Dr. Shahid Akhter is one among the most revered names in the field of business management studies today. Not only is he a leading educationist but his illustrious presence has enriched many key positions in the government. With a trail-blazing educational qualification that is as dazzling as his brilliant personality, Dr. Shahid has been a pride of honour for India. Having completed his basic education from Bihar, he moved on to complete his graduation in Chemistry from Aligarh Muslim University in 1997. But he didn’t limit himself to this subject alone. His thirst for knowledge made him learn and pass out with merit in a wide variety of subjects. No wonder his educational qualifications are enriched with a variety of flavour of different subjects. The same man who stood out with distinction in his MBA examination with Marketing specialisation from Ranchi University in the year 2000, also came out with flying colours in his LLB examinations in the year 2003 from Chhotnagpur Law College under Ranchi University. And this is not all. His feather in the cap came in the form of a Ph.D from Ranchi University . Dr. Shahid Akhter has adorned several positions of honour in the past, which include: - Professor as a Faculty of Commerce & Business Management, Jharkhand Rai University, Ranchi - Associate Professor, Faculty of Commerce & Business Management, Jharkhand Rai University, Ranchi - Assistant Professor, Institute of Management Studies, Ranchi University, Ranchi - Head Of the Department in Marketing studies, Institute of Management Studies, Ranchi University, Ranchi. This included functioning as In-charge of Placement Cell for both M.B.A & M.Com Course and as a Public Relation Officer. Additionally he had the responsibility of Industrial Training, Educational Tour, S.I.P & Library of M.B.A Department of Ranchi University. - Chairman of Jharkhand State Minorities Commission with status equivalent to cabinet minister. - Court Member (Chief Rector Nominee ) Aligarh Muslim University , Aligarh - Director, Strokes Advertising Pvt. Ltd. - Managing Director, Media Theorem Pvt. Ltd. He has served his positions with dignity and honour, leaving an emphatic impression among all those with whom he had interacted. Today, Dr. Shahid Akhter holds esteemed positions in several institutions. It is his constant endeavour to provide valuable inputs in the overall development of the institution he adorns. The varied responsibilities that he has been bestowed with include: - Professor, Centre of Management Studies, Jamia Millia Islamia University, New Delhi - Vice Chairman, NCPUL under Ministry of Human Resource Development Govt. of India. - Court Member (Visitor, President of India Nominee ) of Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh - Member, Project Approval Board (PAB) for Scheme for Providing Education to Madarasas / Minorities, Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India - Chancellor’s Nominee for Member Board of Governors of Jharkhand Rai University - Court Member (Visitor, President of India Nominee ) Indira Gandhi Tribal Univertsity, Amarkantak, M.P. It is no wonder that Dr. Akhter has offered the privilege into his insightful knowledge and vast experience through a series of books and publications. He has authored several books which include: 1.Grievance Management (AXIS Books Private Limited, New Delhi ( 2018)) 2.Brand Management (AXIS Books Private Limited, New Delhi ( 2018)) 3.Fundamental Digital Marketing (Adhyayan Publishers and distributors,(2019) 4.Advertising Management (K.K.Publications, Allahabad (2011)). This apart, his experience-rich views and ideas have been published as academic articles in several professional journal of repute. Following are a few of his works: 1.FDI in Indian Retail Sector -JAMSHEDPUR RESEARCH REVIEW - International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research 2. Emerging Trends in Teacher’s Education-Macro Theme Review International Journal of Multidisciplinary Global Macro Trends 3. Organized Retailing in India – Challenges and Opportnities-ZENITH International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research 4. Convergence of Mobile and Internet – A new dimension to the media world -Anusandhanika -an International Refereed Research Journal of Commerce & Business Management 5. Film Release and Distribution Strategies- Anusandhanika -an International Refereed Research Journal of Commerce & Business Management 6. Selling Products Through Green Marketing and Green Consumer-Anusandhanika- an International Refereed Research Journal of Commerce & Business Management 7. Rural Market of India Now And Then Promotion of Brand in Rural India –Anusandhanika - an International Refereed Research Journal of Commerce & Business Management 8. Future of Advertising Industry in India - Anusandhanika -an International Refereed Research Journal of Commerce & Business Management. 9. Management – A Tool of Success –Anusandhanika -an International Refereed Research Journal of Commerce & Business Management 10. An Interdisciplinary Study of data mining in life style segmentation through Relationship Management –Anusandhanika - an International Refereed Research Journal of Commerce & Business Management 11. Employee Retention strategy through training and development activities -Steward business review -an International peer reviewed Bi-Annual journal 12. Retail Banking – Challenging and Opportunities -Dhwani -Journal of Institutes of Management Studies, Ranchi University. 