Dr. Ranbir Chander Sobti
Fellow, Elected 2011

Born in Tarntaran, India on 19 August 1948. Educated at Panjab University, Chandigarh. B.Sc. 1969; M.Sc. 1970; Ph.D. 1974; D.Sc. (H.P. University), 2011.

Vice-Chancellor, Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University (a Central University), Lucknow, 2013 to date.

Lecturer, 1976-85, Dept. of Zoology, Panjab University, Chandigarh; Research Associate Professor, University of Miami, Florida, USA, 1980-83; Reader, 1985-94, Coordinator, 1989-94, Chairman, 1994-2000, & 2002-05, Department of Biotechnology, Dean, Foreign Students, 2001-04, Vice-Chancellor, 2004-12, Professor, 1994-2006, and Emeritus Professor, 2012 onwards, Panjab University, Chandigarh; Director, NRDC, 2009-12; Chairman, Governing Body, National Council for Science Museum, Govt. of India; Chairman/Member of several International, National and State Level Scientific/Academic Committees.

Awards/Honours: INSA Young Scientist Award; UGC Career Award; Punjab Ratan Award; Sir Shri Ram memorial Oration Award, 2006-07; J.C. Bose Memorial Lecture, 2006; DD Jain Oration Award, 2007; B.C. Guha Memorial Award, 2008; Amity Academic Excellence Award, 2008; National Open and Distance Education Board, Life Time Achievement Award, 2009; G.S. Randhawa Oration Award, 2009; Yokohama National University International Exchange Foundation Award, 2009; Padam Shri 2009; Chaudhary Devi Lal Manch Educational Award 2010; Prof. P.N. Mehra Memorial Award 2010; General President's Gold Medal of ISCA 2011; Swami Vivekananda National Award-2011; G.P. Sharma Oration Award, 2011; Professor Sundaram Subramanian Oration Award Indian Association of Biomedical Scientists 2011; Excellence in Education Award PMA, 2012; Life time Achievement Award, Panjab Academy of Sciences, 2013.

Fellow: Indian National Science Academy; National Academy of Sciences, India; National Academy of Medical Sciences; Zoological Society; Indian Society of Cytologists & Geneticists; Punjab Academy of Sciences; Comprehensive Cancer Centre for State of Florida; International Union Against Cancer, Geneva; Hony. Fellowship Institute of Chemical Engineering.

Research Areas: Animal Biology

Address: Vice Chancellor, Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University, (a Central University), VC Residence, BBAU Campus, Vidya Vihar, Raebareli Road, Lucknow 226025, U.P.; Permanent Residence: House No. 3418, Sector 24, Chandigarh; [Tel: Off. (0522) 2440820; Res. (0522) 2440096, Cell: 09463800523/08005002683; Fax: (0522) 2440821; Email: vc@bbau.ac.in, rcsobti@bbau.ac.in]