As per the Central Universities Act 2009, the Chancellor presides over the convocation of the university and chairs the meeting of the university court.
Born on August 15, 1943 in Lahore, Maira is an alumnus St Stephen’s College, Delhi University and is presently serving as Member of the Planning Commission. Maira was a member of the Tata Administrative Services and has worked in several senior positions in TATA Group in India and abroad.
He worked with Arthur D.Little Inc (ADL), the international management consultancy, in the USA from 1989 to 1999, and consulted with companies across the world on issues of growth strategies and transformational change. During this time he was Managing Director of Innovation Associates, an Arthur D. Little subsidiary, Leader of ADL’s North American Manufacturing Practice and Leader of ADL’s World-wide Organization and Strategy Practice. He returned to India in 2000 and was Chairman of The Boston Consulting Group in India until April 2008.
Arun Maira has served on the boards of several large Indian companies, including companies in the Tata, Birla, Godrej, Hero and Mahindra Groups.
He has been a member of The Confederation of Indian Industry’s National Council for many years, as well as Chairman of several CII’s National Councils. Maira was also chairman of Save the Children, India, and chairman of the Axis Bank Foundation. He has also authored several books.
He was also on the boards of the Indian Institute of Corporate Affairs, the India Brand Equity Foundation, and the Public Interest Foundation, as well as a trustee of WWF India, the World Food Program India Trust, and Aspen India.