Officers of The Graphic Era University

Officers of the University

  • Prof. (Dr) Kamal Ghanshala


    • Ph.D, Computer Science
    • M. Tech, B.E.

    Prof.(Dr) Kamal Ghanshala is an engineer, entrepreneur and a philanthropist and posses excellent academic credentials with Bachelor’s and Master's degree in Computer Science & Engineering and Doctoral degree in Computer Science from Kumaon University, Nainital. GEU is a realization of his vision to put on Doon landscape a university that will become all round enabler of excellence for youth.

    Prof Ghanshala is a proactive chancellor and a teacher par excellence. He is inarguably, one of the leading experts in teaching of Computer Aided Design (CAD) and ‘C’ languages. His plethora of knowledge is not just confined to the four walls of university but also reflected in many research papers he has written and for which he been felicitated, at national and international levels, such as in Croatia, Denmark, Johannesburg, Turkey, London, Paris Germany and Thailand. He has received wide spread recognition for his leadership qualities and management acumen. He is also an avid sportsman.

    Under his dynamic leadership Graphic Era is at the cutting edge of educational innovations, new ideas and new practices.


    • Received Distinguished Educationist Award -2016, conferred at The Icons Of Learning Conclave by Business Excellence Research Group (BERG) Singapore, for his immense contribution to the management of quality education and excellent teaching practices.
    • Conferred the prestigious Best Manager of the Year Award in Science and Education Sphere 2015 by Europe Business Assembly in the prestigious International Summit of Leaders held at Oxford Town Hall, Oxford City United Kingdom on 15th December 2015.
    • Honored as the Program Committee Chair for 4th International Conference on "Computer Communication and Management (ICCCM 2014)" organized in Paris, France on May 21-22, 2014.
    • Conferred Best Paper Presentation award at the ‘International Conference on Intelligent Systems, Data Mining and Information Technology (ICIDIT), April 2014’, at Bangkok, Thailand.
    • Received Excellent Paper Presentation Award on IT - Initiatives for Empowering Difficult Geographies , at 35th International Conference on Information Technology Interfaces in Cavtat, Croatia – June 24-27, 2013.
    • Awarded Certificate for Excellent Paper at the 3rd International Conference on Computer Communication and Management (ICCCM) 2013’,at Copenhagen, Denmark, May 19-20, 2013.
    • Conferred prestigious Dr B. C. Roy Award for social services related to health causes, in 2010.
    • Conferred the International Gold Star Millennium Award at the International Conference on ‘Celebrating the Global Indian’, by His Excellency Mr. Korn Dabbaransi, Former Deputy Prime Minister of Thailand in 2008.
    • Conferred the UttarakhandRatan Award for outstanding contribution to quality Technical and Higher education in Uttarakhand, in 2007.


  • Prof. (Dr.) R. C. Joshi


    • Ph.D. (IIT-Roorkee)
    • M.E. (IIT-Roorkee)
    • B.E. (Allahabad University)

    Dr. R.C. Joshi Ex. Prof. E & C.E. Department at IIT Roorkee and Chancellor at Graphic Era University Dehradun was born in Pithoragarh District on 1st June 1946.He received his B.E degree from NIT Allahabad in1967,M.E.1st Div. with Honors and Ph.D Degree from Roorkee University, now IIT Roorkee, in 1970 and 1980 respectively.

    He worked as a Lecturer in J.K Institute, Allahabad University during 1967-68.He joined Roorkee University in 1970 as Lecturer, became Reader in 1980 and Prof. in 1987. He had been Head of Electronics and Computer Engineering from Jan 1991-1994 and Jan. 1997 to Dec. 1999.He was also the Head of Institute Computer Centre, IIT Roorkee from March 2004 to Dec. 2005.He was on short visiting Professor’s Assignment in University of Cincinnati, USA. University of Minnesota, U.S.A and Macquarie University Sydney Australia.Dr. Joshi has guided 27 Ph.Ds, 150 M.Tech, Dissertation, 75 B.E Projects. He has taught more than 25 subjects in Computer Engineering, Electronics Engineering and Information Technology.

    He has worked as a Principal Investigator in number of Sponsored Projects of Ministry of Information and Communication Technology, DRDO, AICTE, UNDP, ISEA etc.Dr. Joshi had been a Member/Chairman of Various expert Committee like AICTE,NBA,UGC,Board of Directors of Hiltron and Board of Governors of various Institutions. He has written 6 Books/Book Chapter. Dr. Joshi has published more than 250 Research Papers in International/National Journals’/ Conferences.

