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Name: Professor Mohsin Ullah Khan


Present Position:

Chairman, Zaheer Science Foundation, New Delhi & Professor, Innovation Policy, Plekhanov Russian University of Economics, Moscow, Russia.

Formerly Scientist G, National Institute of Science Technology and Development Studies (CSIR), New Delhi in the Grade Rs 37000-67000 with a grade pay of Rs. 10,000 equivalent to Joint Secretary, Government of India


M.Sc (Manchester, UK) PhD (Roskilde, Denmark) Post Doctoral (East West Center, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA)



  • Thirty years research experience in the area of science and technology policy and planning; International technology transfer and Social interactions of new technology; environmental pollution and waste management
  • Published research papers in prestigious international and national journals; written two books on science policy; taught at foreign and Indian universities science and technology policy course; Worked as Consultant to International Agencies like European Space Agency (ESA), UNESCO, ISESCO, UNCTAD. Awarded Prestigious fellowships by East West Center, Hawaii, USA, Commonwealth Scholarship Commission and British Council, UK


Prestigious International Assignments:

  • Appointed Consultant to European Space Agency with a budget of US $14 billion. He has been on their review board of scientific programs
  • Appointed UNESCO Consultant, completed several assignments: a) “South Asia Science Report 2006” b) Designed and prepared “Mauritania Science and Technology Policy 2006” c) “Designed and prepared Afghanistan Science and Technology Policy 2007”
  • Appointed ISESCO Consultant, Morocco, Rabat, designed and prepared “Gambia Science and Technology Policy 2008”
  • Appointed Consultant to UNCTAD, Vienna, Austria
  • Appointed Coordinator of South Asia Forum on Science and Technology Policy established by UNESCO
  • Worked as a Consultant to Asia Pacific Center on Technology Transfer (APCTT) based in New Delhi
  • Worked as consultant to European Union and prepare a report on Technology trend charts on India’s technology Policy
  • Appointed National Expert on Innovation Policy by a Consortium of European Research Institutions and working closely with European Six Countries Program on Innovation Policy Network in Brussels
  • Awarded prestigious Post Doctoral Fellowship by East-West Center, Honolulu Hawaii, USA, a world renowned institution set up by US Congress in 1965 to study Asia Pacific Region. The duration of the fellowship was for one year during 1995-96
  • Awarded Commonwealth Professional Fellowship by Commonwealth Scholarship Commission in 2006 for three months at Institute of Policy Research in Engineering Science and Technology, University of Manchester, UK
  • Awarded British Council Fellowship under Colombo plan in 1982 for one year to work at University of Manchester
  • Appointed member of Commonwealth Partnership for Technology Management Limited, London, UK
  • Appointed member of International Technology indicator panel, USA for the year 1995-97
  • Appointed Consultant to Kuwait Research Institute of Scientific Research (KISR) Kuwait and Iranian Research Organization on Science and Technology (IROST) Tehran. He has organized international workshops and conferences in Kuwait, Iran and other developing countries
  • Organized UNESCO sponsored International Conference on “Science and Technology Policy: Opportunities and Challenges in the context of Globalization” in collaboration with NISTADS and supported by DST, CSIR and Ministry of Human Resources Development, Government of India during March 7-10, 2005 at CRRID, Chandigarh
  • Organized UNESCO and ISESCO sponsored International Conference in collaboration with NISTADS and supported by DST, CSIR and Ministry of HRD, Government of India on “Capacity building in Science and Technology: Policy perspective, Opportunities and Challenges in the Context of Globalization during 27-29 November, 2007 at INSA, New Delhi. The Conference was addressed by Director General, UNESCO among other dignitaries
  • Worked in close cooperation with VTT Technical Research Organization, Helsinki, Finland on International Technology Transfer Project

Teaching assignments awarded at foreign and Indian Universities:

  • Taught science and technology policy and management course to MSc students at PREST, University of Manchester, UK
  • Taught technology policy course to MSc at Roskilde University, Denmark
  • Taught technology management course to M Sc students in the Department of South Asian Studies, University of Hawaii, Honolulu, USA
  • Taught technology management course to BE students at Institute of Technology and Management, Gwaliar
  • Taught Technology Management Course at School of Management, Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay
  • Teaching technology management course at Department of Management, Guru Jambeshwar University of Science and Technology, Hissar, Haryana
  • Guided several BTech students doing dissertations in Science and Technology Policy from Birla Institute of Science and Technology, Pilani
  • Guided several Ph.D students from Malaysia on Science and Technology Policy Studies


Personal Details

Nationality: India  
Date of birth: July 16, 1949  


K. S. Krishnan Marg

New Delhi-110012


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Ph.D. Technology Policy & Social Change 1993

Roskilde University Denmark

M.Sc. Science and Technology Policy 1983 University of Manchester U.K
M.Sc. Mathematics 1971 Agra University India


Awarded Prestigious Post Doctoral Fellowship at East West Center, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA during 1995-96 for one year

Employment History:

S.T.A from 1973 to 1977 CSIO, Chandigarh
Scientist B from 1977 to 1982 ITRC, Lucknow
Scientist C from 1982 to 1988 NISTADS, New Delhi
Scientist E-I from 1988 to 1993 NISTADS, New Delhi
Scientist E-II from 1993 to 1998 NISTADS, New Delhi
Scientist F from 1998 to 2003 NISTADS, New Delhi
Scientist G from 2003 to 2009 NISTADS, New Delhi
Retired from CSIR service on 31st July 2009


Membership of professional societies and academic institutions:

Member: R&D Planning Society of India, New Delhi
Life member: International Science Policy Foundation (Asian Branch), New Delhi
Vice Chairman: Zaheer Science Foundation, New Delhi
Secretary: Research Council (2001 to 2009,) NISTADS, New Delhi
Member: Court, Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra, Haryana
Member: Executive Council, Guru Jambeshwar University of Science and Technology, Hissar, Haryana
Member: Governing Body, School of Management, Guru Jambeshwar University of Science and Technology, Hisar, Haryana
Member: Board, Institute of Management and Technology, Gwaliar
Member: Board of Directors, Punjab Recorders Ltd., Mohali, Punjab


Widely traveled, all over Europe, North America, Latin America, Africa and South East Asia. He has presented research papers in international conferences, seminars and delivered invited lectures in research institutions extensively on science and technology policy area. Organized several workshops and training programs on science and technology policy in India and abroad.