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 term 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 travelled abroad .He has visited Belgium, France, UK, German several times on educational visits & delegations. He has also visitedPakistan 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 EntrepreneurshipPark,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 to July 13, 2016.