Published On: Tue, Jul 12th, 2011

Dr. Rameshwar Kanwar appointed VC of Lovely Professional University

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Dr. Rameshwar S Kanwar has been appointed as the vice-chancellor of Lovely Professional University. Professor Kanwar is a celebrated hydrologist and has taught at the prestigious Iowa State University, USA for more than three decades. An MS holder from G B Pant University of Agricultural and Technology in India and a Ph.D in water resources from Iowa State University, Professor Ramesh Kanwar specializes in irrigation, drainage, groundwater quality, animal waste management, water table management, sustainable agricultural production systems and modeling of hydrologic systems, engineering solution to emerging global environmental problems from agricultural and livestock production systems.

Apart from Iowa State University students, he also taught undergraduate and postgraduate and PhD students in Austria, Belgium, Portugal, Uzbekistan as well as India. An honourary professor at Beijing Agricultural University in China, Ningxia University in China, Tashkent Institute of Irrigation and Agricultural Mechanization in Uzbekistan, and Trakia University in Bulgaria.

Speaking on his role, Dr. Kanwar said, “I am looking forward to lead LPU. After spending 35 years at US, coming back to India is really exhilarating and thrilling. I will try to bring improvement in the academics and betterment in whole of the system. No doubt, university has already marked at international level, we will together further strive with expertise and team work.”

On the occasion, welcoming and introducing Dr. Kanwar, the university‚Äôs Chancellor¬† Ashok Mittal informed,” Persons of his status and stature are in a way boon for the rare developments in the arena of education. His international outcomes, thoughts and progressive manners will indeed help us realizing the dreams we have already envisaged for, as Dr. Kanwar’s research interests are versatile and of global importance.”

Dr. Kanwar was awarded an honorary doctorate degree by the Georgian State Agrarian University in Tbilisi, Georgia, in 2000 and was elected Fellow of the National Academy of Agricultural Sciences in India in 2001. In 2005, he was elected Fellow of the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers. In 2007, he was awarded Doctorate Honour Causa Scientific by the Trakia University in Bulgaria. He has received numerous awards including Engineer of the Year Award by ASABE, Distinguished Service Award by the Asian Association of Agricultural Engineers, and Outstanding Young Engineering Faculty Research Award, Outstanding Graduate Faculty Award, and International Service Award by Iowa State University.