The Vice Chancellor Victoria University Kampala Dr. Krishna N. Sharma is the world's youngest Vice Chancellor according to Unique World Records as Limited, a registrar of records based in India.
At 32 years of age, 6 months, 15 days, Dr. Sharma on 9th July, 2017 appointed to lead Victoria University thereby creating the record as the world’s youngest Vice Chancellor in the world.
“We are pleased to inform you that your claim has been approved as an 'Official Unique World Records' record for 'youngest vice chancellor' Record details has been entered into our registrar,” a letter to Dr. Sharma from Dr. Desraj Goyal, the Chief Editor of Unique World Records Limited reads in part.
Born in Uttar Pradesh, India, Dr. Sharma is a renowned academician, celebrity physiotherapist and prolific author. He has written over 100 books on medical and health sciences, music and literature and a few of them were listed in the bestsellers list on amazon.com.
Dr Sharma is the youngest author to write over 120 books of which more than 20 were bestsellers. Dr. Sharma started as an Assistant Lecturer and then Head of Department & Vice Principal at Jeevan Jyoti Institute of Medical Sciences, Allahabad, India.
He has previously worked as a dean at a Cameroonian university, St. Louis University. He joined Victoria University in January 2017 as Dean Faculty of Health Sciences at Victoria University Kampala before being appointed Vice Chancellor.
He studied Physiotherapy and became a celebrity physiotherapist, serving in various famous TV shows.He is also a graduate in Music and is certified in Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM).
Dr. Sharma, upon his appointment as VC Victoria University vowed to change the way education is delivered in Uganda by adopting to research and knowledge driven teaching methods.
“Students go to some universities and come out with the paper, not knowledge but the paper, I promise that when you come out of Victoria University, you will have the paper, you will have the knowledge, and you will have research papers publications,” he said.