Speaker Details

Sanjeev Kumar Varshney

Sanjeev Kumar Varshney

Adviser & Head | International Division, DST

  • Scientific Officer with Government of India working in the Ministry / Department of Science & Technology since 1990. Presently working as Adviser/ Scientist G and Head of the International Division (Bilateral cooperation) of the Department responsible for facilitating bilateral scientific cooperation of India with partner countries.
  • Co-Chair, Governing Body, Indo-German Science & Technology Centre
  • Board Member, Global Innovation & Technology Alliance
  • Member Governing Council: Indo-US Endowment Fund, International Advanced Research Centre, US India Education Foundation
  • Has worked as Counsellor (S&T) with Embassy of India in Moscow to facilitate bilateral scientific cooperation between India and Russia during April 2008 - June 2011
  • Has developed several scientific activities as well as inter-governmental documents to facilitate bilateral scientific cooperation of India with several partner countries
  • Has developed documentation to promote scientific - industrial cooperation
  • Has taught at M.Sc (Geology) and M.Tech (Geophysics) level at Kurukshetra University in 1990
  • Passed out M.Sc (Geology) in 1984 from Aligarh Muslim University
  • Pursued research at University of Delhi during 1985-1990 on Himalayan river systems, sedimentation, diagenetic and tectonic modifications
  • Got trained on Management Information System by CMC Ltd, Kolkata in1994
  • Did Certificate course for Proficiency in Russian language from University of Delhi in 1994
  • Attended training course on Intellectual Property Rights and WTO related issues, covering Patents, Copyrights, Invention, Geographical Indicators, Trade Secrets, Trademarks, etc (ASCI, Hyderabad, 2006)
  • Awarded University Medal for standing first in MSc (1984)
  • Awarded Dr DN Wadia Research Fellowship in 1986 for research on Himalayan Geology
  • Qualified UGC NET test in 1986 for Junior Research Fellowship and Lectureship
  • Life Fellow, Geological Society of India, Bangalore
  • Life Fellow, Nepal Geological Society, Kathmandu
  • Member, International Association of Sedimentologists, Oxford