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. V. K. Mattu

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. Sunil Jaswal

Project Officer

Sh. Vijay Sharma

Project Officer

ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF

Mrs. Manju Chaudhary

Administrative Manager

Sh. Mohinder Gupta

Section Officer

Sh. Devi Ram

Office Executive

Sh. Achharu Ram

Computer Operator-cum-Typist

Sh. Raman Kumar

Library Assistant

OFFICE ASSISTANCE

Sh. Prakash Chand

Driver

Sh. Mansa Ram

Office Attendant

Sh. Naresh Kumar

Office Attendant

Sh. Anil Kumar

Office Attendant

Sh. Mukesh Kumar

Office Attendant

Sh. Kulbhushan

Office Attendant

Sh. Suneet

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. V. K. Mattu - Director

Prof. V. K. Mattu is associated with academic and research world and his areas of specialization and interest include Sociobiology, Behavioral Ecology, Biodiversity, Pollination Ecology and Acarology. He has been teaching in the Department of Biosciences for the last twenty seven years. During his scholastic journey, he guided Sixteen Doctoral students and more than thirty M.Phil students. He is the Chapter Delegate of Asian Apicultural Association, Japan, since 1992. Prof. Mattu is the Executive Member of International Union for the Study of Social Insects (IUSSI), Netherlands. He remained member of International Task Force on Beekeeping Development in Asia (1998-2002), Governing Body, H.P. STEP, Himachal Pradesh University, Shimla (1997-2005) Renuka Development Board, Ministry of Environment and Forests, New Delhi (1999-2005). He is associated with CARE International, New Delhi & ICFRE, Dehradun, Uttarakhand as a Project Consultant and Advisor, Research Board of American Biographical Institute. He has earned acclaim for the Himachal University by representing the University in various National and International Seminars, Conferences and Workshops. Novel ideas and leadership qualities have helped Prof. Mattu in achieving recognition as Project Evaluator, Coordinator of refresher courses and Referee in various Journals. His long editorial experience is being utilized by Indian Bee Journal, Asian Bee Journal, Newsletter of AAA Japan and IUSSI, Netherlands. He has undertaken several research projects funded by National and International agencies. He is actively engaged in Beekeeping training programmes of STEP, Govt. of India; Horticulture Dept., Govt. of HP, KVIC & CARE International, New Delhi. He is associated with IBRA London, IHS Japan, ICIMOD, Nepal, Apimondia, Romania, USDA, USA, IDRC, Canada, DST & GBPIHED, Almora. He is the recipient of nine National & International awards. He has to his credit more than 200 research papers & review articles, published in Journals of International and National repute, in addition to several monographs and reports.


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, Ph. D. 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 particularly nutritional, anthropometric and dietary studies, traditional health care systems and magico-religious methods of healing, ethno-Cultural, ethno-ecological and audiovisual documentation of culture and nature. He is the Managing Editor of Himalayan Studies Journal and Biannual Bulletin of the Institute.
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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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Dr. Baldev Negi (Project Officer) MA. M. Phil, PhD (Public Administration) from Himachal Pradesh University, Shimla. His areas of specialization are Tribal Development, Rural Development Good Governance.
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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 Sharma is working as the Project Officer 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. Later in the year 2008 he cracked State Lectureship Eligibility Test and twice qualified the screening test for the post of Assistant Professor in Sociology. He has done M. Phil in Sociology from H. P. University, Shimla in the year 2011 under the UGC Regulations 2009. 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 has done Computer Courses, as CCCA, DCA and PC-Networking. Gaining the Computer Skills propelled him to new venture of teaching Information Technology. In the year 2005, he qualified Faculty Induction Test for Computer Faculty in the Govt. Schools. He is well-versed in the handling of Computer Hardware, Networking and installation of different software. He also worked as a Lecturer in a Govt. School in the year 2002 and later as Computer Faculty in Government Senior Secondary Schools from 2005 to 2010. He has completed project on women empowerment which has been brought out in the form of a book. At present, he is working on two major in-house Research Projects. In addition to this, he has published three books and seven research papers in Journals of National and International repute. He has contributed more than five chapters to edited books. He is the founder member of Kalp Society and editor of Confluence of Knowledge: An International Refereed Journal.
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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