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. Arivind Kumar Bhatt

Director

Dr. V. K. Santvan

Assistant Professor ( Environmental Sciences)

Dr. Rattan Singh

Assistant Professor

Dr. Pawan K. Attri

Assistant Professor

Dr. Randhir Singh Ranta

Assistant Professor

Dr. Sanjeev Kumar Sharma

Assistant Professor

Dr. Pankaj Gupta

Assistant Professor

Dr. Pushpa Thakur

Assistant Professor

Sh. Kuldeep

Assistant Professor

Dr. Baldev Negi

Assistant Professor

Dr. Lalit Kumar Sharma

Assistant Professor

Sh. Vijay Sharma

Assistant Professor

Sh. Sunil Jaswal

Assistant Professor

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 - Pro VC

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 (Assistant Professor) 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 (Assistant Professor) 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 (Assistant Professor) 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 (Assistant Professor) 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 (Assistant Professor) 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 (Assistant Professor) 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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Sh. Kuldeep Singh (Assistant Professor) 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: kuldeepsinghiihs@gmail.com

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Baldev Singh Negi (Assistant Professor) 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. Lalit Kumar Sharma (Assistant Professor) 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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Dr. Vijay Kumar Sharma (Assistant Professor) M.A, M. Phil and PhD (both under UGC Regulation, 2009) in Sociology from H.P. University, Shimla and he is working in the Institute since 2010. He has qualified the State Level Eligibility Test SLET/SET (in 2008), Screening Test College Cadre for Assistant Professor in 2009 and 2011 (All India level), conducted by HP Public Service Commission. His areas of interest are Indigenous Traditional Knowledge (ITK), Tribal Culture, Village Studies, Rural Sociology, issues of Rural Development, Eco-Feminism, Natural Resource Management, Ritualistic Healing, Ethno-cultural Studies, Ethno-biological studies etc. He has published 5 books and 17 research papers in Journals of National and International repute. In addition to this, he is skilled in handling computer hardware/networking and other troubleshooting issues.

 

Email: vrdrattan@yahoo.com

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Sh. Sunil Jaswal (Assistant Professor) 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