Prof. Dinesh Singh


Prof. Dinesh Singh, Former Vice Chancellor, University of Delhi

Vice Chancellor (2010-2015)

University of Delhi

 Director, South Campus (2005-2010)

University of Delhi


Current Positions

 Distinguished Senior Hackspace Fellow

Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, London

  • Adjunct Professor of Mathematics

University of Houston, Houston, Texas, USA

  • Honorary Professor

IIIT Delhi

  • Professor of Mathematics

University of Delhi

  • Director, Mathematical Sciences Foundation, Delhi


  • Padma Shri

One of the highest civilian awards of the Government of India by the President of India

  • Honorary Doctorates in recognition of his work as a mathematician and educationist.
    1. University of Edinburgh
    2. National University of Ireland (UCC)
    3. University of Houston, Houston
    4. National Institute of Technology, Kurukshetra
  • Member Scientific Advisory Committee, Union Cabinet, Government of India
  • President, Ramanujan Mathematical Society (2015-18)

(India’s premier mathematical society)

  • AMU Prize of the Indian Mathematical Society


  • Career Award of the University Grants Commission
  • Ramasamy Aiyar Award Lecture, Indian Mathematical Society

He has served on the jury of the Jnanpith Award; one of India’s most prestigious literary awards. He has pioneered several new ideas in the realm of education and on the role of technology in education. He has delivered, the world over, numerous prestigious invited public and keynote lectures on education; on policy towards economic growth; on mathematics and on Gandhi. He has published numerous mathematical research papers in international journals and his mathematical work is cited in several books, monographs and papers. He has authored/edited several books. He earned his Bachelors and Masters Degree in Mathematics from St. Stephens College. He obtained his Ph.D. degree from the Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, London, England. He is a painter, acclaimed public speaker and a student of Gandhian Philosophy and is avidly fond of literature in English, Hindi and Urdu. He is currently setting up a pioneering idea in education in the form of The Internet College and The College of Startups and is also working on a book dealing with India in the Twenty First Century.