Graduate Studies in Commerce, Tripura Central University (2014-16).
• Member, Board of Studies for the Department of Commerce as constituted by Vice-Chancellor of the Central University of Haryana, Mahendergarh (2014-16).
• Member , School of Commerce, HNB Garhwal University, Uttrakhand, (2014-16).
• Member, Board of Research Studies, AMU Central University (2014-16).
• Members, Board of PG Studies of the Department of Commerce, Tezpur Central University (2015-2017).
• Member, Board of Studies, Faculty of Commerce and Management, Maharaja Ganga Singh University, Ajmer, Rajasthan.
• Member, Research Degree Committee, MGCGV, Chtrakoot (MP).
• Member, Committee to Deliberate on the Representations of Faculty Members for Promotion under CAS, HNB Garhwal University, Uttrakhand, March 2014.
• Chairman, Managing Committee of VKRV Rao Hostel for two years wef April 2014. Earlier, DU Executive Council Nominee on the Managing Committee of VKRV Rao Hostel for two years (2012-14).
• Member of the Governing Body of St Stephens College, under Delhi University.
• Member of the Governing Body of Shri Ram College of Commerce (SRCC) under Delhi University.
• Member/Chairman of the Governing Body of Indra Prastha College for Women of the Delhi University.
• Member/Chairman of the Governing Body of Sri Guru Nanak Dev Khalsa College, Delhi.
• Member/Chairman of the Governing Body of PGDAV College of Delhi University.
• Member of the Governing Body of Kamala Nehru College of Delhi University.
• Chairman, Board of Research Studies, Faculty of Commerce & Business, University of Delhi.
• Member, Delhi University Committee to identify Departments/colleges for setting up Business incubators which shall be the center of innovative products.
• Member Examination Disciplinary Committee, University of Delhi, 2013-14
• Member Managing Committee, Centre for Corporate Governance Research and Training (ICSI-CCGRT), Mumbai.
• Member of the Delhi University Task Force to remove the hardships in cases of serious ailments like kidney failure, cancer and bypass surgery for teaching as well non-teaching employees.
• Member, International Advisory Board, International Congress of Pervasive computing and management, Sydney, Australia. The 3rd International Congress on Pervasive Computing and Management 2010 held on 4-5 Dec 2010 in Jaipur, India.
• Convener Member of the XI Plan UGC Expert Committee.
• Expert to screen applications under Emeritus Fellowship of UGC
• Elected Member of the National Council of Indian Society for Training & Development, New Delhi and has been Member of its Diploma Board.
• Expert Member with the AICTE, the Institute of Companies Secretaries of India, central universities, various state universities, management institutes, college governing bodies, and college and university selection committees.
• Member Chinese Economic Association (UK/Europe).
• Member Bodleian Library, Oxford, UK.
• Member, Library of the London School of Economics, UK.
• Member, Hounslow Council Library, London.
• Chairman, Colleges Inspection Team under Sikkim Central University.
• Chairman, Managing Committee of VKRV Rao Hostel (DU) for two years wef May the 02, 2014
• Member, Advisory Committee, Delhi University Hindi Medium Implementation Directorate 2011-13, 2013-15, 2015-17.
• Member, Standing Committee of the Academic Council under Clause 5 of Ordinance II of the University of Delhi for the year 2014-15.
• Expert Member to edit the Post Graduate Diploma Course in Corporate Governance of the Centre for Corporate Education, Training & Consultancy, IGNOU, New Delhi.
• Expert Member to edit/review the e-lessons prepared at the Institute of Lifelong Learning, University of Delhi.
• Expert Member, Committee for Restructuring BCom Programme, School of Management, IGNOU, New Delhi.
• Member, Committee of Courses, College of Vocational Studies, Delhi University.
• Expert Member, Committee for Restructuring B. A. (Vocational Studies), College of Vocational Studies, Delhi University, 2011.
• Member, Expert Committee constituted by the UGC for evaluation of Major Research Projects, 2014
• Expert Member, Committee to Identify and Design Specific Competency based Courses (Commerce), School of Management, IGNOU, New Delhi.
• Expert Member, Committee to Design Course Work for M.Phil and Ph.D Programme, School of Management Studies, IGNOU, New Delhi.
• Resource person for course design and writers/editors committee, the School of Vocational Education and Training (SOVET), Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU), New Delhi.
• Expert Member, Advisory Committee for Vocational Programmes in Business & Commerce, National Institute of Open Schooling, Ministry of Human Resources and Development, Govt of India.
• Member, selection committee to recommend the award of “20 All India Post Graduate & University Post Graduate Scholarship” for the year 2012-13.
• Expert Member, Articles Screening Committee for the publication in Souvenir of the 36th & the 37th National Convention of Company Secretaries held in 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, respectively.
• Expert Member, Articles Screening Committee for the best paper award for the National Convention of Company Secretaries held in 2015.
• Member, Managing Committee, Alumni Association, Indian Society for Training and Development, New Delhi.
• Life Member Alumni Association (Permanent Invitee, Executive Committee), Hindu College, Delhi University.
• Member, Standing Committee (Students) of the Academic Council, University of Delhi w.e.f April 18, 2013.
• Member, Standing Committee on Academic Matters of the Academic Council, University of Delhi w.e.f April 18, 2013.
• Member, to scrutinize the issues regarding availability of infrastructure in colleges and expertise of faculty to offer BMS Course under Delhi University.
• Member, Departmental Research Committee in the Department of Business Economics, Delhi University for two years wef August 02, 2014.
• Member, Departmental Research Committee in the Faculty of Management Studies, Delhi University for two years wef August 02, 2012.
• Convener, Department Research Committee, Department of Commerce, Delhi School of Economics, Delhi University.
• Secretary, Departmental Council, Dept of Commerce, Delhi School of Economics, Delhi University.
• Member, Faculty of Commerce & Business, Delhi University, (1993-95, 2006-2012).
• Member, Managing Committee, Kendriya Vidyalaya, Pitampura, Delhi.
• Member (provisional), Indian Institute of Management Library, Bangalore.
• Has been Member, Board of Research Studies for Humanities, University of Delhi.
• Has been Member, Committee of Courses and Studies, Department of Commerce, Delhi University.
• Has been University Representative on the Managing Committee of Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar Mahavidyala Aligarh, U.P.
• Has been Expert Member, (Selections), Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar Mahavidyala Aligarh, U.P. (Agra University).
• Has been a member, Inspection Committee (Colleges), Bundelkhand University, Jhansi.
• Has been Member, Research Committee (Commerce) of Dr. Bhim Rao Ambedkar University (Agra University).
• Has been Member, Research Committee (Commerce) of Bundelkhand University, Jhansi U.P.
• Has been Expert Member, Hearing Committee (Appraisal Board), Professional Colleges/Management Institutes seeking Affiliation to the AICTE (MHRD).
• Has been Expert Member, Inspection Committee, Professional Colleges/Management Institutes, South Western Regional Office, AICTE (MHRD).
• Has been Expert Member, Inspection Committee. Professional Colleges/Management Institutes Affiliated to I.P. University, New Delhi.
• Has been General Secretary, Friends of China Society, New Delhi.

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