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MS Dasgupta

Organizer of Conference/Workshop

  • The Annual Conference of Indian Women and Mathematics funded by funded by National Board for Higher Mathematics, DAE, Govt. of India and supported by Committee for Women in Mathematics, IMU (held at BITS Goa July 11-13, 2024), link: https://sites.google.com/goa.bits-pilani.ac.in/iwm-annual-conf-2024.
  • The Advanced Instructional School (AIS) on Functional Analysis, Operator Theory and Operator Algebra funded by National School of Mathematics (held at BITS Goa on 12th June - 1st July 2023), link: https://www.atmschools.org/school/2023/ais/fsotoa.

 

Reviewer of Journals:

  • Journal of Operator Theory
  • Journal of Indian Mathematical Society
  • International Journal Functional Analysis and it’s Applications

 


Additional Experience

  • Chaired a session in International Conference on Interdisciplinarity of Knowledge, Education and Research, held at BITS Pilani, Pilani Campus, February 8-9, 2019.
  • Resources person at "Three Days Workshop on Computational Techniques in Mathematics" from January 10-12, 2019 at Vivekanand Global University, VIT Campus, Jaipur (Rajasthan). 
  • Member of Technical Programme Committee of International Conference on “Mathematical Modeling and Computing (ICMMC 2018),  held at Jaipur Engineering College and Research Centre, Jaipur,  on April 6-7, 2018. 
  • Chaired a session in International Conference on 2nd International Conference on Evidence Based Management (ICEBM 2017), held at BITS Pilani, Pilani Campus, March 17-18, 2017.
  • Resources person at "National Workshop on LaTeX and MATLAB (NWLM)" from August 24-30, 2016 at Indira Gandhi University, Meerpur, Rewari (Haryana). 
  • Invited lecture on “Some Applications on DEA” at VSB Technical University of Ostrava, Ostrava, Czech Republic on June 09, 2016. 
  • Chaired a session in International Conference on Evidence Based Management (ICEBM 2015), held at BITS Pilani, Pilani Campus, from March 20-21, 2015.
  • Resources person  of 5 days "National Workshop on LaTeX and MATLAB for Beginners (NWLMB)" from December 24-28, 2014 at BITS Pilani, with partial support from DST, Rajasthan.
  • Chaired a session in SocProS 2013 held at IIT Roorkee (Greater Noida Campus), Noida from December 26-28, 2013.
  • Member of Program committee of SocProS 2013 held at IIT Roorkee (Greater Noida Campus), Noida  from December 26-28, 2013.
  • Chaired a session in National Conference on Recent Trends in Operations Research (NCRTOR 2013) held at ASET, New Delhi from April 11-12, 2013.
  • Invited for training lecture on MATLB Software Workshop held at The IIS University, Jaipur from March 17-18, 2013.
  • Reviewer of Journal of Applied Research and Technology.
  • Reviewer of European Journal of Operational Research.
  • Reviewer of International Journal of Operational Research.
  • Reviewer of Soft Computing.
 

Useful Links


 

Adminstritive Positions

  • Head of the Department : September 2012 to August 2014
  • Member, Departmental Research Committee : September 2014 to August 2016
  • Member, Departmental Committee on Academics : September 2016 to August 2018

 

Membership of Professional Bodies

  • American Academic & Scholarly Research Center, USA: Life Member
  • International Association of Engineers(IAENG)
  • Indian Society of Industrial and Applied Mathematics : Life Member
  • Rajasthan Ganita Parishad  : Life Member
  • Indian Society for Heat and Mass Transfer: Life Member
  • IAENG Society of Chemical Engineering
  • Rajasthan Academy of Physical  Sciences: Life Member
  • IRED:Universal Association of Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineers: 3Years

Research Interest and interesting links

Research Interest

 

Digital Image Processing
Pattern Recognition / Machine Vision
Computational Physics 
Condensed Matter Physics
Non-linear Dynamics & Chaos
Information and Coding Theory 
 
Interesting links:

·        Advice to students at the start of their scientific careers....  By Steven Weinberg

·        Snapshots of a Physicist’s life: Online autobiography of J.D.Jackson

·        ·      100 Reasons to be a Scientist

·        ·      “The unreasonable effectiveness of Mathematics in the Physical Sciences” – By Eugene Wigner

·        ·      Why must scientists become more ethically sensitive than they used to be? – by John Ziman

·        ·       Computational Physics

·        ·      Numerical Recipes in Physics

·        ·      Physics simulations

·        ·      A New Kind of Science – by Stephen Wolfram

Criticism of “New Kind of Science” By Weinberg

·        ·       Quantum Information and Physics of Information

·        ·      FAQs in Physics: http://math.ucr.edu/home/baez/physics/ 

Other Responsibilities

BITS Institutional Responsibilities

  

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Member, University Senate, since June 2021

 2

 Convenor, Department Committee on Academics (DCA), Since 2020

 3

Warden, Gandhi Bhavan Hostel, Since July 2018

4

 Co-opt Member, University Senate, Oct 2019 - Oct 2020  

5

Convenor, Department Research Committee (DRC) , 2016-2020

 

6

Faculty in charge, Dynamics and Vibration Laboratory, 2016-2020

 

7

Member, Library Committee, 2014-15 

 

8

Member, Department Finance Committee, Since 2019

 

9

BITSAT Coordinator, Trivandrum Centre, 2015,2016 and proctor 2017,2018

 

10

SME Practice School-1 2017, 2018

Practice School -1 Instructor 2018, 2020

 

11

Organising Secretary , International Symposium on Wind Engineering and

 

Wind Energy (ISWWE2016), 2016 at BITS-Pilani Hyderabad Campus

 

12

As Organising Co-Convener for 2nd National Conference on Design and

manufacturing technologies for Product Life Cycle, 2016 at BITS-Pilani Hyderabad Campus


 

Community Service and Administration

  • 2021-23 Member-Coordinator of the team corresponding to 'Criterion 6.3 Case Studies' and member of ‘Criterion 5.5 Gender Climate and Organisational Culture’ which are part of the project 'Gender Advancement for Transforming Institutions' (GATI project) supervised by Department of Science and Technology, Government of India and the National Assessment and Accreditation of Council, India. (Status: Project Report for Criterion 6.3 completed on 18 April 2022 and tasks for Criterion 5.5 completed on 31 January 2023). 
  • 2020-22 Advisor to Gender Champions, BITS Pilani.
  • 2020-22 Member of the Committee for International Academia and Research, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, BITS Pilani, Pilani.
  • 2020 Member of the Humanities Sub-Committee, BSc. Computing and Design, Work Integrated Learning Programme, BITS Pilani. 
  • 2018-22 Programme Officer, National Service Scheme, BITS Pilani.
  • 2018-22 Member, Departmental Committee for Academics, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, BITS Pilani. 
  • 2018 Member of the Group for designing the curriculum BSc Computing and Design, Work Integrated Learning Programme, BITS Pilani. 
  • 2021-22 Non-Resident Warden, Shankar Bhawan, BITS Pilani.
  • 2016-21 Non-Resident Warden, Ashok Bhawan, BITS Pilani.
  • 2016-17 Member of the Teaching-Learning Centre, BITS Pilani. 
  • 2016 Coordinator of the Working Group that designed the curriculum for a first-degree undergraduate programme in Liberal Arts/Humanities and Social Sciences, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, BITS Pilani. 
  • 2013-15 Member of the Quality Assessment and Assurance Team, Mission 2015-Vision 2020, BITS Pilani.
  • 2013-15 Member of the Departmental Research Committee, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, BITS Pilani. 

 

Membership

  • Life member, International Systemic Functional Linguistics Association. Sydney,Australia
  • Life member, Association for English Studies in India

 

Administration

  • Coordinator, Student Faculty Council(Since 2020)
  • Editor, University Wide Newsletter(2016 -2018) 
  • Editor, BITSCAN   (2015 to July 2021)
  • Nucleus Member, Publications and Media Relations Unit in BITS, Pilani ( 2007 to 2013)
  • Faculty-in charge ,Placement Feedback Advisory Counseling (PFAC) 2012 
  • Member, Editorial Team, BITSCAN   (2004 to 2013)
  • Member,  Library Committee 2005-2006 
  • Editor,Musings,2012-2013
  • Member Academic Counselling Cell(ACC)2010 to 2015
  • Member, Department Committee on Academics
  • Member,  Doctoral Research Committee
  • Member ,Library Committee,2017
  • Student Faculty Council Member (iisem 2015-16)and Co-ordinator(isem 2016-17)
  • Prof Incharge,Ragamalika

Professional Experience

Academic and Administrative Experience

Internal

  • Convener, Department Committee on Academics (DCA), Department of HSS, BITS, Pilani (September 2020 – August 2022) & (September 2022 – August 2024)
  • Co-editor, Musings 2020 (An Anthology of Poems, Short Stories, One-act Plays and Paintings, Department of HSS, BITS, Pilani
  • Member, Humanities Sub-Committee for B.Sc. (Design and Computing), Work Integrated Learning Programs (WILP), BITS, Pilani (Second Semester, 2019 - 2020)
  • Resource Faculty, Intensive Teaching Workshop, BITS, Pilani (First Semester, 2019 - 2020)
  • Member, Academic Counseling Cell, BITS, Pilani (2019 - 2020)
  • Convener, Student Faculty Council (SFC), Department of Humanities and Social Sciences (2018-2020)
  • Member, Departmental Committee on Academics (DCA), Department of Humanities and Social Sciences (2018-2020)
  • Member, Department Level Short-Listing Committee (DLSC), BITS, Pilani (2013 - 2020)
  • Member, BITS Team, Test Centre, BITS Admission Test (BITSAT) (2008 – 2017, 2019 & 2022)
  • In-charge, Recreational Activity Forum (RAF), BITS, Pilani (June 21, 2008 – January 11, 2019)
  • Associate Dean, Student Welfare Division, BITS, Pilani (November 11, 2014 - August 16, 2018)
  • Member, Department Research Committee (DRC), BITS, Pilani (2014 - 2016)
  • Warden, Ram Bhawan, BITS, Pilani (Pilani Campus) (2005 - 2015); (Combined with Budh Bhawan and Malviya Extension during 2012 - 2015)
  • Faculty In-charge, Financial Aid for Students (Merit Cum Need Scholarship), BITS, Pilani (2009 - 2014)
  • Nucleus Member, Student Welfare Division, BITS, Pilani (2009 - 2014)
  • Convener, Department Research Committee (DRC), BITS, Pilani (2012 - 2014)
  • Member, Research Board, BITS, Pilani (2012-2013)
  • Professor-in-charge, Languages and Humanistic Studies Association, BITS, Pilani (2011 - 2012)
  • Program Officer, National Service Scheme (NSS), BITS, Pilani (2008 - 2012)
  • Nucleus Member, Publications and Media Relations Unit, BITS, Pilani (2006 - 2009)
  • Member, Library Committee, BITS, Pilani (2007, 2010 & 2011)
  • Member, Academic Counseling Board, BITS, Pilani (2004 - 2006)
  • Organizing Faculty Member, Intensive Teaching Workshop, BITS, Pilani (Second Semester, 2004 - 2005)
  • Nucleus Member, Off Campus Work Integrated Learning Programs Division, BITS, Pilani (2000 - 2005)
  • Reviewer of a few Research Project Proposals in the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Pilani Campus

External

  • Member, Board of Studies, University Institute of Neural and Cognitive Sciences, Chandigarh University, Mohali, Punjab, India (2019-2020)
  • Member, Board of Studies, Centre of Phenomenology and Cognitive Sciences, Panjab University, Chandigarh, India (2019-2020)
  • Technical Paper Reviewer, Annals of Bioethics & Clinical Applications, Medwin Publishers, Troy, Michigan, USA (2019-2021)
  • Member, Editorial Board, International Journal of Research in Business Studies, New Delhi, India (2018-2021)
  • Technical Paper Reviewer, People: International Journal of Social Sciences (Open access, peer-reviewed and refereed journal published by GRDS Publishing) (2019)
  • Member, Editorial Board, International Journal of Communication, New Delhi, India (2007, 2008, 2011, 2018, 2019)
  • Member, Editorial Board, International Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences – IJHS, Secunderabad, Telangana, India (2019)
  • Paper-setter of undergraduate / postgraduate Philosophy courses of a reputed university

Professional Meetings

  • Chaired a Technical Session in International Conference on Research in Business (ICRB 2020) on “Together Towards Tomorrow: Tapping the Tempo” held at India International Centre, New Delhi, India on February 16, 2020
  • Attended an Intensive Workshop on “Research Methodology” held at Department of Humanities and Sciences, BITS, Pilani, Pilani Campus, Pilani, India during February 09-11, 2015
  • Attended a Workshop on “Philosophy Teachers’ Meet on Methodologies and Measures” sponsored by ICPR, New Delhi held at Department of Philosophy, Panjab University, Chandigarh, India during March 21-22, 2013
  • Co-chaired a Technical Session in  Third International ELT@I Rajasthan Conference on Interfacing Language, Culture and Technology, organized by Department of Humanities and Languages, BITS, Pilani, India during October 8-9, 2012
  • Attended a Workshop on “Contemporary Indian Identities, Philosophy and Art and the Philosophy of Literature” held at Department of Philosophy, Panjab University, Chandigarh, India during January 29-30, 2009
  • Chaired a session on “Moral Values and Human Nature” in National Seminar on Moral Goodness and Human Nature, sponsored by SAP, UGC, held at Panjab University, Chandigarh, India during March 14-15, 2007
  • Attended Faculty Development Program on “Professional Effectiveness” organized by Management Studies Group, BITS, Pilani, India during October 26-27, 2004
  • Attended a Global Convention on Peace and Nonviolence as the institute sponsored delegate held on January 31 and February 01, 2004 at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi, India. The Prime Minister of India, Mr. Atal Bihari Vajpayee inaugurated the convention. Gandhi Smriti and Darshan Samiti, New Delhi, India organized the convention. 
  • Attended a Workshop on Conflict Transformation and Citizens’ Diplomacy held during Oct. 30 – Nov. 1, 2003 at BITS, Pilani, India.
  • Attended a National Workshop on Applied Philosophy and Professional Ethics held during November 18-20, 2001 at Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee, India.

Professional Memberships

  • Life-time member of The Indian Philosophical Congress (IPC), Darshan Bhawan, 36, Tughlakabad Institutional Area, New Delhi - 110062 - http://indianphilosophicalcongress.in/ [Membership ID: 238]
  • Life-time member of Social Science & Humanities Research Association (SSHRA), a scholarly association - http://www.eurasiaresearch.org/ [Membership ID: ERCICSSH1908079] 

National Collaborations

  • Dr. S. Ganguly, Assoc. Prof, Dept. of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra-835215. India.
  • Dr. Dr. K V G Chandra Sekhar, Asst. Professor, Department of Chemistry, Assistant Dean - Practice School Division, Birla Institute of Technology & Science, Pilani Hyderabad Campus, Jawahar Nagar, Shameerpet Mandal, Ranga Reddy District, Andhra Pradesh -500 078. India.
  • Prof. Mitali Chatterjee, Professor, Department of Pharmacology, Institute of Post-Graduate education and Research, 244-B, Acharya J.C. Bose Road, Kolkata-700020. West Bengal. India.
  • Dr. Palwinder Singh, Professor, Department of Chemistry, GNDU, Amritsar-143001, Punjab. India.
  • Dr. Naveen S, Scientist, Institution of Excellence, University of Mysore, Mysore- 570 006· Karnataka. India.

International Collaborations

  • Dr. Jan Balzarini, Chairman, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, KU Leuven, Rega Institute for  Medical Research, Minderbroedersstraat 10, B-3000 Leuven, Belgium.
  • Dr. Rafael Balaña Fouce, Professor of Biomedical Sciences, University of Leon, Scientific Director of INBIOTEC (Spain), 24071 Leon (SPAIN).
  • Dr. Scott Franzblau, Professor and Director, Institute for Tuberculosis Research, MC-964 College of Pharmacy, Room 425, University of Illino's at Chicago, 833 S. Wood Street, Chicago. Illinois 60621-7231. USA.
  • Prof. Baojie Wan, Professor and Director, Institute for Tuberculosis Research, MC-964 College of Pharmacy, Room 412, University of Illino's at Chicago, 833 S. Wood St. Chicago, Illinois 60621-7231, USA. 
  • Dr. Dr. Terry K. Smith, Reader in the Schools of Biology & Chemistry, Office B3.10 Biomedical Sciences Research Complex, The North Haugh, The University, St. Andrews, Fife Scotland. KY16 9ST. UK.
  • Dr. Yong-Tang Zheng, Professor, Laboratory of Molecular Immunopharmacology, Key Laboratory of Animal Models and Human Disease Mechanisms, Kunming Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Kunming, Yunnan 650223. P.R. China.
  • Dr. Larry Ming C. Chow, Associate Head & Associate Professor, Department of Applied Biology & Chemical Technology, Lee Shau Kee Building, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hung Hom, Hong Kong.
  • Dr. Paul Horrocks, Professor, Huxley Building, Keele University, Staffordshire ST5 5BG, England, United Kingdom. 
  • Dr. Manormoney Pillay, Scientist, Medical Microbiology & Infection Control, Doris Duke Medical Research Institute, Nelson Mandela School of Medicine, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban- 4000. South Africa.
  • Dr. Davie Cappoen, Universiteit Antwerpen, Laboratory of microbiology, parasitology and hygiene (LMPH), Campus Drie Eiken, Universiteitsplein 1 D.S.723, 2610 Wilrijk, België. 
  • Dr. Tanya Parish, Vice President, Drug Discovery, Infectious Disease Research Institute, 1616 Eastlake Avenue E, Suite 400, Seattle, WA 98102. USA.
  • Dr. Joazaizulfazli Jamalis, Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science,  Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, 81310, Skudai, Johor, Malaysia. 
  • Dr. Luis Menéndez-Arias, Centro de Biologia Molecular Severo Ochoa, c / Nicolas Cabrera 1, Campus de Cantoblanco, 28049 Madrid. Spain.
  • Dr. Enzo Tramontano, Department of Life Sciences and Environment, University Citadel of Montserrat, SS554 - 09042, Monserrato (Cagliari), Italia.
  • Dr. Marie-Aline Andreola, Laboratoire MFP, CNRS UMR-5234, Universite de Bordeaux, FR Transbiomed, 146 Rue Leo Saignat, 33076 Bordeaux, France.
  • Dr. Frauke Christ, Laboratory for Molecular Virology and Gene Therapy, Department of Pharmaceutical and Pharmacological Sciences, UZ St. Rafael, Kapucijnenvoer 33 block i - bus 07001, BE-3000 Leuven.

Membership in scientific bodies

  • Life Member of Tamilnadu State Pharmacy Council (4488-A1)
  • Life Member of Indian Pharmaceutical Association (I.P.A/BIH/JHAR/LM/0061)
  • Life Member of  The Indian Science Congress Association (L27131)
  • Life Member of Association of Pharmaceutical Teachers of India [RA / LM/ 340]
  • Life Member of Indian Society of Chemists and Biologists [LF-718/2015]
  • Life Member of the Indian Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists and Technologists [LM / 1501 /2015] Life Member of Indian Pharmacy Graduates Association [LM 5929/2016]
  • Life Member of Indian Society for Technical Education [LM109572/2016]
  • Life Member of Indian Council of Chemist [LM/2017]

 

Administration

  • Acted as Practice School Instructor at Jaipur and managed three centres : JDA, KEC and FRI with 41 students
  • Faculty in Charge of Departmental Seminar/ Colloquium 2016-17
  • As ACC MEMBER, I organized an event Coffee with Profs which was well received by both students and faculty.
  • Organized Deepawali Milan and Holi Milan get together for the dept for being the faculty in charge of Recreation Activities.
  • Heading the Department of Languages since 2010.
  • Editor of  Semester Magazine, BITSCAN since 2008
  • Acted as  DAC (Doctoral Advisory Committee) for 3 Research Scholars
  • Member  of Disciplinary Committee of the institute for the academic year 2010-2011
  • Acted as an expert for the selection of the Aditya Birla Scholarship 11 August 2010
  • Editorial Board Member , CURIE, a quarterly journal for  2008-2009.
  • On the  Editorial Board of  BITSCAN, a Semester Magazine during 2008-2009.
  • Non- resident warden of Meera bhavan for 5 years.
  • Several times acted as subject expert for recruitment of English teachers in BET schools. 
  • Nominated as the library committee member in 2002, 2004, 2006 and 2009. 
  • Resource person for Intensive Teaching Workshop for eight years from 2000-2008. 
  • Coordinator for Skill development programme during  2005-6 and 2006-7.
  • Coordinator for Communicative English Programme in both the semesters from 2002 to 2009. 
  • Acted as an expert on the Ph. D. Qualifying panel.
  • Has been paper setter for Kota Vardman Open University, Sanskrit University, Jaipur, Choudhary Devi Lal University, Sirsa 
  • Spoken English Programmes for Birla Institutions Community Centre, Pilani (KaLA) run from August 2006 to Nov. 2006 and second batch from 30-01-2007 to 03-04-2007. 
  • Faculty In-Charge of Teaching Learning Centre from 1 September 2020 to 31 October 2021.
  • Nucleus Member, Alumni Relation Unit from 1 March 2019 to 31 August 2020.
  • Editor of BITS ECHO from March 2019 to October 2020 and drafted the Editorial Policy of the same for smooth collection, drafting, editing, formatting and authenticity of the contents.
  • Editor of Strategic Report to COVID-19, BITS Pialni, Pilani Campus, published online on 31 May 2019
  • Participated in Study India Program for Hiroshima University students (25 Feb – 7 March,2019)
  • BITSAT duty in Ahmadabad in 2018 and in Pilani 2019
  • Member, Departmental Level Shortlisting Committee (DLSC) for faculty recruitment (from March 2013)
  • Member of Library Committee in 2018-19
  • Member of Senate since 2013
  • Member of Doctoral Research Committee 2016-2018
  • Member, Doctoral Advisory Committee for Research Scholars

Conferences & Seminars

  • Lata, Pushp attended and presented a paper entitled Do Indian College Students Need Cross Cultural Training? at International Conference on Language, Literature and Culture (ICLLC), Pune, Maharashtra, India during 15th to 17th December 2017 organized by Institute of Advanced Studies in English, Pune.
  • Lata, Pushp attended and presented a paper entitled Rethinking Muticulturalism and Maximizing Learning in Indian Classrooms at ELT@I IV International Conference in association with RELO and British Council at Kanoria PG Mahila Mahavidyalya, Jaipur during 30-31 October 2017
  • Lata, Pushp attended and presented a co- authored paper entitled Using Mutimodal Tools for Teaching Mutiliteracies in Indian ELT Classrooms at ELT@I IV International Conference in association with RELO and British Council at Kanoria PG Mahila Mahavidyalya, Jaipur during 30-31 October 2017
  • Lata, Pushp attended and presented a co- authored paper entitled Enhancing Written Communication Skills of College Students through Online Collaborative Tutorials in a Multicultural Classroom at ELT@I IV International Conference in association with RELO and British Council at Kanoria PG Mahila Mahavidyalya, Jaipur during 30-31 October 2017
  • Lata, Pushp attended and presented a paper entitled Redefining Pedagogy Using Technical Scaffolding for Teaching Advanced ESL Learners at 9th Edition International Conference ICT for Language Learning organized by Pixel in collaboration with Libreria Universitaria at Florence, Italy 17-18 November 2016.
  • Lata, Pushp attended a National Workshop on Outcome based learning jointly organized by Teaching and Learning Centre, BITS Pilani, Pilani campus and IIT Kharagpur during 28 – 29 November 2016.
  • Lata, Pushp Attended and presented a Concept Note on “Creating a user-generated learning environment through Flipping Classroom: An Experiential Pedagogy” at National Convention on Current Practices and Future of Classroom Teaching at Higher Education Level, organized by Department of Humanities and Social Sciences & Teaching Learning Centre at Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani- Pilani campus during 30th Sept.-01 Oct. 2016.
  • Lata, Pushp Sanjay Kumar and Sonal Bhagat, Tracing Variegated Streaks of Feminism in the French Lieutenant’s Woman through Pinteresque Jigsaw presented the paper in absentia at 2nd World Conference on Women’s Studies at Colombo, Sri Lanka. During 5-6 May 2016
  • Lata, Pushp Attended and presented a Paper on Enhancing Employability Prospects of College Students from Rural    Background: Problems and Opportunities” at International Conference on Trends and Innovations in    Language Teaching held at Sathyabhama University, Chennai in collaboration with RELO and IEEE during 14-15 November 2014. 
  • Lata, Pushp attended and presented a Paper on “Developing Intercultural Competence for Effective Teaching of Communication Skills” at 9th International and 49th Annual ELTAI Conference at VIT Jaipur, 21-23 August 2014.
  • Lata, Pushp attended and presented a paper on “Why we need to transform ELT at Tertiary Level” at Sadaa Third International Conference being organized on the theme “Language, Literature & Library: Disruptive Digressions & Digital Dimensions” in collaboration with the Manipal University, Jaipur from 22 to 24 January 2014.
  • Lata, Pushp attended a four days Workshop on Research Methodology at JK Lakshmipat University, Ajmer Road, Mahapura during 15 May- 19 May 2013.
  • Lata, Pushp attended and presented a paper on “Integration of Web based Interactive and Multimedia Learning Materials for Off-Campus Students: A Case Study” at Annual International Conference on Language, Literature and Linguistics (L3 2012), Global Science and Technology Forum during 9 - 10 July 2012 at Hotel Fort Canning, Singapore
  • Lata, Pushp attended and presented papers on “Integrating Web 2.0 Tools for Enhancing Collaborative Writing Skills: Challenges and Prospects” and “Enhancing Learner Autonomy through Self Instructional Materials”, at 3rd ELT@I International Conference held at BITS, Pilani during 8-9 October 2012.
  • Lata, Pushp Officially participate in the round table discussion for Strengthening the Humanities and Liberal Arts Courses/ Programmes which was held in Hotel Hyat, New Delhi on 11 October 2011
  • Lata, Pushp participated as an invited speaker and delivered a paper on Fostering Value based education among Engineering Graduates through Humanitites and Liberal Arts at International Conference at JUIT, Waknaghat, Himachal Pradesh during 22-23 September 2011.
  • Lata, Pushp attended and presented a paper on “Revisiting Course Curriculum and pedagogy through Students Responses and Reflective Strategies” at International ELTAI Conference held at VIT, Jaipur during 4-5 November 2011.
  • Lata, Pushp attended and presented a paper on “Articulating the Issue of Alienated Identification in Jhumpa Lahiri’s Works” at International Seminar on Margins and Nation Spaces : The Aesthetics of Cultural Expression during 8-9 February 2008 at Department of English, University of Rajasthan, Jaipur.
  • Luhach, Suman, Pushp Lata and Kirti Singh attended and presented a paper entitled Emergency Remote Teaching and Technology Comfort: Mapping Perceptions of English Teachers from Schools in Rural Areas of Rajasthan during COVID- 19 Crisis" at a peer reviewed International Conference on Best Innovative Teaching Strategies (ICON-BITS 2021) organized by Teaching Learning Centre, BITS Pilani, Pilani Campus during 29-31 July 2021.
  • Kumar, Deepak and Pushp Lata attended and presented a co- authored paper entitled, Exploring the Parameters of Syllabus from Teachers’ Perspective at a peer reviewed International Conference on Best Innovative Teaching Strategies (ICON-BITS 2021) organized by Teaching Learning Centre, BITS Pilani, Pilani Campus during 29-31 July 2021.
  • Lata, Pushp presented a poster on Experiential learning through Multimodal Pedagogy for Better Students’ Engagement in Cross Cultural Skills Course at BITS Pilani, a peer reviewed conference on Best Teaching Practices for Engaged Student Learning jointly organized by Teaching Learning Centre, BITS Pilani, Goa and Hyderabad during February 13-15, 2020.
  • Gaur, Manusmiriti and Pushp Lata attended and presented a paper entitled Critical Pedagogy Practices in Engineering Education in India: Insights from English Language Classroom at ELT@I Golden Jubilee International Conference in association with RELO and British Council at Amity University, Noida during 9-12 October 2019
  • Lata, Pushp presented a paper entitled Capacity Building through Cross Cultural Skills among Engineering Graduates of India: A Case Study of Cross Cultural Skills Course at BITS Pilani. 3rd Indo-German Conference on Sustainability in Engineering Enhancing Future Skills and Entrepreneurship during September 16-17, 2019. A peer reviewed conference jointly organized by Technische Universität Braunschweig and BITS Pilani, Pilani Campus. Scopus-listed proceedings book (publishing group: Springer Nature).
  • Lata, Pushp presented a paper entitled Digital Training for Language Teachers: An Exploration into Online Writing Tutorials at Oxford Education Research Symposium Spring Meeting: 20, 21 & 22 March, 2019, at Green Templeton College in the University of Oxford. A peer reviewed conference.
  • Aayushi Malhotra, Sailaja Nandigama and Pushp Lata presented a co- authored paper entitled Gendered Communication in Development Discourse and Practice in the International Conference on Interdisciplinarity of Knowledge, Education and Research organized by Dept of Humanities and Social Sciences, BITS, Pilani- Pilani Campus during 8th -9th , 2019
  • Lata, Pushp and Shrija Majumdar presented a co- authored paper entitled Transformation of Perception about Cross Cultural Communication under the Influence of Social Media: An Impact Study in the International Conference on Interdisciplinarity of Knowledge, Education and Research organized by Dept of Humanities and Social Sciences, BITS, Pilani- Pilani Campus during 8th -9th , 2019.
  • Shivangi Priya and Pushp Lata presented a paper entitled Language Promotion and the Eighth Schedule of the Constitution of India at the 40 th International Conference of the Linguistic Society of India, A peer reviewed conference, held at the Central Institute of Indian Languages, Mysore from 05-07 December 2018.
  • Lata, Pushp participated and presented a paper on Flipping Classroom Teaching for Better Learning: An Experiential Pedagogy in the National Workshop on Synergy between Teaching and Research in Indian Academia organized by Teaching Learning Centre, BITS, Pilani, Pilani Campus during March 26-27, 2018
  • Lata, Pushp and Shivangi Priya attended and presented a paper entitled Culture, Language and Identity: A Sociolinguistic Study at the International Conference on Media, Culture and Ethics organized by the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences during 9th and 10th February 2018.
  • Lata, Pushp, Kaushik Ramesh Iyengar and Smiti Yadav attended and presented a paper entitled Intercultural Competence among Indian Youth: Need for Training at the International Conference on Media, Culture and Ethics organized by the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences during 9th and 10th February 2018
  • Lata, Pushp attended and presented a paper entitled Fostering Critical Thinking among Engineering Graduates: A Task Based Approach, National Workshop on Improving Synergy Between Teaching And Research In Indian Academia (Istria 2018), BITS, Pilani on March 26-27, 2018

 

Seminars/conferences/ workshops organized and the source of funding (national/international) with details of outstanding participants, if any

  • I with my co-conveners- Dr. Kumar Sankar Bhattacharya, Dr. Sailaja Nandigama and Prof. Devika, organized a seven- day long Academic Writing Workshop for research scholars during 5 April – 12 April 2019 which was attended by 46 research scholars and 13 faculty members from varied disciplines acted as the resource persons. 
  • As Convener I organized the Third ELT@I International Conference on Interfacing Language, Culture and Technology, October 8-9, 2012  BITS Pilani, Pilani campus. 135 delegated from India and Abroad participated and presented their papers.
  • The Birth Centenary of Gurudev Rabindra Nath Tagore on 12 May and also organized a function on the National Education Day which is celebrated to commemorate the Birth Anniversary of our first education minister of free India Maulana Abul Kalam Azad. All faculty members and students enthusiastically participated in both the events. 
  • Organized the Constitution Day on 15 December 2015 in NAB Auditorium. It was a tribute to B R Ambedkar, who played a very significant role in the framing of the Indian Constitution as the chairman of the Drafting committee of the Constituent Assembly.
  • As the Faculty In-Charge of Teaching Learning Centre I conducted 12 major events from 1 September 2020 to 31 October 2021 namely, NEP Webinars: Naya kshitij for School Teachers; Faculty Development Programme; Coding Workshop for KIDS (ICWK-2021; NEP Naya kshitij: School Teachers’ Training Workshop; ITW Workshop; NEP 2020 : Naya Kshitij for higher education – Webinar; TLC Projects; TLC Students’ Team  Blog; TALEEM: a TLC News Letter; and Setting up TLC Studio.
  • As the Chairperson, I organized a peer-reviewed International Conference on Best Innovative Teaching Strategies [ICON-BITS 2021]- BITS Pilani, Pilani campus. 172 delegated from India and Abroad participated and presented their papers.

