Dr. Rajneesh Arora
Vice Chancellor, Punjab Technical University
Dr. Rajneesh Arora was born on 17 January 1958 at Fazilka, Distt. Ferozepur, Punjab. His Father Sh. Mathura Das Arora is a well Known educationist and social –worker in Amritsar. Dr Rajneesh, a Product of DAV School, Amritsar has an unbeaten record of winning Gold Medals in Matric as well as Higher Secondary of Punjab School Education Board Examination to his credit. Dr. Rajneesh Arora is currently Vice Chancellor Punjab Technical University Jalandhar.
Dr. Rajneesh Arora attained B.Tech in Electrical Engineering in 1979 and Ph.D. in 1989, both from prestigious IIT Delhi. His research work was on" Integrated Energy System" under the guidance of Prof. P.S.Satsangi, an internationally renowned expert on System Engineering.
Dr. Rajneesh Arora is member of Board of Governor IIT Delhi, Punjab State Council of Science & Technology, Board of Governor National Institute of Technical Teacher Training, Chandigarh, Punjab School Education Board, Mohali, Punjab State Board of Technical Education and Industrial Training, Chandigarh and Member Governing Body, Pushpa Gujral Science City, Chandigarh.
In 1982 he went to the tribal area of Bihar (now Jharkhand) and started a voluntary organization, Vikas Bharti, Bishunupur (Distt. Gumla) for application of Science and Technology for the development of tribal people .Here he successfully implemented many projects of Department of Science & Technology (DST) ,Ministry of non –Conventional Energy Sources (MNES) Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), Council for Advanced People's Action and Rural Technology ( CAPART) and Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) as Coordinator.
For ten long years he along with his family, lived in a tribal village where there was no electricity and the nearest petrol pump was 60 kms away. In 1987, he went to the Netherlands on a Dutch Scholarship for advanced research. In 1994,he as Deputy General Manager , revived and rejuvenated a four-year-sick Sugar Mill in Khalilabad (Distt. Basti, Eastern UP).
Dr. Rajneesh Arora began teaching in Department of Electronics at GNDU, Amritsar in 1997. He was instrumental in establishing the Department of Placement in 1998 and was appointed its first Placement Officer. As a result of his tireless efforts, he has been successful in bringing many National and International Companies to the G.N.D.U Campus for the placement of students. Under his dynamic working the Placement Department played key role in getting five Star statuses for the G.N.D.U, Amritsar by NAAC. Later he worked as Director, Placement and took care of Placements for the student of all the three G.N.D.U campuses at Amritsar, Jalandhar and Gurdaspur. He was appointed as First Dean, Alumni at GND University in March 2007. He started organized old students of the University working in different parts of the country and world. GNDU alumni started contributing towards the development of the University.
Dr.Arora was nominated as member of National Standard Committee of Rural Technology and Chairman of Regional Committee, North Zone of CAPART (Council for people's Action and Rural Technology) by Ministry of Rural Development, Govt.of India, New Delhi.
He worked as Principal Amritsar College of Engineering & Technology from March 2008 to December 2008. He joined as Vice chancellor, Punjab Technical University, Jalandhar on 24 December 2008. We the Graduates of Fazilka congratulates him for his outstanding achievements and pray for his long and quality life Ahead.
Reference : Punjab Technical University, Jalandhar