Prof. (Dr.) Rajendra Prasad is the Vice-Chancellor of Magadh University, Bodh Gaya. He is a well-known thinker, renowned defence expert, writer and a good administrator.

          Born on 1st January 1955 at Tadwa Mafi (U.P.), Dr. Prasad completed his primary education from Kali Jagdishpur school. He completed his secondary and senior secondary examination with first division from Murari Inter College Sahjanwan, Gorakhpur . He has completed his M.Sc. with 1st division in Military Science in 1976 and Ph.D. in 1981 from Gorakhpur University. He has worked as lecturer of Military Studies in Raja Balwant Singh College of Agra University from December 1976 to September 1981. After that he was appointed as Lecturer in Gorakhpur University, where he served as Reader, Professor, Dean (Faculty of Science), Registrar, Chief Proctor, Finance officer and also as Vice Chancellor for a brief stint. After this, Dr. Prasad became the founder Vice Chancellor of ‘Prof. Rajendra Singh (Raju Bhaiya) University, Prayagraj’ (Earlier Allahabad State University, Allahabad) established by the Uttar Pradesh Government. In this way he render his services in the field of higher education as a distinguished administrator along with teaching and research experience of over 42 years. He contributed in many Indian and foreign Universities and visited countries like Australia, Austria, Fiji, Thailand, Britain, France, USA, Italy, Nepal and China for  research ,training and mutuality of knowledge-sharing and discourses.

         Prf. (Dr.) Rajendra Prasad has received many National and International honours and awards for his seminal writing and contributions. He got the award by Ministry of Defence, Government of India (1990), UN scholarship (1996), Salzberg Global Seminar fellowship , Austria (2007),Oxford Routable, UK (2005), India, France (M.S.H.) visiting fellowship (2013), Indira Gandhi Shiksha Siromany Award (2012), Rajiv Gandhi Education Excellent award (2012), Rashtriya Adhyaksh 12th National Defence Study Congress (1997), Vice-Chancellor K. M. Munshi award (2016), SEAPS Life-Time Achievement award from Shri Venkateshwar University (2017), Society of Biological Science & Rural Development achievement award (2017). Also on strong recommendation of International Association of Educator for World Peace, the Board of Governors of Educational Standards and Testing Council of India, Confederation of Indian Universities, National Institute of Cleanliness Education and Research and Indian Institute of ecology and Environment “Life time achievement award” was conferred on him on 5th October 2018.

 Prof. Prasad has also been members of many academic bodies along with the twelfth National President of   “National Congress for Defence Studies”.