Vice - Chancellor
Apeejay Stya University
Prof. Dhankar has held responsible administrative positions like CEO, Higher Education, Apeejay Education Society, New Delhi, Vice-Chancellor, Maharshi Dayanand University, Rohtak, Haryana, Vice-Chancellor, Ansal University, Gurugram; Vice-Chancellor, Amity University, Raipur, Director, Centre for Canadian Studies, Professor-in-Charge, Faculty of Management Studies, South Campus, Principal, Maharaja Agrasen College, Provost, Saramati Post Graduate Men’s Hostel, South Campus, and Chairman, Finance Area, Faculty of Management Studies, University of Delhi, in the past. He holds PhD (1983) and P.D.S. (1987) in the area of Finance. Prof. Dhankar, a thought leader and institution builder is the Ex-Dean of the prestigious Faculty of Management Studies (FMS), University of Delhi. Prof. Dhankar has been Visiting Professor at Lakehead University, Canada, Chair Professor of Finance at Ansal University and is the Professor Emeritus, School of Management Sciences, Apeejay Stya University.
Dr Dhankar has been actively involved in teaching, research, training and consultancy in the field of Finance since 1977. He had been the recipient of Commonwealth Scholarship for PhD programme in U.K. and Post-Doctoral Studies (PDS) Scholarship for USA by the Government of India. Dr Dhankar earned his PDS in Finance from John Anderson Graduate School of Management, University of California, Los Angeles, USA, in 1987 and has taught in various foreign universities including University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), University of Southern California (USC), USA and Lakehead University, Canada. He has completed several major research projects with financial assistance from national and international agencies. 16 candidates have done PhD under his supervision, and a few are presently pursuing their work. Dr Dhankar has taught Finance courses like Financial Management, Security Analysis, Investment Management, Portfolio Theory, Multinational Business Finance at FMS, University of Delhi. He has six finance books to his credit and has published one hundred twenty five critical research papers in the area of finance in major national and international journals. Dr Dhankar is on the Governing Bodies/ Councils of various educational institutions, and Director & Trustee on the Boards of several public and private sector organisations. He is a member of various committees in the Central and State Governments. Prof. Dhankar is on the Editorial Board of several leading journals in the field of Finance and Management.
Dr Dhankar is a widely traveled person and has done research work with colleagues from several foreign countries. During his stint of little over three years as Vice-Chancellor of Maharshi Dayanand University, Rohtak, he introduced large number of professional courses, started several new departments, built-up state-of-the-art infrastructural facilities, and developed international linkages with some of the leading universities of UK, Canada and USA, which later on helped the university to get NAAC ‘A’ grade. As the Dean at FMS, Delhi University, he revamped the three year Part-Time MBA Evening Programme into an Executive MBA of two years, rolled in CAT for MBA admissions, strengthened the Doctoral Program and helped FMS to become one of the top B-Schools in India. He also made an equally significant contribution in the growth of Ansal and Amity universities as VC. He has been honoured with several awards including Best Vice-Chancellor of the year in 2016 and Haryana Ratan in recognition of his contribution to the welfare of society and institution building.