Dr. Jagdish S. Joshi is a Professor & Director at UGC-Human Resource Development Centre, James Reaney Canadian Centre, Online Teaching-Learning & Communication Cell, Director of Centre for Distance and Online Education, Office for International Affairs & Head of Department of Linguistics of Gujarat University, Ahmedabad. He is the president of Indian Association for Canadian Studies. He is a Coordinator of MHRD-ARPIT (Annual Refresher Programme in English Language Teaching) and National Testing Agency, MHRD. He is closely associated with various national and international professional bodies and actively engaged in teaching, training, research, e-content development, translation, editing, compilation, consultancy, and social activities.
Dr Joshi has been imparting professional training to college and university teachers, administrative officers of universities and colleges, research scholars, principals etc. since 2005. He was felicitated with National Award for Education by United Nations Organization (UNO) in 2006. He visited about 19 countries namely China, South Korea, Dubai, UAE, Muscat, Thailand, Nepal, Hongkong, Mauritius, London UK, Germany, Austria, Netherlands, France, Switzerland, Canada, Kazakhstan, Russia etc. for various academic assignments.
He is a member of International Council of Canadian Studies-Canada, Executive Council of Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute-New Delhi, apart from a member of Executive Council, Board of Management and Academic Councils of various universities. He is the Chairman of Board of Studies of English, Gujarat University; Convener of BoS of International Studies, Diaspora, and Migration Studies & Linguistics and a member of BoS of different universities. He has published 1 patent, authored or edited about 17 books and 70 research papers. 19 Ph. D. Scholars were awarded Ph.D. degree under his supervision. He has designed about 578 courses. He regularly contributes to T.V., Radio, Satellite Programs, e-journals, websites and academic journals. He visited institutions as a member/chairperson of NAAC Peer Team. He, as a Principal Investigator, has completed Major Research Project funded and awarded by UGC. His ARPIT 2019 SWAYAM Programme stood second amongst all the ARPIT Programmes in India with 9000 participants. He has organized about 134 Online STC on E-Content Development. He has participated in LEAP program jointly organized by Harvard University, USA and NIEPA, New Delhi. He has more than 23 years of experience of working in Higher Education including 11 years as a full University Professor.