VC ICFAI University Sikkim
Dr Jagannath Patnaik, the name itself is the powerful vibrations of the ultimate of a highly charismatic, altruistic pioneer of a persona, a distinguished academician, an eminent author, a renowned motivational guru and an effective administrator with varied experience in educational research, academic administration, and industry that matches the need of the hour. To add the cherry on top, Dr Patnaik has established a number of educational institutions in medical, dentistry, engineering and management including public schools in the country and overseas from concept to commissioning combining our rich cultural heritage while adopting best practices in education from all over the world. He is best known as Globetrotter, an erudite, compassionate vanguard, and a multi-faceted genius in this part of the world. This highly evolved altruist holds within him the seeds of ideal humaneness which would make him a true infracaninophile. His fame and fortune in educational leadership has loyally lighted many dark corridors of the society by widening the compass of his global network of professional and humanitarian activities. Dr Patnaik has exhibited extensive trans-national exposure and has been associated with several multilateral organizations like the International Organization for Educational Development, the World Human Rights Council, and Confederation of Education Excellence etc. He has been regularly designing several Skill development Training Programmes for students, corporate executives and Government officials in India and abroad. Dr Patnaik has achieved many landmarks in a short span. His customized work, exuberant motivational and public relations skills have developed prosperous educational organizations/ universities reaching great heights. He has set benchmarks in this world of chaos and crisis. Dr Patnaik made his foray in the domain of Education at a senior level in his early days. He has served as the Registrar and Director of Distance Education in Sikkim Manipal University of Health, Medical and Technological Sciences; Director, Maharishi Institute of Managements, Director, Bharati Vidyapeeth University, Director, Vinayak Missions Research Foundation, Director and Vice President Manipal Academy of Higher Education and Manipal Education and Medical Group (MEMG), Registrar of Academic, International Medical and Technological University, Dar-es-Sallam, Tanzania. He served as Vice Chancellor of Kalinga University, Raipur for two terms. Since then he has been moving from strength to strength. Besides, he became the Secretary General of Confederation of Indian Universities an inter exchange and research forum of Indian Varsities. His expertise in education has created a platform to advise many esteemed organizations like The British Medical Journal; Advisor, Pharmaceutical Advisory forum, Government of India, Aptech Computer Education; Society of Business Practitioners, England; ICFAI University Projects and International Management Centre, Australia,
Currently, Dr Patnaik is serving as Vice Chancellor of ICFAI University Sikkim, since 2018. Besides he is actively occupied in human rights advocacy, judiciary compliance, international diplomacy and advocacy, women empowerment, Education & creating career awareness among youths with a concept “catch them young” throughout the world. In view of his significant contribution in the spirit and personification of youth, setting a high standard of ability, achievement in education and natural spiritual healings, Dr Patnaik has been awarded the Doctorate of Science (Honoris Causa) by the Open International University, Sri Lanka and Certificate of Grand Award of International Natural Medicine, from Italy.
Further, acknowledging the outstanding services to the education and world peace and its progressive leadership, Dr. Patnaik has been adorned with Doctorate of Laws D. Laws (Honoris Causa) from Global Peace University, the Netherlands and Doctorate of Literature D. Litt. (Honoris Causa) from the Global Open University for World Peace, Italy.He has shown his clout by receiving the Outstanding Leadership Award for his achievement in representing the Middle East Peace Process by the United Nations University- International Leadership Academy, Jordan and Ambassador of Peace award by the International Association of Educators for World Peace, USA. Last year, in grateful recognition of his magnificent and multifaceted contributions to the education development, Dr Patnaik received the honor ‘Doctorate of Philosophy’ (Honoris Causa) by Victoria Global University, Turks (British Common Wealth Countries). It is pertinent to mention here that, due to his incessant magnetic personality and to honor his exceptional career achievements, and contributions to education development, Dr Patnaik received the recognition of Doctorate of Science (Honoris Causa) by The Desh Bhagat University, Fathegarh Sahib, Punjab, and D.litt from University of Swahili, Panama. Apart from all these honor, many reputed Institutions and organization have recognized the magnificent and multifaceted contributions of Dr Patnaik and honoured him with various recognitions. He was awarded with one of the prestigious The Sadbhavana Award in the year 2013, Swach Bharat Award 2015, CUTE Award 2015, Outstanding Educationist Award 2015 and Youth Leadership Award 2014,World Human Rights Educators Awards in 2002,The India Quality Award ,Pride of India Award in 2003, Utkal Sanman Award,2013, Kalinga Sanman in 2015, Women Empowerment Award 2015 ,Seva Excellence Award in the year 2015 and Education Excellence Award in the year 2015 and UTKAL JYOTI (Rajya Puraskar) the most coveted Award of Bharat Scout an Guide by Honble Governor of Odisha in 2017. Fellow, Krupajal Business School, Bhubaneswar, CGPP, The George Washington University of Peace, USA, ‘Book For Peace 2020, Funvic Brazil, Dr APJ Abdul Kalam Professional Excellence Award, Dr APJ Abdul Kalam Research centre, Coimbatore, Great Knight of Humanity Order of White Cross Humanity, Education Excellence Award, Confederation of Education Excellence, True Legend of Education Award,Higher Education and Research Summit for a cleaner World, The Education Icon ‘Most Knowledgeable Thirty one Ventures” Education Reformer and Spiritual Guru, Nisha Foundation in Association with Ministry of Women, Child and Development, New Delhi , Award of Honor, International Organization for Education Development & International Police Commission, New Delhi Sword of Honor Tribhuvan University, Nepal , Swachchh Bharat Award ,National Institute of Cleanliness Education and Research, New Delhi , Young Achievers Award, National Institute of Cleanliness Education and Research, New Delhi, Global Outreach Research Award, Global Outreach Research and Education, Swachchh Bharat National Award 2015 Confederation of Indian Universities, New Delhi, Krupajal Sanman, Krupajal Leadership Summit, Life time Membership Award, World Peace and Research Foundation, New Delhi. Dr Patnaik is not only a captain in education foray but has a scholarly aptitude and a flair for writing. His lucid style of writing makes his books interesting to read and easy to comprehend. Few of his books well sought after among the academia are “Higher education on information age”, “Private initiatives on Higher education” and “Financing on Higher Education in India”, “Vivek Management Model for Industrial Productivity and Profits”, “Education Management Systems in India”, “Regulatory Systems in India”, “Politics of Human Rights in India” The Veracity of Truth and “Journey of a Curious Mind”.