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Designation : Director General

Ed. Qualification : Ph.D (Environmental Science, Garhwal University)

Email ID : dg@ucost.in

Dr. Rajendra Dobhal, Ph.D., FAFESc, FNASc

Director General


Dr Rajendra Dobhal is currently working as Director General, Uttarakhand State Council for Science and Technology, Govt. of Uttarakhand. He had a distinct privilege to occupy the positions like Chairman and Managing Director, National Research Development Corporation (NRDC), Govt. of India; Director, Uttarakhand Science Education and Research Centre (USERC); Director, Uttarakhand Space Application Centre (USAC); Senior Scientific Advisor/Project Director, Uttarakhand State Biotechnology Board; Scientist/Tech. Advisor to DG and Science Advisor, Govt. of Madhya Pradesh, Bhopal, in the past. He is also Chairman of the Sustainable Development Forum, Uttaranchal.

A Fellow of The National Academy of Sciences, India,Dr Dobhal is a known Intellectual Property (IP) professional trained from Deptt. of Science & Technology, GoI; Washington University, USA; International Law Development Institute (ILDI), Manilla, Phillipines and National Law University, Bangalore.

Dr Dobhal is a member of various important committees of Central and State Govt. A few are -

  • Global Technology Watch Group (GTWG) for Green Forestry Sector and National Steering Committee (NSC) for the Forestry Sector (United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change);
  • Task Force for Implementation of National IPR Policy;
  • Study of Himalayan Glaciers;
  • Academic audit
  • Board of studies, Good Governance committee of different Universities.

Dr Dobhal has monitored over 250 R&D projects leading to national/ international publications and patents. Successfully organized 11 Science Congresses in Uttarakhand leading to benefit over 10,000 scientists. He has written over 40 technical reports, 12 books, published over 150 research papers in various journals of national & international repute.

Dr Dobhal, a widely travelled scientist was instrumental in signing numerous MoU's with organizations like Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR), Ministry of Science & Technology, Govt. of India; European Business and Technology Center (EBTC) while serving Government of India and Riverbank Filtration (RBF) Technology transfer from the University of Applied Sciences, Dresden, Germany.

Major Awards

  • Royal Australian chemical institute award (2007)
  • International Commonwealth youth sliver Award (2008)
  • Uttarakhand Ratan (2010)
  • Uttarakhand Gaurav (2012)
  • Pride of Uttarakhand (2016)
  • He is also a Paul Harris Fellow

A Few Achievements

  • Shaping the S&T structure in Uttarakhand.
  • Establishing of VIGYAN DHAM, Dehradun; Sub Regional Science Centre, Almora (in progress); Centre for Advance Study in Mathematics, Centre for Climate Change Studies, Patent Information Center; Center of Excellence on Forest based Livelihood System; Spatial Data Infrastructure (SDI); Water Testing Lab; Tissue Culture Lab, Naugaon, Uttarkashi and 07 Technology Resource Centres.
  • Preparation S&T VISION document under the chairmanship of Prof. M.G.K. Menon.

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