Prem Chandra Joshi
- Degree: BA, MA (Socio & Eng), LLB, PhD (Socio), Dip (Foreign Affairs), Proficiency Cert (French, Russian & Esperanto);
Field of Achievement: Sociologist & Writer
Date of Birth: December 17, 1941.
Place of Birth: Kotdwar
Name of Spouse: Kamlesh
No. of Children: one son and one daughter.
Education: Lucknow and Kanpur Univs;
Career: Investigator, PRAI, Lucknow 1963-64; Sr Inspector, RFC, Lucknow 1965; Field Investigator 1967-68; Lecturer, Srikrishna Audyogik Inter College, Kanpur 1972-79; Lecturer/Sr Lecturer/Sr Reader/Assoc Prof, H.N.B Garhwal Univ 1979-2001, Head, Sociology Dept 1988-2001; Patron: Shailvaani, Kotdwar, Tourist Sandesh, Garhwal; Founder President, Maharshi Kanva Sammaan Samiti, Garhwal; Fellow, IBA 2001; Dy Director-Gen, IBC (UK); Member: H.N.B Garhwal Univ Teachers’ Asscn of Tehri & Pauri 1980-2001, Lions Club, Tehri 1985-87, Exec Council, H.N.B Garhwal Univ 1995-96, Research Board of Advisers, ABI (USA) 2000-01;
Membership: Life Member: Himalayan Paryavaran Soc, Doon, Varishtha Nagrik Manch, Kotdwar, Garhwal Sabha, Kotwar, Hindi Sahitya Samiti, Dehradun; Co-Life Member, Doon Library, Dehradun; Permanent Member: Sociological Asscn of Uttarakhand, Suhkro Devi Library, Kotdwar; supervised 7 PhD scholars in Sociology, H.N.B Garhwal Univ; participated in several academic seminars;
Publication: Social Disorganisation and Problems (1975), Himalayan Polyandry (1984), Society and Sociology (1985), Himalayan Ecology: The Social Reason (1985), Shri H.N.B Garhwal University (1998), Uttaranchal (2000), Environment (2001, 2011), Vichaar (Ideas)(2005), Abhivyakt (2007), Uttarakhand (2008-09 monograph), Mrityu Aur Zindagi Ka Prayojan (2015); and about 150 articles published;
Awards: Man of the Year, ABI 1999-2000, Outstanding Man of the 20th Century, ABI 2001, Silver & Gold Medals, IBC, 500 Founders of 21st Century, BC (Eng) 2003, International Peace Prize, United Cultural Convention (USA) 2005, Bharat Excellence Award 2008, Best Personalities of India 2009, Paryavaran Ratna Rachanakaar Sammaan 2011, Sahityakar Evam Paryavaranvid 2012, Maharshi Kanva Samman 2012, 2013, Life Time Achievement Award 2015, Mahatma Gandhi Ekta Samman Award 2015, Vasant Shree-Pragatisheel (Dehradun) 2016, Padma Kedaar 2017, Personality of the Year 2017, Biography of the Year 2017, 2018, Desh Ratna Award 2018, Glory of India Gold Medal 2018;
Address (Office): Joshi Sadan, Near Shyam Lal Ka Bagicha Tower, Padampur Sukhro, Kotdwar 246149, India.
Telephone: 08954783182, 08954301052, 01382-225615.