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Dr. Davinder Kumar Madaan is Professor of Economics & Head, School of Social Sciences, Punjabi University, Patiala, India. He is 1st Class M.A., Ph.D. (Economics) with experience of more than 30 years in research/teaching, 13 years in Academic Administration, and 12 years as Professor. He worked on various academic and administrative positions at Punjabi University, Lovely Professional University, Phagwara, Government of Madhya Pradesh, and Ministry of External Affairs’ Project on ‘South and Central Asia’ at CRRID, Chandigarh. His area of research is International Economic relations, particularly South Asia; and development economics. His publications include 4 Books and 91 Research Papers/Articles. He presented Research Papers in 115 International/National Conferences. He guided many Ph.D. and M.Phil students. He completed 4 Research Projects including The World Bank’s Minor Project on “India and Her Neighbours”, The Asia Foundation’s Project on “Understanding Non-Tariff Trade Barriers between India and Pakistan”, and ICSSR’s Project on “Trade Relations among BIMSTEC Countries”. Currently, he is doing project of National Highways Authority of India on “Development of Phase 1 - Delhi-Amritsar-Katra Expressway in Haryana and Punjab States”. He visited China, Indonesia, Thailand, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal and Sri Lanka for academic purposes. He acted as Resource Person/Expert in many International/National Conferences and Examinership in the leading universities of India and abroad. Currently, he is Secretary, Indian Economic Association (IEA). He is also Honorary Secretary, Patiala Branch of the Indian Institute of Public Administration (IIPA).

 

Former Heads:

                                                                1-7-14 to 20-7-14

Professor Inderjeet Singh is Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences and Head, Department of Economics, Punjabi University, Patiala. He is 1stClass M.A. with distinction, M.Phil and Ph.D. (Economics) with experience of about 33+ years in teaching and research. He is Professor in- charge ‘Planning Commission Chair’, a project of Planning Commission, Govt. of India. He has been guiding research to 11 Ph.D. and 15 M.Phil students. He elected as Executive Committee Member from Punjab in the Indian Economic Association (IEA) for the tenure during 2004-07. His area of research isDevelopment Economics; Research Methodology, Quantitative Techniques and Computer Applications. His publications include 6 Books and 37 Research Papers/Articles. He presented Research Papers, and acted as Chairperson/Key Speaker/Rapporteur in many International/National Conferences.

 

                                                                         10-1-13 to 30-6-14

Dr.Baldev Singh Sandhu is Professor, Department of Psychology, Punjabi University, Patiala. He is the former Registrar;Dean, College Development Council; Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences; Dean, Students Welfare; Director, Public Relations; Director, Youth Welfare; and Head, Department of Psychology. He also served Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar. He has experience of about 30+ years in teaching and research. He has been guiding research to 23 Ph.D. and 7 M.Phil students. His area of research isPersonality, Creativity and Self Actualization.He presented Research Papers, and acted as Chairperson/Key Speaker/Rapporteur in many International/National Conferences.

 

                                                                  16-4-12 to 31-12-12

Late Professor S.S. Tiwana was the founder Head of the School of Social Sciences, Punjabi University, Patiala.  He was the Dean Academic Affairs; and Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences.He headed the Department of Public Administration, Punjabi University, Patiala, as Professor and Head for nine years. He also served Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar. He had an experience of about 35+ years in teaching and research, and 10+ years in Academic Administration.He guided research to 14 Ph.D. and 50 M.Phil students.He was Vice-President of Indian Public Administration Association and Indian Political Science Association.His area of research included Centre-State Relations, Indian Federalism and weaker sections such as scheduled caste, scheduled tribes, women, and children.He contributed more than 100 research papers in different Journals of National and International repute and in edited books. He presented research papers in more than 120 National Seminars and Conferences. He acted as Chairperson/Key Speaker/Rapporteur in many International/National Conferences.

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