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Prof.(Dr.) Dinesh Chandra Shastri
Vice Chancellor,
Uttarakhand Sanskrit University, Haridwar
Date of Birth:20th January, 1966
Academic Qualification:Shastri,MA,Ph.D., D.lit.(Through out first class, topped PG in the University & secured Gold medal)
Shastri-SSVV Varanasi 68.41%
Ph.D.(Veda) -Panjab Uni. Chandigarh
D.Lit.(Veda) -HNB Central University Srinagar, Garhwal
(First D.lit.Degree Holder of Uttarakhand state)
Academic Experience:03 Years as Ph.D. scholar at Panjab University
(Research & Teaching)30 years as a Vedic scholar & Ph.D supervisor at Department of Vedic studies, GKV Haridwar (UK)
UG Classes-30 Years
PG Classes-30 Years
(1)As a Professor-More than 13 Years at Deptt. Of Veda, GKV Haridwar
Administrative Experience:(1) 03 years experience as a NSS Programme Coordinator as well as District Coordinator.
(2) working as a Head, Deptt. Of Vedic Studies, GKV Haridwar for more than 8 yrs.
(3) 05 Years experience as a Principal Investigator of Major & Minor research projects of UGC.
Working as a Chief Proctor, Liaison officer & Professor incharge Crntral Library of the Gurukul Kangri (Deemed to be university).
Research Guidance:29 research scholars got Ph.D. degree in my supervision & 08 research scholar are still in process.
Research Projects:02 UGC Major/Minor projects completed & 03 Nos self funded; following projects are in progress
(1) Vedic Transpositions.
(2) Hindi translation & comperative Study of western commentaries on Vedic samhitas.
(3) Aranyavak- Textual Criticism, Editing & Publication of Rare Arnyak Literature.
Publication:34 Books published & 01in four volumes accepted for publication. More than 170 research papers/articles/reviews published in reputed research journals/magazines.
Field of Specialization:Veda & Sanskrit.
Editorship:(1)Working as a Founder & Chief- Editor of half yearly an International Refereed / Peer reviewed/ approved and enlisted in UGC CARE list Research Journal on Vedic Studies entitled “वैदिक वाग् ज्योतिः” (ISSN: 2277-4351)
(2) Worked as Co-Editor of "T' research journal on Indology (ISSN:0976-8017)
(3) Worked as Co-Editor of “गुरुकुल शिक्षा दर्शन ” and “गुरुकुल समाचार” published by GKV Haridwar.
Most significant contribution to Research:1. Collected more then 4000 similes used in vedic samhitas with their expression in view of political, social, economical references.
2. Refuted theory of Aryan invasion propounded by F. Maxmullar.
3. Offered rebuttal of so called imperfection of repetition(punarukti-dosha) in Vedas as told by western scholars.
4. The very first research work in india done by me on vaidik bhaktivaad of Dayananda Saraswati.
5. Supervision of on going translation work on commentaries of western scholars in Hindi with comperative studies.
6. collected all examples of c in the Rigveda & vedic transposition work is continued.
Conference/Seminar: Participated/presented the papers/invitee as a Resource Person in the more than 127 National/International Conference, Seminar, Webinar & workshop etc.
Membership assignment of the of institution & Organisation:-Life member of AIOC, Pune & WAVES (Regd.) also.
- Working as a governer nominated member in Exicutive Council of Uttarakhand Sanskrit University, Haridwar as well as working as a member Exam committee of this University. worked as a member of BOS-HNB Central Garhwal Univ., Uttarakhand Sanskrit University & at present working as a member of BOS in GKU Haridwar,GMV Jwalapur and GND University Amritsar, Panjab.
-Worked & working as a Convenor RDC-Deptt.of Vedic Studies,GKV.
-Worked as NSS advisory committee member in HNB Garhwal Central University.
Organiser of the Seminar/Conference:(1) Worked as secretary & Convenor in All India Vedic Conference at GKV Haridwar(March 13 15,2015)
(2) Worked as local secretary in National Sanskrit Seminar at GKV Haridwar (Nov.3-5,2011)
Channel started:Youtube channel entitled Vedic Setu started by me.Recordings on different vedic topics uplowded.
Radio Talks:Broad casting of many Sanskrit talks from All India Radio at Nazibabad from time to time.
As Member Selection Committees:Kurukshetra Univ.,GND Univ, Amritsar,HP Public Service Commission, Higher Education Commission UP, Allahabad
Evaluation:Thesis evaluated of different universities. Worked as a UGC NET paper selection committee.
Awards & Honour:(1)Topped in PG class in the University & got Merit Certificate/Gold Medal.
(2) Honoured by Bharat Vikas Parishad Uttarakhand.
(3) Honoured by other NGO for academic achievements.
Social Activities:Hobby to serve the poor and helpless people to uplift the poor and brilliant students, and moreover I am engaged with many social Organizations.