Dr. Surinder Singh did his MBBS from Medical College, Jammu in the year 1985 and M.D. (Microbiology) from Medical College Rohtak, Haryana in the year 1988. He did his senior residency in Microbiology from All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi (1988 - 1991).


He took over the charge of Drugs Controller General of India in February-2008 and continued to work in the same position till 2nd November, 2011.    Presently, Dr. Surinder Singh is the Director of National Institute of Biologicals, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Government of India which is the National Control Laboratory for testing of all Biologicals including Vaccines and Bio-pharmaceuticals. He is trained in Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMPs) at Massachusettes Biologic Laboratory, Boston, USA and has also attended Public Health Laboratory Training Programme at Maryland Public Health Laboratory, Baltimore (USA) in 1997.


He was appointed in October 2012 by the State Government of Punjab as Chairman of the Expert Committee constituted to develop an Institutional Development Plan (IDP) for "Strengthening of Drugs Regulations & Drugs Testing Laboratory in the State of Punjab during 12th Five Year Plan."




  Awarded Dr. B. C. Roy Memorial Award 2014 for Excellent Contribution towards Blood Safety Programme in India on Doctors Day 1st July 2014


   Awarded Pharma-Bio World Awards 2011 - for "Outstanding Initiatives in Regulatory Environment" given by - CHEMTECH FOUNDATION, India 



   Featured in the list of the world's 40 most influential people in the global pharma industry, for three consecutive years i.e. Year 2011, 2010 & 2009 as adjudged by a panel of experts of the UK Pharma magazine "World Pharmaceutical Frontiers". The lists comprise of renowned businesspersons, philanthropists, scientists, regulators and legislators like Bill & Melinda Gates; President Barrack Obama; Dr Margaret Chan, WHO; and Bill Clinton, founder William J Clinton Foundation, amongst others.