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Dr D P Punia, MD
President / Vice Chancellor
Mahatma Gandhi University of Medical Sciences & Technology, Jaipur

Dr D P Punia is the President / Vice Chancellor of Mahatma Gandhi University of Medical Sciences & Technology, Jaipur. He exercises the general governance and control over the affairs of the University. His contribution both in Academic and Administrative sectors are in line with the mission of the University to make it an Institution of Academic excellence providing the Quality Education and Medical care. He is an authority figure in the field of Radiation Oncology and has a teaching experience of more than 35 years including the honor of being a visiting faculty to University hospitals in USA and Australia. He has held a number of Administrative posts in various Medical Schools and Colleges. He has more than 50 published researches in National and International Journals to his credit.

Dr Punia served as the first director of Tulsi Regional Cancer Treatment & Research Institute, Bikaner. He was the chief investigator in a number of big projects like National Cancer Registry Programme, Acharya Tulsi Regional Cancer Treatment & Research Institute, Bikaner and WHO & Govt. of India Project on "Population Screening Programme for Cancer of Cervix, Breast and Oral Cavity".

Dr Punia initiated the process and established the first of Rajasthan and 13th Regional Cancer Center of the country at Bikaner and is a Subject Expert & Leader of the Group, appointed by Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Govt. of India.

He has successfully motivated many philanthropists to donate for the development of various hospitals and departments attached to Medical College at Bikaner. Some of these are – Regional Cancer Center, Cardiology Center, Geriatric Hospital, Neuro sciences hospital, Trauma Hospital and Pediatrics Cottage wards and Diabetic Centre.