Former Vice-Chancellor of the University of Delhi
Dinesh Singh is an Indian professor of mathematics and since 2010, former Vice-Chancellor of the University of Delhi. He has been conferred with the Padma Shri which is the fourth highest civilian award awarded by the Republic of India. He started his career as Lecturer at St. Stephen’s College, University of Delhi in 1981. Thereafter he joined Department of Mathematics, University of Delhi in 1987. He was the Head, Department of Mathematics, University of Delhi from December, 2004 to September, 2005. He served the University of Delhi as a Director, South Campus from 2005-2010. He officiated briefly as Pro Vice Chancellor, University of Delhi, before being appointed Vice Chancellor on 29 October 2010. His area of specialization include Functional analysis, Operator Theory, and Harmonic analysis. He is adjunct professor at the University of Houston and has also taught at Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, Indian Statistical Institute, Delhi. He is a recipient of Padma Shri, the fourth highest civilian honor awarded by the Republic of India. He is noted for being the brainchild and founder of Cluster Innovation Centre at University of Delhi , an inter-disciplinary, first of its kind research center particularly promoting undergraduate research.