Story of the pioneer of Liberal Education in India

Dean - Faculty of Business

Professor Uniyal comes with rich and varied experience of more than 20 years in premier academic institutions and industry. His last assignment was with IIM Kashipur as Assistant Dean where he headed the Dehradun campus and managed the complete spectrum of Executive Education. He was one of the founding faculty members of IIM Kashipur and was instrumental in scaling up its operations, create the industry and global outreach. In an academic career spanned over two decades, Professor Uniyal taught at premier Business Schools like MICA, Ahmedabad, SPJIMR, Mumbai and SP Jain School of Global Management in Dubai where as the founding faculty and HOD he helped set up the Dubai campus and ran its operations for first two batches.

At MICA he was instrumental in creating two programmes, PG Diploma in Retail Communications Management and PGPCMX (a programme for working executives). After his stints in MICA and SPJIMR, he took an interesting assignment to create a new business school from scratch at Himachal Pradesh as the Founding Dean and started Chitkara Business School.
He did many experiments including creation of first student led business incubator Walk The Talk !
Before joining IIM Kashipur in the founding faculty group, Professor Uniyal was part of O P JINDAL Global University as the Founding Assistant Dean of JINDAL Global Business School. He created the business school as a greenfield project, recruited faculty members from around the world and ran its operations for three years.

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 Servants. He was also nominated by Govt. of India as national expert in Retailing in Asian Productivity Organization, Tokyo.

Professor Uniyal serves on the board of Braithwaite & Co Ltd, a CPSE in the Ministry of Railways as an Independent Director. He is also an Hon. Chairman of the Advisory Board of social enterprise RANMIR Foundation working in the space of handloom fashion across 7 states. He also serves on the Board of Management of leading academic institutes in Uttarakhand and is on the advisory boards of few start-up firms of his ex-students and mentors them regularly.

Over the years he has been invited to deliver keynotes lectures and conduct workshops and corporate training programmes across US, UK, Middle East, Japan, China, South East Asia and India. As a visiting faculty he has taught at many top business schools across India and abroad. He incubated two companies of his students in the past and ran businesses in retailing and analytics. He is mentor and advisor for many young start-ups. Before he started his academic career, Professor Uniyal dabbled in Radio, advertising and retailing.