Organizational Setup

To implement its wide range of research and academic activities, the Institute of Integrated Himalayan studies has appointed qualified professional/scientific and administrative staff.

ACADEMIC STAFF

Prof. Arun Diwaker Nath Bajpai

President

Prof. Rajinder Singh Chauhan

Director

Dr. V. K. Santvan

Assistant Professor ( Environmental Sciences)

Dr. Rattan Singh

Senior Research Officer

Dr. Pawan K. Attri

Senior Research Officer

Dr. Randhir Singh Ranta

Senior Research Officer

Dr. Sanjeev Kumar Sharma

Senior Research Officer

Dr. Pankaj Gupta

Senior Research Officer

Dr. Pushpa Thakur

Research Officer

Dr. Bhawani Singh

Research Officer

Sh. Kuldeep

Research Officer

Dr. Baldev Negi

Project Officer

Dr. Nitin Vyas

Project Officer

Dr. Lalit Kumar Sharma

Project Officer

Sh. Vijay Sharma

Project Officer

Sh. Sunil Jaswal

Project Officer

ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF

Sh. Mahesh Negi

Senior Assistant

Sh. Raman Kumar

Library Assistant

OFFICE ASSISTANCE

Sh. Dilram

Office Attendant

Sh. Om Prakash

Sweeper

 

Staff Profile

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Prof. Arun Diwaker Nath Bajpai,
Vice Chancellor, H. P. University, Shimla- President

Prof. Arun Diwaker Nath Bajpai, Vice-Chancellor, Himachal Pradesh University, Shimla remained Vice-Chancellor of Awadhesh Pratap Singh University, Rewa, Madya Pradesh and Vice-Chancellor of M.G. Chitrakoot Gramodaya Vishwavidhyalaya, Chitrakoot. He remained Professor and Head, Department of Post-graduate Studies and Research in Economics, Rani Durgawati University, Jabalpur, Madya Pradesh and Director, University Institute of Management, Rani Durgawati University, Jabalpur, Madya Pradesh. He is Honorary Secretary and Treasurer of Indian Economic Association, Editor, Indian Economic Journal, of the Indian Economic Association and President, Madhya Pradesh Economics Association. His area of specialization is Development Economics & Economic Theory. He is Member of the Executive Council of International Economic Association, Paris. Besides being the member of various professional bodies, academic and research committees at national and international level, he is associated with a number of Journals & Indian Council of Social Science Research, New Delhi . He has guided more than twenty PhD students and fifteen M. Phil. Students. Presently many students are pursuing their research under his supervision. He has completed a number of research projects funded by various funding agencies, has published eight books, more than fifty research papers and contributed a number of chapters for edited books. He is the recipient of Jain Mitra Award by Jain Vidwad Parishad , Nainagiri, Life Achievement Award by World Institution Building Program, New Delhi & Radha Krishnan International Award by International Association for World Peace, Ahmedabad.

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Prof. Rajinder Singh Chauhan - Director

Prof. Rajinder Singh Chauhan is a renowned academician, with outstanding academic and administrative expertise. He is also the Dean of College cum-Director, College Development Council. His area of specialization and expertise is Political Science. He has illustrious academic background and is associated with number of academic bodies of repute at National & International level. He has had the rare opportunity of being the member of Commission for Scientific Technological Terminology Committee, HRD ministry. Prof. Chauhan is the member of Financial Committee of Himachal Pradesh University, Shimla. He has undertaken number of research studies. He has completed eight research projects, authored three books, published, contributed & presented number of Research Papers. Prof. Chauhan has guided fifteen PhD and Sixty Six M.Phil. students.




Academic Staff

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Dr. Virender K. Santvan (Assistant Professor, Environmental Science) M. Sc., Ph. D (has 15 years post Ph. D experience and his main field of specialization is Mountain Environment and Bio-diversity. He has been associated with the Institute of Integrated Himalayan Studies since its inception in April, 2002. He was associated with the Centre of Environmental Studies, Himachal Pradesh University during 1994-2001. He is coordinating various activities (Academic & Research) under taken by Institute. He has work experience in various fields including ecosystem and biodiversity projects supported by the State Council for Science Technology and Environment, Govt. of Himachal Pradesh and Gujarat Ambuja Cement (Ltd.). He has been teaching Ecology in the Department of Biosciences in Himachal University and has also worked with the G. B. Pant Institute on Himalaya Environment and Development.
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E-mail: santvan@hotmail.com

