Dr. Vikram Singh, IPS, Former Director General of Police, Uttar Pradesh Police
Dr. Vikram Singh is an Indian educationist and retired Indian Police Service (IPS) officer. He joined the IPS in 1974, and held the post of Director General of Police in the state of Uttar Pradesh during the period June 2007 – September 2009.He retired from the IPS in May, 2010.
He completed M.Sc from Allahabad university in 1972 and Ph.D (Ecology) from Kumaon university in 1990. During his service, he has twice received President’s police Medal for his long distinguished and meritorious services.
He has also authored two books; one entitled “Ecosystems of Central Himalayas” and the other one on “Human Rights and Police” (NHRC Award Winner).
Dr. Vikram Singh is rated as a ”’Star Speaker”’ on vital issues related to Security, Man-Management, Crisis Resolution and Team Building etc. He has been a Guest Speaker at over 50 renowned institutes; IIM(Lucknow), Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Dr.Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law university , National Institute of Criminology & Forensic Science, Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration, National Crime Records Bureau, Sri Ramakrishna Mission, Judicial Training and Research Institute, State Planning Institute(U.P) to name a few of them.
As per Limca Book of Records’2014 – Dr.Vikram Singh is the most highly decorated Indian Police Service Officer. He has been awarded with President’s Police Medal for Gallantry, Bar to President’s Police Medal for Gallantry, Indian Police Medal for Gallantry, President’s Police Medal for Distinguished Services, Indian Police Medal for Long and Meritorious Services, Kathin Seva Medal and Bar to Kathin Seva Medal.
Presently, Dr. Vikram Singh is heading the Noida International University – NIU (PlotNo.1, Sector 17-A, Yamuna Expressway, Gautam Budh Nagar, U.P.), as Vice Chancellor. He is involved in taking Graduate and Postgraduate classes in Management, Law and Environment and Guiding PhD work of several students. Some of his lectures are on YouTube and on Noida International University web Site (www.edu.ac.in)
Dr.Vikram Singh has been closely associated with Swami Ram Krishna’s and Swami Vivekananda’s philosophy and movement since his childhood (more than four decades).
He is Member of the Management Committee of the Ram Krishna Math, Lucknow, U.P.,for the last fifteen years.
Have been President and Head of the Secular, Social Service Organization,Satchidananda Nishkam Sewa Samiti Lucknow, for the last fifteen years, committed also to affirmative action, propagation of Indian philosophy, moral/ethical teachings of saints like Swami Vivekananda, Swami Ram Krishna Paramhansa etc.
Former officer of Indian Police Service 1974 batch; former Director General of Police – Uttar Pradesh Police (the largest Police Force in the World consisting of more than 1,90000, personnel). Completed M. Sc. from Allahabad University in 1972 and Ph.D. (Ecology) from Kumaon University in 1990.
Vikram Singh was born on May 22, 1950 to Markandeya Singh and Lakshmi Devi.
Originally from village, Kanhauli, District Deoria, Uttar Pradesh he attended St Mary’s Convent School, St. Joseph’s College, Allahabad, St. Francis College, Lucknow, Methodist High School, Kanpur, Saint Maria Goretti Convent School, Government Inter College, Bareilly. Government Inter College, University of Allahabad and Kumaon University, Nainital (Uttarakhand).
Vikram Singh is a pioneer in the use of technology in policing. He not only used the concepts of electronic surveillance and I.T. solutions to control crime and handle law and order, but was instrumental in coaching and mentoring a generation of Police and administrative officers, in these subjects, being a resource person for Central and State Police Academies, Administrative Staff Colleges, I.I.M’s and I.I.T.’s.
He gave elaborate orders as Director General, of U.P. Police on most aspects of policing, like inspections, parades, investigation work, use of technology, crime control, law and order etc. which have been compiled and used extensively as reference material for day-to-day functioning and research projects.
He is guiding research scholars on subjects like Left Wing Extremism, Law and Order, National Security with special reference to Internal Security, use of I.E.D.’s by Anti-National elements, etc.