Prof. SP Bansal has over 24 years of experience as an academician and administrator in over 25 countries. His area of expertise lies in management, research methodology, marketing, finance and quantitative technique.He, presently serves as the Vice Chancellor of two state universities -Indira Gandhi State University, Haryana and Bhagat Phool Singh Mahila Vishwavidyalya, Khanpur Kalan and was the former VC of Maharaja Agrasen University, Himachal Pradesh. In addition, he is a visiting professor and expert to universities and boards such as, University of European Tourism (UET) Italy, Jawahar Lal Nehru University (JNU), Himachal Central University, Nominated Member of Board of Governors IITTM, Ministry of Tourism, and Govt. of India. He has also been published with several prestigious research journals such as Tourism Development Journal, Tourism Dimensions and Tourism Spectrum, Himalayan Studies Journal, IIHS (UGC Centre of Excellence). He has worked on 11 research projects of national importance and published 25 books. His work has been recognized and appreciated through various awards and laurels that include CCI Technology Educational Excellence Award 2014, Rajiv Gandhi Shiromani Award 2004, Vikas Ratan Award, and Letter of Appreciation in the presence of H.E. Governor of Himachal Pradesh, Smt. Urmila Singh for preparing HPU vision document-2020.