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Col (Dr) Rakesh Kumar Shrivastawa
Pandit Deendayal Energy University


Col (Dr) Rakesh Kumar Shrivastawa is an Administrator and Educationist, who obtained his Doctorate Degree from Jiwaji University, Gwalior in International Relations. After a glorious service in the Indian Army for 34 years, he joins as Registrar at Pandit Deendayal Energy University on 12 May 2023.

During the illustrious career in the Indian Army, he commanded an Artillery unit in Kargil apart from other high profile appointments. He was Director at Army Recruiting Directorate at Army HQ New Delhi for five years and was responsible for complete automation and transformation of Army Soldiers Recruitment Procedure and was awarded Vice Chief of Army Staff Commendation. He has served as Instructor at Army War College, Mhow and also at School of Arty, Deolali and Defence Institute of Armament Technology, Pune for over six years.

Quest for education always motivated him to pursue higher studies. He did his M.Sc. Tech (Weapon System) from Pune University in 2007, PhD from Jiwaji University, Gwalior in 2014 and Diploma in Guidance and Counselling in 2021 from JamiaMiliaIslamia University. In addition, he has also done certificate course in Media and Journalism from Indian Institute of Mass Communication, New Delhi and Diploma in Senior Level Defence Management.

He takes keen interest in subjects of National Security and International Relations and Specializes in fields of India’s Foreign relations with its neighbors, Central Asia, ASEAN, Asia Pacific and China. He is also an avid sports person.