Jaipur Humboldt Club

When & Where


A meeting of all the Humboldtians of Jaipur was held in the Staff Room of the Department of Zoology on Saturday, 19th May, 2007 at 11.00. AM.

The following persons attended the meeting: 

  1. Dr. D.K. Pandey, Department of Geology, UOR
  2. Prof. Rakesh Bohra, Department of Chemistry, UOR
  3. Prof. Ashok Kumar, Department of Zoology, UOR
  4. Prof. R.C. Chaudhary, Department of Mathematics, UOR
  5. Prof. S. K. Sharma, Department of  Physics, MNIT
  6. Prof. A.L. Bhatia, Department of Zoology, UOR
  7. Prof. Pahup Singh, Department of Chemistry, UOR

    Prof. R.K. Bansal, Prof. V.N. Pathak, Prof. Ashwini Kumar, Prof. T.N. Bharadwaj and Prof R. S. Sharma expressed their inability to attend the meeting owing to be either away from the city or due to unavoidable circumstances. 

   The meeting was chaired by Prof. Ashok Kumar. 

    It was unanimously decided that a HUMBOLDT CLUB JAIPUR is constituted keeping in view of forthcoming Symposia on 28th, 29th and 30th September, 2007 which is being organized in Jaipur in collaboration with the Western Regional Humboldt Academy, Mumbai under the sponsorship of the AvH Foundation, Germany. The following members were unanimously elected as the office bearers of the Humboldt Club, Jaipur: 

    • Prof. A.L. Bhatia, President
    • Prof. S. K. Sharma, Vice President
    • Dr. D.K. Pandey, Secretary
  The main objectives of the Humboldt Club shall be: 
  1. To promote scientific activities and interdisciplinary collaborative research in the region.
  2. To organize conferences, symposia, workshops, student interactions involving participants from both India and Germany.
  3. To promote activities of German research and academic organizations: AvH Foundation, Max-Planck Society, DFG, Indo-German Science Circle, and DAAD.

    It was decided that the Vice Chancellor of the University of Rajasthan and the Scientific/Cultural Secretary, German Embassy be requested to be the Patrons of the newly constituted Humboldt Club, Jaipur in order to harmonize and promote the scientific activities and collaborations between India and Germany. The formal bye-laws of the Humboldt Club are on the pattern of the Humboldt Club, Mumbai and the Western Regional Humboldt Academy, Mumbai and the same will be circulated to all the members of the Club. 

    Prof. Bhatia offered to launch a website of the club. The correspondence in regard to Club activities may be mailed to the following addresses:  

  1. Prof. A. L. Bhatia, President, Humboldt Club Jaipur, Department of Zoology, University of Rajasthan, Jaipur 302 004, E-mail: arvindlalbhatia@yahoo.com; armbha@gmail.com; Phone; 0141-2711158 (O); 2711304 (R); Mob: 9828154287.
  2. Dr. D. K. Pandey, Secretary, Humboldt Club Jaipur, Department of Geology, University of Rajasthan, Jaipur 302 004, E-mail: dhirendrap@satyam.net.in; dhirendrap@hotmail.com; Phone: 0141-2702792 (O); 2395177 (R); Mob: 9928369323.

    It was decided that all the Humboldt fellows in and around Jaipur will mail their short one-page CV to the President/Secretary  in the prescribed format, which will be mailed through e-mail to all the members. 

    The members also proposed to seek an opportunity to have a dinner of the club in the forthcoming Humboldt meeting (28-30 September, 2007) in Jaipur. 

    The members also proposed to seek an opportunity to have the proceedings of the forthcoming symposium in the Asian Journal of Experimental Sciences. 

    It was decided that a copy of these minutes be sent to all the Humboldt Fellows in and around Jaipur and to the AvH Foundation, Germany for information. 

    Dr. D.K. Pandey  Prof. Rakesh Bohra  Prof. Ashok Kumar  
    Prof. R.C. Chaudhary Prof. S. K. Sharma  Prof. A.L. Bhatia 
    Prof. Pahup Singh



Condelence -Prof. V.N. Pathak

Members of the Humboldt Club Jaipur are deeply grieved to the sad demise of our respected member Prof. V.N. Pathak on 29th March, 2008. Prof. Pathak has been an active member of the Club and we have witnessed his academic thrust in the Humboldt Society, which has been internationally acclaimed. Being far
from all personal urges and vested interests, he sought to submit his potential to the academic upliftment of the Humboldt Family and society as whole. It is indeed a big loss to our Club which can not be compensated in times to come. We pray to the Almighty to give peace to the departed soul and
courage to the members of his family to bear the loss.

His Academic Credentials have been Professor of Chemistry of the University of Rajasthan, Jaipur, India.




We ptroudly congratulate one of our founder members Prof. T.N. Bharadwajhas who has been conferred D.Sc. degree in Botany by the University of Rajasthan in a recent convocation held on 5th March, 2009.  The award was given away  by Her Excellency, the President of India Smt Patibha Devisingh Patil and His Excellncy Shri S.K. Singh, the Governor of Rajasthan.