Prof. Ajay Prakash has more than 40 years of experience in teaching, research and academic administration. At present, he is working as Pro-Vice Chancellor, Shri Ramswaroop Memorial University, Uttar Pradesh and Director, Institute of Management, Commerce and Economics of the University. Prior to joining this organization, he superannuated in January, 2017 from Institute of Co-operative & Corporate Management, Research & Training, Lucknow (ICCMRT), a State Government established premier Institute approved by AICTE and affiliated to Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam Technical University. He worked there as Professor and Principal for about 32 years.
During July 2006-June 2011, Dr. Prakash worked as Director, IILM Academy of Higher Learning, Lucknow, Galgotias Business School , Greater Noida, Galgotias Institute of Management & Technology, Greater Noida and as Professor & HOD (MBA) at Galgotias College of Engineering & Technology, Greater Noida. Earlier, he also worked in premier research organizations at Shri Ram Centre for Industrial Relations & Human Resources, New Delhi, Indian Institute of Public Administration, New Delhi and Indian Institute of Mass Communication, New Delhi.
Prof. Prakash has published a book, carried out 23 Government sponsored research projects including three USAID (United States Agency for International Development) and World Bank projects, guided research scholars leading to award of Ph. D. degree in Management and published many research papers. He was associated with the preparation of the draft report for U.P. State's Ninth Five Year Plan in rural development training and a proposal on U. P. Health System Development Project for World Bank funding. He has also conducted more than 300 management development/training programmes and about 40 recruitment tests for government departments.
Prof. Prakash has served in various expert committees of AICTE, Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Technical University, Baba Saheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University North-Eastern Hill University (NEHU), Shillong, Lucknow University , Member, Academic Council and Board of Studies , Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Technical University, North Eastern Hill University, MMM Engineering College, Gorakhpur and Uttarakhand Sanskrit University, Executive Member, Lucknow Management Association. He is a life member of premier organizations like Indian Institute of Public Administration (IIPA) and Indian Institute of Economic Research. He was also a member on the panel of Jury in the All India Contest of Smart Investors Season 2 organised by Zee Business (TV channel) and Anand Rathi Group.