Dr. Prem Kumar Khosla

Born in Samrala, Ludhiana, India on 18th 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. University Medalist B.Sc. Hons 1961 and M.Sc.Hons 1962.

Chancellor and Founder, Shoolini University of Biotechnology and Management Sciences, Solan (HP), 2020 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. Vice Chancellor, Shoolini University, 2010-20.

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. Lifetime Achievement Award 2017 by Indian Society of Agroforestry. Edu Star Leadership Award 2022 for Lifetime Achievement for Impacting Lives through Education.

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

Research Areas: Forest Genetics, Agroforestry, Biotechnology

Address: 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) 350000, 226674; Res. (01792) 221340; Cell: 9816064182; Email: chancellor@shooliniuniversity.com; khoslapk_2001@rediffmail.com]