Brig. Praveen Chandra Vyas

Registrar, IISER Berhampur

Brigadier PC Vyas is a serving Indian Army Officer with 32 years of experience in the fields of operations and administration. He is an expert in the subjects of strategy, combat studies, military technology and management. He holds academic degrees of B. Tech (Electronics) from JNU, M. Sc (Defence & Strategic Studies) from Madras University and Master of Management Studies from Osmania University. He has also done PG Diploma in Human Rights and Electrical Energy Management & Energy Audit. Brig Vyas is an alumni of Defence Services Staff College, Wellington and College of Defence Management, Secunderabad.

In his chequered military career, Brig Vyas has served in high altitude areas of Ladakh and Arunachal Pradesh, deserts and counter insurgency areas. He has varied experience of military exercises and operations. As commanding officer of an EME Battalion in desert sector, he planned and organized engineering support for Exercise BRAZEN CHARIOTS, meant to display Indian Combat Capability for diplomats of various countries from across the world. For his distinguished service, he was awarded GOC-in-C Southern Command Commendation. He has also served as Director EME (Operations) at Army Headquarters, Military Liaison Officer in United Nations Mission in Sudan and Dean of Faculty of Industrial Engineering & Tactics at Military College of EME, Secunderabad. During his assignment at Secunderabad, he inked an academic MoU with Administrative Staff College of India, Hyderabad. Before joining IISER Berhampur, he was holding the appointment of Brigadier Administration, Officers Training Academy and Station Commander, Military Station Gaya.

Brig PC Vyas was part of the pioneering team at PANG in Ladakh when Leh-Manali route was opened as an alternate route of winter stocking of military supplies in 1988. He was also instrumental in initial technical planning for Medium Overhaul of Infantry Combat Vehicles BMP-1 in the year 1996. As Military Liaison Officer in UN Peacekeeping Mission, he was responsible to commence monitoring and verification activities for implementation of Comprehensive Peace Accord (CPA) in Sudan. He was honoured by the South Sudan Government for his conflict resolution services. Brig Vyas is an avid reader, a keen sportsman and an accomplished technical administrator.