Prof. Ashok Kumar joined as Vice Chancellor, CSJM University, Kanpur,
India, on 20th August 2011.
Served as Vice Chancellor, Chandra Shekhar Azad Agriculture and
Technology University, Kanpur during 10th May to 8th August, 2012
Prof. Ashok Kumar, born in 1951 at Moradabad, Uttar Pradesh, had his
early school education at Mirzapur, Varanasi and at Allahabad. Prof. Ashok
Kumar got his Master’s Degree from University of Allahabad in 1969 and
Doctorate Degree (PhD) from University of Rajasthan, Jaipur in 1973.
Prof. Kumar served as Assistant Professor in Allahabad University (1969),
Rajasthan University (1972-75), H.P.University, Shimla (1975-1985) and as
Associate Professor at Lucknow University (1985). In 1985 Dr. Kumar joined
University of Rajasthan, Jaipur, again as Associate Professor. He became
Professor in 2001.
Prof. Kumar served the University of Rajasthan,Jaipur,India, in various
administrative capacity as Director, UGC-Academic Staff College,
Hony.Director, PG School of Life Sciences, Coordinator of Centre of
Advanced Studies in Zoology, Coordinator of Microbiology and as Head of
the Department of Zoology.
Dr. Kumar is/was actively engaged in research and teaching at undergraduate
and postgraduate levels. He is very well known scientist in the field of Radiation
and Cancer Biology. His work has been recognized both at National and
Prof. Kumar was awarded Junior Research Fellowship, CSIR, New Delhi, India,
1969-70. Awarded Research Fellowship, NIH, USA (Project), 1970-72.He was
awarded National Associateship (University Grants Commission, New
Delhi) for 5 years, 1975-1982. He is the first recipient of Young Scientist
Award by Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Mumbai, India 1988, for his
original contribution in the field of Radiation Biology. He was awarded Senior
Scientist award by Association of Radiation Research, United Kingdom, 2003.
In Japan 2003 he was awarded Kadota Award for his work on anticancer herbal
drugs. In recognition of research Dr.Kumar was awarded Research Excellence
Award, on 26th January 2009, by the University of Rajasthan, Jaipur.
He has been honoured by the DEWANG MEHTA Business School Award
conforred by Amrop India Consultants Pvt.Ltd., Mumbai in 2011 and Recently
awarded by ABP News National B-School Award for Outstanding Contribution to
Education in 2012.
Dr Kumar is the recipient of Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship, Germany
(1982, 83, 1990, 1995, 1998, 2001, and 2002) and Japanese Post Doctoral
fellowship (1979, 1981). He is visiting scientist at Shiga Medical University,
Shiga, Japan, (1987, 1992, 1994, 1997, 2003, and 2007).
In 2010 Prof. Kumar was invited at Tokyo Institute of Technology, Tokyo,
Japan as a Visiting International Professor from April 2010 to June 2010.
Dr. Kumar successfully guided several M.Phil (7) and PhD students (33). He has
published more than 100 research publications in National and International
Journals. He has published research papers in collaborations with American,
German, Japanese, Korean and scientists from England. He is member of
several National and International Societies. He is also reviewer of several
National/International Journals. He is also external examiner for the
evaluation of Ph.D. thesis of foreign universities: Mauritius University,
Malaysia, South Africa.
Prof Kumar has delivered scientific talks in foreign universities / institutes
Justus Liebig University, Giessen, Germany, Shiga Medical University, Shiga,
Japan (lectures delivered to MBBS Students also), Tokyo Institute of
Technology, Tokyo, Japan, Tokyo University, Tokyo, Japan, Seoul National
University, Seoul, Korea, Southern Research Laboratory, Birmingham, USA,
Lotte Pharmaceutical Food Division, Seoul, Korea.
Prof. Kumar organized 3 National Conferences and 2 International Conferences
Dr. Ashok Kumar has participated/delivered lectures/chaired sessions at various
National and International conferences/symposium etc: Australia, Canada,
China, England, France, Germany, Iran, Japan, Korea, Mauritius,
Netherlands, South Africa, Switzerland, Thailand and USA to name a few.
Prof Kumar had several International Collaborative Research Projects .He
was awarded Indo German Research Project 2000-2002 (DST-DAAD),Lotte
Pharmaceutical Research & Development, Seoul, Korea, Canopus
Biopharma,Ireland,USA, Indo Japan Research Project 20!0-2012(DSTJSPS),
Indo –Mauritius( CV Raman Fellow Award to work with Prof. Kumar).
Prof.Kumar is associated with various academic activities of Public service
commissions of Uttar Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Rajasthan, Bihar, and M.P.
and also with Union Public Service Commission, University Grants Commission,
Department of Science & Technology and various Indian Universities etc.
At present Prof. Kumar is actively involved in finding new phytochemicals for
Anticancer and Radiation Protection.