Prof. Dr. Jaspal Singh Sandhu, Secretary, University Grants Commission, New Delhi

From the Secretary’s Desk

Prof. Dr. Jaspal Singh Sandhu, Professor in Department of Sports Medicine & Physiotherapy, Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar has held many academic and administrative posts. He established the first and the only department of Sports Medicine in Indian University System which came under CPEPA Scheme of UGC in 2004.

He introduced unique and novel courses in Sports Sciences such as Ph.D and Doctor of Medicine in Sports Medicine, Masters in Sports Physical Therapy, Masters in Exercise Physiology and Nutrition, Masters in Sports Psychology etc. He is the Fellow of National Academy of Medical Sciences (India), Fellow of the International Federation of Sports Medicine, Fellow of the Asian Federation of Sports Medicine etc. He is the first Indian Secretary General of Asian Federation of Sports Medicine and has more than 200 research publications with more than 100 in international journals.

He is an Orthopedic Surgeon with specialization in Sports Medicine with special interest in research and education. He is also a member of numerous Editorial and International Advisory Boards.
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