Prof. P R Vyas

Former Head and Professor Department of Geography, Faculty of Earth Sciences Mohanlal Sukhadia University,
Udaipur 313001

About me

Internationally and nationally recognized academician with more than 33 years of experience in various academic and administrative roles

Professional Experience

  • Visiting Professor, Slippery Rock University of  Pennsylvania, USA (2004-05)
  • Former Head and Professor, Department of Geography, MLSU, 2014-17 
  • Former Project Director and Principal investigator, RUSA, Higher Education  Govt. of Rajasthan  
  • Former Director of College Development Council (CDC), MLSU, Udaipur, 2014-17
  • Nodal Officer as per the direction of Raj Bhavan for the adopted smart village by the university, Ragunathpura, and Dhar, MLSU, Udaipur (2017-18)   
  • Former Dean of  Faculty of Social sciences, JRNRV, Udaipur, 2010-11 
  • Former Chairman of Faculty of Education, MLSU, Udaipur, 2018-19
  • Former Chairman – University-Industry Interface Program, Mohanlal Sukhadia University, Udaipur
  • Member, Board of Management, RTU, Kota, 2011-12 (As a Govt. Nominee)
  • Director of International Exchange Program, JRNRVU, Udaipur, 2004-11
  • Research scholars have been awarded their Ph.D. -28 & M.Phil. -supervised 27 dissertations  Supervised with colaboartions of various institutions of  about 55   Research Project PG diploma in GIS RS, , Ph. D. Going on 05, PDF 01 ICSSR  
  • Publication – Published books 13, Research papers33 
  • Organized International / National Conferences with more than 55 conferences at the national and state level, workshops/UGC refresher courses, etc.  
  • Academic Assignments -Member of BOM in RTU, KOTA 2011-13, member of  BOM,  also associated as subject experts in more than 15  universities in India  
  •  Members of Editorial Board: ANNALS RGA,  Bhugaul Patria BHU, IJSS with Chief managing Editor Ashis Sarkar, (Rtd. Professor Presidential University, Kolkata ) Journal of Global Resources, Object- d- Art MLSU, Journal Of Social Sc. etc. reviewer of journal Of global resources.
  • Invited talks:  SRU , USA in 2004, Jammu University during 37th NAGI Congress,  Universities of  Mizoram, Bombay University, Allahabad University,   University of Pune ,  Ujjain, Sri Nagar ., BIITS Pilani and NEHU Shillong,  Chaudhary Bansi Lal Bhiwani, Haryana , HCM RIIPA, OTC Udaipur, SIERT, and more than 125 talks delivered in various institutions, NGO, etc.
  • Associated with the Academic institutions/ NGO: As a subject expert in UPSC, RPSC, MPPSC, SIERT, NCERT, IGNU/ RRSSC / SAC, ISRO / RGA/ NAGI/ DGSI, RGSC, As Alumni of JNU and SRU, PA, USA, etc. 

Educational Qualifications

  • B. A. Hon’s in Geography, RU- 1980
  • M. A. RU- 1982 (Stood on 5th Position in Merit)
  • M. Phil. JNU New Delhi – 1982-1985
  • Ph.D.-1989
  • Certificate three Months in Remote Sensing PRS course IIRS , ISRO, DOS GOI – June-Aug 1993
  • Specialization : Urban and Regional development and Planning

Professional Affiliations

  • Life member of National Association of Geographers of India ( NAGI)
  • Life member of Rajasthan Geographers Association (RGA)
  • Life member of Asian Environmental Society, Jaipur
  • 23 Life Member of Deccan Geographical Society, PUNE
  • Member of Alumni – JNU New Delhi Since 1985
  • Visiting Faculty Department of Geography , Geology and Environment, SRU,USA Since 2004
  • Member of Scientific Committee of Rural Space, Romania University, Romania Europe

International Visits

  • National University, South Korea, SEOUL-2000
  • Participated and Presided over technical sessions in 29th IGU Seoul , in August 2000
  • Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania, USA 2004-05 ( As a Visiting Professor)
  • New York City USA Organised Educational Study tour for Urban Studies with the Faculty and students of the Department of Geography , Geology and Environment 2004
  • Niagara Water fall US- CANADA Visited with faculty of SRU 2004
  • Pittsburgh City,  USA , Visited with Faculty of SRU , 2004
  • Presented a paper on Urban Heritage Conservation International Geography Union Congress , Beijing China , Sponsored by the University Aug -2016
  • Visited Shanghai, China during visit to Beijing , China
  • Visited China wall with delegates of the IGU on August 23, 2016