Governing body

Dr. Ahmad Ashfaque Karim


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


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.) Akhilesh Kumar


Al-Karim University, Katihar

Educational qualifications

B.Tech, IIT Varanasi, India

MBA, MIT Sloan School of Management, USA

PhD, MIT Sloan School of Management, USA


Vice-Chancellor's Message


Our Strength: Diversity and Inclusion.

Sensibly: The best comparable for skills and application oriented learning.


Al-Karim University depends, at its core, on the liberal, free and open exchange of ideas in a culture of mutual respect. It also depends on participation and inclusion of people of all backgrounds, races, genders, religious, ideologies and processes of thinking.


In Academics and Research, many of our important learnings come from hearing and respecting diverse perspectives. It is crucial to have our opinions challenged and to be confronted with views other than our own. Whether in Medical Science, Pharmacy, Computer Science, Management and other related programme, the passionate participants/students prepare to be leaders & effective citizens of the 21st century.


Hence it is essential to navigate difference in experience and to gain an appreciation of the value of diverse fields & prospective, integrated to Society, Humans, Business and Governance.


At Al-Karim University, we seek to pay particular attention to the needs of historically marginalized communities. Situated in the Rural/Semi Urban area, Al-Karim University values diversity as empowering characteristic of 21st century.


In the wider academic competition, our University practices inclusion as the prime focus of supportive and continuous focus. We believe in Digitally Controlled Academia, Research, Resource Management, Library & Intellectual Capital. Hence we seek together to create a society of fairness, characters and integrity.


Welcome to be a part of the commendable learning and brighter future. We will help you to raise and rise on the ladders of career.


On behalf of the Al-Karim University, the Governing Body, the Visitor and the Chancellor, wish you all a bright future.



Significant areas: Manufacturing and operations, energy & power, solar & thermal energy, projects & consultancy, telecom & electronics, microwave systems and telecom projects, new business creations, strategy & transformation.

Objective: Global visibility and Increasing brand value.

Significant achievements: Dr. Akhilesh Kumar, apart from academic endeavors, also worked along with Father of Modern Management, Peter Drucker, on a research work for Improving the US Economy during the period of Ronald Reagan in early eighties as junior research scholar.

Introduced the system of: Intelligent monitoring, for corporate sectors, organizations in manufacturing & services, projects and consultancy, research & innovation, including governance.

Introduced for first time: the objective profiling and preparation in any stream, must be done on the basis of data collected by groups of persons from external sources by researching the specific needs of futuristic base which will be parts of the future business explorations.

Dr. Akhilesh Kumarhas participated in various conferences and seminars of national and international repute. His strength span across in the areas of strategic management, management of technology, team building, top management & governance, and leadership.

Dr. Akhilesh Kumarin his service span of 36 years has been conferred various awards and accolades by diverse organizations. He has been associated with the organizations of repute such as MIT Sloan School of Management Cambridge USA, Harvard Business School USA, XLRI Jamshedpur India, University of Stirling Scotland, University of Huddersfield UK and University of Connecticut USA. He got the opportunity to teach and share the knowledge at Harvard Business School, for part-time classes of Executive Management Program.

His visionary outlook, outstanding leadership and passion for education have resulted in him being part of multiple committees in various institutions. He has 17 international papers and 3 mational papers to his credit. Dr. Kumar had also been associated in manufacturing, operations, strategy on senior positions and worked with companies like Intel Corporation USA, Northern Radio Corporation USA and British Telecom London. In addition to his academic accomplishments, professionally he had been actively involved with MDPs, FDPs, AMPs, etc. for corporate. One of the most notable aspects of Dr. Kumar is that he had always been connected to students community, culture and society by his role and work in manufacturing & operations, research, strategic management, use of technology, innovation in products & services, academics, team building and leadership.

His vision

Dr. Akhilesh Kumar has a vision to build a premier knowledge driven organization/institution in India which is of global standard. He wishes to take research to heights by educating leaders of the future. He has a vision to promote global competitiveness by providing multiple opportunities for excellent education, applied research, innovation and service to humanity.

To establish value creating networks and linkages with corporate, industries, educational institutes and universities of national and international importance. To leverage the intellectual capital through research activities and creating knowledge integration platforms in India and abroad.

He wishes to synergize activities and institutions through knowledge sharing, industry-academia interface, managers and executives leadership programs. He aspires to instill the right attitude, values and vision that will prepare the staff for lifetime of continuous learning and leadership in their chosen careers.

He believes in products success, lifelong learning, respect, integrity, trust, honesty and ethical behavior. He vouches for continuous quality improvement and overall excellence.

His approach

He visualizes standard of business performance that builds sustainable impact in the respective industrial/academic segment. The strategy ensures sufficient interaction with industry and research hubs to prepare products design for successful quality parameters in industrial competitiveness, government's authenticity and markets expand ability. The operations should not only get to specialize in their core disciplines, but also get a chance to explore variety in new products developments and new business creations. He believes in the practices of "CREATIVITY, INNOVATION AND LEADERSHIP". Hence the organization should be uniquely qualified on strategic fronts to value the technology, time, operations, and financial aspects to maintain leadership and sustainability.

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.),






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

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




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


Katihar Medical College, Katihar

Educational qualifications

Master of Business Administration


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

Wazainuddin Ansari


Al-Karim University, Katihar

Educational qualifications

M.Sc. (Mathematics), Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi


Wazainuddin Ansari is a retired BAS officer. He started his career as a Founder Manager of the Bihar Awami Co-operative Bank Ltd., Patna in 1987. In the year 1988, he was selected in MPPCS as a District Labour Officer. He rendered his service as District Labour Officer in Madhya Pradesh during 1988-89.  After that he was selected in BPSC as BAS Officer. He joined as a probationary Bihar Administrative Service officer in 1989 in Bihar. During 32 years of service in Bihar government, he served in various field as BDO/CO in different districts, SDM, Marhaura (Saran) Additional Collector, Gaya and Additional Collector, Patna. Finally he super annuated on 31.12.2020 when he was posted as CEO, Bihar State Sunni Waqf Board, Patna.

Mr. Irshadullah


Bihar State Sunni Waqf Board


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.

Prof. (Dr.) Mozammil Hasan


Dr. Zakir Hussain Teachers Training College, Laheriasarai, Darbhanga

Educational qualifications

Bachelor of Education, LNMU, Darbhanga

Master of Education, LNMU, Darbhanga


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


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.