Dr. Ashima Kathuria, Principal, Department of Biotechnology and Microbiology believes in generating a collective educational vision for the department in such a way that motivates the faculty and students for making the department a centre of excellence in all learning areas. Her aim is to harness the latent talent of students and channelize their potential for all around development in academics and a range of co-curricular activities. Her keen eye on discipline and equally warm nature has helped in developing a cordial relationship with the students.
She did her graduation from C.C.S. University, Meerut. She pursued her M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Biochemistry from C.C.S. Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar. She has a number of research publications in various referred international and national journals, authored a number of books, presented her research in a number of conferences and is also guiding several M.Sc. and Ph. D. students. She is a member of scientific bodies, a life member of Society of Biological Chemists (India). Having a scientific bent of mind she aims to promote research oriented activities in faculty and students as well. Students associated with her have brought laurels to the department by enrolling themselves in best research institutions viz, FRI, JNU etc., and procuring placement in government and top notch private organizations. With her rich experience and multifaceted personality she is renewing and expanding horizons attempting to be relevant to the changing situations of the times.