Governing body

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 a member 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.

Prof. (Dr.) Bijoy Mukherjee

Acting Vice-Chancellor

Al-Karim University, Katihar

Educational qualifications

MBBS, Calcutta National Medical College, Kolkata

MD (Community Medicine), All India Institute of Hygiene and Public Health, Kolkata

Experience

Prof.(Dr.) Bijoy Mukherjee is the Pro-Vice Chancellor of Al-Karim University, Katihar. He did his MBBS from Calcutta National Medical College, Kolkata and MD in Social and Prevention Medicine from All India Institute of Hygiene and Public Health, Kolkata and has more than 45 years of research, teaching and administrative experience at various senior roles in well-known universities in India.

Prof. (Dr.) Seyed Ehtesham Hasnain

Vice Chancellor

Jamia Hamdard University, New Delhi

Educational qualifications

Ph.D. Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi

D.Sc. (h.c.),

DMedSc (h.c.),

ML

FAAM

FNA

FTWAS

Experience
Experience

Prof. (Dr.) Seyed Ehtesham Hasnain is the Vice-Chancellor of Jamia Hamdard (Deemed to be University) from 2016.

Prof. (Dr.) Seyed E. Hasnain is a Padma Shri and received– The Order of Merit (Das Verdienstkreuz, 1.Klasse), Germany’s Highest Civilian Award from the President of Germany, equivalent of India’s Bharat Ratna. The American Academy of Microbiology, USA elected him as Fellow. He was recently conferred with the ICMR’s B.R. Ambedkar Award, the highest award for excellence in Biomedical research.

Prof. (Dr.) Hasnain was a Member (2004-2009, 2009-2014) of Science Advisory Council to the Prime Minister (SAC-PM) and was a Member of Scientific Advisory Committee to the Union Cabinet. He was Chairman of Biotech Advisory Council, Government of Andhra Pradesh for several years and a Member of Biotech Advisory Council of many other State Governments, including Gujarat.

He received Humboldt Research Prize (Alexander-von-Humboldt Foundation, Germany); the Robert Koch Fellowship of the Robert Koch Institute, Berlin. He was elected as a member of the German National Academy of Sciences, Leopoldina and also as a Fellow of TWAS, Trieste.

Hasnain is also recipient of many Indian Awards such as G.D. Birla Award, Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize, FICCI Award, J.C. Bose National Fellow Award, Ranbaxy Research Award, Goyal Award, Bhasin Award etc. and is an elected Fellow of all the major Science Academies of India (FNA, FASc, FNASc). He is a recipient of honorary Degrees from Universities in India and abroad and is the 3rd Indian (Dr APJ Abdul Kalam, 2009, Dr Amartya Sen, 2010) to receive an Honorary Doctorate (2011) from the Queen’s University, UK.

Hasnain is a scientist, an institution builder, policy maker, and an administrator. He taught at Delhi University, worked at the National Institute of Immunology, New Delhi and was the first Director of Centre for DNA Fingerprinting and Diagnostics (CDFD), Government of India and made CDFD a gold standard for DNA based crime investigations in the country.

As the Vice Chancellor of the University of Hyderabad, he made it the #1 University of India displacing JNU and DU for which the Prime Minister of India gave the PURSE Award.

Hasnain was the Chairman of the Academic Committee of the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGI, Chandigarh) and member of the PGI Institute Body and Governing Council and is a Member of the Research Advisory Committee of All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi. He is a member of the University Grants Commission (UGC); Governing Councils of Indian Institute of Advanced Studies, Shimla; Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore; IIM, Kozhikode; IISER-Bhopal and several other institutions; policy-making bodies of the Ministries of S&T, MHRD, Health and Defence. He is a member of the Board of Directors/Audit Committees/Remuneration Committees of a number of Companies.

He is well known internationally for his research on Mycobacterium tuberculosis, the TB causing bacterium, and has more than 250 publications in peer-reviewed journals of high impact, and over a dozen of patents globally. He has travelled widely to all the continents of the world and has given guest lectures at top Institutions such as Oxford, Cambridge (UK), Harvard, Yale, Stanford, University of California, Salk Institute (USA), Institute Pasteur (France), Max Planck Inst, Frei Univ, Koln Univ (Germany), NUS (Singapore), Univ of Canberra (Australia), China, Thailand, Brazil, Senegal, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Bangladesh, Canada, etc.

Prof. (Dr.) Syed Mohammad Karim

Pro-Vice Chancellor

Arya Bhatt Knowledge University, Patna

Educational qualifications

M.Sc.

Ph.D.

