B.S. Bisht, obtained both his Ph.D. and D. Litt. degrees from Kumaun University. He has earned a degree of doctor of philosophy (Ph.D.) as well as a degree of doctor of letters (D.Litt.) from Kumaun University in Sociology for his remarkable contribution in the field of tribal studies in Uttarakhand. He has written extensively on the tribals, backward communities and current social problems.
He has completed four research projects and has also initiated seminars and conferences on different important issues of tribals and backward communities. Currently, he is Reader in the Postgraduate Department of Sociology, M.B. Government Post-Graduate College, Haldwani, Nainital.