Professor (Dr.) Shekhar Chandra Joshi

Almora- born in 1961 Shekhar Chandra Joshi, D. Litt. awarded by Kumaun Uni. received from Late Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam, D. Phil. & M.A. topped Uni, studied in DAV PG College Dehradun, both conferred from Garhwal Uni., & diploma in Art Masters Training gained from Arts and Crafts College, Lucknow Uni. is a practicing artist of high stature and competence and an art connoisseur.

Dr. Shekhar Chandra Joshi is globally known for his expressive drawings and paintings using tools by his finger nails and paddy coins without using other tools. In 1996, his oil painting Uttarakhand ka Sangharsh was purchased by Lalit Kala Academy New Delhi. He exhibited eleven solo shows and more than fifty invitee and groups’ shows. He organized and participated in many national and International seminars/workshops/exhibitions in Seoul, Hong Kong, Toronto, Nancy, Paris, London, Singapore, Budapest, Cape Town and Melbourne, and many other places across the globe. 

Kala Gaurav Samman awardee Professor Joshi has more than ten years’ experience in the post of Professor as well as teaching and administrative with teaching and research from 1988. He authored four, and edited seven out of his eleven books, and also designed logos (SSJ University), many catalogues, monographs, reviews and articles. He wrote eleven chapters for books, and many articles.  He edited and published an annual International journal of Visual Arts Studies and Communication IJVASC from 1998. He published fifteen international and thirty five national research papers in reputed journals. He completed three research projects of UGC and HRD Ministry, New Delhi. He guided more than twenty scholars out of them twelve are awarded Ph.D.  

He has been working as Peer Committee Member NAAC; Advisor NCERT, New Delhi; EC Member, AC Member, Kumaun University; Observer UGC Net, NEET, and CBSE; Expert of e- Content- Massive Open Online Courses of UGC; Jury member of events; Convener, Expert and member of BOS, RDC and Faculty Board in different central/ state Universities, professional bodies, organizations, educational institutions like IIT, NCTE, UGC, USET, NVS, UPSC, UKPSC, UPPSC and others statuaries committees & bodies. 

Dr. Joshi is Professor of Drawing and Painting (D&P) at Soban Singh Jeena University’s Campus Almora, former Dean Faculty of Visual Arts and Head D&P of Kumaun University, Nainital, International Research Fellow – 1992 of Korea Foundation Seoul, Reader in Fine Arts Assam Central University, Art Lecturer in UP Sainik School, Sarojini Nagar, and Colleges of Okhalkanda and Sailor Mahadev. He is a life member of Bombay Art Society, Oriental Art Society Kolkata etc. He is the founder and author- settler of WAYSACLP trust and also stringer of Press Trust of India, New Delhi.           

Phone: +91-5962-297026;  Mob: +91-9719332735;  e-mail: [email protected]