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Vice-Chancellor's Message
Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University is the frst and the largest state university established by
the Govt of NCT of Delhi in the year 1998. During the last 15 years, it has carved a niche for itself
as a premier institution for professional and technical education, with several achievements to its
credit, including ISO 9001-2000. The university was awarded A-grade in 2007 by the UGCs National
Academic Accreditation Council (NAAC) for a period of fve years, and re-accredited with A-grade in
2013 for the next 5 years.
In a relatively short span of time, Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University has launched a number
of professional courses at the Diploma, Bachelors, Masters and Doctoral levels in a wide range of
disciplines in Engineering, Technology, Medical and Paramedical, Law, Management, Environment,
Humanities, Journalism, Architecture, Education etc. The University today caters to about 60,000 students
with an annual intake of more than 21,000, which is the highest intake in these courses, compared to
any other university in and around Delhi. Approximately 1200 students are admitted annually to the
11 University Schools of Studies in the sprawling Dwarka campus, and the rest in about 110 affliated
colleges spread all over Delhi and NCR. In order to supplement the educational needs and to fulfll
the aspirations of the people of Delhi, 85% of the total seats are earmarked for the students of Delhi.
With the emergence of Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University on the educational landscape of
Delhi, both the demand for professional education and qualifed human capital are being met.
It is a matter of great satisfaction that we have been able to balance growth and expansion with
access, equity and quality, as well as blend modern technologies with conventional approaches to
the teaching-learning process. The Dwarka campus combines state-of-the-art, centrally air-conditioned
infrastructure with disabled-friendly amenities and an environmentally sustainable approach.
The university is committed to promoting excellence through holistic teaching-learning and research
processes aimed at unleashing the creative potential of every student, thus enabling them to become
catalysts of social and economic transformation necessary for a just, humane and peaceful world.
It is our belief that these goals can be best achieved through transparency, democratic values, equity,
accountability and accessibility in an atmosphere that fosters intellectual freedom. It is our constant
endeavour to actively ingrain these values into the day-to-day functioning of the university.
The University would like be known as a knowledge generating space where the synergy between
teachers and students results into teaching and research working towards the welfare of humanity
through establishing an interface between Science & Technology and Humanities & Social Sciences.
The Universities shall be starting new initiatives for promoting inter-disciplinary research in the University.
As a member of the University family since its inception and its current Vice-Chancellor, it gives me
great pride to welcome new students to be a part of this dream.
(Prof. Anup S. Beniwal)
Vice - Chancellor
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CONTENTS
PART A:
UNIVERSITY PROFILE ADMINISTRATION &
UNIVERSITY SCHOOLS OF STUDY
PART B:
LIST OF PROGRAMMES, ELIGIBILITY AND
CET DETAILS
PART C:
ADMISSION/COUNSELLING: PROCEDURE,
SCHEDULE, SEAT ALLOCATION ,
RESERVATION OF SEATS & FEE STRUCTURE
PART D:
LIST OF PROGRAMMES & INSTITUTES FOR
ACADEMIC SESSION
PART E:
IMPORTANT INFORMATION AND APPENDICES
PART F:
PROFILES OF INSTITUTES/COLLEGES
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Brig P. K. Upmanyu
Joint Registrar (Admissions)
Dated: 20 Feb, 2014
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THE UNIVERSITY
Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University was established by an Act of Govt. of NCT of Delhi on July 28,
1998. It was conceived as a teaching and affliating University with explicit objective to facilitate and promote
studies, research and extension work in areas of professional and technical education. It is included under
Section 2 (f) and 12 (B) of the University Grants Commission and has been awarded A Grade by National
Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC), Bangalore for the period 2013-2018. It frst got certifed as
ISO 9001 : 2000 and was subsequently upgraded to ISO 9001 : 2008 by the STQC Directorate, Ministry of
Communication and Information Technology, Govt. of India. GGSIP University has been conferred with the
"Golden Europe Award for Quality and Commercial Prestige" by Otherways Management & Counsulting
Association, Paris, France on 16.07.2012 giving credence to our commitment to quality management.
In order to serve the broad purpose for which the University is established, it set out its statements of vision,
mission and Quality Policy.
VISION
The University will stimulate both the hearts and minds of scholars, empower them to contribute to the
welfare of society at large; train them to adapt themselves to the changing needs of the economy; prepare
them for cultural leadership to ensure peace, harmony and prosperity for all.
MISSION
Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University shall strive hard to provide a market oriented professional
education to the student community of India in general and of Delhi in particular, with a view to serving the
cause of higher education as well as to meet the needs of the Indian industries by promoting establishment
of colleges and Schools of Studies as Centres of Excellence in emerging areas of education with focus on
professional education in disciplines of engineering, technology, medicine, education, pharmacy, nursing,
law, humanities & social sciences etc.
QUALITY POLICY
Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University is committed to providing professional education with thrust
on creativity, innovation, continuous change and motivating environment for knowledge creation and
dissemination through its effective quality management system.
DISTINGUISHING FEATURES
University has 11 Schools of Studies wherein as many as 42 Undergraduate and Postgraduate academic
programmes are being conducted for more than 3000 Students. On the affliation front, 02 Schools of Studies,
namely, School of Engineering and Technology and School of Medicine and Para Medical Health Sciences
are being maintained for providing leadership role to the programmes conducted under these Schools at
affliated institutions. In all, the University has 110 affliated institutes; of these, 84 are self fnanced and
26 are owned and managed by the Govt. of NCT of Delhi/ Govt. of India, offering education to more than
60,000 students.
Since its inception University has been striving to maintain excellence in teaching, research and extension
activities. The University promotes a culture that fosters scientifc temper, ethical values and quest for
excellence. University contributes to overall socio-economic growth of all the sections of society by providing
greater access to professional education in the National Capital Region (NCR). By providing fnancial aids,
scholarships and relaxation in qualifcations for differently abled students and socially backward classes,
the university has registered signifcant increase in access during last 15 years.
Regular review of existing courses and introduction of new courses of current national and international
relevance have been a major activity of the university to generate human resource which is more skilled
and employable. There is a blend of conventional programme as well as inter-disciplinary programmes in
emerging areas of technology. To maintain high quality, the teaching and learning processes have been
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made more rigorous and effective. Evaluation process has been made more transparent and credible with
high level of automation. ICT enabled working in most of its functional units namely teaching, learning,
evaluation, research, administration and governance ensures effciency and transparency.
Universities have a larger role to play in creation of new knowledge through research. GGSIPU has not only
made visible impact on national and international levels through quality research but has also competed well
with other Peer Institutions. Recognition of the University School of Biotechnology by UGC for its Special
Assistance Programme and support received from DST under FIST programme to University School of
Basic and Applied Science is the testimony of research advances made by the faculty members.
The programmes offered by the university in different Schools are relevant and catering to the need of
society. All programmes incorporate ICT tools to make them globally competitive. Curriculum development
through various Committee such as Board of Studies, Sub Committee of Academic Council and Academic
Council that includes external experts from academic institutions and industry ensures it. University has an
in-built mechanism to regularly review programmes based on students feedback, current needs, advances
made in different subject areas and industry feedback.
The university has highly qualifed teaching faculty, mostly having Ph.D. degree and an excellent track
record of professional progression. Keeping in view the global higher education scenario, the curricular
design has the contemporary features namely semester system, modularity, choice based credit system,
credit transfer, inter university and intra-university migration, interdisciplinary programmes, elective options
thereby offering the warranted fexibility to the students. University encourages use of interactive teaching
methodology aided by state-of-the-art teaching tools.
Admissions to various programmes in the university are merit based made through Entrance Tests followed
by a transparent system of personal counselling. With a view to provide increasing access and equal
opportunities to all sections of society, the university provides reservations and relaxation in qualifcations
for SC/ST/OBC/differently abled candidates as per the policy of the Government.
Since the University has shifted to its new campus efforts are on to make it a world class university with a
social outlook and scientifc ambience. Reform in management and governance system, innovative ideas
in the academic and administrative spheres and the right moral and ethical orientation, the university can
be given the status of being a University with difference.
CAMPUSES
The Universitys state-of-the-art Main Campus, spread over on an area of more than 60 acres, is located
at Sector 16-C, Dwarka, New Delhi and 10 University Schools of Studies, namely, (i) University School
of Basic and Applied Sciences; (ii) University School of Biotechnology; (iii) University School of Chemical
Technology; (iv) University School of Education; (v) University School of Environment Management;
(vi) University School of Humanities and Social Sciences; (vii) University School of Information and
Communication Technology; (viii) University School of Law & Legal Studies; (ix) University School of
Mass Communication; and, (x) University School of Management Studies are functional from here.
Certain distinguishing features of Dwarka Campus are State of the Art Buildings; Rain Water
Harvesting; Sewage Treatment Plant (Recycling for fushing, air-conditioning & horticulture); Usage
of solar energy; Disabled friendly-Vehicular free pedestrian walk ways; Adequate Sports facilities;
Shopping complex; Innovative landscaping; Attractive exteriors, Murals & Sculptures. University
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School of Architecture & Planning is still functioning from the Universitys Kashmere Gate Campus
and its from here that the Indira Gandhi Delhi Technical University (exclusively for women students)
is also operational. In so far as Universitys School of Architecture & Planning is concerned, its world
class infrastructure is being created at Universitys East Campus located at Surajmal Vihar (spread
over the land measuring nearly 19 Acres) wherein an Institute of Design shall further be established.
HOSTEL
University has four well-equipped hostels for girls and boys. Each hostel is provided with television and cable
connectivity. It has also a good gymnasium. All hostels have Wi-Fi facilities and thereby the students can
access internet in their respective rooms using their device. The hostels are provided with good hygienic
cooking facility and spacious dining halls.
INTERNATIONAL COLLABORATIONS AND FOREIGN STUDENTS INTAKE
The University has been able to formalize MoUs in order to facilitate exchange of faculty and students on
the one hand, and take up collaborative research, consultancy assignments, organizing of international
conferences / seminars with international Universities having good repute, on the other; some of these
Universities are : Ostfalia University of Applied Sciences Braunschweig / Wolfenbuettel, Germany, University
of Padova, Padova, Italy, Catholic University of Paris (CUP), Institute Superieur dElectronique de Paris
(ISEP), Venice International University, Venice, Italy, Webster University Vienna, Vienna, Austria, HHL-
Leipzig Graduate School of Management, Leipzig, Germany, ESSEC Business School, Cedex, France,
ESCP, Europe, France, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Nanyag Technological University,
Singapore and Singapore Management University, Singapore. A many as 71 International students took
admission during the academic session 2013-14 from different countries of the world. Important among
these being: Canada; Nigeria; Germany; Tibet; Thailand; Indonesia; Congo; Afghanistan; Bhutan; Iraq;
Magnolia; Nepal; Cambodia; and Malaysia.
DOCTORAL RESEARCH
The University has a well formulated Ph.D. Ordinance and the Regulation in regard to Approved
Research Centres and Approved Supervisors which is in alignment with UGCs Regulations
(minimum Standards and Procedure for the Award of M.Phil/Ph.D. Degree), 2009. Ph.D students
are registered through an entrance test followed by personal interview and completion of
compulsory coursework requirement. The range of research subjects covers theoretical as well as
the experimental work in diverse felds such as Polymer Engineering and Technology, Genome Mapping,
Theoretical Particle Physics, Renewable Energy, Organizational Behaviour, Financial Modelling,
Strategy, Artifcial Intelligence, Education Management, Contemporary Indian Literature, Biodiversity
Conservation to name a few.
DOCTORAL AND POST DOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP
The University has introduced Doctoral and Post Doctoral Fellowships. The amount of Doctoral Fellowship
is Rs.14,000 per month for the frst two years to be increased to Rs.16,000 in the third year and the fourth
year. The amount for the Post-Doctoral scholarship is Rs.18,000 per month and the period is extendable
to the third year.
PROVIDING ACCESS TO WEAKER SEGMENTS OF THE POPULACE
The Offce of the Director, Student Welfare provides fnancial support to weaker segments of the society
through Student welfare fund to the extent of waiving of entire fee/partial fee payable by the students,
whose parental income is less than Rs.2 Lakhs per annum, on the recommendations of a committee
constituted for the purpose. These students could be either from the University Schools of Studies or
from any affliated institutions.
UNIVERSITY INFORMATION RESOURCE CENTRE (UIRC)
The University Library, started its services from its inception of the University and moved to its
new building at Dwarka Campus in January 2011 with the prime responsibility to supplement
the educational and knowledge needs of the students, researchers and its faculty members.
UIRC has been consistently building up itself to fulfll its objective by incorporating the latest
technology and talent in providing most cost effective and time effcient information services to
its member and for this the opening time of the library has been extended from 9.00 am to 9.00
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pm to facilitate students to access the library resources.
The total area under the control of UIRC is about 29000
sq.ft, which is spread over to two foors. The services
offered by UIRC are fully computerized and the Library
is fully air-conditioned. The Resource Centre also has
Xerox facilities and document delivery services.
UIRC provide a good ICT infrastructure for accessing its
e-resources and have its own computer centre, where
30 systems are installed for accessing the e-resources.
Beside this, e-resources can also be accessed through
newly installed wi-f system from students laptop. The centre at present serves about 5868
members.
UIRC is subscribing to about 340 Print Journals and magazines for its users. A balanced
collection of books having more than 50000 volumes of books, covering almost all the major
stream of studies with more focus on Science,
Technology and Management (STM) are a part of its
collection development.
In order to supplement and complement the print
resources, UIRC is subscribing to e-resources for
almost all the School of Studies, prominent among
them are Nature Bundle, ACM Digital Library Collection,
IEL Digital Library Collection, EBSCO database,
Emerald Management Extra, Hein Online, Lexis-Nexis,
Manupatra, Sci-Finder Scholar, Sage Communication
and Media Studies Bundle, West Law and many
more like this. In addition to this, UIRC is one of
the members of INDEST and UGC-INFONET Consortia and can access all its resources over the
internet. Many of the online resources available in public domain can also be accessed through
the University Library Webpage available at www.ipu.ac.in/urc/digital.htm. In totality, UIRC provide
access to about 14000 + IP authenticated e-resources through its Webpage. Moreover, on the
faculty request, access is also provided off campus to these resources.
In addition to this, there are libraries in all the affliated colleges/institutes of the University
depending on the requirement of the courses.
SPORTS AND CO-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES FOR AN ALL AROUND PERSONALITY DEVELOPMENT
The University accords signifcance to all around development of the students. Therefore a series of sports
and co-curricular activities are planned throughout the year to attain the same.
The University has state of the art playgrounds comprising of Lawn Tennis Court, Badminton Court,
Volleyball Court and a large Football ground besides indoor game facilities for Table Tennis, Chess,
etc. A Sports Meet is also organized every year by the University where series of sports events
covering Volleyball, Basket Ball, Football, Cricket, Table
Tennis, Badminton, Chess, Relay Race, Long, High and
Triple Jumps, Short Put, Disc Throw, etc. are organized.
These apart, students are also encouraged to participate in
adventure sports like, Trekking, Rock Climbing, River
Crossing, River Rafting, Skewing, Rappling, etc.
Every year in the month of February, a three days cultural
festival under the banner Anugoonj is organized in the
University where students from more than 100 affliated
institutions and the University Schools of Studies participate.
In addition each University School of Study through their
students bodies organize technical festivals. Last year it has
seen a substantial range of extracurricular student activities.
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This can be attributed to creation of Srijan under the supervision of Director Student Welfare with support
from enthusiastic faculty members. Srijan, the Indraprastha Society for Creative Expression, is constituted
to promote Co-curricular activities among students.
EXAMINATION
The University follows credit based evaluation. The overall weightage of a course in the Syllabi and Scheme
of Examination is determined in terms of credits assigned
to the course. Obtaining a minimum of 50% marks in
aggregate in each course including the semester-end / year-
end examination and the teacher's continuous evaluation
is essential to earn the assigned credits. A candidate who
secures less than 50% of marks in a course is, therefore,
deemed to have failed in that course. A student is eligible for
the award of the University degree, if he/she has registered
himself/herself, undergone the regular course of studies,
completed the project report/ dissertation specifed in the
curriculum of his/her programme within the stipulated time,
and has secured the minimum credits prescribed for the
award of the concerned degree.
ATTENDANCE AND RE-ADMISSION
A student shall be required to have a minimum of 75% or more in the aggregate of all the courses taken
together in a semester provided that the Dean of the School in case of University Schools and Principal/
Director in case of University maintained college / affliated institutes may condone attendance shortage
upto 5% for individual student as per University Examination Ordinances. However, under no condition, a
student who has an aggregate attendance of less than 70% in a semester shall be allowed to appear in
the semester end examination.
Student who has been detained due to shortage of attendance shall not be allowed to be promoted to the
next semester and he/she will be required to take re-admission in accordance with the University Rules.
A Student will be promoted to the next academic year only if such student has obtained at least,
A. 50% of the total credits of the ensuing academic year from which the promotion to next
academic year is being sought, and
B. 90% of the total credits of previous year excluding the credits of the ensuing academic year
from which the promotion to next academic year is being sought.
All such students who fail to get promoted to next academic year for the reason of defciency in required
credits as stated here in above will automatically be declared to have taken academic break to reappear in
such examinations of previous semesters in which the student has failed, so as to obtain suffcient credits
to be promoted to the next academic year.
Only two academic breaks are permissible for a student for the completion of the academic programme/
course. In no situation a student will be allowed to take more than two academic breaks, for any reason
whatsoever, including for the reasons of detention for shortage of attendance or defciency of credits during
the whole term of completion of the course/programme. A student who has exhausted two academic breaks
and a further occasion arises for him or her to take academic break because of non promotion or detention,
in such cases the admission of such student would automatically stand cancelled right at the time such an
occasion of more than two academic breaks arises.
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Prof. Anup S. Beniwal, Vice Chancellor
The founder faculty of the University, Professor Anup S. Beniwal has been
pursuing teaching and research in the areas of Literature, Culture, Translations and
Communication studies for the last 25 years. An alumni of Kurukshetra University,
Kurukshetra, he has been a meritorious student throughout his academic career and
has won various awards and scholarships, such as National Merit Scholarship, AYOSA
Gold Medal, etc. and has been twice adjudged as the Best Researcher (Humanity, Law
& Education Group) of the University.
His areas of academic interest include Indian English Fiction, Contemporary Hindi
Literature, Cultural Studies and Communication Studies. He has authored four books so far on various
subjects such as Partition Literature, Tribal Studies and Narratives of Globalization. He has also published
widely in various national/international research journals, reputed magazines and news papers. He is on
the editorial and advisory boards of various research journals. He is on the Board of Studies and other
academic bodies of various Universities in India
He has served the University in various capacities. He is the Dean of University School of Humanities
and Social Sciences since 2008 and has been the Founder Dean of University School of Education and
University School of Mass Communication. He has held the offce of Director Students Welfare and has
been the Chairmen and Members of various administrative and academic Committees of the University.
OFFICERS OF THE UNIVERSITY & THEIR PROFILE
Sh. S.K. Tanwar, Controller of Finance
Sh. S.K. Tanwar has more than 27 years of experience in accounting and auditing
of various department of Government of India. He is MBA (Finance & Accounts)
IGNOU, M.Com (University of Rajasthan) and B.Com (Hons.) from Delhi University.
He is presently working as Controller of Finance in GGSIP University, Delhi. Before
joining GGSIP University, he was associated in Pay & Accounts Offce, Ministry
of Home Affairs, Govt. of India and National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS),
an autonomous organization under Ministry of Human Resource Development,
Government of India. He has initiated various innovative techiques in fnance and
accounts system while serving his previous intitutions. He was also instrumental
in establishing fully computerized Accounting system in National Institute of Open
Schooling (NIOS) and helped in developing fnancial and accounting policies of the
Institution. He was a member of various committees constituted for formulating of institutional planning and
policies as a Finance & Accounts expert. He also has experience in organizing national and international
conferences/seminar on education.
STATUTORY BODIES & CEO
The President of India is the Visitor of the University and the Lt. Governor of Delhi is its Chancellor.
The University in its functioning gets support and guidance from its Statutory Bodies such as the Court,
the Board of Management, the Planning Board, the Board of Affliation, the Academic Council and the
Finance Committee. To facilitate the assigned role to these Statutory bodies, the members of these
bodies are the persons of eminence from different felds and disciplines. The University functions under
Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Anup S Beniwal, on day-to-day basis who is supported by other Offcers.
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Prof. Harish C. Rai, Controller of Examinations (Planning)
Prof. Harish C. Rai is the Controller of Examinations (COE) of Guru Gobind Singh
Indraprastha University. Besides being COE, he is holding the additional charge of
Director, Academic Affairs and Director, Research & Project Monitoring Cell of the
University. While being COE, during 2006-2009, Prof. Rai joined on deputation at
All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), New Delhi as Advisor-I. Prof. Rai
received his Undergraduate and Postgraduate Degrees in Engineering from Delhi
College of Engineering, Delhi, followed by Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from IIT,
Delhi, in 1991.
Prof. Rai has rich experience of more than 33 years in the feld of Technical Education.
He held faculty positions in premier institutions such as Faculty of Engineering &
Technology, Jamia Millia Islamia (Central University), New Delhi and Professor in the Department of Electrical
& Electronics Engineering, C.R. State College of Engineering, Murthal, Sonepat, Haryana and Director,
AICTE, New Delhi. His subject areas of interest include Electrical Machines, Control Engineering, Power
Electronics and Power Systems etc.
Prof. Rai has contributed a number of papers in National and International Journals of repute and also
authored 14 books meant for degree in Engineering or equivalent.
Prof. Rai is a fellow member of Institution of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers (IETE), Institution
of Engineers, Aeronautical Society of India, ICTP, Life member of ISTE. Member of Governing Bodies of
NIT (Srinagar, Agartala, Duargapur) and CBSE. He is a recipient of Spardha Shree Award 1999 for his
Meritorious Services in Education. He was awarded Dr. S. Radha Krishnan National Teachers Memorial
Award 1997. He was a recipient of frst prize from MHRD-AICTE for writing a Technical Book in Hindi on
Industrial and Power Electronics. He was awarded Teachers Excellence Award 2000 for valuable services
rendered to the cause of Education in the Country.
Prof. Pravin Chandra, Controller of Examinations (Operations)
Prof. Pravin Chandra is working as Professor in the University School of Information
& Communication Technology and Controller of Examinations of Guru Gobind Singh
Indraprastha University, Delhi. Previously he was working as Assistant Professor
(IT & Production & Operations Management) at Lal Bahadur Shastri Institute of
Management, New Delhi. He has also worked in University of Delhi as Associate
Professor during 2010-2011, He did his M.Sc in Physics from University of Delhi
and M.Tech. (Computer Applications) from the Indian School of Mines, Dhanbad.
His teaching and research interests are in the areas of Artifcial Neural Network,
Theoretical Computer Science. His doctoral research work is in the area of artifcial
neural networks.
Brig. Pradeep Kumar Upmanyu, Joint Registrar (Admissions)
Brig. Pradeep K. Upmanyu is presently working as Joint Registrar
(Admissions) in the University. He had joined this University as Deputy
Registrar in 01st October, 1999. Since then, he has worked in various
capacities as Deputy Registrar and held various departments like
General Administration, Store & Purchase, Student Welfare, Planning,
Examination. Prior to joining this University, he was serving as Regular
Commission Offcer in Indian Army in the Corps of EME. He has also
served as HOD of Transport & Security and Fire Department in New
Delhi Municipal Council, New Delhi on deputation from Indian Army
for a period of four years from November 1994 to November, 1998.
He has done his Graduation in Engineering from REC, Kurukshetra
in frst division and after that he has done several technical and management courses in the army
being conducted at EME School at Baroda and MCEME at Secundrabad. After taking premature
retirement from Regular Army, he has taken commission into the Territorial Army and at present
posted as Deputy Director General TA (TA) in TA Directorate at Army Head Quarters (presently on
disembodiment).
