Vice - Chancellor
Apeejay Stya University
Dr. S.K. Salwan is serving his second term as Vice-Chancellor of ASU. He was the first VC of ASU in 2010. He is also the Principal Advisor to the Chairman of Apeejay Education Society. A distinguished scientist, Dr. Salwan has also served as VC of Punjab Technical University, Jalandhar (2003-2008).
An expert of strategic defence and defence technologies, Dr. Salwan has been director of three national-level laboratories and establishments of Defence Research. He has been Advisor (Strategic Projects), DRDO, Ministry of Defence and was appointed Emeritus Scientist DRDO in 2003. He held the DRDO Nagchowdhary Chair, Distinguished Professor and DRDO Fellow (2011-2013). Dr. Salwan has been the founder member of Integrated Guided Missile Development Programme of Defence Research under the leadership of Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam. Dr. Salwan was awarded Scientist of the Year (Engineering) in 1992. In 2009, he was awarded Lifetime Achievement Award by DRDO for invaluable contribution in Defence Technologies and Strategic Defence. In 2016, Dr Salwan received India’s Eminent Vice Chancellor Award by All India Council of Human Rights, Liberties & Social Justice.
Dr. Salwan holds a PhD in Mechanical Engineering from IIT, Mumbai.
Dr. Salwan has been the Founder Member of Integrated Guided Missile Development Programme of Defence Research under the leadership of Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam. Dr. Salwan was awarded Lifetime Achievement Award by DRDO in 2009.