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Gurgaon, Haryana, India
September 14, 2021

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Prof (Dr.) Tushar K. NATH, B.Sc (Engg.), M.Tech (Management, IIT), PhD, FIE, CEr, MIMA, MISTE, MIACEE.

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Prof.(Dr.) Tushar K. NATH

Date of Birth

June 16, 1958


801, Trimurty Heights, Sector 39, Gurgaon; Opposite Medanta Hospital


1. B.Sc Engineering (Electrical)[5 years Degree Engineering Program]

Regional Engineering College (Now, NIT), Kurukshetra, Haryana, India

Year of Passing: 1983, First Class

2. PG in Management, M.Tech(Management & Systems)[ Management program of IIT, Delhi for Officers of Public Sector and Defence Services]

Department of Management Studies, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Delhi

Year of Passing: 1994, First Class.

First Master Thesis on IPR in IITs in the country.

3. PhD (Engg.): Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India on Continuing Technical Education under the Guidance and supervision of eminent academician Prof. SujayBasu, of Electrical Engineering Department, along with a Co-Guide Prof.Dr. S.S.Murthy, Head ( Electrical) IIT, Delhi. Prof SS Murthy subsequently held the position of Director, NIT, Surathkal and Vice Chancellor, Central University, Gulbarga, Karnataka.

Year of PhD Award: April, 2007

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE ( 36 Years since 1983):

A.Higher Education and Research Promotion (Academic and Research Administration)

13 years (2007-2019)

SAGE University, Amity Uversity, Engineering and Mangement Institutions, as Director and Director-Principal.


Legal & Statutory Affairs in Technical Education

7 years


AICTE, under MHRD, Government of India on deputation from WBIDC, Govrnment of West Bengal.


Administrative & PSUs

12 years


Government of Gujarat, Government of West Bengal & NRDC, Government of India.

D. Corporate

4 years +


Cutler Hammer, J&N, Uptron in Executive capacity.



Associated with UEM University, Jaipur as Member, Board of Governors.


Held the position of Founder Vice Chancellor of SAGE University, a unique green field University in the picturesque landscape in the city of Indore, aiming to be a model Higher education institution in the State of MP, imbibing best practices in academics, research and in the system of University Governance. It was a tenure of two years for founder Vice Chancellor, as per State Act of MP.

Being a newly established University, major focus was being given to create strong academic and administrative foundation with best practices as propounded by OECD, World Bank and National & International Accrediting agencies. The Academic and Examination Regulations, Academic and Research Policies, Quality Manual and important Guidelines have been notified under my direct supervision, providing much needed legal instruments to start, run and manage a new University. These marathon exercises were carried out by me personally utilizing my Statutory experiences in AICTE, Ministry of HRD, Government of India with an aim to provide enabling mechanism and provisions for proper administration and university governance, based on the First Statute, First Ordinance, notified in the Official Gazette(Extraordinary) of the State of MP, with the recommendation of MP State Private Regulatory Commission.

The BOS, Academic Council and BOM meetings are being held regularly ensuring full statutory compliance. Besides, innovation in curricula development, assessment and evaluation has been the key to introduce best education pedagogy with 20 % MOOCs (now, 40%) as per latest directives of Government. Internationalization is an important focus area with tie ups with couple of foreign universities.

Besides Skill and Competency based education initiatives were drawn up in partnership with SQA (Scottish Qualification Authority) and also Kyongdong University, Korea with job prospects in Korean Industries in India. With a major focus on Internationalization, SAGE University Centre of Excellence (SAUCE) had been set up wherein SQA, Scotland accredited programs could be launched from 2018, besides high-end programs like Artificial Intelligence, IOT and Advance Computing in association with foreign Knowledge Partners.

Signed MOU with NRDC, Ministry of Science & Technology, Government of India to promote IPR and Commercialization of Know-How, with an aim to promote Innovation in the university.

SAGE University, Indore was granted approval by UGC, under section 2(f), within two years of my tenure.

SAGE University, Indore was awarded as best emerging University in MP in the hands of Hon’ble Chief Minister, State of Madhya Pradesh. Chancellor, SAGE University, Indore had received various other awards in recognition of wonderful initiatives undertaken in this green field university.


I had set up following institutions in Amity University:

Founder Director, Amity Institute of Public Policy (launched in 2015);

Founder Director, Amity Institute of International Studies (launched in 2016);

Founder Director & PI, NRDC-Amity Innovation Facilitation Centre (launched in 2014), dealing with Research promotion and IPR.

