Dr. Prem Kumar Khosla

Born in Samrala, Ludhiana, India on 18 February 1940. Educated at Arya High School, Ludhiana, Punjab 1948-55; Panjab University, B.Sc. (Hons) 1959; M.Sc. (Hons) 1962; and Ph.D. 1968; Post Doctorate in Forestry, Oxford University, 1972-74.

Vice Chancellor and Founder, Shoolini University of Biotechnology and Management Sciences, Solan (HP) 2009 to date.

Research Assistant 1963-68 and Lecturer Botany 1968-75, Panjab University, Chandigarh; Senior Tree Breeder 1975-81, (Solan Campus of HPAU, Palampur); Professor Forestry 1981-89; Director Extension Education 1989-98 (Dr YSP UHF, Nauni, Solan); Vice Chancellor 1998-2001 (HPAU, Palampur, HP);: Senior Scientific Advisor Biotechnology 2001-2004 (HP Government, Shimla); President, Shoolini Institute of Life Sciences and Business Management (SILB), Solan 2004-09.

Awards/Honours: Indian Society of Tree Scientists Seth Memorial Award, 1992; Lifetime Achievement Award, 2001; Indian Society of Tree Scientists; Shikhsha Ratan Award for Technical Education, AITMA, 2012; National Education Excellence Award, ASSOCHAM, 2013; Distinguished Citizen of Solan Award, 2015; Himachal Ratan Award by All India Conference of Intellectuals of India, 2019; Founder Secretary, Indian Society of Tree Scientists, 1981-98; President, Indian Society of Tree Scientists, 2015-16; Member of the Executive Board of International Union of Forestry Research Organization (IUFRO) 1996-2000.

Fellow: Indian Society of Genetics and Plant Breeding; International Society of Tropical Forests, USA

Research Areas: Forest Genetics, Agroforestry, Biotechnology

Address: Vice-Chancellor, Shoolini Univesity of Biotechnology and Management Sciences, Post Box No. 9, Head Post Office, The Mall, Solan 173212, H.P.; Saroj Villa, Officers Colony, Kotla Nala, Rajgarh Road, Solan 173212, H.P.; [Tel: Off. (01792) 35000, 226674; Res. (01792) 221340; Cell: 9816064182; Email: vc@shooliniuniversity.com; khoslapk_2001@rediffmail.com]