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Other Offcers of the University
I Directors
1. Prof. A. K. Narula Centre for Pharmaceutical Technology
2. Prof. C. S. Rai Director (Students' Welfare) &
Director (Research & Consultancy)
3. Prof. Anu Singh Lather Director (International Affairs)
4. Prof. H. C. Rai Director (Academic Affairs) & COE (Planning)
5. Prof. M. Afzal Wani Director (Legal Aid Cell)
6. Prof. Neena Sinha Director (Development)
7. Prof. J. K. Garg Director (CDMS)
8. Prof. Suman Gupta Director (Centre for Governance)
9. Prof. A. K. Saini Director (IP University Interaction Cell)
II Proctor
Prof. U. K. Mandal Proctor
III Chief Warden
Prof. P. Bhattacharya Chief Warden
IV Examination Divison
Prof. Harish C. Rai Controller of Examinations (Planning)
Prof. Pravin Chandra Controller of Examinations (Operations)
Sh. A. D. Lamba Dy. Registrar
V Accounts Branch
Sh. Sushil Kr. Tanwar Controller of Finance
Sh. Partha Mukherjee Dy. Finance Offcer
VI Admission Branch
Brig. P. K. Upmanyu Jt. Registrar
VII Academic - Coordination & Students Support Branch / Legal Branch
Dr. Nitin Malik Jt. Registrar
VIII Personnel Branch
Sh. A. K. Verma Jt. Registrar
IX Coordination Branch
Dr. (Mrs.) Suchitra Kumar Jt. Registrar
X Affliation Branch
Ms. Sunita Shiva Dy. Registrar
XI Estate
Md. Ahtesham Ullah Dy. Registrar
XII Purchase Branch
Dr. Abha Vermani Dy. Registrar
XIII General Administration Branch
Sh. Pankaj Agarwal Dy. Registrar
XIV Policy, Planning & RTI Branch
Sh. Ajay Kumar Asstt. Registrar
XV University Information Resources Centre(UIRC)
Mr. Subhash Deshmukh Librarian
Dr. Anand P Singh Dy. Librarian (On Deputation)
Dr. Kanta Kapoor Dy. Librarian (On Leave)
Dr. Savita Mittal Dy. Librarian
XVI Central Store
Sh. R. P. Kansal In-charge (Store)
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XVII Public Relations Section
Sh. Nalini Ranjan Public Relation Offcer
XVIII Staff Development Cell
Prof. Arvinder Kaur Chairperson
XIX Centralized Career Guidance and Placement Cell
Prof. B. V. R. Reddy Chairman
XX University Legal Cell
Prof. Afzal Wani Director
XXI Academic Grievance Committee
Prof. P. C. Sharma Chairman
XXII University Works Division
Sh. V. P. Srivastava Superintending Engineer
XXIII University Dispensary
Dr. Ravi Gupta Medical Offcer
XXIV Offcers on Deputation
Sh. Sushil Kumar Jt. Registrar - On deputation as Registrar NIFTEM
Sh. Umakant Agarwal Dy. Registrar in Lien JNU
Fl. Lt. Mamta Rani Aggarwal Dy Registrar ( On Lien)

University Website and Intranet
University Centre for IT Infrastructure & Management (UCITIM)
A Committee comprising of three faculty members, namely Dr. Amit Prakash Singh, Sh. Ashish Payal and Sh.
R.L. Ujjwal, under UCITIM maintains the website (www.ipu.ac.in) giving information on various aspects and facets
of the University. The website of the University also acts as a communication channel to the public at large and
various institutions, parents, students etc. who wish to have any latest information about the University. The results
of various programmes and all information relating to admissions are also given on this website.
The entire University is connected through 10 Gbps OFC LAN having Intranet facility available in each classrooms,
Laboratories, seminar hall and offces of the University. The internet facility has also been provided in each room
of the boys and girls hostel of the University. Wi-f facility has been provided in and around university library.
University has 1 Gbps NKN link for internet. UCITIM also provide repository services of library through its server.
UCITIM has dedicated mail server for faculty, staff and students.
Rules & Regulations
University administration functions while dealing with various issues of administrative and academic signifcance,
within the provisions of the University Act, rules and regulations (Statutes & Ordinances) framed thereunder. The
University has notifed 33 Statutes and 36 Ordinances which have not only been published in the Gazette of Delhi
but have also been laid on the foor of the Legislative Assembly of Delhi. The University Act and all its Statutes as
well as Ordinances have been placed on the University Website. This clearly speaks of the nature of transparency
maintained by the University Administration in its functioning keeping the society at large informed not only about
the academic programmes but also about all its latest rules, regulations etc.
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1. UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF BASIC & APPLIED SCIENCES (USBAS)
The basic science is the mother of Technlogy, Applied Sciences & Engineering. The University School of
Basic & Applied Sciences (USBAS) has a unique place in the academic landscape of the University. It has
been at the forefront of providing required courses in Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics for B.Tech/M.Tech,
MCA, M.Sc. teaching programmes of all University School of Studies. Along with active teaching at the
undergraduate and the postgraduate levels, USBAS has a very vibrant research culture. The experience
and expertise of our faculty has played an important role in training students and preparing them for both
the professional job market and for basic & interdisciplinary research careers in Science & Technology.
USBAS remains committed to this mission for all its present and future programmes.
PROGRAMMES OFFERED
The faculty of USBAS is actively involved in teaching of above said foundation courses for B.Tech/M.Tech
(Dual Degree) programmes of the University in the felds of Chemical Engineering, Information Technology,
Biochemical Engineering, Electronics & Communication Engineering, Biotechnology and Computer Science
& Engineering both at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels. In addition, USBAS also runs three
specialized post graduate programmes of its own: M.Tech (Engineering Physics), M.Tech (Nanoscience
and Technology) and Post Graduate Diploma in Radiological Physics (PG-DRP). M.Tech (Nanoscience and
Technology) is started with the requisite funding provided by the Department of Sciences and Technology.
PROGRAMMES OFFERED
Programme Duration (Years) Intake
M.Tech (Engineering Physics) 2 Yrs 18
M.Tech (Nano Science & Technology) 2 Yrs 15
*PG Diploma in Radiological Physics 1+1 20
*One year course work under UGC innovative programme+one year internship (from 2013 as per AERB guidelines)
RESEARCH ACTIVITIES
The University School of Basic and Applied Sciences is one of the most active research promoters in the
University. Many of our faculty members are the acknowledged researchers in their areas of expertise
and undertake research projects in several frontline areas of Science. In the past decade, boundaries
between the sciences have blurred like never before and many of the frontline areas of research are truly
interdisciplinary in nature. Our excellent faculty and their team of research scholars actively pursue work in
diverse areas both in fundamental sciences and interdisciplinary topics. Some of our research areas are in
high energy physics, accelerator driven sub critical system, neutron scattering, Radiation Physics, Material
Science, Ion Beam modifcations of materials, foundations of quantum mechanics, quantum computing,
medicinal chemistry, organometallic chemistry, polymer sciences, activated Carbon, Carbon & ceramic
based foam and inorganic nanostructured materials & their nanocomposites, Numerical analysis, Non-linear
Dynamics, Weather Forecasting, renewable energy, Nano Science, space dynamics, applied mathematics,
fuid dynamics and topology etc. The School also has many research projects funded by national funding
agencies like the DST, AICTE, CSIR, IUAC, BRNS UGC etc. Among our many research collaborators are the
University of Delhi, IIT Delhi, Sri Ram Institute for Industrial Research, Delhi, IUAC, New Delhi, Saha Institute
of Nuclear Physics, Kolkata, Punjab University, Patiala, Academia Sinica, Taiwan, Torino Polytechnic, USA,
INPE Obnisk & JINR Dubna, Russia and Unversity of Bonn (Germany). A Large number of our publications
are in leading national and international referred journals of repute.
LABORATORIES
Over the preceding fourteen years, the University School of Basic & Applied Sciences has developed
several equipped laboratories with state-of-the-art instruments to cater need of its teaching courses as well
as research activities:
UG Chemistry Laboratories
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UG Physics Laboratory
Chemistry Research Laboratories (Organometallic Chemistry, Photochemistry, Medicinal Chemistry,
nanomaterial Synthesis)
Physics Research Laboratories (Solar Energy, Thermoelectric, Material Science and Radiation
Physics, Functional Nanomaterials)
Computational Physics Laboratory
Advanced Physics PG Laboratory
PGDRP Laboratory
Nano Science & Technology PG Laboratory
Non-Linear Dynamics Laboratary (Applied Mathemetics, Weather forecasting)
USBAS also supervises the functioning of the Technology Resource Centre (TRC) and Nano Science &
Technology programme (NST) as a higher-end research facility, which provides industrial consultancy
services to industrial houses and to institutions and individual researchers. The TRC has many advance
instruments like:
Differential Scanning Calorimeter
Fourier Transform Infra Red Spectroscopy
High Performance Liquid Chromatography
Gas Chromatography
UV- Visible Spectrophotometer
Viscometer
Dynamic Mechanical Thermal Analyzer
The NST has the following major facilities:
XRD
Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM)
Source Meter
Nanovolmeter
The School is in the process of acquiring equipments like Micro Raman, UV-Vis-NIR Spectrophotometer,
B-class Sun Simulator and High performance Computing Facility under the FIST(DST) grant and is
committed to develop a closer association with industry through collaborations & consultancy.
FACULTY
USBAS has a team of qualifed and highly accomplished faculty members. In total, we have 24 faculty
members.
Prof. A.K. Narula, Dean, USBAS, Ph.D
Dr A.K. Narula is a Professor of Chemistry. Prior to joining this university in 1998, he was
Professor of Industrial Chemistry at Guru Jambheshwar University, Hisar and was Dean
of Faculty of Science and Technology at Guru Jambheshwar University, Hisar. He is also
a Director, Centre for Pharmaceutical Science and Technology. He has done his Ph.D.
from University of Delhi, Delhi. He has been a Post Dotoral Fellow at the Laboratory de
Chimie Minerale'et Moleculaire, Parc Valrose, Nice Cedex, France. He has more than
30 years of Teaching and Research experience. He has Supervised about 16 Ph.D. At
present 6 Research scholars are working under his supervision. He has more than 80 research paper
in journals of National and international repute. He is an author of two books. His area of research is
Alkoxide Chemistry, Organometallic Chemistry, Coordination Chemistry and Polymer Chemistry. He is a
resource person and subject expert in the feld of Chemistry in many Universities and subject Reviewer
for many National and International Journals and also chaired the technical sessions in National as well
as International conferences. He has about 20 years Administrative experience as Director & Chairman
Board of Studies, School Research Committee, Examination Committee, Curriculum Development
Committee, Library Committee, University News Letter etc., Life member of several International/National
recognized Organizations in the sphere of Chemical Sciences and was Appointed as Consultant, Subject
Expert, Examiner-Head examiner for various examinations in various selection committees of States,
Universities and Organizations.
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DEPARTMENT OF CHEMISTRY
Prof.(Mrs.) S. Manocha, FGSA
Dr. (Mrs.) Satish Manocha is a Professor of Chemistry at University School of Basic
and Applied Science. Prior to joining this University, she has served at senior positions
at various organizations like as Senior Scientist at DST, CSIR & DSIR and Professor at
Sardar Patel University. She was a Professor and Head, Department of Materials Science
at Sardar Patel University. She obtained her Ph.D. Degree from I.I.T. Delhi and Master
degree from Delhi University. Her 32 years experience includes teaching, research and
science management at Institutions like Sardar Patel University, I.I.T. Delhi; N.P.L. Delhi;
C.S.I.R. Delhi; D.S.I.R. and D.S.T, Delhi. On joining Sardar Patel University in 1992,
she made signifcant contributions in establishing the Department of Materials Science
both in Higher Education & Advanced Research programs of the Department. Currently, it
is Centre for Advanced Studies, the only CAS Department in Materials Science and particularly in Gujarat.
She has done signifcant research work pertaining to activated carbon, carbon and ceramics based foams
and inorganic nanostructured materials and their nanocomposites, nanoclays and their nanocomposites,
nanosilver reinforced HA composite for medical application, carbon and ceramic based materials from
waste materials under sponsored research projects from DAE, DRDO, DST, CSIR, AICTE and UGC. Her
work has been recognised by awards and honours such as Academician- 2013, Asian Pacifc Academy
of Materials (APAM); International Sardar Patel Award for Excellence in Technology Development-2012;
MRSI-Medal, 2012 ; Elected Fellow of Gujarat Science Academy -2003; Visiting Researcher, Tokyo Institute
of Technology 1998-2003: Best poster presentation MRSI 2000 ; HariOm Ashram Prarit Inter University
Best Paper Award in Materials Science -1992. She has published more than 80 papers in peer reviewed
Journals and chapter in Sadhna-INSA, Delhi. To her credit is one patent on Smectite Nanoclays from Indian
Clays. She has developed several processes which have been transferred to Industries, e.g. nanoclays,
carbon and ceramic from Banana stem, porous carbon and carbon Foams for high end application and
inorganic-carbon hybrid nanomaterials. Consultancies have been given to companies in USA, Japan and
India. She has completed 15 national Projects from various funding agencies, e.g. DST, AICTE, UGC, CSIR,
DAE, GUJCOST, DMSRDE, DRDO and 8 International projects sponsored by NSF, USA; IFCPAR, France;
BMBF-Germany and TIT, Japan. 13 students have been awarded Ph.D. Degree under her guidance and
currently 6 more are working. 197 M.Sc students have carried out M.Sc. projects under her supervision.
She has given more than 25 Invited talks and key note addresses in International and national Conferences.
She has been expert member on various DST, UGC, IBS and CSIR committees. She had organized six
Refresher courses in Materials Science sponsored by UGC for University and college teachers in western
region of India and participants in turn promoted Materials Science In their Institutions. In addition she has
organised more than 20 National & International conferences and workshops on Industrial Carbon and
nanostructured carbon & ceramic materials.
DEPARTMENT OF PHYSICS
Prof. Avinash C. Sharma, Ph.D., M.Sc.
Dr Avinash Sharma is a Professor of Physics. He obtained his PhD from Punjab University,
Chandigarh in 1983. Prior to joining GGSIPU in 1999, he was at the Department of Physics,
Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra. He has more than 30 years of teaching & research
experience. During his tenure as Dean USBAS (2005-2008), three PG level innovative
programmes were conceived and launched; and the School grew three folds in terms of faculty
strength with extramural funding of several crores from various funding agencies, including
the prestigious Nano Technology project from DST. Several international collaborative
programmes were also initiated. He has worked at CERN (Switzerland) and LNF, Frascati (Italy), and Nihon
University (Japan) apart from short visits to a large number of International centers and universities world
over, including in USA, Russia, Taiwan, China, Japan, Netherland etc. He is also a recipient of Hari Om
Ashram Research Endowment Award. He has successfully completed various research projects funded
by different organizations of repute such as UGC, DST, and CSIR. Recently he has also fled international
patents. His area of Interest: Theoretical Particle Physics; QCD Phenomenology; B-Physics; Relic Neutrinos.
He has also been Director of (Academic Affairs) from 2009-2011.
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DEPARTMENT OF NANO SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
Prof. Vinod Kumar, M.Sc. , Ph.D
Dr. Vinod Kumar joined as Professor of Engg. Physics / Nano Science in the School of Basic
and Applied Sciences on April, 30, 2010. Earlier, he was Professor of Physics and Director
of Centre for Development of Physics Education at University of Rajasthan, Jaipur. In his
career as High Energy Nuclear Physicist from the year 1974 to 2001 he has published about
144 research papers working in EMU01, L3, WA93, WA98 international collaborations. On
Relativistic Heavy Ion Collisions and Quark Gluon Plasma he has guided 3 students leading
to Ph.D degree during the period 1986 to 1994.
During the last 13 years he has pioneered research and developmental work related to Accelerator Driven
Sub critical Systems (ADS) in the country for the development of nuclear energy systems for i) utilization
of Thorium as a fuel and ii) Transmutation and /or incineration of long lived nuclear waste. For the said
technology he has developed a Monte Carlo code in collaboration with JINR (Russia) and measured cross
sections of very high energy spallation neutrons. Both the activities are useful in design and modelling
of ADS. Recently, he is developing a Monte Carlo code for the Radiation Damage (named JA-IPU) by
neutrons and other charged radiation and conducting pioneering experiments of (n,xn) reactions using the
high energy accelerators for validation of the two codes in an international collaboration. In this new area of
R&D he has successfully guided 3 more research students. On the subject a book entitled "Role of (n,xn)
reactions in ADS" has been published by Lambert publications (Germany).
He has been a member of Board of Studies of Physics in Kota, Ajmer and Rajasthan Universities and member
of a committee on Physics studies of ADS of BARC, Mumbai. He is member of the Advisory Committee
and COC of Centre for Development of Physics Education, University of Rajasthan, Jaipur. He is a member
of a DST committee for SERC School on Experimental High Energy Physics. He is a nominated member
of Scientifc Advisory Committee (SAC) of IUAC, New Delhi and Departmental Research Committee of
Applied Physics of BSBRA Central University, Lucknow. Also he has been nominated member of Programme
Advisory Committee (PAC) of DST, New Delhi. He has been recognized by various academic and social
organizations for his academic achievements.
Faculty of USBAS
1. Dr. Rashmi Bhardwaj, Associate Professor M.Sc., Ph.D
2. Dr. Shruti Aggarwal, Associate Professor M.Sc., Ph.D
3. Dr. Anu Venugopalan, Associate Professor M.Sc., Ph.D
4. Dr. Anjana Bagga, Associate Professor M.Sc., Ph.D
5. Dr. Vaishali Singh, Associate Professor M.Sc., Ph.D
6. Dr. Tapan K. Jain, Associate Professor M.Sc., Ph.D
7. Dr. Anindya Datta, Associate Professor M.Sc., Ph.D
8. Dr. Abha Aggarwal, Assistant Professor M.Sc., Ph.D
9. Dr. Gulshan Dhamija, Assistant Professor M.Sc., Ph.D
10. Dr. Arif Ali Khan, Assistant Professor M.Sc., Ph.D
11. Dr. Kriti Batra, Assistant Professor M.Sc., Ph.D
12. Dr. Archana Khurana, Assistant Professor M.Sc., Ph.D
13. Dr. S. Neeleshwar, Assistant Professor M.Sc., Ph.D
14. Dr. Yogesh Kumar Tyagi, Assistant Professor M.Sc., Ph.D
15. Dr. Ram Shankar Gupta, Assistant Professor M.Sc., Ph.D
16. Dr. Leena Khanna, Assistant Professor M.Sc., Ph.D
17. Dr. Shipra Mittal Gupta, Assistant Professor M.Sc., Ph.D
18. Dr. Rajesh Kumar, Assistant Professor M.Sc., Ph.D
19. Dr. Satyabrata Mohapatra, Assistant Professor M.Sc., Ph.D
20. Mr. Mukesh Kumar, Assistant Professor M.Tech
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2. UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF BIOTECHNOLOGY (USBT)
USBT was established in 1999 with ultra-modern facilities. It started
with the mission of generating world-class manpower and knowledge-
base for biotechnology education, research and development based on
national values, social awareness and conscience. The vision of USBT
has been to impart learner-oriented education, research, demonstration
and dissemination of knowledge to the needs of a sustainable society.
PROGRAMMES OFFERED
USBT offers B. Tech/M. Tech dual degree course in Biotechnology, M.Tech course in Food Processing
Technology and Ph.D programme. Admission is strictly through an All India Common Entrance Test. Students
with 10+2 in physics, chemistry, biology or biotechnology are eligible for the B.Tech course. Engineering
graduates or M.Sc. students of Biotechnology and Food Technology are eligible for M.Tech. Food Processing
Technology course.
Programme CET code Duraton (Years) Intake
B.Tech./M.Tech. (Dual Degree) 130 4+2 45
M.Tech. (Food Processing Technology) 152 2 20
INFRASTRUCTURE
USBT is equipped with advanced equipments and infrastructure commensurate
to undergraduate, post graduate and doctoral research. It has been ranked sixth
in India by Cyber Media Research (publishers of Biotech magazine Biospectrum,
September 2012). USBT is the youngest among all Top Ten Biotech Schools. The
USBT has established state of the art laboratories for teaching and research in
different areas of biotechnology viz. plant tissue culture, animal tissue culture,
genomics, proteomics, microbial technology, food biotechnology and bioinformatics.
RESEARCH PROGRAMME
Advanced contemporary research is an important activity of the USBT that has led
to more than 200 research publications in last fve years - of which over 100 are
in international journals. Presently, there are 24 students pursuing Ph. D under
the guidance of faculty members. The research areas span various disciplines
of biotechnology like plant biotechnology, structural and functional genomics and
proteomics, plant based bioactives, biotic and abiotic stress signaling, development
and metabolic regulation, animal biotechnology, immunology and molecular biology
of human pathogens and disease, microbial biotechnology, food biotechnology,
biosensors, bioinformatics, etc.
CONFERENCES
USBT has successfuly conducted Indraprastha Internationalconference of Biotechnology in Oct 2013.
Various renowned speakers from India and abroad had participated delivered their talk on various topics
related to Biotechnology. USBT had also conducted Indo-UK joint seminar on the topic related to 'Stem Cell
Technology in Drug Discovery' in Jan 2013 jointly sponsored by DST, India & Royal Society, United Kingdom.
STUDENTS' PROFILE
Our students' profle refects its national character in terms of various regions, communities and gender. After
completing B.Tech/M.Tech course a majority of students opt for PhD in India (IISc, NCBS, CCMB, JNCASR,
NCCS, ICGEB, IGIB, NII, IITD, IITM, IITK, IITB) or abroad in Universities like Cambridge, Gttingen, Tufts,
Penn State, Ohio State, Utah, Iowa State, Chicago, Massachusetts, Texas A & M, Cincinnati, Nebraska, and
Max-Planck Institute, Frankfurt. Some successfully combine this course with MBA programme. Students
have also been regularly offered jobs by industrial organizations such as Reliance, Panacea Biotech, TCGA,
BCIL, Jubilant Organosys, and E-valueserve. Students of the USBT have proven their academic acumen
by successfully qualifying in many national (UGC/CSIR/- NET, ICMR, GATE, CAT, IIFT, IMI, ICFAI, XIMB)
and international (GRE, TOEFL, IELTS, GMAT) competitive examinations, often with top scores and ranks.
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FACULTY
USBT has an excellent faculty profle. Most of the faculty members of the USBT are Ph. D. holders from
reputed institutions in India and abroad and represent diverse areas such as Genomics, Bioinformatics,
Agricultural Biotechnology, Biomedical Research, Pharmaceutical Biotechnology, Environmental
Biotechnology and Industrial Biotechnology, as well as IPR, Biosafety, Bioethics and Management issues, as
evidenced by their publications, conference presentations, awards, and extramural research grants. Some
of them are Fellows of National Academies/Societies/Professional bodies. Faculty members have availed
top research Fellowships like Alexander von Humboldt, JSPS, INSA-DFG, INSA-Royal Society, BOYSCAST,
UNESCO Biotechnology Award, etc. to work in world-renowned institutes in Germany, Japan, UK and USA.
The faculty consciously orients and updates themselves by attending refresher/orientation courses and
participating in national/international conferences/symposia/workshops. Two faculty members have been
conferred with the Best Teacher Award, and one faculty the Best Researcher Award of the University. So far
the faculty has attracted extramural funding of Rs. 7.0 crores in the form of sponsored research projects from
various granting agencies like DRDO, CSIR, DST, DBT, AICTE, UGC, MoEF & ICAR. USBT has received
5 year (2011-2016) grant from UGC, under Special Assistance programme (SAP) to carry out research on
Phytomedicines. The USBT organized an International Conference on Biotechnology (IICB 2013) during
Oct 22-25, 2013. Over 250 national and international scientists participated in this important scientifc event.
PROFESSORS
Prof. P.C. Sharma, Dean
Prof. P.C. Sharma did his M.Phil. & Ph. D in Ag. Botany (Genetics & Plant Breeding)
from Meerut University. He has 30 years of teaching and research experience. Prior to
joining this University in Nov. 2002, he served in Ch. Charan Singh University, Meerut
as Lecturer and subsequently as Reader in the Department of Agricultural Botany, and
as Coordinator, Department of Biotechnology. His main teaching and research areas
cover genetics, plant molecular biology, agricultural biotechnology and bioinformatics.
