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Dr Sanjeev Kumar Varshney 

Dr Sanjeev Kumar Varshney is a Delhi based Science facilitator and promoter. He has more than 33 years of experience promoting research and connecting scientific groups across the nations. He writes and delivers talk on Importance of Research, Research Funding, Subject of contemporary scientific interests, gender equality in science and engineering and international scientific cooperation.

He is a Member of Academic Council of HS Gaur Sagar Central University, Sagar; Research Council Member for JSS Academy of Higher Education, Mysore and Manipal University, Jaipur.


He was Head of the International Scientific Cooperation in the Ministry / Department of Science & Technology, Government of India till January,2024. He joined DST in the year 1990 and had facilitated international scientific cooperation from the Department of Science & Technology with its bilateral, multilateral, and regional scientific partners. 
From 2017 till January 2024, he was the Indian Co-Chair, Governing Body of the bi-national Indo-German Science & Technology Centre (IGSTC) and the binational U.S-India Science and Technology Endowment Fund (USISTEF); both promoting joint Industrial R&D, Board of Director of a private limited company, Global Innovation & Technology Alliance (GITA) and was Member, Governing Council of the International Advanced  Research  Centre  of  Powder Metallurgy (ARCI) a R&D lab of DST, Govt of India.  He was the Indian Focal Point for BRICS Working Group on Science & Technology and OECD Committee on Science & Technology Policy.

He was also the Governing Board member of the US-Indian Education Foundation (USIEF) during 2018-2022 and the Member, Board of Research Studies in Department of Geology, Aligarh Muslim University during 2018-2020.  He was Plenipotentiary Representative of India to the International Centre for Science & Technology Information (ICSTI), Moscow during 2012-2023.

He has worked as Counsellor (S&T) with Embassy of India in Moscow to facilitate bilateral scientific cooperation between India and Russia during April 2008 - June 2011. He has been actively contributing to promotion of international scientific cooperation as well as scientific – industrial cooperation. 

He completed Master in Geology in 1984 from Aligarh Muslim University with University Medal for obtaining first position. He qualified UGC NET in 1985 for Junior Research Fellowship and lectureship. He pursued research at University of Delhi during 1985-1990 on Himalayan river systems, sedimentation, diagenetic and tectonic modifications. He was also awarded Dr DN Wadia Research Fellowship in 1986 for his research on Himalayan Geology. He has been conferred Doctor of Science (DSc) (Honorary Causa) by Amity University, Rajasthan.

He is Life Fellow of Geological Society of India, Bangalore; Nepal Geological Society, Kathmandu and member of International Association of Sedimentologists, Oxford. He also has numerous certifications to his credit. He also taught at Kurukshetra University in 1990.

He has written several articles on Science Policies focusing on International Scientific cooperation. He is also involved in science popularization for which he writes regularly in newspapers, magazines and journals (online/offline).

 

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