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Prof (Dr) Varinder S Kanwar, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) , NABET

Dr. Varinder S Kanwar holds Ph.D. in Civil Engineering, M.E. in Structural Engineering, Post Graduate Diploma in Rural Development and BE in Civil Engineering. He carries more than 27 years of Research; Teaching and Administrative Experience. He is a fellow of Institution of Engineers and senior member of IEEE, Life Member of ISTE, ICI, IGS, IRC.

Dr. Kanwar holds academic and administrative positions in institutes like NIT Hamirpur, Government Polytechnic Hamirpur, Thapar University Patiala and Punjab Technical University Jalandhar. He served as the founding Registrar and further Vice Chancellor of Chitkara University, Himachal Pradesh (NAAC A+). He is member of various inspection committees convened to grant affiliation to the University and to assess compliance with regulatory norms, He is also on the panel of Board of Studies – Civil Engineering of various Universities. Nominated as non-official member of State Level Working Committee – Town and Country Planning Department, Government of Himachal Pradesh. He served as Chairperson as well as member in NAAC Peer Assessment Teams. He is actively involved in industrial consultancy and technology development to provide suitable sustainable solutions in problems areas such as waste minimization, reuse or recycle of waste generated.

Dr. Kanwar has written 8 books, 80 research papers in national and international journals, 17 research papers in conferences, supervised 3 M.E. and 8 Ph.D. scholars, filed 10 patents out of which 3 are granted. He has completed 7, and continuing 2, Government funded research projects of more than 4 crore INR. His expertise research areas include Health Monitoring of Structures, Sustainable Environment and Alternate Construction Materials using Industrial Waste

Dr Kanwar was felicitated by Government of Himachal Pradesh for “Excellence in Promotion of Environment Conservation and Sustainable Development” in the year 2021 and 2019. He is the recipient of “Time 2 Leap awards under the category Best Professor of the Year – Socio Environment Enterprises” awarded by Hon’ble Minister of State – MSME, Government of India in 2021. He was awarded as “Outstanding Concrete Technologist 2020” by Indian Concrete Institute and Ultratech Cement Ltd. Dr Kanwar is recipient of National Builder Award by Rotary Club of India in the year 2018.

National Accreditation Board for Education and Training (NABET), is a statutory board of Quality Council of India (QCI), an autonomous body set-up by Ministry of Commerce and Industry (MoCI), Government of India (GoI). The Department of Industrial Policy & Promotion (DIPP) is nodal ministry for QCI. NABET has 4 divisions namely as: Formal Education Excellence Division (FEED), Environment Impact Assessment (EIA), LEAN Manufacturing and Skill Training & Certification (STC). It plays a pivotal role at the national level in propagating, adoption and adherence to quality standards in education, environment protection, skill training and certification etc. that have significant bearing in improving the quality of life and well-being of the citizens of India.