Strategic Advisor to Founder President, Amity University Group, Noida/NCR, India;

Director (Legal & Statutory Compliance), VC’s Office, Amity University, Noida (2013-2015), with dual responsibility of Research Promotion.

Task undertaken in Amity University (Since 2013)

Handled Academic Administration, Policy, Research & Innovation, Skill Development Policies, Legal & Statutory Compliances in Amity University, Noida and acted as Member of Policy Think Tank.

i.Research Initiatives:

Supported 50 odd institutes under Amity University, Noida promoting research and helping the researchers in submission of project & research proposals to various Funding agencies of Government of India like DST, DBT, ICAR etc. Besides, handled the participation of faculty in international conferences abroad to augment research publication. Also dealt with ranking and accreditation including international accreditation.

NRDC-Amity Innovation Facilitation Centre at Amity Incubation Centre, Amity University, Noida:

Research & Innovation Project:

As Project Investigator and Director of a unique project received from National Research Development Corporation, Ministry of S&T, Government of India, leading to creation of NRDC-Amity Innovation Facilitation Centre in 2014, I had taken multiple initiatives in promoting IPR, patents in particular from the research initiatives at Amity University and and also the projects at Amity Incubation Centre.

Initiated activities under Indo-US Collaboration in Engineering Education (IUCEE, USA) under the guidance of Prof. K.Vedula, Dean (Emeritus), MIT, USA.

Handled Research & Innovation- extensively promoting research proposals under various schemes of government of India, such as DST, DBT, ICAR, ICMR, MOEF, UKIERI and others, through the team of faculty, researchers and scientists.

ii.Policy, Legal and New Initiatives:

As key Officer in VC’s office, handled all sensitive areas of academic administration, advising Vice Chancellor and also Registrar on all such matters.

Launched Amity Institute of International Studies (AIIS) and Amity Institute of Public Policy (AIPP) in Noida campus with UG, Masters and PhD programs in International Relations, Public Policy, with multiple specializations like Governance, Law and Diplomacy etc.

All Academic Administration related to UG, PG and PhD programs of AIPP and AIIS.

Drafted Program structure and course curricula for MA(Public Policy & Governance), MA( International Relations), MA( Public Diplomacy) and BA( International Relations) .

Initiated dialogue with International Association for Continuing Engineering Education (IACEE), USA as it’s member to organize activities under it.

Dealt with International Relations/Collaborations-vetting MOUs with foreign universities and other research agencies. Amity University has academic and research Agreements with over 75 international and 27 national institutions, universities and research organizations.

Handled important matters- played important roles in all policy matters, administrative issues and confidential matters of the office of VC and Founder President.

Taken up various academic and statutory issues for amendments from policy perspectives.

Acted as Core team member of VC’s Committee for recruitment.

Acted as Core team member of University Committee for introducing New Programs.

Acted as Member in various Committees of University.

Drafted University Regulations and Guidelines.

Drafted various documents and guidelines for University like CBCS, Credit Policy, Research & IPR Policy and such other documents for policy decision.

Revised and amended all the 18 Regulations and over 50 Guidelines of Amity University and drafted several Guidelines and Policy documents.

Handled Legal- all the matters pertaining to legal, be it court cases, disputes, complaints, RTI, contracts and agreements.

iii.Skill Development Initiatives:

Extensively handled skill development policy for Amity University, leading to launch skill development courses.

Submitted detailed Report on Skill Development Initiatives of Government of India to Amity University with an aim to join Skill Development Mission of Government of India of skilling 500million Indian Youth by 2022.

Studied skill development policies and RPL (Recognition of Prior Learning) model of various countries and working on policy paper.

Submitted detailed Policy Response to UGC & MHRD on New Education Policy, as Director, Amity Institute of Public Policy.

Submitted detailed Policy Response to Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship, Government of India, on the Skill Development Policy, as Director, Amity Institute of Public Policy.

Drafted B.Voc Regulations for Amity University, Noida.

Acted as key member of Amity University for launching skill development courses.

4.Held the following positions during 2007-2013 after completion of tenure in AICTE:

Provided Academic and Administrative Leadership as Academic Administrator and Head of various Indian academic institutions in the States of Punjab, Haryana, West Bengal and U.P, India, among others:

I.Director (Academics), Institute of Engineering & Management (IEM), Saltlake, Kolkata

II.Campus Director, NSHM Centre for Development & Management Studies, Gurgaon. Handling Management Program and New Initiatives.

III.Director-Principal, Rayat Institute of Engineering and IT, Ropar, Punjab

IV.Director-Principal, Bharat Institute of Technology, Sonepat, Haryana Director-Principal, BITS, Sonepat, Haryana, India

V.Director-Integrated Campus, JRE Group of Institutions, Greater Noida (reporting to Prof. Steve Rawlinson, President)-This institution, JRE has been promoted by two global brands in education sector, Educomp, India and Raffles Education Corporation, Singapore.


