Dr Gyanendra Singh, Ex-Vice-Chancellor Mahatma Gandhi Chitrakoot Gramodaya Vishwavidyalaya, Chitrakoot, District Satna, Madhya Pradesh (2004-2008 and 2008-2010 and RKDF University, Bhopal (2012) started his career at the Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur (1966-69); and served Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi (1969-79), Central Institute of Agricultural Engineering, Bhopal (Head, 1979-89; Director 1996-2004); Indian Council of Agricultural Research, New Delhi (Assistant Director General (Engg.) ; and as Dy. Director General (Engg) (1989-95). In a long career of 48 years (1966 to 2015), Dr Singh has been associated with several National (ICAR, NIRD, UGC, AICTE, NAAC, CAPART, DST, UPSC) and International Organizations (FAO, ESCAP, UNIDO, British Council, USDA, SAREC, Sweden, CIRAD, France JICA, Japan, IRRI, Philippines etc.) Dr. Singh has also been associated with a number of professional bodies/societies; a Member of Editorial Board of Bio-System Engineering, UK; Ex Chief Editor, Journal of Agricultural Engineering, ICAR; and Ex Chief Editor, Journal of Agricultural Engineering Research, Indian Society of Agricultural Engineers.
He has been associated with many technical committees of Ministry of Agriculture, Department of Science and Technology, National Commission for Women, and State Agro-Industrial Development Corporations for project appraisal, review and monitoring related to machinery development and popularization. Dr Singh provided leadership for the educational quality reform as the Chairman of Standing Committee of the Vice-Chancellors in MP; besides strengthening the only Rural University in India at Chitrakoot, MP as the Vice-Chancellor; acted Chairman/Member of Review Committees of AICTE (NBA) and NAAC for evaluation of quality education in Indian Universities/ College.
Dr Singh graduated from Allahabad University in 1966, obtained M.Tech from IIT, Kharagpur in 1968 and Ph.D from the University of Reading, England in 1977. He received Post-graduate Diploma in Manufacturing Technology from Ziangsu Institute of Technology, China in 1980. His publication include; research papers – 48 (Foreign 10 and Indian-38); Books/Bulletins-37; Technical Reports -30, (Foreign-17 and Indian-13); In Proceedings -58 (Foreign 11 and Indian-47); Extension / Popular Articles- 52 (Foreign-9 and Indian 43); and Book reviews -05. Dr Singh is a recipient of awards of many Institutions (30 awards).