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Designation : Director General

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

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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, UttarakhandState 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.

Major Awards

  • Royal Australian chemical institute award (2007);
  • International Commonwealth youth sliver Award (2008);
  • Pride of Uttarakhand (2016);

A Few Achievements

  • Shaping the S&T structure in Uttarakhand..
  • Establishing of VIGYAN DHAM,SCIENCE CITYDehradun; 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.

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

  • Chairman - Constitution of task force on mountain agriculture and allied sectors in Uttarakhand (Rural Development and Migration Commission, Uttarakhand);
  • Member - Appellate Authority (Admission and Fixation of Fee) Unaided Private Professional Education Institutions, Uttarakhand;
  • Member - Ph.D. Registration and Research Quality of State University;
  • Nodal Officer - DBT sponsored Skill Vigyan Program;
  • Member -CSIR-NISCAIR Research Council;
  • Advisor - Uttarakhand Residential University, Almora;
  • Secretary - National Academy of Sciences India, Uttarakhand Chapter;
  • Chairman - Sustainable Development Forum Uttaranchal, Dehradun;
  • Councillor - Integrated Mountain Initiative, New Delhi;
  • Member - TIFAC, Global Technology Watch Group (GTWG) for Green Forestry Sector;
  • Member - TIFAC, Technology Needs Assessment (TNA) Project for Forestry Sector;
  • Member - State Level Executive Committee, Uttarakhand Bamboo and Fiber Development Board;
  • Member - 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.


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