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Prof. Suman Kumar Dhar                            Prof. Suman Kumar Dhar                          Vice-Chancellor, TERI SAS Professor Suman Kumar Dhar is currently serving as Vice Chancellor, TERI School of Advanced Studies (TERI SAS). Prior to joining TERI SAS, he served as Professor at the Special Centre for Molecular Medicine, Jawaharlal Nehru University since December 2011. He obtained his M.Sc. degree in Biochemistry from Kalyani University, West Bengal and Ph.D degree in Molecular Parasitology from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. He was post-doctoral fellow at the Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, USA (1998-2001). He received D.Sc. (Honoris Causa) from Burdwan University, West Bengal recently (2023).

Professor Dhar has teaching and research experience for more than twenty years in Special Centre for Molecular Medicine, JNU, New Delhi. He served as Visiting Professor, Bernherd Nocht Institute of Tropical Medicine, Germany as Humboldt Fellow. He also served as a The President of India’s (Visitor’s) nominee for Delhi University (2017-2020).

Professor Dhar has undertaken number of research projects sponsored by Indian Council of Medical Research, Science and Engineering Research Board, Department of Biotechnology, Department of Science and Technology. European Union to name a few. He has served and serving as an expert for various funding agencies namely DBT, ICMR, SERB DST, CSIR, Government of India.

He has been awarded Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Award in Biological Sciences by Government of India (2012), Alexander Von Humboldt Fellowship, Germany (2008), J C Bose National Fellowship awarded by DST, Government of India (2022), International Senior Research Fellowship by Wellcome Trust, London (2005, 2010). He is elected Fellow at all three major Academies in India (NASI, Prayagraj; Indian Academy of Sciences, Bengaluru, and INSA, Delhi)

Professor Dhar has more than 80 publications in International peer-reviewed journals and two patents to his credit.

List of previous Vice Chancellors at TERI School of Advanced Studies:  

Prof. Arun Kansal, Vice Chancellor (Acting) (November 2023 - March 2024)
Prof. Prateek Sharma, Vice Chancellor (Acting) (November 2021 - November 2023)
Prof. Eklabya Sharma (April 2021 - November 2021)
Prof. Manipadma Datta, Vice Chancellor (Acting) (July 2019 - April 2021)
Prof. Leena Srivastava (March 2016 - July 2019)
Prof. Leena Srivastava (January 2013 - February 2015)
Prof. Bhavik Bakshi (2010 - 2012)
Prof. P P Bhojvaid (2009 - 2010)
Prof. Vibha Dhawan (2005 - 2008)
Prof. T P Singh, Director (2003 - 2004)