Prof. Ajay Kumar Sharma
Hon'ble Vice Chancellor
MBM University, Jodhpur
Professor Ajay Kumar Sharma obtained his B.E. in Agriculture Engineering in the year 1985, M.Tech. in Farm Machinery and Power Engineering in 1992 and Ph.D. from IIT, Kharagpur in year 1998. Dr. Sharma has an experience of more than 35 years in teaching and research. Before assuming the charge of Vice Chancellor, MBM University, Jodhpur, Rajasthan in October 2021, he has held various administrative positions in Maharana Pratap University of Agriculture and Technology, Udaipur, Rajasthan such as Dean, College of Technology and Engineering (CTAE), Dean, College of Dairy and Food Technology(CDFT), Member-Board of Management and Academic Council of the university, Nodal Officer-University Legal Cell, Chairman- Board of Studies of CTAE, Nodal Officer-Establishment and RTI, Chairman-Games Council of the college.
Besides this Prof. Sharma has been Member: Senate, Malaviya National Institute of Technology, Jaipur (MNIT), Board of Studies, Rajasthan Technical University, Kota (RTU) and Bikaner Technical University, Bikaner, Rajasthan (BTU). He has been Convener and member of various committees for different activities: AICTE, New Delhi, Department of Technical Education, Government of Rajasthan, RTU, Kota, BTU, Bikaner, MPUAT, Udaipur.
Prof. Sharma has supervised a good number of Master’s and Doctoral thesis. He has published more than 65 research papers and technical articles in the journals of repute and has 3 books to his credit. Some of the areas where he has contributed significantly include -Farm Machinery and Power Engineering, Soil Dynamics in Tillage and Traction; and Agricultural Machinery Management. He has the honour of being a reviewer as well as being on the editorial board of several prestigious international and national journals in the area of Agricultural Engineering. He has been PI of two prestigious world bank projects IDP (NAHEP, ICAR) and TEQIP (MHRD) of 25 Cr and 10 Cr respectively.
Prof. Sharma has also served as visiting scientist and visiting faculty at several international research institutions and universities such as National Soil Dynamics Laboratory-Alabama (USA), Aburn University-Alabama (USA), Asian Institute of Technology-Bangkok (Thailand) to participate in the collaborative research projects and to teach Master’s and Ph.D. students. He has also served as Guest Lecturer at University of Hohenheim (Germany) in the division of Agricultural Engineering.
Prof. Sharma has received numerous awards for his contribution in research. These include Journal of Terramechanics Award, Sansad Adarsh Gram Yojana Award-2018 by AICTE, New Delhi and also Best Teacher Award based on ICAR guidelines by the University. He is Fellow of Institution of Engineers (India), Fellow- Institution of Valuers (India), Life Member of Asian Association for Agricultural Engineering and Life Member of Indian Society of Agricultural Engineers (New Delhi).
Among the thrust areas which are under immediate consideration of Prof. Sharma are Institutional ranking and accreditation, enhancing institute-industry interaction, enriching both academic as well as cultural flair among students through student-exchange programmes both at national and international level, MoUs for mutual development, self-sufficiency, commercialization of technologies and rural-development projects for the benefit of stakeholders.
Hon'ble Vice Chancellor's Message to all stakeholders
“At MBM University, we strive to keep the quality of our academics, research and innovation at the fore-front of all our activities to keep up with the pace of the technological advancement. The university focuses on providing latest in-demand academic programmes and cutting-edge research opportunities to all our students and faculty members. In the near short term, university plans to implement the National Education Policy 2020; and establish strategic and result-oriented collaboration with industries, research organizations and academic institutions within and outside the country.Built upon our legacy of being a pioneer in technical education in India, we wish to become an institution of international standards through our sincere efforts, discipline and dedication in the coming years. I extend an invitation to all our stakeholders for joining us and providing their support in this journey of growth and excellence for the University.