Dr Sandeep Shastri is the Vice Chancellor of the Jagran Lakecity University, Bhopal, India. He prefers to describe himself as a teacher by instinct, researcher by choice, trainer by passion and above all a life-long learner. His research has been in the fields of Elections Studies, Federalism, Political Institutions and Processes. He has authored 13 books, over 50 chapters in Edited books and over 100 articles in prestigious research journals besides more than 350 Op Ed page articles in leading international and national newspapers. Dr Shastri is also a political commentator who appears frequently on television and has been a featured election analyst on India Television. He is the National Coordinator of the Lokniti, an All India network of social scientists involved in survey based election and opinion studies. He is a consultant to prestigious international bodies like the United Nations, World Bank, Konrad Adenauer Stiftung and the Forum of Federations. Dr Shastri played a key role in drafting the Karnataka State Youth Policy by serving as the Chairman of the Drafting Committee of the said Policy. Dr Shastri has lectured extensively across the world and spoken at Universities in more than 50 countries in all the six inhabited continents.