Prof. Pravakar Rath
Pro-Vice Chancellor

Prof. Pravakar Rath is a well-known educator, researcher, and administrator who served two central universities for more than 31 years out of which 20 years as Professor. Prof. Rath belongs to the subject of Library and Information Science, worked as a faculty member (Lecturer and Reader) in Indira Gandhi National Open University for more than 11 years and contributed to BLIS, MLIS, Ph.D and PGDLAN programmes through distance mode. Prof. Rath received IASLIC Best Teacher Award in 2013, Ambassador for Peace (2014) by Universal Peace Federation of India, New Delhi, Fulbright Fellowship, (IST),USA in the year 2003-04 and visited a number of countries namely UK, USA, Canada, Singapore, Malaysia, Sri Lanka on different academic and professional assignments. Prof. Rath Joined Mizoram University and assumed the charge of Professor and Head of the Department since August, 2004 and started 2 years MLIS integrated course and Ph.D in 2005 and M.Phil in 2007. The MLIS course was further revised in 2012 and 2015 based on Choice Based Credit System as per UGC guideline and from 2022 academic session in line with NEP-2020 guideline. Besides, Fourteen Ph.D and Seven M.Phil degrees have been awarded under the guidance of Prof. Rath. Prof. Rath conducted as many as 25 professional development programmes, an author of 7 books ( Single author, joint author and Editor),contributed as many as 35 papers including theme paper and invited paper, chaired a number of Technical Sessions, acted as Panelist, and delivered Key Note Address in many international and national conferences and seminars. Prof. Rath is associated with as many as 100 universities and national level institutions including UGC, UPSC,ICSSR, ISI, ICMR, NAAC on different academic, research and professional assignments. While serving Mizoram University, Prof. Rath assumed the charge of many important responsibilities like Head of the Department for Nine Years, Chairman-Board of Studies, Dean of School of Economics, Management and Information Science (SEMIS), Chairman –School Board, Member-Academic, Executive Council, VC In – Charge from time to time and Vice Chancellor (Acting) w.e.f. 16th November, 2022 to 30th April, 2023. Mizoram University is a central university located in the north-east region of India and awarded with “A” Grade by NAAC.


Prof. Pravakar Rath
Pro-Vice Chancellor, and
Senior Professor (Level-15)
Department of Library& Information Science Mizoram University
(A Central University)