Hon. Vice-Chancellor



Prof. Rama Shanker Dubey is the Vice Chancellor of the Central University of Gujarat, Gandhinagar. Prior to this, he served as Vice Chancellor at Tilka Manjhi Bhagalpur University, Bhagalpur, Bihar (2014-2017) and also as Vice-Chancellor at Guru Ghasidas University, Bilaspur, Chhattisgarh (2008-2009).

He possesses an excellent academic record with M.Sc. degree in Biochemistry from Banaras Hindu University in 1976 standing 1st in order of merit and Ph.D. degree in Biochemistry from Banaras Hindu University in 1980. Prof.Dubey has over 47 years of experience in research and 38 years experience of in teaching. He has served as Head of the Department of Biochemistry at Banaras Hindu University for four terms, for more than 9 years. He has published 182 scientific articles/book chapters in peer-reviewed journals/books with more than 21,500 citations with h-index 50 and i10-index 118. Thirtyfour students have received Ph.D. degree under his supervision. He has completed 7 major research projects funded by various extramural funding agencies. His research specialization is in Biochemistry with major emphasis on Stress Metabolism in Crop Plants, Bacterial Enterotoxins and Enzyme Technology. He has worked in several reputed laboratories abroad in countries like Sweden, Denmark, Japan, Germany and has given many invited talks and chaired scientific sessions in national and international conferences in India and abroad. Prof. Dubey is recipient of several national and international awards in Plant Biochemistry and Biotechnology, which include Banaras Hindu University Medal in 1976, ISCA Young Scientist Award in Agricultural Sciences in 1982, Swedish Institute Fellowship in 1989, Japan Society for Promotion of Science Fellowships in 1998, 2005, INSA-German Academy of Science Exchange Programme Nominations in 1997, 2003, 2007; Top-10 Most Cited Author Award by Elsevier Publications for 2003-2008. He was honoured with ‘Lifetime Achievement Award’ of Indian Society of Agricutural Biochemists in the year 2023. He has been ranked among the Top 2% scientists in the world in the years 2020, 2021 2022 and 2023 in a survey conducted by Stanford University, USA. Being nominated by Govt of India, Ministry of Education, he served as Member, Board of Governors of IISER Mohali, Visitor’s Nominee for faculty selections at IIT Madras, IIT Guwahati, IIT Kharagpur, Viswa-Bharati University, Central University of Tripura. He has been serving as Chairman and Member of NAAC Peer Teams for many universities and colleges for many years. In a delegation of Vice Chancellors, sponsored by World Bank, he participated in Academic Leadership training at Pennsylvania State University, USA in 2014. Prof. Dubey is presently serving as Member of the governing Council of the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), New Delhi; Member of the Executive Committee and Member Governing Council of NAAC, Bangalore; Member of the Executive Council, and Member Finance Committee, Pondicherry University; Member of Governing Board and Member of Council, INFLIBNET, Gandhinagar; Member, Governing Council of Inter-University Centre for Teacher Education, BHU, Inter-University Centre for Yogic Sciences (IUC-YS), Bangalore and Inter-University Accelerator Centre (IUAC), New Delhi. He is serving as Chairman/Member of many expert committees of UGC related to NEP-2020 implementation and the development of guidelines, regulations, LOCF, promotion of the Indian Knowledge System, etc.

Prof. Dubey is a Fellow of the Indian Society of Agricultural Biochemists, Biotech Research Society of India, and Bio-Ved Research Society of India. He is serving as a Member on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Agronomy and Crop Science (Germany) and Indian Journal of Agricultural Biochemistry. >>More