J P Verma, PhD
Professor and Dean (Students’ Welfare)
Lakshmibai National Institute of Physical Education
Gwalior, M.P., India
Area of Specialization: Research Methods, Experimental Designs, Multivariate Analysis, Sports
Statistics, and Data Modeling.
Prologue Prof. J P Verma is currently working as Professor (Statistics), Head Department of Sport Psychology and Dean Students Welfare at Lakshmibai National Institute of Physical Education (LNIPE) and has experience of more than thirty-seven years of teaching and research. This institute is a deemed university under the ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, Govt. of India. Prof. Verma has served as an in-charge Vice Chancellor of LNIPE since Nov. 2014 to Sept 2015. He has worked as Director, Centre for Advanced Studies for about three years. This centre used to deal with PhD and MPhil programmes of the Institute. He is working as a professor in the Institute for more than sixteen years, and possess three master’s degree; in Statistics, Psychology and Computer application besides PhD degree in mathematics.
Prof. Verma has a distinction of holding Ist position in MSc (Statistics) from Kanpur university and Ist position in MA (Psychology) from Jiwaji university Gwalior. He has successfully guided eleven PhD candidates and has eleven books published by the international publishers like Wiley, Springer, McGraw Hills and Kindle on research and statistics in the area of management, psychology, exercise science, health, sports and physical education , and 44 research papers/articles to his credit. He has developed sports statistics in the country as an academic discipline and produced text book on it which is widely read in India and many of the other countries. He was instrumental in starting information technology in physical education in the institute with the result many of the Indian universities have incorporated this module in their syllabus for masters’ degree programmes in physical education. He has a patent to his credit on FitnessWatch (A fitness assessment and management system for school children and youth). This know-how was validated by the independent body appointed by the LNIPE with the grant of Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, Govt. of India. He has also successfully completed one research project sponsored by the UGC. In December 2018 he completed a major research project on talent identification in sports in the country sponsored by the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, Govt. of India with a grant of Rs. 35,30,000(Thirty-five lack and thirty thousand only). He has acted as an expert for the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC), New Delhi, on various assignments. He was nominated by the University Grants Commission (UGC) as the Chairman of the Committee for the On-the-Spot Evaluation of ongoing projects for the development of sports infrastructures and Equipment in different colleges of India.
Prof. Verma was a visiting fellow in the University of Sydney in 2002. He had an academic visit in Japan, Bulgaria, Qatar, Australia, Poland and Scotland and conducted numerous workshops on research methodology, research designs, multivariate analysis, and data modeling in the area of management, social sciences, physical education, sports sciences, economics, and health sciences in many of the foreign and Indian universities. His recent international assignments can be seen at the links Chaired Session in Tokyo Conference 2018 ,keynote speaker in Sofia , Medical University Bulgaria 2017, Qatar University 2017, Heart hospital Doha, Qatar University 2016.