BML Munjal University (BMU), a Hero group initiative, recently announced that Prof Shyam Menon has been appointed as Vice-Chancellor of the university. He will take charge starting September 8, 2022. Menon, a distinguished practitioner of institutional development and renewal in higher education, succeeds Prof Manoj Arora.
He joined as the Executive Vice-President of BML Munjal University in March 2022 and has been working closely with faculty in developing and implementing the overall strategy for the varsity, a release from the institute, said.
Prof Shyam Menon said, on his appointment, said, “I am elated and humbled at the same time that the management has entrusted me with the important responsibility of leading the university. My predecessor Prof Manoj Arora has done some stellar work and I am here to take the baton forward. The entire team of BMU will continue to build an environment that nurtures and grooms the students to become leaders of tomorrow, endowed with competence and wisdom and adherence to core values.”
Prior to joining BMU, he was a Professor at the University of Delhi for almost three decades where he also served as the Dean - Faculty of Education. He was also the founding Vice-Chancellor of Dr BR Ambedkar University Delhi, in which capacity he served for ten years laying the foundation of a leading public university dedicated to the social sciences and transdisciplinary studies.
He has been on the advisory board of several reputed international journals including Comparative Education and Asia Pacific Journal of Education. He had served on the Task Force on Access and Equity in Higher Education constituted by the International Association of Universities, UNESCO. Recently, he served as the Chairman of the Commission for Reforms in Higher Education constituted by the Government of Kerala.
Addressing the development, Swati Munjal, President, BML Munjal University, said, “I welcome Prof Menon as the Vice-Chancellor of BMU, I am certain with his experience and expertise, he will lead us to higher realms in the higher education space. I wish him successful innings with BMU.”