Chancellor

Dr. Ahmad Ashfaque Karim

Chancellor

Al-Karim University, Katihar

Educational qualifications

Bachelor of Pharmacy, Bihar College of Pharmacy

Master of Pharmacy, Bihar College of Pharmacy

Ph.D., Bihar College of Pharmacy

Experience

Dr Ahmad Ashfaque Karim is a social worker and politician. He is the founder Chairman of Al-Karim Educational Trust, Patna, Bihar; founder Chancellor of Al-Karim University, Katihar, Bihar; and founder Chairman-cum-Managing Director of Katihar Medical College, Katihar, Bihar. He is a Member of Parliament in the Rajya Sabha of the Indian Parliament from Rashtriya Janata Dal.

He completed his Ph.D. at Bihar College of Pharmacy wherein his thesis was titled, “Biochemical profile of oxovanadium (IV & V) complexes”.

He has been serving as a member of bodies across educational, political and social spectrum. He is currently serving as a member of Standing Committee on Member of Parliament Local Area Development Scheme (MPLADS); a member of Standing Committee on Chemicals and Fertilizers; and a member of Consultative Committee for Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution.

In the past he has served as a member of senate and as a member of syndicate for one and two terms respectively at B.N Mandal University, Madhepura, Bihar. He also served as amember of Standing Committee on Water Resources and a member of Consultative Committee for Ministry of Health and Family Welfare from 2018 to 2019.

With over 30 years of his experience in the field of education, he continues to serve for the growth of the university. His work in education has been recognized widely and he has been awarded the following:

  • Successful Students Achievers Award 2007 by Millat College Laheriasarai, Darbhanga on the eve of Golden Jubilee Year.
  • Synergy Award 2008 for valuable contribution in the field of education by His Excellency Syed Mehdi Nabizadeh, Ambassador of Islamic Republic of Iran in India on 25 January 2009 at India Islamic Cultural Centre, New Delhi.
  • Maulana Abul Kalam Azad Award 2011 by Anjuman Taraqqui-e-Urdu, Bihar.
  • Institute of Objective Studies Award 2012 for contribution in the field of education.
  • Sir Syed Ahmad Khan Award 2012 by All India Talimi Bedari Board, Jharkhand.
  • Zee Purwaiya Education Summit Award 2016.