Prof. Dhirendra Pal Singh (D. P. Singh) presently working as Chairman, University Grants Commission (UGC), Prof. D. P. Singh  has about 34 years of Professional experience in different aspects of educational planning & administration, institution building, teaching & training, research & development, international cooperation etc, in various capacities in different institutions. Director, National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) – an Autonomous Institution of University Grants Commission (UGC); Vice Chancellor of three universities - Banaras Hindu University (BHU), Varanasi, Dr. Hari Singh Gour University, Sagar, (M.P) and Devi Ahilya University, Indore, (M.P)  .  Prof. D. P. Singh has been bestowed with several honours and awards such as Environment Leadership Award, Environmentalist of the Decade (Poorvanchal) Award, Bharat Jyoti Award, U.P. Ratan Award, Agra University Gaurav Shri Award, Raja Balwant Singh Shiksha Samman, Nation Builder Award etc. The honours include the honorary rank of Colonel Commandant by Directorate of NCC, Ministry of Defence, Govt. of India and honours by the BHU Alumni Association of North America, New Jersey and National Council of Asian Indian Associations (NCAIA), Maryland, USA.  Prof. Singh has acted as member of several National Committees constituted by MHRD for reshaping the future higher education scenario in India including the Core Committee of Vice-Chancellors. He has contributed as Member, Indian National Commission for Cooperation with UNESCO at MHRD. He was Member of Expert Committee for screening the proposals under Obama-Singh-21st Century Knowledge Initiative constituted by U.G.C. Prof. Singh has been Convener/ Member of Search-cum Selection Committees constituted for appointment of Vice-Chancellors of a few Central and State Universities.  Prof. D. P. Singh has contributed substantially in the fields of Environmental science, Vocational Education and Value Education through various academic assignments including several publications in different forms. He has significant exposure to International programmes and experience of handling International projects. He is widely travelled and has visited United Kingdom, U.S.A., Germany, France, Norway, Denmark, China, Australia, Hong Kong, Thailand and Malaysia for academic pursuits. Prof. D. P. Singh has contributed to a great extent in other higher education assignments and management of institutions.