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Lt. Gen. (Dr) Rajan S Grewal, AVSM, VSM

Vice Chancellor, Sikkim Manipal University

Lt. Gen. (Dr) Rajan S Grewal took charge as the Vice Chancellor of Sikkim Manipal University on August 1, 2020.


Lt. Gen. (Dr) Rajan S Grewal is an alumnus of the Armed Forces Medical College, Pune and was commissioned in the Army Medical Corps. He has been the Professor & Head of the integrated Dept. of Dermatology at the prestigious AFMC & Command Hospital, Pune. He has been an MD Examiner, Guide, Assessor & Inspector of the Medical Council of India and National Board of Examiners, including various Universities and has been an interview panelist at UPSC. He was elected as the National Vice President of the Indian Association of Dermatologists. He has various scientific research publications to his credit and has contributed noteworthy chapters to textbooks.


Lt. Gen. (Dr) Rajan S Grewal has held prestigious academic, instructional, command and staff appointments, including as Additional Director General Armed Forces Medical Services (E&S) and Major General (Medical), Headquarters Eastern Command, during the Doklam ‘face off’. He superannuated from service on April 1, 2020, as the Director General Medical Services (Army).


In recognition of his distinguished, meritorious service, Dr Grewal was bestowed with the Ati Vishisht Seva Medal in 2019, Vishisht Seva Medal in 2004, Chief of Army Staff Commendations in 1999 and 2012, GOC-in-C (EC) and (WC) Commendations in 1998 and 2003, respectively. He has also been honoured with the Award of ‘Teacher Par Excellence’, by Indian Association of Dermatologists, Ven & Lep in 2013, including the Dr Ferdinand Handa Medal and the Dr Ranganathan Memorial Gold Medal for best scientific papers in National Conferences. Dr Grewal was also appointed as the ‘Honorary Surgeon to the President of India’ in 2019.


Lt. Gen. (Dr) Rajan S Grewal

Vice Chancellor 
Sikkim Manipal University