Prof. (Dr.) G.S. Virk joined Guru Nanak Dev University Regional Campus, Sathiala in july 2011. He superannuated from the Department of Botanical and Environment Sciences. Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar in june 2011 and was re-employed by the university. He has more than 30 years of teaching and research experience. Prof. Virk did Ph.D from Guru Nanak Dev University in the year 1980 and joined as research assistant under Indian council of Agricultural sponsored project at the institute of Advanced Studies, Chaudhary Charan Singh University , Merrut. After serving for two years, Prof. Virk Joined as Head, Deptt of Biology, Guru Nanak College, Batala and served their from june 1982 to may 1986. He joined the department of Botanical and Environment Sciences in may 1986 and serves this deptt. In the capacity of Lecturer, Senior Lecturer, Reader and Professor. During his tenure in the University he remained actively involved in teaching and research. He got several research Project from the funding agency like ministry of forests and Environment, university grants commission & council of Scientific and industrial research. He has more than 80 original research papers in the journals of national and international repute to his credit.
Apart from teaching and research, Prof. Virk served the university in the capacity of head and chairperson, Deptt. Of Botanical and Environment Sciences, Faculty Advisor, Deputy Director of all india Services, Science Project Manager, Courses Co-ordinator (Academic Staff Colleges), Chaired and Co-Chaired several academic sessions at conferences/ Symposia/ Seminars/ Workshops and was activity involved in various university activities like preparation of projects, university with Potential for Excellence in Particular Area (Life Sciences), preparation of annual research reports, compiled profile of Guru Nanak Dev University, compiled information for XI plan requirement of the university for submission to UGC, compiled and edited 40 years History of Guru Nanak Dev University in the form of a book, conceptual compilation of developmental activities of the university in the form of a book-Marching towards Excellence. Prof. Virk also served the university as Deputy Co-coordinator DRS (UGC) programme, deputy Co-ordinator for the the assessment of “University with Potential for Excellence” (UGC), officer Incharge Evaluation centers, and Director Hospitality.
Prof. Virk is on the subject expert panel of various Research Institutions, Universities, Selection Boards for the promotion and Selection of Scientists, Assistant Professor, Associate Professor and Professors. Prof. Virk was awarded National Biotechnology Associateship by Department of Biotechnology, Govt. of India and Senior Scientist for his excellent contributions in the field of Plant Sciences.
Prof. (Dr.) G. S. Virk