Dr (Mrs) Renu Batra, Additional Secretary, UGC started her career as Assistant Professor in the Department of Microbiology, at Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar. She graduated in Science as a University rank holder and was awarded Gold Medal at Post graduate level. She did her doctorate from IARI, New Delhi.

After rendering her services at HAU, Hisar for 11 years, Dr. Batra joined UGC as Education Officer, in April, 1993. In the last 25 years, she has contributed immensely to the field of higher education especially in the areas of quality, access, relevance and promotion of research.

As Joint Secretary for about 15 years, she has handled various Bureaus pertaining to policy and planning, promotion of research, International Collaboration, Central Universities, Delhi Colleges and IUCs. She has worked in the capacity of Chief Vigilance Officer of UGC.

Dr. Batra was associated with several high powered Committees in various capacities constituted by MHRD such as Central Advisory Board of Education (CABE) committee on “University Reforms”, “Autonomy of Higher Education Institutions”; Committee for drafting a single Bill for the Central Universities; Committee to examine the recommendations of Core group on Administrative Reforms. Besides these, she has also actively participated in the meetings of various Regulatory bodies and Institutions of higher Education, namely, Autonomous Colleges, Deemed Universities, Dept. of Bio-Technology, NUEPA, ERNET, IAMR, NCTE, CBSE, ICAR, NIT Raurkela. She represented the Visitor, i.e President of India on Finance Committee of Central Universities.

Dr. Batra has extensively travelled all over the country. She has visited countries like France, Mexico, Hungry, Malaysia, Japan, Mauritius and Pakistan as a part of Indian delegation.

She has published various research papers in Microbiology in refereed journals and articles on issues of Higher Education.

Dr. Batra also served as Registrar of Shri Lal Bahadur Shastri Rashtriya Sanskrit Vidyapeetha (SLBSRSV) for one year and three months.

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