Research Positions

I am currently looking for Ph.D. students to work on the following domains:
1) Unmanned Aerial Vehicles or Drones- Security, other communication protocols
2) 5G- network slicing and other areas
3) Internet of Things 
4)Edge Computing and Machine Learning 
5) Other vibrant topics in Embedded Systems 
 
If you are interested in pursuing a Ph.D. under my supervision and have a funding from agencies like UGC/CSIR JRF/SRF, please write to me 
 
gssc [AT] pilani [dot] bits-pilani [dot] ac [dot] in
 
The minimum criteria for the applicants will be 
1) M.E.  in Embedded Systems/ Communication Engineering/ Electronics or any equivalent degree from an institute of repute with a CGPA of at least 7.0 or 70% (in percentage system)
2) Good publication record will be desirable
3) A zeal to publish in top-tier journals
 
Working with me, the candidate will get an opportunity to work with reputed researchers across the world like
1) Prof. Rajkumar Buyya, Distinguished Professor, University of  Melbourne, Australia
2) Prof. Biplab Sikdar, National University of Singapore
 to name a few.

 

To be updated.


 

SOP/DOP/LOP (Study Projects)

Our Research Group homepage (BITS IoT lab): https://bitsiotlab.com/

 

Dear Students,

We are currently working on several projects, which are listed below. You can apply for (SOP/DOP/LOP) by filling out the Google form using the below link.

Eligibility:  Student should be from A7/A3/A8 (or having these in their dual degree), CGPA cut-off: 7

Pre-requisites

           a. For ML projects in the list, applicant should have Sound knowledge of Machine Learning & Deep Learning concepts (CNNs, RNNs, GANs, etc.). They must also have Excellent programming skills in Python (particularly Pandas, TensorFlow, Keras, and Torch to name a few)

            b. Strong paper writing skills and willing to write a research paper with me (and not just
code!).

Available Projects,

1.  AI for Healthcare (Computer vision/ image analysis, Computational Pathology, MRI, CT Scan and AI Explainability)

2.  Computer Vision (image enhancement/ reconstruction) for autonomous cars/ UAV etc.

3. Qauntum computing for IoT / Security (for students having dual in B5 physics) 
 
4. Golang development (developing server side blockchain applications; blockchain understanding is not essential)
 
5. App developer having JavaScript skills and ready to learn Decentralized App development 

Application form Link:- https://forms.gle/i7bn4QiW2uHpQqV59 (you can click link/ copy and paste link in browser)

Application Deadline21th November night  (The form has been closed and the selection process is in progress)

Interviews/ Interaction: 21st/ 22nd

Release of results: as and when selection happens latest by 27th nov

About our Research Group:

Students can visit our research group page at https://bitsiotlab.com/. We collaborate with world renowned researchers/ universities and the students will get an opportunity to work on cutting edge research problems.

*Note: Please note that the SOP will be rigorous (not casual) and you would be expected to prepare a journal paper as a part of the SOP/DOP/LOP work. On account a high number of Letter of Recommendation (LOR) requests, LOR request in future will only be entertained if the student has a good journal publication as a part of the project type course work.

Principal Investigator: Dr. Vinay Chamola (Link)


Research Position Available

Postdoctoral Position

Interested candidate may apply through National Postdoctoral Fellowship (NPDF) under Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB), DST, India. We will assist you to prepare a research proposal in the research area of our common interest. NPDF open for 1st May to 30th May, 2019

Ph.D. Position (Full Time)

One JRF position is available under a Department of Biotechnology, India sponsored project with working area "Nanomaterials based sensor system for breath analysis”. The fellowship amount will be Rs. ~31000/- per month (first 2-years) and ~35000/- (last year). GATE, NET qualified candidates are preferable. Tentative time of the advertisement and interview will be first week and last week of July, 2019 respectively.

CSIR-JRF or UGC (NET)-JRF qualified candidates interested to pursue Ph.D. in the area of ‘nanomaterials based solid state devices’ may apply any time of the year.

Ph.D. Position (Part Time)

Interested candidate may also apply for part time Ph.D. in the area of Device modeling, Signal processing and pattern recognition.

Interested candidate may send their brief resume to arnab.hazra@pilani.bits-pilani.ac.in

Symposium on Carbon Nanomaterial Electronics (SCNE) 2019

Positions Open

PhD Positions

GATE/NET (JRF) qualified students interested in exploring electromagnetic wave propagation while designing and developing

  • UWB/MIMO Antennas,
  • Frequency Selective Surfaces
  • Metamaterials/Metasurfaces
  • Optical Waveguides & Devices
  • Optical Sensors
  • Optical Networks

and are proficient in use of

  • CST-MWS,
  • ANSYS HFSS
  • VPIPHOTONICS

may contact by sending an e-mail with their latest CV attached,

to rahulsinghal@pilani.bits-pilani.ac.in

Candidates with own fellowship and working professionals (Aspirant Scheme) can apply anytime in a year. For further details, kindly click following link: https://www.bitsadmission.com/phdmain.aspx

 


Conference Presentations

Conference Presentations

2024

99. Gemcitabine-HDAC inhibitor drug conjugates as potent and targeted anticancer therapeutics against solid tumors: Sravani Pulya, Ganesh Routholla, Swati Biswas, Balaram Ghosh: Nature Inspired Initiatives in Chemical Trends, CSIR-Indian Institute of Chemical Technology; Hyderabad; Date: March 7- March 9, 2024.

98. A Selective Histone Deacetylase 3 Inhibitor: PT3 Enhances Learning and Memory in a Novel Object Recognition Mouse Model: Darakshan Begum, Swati Biswas, Balaram Ghosh: Nature Inspired Initiatives in Chemical Trends, CSIR-Indian Institute of Chemical Technology; Hyderabad; Date: March 7- March 9, 2024.

97. Design, synthesis, and biological evaluation of novel pyrazino-hydrazide chemotypes as selective HDAC3 inhibitors with potent in vivo antitumor therapeutic efficacy against triple-negative breast cancer: Ambati Himaja, Sravani Pulya, Swati Biswas, Balaram Ghosh: Nature Inspired Initiatives in Chemical Trends, CSIR-Indian Institute of Chemical Technology; Hyderabad; Date: March 7- March 9, 2024.

96. Investigating the Therapeutic Potential of Novel Compounds in an LPS-Induced Alzheimer's Disease Mouse Model: Sripathi Nikhitha, Swati Biswas, Onkar P Kulkarni, Balaram Ghosh: Nature Inspired Initiatives in Chemical Trends, CSIR-Indian Institute of Chemical Technology; Hyderabad; Date: March 7- March 9, 2024.

95. Development of HDAC3- selective Inhibitors as Anti-cancer Agents with potent in vivo Therapeutic Efficacy: Regula Sanjeev, Ganesh Routholla, Swati Biswas, Balaram Ghosh: Nature Inspired Initiatives in Chemical Trends, CSIR-Indian Institute of Chemical Technology; Hyderabad; Date: March 7- March 9, 2024.

94. Identification of selective HDAC3 inhibitor by pharmacophore-based and structure-based virtual screening, 3D QSAR, ADMET analysis, and dynamic simulation: Debojyoti Halder, Goverdhan Lanka, Swati Biswas, Balaram Ghosh: Nature Inspired Initiatives in Chemical Trends, CSIR-Indian Institute of Chemical Technology; Hyderabad; Date: March 7- March 9, 2024.

93. pH-sensitive HPMA-based polymeric Gemcitabine conjugated nano-construct for the treatment of breast cancer: Tarun Patel, Milan Paul, Swati Biswas, Balaram Ghosh: Nature Inspired Initiatives in Chemical Trends, CSIR-Indian Institute of Chemical Technology; Hyderabad; Date: March 7- March 9, 2024.

92. Light Degradable Chlorin e6 Pro-Drug Micelles for Oral Cancer Treatment; Milan Paul, Balaram Ghosh, Swati Biswas: International Conference on Translational Materials for Sustainable Research (TransMat 2k24), Department of Physics, IIT (BHU) Varanasi; Date: Feb 1 – Feb 4, 2024.

91. Copper-Zinc Metal Complex Exhibiting Bactericidal and Antibiofilm Activity by Membrane Damage and Quorum Sensing Inhibition; Prafful P. Kothari, Sri Ganga Padaga, Balaram Ghosh, Swati Biswas: International Conference on Translational Materials for Sustainable Research (TransMat 2k24), Department of Physics, IIT (BHU) Varanasi; Date: Feb 1 – Feb 4, 2024.

90. Antibacterial and Anti-quorum sensing activity of Glycol-chitosan poly (lactic acid) (1:1) conjugate nanoparticles encapsulating Ciprofloxacin for the treatment of Bacterial keratitis; Sri Ganga Padaga, Himanshu Bhatt, Balaram Ghosh, Swati Biswas: International Conference on Translational Materials for Sustainable Research (TransMat 2k24), Department of Physics, IIT (BHU) Varanasi; Date: Feb 1 – Feb 4, 2024.

89. Polyphenol conjugated Graphene Oxide system for effective delivery of Bortezomib for the management of oral cancer; Naitik Jain, Milan Paul, Balaram Ghosh, Swati Biswas: International Conference on Translational Materials for Sustainable Research (TransMat 2k24), Department of Physics, IIT (BHU) Varanasi; Date: Feb 1 – Feb 4, 2024.

88. Cinnamic acid conjugated Poly (D, L-Lactide) polymeric micelles for targeted delivery of Bortezomib to treat cancer; Shishira P S, Milan Paul, Balaram Ghosh, Swati Biswas: International Conference on Translational Materials for Sustainable Research (TransMat 2k24), Department of Physics, IIT (BHU) Varanasi; Date: Feb 1 – Feb 4, 2024. [Best poster award]

87. Tyrosine kinase inhibitor-loaded nanoparticles targeting breast cancer stem cells for improved treatment efficacy in HER2-positive breast cancer: Varshini Are, Milan Paul, Balaram Ghosh, Swati Biswas:  International Conference on Translational Materials for Sustainable Research (TransMat 2k24), Department of Physics, IIT (BHU) Varanasi; Date: Feb 1 – Feb 4, 2024.

2023

86. Polymeric Graphene Oxide Nanoparticles Loaded with Doxorubicin for Combined Photothermal and Chemotherapy in Triple Negative Breast Cancer: Asif Mohd Itoo, Milan Paul, Balaram Ghosh, Swati Biswas: CRS-IC, 21st International Symposium on Advances in Technology and Business Potential of New Drug Delivery Systems at Mukesh Patel Auditorium, NMIMS Campus, Navyug Society, Navpada, JVPS Scheme, Vile Parle West, Mumbai-400047, India.  Feb 24 - 25, 2023. [Best poster award]

85. 3D-Bioprinted Inherently Antibacterial Contact Lens Carrying Antimicrobial Peptide Payload for Ocular Infections: Sanjay Ch, Priyasha Mishra, Sri ganga Padaga, Balaram Ghosh, Sanhita Roy, and Swati Biswas: CRS-IC, 21st International Symposium on Advances in Technology and Business Potential of New Drug Delivery Systems at Mukesh Patel Auditorium, NMIMS Campus, Navyug Society, Navpada, JVPS Scheme, Vile Parle West, Mumbai-400047, India.  Feb 24 - 25, 2023.

84. Synthesis, characterization and evaluation of In-vitro Antibacterial activity of Pluronic F127 coated Metal oxide nanoparticles: Sri Ganga Padaga, Milan Paul, Sanjay Ch, Balaram Ghosh, and Swati Biswas: CRS-IC, 21st International Symposium on Advances in Technology and Business Potential of New Drug Delivery Systems at Mukesh Patel Auditorium, NMIMS Campus, Navyug Society, Navpada, JVPS Scheme, Vile Parle West, Mumbai-400047, India.  Feb 24 - 25, 2023

83. Olaparib and oxaliplatin combination@ human serum albumin nanoparticles inhibit tumor proliferation in triple-negative breast cancer mouse model: Milan Paul, Balaram Ghosh, Swati Biswas: CRS-IC, 21st International Symposium on Advances in Technology and Business Potential of New Drug Delivery Systems at Mukesh Patel Auditorium, NMIMS Campus, Navyug Society, Navpada, JVPS Scheme, Vile Parle West, Mumbai-400047, India.  Feb 24 - 25, 2023

82. Protein-vitamin nanoparticles for treatment of therapy- insensitive breast cancer: Sneha Das, Balaram Ghosh, Swati Biswas: CRS-IC, 21st International Symposium on Advances in Technology and Business Potential of New Drug Delivery Systems at Mukesh Patel Auditorium, NMIMS Campus, Navyug Society, Navpada, JVPS Scheme, Vile Parle West, Mumbai-400047, India.  Feb 24 - 25, 2023

81. Development of benzamide-based HDAC3 selective inhibitors with potential anti-tumour activities in vivo animal model: Ganesh Routholla, Sravani Pulya, Tarun Patel, Milan Paul, Swati Biswas, Balaram Ghosh*, National Symposium on Convergence of Chemistry & Materials (CCM-2023) at Birla Institute of Technology and Science-Pilani Hyderabad Campus, Telangana, India 500078 on 6-7 January 2023.

 80. Discovery of hydrazide based HDAC3 selective inhibitors as therapeutics for the treatment of cancer: validated by in vivo mouse model: Sravani Pulya, Ambati Himaja, Rishitha Kaminedi, Swati Biswas, Balaram Ghosh*, National Symposium on Convergence of Chemistry & Materials (CCM-2023) at Birla Institute of Technology and Science-Pilani Hyderabad Campus, Telangana, India 500078 on 6-7 January 2023.

79. Discovery of hydrazide based HDAC3 selective inhibitors as therapeutics for the treatment of cancer: validated by in vivo mouse model: Sravani Pulya, Ambati Himaja, Rishitha Kaminedi, Swati Biswas, Balaram Ghosh*, National Symposium on Convergence of Chemistry & Materials (CCM-2023) at Birla Institute of Technology and Science-Pilani Hyderabad Campus, Telangana, India 500078 on 6-7 January 2023.

78. HPMA-polymer based stimuli-sensitive Gemcitabine nanoaggregate for the treatment of breast cancer: Tarun Patel, Milan Paul, Asif Mohd Itoo, Swati Biswas, Balaram Ghosh*, National Symposium on Convergence of Chemistry & Materials (CCM-2023) at Birla Institute of Technology and Science-Pilani Hyderabad Campus, Telangana, India 500078 on 6-7 January 2023.

77. Pharmacophore-based virtual screening, 3D QSAR, Docking, ADMET, and MD simulation studies for the identification of novel HDAC3 selective inhibitors: Goverdhan Lanka, Darakhshan Begum, Balaram Ghosh*, Yogeeswari Perumal, National Symposium on Convergence of Chemistry & Materials (CCM-2023) at Birla Institute of Technology and Science-Pilani Hyderabad Campus, Telangana, India 500078 on 6-7 January 2023.

76. Antibacterial activity of F127 coated Cerium oxide nanoparticles against Pseudomonas aeruginosa: Sri Ganga Padaga, Milan Paul, Sanjay Ch, Balaram Ghosh and Swati Biswas, National Symposium on Convergence of Chemistry & Materials (CCM-2023) at Birla Institute of Technology and Science-Pilani Hyderabad Campus, Telangana, India 500078 on 6-7 January 2023.

75. Polymeric Graphene Oxide Nanoparticles Loaded with Doxorubicin for Combined Photothermal and Chemotherapy in Triple Negative Breast Cancer: Asif Mohd itoo, Milan Paul, Balaram Ghosh, Swati Biswas, National Symposium on Convergence of Chemistry & Materials (CCM-2023) at Birla Institute of Technology and Science-Pilani Hyderabad Campus, Telangana, India 500078 on 6-7 January 2023.

74. 3D-Bioprinted Inherently Antibacterial Contact Lens Carrying Antimicrobial Peptide Payload for Ocular Infections: Sanjay Ch, Priyasha Mishra, Sri Ganga Padaga, Balaram Ghosh, Sanhita Roy, and Swati Biswas, National Symposium on Convergence of Chemistry & Materials (CCM-2023) at Birla Institute of Technology and Science-Pilani Hyderabad Campus, Telangana, India 500078 on 6-7 January 2023.

 

2022

73. Hypoxia reversing combination chemo-photodynamic therapy for oropharyngeal carcinoma: Milan Paul, Asif Mohd Itoo, Balaram Ghosh, Swati Biswas: BIO-Remedi 2022 (An international conference on Biomaterials, Regenerative Medicine and Devices) held at IIT Guwahati, India from Dec 14th - Dec 18th, 2022.

2021

72. Moxifloxacin HCl delivery via thermo-responsive mixed micelles in bacterial keratitis: Sanjay ch, Milan Paul, Padaga Sriganga, Balaram Ghosh, Swati Biswas: International Virtual Conference on Biomaterial-Based Therapeutics, Engineering and Medicine (BIOTEM-2021): Organized by Departments of Biotechnology, Biomedical Engineering and Chemical Engineering, Manipal Institute of Technology, MAHE, Under the aegis of Society for Biomaterials & Artificial Organs India (SBAOI) and Society for Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine India (STERMI) Co-organized by The American Ceramic Society (ACerS), December 17 - 20, 2021.

71. Oxaliplatin Pt (IV) prodrugs conjugated to Human serum albumin as potential antitumor agents: Milan Paul, Nageswara Rao, Balaram Ghosh, Swati Biswas: International Virtual Conference on Biomaterial-Based Therapeutics, Engineering and Medicine (BIOTEM-2021): Organized by Departments of Biotechnology, Biomedical Engineering and Chemical Engineering, Manipal Institute of Technology, MAHE, Under the aegis of Society for Biomaterials & Artificial Organs India (SBAOI) and Society for Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine India (STERMI) Co-organized by The American Ceramic Society (ACerS), December 17 - 20, 2021.

70. Retinoic acid-conjugated poly (D,L-Lactide) based micelles as a nanocarrier system for effective delivery of doxorubicin in cancer: Soniya Kumbham, Milan Paul, Balaram Ghosh, Swati Biswas: International Virtual Conference on Biomaterial-Based Therapeutics, Engineering and Medicine (BIOTEM-2021): Organized by Departments of Biotechnology, Biomedical Engineering and Chemical Engineering, Manipal Institute of Technology, MAHE, Under the aegis of Society for Biomaterials & Artificial Organs India (SBAOI) and Society for Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine India (STERMI) Co-organized by The American Ceramic Society (ACerS), December 17 - 20, 2021.

69. pH-Responsive Pro-drug Nanoparticles of Gemcitabine for Cancer Treatment: Tarun Patel, Milan Paul, Kondapaneni Likhitha Puran, Swati Biswas, Balaram Ghosh*: International Virtual Conference on Biomaterial-Based Therapeutics, Engineering and Medicine (BIOTEM-2021): Organized by Departments of Biotechnology, Biomedical Engineering and Chemical Engineering, Manipal Institute of Technology, MAHE, Under the aegis of Society for Biomaterials & Artificial Organs India (SBAOI) and Society for Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine India (STERMI) Co-organized by The American Ceramic Society (ACerS), December 17 - 20, 2021. [Best Poster Presentation Award- 3rd Prize]

68. Chitosan oligosaccharide lactate conjugated Pluronic F127 Micelles for the treatment of Bacterial keratitis: Sriganga Padaga, Sanjay Ch, Balaram Ghosh, Swati Biswas: International Virtual Conference on Biomaterial-Based Therapeutics, Engineering and Medicine (BIOTEM-2021): Organized by Departments of Biotechnology, Biomedical Engineering and Chemical Engineering, Manipal Institute of Technology, MAHE, Under the aegis of Society for Biomaterials & Artificial Organs India (SBAOI) and Society for Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine India (STERMI) Co-organized by The American Ceramic Society (ACerS), December 17 - 20, 2021.

67. Structure-based Hierarchical Virtual Screening of Antiviral Libraries for the Discovery of New Molecular Entities as SARS-CoV-2 main Protease Inhibitors: Goverdhan Lanka, Balaram Ghosh, Sarita Rajender Potlapally: Annual Conference of Indian Council of Chemists (ICC 2021), organized by Department of Chemistry, Satavahana University, Karim Nagar, Telangana, 29th to 30th December, 2021

66. Development of HPMA-based Polymeric Micellar Systems for the Delivery of Anticancer Chemotherapeutics: Balaram Ghosh*, Yamini Bobde, Milan Paul, Tarun Patel: International Virtual Conference on Biomaterial-Based Therapeutics, Engineering and Medicine (BIOTEM-2021) : Organized by Departments of Biotechnology, Biomedical Engineering and Chemical Engineering, Manipal Institute of Technology, MAHE, Under the aegis of Society for Biomaterials & Artificial Organs India (SBAOI) and Society for Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine India (STERMI) Co-organized by The American Ceramic Society (ACerS), December 17 - 20, 2021

65. Development of novel o-hydroxy benzamide based HDAC3-selective inhibitors as anticancer agents with promising in vivo potential: Ganesh Routholla, Sravani Pulya, Tarun Patel, Milan Paul, Swati Biswas, Balaram Ghosh*: the 10th annual conference of the International Chemical Biology Society, ICBS 2021: Looking towards the next decade of chemical biology (e-conference): November 11- 13, 2021.

64. Discovery of novel hydrazide chemotype-based HDAC3 selective inhibitors with potent in-vivo anti-tumour activities: Sravani Pulya, Tarun Patel, Milan Paul, Swati Biswas, Balaram Ghosh*: the 10th annual conference of the International Chemical Biology Society, ICBS 2021: Looking towards the next decade of chemical biology (e-conference): November 11- 13, 2021.

63. Gemcitabine Conjugated block HPMA-based pH-sensitive Nanoconstruct for Cancer Treatment: Tarun Patel, Milan Paul, Kondapaneni Likhitha Purna, Swati Biswas, Balaram Ghosh*: the 10th annual conference of the International Chemical Biology Society, ICBS 2021: Looking towards the next decade of chemical biology (e-conference): November 11- 13, 2021.

62. All-trans-retinoic acid-conjugated N-(2 hydroxypropyl) methacrylamide-based micelles for effective delivery of doxorubicin in breast cancer: Yamini Bobde, Milan Paul, Tarun Patel, Swati Biswas, and Balaram Ghosh*, Controlled Release Society 2021 (CRS-2021) Virtual Annual Meeting: July 25 - July 29, 2021.

61. Oleanoic Acid Conjugated Human Serum Albumin- A Nanocarrier for Effective Delivery of Doxorubicin and Combination Therapeutic Effect in Oral Cancer: Soniya Kumbham, Milan Paul, Balaram Ghosh, Swati Biswas: CRS-IC, 19th International e- symposium On Advances in technology and business potential of new drug delivery systems; Date: 25th-27th February 2021

60. Harnessing Chitasan Vitamin E Succinate Conjugated Supramolecular Micellar Nanoaggregate for Effective Loading of Oxaliplatin as Breast Cancer Therapy: Asif Mohd itoo, Milan Paul, Balaram Ghosh, Swati Biswas: CRS-IC, 19th International e- symposium On Advances in technology and business potential of new drug delivery systems; Date: 25th-27th February 2021.

59. Oxaliplatin-Conjugated Stimuli-Sensitive Albumin Nanoparticles for the Treatment of Breast Adeno-Carcinoma: Milan Paul, Nageswara Rao, Balaram Ghosh, Swati Biswas: CRS-IC, 19th International e- symposium On Advances in technology and business potential of new drug delivery systems; Date: 25th-27th February 2021.

Presentations before 2021

58. Yamini Bobde, Swati Biswas and Balaram Ghosh: Delivery of Doxorubicin Using pH Responsive Polymer: 18th International Symposium on Advances in Technology and Business Potential of New Drug Delivery Systems, Controlled Release Society- Indian Chapter; 28-29 February 2020; Vile Parle East, Mumbai - 400 099

57. Yamini Bobde, Swati Biswas, Balaram Ghosh: A pH Sensitive Polymeric System for the Delivery of Chemotherapeutics in Cancer: 8th Annual Conference on Navigating Translational Discoveries under the auspices of International Chemical Biology Society (ICBS) at the CSIR-Indian Institute of Chemical Technology, Hyderabad (IICT-Hyd) between 02-04 Nov, 2019

56. Ganesh Routhala, Sravani Pulya, Tarun Patel, Swati Biswas, Balaram Ghosh: Development of Histone Deacetylase (HDAC) Inhibitors with Preferential Isoform Selectivity for HDAC3: 8th Annual Conference on Navigating Translational Discoveries under the auspices of International Chemical Biology Society  (ICBS) at the CSIR-Indian Institute of Chemical Technology, Hyderabad (IICT-Hyd) between 02-04 Nov, 2019

55. Sravani Pulya, Tarun Patel, Swati Biswas, Balaram Ghosh: Design and Synthesis of Novel Isoform Selective Histone Deacetylase Inhibitors: 8th Annual Conference on Navigating Translational Discoveries under the auspices of International Chemical Biology Society (ICBS) at the CSIR-Indian Institute of Chemical Technology, Hyderabad (IICT-Hyd) between 02-04 Nov, 2019

54. Soniya Kumbham, Himanshu Bhatt, Balaram Ghosh, Swati Biswas: Oleanolic acid-conjugated poly(D, L-Lactide)-based micelles as a nanocarrier system for effective delivery of doxorubicin and combined therapeutics effects in oral cancer: 8th Annual Conference on Navigating Translational Discoveries under the auspices of International Chemical Biology Society  (ICBS) at the CSIR-Indian Institute of Chemical Technology, Hyderabad (IICT-Hyd) between 02-04 Nov, 2019

53. Ch Sai Sanjay, Balaram Ghosh, Sanhita Roy, Swati Biswas: Development of polymeric nanoparticles for the efficient delivery of fluroquinolone antibiotic for the treatment of bacterial keratitis: 8th Annual Conference on Navigating Translational Discoveries under the auspices of International Chemical Biology Society (ICBS) at the CSIR-Indian Institute of Chemical Technology, Hyderabad (IICT-Hyd) between 02-04 Nov, 2019

52. Milan Paul, Soniya Kumbham, Himanshu Bhatt, Balaram Ghosh, Swati Biswas: Co-delivery of paclitaxel and chlorine e6 using nanopartcles for NIR light triggered chemo-photodynamic combination therapy in cancer: 8th Annual Conference on Navigating Translational Discoveries under the auspices of International Chemical Biology Society (ICBS) at the CSIR-Indian Institute of Chemical Technology, Hyderabad (IICT-Hyd) between 02-04 Nov, 2019

51. Nilanjan Adhikari, Sk. Abdul Amin, Balaram Ghosh and Tarun Jha: DFT-based quantum chemical descriptors and alignment dependent 3D field calculations of metalloenzyme meprin β inhibitors: a quantitative SAR assessment: 4th Annual Conference of Society for the Study of Xenobiotics (SSX), India: 19th to 21st September 2019, IISc Bangalore, India

50. Bhatt Himanshu, Sri Vishnu Kiran Rompicharla, Balaram Ghosh, Swati Biswas: Transferrin Receptor targeted vitamin-E-conjugated dendrimers for the delivery of paclitaxel in cancer:  Controlled Release Society (CRS) Indian Chapter, 17th International Symposium on Advances in Technology and Business Potential of New Drug Delivery Systems, Andheri (E), Mumbai - 400 059, India, 1st Feb - 2nd Feb 2019

49. Soniya Kumbham, Himanshu Bhatt, Balaram Ghosh, Swati Biswas: Oleanolic Acid-Conjugated Poly (D, L-ctide)- Based Micelles as a Nanocarrier System for Effective Delivery of Doxorubicin in Oral cancer: Controlled Release Society (CRS) Indian Chapter, 17th International Symposium on Advances in Technology and Business Potential of New Drug Delivery Systems, Andheri (E), Mumbai - 400 059, India, 1st Feb - 2nd Feb 2019

48. Biotin Conjugated Multifunctional PAMAM Dedrimers for the Delivery of Paclitaxel: Rompicharla SVK, Kumari P, Ghosh B, Biswas S: 16th International Symposium organized by Controlled Release Society (CRS) Indian Chapter, Mumbai 400 059, February 23-24 February, 2018. 

