Leadership at oriental university is guided by series of experienced persons and a dedicated team of educational enthusiast. We have a proven experience and background to make a student top technocrat.

Our Leadership Team


Leadership Chancellor Oriental University

Shri. K. L. Thakral

He is the Founder President of Devi Shakuntala Thakral Charitable Foundation, Bhopal, the sponsors of Oriental Group of Institutes at Bhopal, Jabalpur and Indore. He established Oriental University, Indore in 2011. It is the first private University at Indore. It is a multi-disciplined and multi-dimensional University, functioning and progressing well. Oriental has, in fact, become a well known brand in higher education in our country.

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Prof. (Dr.) Pulapa Subba Rao

Prof. Pulapa Subba Rao is an academician and academic administrator with global exposure and expertise in teaching, research, consulting, training, community outreach and academic administration for over four decades in India and abroad. He obtained B.Com., degree in 1974; M.Com degree in 1976 and Ph.D., degree in 1982 from Andhra University. He worked at Postgraduate Department of Commerce, Sir CRR College, Eluru, Sri Sathya Sai University…

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Principal, Oriental University, Indore


Prof. H. R. Singh

Prof. H. R. Singh has nearly 40 years of vast experience in diverse fields of engineering & technology, management and administration. He has had a 21- year stint in Defence Electronics and 6 years with few MNC’s. Prof.Singh has one invention to his credit, in Avionics, which is recognized at the National level. He also has on his record many engineering innovations recognized at National and Regional levels. Prof Singh has authored books, training notes, lab monographs and national/international papers. His areas of interests are analog & digital communication systems and VLSI digital design.

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Dean (FMS) & Director

Prof. (Dr.) Rajendra Jain

Professor Dr. Rajendra Jain initiated his career in 1980 and has rich experience of corporate world at senior managerial level for over more than 13 years and 20 years in academics. In the year 1996, Dr. Jain joined academics as Sr. Lecturer and undertook doctoral research on Advertising and Brand Management and in the year 1999, he was awarded Ph.D. in Management by Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya, Indore. Dr. Jain has developed various Training Modules for motivating sales team, Corporate Communication and also developed teaching module for the students of distance learning program for ‘Brand Positioning’ and `Repositioning’ …

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Dean (Engineering and Technology)


Prof. (Dr.) Dhruva Ghai

Prof. (Dr.) Dhruva Ghai is currently working as a Professor in the Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering at Oriental University Indore, India. He obtained Ph.D. in Computer Science and Engineering from University of North Texas, USA in 2009, Master of Technology degree in VLSI Design and Microelectronics from Shri Govindram Seksaria Institute of Technology and Science, India in 2006 and Bachelor of Engineering degree in Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering from University of Pune, India in 2003. He has authored 21 research papers and 1 book chapter in the area of VLSI and low power design and has over 155 citations. He is also a reviewer for various Journals including IEEE Transactions on Semiconductor Manufacturing, IEEE Transactions on VLSI, International Journal of Electronics and Elsevier Microelectronics Journal. He worked as a Design Engineer with nanoDragon LLC, USA in 2009, as an ETL Developer with Novedea Systems Inc., USA in 2010 and as a Data Integration Developer with Viverae Inc., USA in 2011 before joining Oriental University, Indore. His current research interests include Low power Design, Layout and Optimization of Digital/Analog/RF/Mixed-Signal Nano-CMOS circuits and systems, Information Technology, data integration, ETL, database development, modeling, implementation and testing of applications.

Dean (Academics)


Prof. (Dr.) Garima Ghai

Prof. (Dr.) Garima Ghai is currently working as Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Oriental University Indore. She obtained her Ph.D. and Master of Science degree in Computer Science and Engineering from University of North Texas, USA in 2010 and 2006. She obtained her Bachelor of Engineering degree in Computer Science and Engineering Rajiv Gandhi Technical University, India in 2004. She is an author/co-author of 10 peer-reviewed journal articles and (blind) reviewed conference publications in the disciplines of Computer Science and Electronics Engineering. The research articles have appeared in journals like Elsevier Microelectronics Journal and Journal of Low-Power Electronics. The conference papers have been presented at various ACM/IEEE sponsored conferences such as ACM Great Lakes Symposium on VLSI and International Conference on VLSI Design. She worked as a Software Engineer with Sabre Holdings, USA in 2007, thereafter as Dean (Academics) with Oriental Group of Institutes, Bhopal in 2008 and as a Business Analyst with Aperia Solutions, USA in 2011 before joining Oriental University, Indore.

Dean Pharmacy


Prof. (Dr.) M. K. Gupta

Prof. (Dr.) M. K. Gupta is currently working as a Professor and Dean in the Department of Pharmacy at Oriental University, Indore, India. He obtained Ph. D. in Pharmacy from Bundelkhand University, Jhansi (UP) in 2006, Master of Pharmacy degree in Pharmacognosy from J.S.S. college of Pharmacy, Ooty (TN) in 2002 and Bachlar in Pharmacy degree from LM college of Science and Technology, Jodhpur (Rajsthan University, Jaipur) in 1999. He has authered more than 70 research papers in national and Internation Journal, 35 review articles, 90 papers in conferences and 14 Books (Gpat Book, Text book of Pharmacognosy, Drug Inspector, Text book of Organic Chemistry of Natural Product , Remedial Biology, etc) in the area of Pharmacy. He is a reviewer of various Journals in including African Journal of pure and applied chemistry, IJPS. He has completed three AICTE sponsored projects (Semenar, EDP and RPS).