Dr. S.K. Salwan is an expert in Strategic Defence and Defence Technologies. He has served as the Director of three national level laboratories and establishment of Defence Research. He has been the Advisor (Strategic Projects) of Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO). He was appointed as Emeritus Scientist DRDO in 2003 by the President of India. Dr. Salwan was the Vice-Chancellor of the Punjab Technical University, Jalandhar (2003-2008) and the Founder Vice-Chancellor the Apeejay Stya University. He has been distinguished professor and DRDO fellow while holding Nagchowdhary Chair.
Dr. Salwan is Chairman, Armament Research Board and Chairman, Research Council ARDE Pune. Dr. Salwan is a member of the Advisory Group of Experts, Ministry of Railways, Railway Board and Member of the Board of Governors of many Universities in India and abroad. Dr. Salwan is member of ‘Make in India’ in Body Armour, NITI Aayog, Govt. of India.
Dr. Salwan has been founder member of the Integrate Guided Missiles Programme of Defence Research under the leadership of Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam.
Dr. Salwan is recipient of many national and international awards including the Life Time Achievement Award by the Prime Minister of India for Invaluable Contribution in Defence Technologies and Strategic Defence - 2009.
At present, Dr. Salwan is the Vice-Chancellor of the Apeejay Stya University and Chief Executive Officer (Higher Education) of the Apeejay Education Society.