Prof. Dinesh Kumar is Vice-Chancellor of YMCA University of Science and Technology, Faridabad. Before assuming charge as Vice-Chancellor of YMCAUST on November 4, 2015, he was Chairman of Electronic Science Department at Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra.
An eminent researcher, Prof. Kumar began his academic career in the year 1987 as a faculty at Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra. His teaching and research career spans over 27 years. As visiting professor and invited speaker, he has visited many countries including France, Germany, Italy, Austria, England, USA, Russia and Australia. He has obtained his Master and Ph.D degree from Cambridge University, U.K. In 2003, he was awarded Commonwealth Fellowship by the Association of Commonwealth Universities, London to work again at Cambridge University. A bye-fellow of Selwyn College, Cambridge, Prof. Dinesh has published about 100 research papers. He has been the Director, UIET, Kurukshetra University and Coordinator of NPMASS project and also worked as the coordinator of Nano Mission Project awarded by Govt. of India, New Delhi.
Prof. Dinesh has received the Indian Science Congress Association's Homi J. Bhabha Memorial Award for year 2015. Prime Minister Sh. Narendra Modi presented the prestigious award to him during the inaugural ceremony of the 103rd Indian Science Congress (ISC) which was held at University of Mysore, Mysore (Karnataka) from 3-7 January 2016. The award, which carries a Gold Medal, has been bestowed on him for his contribution to the development of science and technology in the country, specifically in the area of Microelectronics Engineering and Semiconductor Physics. With this achievement, Dr. Dinesh Kumar has become the first Scientist and Vice-Chancellor of any University in Haryana to receive this prestigious Award.