He has over 100 research publications to his credit. He has availed INSA-DFG
International Exchange Fellowship in 1993, 1998 and 2009, UNESCO Biotechnology
Fellowship in 2000 at Plant Molecular Biology unit of Department of Biology, Frankfurt
University, Frankfurt, Germany. During these visits, he worked on development of
molecular markers for DNA fngerprinting, genome mapping and transcriptome analysis in chickpea. In
2002, he was awarded long term JSPS Invitation Fellowship for Research in Japan, which he availed at
Iwate Biotechnology Research Centre, Kitakami, Japan to work in front line areas like Virus Induced Gene
Silencing and Serial Analysis of Gene Expression. His groups most recent research on in silico mining of
microsatellites has been published in high ranking international journals and led to the development of two
highly accessed microsatellite databases. A large number of EST and short sequences have been submitted
to NCBI database. He has been PI/Co-PI in different research projects sanctioned by DBT, DRDO, ICAR,
etc. He has supervised 14 Ph.D. and a large number of M.Phil., M.Sc. and M.Tech. students. He is a Fellow
of the National Academy of Sciences (FNASc.),and Fellow of the National Academy of Agricultural Sciences
(FNAAS).
Prof. K. Kannan
Prof K. Kannan former Vice Chancellor of Nagaland University (Central University) and
founder Dean of USBT, did M.Sc. Chemistry from IIT(Bombay) and Ph.D. (Biochemistry)
from Mysore University, a fellow of Imperial College of Science and Technology, London.
He has worked at CCMB, Hyderabad, established the frst biotechnology programme in
Pune University and industry. He has held senior positions (Director, GM & Associate
Director) in the diagnostic industry (Span Diagnostics) and pharmaceutical industry
(Ranbaxy Research Lab). He is very well known for initiating stem cell research in
India nearly three decades ago. He established the frst extracellular role for ubiquitin
in the world and its role in hematopoitic stem cell in homing and adhesion in mouse
bone marrow in 1993. Areas of research interest are Protein Chemistry, Enzymology,
Natural Products, Stem cell Biology, Diagnostics, Molecular Medicine, Hematology, DNA Probes, FISH,
Dairy Science and Technology. He was the national convener for biotechnology for CBSE (2002-2009) who
introduced Biotechnology for XI and XII as an optional subject and the state of Jammu & Kashmir. In the
year 1970 he was recipient of the National Science Talent Scholarship from Government of India. He was
member of the National committee on Higher Education drafting the 12th Plan. In the year 2000, the now
well known cultural festival Anugoonj was initiated by Prof. K. Kannan.
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Prof. Rajinder K. Gupta
Prof. Rajinder K. Gupta, Ex-Dean (2009-12) completed his higher education including
frst PhD degree from Delhi University in Organic Chemistry of Natural Products. He
earned his second PhD in Microbiology /Biotechnology from University of Idaho, USA.
He was awarded Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship to work at the Technical University,
Berlin, Germany, where he worked on Phytochemicals and Natural Products. He worked
on bioactive agents from marine organisms at the University of Oklahoma, USA, and on
actinomycetes physiology and on their biocatalytic /biotransformation ability of various
substrates of natural origin at University of Idaho, USA. He has over 134 research
publications to his credit and has more than three decades of experience in academia,
and industry (pharmaceutical, agrochemical, polymer and commercial test house). He
is a member of several national & international professional /academic bodies. He has
provided consultancy to Delhi Government to set up an ultramodern food quality testing facility in Delhi.
His current areas of research include Phytomedicine, nutraceuticals and functional foods, antibiotics from
actinomycetes, biotransformations, and nanobiotechnology. Currently he is looking after M. Tech Food
Processing Technology Program.
ASSOCIATE PROFESSORS
Dr. N. Raghuram
N. Raghuram (Ph.D. from Jawaharlal Nehru University, 1994) specializes in the functional genomics of plant
signaling and metabolic regulation by light and nitrate through G-protein pathways, with special reference
to plant nitrate assimilation and N use effciency, in rice, Arabidopsis and Spirulina (Arthrospira).
Dr. K.K. Aggarwal
K.K. Aggarwal (Ph. D from University of Delhi, 1994) specializes in enzyme purifcation and characterization,
protein-protein interactions, bioremediation, plant insect interaction.
Dr. Meenu Kapoor
Meenu Kapoor (Ph.D., 1997 from Center for Gene Research, Nagoya University, Japan) specializes in
plant molecular biology with emphasis on gene silencing using developmental mutants and epigenetics.
Dr. Promila Gupta
Promila Gupta (Ph.D. from University of Delhi, 1997) specializes in economic botany, plant developmental
biology with emphasis on exploring phytochemicals and their roles in alleviating various types of biotic and
abiotic stresses ensuring better plant survival and possible medicinal implications for human welfare.
Dr. Suresh Kumar
Suresh Kumar (Ph.D. from Newcastle University, UK) holds a B. Pharma and M. Tech in Biotechnology.
He specializes in role of Phyto-medicine in neurodegenerative disorders specifcally Alzheimer diseases.
His area of interest includes receptor defects in breast cancer patient and immunopharmacological study
of herbal compounds.
Dr. Nimisha Sharma
Nimisha Sharma (Ph.D. from Indian Institute of Science, 2000) specializes in the area of regulation of gene
expression in eukaryotic cells and functional genomics, with a focus on RNA Polymerase II transcriptional
machinery.
ASSISTANT PROFESSORS
Dr. Monika Gandhi, (Ph.D. from All India Institute of Medical Sciences, 2004) specializes in the role of
complement receptor 1 in the pathophysiology of falciparum malaria, and the molecular etiology of recurrent
spontaneous abortions and plant based therapeutics for recurrent spontaneous abortions.
Dr. Ram Singh Purty, (Ph.D. from University of Delhi, 2005) specializes in plant signal transduction and
abiotic stress tolerance mechanisms in plants.
Dr. Rinu Sharma, (Ph.D. from All India Institute of Medical Sciences, 2004) specializes in differential gene
expression in cancer, development of biomarker targeted early diagnosis of cancer.
Mr. Sayan Chatterjee, B.Tech in Biotechnology from West Bengal University of Technology, Kolkata. M.E. in
Biotechnology from Birla Institute of Technology & Science, Pilani, Rajasthan, specializes in Bio-informatics,
Food Biotechnology and Biochemical Engineering.
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3. UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF CHEMICAL TECHNOLOGY (USCT)
Vision
To be among the top ten schools in the country imparting innovative and practical knowledge in the Chemical
Engineering and allied felds to help people and society in terms of services by the students.
Mission
To generate new knowledge by offering graduate and post graduate programme and provide quality manpower
with high employment potential in the present liberalized economic climate in the era of globalization.
Concept of The School
University School of Chemical Technology (USCT) is a place for fertile young minds who will be future
thinkers, developers and creators with special focus on Chemical Engineering and its allied felds. The
USCT offers to the students a high quality learning experience, appropriate blend of theory, basic principles
and engineering practice which is boosted by cutting edge research and innovation at the heart of one
of the nations most vibrant cities.
QUALITY POLICY
Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University is committed to providing professional education with thrust
on creativity, innovation, continuous change and motivating environment for knowledge creation and
dissemination through its Quality Management System.
Programmes offered
y B. Tech/M. Tech (dual degree) in Chemical Engineering - (4+2) years
y B. Tech/M. Tech (dual degree) in Bio-Chemical Engineering - (4+2) years
y M. Tech in Chemical Engineering 2 years.
y Ph.D Programme.
The curriculum is structured to provide knowledge in a variety of areas to the students. The system is
fexible so that a student has adequate opportunity to learn about other felds such as Biotechnology,
Information Technology and Environment Management, Business Management and be equipped to
serve emerging interdisciplinary felds in future.
WHAT IS CHEMICAL ENGINEERING?
Chemical Engineering is sometimes called Process or Manufacturing engineering. It concerns the Science,
Technology and Management involved in making the materials and products the society needs. Chemists
design chemical reaction routes to produce desirable products, working on a molecular level. Chemical
Engineers then f nd ways to put these into practice in a cost-effective and safe way on an industrial scale,
using real equipment to move, mix, react, heat up, cool down, and separate materials. Over the last 25
years, Chemical Engineering has evolved developing interfaces with newer areas, including Biochemical
Engineering, Nano Technology, and Energy Engineering taking advantage of developments in high
performance computations, electronics and instrumentations and information processing. Chemical Engineers
can work in areas from chemo-informatics to bioinformatics, drug delivery systems, molecular modelling, to
handling systems from nanoscales to global scales for environmental impact and climate change. There is
a huge scope for higher studies in Chemical Engineering because of highly science based discipline and
requirement of R&D in the country.
CAREER PROSPECTS
y Our graduate/post graduate students are accepted
and recognized throughout the world. A prestigious
qualifcation from our University is a passport to a great
future.
y Courses have a practical focus and use design projects,
laboratory experiments and problem based learning to
enhance theoretical work. You gain the analytical and
problem-solving skills that are sought by the employers.
y Chemical Engineers work in a wide range of employment sectors at home and abroad.
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y Close links with industry ensure your degree will be well known and highly acclaimed.
y A Chemical Engineering degree is widely applicable to industrial and business sectors, giving you
choice and fexibility.
y Our graduates also forge excellent careers in non-Chemical Engineering jobs, such as fnance,
marketing and management.
USCT has launched a new B.Tech/M.Tech dual degree programme in Biochemical Engineering from the
academic session 2013-2014. A wide range of industries such as agriculture, food, enzymes, fermentation,
chemicals, waste treatment, energy and health care need trained people in BioChemical engineering. As both
Chemical and Biochemical Engineering Programs are capital intensive that require specialized laboratory
infrastructure and trained & experienced personnel only a few Institutes like IIT Delhi, IIT Kharagpur and
NIT Jalandar etc. are offering these engineering programs.
RESEARCH FACILITIES & LABORATORIES
The Chemical Engineering Laboratories like Instrumentation and Process Control, CAD and Simulation,
Heat Transfer, Mass Transfer, Fluid Mechanics, Reaction Engineering and Unit Operations are well equipped
with imported/indigenous equipment/instruments. The USCT has state-of-the-art laboratories, set up at a
cost of roughly Rs.2.0 crores. The students are trained on softwares like ASPEN PLUS, MATLAB, FLUENT,
gPROM, SIGMA PLOT, Design Expert 8, PHAST RISK to enhance their capabilities. The school has many
research facilties like Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometer, Double beam UV-VIS Spectrophotometer,
Electronic Turbine/Corolis Mass fow meter for both liquid and gas fow calibration, Surface Area Analyzer,
Refractometer, Surface Charge Analyzer, GC FID and GC TCD
THRUST AREAS OF RESEARCH
Petroleum and Perochemical, Biofuels and Bioprocessing, Catalysis, Process safety/Hazard, Separation
Technology, Process Modeling, Simulation and Control, Environment.
ACADEMIC-INDUSTRY INTERACTION
Eminent professionals from industry are invited on regular basis, so that faculty and students can interact
and enhance their knowledge. To name a few, senior executives from Indian Oil Corporation Limited [IOCL
(R&D centre)], Stone and Webster Inc., Engineers India Limited (EIL), Institution of Engineers (India), have
visited the School and delivered lectures in their respective areas of expertise. As part of B.Tech curriculum
students go for summer training after completion of six semester of studies in leading organizations like
EIL, Oil & Natural Gas Commission (ONGC), IOCL, National Fertilizers Limited (NFL), IFFCO and so on.
The students also go on industrial visits to get a feel of the industry.
TRAINING & PLACEMENT CELL
The Training & Placement Cell constantly endeavors to forge a strong network with the industry to ensure
placement of its students in leading organizations like Reliance Industries Limited, NFL, Nuclear Power
Corporation Limited, BALCO, Hindustan Lever Limited, IOCL, ONGC, EIL, Bhaba Atomic Research Centre,
NTPC, Glaxo Smithline, Defence Research & Development Organisation, Dabur Research Foundation,
Hindustan Copper Limited, Prakash Chemicals Limited, CICO Chemicals Limited, KLGESS, Jubilant
Organosys, Kokoku Intech Company, Limited (India) and Nerolac. The other major activity of the cell is to
help students in getting placement for training.
CO-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES
REACT' student's body of USCT organizes an annual technical festival Sanshlation', which provides
them an opportunity to interact with students of other institutions. The students also participate regularly in
inter and intra institute competitions and have brought many accolades to the School. REACT also organize
CHEMCHORD a national level student seminar on various growing issues like safety, environment in
coordination with IIChE every year.
FACULTY
The highly qualified and experienced faculty has varied experience in process industry, research
organizations, and academic institutions. At present, the faculty strength is 17 that include the Dean, three
Professors, four Associate Professors and nine Assistant Professors.
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Prof. U. K. Mandal, Dean
Dr. U.K. Mandal is a Professor of Chemical Engineering & is Ph.D. from IIT Kharagpur
& M.Tech, B.Tech from Calcutta University. He has 18 years of Teaching & Research
experience. His areas of interest is Polymer Engineering, Nanotechnology & Separation
Technology. He has published 25 research papers in Internatioal journals, presented/
published 15 papers in National/International seminars. He has guided 3 Ph.D students.
Prof. S. S. Sambi
Dr. S. S. Sambi is Ph. D., M. Tech and B. Tech in Chemical Engineering from Indian
Institute of Technology, Delhi with post doctoral experience of over twenty-fve years
in teaching/research. Seventeen publications in national/international journals besides
several presentations/publications in conferences/workshops. Field of specialization is
Heat and Mass transfer and special interest in the feld of biomass combustion, pyrolysis
and gasifcation. Several B. Tech, M. Tech and Ph. D. students are benefting from his
guidance. Member of Board of Studies PTU (Punjab Technical University), Uttar Pradesh
Technical University, Lucknow, Deenbandhu Chotu Ram University of Science and Technology, Murthal.
Member of expert committee of Department of Polymer Science and Chemical Technology, DTU, Delhi.
Joint secretary of IIChE, Northern Regional Center and also coordinator for its scholarship committee.
Prof. M. A Siddiqui
Over 35 years of professional experience spanning several petroleum/petrochemical
companies and research institutions. Prior to joining the Indraprastha University, he held
the position of Executive Director (R&D), Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd. and in that
capacity headed the corporate R&D Centre. He has published over a dozen papers/
articles and presented a score of papers in national/international seminars/symposia. He
has several patents (granted/applied for) to his credit.
Prof. Arinjay Kumar
Dr. Arinjay Kumar is Ph.D. and M.Tech. in Chemical Engg. from IIT Roorkee. He has 15
years of teaching & research experience. His areas of interest include Hazardous Waste
Treatment, Bioprocess Engg. & Modeling & Simulation. He has published/ presented
research papers in National/ International Journals, proceeding and conferences. He
is life member of two professional bodies of Engineers namely; Institution of Engineers
(India) and Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers. He has guided many Doctoral/
M.Tech. students.
ASSOCIATE PROFESSORS
Dr. Neeru Anand, Ph.D. (IIT Delhi)
Dr. Rakesh Angira, Ph.D. (BITS, Pilani)
Dr. Biswajit Sarkar, Ph.D. (IIT Kharagpur)
Dr. Aradhana Srivastava, Ph.D. (IIT Delhi)
ASSISTANT PROFESSORS
Dr. S. K. Sharma, Ph.D. (Kanpur University)
Dr. Tapan Sarkar Ph.D. (University of California, USA)
Dr. Hasan Akhtar Zaidi, Ph.D. (IIT, Delhi)
Ms. Sanigdha Acharya, M.Tech. (Punjab University, Chandigarh)
Mr. Azad Singh, MS (IIT, Delhi).
Mr. Dinesh Kumar, (Pursuing Ph.D. at IIT Delhi).
Mr. Deepak Garg, M.Tech. (Pursuing Ph.D. at IIT Roorkee)
Dr. Monisha Mrida Mandal, Ph.D. (IIT, Delhi)
Mr. Binay Shah, M.Tech. (IIT Roorkee)
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4. UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF ENVIRONMENT MANAGEMENT (USEM)
The University School of Environment Management was established
in the year 1998 essentially to address future environmental problem and
sustainable use of natural resources through quality education, training and
research. The vision followed by the School is to actively pursue the goals
of imparting quality education, training and facilitate research in the feld
of environment and natural resources management and also act as a think
tank in policy matters related to environment management and sustainable
development. The School is set up for the accomplishment of its nation to
build a pool of trained and dedicated professionals who can contribute to
the systematic development of policies, measures and programmes for
environmental management and sustainable development at national and
international levels. USEM has got Placement cell which actively facilitate
summer training, major projects/dissertations and fnal job placement of
students. Two Student's forum Biophilia and SEED are active for the various
students' activities in the School.
OBJECTIVES OF THE SCHOOL
To provide quality education and training in environment management.
To pursue and facilitate contemporary research in various facets of bioresources and environment
using modern analytical and other tools such as geospatial techniques.
To establish working linkages with industry and undertake research on environment related issues.
To foster environmental awareness and promote the principles and practices of sustainable
development.
PROGRAMMES OFFERED
The School of Environment Management offers 02 years Masters Programmes in
(i) M.Sc. Environment Management (25 seats intake)
(ii) M.Sc. Biodiversity and Conservation (20 seats intake)
(iii) M.Sc. Natural Resource Management (25 seats intake)

These programmes are aimed to develop professionals, equipped with the fundamental scientifc knowledge
so as to become responsive to the current and emerging environmental issues. The students acquire in
depth and comprehensive understanding of a wide variety of environmental analysis tools, methods and
systems so that they can play a leading role in the development and application of environmental policies
and conservation programmes for environmental management and sustainable development. Present
intake for the courses is: 25 students for M. Sc. Environment Management (EM) from science/engineering
background, 20 for M.Sc. Biodiversity and Conservation (B&C) from any discipline of Biological/ Life Sciences
and 25 students for M. Sc. Natural Resource Management (NRM) from science background students. Every
year students of all the M.Sc. programmes were taken to feld visits to orient them actual issues and for
practical understanding on subject areas.
RESEARCH ACTIVITIES
During the last couple of years the School has made concerted efforts in promoting research activities in
the contemporary areas of research. Presently, USEM is actively involved in carrying out research in the
following thrust areas:
Conservation Biology, Biodiversity
Glaciology
Urban landscape- green space management
Environmental Biotechnology
Water and wastewater treatment
Energy and Environment Interactions, Climate Change
Environmental modeling
Air, Water and land pollution, EIA
Biosystematics of plants and animals
Disaster management
Forestry, ecotourism, Livelihoods
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Wetland ecosystem
Wildlife and habitat ecology
Few senior level post- doctoral research scholars are also working
in various research lab. with Sponsored research project of DST/
UGC/CSIR
PH.D PROGRAMME AT THE SCHOOL
The school strongly focus on inter-disciplinary research in the
environmental feld on all the above diversifed area to address
current issue pertains to nature and environment. The Ph.D Scholars
of the School (51nos.)are working on different research topics, they
are admitted through common written test and interview as per
the university rules. Research scholars share their results through
monthly in-house seminars, national and international conference
and by journals publications. Most of the regular scholars have
their scholarship from UGC/CSIR/GGS IPU/DST- Inspire fellowship
programme. On an average annually about 30-40 research papers
are published from the School, some are having high impact factors
INFRASTRUCTURAL FACILITIES
USEM has state of the art laboratories for carrying out teaching and
research. USEM boasts of having an advanced instrumentation
system lab, water quality analysis laboratory, remote sensing / GIS
laboratory, environment microbial technology laboratory, Energy and
Climate Change, air pollution monitoring laboratory, biosystematics,
natural resource management and conservation biology laboratory.
ADVANCED INSTRUMENTATION SYSTEM LABORATORY
Lab houses the latest and sophisticated instruments namely,
Gas Liquid chromatograph (GLC), High Performance Liquid
Chromatograph (HPLC), UV-Visible Spectrophotometer, Atomic
Absorption Spectrophotometer (AAS), CHNSO Analyzer, Microbial
Identifcation System, Mass Detection System, Automatic Titrator,
Flame Photometer etc.
Water Quality Analysis Laboratory
Physico-chemical parameters of water are analyzed in this laboratory.
Special emphasis is given on learning treatment techniques for public
water supply and domestic and industrial effuents. Water quality
analysis laboratory is the hub of teaching and research in the school.
Geomatics Lab
School has among the best equipped facilities for carrying out
research in the area of bioresources and environment using geospatial
techniques. Geomatics lab has remote sensing and GIS software's like
ERDAS 2010, ArcGIS, Arc View, GeoMedia, ENVI, SARSCPAE etc.
which not only cater to the needs of M.Sc. students but also research
needs of the Ph. D. scholars
Environment Microbial Technology Laboratory
Environmental Microbial Technology Lab with facilities like Laminar
Air Flow, BOD Incubator, incubator shakers, centrifuge, autoclave,
microscopes, colony counter etc. is providing knowledge of microbial
world and their use in bioremediation.
NRM and Conservation Biology Laboratory
The laboratory deals with works in the themes of Biodiversity, Forest
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resources, Wildlife, Grassland resources, Certifcation ,Ecotourism and other components of NRM. Various
equipments like Digital Soil Moisture Meter, Digital pH Meter, Digital Platform Scale, microscopes, feld
Binoculars, digital Cameras, Scientifc compass, GPS etc.
ENERGY & AIR POLLUTION MONITORING LABORATORY
Energy and Air Pollution monitoring laboratory has latest and sophisticated instruments like High Volume
sampler, Bomb Calorie Meter, Sound Level Meter etc. Experiments in this lab are performed on sampling,
analysis, measurement and monitoring of air and noise pollution. The lab has recently acquired sensor
based instrument for analysis of green house gases and aerosols.
BIOSYSTEMATICS LAB
Biosystematics lab has all the latest instruments like gel-doc, PCR, fuorescence microscope and software
required in the felds of systematics, phylogenetics and web designing.
BIODIVERSITY AND CONSERVATION LAB
Biodiversity and Conservation lab has all the latest instruments like gel-doc, PCR, fuorescence microscope
and software required in the felds of systematics, phylogenetics and web designing.
In addition to the teaching labs, there are labs dedicated to the research in the specifed felds.
STUDENTS PROFILE
Our students have done exceptionally well and are placed at reputed educational and professional institutes
and organisations. Most of the students are pursuing research in reputed national and international
organizations like IISC Bangalore, Helmholtz Zentrum Fuer Umweltforschung UFZ-Germany, ATREE, IIT-
Delhi, TERI, JNU, Nottingham University, UK etc. The students of our school are usually placed at FICCI,
Department of Environment, Govt. of Delhi, Hindustan Unilever Ltd., TCS, RMSI, NOIDA, Emergent Ventures
India, Ramkay Environment Engineers Ltd; JK Cement Ltd; Google Earth, Vayam Techologies, Jindal Steel,
ERM Consultants, Centre for Science and Environment, CII- ITC; Central Road Research Institute, Energy
Plantation Project India Ltd., Comibatore, JM Environment Pvt. Ltd., Union Bank, Syndicate Bank, Wetlands
International-South Asia, Delhi Pollution Control Committee, TERI, ATREE, WII, SACON, WWF. Many of
our students have been qualifying UGC/CSIR-NET and SLET competitive examinations for the eligibility
of scholarship and lectureship.
FACULTY
USEM possess excellent group of experience faculty members, they are all having PhD degree from reputed
institutions. Faculty members have long years of experience of running International and national research
projects. Most of them are involved with several areas of expertise as evidenced from their publication, awards,
fellowships and sponsored research grants. All faculty members are continually improving their teaching
methods, and explore new areas of research. Faculty members are having many prestigious committee
memberships and having involved in collaborative projects and association with foreign universities.
Prof. Prodyut Bhattacharya, Dean
Dr. Prodyut Bhattacharya did his Postgraduate in Botany with specialization in Forest
Ecology and Ph.D. awarded in Botany, worked in Ecology and utility of Ethno-medicinal
Plants from Dr. H.S. Gour University (Central University), Sagar, M.P.
He has 24 years of experience in research and teaching for post graduate. A fellow
of Beahrs Environmental Leadership Program (ELP) of the University of California,
Berkley, USA and Visiting Scientist fellowship (JSPS) under University of Tsukuba,
Japan. Received advance training on community forestry and microfnance from
RECOFTC, Kassetsart University, Bangkok; University of Naropa, Colorado, USA
respectively. He has worked as Associate Professor and Assistant Professor at the
Indian Institute of Forest Management (IIFM), Bhopal since 1994 (before joining to GGSIPU), developed
and set up the International Centre for Community Forestry (ICCF) at IIFM, Bhopal. Published more than
125 research papers, in international and national journals including articles, technical reports, conference
papers and four books as co-author. He has completed 10 international sponsored research projects & 14
other nationally sponsored research projects from multilateral/bilateral donors Government and Corporate
bodies. Guided several Ph.D. scholars and guided 26 M.Phil. theses. Completed 17 consultancy assignments
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for government, donor organization and for industries, and widely travelled to more than 20 countries with
different academic assignments. He is a member of different committees of Government of India, International
projects, editorial board of journals and member, board of studies of different universities.
