Y K Vijay

Prof. Y. K. Vijay

Prof. Y. K. Vijay, Director – Centre for Innovation in Science Teaching (CIST) IIS University Jaipur, has been Vice-Chancellor, Vivekananda Global University Jaipur, Professor, Department of Physics, Director, Centre for Development of Physics Education, and Director, Centre for Non-conventional Energy Resources at the University of Rajasthan, Jaipur, India. He received his M.Sc. degree in Physics and a PhD degree from the University of Rajasthan, Jaipur (India) in 1975 and 1980 respectively. He has spent one year at Uppsala University Sweden. Prof. Vijay is a passionate science teacher who has led the development of many innovative working models for teaching and learning Physics through simple instruments as INNOVATION HUB.

Prof. Vijay has supervised 40 PhD students and advised numerous masters and undergraduate students for their dissertations and projects. He has co-authored over 300 research articles in refereed journals in the field of Material Science.

His professional awards include IUMRS Young Research, R K Ramanath, and IAPT Teaching Aids Award, Commonwealth & ICTP fellowships.  He is President of IAPT-RC6 & Rajasthan Chapter of MRSI and founding Vice President of Soft Materials Research Society.