    Dr. Joshi has organized various National and International Conferences. Also Chaired sessions in Various Conferences like International Conferences on Robotics and Expert Systems in Piltsburge USA, International Conference on parallel Processing as St. Charles Chicago USA. Dr. Joshi had delivered Key-note address in several National and International Conferences.

    Dr. Joshi has delivered several special lectures in various U.S Universities and Research Organization like University of Detroit, University of Raleigh, University Of Texas Dallas Austin, University of Florida, Amolo Research Centre, University of Minnesota, University of Cincinnati etc. He had also delivered several special lectures in Indian Universities /Institutions .He also delivered Ramanujan Memorial lecture on “Personal Identification” and Verification using Biometric, Smartcard and Bluetooth Technology at IIT Roorkee. He conducted various courses in continuing Education Department and Institute Computer Centre at IIT Roorkee.

    He also initiated several collaborative Projects with Bhava Atomic Research Centre Bombay and Macquarie’s University Australia.

    Dr. Joshi was selected as “Star Performer” at IIT Roorkee. He was awarded Gold Medal by Institution of India for Best Research Paper. His Paper along with Co-authors was awarded Best Research Paper in 27th IEEE International Performance computing and Communication Conference Austin USA 2008.

  • Dr. Lok Man S. Palni

    Vice Chancellor

    • Ph.D (University of Wales, U.K), FNASc, FAAS, FNA, FISPM, PDF (ANU, Canberra)

    Prof.(Dr) Palni has distinguished teaching, administrative and research career spanning around 44 years. His broad area of interest is Plant Science (plant growth substances, plant tissue culture, plant-microbe interactions, biodiversity conservation). He is also involved in science & society programs and issues related to Indian Himalayan Region. He has been the founder Director of State Biotechnology Program of Govt. of Uttarakhand, Uttarakhand Science Education and Research Centre (USERC), and Founder Head of Biotechnology Division of IHBT (CSIR), Palampur, H.P. Professor Palni has been the Director of G.B. Pant National Institute of Himalayan Environment & Sustainable Development, Almora. He has also served as Lecturer in Kumaun University, Nainital, and as Research Faculty in the Australian National University, Canberra. He has approx 350 publications including several edited or authored books to his credit (h-index:38; i10 index:99; impact factor range 0-23.3), and has supervised 24 Ph.D. scholars in India & Australia . Prof. Palni is Elected Fellow of INSA, NAAS, NASI & International Society of Plant Morphologists, and a member of New York Academy of Sciences. He was one of the lead authors of 1st assessment of the Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity & Ecosystem Services (IPBES) on pollination, and is currently review editor of another IPBES assessment.

    He has received several national and international awards, and has been a member/team leader/coordinator of numerous national and international projects.

    Prof. Palni has been a member of the following:

    • Indian Delegation to the Conference of Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (COP 10 at Nagoya, Japan; COP 11 at Hyderabad, India)
    • High powered Scientific Advisory Committee of the Department of Biotechnology, Govt. of India
    • Task Force member/chairman of various committees of the Planning Commission, DST, DBT, MoEF&CC, UNDP-SGP, NASI and INSA
    • Member of the Society of national institutions like SACON and DBT institute at Imphal
    • Member/Chairman of Scientific Advisory Committees of several organizations and institutions, etc.
  • Prof. (Dr.) V.K. Tewari

    Director General

    • Ph.D. (Universite Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium)
    • M.E. ((Ext. Met), IIT Roorkee)

    Dr. V.K. Tewari, Ex Head ,Department of Metallurgical and Material Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology ,Roorkee was born on December 25,1946 .He received his B.E degree in Metallurgical Engineering and ME in Extractive Metallurgy from University of Roorkee (now IIT Roorkee).Dr Tewari completed his doctoral program from Univerte’ Libre De Bruxelles, Belgium under Indo-Belgian Programme.He joined IIT Roorkee as lecturer in February 1972 and was promoted to the position of professor in 1995.Dr Tewari was Director of Science and Technology Entrepreneurship Park (STEP) IIT Roorkee from January 1997 to December 31, 2005.He was founder Director CII-TDB T Net Centre, IIT Roorkee from 1998 to December 31,2005 .He has also been Proctor in IIT Roorkee for long tern of 7 ½ years.Dr. Tewari was the founder Vice Chancellor of Uttarakhand Technical University from Dec 3, 2005 to Dec 2, 2008 and established it from the scratch.Dr. Tewari has worked as Principal Investigator in a number of Projects sponsored by DST, GOI, Oil Industry Development Board (OIDB), AICTE, Department of Atomic Energy, Ministry of Textiles (GOI) , ONGC , Khadi Village Industry Commission, Mumbai etc.He has published 73 technical paper in national/international journals and conferences and guided 6 Ph.D .