His research interest pertain to the broad NRM issues and Livelihood linkages; in subject area of Biodiversity
Conservation, Forest Ecology, Sustainable NTFP Management, effect of climate change, Urban-forestry,
Forest Governance, Certifcation and Sustainable Forest Management.
Prof. Amarjeet Kaur
Dr. (Mrs.) Amarjeet Kaur did M.Sc. from Kurukshetra University and Ph.D. from
Haryana Agriculture University, Hisar. She has more than 22 years of experience in
research and training. Her areas of specialization are applications of Remote Sensing
Technology in Environmental Management, Disaster Management, and Environmental
Biotechnology. She has worked as Principal/Co-Principal Investigator of various
international/national projects related to Environment Management. She has visited
USA, UK and Japan in connection with study exchange programmes and conferences.
She was also involved in Environmental Management Plan of Delhi using Remote
Sensing Technology and GIS.
Prof. J. K. Garg
Dr. J.K. Garg, M. Phil. (Environmental Science) from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New
Delhi and Ph.D. in the area of Wetland Conservation and Management from Gujarat
University, Ahmedabad, has more than 35 years of experience. Dr. Garg has pioneered
the research pertaining to use of remote sensing and GIS for environmental applications
in the country while working at Space Applications Centre, ISRO, Ahmedabad. It may
be mentioned that 1st scientifc inventory of the wetlands in the country, sponsored by
the Ministry of Environment and Forests, Government of India, was carried out under
his guidance. He has completed successfully 12 research projects in various spheres of
bio resources and environment using geospatial techniques. His main endeavour has
been to develop techniques for environmental appraisal of developmental activities,
wetland conservation and management, biodiversity conservation, wildlife habitat
suitability analysis, landslide hazard assessment etc. besides natural resources census using RS and GIS
techniques. Prof. Garg has more than 140 publications which include research papers in international/
national journals, book articles, and reports etc.
His current areas of research include emission and modelling of GHGs, climate change and ecosystem
response, wetland ecology, watershed management, environmental hazards and developmental planning,
biodiversity conservation, EIA of major developmental activities like mining, coal pithead thermal power
generation, river valley projects, ecosystem analysis and management, and natural hazards assessment
etc. using geospatial techniques and other contemporary analytical tools.
Prof. Anubha Kaushik
Dr. Anubha Kaushik obtained her Masters and Ph.D. degree in Botany from K.U.
Kurukshetra. She did pioneering work on phytosociology, biomass, nutrient dynamics
and carbon allocation patterns in grassland ecosystems of sodic soils, in collaboration
with Central Soil Salinity Research Institute, Karnal, Haryana for her doctoral thesis.
She has 08 Gold Medals to her credit in Academics and was awarded Dr. B.R.
Ambedkar National Fellowship Award and Gold Medal, Nehru Memorial Foundation
Prize.. She has more than 29 years of P.G. teaching experience at different universities
( G.J. Univ. of Science & Technology, Hisar, K.U. Kurukshetra, M.D.University, Rohtak)
since 1984, and is Professor for the last 11 years. She has been Dean and founder
Chairperson of Env. Sc. & Engg. Deptt. at GJUS&T and KUK. She has been Visiting
Fellow in the Department of Biosystems Engineering, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg,
Canada and Academic Guest to National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA),Boulder, Colorado,
USA. She has published more than 100 research papers ( International 73 ; National 39 ), 07 Technical
Reports, about 25 scientifc articles and book chapters, edited 05 Conference Proceedings and co-authored
05 Books., besides more than 40 abstracts in conference proceedings. She is/ has been Member Editorial
Boards of 06 journals and is in reviewer's panel of about 20 international journals. She was awarded DST
Young Scientist Research Project and 07 Major projects funded by the UGC,CSIR, DOE, Haryana and has
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undertaken Consultancy work for the State Govt., Haryana and several industries. She has produced 15 Ph.Ds
, supervised more than 80 P.G. research Projects and 03 M.Phils. Her current research areas include water
and soil pollution, bioremediation of heavy metals and dyes using cyanobacteria, biohydrogen production
using microbial systems, Microbial fuel cell Technology , Constructed Wetland Technology and EIA studies.
Prof. N.C.Gupta
Dr. N.C. Gupta joined the GGS IP University in July 1999. He is Post-graduate in
Physics. He obtained his M. Phil. and Ph. D in Energy and Environment Systems from
Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi. He is the founder member of University
School of Environment Management (USEM) and served as Associate Professor,
Reader with the School prior to his current position. He was post-doctoral fellow (Project
Scientist) with The Energy and Biomass Conversion Laboratory of the Department
of Chemical Engineering, IIT-Delhi and researcher with the Radio and Atmospheric
Science Division of National Physical Laboratory (NPL), Delhi. He has more than
22 years of research experience out of which 15 years of teaching experience to M.
Sc. Environment Management, B. Tech., M. Tech. (Chemical Technology) and MBA
(Disaster Management). He was instrumental in setting up of major laboratories in the University School of
Environment Management. He has instructed vide variety of courses which includes Energy, Environment
and Technology, EIA, Air pollution, Climate Change and disaster management and risk analysis. He has
supervised several Doctoral Thesis and more than 70 dissertations including M. Sc., B. Tech., M. Tech. in
the area of energy, environmental pollution, EIA, climate change, environment management and disaster
management. He has carried out several consultancy assignments for NTPC, IPGCL Power plants, Larsen &
Toubro, NMBA and major project of UGC. He is training and placement in-charge of the School since 2002.
He has delivered several talks in thermal power industry on environment protection and pollution control.
He is editorial board member of international peer reviewed journals and is reviewer of several international
journals. He has published more than 50 research papers in international and national journals. Prof. Gupta
is member of several academic associations/societies.
OTHER FACULTY MEMBERS OF THE SCHOOL :
Associate Professors
Dr. Rita Singh, Associate Professor: D.Phil. (Allahabad University), Specialization: Biosystematics
and Conservation Biology
Dr. Varun Joshi, Associate Professor: Ph.D. (HNB Garhwal University), Specialisation:
Environmental geology, Natural hazards and Sustainable development, Glaciology, Disaster
management, EIA
Dr. Kiranmay Sarma, Associate Professor: Ph.D. (North-Eastern Hill University, Shillong),
Specialization: Remote Sensing and GIS, Geography, Wildlife.
Assistant Professors
Dr. Anshu Gupta, Assistant. Professor: Ph.D. (IIT Delhi), Specialization: Environmental
Biotechnology, Enzyme purifcation and Characterization.
Dr. Deeksha Katyal, Assistant Professor: M.Sc., Ph.D. (Delhi College of Engineering),
Specialization: Water quality assessment, Ground water pollution modelling, and analytical
instrumentation.
Dr. Pamposh, Assistant Professor: Ph.D. (Delhi University), Specialisation: Wetland Ecology.
Dr. Sanjay K. Das, Assistant Professor: Ph.D. (J.N.V. University, Jodhpur), Specialisation:
Biosystematics, Herpetology and Wildlife Ecology, Avi-fauna.
Dr. Sumit Dookia, Assistant Professor: Ph.D. (J.N.V. University, Jodhpur), Specialisation:
Biosystematics of Mammals Wildlife Ecology and Avi-fauna
Dr. Sonwane Nandkishor Sheshrao: Ph.D. (Dr. B.A.M. University), Specifcation: Biodiversity,
Air Pollution, Natural Resources.
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5. UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF HUMANITIES AND SOCIAL SCIENCES (USHSS)
The School, an integral part of the overall vision of the University, aims at evolving innovative pedagogy and
participative learning in order to provide an enabling platform for inclusive growth. Through its academic
inputs it empowers the learners-scholars-professionals to systematically understand and refect on social,
political and cultural structures and processes, and hence, endeavors to expand their professional vision.
The school is committed to provide an interdisciplinary and integrative pedagogical interface to learners so
as to nurture them into complete and competent human beings.
VISION
To inculcate integrative inquiry among the students through critical research and creative involvement, by
uniting faculty and students, in a unique knowledge sharing domain which concentrates to understand the
complexities of the immediate environment while simultaneously enabling minds to meet future challenges.
MISSION
The School aims to enhance students critical understanding of the society and culture in which they live.
They are exposed to critical ideas with a view to instilling in them the acumen to understand their social
surroundings and enable them to obtain skills that can lead to their successful and enriching career.
BEST PRACTICES AT THE SCHOOL
Collective Teaching Curriculum Design Workshops
Continuous Evaluation M.A. Dissertation
Author-Student Interaction Teacher Mentors
Off-campus Workshops Fortnightly Seminars
Theatre Performances Painting Exhibitions
Rasrang- the School Repertory
MA (ECS) SEMINAR
The School organizes fortnightly seminar-cum-extension lectures (on every
alternate Wednesday) for the students of MA (ECS) programme. Each
student of MA (ECS) programme is assigned a teacher-mentor who guides
and supervises their research papers. Students performance in the seminar
is a part of continuous evaluation. The texts selected for the seminar cater
to wide range of issues. In order to give wider exposure to the students, it is
ensured that these texts should not be a part of the prescribed syllabus for
MA programme. The Seminar is a niche activity by the School at masters
level which gives the students a platform to engage themselves with critical
ideas and sharpen their analytical abilities. The School invites eminent
scholars to formally evaluate students performance.
In addition to this, the School has been organizing a series of national
seminars for its students such as
y The Poet, the Critic and the World in 2010
y The Painter, the Critic and the World in 2012
y Muddat Hui Hai Yaar Ko Mehman Kiye Hue- a
y 2-day Seminar on Faiz Ahmed Faiz in 2012
y A seminar on Anne Ghode Da Daan in 2013
The seminars organized by the School are meant to inculcate in students the creative interest and a healthy
sense of criticism. Also, it gives the students an opportunity to interact with renowned artists, distinguished
litterateurs and academicians of repute.
INVITED WRITERS AND ARTISTS:
Sheen Kaaf Nizam (Sahitya Akademy Award Winner Urdu Poet)
Sh. Kashinath Singh (Sahitya Akademy Winner Writer)
Sh. Kedarnath (Sahitya Akademy Winner Poet)
Sh. Manglesh Dabral (Sahitya Akademy Winner Poet)
Sh. Keki Daruwala (Sahitya Akademy Winner Poet)
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K. Sachidanandan (Sahitya Akademy Winner Poet and Critic)
S. Surjit Pattar (Sahitya Akademy Winner Poet)
Sh. Vishnu Khare (A Renowned Poet)
Sh. Abbas Batliwala (An International Painter)
Sh. Shail Choyal (An International Painter)
Sh Hemant Dwivedi (A Renowned Painter & Prof. Dept. of Fine-Arts, MLS Univ., Udaipur)
Sh Ranjit Kapoor (An Eminent Theatre Director)
Sh. Asghar Wajahat (A Renowned Novelist, Playwright, Documentary Filmmaker)
Gurvinder Singh (A National Award Winning Filmmaker)
INVITED EMINENT SCHOLARS
Sh. Namvar Singh (Chancellor, Hindi Vishwa Vidyalaya, Wardha a distinguished scholar and critic of Hindi
literature)
Prof. Amritjit Singh (Ohio University, USA)
Prof. Poonam Arora (Hamline University, USA)
Prof. Harish Trivedi (Retd. Professor, University of Delhi)
Prof. Rana Nayar (Panjab University, Chandigarh)
Prof. Manju Jaidka (Panjab University, Chandigarh)
Prof. Akshay Kumar (Panjab University, Chandigarh)
Prof. G.J.V. Prasad (JNU, New Delhi)
INITIATIVES AND ACADEMIC CURRICULAR ENRICHMENT ACTIVITIES BY THE SCHOOL
y Organized an off-campus Painting Workshop at Palampur, Himachal
Pradesh in 2013
y Organized an off-campus Theatre Workshop at Nagda near Udaipur
in 2013
y Organized a Workshop on Literary Appreciation in 2012
y Organized an off-campus Theatre Workshop at Udaipur in 2012
y Organized an off-campus Painting Workshop at Palampur, Himachal
Pradesh in 2011
y Organized a 15-day Theatre Workshop in collaboration with NSD
for the students of the University in 2009
y Organized an Art Appreciation Workshop-cum-Educational Tour at
Akola, Udaipur in 2009
y Organized various soft skill development workshops.
RASRANG
RASRANG, the School Repertory, is a creative-cum-critical platform for the students
to experience and learn the fner nuances of fne arts and performing arts. It is
an integral part of MA (ECS) programme as it corresponds to the practical needs
of various prescribed courses. It integrates theory with practice by involving the
students in creative activities such as adaptation and performance of plays and
painting workshops. It supplements class-room teaching by giving them frst-hand
exposure to other forms of art and mediums of communication. It entails pedagogical
innovation wherein the students are encouraged to move beyond the bounds of the
course content and extend their creativity in allied areas. As a result, learning becomes an aesthetically
and intellectually stimulating exercise and students mature into responsive and responsible individuals with
capabilities to make vital connection with the self and the society.
SCHOOL JOURNAL:
Indraprasth- An International Journal of Culture and Communication Studies.
In order to promote generation and dissemination of knowledge, the USHSS has launched an inter-disciplinary
refereed research journal, Indraprasth- An International Journal of Culture and Communication Studies.
The journal publishes scholarly articles on Literature in English, Translation Studies, Film Studies, Cultural
Studies and Communication Studies. The endeavour in launching this journal is to fulfl the need for more
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serious and scholarly journals in India, which can be a site for critical discussion and debate.
SNIPPETS
PROGRAMMES OFFERED BY THE SCHOOL
1. USHSS offers Post Graduate programme in M.A. English and Communication Studies. It is a two-
year modular programme with the provision to exit after one year with PG Diploma in Communication
Studies.
2. It offers doctoral programme (Ph.D.) in Literary and Cultural Studies in the following areas:
y Translation Studies
y Indian Literature
y American Literature
y British Literature
y European Literature
y Film Studies

3. It also offers need-based courses in communication-skills and Social Sciences at graduate and post-
graduate levels to various University Schools.
M.A. (ENGLISH AND COMMUNICATION STUDIES)
The Post-graduate programme in English and Communication Studies adds a new dimension to the
Universitys culture. The aim is to create a tradition of excellence in language/communication skill competence
and literary sensibility geared towards an all round development of personality through the cultivation and
application of various facets of English and Communication Studies. The curriculum is designed to assist
students from all streams in developing and refning their individual and professional skills with special
emphasis on professional communication commensurate with emerging professional needs.
The Programme is especially relevant for students seeking career in teaching & research, publication
industry and media.
SCOPE OF THE PROGRAMME
The programme is inter-disciplinary in nature and offers a distinctive blend of academics and industry-
relevant practices. The course prepares the students for a wide range of communication and language
related career opportunities.
In addition to the core subjects, this course also offers a wide range of optional subjects including regional
literatures catering to the varied needs and interests of the scholars. Some of our path-breaking elective
papers have been designed according to the latest trends in literary and cultural studies such as
Literature of Protest Cinema and Communication
Gender Narratives Philosophy Psychology and Literature
Suf and Bhakti Poetry Teacher Specifc Courses (Partition Literature, Shakespearian
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Translation Studies Drama, Romantic Poetry)
Non-Fictional Narratives

Objectives: MA in English and Communication Studies has been designed with an aim to:
y Enable the students to develop comprehensive communication skills to meet the challenges of
contemporary times
y Provide them with fundamental written communication skills required to become successful
journalists and other media professionals
y Help them achieve an understanding of new communication technologies and their impact on
the fast-changing global scenario
y Help them appreciate the value of an international and interdisciplinary approach to the study of
language, literature and communication.
y Offer them with an opportunity to develop research skills and engage in applied analysis of
different aspects of language, literature and communication skills
y Inculcate literary sensibility and critical acumen
FACULTY
USHSS has a dedicated and research-oriented faculty with an interdisciplinary sensibility, individual integrity
and a sense of social responsibility. The emphasis is on empowering the learners to apply a humanistic
perspective to the challenges faced by them in society.
Dr. Anup S Beniwal, Dean
Prof. Beniwal is a scholar of Indian English Fiction on Partition, Indian Writing in English
and Translation and Cultural Studies. Apart from authoring four books, he has also
contributed research papers, review articles and translations to prestigious national and
international refereed journals, newspapers and magazines.
Specialization: Contemporary Indian Writing in English, Indian English Fiction on Partition
Field of Interest: Indian English Literature; Indian Fiction in English Translation;
Contemporary Hindi Fiction; Cultural and Communication Studies
OTHER FACULTY MEMBERS OF THE SCHOOL :
Name Designation
y Dr. Manpreet Kang Associate Professor
y Dr. Ashutosh Mohan Associate Professor
y Dr. Vivek Sachdeva Associate Professor
y Dr. Shuchi Sharma Assistant Professor
y Dr. Chetna Tiwari Assistant Professor
y Dr. Naresh K. Vats Assistant Professor
y Dr. Rajiv Ranjan Dwivedi Assistant Professor
y Dr. Ritesh Kumar Mishra Assistant Professor
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6. UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES (USLLS)
USLLS is a distinct institution of legal education in an unparallel setting of advanced research and
multidisciplinary environment. Imparting of legal education along with studies in information technology,
biotechnology, chemical technology, basic and applied sciences, business management, environmental
management, humanities, education and media make it a wonderful experience with a confdence of sure
short success. In any case it builds sound legal minds able to face any challenge in modern global context.
This is the only one in such an ambience in the country. It offers in the National Capital Territory of Delhi the
courses: (a) Five Year BA.LLB(H), (b) Five Year BB.A.LLB(H), (c) LLM in Intellectual Property Rights, (d)
LLM in Corporate Law, (e) LLM in Human Rights, (f) LLM (Weekend) in Cyber Law and Cyber Crime, and
(g) LLM (Weekend) in Intellectual and Industrial Property Law. It also offers Ph.D. in various streams of law
and allied disciplines with inclusionary approach as demanded by contemporary national and international
needs. The law school, with a well experienced and sincere regular faculty, conducts all the courses with
professionalism and due value orientation. The Course structure
is contemporary and practice oriented with special focus on legal
ethics. The school has been attracting students from all over India
and even overseas. The students at the school regularly participate
in lok adalats, seminars, conferences, moot court Competitions, mock
trials, quiz and debate competitions, client counseling demonstrations
and other contests at the local, national and international levels. So
far many of its alumni have emerged as leaders in the profession and
the community. The USLLS is headed by Prof. M.Afzal Wani, a former
member of the Law Commission of India and a well known TOT expert,
researcher and a comparative law scholar.
MISSION
y Adoption of multidisciplinary approach towards law and legal studies so as to develop greater
synergy between classroom lectures, conventional professional and alternative practices in law.
y Encourage continuous engagement with and adoption of innovative approaches towards law, legal
education, training and legal processes through capacity building of the faculty and facilitating
access to advanced courses.
y Constant involvement with processes and practice of law in the professional, social and economic
arenas of life by encouraging interaction between the institution and those involved in these
processes.
y Development of technical, advocacy, communication and research skills not only through taught
courses but also through practical training and engagement with the industry, community and
the state.
y Expansion of facilities for advanced research in law, introduction of new and vibrant courses and
for augmenting the capacity to undertake consultancies and projects with state, national and
international agencies, industry etc.
PROGRAMMES CONDUCTED AND INTAKE
S. No. Programme UG/PG/M Phil/ Ph.D/ Dip/Cert. Duration Sanctioned Intake
1. B.A.LLB(H) 5 Yrs. 60
2. B.B.A.LLB(H) 5 Yrs. 60
3. LL.M. 2 Yrs. 30
4. LLM (Weekend) in Cyber Law and Cyber Crime 2 Yrs. 20
5. LLM (Weekend) in Intellectual and Industrial Property
Law
2 Yrs. 20
6. Ph.D. -- 3
SPECIAL PROGRAMMES
USLLS conducts coaching for Civil and Judicial Services of students belonging to SC/ST/OBC/Minorities.
No is fee charged for that. The LL.B./LL.M. students and those who have qualifed law degree are eligible
for enrolment.
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SOME PROMINENT PREVIOUS ACADEMIC ACTIVITIES CONDUCTED
1. Law lecture series by most prominent law men of the country,
including:
a) Honble Mr. Justice R.C.Lahoti, former Chief Justice
of India
b) Mr. Soli J. Sorabji, former Attorney General for India
c) Mr. Ram Jetmalani, former Union Law Minister,
Renowned Jurist and Senior Advocate, Supreme
Court of India
Recently, on 8th September 2013, Shri Subramanian
Swamy, Senior Advocate, Supreme Court of India also
delivered a lecture.
2. Training programmes for offcers of Delhi Police in fner
aspects of law.
3. South Asia Legal Education Conference.
4. Indhraprastha National Moot Court Competitions
5. An Orientation Programme for 2013 batch was organized by USLLS in August 2013. The Chief
Guest in orientation program Mr. Justice SN Dhingra, member Competition Commission of India
motivated the students. The Guests of Honour Prof. MP Singh, Chancellor Central University,
Haryana and Shri SS Rathi, Member DLSA and Dr. Arun Mohan, Senior Advocate gave tips on
legal education and the career ahead. The Dean and other faculty members also addressed and
apprised the students about the rules and regulations of the School. The Vice Chancellor, GGSIP
University presided.
PARTICIPATION IN MOOT COURT COMPETITIONS
Students participated in following International Moot Court Competitions:
1) Willem C. Vis (East) Arbitration Moot at Hong Kong
2) Willem C. Vis Arbitration Moot at Vienna
3) Stetson Moot Court Competition
4) Louis M. Brown Client Counselling Competition
5) Henry Dunant Competition
6) Philip C. Jessup
7) Won accolades in International and National Moot Court
Competitions
8) Have brought laurels to the School by getting highest
approval in Debating circuit
9) Acclaimed for their writing skills in essay and paper writing
competition
10) Legal Research Paper Writing
INFRASTRUCTURAL FACILITY
1) Seminar Hall
2) Placement Cell
3) Legal aid Cell
4) Classroom with LCD projectors and interactive board
5) Video conferencing facility
6) Faculty committee room
7) Computer Lab with access to on-line data bases
8) Well equipped and state-of-the-art Moot Court Room
PLACEMENT CELL
USLLS has a proactive and professional Placement Cell looked after by a team
of experienced teachers, mainly Dr. Ravinder Kumar, Dr. Queeny Pradhan Singh
and Dr. Aprajita Kashyap and some student coordinators. The Cell is entrusted
with the task of organizing seminars and workshops on training and placement,
providing tips on preparing professional curriculum vitae, enhancing communication
skills, all-round personality development, mock interviews etc. The Placement Cell
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plays a pivotal role in organizing court/commission visits, summer
training and placement activities. A placement brochure is released
pertaining to the specifcations of the students of out going batch.
In our endeavour the placement cell has been getting support from
eminent legal luminaries. An impressive 90% placement of the 2008
13 Batch was attained.
i. Some supportive Law frms are: Clifford Chance, Trans
India Law Association, Prakash Legal Advisor, Singh
& Associate, Preeti Suri Associates, Renfry & Sagar
Associates, Vikram Kapoor & Company, Pangea 3, Kings
& Alliance, Khaitan & Co., DSK Legal, DGS & Associates, M Legal Associates, Lex Alliance and
ELDF Associates.
ii. 43 students interned in Supreme Court, High Court, District Courts, DLSA and various NGOs.
LEGAL AID AND LITERACY PRORAMMES
The USLLS is frequently organizing legal literacy camps at various places for different target groups.
Students also teach voluntarily the needy students belonging to the people of lower income groups.
Students remain associated with Delhi Legal Services Authority for voluntary work and experience.
FACULTY
USLLS has a dedicated faculty of 21 regular teachers with outstanding academic achievements. Eminent
professors of law, lawyers and judges are in the panel of its visiting faculty.
