Profiles of Honorary Doctorate Awardees – 2019

H.E. Dr. Maya Morsy conferred upon with honorary Ph.D by JRU in recognition of outstanding contribution to Women Empowerment and Gender Equality

Dr. Maya Morsi took office as President of Egypt’s National Council for Women (NCW) on 1 February 2016. Maya Morsi had also served in the United Nations Development Programme’s (UNDP) Regional Centre for Arab States in Cairo as Regional Advisor. Maya Morsi’s career spans more than twenty years of dedicated service to the advancement of women and defending their fundamental rights. She served as Head of the Egypt Country Office of the United Nations Fund For Women – UNIFEM (2000-2013); UNIFEM Project Coordinator (1999-2000); Consultant for the Girls Education and Empowerment Project of the Ministry of Education in Egypt (1998-1999); and Project Officer in the Sustainable Human Development Platform for Action and Monitoring (1995-1998).

She has also served as Academic Facilitator in the Public Administration and Communication Joint Program between City University of Seattle and the Arab Academy of Science and Technology of the League of Arab States (1997-1998). In 2008, Maya Morsi received a Ph.D. in Public Policy with a focus on the human security of Arab women from the Institute of Arab Studies and Research of the League of Arab States.

Amish Tripathy conferred upon with honorary Ph.D by JRU in recognition of outstanding contribution to Art & Literature

‘India’s first literary popstar’ Amish’s unique combination of crackling story-telling, religious symbolism and profound philosophies has turned him into an Indian publishing phenomenon, with spiritual guru Deepak Chopra hailing Amish’s books as ‘archetypal and stirring’. Amish’s 6 books till now — The Immortals of Meluha (2010), The Secret of the Nagas (2011) and The Oath of the Vayuputras (2013), which collectively comprise the Shiva Trilogy, and Ram – Scion of Ikshvaku (Book 1 of the Ram Chandra Series) (2015), Sita – Warrior of Mithila (Book 2 of the Ram Chandra Series) (2017), and Immortal India – Young Country, Timeless Civilisation (Amish’s first non-fiction book) (2017) — have 4 million copies in print with Gross retail sales of Rs. 120 crores. His books have been translated into 10 Indian and 9 International languages. The Shiva Trilogy is the fastest selling book series in Indian publishing history. The Ram Chandra Series is the second fastest selling book series in Indian publishing history.

He has bagged many awards like:

  • Ustad Bismillah Khan Award for contribution to Indian Culture 2018
  • Icon of the Year Award 2017
  • Raymond Crossword Book Award 2016
  • Forbes Magazine has listed Amish amongst the 100 Most Influential Celebrities in India (in 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2017 & 2018)
  • GQ 50 Most Influential Young Indians and many more.

Sanjeev Kr. Chadha conferred upon with honorary Ph.D by JRU in recognition of outstanding contribution to Conservation and Sustainable Development

Mr. Sanjeev Kumar Chadha has extensively worked on issues related to conservation and sustainable management of natural resources in the State of Odisha and the Central Government at New Delhi. He has worked in Sectors like Health, Social Development and empowerment of Scheduled Castes and Tribes. He introduced hi-tech horticulture in Odisha and extensively worked with small and marginal farmers. He took charge as the Managing Director, National Agricultural Cooperative Marketing Federation of India Ltd (NAFED).

Rajeev Mittal was conferred upon with honorary Ph.D by JRU in recognition of outstanding contribution to Hospitality Entrepreneurship

A visionary in the hospitality industry and founder of the the R.K. group with massive presence and experience across sectors since more than 65 years in diversified businesses such as Railway Hospitality, Hotels & Restaurants, Travel Tourism, Real Estate as well as Media & Advertising. Its Food Plaza Chain Outlets are in Delhi, Pune, Mumbai, Noida, Ahmedabad. It has been long associated with Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) and recognised by Ministry of Tourism. Govt. of India as well as by IATO (Indian Association of Tour Operator), ADTOI (Association of Domestic Tour Operator of India) and PATA (Pacific Asia Travel Association).

Amit Tiwari was conferred upon with honorary Ph.D by JRU in recognition of outstanding contribution to Brand Leadership

Mr. Amit is enriched with an experience of over 17 years in the Marketing domain backed with his rigorous work ethic and drive for excellence. Amit is the Vice President – Marketing for Havells India Ltd. And responsible to establish a strong brand identity and presence in the market via strategic end-to-end marketing solutions.

He has also served as Director – Brand, Communication and Digital for Philips, Indian subcontinent. He has won Best CMO in Financial Results Category by PITCH CMO Summit 2018 and also bagged other Media & Marketing awards such as CANNES Awards 2013, OOH Awards 2011, Brand Leadership Award 2011, Best Business Partner Corporate, Global Youth Marketing Awards, and many more.