Swami Atmapriyananda is the Vice Chancellor (Executive Head) of Ramakrishna Mission Vivekananda University, a multi-campus University trying to actualize Swami Vivekananda’s educational vision. Swami Atmapriyananda received his Ph.D. from the University of Madras, India, in Theoretical Physics for his work in elementary particle theory and has a number of research publications in reputed international journals. Inspired by the Ramakrishna-Vivekananda ideology,

he joined the Ramakrishna Order of monks in 1978. As a monk and an educationist, his present interests are: (i) Swami Vivekananda’s educational vision education for character building in the youth (ii) Yoga-Vedanta vis-à-vis modern science, (iii) Ramakrishna-Vivekananda thought in the context of present day challenges, (iv) Consciousness Studies as taught in the Upanishads, (v) Synthesis of the four yogas as taught by Swami Vivekananda and Bhagavad-Gita, and (vi) Harmony of religions as lived and taught by Sri Ramakrishna.

He has a good number of publications on the above subjects in the journals of Ramakrishna Order and of various organizations. He is widely travelled and has gone to almost all parts of the globe (USA, UK, Germany, France, Italy, Switzerland, South Africa, Japan, Australia, Morocco, Ukraine, almost all the States of India) to participate as a resource person on invitation in various seminars, colloquia, symposia,

conferences, etc., having a bearing on the subjects of his interest as mentioned. He is also involved as a Council member or invited participant of a large number of global organizations working for peace and harmony, interfaith dialogue and interreligious understanding, comparative mysticism and spirituality, holistic welfare of children across the globe, etc.