46. Enhanced Phototoxic Effect of Chlorin e6 Conjugated Poly(ethylene glycol)-poly(d, L- lactic acid) Polymeric Micelles Evaluated in Monolayers and 3D Spheroid Model: Kumari P, Rompicharla SVK, Ghosh B, Biswas S: 16th International Symposium organized by Controlled Release Society (CRS) Indian Chapter, Mumbai 400 059, February 23-24 February, 2018

46. Modified Albumin nanoparticles for the delivery of Curcumin in cancer: Bobde Y, Kumari P, Biswas S, Ghosh B: 16th International Symposium organized by Controlled Release Society (CRS) Indian Chapter, Mumbai 400 059, February 23-24 February, 2018.

 45. Vitamin-E Conjugated Dendrimers for the Delivery of Paclitaxel: Bhatt H, Rompicharla SVK, Ghosh B, Biswas S: 16th International Symposium organized by Controlled Release Society (CRS) Indian Chapter, Mumbai 400 059, February 23-24 February, 2018.

44. Benzamide Derivatives as Histone Deacetylase (HDAC) Inhibitors and Potential Anticancer Agents: Prakruti Trivedi, Swati Biswas, Balaram Ghosh: 21st National Symposium in Chemistry (NSC-21) under the auspices of the Chemical Research Society of Indi (CRSI) at the CSIR-Indian Institute of Chemical Technology, Hyderabad (CSIR_IICT-Hyderabad) between 13-16 July, 2017.

43. Histone Deacetylase Inhibitors as potential Anticancer agents: Prakruti Trivedi, Swati Biswas, Balaram Ghosh: International conference on “Pharmaceutical Education-Academia Relation to Industry-Current Scenario” 17th & 18th March 2017, Organized by Centre for Pharmaceutical Sciences Institute of Science and Technology, JNTUH, Kukatpally, Hyderabad 500085

42. Cell uptake and cytotoxic potential of curcumin loaded solid lipid nanoparticles (SLNs) for cancer drug delivery: Himanshu Bhatt, Sri Vishnu Kiran Rompicharla, Neeraja Komanduri, Balaram Ghosh, Swati Biswas: International conference on “Pharmaceutical Education-Academia Relation to Industry-Current Scenario” 17th & 18th March 2017, Organized by Centre for Pharmaceutical Sciences Institute of Science and Technology, JNTUH, Kukatpally, Hyderabad 500085

41. Transferrin-anchored polymeric micelles for improved anticancer drug delivery in solid tumors: Omkara Swami Muddineti, Preeti Kumari, Balaram Ghosh, Swati Biswas: International conference on “Pharmaceutical Education-Academia Relation to Industry-Current Scenario” 17th & 18th March 2017, Organized by Centre for Pharmaceutical Sciences Institute of Science and Technology, JNTUH, Kukatpally, Hyderabad 500085

40. Curcumin Loaded Solid Lipid nano particles for Improved Delivery to cancer cells: Sri Vishnu Kiran Rompicharla, Himanshu Bhatt, Aashma Shah, Balaram Ghosh, Swati Biswas: International conference on “Pharmaceutical Education-Academia Relation to Industry-Current Scenario” 17th & 18th March 2017, Organized by Centre for Pharmaceutical Sciences Institute of Science and Technology, JNTUH, Kukatpally, Hyderabad 500085

39. Development of Photosensitizer-Incorporated Polymeric Micelles for Enhanced Photodynamic Therapeutic Efficacy: Preeti Kumari, Balaram Ghosh, Swati Biswas: International conference on “Pharmaceutical Education-Academia Relation to Industry-Current Scenario” 17th & 18th March 2017, Organized by Centre for Pharmaceutical Sciences Institute of Science and Technology, JNTUH, Kukatpally, Hyderabad 500085

38. Design, Synthesis and Biological Activity of Histone Deacetylase (HDAC) Inhibitors as Anticancer Agents: Prakruti Trivedi, Swati Biswas, Balaram Ghosh: The Ramanbhai Foundation 8th International Symposium on Current Trends in Healthcare: Advances in New Drug Discovery and Development: Feb 2-4, 2017, Ahmedabad, India.

37. Photosensitizer-loaded poly(ethylene glycol)-poly(d,l-lactic acid) polymeric micelles for effective photodynamic therapy: Preeti Kumari, Balaram Ghosh, Swati Biswas: The Ramanbhai Foundation 8th International Symposium on Current Trends in Healthcare: Advances in New Drug Discovery and Development: Feb 2-4, 2017, Ahmedabad, India.

36. Cholesterol and D-alpha Tocopherol Conjugated Lipidic Micelles for Improved Delivery of Chemotherapeutics with Reversal of Multiple Drug Resistance: Omkara Swami Muddineti, Preeti Kumari, Asmitha Vanaparthi, Balaram Ghosh, Swati Biswas: American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS) 2016, November 13-17 at Colorado, USA

35. Cholesterol-Modified Polylactide-Based Micelle for Effective Delivery of Curcumin: P. Kumari, O. S. Muddineti, B. Ghosh, S. Biswas: American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS) 2016, November 13-17 at Colorado, USA

34. Transferrin modified Vitamin E coupled lipidic mixed micellar system as nanocarriers for tumor directed delivery of curcumin: Omkara Swami Muddineti, Preeti Kumari, Balaram Ghosh, Swati Biswas: American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS) 2016, November 13-17 at Colorado, USA

33. Cell Penetrating Peptide Octa-Arginine Anchored Multifunctional PAMAM Dendrimer for the Delivery of Paclitaxel: Sri Vishnu Kiran Rompicharla, Balaram Ghosh, Swati Biswas: American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS) 2016, November 13-17 at Colorado, USA

32. “Development of Histone Deacetylase (HDAC) Inhibitors as Anticancer Agents” Prakruti Trivedi, Swati Biswas, Balaram Ghosh; National Conference on Advanced Therapeutics-2016 (ACT-2016; CSIR-Chemical Institute of Chemical Technology, Hyderabad, India. [Awarded as Best Poster]

$31. Poly(caprolactone)-based polymeric micelles for the delivery of a histone deacetylase inhibitor as anticancer therapy; Dr. Balaram Ghosh*, Sri Vishnu Kiran Rompicharla, and Swati Biswas: 2nd Annual World Congress of Smart Materials-2016 (WCSM-2016) March 4 – 6, 2016, Singapore under focus 502: Smart Materials for Pharmacy and Drug Delivery.

30. Preeti Kumari, Balaram Ghosh, Swati Biswas. "Development of transferrin functionalized poly(ethylene glycol)/poly(lactic acid) copolymeric micelles as a potential delivery system". International Conference on Nanostructured Polymeric Materials and Polymer Nanocomposites, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, India. 13-15 November, 2015.

29. Vitamin E-Conjugated Lipid Based Polymeric Micelles for Improved Delivery of Chemotherapeutics in Cancer: Omkara Swami Muddineti, Preeti Kumari, Balaram Ghosh, Swati Biswas. Controlled Release Society, July 26 – 29, 2015, Edinburgh, Scotland.

28. D-α-tocopherol conjugated co-polymer based polymeric micelles for improved delivery of chemotherapeutics with reversal of multiple drug resistance: Omkara Swami Muddineti, Balaram Ghosh, Swati Biswas; International Symposium on Nanotechnology & Cancer Theranostics -2015 (ISNACT - 2015) at IIT Mumbai, 19th to 21st February, 2015.

*27. Development of Isoform Selective HDAC3 inhibitors as Long-Term Memory Enhancers: Prakruti Trivedi, Swati Biswas, Balaram Ghosh; 66th Indian Pharmaceutical Congress at Hyderabad, 23rd  to 25th January 2015.

*26. Preparation, characterization and in vitro evaluation of methoxy polyethylene glycol-polylactide (MPEG–PLA) polymeric micelles as nanocarrier for the delivery of chemotherapeutic drug curcumin in cancer: Preeti Kumari., Prit Lakhani., Balaram Ghosh., Swati Biswas; 66th Indian Pharmaceutical Congress at Hyderabad, 23rd to 25th January 2015.

*25. One step Synthesis, characterization, stability and PEGylation of polymer stabilized gold nanoparticles for chemotherapeutics: Omkara Swami M., Srinivas Ajjarapu, Balaram Ghosh, Swati Biswas; 66th Indian Pharmaceutical Congress at Hyderabad, 23rd to 25th January 2015.

$24. Inhibition of HDAC3 for the Enhancement of Long-Term Memory: Balaram Ghosh*, Surya A. Reis, Adam J Hendricks, Ralph Mazitschek, Stephen J. Haggarty; International conference on Chemical Biology: Disease Mechanism and Therapeutics (ICCB-2014) February 6-8, held at IICT, Hyderabad, India.

 

Presentations- Previous Position:

23. Krista Hennig, Surya Reis, Wen-ning Zhao, Chelsea Groves Kuhnle, Nadine Joseph, F.A. Schroeder, Mike Lewis, Balaram Ghosh, Iren Kurtser, Jennifer Gale, Yan-Ling Zhang, Ralph Mazitschek, Florence Wagner, Edward Holson, Tracy Petryshen, Daniel Fass, Li-Huei Tsai, Stephen Haggarty: Chromatin-Modifying Complexes Involved in Memory and Mood Disorders as Novel Therapeutic Targets: Poster presented at the 65th Annual Meeting of the MGH Scientific Advisory Committee (SAC 2012) at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), Harvard Medical School, MA, USA, April 18 & 19, 2012.

$22. Balaram Ghosh, Dan Fass, Krista Hennig, Surya Reis, Wendy Zhao, Ji-Song Guan, Ralph Mazitschek, Li-Huei Tsai, Stephen J. Haggarty: Probing Epigenetic Mechanisms Involved in Cognition and Neuroplasticity: HDAC Inhibitors that Potentiate CREB-Mediated Transcription: Society for Neuroscience (SfN) annual meeting; November 13-17, 2010; San Diego, CA, United States.

$21. Balaram Ghosh, Sanjib Gogoi, Soumava Santra, Tamara Antonio, Maarten E. A. Reith, Aloke K. Dutta: Discovery of multifunctional molecules possessing dopamine agonist activity at D2/D3 receptors along with iron chelation and antioxidant activities: Pharmacological characterization in vitro and in vivo: Society for Neuroscience (SfN) annual meeting; November 13-17, 2010; San Diego, CA, United States.

$20. Balaram Ghosh, Daniel Fass, Ji-Song Guan, Wendy Zhao, Surya Reis, Li-Huei Tsai, Stephen J. Haggarty:Crebinostat: A highly potent histone deacetylase inhibitor discovered in a CREB-reporte gene screen: The New York Academy of Science (NYAS) meeting on “Behavioral Epigenetics” October 29-30, 2010, University of Massachusetts, Bostom, MA, United States.

19. Surya A. Reis, Krista Hennig, Wendy Zhao, Balaram Ghosh, Thomas Nieland, Daniel Fass, Stephen J. Haggarty: Discovery of small-molecule probes targeting epigenetic-mediated neuroplasticity: histone deacetylase biochemical and cellular assays: The New York Academy of Science (NYAS) meeting on “Behavioral Epigenetics” October 29-30, 2010, University of Massachusetts, Bostom, MA, United States.

$18. B. Ghosh; T. Antonio; M. Reith; A. Dutta: Bifunctional dopamine D3 selective agonist as novel antiparkinsonian agents: Evaluation of selected compounds in Parkinson's disease animal model: 240th American Chemical Society (ACS) National Meeting, August 22-26, 2010; Boston, MA, United States.

17. B. Ghosh, T. Antonio, J. Zhen, A. K. Dutta, M. E. Reith: Development of bivalent dopamine D2/D3 agonist as new generation therapeutic agents for treatment of Parkinson’s Disease: Poster presented at the Society for Neuroscience (SfN) annual meeting at Chicago, IL, United States Oct. 2009.

$16. Balaram Ghosh, Juan Zhen, Maarten. E. A. Reith, Aloke Dutta:  Development of multifunctional drugs for the neuroprotective treatment of Parkinson's disease.” Annual Mid-Atlantic Graduate Student Symposium in Medicinal Chemistry. Wayne State University, Detroit, MI, USA, July 2008.

15. Swati Biswas, Juan Zhen, Balaram Ghosh, Maarten. E. A. Reith, Aloke Dutta: Identification of optically active lead molecules developed based on hybrid 7-{[4-(4-Phenyl-piperazin-1-yl)-butyl]-propyl-amino}-5,6,7,8-tetrahydro-naphthalen-2-ol- molecular template exhibiting low nanomolar affinity for D3 receptor: Lead molecule exhibiting long duration of rotational activity in the Parkinson’s Disease animal model experiment.: Society for Neuroscience (SfN) annual meeting at San Diego, CA, USA, November, 2007.

14. Swati Biswas, Balaram Ghosh, Maarten. E. A. Reith, Aloke Dutta: Novel triple dopamine, serotonin and norepinephrine transporters blockers as potent antidepressant: Characterization of a lead molecule in in vitro and in vivo pharmacological assays: Society for Neuroscience (SfN) annual meeting at San Diego, CA, USA, November, 2007.

$13. Further structure activity relationship (SAR) study of novel hybrid 7-{[2-(4-Phenyl-piperazin-1-yl)-ethyl]-propyl-amino}-5,6,7,8-tetrahydro-naphthalen-2-ol analogs focusing on modification of the N-aromatic moiety: Development of a highly potent and selective lead molecule for the D3 dopamine receptor.: Ghosh, Balaram; Zhen, Juan; Reith, Maarten; Dutta, Aloke.: 233rd American Chemical Society (ACS) National Meeting, Chicago, IL, United States, March 25-29, 2007.

$12. Synthesis and anticancer activity of some 5-N-Substituted-2- (substituted benzenesulphonyl) glutamines; Balaram Ghosh, Bikash Debnath, Soma Samanta, Shovanlal Gayen and Tarun Jha; International Convention of APTI, Andhra University, Visakhapatnam, will be held on 1st to 3rd October 2004.

11. Quantitative Structure-Activity Relationship Study on Some Substituted Benzamides as Dopamine D2 Receptor Antagonists; Soma Samanta, Bikash Debnath, Shovanlal Gayen, Balaram Ghosh, Anindya Basu and Tarun Jha, International Convention of APTI, Andhra University, Visakhapatnam, held on 1st to 3rd October 2004. 10.Identification of Pharmacophoric Requirements for Histamine H4 Receptor Binding Affinity: QSAR Study on Some Indolylpiperazines; Bikash Debnath, Shovanlal Gayen, Soma Samanta, Ghosh Balaram, Anindya Basu and Tarun Jha; International Convention of APTI, Andhra University, Visakhapatnam, held on 1st to 3rd October 2004.

9. Synthesis, Screening and QSAR Study of Some 1, 5-N, N'-Disubstituted -2- (Substituted benzenesulphonyl)- Glutamamide Analogues as Possible Anticancer Agents; Shovanlal Gayen, Bikash Debnath, Soma Samanta, Balaram Ghosh and Tarun Jha; International Convention of APTI, Andhra University, Visakhapatnam, held on 1st to 3rd October 2004.

*8. Structure Based Drug Design of Glutamine Analogs to Search for New Potential Anticancer Drugs: Tarun Jha, Ch. Anilkumar, B. Ghosh, and K. Srikanth.  6th National Conference On Stucture Based Drug Design: Search For New Drugs, India,  38, 22-24 February, 2002.

*$7. Synthesis of Derivatives and Analogs of Glutamic Acid for Possible Anticancer Activit: Balaram Ghosh, K. Srikanth, Ch. Anilkumar, Dipendu Goswami, Supratim Roy and Tarun Jha. Indian Science Congress, Jan 2000; Pune, India.*6. Synthesis and Biological Evaluation of some substituted Benzenesulphonyl glutamine analogs for possible Antineoplastic Agents: Ch. Anilkumar, K. Srikanth, Balaram Ghosh, Dipendu Goswami, A. U. De and Tarun Jha. Indian Science Congress, 2000; Pune. India.

*$5. Studies on some Glutamine analogs as possible Anticancer Agents: Balaram Ghosh, K. Srikanth, Ch. Anilkumar, T. Jha , 51st Indian pharmaceutical Congress (IPC), 1999, Indore, India.

4. Synthesis and Pharmacological screening of some substituted Benzenesulphonyl glutamine analogs for possible Antineoplastic Activity: K. Srikanth, Ch. Anilkumar, Balaram Ghosh and T. Jha. 51st Indian pharmaceutical Congress (IPC), 1999 at Indore, India.

3. Structure-Biological Activity Relationship Studies on some Glutamine Anti metabolites-The Inhibitors of Precursors of primary DNA Structures: Diptendu Goswami, K. Srikanth, Ch. Anilkumar, Balaram Ghosh, A. U. De and Tarun Jha. XIII International Biophysics Congress, 27-29 September, 1999 at Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics, Calcutta. India.

2. Quantitative Structure Activity Relationship (QSAR) studies on some Cancer Chemotherapeutic Agents: Jha T., Srikanth K., Roy K., Ghosh B., Bhattacharya S. and Banerjee S. Frontiers in Pharmacology and Therapeutics in 21st Century, ICPT 22, 1999; New Delhi. India.

1. Chemoimmunotherapeutic studies of Cancer: Srikanth K., Kumar Anil Ch., Ghosh Balaram, Ghose Ashoke, De A. U., and Jha Tarun-Frontiers in Pharmacology and Therapeutics in 21st Century, ICPT-21, 1999; New Delhi. India.

 

$ Presented* National


Administrative Responsibilites

Current Administrative Responsibilities:
  • Resident Warden, Gandhi Bhawan (w.e.f January 2016)

  • In-charge, OLAB (VLSI Design Lab) (w.e.f 2012)

  • MemberDepartmental Committee on Academics (DCA) (w.e.f Sep 2020)

  • Member, Convocation, 2022

Past Administrative Responsibilities:
  • Member, Departmental Research Committee (DRC). (Sep 2010 to Aug 2012)

  • Resident Warden of Krishan Bhawan (additional charge along with Gandhi Bhawan, 2016-2017)

  • Member, First year Reception, Registration & Hostel Allotment

  • SFC Coordinator, (Sep 2016 to Aug 2018)

  • Member, Convocation, 2018, 2019

  • Registration Advisor, Student Registration

  • Question Bank preparation, BITS-HD

  • BITS-HD, Centre Coordinator/Supervisor, 2021, 2020, 2019, 2017, 2015

  • BITS-AT, Centre Coordinator/Supervisor, 2021, 2020, 2019, 2017, 2015

  • Practice School (PS-1), 2020, 2017, 2016, 2014

  • Student Election Duty at booth and vote counting (for Student Union)

  • BITS-AT, Centre Coordinator/Supervisor

     

Positions Open
Ph.D Positions

Highly motivated candidates having GATE/NET(JRF) with M.E/M.Tech in Engineering and interested to work in the following areas:

  • Memories (Circuits)

  • Non Volatile Memories

  • CIM/PIM/LIM for AI

  • Low Power VLSI Design (ASIPs)

  • Asynchronous Circuit Design

  • Non-volatile architecture for energy harvesting

  • High performance Cache Architectures

  • Low Power Neurmorphic Circuit Design

  • Application Specific ADC/DAC Circuits

Interested cadidates may contact by sending an e-mail with their latest CV attached nitin80@pilani.bits-pilani.ac.in

Candidates with own fellowship and working professionals (Aspirant Scheme) can apply anytime in a year.

For further details, kindly click following link: https://www.bitsadmission.com/phdmain.aspx

International Visits & Collaboration

1. Visited University of Wisconsin Milwakuee USA, presented a research paper. 19-22 Oct.2014.
2. Florida International University Miami  research Collaboration with EPS lab of Prof. Arif. Islam .
3. SUZLON - Germany ( Academic Collaboration with Dr. Pukhraj Singh- Head Technical)

Professional Activities

Institute Administrative Responsibilities: 
  • Faculty-In-Charge, Reprography Unit (2018-19)
  • Faculty-In-Charge, Projection Systems and Instrumentation Services (2012-19)
  • Nucleus Member, Instrumentation Unit (2006-12)
  • Nucleus Member, Engineering Service Division (ESD) (1999-2006)
 Departmental Responsibilities:
  • Member, Departmental level shortlisting committee (DLSC). 
  • Member, Student Faculty Committee (SFC)
  • Member, Departmental Committee on Academics (DCA).
  • Member, Departmental Research Committee (DRC) (2011-12)(2012-14) (2020-22)
  • Member Doctoral Advisory Committee (2008 - present)
  • Member, PhD Qualifying Examination Committee (2006 - present)
  • Member, Library Committee (2005, 2007, 2009, 2013)
Member of Professional Bodies/Organisations:
  • Senior Member, Institution of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (SMIEEE)
  • Fellow, Institution of Engineers (IE(I))
  • Fellow, Association of Computer Electronics and Electrical Engineers (ACEEE)
  • Life Member, Indian Society of Remote Sensing (ISRS)
  • Life Member, Institution of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers, India (IETE)
  • Life Member, Indian Association of Medical Informatics, India (IAMI)
  • EC member, IETE, Pilani Center, 2012-14
  • EC member, IETE, Pilani Center, 2018-20   
Reviewer for International Journals:
  • IEEE Trans. on Industrial Electronics; IEEE Trans. on Multimedia; IEEE / CAA Journal of Automatica Sinica; IEEE Access;  IEEE Trans. on Energy Conversion (TEC); IEEE Signal Processing Letter; 
  • IET Journal on Image ProcessingIET Journal on Circuit, Devices and Systems
  • Elsevier Journal on Digital Signal ProcessingElsevier Journal on ISA TransactionsElsevier Journal on; Computers and Electrical EngineeringElsevier Journal on Simulation Modelling Practice and TheorElsevier Journal on MeasurementElsevier Journal on Applied Soft Computing (APC); Elesvier Journal on Mechanical Systems and Signal Processing (MSSP); Elsevier International Journal on Electronics and Communications; 
  • ASPRS Journal on Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing; ISRS Journal on Remote Sensing
  • Journal of System and Control EngineeringEURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing; Journal of Mechanical Science & Technology (JMST); ISH Journal of Hydraulic Engineering; Complexity Journal;
  • Transactions of the Canadian Society for Mechanical Engineering (TCSME); Proceedings of Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part-G JAE; Proceedings of Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part-I JSCE; AEU-International Journal of Electronics and Communications; Journal of the Brazilian Society of Mechanical Science and Engineering (BMSE);
  • Hindawi; Shock and Vibration Journal; 
  • INDERSCIENCE  Journal - IJISTA; STM Journal - JoITI; Bowen's Journal of Mechanical Engineering & Technology (JMET); International Journal of Engineering and Technology Innovation (IJETI);  SN Applied Sciences

ADMINISTRATIVE TASK

Head of Department, EEE

I was Head of department of Electrical & Electronics Engineering at BITS PILANI, Pilani Campus from 2012-2016

Nucleus Member Of  Division/Unit/Instiutute
  •  I am a member of Senate (highest decision making body at BITS PILANI)
  •  I was TECHNOLOGY BUSINESS INCUBATOR [now converter to Pilani Innovation & Entrepreneurship Development (PIED ) Society] for last 7 years. The work includes preparation of TBI documents, interacting with incubates to resolve their problems, managing the financial details / contract agreements of incubates  and coordinating with senior faculty members regarding TBI  operations
  •  I am also the Instructor in Charge of  TECHNOLOGY INNOVATION CENTRE   (TIC) projects which are given by external industries to be completed at BITS PILANI. This requires a lot of interaction with company personnel and students
Resource Person For Intensive Teaching Workshop/Subject Workshops
 I am involved as examining faculty   in ITW  (intensive teaching workshop)  
M E Student Mentoring
I am mentoring 2-3 students every semester for Research Practice/ Dissertation Course for past 7 years. I have also been coordinating project/research practice course activities every year in  I, II semester.
 Assisting Conduct of BITSAT (Invigilator/Co-Coordinator/Question Bank Preparation Etc.
  •    I prepared questions for ME (online-qualifying) exam
  •    I have been regularly involved in interview of students seeking admission to ME / PhD degree programme   both semesters.
 Committee Work
  • I was a  committee member of Research travel grant selection committee at BITS , Pilani
  • I was the member of departmental Research Committee
  • I attended the professional meeting with companies visiting BITS, pilani and explained VLSI lab facilities to them.
  • I am involved in development of new electives for B.E and M.E programmes in coordination with other campuses
  • I have been involved in development team of ME (EMBEDDED SYSTEMS) degree program and  WILP programs for working professionals
Organization of / Participation in Student/Staff Related Activities
  • I am an advisor for 3- 4  students for every year  since 2006. Task is  to guide them in case they feel ay difficulty at BITS PILANI,
  • Also a member of Academic Counseling cell (ACC) for  year 2010-11
  • I have also mentored students during APOGEE in their projects nearly every year.
  • Also, I was involved in paper evaluation, analog design contest evaluation during APOGEE .
  • I am a registration advisor during registration process in both the semesters
VLSI Design Lab Activities
  •  I am involved in  coordinating the activities at VLSI design lab (OLAB)
PhD qualifying Examination
  • I have been regularly involved in setting PhD Qualifying  and interview of students seeking admission to PhD degree programme  for past many years  in both semesters.
Registration Advisor
  • I have been registration advisor  for students during registration process in both semesters from past many  years
MISCELANEOUS

As Head of Department EEE,--- introduced new courses, presented for EEE department in campus review at Pilani/ Goa campus , and coordinated with faculty members of different disciplines.,  Registration Advisor, admission committee, participated in Convocation as HOD(EEE) and as professor, Member of DAC, DCA convenor, DRC convenor,, on campus  DLSC(EEE) chair person, off campus DLSC ( EEE)  Resource person- ITW, ACB, Library Committee, Been the member of Senate, Guided over 2500 project students, 50 FDTS and dissertation students, evaluation of WILP dissertations, Organizing Committee Member Of Intensive Teaching Workshop , Apogee Analog Design Contest -Judge And Faculty Convener , EEE department student association professor incharge, participated in PhD admissions, Phd Qualifying Examiner

Membership
  • Member Editorial Review board of Scientific Journals International , IETE technical review, 2006 , 2007 , IEEE potentials, 2007
  • IEEE Senior Member
  • Member, VLSI Society of India
  • Life Fellow, Institution of Engineers

 

Design Contests Participation
Cadence Design Contest 2017
 BITS Pilani Students win Cadence Design Contest 2017
 
 Cadence India recently concluded the 12th edition of the Cadence Design Contest which was aimed at fostering the spirit of inventiveness and realization of ideas among the engineering student community. This contest was open to students of all colleges in India that were enrolled as part of the Cadence India University Program.

 

92 teams participated from 38 unique institutes (36 from PG and 46 from UG). In the Final Round, 11 teams were qualified for live presentation in front of expert committee (6 from PG and 5 from UG). One winning team and one runner-up team were announced in each category.


