Dr. W.U. Malik a former Professor
of this University was appointed Vice-Chancellor of University of Kashmir,
Bundelkhand University and Allahabad University. Prof Rajendra Prakash
an alumnus and former Professor was appointed Vice-Chancellor of Hemwati
Nandan Bahuguna University, Srinagar (Garhwal) apart from Dr. A.N. Khosla,
Dr. Ghananand Pande, Dr M.R. Chopra, Dr. Jai Krishna, Dr. Jagdish Narain,
Dr. Bharat Singh and Dr. N.C. Mathur alumni or former faculty members in
this University who were appointed Vice-Chancellor of the University of
Roorkee itself. Present Vice-Chancellor Prof N.C. Nigam is alumni of this
Directors - Indian Institutes
A number of Professors who
have been on the faculty of this University or alumni have been appointed
Directors of IITs. These include Prof. Shankar Lal, Prof O.P. Jain, Prof
. P.V. Indiresan, Prof. C.S. Jha and Prof. N.C. Nigam.
Directors of R&D Institutes
Former Professors of the University
have been appointed Directors of R&D Institutes of national importance,
namely Dr. Shamsher Prakash of Central Building Research Institute, Roorkee,
Dr. V.K. Gaur of National Geophysical Research Institute, Hyderabad, Dr.
P. Khanna of National Environmental Engineering Research Institute, Nagpur,
Dr. S.K.Joshi of National Physical Laboratory, New Delhi, Dr. Satish Chandra
of National Institute of Hydrology, Roorkee, Dr. D.V. Singh of Central
Road Research Institute, New Delhi, and Dr. D.N. Trikha of Structural Engineering
Research Centre, Ghaziabad.
Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar
The research work of the faculty
has been widely recognised. Seven faculty members have been so far honoured
with the coveted Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Award which include Dr.
Jai Krishna, Dr. S.K. Joshi, Dr. V.K. Gaur, Dr. D.V. Singh, Dr. P.S. Moharir
Dr. Aloke Gupte and Dr. Sri Niwas.
President of National Academies
and Professional Institutions
Many faculty members, have
been elected as Fellows of Indian National Science Academy and Indian National
Academy of Engineering. Dr. A.N. Khosla was the first engineer to become
Presedent of the Indian National Science Academy and Dr. S.K. Joshi has
been the President of the Academy in the recent past. While Dr. Jai Krishna
is the founder President of the Indian National Academy of Engineering,
Dr. Shanker Lal, Dr. Satish Chandra and Dr. H.C. Visvesvaraya have been
the President of the Institution of Engineers (India).