Statutory & Regulatory Experience ( 1999-2006) in AICTE (All India Council for Technical Education), MHRD, Government of India, on Deputation from WBIDC, Government of WB:

Director (2004-2006) and Dy. Director (1999-2003): Handled every aspect of Technical education, such as Continuing Education, Accreditation, Legal, Administration, RTI, Finance, Policy, Equivalence of qualifications, Parliament questions, IPR, Faculty development, Skill Development, Pay Scale issues, Research promotion & grants, Autonomy status and Deemed university. Also handled Regional Offices of AICTE in Mumbai and Chennai, as Administrative Head of the Regions. I was associated with drafting many important documents on national issues in the area of technical education.

Key Positions held in All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), Ministry of HRD, Government of India:

I.Director (Faculty Development), dealing all the schemes of the Council in the matter of faculty developments, including grants and funding. Also Dealt with several other areas and departments like technical education promotion in the country, research and IPR promotion, policy matters, liaison with Ministry of HRD, Government of India, UGC etc.

II.Director (Legal) - Handled over 100 court cases in various High Courts in Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Delhi and Supreme Court. I have also been nominated as member in important Judges’ Committees for fee fixation, for A.P., T.N., Maharashtra, Goa and Kerala. Responsible for legal opinion and appropriate advice on various issues of the Council. Dealt with policy matters extensively from statutory and legal angle.

III.Director (Finance) Public Information Officer (PIO)- Besides routine finance works, I was involved in drafting 11th Five Year plan document for technical education and handled over 300 RTI cases.

IV.Regional Officer and Director, AICTE in Mumbai, dealing with States of Maharashtra & Goa, as Administrative Head of the Western Region of AICTE.

V.Regional Officer and Director, AICTE in Chennai, dealing with Tamil Nadu, AP and Pondicherry, as Administrative Head of the Southern Region of AICTE.

VI.Dy. Director (Research Promotion), dealing with disbursement of Research Grants under various schemes of AICTE, to Technical Institutions in the country. The job entails invitation of research proposals, scrutinizing proposals, placing before Expert Committee, making Minutes of recommendations of committee meetings held over a period of few months, covering all possible thrust areas of research and then finally monitoring research propjets, at regular intervals.

VII.Studied the Impact of Research Grants of past five years and published a comprehensive report which was printed as Book, available in AICTE Library.

VIII.Dy. Director, NBA (National Board of Accreditation), dealing with entire accreditation process, workshops on accreditation awareness during early 2000. Also authored Washington Membership Accord proposal for NBA.

IX.Dy. Director (Legal), dealing with legal, statutory issues and policy matters, besides Parliament Questions, etc.

X.Director (Faculty Development, Continuing Education & Skill Development), dealing with promotion of Continuing Education in India. Developed a Continuing Education Model, NANCE with an aim to integrate non formal, informal and adult education and training with formal education for the first time.

Major achievements during my association with AICTE:

Developed a Model of Continuing Education Program (CEP) and launched a “Centre for National Academic Network for Continuing Education (C-NANCE) in AICTE during February 2001”. This led to Ph.D. Research on Continuing Education and Skill Development. My paper on C-NANCE was presented at the 8th World Conference on Continuing Engineering Education held at Canada during May 12-16, 2001, organized by International Association for Continuing Engineering Education (IACEE) to which I was a member.

Promoted new opportunities for research programs in the various technical institutions in India through various Research Grant schemes of AICTE and also Intellectual Property Rights (IPR), Patents, in particular.

Promoted Technical Education in Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra and GOA as Regional Director, AICTE, Govt. of India and Member Secretary, Regional Committees.

Dealt “Legal Cell” of AICTE independently as Dy. Director (Legal) and subsequently as Director (Legal). AICTE had few hundred court cases, some of which were in Supreme Court including couple of PIL cases. Also contributed significantly on all policy issues on Technical Education keeping legal aspects in view.

Dealt with Accreditation of Technical Education Programs and promotion of Accreditation drive in India.

Dealt with the Development of Course Curricula for Degree Engineering subjects.

Prepared Vision Paper on Accreditation for National Board of Accreditation and drafted proposal for Washington Accord.

Drafted 11th Five Year plan proposal for Technical Education as Director (Finance), AICTE.

