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Professor Rajendra Prasad




Professor Rajendra Prasad, M.Sc., Ph.D.


Present Position : Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Rajendra Singh (Rajju Bhaiya) University, Prayagraj (Formerly Allahabad State University), UP, India


Date of birth : January 1, 1955


Official Address : CPI Hostel Complex, Mahatma Gandhi Road, Civil Lines, Prayagraj, Pin-211001, Uttar Pradesh, India.




Mobile No.: +91 9415313714


Administrative experience:

  • Serving as Founder Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Rajendra Singh (Rajju Bhaiya) University, Prayagraj (Formerly Allahabad State University), w.e.f.17th June, 2016- till date.
  • Served as Vice-Chancellor, Deen Dayal Upadhyaya (DDU) Gorakhpur University, Gorakhpur, from 20th January 2014 to 12th February 2014 and 9th October 2015 to 01 November, 2015.
  • OSD, Prof. Rajendra Singh (Rajju Bhaiya) University, Prayagraj (Formerly Allahabad State University), UP from September 2015 to 16 June 2016.
  • As Senior-most Professor officiated several times as Vice-Chancellor, DDU Gorakhpur University in 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 for brief stints only.
  • Served as Dean, Faculty of Science, DDU Gorakhpur University with effect from January 6, 2010 to 5th January 2013.
  • As Dean, Faculty of Science, Prof. Rajendra Prasad played a key- role in institution-building and signed the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in 2012 concluded between Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Gorakhpur University and Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF), New Delhi with Mr. Ajit Doval as its Director and presently National Security Advisor to Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
  • Has been Member, Executive Council, DDU Gorakhpur University as senior-most Professor and also as Dean, Faculty of Science.
  • Served as Finance Officer, DDU Gorakhpur University from September 9, 2012 to 5th January 2013 and played pivotal role in financial management of the university.
  • Served as Head, Department of Defence and Strategic Studies, D.D.U. Gorakhpur University since 24 Dec. 1990 to July 4, 2008 for about 18 years.
  • By virtue of being Dean, Faculty of Science served as Administrative Head of the following Departments: Bio-technology, Microbiology, Industrial Chemistry, Electronics, Computer Science and Home Science.
  • Served as Chief Proctor and Special Executive Magistrate, DDU Gorakhpur University: from (May 17, 2008 to 20th February 2009),(from 8 March 2005 -10 November 2006) , and (from 2 January 1997 to June 14, 2000).
  • Served as Convener, Draft Committee for the Statutes for Minimum Qualifications of University Teachers in accordance with the UGC Regulations-2010.
  • Served as Convener, Draft Committee for the Ph.D. Ordinances of DDU Gorakhpur University in accordance with the UGC Regulation-2009.
  • Served on the panel for preparing the proposals for the 10th Five Year Development Plan of the D.D.U. Gorakhpur University submitted to the University Grants Commission, New Delhi.
  • Served as Coordinator, NAAC Steering Committee during the visit of NAAC Peer Team from February 22 to 25, 2005, which awarded the grade B++ to DDU Gorakhpur University.
  • Superintendent of Works (S.o.W.) from 2003 to July 2007.
  • Served as Chairman, Handball team of the Athletic Association, Gorakhpur University during 1981-82.
  • Active Member in various administrative and developmental committees of the DDU Gorakhpur University for 39 years.

Service and Teaching Experience:

  • More than Thirty Nine (39) years' teaching experience at Graduate and Post-graduate levels (from Dec. 1976 to 15 June, 2016):
  • Professor, Department of Defence & Strategic Studies (DDSS), Gorakhpur University since 03 Dec. 1997 to 30 June 2017 (more than 18 years);
  • Reader, Department of Defence & Strategic Studies, Gorakhpur University (from 29 Sept.1987 to Dec. 1997);
  • Lecturer, Department of Defence & Strategic Studies, Gorakhpur University (from Sept. 29, 1980 to 28 Sept. 1987);
  • Lecturer, Department of Military Studies, Raj Balwant Singh (R.B.S.) College, Agra University (from Dec. 6, 1976 to Sept. 28, 1980).


