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Dr. Rameshwar Kanwar joins Lovely Professional University as Vice-Chancellor

After teaching at the prestigious Iowa State University, USA for more than three decades, eminent professor Dr. Kanwar has joined the Lovely Professional University as the new Vice-Chancellor.

WORLD-RENOWNED Hydrogolist Dr. Rameshwar S Kanwar has joined Lovely Professional University as Vice-Chancellor. After teaching at the prestigious Iowa State University, USA, for more than three decades and more recently as the Department Chair of the Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering Department, coming back to his home country, eminent professor Dr. Kanwar has joined the Lovely Professional University as the new Vice-Chancellor.

An MS holder from G B Pant University of Agricultural and Technology in India and a Ph.D in water resources from Iowa State University, Professor Ramesh Kanwar is a distinguished academician, renowned researcher and a respected teacher. Dr. Kanwar specializes in irrigation, drainage, groundwater quality, animal waste management, water table management, sustainable agricultural production systems and modeling of hydrologic systems, engineering solution to emerging global environmental problems from agricultural and livestock production systems. Apart from Iowa State University students, he also taught undergraduate and postgraduate and PhD students in Austria, Belgium, Portugal, Uzbekistan as well as India. An honourary professor at Beijing Agricultural University in China, Ningxia University in China, Tashkent Institute of Irrigation and Agricultural Mechanization in Uzbekistan, and Trakia University in Bulgaria.

On this occasion, welcoming and introducing Dr. Kanwar, the Chancellor Mr Ashok Mittal informed: "Joining of Dr. Rameshwar S Kanwar will really prove most beneficial and fruitful to all the students and members of staff at LPU. Persons of his status and stature are in a way boon for the rare developments in the arena of education. His international outcomes, thoughts and progressive manners will indeed help us realizing the dreams we have already envisaged for, as Dr. Kanwar's research interests are versatile and of global importance." He further mentioned: "Prof. Kanwar has worked for the World Bank, FAO, UNDP, USAID, NATO, and foreign universities/governments in Belgium, Portugal, Kenya, Ethiopia, Poland, Romania, Ukraine, Georgia, Uzbekistan, Pakistan, India, China, Thailand, Japan, and several other countries."

Addressing, Dr. Kanwar said: "I am looking forward to lead LPU. After spending 35 years at US, coming back to India is really exhilarating and thrilling." He continued: "I will try to bring improvement in the academics and betterment in whole of the system. No doubt, university has already marked at international level, we will together further strive with expertise and team work."

It is worth noticing, Dr. Kanwar was awarded an honorary doctorate degree by the Georgian State Agrarian University in Tbilisi, Georgia, in 2000 and was elected Fellow of the National Academy of Agricultural Sciences in India in 2001. In 2005, he was elected Fellow of the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers. In 2007, he was awarded Doctorate Honour Causa Scientific by the Trakia University in Bulgaria. He has received numerous awards including Engineer of the Year Award by ASABE, Distinguished Service Award by the Asian Association of Agricultural Engineers, and Outstanding Young Engineering Faculty Research Award, Outstanding Graduate Faculty Award, and International Service Award by Iowa State University.