Dr. Sandeep Shastri

Dr. Sandeep Shastri is the Vice-Chancellor of Jagran Lakecity University. He has more than four decades of teaching and research experience. His research is largely in the field of Election Studies, Federalism, Innovation in Teaching, and Survey-based research. He has to his credit 13 books, more than 51 chapters in edited books & over 94 articles in refereed research journals besides 350 articles in OpEd in newspapers. He is associated with several prestigious international research bodies in the field of social sciences and education. He is an international consultant to the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) for its Political Party Reform Project in the Pacific Rim Countries, World Bank for its Governance Project in Nepal, the Forum of Federations for its Capacity Building for Democratisation Project in Myanmar, Constitution Making in South Sudan and Federalism in Sudan. He is on the executive committee of two important research committees of the International Political Science Association connected to the study of Electoral Systems and Governance. Dr. Shastri played a key role in drafting the Karnataka Youth Policy by serving as the Chairman of the Drafting Committee of the Policy. Dr. Shastri has lectured extensively across the world and spoken at universities in more than 30 countries in all the six inhabited continents. Dr. Shastri prefers to call himself a teacher by choice, a researcher by training, a trainer by passion, and above all, a lifelong learner. He is passionate about teacher training and his focus has been on transforming the classroom from a space of teaching to a zone of learning.