Dr R.S. Sirohi

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Dr R.S. Sirohi

Dr. R.S.Sirohi took over as Vice-Chancellor of Amity University Rajasthan in March 2008.

Earlier, he worked as Vice chancellor of Barkatullah University, Bhopal and as Director of IIT, Delhi between December 13, 2000 and April 6, 2005.


Born on April 7, 1943. Dr. Sirohi completed his Master's in Physics in 1964 from Agra University, Post M.Sc. in Applied Optics and Ph.D. in Physics both from IIT Delhi in 1965 and 1970 respectively.


Dr.Sirohi was Assistant Professor in Mechanical Engineering Department at Indian Institute of Technology Madras during 1971-1979. He became Professor in the Physics Department of the same Institute in 1979. He had several assignments abroad like Humboldt Fellow in Germany Senior Research Fellow in USA, Visiting Professor at the National University of Singapore. Dr. Sirohi is fellow of many prestigious academics and societies. Dr. Sirohi was the President of Optical Society of India during 1994-1996 and currently is the President of the Instruments Society of India. Dr. Sirohi is Chairman, Board of Governors, Netaji Subhas Institute of Technology, New Delhi; Chairman, Governing Council, National Council of Science Museums and Member on the Boards of several institutes and member of a large number of committees.

Dr. Sirohi worked as Humboldt Fellow at Physikalische - Technische Bundesanstalt Braunschweig, Germany. He was a Senior Research Associate at Case Western Reserve University Cleveland, USA. Dr. Sirohi was an Associate Professor at Rose Hulman Institute of Technology, Terre Haute, USA. He was ICTP (International Center for Theoretical Physics, Trieste Italy) Consultant to Institute for Advanced Studies, University of Malaya, Malaysia and was Visiting Professor at the National University of Singapore. He is currently ICTP Visiting Scientist to University of Namibia.

Fellow of important academies

Dr. Sirohi is Fellow of several important academies in India and abroad including Indian National Academy of Engineering; National Academy of Sciences, Optical Society of America; Optical Society of India; SPIE (The International Society for Optical Engineering) and honorary fellow of ISTE and Metrology Society of India. He is member of several other scientific societies, and founding member of India Laser Association. Dr. Sirohi was also the Chair for SPIE-INDIA Chapter, which he established with co-operation from SPIE in 1995 at IIT Madras. He was invited as JSPS Fellow and JITA Fellow to Japan. He was a member of the Education Committee of SPIE.


Dr. Sirohi was awarded the prestigious Humboldt Research Award by Alexander von Humboldt Foundation Bonn, Germany in 1995, a recipient of 13th Khwarizmi International Award, Giant's Gaurav Samman 2001, Prof. Y.T. Thathachari Prestigious Research Award in Science 2001.

He is also the recipient of Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru National Award in Engineering & Technology of the Council of Science and Technology, Madhya Pradesh.

He has also been awarded the Hari Om Trust Award entitled Sir C.V. Raman Award : Physical Sciences for the year 2002.

He has also been honoured with Padmashri by the Govt. of India on the occasion of the 55th Republic Day of India celebrated on 26th January 2004.


His published work includes 229 papers in national and international journals, 58 papers in conferences proceedings in addition to thirteen authored/co-authored/edited books including five milestones for SPIE. Dr. Sirohi who participated in numerous international and national conferences and presented over 137 papers has also been Principal Co-ordinator for 24 projects sponsored by the Government funding agencies and industries.

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