Associated with the Launch of Early Faculty Induction Program (EFIP) to attract best talents in Technical Faculty

Undertaken Review work of Regulations and Bye Laws for AICTE. Draft regulations for grant of approval of technical colleges. This I had undertaken on my own initiative as an active member of Review Committee of the Council.

Policy issues on Technical Education.

Acted as member of Governing Body of Institutions in TN, AP, Maharashtra, Pondicherry and Goa. Interacted with States of AP, TN, Maharashtra, Goa and Pondicherry in all matters pertaining to technical education in my capacity as Regional Officer and Director in Chennai and Mumbai.

Conducted Survey on IPR awareness among faculty at IIT, Delhi and explored the potential of transfer of research to industry through NRDC, as part of my Thesis on GATT, for M.Tech at IIT, Delhi.

Distance Education Policy and Legislation

Policy on NRI/ Foreign Nationals’ admission to Engineering colleges.

Further, In my capacity as Director (Legal) and Dy. Director (Legal) and Head of Legal Cell of AICTE, Ministry of HRD, Government of India, I have handled following:

Introduced Continuing Education policy and scheme, replacing the age old scheme of Continuing Education Program (CEP), leading to my PhD dissertation.

Introduced lateral entry scheme for 12th pass Vocational education into Polytechnics, paving the way for pathways for higher education, which was hitherto not allowed.

Drafted Regulations, Guidelines and also response to Parliament Questions related to technical education.

Acted as Nodal Officer of AICTE in MHRD for WTO matters pertaining to higher education.

Acted as key member of Judges’ Fee Committees of Kerala, AP, Maharashtra, Goa and Tamil Nadu.

Prepared and Presented document on Fee Fixation to Hon’ble Justice KT Thomas (Supreme Court) Committee for Kerala as its Member (Nominee of AICTE).

Prepared comprehensive report on review of AICTE Act and its Regulations with Recommendations, as a Member of Committee.

Prepared comprehensive report on various judgments of High Courts and Supreme Court in the country.




National Research Development Corporation (NRDC), under DSIR, Ministry of Science and Technology, Govt. of India, New Delhi (1987-1991)

Designation: Assistant Development Engineer

Technology Transfer

R&D & IPR Promotion

Development Assistance for Projects

Market Research for indigenous technologies

Feasibility/Project report

Patent Assistance

Coordination with Scientific organization such as CSIR, DRDO, Laboratories, Industry. Explored possibility of transfer of DRDO’s research off-shoot for civil application through NRDC during 1988.


Industrial Extension Bureau (INDEXTB), Govt. of Gujarat, New Delhi Office (1991-1994)

Designation: Resident Officer (As Regional Head), reporting to Industries Commissioner, Government of Gujarat, Gandhinagar and handled following responsibilities among others, in order to promote industrial investment for the State of Gujarat, during the initial years of liberalization started in 1991:

Founded the Delhi office of INDEXTB during the initial period of liberalization.

Industrial Development and Promotion for the State of Gujarat.

Office Administration, Liaison and Project Counseling

Liaison with Government agencies such as Ministry of Finance, Commerce, Industry and also Multilateral funding agencies, Embassies, Apex Chambers such as CII, FICCI, ASSOCHAM

Meeting Foreign Business Delegation to invite investments, Joint Venture Projects.

BIFR/AAIFR cases (Sick Industrial Units)

Represented State Govt. of Gujarat in all Govt. meetings and important meetings in New Delhi in respect of Development & Promotional matters on Industry and Trade.

Policy issues on Trade and Industry.

Generated over 1 billion dollars of investments through over 100 project proposals including the first passenger care project of General Motors.

Worked in close coordination with top IAS Officers of Additional Chief Secretary level in the State; namely, Chief Commissioner (NRI), Delhi, Resident Commissioner, Delhi, Industries Commissioner & Chairman, Chairman of GIDC, GIFC, GIIC and others.


WBIDC, Government of West Bengal, New Delhi Office (1994-1999):

I was on deputation to AICTE for a period of 7 years, from (1999 to 2006).

Designation: Manager-Technical. I also acted as OSD to Hon’ble Mr. Somnath Chatterjee (M.P. Lok Sabha) Chairman, WBIDC and handled the following responsibilities, among others:

Industrial Development and Promotion for the State of W.B.

Office Administration, Liaison and Project Counseling

Liaison with Government agencies such as Ministry of Finance, Commerce, Industry and also Multilateral funding agencies, Embassies, Apex Chambers such as CII, FICCI, ASSOCHAM

Meeting Foreign Business Delegation to invite investments, Joint Venture Projects.

Industries Trade and Investment Policies of Government of India.


