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Prof. (Dr.) Ramesh Chandra Gaur

Director, New Delhi

Prof. (Dr.) Ramesh Chandra Gaur is presently Director, National School of Drama (NSD), an autonomous institute under Ministry of Culture, Govt. of India. He has assumed his office in NSD w.e.f. 15.03.2022 (A/N). As Director, NSD, he is Head of Department and Principle Executive Officer of NSD, New Delhi and its centres situated at Gangtok, Agartala, Varanasi, Bengaluru and also of TIE wing Srinagar (J & K).    This is an additional charge to Prof. Gaur as he is permanently associated with Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts (IGNCA),  New Delhi, MoC as Professor & Dean (Academics) in HAG scale Pay Level 15. He has been previously associated with renowned organizations like JNU, TIFR, CSIR-CRRI, IMT, MDI and RIS.

A Fulbright Scholar (VT, USA), Prof. Gaur has visited over 24 countries; USA, UK, Australia, Russia, Germany, France, China, Japan, Taiwan, Iran, Thailand, Indonesia, Cambodia, Bangladesh, Malaysia, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Hong Kong , Panama, South Korea, Bhutan, UAE, and the Netherlands in relation to various professional assignments.

International and National Honours & Awards: Prof. Gaur has received / honoured with over 14 National and International awards. Some of the important one includes; NCPEDP-MphasisUniversal design Award 2017, Turnitin Global Innovation Awards 2017(USA): Honorable Mention Category: Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) India, Librarians choice award to Dynamic Librarians, India CSR Dr. Velaga Memorial Awards for Innovative Library Services (Leadership) for the year 2019, The “Most Fabulous Global Knowledge Management Leader’’ 2020 award at Global Knowledge Management Congress & Awards | World HRD Congress 2020 , Best Library Leader Award etc.

Representing India at UNESCO: 

Prof. Gaur is the first Indian nominated as Member- International Advisory Committee (IAC) UNESCO Memory of the World (MoW) Programme (2018-2025) as well as Member UNESCO Global Task Force on Indigenous Languages (2020-2032).

Other International Committees: 

Prof. Gaur has also served as member of Expert Consultation Committee for setting up of International Centre on Documentary Heritage (ICDH) in South Korea and Consultative Committee on Digital Dunhuang, China. He has also served as Member of various Committees of International Federations of Library Associations (IFLA), IFLA Art Libraries, Academic and Research Libraries and Asia and Oceania Regional Committee, Member-International NDLTD Board of Directors, Member Databib Advisory Board, USA etc. He is also the First Indian appointed as Chair IFLA Advisory Commsittee on Cultural Heritage for period 2021-2024. He is the National Coordinator-Experts’ Group on Memory of the World (MoW) Programme in India.

National Committees: 

He has served / serving over 100 National Committees and Boards. Important ones are: Member of Research Council (RC) for CSIR-National Institute of Science Communication and Information Resources (NISCAIR), New Delhi( formerly INSDOC). Member Board of Studies Makhan Lal Chaturvedi University of Journalism, Bhopal, Member- Governing Body ShahidSukhdev Singh College of Business Studies (DU), Academic Advisory Board of many major publishers; Elsevier, Springer, Royal Society of Chemistry, EBSCO, PROQUEST, OUP, CUP IOP,etc ,Member-Governing Council- INFLIBNET, Member of UGC National Committee for Implementation of Submission and Access to Electronic Theses and Dissertations in Universities in India, Member-National Advisory Board-E-Shodh Sindhu National Consortia, Member –Draft Committee UGC Plagiarism Regulations 2018. He is /was Member of Library Advisory Board / Committees of various Universities/Institutions in India. He is member of Rashtriya Toli of Anusandhan Prakoshth of Bhartiya Shikshan Mandal from 2020.

Expert on Research Publication Ethics- Research Misconducts (Fabrication, Falsification and Plagiarism): Prof. Gaur was one of the key members of UGC-MHRD Draft Regulations committee for UGC (Promotion of Academic Integrity and Prevention of Plagiarism in Higher Education Institutions) regulations 2018. He is one of the most sought-after .speaker on Research & Publication Ethics, enhancing research interests and Research Publications, e-Research, Plagiarism, its detection, avoidance, Predatory Publishing, Research Data Management and Reference Management.

Prof. Gaur has been appointed by Ministry of Culture, GOI as Officer on Special Duty (OSD) for setting up of Indian Institute of Heritage. Prof. Gaur has also been appointed as Chairman of Project Monitoring Committee (PMC) of a NITI Aayog Project (under the directions of PMO)- Networking/ integrating Libraries amongst various Union Ministries/ Departments, to enable Libraries to deliver higher quality services in an integrated manner.

He is the Member of Editorial /Advisory Board / Guest Editor in several International and National Journals. In over 31 year’s professional career, he has guided Ph. D. and M. Phil.students, authored and edited 12 books, has written over 70+ articles /papers and has presented / delivered over 600 papers / talks in various national and international conferences etc . Has organized and directed over 500+ national and International conferences/ Seminars/Webinars/Book Discussions /Workshops etc