Prof. P.K. Garg, is currently serving as Vice Chancellor, Uttarakhand Technical University, Dehradun. He completed B.Tech (Civil Engg.) in 1980 and M.Tech (Civil Engg) in 1982 both from the University of Roorkee (now IIT Roorkee). He is a recipient of Gold Medal at IIT Roorkee to stand first during M.Tech programme, Commonwealth Scholarship Award for doing Ph.D. from University of Bristol (UK), and Commonwealth Fellowship Award to carry out post-doctoral research work at University of Reading (UK). He joined the Department of Civil Engg at IIT Roorkee in 1982, and gradually advancing his career rose to the position of Head of the Department in 2015. Dr Garg has shown extra-ordinary capabilities academically and administratively at various positions at IIT Roorkee.
Prof. Garg has published more than 290 technical papers in national and international conferences and journals. He has undertaken 23 research projects and provided technical services to 83 consultancy projects on various aspects of Civil Engineering, generating funds for the Institute. He has authored a text book on Remote Sensing, and produced two technical films on Story of Mapping. He has developed several new courses and practical exercises in Geomatics Engineering. Besides, supervising a large number of undergraduate projects, he has guided about 70 M.Tech and 17 Ph.D. Thesis. He is instrumental in prestigious MHRD funded projects on e-learning; Development of Virtual Labs, Pedagogy and courses under NPTEL. He has served as experts on various national committees, including Ministry of Environment & Forest, EAEC Committee, NBA (AICTE) and Project Evaluation Committee, DST, New Delhi.
Prof. Garg has reviewed a large number of papers for national and international journals. Considering the need to train the human resource in the country, he has successfully organized 40 programmes in advanced areas of Surveying, Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing, GIS and GPS. He has successfully organized 10 conferences and workshops. He is a life member of 24 professional societies, out of which he is a Fellow member of 8 societies. For academic work, Prof. Garg has travelled widely, nationally and internationally.
He vision is to transform Uttarakhand Technical University to be a front runner, playing its key role in promoting Teaching, Research, Innovation and Technology Transfer for overall development of the Society and Nation.