Professor Furqan Qamar, in his present position as the Secretary General of the Association of Indian Universities (AIU), is the principal executive officer of the largest and one of the oldest network of universities. In his illustrious career, Dr. Qamar has held the position of the Vice Chancellor of the University of Rajasthan and the Central University of Himachal Pradesh. He has also served as Advisor (Education) in the Planning Commission of India. Essentially a Professor of Management, he has keen research interest in public policy, planning, administration and financing of higher education and has numerous publications in journals of repute to his credit. Professor Qamar haschaired and been members of a large number of committees, working groups at the national and international level. Dr. Qamar, thus, brings with him academic eminence, leadership qualities and exposure to best global practices.