Dr. Shekhar JoshiDr. Shekhar Chandra Joshi (b. 1961) did Diploma in Art Masters Training (A.M.T. Lucknow Uni.), Masters in Art (M.A.), Ph. D. (Garhwal Uni) and D.Litt. (Kumaun Uni). He has an excellent academic career with gold medal in PG (Garhwal Uni) and the highest degree of D.Litt. earned in the subject.

He is the recipient of prestigious International fellowship of Korea Foundation, Seoul where he worked for six months; several Research Grants of the University Grants Commission, Department of Culture, Government of India. He attended conferences personally and presented his papers on art and culture including Tibetan and Buddhist Art from time to time in University of Cape Town; Vienna University, Austria; RMIT University, Melbourne; University of Toronto etc. He convened more than a dozen State / National / International Conferences/Seminars/ Workshops.

Dr. Joshi is both art connoisseur and a practicing artist of high stature and competence.  His paintings have been exhibited and collected in India and abroad including South Africa, France, Australia, Korea, and Canada etc. His research contribution and art have been published in national and international journals of academic repute including the newspapers and magazines. He held many solo and group shows in India and abroad including participations in LKA, AIFACS, New Delhi etc.

His published books are entitled ‘Tribal Arts’, ‘Art and Craft of Uttarakhand’, ‘Art And Communication’, ‘Importance of Art’, ‘Adhunik Chitrakala Ka Itihas’, ‘Kala ke Sidhhant avem Chitrakala ke Rang’, ‘Chitrakala avem Lokkala Vividh Ayam’,  ‘Korea ki Kala’; reviews and monographs on ‘Fantasy of Raga’, Hoard Holy and Heritage, Exhibition’s catalogues of ‘AIAA’ and UAWA etc. to his credit. He has written units on art and history for NIOS, IGNOU, New Delhi and UOU,  Uttarkhand.

Besides, he has written articles and research papers for various magazines and research journals few of which have been translated and published in Russian and other languages. He has also been performing for the radio and T.V. He was honored by ‘Award of Artistry’, ’Global ‘Outstanding Peace Activist Award’’, ‘Agnipath Kala Rattan Samman’, Uttaranchal Kala Samman, awards of ‘Mohan Upreti Lok Sanskriti Kala’ and Snehil etc.

Starting his career in education as an art teacher in Silor Mahadev (Almora), Okhal Kanda (Nainital), and Lecturer in UPSS, Sarojini Nagar (Lucknow) he also worked as Reader in Fine Arts Assam (Central) University, Silchar, Assam; and held the position of Dean, Faculty of Visual Art; Head, Department of Drawing & Painting of Kumaon University (Nainital), Proctor and Senior Programme Officer NSS of Kumaun University Soban Singh Jina Campus, Almora, Uttarakhand, India. He is an advisor, editor in many journals including IJVASC. He is also in the jury, member Expert Committee of NCTE, Expert of e- Content- Massive Open Online Courses of UGC including Peer Committee Member of NAAC, observer (UGC Net, NEET, and CBSE), advisor (NCERT), convener and experts of committees, boards and bodies in the journals, institutions, organizations and universities.

Dr. Joshi is presently working as Professor & Dean Faculty of Visual Art Kumaun University and Head (Former), Department of Drawing & Painting of Kumaon University at SSJ Campus Almora, Uttarakhand, India.

Phone: +5962-230720;  Mob: +9719332735;  e-mail: [email protected]