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Dr. Rattan Singh Chauhan (Sr. Research Officer) is Ph. D in History from Himachal Pradesh University, Shimla. His area of specialization is socio-cultural and historical aspects of hill states. His research Articles are Published in Various News Papers& Magazine, i.e. Himalayan Times, Somsi Patrika, Himvanti, Giri Raj, Kurukshatra, Him Prast, Saskar Patrika. He has also acquired work experience in the department of Art, Languages and Culture, Himachal Pradesh and is currently doing research on role of various academic agencies and NGO's in Watershed Management and Agro marketing. He is also life member of various developmental societies like CSS, MRWO, and HSSS. He guided 5 M. Phil in History from different Universities and also teaches Modern History to PG and Undergraduate Student of ICDEOL, H.P. University Shimla.
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Dr. Pawan K. Attri (Sr. Research Officer) M. Sc., M. Phil, Ph. D (Environmental Biology) from Himachal Pradesh University, Shimla. His areas of interest are Environmental Biology, Bee-floral diversity and Environmental management and conservation. He has acquired nine years research experience and has been associated with IIHS since its conception. He is also engaged with CAPART for monitoring and evaluation of research projects under Ministry of Rural Development. He is actively associated with Ambuja Cement Ltd & Lafarage India Ltd and other research societies (MRDA, WWF, SERD) as a resource person for research in Environment related projects and has also taught in academic institutes in Himachal Pradesh.
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E-mail: dr_pk@rediffmail.com

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Dr. Sanjeev Kumar (Sr. Research Officer) He is Ph. D in Political Science and International Relation from HP University, Shimla-5. He is working in IIHS (UGC Centre of Excellence) since 2004. He has also been associated with PRIA (Participatory Research in Asia), Institute of Economic Growth, and CSDS (Centre for the Studies of Developing Society), New Delhi. He has been working as Principal Investigator/Coordinator in more than eight projects in the Institute as well as outside the institute. He has also worked as Coordinator/consultant of Seminars, Workshops and conferences organized in institute and outside the Institute. His key areas of research interest include; Sustainable Development & Watershed Management; Governance and Policy Studies; Environment; PRI’s; Rural Development and PRA (Participatory Action Research) Techniques and SPSS software.
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E-mail: sanjeev_chikhar@yahoo.com

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Dr. Randhir Ranta (Sr. Research Officer) received both his master and doctorate degrees in clinical psychology from H P. University, Shimla. He is teaching therapeutic intervention, psychoneurotic disorder, cognitive process- ii, psychology of happiness, health psychology and marital adjustment to post graduate students in the Department of Psychology, H.P. University, Shimla for the last five years as guest faculty. He also has a post graduate diploma in marketing management from H. P. University, Shimla. His present interests are Indian psychology, hypnotherapy parapsychology and health psychology. He is actively involved with government and NGOs for conducting various training programmes in area of stress management, anger management, conflict management, positive attitude, marital adjustment, etc. for doctors, nurses, bank employees, police, students, etc. for last 8 years in Himachal Pradesh.
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E-mail: ranta26@gmail.com

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Dr. Pankaj Gupta (Sr. Research Officer) M. Sc., M. Phil, PhD in Life-Sciences is working in the Institute since its inception. His areas of interest are village studies, natural resource management, health oriented problems of women and children, traditional health care systems and ritualistic healing, ethno-Cultural, ethno-ecological and audiovisual documentation. He remained the Managing Editor of Himalayan Studies Journal and Biannual Bulletin of the Institute.He has published six books and several research papers in Journals of National and International repute. He has contributed more than five chapters to edited books.
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E-mail: pkpmahajan@yahoo.co.in

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Dr. Pushpa Thakur (Research Officer) is Ph. D. in Zoology from Himachal Pradesh University, Shimla. Her area of specialization and interest include Radiation Biology, Animal Muscle Physiology, Environmental Ecology and Fisheries.
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E-mail: pushpathakur93@yahoo.in



