Name: Prof. Dr Varun Joshi

Designation: Professor & Dean

Subject : Environment Management

Educational Qualification: Ph.D.


Phone: 011-25302360

Official Address: University School of Environment Management, AFR-105, A-Block, Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, Sector 16-C, Dwarka, New Delhi 110078

Teaching/Research Experience:

Dr Varun Joshi is a Professor (Environmental Geology), and is presently Dean University School of Environment Management, GGS Indraprastha University, Dwarka, New Delhi.  He did his M.Sc. and PhD in Geology from HNB Garhwal University, Srinagar (Garhwal), Uttarakhand (a Central University). Cumulatively, he has more than 32 years of research and teaching experience.  He joined GGSIP University in the year 2010. Prior to joining GGSIPU he has worked in GB Pant National Institute of Himalayan Environment & Sustainable Development (An autonomous institute of Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Govt. of India) for about nineteen years. Prof. Joshi has extensively worked on various environmental issues, and natural hazards of western and north-eastern Himalayas.  

Prof. Joshi is a highly accomplished environmental geologist and has worked on various aspect of geological environmen, Watershed Management, Climate Change with special reference to the Himalayan region, Cryosphere, Environmental Impact Assessment, and Natural Disaster Management etc.  Prof. Joshi has also been a member of High Level committee on 'Past Flood and Landslides in the Upper Alaknanda valley' (Ministry of Agriculture (GoI), Member of Task team for 'Snow and Glaciers' (MoEFCC ,GoI), and member of the team of Experts for 'Uttarakashi Landslide' (DST-GoI).   

Dr Joshi has attended various International and National training programs on environmental aspects of Himalaya. He has also participated as an expert member of the team of Mountain Risk Engineering (MRE) study tour to China (MoEFCC)-ICIMOD, Nepal). Prof. Joshi has also visited many countries to hone his professional skills, and also as an expert member.   

Prof. Joshi has successfully carried out many externally funded international and national research projects on different environmental issues specifically for the Himalayan region.  He is member/expert of Board of Studies and Scientific committees of various universities/institutions besides being a member of several professional societies. Besides contributing as a researcher par excellence, he is also providing his services as Program Coordinator NSS/NCC of the University. Prof. Joshi's has published more than one hundred sixty scientific papers in international and national journals of repute. In addition, he has also published four edited books. Several students completed their Ph D under his supervision and also supervised M Sc (EM and NRM) and MBS (DM) students for their dissertation thesis.  Currently 8 students are pursuing Ph D under hissupervision.