Experience

Prof. (Dr.) Syed Mohammad Karim has over 45 years of experience in both teaching and administration. He is working as Pro-Vice chancellor, Aryabhatta Knowledge University since 2015. He is currently serving as a member of Advisory Committee of the Chancellor of Universities of Bihar; and was a member of Search Committee for Selection of Vice-Chancellors / Pro-Vice-Chancellors of Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar Bihar University, Muzaffarpur and Maulana Mazharul Haque Arabic & Persian University, Patna in 2017.

He has worked as a Director, Higher Education in the Government of Bihar from 2014 to 2015. He also worked as a Registrar at Maulana Mazharul Haque Arabic & Persian University, Patna from 2012 to 2014; and as a Controller of Examinations at Maulana Mazharul Haque Arabic & Persian University, Patna from 2010 to 2013.
He worked as a Professor in the Post Graduate Department of Physics at V. K. S. University, Ara from 2003 to 2010; as the Director of M.C.A. course in the same university for 3 years; Professor at Maharaja College, Ara which is a constituent college of V.K.S. University, Ara from 1995 to 2003; as a Reader in Physics from 1986 to 1995 at Maharaja College, Ara; and as a Lecturer in Department of Physics at Maharaja College Ara from1976 to 1986, which was a constituent unit of Magadh University, Bodh Gaya, and now is under V.K.S University Ara, Bihar.

About twenty of his articles were published in reputed journals in India and abroad. Under his supervision, six of his scholars have been awarded Ph. D.

He has been conferred with the following awards:

  • Bihar Siksha Ratan Award for excellence in physics teaching.
  • Rastriya Gaurav Award by India International Friendship Society, New Delhi for meritorious services & outstanding teaching performance.
  • Selected for Glory of India Award, London, U. K.

Mr. Md. Parwez Shams

Administrator

Katihar Medical College, Katihar

Educational qualifications

Master of Business Administration

Experience

Mr. Md. Parwez Shams continues to serve as an administrator at Katihar Medical College since 1987. His knowledge and experience over 30 years in various fields help us in smooth functioning of the medical college. He is a founder trustee of Al-Karim Educational Trust, Patna.

Dr. Anand Prasad

Registrar

Al-Karim University, Katihar

Educational qualifications

Master of Science, Botany, Patna University

Ph.D., Patna University

Experience

Dr. Anand Prasad brings in over 41 years of teaching experience. He is the Registrar and was a Professor in Botany. He has published various papers in academic journals. He has held administrative positions at various university level forums and successfully supervised students to achieve Ph.D. degree.

Mr. Irshadullah

Chairman

Bihar State Sunni Waqf Board

Educational qualifications
Experience

Mr. Irshadullah has been serving as a member of bodies across educational, political and social spectrum. He is currently serving as the chairman of Bihar State Sunni Waqf Board. His experiences help us to get meaningful insights for our growth.

He is currently serving as a member of of Madarsa Board since 2008; a member of Haj Committee since 2008; a member of Aligarh University Court since 2008; and a member of Altra Poor Work Society of Bihar since 2008.

Dr. Shivesh Ranjan

Associate Professor, Department of English

A.N. College, Patna

Educational qualifications

Master of Arts in English

Ph.D.

Experience

Dr. Shivesh Ranjan is currently working as an Associate Professor in Department of English at A.N. College, Patna. He has an administrative experience of working in the Department of Education in the Government of Bihar, Patna for 3 years and in SHEC, Bihar for 6 years.

He had attended various national and international seminars and his 14 of his papers have been published in 8 journals. He had mentored 3 Ph.D. thesis works and examined Ph.Ds. in 5 different universities.

Prof. (Dr.) Mozammil Hasan

Principal

Dr. Zakir Hussain Teachers Training College, Laheriasarai, Darbhanga

Educational qualifications

Bachelor of Education, LNMU, Darbhanga

Master of Education, LNMU, Darbhanga

Experience

Prof. (Dr.) M. Hassan, with over 30 years of teaching experience and 25 years of administrative experience, is presently the Principal of Dr. Zakir Hussain Teachers Training College, Laheriasarai and also the Dean of the Faculty of Education at L.N. Mithila University, Darbhanga for two terms.

He is a member of Examination Board and Academic Council of LNMU Darbhanga and many bodies of many Universities of Bihar. Dr. Hassan is also an expert member of visiting team of NCTE, New Delhi; a member of senate, Purnea University, Purnea. He has served as a member of Governing body of Central School of Darbhanga
He authored many prominent books on education, he also edited and compiled books. He published approximately 50 articles in national and international journals. About half a dozen research scholars have successfully completed their Ph.D. degree under his supervision.

Mr. Rahul Kumar Thakur

Chartered Accountant

Educational qualifications

Bachelor of Commerce (Honours)

Fellow Chartered Accountant

Experience

Mr. Rahul Kumar Thakur has been practicing as a Chartered Accountant since 2011. His expertise in his field give us meaningful insights for our growth.