Prof DC Singhal, a Ph.D in Hydrogeology from University of Roorkee ( now an IIT Roorkee) has had a bright teaching career after a brief stint as a field geologist in ONGC, followed by an expatriate assignment in the Ministry of Water Development, Govt of Tanzania, Dodoma(Tanzania).He joined his alma mater as a faculty member in the Department of Geology and Geophysics in 1978,to shift to Deptt of Hydrology in 1983 as a Reader, and then a Professor of Hydrology from 1993 in the University of Roorkee/IIT Roorkee upto December 2014.During his academic career, he has authored over 80 research papers including over 15 in foreign journals, and has edited five Conference proceedings. In 1990, He received the prestigious Khosla Gold medal for a research paper published in the Journal of Hydrology. Dr Singhal has also served as Head of the Deptt. of Hydrology and as a Associate Dean of IIT Roorkee. He has guided a sizable number of doctoral and M. Tech students as part of his research endeavours. Besides, he has handled a no. of research and consultancy projects awarded by Govt. Agencies and has worked as an Expert member of a no. of Govt Committees including a World Bank appointed Committee on Benchmarking of CGWB. Dr Singhal is a Fellow of Indian Association of Hydrologists (IAH), besides serving as its Hony. Secretary for four years. He is a Life Member of Indian Geological Congress (IGC), Association of Geoscientists for International Development (AGID) and Association of Global Groundwater Scientists (AGGS) besides being a INC-IAH member. During 2011, he was awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award (Varah Mihir Samman) by the South Asian Association of Economic Geologists, Bhopal. After superannuation from IIT Roorkee, Dr Singhal was nominated as a standing member of a National Level Expert Committee to review the ongoing NAQUIM programme of CGWB.