Research Experience:

  • Actively engaged in research for the last 42 years.
  • Major Areas of Specialisation: Science, Technology and National and International Security, IR, Arms Control & Disarmament and related fields of Strategic Studies, Disaster Management.


Research Supervision and Ph.D. Awarded:

  • Number of Ph.D. Students supervised and degree awarded: twenty six (26).
  • Major Research Projects : Completed: 03


Membership of Academic Bodies:

  • DDU Gorakhpur University Executive Council 3 times; Academic Council, Board of Studies and Research Degree Committee for the last 38 years, along with expert member of the Board of Studies/ Research Degree Committees/ selection committees in various universities situated from the North to South and East to West in India.
  • National President, 12th National Congress for Defence Studies (NCDS), 1997-98
  • Vice-President, National Congress for Defence Studies (NCDS): 1993-94, 1994-95, 1995-96.
  • Life Member, National Congress for Defence Studies (NCDS), Allahabad.
  • Life Member, International Association of Environmental Botanists, Lucknow.
  • Member of a number of international academic and cultural institutions



  • Number of books authored/ edited: Seventeen (17)
  • A book of poems published, namely- “Samar Shesh Hai”(New Delhi: Consortium books) 2017 (in Hindi)
  • Edited a book as the critique entitled "Samar Shesh Hai: Manawata Kee Kavyatmak Mimansa" New Delhi: Consortium books), 2018.
  • Chapters contributed in foreign and Indian books: thirty (30)
  • Full research papers in national/international journals: hundred (100), along with numerous articles in national/international dailies/weeklies.


Foreign visits for research and participation/ invited talks in International Conferences/ Seminars:

  • France (2013), Italy ( 2009), Austria (2007), USA (1996, 1999), United Kingdom (2005), Australia (1986), Fiji Islands (1986), and Thailand (1986) for academic mutuality and research. Invited lectures in National and International Conferences/ Seminars (2005-2016) :


Organisational Competence:

  • Organised 30 National Seminars, 6 UGC-sponsored Refresher Courses; and participated in more than 100 National/ International Seminars, Conferences and Workshops, including lectures as key-note speaker/chairman in the inaugural/ valedictory sessions.


Honours, Awards and Recognitions: Recipient of following notable honours, recognitions and awards:

  • Recipient of following notable honours, recognitions and awards :
  • United Nations Scholarship (New York, 1996);
  • Salzburg Global Seminar Fellowship ( Austria, 2007);
  • Oxford Roundtable( Oxford, UK, 2005);
  • ISODARCO Fellowship (2009);
  • Ministry of Defence, Government of India Second Prize (1990) given by the then State
  • Minister for Defence and India's famous nuclear scientist Dr. Raja Ramanna;
  • Rajiv Gandhi Education Excellence Award (2012);
  • Indira Gandhi Siksha Shiromani Award (2012);
  • ICSSR-FMSH Fellow (France, 2013); and
  • 12th President, National Congress for Defence Studies (NCDS, 1997-98).
  • CSEAP Life-Time Achievement Award by the Centre for Southeast Asian & Pacific Studies, Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupati, India (26th July 2017).
  • Kulpati K.M. Munshi Award, 2016.
  • Life-Time Achievement Award conferred by the Society of Biological Sciences and Rural Development, Allahabad (10 Nov. 2017).
  • A Felicitation Volume (610 pages) entitled "PRAGYA PURUSH- PROF. RAJENDRA PRASAD" is published in the honour of Prof. Rajendra Prasad, encompassing the impressions of 116 national and international scholars about the personality and contributions of Prof. Rajendra Prasad in the domain, range and scope of inter-disciplinary learning and research (Publisher : G.B. Books, New Delhi, 2018).