BITS Pilani, Pilani Campus students emerged as winners of both the categories. Winning team members and guide will receive an Apple Watch, a memento and a certificate at CDNLive India 2017 on 7th September. The details of winners are:

 
 Master’s Category

                                                       Winner

Institute Name

BITS Pilani

Project Title

Design and Implementation of Differential Power Analysis Attack Immune Encryption Circuit Based on Simon Block Cipher for Next Generation RFID Cards

Team Members

Harjap Singh Saini and Abhinav Garg

Guide

Dr. Anu Gupta


Project Title:
      Design and Implementation of Differential Power Analysis Attack Immune Encryption

                             Circuit Based on Simon Block Cipher for Next Generation RFID Cards

Cadence Design Contest 2012

RUNNERS UP

 

Bachelor’s Category

Institute Name

BITS, Pilani

Project Title

Design  Of Ultra Low Power, Low Noise Implantable Neural Recording Amplifier For Brain Machine Interface  

Team

Keshav L, Praful Kumar Parakh, Nidhi Jaypalan & Rubin Kothari

Guide

Dr. Anu Gupta


Institutional Contribution & Industry Engagement

Institutional contribution: 

  • 2019-2021: Member of Doctoral Counselling  Committee (DCC) of the institute
  • Sept 2020: Prepared standard operating procedures for research activities for EEE department 
  • 2016 - Feb. 2021: DRC Convener, EEE Department, BITS, Pilani (5 Years).
  • 2012 to August 2022: Member DRC, EEE Department, BITS, Pilani (10 Years).
  • 2018 to present: Presently member of senate since July 2018.
  • 2018 to present: Departmental Level Shortlisting Committee (DLSC) for faculty recruitment since July 2018.
  • 2019: Expert for EEE ASTP L-11 selection committee meeting held on 30th September, and 1st October, 2019 at BITS, Pilani. 
  • 2012-2017: Academic Program Committee for MS Microelectronics and embedded system programmes.
  • 2002-2014: Nucleus member DLPD/WILP.Involved in  DLPD/WILP regular comprehensive exams/ Mid-semester test invigilation duties every semester, conduction WILP viva-voce  examination every semester. WILP dissertation ME thesis-evaluation every semester, Evaluation of PS-II Reports, Conducting examinations outstations.
  • 2021: Involved in KHDA moderation process of Dubai campus for CAD for IC Design MEL G641
  • 2020: Involved in KHDA moderation process of Dubai campus for CAD for IC Design MEL G641
  • 2018: Involved in KHDA moderation process of Dubai campus for electrical Science EEE F111.
  • 2021: Panel chair for Ph.D. admission first semester 2021-22
  • 2018: Involved in interviews of International students admission
  • 2016: Team member for question paper preparation for BITS HD Admission Test
  • 2016: Team member for Modifying the Syllabus for BITS HD Admission Test
  • 2013: Member of team for the Convocation-2013  held at BITS, Pilani.
  • 2012: Visit to UGC Delhi for official work related to project as assigned by Institute.
  • 2010-2012: Member of Senate of the institute " Birla Institute of Technology and Science" .
  • 2008: Library Committee member for BITS Library from December 2008- December 2009.
  • 2007: Team member for question paper preparation for BITS HD Admission Test
  • 2006: Executive committee member for Recreational Activity Forum (RAF) from January 2006-December 2007.
  • Involved every semester in faculty research proposal evaluation, selection committee member in JRF of sponsored projects, qualifying examination question paper preparation, NAAC report preparation, IoE review data etc.
  • ARCD’s registration duties (beginning each semester), campus mid semester & comprehensive exam invigilation, ME Higher degree interview committee member (every semester), involvement in APOGEE paper presentation evaluation

Other Departmental contribution:  

  • 2012-2015: Professor in-charge EEE association.
  • 2014:2020: Placement Faculty Coordinator (PFAC) , EEE Department, BITS, Pilani. (Conducted a placement lecture session for final year students  e.g. 11/1/2014,  Meeting with industry recruitment personnel)
  • 2012:2017: In-charge of OLAB ( Update of CAD tools)

 

 Participated in conducting BITSAT  FDT/HDT:

 [1] May 2010 to June 2010: Nagpur

 [2] May 2009 to June 2009: Nagpur

[3] 22 June 2024 to 29 June 2024: iON Digital  Zone, IDZ3, Wadi, Nagpur

  • 2016: Team member for Modifying the Syllabus for BITS HD Admission Test
  • 2007: Team member for question paper preparation for BITS HD Admission Test
  • 2016: Team member for question paper preparation for BITS HD Admission Test

  

WILP:

  • 2021-2022: Mentor for ESZG628 T Dissertation  (15 students)
  • 2020-2021: Mentor for ESZG628 T Dissertation  (16 students), Reviewed old WILP Question paper for MEL ZG641 CAD for IC Design
  • 2019-2020: Mentor for ESZG628 T Dissertation  (5 students)
  • 2018-2019: Mentor for ESZG628 T Dissertation  (4 students)
  • 2017: Visited Delhi as Subject expert for WILP guest faculty interview in Microelectronics and Embedded system area on 4, Nov. 2017.
  • 2016: 6 August & 7 August  Visited Delhi for WILP Guest Faculty Recruitment
  • 2016: Visited Bangalore as Subject expert for WILP guest faculty interview in Microelectronics and Embedded system area on 16-18 August 2016.
  • 2013: Conducted WILP B.S. (Power Engineering) and B.S. (Process Engineering) comprehensive examinations held at Gujrat Cement Works, Amreli (Bhawnagar), Gujarat from 18/12/2013 to 23/12/2013.
  • 2013: Conducted WILP regular comprehensive exams held at Mahindra & Mahindra Nagpur from 29/6/2013 to 30/6/2013.
  • 2012: Online conduction of WILP mid semester examination. (Involved in collecting course section and sub sections to convert WILP mid semester test into online examination, prepared department wise list of all courses and collected information for each course. Also got reviewed handouts of  MS microelectronics program  from expert faculty member sand suggestion for modification needed in course content. Involved in survey of unstructured microelectronics programmes)
  • 2012: Got reviewed WILP M.S. Microelectronics program handout from faculty members having area of expertise to suggest if any kind of modification needed in course content as per Bulletin 2010-11.
  • 2012: Conducted  WILP regular comprehensive exams held at L&T from 18/7/2012 to 23/7/2012 at Mysore.
  • March 2012: Visited Rajasthan Atomic Power Station (RASP) Rawatbhata to identify  the activities of the department, the learning opportunities that can be explored during orientation program of PS-I course, 2012.
  • Conducted WILP NTPC comprehensive examination (6 Times) at Korabaalso involved in NTPC thesis evaluation at Korba

 

Industry Engagement: 

Discussed the VLSI design  and verification process at industry during my visit. 

 

PS-1 Course Instructor (BITS C221):

[10]  30 May 2023 to 21 July 2023:

CEERI Pilani (Onsite) 

[9]  18 May 2020 to 27 June 2020:

CEERI Pilani (Online) 

Electrono Solutions (Online)

Pyrotech Electronics Udaipur (Online)

[8] 19 May 2019 to 15 July 2019:

 Nagpur (Geomitra Solutions)

 Tirora, (Adani Power Ltd.)-

[7] 21 May 2016 to 18 July 2016:

 Nagpur (GlobalLogic)

 Tirora, (Adani Power Ltd.)-

 [6] 10 May 2015 to 18 July 2015:

 Nagpur (GlobalLogic)

 Tirora, (Adani Power Ltd.)-

 [5] 20 May 2013 to 15 July 2013:

 Nagpur (GlobalLogic, Windals Precision, NEERI, Metalfab Hightech Pvt Ltd.)

 Awarpur (Awarpur Cement Works)  

 [4] 19 May 2012 to 15 July 2012: Nagpur (GlobalLogic, Windals Precision)

 [3] 21 May 2011 to 17 July 2011: RAPS, Rawatbhata

 [2] 22 May 2007 to 18 July 2007: SPM Ltd. Sirpur, Kagaznagar.

 [1] 20 May 2002 to 17 July 2002: SPB Ltd. Erode.

 

Industry Visits & Collaboration: 

 Sr. No.

 Place

 Duration

 1

 Cypress Semiconductor Limited, Bangalore (May 2014 to July 2014)

 (Under industry Immersion)

 2 Months

 

  

  * Guided a part time Ph.D.  candidate from Semiconductor Industry

  

PS-II:

  • 2018: Opened a PS station at SeeTech, Nagpur for 10 students as a urgent need.
  • 2018: Visited PS-II station at Udaipur as required by PS division 30/9/2018 to 2/10/ 2018.
  • 2015: Involved as resource person in orientation of PS-II students for VLSI and Electronics companies
  • 2012: Visited Bangalore from 24/03/2012 to 28/03/2012  for PS-II students progress evaluation.
  • 2012: Initiated the talk to open PS-II station at Global Logic, Nagpur, NEERI, Metalfab Hightech Pvt. Ltd., Nagpur.
  • March 2012: Visited Rajasthan Atomic Power Station (RASP) Rawatbhata to identify  the activities of the department, the learning opportunities that can be explored during orientation program of PS-I course, 2012.
  • 2010: Visited at Delhi to evaluate the progress of students at PS-II station at ST Microelectronics   (Greater Noida), ST Ericsson (Greater Noida) and Sukam Power systems, Delhi

 

Summary of PS and BITSAT:

 

 Sr.

 Summer Term

 No. of Times

 1

 Practice school-1 (BITS C221)

 10

 2

 BITSAT 

 03

  

 

 

Administrative Responsibilities

Administrative Experience at BITS, Pilani

  • Head, Department of Economics and Finance since September, 2020 to August 2022
  • Head, Department of Economics and Finance since September, 2018 to August 2020
  • Head, Department of Economics and Finance since August, 2015 till August 2016
  • Head, Department of Economics and Finance from July 2010 to August 2012
  • Member, Assessment Committee for enhancement of Ph.D. Student Institute Fellowship (2020- 2024)
  • Chairman, Department Research Committee (DRC), Economics and Finance
  • Member of the Recruitment Committee  (DLSC) Since 2012.
  • Chairman of Cross Campus Departmental Academic Committee 
  • Chairman of Student Faculty Council 
  • In-charge Registration in Academic Registration and Counseling Division from June 2002 to September 2011; dealing with academic registration of 4000 students every semester and solving their academic problems.
  • Member of Senate Since 2004
  • Acting as Doctoral Advisory Committee member for number of  Ph.D. Students in the Department.

Administrative Responsibilities at Central University of Rajasthan (December 2017 to July 2018)

  • Head, Department of Economics, Central University of Rajasthan.
  • Regional Co-coordinator of Central University Common Entrance Test (CUCET), 2018
  • School board member school of Social Sciences
  • Board of Studies Member, Department of Mathematics
  • Member, recruitment committee for Non-teaching staff (MTS and DEO)
  • Member, Investment Committee of Central University of Rajasthan  
  • Member, Budget re-appropriation for the year 2017-18
  • Member, Facility Management Services of CURaj 
  • Member, Furniture purchase Committee for Social Sciences 
  • Convener, Admission Test for School of Sports Sciences (New School started in 2018).
  • Member, Recruitment Committee for Teaching Staff for Session 2018-19
  • Member, Tender Committee for Session 2018-19.

Workshops, & Others

 International Summer Programme (Workshops & Course work)

  • Attended 2013 Summer Programme in Social and Transcultural Psychiatry at McGill University, Montreal, Canada (6th May – 30th May 2013). During this summer programme I have participated in two workshops: Working with Culture (Instructors: C. Rousseau, J. Guzder) and Qualitative Research Methods (Instructor: R. Whitley) and one coursework: Cultural Psychiatry (Instructor: L. J. Kirmayer).

Workshop Conducted

  1. Acted as the resource person for the 3-Day Workshop on Qualitative Research Methodology organised by UGC-CPEPA at the University of Calcutta, held online on August 28th, 4th, and 11th September, 2021.
  2. One-day workshop on Qualitative Research Methods for the faculty members of Sampurna Montfort College, Bengaluru, on July 11, 2016.
  3. Two days’ workshop on Qualitative data analysis to final year HRDM students at Christ University, Department of Psychology (November, 2015)

Workshops Attended

  1. National Workshop on Qualitative Research Methods: Potential for the Science of Well-Being and Self-Growth, Held at Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, Kanpur, (24th -27th February’10).
  2. Workshop on Developmental Disability held at the Department of Psychology, University of Calcutta (3rd-4th November’06).

Post-MSc. & During Ph.D. Work Experiences

  1. Worked as a tutor for the Introduction to Psychology (PSY151 & 151A) course at the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur (July–November 2012).
  2. Psychologist (for the Life Skills and Value Education Project in West Bengal) at the Society for Nature Education and Health (SNEH), Chakraberia Road (N), Kolkata (April–June, 2007).
  3. Programme Coordinator (Funded by Save the Children UK) at SANCHAR A.R.O.D. (A Society for Appropriate Rehabilitation of the Disabled), Kolkata (June–October, 2006).

 

 


 

Work Experience

  • Assistant Professor Gr-1, BITS Pilani                                           December 2021 - Present
  • PostDoctoral Researcher, Carleton University, Canada             January 2021 - December 2021
  • Visiting Researcher, National University of Singapore               June 2020 - July 2020
  • Research Scholar, EEE Department, BITS-Pilani                       January 2018 - December 2020
  • Senior Firmware Engineer, Qualcomm Technologies                  April 2016 - March 2018
  • Senior Software Engineer, Samsung Electronics                         August 2010 - March 2014

  • Software Intern, Oracle Financial Services Software                   July 2009 - December 2009

Administrative activities

 

At BITS Pilani

  • Member Secretary, Institutional Biosafety Committee (May 2017-Till date)
  • Head, Department of Biological Sciences, BITS Pilani, Pilani campus (September 2016- August 2020)
  • Member of National Steering committee of NetSCoFAN (Biological group), FSSAI, India
  • Co-coordinator, Sophisticated Instrumentation Facility, CIF, BITS Pilani
  • Member of Departmental Research Committee (Since 2014)
  • Member of advisory committee for teaching and Curriculum design
  • Member of Library Committee 2011-2012(Biological Sciences) In-charge, Biotechnology Lab, BITS, Pilani, India
  • Treasurer, Society of Biological Sciences, BITS Pilani
  • Nuclear member of Research and Consultancy Division, BITS Pilani (January 2009- December, 2010)

 

Others

  • DBT Nominee, Institutional Biosafety Committee, IIT-Jodhpur (December 2020-Till date)
  • Member of Board of Studies, Choudhary Banshi Lal University, Bhiwani, Haryana
  • On Examiners Panel for Guru Govind Singh Indraprastha University, New Delhi and Patna University, Patna (Bihar), Integral University, Lucknow, UP, Mar Ivanios College (Autonomous), Thiruvananthapuram, Kerela, Mody University, Rajasthan

 

Co-Curricular Activities

  1. Organizing member, International Workshop on Multimedia Computing for Automated Urban Intelligent Systems (MCAUIS 2022), a virtual event in conjunction with IEEE MIPR 2022, August 2-4, 2022.
  2. Received the Outstanding Reviewer Award 2021 from IEEE Transactions on Multimedia.
  3. One of the Founding Instructors of BITS Pilani Postman Classroom Program, introduced as part of the Postman API and Coding Innovation Lab at Incubation and Innovation Center at Pilani Campus.
  4. Delivered an Expert Lecture in AICTE – Training & Learning (ATAL) Academy Sponsored One Week Faculty Development Program on “Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning”, organized by the Centre for University Placement, Training & Corporate Affairs, Rajiv Gandhi Proudyogiki Vishwavidyalaya, Madhya Pradesh State Technical University, Bhopal, during 25 to 29 October 2021.
  5. Delivered an Expert Lecture in Faculty Development Program on "Computer Vision and Image Processing" jointly organized by Electronics & ICT Academy at IIT Roorkee & WCVIP, IIT Roorkee, during 14 to 24 December 2020.
  6. Technical Program Committee member, 17th IEEE International Conference on Mobile Ad-Hoc and Smart Systems (IEEE MASS - 2020), sponsored by IEEE Computer Society.
  7. Worked as a Jury Member at Smart India Hackathon (SIH) 2020. Evaluated problems related to Cyber Security provided my Madhya Pradesh Police Reforms.
  8. Reviewer in various reputed international journals including IEEE Systems, ACM Transactions on Multimedia Computing, Communications, and Applications (ACM TOMM), IEEE Access, ACM Transactions on Internet Technology (ACM TOIT), Signal Processing: Image Communication (SPIC), Elsevier, etc.
  9. Technical Program Committee member, Sixth International Symposium on Intelligent Informatics (ISI'18), organized with International Conference on Advances in Computing, Communications and Informatics (ICACCI), 2018.
  10. Member of the Session Management and Publication Committee, Second International Conference on Computer Vision & Image Processing - Workshop on Multimedia (CVIP-WM), organized at GNEC, IIT Roorkee, India, during September 09-12, 2017.
  11. Additional reviewer in Advances in Intelligent Informatics, part of the third International Symposium on Intelligent Informatics (ISI'14), Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing, Springer, Vol. 320, 2014. Editors: El-Sayed M. El-Alfy, Sabu M. Thampi, Hideyuki Takagi, Selwyn Piramuthu and Thomas Hanne.
  12. Additional reviewer in Intelligent Distributed Computing, part of the third International Symposium on Intelligent Informatics (ISI'14), Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing, Springer, Vol. 321, 2014. Editors: Rajkumar Buyya and Sabu M. Thampi. 

Organizing conferences, workshops, etc.

Sr. No.

Name of Conference/Symposium

Place

Dates

1.         

Workshop on Cheminformatics and Machine Learning in Drug Discovery

BITS Pilani, Pilani campus

March 18-19, 2024

2.         

Workshop on Applications of FTIR and 2D NMR in Pharmaceutical Research, Sponsored by Labindia Analytical Instruments Pvt. Ltd., Bangalore

BITS Pilani, Pilani campus

December 3, 2022

3.         

International Conference on Current Advances in Pharmaceutical Industry and Development

JNTUH, Hyderabad

March 10-11, 2022

4.         

Virtual Conference on 'Pharmacy: Always trusted for your health

BITS Pilani, Pilani campus

September 25, 2021

5.         

Virtual Conference on Regulatory Aspects and Intellectual Property Rights in Pharmaceuticals

BITS Pilani, Pilani campus

November 28, 2020

6.         

International Virtual Conference on Drug Discovery and Delivery

BITS Pilani, Pilani campus

November 6-7, 2020

7.         

International virtual conference on Computer-Aided Drug Design

BITS Pilani, Pilani campus

October 30-31, 2020

8.         

International Conference on Challenges in Drug Discovery and Development (ICCD3-2017)

BITS Pilani, Pilani campus

March 2-4, 2017

9.         

National Conference on Organic Chemistry in Sustainable Development: Recent Advances and Future Challenges (OCSD-2016)

BITS Pilani, Pilani campus

August 29-30, 2016

10.      

International Conference on "Nascent Developments in Chemical Sciences: Opportunities for Academia-Industry Collaboration"

BITS Pilani, Pilani campus

October 16-18, 2015

11.      

Diamond Jubilee of the Department of Pharmacy, BITS, Pilani

BITS Pilani, Pilani campus

November 19-20, 2011

12.      

Contemporary Trends in Biological and Pharmaceutical Research (CTBPR -2011)

BITS Pilani, Pilani campus

March 12-13, 2011

13.      

National Conference on Emerging Trends in Life Sciences Research

BITS Pilani, Pilani campus

March 6-7, 2009

14.      

12th International Conference on the Interface of Chemistry and Biology in Biomedical Research

BITS Pilani, Pilani campus

February 22-24, 2008

15.      

National Conference on Issues Related to IPRs: Opportunities and Challenges

BITS Pilani, Pilani campus

March 3-4, 2006

16.      

National Workshop on Patent Search, Documentation, and Drafting

BITS Pilani, Pilani campus

March 3-4, 2006

17.      

International Workshop on Drug Design

BITS Pilani, Pilani campus

February 24-25, 2005

18.      

International Symposium on Recent Advances in Drug Design and Drug Delivery Systems

BITS Pilani, Pilani campus

February 26-27, 2005

19.      

International Symposium on Preparation and Assessment of Pharmaceutical Registration Dossier

NIPER, Mohali

September 21-25, 2000

20.      

Workshop cum contact programme on the cultivation of medicinal plants

NIPER, Mohali

September 16, 2003


Research Interests

 

  • Theatre and Performance Studies: Folk Theatre, Street Theatre, Brecht, Ibsen, Indian Theatre and Post-Colonial Theatres
  • Indian Literature: Tribal Literature, North-Eastern Literature and Hindi Literature
  • Comics Studies: Transformation of Body and Culture
  • Ecocriticism: Intersection of the folk with ecology 
  • Gender Studies: Queer Sexuality in Literature and Performance
  • Gothic: Representations of Otherness 
  • Digital Humanities: Theatre Historiography
  • Film Studies: Regional cinemas, themes related to self-referentiality, comparative studies and adaptation
  • World Literature: Japanese, Scandinavian, Australian (Aboriginal Literature) and American

NCBI BioSample Submission

The following metagenomic data was submitted to the BioSample database of National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI), Bethesda, Maryland, USA with BioProject ID: PRJNA938295 and Submission ID: SUB12906752

Accession No.

Source of Organism/ Metagenome

SAMN33431570

Bioreactor treating active landfill leachate with inocula from activated sludge process

SAMN33431571

Active landfill leachate after treatment

SAMN33431572

Active landfill leachate before treatment

SAMN33431573

Bioreactor treating active landfill leachate with inocula from lake sediment

SAMN33431574

Bioreactor treating active landfill leachate with inocula moving bed biofilm reactor

SAMN33431575

Inocula of activated sludge process

SAMN33431576

Bioreactor treating closed landfill leachate with inocula from activated sludge process

SAMN33431577

Stirred bioreactor treating closed landfill leachate with inocula from activated sludge process

SAMN33431578

Closed landfill leachate after treatment

SAMN33431579

Closed landfill leachate before treatment

SAMN33431580

Bioreactor treating active landfill leachate with inocula from lake sediment

SAMN33431581

Bioreactor treating active landfill leachate with inocula from moving bed biofilm reactor

SAMN33431582

Inocula of lake sediment

SAMN33431583

Inocula of moving bed biofilm reactor


 

Additional Informations:

*Acted as an external expert to recruit music teachers for BET and Ceeri school-Pilani, affiliated with CBSE board, many times.       

*Have been conducting practical examinations of Prayag Sangeet Samiti, Allahabad, U.P., and Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE Board) of Ajmer, Rajasthan for the last so many years.

*Performed at many places on various occasions in India and abroad. 


Overseas Visits

  1. Chaired a session and presented a contributory talk on “Dynamics of Fractional Order Crime Transmission Model with Fear Effect and Gang war” in the 10th International Congress on Industrial and Applied Mathematics (ICIAM-2023) held at Waseda University, Tokyo, JAPAN during August 20-25, 2023.
  2. Chaired a session and presented a paper “Caputo-Type Fuzzy Fractional Riccati Differential Equations with Fuzzy Initial Conditions” in 18th International Conference on Mathematical, Computational and Statistical Sciences and Engineering held at Stockholm SWEDEN from 11-12 July, 2016 organized by World Academy of Sciences, Engineering and Technology.
  3. Presented an invited lecture “Fractional Order Calculus” at VSB Technical University of Ostrava, Ostrava, CZECH REPUBLIC on 10/06/2016.
  4. Presented a paper “On Subordination of Harmonic Univalent Functions associated with Wright's Generalized Hypergeometric Functions” in 20th Asian Technology Conference in Mathematics -2015, held at Leshan Normal University, Leshan, CHINA from16-20 December 2015.
  5. Visited Ivan Frankov National University, Lviv, UKRAIN, from 23-28 September 2013, for paper presentation (This paper later on published in TWMS Journal of Applied and Engineering Mathematics) in International Conference of Complex Analysis and Related Topics.
  6. Visited Imperial College, London, U.K., from 4-6 July 2012, for paper presentation in International Conference of Applied and Engineering Mathematics (ICAEM), World Congress of Engineering (WCE-2012) organized by International Association of Engineers (IAENG)
  7. Visited University of Malaya, Kuala-Lumpur, MALAYSIA from 12-14 August 2011 for paper presentation in International Conference on Innovative Thoughts-Education, Management, Arts, Science, Linguistics (Teaching and Learning)

Trainings/Workshops Organized

  1. Organizing Secretary of online Workshop on Artificial Intelligence Application for Electro Optical Sensors (WAIAEOS-2022)" jointly organized by BITS Pilani, Pilani Campus and Instruments Research and Development Establishment (IRDE), DRDO, Govt. of India, Dehradun through google meet platform on 4th February, 2022.
  2. Co-Convener of Virtual International Symposium on Data Analytics for Strategy and Growth of Higher Education (DASH-2021), organized by the Institutional Knowledge Analysis (IKA) Cell, BITS Pilani, India, on 10th December, 2021
  3. Organizing Secretary of a 2 days International Workshop on Recent Advancements in Data Envelopment Analysis and Applications (IWRADEAA-2021)" online through google meet platform during 10-11 July, 2021.
  4. Resource Person in Intensive Teaching Workshop (ITW-2021) held at BITS Pilani on March 20 and 27, 2021.
  5. Treasurer in International Conference and 22-Annual Convention of Vijñana Parishad of India on Advances in Operations Research, Statistics and Mathematics (AOSM-2019) held at BITS Pilani, during December 28-30, 2019.
  6. Treasurer in International Workshop on Stochastic Simulation and its Applications (WSSA-2019), held at BITS Pilani, during December 22-27, 2019.
  7. Convener of a 5 days National Workshop on LaTeX and MATLAB for Beginners (NWLMB-2014) from 24-28 December, 2014 at BITS Pilani, with partial support from DST, Rajasthan.

Trainings/Workshops Attended

  1. Intensive Teaching Workshop (ITW) held at BITS-Pilani, during I semester, 2008-09 
  2. Advanced Training in Mathematics for Lecturers (Functional Analysis) held at Indian Statistical Institute, Bangalore, from 02-13 June, 2008
  3. International Workshop on Geometry and Topology of Low Dimensional Manifolds, held at Pune University, Pune, from 02-08 January, 2008
  4. Advanced Training in Mathematics for Lecturers (Complex Analysis) held at Bhaskaracharya Pratishthana, Pune, from 14-26 May, 2007
  5. National Workshop on Fourier analysis of Finite Groups, held at Pune University, Pune, from 05-09 March, 2007
  6. Training Programme on Stochastic Modeling: Concepts, Theory & Applications, held at Banasthali University, Banasthali, from 02-15 December, 2006.
  7. Mathematical Training and Talent Search (MTTS) 1998, held at Punjab University, Chandigarh from 01-27 June, 1998

Overseas visits

Membership

  • Forum for Interdisciplinary Mathematics (FIM)
  • Indian Society of Mathematics and Mathematical Sciences (ISMMS)
  • Indian Society of Probability and Statistics (ISPS)
  • International  Data Envelopment Analysis Society (iDEAs)
For University Immersion Program
 
Visited  VSB Technical University of Ostrava, Czech Republic, from May 29, 2016 to July 16, 2016 (Duration: 7 weeks)  for international research collaboration under UIP (financial support by BITS Pilani). 
 
For Research Paper Presentation
  • Visited Stockholm, Sweden, from July 11-12, 2016, for paper presentation in 18th International Conference on Mathematical, Computational and Statistical Sciences and Engineering.
  • Visited Leshan Normal University, Leshan, China from December 16-20, 2015, for paper presentation in  20th Asian Technology Conference in Mathematics (ATCM 2015) organized by Leshan Normal University, Leshan, China.
  • Visited Technical University, Braunschweig, Germany from August 24-27, 2015 for paper presentation in International Conference on Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA 2015) organized by Technical University, Braunschweig, Germany and International Data Envelopment Analysis Society.
  • Visited Yieldz Technical University, Istanbul, Turkey from June 02-05, 2013 for paper presentation in International Conference of Applied Analysis and Mathematical Modeling (ICAAMM-2013) organized by Yieldz Technical University, Istanbul.
  • Visited Xian, China from May 27-31, 2012 for paper presentation in International Conference of Applied and Engineering Mathematics (AEM-S), organized by Spring World Congress on Engineering and Technology (SCET-2012).
  • Visited Temple University, Philadelphia, USA from  July 10-12, 2009 for paper presentation in 7th International Conference on Data Envelopment Analysis, organized by International Society of Data Envelopment Analysis.

Foreign Visits

For University Immersion Program
 
Visited  VSB Technical University of Ostrava, Czech Republic, from May 29, 2016 to July 16, 2016 (Duration: 7 weeks)  for international research collaboration under UIP (financial support by BITS Pilani). 
 
For Research Paper Presentation
  • Visited Stockholm, Sweden, from July 11-12, 2016, for paper presentation in 18th International Conference on Mathematical, Computational and Statistical Sciences and Engineering.
  • Visited Leshan Normal University, Leshan, China from December 16-20, 2015, for paper presentation in  20th Asian Technology Conference in Mathematics (ATCM 2015) organized by Leshan Normal University, Leshan, China.
  • Visited Technical University, Braunschweig, Germany from August 24-27, 2015 for paper presentation in International Conference on Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA 2015) organized by Technical University, Braunschweig, Germany and International Data Envelopment Analysis Society.
  • Visited Yieldz Technical University, Istanbul, Turkey from June 02-05, 2013 for paper presentation in International Conference of Applied Analysis and Mathematical Modeling (ICAAMM-2013) organized by Yieldz Technical University, Istanbul.
  • Visited Xian, China from May 27-31, 2012 for paper presentation in International Conference of Applied and Engineering Mathematics (AEM-S), organized by Spring World Congress on Engineering and Technology (SCET-2012).
  • Visited Temple University, Philadelphia, USA from  July 10-12, 2009 for paper presentation in 7th International Conference on Data Envelopment Analysis, organized by International Society of Data Envelopment Analysis.

Membership

  1. Nucleus Member of Institutional Knowledge and Analysis Cell at BITS Pilani, since October 2019. 
  2. Member of Library Committee at BITS Pilani, Pilani Campus in 2019-2020.
  3. Member of Advisory Committee of International Conference on Advancements in Computing & Management (ICACM-2019), 13-14 April, 2019, held at Jagan Nath University, Jaipur.
  4. Member of Technical Program Committee, National Conference on Information Technology and Security Applications (NCITSA-2019) 16 March, 2019 held at JECRC, Jaipur.
  5. Member of Technical Program Committee, International Conference on Mathematical Modeling and Computing (ICMMC-2018) 6-7 April, 2018 held at JECRC, Jaipur.
  6. Member of the team for arrangements of NAAC visit at BITS-Pilani, Pilani Campus in December 2016.
  7. Member of the organizing team of Convocation-2016 in July 2016.
  8. Member of National Advisory Committee and chaired a session at DST sponsored National Conference on "Advances in Mathematical Sciences and Applications in Engineering & Technology" held at Poornima University, Jaipur during July 25-26, 2015.
  9. Member of Editorial Board of the International Bulletin of Mathematical Research (IBMR) from May 2015. 
  10. Member of the team for preparing the document for NAAC visit at BITS-Pilani, Pilani Campus in September 2015.
  11. Member of Technical Program Committee, International Conference on Recent Cognizance in Wireless Communication & Image Processing (ICRCWIP-2014), 16-17 January, 2015 held at Poornima University, Jaipur.
  12. Member of International Association of Engineers (IAENG)
  13. Life member of Society for Special Functions and their Applications (SSFA)
  14. Life member of Indian Mathematical Society (IMS).
  15. Life member of Rajasthan Ganita Parishad (RGP).
  16. Life member of Rajasthan Academy of Physical Sciences.
  17. Member of Departmental Teaching Committee(DTC) at Department of Mathematics, BITS-Pilani, from July 2010 to August 2012, August 2014 to August 2016 and August 2018 to August 2020.
  18. Professor Incharge of Mathematics Association, BITS-Pilani, Pilani Campus from August 2012 to August 2014.
  19. Member of committee for redesign of curriculum for Department of Mathematics, BITS-Pilani in 2011.
  20. Convener of Registration team for National Conference on Modeling, Computational Fluid Dynamics and Operations Research, held from 4-5 February 2012, at Department of Mathematics, BITS-Pilani
  21. Member of Planning Team at PS-Division, BITS-Pilani.
  22. Member of Board of Studies at Banasthali University during 2006-2008.
  23. Member of committee for redesign of syllabus for B.Tech, B.Sc., M.Sc. and M.Phil courses at Banasthali University during 2007-08.

