On 16th June 2011, Dr Dhillon was appointed Vice Chancellor of Punjab Agricultural University . He was chosen from among more than 12 top scientists to be chosen as the 13th Vice-Chancellor of PAU.
Professor Dhillon, was born in Amritsar in 1947. He is known for scientific breakthroughs maize breeding. He has a Doctorate from Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI), New Delhi. He has published 340 research publications and many books. Moreover, he is the recipient and has won many international awards: