April 2022: The Vice-Chancellor of Noida International University (NIU), Prof. (Dr.) Uma
Bhardwaj has been awarded India’s Most Impactful Vice-Chancellor 2021-2022 award by
Daily Indian Media during the EDUSTAR Leadership Awards 2022 event.
Prof. Bhardwaj, who has a vast experience of 30 years, has been recognized for being the
“most distinct and respected personalities in the education world and an inspiration for
“I am happy and honored to receive this award. I am elated that my efforts of making NIU
one the most innovative University in the country. I want to thank the Hon’ble Chairman
and Chancellor Sir, my family members, my dearest colleagues and students for supporting
me in my endeavors. I just want to tell everyone that believe in yourself and keep doing the
good work no matter if it’s getting recognized or not,” said Prof. (Dr.) Uma Bhardwaj, Vice-
Chancellor, Noida International University.
Prof. Bhardwaj is a seasoned professional in the education industry and is known for her
pioneering ideas and student-centric approach. She held leadership positions in premier
institutions prior to joining NIU. She is an implementer, who is able to successfully work
both independently and as part of a team.
Dr. Bhardwaj also has hands-on expertise in coordinating with statutory bodies for various
accreditations, academic and administrative support services. She is an international
author; books published by Pearson Publication, having patents and research publications
in the high impact factor journals like “Nature”.
EDUSTAR Leadership Awards 2022, a Star Brands event, is in its 16th year now. The popular
symbol of Star Brands has become one of the most potent brand positioning and
strengthening tools for industries and individuals alike, helping them to distinguish
themselves from others.
About Noida International University
Noida International University is established by U.P. LEGISLATURE ACT NO. 27 OF 2010 and under Section 2(f) of the UGC Act, 1956. A world Class University sponsored by the Maruti Educational Trust. The lush
green campus of 75 acres with its uniquely designed architecture stands out as an
infrastructure. The campus is strategically located near the Yamuna Expressway educational
hub in Gautam Budh Nagar, Greater Noida. The University through its 12 schools is offering
various multi-disciplinary programmes in varied streams of Engineering, Management, Law,
Medical and Social Sciences. The students from more than 54 Nations place faith in the
educational curriculum of the University. The Petals leading towards a star is an
embodiment of the University cherished mission to provide education beyond the
boundaries and to felicitate the students and faculty to achieve pinnacles of success
throughout the world.
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NIU also has a 350+ bedded Hospital and a Medical College named Noida International
Institute of Medical Sciences (NIIMS). NIIMS is a Centre of Excellence which endeavors to
develop a unique pedagogy for medical education. NIIMS’s greater focus lies on the
pragmatic approach of learning that lets a student explore the deeper nuances of medical
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