Prof. M. Afzal Wani, Dean

Prof. (Dr.) M. Afzal Wani has more than 28 years of teaching and research experience.
He is a former member of the Law Commission of India having authored and edited
more than 10 books. He has published more than 100 research papers/articles/book
reviews/research reports and noted on various subjects like Women and Law, Human
Rights, Constitutional Law, Disaster Management, Criminal Justice System and the
Islamic and Comparative Jurisprudence. He is the founder editor of the Indraprastha
Technology Law Journal, a specialized journal on the subject published by USLLS.
He is a life member of the Indian Law Indian Law Institute (ILI) and the Indian Institute
of Public Administration, New Delhi besides being associated with a large number of
universities and other institutions in different capacities. He has served as a member of
the Governing Council of the ILI and Executive member of the Delhi Legal Services Authority and the National
Law University, Delhi. He has successfully participated in many activities of the National Commission for
women with fair sensitivities and organized many programmes with the assistance of National Human Rights
Commission including PG Diploma in Human Rights at the ILI. He is known for having organized training
programmes and refresher courses for law teachers from all over the country and abroad and many trend
setting national and international conferences/seminars etc. He has participated in academic programmes
and delivered extension lectures in almost all the regions of the country and some other countries.
Prof. Suman Gupta

Dr. Suman Gupta is a Professor at the University School of Law and Legal Studies. She
did her LLB, LLM and Ph.D. from the University of Delhi. She has teaching and research
experience of more than 32 years. Her specialization is in the area of Corporate Law
and Intellectual Property Law. She has supervised more than 20 LLM dissertations and
06 Ph.D.s. Among her numerous articles and books, her book Shareholder Democracy
Facts or Fiction has been highly acclaimed by business and legal fraternity. She is
the frst teacher in India to be provided World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)
fellowship in Tokyo (Japan). She has attended training course on IPR for developing
countries of Asia and Pacifc in Colombo (Sri Lanka). She has also delivered lectures
in Faculty of Law, Khyshu University, Japan and Kathmandu School of Law, Nepal.
She prepared a Report on Corporate Governance in India a research project of the Institute of Developing
Economics (IDE) Japan, and Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO). She is a member of ATRIP, a
body of World Intellectual Property Organization Geneva (Switzerland).
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Dr. Kanwal DP Singh

Dr. Kanwal DP Singh started her career as a lecturer in Amity Law School (affliated to
GGSIPU) in the year 1999. In 2008 She was promoted as Professor and Dy Director
and transferred to Amity University She has teaching and research experience of 14
years. She completed her Phd from Jamia Millia Islamia in 2007. Her specialization
is in area of Capital Market and Land Laws. She joined the University School of Law
and Legal Studies GGSIPU on May 21 2013. She has written a book Legal control of
Capital Market in India which is widely used by students in courses like CA, CWA etc.
She has 20 published papers in National and International journals and has presented
numerous papers in National and International conferences. Prof Singh is frequently
invited as an expert for LLM and Phd Viva in universities like Jamia Millai Islamia,
IGNOU etc . Her vast administrative experience includes organising exams like CLAT, NET, DRDO etc.
She has been instrumental in organising Guest Lecture of eminent personalities like Rajan Bharti Mittal,
Mr Ram Jethmalani, Governor Chattisgarh etc. She is on the panel of Institute of Company Secretaries as
Paper setter and evaluator.
ASSOCIATE PROFESSORS
Dr. Amarpal Singh(On lien), M.A., LLB, LLM, Ph.D
Dr. Deepshikha Agarwal, B.Sc., M.Sc., M.Phil., Ph.D
Dr. Queeny Pradhan Singh, B.A.(H), M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D
Dr. Shivani Goswami, B.A., LLM, Ph.D
Dr. Lisa P. Lukose, B.A.,LL.M, Ph.D
ASSISTANT PROFESSORS
Mr. Anuj Kumar Vaksha, B.A., LLB, LLM
Ms. Upma Gautam, B.Sc., LLB, LLM.
Dr. Ritu Gupta(On lien), B.Sc., LLB, LLM, Ph.D
Mr. Rakesh Kumar, B.Sc., LLB, LLM
Dr. Ravinder Kumar, B.Sc., LLB, LLM, Ph.D
Dr. Kavita Solanki, B.A., LLB, LLM, Ph.D
Dr. Gurujeet Singh, B.Com., LLB, LLM
Dr. Neelu Mehra, B.A., LLB, LLM, Ph.D
Dr. Vandana Singh, B.Sc., LLM, Ph.D
Dr. Anuradha Hooda Jha, B.A.,M.A., Ph.D
Dr. Aprajita Kashyap, B.Sc., M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D
Mr. Zubair Ahmed Khan, B.A., LLB (H), LLM
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7. UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT STUDIES (USMS)
University School of Management Studies (USMS) is an On-Campus School of Guru Gobind Singh
Indraprastha University. The School, within a short span of time, has developed itself as a unique and
progressive School with its distinct curriculum, innovative teaching methodology and research focus. The
intellectually stimulating environment at the School provides a nurturing ground for developing competent
management professionals in tune with the changing business environment and emerging managerial needs.
The School encourages individual growth, team building, extra-curricular activities, industry interaction
and a multi-disciplinary study culture. The School is rated A++ in Best B-Schools Survey, conducted by
Business India.
MISSION
Our Mission is to develop managers with the capability to understand and analyze the dynamic business
environment for effective decision-making while maintaining higher domains of professionalism.
PROGRAMMES OFFERED
The University School of Management Studies offers the following specialized programmes:
y Two Year M.B.A. (Full-Time)
y Two Year M.B.A.( Financial Markets) (Full Time)
y Five Year B.Tech - M.B.A - Dual Degree (Full Time)
y Two Year M.B.A. Programme on Weekend basis with
Functional Specialisations- Finance, Human Resource, International Business, Information
Technology, Marketing.
Sectoral Specialisations- Consultancy, Banking, Insurance, Real Estate
y Certifcate Course in Retail (Weekend)
y Certifcate Course in Behaviour Testing and Training (Basic-Two Months) (Advanced - Four
Months) (Weekend)
y Doctoral Programme

PEDAGOGY
The School follows a pedagogy designed to equip the students with skills as per the latest requirement of
industry. It includes a well-planned blend of industry exposure, conceptual learning, practical assignments
and innovative projects based on empirical methods. Emphasis is on interactive learning and employing
sophisticated electronic media/computer aided tools and technologies. Business games and case studies are
used to develop analytical and managerial skills in the students. Participation in seminars, group discussions,
role-plays and summer internships constitute an integral part of the pedagogy.
ACADEMIC COLLABORATIONS
The school has entered into the following partnerships
y MOU with Catholic University of Paris (CUP), Institut Superieur d Electronique de Paris (ISEP) for
promoting Education and Research, Faculty and Student Exchange Programmes, Conduction of
joint programme, Conduction of Joint Seminars, Conferences & Academic Meetings, Exchange
of Research Work.
y MOU with University of Padova, Padova, Italy for Scientifc research, educational activities in
subjects of common interest, mobility of academic staff and researchers, mobility of students and
doctoral candidates for academic activities, exchange of information and bibliographic materials,
sharing of know-how about high complex technical-scientifc sets, higher education extension,
included the mobility of technical, administrative and librarian staff connected to these goals,
participation in seminars and academic meetings.
y MOU with Ostfalia University of Applied Sciences Braunschweig/Wolfenbuettel, Germany for
exchange of Faculty/Students, Conduction of joint Programmes/Seminars/Conferences and
Academic Meetings etc.
y MOU with University of Milan, Milan, Italy for exchange of Faculty/Students, Conduction of Joint
Programs/Seminars/Conferences and Academic Meetings, etc.
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y MOU with Lumsa University, Roma, Italy for exchange of Faculty/Students, Conduction of Joint
Programs/Seminars/Conferences and Academic Meetings, etc.
y MOU with University of Sarajevo, Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina for promoting academic
and cultural cooperation, networking and mutual exchange of faculty, staff and students. Joint
participation and applications access funds dedicated to education, research and artistic activities,
Joint programme, symposia, congresses, seminars, workshops etc. Exchange of professional
literature, textbooks and other university publications.
y MOU with University of Tuzla, Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina for exchange of Faculty/Students,
collaborative research programs, Conduction of joint Programme/Seminars/Conferences and
Academic Meetings, etc.
y MOU with Michigan State University, USA for Exchange faculty/student programme, Collaboration
in teaching research.
y MOU with University of Debrecen, Faculty of Applied Economics and rural Development Debrecen,
Hungary for Exchange of Faculty/Students, Conduction of joint Programme/Seminars/Conference
etc.
y MOU with National Stock Exchange (NSE) for M.B.A.(Financial Markets) & B.B.A.(Financial
Markets)
y MOU with Sigmund Freud University, Vienna, Austria, for Exchange of Faculty / Student,
Conduction of Joint Programs / Seminars / Conferences and Academic Meetings, etc.
y MOU with Modul University Vienna, Austria, for Faculty Exchange Programme, Collaboration
on Organizing Workshops, Seminars, Conferences, Conclaves jointly at GGS IP University
in India or at Modul University in Austria.
y MOU with Slovak University of Agriculture Nitra, Republic of Slovak, for Academic Cooperation
and Faculty / Student Exchange Program.
y MOU with Szent Istvn University Hungary, for Exchange of
Faculty / Student, Conduction of Joint Programs / Seminars
/ Conferences and Academic Meetings, etc.
y Solbridge International School of business, Woosong
University, Republic of Korea for Academic Cooperation.
y Chapman Graduate School of Business, Florida International
University, USA for MBA
y NAREDCO and HSMI for Certifcate Course in Real Estate
Management
y CISCO Inc. to impart CISCO Certifcation to faculty and
students.
y Consultancy Development Centre, Ministry of Science and
Technology, Government of India, New Delhi for M.B.A
(Consultancy Management) Programme.
y MoU with NIS Sparta Ltd. for Certifcate Course in Retail.
y MoU with CREDAI (Confederation of Real Estate Developers
Association of India) for Real Estate programme.
STUDENT / FACULTY EXCHANGE PROGRAMME
A delegation comprising of 12 students and two senior faculty members, Prof. Zdenka Galova and Dr.
Danka Moravcikova from Slovak University of Agriculture, Nitra, Republic of Slovak visited our University
under the aegis of the Students / Faculty Exchange Programme from February 28 to March 13, 2012.
A course in Corporate Social Responsibility was offered to these students which was conducted by our
faculty members of University School of Management Studies on a fast track mode. Apart from class
room teaching, the programme included plant visit to Maruti Suzuki Limited and visit to Agra and several
monuments at Delhi. The credit / grades earned by the Slovak students were transferred in their degrees
at Slovak University of Agriculture, Nitra
Students from Slovak University of Agriculture (SUA), Nitra, Slovakia, visited USMS under the aegis of
student / Faculty exchange programme. USMS successfully undertook its frst student and faculty exchange
programme. 11 students along with Prof. Elena Horscka visited USMS in the month of January 2011. They
were offered a course on Human Resource Management, conducted on a fast track mode. Apart from the
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classroom teaching, the programme included industrial visits to Maruti Suzuki Ltd. and Somany Tiles to
align theory with the practical insight. The credits earned by the students were transferred in their degree
at SUA, Nitra.
Prof, Elena Horscka interacted with faculty and students and spoke on the topic Globalisation of Higher
Education. An arrangement has also been worked out for joint supervision of 2 Ph.D. scholars by faculty
of USMS and SUA , Nitra.
Students of USMS visited Slovak University of Agriculture (SUA) in March 2011 & June 2013.
Seven students of USMS visited Slovak University of Agriculture (SUA), Nitra from June 15 30, 2013.
These students undertaken a course in Cross Cultural Communication as an audit course.
Twelve students of USMS and a Faculty visited SUA , Nitra in March April 2011. These students have
undertaken a course in E-Business at SUA , Nitra. The credits earned have been transferred in their degree
back home in India.
CONVENTIONS, SEMINARS AND NATIONAL CASE DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOPS
USMS has always been at the forefront in organizing forums, discussions and workshops covering issues of
contemporary management relevance. Management Development Programmes and Faculty Development
Programmes are also organized by the School on a regular basis. Some of the conferences conducted in
the recent past include:
y National Conference on Mind and Management, October
25, 2013.
y National Conference on Information and Communication
Technology (ICT) for competitive advantage, April 26,
2013.
y National Conference on Emerging Issues in Financial
Markets, February 15, 2013.
y National Conference on Managing Generation Y @
Workplace: Issues & Cahllenges, November 30, 2012.
y National Conference on Innovative Strategies for
Transforming organisations, October 19, 2012.
y The Marketing Summit on Success Mantras for Marketing in the Year of Globalisation 2012,
March 24, 2012.
y National Conference on Enhancing people Faactor: HR Issues and Challenges, February 24
& 25, 2012.
y International Conference on "Strategies & Innovations for Sustainable Development in
Organizations" between March 4-6, 2011.
y International Conference on Strategies & Innovations for Sustainable Development in
Organizations between March 4-6, 2011.
y Conference on "Contemporary Issues in Marketing & Intellectual Property Rights, March 26,
2011.
y National Conference On Contemporary Issues In Corporate Finance on January 29, 2011.
y National Conference on Information Management in Knowledge Economy, March 2010.
y National Conference on Quality Management in Organisations, February 2010.
TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVES
y FDP on Advanced Data Analysis Techniques , January 2013.
y Three weeks Entrepreneurship Development Programme, in association with MSME-DI,
November December 2012.
y One day sensitization programme on the theme, How to start a Business: Issues & Challenges,
February 15, 2012.
y Seminar on Policies, Regulations and Consumer Concerns in Insurance Sector, in association
with VOICE and IRDA, October 11, 2011.
y Seminar on Consumer Awareness regarding Telecom Issues, in association with VOICE,
October 4, 2011.
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y Workshop on Doing Business in Europe, conducted by Prof. Pierre Morel from Escp France,
January 21-22, 2011.
Faculty Development Program in Entrepreneurship, December 2010 January 2011.
Workshop on Financial Markets : Issues and Challenges in collaboration with BSE,
September 2010
Workshop on Green Building Projects & their Impact on Construction Management
Practices, by Prof. Matt Syal, Michigan State University, USA, March 2010
Business Skill Development Programme (BSDP), March- April 2010
FORTHCOMING EVENTS:
y FDP on Analytical Techniques for Research, December 2013-January 2014.
y National Conference on Creating an Inclusive and Accessible Workplace, January, 2014
y Vishleshan, A Case Study Symposium, March 2014.
RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT ACTIVITIES
Ph.D. Programme at the School: The School has a focus on promoting inter-disciplinary research.
Major thrust areas of research are Global Business Management, HR Issues in Organization, Healthcare
Management, IT-Business Interface, Banking & Insurance, Brand
& Retail Management and Entrepreneurship & Innovation. Sixty
Two Research Scholars are enrolled for the Ph.D. Programme
and Nine students have completed their pre Ph.D. course work.
Thirty One students have been awarded Ph.D. degree till date. In
order to promote and create a conducive environment for quality
empirical research, the school ensures the availability of high-
end statistical packages and tools like SPSS, Systat, SAP- QUT,
Primavera, Prowess etc. for research scholars and faculty. The
other highlights include access to online journals like Emerald,
Elsevier, Science Direct etc for extensive research. Apart from
this University Resource Information Centre provides access to
UGC, Infonet for all.
APPROVED RESEARCH CENTRES FOR DOCTORAL PROGRAMMES
University has approved research centers for conducting Doctoral Programmes at the following institutes
1. International Management Institute (IMI), Qutub Institutional Area, Delhi
2. Institute of Management and Technology (IMT), Ghaziabad
3. Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI)
4. Lal Bahadur Shastri Institute of Management (LBSIM), Dwarka, New Delhi
Technopreneur Promotion Programme (TePP), Department of Scientifc and Industrial Research, Ministry
of Science and Technology
USMS has completed a project awarded by Department of Scientifc and Industrial Research, Ministry of
Science and Technology for preparing ten case studies on innovators.
ENTREPRENEURSHIP DEVELOPMENT CELL
The School, with the assistance from AICTE, has set up an entrepreneurship development cell to promote
and educate the youth of NCT Delhi to take the beneft of the liberalized economic policies of the government
by setting up their own ventures. The cell organizes different activities and events to train and motivate the
students on entrepreneurship.
The EDC has organized various programmes from time to time:
y Entrepreneurial Awareness Programme
y Conclave On Export-Import Policy; To Give DirectionTo India's Foreign Trade
y Entrepreneurship Development Programme
y Entrepreneurial Motivational Camp
y Export-Import Procedures & Documentation Forex Management
y Fuller Convertibility Of Rupee
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y Report of Business Skill Development Programme
INDUSTRY INSTITUTE PARTNERSHIP CELL
AICTE sponsored industry institute partnership cell has been constituted in USMS for having more active
interactions with industry. One of the signifcant activities of the Cell is the ongoing project to assess
the impact of organizational culture on implementation of Total Quality Management in Small and Medium
Enterprises in the Automotive Sector.
SOCIAL OUTREACH INITIATIVES
Under the aegis of SIFE (Students in Free Enterprise), an international organization made up of college
students from around the world who make a difference in their communities through free enterprise projects,
USMS took up a project of Rural Meet Programme under Corporate Social Responsibility in association with
Laxmi Precision systems, Rohtak. MBA students also partnered with AADI (formerly the Spastics Society
of Northern India) to create sustainable pathways to enhance their self-esteem and confdence to lead
a dignifed life by showcasing their products in several locations. A workshop on Entrepreneurship Skills
Development for persons from weaker sections and those with disability was organized at the University
campus. A workshop was also organized to heighten awareness on health issues and schemes for girl
child education.
Students were acknowledged by HSBC and KPMG for their efforts and were fnanced for their these
activities with about Rs. 20,000/-. One of our student Saman Naqvi, was awarded with a gold medal for her
outstanding performance; and her name has been recorded in THE HALL OF FAME WINNERS, a list of
20 winners selected in the country. The list has been submitted to the United Nations in its closure report
INFRASTRUCTURE
University School of Management Studies has state of the art infrastructure for fulflling the needs of the
students to keep at par with the best institutions in India. The advanced computer lab providing 1:1 computer
to student ratio is well equipped with latest softwares that complement the varying needs of the students
as well as the research requirements of the faculty. The softwares include MS Backoffce Suite (SQL
Server, Exchange Server, etc.), Oracle, SPSS, ERP, Tally, MS Project Server, Erwin, RedHat Linux, Speech
Recognition, CMIE PROWESS Corporate Database, PRIMAVERA, PERT MASTER and SAP. The school
class rooms and air conditioned seminar hall are equipped with state of the art infrastructure including LCD
Projectors, K-Yans, Xerox Machines, Overhead Projectors, Audio Visual Systems, Computers and Wireless
Hotspots. The school also caters to the all around developments of the students by providing sports and
other recreation facilities.
CORPORATE RELATIONS CENTRE (CRC)
USMS has a proactive Corporate Relations Centre managed by a team of faculty members and students. It
provides the students with a full-fedged corporate interface, enabling them to have a better understanding
of the corporate culture and its current trends. All placements related activities are coordinated by the
Centre. The school has a consistent track record of hundred percent placements in the last few years.
USMS has been empanelled by TCS. The students have been placed in organizations such as Oriental
Bank of Commerce (Straight Middle Management), Federal Bank, British Airways, 20:20 Media, Barclay's
Bank, Capital IQ, Centurion Bank of Punjab, Elli Lilly, Future Money, GAIL Ltd., E-Value Serve, Dawnay Day
Securities, ICICI Prudential, IL&FS, IDBI Bank, Pipal Research, Interglobe Technologies, TNS Research,
Sharekhan, Standard Chartered Bank, Wipro Solutions.
FACULTY
Prof. Anu Singh Lather, Dean
Prof. Lather has teaching, research and consultancy experience spread over 26 years.
Presently she is holding the dual charges of Dean, University School of Management
Studies and Director, International Affairs of the university. She was founder Head of
the Department of Applied Psychology, Guru Jambheshwar Technical University, Hissar
from 1997-2000. Prof Lather has passion for research. She has more than 150 papers
published in National and International journals, proceedings of National and International
Conferences and Seminars.
In recognition to the valuable and worthy research contributions made by Prof. Lather,
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she has been conferred the Best Researcher Award in the year 2010, 2011 and 2012 by Guru Gobind Singh
Indraprastha University. Szent Istvan Universtiy, Godollo, Budapest (Hungary) honoured Prof. Lather for
excellent academic activities and International Cooperation in 2010. Prof. Lather has also been awarded
Gold Medal for Excellence in Academics & Research by Faculty of Economics and Management, Slovak
University of Agriculture, Slovakia in Nitra in 2010.
Prof. Lather has extensively traveled to various countries like U.K., Germany, France, Hungary, Singapore,
Malaysia, Austria, Republic of Slovakia, South Korea, Thailand etc. for academic collaborations and other
academic activities.
Prof. Lather is panelist on different T.V. Channels such as CNBC 18, CNBC Awaz, DD-1 (National Hook-
up), Aaj Tak, Delhi Aaj Tak & Headlines Today, Zee News, India TV News, Jain TV and Radio etc. She is a
regular invitee for various programmes related to Management and Social Issues.
Prof. R.K. Mittal
Dr. R. K. Mittal is Professor of Economics in University School of Management Studies,
Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, Delhi. He was founder Vice Chancellor
of Teerthanker Mahaveer University, Moradabad from 2008 to 2013. Prior to that, he
was Dean, University School of Management Studies (2005-08), University School of
Humanities & Social Sciences (2005-07) and University School of Education (2005-07) at
the Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, Delhi. Before joining Guru Gobind Singh
Indraprastha University in 2000, he was Head of the Department of Business Economics
at Guru Jambheswar University of Science & Technology, Hisar (1996- 2000). Before to
that he has had the teaching and research experience (UGC Research Fellow) of about
ten years at Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra.
He obtained his Masters degree in Economics from Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra. Later on, he was
awarded M Phil and Doctor of Philosophy in Economics by the same University. Subsequently, he has done
his Masters in Business Administration. He has over 25 years of teaching and research experience to his
credit. Prof. Mittal specializes in micro & macro economic analysis, public fnance, economic environment of
business, planning and development, fnancial institutions and organization management. He has published
more than 85 research paper in professional journals and has guided a dozen of Ph.D theses. He has
also co-edited fve books and has written many cases in management. In 2002 he was awarded with the
Best Teacher Award by Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University for his signifcant contribution towards
teaching, research and corporate life of the University.
Prof. Sanjiv Mittal
Prof. Mittal has 32 Years of Teaching Experience to Post Graduate Students of Business
Management. He worked as Professor and Director, RDIAS, Madhuban Chowk, Rohini from
1999 to June 2002. He worked as Reader, University School Of Management Studies, I.P.
University, Kashmere Gate, Delhi from June 2002 till July 2007.He is working as Professor
since July 2007 to till date. He is Coordinator, Entrepreneurship. Development Center
of USMS created with the assistance of AICTE since 2006 till date. He has contributed
many articles in Journals of national and international repute. His areas of interest are
Marketing and International business He also worked as Professor and Director, RDIAS,
Madhuban Chowk, Rohini from 1999 to June 2002. He has travelled widely to countries like
US, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, He is active on AICTE, UGC panels and speaker at various conferences
of national and international repute. He has undertaken and conferred a major research project of UGC :
Measuring Marketing Productivity. He has been conducting EDP programs of one month duration on a
regular basis in the area of Entrepreneurship Development and Export-Import Documentation. He has been
conferred the Best Researcher Award for the year 2012-13 by the GGSIP University.
Prof. Anil.K. Saini
Dr. Saini is a post-graduate in Physics, Computers and Business Administration. Before
joining USMS, he was holding a senior academic position at FMS, University of Delhi.
He carries with him blend of industrial and academic experience of more than 27 years
out of which six years in the industry in responsible capacities. Dr. Saini has to his credit
six published books and over sixty research papers in national and international journals/
conferences. He has been actively associated with professional associations such
as Computer Society of India(CSI), Institution of Electronics and Telecommunication
Engineers(IETE), AIMA and Operational Research Society of India.. His major interests
include: MIS, Technology & Innovation Management, Knowledge Management. He is on
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the Board of Studies of several Institutions / Universities.