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Dr. Bhawani Singh (Research Officer) is Ph. D in Hindi and pursuing his Ph.D. in JMC from Himachal Pradesh University, Shimla. His areas of specialization are Folk Literature, Socio Cultural Aspect of Himachal Himalaya and Print & Electronic Media Studies. He is associated with various media agencies i.e. New Bright Star, Metro Ujala, Sanskar, Gagnanachal & All India Radio etc. He has also taught Hindi Sahitya to post graduate and M. Phil Student in the Department of Hindi, ICDEOL, H. P. University, Shimla for three years as guest faculty.
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E-mail: bhawanisuman@rediffmail.com

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Sh. Kuldeep Singh (Research Officer) is pursuing his Ph. D in Geography from Himachal Pradesh University, Shimla. His areas of specialization are GIS /remote sensing, physical geography and watershed and sustainable development. He had worked as a JRF in NIRD, Hyderabad and taught in Govt. College Joginder Nagar as a Lecturer in Geography. As for as his experiences in GIS/Remote Sensing is concerned he has good working knowledge of ARCGIS 9.1, 9.2, ERDAS imagine 9.1., open source GIS software like Open Jump, ILWIS,SAGA, GRASS, Post GIS, Quantum-GIS and SPSS Software. He is capable of handling, GPS and all kinds of latest version of still and video cameras.
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E-mail: manu23indu@gmail.com

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Baldev Singh Negi, Project Officer, is M.A., M.Phil. & Ph.D in Public Administration from Himachal Pradesh University and working with IIHS since 2005. His area of specialization is Good Governance, Rural Development and Tribal Development. He has attended number of National Workshops, Training Programmes, Summer Schools, Winter Schools and Autumn School specially on research methodology and quantitative data analysis which have been organized by the reputed organization or the institutions such as NWRC of ICSSR (Chandigarh), IIPA (New Delhi) , TISS (Mumbai), NIRD (Hyderabad),GIZ, DAAD, HBF, Doon University (Dehradoon) LOKNITI (Delhi)& Jain University (Bangalore).  Dr. Negi is also published 5 books and 10 research papers in reputed journals. For the last one year he is teaching ‘Principles of Management’ and ‘Development Administration & PRIs’ to the students of MBA (Rural Development). He has completed seven research projects funded by the different funding agencies.
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E-mail: bsnsince79@rediffmail.com

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Dr. Nitin Vyas (Project Officer) is Ph. D. in Tourism from the department of MTA from HPU, Shimla. Presently he is working on different eco-tourism projects of Institute. He was engaged in teaching in Rajeev Gandhi Govt. College, Shimla, St. Bede’s College, Shimla and Hotel Management Institute, Solan. His area of interest is Eco-tourism and sustainable tourism development. He is also engaged by different tourist agencies for promotion of tourism in Himachal Pradesh.
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Email: nitivyas@gmail.com

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Dr. Lalit Kumar Sharma (Project Officer) completed his doctorate in Political Science in the year 2007 and his areas of interest are coalition politics and good governance, grassroot politics in India, role of regional political parties in India, women participation in grassroot politics in Himalayan region.
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Email: dr.lalitsharma4@rediffmail.com

 

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Vijay Kumar Sharma (Project Officer) is working in the Institute since 2010. After graduating from Government Degree College Mandi, he has completed Masters of Arts (Political Science) and thereafter Masters of Arts (Sociology) with specialization in Rural Sociology from Himachal Pradesh University, Shimla. In the year 2008 he cracked State Lectureship Eligibility Test in Sociology. He has done M. Phil in Sociology and presently he is pursuing his doctoral work in Sociology. His areas of specialization and expertise are Rural Sociology, issues of Rural Development, Eco-Feminism and Gender Studies, Traditional Knowledge Systems, Village Studies, Tribal Culture, etc.In addition to this, he is skilled in handling computers and networking. He has completed project on women empowerment which has been brought out in the form of a book. He has published three books and several research papers in Journals of National and International repute. He has contributed more than five chapters to edited books. He is also the editor of Confluence of Knowledge: An International Refereed Journal.

Email: vrdrattan@yahoo.com

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Sh. Sunil Jaswal (Project Officer) has done his M. Sc. & M. Phil in Botany and he is the recipient of Dr. K. K. Jain Gold Medal in M. Sc. (Wood Science & Forestry). He has qualified state level eligibility test (SLET) in life sciences. He has published his book entitled “ An Enumeration of the Plant Resources of North-West Himalayas ” and his areas of interest are biodiversity, plant tissue culture and environmental issues.

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Email: jaswalsunil98@yahoo.com