Prof. Tariq Mansoor is the Vice-Chancellor of the Aligarh Muslim University- a historic and prestigious seat of learning established in 1920 by Sir Syed Ahmed Khan, the great social reformer of 19th century India. Born in a family of eminent academicians, he was earlier the Principal of Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College and Head of the Department of Surgery in the Faculty of Medicine, AMU. A surgeon by profession with more than 3 decades of teaching, research, clinical and administrative experience, he has around 91 publications to his credit and supervised thesis of 54 Postgraduate Medical Students.
He was a Member of the Medical Council of India- the apex regulator of medical education and profession in India, and sits on the Board of Governors of the Indian Institute of Management (Lucknow), Governing Body of the Maulana Azad Education Foundation (Ministry of Minority Affairs, Government of India) and the National Monitoring Committee for Minorities Education, Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India. He recently represented India attending the first India-Indonesia Inter Faith Dialogue in Yogyakarta, Indonesia as part of delegation of Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India and symposium on Higher Education in South Asia held in Istanbul, Turkey organised by Hollings Center for International Dialogue, Washington, USA.
He was elected President of the Association of Surgeons of India (UP), Secretary of Aligarh Muslim University Teachers' Association and thrice as Member of Executive Council of Aligarh Muslim University representing the Teaching Faculty.
He has been conferred with "Two Life Time Achievement Award" for his distinguished public services and is a recipient of "Eminent Senior Surgical Teacher Award 2013" by Association of Surgeons of India (UP).
He regularly sits on selection panels of teaching staff etc. in various Institutions and has served as an assessor for the Union Public Service Commission and Medical Council of India.
Prof. Mansoor has travelled widely and visited important educational and cultural institutions in North America, Europe, West Asia, Southeast Asia and Africa. A keen tennis player, he has reading interests in education, history, international affairs and politics.