Professor Aditya Shastri
Prof. Aditya Shastri is currently serving as Vice-chancellor of Banasthali University, the youngest ever to become one. On completion of his education from BITS, Pilani, he went to USA for further studies and earned Masters from State University of New York, Stony Brook, and Ph.D. from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in 1990. After serving the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR) for one year, he moved to Banasthali where he has remained ever since.
During this period, he was a Marie-Curie Fellow at Universite Du Maine, France, Royal Society Exchange Visitor to the University of Nottingham and Research Staff Member at IBM-India Research Lab. He has published over 50 research papers and has authored five text-books. He has carried out a number of research projects and is instrumental in generating more than US$10 million in grants for Banasthali.
Under his leadership the university has evolved itself from a small college to one of the largest and highly reputed center for womens education. Recently he has been awarded the prestigious J.C. Bose Memorial Award by Mr. Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of India and has been named amongst the 100 most influential global Vice-Chancellors.