Dr. Nagaraj Neerchal from the University of Maryland, Baltimore Country, USA (UMBC) assumed office as Vice Chancellor of Chinmaya Vishwavidyapeeth on Aug 4, 2019. At UMBC, Dr. Neerchal is a Professor and Graduate Program Director for Statistics. He is also the Director of Center for Interdisciplinary Consulting and Research (of which he is also the co-founder) in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics. He was the chair of the department from 2006 to 2015. With a Ph. D in Statistics from Iowa State University, USA, Dr. Neerchal's research and publications encompass theory and applications of statistics in a broad range of disciplines including transportation, environment and ecology, pharmacology, high performance computing.
Dr. Nagaraj Neerchal in his academic career served in different roles in academic committees, professional bodies and state and federal Government committees. He has guided several Ph. D and master’s students and has many publications to his credit including three books. He has won numerous awards including the University of Maryland Board of Regents Award for Innovation and Excellence, the Kauffman Entrepreneurship Fellowship, and the Distinguished Achievement Award from the American Statistical Association.