Dr. H.S. Vijayakumar has 37 years of glittering professional experience during which he has held key positions in teaching and administration at University of Agricultural Sciences, Dharwad.
Dr. H.S. Vijayakumar holds a Ph.D. in Agricultural Economics from Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi which was awarded to him in 1984. He also holds degree in Law (L.L.B.) from Karnataka University, Dharwad. He has published 23 papers in Referred Journals. In addition to handling Externally Funded Projects, he has guided 3 students at Ph.D. level and 26 students at Master’s Level. Under his able leadership as Vice Chancellor, University of Agricultural Sciences, Dharwad had scaled new heights. His achievements are as follows:
Dr. Devanshu Patel, a dynamic visionary President of Parul University, whose unflinching commitment towards education has made an impact not only in Gujarat but in all the diversified States of India, and going beyond national boarders. Upon completing his Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery and Doctor of Medicine (Pharmacology) from Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, Dr. Devanshu Patel went on to invest his efforts towards promoting eduction, and establishing state-of-the-art educational institutions offering technical, business, social and medical courses in the State of Gujarat. His firefights and faith in youth empowerment allowed him to see that there was no dearth of talented individuals in Gujarat ,he always believed that such talented individuals, if given the of quality education and skill building programmes, could be transformed into dynamic leaders and thinkers of the 21st century.
His adherence towards research for the development of the academia has made him invest invest his efforts in the organising, chairing and participation of conferences on a state, national and global scale. With his vision towards internationalisation and globalisation, Dr. Devanshu Patel has raised the Parul University flag on global heights. He has been instrumental towards the creation and establishment of MOUs with leading higher educational institutions across Europe, Asia, North and South America and Africa. He believes that the world today is more in need of job creators and not job givers. Hence, he brought together a team of mentors under Entrepreneurship Development Cell of the University who have been creating an atmosphere of business innovation on the University campus through a series of flagship events dedicated to start ups. He believes that research development, is major drive behind any form of academic progression, and this beliefs been manifested into a living reality through his continuous support for intramural and extramural research grants and fellowships. This has also resulted in the increase of intellectual property, filed by the University in line with the academics. For Dr. Patel, learning is a continuous process which begins but never ends, and to make this a reality, he taken the extra mile of creating new learning avenues for external personnel to gain some degree of academic benefit from Parul University. He has initiative Continuous education program, Work Integrated Programs and Executive Development Programs. His selfless nature and adherence towards giving back to the communities and ensuring the welfare of the people has resulted in the initiation of various social initiatives and community drive programs. He has also led campaigns during COVID-19 which have contributed over 28 Lakhs to the Chief Ministers Relief fund, and crowd funding drives for daily wage labourers amounting 10 lakhs. He continues to the lead the scope of education of Parul University towards a trajectory of continuous growth for the overall development of the community.