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Role Players 2023

Dr. Dwarika Prasad Uniyal

Pro Vice Chancellor - RV University
Director - MineRVa

Professor Dwarika Prasad Uniyal is currently the Pro Vice Chancellor at RV University in Bengaluru. He also heads MineRVa: RV Center for Leadership and Executive Education. For last three years has been instrumental in setting two schools (Economics and Business) at RV University as its Founding Dean.
Before joining RV Trust, Professor Uniyal was Dean at FLAME University. He brings with him rich and varied experience of more than 25 years in premier academic institutions and industry.
In an academic career spanning over two decades, Professor Uniyal taught at premier Business Schools like IIM Kashipur (where he was Assistant Dean of Exec Education and headed its Dehradun campus) MICA - Ahmedabad, SPJIMR - Mumbai and SP Jain School of Global Management - Dubai.
Professor Uniyal was also part of O.P. Jindal Global University as the Founding Assistant Dean of Jindal Global Business School.
In the past he had been invited by Govt. of India to serve as Professor of Management in India's premier academy, LBSNAA - Mussoriee, to train India's civil services.
Professor Uniyal served on the board of Braithwaite & Co. Ltd., a CPSE in the Ministry of Railways as an Independent Director and was instrumental in reviving the sick PSU.
He also serves on the advisory boards of social and commercial enterprises like SDCUK, Project FUEL, Venture Garage, Little Local, Himalaya2Home to name a few.
In the academic world he is known for his bestselling book, 'Managing Retailing', published by Oxford University Press. He is an academic entrepreneur having worked towards many start-up institutions as part of the founding team like SP Jain Global, Dubai, Chitkara University, Himachal Pradesh, O P JINDAL University Sonepat and IIM Kashipur.
He is a published poet and his latest collection of hindi poems "Ummedon ke Pankh" was published early this year. He dabbles in Creative Writing for advertising agencies, Podcasting for Social Audio Platform Mentza and Acting in his free time. His debut short film "Lifaafe" was screened in Singapore in Cinemas as well as Colors APAC.