From Vice Chancellors’s Desk

Graphic Era Hill University focuses not only on world-class education, but provides an experience to groom students as value-driven human beings, competent professionals and future leaders.

Prof. (Dr.) Sanjay JasolaVice Chancellor, Graphic Era Hill University

Message from the Desk of Vice Chancellor, Prof (Dr) Sanjay Jasola

I am honoured and greatly privileged to lead Graphic Era Hill University and continue the ambitious strategy of addressing the challenges and opportunities of future to benefit our communities more widely.

Since its inception in 2011, Graphic Era Hill University (GEHU) under the aegis of Graphic Era Educational Society has continued in subtle ways to pour fresh knowledge, human capital, and innovation into the engines of our society. It demands excellence and has little patience for mediocrity. In a short span GEHU has become an ensemble of a multi-layered educational system which covers all aspects of under-graduate, post-graduate, and Ph.D. education. With 19 schools of learning and 65 programms spread over three campuses of learning and research, viz. Dehradun, Bhimtal and Haldwani, our dedicated faculty nurtures brightest young minds from all over the country with smartly crafted and industry compliant course curricula using state-of-art infrastructure in a climate of possibility, and transform lives and enhance communities.

Graphic Era Hill University heralds the latest and newest but never allows itself to be consumed by the intellectual fads of the day. Our graduates are smart, collaborative and entrepreneurial. They use creative space of Graphic Era Hill University to actualize their potential. We are encouraging entrepreneurship and innovation on the campus. We are facilitating campus recruitments and connecting our students to the world. I can say with legitimate pride that the University has achieved far more than just the modest target set at the time of its inception by producing a trained human resource to serve the country in all walks of life and by contributing to the knowledge base.

I am glad to have this opportunity to serve as the Vice Chancellor of this glorious institution.  Graphic Era Hill University pledges to the state, the nation and the world that our endeavours will benefit all citizens. I invite you to join and strengthen this venture.

Prof. (Dr.) Sanjay Jasola’s Profile

Prof. Sanjay Jasola is the present Vice Chancellor of Graphic Era Hill University. He was the founding Vice Chancellor of the University, the position which he held from November 2011 to November 2021. Subsequently, he was appointed as the Director General of Graphic Era (Deemed to be) University contributing to its growth and success during his short stint from Nov 2021 to May 2023. Prior to joining Graphic Era, Prof. Jasola was Dean (Academics), Dean (School of ICT) in Gautam Buddha University, Greater NOIDA. He has three decades of experience in teaching, research and academic administration. He has also served as faculty member in Wawasan Open University, Penang, Malaysia and as Deputy Director in IGNOU, New Delhi. He has conducted Open Educational Resources (OER) workshops in UK, Malaysia, Sri Lanka and India. Prof. Jasola has provided consultancy to Commonwealth of Learning (COL) Canada, Commonwealth Educational Media Centre For Asia (CEMCA), UNESCO, Asian Development Bank (ADB) and to several Government agencies in India.

He holds Bachelor of Technology (Computer Science and Engineering) from KNIT Sultanpur, Master of Technology (Computer Science and Technology) from IIT Roorkee, and Ph.D in Computer Science from School of Computer and System Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. Prof. Jasola has published more than 80 papers in international/ national journals/ conferences and book chapters. He has guided a number of 21 M.Tech and 3 PhD students.

He has been awarded the Gold Medal for Innovation in Open & Distance Learning by Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) for implementing the EDUSAT Network in the country under the guidance of Dr A.P.J. Abdul Kalam (then President of India). He also holds a PG Diploma and Masters of Arts in Distance Education from IGNOU, New Delhi.

Under the leadership of Prof. Jasola, Graphic Era Hill University has taken a few digital initiatives and is pioneer in integrating massive open online courses (MOOCs) in curriculum for all courses offered at university since 2014, for which he was appreciated in 2018 by then Union Education Minister.