Chandra Prakash Sharma (b.1941) worked as Head, Department of Economics at M. M. Modi College, Patiala (1970-01) . He was nominated to the Academic Council, the Board of Faculty and the Board of Studies of Punjabi University, Patiala several times during this period. He was guest faculty at the Punjab School of Management Studies of the University (2004 - 07) . Prior to this, He was General Manager of International Medical Devices, Gurgaon, a Company manufacturing ophthalmic devices in India that found its market many countries the world over.
He obtained his first Postgraduate Degree in English from the University of Rajasthan as student of now BITS, Pilani. After working as lecturer in English in a college in Haryana for a couple of years, he took his second Masters Degree in Economics from Punjabi University, Patiala in 1969. and later his Ph.D. in Business Administration from the same University in 1987 under the Faculty Improvement Program of the UGC, India.