Hobbies/ Other Extracurricular Activities

 

Badminton

  • Won Open Pilani (3 times); Singles
  • Won Open Pilani (2 times); Doubles
  • Won BITS Staff Tournament; Singles, Doubles
  • Represented BITS student Team
  • Represented School team at District Level

 

Carrom

  • Winner BITS 1979-80
  • Runner up BITS 1980-81
  • Play Snooker regularly
  • Jog/ Walk: ~10 km daily
  • Light weight exercise

Frequently play: Swimming, Chess, Squash

Interested in watching TV: Live: Cricket, Tennis, Comedy serials


Professional Activities

  • Reviewer of Journals:                
            - Nature Communications
            - IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid  
            - IEEE Transactions on Power Systems
            - IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control
            - IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications
            - IEEE Transactions on Sustainable Energy
            - IEEE Transactions on Control of Network Systems
            - IEEE Control Systems Letters
            - IEEE Access
            - Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews
            - Sustainable Energy, Grids and Networks
            - iScience Cell Press
            - Solar Energy
            - Engineering Applications of Artificial Intelligence
            - Waste Management & Research: The Journal for a Sustainable Circular economy
         
  • Reviewer of Conference Papers
            - Conference on Decision and Control (CDC)
            - American Control Conference (ACC)
            - International Conference for Sensing Technology (ICST) 
 
  • Poster Competition Judge: Graduate Student Research Day at the University of Florida (2013, 2014, and 2015)
  • Co-Chair of two sessions (Smart Grid II, Game Theory II) in American Control Conference, 2018
  • Institutional Roles:  
             -Nominated Department Research Committee Member (November 2020- November 2022)
             -Department Coordinator-Convocation 2022, 2023
             -BITSAT Registration Duty-2022
             -Department Research Committee Member (December 2022- Present)
             -Department Outreach Committee Member (December 2022- Present) 
 
  • Co-convener for ‘International Workshop on Smart Cities: A Road Map for Future Development’ organized by BITS Pilani virtually on January 10-12,2022   
  • Convener for the '6th EEE Doctoral Research Symposium' organized by EEE Department, BITS Pilani, Hyderabad Campus on 17th December, 2022
  • Publicity Chair for International Conference for Sensing Technology (ICST) held at BITS Pilani, Hyderabad Campus on December 17-20, 2023
  • Chair of two sessions (IOT and Embedded Systems, Power Electronics; Renewable Energy Systems, Electric vehicle, Power Electronics) at the International Conference on Cyber-Physical Systems, Power Electronics, and Electric Vehicles held at Mahindra University, Hyderabad on September 28-30, 2023 
  • Chair of a session (Machine Learning and Sensors: Transforming Agriculture Traffic and Recyclingat the International Conference for Sensing Technology (ICST) held at BITS Pilani, Hyderabad Campus on December 17-20, 2023
  • Doctoral Advisory Committee member of two PhD students (N. Praneeth, Kriti Thakur)

 


Administrative and Others

  1. Member of community welfare (2009-2011); Initiated the visit of Gynaecologist
  2. In charge for “Alchemy” Chemistry Association (2012-2014);As an In charge: (i) Executed Student Educational Tour- Organized two-day Visit to Satish Dhawan Space center(SHAR), ISRO, Sriharikota, 2013. (ii) Executed one day trip to Hyderabad Central University (HCU), 2013 (under the elective course to gain awareness among students regarding characterization of polymers)
  3. Nucleus member of Academic Research Division, ARD(2015-2016), Conducted and organized Viva-Voce examinations.
  4. Convener, Doctoral Research Committee (DRC), (2016-2018), Made a systematic protocol and guidelines for department DRC activities.
  5. Member, Doctoral Research Committee (DRC), (2018-till date), Actively involved in assisting DRC convener and Chairperson by giving suggestions in DRC activities and Ph.D students admission process.
  6. Member of Central Analytical Laboratory Committee2020- till date, Involved in the elaborative discussions focusing on features make, model, cost, design etc. and further, prospectus regarding procurement of high-end equipment.
  7. Proctor for BITSAT-2013 at Visakhapatnam
  8. Coordinator BITSAT 2015 at Hyderabad Campus
  9. Involved in Admission Duties-Undergraduates and Higher degree.
  10. Doctoral Assessment Committee (DAC) member, Suggest scientific and formatting modifications in the proposals.
  11. Member of Placement Division (2013-2016)
  12. Registration Advisor (2021, 2023, 2024)
  13. Convener for the Student Faculty Committee.
  1. Life Member of the “Chemical Research Society of India (CRSI)” since 02-03-2012.
  2. Life Member of “The Material Research Society of India (MRSI)” since 23-01-2014.
  3. Life Members of “Coastal Chemical Research Society (CCRS)” since 29-06-2013.
  4. Life member of “The Indian JSPS Alumni Association (IJAA)” Since 26-06-2014.
  5. Life member of “The Society for Energy Environment and Materials Science (SEEMS)” since 02-03-2015.
  6. Life member of “Society Materials Chemistry (SMC)”, by Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, BARC Mumbai. 26-03-2019.
  7. Jury member of Dr. K.V. Rao Scientific Society since 2010-till date.
  8. Reviewer of several scientific research articles in well-known international journals: RSC, ACS, Elsevier, Wiley etc.
  9. Reviewed various UGC research proposals.
  10. Published about 44 research papers in reputed international journals, have 2 Book Chapters and 5 Indian Patents granted.
  11. Completed two projects under SERB major funded projects as Principal Investigator.
  12. Completed ICMR Project as Co-PI.
  13. Currently working on MST funded project as Co-PI on glucose biosensors 

Research work presented at Seminars/ Conferences/ Symposia : 

  1. "Polyelectrolyte templated TTF compounds" at the Research Institute of electronic sciences" June 2004University of Hokkaido, Sapporo, Japan.
  2. "Polyelectrolyte templated polyaniline -Synthesis and morphological studies" at the "Research Institute of electronic sciences" March 2005University of Hokkaido, Sapporo, Japan.
  3. TTF-TCNQ based charge transfer complexes at the Post Graduation Center. Government Arts and Science College,October25th 2012, Rajahmundry.                                              
  4. Study of Zeigler-Natta Catalysis in Polymer Chemistry, at the BITS-Pilani, Hyderabad campuson February 22nd, 2013.  
  5. Poster presented at the National Laser Symposium, University of Hyderabad, December, 1999., Jayanty. S., Ravi, M., Rao, D. N., Radhakrishnan, T. P. "A Rigorous Test of the Salt Model for SHG Active Molecular Materials."
  6. Poster presented at the International Conference on “Structural Chemistry” at Hiroshima, Japan, September 27th- 30th , 2004.
  7. Participated in the “Japan Chemical Society(JCS) meeting” held at Kanagawa, Japan, March 26-29th2005.
  8. Poster presented at the International Conference on LB films, Sapporo,Japan, June, 2005.  Jayanty, S., Prasad, G. K.,Sreedhar, B., Radhakrishnan,T. P.,Akutagawa, T., Nakamura, T. "Polyelectrolyte templated polyaniline film: morphology and conductivity."
  9. Poster presented at the 6th Mid year National Symposium of CRSI at CDRI, Lucknow in June2012, U.P. India.
  10. Participated in 7th RSC-CRSI Symposium in Chemistry, January 31, 2013Banaras Hindu university, Varanasi, India.
  11. Presented a Poster on "Copious Short Interactions of NO····H–C–S in [(TTF)(2- Amino-6-nitrobenzothiazole)2] Complex” in 15thCRSI National Symposium in Chemistry, February 1-3, 2013Banaras Hindu university, Varanasi, India.
  12. Presented a Poster on “Isatin derivatives substituted tetracyanoquinodimethanes: New optical molecular materials” in the 19th ISCB International Conference, March 2-5, 2013Udaipur, Rajasthan, India.
  13. S. Jayanty, T. Akutagawa and T. Nakamura, Morphology and variable temperature conductivity study on spin-coated films of carboxymethylcellulose templated polyaniline and poly(4-styrenesulfonate) templated-carboxymethylcellulose blend at the “International Conference on Advancements in Materials, Health and Safety towards Sustainable Energy and Environment (MHS-2014)Chennai, August 7-8, Page 75.
  14. Presented Poster on "Synthesis and Characterization of 7,7-bis(thiomorpholino)-8,8-dicyanoquinodimethane fluorophore” at the conference on “Conference on Emerging Materials” (CEMAT-2016)held at the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore during 18-19th July 2016 in Association with Materials Research Society of India (MRSI).
  15. Presented Poster on "Synthesis and Characterization of  TCNQ-Picrate Charge transfer complexat the National conference " Convergence of Chemistry and Materials (CCM-2017)" held at BITS-Pilani, Hyderabadcampus during December 21-22, 2017.
  16. Chemistry day: In house Symposium, Organized by Department of Chemistry, BITS-Pilani, Hyderabad campus. January 12, 2019.Bis- (1-(2-Amino ethyl)piperidino), (2-(2-Amino ethyl)pyridino) and (1-(2-Amino ethyl)pyrrolidino) substituted dicyanoquinodimethanes: Non-linear optical property. SD Anwarhussaini, B Himabindu, B Shivaganesh and Subbalakshmi Jayanty.
  17. CRSI NSC-24 The 24thCRSI National Symposium in Chemistry, organized by CSIR-Central Leather research Institute. February 8-10, 2019. Consequences of flexible ethylene spacers with heterocyclic moieties and amine functionalities of Disubstituted dicyanoquinodimethanes SD Anwarhussaini and Subbalakshmi Jayanty. (Poster No. 097, Page 97).
  18. CCM-2019: National Symposium on Convergence of Chemistry and Materials Organized by Department of Chemistry, BITS-Pilani, Hyderabad campus. December 17-18, 2019.Photophysical, electrochemical and organic resistive switching memory device application of a small organic molecule: 7,7-bis( hydroxyethylpiperazino)  dicyanoquinodimethane Anwarhussaini SD, Himabindu Battula, Pavan Kumar Reddy Boppidi, Souvik Kundu, Chanchal Chakraborty, Subbalakshmi Jayanty. (Poster No. 109, page 30).
  19. NFCFA-2019: National Conference on New Frontiers in Chemistry from Fundamentals to Applications, organized by K K Birla campus, GOA INDIA. December 20-22, 2019. Memristor application of   a small organic molecule: 7,7-bis( hydroxyethylpiperazino) dicyanoquinodimethane Anwarhussaini SD, Himabindu Battula, Pavan Kumar Reddy Boppidi, Souvik Kundu, Chanchal Chakraborty, Subbalakshmi Jayanty. (Poster No. 44, Page 106) 18th, 2019.
  20. Poster presentation at National Symposium on Convergence of Chemistry & Materials (CCM-2019) with the title  “ Synthesis and Characterization of a new charge-transfer complex of substituted Benzoisothiazole-p-toluene sulfonate” at BITS-Pilani, Hyderabad Campus on December 17th.   
  21. Poster presented at the National Conference on “New Frontiers in Chemistry – From Fundamentals to Applications-III” (NFCFA-2019) with the title “Synthesis, Characterization of a new charge-transfer complex of 3-amino,5-nitro - [2,1] benzoisothiazole-p-toluenesulfonate” held at Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani-k. k. Birla Goa Campus on Dec 20-22,2019, poster no.65, page no. 127.

Guided 16 Study Oriented Project Students

Study Oriented Project

  1. Vivek Nimbarmunde (2009B2A3479H) “Application of TTF based molecular materials in electronic devices” BITS C323 (Second Semester 2011-2012)
  2. M.G. Bhargav (2009B2AA511H) “Application of TCNQ molecules in Organic Molecules”BITS C323 (Second Semester 2011-2012)
  3. P Raghu Nandan (2010B2A4507H) “TTF based charge transfer complexes”BITS C324 (First Semester 2012-2013)
  4. G. Dhruvasamhith (2011B2A4671H)“Mechanical properties of Polymers” CHEM F266 (Second Semester 2011-2012)
  5. Shivam Mittal (2012B2A1821H) “Nano polymer technology”CHEM F266 (First Semester 2015-2016)
  6. Jayant (2012B2AA708H) “Organic electronics” CHEM F266 (First Semester 2015-2016)
  7. K Deepali Reddy (2013B2A7754H) “Bio and Chem Sensors” CHEM F266 (Second Semester 2015-2016)
  8. Sai Pranavi Avadhanam (2013B2A8774H) “Behaviour of single electron FETs” CHEM F266 (Second Semester 2016-2017)
  9. P. Sudha varsha (2013B2A4825H) “High temperature oxidation resistant coatings for spacecraft applications” BITS C323/C324(Second Semester 2016-2017)
  10. I Kavya Chandrika (2014B2A80801H) “Highly fluorescent and water-soluble diketopyrrolopyrrole dyes for conjugation and synthesis of graphene oxide and reduced graphene oxide and analysis” CHEM F266 (Second Semester 2017-2018)
  11. Chakradhar. G. S. V (2015B2A80735H) “Material properties of graphene oxide derivatives” CHEM

F266 (Second Semester 2018-2019): J. Subbalakshmi IC of SOP in the Second Semester 2018-2019.

  1. Amartya Vats (2016B2AA0628H) “Methods of preparation of graphene oxide (GO)”CHEM F266 (Second Semester 2019-2020)
  2. Avish Agarwal (2017B2AA1727H) “Use of polymers in sensing application” CHEM F266 (First Semester 2019-2020)
  3. Sahil Deepak Vasishtha (2018B2A10782H)Chromo-fluorogenic recognition of multi-metal ions using xanthene-based sensors CHEM F266 (First Semester 2019-2020) 
  4. Chinta Sai Gaurav (2020B2AA2429H) TCNQ based organic polymers for Photovoltaic applications CHEM F266 (First Semester 2023-2024)

    16. S. Sai Rohit (2020B2A70982H) Organic small molecules in photovoltaics based on tetracyanoquinodimethane) CHEM F266 (First Semester 2023-2024)

Guided 12 Laboratory Oriented Project Students

Laboratory Oriented Project Students

  1. S.V.S.S Vamsi Krishna(2009A1TS435H) “To synthesize salts of TCNQ and TTF for preparing novel polymer blends” BITS C313 (First Semester 2012-2013)
  2. Shantanu Kallakuri(2010B2A1595H) “Structure-property correlations in conductive polyaniline blends” BITS C313 (Second Semester 2013-2014)
  3. K. Deepali Reddy(2013B2A7754H) “Synthesis and characterization of polyionic polymers” CHEM F366 (Second Semester 2016-2017)
  4. M. Srija(2013B2A3621H) “Synthesis and characterization of polyionic polymer templates” CHEM F366 (Second Semester 2016-2017)
  5. Khushali Saraf(2015B2A10807H) “Synthesis and Characterization of CT complex of TTF and Thiazole” CHEM F366 (Second Semester 2017-2018)
  6. Smriti Arvind Nahata(2016B2A30651H) “Preparation and characterization of novel charge transfer complexes” CHEM F366 (First Semester 2018-2019)
  7. Lipi Deepakshi Patnaik(2016B2AA0898H) “Preparation and characterization of novel charge transfer complexes” CHEM F366 (First Semester 2018-2019)
  8. Awari Akhil(2015B2A40733H) “Preparation of graphene oxide derivatives” CHEM F366 (Second Semester 2018-2019)
  9. Shristy Kapoor(2016B2A70688H) “Synthesis of TCNQ derivatives for sensing applications” CHEM F366 (First Semester 2019-2020)
  10. CMS Karthik (2016B2AA0605H)“Synthesis and Characterization of TCNQ Fluorophores” CHEM F366 (Second Semester 2019-2020)
  11. Shristy Kapoor(2016B2A70688H) “Synthesis of TCNQ derivatives” CHEM F366 (Second Semester 2019-2020)
  12. Sahil Deepak vasishtha(2018B2A10782H) “Optical properties of D-p-A based small organic molecules” CHEM F367 (Second Semester 2021-2022). J. Subbalakshmi IC of LOP in the Second Semester 2021-2022.

Guided Six First Degree Thesis Students

First Degree Thesis

  1. Siddharth Srivastav (2008B2A3448H)Supervisor: Prof. Dipti Gupta, Department of Chemistry IIT Bombay, Co-Supervisor: J. Subbalakshmi, “Fabrication of organic thin film transistors” BITS C421T (Second Semester 2012-2013)
  2. Lori Shah (2011B2A7647H)“Synthesis and Characterization of PANI-PSS blends” BITS F423T (First Semester 2015-2016) Supervisor: J. Subbalakshmi
  3. Yash Pratap Singh (2011B2A4689H)“Effect of constrained groove pressing on the properties of EDD steel” BITS F421T (First Semester 2015-2016) Supervisor: Prof. Amit Kumar Gupta, Co-Supervisor: J. Subbalakshmi
  4. G. Dhruvasamhith (2011B2A4671H)“Characterization of polyaniline blends” BITS F423T (First Semester 2015-2016) Supervisor: J. Subbalakshmi, Co-Supervisor: SM Hussaini
  5. Raghuram V (2011B2A1069H)“Synthesis and Study of PEDOT.PSS templated polyaniline” BITS 423T (Second Semester 2015-2016) Supervisor: J. Subbalakshmi
  6. Barath T (2017B2A41515H) “Effects of sidechain functionalization on the electrochemical doping of diketopyrrolopyrrole (DPP) based mixed conductors” BITS F421T (First Semester 2021-2022) Supervisor: Prof. N.B. Phani Aeturi, IISC Bangalore, Co-Supervisor: J. Subbalakshmi  

Research Interest


Profession Work Experience

Profession Work Experience

1-Economist, at Centre of Excellence in Fiscal Policy and Taxation (CEFT), Govt. of Odisha, Xavier University, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India. Nature of Work: Working in the UNICEF-CEFT Research Project on “Strengthening Public Finance for Children in Odisha (Child Budgeting) and Odisha Gender Budgeting as well as Odisha Nutrition Based Budgeting Analysis and Odisha SDG Budget Analysis” for bringing the major policy documents for the state during 2019-20, 2020-21 and 2021-22 period. Further assisted in preparing the “Handbook on Gender and Child Budgeting” published by UNICEF, CEFT and the Finance Department Government of Odisha (May-2019-April-2021).  

2-Worked as a Consultant on a part-time basis at the Institute of Economic Growth, New Delhi during March 2020 to April 2020. Research-related activities (March-2020-April-2020).

3-Research Assistant at Centre for Development Studies, Trivandrum (Kerala), in the Project “Evaluation Study of Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) 2006-07 to 2010-11”, Nature of Work: NSSO EUS unit level data analysis and Primary Data analysis and report writing (Aug.-2013-July-2014).


Conferences, Seminars and Workshops

Conferences, Seminars and Workshops

 

  1. The 5th SANEM Annual Economists' international Conference (SAEC) 2020 on Institutions for Development, held during February, 1-2, 2020 at BRAC Centre Inn, Mohakhali, Dhaka Bangladesh. Paper presenting titled, “Do Socio-economic Attributes of Households Influence Trust Levels on Institutions of India? A Temporal Assessment from a Developing Country Perspective
  2. Participated in the one-week Summer School programme on Socioeconomic Inequality during 28th August 2017 to 1st September 2017, conducted by Human Capital and Economic Opportunity, Global Working Group, New Economic School-Centre for the Study of Diversity and Social Interaction, at Moscow, Russia
  3. The International Conference on ‘Development, Agrarian Change, and Gender in India: Exploring Interdisciplinary Approaches’, held on 6-7th February, 2018, at Gujarat Institute of Development Research (GIDR), Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India, In collaboration with The Australian National University (ANU), Canberra, Australia. Paper presented titled "Gender Based Wage Differentials across Agricultural and Non-Agricultural Sectors in Rural India: A Quintile Decomposition Analysis
  4. The 4th International Conference on South Asian Economic Development, held during February, 22-23, 2018 at the South Asian University, New Delhi, India. Paper presented titled “Analyzing Jobless Growth and Income Growth Dynamics in India: A Sectoral Decomposition Analysis
  5. International Conference on “Experiences and Challenges in the Measurement of Income, Inequality and Poverty in South Asia” (IARIW-ICRIER) during November 23-25, 2017 at the India Habitat Centre in Delhi, India. Paper presented titled “Analyzing Poverty and Inequality Dynamics among North-Eastern States of India: Evidence from NSSO
  6. The 58th The Indian Society of Labour Economics (ISLE) conference held at Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Guwahati during 23rd to 26th November 2016. Paper presented titled “Jobless growth and challenges of skills in India: Emerging regional patterns
  7. The 55th The Indian Econometric Society (TIES) conference held during January 8-10, 2019, at NIMB, Mumbai, India. Paper presented titled “Wage Mobility Dynamics in the Indian labour Market: A Pseudo Panel Approach
  8. The 53rd The Indian Econometric Society conference (TIES), National Institute of Science Education and Research (NISER), Bhubaneshwar during 22nd to 24th December 2016. Paper presented titled “Structure of Wage growth and wage discrimination in the rural labour market of India
  9. The 2018-CESP Young Scholars Seminar held during December 6-7, 2018, at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India. Paper presented titled “The Movers and Stayers: Wage Inequality and Wage Mobility in India, 2004-05 to 2011-12
  10. The XXVII IUSSP International Population Conference Busan, Republic of Korea, August 26-31, 2013. Paper (Was a coauthor in the paper, paper was presented by Prof. S. K. Mohanty) titled “Fertility Transition and poverty reduction in the districts of India
  11. Participated in one-week training programme on, “Development Economics” during 6th July to 10th July, 2015, conducted by Azim Premzi University, Bangalore, India.
  12. Participating in five day’s workshops on “Theory in Political Economy: A focus on Das Capital Volume 1” by Prof. Raju Das from 16th to 20th January 2017, Organised by Centre for Comparative Politics and Political Theory, School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India.
  13. Participated in one-week training workshop programme on, “Research Analysis and Writing in Social Sciences” during 24 September to 30th September 2012, conducted by Gujarat institute of development and research (GIDR), Gujarat, India.
  14. Participated in Two days training programme on, “Analyzing Medical and Health Data Using R”, during 26th and 27th September, 2013, Organised by Achutha Menon Centre for Health Science Studies at Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Science & Technology, Thiruvananthapuram, India.
  15. Participated in the three days online Training Programme on “Training Programme on transitioning from informality to formality, July 2020” organized by VV Giri National Labour Institute during 08-10 July 2020.
  16. Participated in the four days virtual summer school on “6th IGC ISI Summer School on Development Economics” organized by IGC, ISI, New Delhi during 12-15 July 2020.
  17. Participated in the four days virtual summer school on “7th IGC ISI Summer School on Development Economics” organized by IGC, ISI, New Delhi during 11-14 July 2021.
  18. Presented a Paper titled, Revisiting Changing contours of employment challenge in India, during 11th to 13th April 2022 at IIT Roorkee, Organized by the 62nd ISLE conference
  19. Presented a Paper titled, Is the Future of Jobs at risk due to Technological Innovation in India? An empirical assessment of the Indian labour market, in the International Conference on "New Technologies and the Future of Work in the Global South" during 17-19 July 2023 at India International Centre, New Delhi.
  20. Presented a Paper titled, How does marital status affect the female labour force participation in India? An empirical assessment from the NSSO EUS & PLFS datasets, in the International Conference on Applied Economics and Finance (ICAFE) during 3-4 November 2023 at Department of Economics & Finance, BITS Pilani, Pilani Campus, Rajasthan.
  21. Presented a Paper titled, Exhibiting the Changes in Nutritional Status of Children in India: An Empirical Insight from Human Opportunity Index, in the 44 th Annual Conference of the Indian Association for The Study of Population during 8-10 November 2023 at Centre Of Excellence On Public Health Nutrition, Department Of Humanities And Social Sciences, National Institute Of Technology Rourkela, Odisha, India.
  22. Presented a Paper titled, COVID-19 Pandemic and its Impact on Female labour Participation in India, in the Global Conclave on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): Progress, Challenges and Way Forward 6th-7th March 2024 Organised by Department of Economics Faculty of Social Sciences Jamia Millia Islamia (A Central University) New Delhi Sponsored by ICSSR, New Delhi.
  23. Presented a Paper titled, Assessing the health of labour markets of Indian state: An Iceberg Decomposition Approach, 64th Annual Conference of the Indian Society of Labour Economics, IHD, New Delhi, 29th-30th March 2024 Organised by School of Economics, University of Hyderabad, Telangana.

 


Brief-biography: Pragya Komal

I am an experienced neurobiologist/electrophysiologist with more than a decade of experience in the field of neuroscience. I have established a track record in the areas of neurobiology, nicotine addiction, electrophysiology, and cell culture techniques. In my Ph.D. at the University of Victoria, Canada, I deciphered the functions of brain resident immune proteins mediated regulation via protein kinases on the expression and function of neuronal nicotinic acetylcholine receptors in the mouse cortex. During my postdoctoral research at the Hospital of Sick Children, Toronto, Canada, I successfully showed the role of NMDA receptors in the pathophysiology of Schizophrenia in mouse models. Also, I worked on the YAC128 mouse model of Huntington’s disease (HD) at McGill University, Montreal, Canada. During my Ph.D. and postdoctoral training, I mentored 5 undergraduate students, 2 master’s students, and 3 PhD students. I joined BITS-Pilani, Hyderabad campus in the year 2017. The broad area of research includes synaptic homeostasis maintenance by Vitamin D3 in health and diseased conditions. Synaptic impairment underlies a common detrimental effect observed under most neurotoxic conditions, where my research group has shown an antioxidant and neuroprotective property of nutraceutical, Vitamin D3 in a mouse model of HD. My specific research interests include ionotropic receptor modulation in mental disorders like as schizophrenia, Huntington’s disease, and nicotine addiction so that better drug therapies can be devised to help patients with their debilitating conditions.

In the last 6 years in BITS (2018-2024), I have produced 1 PhD student, mentored 2 post-doctorate students, 2 summer trainees, 5 M.E students, 15 B.E (undergraduate) students, and 1 JRF. Currently, I am supervising 2 PhD students and mentoring 1 post-doctorate research fellow in my lab in BITS-Pilani, Hyderabad Campus.

 


Other Responsibilities

Editorial Responsibility

  1. Associate editor, supramolecular chemistry section in Frontiers in Chemistry
  2. Member, Early Career Advisory Board in Tetrahedron Green Chemistry (Elsevier).
  3. Editorial board member, Discover Molecules (Springer).
  4. Editorial board member, Journal of Chemical Research (SAGE).
  5. Editorial board member, Journal of Materials Nanoscience (iScienceIN).
  6. Guest editor, Special issue on Pioneers in Applied and Fundamental Interfacial Chemistry in Langmuir (ACS)
  7. Guest editor, Special issue on Supramolecular Chemistry and Advanced Biomaterials in Chemistry Asian J (Willey)

 

Institutional Responsibility

  1. Guiding more than thirty students of BITS-Pilani in the Industrial training program (PS1 program) in June-July 2021.
  2. Institute-Nominated faculty member in the International Linkage Degree Program (ILDP) with Hiroshima University, Japan.
  3. Coordinator of the one-day international symposium on advanced biomaterials on 27-11-2021 at BITS-Pilani (Hyderabad)
  4. Co-Convenor, National Science Day celebration program at Department of Chemistry, BITS Pilani, Hyderabad in 2022.
  5. Co-Convenor, National Symposium on Convergence of Chemistry and Materials (CCM 2023) at Department of Chemistry, BITS Pilani, Hyderabad in 2023.

