Prof. D.S. Chauhan was born in 1949 at Dholpur, Rajasthan and his parents belong to Mainpuri, Uttar Pradesh. His education took place in Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Tamilnadu and New Delhi . He did his post doctoral work at Goddard space Flight Centre, Greenbelf Maryland . USA (1988- 91).
He did his B.Sc Engg.(1972) in electrical engineering at I.T. B.H.U., M.E. (1978) at R.E.C. Tiruchirapalli ( Madras University ) and PH.D. (1986) at IIT/Delhi. His brilliant career brought him to teaching profession at Banaras Hindu University where he was Lecturer, Reader and then has been Professor till today. He has been director KNIT sultanpur in 1999-2000 and founder vice Chancellor of U.P.Tech. University (2000- 2003-2006). Later on, he has served as Vice-Chancellor of Lovely Profession University (2006-07) and Jaypee University of Information Technology (2007-2009) Currently he has been serving as Vice- Chancellor of Uttarakhand Technical University for (2009-12) Tenure.
He has been member, NBA-executive AICTE, (2001-04)-NABL-DST executive (2002-05) and member, National expert Committee for IIT-NIT research grants.He was Member, University Grant Commission (2006-09). He has been member, CAPART, National executive and chairman central zone, Lucknow from (2001-2004). He has been nominated by UGC as chairman of Advisory committees of four medical universities. Dr Chauhan got best Engineer honour of institution of Engineer in 2001 at Lucknow .
He has supervised 24 Ph.D., one D.Sc and still guiding number of research scholars. He has authored two books and published and presented 150 research papers in international journals and international conferences. He has delivered hundreds of lectures in USA and Canadian universities and visited half dozen countries in Europe and Asian continent. He is Fellow of institution of Engineers and Member IEEE,ACM, SIAM. He brought all the universities he has served at international scene by his specific contributions. Beside many other Contributions the social service was his mission throughout his life and engaged in tribal areas since two decades. He has been admired for his number of contributions in society.