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Prof Bhavik Bakshi named VC of TERI University

Prof. Bhavik R Bakshi
Prof. Bhavik R Bakshi

TERI University has appointed Prof. Bhavik R Bakshi, a well-known scientist, as its Vice-Chancellor who will oversee all academic and research activities at the institution.

Prof Bakshi has a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering and a Master's in Chemical Engineering Practice from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and a Bachelor of Engineering from the Department of Chemical Technology, University of Bombay.

Prior to joining TERI University, Prof. Bakshi was at the Ohio State University, in the United States, as Professor of Chemical and Bio-molecular Engineering. He has also been Visiting Professor of Chemical Engineering at the Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai.

Prof Bakshi has over 100 peer reviewed publications and research papers to his credit in the areas of Sustainability Science and Engineering, Process Systems Engineering, Complex and Multiscale Systems, Industrial Ecology, and Applied Statistics and has been speaking regularly at international conferences.

"I am delighted to welcome Prof Bakshi to this exciting position of leadership in our research-based institution of higher learning," Dr R K Pachauri, Chancellor of TERI University and Director-General of TERI, said.

"He is a dynamic and forward thinking individual with a wealth of experience. His dedication and commitment to education and research on sustainability science at the national and international levels is a great asset to our University, taking it closer to realising our vision of a university of excellence for this entire region. Professor Bakshi's return to India also demonstrates significantly that we can now attract talent back to India from the best institutions in the world," he said.

TERI University was granted "Deemed to be University" status by the University Grants Commission in October 1999. It offers Masters and Doctoral level programs in the areas of Public Policy & Sustainable Development, Infrastructure, Environmental Studies, Natural Resources Management, Water Resources Management, Geoinformatics, Plant Biotechnology, Climate Science & Policy, Renewable Energy Engineering & Management, Business Sustainability and Development Practices.

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