Professor (Dr.) Renu Vig is discharging the responsibilities of Vice-Chancellor of Panjab University since Jan 16, 2023. Prior to this, she has held several key positions at Panjab University-Dean University Instruction, Dean Research, Dean Faculty of Engineering & Technology, and Director UIET. With a teaching and research experience of more than 35 years, Professor Renu Vig holds a Ph.D. in Engineering and Technology in the area of Artificial Intelligence and Neural Networks.
She has a stellar academic record having been awarded Gold Medal by Panjab University for standing first in B.E. across all departments in Punjab Engineering College and other affiliated colleges, and Roll of Honour for standing third in Pre-Engineering, Panjab University. Her research contributions have won her accolades such as The N K Iyengar Memorial Prize for research paper on Fuzzy Modelling for Ignition Timing Control, The Corps of Engineers Prize for research paper on Fuzzy Diagnostic System for Coronary Artery Disease, to name a few.
In addition to academics and research, the exemplary contribution she made during sabbatical project undertaken at Infosys Technologies Ltd earned her appreciation letter from Dr. M.P. Ravindra, Vice President and Head, Education & Research Dept., Infosys Technologies Ltd.
Professor Renu Vig has guided 10 PhD successfully in the area of Signal Processing and Fuzzy Logic based control and is supervising 6 PhD students. She has more than 200 SCI/Scopus indexed reputed research publications to her credit. She has visited prestigious institutions such as University of Cambridge, University of Nottingham, University of Birmingham and National University of Singapore. She has presented paper in a conference at Imperial College London.
Professor Renu Vig has significant experience of conceiving projects for arranging grants from various agencies. Under her leadership, UIET received Rs. 10 crore grant under TEQIP-II project of MHRD for sub Component 1.1 i.e. Strengthening Institutions to improve Learning outcomes and Employability of Graduates. UIET was selected as a well performing institute, and additional Grant of Rs. 5 crore was sanctioned by MHRD. Professor Renu Vig successfully set up Design Innovation Centre funded by MHRD at Panjab University. This project was worth Rs. 10 Crore and initiatives are being taken to promote design and innovation culture among students and faculty.