Lakhmir Singh and Manjit Kaur
Lakhmir Singh was born in 1948 in a village in the Patiala District of Punjab. His father was a farmer. For the first few years, he studied in the village school. Lakhmir Singh shifted to Delhi in 1956 when he was a student of 4th standard. He did his higher secondary from Govt. Boys Higher Secondary School, Jangpura, New Delhi, in 1964 securing distinction in physics, Chemistry and Maths. He did B.Sc. (hons.) from Hindu College, Delhi, in 1967 and M.Sc. from Delhi University in 1969. Lakhmir Singh joined Dyal Singh College of Delhi University as a Lecturer in 1969 and then became a Reader in the same college. Lakhmir Singh has written more than 15 books so far on all the science subjects, physics, chemistry and biology.
Manjit Kaur was born in 1948 in Delhi. She did her schooling from Lahore Model School, Karol Bagh, Delhi. Manjit Kaur obtained B.Sc. from Miranda House of Delhi University and B.Ed. from CIE, Delhi University in 1970. Since the she has been teaching in a reputed school of Directorate of Education, Delhi. Manjit Kaur has put all her teaching experience into the writing of science books. She has co-authored more than 15 books along with Lakhmir Singh.
Dr. Arun Bahl
Dr. Arun Bahl was born on January 18, 1945 at Jalandhar. He is Professor of Organic Chemistry in the Department of Chemical Engineering and Technology, Punjab University since 1996.
He did his. M.Sc. Honours in Chemistry from Punjab University and was able to secure admission to MS in Northeastern University, Boston (USA) where he was awarded a scholarship for pursuing his studies. After completing his MS from Boston in 1969 he decided to join Hariot-Watt University, Edinburgh, for his Ph.D. The reason was that in USA it invariably took about five years to do Ph.D. On his return to India he was appointed Lecturer in Organic Chemistry in the Department of Chemical Engineering and Technology of the Punjab University and later promoted professor.
The book authored by him are considered to be the best text-books of Organic Chemistry in the country. He has earned a name as the author of Chemistry Books which are recommended in almost all the Universities of India and even in some of the Asian Countries. He is Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (FRSC), London. He is also the Fellow of the American Institute of Chemists (FAIC).
His best books, which have no parallel in the country, are Advanced Organic Chemistry, Text-book of Organic Chemistry and Essentials of Physical Chemistry. He has freely used software procured from USA for updating the books. This has added prestige and glamour to his books.
Dr. V.K. Agarwal
Dr. V.K. Agarwal has done M.Sc. (Zoology) in 1967 from Meerut College, Meerut. He has the priviledge of being a humble student of some of the best teachers of the time such as Dr. V. Puri, Dr. Y.S. Murty, Dr. B.M.Sinha, Prof. R.L. Kotpal, Dr. R.C. Saxena, Dr. S.S. Lal etc. Since 1968 he has been serving as Lecturer (previously Reader) in Deptt. of Zoology, Meerut College, Meerut. He has been teaching with lots of interest and zeal, certain modern topics such as Genetics, Molecular Biology, Developmental Biology, Cell Biology etc. to his B.Sc. and M.Sc. students. Dr. agarwal has obtained his Ph.D. degree in 2001 from M.J.P. Rohilkhand University, Bareilly. Currently he is also guiding research work in the field of Limnology.
He has been writing books for S. Chand since 1974. In the co-authorship of Dr. P.S. Verma, he has written several textbooks including the following titles: Biology for Class IX, Cytology, Genetics, Cell Biology, Gnetics, Molecular Biology, Evolution and Ecology, Chordate Embryology and Environmental Biology. In the co-authorship of his wife Mrs. Usha Gupta (M.Sc. Zoology), Dr. Agarwal has also produced five simplified books in Zoology.
Dr. V.K. Agarwal is a voracious reader of a variety of books: novels (both in English and Hindi), short stories, hindi/Urdu poetry, autobiographies, biographies etc.
