PROF. TARIQ MANSOOR: A BRIEF PROFILE
Prof. Tariq Mansoor is Vice-Chancellor of Aligarh Muslim University- a historic and prestigious seat of learning established in 1920. Born in a family of eminent academicians, he was earlier the Principal of Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College and Hospital which is the biggest teaching and tertiary medical care centre in western U.P. and has also served as Head of Department of Surgery in A.M.U. He has about four decades of teaching, research, clinical and administrative experience and has 93 publications to his credit and supervised thesis of 58 Postgraduate Medical Students.
He was a Member of the Medical Council of India- the apex regulator of medical education and profession in India, and sits on the Board of Governors of the Indian Institute of Management (Lucknow), Governing Body of the Maulana Azad Education Foundation (Ministry of Minority Affairs, Govt. of India) and the National Monitoring Committee for Minorities Education, Ministry of Education, Govt. of India. He has also served on various committees constituted by the Ministry of Education/UGC on National Education issues such as “Online Teaching, “Online Examination” and “Promotion of Online Education” and “National Credit Framework”. He is also member of Academic Advisory Committee, NAAC, Bengaluru and Member, National Focus Group: Educational Technology for Schools.
During his tenure, an incumbent Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi addressed the AMU community after a gap of 64 years. President of India Shri Ram Nath Kovind was Chief Guest at University Convocation, 2018. He represented India attending the first India-Indonesia Inter Faith Dialogue in Yogyakarta, Indonesia as part of delegation of Ministry of External Affairs, Govt. of India and symposium on Higher Education in South Asia held in Istanbul, Turkey organised by Hollings Center for International Dialogue, Washington, USA.
He was elected President of the Association of Surgeons of India (UP), Secretary of Aligarh Muslim University Teachers' Association and thrice as Member of Executive Council of Aligarh Muslim University representing the Teaching Faculty. He has been conferred with "Two Life Time Achievement Award" for his distinguished public services and is a recipient of “Eminent Senior Surgical Teacher Award 2013" by Association of Surgeons of India (UP).
As Vice-Chancellor of AMU established College of Nursing, Para Medical College, Department of Cardiology and Centres for Bio Medical Engineering, Artificial Intelligence, Green & Renewable Energy and NHM Projects such as Paediatric Early Intervention Centre of Excellence, Paediatric Cardiac Evaluation and Cardiac Surgery Centre (PCECS), MCH Wing, Dara Shikoh Centre for Interfaith Understanding & Dialogue and obtained statutory approval for Institute of Pharmacy from the President of India.
During his term, AMU Accredited A+ Grade by NAAC for a Period of Five years and was among Five Central Universities granted Category II Autonomy by University Grant Commission. During his current tenure as Vice-Chancellor, new courses have been started such as D.M. (Cardiology), MCH (Neurosurgery), M.B.A. (Hospital Administration and Islamic Finance), Masters in Architecture, M.Tech in Solar Energy, Biomedical Engineering, Artificial Intelligence, Material Sciences, Green Energy and Sustainable Development, Earthquake Engineering and Disaster Management, M.Voc (Hons), B.Tech in Food Technology, Artificial Intelligence, Automobile Engineering (Electrical Vehicles), M.Sc. in Digital Science, Cyber Security and Digital Forensics, four new MD courses in Faculty of Unani Medicine, B.Sc. Nursing, B.Sc. in Para Medical Courses etc.
Instituted Young Researcher and Innovation Awards. Smart Classroom and upgradation of digital infrastructure for online teaching and learning were successfully taken up in view of Covid-19 pandemic. Under his guidance, JNMC Hospital played an important role in testing, treatment and vaccine trials related to Covid-19 Pandemic.
Prof. Mansoor has travelled widely and visited important educational and cultural institutions in North America, Europe, West Asia, Southeast Asia and Africa. A keen tennis player, he has reading interests in education, history, international affairs and politics.