From Vice Chancellors’s Desk

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Prof. (Dr.) Narpinder SinghVice Chancellor, Graphic Era (Deemed to be University)

Message from the Desk of Vice Chancellor, Prof. (Dr.) Narpinder Singh

Graphic Era (Deemed-to-be-University) has marked for itself an open circumference where teaching and research excellence transfuse across the limitless bounds-thanks to the vision of the Founder, Prof. (Dr.) Kamal Ghanshala, who has served the teaching profession with alacrity for more than three decades till now and the relentless pursuit towards excellence continues unabated. Pitching itself against the values of excellence, commitment, innovation and research, societal responsiveness and inclusiveness, the University has demonstrated a judicious mix of capacity-capability-ingenuity in its penchant for ensuring one of the best internationally-acclaimed teaching-learning processes in the country.

Graphic Era (Deemed-to-be-University) provides a congenial atmosphere for learning with research and innovation with its state-of-the-art infrastructure including the impetus upon nurturing a holistic personality of the students with extra-curricular activities. As a home to the native as also the international students, the University serves as a melting pot for the cultural assimilation and information exchange. With its drive upon instilling an ethical and sensitive bent of mind, the teaching-learning process is intertwined with the eventual aim of “Transforming Dreams into Reality” such that the “global” leaders with an “Indian visage” who are futuristic and indomitable rise and shine across their preferred career trajectories.

Excellence-oriented teaching-learning process is facilitated via curriculum upgrade in line with the international benchmarks that are job market oriented; adoption of a “question-by-example” approach wherein the students are encouraged to showcase their creative outputs by hitting at the normative dogmas and establishing a new order based on inquisitive learning and innovation; and, focus on a competitive-cooperative learning cycle wherein the competition with self serves as an add-on to the team-building exercises for consistent and continuous self-improvement and reflection to create history in the public and private spheres.

Academic collaborations with a focus on research and innovation are the pillars of the University. Industry-academics unity is witnessed in the University’s collaborative ties with the global leaders like IBM, Tata Technologies Ltd., Sapient, Emerson Automated Solutions, CGG, Adobe, Infosys, Steinbeis Academy, etc. Besides, the academic exchange initiatives with the international varsities of the US, UK, France, Germany, Israel, The Netherlands, Malaysia, etc. bolster the spirit of learning-by-fusion such that the East and the West co-mingle into a coalesce.

With its immaculate scorecard ratings across the placement metrics, Graphic Era (Deemed-to-be University) has been a preferred destination for the corporate giants like Apple, Microsoft, Google, WIPRO, Capgemini, IBM, Amazon, HSBC, Amazon, Capgemini, Accenture, Samsung, Infosys, TCS, ADOBE, Tata Technologies Ltd. and many others. Our students have brought laurels to the University with their passion and dedication at the work places. Our students’ bragging rights over their commendable achievements make us stand tall in the higher education sector and lend us wings to soar higher and higher.

With an alumni base crossing the 22000 mark, there is much more to come! The journey of learning is ever-evolving and our path is dotted with the ideals of paving the runway for the accomplished graduates from the gateways of this University.  



BSc, 1982; MSc (Food Technology), 1984; Ph.D., 1989 (Food Technology) from Punjab Agricultural University (PAU), Ludhiana, India. Awarded research fellowship in Engineering and Technology by UGC during Ph.D.

Position Held

  • Professor, Department of Food Science and Technology, Guru Nanak Dev University, (GNDU), Amritsar from 14-08-2000 to 31-12- 2022 (22 years), and Reader: 07-04-1993 to 13-08-2000 (7 years 4 months), Department of Food Science and Technology, GNDU, Amritsar.
  • Assistant Professor: 29-03-1988 to 06-04-1993 (4 years 11 months), Department of Food Science and Technology, PAU, Ludhiana
  • Research Fellow (ICAR Project): 25-02-1985 to 14-11-1985, Department of Food Science and Technology, PAU, Ludhiana
  • Director of Research:10-05-2017 to 03-06-2020 (3 Years 0 Months), GNDU, Amritsar
  • Dean: (Faculty of Applied Sciences): 10-07-2010 to 30-06-2012; 04-08-2008 to 13-12-2009 (3 Years 3 Months), GNDU, Amritsar
  • Head: Department of Food Science & Technology, GNDU, Amritsar: 01-07-2018 to 30-06-2021; 30-08-2001 to 28-06-2004; 06-06-1997 to 05-06-2000 (8 Years 11 months).
  • Coordinator: (Uni.-Industry Linkage Programme), GNDU: 12-11-2008 to 31-03-2012 (3 Years 4 Months)
  • Coordinator: (UGC-SAP), GNDU: 01-04-2012 to 31-03-2017 (5 Years).
  • Coordinator: (Centre for Advance Research in Food Sciences): 12-04-2006 to 22-03-2007 (11 Months).