He is an ardent fan of books written by M.K. Gandhi, J.L. Nehru, J.Krishnamurti, K.M. Mushi, Munshi Premchand, Khushwant Singh to name a few. Besides the hobby of reading, Dr. Agarwal has a distinct taste for English/Hindi films, music (classical as well as film melodies), art, gardening and cooking.
Dr. R. S. Aggarwal
Dr. R. S. Aggarwal was born on 2nd January, 1946 in a village of Delhi. He graduated from Kirorimal College, Delhi. After completing his M.Sc. in Mathematics in 1969, he joined N.A.S. College, Meerut as a lecturer. In 1976, he was awarded a fellowship for 3 years and joined Delhi University for his Ph. D. Thereafter he was promoted as a reader in N.A.S. College, Meerut. In 1999 he joined M.M.H. College, Ghaziabad as a reader and took voluntary retirement in 2003. He has written 75 books ranging from Nursery to M. Sc. and for general competitions from clerical grade to I.A.S. levels.
Er. R.K. Rajput
M.E.(Heat Power Engg.) Hons., Gold Medalist; Grad. ( Mech. & Elect. Engg.); M.I.E. (India); C.E.(India) ;M.S.E.S.I., M.I.S.T.E.
Er. R.K. Rajput, born on 15th September, 1944 ( coincident with Engineer's Day) is a multidisciplinary engineer. He obtained his Master's degree in Mechanical Engineering (with Hons. Gold Medal) from Thaper Institute of Engineering and Technology, Patiala. He is also a graduate engineer in Electrical Engineering. Apart from this he holds memberships of various professional bodies like Member Institution of Engineers( MIE) ; Member Indian Society of Technical Education (MISTE) and Member Solar Energy Society of India (MSESI). He is also a Chartered Engineer( India).
He has more than 35 years of experience in teaching different subjects of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering disciplines. He has published/ presented a large number of technical papers. He is author of several books on the important subjects of Mechanical as well as Electrical Engineering disciplines.
By dint of hard work and devotion to duty, he has earned the following awards/ honours: Recipient of :
i“Best Teacher ( Academic) Award”
ii “Distinguished Author Award”
iii “Jawahar Lal Nehru Memorial, Gold Medal” for an outstanding research paper
Punjab College of Information Technology, Patiala
Some of his highly popular books published by S. Chand & Co. are:
• Strength of Materials,
• Heat and Mass Transfer,
• Fluid Mechanics and Hydraulic Machines,
• A Textbook of Hydraulics, Engineering Materials and Metallurgy.
• A Textbook of Mechatronics
• A Textbook of Electrical Measurements and Measuring Instruments
• Robotics and Industrial Automation
Sushil Kumar Gupta
Sushil Kumar Gupta holds first class Master’s degree in Mathematics. He is a senior academician, administrator and educationist with more than four decades of active involvement at national level. His initial career as a mathematics teacher par excellence got him the coveted Efficiency Award of the UP Board of Secondary Education and was one of the early adopters of Modern Mathematics in the Country. Mr. Gupta during his distinguished career was Principal of Birla Vidya Mandir, Nainital and presently, continues to be closely associated with a number of eminent schools of the country as patron or member of their Board of Management and Trusts. He played a key role in the activities of the Indian Public Schools Conference as its chairperson and was a member of the Governing Council of the CBSE.
As an author, Mr. Gupta has been associated with S. Chand for more than 40 years and has to his credit many bestsellers in Mathematics. His bestsellers include the books on Mathematics for the ISC students and the Mathematics Today Series. His books for years have also been exported and used by schools abroad. He also has authored GK Today, a series of General Knowledge for School Children. Here is a list of his publications from S. Chand.