Prof. Neena Sinha
She began her academic career with Research Institute for Economics and Business
Administration, Kobe University Japan. Later she worked as a faculty at Birla Institute
of Technology and Science (BITS) Pilani. She has been working as a Professor in
University School of Management Studies, GGS IP University Delhi since 2010 where
she also holds additional responsibility of Director-Development. She is the Coordinator
of Indraprastha Internal Quality Assurance Cell and coordinates NAAC Accreditation.
She is the Chairperson of IPU-IPR Cell of the University and a member of the University
Complains Committee. She is the author of more than 90 research publications in the
leading national and international journals and conference proceedings. Her areas of interest are Strategic
Management, International Business, Global Competitiveness and Sustainable Development. She is also
involved in policy making committees in UGC. She is a Life Member of Global Institute of Flexible Systems
Management (GIFT).
ASSOCIATE PROFESSORS
Dr. Udita Taneja, B.Tech (IIT Delhi), MS (USA), MBA (IIT-Delhi), Ph.D. (USA)
Dr. Meenakshi Handa, MBA (Marketing), Ph.D.
Dr. Shalini Garg, MBA, Ph.D. (HRM)
Dr. Vijita S. Aggarwal, MPIB (IIFT), Ph.D.
Dr. Puja Khatri, MIB , Ph.D. (OB)
Dr. Sanjay Dhingra, B.E. (Computer Science), MMS, PGDFM, Ph.D.
ASSISTANT PROFESSORS
Mr. Amit Sharma, B.Tech (Mechanical), MBA
Mr. V.K. Wadhwa, MBA (FMS), CA, ICWAI
Dr. S. Sanjay Kumar, B.E. (Mechanical), MBA (Finance), LLB, Ph.D.
Dr. Divya Verma, MBA, DOEACC 'A' Level, Ph.D.
Ms. Deepti Prakash, MBA
Dr. Sanchita, MBA, Ph.D.
Dr. Shilpa Jain, MSc (Applied Psychology), Ph.D. (Organizational Behavior)
Dr. Ashish Kumar, MBA, M.Com., Ph.D,
Dr. Gagan Deep Sharma, M.Com, M.Phil., Ph.D.
Ms. Sinthiya, B.Tech (Comp. Science), MBA (IT).
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8. UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF EDUCATION (USE)
OVERVIEW OF THE SCHOOL
The University School of Education aims at facilitating
studies in all emerging areas of Education such as
Educational Management, Planning and Finance,
Teacher Education, Educational Technology, Inclusive
Education, Special Education, Distance Education etc.
to prepare teacher educators who are well versed with
the skills and competencies of effective and effcient
teaching skills and research. The school shall foster a
climate of life-long learning and empower individuals
to be torch bearers of social change by transforming the very face of Teacher Education. The school has
emerged as a trend-setter with respect to the pedagogical interventions, innovations in research and creation
of enriched teaching learning environments which ignite minds through challenge and feedback. The school
fosters the growth of the individual and the collective through constructing knowledge collaboratively and
creating an open environment which nurtures the spirit of progressive Teacher Education.
ACADEMIC VISION
The school aims to empower Teacher-Educators with knowledge and skills of the 21st century, nurture
passion for research and teaching and imbibe the spirit of social inquiry to ensue harmony and prosperity.
This vision shall be translated into action by focusing on the following salient features in the area of Teacher
Education:
1. Quality Concerns in Teacher Education
2. Innovation & Good practices in Teaching
3. Environmental concerns in Teacher Education
4. Use of ICT in Teacher Education
5. Preparing Teachers for Inclusive Education
6. Paradigm Shifts in teacher Education infusing National and Global Concerns i.e.-Peace, Gender
Issues, Art and Heritage of Crafts Education, Multilingualism, Health, Population etc. in Teacher
Education & Curriculum
PROGRAMMES OFFERED:
y Ph.D.
y Master of Education (M.Ed.) (Regular)
y Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.) (offered through affliated Institutions)
y Bachelor of Special Education (Mental Retardation)
y Bachelor of Special Education (Hearing Impairment)
y Advanced Diploma in Child Guidance and Counseling (ADCGC)(offered by NIPCCD, an affliated
govt. organization)
MASTER OF EDUCATION (M.ED)
The Post Graduate Degree Programme in Education aims to prepare socially responsible and responsive
teacher educators who are ready to face all challenges accompanying globalization. The school supports
this endeavor through the provision of state of art infrastructure comprising spacious Lecture rooms, Seminar
room, Conference hall, Educational Technology Laboratory, Psychology Laboratory, Language Laboratory,
Resource Room, Book Bank and a rich library which houses a large number of books, Periodicals, Journals
covering diverse themes of education.
PROGRAMME OBJECTIVES:
The M.Ed. programme has been designed keeping in view of the following objectives:
y To produce dedicated Teacher Educators who believe in life long learning.
y Set high standards of professional competency of intellectual conviction and integrity.
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y Have a clear futuristic vision and aspiration for improving the teaching learning process as
professionals
y Be inspiring and motivational leaders in the school, community, nation and the world.
y To educate a new cadre of instructional leaders teacher educators, school entrepreneurship and
administrators who will have the capacity, skill and knowledge to create and sustain environments
in modern day education.
y To equip the teachers with the knowledge & skills of new technologies focusing on understanding
the principles of organizational management, Leadership, systemic change.
PH. D.
Ph.D. Programme at the school aims at developing competence in the methodology of conducting research
in various felds of Teacher Education so that it could go a long way in producing reliable and valid thesis
with the objectives of :
y To develop sound understanding of the methods of research in various felds of teacher education
so that it could go a long way in producing reliable and valid thesis.
y To develop sound understanding of the methods of research.
y To understand and analyse research literature to identify gaps.
y To develop the ability to construct and use appropriate educational research tools.
y To apply appropriate statistical techniques for data analysis depending on the research designs.
RECENT INITIATIVES AND ACADEMIC CURRICULAR ENRICHMENT ACTIVITIES AT THE SCHOOL:
y Orientation Programme for M.Ed. Scholars of USE is organized regularly in the beginning of
every session to acquaint them with the objectives and dynamics of the M. Ed. Curricula.
y Special Guest Lectures are organized by the School from time to time. These lectures enrich
the scholars by providing them a glimpse of the latest trends in the feld of Teacher Education
and also give them a platform to interact and learn through experience sharing.
y Development of Ph.D. course work and research syllabus was done.
y Collaboration of USE with INTEL to integrate technology in all dimensions of Education was
established and facilitated.
y Educational Tours and Visits to CIET and different Educational apex bodies such as NUEPA,
NCERT, RCI are organized keeping in mind the need of the M.Ed. Curriculum.
y Placement Cell was established in year 2010 and currently it is fully functional to cater to the
professional needs of scholars and to support them in their prospective careers. The School
maintains a record of the placements on an yearly basis and organizes talks and workshops
for personality development of the students to prepare them for the world of work in future. The
School conducted a number of Placement Orientation Lectures and invited agencies such as
The Alert to acquaint the students with respect to different employment opportunities in India and
abroad.The School has also organized a very successful job fair in the campus for the recruitment
of teachers in leading schools of Delhi for the B.Ed paas outs of GGSIP University.
y EduSangam - The Alumni Association of M.Ed. scholars acts as a forum to meet and learn from
each others life experiences. It also acts as a bridge between students and faculty members to
interact and exchange ideas in teaching and research for future growth of the school.
SEMINARS/WORKSHOPS/CONFERENCES/FACULTY DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMMES
y The School organized a Panel Discussion on the theme of :Is Education failing in Gender
Sensitisation? The discussion was chaired by the Honble Vice Chancellor, GGSIP University and
was attended by the Principals and Faculty members of the affliated colleges and faculty members
and students of GGSIP University.The Panel had distinguished luminaries including Mr P.S Sharda
(Lawyer,Supreme Court of India),Prof Madhu Wij(Faculty of Management Studies,DU),Mr Pratap
Somavanshi,Senior Editor,Dainik Hindustan and Ms Neetu from Navjyoti,Delhi.
y A One dayresearch workshop on the theme of Statistical Analysis of Research Data using SPSS
was held at the school by Mr B.S Nagi, Former Head, ICSSR, for the M.Ed. scholars.
y A Special guest lecture was organized under the aegis of Samvaadon the theme :Constructing
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Measures in Human Sciences.The lecture was delivered by Prof rob Cavanagh,University of
Curtin,Western Australia.The lecture benifted both faculty and students.
y A series Intensive Personality Development Workshops on the theme of Development of Self
through Life Skills Approach were held at the school and conducted by Prof B.B Khanna(IGNOU),
Dr Selvarajan,Dr Dinesh (MDNIY) to prepare the M.Ed. and PGDELM Scholars for the world of
work.
y Revision PGDELM syllabus was done by the school to organized for the purpose.
y The syllabus of B.Ed Special Education(MR) and B.Ed Special Education(HI) was also prepared
by the school through conduct of subject workshops.
ROADMAP TO FUTURE:
University School of Education shall function as a cradle to prepare motivated & dedicated Educators, Policy
Planners, Curriculum Developers, Administrators and most importantly life-long learners who shall function
as catalysts to create and sustain learning communities which promote equality and equity in education. This
shall go a long way in developing competence in methodology
of conducting research in various felds of teacher education
so as to produce reliable and valid thesis with the objectives of:
1. To Develop sound understanding of the methods
of research
2. To Understand and verbalize research literature
3. To Develop the ability to construct and use
appropriate research tools
4. Highlight various techniques of sampling suitable
to different research designs
5. Use of appropriate statistical techniques for data
analysis
This vision also aims at providing inputs in both quantitative
as well as qualitative research designs and also of computer programmes like the SPSS for data analysis
USE is devoted to the publication of research journals with papers, of advance knowledge through research
& case functional areas of various streams of education at different levels. Innovations related to teaching
learning approaches & methods of teaching in different subjects and the material development for addressing
the plural need of students requires further dissemination. Training and re-training of large no. of teachers
in India through Distance Education mode needs to be explored.
USE is in the process of exploring new domains of teacher education related to societal needs and is working
upon to start a number of graduate & post-graduate courses, short term certifcate courses and diplomas
in feld of contemporary education, so as to reach the grass root level.
FORTHCOMING INITIATIVES & INTERNATIONAL COLLABORATIONS:
USE is in the process of bringing out a research journal which shall serve as a platform for dissemination
of knowledge in all areas of Education to a wider audience and set a benchmark with respect to the quality
of publications in near future. The online edition of the same shall enable teachers, teacher-educators,
researchers, policy planners and curriculum developers to voice their opinions and
concerns in their respective areas of research. Thus an e-learning community shall
become a reality bridging the digital divide.
The school is in the process of hosting an International Workshop in the area of
Curriculum Study and Educational Psychology next year.
The school aims to provide a platform for the exchange of ideas in the form of Seminars,
Workshops and Symposia for Teacher Educators, Policy Planners, Curriculum
Developers and Educational Administrators through international collaborations with
leading international Universities and Agencies in the coming years.
In order to take this alliance with international universities and agencies further the school
plans to initiate a practice of student and faculty exchange programs with respect to
collaboration in interdisciplinary courses as well as taking Team Teaching and Mobile
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Teaching as a tool to further the cause of Globalization in Education.
DEAN
The Honble Vice Chancellor holds the charge as the Dean USE
FACULTY INCHARGE
Dr. Sangeeta Chauhan, Associate Professor, M.A. (English), M.Ed., M.Phil, Ph.D
Dr. Sangeeta Chauhan, has teaching and research experience spread over 30
years. She joined the University in April 2006, wherein she was also entrusted with
the task of starting the M.Ed programme in the campus. The USE now runs M.Ed.,
Ph.D., PGDELM (Weekend). The affliated institutes are running Advanced Diploma
in Child Guidance and counselling and B.Ed. Special Education in MR and HI. She
was Principal of CES College of Educational Research and Training (B.Ed. College)
affliated to GGS Indraprastha University and Coordinator of affliated B.Ed colleges
of I. P. University for over 6 years. She taught Philosophy, Psychology and History of
Education both at graduate and B.El.Ed. level at Shyama Prasad Mukherjee College
between 1992 and 1999. She was a Junior and then Senior Research Fellow from 1987 to 1991 (University
Grants Commission). She has worked in Indian Council of Social Science and Research (ICSSR) funded
projects from 1984 to 1985. She has worked in the Department of Chinese and Japanese studies, Delhi
University in a project World wide research on the image of Japan from 1983 to 1984. She has also worked
in the child guidance centre, Department of Social Works, Delhi University from 1982 to 1983. Wherein she
was giving diagnostic treatment to children having behaviour, emotional, educational and speech problems.
Prof. Saroj Sharma, Professor, M. Sc. (Botany), M.A. (Sociology), M. Ed., M. Phil. (Education), Ph. D.
Education) & MBA (HR)
She has been in the feld of teacher education since the last 20 years and has rich and
varied experience as a seasoned faculty member in Education departments of different
Institutions and Universities offering the graduate and post graduate degrees (B.Ed.
and M.Ed.) of Education. She has a sound administrative and academic experience.
She is member of many educational associations. She is actively involved in various
research projects of UNICEF, UNESCO, UNFPA, NCERT and other social and cultural
forums.
She specialises in Educational Philosophy, Educational Administration, Management
and Finance. Her areas of interest include Organizing Seminars, Symposia and
Workshops on issues of current Education System and Ancient Indian Science are her area of interest. Her
important published work comprises various books on Education and several course books and modules in
Post Graduate Diploma for School Leadership and Management (PGDSLM) and B.Ed. Programme of IGNOU.
She is empanelled as Evaluator in different leading National Universities, NIOS, SCERT, IGNOU and with
other Higher Education bodies in India and abroad. She is a subject expert and regular Counsellor & Resource
Person of various educational programmes on Radio-Counselling and Teleconferencing through EDU-SAT.
She has expertise in organizing Research Workshops and various Faculty Development and Orientation
Programmes. She has been member of various Curriculum-Framework teams at the National and
International levels in the feld of various strata of School Teaching as well as of Teacher Education. She
is keenly interested in various Community Service and SUPW Programmes and its incorporation and
implementation in Contemporary Education System.
Recently she has been awarded with the Radhakrishnan Award for showing excellence in the feld of
Education. She is in the Advisory and Editorial Boards of many Journals of Education and has contributed
a number of articles and research papers in National and International Journals of repute. She is member
of a few reputed Teacher- Education Associations and actively working for the quality concerns in Teacher
Education.
OTHER FACULTY MEMBERS
y Dr. Dhananjay Joshi, Associate Professor, M.A. (Pol. Sc.), M.Ed. and Ph.D.
y Dr. Shalini Yadava, Assistant Professor, M. Sc. (Botany), M.Ed., M.Phil, Ph.D.
y Dr. Amit Ahuja, Assistant Professor, M. Sc. (Chemistry), M.Ed., Ph.D.
y Dr. Anjali Shokeen, Assistant Professor, M. Com, M. Ed. M. Phil, Ph.D., MBA (HR)
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9. UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF INFORMATION & COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY (USICT)
(Formerly known as University School of Information Technology)
VISION
To become an internationally recognized center for education and research.
MISSION
To provide the students with the best career prospects in the global market and to equip them
to become effective professionals.
Information & Communication Technology (ICT) has emerged as the most powerful tool for all round
development of the world today and has been recognized as a driving force for the next century. Indian ICT
is booming and emerging steadily on top of the global information technology market. The ICT industry in
India is already a major drive of the Indian economy. ICT will make remarkable changes in social, cultural,
scientifc, technological and economic felds in the 21st century. Information Technology has become
an integral part of our life and no section of society can afford to ignore its impact and advantages. The
importance of ICT has grown manifold in the new competitive and global scenario of the world and it has
to discover new horizons of its applications affecting everyone's life in times to come.
SCHOOL'S PHILOSOPHY AND PEDAGOGY
The University School of Information & Communication Technology has been established to design and
implement courses with a twin objective of generating effective professionals and to keep pace with the R&
D activities of this fast emerging and changing feld of Information & Communication Technology. The school
aims at inculcating essential skills as demanded by the global software industry, through the interactive
learning process. This includes team-building skills, audio-visual presentations and personality development
programmes. These enhance analytic and communication skills, besides inculcating the virtues of self-study.
THRUST AREAS
The School was set up with an aspiration to generate manpower, with the ability to take on challenges and
fare forward in the realm of Information & Communication Technology. The Curriculum has been designed to
cater to the ever changing demands of information & communication technology, with the necessary inputs
from the Industry. The School has highly qualifed & experienced faculty who excel in their respective areas.
The School also encourages research work in various areas of information & communication technology.
The school aspires to produce individuals equipped to contribute for progress at all levels: individual,
national and global.
PROGRAMMES OFFERED
Programme Duration (Years) Intake
B.Tech./M.Tech. (Dual Degree) Info. Technology 4+2 60
B.Tech./M.Tech. (Dual Degree) CSE 4+2 60
B.Tech./M.Tech (Dual Degree) ECE 4+2 60
MCA (Software Engineering) 3 60
M.Tech. (Information Technology) 2 25
M.Tech. (CSE) 2 18
M.Tech. (ECE) 2 18
M.Tech. - IT (Weekend) 3 60
M. Tech. - ECE (Weekend) 3 60
M. Tech. - CSE (Weekend) 3 60
RESEARCH
USICT is actively involved in the research work. It conducts Ph.D. programmes in areas of IT, CSE
and ECE. The department has produced 25 Ph.Ds in the last 11 years of its existence. Thirty Eight
(38) research scholars are currently pursuing Ph.D in the areas of Software Engineering, Mobile
Communication Systems, Signal and Image Processing, Computer Networks, VLSI Design, Data
Warehousing & Data Mining, Neural Networks etc. The School has published and presented around
690 papers in last thirteen years in various national / international journals and conferences.
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INFRASTRUCTURAL FACILITIES
USICT has state-of-the-art labs, with more than 500 machines. Each lab is fully equipped with the
requisite software that fulflls the needs of the students. The School also has specialized labs such as
Electronics & Signal Processing Lab, Control and Microwave Devices and Circuit Lab, Digital Electronics&
Microprocessor Lab, General Computing, DBMS Lab/ Open Source Lab, Software Engineering Lab,
Multimedia Lab, Image Processing & Computer Vision Lab, VLSI & Embedded System Design Lab,
Electrical Science Lab & Signal & System Lab, Cellular and Mobile Communication Lab, Computer
Network Lab, Advanced Computing Lab/ Open Source Lab, Wireless Computing and Ad-hoc Network
Lab. The school supports campus wide network with a optical fbre back bone and currently has 1
Gbps NKN connectivity for internet access and other applications.
PLACEMENTS
Every year prestigious ICT companies like TCS, Adobe, Birla Soft, Samsung, Tech. Mahindra, Naggrow,
Newgen Hexaware, Induslogic, Sapient etc. have been recruiting the students of USICT in their fnal year
itself. Many of the students have received more than two or three offers. However signifcant number
of students have opted for further education such as MBA/MS in international and national institutions
Sanford University and Indian Institutes of Technology, amongst others.
INDUSTRY TIE-UP'S
The School has signed a MoU with CISCO System, Inc. and has been granted the status of
CISCO Regional Networking Academy for Delhi state.
The University also signed a long term MoU with IBM India Ltd. for faculty training in IBM software
like DB2, Visual Age for JAVA, Web Sphere Application server etc., from time to time.
MoU with EMC Corporation for Storage Technologies
CO-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES
InfoXpression is the annual festival of USICT. It is a three-day extravaganza that is a brilliant fusion of
technical erudition and cultural events that brings together participants from all over the country. In the
last several years since its origin, 'InfoXpression' has established a considerable reputation for itself
as an event to look forward to each year. It is organized by the Students Association of Information &
Communication Technology (SAInT), the student body of the School.
TRAINING PROGRAMME
Police Training Programme
The department is actively engaged in providing yeoman services to the society by organizing socially
relevant training programmes. A 06 weeks intensive course on "Cyber Crime Investigation and Computer
Forensics" was conducted for 100 Offcers of Delhi Police during April to July 2008 where in extensive
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theoretical lectures were delivered and hands on training and practical sessions were organized for
participants of the training programme.
Faculty Development Programme
The department is actively engaged in conducting several MHRD/AICTE/UGC sponsored Faculty
Development Programmes/Summer School/Winter School and Short Term Training Programmes. Recently
department successfully organized the AICTE sponsored FDP Programme on 'Wireless Communications
and Mobile Computing' for 50 participants from technical institutions and research scholars during 22
December 2008 - 02 January 2009 where in extensive theoretical sessions and practical sessions on
Simulators and Hardware Kits were conducted by in-house faculty members and external speakers
from academia and industry were involved.
FACULTY
Prof. Navin Rajpal, Dean
Prof. Navin Rajpal is Professor at USICT since September 2004 and has been
appointed as Dean, of the School w.e.f. 1st October 2011. He did his B. Sc.
(Engineering) in Electronics and Communication from R.E.C. Kurukshetra, now
known as NIT, Kurukshetra. He did his M. Tech and Ph.D. from Computer Science
& Engineering Department, IIT, Delhi. He served in various capacities and has
more than 24 years of experience in teaching and research. He has worked as
Senior Scientifc Offcer for more than eight years at Centre for Applied Research
in Electronics IIT Delhi on various sponsored and Consultancy projects. Before joining this university in
July 2000 as Reader, he worked for more than 4 years as Assistant Professor at C.R. State College of
Engineering, Murthal, where he was Incharge Computer Science and Engineering Department for about
two years. In G.G.S. Indrapratha University he has worked as Reader, USICT and Incharge Computer
Center from July 2000 to August 2004. He has also worked as Head CS&E at IGIT from Jan. 2005 to
Dec. 2007. He has supervised several M. Tech. and three Ph.D. Students. He has published / presented
more than 75 research papers in National and International Journals / Conferences. He is a life member
of CSI and ISTE. His areas of interest are Computer Vision, Image Processing, Pattern Recognition,
Artifcial Neural Networks, Computer Graphics, Algorithms Design and Digital Hardware Design.
Prof. Yogesh Singh, (on Lien)
Prof. Yogesh Singh, Professor in the University School of Information & Communication
Technology. He is presently on lien as he has been appointed as Vice Chancellor,
Maharaja Sayajirao University Baroda. He has worked as Dean of University School
of Information & Communication Technology from 2001 - 2006. He has also served
as Dean, University School of Engineering & Technology (2001-2006), Proctor (2001-
2006), Controller of Examinations (2006-2011), Director Student's Welfare (2006-2009)
and Chief Warden (2001-2009). Prior to this, he was Founder Chairman (1996-1999),
Department of Computer Science & Engineering, Guru Jambheshwar University, Hisar,
Haryana. He received his M.Tech. and Ph.D. (Computer Engineering) degrees from National Institute
of Technology, Kurukshetra, Haryana. He has been a member of IT-Task force and a member of its
Core-group on E-Education, Govt. of NCT of Delhi and also the member of IT Task force of AICTE.
He was a Member of Review Committee for Direct Central Assistance Schemes Project, MHRD, Govt.
of India and Member of various committees constituted by AICTE, UGC and MHRD. He has visited
foreign Universities like University of Portland, University of California at Berkley, University of California
at San Deigo, Princeton University at New Jersey, USA. He is a Fellow of IETE and Member of IEEE.
Prof. Nupur Prakash (On deputation to IGDTUW)
Prof. Nupur Prakash, Professor in University School of Information & Communication
Technology, presently is on Lien and holds the position of Hon'ble Vice Chancellor,
Indira Gandhi Delhi Technical University for Women. She was Additional Director
(IT) at Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, Delhi. She has worked as Dean
in the University School of Information & Communication Technology from 2006 -
2008. She has also held the post of Principal, Indira Gandhi Institute of Technology,
for four years (2002-2006). She received her B.E. (Electronics & Communication
Engineering) and M.E. (Computer Science & Technology) degree
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from University of Roorkee (now I.I.T. Roorkee) in 1981 and 1986 respectively. She was awarded with
the Chancellor's Medal for being the best outgoing student of 1981. She has worked as a scientist B
at CSIO, Chandigarh (1983-85) on microprocessor based projects. She completed her PhD (Computer
Engineering & Technology) from Punjab University, Chandigarh in 1998 in the area of Natural language
Processing using Artifcial Neural Networks. She has served the Department of Computer Science &
Engineering at Punjab Engineering College, Chandigarh as Head and Assistant Professor (1991-2000).