 

Professional Membership

  1. Associate member of the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) (membership no: 610497)
  2. Life Member, Material Research Society of India (MRSI) (membership no: LMB3730)
  3. Life Member, Society for Materials Chemistry (SMC) (membership no: 1334)
  4. Life Member, Indian Society of Chemists and Biologists (ISCB) (LF1286/2023)
  5. Life Member, Indian Photobiology Society (IPS/LM/00309)
  6. Member, Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC)

Other Information

Conference Organizing Committee Member

  • Publicity Co-Chair, DCOSS 2022, California, USA
  • General Chair, WPSN 2021 (in conjunction with IEEE DCOSS), Pafos, Cyprus
  • Publicity Co-Chair, DCOSS 2021, Pafos, Cyprus
  • Organizing Chair, IEEE TechSym 2016, IIT Kharagpur, India
  • Organizing Committee member, IEEE TechSym 2014, IIT Kharagpur, India

Examiner / Reviewer

  • IEEE India Council Awards, Oct. 2023

Conference Session Chair

  • IEEE ISCC 2021, Athens, Greece
  • IEEE DCOSS 2021, Pafos, Cyprus

TPC Member (Selected only)

  • IEEE PIMRC - 2024 (Valencia, Spain); 2023 (Toronto, Canada); 2022 (Virtual Conference); 2021 (Helsinki, Finland); 2020 (London, UK); 2019 (Istanbul, Turkey); 2018 (Bologna, Italy)
  • IEEE ISCC - 2024 (Paris, France); 2023 (Tunis, Tunisia); 2022 (Rhodes Island, Greece); 2021 (Athens, Greece)
  • IEEE GLOBECOM: 2023 (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia)
  • COMSYS - 2023 (Mandi, India); 2022 (Ropar, India); 2021 (Shillong, Meghalaya, India)
  • SPIN 2022 (Noida, India)
  • IEEE ATC - 2021 (Ho Chi Minh city, Vietnam); 2019 (Hanoi, Vietnam); 2018 (Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam)
  • ACM FICN 2018 (in conjunction with ACM MobiCom), (New Delhi, India)

Journal Reviewer

  • IEEE Transactions on Network and Service Management
  • IEEE Transactions on Sustainable Computing
  • IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing
  • IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology
  • IEEE Internet of Things Journal
  • IEEE Systems Journal
  • IEEE Sensors Journal
  • IEEE Embedded System Letters
  • IEEE Access
  • ACM Transactions on Sensor Networks
  • Ad Hoc Networks (Elsevier)
  • Computer Networks (Elsevier)
  • Pervasive and Mobile Computing (Elsevier)
  • Computers and Electronics in Agriculture (Elsevier)
  • Computer Communication (Elsevier)
  • International Journal of Communication Systems (Wiley)
  • Telecommunication Systems (Springer)
  • The Journal of Supercomputing (Springer)

Conference Reviewer (Selected only)

  • IEEE PIMRC: 2017–2024
  • IEEE ISCC: 2021–2024
  • IEEE GLOBECOM: 2023
  • Others: IEEE LCN, IEEE DCOSS, IEEE ATC, COVI-COM (IEEE ICC), IEEE ICCCS, IEEE ANTS, IEEE NCC, ACM FICN

Publications in Telugu Literature


Professional activities

Professional Activities:

  1. Member, Institute Advisory Board, Graduate School of Pharmacy, Gujrat Technical University, Ahmedabad, July 2022- till date.
  2. Member of Academic Council, Suresh Gyan Vihar University, Jaipur, September 2021-till date.
  3. Member, Board of Studies, Shobhaben Pratapbhai Patel School of Pharmacy and Technology Management, Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies (NMIMS), Mumbai, August 2021- till date.
  4. Member, Board of Studies for Pharmacy and College Research Committee, Teerthanker Mahaveer University, Moradabad, June 2021 to May 2023.
  5. Member, College Research Committee, Teerthanker Mahaveer College of Pharmacy, Teerthanker Mahaveer University, Moradabad, June 2023 to May 2025.
  6. Expert, Doctoral Student and Research Committee (DSRC), The Delhi Pharmaceutical Sciences and Research University, Delhi, March 2021-till date.
  7. Life member, Association of Pharmaceutical Teachers of India
  8. Secretary of Association of Pharmaceutical Research (APR) Regional Chapter -Rajasthan
  9. Editorial and review works:
    1. Worked as an editorial assistant for CRIPS (Current Research Information in Pharmaceutical Sciences), an official National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education & Research (NIPER) publication from July 2002 to August 2003.
    2. Editorial board member, Advancements in Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences (APPS)
    3. Editorial board member, International Journal on Current Trends in Drug Development & Industrial Pharmacy
    4. Reviewer of 'Pharmacognosy' magazine and 'PhCog Rev magazine.
    5. Reviewer of 'Clinical and Experimental Pharmacology and Physiology'
    6. Reviewer of 'Journal of Inclusion Phenomenon'
    7. Reviewer of 'Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology'
    8. Reviewer of 'Medicinal Chemistry research'
    9. Reviewer of 'RSC Advances'
    10. Reviewer of 'Current Computer Aided Drug Design'
    11. Reviewer of 'Anticancer Agents in Medicinal Chemistry'
    12. Reviewer of 'Journal of Pharmacology and Pharmacotherapeutics'
    13. Reviewer of 'Toxicology and Industrial Health'
    14. Reviewer of 'Natural Product Research'
    15. Reviewer of 'Journal of Biologically Active Natural Products'
    16. Reviewer of 'Current Catalysis'
    17. Reviewer of 'Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry'
    18. Reviewer of 'Current Bionanotechnology'
    19. Reviewer of 'Letters in Drug Design and Discovery'
    20. Reviewer of 'Current Organic Chemistry'
    21. Reviewer of 'Drug Development Research'
    22. Reviewer of 'ACS Omega'
    23. Reviewer of 'Bioorganic Chemistry'
    24. Reviewer of 'Bioorganic Medicinal Chemistry'
  10. Examiner assignments are done for the following universities

                         Rajasthan University of Health Sciences (RUHS), Jaipur

                         Jaipur National University, Jaipur

                         Jodhpur University, Jodhpur

                         Uttar Pradesh Technical University (UPTU), Lucknow

                         Integral University, Lucknow

                         Maharishi Markandeshwar University, Mullana-Ambala

                         Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra

                         Suresh Gyanvihar University, Jaipur

                         Pacific Academy of Higher Education and Research, Udaipur

                         Dibrugarh University, Dibrugarh, Assam.

                         Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University (JNTU), Kakinada

                         Teerthanker Mahaveer University, Moradabad

                         Delhi Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Research (DIPSAR), Delhi

                          Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies (NMIMS), Mumbai

                         AcSIR - Academy of Scientific & Innovative Research

                          Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University, Aurangabad (Sambhajinagar)

                          Chhattisgarh Swami Vivekanand Technical University, Bhilai

                         Panjab University, Chandigarh

                         NIPER Guwahati, Guwahati

                         Griffith University, Gold Coast Campus, Australia

 


Other Information

Membership
  • Tau Beta Pi, Texas Eta Chapter (Lifetime member): Membership # 133-03207-4
  • American Society of Civil Engineers (Associate member): Membership # 10575119
  • Institution of Engineers (India) (Member): Membership # M-1763169
  • Indian Geotechnical Society (Lifetime member): Membership # LM-5745
Journal Reviewer
  • Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board
  • Transportation Geotechnics
  • Environmental Earth Sciences
  • International Journal of Pavement Engineering
  • Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers - Ground Improvement
  • ASCE Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering
  • ASCE Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering
  • ASTM Geotechnical Testing Journal
  • Scientia Iranica
  • Bulletin of Engineering Geology and the Environment
  • Clays and Clay Minerals
  • Innovative Infrastructure Solutions
  • Advances in Civil Engineering
  • Advances in Materials Science and Engineering
  • Transportation in Developing Economies
  • Environmental Earth Sciences
  • Arabian Journal of Geosciences
  • Ain Shams Engineering Journal
  • Geomechanics and Geoengineering
  • Structural Control and Health Monitoring
  • Environmental Technology
  • ACS Omega
  • Brazilian Journal of Water Resources
  • Journal of Engineering
  • Vietnam Journal of Science, Technology and Engineering
  • Journal of Asian Architecture and Building Engineering
  • International Journal of Geotechnical Engineering
  • Journal of the Chinese Institute of Engineers
  • Journal of Science and Technology
  • Geofluids
  • Energy Science & Engineering

Research Interests

Research Interests

*Development of hybrid nanoparticles containing potential surfactants and silica nanoparticles for gene delivery to cancer cells.  

*Study on the role of chemical structures of non-viral vectors in the gene delivery to cancer cells.

*Development of photo-triggered cancer drug delivery systems with real-time monitoring through the NSET mechanism.

*Development of fluorescent surfactant-based nucleic acids detection and gene delivery systems, and bioimaging.

*Applications of fluorescence properties of novel host-guest complexes toward the development of molecular logic gates for the detection of toxic anions in the ppb range.

*Study on protein-surfactant, nanoparticle-conjugated protein-surfactant, and DNA-surfactant interactions.

*Design and synthesis of new fluorescent probes sensitive to the polarity and rigidity of microenvironment and their applications toward biological systems (For synthesis collaborating with Prof. Tanmay Chatterjee, Professor in the Deptt. of Chemistry, BITS Pilani, Hyderabad Campus)


 

Education

  • PhD: Computer Science and Engineering

          IIT Bombay- Monash University Joint PhD program| India and Australia

          Supervisor: Dr. Ganesh Ramakrishnana, Dr. N.L.Sarda and Dr. Yuan-Fang Li

          Title: Ontology Population and Concept Search across Ontologies: Challenges and Methodologies

 

  • ME: ComputerScience and Engineering-IT

          Pune University | India

          University Topper


Educational Details and Employment Record

EDUCATIONAL DETAILS AND EMPLOYMENT RECORD

Education

1999-2004           Postdoctoral Fellow for Innovative Application of FRP Reinforced and

                            Prestressed Concrete Structures

                            Lawrence Technological University, Southfield, Michigan-48075, USA

1993-1996:        Ph.D. in Structural Engineering

                         Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur-208 016, India

1987-1989:        M. E. in Analysis and Design of Structures

                           Motilal Nehru Regional Engineering College Allahabad-211 004, India

1981-1985:      B. Tech in Civil Engineering

              Regional Engineering College Warangal-506004, India

 

 

 

Employment Record

 

Institution

Year

From- To

Designation

Birla Institute of Technology and Science Pilani

June 01-2021 –Present

Senior Professor

Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani

Rajasthan, India

 

February 01, 2013-May 31, 2021

Professor

Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani

Rajasthan, India

 

August 01, 2008- January 31, 2013

Associate Professor

Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani

Rajasthan, India

 

August 1, 2008- August 31, 2012

 Associate Professor and Head of Department

Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani

Rajasthan, India

 

January 01, 2007- July 31, 2008

 Group Leader (HoD) and Assistant Professor

Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani

Rajasthan, India

 

August 01, 2005- Dec. 31, 2006

Assistant Professor

National Institute of Technology Warangal (Deemed University), Andhra Pradesh, INDIA

September 07, 2004- July 31, 2005

Visiting Faculty

Lawrence Technological University, Southfield, Michigan, U.S.A.

July 17, 2003- August 31, 2004

 Research Engineer and

Adjunct Faculty

Lawrence Technological University, Southfield, Michigan, U.S.A.

November11, 1999- July 16, 2003

Postdoctoral Research Scholar

Motilal Nehru Regional Engineering College Allahabad, INDIA

September 19, 1988 –November 10, 1999

Senior Lecturer


Professional Associations

Professional Associations:

  1. Elected Fellow of Institution of Civil Engineers, UK (FICE), ICE/Fellow/ 93713192, Since September 06, 2023.
  2. Elected Fellow of Structural Engineering Institute of ASCE (F.SEI) (Ref# 397383) since December 2022.
  3. Faculty Advisor to the SEI Graduate Student Chapter (GSC) of American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) since September 08, 2022.
  4. Fellow of Indian Association of Structural Engineers (FIAStructE, F-526, Since June25, 2022)
  5. Fellow of Coalition for Disaster Resilience Infrastructure (F. CDRI, since May 20, 2022)
  6. Fellow of American Society of Civil Engineers (FASCE since December 11, 2021, #397383)
  7. Member of SEI Global Activity Division (GAD) Inter Organizational Committee since April 2022.
  8. Chartered Engineer (INDIA), No. 007471
  9. Life Fellow of Institution of Engineers of India, No.  F-118440-3
  10. Licensed Professional Engineer (P.E.) of the State of Michigan by Examination April 2004, USA (License No. 6201051470)
  11. Biographical candidate of Manchester Who’s Who Among Executives and Professionals and for inclusion in the upcoming 2004/2005 Honors Edition of the registry.
  12. International Fellow Toastmaster
  13. Life Member of Indian Society for Technical Education (MISTE) Registration No. LM 1596
  14. Life Member of Indian Concrete Institute (ICI) Registration No. 8608. 
  15. Member of American Society for Civil Engineer (397383)
  16. Member American Concrete Institute (914174)
  17. Associate Member of ACI 440 Committee
  18. Associate Member of ACI 423 Committee
  19. Member of ISO/TC 71/SC6/WG6 Committee on FRP Material Properties
  20. Nominated Principal Member of CED 54 Concrete Reinforcement Sectional Committee of Bureau of Indian Standards, Government of India.
  21. Life Member of ACI-India Chapter (LM.2023.063)
  22. Associate member of the main committee on Standards Committee for ASCE/SEI 7-Minimum Design Loads and Associated Criteria for Buildings and Other Structures for the 2028 cycles since March 30, 2023

 

 

 Fellowships Awarded:

Duration

Nature of Scholarship/Fellowship

Nov. 1999- July 2003

Postdoctoral fellowship

1993-1996

QIP Fellowship

1987-1989

Junior Research Fellowship

1981-1985

National Scholarship

1975-1981

Integrated Scholarship

 


Roles and Responsibilities

  • Member of Departmental Research Committee (June 2022 - Present)
  • Warden of CH2 hostel (January 2023 - December 2023)
  • Warden of DH2 hostel (January 2022 - December 2022)
  • 28 July 2021: Chaired the RF and Microwave session in 27th National Conference on Communications [NCC 2021]
  • Member of Student - Faculty Council (July 2017 - December 2017)
  • In charge of Embedded Systems Laboratory (January 2018 - Present)
  • Member of ANTS 2019 conference organizing committee, December 2019.
  • Member of organizing committee of IOT Hackathon, January 2020.

Institutional Contribution

INSTITUTE (CAMPUS) LEVEL

 

Position/Responsibility

 Year / Duraiton

Hostel Warden, AH7

Jan 2024 – Dec 2024

Hostel Warden, DH5

Jan 2023 – Dec 2023

Hostel Warden, CH3

Jan 2022 – Dec 2022

Nucleus Member, Academic Undergraduate Studies Division (AUGSD)

Dec 2018 – till date

Member, Committee on Analytics, Scientometrics and Solidarity

June 2022 – June 2024

Faculty member, Campus Level Academic Counseling Board

Aug 2018 – July 2020

Practice School (PS) – 1: Faculty Instructor and Subject Matter Expert (5 stations)

May 2018 – Jul 2018

BITSAT : Faculty Coordinator

May 2017

Co-Opted Senate Member (BITS Pilani University)

July 2016 – July 2018

Nucleus Member, Teaching Learning Center (TLC)

July 2015 – Nov 2018

Practice School (PS) – 1: Faculty Instructor

May 2011 – Jul 2011

Nucleus Member, Practice School

Nov 2010 – July 2014

DEPARTMENT LEVEL

 

Position/Responsibility

Year (Duration)

Library Committee member (Chemical Engg)

Dec 2023 – Dec 2024

Department Research Committee (DRC) – Member

June 2022 – June 2024

Departmental Committee on Academics (DCA) – Member

Aug 2021 – June 2022

In- Charge (Faculty) – Computational Chemical Engg Lab

Aug 2011 – Till date

  • In-Charge, Undergraduate Chemical Engineering Lab - Restructuring and Development (May 2022  - July 2023)

 


Administration

  • Member of DCA from November 14 2018- June 27, 2022.
  • Member of department Student Faculty Council (SFC) from 2016 to 2021.
  • Senate co-opted member for a period of 18 October, 2019 to 18 July 2020.
  • Convener of the Departmental Research Committees (DRC) from November 28, 2017- December 18, 2019.
  • Convener of the Departmental Committees on Academics (DCA) from November 5, 2016-November 13, 2018.
  • Member of project Lakshya Implementation team. Thrust Area: Alumni Relations, Workstream-1: Funding Strategy, 2018-2019.
  • Member of Project Management Office (PMO) in project Lakshya, July 2017-Dec 2017.
  • Member of institute level anti ragging committee for the academic year 2016-17 and 2018-19.
  • In-Charge of Instrumentation Laboratory during 2009 to 2016 and 2018 to till date.
  • Member of food committee in Convocation 2013-2019.
  • Non-Residential Warden of CH-1 hostel from August 2009-Janaury 2014.

Services

Committees

  • Member, Departmental Research Committee
  • Member, Doctoral Advisory Committee of 9 PhD students 
  • Faculty Coordinator for 2nd Year, Student Faculty Council, 2022-23

Workshops

Instructor/Resource Person at the following conferences:

 

  • NCM Teacher Enrichment Workshop, BITS Pilani Hyderabad Campus, Jan 09-14, 2023
  • Winter School for Women, Indian Women in Mathematics , IISER Tirupati, Dec 13-23, 2022
  • Summer School for Women in Maths & Stats (SWMS), ICTS B'lore, June 13-24, 2022
  • NCM ATM Workshop on Finite groups of Lie type, IISER Pune,  July 31-Oct 3, 2021
  • SWMS, ICTS B'lore, May 13-24, 2019
  • SWMS, ICTS B'lore, May 7-18, 2018
  • NCM AIS on Classical Groups, IISER Pune, Dec 5-26, 2013
  • NCM ATM Workshop on Chevalley Groups, IISER Pune, May 13-25, 2013
  • Indo-German Workshop on Computational Commutative Algebra, IISER Pune, Dec 13 -31, 2010
  • NCM AFS, Part-I, IMSc, Chennai, Dec 4-30, 2006

Reviewer

  • Journal of Pure and Applied Algebra, ScienceDirect, Elsevier Publication
  • Indian Journal of Pure and Applied Mathematics, Springer Nature
  • Conference Proceedings for Leavitt Path Algebras and Classical K-Theory, 2020, Springer Publication
  • Mathematical Reviews (MathSciNet of American Mathematical Society)

Institutional Activities

  • Practice School I faculty mentor, Summer 2022
  • First Degree admission duties for 2020-21
  • Member, Offstage Convocation Management Committee  2019, 2022
  • Registration Advisor 2021-22

Institutional Activities

Institutional Activities:

 

  • Performed PS 1 Duty at NALCO, Damanjodi & HAL, Koraput.
  • Performed BITSAT Duty at Andhra Loyola College, Vijayawada.
  • Performed BITSAT Duty at WISTAM, Visakhapatnam.
  • Worked as a Member of Departmental Research Committee.
  • Worked as a Member of Library Committee.
  • Worked as the Non Resident Warden of Krishna Bhavan.
  • Working as the Convener of Departmental Research Committee.
  • Working as the Warden of Krishna Bhavan.

 

Professional Activities:

 

  • Managing Editor of Palestine Journal of Mathematics
  • Reviewer of Mathematical Review, American Mathematical Society.
  • Reviewer of Many International Reputed Journals.

 

International Visits:

 

  • Visited Bialystok Institute of Technology, Poland to participate and present a paper titled “Solutions of Fractional Nabla Difference Equations - Existence & Uniqueness at "International Conference on Difference Equations and Applications (ICDEA - 2015)" from 19 - 25 July 2015. (Sponsored by International Travel Grant (ITS), SERB, Government of India)

 

  • Visited Department of Mathematics, University of Dayton, Ohio, USA for collaborative work with Prof. Paul Eloe from May 21st – 15th July 2017. (Sponsored by BITS Pilani, Hyderabad Campus under University Exposure Abroad Scheme)

 

  • Visited Department of Mathematics, University of Dayton, Ohio, USA for collaborative work with Prof. Paul Eloe from May 20th – 9th June 2018. (Sponsored by BITS Pilani, Hyderabad Campus)

 

  • Attended International Conference on Difference Equations and Applications (ICDEA - 2022)" Organized by CentraleSupélec, Paris-Saclay, Gif sur Yvette, France from 18 - 22 July 2022. (Sponsored by BITS Pilani, Hyderabad Campus)

 


Online profiles


Institutional Responsibilities Held

  • Lead Faculty, Kalipatnapu Augmented Reality/Virtual Reality Lab
  • Nucleus Member, Work Integrated Learning Programmes (WILP) Division
  • Team Lead, Task Force on WILP Process Excellence, Vision 2020: Mission 2012
  • Professor-in-Charge, Multimedia and Human-Computer Interaction Lab
  • Senator, BITS Pilani
  • Member, Department Level Shortlisting Committee (DLSC), Department of CSIS
  • Convener, Departmental Research Committee (DRC), Department of CSIS
  • Member, Departmental Research Committee (DRC), Department of CSIS
  • Member, Departmental Committee on Academics (DCA), Department of CSIS
  • Member, Placement Feedback Advisory Counselling (PFAC), Department of CSIS
  • Member, Committee for SRCD-related Matters, BITS Pilani
  • Member, Doctoral Advisory Committee (DAC), Department of CSIS
  • Coordinator, Viva Scheduling and Planning for Projects and Dissertations, WILP
  • Coordinator, Digital Evaluation (E-Assessment of Examination Answer Booklets), WILP
  • Programme Coordinator, M.S. Software Systems, WILP
  • Professor-in-Charge, Computer Science Association
  • Member, Library Committee, BITS Pilani
  • Practice School-I Instructor for 4 Stations (Summer Term 2022-2023)
  • Practice School-I Instructor for 9 Stations (Summer Term 2020-2021)
  • Practice School-I Instructor for 6 Stations (Summer Term 2018-2019)

Seminars, Conferences & Workshops:

1. Choubisa, R., Naim, M.F., Dubey, A., Philipose, J.V. (2023). Using fsQCA in Psychological Research: A Demonstration with Multidimensional Scale and Secondary Dataset. Paper presented at the 18th European Congress of Psychology organized by the British Psychological Society from July 3rd to 6th, 2023, in Brighton (United Kingdom).
 
2. Choubisa, R., Dubey, A., Philipose, J.V., & Ruparel, N. (2023). Differential Behavior of Measurement Tools: Experiential Learning from Ryff’s Psychological Well-Being (PWB) Scale. Poster presented at the 18th European Congress of Psychology organized by the British Psychological Society from July 3rd to 6th, 2023, in Brighton (United Kingdom).
 
3. Choubisa, R., Ruparel, N., Philipose, J.V., & Dubey, A. (2023). Primal World Beliefs, Values & Meaning in Life: Exploring the Operational Dynamics and Intersections. Paper presented at the 18th European Congress of Psychology organized by the British Psychological Society from July 3rd to 6th, 2023, in Brighton (United Kingdom). 
 
4.Dubey, A., Choubisa, R., & Philipose, J.V. (2023). Impact of Interpersonal Mindfulness and Dark Traits on Sustainable Attitudes and Behaviour. Paper presented at the 18th European Congress of Psychology organized by the British Psychological Society from July 3rd to 6th, 2023, in Brighton (United Kingdom). 
 
5. Dubey, A., Choubisa, R., & Philipose, J.V. (2023). Core Self Evaluations’ Interactive Effect in Predicting Interpersonal Trust and Work Presenteeism: A Vignette for Further Investigation. Paper presented at the 18th European Congress of Psychology organized by the British Psychological Society from July 3rd to 6th, 2023, in Brighton (United Kingdom). 
 
6. Philipose, J.V, Choubisa, R., & Dubey, A. (2023). Does Psychological Capital Relates to Depression: A Quasi-Experimental Investigation amongst Youth. Paper presented at the 18th European Congress of Psychology organized by the British Psychological Society from July 3rd to 6th, 2023, in Brighton (United Kingdom). 
 
7. Philipose, J.V, Choubisa, R., & Dubey, A. (2023). Spiritual Intelligence and Flourishing among College Students: Moderating Effects of Mindfulness. Paper presented at the 18th European Congress of Psychology organized by the British Psychological Society from July 3rd to 6th, 2023, in Brighton (United Kingdom). 
 
8. Dubey, A., Arora, R., Philipose, J. & Choubisa, R. (2022). Establishing Linkage between Good Governance and Sustainable Society: Case of BRICS Countries. Paper presented in International Research Conference on Sustainable Goals at Indian Institute of Management, Bodhgaya, during 16-17 September 2022.
 
9. Choubisa, R., Bedi, R., Ruparel, N. & Ahn, J. (2021). Descriptives and Factor Structure of IASMHS: Revalidation Analysis in Indian Context. Oral presentation at the 32nd International Congress of Psychology, Prague, Czech Republic-Virtual during 18th to 23rd July 2021.
 
10. Choubisa, R., & Ruparel, N. (2021). Job Crafting and Authentic Happiness: Underlining the Mediating Influence of Mental Toughness. Oral presentation at the 32nd International Congress of Psychology, Prague, Czech Republic-Virtual during 18th to 23rd July 2021.
 
11. Ahn, J., Bedi, R.P., Choubisa, R., & Ruparel, N. (2021). Assessing the Western Components of Psychotherapy (Abstract ID:178700). Poster presented Virtually at the 52nd International Annual Meeting of Society for Psychotherapy Research (SPR) at Heidelberg, Germany during 23-26, June 2021.
 
12. Ruparel, N & Choubisa, R. (2018). Cultural Intelligence in Organizational Psychology Research: Exploring Theoretical, Conceptual and Methodological Role. Paper presented at the First PAN IIT International Management Conference organized by DoMS, IIT Roorkee from November 30, 2018, to December 2, 2018.
 
13. Choubisa, R. (2018). Positive Psychology vis-a-vis Positive Neuroscience: Paradoxes and Complementarities. Oral Presentation as part of a proposed symposium titled "Adaptive Brain ~ An Affective Cognitive Neuroscience-based Approach to Stimuli Processing in Healthy Individuals" at International Conference on Neuroscience & XXXVI Annual Meeting of Indian Academy of Neurosciences organized by Institute of Science, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi during 29-31 October 2018.
 
14. Johnson, L., Antoniuk, A., Misbah, K.B., Noureen, A., & Choubisa, R. (2018). “Mindful Contextualization”: Exploring the Limits of Cross-Cultural Mindfulness Measurement. ARTS-2018 Symposium Presentation in 29th International Congress of Applied Psychology (ICAP) held at Montreal, Canada during 26th to 30th June 2018.
 
15. Flores-Lucas, V., Martinez-Sinovas, R., & Choubisa, R. (2018). Sources of Hope Similarities and Differences across Different Cultures: A Cross-Cultural Comparison between German, Spanish and Indian Adults. Symposium Presentation in 9th European Conference on Positive Psychology, at Budapest (Hungary) from 27th to 30th June 2018.
 
16. Cejková, E., Slezácková., Choubisa, R., & Vijayalakshmi, V. (2018). Life Values and Subjective Well-being among University Students across Cultures: Comparison of Czech, North Indian, and South Indian Samples. Poster Presentation in 9th European Conference on Positive Psychology at Budapest (Hungary) from 27th to 30th June 2018.
 
17. Barad, K., & Choubisa, R. (2018). Understanding Variations in Job-Crafting Behaviors in Rural & Urban Banking Sector Employees: A Comparative Analysis. Paper presented at the 24th International Congress of Cross-Cultural Psychology (IACCP 2018) at the University of Guelph, Canada from 1st to 5th July 2018.
 
18. Ruparel, N., & Choubisa, R. (2018). Need and Implications of a Mental Toughness Scale: Adaptation, Contextualization and Construct Validation. Paper presented at 29th International Congress of Applied Psychology (ICAP) at Montreal, Canada during 26th to 30th June 2018.
 
19. Ruparel, N., Choubisa, R., & Verma, M. (2018). Compendium of Organizational Behavior Research in India: A Systematic Review and Classification. Paper presented in 29th International Congress of Applied Psychology (ICAP) at Montreal, Canada during 26th to 30th June 2018.
 
20. Ruparel, N., & Choubisa, R. (2018). Kentucky Inventory of Mindfulness Skills (KIMS): Assessing Suitability and Utility for Indian Students. Poster presented in 24th International Congress of Cross-Cultural Psychology (IACCP 2018) at the University of Guelph, Canada, during 1st to 5th July 2018.
 
21. Choubisa, R., & Ruparel, N. (2018). Health (Electronic/Mobile) Interventions for Non-Clinical Population in South Asian Region: Lessons and Implications from a Critical Realist Perspective. Paper presented in 24th International Congress of Cross-Cultural Psychology (IACCP 2018) at the University of Guelph, Canada during 1st to 5th July 2018.
 
22. Choubisa, R. (2017). Do Transgressions and Gratitude act as Predictors of Well-Being among Indian Engineering Undergraduates? Paper Presented during the Round Table Discussion at the 5th World Congress of Positive Psychology (IPPA) held at Montreal (Canada) during 13-16 July 2017.
 
23. Ruparel, N., & Choubisa, R. (2017). Goal Orientation, Perceived Motivational Climate, and Social-Emotional Competence: Contextually Exploring the Explicable. Paper presented at the 27th Annual Conference of NAOP organized by IIT Kharagpur during 22-24 December 2017.
 
24. Choubisa, R. (2017). Research Designs with(in) Online Behavioral Sciences: Experiencing “WEXTOR” as a Tool. Paper presented at 52nd National and 21st International Conference of Indian Academy of Applied Psychology on “Psychology for Building Global Community” theme organized by IAAP at University of Rajasthan, Jaipur during 23rd-25th February 2017.
 
25. Mansukhani, S., & Choubisa, R. (2017). Entrepreneurial Ventures as Learning Organizations: A Face Value Analysis of Chosen Indian “Start-ups”. Paper presented at the 2nd International Conference on Evidence-Based Management (ICEBM) organized by Department of Management, BITS Pilani, held during 17-18 March 2017.
 
26. Choubisa, R. (2016). A Plebiscite on Job-Crafting Behaviors in Indian Employees: Structure, Incidences, Evidence, and Other Complexities. Paper presented at the 31st International Congress of Psychology (ICP 2016) at Yokohama (Japan) during 24-29th July 2016.
 
27. Choubisa, R. (2016). A prototype of a Multi-culturally Appropriate Internet Delivered Well-Being Enhancement Intervention: An Insight into Content & Design. Poster presented at the International Society for Research on Internet Interventions (ISRII) 8th Scientific Meeting at Seattle, Washington (USA) during 7-9 April 2016.
 
28. Choubisa, R. (2016). Substantiating the Rural-Urban Dichotomy in Personality Dispositions: Investigating an Academic Cohort. Rapid Paper presented at the 23rd International Congress of Cross-Cultural Psychology (IACCP 2016) held at Nagoya (Japan) from 31st July to 4th August 2016.
 
29. Choubisa, R. & Slezackova, A. (2016). Mental Health Continuum-Short Form (MHC-SF): Psychometric Harmony, Divergence & Deviations for Indian & Czech Cultures. Paper presented at the 31st International Congress of Psychology (ICP 2016) at Yokohama (Japan) during 24-29th July 2016.
 
30. Choubisa, R. (2016). The Pandemonium and Predicament Behind Digital India's Subrogation of National e-Governance Plan:  Perception-based SWOT Analysis. Paper presented in 2nd International Conference on Contemporary Debates in Public Policy and Management organized by Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta (IIM-C) at Kolkata during 15-17 January 2016.
 
31. Choubisa, R. (2014). Role of HRIS in Effective Personnel Administration: A Preliminary Employee Perception Survey at a Public Sector Undertaking in India. Paper presented at 3rd International Conference on Advancement of Development Administration, Social Sciences and Interdisciplinary Studies, organized by National Institute of Development Administration, Bangkok, 9-11th October 2014.
 
32. Choubisa, R. (2014). Aggrandizing Mentor-Protégé Relationships Through Appreciative Inquiry: An Insightful Case Study. Oral Paper presented at the 7th European Conference on Positive Psychology held at Amsterdam (Netherlands), 1-4th July 2014.
 
