ISPER President

Dr. H.S. Mangat, President

Dr. H.S. Mangat, born in 1943, Formerly Professor and Head, Department of Geography, Punjabi University, Patiala, Punjab, India. He is Master in Geography from Panjab University, Patiala, M. Ed from Kurukshetra University and Ph. D. from Agra University. He is the fellow of Institute for Spatial Planning and Environment Research, India (ISPER). He is the member of ;


  1. National Association of Geographers, India,
  2. Regional Science Associations, India,
  3. Institute of Indian Geographers,
  4. Association of Punjab Geographers
  5. Punjab Academy of Science
  6. Punjab Academy of Social Science

His distinguished teaching and writing career, spans over four decades and is continuing in ISPER as integral part of research, training, thematic exhibitions for awareness campaigns of ISPER and also as part of the Governing Council. He is instrumental in organizing annual Seminars, both national and international, and Capacity Building Trainings of the professionals. He also organizes orientation training programs for the students and faculty members of Department of Geography of University and College level in India. He is the living legend having immense contributions in various fields including thesis guidance, book editing, journal publication, dissertations etc.