Dr. Nupur Prakash has traveled to Australia, Malaysia, Dubai, USA, Tokyo, Italy, New Zealand and
Austria to attend workshops and present papers at several International Conferences. She has delivered
invited talks at National University of Singapore and University of Mauritius. She has been nominated
as a member of Board of Studies and Board of Examiners at University of Mauritius (2005-2007) for
courses offered by C-DAC School of Advanced Computing, Republic of Mauritius. She has recently been
nominated as International Consultant to Asian Development funded project "ICT in Basic Education" by
Ministry of Education, Uzbekistan for 2008-2010. Dr. Nupur Prakash is a member of Governing Council
and Advisory Board of several Engineering Colleges and Management Institutes of India. She is on
the editorial board of several IT Magazines and Journals of National repute. She has been a reviewer
for several conferences on Mobile Networks, Ubiquitous Computing, Pervasive Computing and Secure
Wireless Networks organised at National and International level.
She has been nominated by AICTE, UGC, DIT (Ministry of Comm & IT, Govt. of India), NIC, DOEACC,
CDAC and DIT (Govt of Delhi) as expert member of various committees. She has been a recipient of
UNESCO fellowship to attend a Workshops in Italy. She has attended and organized several seminars
and workshops in the area of e-security and mobile computing. She possesses a work experience
of around 27 years in research and academic administration. Her major areas of interest are Mobile
Communication, Network Security, Cryptography, Secure Wireless Communication and Natural language
Processing. She has authored around 100 research papers and articles for various national and
international journals/conferences. She is a life member of professional bodies like CSI and IEEE, USA.
Prof. B.V.R. Reddy
Prof. B.V.R. Reddy is a Professor at University School of Information &
Communication Technology. He is also holding the position of Dean, University
School of Engineering & Technology. He obtained his M.E. and Ph.D. (ECE)
degrees during 1991 and 1998 respectively. He served in various capacities and
has more than 20 years of experience in teaching and research. Before joining
this University he served as Assistant Professor at NIT, Hamirpur. He has about
50 publications in journals and international conferences to his credit. He is a
Fellow of IETE and a member of other professional bodies such as IE, IEEE, ISTE and SEMCEI. He
has guided a few scholars leading to M. Tech and Ph.D's. He has already guided 4 Ph.D's & currently 6
students are registered for Ph.D. His current research interests include Wireless communications, which
include mobile, Adhoc and sensor based networks, computer communication networks, Semiconductor
and VLSI circuits and microwave & optical communications.
Prof. C. S. Rai
Prof. Chandra Shekhar Rai is a Professor with the University School of Information
& Communication Technology and Director, Research & Consultancy. He obtained
his M.E. degree in Computer Engineering from SGS Institute of Technology &
Science, Indore in 1994 and completed Ph.D. in the area of Neural Network from
Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University in 2003. His teaching and research
interests include: Artifcial Neural Systems, Computer Networks, Signal Processing,
Fuzzy logic and its applications and parallel processing. He has many publications
in International/national journals and conferences. He was conferred with "Best Teacher Award" of the
University for the academic year 2007-2008.
Prof. Pravin Chandra
Prof. Pravin Chandra is working as Professor in the University School of Information
& Communication Technology and Controller of Examinations of Guru Gobind Singh
Indraprastha University, Delhi. Previously he was working as Assistant Professor
(IT & Production & Operations Management) at Lal Bahadur Shastri Institute of
Management, New Delhi. He has also worked in University of Delhi as Associate
Professor during 2010-2011. He did his M.Sc. in Physics from University of Delhi
and M.Tech. (Computer Applications) from The Indian School of Mines, Dhanbad.
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His teaching and research interests are in the areas of Artifcial Neural Network, Theoretical Computer
Science. His doctoral research work is in the area of artifcial neural networks.
Prof. Arvinder Kaur
Prof. Arvinder Kaur is a Professor in the University School of Information & Communication
Technology. She obtained her Ph.D. from GGS Indraprastha University & M.E in Computer
Science from Thapar Institute of Engg. & Tech. Prior to joining the school, she worked
with Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Regional Engineering College, Jalandhar(1993-2000) and Thapar
Institute of Engg. & Tech. (1990-1993) . She has also worked for Gabriel India Ltd.,
Parwanoo (H.P) as Engineer(R&D). Her research interests include Software Engineering,
Object-Oriented Software Engineering, Software Metrics, Microprocessors, operating systems, artifcial
intelligence and computer networks. She is also a lifetime member of ISTE & CSI. She has published
22 research papers in International / National journals and conferences. Her paper titled " Analysis of
object oriented Metrics", has been published as book chapter in a book titled Innovations in Software
Measurement, Shaker - Verlag, Aachen 2005.
Prof. Anjana Gosain
Prof. Anjana Gosain is working as Professor in University school of information &
Communication technology. She obtained her Ph. D. from GGS Indraprastha University
& M.Tech Information Systems form Netaji Subhas Institute of Technology (NSIT) Delhi.
Prior to joining the school, she has worked with computer science department of YMCA
Institute of Engineering, Faidabad (1994-2002). She has also worked with REC kurukshetra.
Her technical and research interests include data warehous, requirements engineering,
databases, software engineering, object orientation and conceptual modeling. She has
published 18 research papers in International/National journals and conferences.
OTHER FACULTY MEMBERS OF THE SCHOOL
Associate Professor
Dr. Amit Prakash Singh, Ph. D. (IT)
Dr. Udayan Ghose, Ph. D. (IT)
Dr. Bharti Suri, Ph. D. (IT)
Dr. Pushpendra Singh Bharti, Ph. D. (ME)
Dr. R. Rama Kishore, Ph. D. (IT)
Dr. Anju Saha, Ph.D. (IT)
Dr. Ravindra Kr. Purwar, Ph.D. (IT)
Dr. Manoj Kumar, Ph.D. (ECE)
Dr. Virendra P. Vishwakarma, Ph.D. (CSE)
Dr. A.K. Mahapatra, Ph.D. (IT)
Assistant Professor
Mr. Anurag Jain, M.Tech (Computer Science & Information Technology)
Mr. Sanjay Kumar Malik, M.Tech (IT)
Mr. Sartaj Singh Sodhi, M.Tech (IT)
Mr. Rinkaj Goyal, M.Tech (IT)
Mr Parijat Mathur, M.Tech(ECE)
Mr. Ashish Payal, M.Tech (CSE)
Mrs. Jyotsna, M.Tech. (IT)
Mr. R.L.Ujjwal, M.E. (Computer Technology and Application)
Mrs. Reena Gupta, M.Tech (IT)
Mr. M. Bala Krishna, M.Tech (IT)
Mrs. Anuradha Chug, M.Tech (IT)
Mr. Rahul Johari, M.Tech (IT)
Ms. Priyanka Bhutani, M.Tech (IT)
Ms Kamal Deep Kaur, M.Tech (IT)
Dr. (Ms) Vandana Nath, Ph.D.
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Ms. Mansi Jhamb, M. Tech
Ms. Jaspreeti Singh, M. Tech
Ms. Ruchi Sehrawat, M. Tech
Ms. Asna Furqan, M. Tech. (Communication Engg.)
Mr. Manoj Satyarthi, M.Tech
Mr. Shiv Ram Meena, M. Tech
Ms. Shweta Dabbas, M. Tech
Faculty on Contract Basis (Assistant Professor)
Ms. Geetanjali Chopra
Ms. Shimpee Seema
Ms. Shweta Singhal
Mr. Anurag Agrawal
Ms. Bharti Sinha
Mr. Avinash
Ms. Karishma Sharma
Ms. Khyati
Mr. Syed Aamiruddin
Ms. Savita
Ms. Sonika
Ms. Ruchi
Ms. Sheema N.M.
Ms. Poonam Yadav
Mr. Ashish Joshi
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10. UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE AND PLANNING (USAP)
University School of Architecture & Planning, under the aegis of Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University
was established in the year 2009. USAP has started the B.Arch. programme with due approval from Council
of Architecture (CoA), and has an annual intake of 80 students. USAP is dedicated to study and undertake
research in the area of Architecture and Planning. The School plans to start a Postgraduate program in
the near future.
VISION
The highest education is that which does not merely give us information but makes our life in harmony
with all existence
-Rabindranath Tagore
My School (lecture delivered in America
published in Personality, London: MacMillan, 1933)
The school aspires to make a centre of learning which is knowledge-driven and not merely information-
driven and hence achieve academic excellence. It plans to develop a synergy between various conventional
concepts, theories and applications of architecture and contemporary challenges in the built environment.
MISSION
USAP positions itself to become a Centre of Excellence for knowledge creation, implementation and
dissemination in the core areas of Architecture and Planning.
PEDAGOGY
The school adopts a combination of teaching, research and training for
the curriculum development and pedagogy. USAP recognizes equitable
development as the key challenge to contemporary societies. Students are
encouraged to develop a critical ability to refect upon current challenges
of a rapidly developing technology-based society.
PROGRAMME
University School of Architecture and Planning offers a Bachelor Degree Program in Architecture (B. Arch.)
duly approved by Council of Architecture (CoA). It is a fve year regular programme, with architectural training
period incorporated within this time frame.
FACULTY
Dr. (Prof.) Neeraja Lugani Sethi, Professor-In-Charge| Ph.D CES, IIT Delhi| M.Arch. (Conservation); SPA
Delhi; B. Arch, CCA Chandigarh.
Prof. Rajat Ray, Professor | MA (Conservation), York University; PG Dip (Conservation), Florence; M.Arch.
(Urban Design); SPA Delhi; B. Arch, B.E. College Sibpur, University of Calcutta
Prof. Rajat Ray received the prestigious Charles Wallace Scholarship for Conservation
studies in UK and the Italian Government Scholarship to Foreign Students for Cultural
Studies. Prof. Ray worked with reputed architectural practices in Calcutta and Delhi,
including Stein Doshi Bhalla and K.T. Ravindran, and has practised independently as
well. He has taught at graduate and postgraduate levels for more than two decades. He
has worked as Professor of Architecture and the ex-offcio Dean of the Sushant School
of Art and Architecture, Gurgaon. He is a member of the visiting faculty in SPA, Delhi and
Institute of Archaeology of the ASI and has been member of their Board of studies. He is
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empanelled as a Conservation Consultant to INTACH, Kolkata Municipal Corporation. He has made several
presentations at National and International forums for urban and architectural conservation in addition to
writing regularly for various journals. His areas of specialization are historical buildings and cities, architectural
theory, history and urbanism. He is currently pursuing doctoral research on colonial period architecture and
urbanism of Kolkata city.
Ar. Avtar Singh, Associate Professor |M.Arch. (Ekistics), Jamia Millia Islamia University, Delhi; B. Arch,
CCA, Chandigarh
Architect Avtar Singh has eighteen years of teaching experience and has been associated with the industry
for more than thirty years. He has worked as an architect on many prestigious projects of airports, housing,
offces, educational institutes, utility buildings and plotted residential buildings. His interests include the
study of regional development and settlements, energy effcient architecture and construction technology.
Ar. Rekha Bhaskaran, Associate Professor | M.Arch. (Urban Design), SPA Delhi; B. Arch, SSAA, Gurgaon
Rekha has been pursuing the profession of Architecture since 1995 with an academic and research
experience of 17 years including an industry experience of 4 years. Her area of interest is Urban Design
and Green architecture.
Ar. Vishal Rai, Assistant Professor | M.Plan. (Urban Planning), SPA Delhi; B. Arch, MNIT, Jaipur
Vishal had worked on several infrastructure projects before he started to teach. Vishal had earlier taught at
Department of Architecture, NIT, Patna as Assistant Professor for a period of one year prior to joining USAP.
Ar. Sonali Ramesh Roy, Assistant Professor | M.Arch. (Conservation), SPA Delhi; B. Arch, LAD, Nagpur
Sonali had worked for several years extensively in the area of architectural conservation with prominent
experts in the feld. Her areas of interest are architectural restoration, vernacular architecture and history.
Dr. Seema Devgan, Assistant Professor | Ph.D, IIT-Delhi; M.Tech. (Building Science and Construction
Management), IIT-Delhi; B. Arch, TVBSHS, Delhi
Dr. Seema Devgan has many research publications in both national and international refereed journals to
her credit. Her areas of interest include climate sensitive building design, building energy simulation, project
management and redevelopment issues in urban areas.
Ar. Taniya Sanyal, Assistant Professor | M.B.E.M, SPA, Delhi; B. Arch, SPA, Delhi
Taniya was engaged in consultancy for both design and management before joining USAP. She has special
interest in sustainable issues, alternate building materials and technology.
Ar. Divya Chopra, Assistant Professor | M.Arch. (Urban Design), SPA, Delhi; B. Arch, TVBSHS, Delhi
Divya had been engaged both in design and academics before joining USAP. Her special interest lies in
the contemporary issues of Indian cities and transforming rural Himalayan settlements.
Ar. Sumant Sharma, Assistant Professor | MBA (Real Estate), GGSIPU, Delhi; B. Arch, NIT, Hamirpur
Sumant had a teaching experience of more than six years in which he has earlier taught at Shri Mata
Vaishno Devi University, Katra, J&K. His research areas include Real Estate development, urban sprawl
and transportation management.
Ar. Aditi Kundu, Assistant Professor | M.Arch. (Industrial Design), SPA, Delhi; B. Arch, TVBSHS, Delhi
Aditi had worked with eminent architectural practices for about 10 years before she started teaching. She
was a visiting faculty for many architecture colleges in the Delhi NCR before joining USAP.
Ar. Hemlata, Assistant Professor | M.Plan. (Urban Planning), SPA, Delhi; B. Arch, Jamia Millia Islamia, Delhi
Hemlata has worked as an architect for residential projects and as Urban Planner Consultant for Delhi
Development Authority. Her areas of interests are Urban and regional development, Public Private Partnership
in providing Urban Infrastructure.
Ar. Siddharth Khitoliya, Assistant Professor | M.Arch. (Landscape Architecture), SPA, Delhi; B. Arch,
Jamia Millia Islamia, Delhi
Siddharth was earlier teaching in Chandigarh College of Architecture before joining USAP. He has been
involved in various designs for residential and commercial projects. He has to his credits 14 technical papers
published in various national and international conferences and journals.
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Ar. Anurag Giri, Assistant Professor | M.Plan. (Urban Planning), SPA, Delhi; B. Arch, GCA, Lucknow
Ar. Akhil Dass, Assistant Professor | M.Arch. (Urban Design), SPA, Delhi; B. Arch, TVBSHS, Delhi In
addition to the permanent faculty following visiting faculty members are associated with the School for
academic session 2013-14
Name Qualifcation Present Position Industry
experience
1 A. G. Krishna
Menon
MSc. Arch, Chicago
M.Sc. Urban Planning, Columbia Univ.,
NY
B. Arch., IIT, Kharagpur
Architectural consultant,
Convenor INTACH (Delhi)
48 years
2 Bashabi Das Gupta B. Arch, SPA, New Delhi Architectural consultant 43 years
3 Deorao D Bakde B.Arch., VRCE, Nagpur, 1970
Mast er of Town Pl anni ng, SAP,
University of Madras, 1973
PG International diploma in Housing,
Planning & Building, BIE, Rotterdam,
Holland, 1978
Practicing Architect, Town
Pl anner, Prof essor of
architecture
43 years
4 Gopal Swarup B.Arch., SPA 1983 Practi ci ng Archi tect &
Professor of architecture
30 years
5 Jagdish Chander
Wason
M.E (Civil Engg.) IIT Roorkee
B.E., DCE
Structural Engineer 51 years
6 Kishor Gundigara BA (Fine), MSR University, 1968 Teachi ng as Vi si t i ng
Faculty
45 years
7 Mona Chandra B.Arch, Sir JJ College of Arch, Mumbai,
1989
Practicing Architect and
Teaching as Visiting faculty
24 years
8 Peu Banerjee Dass B. Arch., Calcutta, 1992
M. Phil., New Castle, U.K. 2005
Architect 21 years
9 Rajen Baraya B.Arch, SPA -1976
University of Manchester
Practicing Architect and
Teaching as Visiting faculty
37 years
10 Sudip Choudhury M.Arch, Singapore
B.Arch, SPA, New Delhi
BIM Specialist 21 years
11 Sunil Prasad
Shrivastava
M.E. (Civil), BIT Ranchi
B.Sc Engg (Civil), BIT, Ranchi
Civil Engineer 28 years
12 Suresh Vaidya
Rajan
B. Arch., SPA, Delhi Architectural Consultant 41 years
13 Vijay Matange M.Arch. (Urban Design) SPA, Delhi
P.G Dip (Housing) Rotterdam
B.Arch. BKPS College of Arch, Pune
Practicing Partner, Vinyas
Ar chi t ect s & Ur ban
Designers, New Delhi
27 years
14 V K Jain B. Arch, IIT-Roorkee 1977
P.G.Di pl oma i n Heal th Faci l i ti es
Planning, SPA, 1990
Practicing Architect and
Professor of architecture
36 years
15 Vivek Varma B.Arch, SPA -1985 Practicing Architect and
Teaching as Visiting faculty
28 years
16 Amit Mendiratta 5 Year Diploma, TVB School, 1999
M. Sc i n Renewabl e Ener gy &
Architecture, Nottingham University, UK
Pr i nc i pal Ar c hi t ec t ,
EcoDesign Architects
14 years
17 Archana Gupta Masters in Sustainable Development,
Sikkim Manipal University
5 Year Diploma, TVB School, Delhi
Practicing Architect, Arch
Associates, New Delhi
15 years
18 Mohit Kumar B.Arch., SPA, 1999
M.B.A- Real Estate, GGSIPU, 2013
Practicing Architect and
Teaching as Visiting faculty
14 years
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Name Qualifcation Present Position Industry
experience
19 Mohit Verma B.Arch, TVB School,1999
Masters in Ekistics, Jamia Millia Islamia
University, 2012
Pr i nc i pal Ar c hi t ec t ,
MOVARCH DESIGNS
14 years
20 Rajiv Bhakat M.Arch (Urban Design), University of
Pennsylvania
B.Arch, SSAA, Gurgaon
Architectural Consultant 11 years
21 Sabina B.Arch, TVB School,1997
M.S.Architecture Studies (Architecture
and Urbanism), MIT, 2000
Ur ban desi gner and
architect
16 years
22 Shaleen Sharma M.Arch, UK
B.Arch, TVB School, Delhi
Architectural Consultant 15 years
23 Alisa Akbar B.Arch, SPA -2007 Architectural Consulatant
for Jasbir Sawhney and
Associates
06 years
24 Bishwajit Banerjee B.Arch., School of Architecture and
Landscape Design,
Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University,
Katra, J&K, 2011
Pr i nc i pal Ar c hi t ec t ,
Graphite Graphics
02 years
25 Bhaskar Agarwal B. Arch., MANIT, Bhopal, 2008
M.Arch., Urban Design, SPA, 2012
Ar c h i t e c t & Ur b a n
Designer, DUAC
05 years
26 Chitra
Chandrashekhar
B.Arch, SPA -2007
M.Des., Visual Communication, IDC,
IIT-Bombay, 2011
Independent Consultant 06 years
27 Czaee Malpani B.Arch, TVB School, 2007
M.Arch, Department of Architecture, Art
and Planning, University
of Cincinnati, 2011
Architect, Shiriesh Malpani
and Associates
06 years
28 Deepak Bhatia B.Arch, USAP, IPU 2010 Practicing Architect and
Teaching as Visiting faculty
03 years
29 Kanishka Prasad B. Arch., TVBSHS, Delhi Architectural Consultant 11 years
30 Nimish Madaan B.Arch., Vastu Kala Academy, 2006 Teachi ng as Vi si t i ng
Faculty
07 years
31 Puneet Narang B. Arch., USAP, GGSIPU, Delhi 2009
MA Interior Design, University of
Portsmouth, UK
Pr i nc i pal Ar c hi t ec t ,
Abhikalp Creations
04 years
32 Rejimon R Nair BFA (Painting), Delhi University Artist 06 years
33 Ruchita Dasgupta B. Arch., USAP, GGSIPU, Delhi 2009
M.Sc. (Hons) Architectural Technology
and Building Performance: Edinburgh
Napier Univeristy, Scotland, 2012
Principal Architect, UD84,
NEW DELHI, INDIA
04 years
34 Sakshi Jain B. Arch., USAP, GGSIPU, Delhi, 2010
Master in Architectural Engineering:
Environmental Design from University
of Bath, UK
Sustainability Consultant,
AECOM India Pvt Ltd,
Delhi
03 years
35 Sonal Singh B.Arch, SPA -2005
M.Arch., Industrial Design, SPA, 2008
Director, Design Begins
Studio (DBS)
08 years
36 Sourav Sil M.FA, Kala Bhavan, Visva Bharati
Santiniketan
B.FA, Kala Bhavan, Visva Bharati
Santiniketan
Artist 05 years
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Name Qualifcation Present Position Industry
experience
37 Suparna Ghosh M.Arch, Milan Polytechnic, Italy
B.Arch SSAA, Gurgaon
Practising Architect 05 years
38 Surbhi Anand Roy M. Arch. (Conservation), SPA, Delhi
B. Arch., SSAA, Gurgaon
Conservation Architect 08 years
39 Sushant Rari B. Arch., USAP, GGSIPU, Delhi 2009 Principal Architect, UD84,
NEW DELHI, INDIA
04 years
40 Tanay Jathmalani B. Arch., USAP, GGSIPU, Delhi

Architect, Ashok B. Lall,
Architects, New Delhi
02 years
41 Yamini Jajoria B.Arch, SPA -2005
Masters in Industrial design, SPA, 2008
Practicing Architect 08 years
INFRASTRUCTURE AND FACILITIES
Presently, the school is housed in the existing University Campus at Kashmere Gate. It has architecture
studios, lecture rooms, seminar halls and an operational computer lab with various architecture related
software installed. The school has its separate library having above 3000 volumes and journals. The students
have an access to the Central Library as well.
A world class infrastructure is in the process of creation at Universitys East campus having 18.75 acre land
located at Surajmal Vihar as a new campus for USAP and a new School of Design.
ACTIVITIES AND ACHIEVEMENTS
USAP is a part of the larger University community which has a full calendar of student events sports,
fests, debates, performing arts as well as participation in International and National program for students.
y COURTYARD | USAP introduced 'Courtyard' as a forum for discussion and exchange of views
on relevant and contemporary issues on built environment. In this forum, USAP is actively
organizing workshops, seminars, symposia, exhibitions and other related activities across the
year.
y COURTYARD SYMPOSIUM | USAP formally started this platform with the symposium on
Architecture and Our Cities: Contemporary Challenges at the India International Centre
(IIC), New Delhi on Saturday, 10th March 2012. Prof. Dilip K. Bandyopadhyay, Honourable Vice
Chancellor, GGSIP University, was the Chief Guest of the symposium. The event was covered
widely by the media.
y Courtyard Lecture Series was initiated. Five lectures by
prominent Indian and International architects had been organised
in the academic session 2012-13, including a special lecture by
Prof. Brett Steele, Director: AA School of Architecture, London.
For the academic session 2013-14, Courtyard Lecture Series-02
has already seen one lecture and a panel discussion.
y DIWALI 2013 celebrations | Like every year, Rangoli, Photography
and Face painting competitions were held on the occasion of Diwali
as part of students activities where there was great participation by
the students who also came dressed for the event.
y NASA and ZONASA | USAP students have been participating at
both the national and zonal conventions of architectural competitions
held in the country with great enthusiasm. At the 55th Annual NASA
competition held at the Gateway College of Architecture, Sonepat,
USAP won the frst prize in Dance competition. At ZONASA 2013, Stambh, held at Sunder Deep
College of Architecture, Ghaziabad, the USAP team not only won the second prize for Fashion
show but also were adjudged second for display at Ruebens Trophy which showcases academic
performance and standard of teaching.
y PANORAMA Photography Exhibition | 2013 also saw USAP Architecture Club Neev presenting
a students photography exhibition in the campus which drew many visitors.
y Study Tours | Annual educational trips are conducted every year as part of the curriculum.