• General Knowledge Today Part 0 to VIII
• Maths Today 0-A and Maths Today 0-B
• Mathematics Today for Classes - I to V
• Learning Composite Mathematics I to V
• Composite Mathematics VI to VIII
• Mathematics Today for ICSE Classes - VI to VIII
• ICSE Mathematics IX to XII
• ICSE Maths Q.B. X
• Q.B.in ISC Mathematics for Class XII
B. Krishna Gandhi
Mr. B. Krishna Gandhi was born in 1953 at Vijayawada' Andhra Pradesh. He had done his Master Degree (M.Sc) from Andhra University, Vishakhapatnam in 1976 and his Ph. D on " Number Theory" from Osmania University Hyderabad in 1989. After completing his doctorate degree he worked as a Junior Lecturer im Government College, Krishna Distt, Andhra Pradesh for 3 years. Then he worked as a lecturer for 7 years in Government. Degree college, Siddipet at Medam, A.P. He was appointed as an associate professor in JNTU College of Engineering, in 1999 and principal JNTU College of fine art. Presently he is a vice chancellor in JNTU, Anantapur. He has more than 27 Years teaching experience, guided 13 Ph.Ds, 4 M. Phils and 10 M.Sc. Tech (Mathematics) dissertations work. His research papers are 34 in number and he had authored 11 textbooks of various universities. He had also got the " Best Teacher Award in Mathematics" in 2007 and delivered many lectures and extension lectures as a resource Expert . He is a chairman, Board of studies of Mathematics, JNTU Hyderabad and is a member in the panel of subject experts of Mathematics, UPSC, New Delhi, Board of studies of Mathematics, Warangal and so on. The popular titles of this great academician are:
• Intermediate Mathematics Textbooks, English Medium for I &II year, Telugu Medium for I &II year
• A Textbook of Engineering Mathematics Vol. I, II, & III
• A Textbook of Mathematical Methods
• A Textbook in Mathematics for B.A/ B.Sc.-Ist year
• A Textbook of Probability and Statistics
P. C. Tulsian
P. C. Tulsian did his M.Com from University of Delhi securing 96% in Management Accounting, 95% in Financial Management and 90% in Direct Taxes. He passed the final examination of Chartered Accountancy securing 81% in Advanced Accounting and 73% in Cost Accounting Paper of CA Final. He obtained Post Graduate Diploma in Financial Management securing 79% in Working Capital Management and 73% in Management Control Systems. He also obtained the degree of the Doctor of Philosophy. Presently he is Head, Department of Commerce, Ramjas College , University of Delhi. He has been conferred with the award for “Exemplary Services contributed to the cause of Profession”, by the Northern India Regional Council of The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, New Delhi . He has also been a visiting faculty at the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, New Delhi & various other Management Institutes. He has authored more than 50 Best Selling Books. His Prominent Publications include the following :
• Commercial Studies & Applications for Class IX & X (ICSE)
• Accountancy for Class XI & XII (CBSE)
• Business Studies for Class XI & XII (CBSE)
• Accountancy for Class XI & XII (ISC)
• Commerce for Class XI & XII (ISC)
• Cost Accounting
• Practical Costing
• Company & Compensation Laws
• Corporate Accounting
• Fundamentals of Accounting for CA/ CPT
• Mercantile Law for CA/ CPT
• Accountancy for CA-PCC
• Cost Accounting for CA-PCC
• Financial Management for CA-PCC
• Business & Corporate Laws for CA-PCC
• Financial Accounting
• Business Law
• Quantitative Techniques.
Dr. C.B. Gupta
Dr. C.B. Gupta topped the M.Com. Examination of Delhi University in 1970. Later on he earned his Ph.D. on "Executive Compensation" from the same university. He has been a merit scholar throughout. Dr. Gupta has been teaching B.Com., BBA, M.Com. and MBA classes since 1970. He is a senior Reader at Shri Ram College of Commerce. He has also been guest faculty at several business schools in the NCR. He has under taken post doctoral at research in business management. Dr. Gupta has written forty books and twenty five research papers and articles. He has been awarded several medals and prizes. American Biographical Institute nominated him on their Research Board of Governors in recognition of his academic contributions. Dr. Gupta is a member of the All India Management Association. His areas of specialization include Human Resource Management, Strategic Management, Organisation Behaviour and Entrepreneurship. He has written four books for ISC students with S. Chand Ltd. His Prominent Publications include the following :
• S. Chand Q/B in ISC Commerce for class-XI & XII
• ISC Commerce Vol. I & II for Class XI & XII