Dr. S. C. Sharma is an educationist, researcher and an administrator. His areas of specialization are Fracture Mechanics, Material Engineering and Nano Technology. Formerly he was Vice-Chancellor of Chhattisgarh Swami Vivekanand Technical University, Bhilai (Chhattisgarh State Government supported University). He was also Vice-Chancellor of Tumkur University (Karnataka State Government supported University), Tumkur, the Vice- Chairman, Karnataka State Higher Education Council, Govt. of Karnataka and he was Principal of R.V. College of Engineering, Bangalore.

Dr. Sharma’s genuine concern for the downtrodden and the deprived classes of society is echoed in his special initiatives undertaken by the University for the welfare of students belonging to weaker sections. Recognizing his service to the society and in health sector in particular, he has been nominated as Trustee, B.M. Srinivasaiah Hospital Trust, a Public Charitable and Non-profit Trust established for poor patients in the society and its trust has 72 years of history. Dr. S.C. Sharma assumed charge as Director, NAAC, on 28th May 2018.