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Students have documented and recorded their observations of various settlements like Pushkar,
Jodhpur, Puri, village Niwai (near Jaipur), Orchcha and Pondicherry. Their studies have been
published and exhibited from time to time.
y Sports | USAP encourages the students to participate in sports. Like every year,
USAP hosted a cricket match this year on 24th Feb, 2013. The current batches of
USAP played with great gusto but lost the match to their alumni.
y Orientation 2013 | USAP invited industry experts and eminent academicians like
Prof. A.B. Lall and Prof. AGK Menon to deliver orientation lectures on issues of
contemporary relevance and orient the students towards professional and educational aspects
of architecture.
y NEO PARADIGM 2013| USAP hosted its frst Technical Fest Neo Paradigm, in March, 2013.
The two-day Summit witnessed participation of not only students but many
eminent professionals and academicians. With various technical workshops,
competitions, exhibitions, performances and panel discussions, Neo Paradigm
2013 became a huge success and a milestone in USAPs history.
RESEARCH/ PUBLICATIONS/ PROJECTS
The faculty of USAP have been consistently working upon relevant research areas. Some
of their works have been published both in national and international referred journals.
They have also presented their works at many prestigious conferences. Following are
the recent publications:
y Ar. Vishal Rai | Sustainable Energy Management for a city, published in
Journal of Architecture (ISSN2249 9326)
y Ar. Sonali Roy Chandra | Uplifting traditional skills to Professional Levels,
published in Journal of Architecture (ISSN22499326)
y Dr. Seema Devgan | Role of Building Energy Codes in the Energy
Effcient Design of Building Envelope, co-authored with Jain, A. K. and
Bhattacharjee, B. (2012), published in Conference proceedings of National
Conference on Energy Effcient Design of Buildings & Cities, DCRUST,
Murthal, India & HSOWL, Detmold, Germany. pp. 139-155.
y Comparative Infuence of Building Envelope Criteria on Energy Effciency of the Building
Envelope, co-authored with Bhattacharjee, B. (2012), published in Conference proceedings
of National Conference on Emerging Trends of Energy Conservation in Buildings, CSIR-CBRI,
Roorkee. pp. 309-316.
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y Ar. Sumant Sharma | Economics of URBAN SPRAWL, published with Indian Journal of
Applied Research, Page 19-21, Volume : 3, Issue : 6 ,June 2013 | ISSN - 2249-555X.
y NEW CITY MODEL TO REDUCE DEMAND FOR TRANSPORTATION, co-authored with
Ashwani Kumar, Anoop Sharma, published in Elsevier, Procedia Engineering, Volume 21,
2011, Pages 10781087, indexed by science direct also, International Conference on Green
Buildings and Sustainable Cities-2011, University of Bologna, Italy.
y Green Buildings A Requisite for Development of Hill Towns co-authored with Ashwani
Kumar, Anoop Sharma, published in proceedings of Global Vision: Risk and Opportunities
on Urban Planet, 5th Conference of International Forum of Urbanism, National University of
Singapore, Singapore-Feb. 2011
y URBAN SPRAWL VIS-A-VIZ ECONOMIC DRIFT co-authored with Anoop Sharma, Arshia
Khajooria, published in proceedings of 11th International Congress Asian planning school
association, University of Tokyo, Japan 16th to 19th Sept. 2011.
The School has been actively engaged in the consultancy/research projects. The following have been
undertaken by USAP so far:
y Project | Preparation of Local Area Plan for 03 MCD Wards
Client | MCD
Year | 2011-12
y Project | Rental Housing Options for EWS / LIG in Delhi
Client | MCD
Year | 2011-12
y Project | Preparation of Layout Plans for Regularization of Unauthorised
colonies
Client | MCD
Year | 2012
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11. UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF MASS COMMUNICATION (USMC)
MISSION
In keeping with the grand vision incorporating the larger
social responsibilities of the University, the School has set
its eyes at much higher goals than just producing quickly
employable media students. They are being groomed to
emerge as strategic decision makers for tomorrows media
business that would not be bereft of ethical and moral values
in its quest for profts.
OVERVIEW
Media industry in India is growing at a fast pace next only to telecommunications. For meeting the growing
demand of the industry, we need well educated and trained media professionals. Moreover, the growth in the
industry also demands relevant research inputs to maintain its tempo. Thus, a good number of competent
and qualifed researchers are also required.
INTERNATIONAL PATTERN: In line with the recommendations of the United Nations Educational, Scientifc
and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), the School has included in its Master in Mass Communication (MMC)
syllabus the basics of social sciences such as economics, political science, history and sociology in the frst
semester syllabus that would be common to all the specializations. A step further, in the light of the media
boom in the BRIC( Brazil, Russia, India, China) countries, Media Economics & Media Management have
also been included in the foundation syllabus.
NATIONAL THRUST: India being a multi-cultural, multi-religious and multi-lingual country with a very rich
heritage in all walks of life, no mass communicator can afford to ignore group sensibilities of fellow citizens.
With this in view, the new syllabus has modules on Indian Literature, Indian & World Literary Thinkers, and,
Indian & World Cinemas.
INDUSTRY PERSPECTIVE: Media sector has undergone tremendous evolution during the last two decades.
A dynamic understanding of the emerging professions and careers is required before a student decides
in favour of a specialization. The paper Media Industries, Professions and Careers has been introduced
to take care of this need. In this respect and many others mentioned above, GGSIPUs regular masters
programme of mass communication is not only unique but very contemporary too.
Serious research at masters level: The Industry Interface Cell (IIC) has been tasked with advising socially
relevant topics for Minor & Major Research Projects to be done by masters students as part of their curriculum
and generating Ideas Bank for Ph.D. scholars.
PROGRAMMES OFFERED
MASTER IN MASS COMMUNICATION (MMC)
The GGSIP University is one of the frst few institutions in the NCR to have launched masters programme
both regular and weekend- during the last fve years. Earlier known as the Master of Mass Media(MMM),
now the regular programme has been rechristened as the Master of Mass Communication(MMC) that offers
fve specializations in the last two semesters such as Journalism, New Media, Corporate Communication
and TV Production.
The programme aims at helping a student evolve into a professional who is capable of meeting not only
the current needs of the industry but also what the industry and society would need in future in view of
dynamic local and global environments. Having given an overview of the industry and its professions and
also trained into basic content and technical skills, she is required to do Case Method studies to have a
hands-on experience in the domain of her choice and fnally come out with a substantial research work on
the given subject.
MASTER OF JOURNALISM AND MASS COMMUNICATION (MJMC)
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programme designed specially for working professionals who wish to enhance their academic qualifcations
for career advancement. The programme emphasizes application of theoretical inputs to real life situations to
help the students gain an overview of the market and the industry that is crucial for honing in their decision
making skills.
PLACEMENT OPPORTUNITIES
Television: Reporter, Anchor, Producer, Copy Editor, Script Writer, Video Editor, Cameraperson, Researcher,
Production Executive, Video Jockey, Media sales /Media planning executive, PR executive, Information
executive, Programme Executive. Radio: Radio Jockey / Anchor, News Reader, Reporter, Producer,
Programme Executive, audio editor/Spool Editor, Transmission Executive; Advertising and PR (across the
industries): PR Executive, Media Sales Executive, Script Writer, Copy Writer, and Ad Visualiser. Internet and
Mobile: Reporter /Correspondent; Feature writer; Content writer, Web content developer, Content manager.
Newspaper and Magazine: Reporter /Correspondent; Political writer; Feature writer; Business writer; Copy
editor; Sub-editor; Book Publishing: Content editor; Sponsoring editor.
INFRASTRUCTURE AND FACILITIES
USMC has its own independent premises on the University
Campus at Dwarka. It has a splendid TV Studio attached to
Production Control Room (PCR) with state of-the-art facilities.
The studio is equipped with multi-cam set up and online editing
facility. The Non-Linear Editing Lab (NLE) is equipped with Avid
and FCP editing machines. Other labs include Print Media Lab
and Cyber Media Lab. A separate Audio Studio with TCR is the
latest addition to the School.
These labs have forty plus computers and have all the required
software for print, web and radio production. The students
produce TV-radio programmes and flms; bring out lab newspapers and magazines; and, execute Ad
campaigns on their own.
Community radio: The University Management has decided in principle to set up a community radio in tune
with its larger goal of connecting with neighbouring and marginal communities and in the process come out
with the socially relevant research work.
UNIQUE TEACHING METHODOLOGY
y Orientation programme: At the start of the session
itself, students undergo two-week orientation
programme with the aim of having a helicopter view
not only of the media industries and professions but
also of the regional, national and global environments
in which we live.
y Media analysis: Students are required to do a
comparative study of media and media products
during interactive sessions that break the monotony of
one-way learning by way of TV watching/newspaper
reading, etc.
y Practical work: Nearly half of the total academic time is devoted to practical/project work aimed
at creating industry-like work environments.
y Case study method: Students are assigned live projects as case studies that are aimed at testing
the application of theoretical concepts to industry situations.
y Feedback: Both teachers and students evaluate each other in an exercise of mutual development
and promotion of excellence.
y Self and peer assessment: Students are encouraged to assess themselves and get assessed by
their peers along industry- and domain-specifc parameters in order that they know their strengths
and weaknesses. This is done to motivate them to perform better.
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WORKSHOPS AND SEMINARS
The School organises workshops and seminars in different specialised areas to provide guidance from
experts practicing in the Industry. Those conducted during 2013 include
1. Design and Graphics in Advertising by Prof. N.N.Sarkar, Former Head, Design and Graphics, IIMC
Delhi.
2. Workshop on Case Studies in Public Relations and Corporate Communication by Prof. J. Jethwaney,
Head, Ad and PR, IIMC, Delhi
3. Making and Ad Campaign by Mr. Subash Sood, PR/Ad Consultant & Educator
4. Workshop on Diplomatic Reporting by Mr. Sandeep Dikshit,
5. Specialized and Advanced Reporting and Writing, by Mr. Venkatsubramanium, Former Senior
Correspondent, PTI
6. Writing for Radio News, by Sh. Rajendra Chugh, Former News Reader, All India Radio
7. Scripting and Pitching, by Mr. Bikash Mishra, Independent Filmmaker and Journalist
8. Concept Development, by Mr. Ashok Purang, Film and Theatre Trainer
9. Media Workshop on Nuclear Energy Awareness, Co-organised by Vigyan Prasar (Department of
Science and Technology, Govt. of India)
10. Ten Day's Research Methodology Course For Ph.D. Students (SC Category), sponsored by Indian
Council of Social Science Research (Min. of Human Resource Development)
11. Two Day's National Seminar on "Media Governance and Youth" sponsored by Indian Council of
Social Science Research (Min. of Human Resource Development)
RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT
Ph.D. PROGRAMME
The School has launched Ph.D. programme in the Odd Semester of 2013-14 session. This has been done
in order to promote research in one of the most happening areas of industry in India. USMC is striving to
gain the Centre of Excellence status in tune with the Universitys twin-goal of Quality Teaching & Socially
Relevant Research.
PROJECTS
y Project titled "Media & Youth (A comparative analysis
of New Media preference of youth in metro and remote
area) has been sanctioned to Dr. Durgesh Tripathi, Asst.
Professor, for a period of two years (April 2013-March
2015) by UGC.
y Project titled "Films on T.V. Viewing Habits of Youth
(A Comparative Study of Delhi & Meerut)" has been
sanctioned to Dr. Sachin Bharti, Asst. Professor, for a
period of One years (April 2013-March 2014) by UGC.
y Project titled " Media and Youth (A Study of New Media
Preference of Youth in Delhi)" has been sanctioned to Dr. Durgesh Tripathi and Dr. Sachin Bharti,
Asst. Professor, for a period of One years (April 2013-May 2014) by ICSSR.
ACTIVITIES
The students went to Puducherry in the frst week of April 2013 as a part of educational trip organised
annually by the school.
FACULTY
The quality of teaching, training and research is maintained by providing a blend of regular faculty with
academic excellence and guest faculty with industrial experience and expertise. USMC employs seven full-
time and over 25 visiting and guest faculty members. They have been and many of them are still associated
with national and multinational media houses and academic institutions such as Aajtak, Voice of America
( Washington, DC), Zee News, NDTV, Star News, Sahara Group, Discovery Channel, Doordarshan, All
India Radio, Fairfax Business Media ( Australia), Perfect Relations, Essar Group, Outlook Magazine, TOI
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Group, Hindu, Indian Express, and, Dalal Street. Some faculty members are actively engaged in guiding
research projects. They are encouraged to design syllabi that impart contemporary relevance to various
specializations. Here, teaching & research go hand in hand.
Prof. C. P. Singh, Dean
Prof. C. P. Singh is a bilingual educator, author and researcher with over 20 years of
industry, academic and administrative experience and has been associated with the TOI
Group, Fairfax Business Media (Singapore & Australia), Discovery Channel, IIMC, Jagran
Institute of Management and Mass Communication (NOIDA) and MRIU( Faridabad).
His publications on news and media include those from Macmillan, Oxford University
Press and Discovery Channel. He has been invited to national and international seminars/
conferences held by institutions such as Gartner Inc., AMIC & UNESCO; and has done
extensive case studies on the change management challenges of organizations such as MTNL, HUDCO,
Coca Cola, World Bank and UNICEF.
Currently a member of European Communication Research and Education Association (ECREA), Belgium
& International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR), UK, and, on the boards of
various academic institutions including NCERT (Text Book Committee on Media Studies), he has been
external guide to research scholars at AMU & JNU. He has a dream of developing a National Centre of
Excellence in Media Education & Research.
Interest areas: Designing Strategic Syllabi; Media Education Models; Media Economics; Communication
of Innovations for Freedom; News Content Trends.
OTHER FACULTY MEMBERS OF THE SCHOOL
y Dr. Durgesh Tripathi, Asstt. Professor, Ph.D.
y Dr. Sarvesh Dutt Tripathi, Asstt. Professor, Ph.D.
y Dr. Kulveen Trehan, Asstt. Professor, MMC, NET, Ph.D.
y Ms. Sweta Singh, Asstt. Professor, MMC, NET
y Mr. Vinay Shanker, Asstt. Professor, MA(MC), NET
y Dr. Sachin Bharti, Asstt. Professor, MA(MC), JRF, Ph.D.
GUEST FACULTY
y Mr. A. S. Raghunath, Ex-GM (Brand) JPL & Visiting Faculty, MICA
y Mr. I. C. Pandey, Lawyer, Supreme Court of India
y Mr. Samir Kapur, Sr. Vice-President, Religare
y Mr. Sandeep Dikshit, Asst. Editor, The Hindu
y Dr. C. S. Dubey, Associate Prof. (Eng.), Delhi University
y Dr. P. K. Chowdhary, Associate Prof. (Hist.) DU
y Ms. Sunanda Dikshit, Media Trainer, formerly with Zee News, IBN-7, News-24
y Mr. Pallav Moitra, Consulting Director, Converge Communications & Ex. CEO, Paprika Media
y Ms. Garima Dutt, Ex-Content Manager, Buongiorno India Ltd.
y Ms. Aparna Dwivedi, Editor, Delhi , formerly Input Editor (NDTV Metro Nation), Special
Correspondent, Star News & Aajtak
y Ms. Shilpi Jha, Media Researcher, formerly Producer, Voice of America, Washington DC
VISITING INDUSTRY EXPERTS
y Mr. Ashok Ogra, Formerly Vice President (Programming), Discovery Channel India.
y Mr. Tabrez Ahmad, Director, Legal & Corporate Affairs (IPR), Microsoft India, New Delhi.
y Mr. N. N. Sarkar, Eminent Author and formerly Head Design & Graphics, IIMC, New Delhi.
y Ms. Jyotsna Roy, CEO, TARAA Human Development & Facilitation Consultants, New Delhi.
y Mr. Hemant Anand, Director, DLA Media.
y Mr. Amit Mukherjee, Associate Director, Perfect Relations Group.
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y Mr. Subodh Kumar, Group Head, Carat Fresh Integrated, Gurgaon.
y Mr. Navneet Anand, Director, Grey Matters Communications.
y Mr. Rahul Rao, Producer, NDTV.
y Mr. Yogesh Vajpeyi, formerly Editor (News), Indian Express.
y Mr. Sumit Sinhal, Associate Vice President, Strategy & Planning, NDTV India, New Delhi.
y Mr. Sanjay Banerjee , Exe. Producer, Sahara Samay.
y Mr. Sanjay Kapoor, Editor, Hard News, and formerly Editorial Advisor, Star News.
y Mr. P. K. Singh, Consulting Editor, Dalal Street.
y Mr. Rahul Sinha, Anchor, Zee News.
y Mr. Suresh Kumar, Associate Editor, www.aajtak.com
y Dr. Vartika Nanda, HOD, Journalism & Mass Communication, Lady Sri Ram College.
y Mr. Bikas Paul, Sr. Producer, News-X , New Delhi.
y Mr. Siddhinath, Sr. Producer, Aajtak.
y Mr. Deshbandhu Singh, Editor(Mobile), NDTV Convergence.
y Mrs Saheena Khan, Formerly Associate Professor, IIMC, New Delhi.
INDUSTRY INTERFACE CELL (IIC)
IIC is being set up to guide the faculty and students in keeping themselves
abreast of the latest developments in the industry in order to be able
to respond to the challenges posed by the ever changing business
environment. Members of the Cell are drawn from the list of aforementioned
industry experts, internal faculty and students representing alumni and
the passing out batch. Its tasks include:
(a) Placement Assistance (b) Summer Training
(c) Research Projects (d) Ideas Bank:
INDUSTRIAL TRAINING AND PLACEMENT
Zee News, DD, CNN IBN, Meditech, NDTV 24 X 7, BBC, IBN7, HT Media, The Indian Express, Mail Today,
The Economic Times, R. K. Swamy, Ulka, Fab India, JWT, Perspective PR, Grey World Wide, Ogilvy &
Mather, India Today, NIIT, Citi Bank, Petroleum University, Leo Burnett, Metro Group, Rockland, DLA, Zenith,
Bhaskar Media Group, SAUV Communications.
MEDIA COVERAGE
USMC faculty and staff have been burning midnight oil together to effect structural changes that are germane
to giving the School an edge over the rest. Initiatives ranging from incorporating UNESCO recommendations
into the New Syllabus to setting up Industry Interface Cell to engaging students in socially relevant Research
Projects at the masters level have attracted the media attention in a big way and kicked off debates in the
academic and professional circles:
NEWSPAPERS:
y The Indian Express, Delhi
y Dainik Bhaskar, Delhi
y Amar Ujala, Delhi
y Dainik Jagran (National), Delhi
y Hindustan, Delhi
y The Pioneer, Delhi
WEBSITES:
y http://khabar.ndtv.com/2011/01/22134440/CP-Singh-Intv.html
y http://www.livehindustan.com/news/desh/national/39-39-155316.html
y http://www.hellosirsa.podbean.com/
y http://www.livehindustan.com/news/desh/national/39-39-151190.html
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12. CENTRE FOR DISASTER MANAGEMENT STUDIES (CDMS)
Centre for Disaster Management Studies (CDMS) was
established in the year 2005 to provide specialized
training in Disaster Management to the personnel
engaged in Disaster Management especially in
Government, Public Sector Undertakings, Corporate,
NGO, UN Agencies and teachers etc. Presently,
CDMS runs a weekend MBA(Disaster Management)
programme and plans to conduct short-term Courses
in future. The Centre utilizes experienced faculty from
different University School of Studies for imparting
education and also invites experts from National
Institute of Disaster Management, LalBhadurShastsri
National Academy of Administration, Mussoorie,
National Disaster Management Authority, besides
experienced faculty from specialized department like
Delhi Fire Service and Defense services etc.
FACULTY
Prof. J.K. Garg, Director
Prof. J.K. Garg, has more than 37 years of experience and has pioneered the
research pertaining to applications of remote sensing and GIS for environmental
applications in the country while working at Space Application Centre, ISRO,
Ahmedabad. It may be mentioned that 1st scientifc inventory of the wetlands in
the country, sponsored by the Ministry of Environment and Forests, Government
of India, was carried out under his guidance. He has completed successfully 12
research projects in various spheres of bioresources and environment using
geospatial techniques. His main endeavor has been to develop techniques for
environmental appraisal of developmental activities, wetland conservation and
management, biodiversity conservation, landslide hazard assessment, forest fre monitoringetc.using
geospatial techniques.Prof. Garg was Project Manager in International Charter on Space and Major
Disasters before joining GGSIPU. Prof. Garg has more than 140 publications which include research papers
in international/national journals, book articles, and reports etc.
Dr. Mukta Girdhar, Assistant Professor
Dr. MuktaGirdhar specializes in Disaster Management, Geographic Information System and
Remote Sensing. She has over nine years of experience in imparting education in the feld
of Disaster Management. She has guided several dissertation related to disasters besides
publishing and presenting many research papers in national and International Journals. She
has undergone many training courses at national and International levels and is familiar with
ArcGIS, MapInfo, Erdas Imagine, and Illwissoftwares.
OTHER FACULTY FROM UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF STUDIES (USS) University School of Environment
Management
University School of Environment Management
y Dr. N.C Gupta, Professor
y Dr. Varun Joshi, Associate Professor
y Dr. Deeksha Katyal, Assistant Professor
University School of Management Studies
y Shri V K Wadhwa, Assistant Professor
University School of Law & Legal Studies
y Sh. Anuj Kumar Vaksha, Assistant Professor
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University School of Communication and Information Technology
y Dr. C S Rai,Professor
y Dr. A. K. Mohopatra, Associate Professor
y Shri Anurag Jain, Assistant Professor
University School of Mass Communication
y Ms Sweta Singh, Assistant Professor
GUEST FACULTY
y Dr. B.K. Khanna, Sr. Specialist NDMA
y Maj. Gen (Dr.) V K Naik
y Dr. R. L. Icchpujani NCDC
y Dr. Ajay Bahl, LokNayak Hospital
y From NDMA, NIDM, AIIMS, Delhi Fire Services, Defense Servicesetc.
MBA (DISASTER MANAGEMENT)PROGRAMME
The course has been structured to build a pool of trained manpower in the area of Disaster Management
particularly in disaster reduction,emergency planning, risk assessment, rehabilitation, community
development,and capacity building based on ecological principles and for professionals desirous of
enhancing their professional qualifcations gain an improved understanding of contemporary issues in
Disaster Management. It is planned to develop the Centre as one of the leading institutions to carry out
teaching, research, and consultancy in the emerging areas of Disaster Management. The CDMS has
successfully trained four batches of about 50 students each since 2005. Students have been from all spheres
of life including personnel fromdefense services (Army, Navy and Air Force), Paramilitary forces (CISF, ITBP,
BSF, SPG, CRPF),Civil Defence, Railways, ONGC, Delhi Fire Services, Delhi Jal Board (DJB), Municipal
Corporation of Delhi (MCD), NDMC, Delhi Police, Ministry of Agriculture, Ministry of Health, Delhi Metro,
UNDP, WHO, Delhi Disaster Management Authority, corporates like ESRI andNavyugaetc.
From 2012-13 academic session course structure has been modifed and now MBA (DM) is based
on Semester System.
Course Objectives
y To Provide adequate theoretical and practical knowledge and training with focus on management
to structured skill based management and understanding the whole cycle of disaster management-
Prevention, Preparedness, Mitigation, Response, Relief and Rehabilitation.
y Provide the opportunity for professionals to obtain a specialized qualifcation, which has a
recognition and currency within the international and national agencies working in health,
development and emergency management areas.
y Work as a resource institution for Centre and State Government for capacity building in Disaster
Management.
y Taking up research and development in emerging areas of Disaster Management.
y Developing liaison with Government, NGOs, Corporate Sectors and International agencies, to
synergize disaster mitigation efforts.
INFRASTRUCTURE
CDMS makes use of facilities available in various University Schools of Studies. Some of the facilities/
infrastructure available include:
y State of art Remote Sensing and GIS facilities-ERDAS Imagine (Image Processing Package),
ArcGIS/ Geomedia /ENVI, GPS.
Environment MonitoringLabs :- facilities for monitoring and analysis of samples of water, air and
soil and facilities for study of chemical hazards.
Information Technology Labs :- facilities for network security, computer modeling tools, simulation
and communication.
- Sd/-
Brig P. K. Upmanyu
Joint Registrar (Admissions)
Dated: 20 Feb, 2014