    He has been a member a several National and International Committees ,Member of the Board of Governors ,Member of Project Advisory Committees (PACs) of Department of Science and technology ,Government of India ,Member of selection committees of several Technical Universities and Institutions.Mentor of two Universities and performance Auditor of two Universities in TEQIP II (a World Bank funded project programme).Prof Tewari has widely traveled abroad .He has visited Belgium, France, UK, German several times on educational visits & delegations. He has also visited Pakistan and China on their invitation.Dr. Tewari has several honors to his credit .He was awarded Khosla Annual Research Award ,1987-87 (Gold Medal), Uttarakhand Ratan Award 2005 , visiting Professor under DST-DADD project on water Jet cutting Technology in the University of Hannover, Germany .He was also appointed Officer of the Order of Academic Palms (Officier Dans L’Ordre des Palmes Academiques) by the Prime Minister of French Republic (the oldest Civil distinction ,originally created by Napoleon in 1808 to honor eminent members) on French National Day (July 14 ) in 2010.

    Dr Tewari has worked on several International Projects like Principal Investigator of INDO-US Project on passivation & stress corrosion cracking, INDO-GERMAN programme an European Commission Project on SCC,INDO- BELGIAN research programme(1976-80) on SCC and INDO-FRENCH collaboration in Technical Education (during his tenure as Vice Chancellor of Uttarakhand Technical University).Apart from this Dr. Tewari was involved in more than 170 consultancy projects in his tenure as Director, Science & Technology Entrepreneurship Park,Prof Tewari has also been the Founder Coordinator of Centre of Corrosion & Protection at I.I.T Roorkee and founder Incharge and Principal Investigator of Design Centre in the Department of Metallurgical and material Engineering, IIT Roorkee sponsored by Ministry of textile,Government Of India. Dr.Tewari has been chairman of several NBA Committees for the accreditation of several courses of Technical Institutions in the country.He has expertise in the area of Corrosion and Protection as well as “Engineering Failures”, the courses he taught for about 40 years of U.G & P.G students.Prof Tewari joined Graphic Era University as Vice Chancellor in January, 2013.

  • Prof. (Dr.) H.N.Nagaraja

    Pro-Vice Chancellor and Dean Engineering

    • Ph.D: IIT-Kharagpur
    • P.G.: Walchand College of Engg., Maharastra 
    • U.G.: Govt. BDT College of Engg., Davanagere, Karnataka
  • Prof. (Dr.) A.K. Awasthi


    • Ph.D. (IIT Roorkee)
    • M.Sc.Tech. (IIT Roorkee)

    Prof. Awasthi is a man of very rich experience in the field of education and research. Just after doing his Master’s Degree in Applied Geology in 1967 from IIT Roorkee, he joined and served with distinction the Oil & Natural Gas Corporation. His significant contributions in petroleum exploration and development of several new techniques and methodologies through innovative and creative ideas are well recognized in Oil industry.Prof. Awasthi with vast experience in oil industry joined the Department of Earth Sciences of IIT Roorkee in 1974 and rose to the position of its Head. He is one of the first few Geoscientists In the country who introduced statistical and mathematical approaches in the field of Geology and developed many topical courses on Petroleum Geosciences. During his distinguished academic career of 38 years at IIT Roorkee, his achievements as an Outstanding Teacher have been more than matched by his excellent research and administrative accomplishments. He has guided 20 Doctoral and 70+ Master’s theses and has more than 120 publications and more than 75 consultancy and sponsored research projects.

