Professor Sandeep Singh is a Professor of Earth Sciences at the Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee. In addition to this position, since May 2014, he holds the responsibility of Dean Alumni Affairs and International Relations of IIT Roorkee.  He obtained his bachelor’s degree from Lucknow University in 1984 and his Masters and Ph.D. degrees in Earth Sciences from the University of Roorkee (now IITRoorkee) in the years 1987 and 1994 respectively.

During his Ph.D., Sandeep worked on Himalayan Collisional Tectonics using various analytical tools. While pursuing his Ph.D. degree, in 1989, he got the position of Research Scientist “B”. In the year 1996, he joined as faculty in the Department of Earth Sciences of the University of Roorkee (now IIT Roorkee). He has been carrying out research in the Himalayas for more than 3 decades and has undertaken various geological expeditions along various valleys from far NW to far NE-Himalayas. He has published large numbers of research papers, books, and edited volumes. He has also undertaken expeditions in Scandinavian Caledonides, Australian Archaean terrain, Basin and Ranges of US, Canadian Rockies and in Italian Sardinia. During 2000-2001 he got BOYSCAST Fellowship and went to Australia for dating tiny zircons from more than 19 granitoid bodies of Himalaya. This work provided an insight into the evolution of the Himalayas. Sandeep is the first recipient of Prof. H H Reed Gold medal for his research on Granites of Himalaya in the year 2005.

Sandeep designed and started a new course on Isotope Geology. This was the first such postgraduate course in India. During his teaching career of more than 20 years, he has been awarded, for three consecutive years, the Star Performer award of IITR for teaching.

Sandeep has held various administrative posts like Residential Warden, Warden of Bhawan, Staff Advisor, Dy Sports Advisor in Sports Council with Dean of Student Welfare team. Later, he was given responsibility as Officer-in-charge Transportation Cell and he contributed in improving the working of the Institute’s transportation Cell. Followed by this, he was made Prof-in-charge of Security. During his tenure many changes in Security measures were introduced like installation of CCTV, empowering security personnel, new vehicle etc. for the improvement of the security environment.  

He is currently the Dean Alumni Affairs and International Relations. The International Relations post was introduced for the first time in the Institute. Being the first Dean of International Relations, along with the help of others, he carved the rules and regulations for the same. During his term, he has engaged Alumni and International agencies for collaboration and interaction with students and staff and has visited Australia, Singapore, UK, USA, Russia for the same. He also organized Global Entrepreneur Conclave where he engaged more than 190 Entrepreneurs of IITR and created a platform for the students to get mentorship and guidance in the field of startups. He has also been given the responsibility of coordinating GIAN program (both Phase-I and Phase-II), an initiative of Government of India, and Centre for Himalayan Studies. He has been instrumental in bringing many international students to the Institute.

Prof. Sandeep Singh
Dean of Alumni and International Relations
Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee
Roorkee, Uttrakhand - 247667
Ph. 01332-285840
E-mail: daair.iitr@iitr.ac.in