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Vice Chancellor

Prof (Dr) Rakesh Kumar Mahajan

Vice-Chancellor, DAV University

Prof (Dr) Rakesh Kumar Mahajan is a distinguished academician and noted administrator. Dr Mahajan has held several major positions at Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar including Head of Chemistry Department, Professor-in-Charge (Examinations), Dean, College Development Council, Coordinator, University-Industry Linkage Programme and Dean, Faculty of Science.

An M. Sc. in Chemistry and Ph. D. from Guru Nanak Dev University (GNDU), Amritsar, Prof Mahajan specializes in Physical Chemistry, Analytical and Environmental Chemistry.

Prof (Dr) Mahajan is a recipient of Prof P K Bose Memorial Award 2009 by Indian Chemical Society. He was also awarded CRSI Bronze Medal by Chemical Research Society of India and has also got several international awards for research including that from International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP) Italian Award to work in Italian Laboratory, Third World Academy of Science (TWAS) Award for Training and Research in Italian Laboratories, Sabatico Award from Spain to work in Valencia University and Brainpool Award from South Korea to work at Seoul National University.

Prof Mahajan is an elected fellow of National Academy of Sciences (FNASc) and has published 170 research papers in the international journals of repute. He has handled 11 major research projects funded by different agencies including Department of Science and Technology (DST), Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), Board of Research in Nuclear Sciences (BRNS), Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) and the University Grants Commission (UGC). He has also participated in many international and national conferences and has guided 28 students for their Ph D degree. Prof (Dr) Mahajan is also a reviewer of various journals and is a member of many scientific societies.


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