    He has chaired many sessions in the International and National Conferences in India and abroad. He is held in esteem also for his administrative contributions as Associate Dean of Students Welfare, Foreign Students’ Advisor, Dy. Chief Sports Advisor, Head, Earth Sciences Deptt., Dean, Development & Planning, Dean Post-Graduate Studies and Research and Dean of Faculty Affairs of IIT Roorkee, Member of Board of Governors of IIT Roorkee and IIT Mandi, Member of Governing Body of Wadia Institute of Himalayan Geology Dehradun. Prof. Awasthi has to his credit many honours and awards such as Outstanding Teaching Award (IITR), Khosla Research Award, Scientific Award of Excellence in Petroleum Geoscience (Am. Bio. Inst.) , Shiksha Ratan, Rashtriya Gaurav Award (IIFS) and was rated as ‘Star Performer’ of IIT Roorkee. He holds memberships of several professorial and academic bodies of repute. Presently he is the Vice President of Indian Geological Congress. Prof. Awasthi has always been extremely popular among his students and staff. Many generations of students have derived inspiration and guidance from him. His total devotion to the teaching and academic profession together with his administrative acumen, makes him a role model for young and aspiring teachers.

  • Dr. Ankush Mittal

    Director of research & mentor CS/IT

    • Ph.D. (The National University of Singapore)
    • M. S. (IIT-Delhi)
    • B.Tech. (IIT-Delhi)

    Dr. Ankush Mittal received the B.Tech. in Computer Science and Engg. From the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi in 1996 and Master's in 1998 respectively. He was topper in graduate studies at IIT-Delhi and was awarded Samsung Fellowship for his excellent performance. He was nominated for outstanding Ph.D. award by Electrical and Computer Engg, The National University of Singapore in 2001.

    Dr. Mittal was a faculty member in the Department of Computer Science, National University of Singapore for two years. He has also worked as an Associate professor at IIT-Roorkee for seven years. He has also worked as a Dean (Research) and Director (Research) at College of Engineering Roorkee, Uttrakhand. He is presently serving as Director (Research) at Graphic Era University, Dehradun, Dehradun, Uttrakhand.

    He has contributed more than 220 research papers in journals and conferences of high repute with significant impact factor, many of which are in IEEE transactions, Springer and Elsevier journals. He is also a co-author of a book on Bayesian Network technologies published by Information Science, USA.

    In 2006, he was conferred young scientist award from the National Academy of Sciences, India for his leading work in E-learning and image processing. In 2007, Indian Science Congress Association (ISCA) conferred young scientist award to him for his contribution to the field of Information and Communication Science and Technology. On September 5th 2008, he received outstanding teacher award for his excellent teaching at IIT- Roorkee (given only to two faculties out of all departments). Dr. Mittal's research received international recognition and he was conferred with IBM faculty award in 2008.

    He has guided 8 Ph.D. thesis, 37 M. Tech. thesis and 22 B.Tech. thesis at The National University of Singapore and IIT- Roorkee. Students guided by him have won several awards at national level such as INAE best B.Tech. project award in 2005 and 2010, IBM outstanding Ph.D. award, Agilent Engineering award and IEEE ICISIP 2005 best conference paper award. From 2005 to 2010, his students have bagged best B.Tech. project award at EandCE department every year.

    His research interest includes image and video processing, content based retrieval, E-learning, and bioinformatics. He is on the editorial board of several international journals and reviewer of several IEEE transactions.

    He is at present serving Graphic Era University, Dehradun, Dehradun as Director (Research) and facilitates publications, grants, and research aptitude of faculty and students.

  • Dr. Pankaj Rana


    • Ph.D: In 2006, from Dr. B.R.Ambedkar University, Agra
    • M.A. Sociology in 1999 from Bundelkhand University,Jhansi
    • B.Com. in 1988 from Bundelkhand University, Jhansi
    • MBA in 2011 from Sikkim Manipal University


    28 Years Experience in Govt./Private Universities/Institutes.

  • Prof. Pradeep K. Juneja

    Professor & Nodal Officer (UGC)

    • Ph.D. Control System Engineering (IIT Roorkee)
    • M.Tech. (Devi Ahilya University, Indore)
    • B.Tech. (Institute of Engineering & Technology, MJPRU, Bareilly)


  • Prof. (Dr.) B.S. Jassal

    Dean Projects & Consultancy 

    • Ph.D. and M.Sc.

    Dr. Jassal is a Ph.D. from Jadavpur University, Kolkata, and M.Sc. from Meerut University. He has been a senior scientist with DRDO. With around 38 years of R&D experience and a teaching experience of 5 years, he is also a life member of IETE, and ISTE. He has more than twenty national / international technical publications to his credit. His areas of interest are Microware / Millimetre wave Propagation, Remote Sensing and Satellite communication. He is a recipient of the National Award – Agni Award for Performance Excellence in Self Reliance and DRDO Group Technology Award.