Fellow of National and International Academies/Associations

  • The Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC), 2022
  • Punjab Academy of Science (PAS), 2022
  • Cereals & Grain Association (Formerly Association of Cereal Chemists International), 2019
  • National Academy of Agricultural Sciences (NAAS), 2005
  • Indian National Science Academy (INSA), 2010
  • National Academy of Sciences, India (NASI), 2011
  • Association of Food Scientists and Technologist India (AFSTI), 2012

Foreign Experience as Visiting Professor/Scientists

  • Institute of Food Research, UK (1995-96)
  • Osaka City University, Japan (2004-05)
  • Kansas State University, USA (2006)
  • University of East Anglia, UK (2007-08)
  • South China University of Technology, Guangzhou, China (2018)

Citations/H-index/I-10 Index/Cumulative Impact Factor

  • Citations = > 23000 (Goggle scholar), > 15000 (Scopus); H-index = 82 (Google scholar), 71 (Scopus), i-10 index = 235; Cumulative Impact factor (IF)= >1300 (ranged from 1.4 to 16.0)
  • Highly cited papers with more than 100 citations=67 and more than 50 citations = 125

Ph.D./M.Sc./B.Tech Thesis Guided

Ph.D. Guided = 29 (awarded), 8 (pursuing, two students were awarded Prime Minister Fellowship) | MSc = 70 | B. Tech= 75

Research Projects/Infrastructural Grant Received/Collaborations etc

  • Extramural Grant Received: Rs. 9 Crores (DST, DBT, MOFPI, CSIR, ICAR, UGC, AICTE)
  • Infrastructural Grant Received: Rs. 2.69 Crores; Industry Consultancy Project: $ 15000
  • Total Grant= Rs. 11.00 Crores approx. (approximately 1.58 million USD)
  • International Collaborations = 10 (USA, UK, Japan, Australia, China)
  • President: Association of Food Scientists and Technologists, India (AFSTI), 2016
  • Member of many National Advisory committees of funding agencies: DST, SERB, CSIR, DBT, UGC etc.
  • Member of Research advisory committee/academic council of National Institutes: CSIR-CFTRI, CSIR-IHBT, ICAR-NDRI

Development of Course Curriculum

  • M.Sc. (Food Technology) program at GNDU, 1993, B. Tech (Food Technology), GNDU 1995.
  • Pre-Ph.D. course in Food Technology, GNDU, 2012
  • M.Sc. (Food Technology) program at Mizoram University, Mizoram, 2018.
  • M.Sc. (Food Science and Technology) program at Central University of Punjab, Bhatinda, 2016
  • Pre-Ph.D. joint programme for Faculty of Science and Life Sciences, 2018.


  • Professor Krishna Sahai Bilgrami Memorial Medal in Agricultural Sciences by Indian National Science Academy-2021
  • J.C. Bose National Fellowship awarded by Department of Science and Technology, Govt. of India, 2011
  • Rafi Ahmed Kidwai Award for outstanding contribution in Natural Resource Management & Agricultural Engineering awarded by Indian Council of Agricultural Research, 2010
  • Indian Research Excellence–Citations Award in Agriculture Science awarded by Web of Science, 2019
  • Excellence in Carbohydrate Research Award awarded by Association of Carbohydrate Chemists & Technologists, 2016
  • Ramana Fellowship awarded by Department of Science & Technology, Govt. of India, 2007-2010
  • Recognition Award awarded by National Academy of Agricultural Sciences, 2007-2008
  • Laljee Godhoo Smarak Nidhi Award by Association of Food Scientists & Technologists, India, 2005
  • C.N.R. Rao Educational Foundation Award by GNDU for Excellence in Research, 2007
  • Award of Honour by Alumni Association, College of Agriculture, PAU, Ludhiana, 2011
  • Certificate of Appreciation by Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana, 2012
  • S. Bishan Singh Samundri Memorial Lectureship Award awarded by Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar, 2012
  • Pran Vohra Award awarded by Indian Science Congress Association, 1997-1998
  • Appreciation Certificate awarded by Punjab State Council for Science and Technology, 1990-1993
  • Young Scientist Medal in Agricultural sciences awarded by Indian National Science Academy, 1993
  • Best Research Papers Awards awarded by Association of Food Scientists and Technologist India, 2007 & 2016

International Rank

Ranked in 2% best scientist world ranking (6373) by Stanford University, 2021, ranked 1st in Agriculture, Fishery and Forestry Sciences and 32nd overall ranking amongst 3352 Indian scientists from all fields. Ranked 18th position in the subject category Chemistry in India by

International Fellowships Awarded

  • Commonwealth Academic Staff Fellowship, 1995
  • Japanese Society for Promotion of Science (JSPS) Fellowship, 2004
  • The Royal Society, UK, 2007-08
  • USDA-Cochran Fellowship, 2006


  • Research Papers: 288
  • Book reviews: 8
  • Review papers: 17
  • Editorials: 02
  • Books chapters: 22
  • Popular Newspapersarticles: 10
  • Books: 1 (Pulse Chemistry and Technology by B. Tiwari and N. Singh Publisher: The RSC, UK, 2012)


Method of Removal of Aflatoxin B2, G1, G2 and Reduction of Aflatoxin B1 in Rice Bran under the intellectual property of India. (Application Number: 202111042034 A, Publication Date: 01/10/2021)

Invited/Keynotes Talks: 70

Conferences Presentations

National: 14, International: 16

Editorships/Editorial Memberships

  • Editor in Chief, Journal of Food Science and Technology February, 2016 – May, 2019 (Springer, IF = 2.7)
  • Associate Editor, Frontiers in Nutrition section Food Chemistry (IF 3.36) since 2021
  • Guest Editor of Special Issue on “Proteins isolates and hydrolysates: structure-function relation, production, bio activities and applications for traditional and modern high nutritional value-added food products” of International Journal of Food Science and Technology, 2021.
  • Subject Editor: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, India Section B: Biological Sciences (IF= 0.396) 2016 to to-date.
  • Member of Editorial Board of Food Research International, journal of the Canadian Institute of Food Science and Technology(CIFST) published by Elsevier Ltd, 2012-to 2015 (IF=6.475).
  • Member of Editorial Board of Journal of Food Science & Technology published by Association of Food Scientists & Technologists, 1999-2005.