33. Slezackova, A., Dvorakova, S., Potgieter, J., Singh, K., Choubisa, R., Jarden, A., & Howard, F. (2014). Social Capital and Subjective Well-Being among University Students: Their Link and Comparison of Czech, Indian, South African and New Zealand University Students. Poster presented in 7th European Conference on Positive Psychology held at Beurs van Berlage, Amsterdam (Netherlands), 1-4th July 2014.
 
34. Choubisa, R. (2014). Discursive Practices as Alluring conjectures to Sustainable Well-being: A Classic Detour from Sustainable Happiness Model. Oral Paper presented in the 28th International Congress of Applied Psychology held at Palais Des Congress, Paris, France, 8-13 July 2014.
 
35. Choubisa, R., & Bisht, K. (2013). Do Big Five Traits Moderate the PsyCap Dimensions in Promoting Citizenship Behaviors: A Pilot Investigation with Early Career Academic Professionals”  Paper presented in Second Czech Positive Psychology Conference (IPPA Supported) at Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic, May 22-25, 2013.
 
36. Dvorakova, S., Slezackova, A., Singh, K., Choubisa, R., Jarden, A., & Howard, F. (2013). Social Capital and Subjective Well-Being among University Students: Their Link and a Comparison of Czech, New Zealand, and Indian Samples. Paper presented in 2nd Czech Positive Psychology Conference held at Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic, May 22-25, 2013.
 
37. Choubisa, R. & Singh, K. (2012). Well-being Promotion Practices in Ancient and Contemporary India: Its Influence on Modern Traditions, Thoughts & Positive Psychology. Paper presented by Co-Author in the special section at 6th European Conference on Positive Psychology in Moscow (CIS) during 26-29 June 2012.
 
38. Choubisa, R., & Slezackova, A. (2012). Well-being Promotion, Wellness Interventions, and Internet: Testimonials, Criticisms, and Lessons to Be Learned.  Paper presented by Alena Slezackova (Co-Author & Organizing Secretary) in First Czech Positive Psychology Conference held at Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic, May 23-24, 2012.
 
39. Oudenhoven, J.P., Choubisa, R., & Slezackova, A. (2012). Virtues across 14 Nations. Paper presented by Prof. J. P. van Oudenhoven (Co-author) in First Czech Positive Psychology Conference held at Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic, May 23-24, 2012.
 
40. Choubisa, R. & Singh, K. (2009). Nurturing Talent in College Students. Paper presented by co-author at the 2nd Applied Positive Psychology Conference on Creating Flourishing communities held at the University of Warwick, United Kingdom, April 1-3, 2009.
 
41. Choubisa, R. & Singh, K. (2010). Evaluation of an Internet-Based Intervention Module for Promoting Positive Health & Well-Being: A Preliminary Investigation. Paper presented at the 5th European Conference on Positive Psychology in Copenhagen (Denmark) during 23-26 June 2010.
 
42. Choubisa, R. & Singh, K. (2011). A Confirmatory Randomized Control Trial of Well-being Related Skills Enhancing Internet Intervention Module for College Students”. Poster presented at the 2nd World Congress on Positive Psychology held at Philadelphia (U.S.A) during 23rd-26th July 2011.
 
43. Choubisa, R. (2014). HRIS as a Knowledge Management Tool for HRD Programs: Perceived Outlook of Superiors and Subordinates in a Public Sector Undertaking. Paper presented at the AIB India: MENA Conference 2014  held at Indian Institute of Management, Udaipur (IIMU), 9-11 February 2014.
 
44. Choubisa, R. (2013). Appreciative Inquiry in Informal Mentor-Protégé Academic Relationships: A Well-Being Enhancement Outlook. Paper presented at the XXIII Annual convention of the National Academy of Psychology held at NIT, Rourkela (ODISHA), 13-15th of December 2013.
 
45. Slezackova, A., Choubisa, R., & Oudenhoven, J.P. (2012). Are There National Virtues? Insights from a Two Nation Comparative Analysis. Paper presented at the Symposium of 3rd International Conference on Positivism: Foundation for Human Dimension held during 6th-8 August 2012 at Amity University, Rajasthan (INDIA).
 
46. Choubisa, R. & Singh, K. (2009). Personality Dimensions as Predictors of Happiness in Indian Milieu: An Empirical Confirmation with Different Measurement Approaches. Poster presented at the 8th biennial conference of the Asian Association of Social Psychology organized by Asian Association of Social Psychology in association with the National Association of Psychology, India at Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi, 11-14 December 2009.
 
47. Choubisa, R. (2010). From Design to Praxis: Evaluation of a Self-guided Internet-based Emotional Intelligence Enhancement Program. Paper presented at the 3rd Global Summit on Emotional Intelligence & Leadership organized by Forum for Emotional Intelligence Learning and HPCL at Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai (INDIA) during 5-6 March 2010 (Best Research Paper Award).
 
48. Choubisa, R. & Singh, K. (2010). Psychometrics encompassing VIA-IS: A Comparative Cross-Cultural Referential Reading. Paper presented at the International Conference on Positive Psychology: A New Approach to Mental Health at Amity University, Rajasthan (INDIA) during 6-8th August 2010.
 
49. Choubisa, R. & Singh, K. (2010). Connecting Links, Voids in Existing Well-being Practices & Contemporary Scientific Documentation: A Positive Psychological Rationalist Perspective. Poster presented at the XX Annual Conference of National Academy of Psychology (NAOP) at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi (INDIA) during 12-15th December 2010.
 
50. Choubisa, R. & Singh, K. (2011). Towards Positivity, Positive Life and Superlative Degree of Well-Being: An Exhaustive Review of Online Well-Being Enhancement Modules. Paper presented at the International Conference on Positivism: Path to Success, Satisfaction & Bliss organized by Amity University, Rajasthan during 6-8th August 2011.
 
51. Participated in the Advanced Winter School on “Life and Thought of Gandhi” organized by Indian Institute of Advanced Studies, Shimla (H.P) headed by Prof. Tridip Suhrud (Sahitya Academy Awarded) from 1-15 December 2011.
 
52. Participated and presented an assignment “Revisiting Human Development Index: A Conceptual Reformulation” at the Young Scholar’s Program on Human Development (YSP-IV) Organized by Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research, Mumbai (Deemed University funded by Reserve Bank of India) in collaboration with UNDP and Planning Commission of India from 3-22 November 2009
 
53. Participated in the International Workshop on “Psychiatric Genetics, Ethics and related Methodological issues” organized by PGIMER-Dr. Ram Manohar Lohiya Hospital, New Delhi & Western Psychiatric Institute & Clinic, University of Pittsburg, USA with sponsorship from the National Institutes of Health, USA in March 2009.
 
54. Participated in an AICTE-sponsored one-week workshop on “Research Methods and Data Analysis using SPSS” organized by Apeejay Institute of Management, Sector-8, Dwarka, New Delhi, from 25-29 May 2009.
 
55. Participated in a two-day pre-conference workshop on “Structural Equation Modeling” at the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi organized by the National Academy of Psychology (NAOP), India.
 
56. Participated in a workshop on” QIP Workshop on the Latest developments in Positive Psychology held at the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi on January 15, 2010.
 
57. Participated and presented a paper entitled “Web-Based Positive Psychology Interventions: Results from a Randomized Controlled Trial" in a QIP Workshop on “Positive Psychology and Social-Cultural issues” held at the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi on April 27, 2010.
 
58. Attended a DRS-II (UGC-SAP) National Seminar on Positive Psychology and Health: Interventions & Strategies during 28-29 March 2010 organized by the Department of Psychology, Maharishi Dayanand University, Rohtak (Haryana).

Instituitional Responsibilities

Under BITS Pilani Affiliation

  1. Member, Departmental Committee on Academics, 2022-Current.
  2. BITSAT supervising faculty, Center: Shimla, (Number of Students: 161)
  3. Practice School Faculty, 2019, Kolkata Center, BITS Pilani (Number of Students: 31)
  4. Coordinator, Student-Faculty Committee, BITS Pilani, 2021-22.
  5. Member, Student-Faculty Committee, BITS Pilani, 2019-22.
  6. Secretary, IIChE Pilani Chapter, 2022-Current
  7. Treasurer, IIChE Pilani Chapter, 2021- 22
  8. Faculty in Charge, AIChE Student Chapter, BITS Pilani, 2019-21.
  9. Member, Departmental Research Committee, 2020-22.
  10. Departmental Representative to Sponsored Research and Consultancy Division, BITS Pilani, 2020-22.
  11. Member, Placement Committee, BITS Pilani, 2020-Present.
  12. Member, Departmental Purchase Committee, BITS Pilani, 2020-22.
  13. Departmental Representative to Library Committee, BITS Pilani, 2020-22.

Under IIT Kharagpur Affiliation

  1. Mess Secretary, LBS hall of Residence, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, 2011-2012. (During PhD)

Education

Ph.D.:

Duration:                   August 2008 – March 2013 (viva-voce on 3rd February 2014)

Title of the Thesis :   Study of various trajectories in topological dynamics with an emphasis on

                                                periodic ones

            Thesis Supervisor :    Prof. V. Kannan

Institute :                    School of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad.

 M.Sc.:

            Duration :        June 2006 – April 2008

            Subject :          Mathematics

Institute :         Dept. of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad.

B.Sc.:

            Duration :        June 2003 – April 2006

            Subjects :         Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry

            Institute :         Govt. City College, Osmania University, Hyderabad


Management Development Programes

  • MDP on Vendor Selection and Management  (For Asian Paints Managers) at IMI New Delhi  Dated 21-22 November, 2022 [Took 2 sessions of 90 Minutes each]
  • One of the Program faculty for IIT Delhi's online 6-month "CERTIFICATE PROGRAM IN OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT & ANALYTICS" (July 2023 to January 2024; August 2022 to January 2023; January 2022 to June 2022; July 2021 to December 2021).
  • MDP on Effective Project Management at Shree Cement, Ras Cement Plant, Beawar (Rajasthan) Dated 5-6 June, 2019 [Took 3 sessions of 90 Minutes each]
  • EDP on Project Management for IOCL Executives at Gurgaon Dated: 17-22 Sept. 2012, Organized by IIT Delhi  [Took 2 sessions of 2 hrs each]

 


Administrative Responsibilities

  • Head, Department of Chemical Engineering, Oct 2020 till Date
  • Faculty In-Charge Student Welfare Division, 2012-13
  • Head, Department of Chemical Engineering, 2012-13 
  • Convener, First Convocation of BITS Pilani Hyderabad Campus 2012
  • Task force Member Mission 2015-Vision 2020
  • Faculty In-Charge Student Welfare Division, 2009-10
  • Faculty In-Charge Practice School Matters 2008-09 
  • Practice School Co-ordinator, Hyderabad Center, 2006-08
  • Champion, Project Lakshya Industry Connect
  • Convener/Member of various Committees like Examination Committee, Student-Faculty Committee, Disciplinary Committee, Purchase Committee, Scholarships Committee, Student-Grievance Redressal Committee, Anti Ragging Committee, Vigilance Committee, Works Committee, Faculty Recruitment Committee, Departmental Research Committee etc at various times.

Professional Activities

  • Member of Senate, nominated as co-opted member, BITS Pilani from 2020- 2022
  • Member of Doctoral Counselling Committee (DCC), nominated as Dubai campus representative, BITS Pilani from 2021- present
  • Member, Department Committee on Academics (DCA), Dept. of Biotechnology, BPDC, 2020-22 and 2022-present
  • Member Department Research Committee (DRC), Dept. of Biotechnology, BPDC, 2020-22 and 2022-present
  • Convener, Department Research Committee (DRC), Dept. of Biotechnology, BPDC, 2018-20 and 2021-2022
  • Member, Purchase Committee, BPDC, 2022-2023
  • Member, Library Committee, BPDC, 2019-20, 2022-23

Other Scientific and Academic Activities

  • Associate Editor, Frontiers in Endocrinology
  • Associate Editor, Frontiers in Physiology
  • Invited reviewer for Scientific Reports, Cell Death and Disease, European Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Reproductive Biology, Frontiers in Microbiology, Journal of Proteomics, Toxicological Sciences
  • Invited Judge, 6th Undergraduate Research Competition, Abu Dhabi University, Abu Dhabi, UAE
  • Coordinator, Dubai campus, Global meet on Computational Modeling and Simulation, BITS Pilani, Pilani, India held on Oct 16-Nov 07, 2020
  • Organizing Committee Member, International Conference on Biotechnological Innovations in Food and Health Care held on 27th& 28th January 2019 at BITS Pilani Dubai

Some useful links


Reviewer/Referee for International Research Journals

  • Discrete Mathematics

  • Journal of Combinatorial Designs

  • Designs, Codes and Cryptography
  • Journal of Statistical Theory and Practice

  • Statistica Sinica

  • Statistics & Probability Letters

  • Lecture Notes in Computer Science by Springer

  • Fields Institute Communications Series by Springer


Member of Committee & Institutional Contribution

  • Member of the Committee for Analytics, Scientometrics, and Solidarity for BITS Pilani K K Birla Goa Campus, 2024-2026.
  • Instructor for Practice School-1 Courses (five stations/courses) 2024. 
  • Supervisor for BITSAT 2024 Session-I FD and HD exams conducted in May 2024.
  • Faculty Mentor for BITS students having a CGPA less than the minimum required for graduation in Semester II, 2023-24. 
  • Member of the Committee for Analytics, Scientometrics, and Solidarity for BITS Pilani K K Birla Goa Campus, 2022-2024.
  • In-Charge of the Website Committee for the Department of Mathematics at BITS Pilani K K Birla Goa Campus, 2022-2023.
  • In-Charge of the Public Outreach Committee for the Department of Mathematics at BITS Pilani K K Birla Goa Campus, 2022-2023. 
  • Member of the Question Bank Moderation Team Goa as a Question Setter for BITSAT 2022.
  • Member of the Program Committee for the 9th Annual International Conference on Algorithms and Discrete Applied Mathematics (CALDAM), Feb 9-11, 2023, India.

Institute Service and Public Outreach

Institute Service:

Position held

Period

Faculty–In–Charge – Community Welfare

2010 - 2011

Head, Department of Physics

2012 - 2014

Non-Resident Warden

2014 - 2018

In-Charge Recreational Activity Forum

2009 - 2021

Convener - Academic Counselling Cell

2018 - present

Coordinator – Institute Colloquium

2018 - 2021

Associate Dean, Student Welfare Division

2021 - present

Public Outreach in Teaching:

  • Served as a resource person to train College teachers in research-based pedagogical techniques.
  • Delivered lectures to high school students about choosing a career.
  • Delivered lecture cum demonstration of some basic physics ideas to primary school students.

Professional Service:

  • Reviewed manuscripts for several International Journals
  • Served as Ph.D. thesis examiner for Bharathidasan University and Anna University

Institutional Contributions

Academic Administration:

  • Associate Dean, International Programmes and Collaboration
  • Senate Member, BITS-Pilani University
  • ChairmanDepartment Level Shortlisting Committee, Faculty Recruitment since 09.08.2021
  • MemberDepartment Level Shortlisting Committee, Faculty Recruitment 
  • Member, Departmental Committee on Academics(DCA), since 01.12.18 
  • Member, Sustainability Committee since 01.05.2024

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  • Member, Additional Competitive Research Grant(ACRG) (02.02.18-01.02.22).
  • In-charge, Feedback and Monitoring, Instruction Division (01.02.2017-17.07.18). 
  • Head of the Department, Department of Mathematics, (01.09.2012- 30.09.2016).
  • Nucleus Member, Instruction Division, BITS-Pilani, Hyderabad Campus ( Jan 2014-Jan 2017).
  • Nucleus Member, Instruction Division, BITS-Pilani, Hyderabad Campus ( Aug 2009-July 2012).
  • In-charge, Timetable, BITS-Pilani, Hyderabad Campus (Aug 2009- July 2011)
 

Conferences/Workshops Organized:

  • Organizer,  Teacher's Enrichment Workshop on Linear Algebra, Differential Equations and its Applications, funded by National Centre of Mathematics, held at Department of Mathematics, BITS-Pilani Hyderabad Campus during December 09-14, 2023.  The details can be seen in (https://www.atmschools.org/school/2023/TEW/ladea ).
  • Convener, 27th International Conference of International Academy of Physical Science on Advances in Relativity and Cosmology (PARC-2021), organized by Department of Mathematics, BITS-Pilani, Hyderabad Campus, during October 26-28, 2021. The details can be seen in (https://universe.bits-pilani.ac.in/hyderabad/parc/home).
  • Convener, International Webinar on Recent Developments in Cosmology and Modified Gravity RDCM-2021), organized by Department of Mathematics, BITS-Pilani, Hyderabad Campus, during March 9-11, 2021. The details can be seen in (https://bphc-rdcm.weebly.com/).
  • Organizing Committee Member, Global meet on Computational Modeling and Simulation: Recent Innovations, Challenges, and Perspectives, Organized by IPCD, BITS-Pilani, during October 16-November 7, 2020. The details can be seen in (http://discovery.bits-pilani.ac.in/GlobalMeet/).
  • Organizing Committee Member, 30th Meeting of Indian Association for General Relativity and Gravitation" , organized by Department of Physics, BITS-Pilani, Hyderabad Campus, during January 3-5, 2019. The details can be seen in (http://universe.bits-pilani.ac.in/hyderabad/iagrg/iagrg
  • Coordinator, Workshop on Structure Formation in Standard Cosmology, organised by Department of Mathematics, BITS-Pilani, Hyderabad Campus, in association with IUCAA, Pune during December 19-23, 2016. The details can be seen in (http://sites.bits-hyderabad.ac.in/sfsc/index.php).  
  • Organizing Committee Member, Advanced Level Training Programme on Differential Equations (NPDE-TCA), organised by Department of Mathematics, BITS-Pilani Hyderabad Campus, in association with IIT, Bombay during May 25- June 14, 2016.  
  • Organizing Committee Member, Workshop on Numerical Linear Algebra and its Applications, organised by Department of Mathematics, BITS-Pilani, Hyderabad Campus, during January 30-February 1, 2015).  

Reviewer of the Journals:

  • Physics of the Dark Universe, Elsevier
  • Physical Review D, APS
  • Classical Quantum Gravity, IOP Science
  • Modern Physics Letter A, World Scientific
  • Physica Scripta, IOP Science
  • European Physical Journal C, Springer
  • Advances in High Energy Physics, Hindwai
  • Astrophysics and Space Science, Springer
  • International Journal of Theoretical Physics, Springer
  • Chinese Physics Letter, IOP Science
  • Turkish Journal of Physics, Academic
  • International Journal of Modern Physics D, World Scientific
  • Central European Journal of Physics, Springer
  • Journal of Modern Physics, SCRIP
  • Journal of High Energy Physics, Scientific Research
  • International Journal of Astronomy and Astrophysics, Springer
  • The European Physical Journal – Plus, Springer
  • Gravitation and Cosmology, Springer
  • Chinese Journal of Physics, Elsevier
  • International Journal of Pure and Applied Mathematics, Springer

Ph.D. Examiner of:

  • Poonam Meena, A study of stable motion in photo-gravitational elliptic restricted four-body problem, Central University of Rajasthan, Rajasthan, 2023.
  • T. Alexander Singh, Some problems of physical distribution in relativistic cosmology, Bodoland University, Kokrajhar, Assam, 2022.
  • M. Saratchandra Singh, Some cosmological solutions and their aspects, NIT, Imphal, Manipur, 2021.
  • Sourav Roy Chowdhury, Einstein's field equations & their application in the domain of Finslerian geometry, IIEST, Shibpur, West Bengal, 2020.
  • Ajit Kumar Sethi, Some studies on cosmological models in Lyra's manifold, Berhampur University, Odisha, 2020.
  • Fazlay Ahmed, Some aspects of rotating black holes, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi, 2019.
  • Balendra Pratap Singh: Analytical description of black holes shadow, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi, 2019.
  • Azizur Rahman Sheikh: A study on some cosmological models and accelerated expansion of th universe, University of Gauhati, Guwahati, 2018.
  • Sebika Kangsha Banik: On the application of the theory of dynamical systems in cosmology, Dibrugarh University, Dibrugarh, Assam, 2018.
  • Rajshekhar R. Baruah: Chaplygin gas model as a cosmological model, Bodoland University, Kokrajhar, Assam, 2018.
  • Mahabubur R. Mollah: Study of some cosmological models in Lyra geometry, Bodoland University, Kokrajhar, Assam, 2018.
  • Poonam K. Agrawal: Study of dynamical dark energy cosmological models of the universe, Swami Ramanand Teerth Marathwada University, Nanded, 2017. 
  • Aditya, Y.: Certain studies on dark energy cosmological models in Einstein and alternative theories of gravitation, Andhra University, 2017
  • Prafulla Onkarji Bagde: A study on the theory of spherically symmetric space-time, Rashtrasant      Tukadoji Nagpur University, Nagpur, 2017.
  • V.K. Jaiswal:  Some Bianchi type cosmological models in general relativity and higher order theory of gravitation, Gondwana University, Gadchiroli, 2016. 
  • M.A. Purandare: Study of cosmological models of universe with quadratic equation of state, Sant Gadge Baba Amravati University, Amravati, 2016. 
  • S.L. Munde: Study of cosmological models in f(R) gravity, Sant Gadge Baba Amravati University, Amravati, 2015. 
  • B. Jagan Mohan Rao: Study of Bianchi type space times in different theories of gravitation, Andhra University, 2015.
  • M.S. Patil: Structure of the singularities formed in gravitational collapse of a star, Rashtrasant Tukadoji Nagpur University, Nagpur, 2015.
  • S.K. Biswal: To study the physical and kinematical aspects of the universe by constructing string cosmological models, Fakir Mohan University, Balasore, Odisha, 2014.
  • B. Satyanarayana:  Some spatially homogeneous and anisotropic cosmological models in certain modified theories of gravitation, B.R. Ambedkar Open University, Hyderabad, 2012.
  • N.N. Seste: Gravitational collapse and bulk viscous cosmological models,  Rashtrasant Tukadoji Maharaj Nagpur University, Nagpur, 2007.

Membership of Learned Societies:

  • International Society on General Relativity & Gravitation.
  • Indian Association for General Relativity & Gravitation.
  • International Association of Mathematical Physics.
  • Orissa Mathematical Society.
  • Multiple Criteria Decision Making (MCDM), USA
  • Member, Indian Mathematical Society.
  • Indian Science Congress.
  • Ramanujan Mathematical Society.

 Member of technical/advisory committee

  • Member, Scientific Committee, International Webinar on Recent Advances in Science and Technology, Department of Physics, IGIT, Sarang, India, November 06-08, 2020. 
  • Member, International Advisory Committee, International Conference on Physical Interpretation of Relativity Theory, Department of Physics, Bauman Moscow State Technical University, Moscow, July 1-5, 2019.
  • Member, Scientific Advisory Committee, International Conference on General Relativity, Department of Mathematics, SGB Amravati University, Amravati,  November 25-28, 2015.  
  • Resource Person, National Conference of Pure and Applied Mathematics, College of Engineering, Pune, December 17-19, 2013.
  • Member, Scientific Advisory Committee, First International Conference on Mathematical Modelling and Optimization Techniques in Science and Engineering, SSBT's College of Engineering and Technology, Jalgaon, July 26-27, 2013.

Interaction with other Institution:

  • Visited I.I.T., Kharagpur under CTS Visitors’ programme from 03.07.2000 to 21.07.2000.
  • Visited IUCAA, Pune under IUCAA’s visitors’ programme from 17.06.2013 to 22.06.2013.
  • Visited IUCAA, Pune under IUCAA’s visitors’ programme from 20.07.2014 to 23.07.2014.
  • Visited Institute of Physics, under UGC Minor Research Project from 04.11.2014 to 06.11.2014.
  • Visited Institute of Physics, Bhubaneswar under SERB-DST Project from 02.04.2015 to 05.04.2015.
  • Visited IUCAA, Pune under IUCAA’s visitors’ programme, funded by SERB-DST from 25.05.2015 to 30.05.2015.
  • Visited Institute of Mathematics and Applications (IMA), Bhubaneswar under UGC Minor Project from 15.12.2015 to 17.12.2015.
  • Visited Department of Mathematics, Nagpur University, Nagpur under UGC Minor Project from 27.12.2015 to 29.12.2015.
  • Visited IIIT, Bhubaneswar under SERB-DST Project from 21.07.2016 to 23.07.2016.
  • Visited IIIT, Bhubaneswar under SERB-DST Project from 17.03.2017 to 21.03.2017.
  • Visited IIIT, Bhubaneswar under SERB-DST Project from 20.05.2017 to 27.05.2017.

Academic Identity


Photo Gallery


Institutional Activities

Practice School-I Duties as Instructor:
 
1. Instructor for PS-I 2019 (Six different PS Stations: (i)  Analogics Tech India Ltd, Hyderabad,  (ii)  Hyderabad Metro Rail Corporation, Hyderabad, (iii)  Indian Red Cross Society, Hyderabad, (iv)  L.V. Prasad Eye Institute, Hyderabad, (v)  Market Data Forecast (Business Development Associate), Hyderabad, (vi)  Vidcentum R & D Pvt. Ltd., Hyderabad.
 
2. Instructor or PS-I 2024 at NHPC, Faridabad.
 
BITSAT Duties:
 
1. Supervisor in BITSAT-2022, August 3-7, 2022, Hyderabad/ Secunderabad-02, CMR Inst of Tech, Center-2, Hyderabad-501401. 
 
Members of Department and Institute Committees:
 
1. Member in Departmental Committee on Academics (DCA) from 01/12/2022 onwards at Dept. of Mathematics, BITS-Pilani, Hyderabad Campus
2. Member of Departmental-level Shortlisting committee (DLSC) from 1st March 2023.
3. Senate Member, BITS-Pilani from 1st March 2023.
 
Conference Organised as Convenors:
 
1. Convener of International Webinar on Contemporary Problems on Mechanics and Vibrations(CPMV-2021), May 20-22, 2021, Dept. of Mathematics, BITS-Pilani, Hyderabad Campus
 
2. Convener of International Conference on Computational Methods in Sciences and Engineering (CMSE-2022), April 22-24, 2022, Dept. of Mathematics, BITS-Pilani, Hyderabad Campus
 
3. Convener of National Mathematics Day 2022 (NMD-2022), December 22, 2022, Dept. of Mathematics, BITS-Pilani, Hyderabad Campus.
 
 
Other Duties Performed:
 
1. FD-2020 Admissions duty (13-11-2020)
 
2. Coordinator for the Second Year Student Faculty Council for the Second Semester 2020-2021.
 
3. Registration Advisor for First Semester 2022-2023 at BITS-Pilani, Hyderabad Campus
 
4. Convocation Duty for 2021-2022 at BITS-Pilani, Hyderabad Campus
 
5.  Member of Dept of Mathematics News Publishing in Social Media Committee from 17 March 2023 onwards, Dept. of Mathematics, BITS-Pilani, Hyderabad Campus.
 
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Administrative Responsibilities

Sr No.

  Role

Duration

1

Member of the Academic Counselling Board (ACB)

March 2023 to Present

2

Nucleus Member, AUGSD

Sept 2022 to Present

3

Member of the Institute Library Committee

Dec 2021 to Dec 2022

4

Member of the Department Committee of Academics (DCA)

Sept 2020 to Aug 2022

5

Member of the Student Faculty Council (SFC)

July 2019 to May 2020


Personal Information

Father’s Name             

Shri Lakshmi Prasad Jayaswal

Mother’s Name            

Smt Asha Jayaswal

Date of Birth               

November 14, 1976

Sex                              

Male

Status                          

Married (Wife: Shikha Gupta, Son(s): Pranjal Jayaswal, Tejsav Jayaswal)

Category                      

General

Nationality                  

Indian


 

Editorial Board Member for the journals:

  • Gender in Management: International Journal, Emerald
  • Journal of International Women's Studies, Bridgewater USA.
  • Business Perspective and Research, SAGE publication
  • Social Sciences, Science PG
  • AIMS International Journal of Management
  • Amity Journal of Management Research
  • Journal of Humanities, Tripura
  • E-Journal for Humanities in Technical Education

Reviewer for the journals:

  • Feminist Media Studies ( Taylor and Francis)
  • Journal of Applied Research in Higher Education (Emerald)
  • Quarterly Review of Film and Video (Taylor and Francis)
  • Universal Journal of Educational Research (Horizon Publications)
  • International Journal of Quality Management (AIMS International)
  • International Journal of Management Studies (AIMS International)

Teaching Experience

DesignationInstitutionFromToClasses Taught
Professor
(Entry Basic 1,73,900)
(Current Basic 1,84,500, Level 14A)
Birla Institute of Technology and Sciences, Pilani, Rajasthan1 Jun.'2021-First Degree, Higher Degree
Associate Professor
( Basic 1,48,100, Level 13A2)
Birla Institute of Technology and Sciences, Pilani, Rajasthan1 Jan.'201631 May'2021First Degree, Higher Degree
Associate Professor
(Grade pay 9500)
Birla Institute of Technology and Sciences, Pilani, Rajasthan1 Feb.’201531 Dec.'2015First Degree, Higher Degree
Assistant Professor
(Grade pay 9500)
Birla Institute of Technology and Sciences, Pilani, Rajasthan1 Aug.’201031 Jan.’2015First Degree, Higher Degree
Assistant Professor
(Grade pay 8000)
Birla Institute of Technology and Sciences, Pilani, Rajasthan1 Jan.’200631 Jul.’2010First Degree, Higher Degree
LecturerBirla Institute of Technology and Sciences, Pilani, Rajasthan10 Sep.’200431 Dec.’2005First Degree, Higher Degree
LecturerB.S.A. College of Engineering and Technology, Mathura, UP30 Jan.’200308 Sep.’2004MCA, Engineering Graduate
Guest Assistant TeacherInstitute of Engineering and Technology, Dr. B.R. Ambedkar University, Agra, UP09 Mar.’200229 Jan.’2003Engineering Graduate
Guest TeacherDau Dayal Institute of Vocational Education, Dr. B.R. Ambedkar University, Agra, UP16 Jul.’20008 Dec.’2000Graduate Post-Graduate
Visiting LecturerDehra Dun Institute of Technology, Dehra Dun, UK13 Oct.’199914 Jan.’2000Engineering Graduate
LecturerUttaranchal College of Engineering, Dehra Dun, UK10 Aug.’199827 Jan.’2000Engineering Graduate, Engineering Diploma

Technical Experience

  • Incharge, Information Technology laboratory, Dau Dayal Institute of Vocational Education, Dr. B.R. Ambedkar University, Agra, April-December’2000.
  • Computer Programmer, Uttaranchal College of Engineering, Dehra Dun, August’1998-January’2000.

