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Air Vice Marshal (Dr.) Dilip Chandra Agarwal, VSM

Vice Chancellor, Sikkim Manipal University
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Air Vice Marshal (Dr.) Dilip Chandra Agarwal, VSM (Retd), MS (SURG), MS (ORTHO), PGDM (HR) has joined Sikkim Manipal University (SMU) as the new Vice Chancellor. He takes over on August 01, 2023 from Lt. Gen. (Dr) Rajan S Grewal, who completed his tenure on July 31, 2023.


Dr. Agarwal brings with him a vast range of experience of over 44 years both as an accomplished Orthopaedic Surgeon in the Army Medical Corps as well as an academician and an administrator with various medical institutions of repute. He has previously held the posts of Consultant, Health Sciences, Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE), and Dean & CEO, Manipal College of Medical Science & Manipal Teaching Hospital, Pokhara, Nepal.


He is a Master in General Surgery and Master in Orthopaedics, a rare distinction for any medical professional. A highly acclaimed, skilled and experienced surgeon of repute with great versatility and expertise in many surgical fields including General Surgery, Arthroscopy and Joint Replacement Surgery, Dr. Agarwal has been Commended by the Chief of Army Staff twice and by the Commander in Chief four times.


During his tenure in the Armed Forces, Dr. Agarwal served in various capacities as Senior Advisor, Consultant, Orthopaedics; Head of Department, Joint Replacement Centre, Army Hospital, R&R, New Delhi; Commandant, Command Hospital (Air Force), Bengaluru. He is a recognised Post Graduate Teacher & Professor of Orthopaedics  with Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Karnataka; Dr. YSR University of Health Sciences, Andhra Pradesh; Maharashtra University of Health Sciences, Nashik, Maharashtra & Kathmandu University.


Dr. Agarwal has also achieved the unique and unparalleled distinction of having treated more than 3000 battle causalities and saving number of lives and limbs. For his distinguished service of high order, Dr. Agarwal was awarded the Vishisht Seva Medal by the Hon’ble President of India in 2014.


Sikkim Manipal University, along with its constituent colleges and units, warmly welcomes Dr. Agarwal and look forward to his leadership, guidance and expertise in propelling the University and its academic community to new levels of progress and excellence.