13. Marketing Strategies in Banking sector in India -International Journal of System Assurance Engineering and Management (IJSAEM) Several professional journals of repute have had the honour of his presence as a member of their editorial board. These include : Dhwani-Journal of Institute of Management Studies, Ranchi University, Ranchi ; Anusandhanika -International Refereed Research Journal of Commerce & Business Management ; Commerce & Business Management Bi-annual Research Journal Of P.G. Department of Commerce & Business Management , and UPULBi-Annual Referred Multidisciplinary Research Journal. His in-depth knowledge and multi-disciplinary experience offers an enriching participation in various national and international seminars. This is why many seminars and workshops have been blessed by his august presence. Among his various participations in international seminars, a few of the following are here below: 1) International conference on financial and inclusive growth (ICFIIG 2018), Organised by Department of Commerce and Business management, Ranchi University, Ranchi (24th -25th November, 2018). 2) First International Marketing Conference MARCON 2010 held at the Indian Institute of Management Calcutta (27th- 29th December, 2010) 3) International Conference on Business , Strategy & Management held at the ICBSM Kolkata(25th June, 2011) 4) International Conference on “VISION 2022 - The Way forward towards Sustainable Development” - in association with Dept. Of Industry, Govt. Of Jharkhand at Jharkhand Ranchi University, Ranchi ( 1st – 2nd June, 2019) 5) International Conference on “Emerging Technologies, Systems & Applications” In Association with Dept. Of Industry, Govt. Of Jharkhand at Jharkhand Rai University, Ranchi (21st -22nd April, 2019) 6) International Conference on E- Governance organize by University Department of Commerce and Business Management, Ranchi University, Ranchi ( 11th- 12th July, 2014) 7) International Conference on Advances in Analytical Technique and Characterization of Materials held at Ispat Bhavan, RDCIS, SAIL Ranchi ( 5th – 7th July, 2011). 8) International Conference on Information Technology and Management (ICITM-2011) at Ranchi organized by Inter Science Institute of Management and Technology, Bhubaneshwar (3rd July, 2011). This apart, he has participated in more than 17 national seminars of repute, as well organised and participated in innumerable workshops and trainings. His eminence has placed him as a member of various reputable committees and positions involving education sports, celebrations. Some of his prominent memberships include being a member of Alumni Affairs Committee of Aligarh Muslim University; Organising Committee of Badminton event at the 34th National Games in 2011; Joint organizing Chairman of 15th Federation Senior Atheletics Championships of Jharkhand Atheletics Association, Jharkhand; General Secretary ,Khidmat Charitable Society, Ranchi Jharkhand; Life Member, Jharkhand State Cricket Association; Life Member , India Islamic Culture Centre , New Delhi, Life member of Indian Commerce Association and Indian Journal of commerce; member ofGolf club , Cockerel Army cantonment , Depatoli , Ranchi and so on. For his exemplary contribution in different fields, Dr. Shahid has been honoured with several honours and accolades. Notable among them are: - INDO NEPAL EKTA AWARD for outstanding services , achievements and contribution in the field of education , national unity and social service - SARDAR VALLABHAI PATEL AWARD for outstanding services , achievements and contribution in the field of education and social service - DR.A.P.J ABDUL KALAM AWARD for outstanding services , achievements and contribution in the field of education and social - RASTRIYA GLORY AWARD for outstanding services , achievements and contribution in the field of education and social - BHARAT EXCELLENCE AWARD and certificate of excellence for outstanding and extra ordinary achievements in the field of education and promoting national unity - RASTRIYA RATAN AWARD and certificate of excellence for outstanding and extra ordinary achievements in the field of education and services rendered to promote greater friendship and India International Co-operation - STAR OF ASIA AWARD an INTERNATIONAL AWARD given by GLOBAL ACHIEVER FOUNDATION for outstanding achievements on the occasion of INDO-NEPAL FRIENDSHIP AND ECONOMIC CO-OPERATION at Kathmandu , Nepal - RAJIV GANDHI VIDYA GOLD AWARD given by International Institute of education and Management, New Delhi for outstanding achievements in the field of education - RASHTRIYA VIDYA GAURAV GOLD AWARD for outstanding achievements in the field of education - JHARKHAND SEWA RATAN AWARD given by Speaker ,Vidhan Sabha & Lokayukt , Government of Jharkhand for outstanding work in the field of Management Achievement and glory have been synonymous with the life and works of Dr. Shahid Akhter. This is why his name has been published in distinguished Achievers Book of the most popular newspaper of Jharkhand -Dainik Bhaskar in the list of most influential person of Ranchi district. Dr. Shahid Akhter has been a role model for the youth on how they may channelise their knowledge in the right direction and bring accolades for themselves as well as influence others to build their lives in a better way.