  • Dr. Durga P Gangodkar

    Dean International Affairs

    • Ph.D. (IIT-Roorkee)
    • M.Tech. (Visvesvaraya Technological University, Karnataka)
    • B. E. (Karnataka University, Dharwad)

    Dr. Gangodkar has been actively involved in research related to Multicore computing, Cloud computing, Computer Vision and Video Analytics. He has published many papers in reputed international conferences and journals including IEEE Transaction on Intelligent Transportation Systems. Prof. Gangodkar is B.E. in electronics and communication engineering from Karnatak University Dharwad, M.Tech in Computer Network Engineering from Visvesvaraya Technological University, Karnataka and Ph.D (Computer Sc. & Engg.) from IIT-Roorkee.

    He has worked with Siemens Ltd. He was involved in engineering and software development for computerized process plants using distributed control system and real-time operating system. He is a member of computer Society of India and life member of Indian Society for Technical Education.

  • Dr. Pravin P Patil

    Dean Research & HOD (Mech. Engg.)

    • Ph.D. (IIT- Roorkee)
    • M. Tech (IIT- Roorkee)
    • B.E (NMU, Maharashtra)

    He received M. Tech (Machine Design) and PhD (Mech. Engg.) degrees from the Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee. He has published more than 35 research papers in highly indexed international journals and conferences. He is an expert reviewer for various international journals in his areas of research like IEEE/ASME Transaction of Mechatronics, ISA transactions of Elsevier etc.

    Recently he has got Young Scientist Award for the year 2013 (Research Grant of Rs. 18.3 Lakhs) from Department of Science and Technology (DST), New Delhi, Govt. of India. He is a recipient of MHRD / QIP Fellowship award of Govt. of India. He is recipient of Meritorious Research Performance award at Graphic Era University, Dehradun.

    He is consistently involved in teaching and research since last 15 years at various reputed institutes in India and has taught several core courses like Engineering Mechanics, Strength of Materials, Machine design etc. as well as advanced courses like Finite element method, Mechanical vibrations etc.

    His research area is multidisciplinary which includes Finite Element Analysis, Mechatronics, Mechanical vibration, Soft Computing Techniques, Computational statistics techniques etc.

  • Prof. (Dr.) Ashish Thapliyal

    Controller of Examinations

    • Ph.D.(HNBGU)
    • M.Sc.
    • B.Sc.(GATE)
    • PDF Fellowship (USU-USA)
  • Prof. (Dr.) Manish Kumar Bisht

    HOD Management Studies, Dean Students Welfare

    • Ph.D (Management))
    • MBA
    • M. Tech (CS)
    • M.Sc. (CS)
  • CA Gaurav Rathore

    Finance Officer

    • Chartered Accountant from ICAI
    • B.COM (Hons.)

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Thanks to all of you. Had a wonderful experience here since morning. Kind of research you are driving is really amazing. Seeing the progress of this University, I can say that if I were a student and had the choice...
Mr. Rajiv Arora, Director-DPE, Microsoft-India

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The total number of career streams and the options we have in this university, it's probably one of the differentiators from other educational institutions. There is a commitment in this university to bring in...
Mr. Rajiv Sachdeva, Vice-President-Technical, IBM

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The recruitment numbers have continuously gone up year on year, indicating that the performance of students in the recruitment process has been continuously improving, the students were found to be...
Mr. Sudhir Mishra, E Schooling Hiring-Lead, Infosys Limited

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It was great experience visiting GEU campus. The student quality was good not only in terms of academic knowledge but also in terms of their personality and grooming. We look forward to having...
Ms. Neha Bajaj, Location Campus Manager-North Wipro Technologies

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We wish to congratulate all the selected students, faculty and management for their focus on imparting quality education which led to selection of good students during the campus recruitment process conducted for 2012 batch pass outs....
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Mr. Ankit Thakkar, Chief Technological Officer Satguru Travels

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Coming to Graphic Era and meeting the extra-ordinary students here was really a wonderful experience. In future we look forward for more interaction, hospitality was great too with good memories...
Mr. H.P Arya, GM-Human Resource, JBM Group

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It was a fantastic experience to interact with the students of Graphic Era University, Dehradun. I am highly impressed with their zeal to quickly learn and grasp the concepts shared with them...
Mr. Rajiv Arora, - Director-DPE - Microsoft-India

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Mr. Pankaj Mehrotra, President CeaseFire Industries.

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Mr. Anvita Madan, Manager - HR SBI Life.

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