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Vice Chancellor's Message

William Butler Yeats, the great Irish poet has said, ‘Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire’. The ethos of Graphic Era Hill University resonates the philosophy of evolve and engage. We have been judging our performance through achievements and challenging our benchmarks, thinking globally, establishing and strengthening symbiotic relationships between academics and industry, and making learning even more exciting. At Graphic Era Hill University, we are conscious of our commitment to our students and outline our responsibilities towards the society at large. As we design new programs we re-affirm our pledge to meet the expectations of people from all spheres of society.
At Graphic Era Hill University, exceptional education takes place across the wide range of disciplines, from engineering, management, computer application, fine arts, designing law, humanities and applied sciences to social sciences.  This is an institution that is educating the brightest students. The important elements of our curriculum include flexible mode of course development and teaching as well as rich and diverse academic environment with creative linkages between students, teachers, researchers and business and market community. This way, we are truly 'bringing education to the people'. Graphic Era Hill University is committed to engage with the national agenda and has a very strong intent to build educated, capable and sustainable communities for present and future.

"We welcome your interest and invite you to join a noble mission called GEHU. A bright future awaits you here."

Prof. (Dr.) Sanjay Jasola
Vice-Chancellor, GEHU


Prof (Dr) Sanjay Jasola’s profile:

Prof. Sanjay Jasola is the founding Vice Chancellor of Graphic Era Hill University, Dehradun. He has been holding this position since November 2011. Prof. Jasola was Dean (Academics), Dean (School of ICT) in Gautam Buddha University, Greater NOIDA. He has three decades of experience in teaching, research and academic administration. He has also served as faculty member in Wawasan Open University Penang, Malaysia and as Deputy Director in IGNOU, New Delhi. He has conducted Open Educational Resources (OER) workshops in UK, Malaysia, Sri Lanka and India. Prof. Jasola has provided consultancy to Commonwealth of Learning (COL) Canada, Commonwealth Educational Media Centre For Asia (CEMCA), UNESCO, Asian Development Bank (ADB) and to several Government agencies in India.

He holds Bachelor of Technology (Computer Science and Engineering) from KNIT Sultanpur, Master of Technology (Computer Science and Technology) from IIT Roorkee, and Ph.D in Computer Science from School of Computer and System Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. Prof. Jasola has published more than 80 papers in international/ national journals/ conferences and book chapters. He has guided a number of 21 M.Tech and 3 PhD students.

He has been awarded the Gold Medal for Innovation in Open & Distance Learning by Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) for implementing the EDUSAT Network in the country under the guidance of Dr A.P.J. Abdul Kalam (then President of India). He also holds a PG Diploma and Masters of Arts in Distance Education from IGNOU, New Delhi.

Under the leadership of Prof. Jasola, Graphic Era Hill University has taken a few digital initiatives and is pioneer in integrating massive open online courses (MOOCs) in curriculum for all courses offered at university since 2014.