Served in various capacities after graduation in engineering in 1983, in the organizations like I. Cutler Hammer Ltd., II. Jenson& Nicholson III. Uptron India Ltd. dealing with Sales & Marketing of industrial electronics.


Article on GATT with special reference to R&D was published in ‘OBSERVER’ (Business & Economics) a leading newspaper, on December 30, 1993.

Presented a theme paper on C-NANCE at the 8th World Conference on Continuing Engineering Education, held during May 12-17, 2001 at Toronto, Canada. This was organized by International Association for Continuing Engineering Education (IACEE), Finland with the support of UNESCO.

Paper published in the 9th World Conference on Continuing Engineering Education, held in Tokyo, May 15-20, 2004.

Paper accepted in International Conference of OBHE, Malaysia and visit was sponsored by Commonwealth of Learning during 20009.

Article published in ISTE in April-June,2005, titled “An alternative framework of technical education system is needed for ensuring career progression of under privileged Indian youth through vocational and continuing education.

Paper published on RUSA in the AIU Journal, this year, titled, “Discerning RUSA”

Paper accepted in the World Conference in Continuing Engineering Education in June 2014 at Stanford University, organized by International Association for Continuing Engineering Education which was presented by my Co-Author.

Presented paper, published in the 15th World Conference on Continuing Engineering Education, held on May 17-23, 2016 in Porto University, Porto and participated in the Council meeting of IACEE, USA.

Authored a Publication, “Compendium of Research Projects funded by AICTE”.

Paper published in The Education Paper, titled, “Technological and Disruptive Innovation in Higher Education: Status of Indian HEIs Adapting in COVID-19 Pandemic Era”, dated 8 June 2020.

Participated in Live program of Delhi Doordarshan, “Youth Express” interviewed by Mr. Amit Arora, Journalist and TC Anchor, on Continuing Education.

Participated in Panel discussions in a Kolkata based TV channel, on the issue of impact of Supreme Court judgment on the Technical Education programs of the universities, private universities in particular.

Survey conducted on behalf of NRDC, on the Technological needs of Ghana and Senegal and finding relevance of Indian Technologies to these countries, as UNIDO assignment.

Attended and organized over 100 Workshops and Seminars (National & International) in the areas of i. IPR (including WIPO-Seminar), ii. Industrial & Trade, iii. Annual Convention of CII, FICCI, ASSOCHA, iv. Foreign Business Delegates (JBC) Meeting, v. Higher Education Conference/Meeting, vi. International Conferences of Continuing Education and Lifelong Learning (LLL), vii. Government Meetings, Conferences on investment and Trade.


A.Professional Membership & Network:

Fellow, Institution of Engineers India (IEI), Kolkata.

Life Member, Indian Society for Technical Education (ISTE), New Delhi.

Former Member, International Association for Continuing Engineering Education, IACEE, USA

Member, Indo-US Collaboration for Engineering Education (IUCEE), USA

Former Member, All India Management Association (AIMA), New Delhi.

Member, Governing Body/Board of Management, UEM, Jaipur, India.

Member, Academic Council, APG Shimla University, HP.

Honorary Adviser, Accreditation Agency Curacao, AAC (under CHEA, USA), Curacao.

Honorary Adviser & Evaluation Commissioner (Asia), US Higher Learning Board For Education (USHLBE).

B.Advisory Board Member:

Recently I have been nominated in Advisory Board of the following:

1. U-N Action CC Council

2. Global SDG Chaupal, an initiative with the support of NITI Aayog

3. Academic Research Guide Association(AGRO)

4. Adviser (Honorary), Accreditation Agency, Curacao (AAC)

5. Evaluation Commissioner (Asia), US HIGHER LEARNING BOARD


C.Important National/State Committees:

Acted as Member, Review Committee of AICTE to review present Regulations and frame revised guidelines, Bye Laws on all aspects of Technical Education in the country.

Acted as Governing Body member of many Institutes in my capacity as Regional Director, AICTE.

Acted as Member, Hon’ble Justice Mr. K.T.Thomas (Supreme Court) Committee of Govt. of Kerala for fee fixation.

Acted as Member, Committee of Judges in the state of Tamil Nadu and Kerala, Pondichery and GOA.

Acted as Member Secretary to Dr.Subhas Kashyap, Padma Bhusan (Former Secretary General, Parliament of India, Lok Sabha), a High Level Committee,constituted by MHRD, Govt. of India, to examine the judgment of Eleven Judges Constitutional Bench of Supreme Court in TMA Pai case, and make recommendations to MHRD, GOI.


Visited places like Paris, Nairobi, Accra, Dakar, Toronto, Dubai, Porto, Lisbon and Colombo, for official purpose.

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