Prof. Dinesh Kumar joined YMCA University of Science & Technology, Faridabad as the Vice-Chancellor on 04.11.2015. Prof. Kumar has been awarded the prestigious Indian Science Congress Association Homi J Bhabha Gold Medal by Shri Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of India. Under the supervision of Prof. Dinesh Kumar, YMCA University of Science & Technology, Faridabad is accredited by NAAC “A” grade. Recently, Prof. Dinesh Kumar has been elected as President of Materials Science section of Indian Science Congress Association for the session 2017-2018. Previously Prof. Dinesh Kumar has worked as Director of UIET from August 2010 to January 2015. He has been Chairman, Department of Electronic Science at Kurukshetra University from 1.05.2006- 30.04.2009 and then again from 1.05.2013-3.11.2015. He has worked as Director, Kurukshetra University Alumni Association for many years.
Dinesh Kumar, Professor, Kurukshetra University obtained his M.Phil. in Microelectronic Engineering & Semiconductor Physics in 1991 and Ph.D. in 1994 from Cambridge University, U.K. under the supervision of Prof. A. M. Campbell at Department of Engineering. He travelled to INFM-TASC, Trieste, Italy in 1998 and worked there as a Post-Doctoral Research Associate with Prof. Alfonso Franciosi. In 2003, he was awarded the Commonwealth Fellowship by the Association of Commonwealth Universities, London to work again at Cambridge University in Prof. Mark Blamire’s group. During this he has also worked as a bye-fellow of Selwyn College, Cambridge. A total of 15 students have already completed their Ph.D. theses and nearly 40 students have completed their M.Tech. degree under his guidance in Electronics and IT related themes. He has already published more than 100 research papers.
Prof. Kumar is a widely travelled person and has been to France, Italy, Germany, Austria, England, USA, Russia, Australia, Taiwan and many more in connection with his research activities. His research group is engaged in the fabrication and characterization of semiconductor devices and thin films. He has worked as the Coordinator of the National Programme for developing MEMS and Microsystems at Kurukshetra University. He was awarded the Nanomission project by DST worth Rs. 2.96 Crore to support M.Tech. (Nanoscience and Technology) programme at Electronic Science Department, Kurukshetra University. As Director, Kurukshetra University Alumni Association for many years and generated funds to the tune of Rs 5 Crores. He has worked on World Bank funded TEQIP project of worth 10 Crore at UIET.