Dr. Rajendra Shrestha, Associate Professor in School of Environment, Resources and Development (SERD) has been appointed the new chair of the Academic Senate of the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT). He succeeds Prof. Jayant Kumar Routray, who completed his tenure of two years. Dr. Shrestha’s term has begun from 24 May 2014.
Dr. Shrestha joined AIT as faculty member in the Natural Resources Management Field of Study in SERD in 2003. Dr. Shrestha earned his Bachelor’s in Science from Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar, India in 1984. His Master’s and Doctoral degrees are from AIT, having completed his M.Sc. in Natural Resources Planning and Management in 1993, and Doctorate in Natural Resource Management in 1999.
His research encompasses the land use/cover change and human dimension, land degradation and conservation, land evaluation and management, geoinformatics in natural resources management.