Vice Chancellor

Dr. Balakrishna Pisupati

Dr. Pisupati brings with him close to three decades of local, national, regional and global experience focusing on conservation and development and has been actively involved in building programmes and institutions since 1991.

He has worked for a range of institutions such as national non-governmental organization (Head, Biodiversity and Biotechnology Programme, M S Swaminathan Research Foundation, India), international non-governmental organizations (Head, Asia Regional Programme, IUCN-The World Conservation Union), United Nations (Coordinator, Biodiplomacy Programme at UN University and Chief of Biodiversity, Multilateral Environmental Agreements at United Nations Environment Programme), international academic think-tank (Senior Policy Specialist, Fridtjof Nansen Institute, Norway) and Government (Chairman, National Biodiversity Authority, Government of India).

With more than 90 research publications and articles and 41 books on various issues ranging from conservation to science-policy interface, trade, IPRs, sustainable development Dr. Pisupati brings a wide body of knowledge to the University that focuses on transdisciplinary studies, one of the first kind in India.

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