Atul Kumar Gupta (Ph.D, IFS-Retd)
Registrar and Dean, TDU
Dr. Atul Kumar Gupta, as an IFS Officer (1982 batch) served as PCCF & HOFF with the forest department, Government of Tripura before superannuating in 2018. He also served as Chief Wildlife Warden, Member Secretary, Tripura Biodiversity Board, Vice Chairman, Medicinal Plants Board of Tripura, as CEO&PD: KfW & GIZ led Indo-German Project and also handled Biodiversity Conservation component of the JICA project. Dr. Gupta also served Registrar & Professor & Head, Department of PMCR at the WII and Deputy Director (Wildlife), MOEF, GOI. Post-superannuation, Dr. Gupta served as Senior Professional Fellow at WII, Dehradun.
Dr. Gupta is Ph.D. from the University of Cambridge. He is also M.Sc. in Zoology, M. A. in Sociology, M. Sc. (Forestry & Allied Subjects), Masters in Business Administration, Post Graduate Diploma in Wildlife Management, and has undergone course in Environmental Conservation and Forest Policy from IIM, Bangalore & Maxwell School of Management, Syracuse, USA.
Dr Gupta has about 40 years of administrative experience and field-based experience in planning, formulation, negotiation, implementation, collective decision-making, consultation processes, forging effective partnerships with collaborators, beneficiaries and relevant academic & professional institutions. He has handled and completed several uni- and multi-disciplinary national and international (USFWS, WWF, UNDP, GEF, KfW, GIZ, etc.) projects and consultancies on Conservation, Management and Sustainable Utilization of Natural Resources, Biodiversity conservation, Human Wildlife Conflicts, etc.
Currently, Dr. Gupta is engaged as Professor, Honorary Director, Registrar and Dean at University of Trans-disciplinary Health Sciences and Technology at Bengaluru.