Prof. Anu Singh Lather is the second Vice Chancellor of Ambedkar University Delhi. She has been Pro Vice Chancellor of Delhi Technological University (Erstwhile Delhi College of Engineering) before joining Ambedkar University. In her two years tenure as Pro Vice Chancellor, she had successfully taken many initiatives. She established the East Delhi Campus of DTU with focus on Management and Entrepreneurship programme and created a unique Business School named as University School of Management & Entrepreneurship.
Prof Lather contributed in the administration by developing SOP’s for all levels of administration which finally culminated into ISO 9001.2015 certification for the University. She also established the office of International Affairs, International Alumni Networking, and Centre for Human Resource Development, Equal Opportunity Cell, Office of Outreach and Extension activities etc. The office of International Affairs could attract foreign students from almost 45 countries and it laid the foundation for Internationalization of the University in true sense as many Academic Partnerships were established leading to academic exchanges.
Prior to this, Prof. Lather had served as Dean of University School of Management Studies, Director, International Affairs, Chairperson, University Complaints Committee, Director, Indraprastha Colloquium Editor, U Focus (University News Letter) at GGS Indraprastha University, Delhi. She has also been Founder Head, Department of Applied Psychology at Guru Jambheshwar University, Hissar, Haryana.
Prof. Lather has passion for teaching and research. She has published 208 research papers in International and National Journals and conference proceedings. In recognition to her valuable and worthy research contributions, she has been conferred with the Best Researcher Award consecutively for 3 years i.e. 2010, 2011 & 2012 by GGS Indraprastha University. Faculty of Economics and Management, Slovak University of Agriculture, Slovak Republic awarded Gold Medal to her for Excellence in Academic & Research Activities. She received International Achievers’ Award for Education Excellence by Indian Achievers Forum in collaboration with Singapore Chambers of Commerce and Thai Chambers of Commerce at the International Summit at Singapore in 2011. Received Best Paper Award in the 8th International Annual American Business Research Conference held in New York, USA in 2016, Top Ranker’s Management Consultant Excellence Award in Research in Management in Jan, 2015, Szent Istvan Universtiy, Godollo, Budapest (Hungary) for excellent academic activities in 2010 and a medal from Faculty of Applied Economics & Rural Development, University of Debrecen, Hungary for Academic Excellence.
Prof. Lather has been the Senator at IIT, Roorkee and has been academically associated with various prestigious academic institutions such as IIT (Delhi), IIM (Ahmedabad), IIM (Bangalore), School of Planning and Architecture, Defence Institute of Psychological Research (DIPR), DRDO, All India Management Association (AIMA), Delhi Management Association (DMA-Member Managing Committee), FICCI – HRD for academics, research, consultancy & training assignments.
Prof. Lather is also associated with UGC, AICTE, DEC, National Assessment and accreditation Council (NAAC), National Board of Accreditation (NBA), Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) in various capacities. She is also the member of Governing Body of National Rural Livelihoods Promotion Society (NRLPS), Ministry of Rural Development, Govt. of India (2016 – till date).
Prof. Lather’s field of specialization is Strategic Human Resource Management, Organizational Behaviour, and Organizational Development and Change Management, Business Communication and Technology & Innovation Management. She has also developed the first Organizational Development and Change Management (OD & CM) Cell at GGS Indraprastha University and at East Delhi Campus of Delhi Technological University.