Prof. P. C. Joshi  (B.Sc. (Hons.), M.Sc., M.Phil., Ph.D. in Medical Anthropology , Delhi University) is the former Pro Vice-Chancellor  and officiating Vice Chancellor of the University of Delhi.  He has been the Head of the Department in Anthropology in the University of Delhi. He served as head of the Department of Anthropology in various institutions like HNB Garhwal University and Institute of Human Behaviour and Allied Sciences. A prominent external expert with the Indian Council of Social Science Research, University Grants Commission, Ministry of Tribal Affairs, Department of Biotechnology and Universities like Tirupati, Vidyasagar, Calcutta, Hyderabad and North Eastern Hill University and involved with teaching or research with Heidelberg University, Germany; Catholic University of Louvain, Belgium, Indonesia University, Indonesia, Hue University, Vietnam and Xavier University, Philippines, he has organized fifteen Conferences included one in the University of Hue, Vietnam in the year 2010. He is the current president of the Society for Indian Medical Anthropology, Mysore, Vice President of the United Indian Anthropological Forum and Chairman, Project Advisory Committee of the Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts, Ministry of Culture. He specializes in the fields of Medical Anthropology, Himalayan Anthropology, Antibiotic Resistance and Qualitative Research Methods. Author of more the 150 research articles and more than ten books, he has supervised around 30 Ph.D. and around 25 M.Phil. students.