V. P. Malik
Prof S. K. Salwan
Vice Chancellor, Apeejay Stya University

Prof S. K. Salwan is the former Vice-Chancellor of Punjab Technical University and Vice Chancellor Designate of Apeejay Stya University


After doing his M-Tech from IIT Bombay in Mechanical Engineering he also did his Ph.D. (Mechanical Engineering} from IIT Bombay


Long Mechanical Engineering course in Design and Execution at College of Military Engineering, Pune

Advanced design course in Weapon Technology at Institute of Armament Technology,  Pune equivalent to ME (Mechanical Engineering) of Pune University.

Teaching Experience and Research:        
  • 14 years of teaching experience. Teaching Graduate / Post Graduate courses / Guiding M-Tech / M.E. / Ph.D. research work in mechanical / Armament Engineering
  • Asst. Professor (Production Technology) 1971-1974 College of Military Engineering Pune.
  • Asst. Professor (Design Engineering’s at Faculty of Armament Technology, Institute of Armament Technology Pune. 1975-1981.
  • Professor & head of the faculty of Armament technology Institute of Armament Technology, Pune 1981-86

Technology Management & Technology Leader 14 years:
  • Scientist in charge Mechanical Engineering, Research & Development Organisation, Durgapur 1986 – 1989
  • Director Management Services and Controller Research Centre IMRAT (A high Technology missile technology research centre) 1989 – 1992
  • Director integrated test range Chandipur,  Balasore 1992 – 1996
  • Director Armament Research and Development Establishment Pune 1996 -2000

National laboratories of international Recognition:
ARDE is largest establishment of Defence Research and development organization having 480 scientists & 1100 other  Staff

Advisor (Special Project):
of strategic Project of National Importance, controlled by cabinet committee of security & cabinet secretary Govt, of India.
& Director for Environment & Explosive safety 2000 -2002

Appointed Emeritus Scientist Defence Research & Development organization (DRDO) by President of India in January -2003.

In the Rank of Brigadier Indian Army Corps of Engineers (Commissioned incorps of Engineers Indian Army 28th June 1965, took premature retirement in April 96 to take up as Director ARDE Pune.)

Worked with Bharat Rattan Dr. A.P.J Abdul Kalam.

Senior Advisor:  Punjab Technical University, Jalandhar  :   03 – 02 – 2003 to 28 – 02 - 2004

Vice Chancellor, Punjab Technical University, Jalandhar 28 Feb 2004 to  28 Feb 2007


  • Published 60 research papers in Indian and Foreign Journals
  • Two books entitled. "Design of weapon systems” and "Material Behavior at High strain rate" being used as test books for ME (Mechanical
  • Engineering) weapon Technology of Pune University at Institute of Armament Technologies.
  • Published 28 Project Reports.

  • Defence Science Journal
  • Journal of Armament Technology
  • Technology Focus

Guided 8 Ph.D. and 32 M-Tech thesis at IAT Pune,. IIT Kharagpur, IIT Bombay and Pune University,

Academic Achievement:
Recognized   Post   Graduate   teacher   and   guide   for Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering of
  • Pune University
  • IIT Kharagpur
  • IIT Bombay
  • Punjab Technical University, Jalandhar
Distinguished Faculty of:
  • Royal Military College of Science, UK,
  • South Australian University Adelaide Australia
  • National University Singapore.
  • IITs, IISc, Pune University and Defence Colleges.
  • Chairman Examination Committee M.E. (Mechanical Engineering) Weapon Design Pune University.
  • Member Academic Council institute of Armament Technology Pune.
  • Chairman M-Tech Courses of Punjab Technical University, Jalandhar.
  • Expert: Panel of UPSC for selection for Centre Services
  • Examiner M-Tech, ME courses for the papers in design, production, and Armament Engineering
  • Ph.D. Examiner in Mechanical Engineering.
  • Past President of Institution of Armament Technologists (India)
  • Fellow Institution of Engineers (India)
International Recognition
  • Technical Member of Executive Council of Organisation of prohibition of chemical weapon (UNO) Hague
  • Expert of OPCW (UNO) for alleged use of chemical weapon
  • Expert member in the International Committee of Read Cross on banning anti personal mines
  • Expert: Explosive Welding International Welding Society
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