Prof. Kameshwar Nath Singh
Prof. Kameshwar Nath Singh is the 3rd Vice Chancellor of Central University of South Bihar (CUSB), Gaya. Prior to joining CUSB, Prof. Singh was Vice-Chancellor of Uttar Pradesh Rajarshi Tandon Open University, Prayagraj and Prof. Rajendra Singh (Rajju Bhaiya) State University, Prayagraj. He completed his graduation, post-graduation and PhD from Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Gorakhpur University, Gorakhpur. He started his academic career at the same University where he also worked as Head of the department of Geography. He has been the founder Director of Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Research Foundation at Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Gorakhpur University, Gorakhpur. Prof. Singh has about 32 years of rich professional experience in different aspects of teaching, research, administration, training as well as major research projects formulations, both national and international. He has supervised 18 Ph.D. students and one post-doctoral fellow.
Prof. Singh has worked as a Research Associate at the Institute of Geography and Institute for Development Research and Development Policy at Ruhr University, Bochum, Germany for one year in a joint research project titled ‘Urban fringe study of Indian and German cities’ sponsored by DAAD. He has conducted extensive field survey in different parts of Germany as well as the Netherlands, Belgium and Luxemburg under the guidance of Late Prof. K. H. Hottes, Director, Institute of Geography and Institute of Development Studies, Germany. Prof. Singh has contributed mainly in the field of environment, regional development and value education. He has more than seventy publications to his credit in the form of research papers and policy papers etc. He is the author of 17 books and is currently working on his upcoming book entitled ‘Geography of India: Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow’. He has served as Vice President of the National Association of Geographers of India (NAGI) and at present he is the President of the Association of North Indian Geographers of which he was previously General Secretary for almost 20 years.
Prof. Singh is the founder General Secretary of the Institute for Rural Eco-development which has been established with viewpoint of action-oriented research for eco-development of rural areas. He is the executive editor of the ‘Journal of Eco development’ as well as ‘Uttar Bharat Bhugol Patrika’, published from the Dept. of Geography, Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Gorakhpur University, Gorakhpur. Prof. Singh has been organizing Prithvi Parva National Seminar every year on the eve of Vasant Panchami for the last 25 years which has regularly churned out useful recommendations and insights for policy makers and planners. He has pursued an active and engaging social and public life wherein he has been the organizer of Purvanchal Swadeshi Mela, Gorakhpur with help of Swadeshi Jagarana Manch and Bhartiya Vipdan Vikas Kendra. He has been Convenor of Sarva Samaveshi Sanskriti Kumbh and Bhoogol Kumbh at Prayagraj Kumbh Mela in 2018.
Prof. K.N. Singh is contributing to a great extent in other higher education assignments. He is Visitor’s /President of India’s nominee Executive Councillor of Central University of Jharkhand, Ranchi and Governor’s nominee Executive Councillor of University of Allahabad (A Central University). He is serving as expert member of Research Degree Committee and Board of Studies in several Universities. He is an esteemed member of the collegium of eminent social scientists, constituted by the ICSSR, New Delhi. He has also been nominated as Senate Member, IIT Patna. Presently, he is also the President (elected), Deccan Geographical Society of India, Pune. Prof. K.N. Singh has been honoured with several awards such as distinguished citizen award by Yuva Chetna Samiti, Gorakhpur and State award for excellent working as coordinator of National Service Scheme by Dept. of Higher Education, U.P. Government. He has been awarded with the best Geographer award by Deccan Geographical Society of India, Pune in 2014 for lasting contributions in domain of Geography and for able administration in the University system.
As Vice-Chancellor of Central University of South Bihar, Prof. K.N. Singh has prioritised developing congenial learning environment, efficient and transparent administration and strengthening student support system in the perspective of New Education Policy 2020. He has laid more emphasis on professional courses in light of era of globalization, liberalization and privatization as per need of 21st Century. Moreover, he is planning to focus on research and development on the principle of Integral Humanism propounded by Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyaya. Keeping the ideals of ‘Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam’ and ‘Sarve Bhavantu Sukhinah’, Prof. Singh firmly believes in the principle of think globally but act locally in light of Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi Ji’s principle of ‘Vocal for Local’ to achieve the goal of ‘AatmaNirbhar Bharat’.
Established under the Central Universities Act, 2009 (Section 25 of 2009) as Central University of Bihar (CUB) and the name since changed by the Central Universities (Amendment) Act, 2014 to Central University of South Bihar (CUSB) is an institution of higher learning in the state of Bihar.
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