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Prof. (Dr.) A.K.Bakhshi
Prof. A.K.Bakhshi is Vice-Chancellor of U.P. Rajarshi Tandon Open University , Allahabad. He has been Head, Department of Chemistry,University of Delhi where he holds the prestigious Sir Shankar Lal Chair of Chemistry since 1996. A double gold medalist of Delhi University,Dr. Bakhshi did his post-doctoral training at the University of Erlangen-Nurnberg, Germany with Prof. J. Ladik and at the Kyoto University and the Institute of Fundamental Chemistry, Kyoto, Japan with Professor K. Fukui, the Nobel Laureate and Prof. T.Yamabe. He has also been a Visiting Scientist at the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR), Mumbai and the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangaluru.
Prof. Bakhshi research interests include theoretical polymer chemistry with special reference to electrically conducting polymers and biopolymers.He is the author/coauthor of more than 160 research and education articles, seven books/monographs and one patent. Many students have obtained their Ph.D / M.Phil under his guidance.
He has been recipient of several awards and academic honours. These include : Fellowship of the IUPAC; Distinguished Teacher Award; National Education Award by Headlines Today New Channel; Chemical Research Society of India (CRSI) Medal; Fellowship of the National Academy of Sciences (FNASc); JSPS Fellowship (of Japan); DAAD Fellowship (of Germany); INSA Research Fellowship; UGC Career Award; Prof. P.K.Bose Memorial Award of the Indian Chemical Society, Best Paper Award in the field of Chemical Sciences from DAAD; Young Chemist Award; Dr. Krishan Rao Gold Medal, Dr. R. D. Desai Award of the Indian Chemical Society, Prof. R.P. Mitra Gold Medal etc.Prof Bakhshi was awarded (December 2011) Capital Foundation Award for distinctive and outstanding contribution to Education by former President of India Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam.
Prof. Bakhshi has also been elected as the President of the section of the Chemical Sciences of the Indian Science Congress Association (ISCA) for the year 2011-12.
Prof. Bakhshi has delivered many Talks / Plenary Lectures / Keynote Addresses at various conferences and seminars both in India and abroad. He has also Chaired Technical Sessions at various national/international conferences. Prof. Bakhshi has also been very actively involved in the organization of many conferences, workshops and seminars at the national / international level. He is also a Member of the various committees of national importance
Prof. Bakhshi is presently member of the editorial board of the Indian Journal of Chemistry (Section A). He has also been the Member of the editorial board of the Journal of Scientific and Industrial Research published by the CSIR and also the Chief-Editor of the UGC-sponsored journal Chemistry Education Review. He was also co-guest editor of the special issue of the Indian Journal of Chemistry on Conducting Polymers.
Prof. A.K. Bakhshi has also been the Director of the Institute of Lifelong Learning (ILLL), University of Delhi and the Centre for Professional Development in Higher Education (CPDHE), a UGC Academic Staff College of the University of Delhi for about three years (2008 – 2010). In his capacity as Director ILLL, he spearheaded the process of e-transformation of the University of Delhi.Prof. Bakhshi was felicitated (September 2009) by the Former President of India Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam for his contributions in the e-transformation of the University of Delhi, as Director ILLL.
Last but not the least, Prof. Bakhshi has also the distinction of being one of the first persons from the Universities in India to have been selected as the Member Scientist of the “Third Indian Research Expedition to Antarctica” in 1984.