Visiting Experience

  • PS-1 Faculty, Practice School Program of BITS, APS Lifetech, Pune, May-July’2019.
  • PS-1 Faculty, Practice School Program of BITS, Bank of Maharashtra, Pune, May-July’2019.
  • PS-1 Faculty, Practice School Program of BITS, Indian Institute of Remote Sensing, Dehra Dun, May-July’2018.
  • PS-1 Faculty, Practice School Program of BITS, CSIR Indian Institute of Petroleum, Dehra Dun, May-July’2018.
  • PS-1 Faculty, Practice School Program of BITS, Government Irrigation Workshop, Roorkee, May-July’2018.
  • PS-1 Faculty, Practice School Program of BITS, Indian Institute of Remote Sensing, Dehra Dun, May-July’2017.
  • PS-1 Faculty, Practice School Program of BITS, Wadia Institute of Himalayan Geology, Dehra Dun, May-July’2017.
  • PS-1 Faculty, Practice School Program of BITS, CSIR Indian Institute of Petroleum, Dehra Dun, May-July’2017.
  • PS-1 Faculty, Practice School Program of BITS, Indian Institute of Remote Sensing, Dehra Dun, May-July’2015.
  • PS-1 Faculty, Practice School Program of BITS, Wadia Institute of Himalayan Geology, Dehra Dun, May-July’2015.
  • PS-1 Faculty, Practice School Program of BITS, Central Public Work Department, Mussorie, May-July’2015.
  • PS-1 Faculty, Practice School Program of BITS, Indian Institute of Remote Sensing, Dehra Dun, May-July’2013.
  • PS-1 Faculty, Practice School Program of BITS, Wadia Institute of Himalayan Geology, Dehra Dun, May-July’2013.
  • PS-1 Faculty, Practice School Program of BITS, Central Public Work Department, Mussorie, May-July’2013.
  • PS-1 Faculty, Practice School Program of BITS, National Institute of Hydrology, Roorkee, May-July’2013.
  • PS-1 Faculty, Practice School Program of BITS, Indian Institute of Remote Sensing, Dehra Dun, May-July’2012.
  • PS-1 Faculty, Practice School Program of BITS, Indian Institute of Remote Sensing, Dehra Dun, May-July’2011.
  • PS-1 Faculty, Practice School Program of BITS, Indian Rayon, Veraval, May-July’2010.
  • PS-1 Faculty, Practice School Program of BITS, Indian Institute of Remote Sensing, Dehra Dun, May-July’2009.
  • PS-1 Faculty, Practice School Program of BITS, Indian Institute of Remote Sensing, Dehra Dun, May-July’2008.
  • PS-1 Faculty, Practice School Program of BITS, Nov-Sara (Pvt.) Ltd., Dehra Dun, May-July’2008.
  • PS-1 Faculty, Practice School Program of BITS, Indian Institute of Remote Sensing, Dehra Dun, May-July’2007.
  • PS-1 Faculty, Practice School Program of BITS, National Thermal Power Corporation, Simhadri, Vishakhapatnam, May-July’2006.
  • PS-1 Faculty, Practice School Program of BITS, Indian Institute of Remote Sensing, Dehra Dun, May-July’2005.
  • DLPD Contact Program of BITS for BS (Software Engineering), Wipro Ltd, Delhi, October’2004-May’2005.

Administrative Experience and Scholastic Experience at BITS Pilani

  • Head of the Department, Department of the Mathematics, BITS Pilani, Pilani Campus, November 06’2015-August 31’2016.
  • Member, Senate, BITS Pilani, February’2015-onwards.
  • Convener, Departmental Committee of Academics, Department of the Mathematics, BITS Pilani, Pilani Campus, September’2016-onwards.
  • Member, Student Faculty Committee, Department of the Mathematics, BITS Pilani, Pilani Campus, January’2017-onwards.
  • SPOC to Practice School Division, BITS Pilani, September’2018-onwards.
  • Program Officer, National Service Scheme (NSS), Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, Government of India at BITS Pilani, October’2018-onwards.
  • Chairman, Departmental Research Committee, Department of the Mathematics, BITS Pilani, Pilani Campus, November 06’2015-August 31’2016.
  • Chairman, Departmental Committee of Academics, Department of the Mathematics, BITS Pilani, Pilani Campus, November 06’2015- August 31’2016.
  • Chairman, Student Faculty Committee, Department of the Mathematics, BITS Pilani, Pilani Campus, November 06’2015- August 31’2016.
  • Member, Proposal for New Program for M.Sc. (Mathematics and Scientific Computing), 4 Years, BITS Pilani and M.Sc. (Business Analytics), 2.5 Years, WILPD, BITS Pilani, Minor in Data Sciences, Minor in Statistics.
  • Member, Committee for Proposal and Approval of New Course Applied Stochastic Process, Advanced Statistical Methods, Introduction to Statistical Methods, Models and Applications in Operational Research, Probability and Statistics.
  • Treasurer, Staff Association, BITS Pilani, Pilani Campus, 2015-2017.
  • Member, Department Short Listing Committee, Department of Mathematics, BITS Pilani, Pilani Campus, 2015-Onwards.
  • Member, BITS Alumni Affairs Cell, BITS Pilani, Pilani Campus, 2014-2017.
  • Proctor, BITS Aptitude Test (BITSAT) 2014, An entrance examination for first degree admission in BITS, Pilani.
  • Question Paper Setter for BITS Entrance Examination BITSAT (BITS Aptitude Test), BITS Pilani.
  • Paper Setter, Ph.D. qualifying examination, BITS Pilani, January’2016.
  • Member, Viva Committee for Ph.D. qualifying examination, BITS, Pilani.
  • Member, Placement, Feedback and Assessment Committee (PFAC), BITS Pilani, Pilani Campus, April’2012-September’2014.
  • Member, Library Committee, BITS Pilani, Pilani Campus, Academic year 2011-12, 2014-15.
  • Professor in Charge, Mathematics Association (A scholarly association of students and faculties of Department of the Mathematics) in BITS Pilani for July’2010-October’2012.
  • Professor in Charge, Maurya Vihar (A cultural association of students and faculties of Bihar and Jharkhand state) in BITS Pilani for April’2009-April’2011.
  • Evaluator of projects on Modeling and Simulation in APOGEE’12, APOGEE’13, APOGEE’16 in BITS Pilani, Pilani Campus.
  • Instructor In charge for courses AAOC C222 (Optimization) (Ist Sem. 2006-07), AAOC C111 (Probability and Statistics) (IInd Sem. 2007-08), MATH C241 (Differential Equations and its Applications) (Ist Sem., 2008-09, 2009-10, 2010-11) and AAOC C312 (Operations Research) (Ist Sem., 2011-12, IInd Sem., 2013-14), MATH F242 (Operations Research) (IInd Sem., 2012-13, 2014-15, 2015-16, 2018-19, 2019-20), MATH F113 (Probability and Statistics) (IInd Sem., 2013-14), MATH F353 (Statistical Inference and Its Applications) (Ist Sem. 2015-16, 2016-17), BITS F343 (Fuzzy Logic & Applications) (Ist Sem. 2017-18, 2018-19, 2019-20), MATH F212 (Optimization) (Ist Sem. 2017-18, 2019-20), BITS F114 (General Mathematics II) (IInd Sem. 2017-18), MF F344 (Engineering Optimization) (I Sem. 2017-18, 2019-20) in BITS, Pilani.

Administrative Experience and Scholastic Experience at Other Places

  • Member, Interview Board, Uttarakhand Public Service Commission (UKPSC), Hardwar, Uttarakhand.
  • Paper Setter, Uttarakhand Public Service Commission (UKPSC), Hardwar, Uttarakhand.
  • Observer, All India Pre-Medical Test, CBSE, New Delhi, India (2012, 2011, 2009, 2007).
  • Member, Board of Studies. Department of Applied Sciences, Madhav Institute of Technology and Science, Gwalior.
  • Subject Matter Expert, TCS iON Digital Learning Hub.
  • External Question Paper Setter, Lovely Professional University.
  • External Paper Setter, BPM-132, Engineering Mathematics-II, College of Technology, G.B. Pant University of Agriculture and Technology, Uttarakhand, 2018.
  • External Paper Setter, BPM-141, Calculus, Multivariable Calculus & Linear Algebra, College of Technology, G.B. Pant University of Agriculture and Technology, Uttarakhand, 2019.
  • Paper Setter, Entrance Examination of Ph.D. (Mathematics), YMCA University, 2018
  • Paper Setter, Entrance Examination of M.Sc. (Mathematics), YMCA University, June 2017
  • Viva Voce Committee Member and Evaluator, B.Sc. (Mathematics), University of Rajasthan, Jaipur, Rajasthan (2014, 2013, 2012).
  • Member, Doctoral Research Committee, Uttarakhand Technical University, Dehra Dun.
  • Examiner, Viva Voce for Ph.D. of Central University of Himachal Pradesh, Kangra, HP.
  • Evaluator of synopsis and thesis for Ph.D. candidates of Banasthali University, Banasthali, Sardarsahar, Rajasthan, H.N.B. Garhwal University, Srinagar, Uttarakhand and Uttarakhand Technical University, Dehra Dun, Uttarakhand, Andhara University, Hyderabad, Central University of Himachal Pradesh, Kangra, HP, Kumaun University, Nainital, Bharathidasan University, Tiruchirappalli, Tamil Nadu.
  • Member, School Management Committee, Birla Public School, Pilani, 2012-2014, (Awarded 6th rank among residential schools in India).
  • Member, Faculty Recruitment Interview Committee, Birla Balika Vidyapeeth, Pilani and Pilani Public School, Pilani.
  • Viva Voce Examiner, Dissertation viva, M.Tech. (Computer Science), School of ICT, Gautam Budha University, Greater Noida.
  • External Examiner, Project work of M.Sc. Tech. (Mathematics), 6th semester, Central University of Rajasthan, Kishangarh, Rajasthan.
  • Paper Setter, 13MA402 (Probability theory and Random process) and 13MA202 (Transform Techniques and Integral Calculus), Sri Krishna College of Technology, Coimbatore, 2016
  • Paper Setter (Operations Research) for undergraduate courses for Sridhar University, Rajasthan, 2013.
  • Paper Setter (Discrete Mathematics) for Undergraduate and Post-graduate courses for Makhanlal Chaturvedi Rastriya Patrakarita University, Bhopal.
  • Evaluator, Examination Committee (Mathematics), UP Technical University for semester July-December’2003.
  • Viva Voce Examiner, Examination Committee (Mathematics) UP Technical University for semester July-December’2003.

Overview

  • Ph.D. (2015): Department of Mechanical Engineering, National University of Singapore (NUS)

Membership

  • Fellow, Institute of Engineers (India) (Membership No: F-1299435)
  • Fellow, Council of Vibration Specialists
  • Senior Member (SMIIE: 10323 (99)), Indian Institution of Industrial Engineering, Navi Mumbai.

Administrative Responsibilities

Current Administrative Responsibilities:

  • Convenor, Departmental Research Committee, Department of Mechanical Engineering, BITS Pilani, Pilani Campus
  • Member, Department Level Short-listing Committees (DLSC)
  • Senate Member 2021 onwards

 

Previous Administrative Responsibilities

  • Warden: Krishna Bhawan
  • Warden: Shankar Bhawan
  • Nucleus Member: Instruction Division
  • Member, Departmental Research Committee, Department of Mechanical Engineering, BITS Pilani, Pilani Campus
  • Member, Departmental Committee on Academics, Department of Mechanical Engineering, BITS Pilani, Pilani Campus
  • Faculty In-charge Student Faculty Council, Department of Mechanical Engineering, BITS Pilani, Pilani Campus
  • Member of Library Executive Committee, BITS Pilani
  • Member, Research Board, BITS Pilani

 


Administrative Responsibilities and Other Academic Involvements

Present Administrative Responsibilities

  • Faculty-in-Charge of MBA admission  for the Department of Management (Since 2019)
  • Program Officer of NSS- BITS Pilani (Pilani Campus) (Since Nov 2022)
  • Joint Secretary of the Staff Association, BITS Pilani (Pilani Campus) (Since Sep 2023)
  • Resident Warden of Ashok Bhavan (Since Jan 2024)
  • Member of the Animal Welfare Committee (Since Jun 2024)

Previous Administrative Responsibilities

  • Editor of Taleem- the newsletter of the Teaching & Learning Center (TLC), BITS Pilani (2020 - 2022)
  • Member of the core committee for Teaching & Learning Center (TLC), BITS Pilani (Pilani Campus) (2020 - 2022)
  • Faculty Instructor for Practice School (PS-1) from 2017-2021 and 2023-2024
  • BITSAT Supervisor from 2020-2023
  • Non-resident warden of Vyas Bhavan from Nov 2022 to Jan 2024
  • Faculty-in-Charge of website maintenance for the Department of Management (From April 2017 to December 2021)
  • Mentor for Media Relations Club of the Department of Management (2019 - 2021)
  • Chair for the International Conference on Best Innovative Teaching Strategies (ICON-BITS) 2021
  • Core member of the program designing team for MBA in Business Analytics (2020-21)
  • One of the conveners of International Conference on Evidence Based Management 2019 (2018-19)
  • Faculty-in-charge of Guest Faculty and Workshop (2017-19)
  • Member of the core committee for "HR Conclave 2018", management laboratory and MDP (management development programs) (2017-18)
  • Faculty member in the Management Lab maintenance team (2017-18)

Involvement in Conferences Outside BITS Pilani

  • Program Committee member, reviewer, and session chair at the 2nd IEEE International Conference on Interdisciplinary Approaches in Technology and Management for Social Innovation (IEEE IATMSI 2024) organized by ABV- Indian Institute of Information Technology & Management, Gwalior, India at ABV-IIITM Gwalior Campus from 06-08 Mar 2024
  • Technical Program Committee member and reviewer at the 10th International Conference on E-Business and Applications (ICEBA 2024) to be organized by the Singapore University of Social Sciences, Singapore in collaboration with the Sejong Institute of Management, Korea University, and the Sensors and Systems Society of Singapore (SSS) from 26-28 Feb 2024
  • Technical Program Committee member and reviewer at the 9th International Conference on E-Business and Applications (ICEBA 2023) organized by the Singapore University of Social Sciences, Singapore from 26-28 Feb 2023
  • Program Committee member, reviewer, and session chair at the 1st IEEE International Conference on Interdisciplinary Approaches in Technology and Management for Social Innovation (IEEE IATMSI 2022) organized by ABV- Indian Institute of Information Technology & Management, Gwalior, India at ABV-IIITM Gwalior Campus from 21-23 Dec 2022
  • Reviewer of International Conference on Management Cases 2020 organized by Bira Institute of Management Technology

 

Education and Experience

Education: [Name of Degree (Year of graduation), Specialization, Institution]

B.Sc. Engg., (1990) – Mechanical Engineering – University College of Engineering, Burla, (Sambalpur University) Currently renamed as Veer Surendra Sai University of Technology, Sambalpur, Orissa, INDIA.

M.Tech., (1992) – Quality Reliability and Operations Research – Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata, West Bengal INDIA.

Ph.D., (2007) – Robotics and Industrial Engineering – Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani, Rajasthan, INDIA.

Visiting Academic Scholar (2010 July) to Center for Advanced Robotics, The Salford University, Greater Manchester, United Kingdom.

Indo-US S&T Forum (IUSSTF) Research Fellow (Feb- July 2013), to Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, Illinois, affiliated to Northwestern University.

 

Professional Experience:

July'2018 – till date, Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS), Pilani, Rajasthan, Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering.

Feb'2013 – June'2018, Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS), Pilani, Rajasthan, Associate Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering.

June’2006 – Jan'2013, Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS), Pilani, Rajasthan, Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering.

Dec’1998 – May’2006, Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS), Pilani, Rajasthan, Lecturer in the Department of Mechanical Engineering.

Mar’1993 – June’1995 Orissa Engineering College, Bhubaneswar, Orissa, INDIA, Lecturer in the Department of Mechanical Engineering.


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Blood-Brain Barrier Transport Dynamics (BBTD) Group

Current Affiliation: BITS-Pilani, Hyderabad Campus

Previous Affiliation: Institute of Neurology (Edinger Institute), Goethe University, Frankfurt

We welcome masters and doctoral students from various disciplines who would like to conduct their thesis projects with international exposure in the field of blood-brain barrier (BBB), neurovasculature, and drug delivery in CNS diseases such as Stroke, AD, Brain Infections, and Brain Cancers. Please go through the research interests, sponsored projects, and international expertise of the PI for more information.

Please contact Prof. Dr. Kavi Devraj (mailto: Kavi.Devraj@hyderabad.bits-pilani.ac.in) if interested.

 

Memberships of Professional Bodies

  • Senior Member, IEEE, USA (SMIEEE)
  • Member, Power and Energy Society, IEEE, USA
  • Fellow, Institution of Engineers (India) (FIE)
  • Chartered Engineer [Institution of Engineers (India)] (Click here for details)
  • Life Member of Indian Society of Technical Education (LMISTE)

Other Accomplishments

  • Co-Founder, Mrudajeev Private Limited (An Agritech Startup)
  • Convener, International Virtual Workshop on Energy Management in Smart Cities (EMSC-2021)
  • Associate Editor, IET Renewable Power Generation (Since 29th October 2019)
  • Selected as Post doc fellow at Supelec, Gif-Sur-Yvette, Paris, France (From Jan 2013-July 2013)
  • Invited as "Visiting Researcher" to Centralesupelec, Paris, France in 2015, 2018 and 2019.
  • Editorial Review Board Member of International Journal of Energy Optimization and Engineering
  • Editorial Assistant for International Journal of Renewable Energy Technology from 2009 to 2010.
  • Editor of “International Journal of Power Electronics and Drive Systems”
  • Associate Editor of “International Journal of Electrical Components and Sustainable Energy (IJECSE)"
  • Member, Technical Programme Committee for various International and national level conferences
  • Research Project evaluation committee member for Department of Science and Technology, New Delhi.
  • Panel member for Ph.D./Master’s Thesis evaluation of various universities.
  • Subject expert for Faculty Selection in various universities in the country.
  • Panel member for different government bodies for recruitment and examination.
  • GATE fellowship during M.E.
  • Organizing Chair, National Conference on Advances in Microelectronics, Instrumentation and Communication (MICOM)-November 20-21, 2015
  • Co-Convener, National Workshop on Power Electronics Applications and Real-Time Implementation, January 18-19, 2019.

Administration

  • For GATI Project, Head of the committee to study " Best Practices in Selected UK Institutions.
  • Also GSAT Member for committee for " Gender, Policies, Processes, Procedures, Practices (Criteria 4).
  • Member for committee for " Gender, Climate and Organizational Culture (Criteria 5).
  • Presiding Officer – Internal Complaints Committee for Prevention of Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (ICC ) - 2017 onwards
  • Member, Project Lakshya Implementation team ( 2018 )
  • Member, Faculty Grievance Redressal Committee ( 2018 )
  • Member, Student Grievances Redressal cell ( 2018 ) 
  • Coordinator – Matribhasha Diwas Celebrations – 2016, 2018
  • Member – BITSAT Analytics Team -2017
  • Member – Committee for shortlisting students for Aditya Birla Scholarships of India. 
  • Member – Departmental Review Process for faculty recruitment
  • Member – Convocation committee
  • Member, Organizing Committee for Intensive Teaching Workshop, 2014
  • Member, Organizing Committee for BITSATHON, March, 2014.
  • Convener, Organizing Committee for Foundation Day Celebrations, March, 2014
  • One of the Coordinators of a Round Table Conference on The Role of Humanities and Liberal Arts in Technical Education, 17 October 2011.
  • Concieved, planned and organized “CONFLUENCE – HR Meet” as a strategy to improve placements on campus.  
  • Faculty In-charge, Campus Placements (2011-12 )
  • Faculty In-charge, Publications and Media Relations Unit (2009-2015)
  • Faculty In-charge for Branding 
  • Group Leader of the Languages Group. (2009-2011)
  • Campus coordinator for Music and Dance classes
  • Campus coordinator for GRE,GMAT and TIME classes
  • Faculty coordinator for student annual magazine “On the Rocks”.
  • Faculty In-charge,, Brundaavanam Telugu Samithi
  • Member, Student Redressal Committee
  • Faculty In-charge, SPICMACAY
  • Member, 1st Convocation committee
  • Member of Senate
  • HoD, Humanities and Social Sciences (2012 - 2015)
  • Member, Department Research Committee

 

Membership

  • Member, Indian Women Network of CII
  • Member, Indian Society for Commonwealth Studies
  • Life member – Comparative Literature Association of India.
  • Life Member – English Language Teachers Association of India
  • Member – Osmania University Centre for International Programmes 
  • Member – Muse India
  • Member - ELTAI  Literature Special Interest Group
  • Member – FICCI FLO

Other Services

Ph.D Thesis Examiner:

  • Title: Time Series Analysis of Hand Joint Trajectories for Indian Sign Language Recognition. University: Savitribai Phule Pune University

Department and University Service:

  1. Doctoral Research Committee Convener of CS department, BITS Pilani Dubai Campus (Aug 2018 – July 2020).
  2. Member of Departmental Committee for Academics (DCA) of CS department, BITS Pilani Dubai Campus (Aug 2018 – July 2020, Aug 2022 - July 2024)
  3. Member of Doctoral Research Committee of CS department, BITS Pilani Dubai Campus (Aug 2018 – till date).
  4. Library Committee Member of CS department, BITS Pilani Dubai Campus (Dec 2018 – Dec 2019)
  5. Member - Academic Counselling Board, BITS Pilani Dubai Campus (Jun 2021 – May 2023)
  6. Practice school faculty
  7. Faculty advisor for BPDC's Students' Advising Programme
  8. POC Faculty & Dubai campus coordinator for BITS Postman Classroom Program (Nov 2021 – till date)
  9. Faculty advisor for Google Developer Student Club (GDSC), BPDC (August 2022 - till date)

Research Activities

  •  Research Interest: Quantum optics, Quantum metrology, and Hybrid quantum systems
  • Publications: Click here for ORCID profile.
  • Referee work (until-2022): Scientific Reports, Optical Engineering, Optics Express, Physical Review A, Physical Review Letters (In collaboration with another Professor), Journal of Physics B.

Membership

  • Executive Committee Member, Pilani Local Center, The Institute of Engineering (India)
  • Fellow, The Institution of Engineers (India)
  • Life Member, The Indian Institution of Industrial Engineering
  • Life Member, Society of Mechanical Engineers, IIT Delhi

Administrative & Professional Engagements

  • Member of DCA, Mech. Engg. Dept., BITS Pilani (September, 2022-August, 2024)
  • Professor-in-Charge of Manufacturing Engineering Association, BITS Pilani, Pilani Campus (September, 2016-August, 2022)
  • Member of DRC, Mech. Engg. Dept., BITS Pilani (September, 2018-August, 2020)
  • PS-I Instructor at Rourkela Steel Plant, Rourkela, Orissa (May, 2016-July, 2016)
  • Member of DCA, Mech. Engg. Dept., BITS Pilani (September, 2016-August, 2018)
  • Member of DCA, Mech. Engg. Dept. BITS Pilani (September, 2014-August, 2016)
  • Member of DST-FIST Program, Mechanical Engineering Department (2014-2019)
  • Instructor-in-Charge for PS-I at Rourkela Steel Plant, Rourkela, Orissa (May, 2013-July, 2013)
  • BITSAT duty in summer vacation, 2012
  • Member of Team Convocation (2014, 2016)
  • Instructor for certificate program on "Welding & Cutting" at ABG Grasim, Harihar plant, Karnataka (2016)
  • PS-I Instructor at UltraTech Cement Limited, Kotputli, Rajasthan (June, 2017)

ADMINISTRATIVE EXPERIENCE

  • Associate Dean, Admissions, BITS, Pilani, K K Birla Goa Campus, Goa, January 2014- August 31, 2018.
  • Professor in Charge, Academic Research Division (PhD and ME programme; BE thesis), BITS, Pilani, K K Birla Goa Campus, Goa, August 2006 - January 2014.
  • Professor in Charge, Sponsored Research Division (Research Projects, Industrial Collaborations and Consultancy),    BITS, Pilani, K K Birla Goa Campus, Goa, August 2006 - January 2014.
  • Professor in Charge, Educational Development Division (organization of workshops, conferences, development of new course, study material etc) BITS, Pilani, K K Birla Goa Campus, Goa, August 2006 - January 2014.
  • Professor in Charge of Chemical Engineering Association, Department of Chemical Engineering, BITS-Pilani, Rajasthan, December 2002 - April 2006.
  • Warden, Bhagirath Bhawan, BITS-Pilani, Rajasthan , July 2003 - May 2006
  • Non – residential warden of Vyas and Malviya Bhavan    Bhavan BITS-Pilani ,Rajasthan, May 2001 - July 2003
  • Assistant Rector and Sports in Charge, Lakeview Hostel, Pravara Rural Engg College, Loni, Pune University, August 1994 - December 1995

 Assignments handled/ handling at Department / Institute level

  • Member of Selection Committee for the recruitment of the faculties   in the Department of Chemical Engineering, 2023
  • Chairperson, Department Level Short Listing Committee for faculty recruitment Goa Campus, 2023
  • Member of Fact-Finding Committee, April -May 2023
  • Member of Team for IQAC 2023
  • Member of NAAC visit Advisory committee, 2023
  • Member of the Board of the Trustees for Employees Provident Fund Trust from Jan 2022 to Jan 2027.
  • Member of House Allotment Committee from August 2022 to August 2024.
  • Member of Department Research Committee and Department Committee for Academics
  • Member of core team to facilitate the visit of National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) team to BITS, Pilani, K K Birla Goa campus, Goa, 2016.
  • Member of the committee for preparation of BITS University review report for UGC committee visit and nodal point for Goa campus 2016
  • Co-ordinator of the Committee for preparation of self analysis report to be submitted to National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) for BITS, Pilani, K K Birla Goa campus, Goa, 2015.
  • Member of the committee for Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC) BITS, Pilani,K K Birla Goa campus, Goa, 20013-2018.
  • Member   of the committee to study the directions of the court and requirements of UGC for implementation of the provision of Persons with Disabilities (Equal Opportunities, Protection of Rights & Full Participation) Act, 1995, 2016.
  • Chairman of the committee for Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC) BITS, Pilani,K K Birla Goa campus, Goa, 2007-2014.
  • Chairman of the committee for Higher Degree Counseling, BITS, Pilani,K K Birla Goa campus, Goa, 2006-2014.
  • Co-ordinator of the Committee for preparation of UGC XI plan for BITS, Pilani, K K Birla Goa campus. 2007-2010
  • Co-ordinator of the Committee for preparation of self analysis report to be submitted to National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) for BITS, Pilani, K K Birla Goa campus, Goa, 2009.
  • Co-ordinator of the Committee for BITS seed grant BITS, Pilani, K K Birla Goa campus, Goa 2010-2013
  • Convener of the committee for Research Initiation Grant, BITS, Pilani, K K Birla Goa campus, Goa, 2010-2013
  • Convener of the committee to decide research performance indicators for faculty appraisal BITS, Pilani, K K Birla Goa campus, Goa, 2010
  • Convener of the committee for plagiarism investigation, BITS, Pilani, K K Birla Goa campus, Goa 2013
  • Member of the various committees such as examination, departmental   research committee, recruitment, senate, cross campus faculty appraisal, hose allotment committee etc BITS, Pilani, K K Birla Goa campus, Goa
  • Lab in-charge, Process control and Environmental Engineering Laboratory, Department of Chemical Engineering, BITS-Pilani, Rajasthan, 2000-2006
  • Member of committee for revamping the curriculum for BE and ME Chemical Engineering at BITS Pilani, Rajasthan, 2000
  • Member of Committee for the development of reading courses at BITS Pilani, Rajasthan, 2005
  • Member of committee for revamping the course content of Measurement Techniques –II at BITS Pilani, Rajasthan, 2000.
  • Member of committee for Library, BITS, Pilani Rajasthan, 2002, 2004
  • Member of the Center for Renewable Energy and Environment Development (CREDD) BITS Pilani, Rajasthan 2001-2006
  • Member of committee for setting up of new sewage treatment plant at BITS, Pilani, Rajasthan, 2005

Other Academic Work

  • Reviewer of the PhD proposals and Research Proposals
  • Doctoral Advisory Committee member for PhD students
  • Resource faculty for Intensive Teaching Workshop ( ITW) at BITS Pilani
  • Examiner for Ph.D. qualifying examination
  • Was Practice School-I Instructor in 1998, 1999, 2000,  at Aurangabad,  and in 2019 at Nasik Maharashtra.
  • Proctor for BITS AT 2005 duty at Mumbai.
  • Academic Councilor to students at BITS Pilani

Review of technical papers for conference/journals

  • Reviewer of Research papers for various International journals
  • Journal of Chemical Engg data
  • Chemical Engg Journal
  • Industrial Engg and chemistry research
  • Reviewer of Research papers for various conferences in India and Abroad.

Membership of Professional Societies

  •  Life Member of Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers (LMIIChE-20755)
  • Member of American Institute of Chemical Engineers (MCIC)
  • Member of Hydrogen Association of India
  • Life Member of Engineers Without Borders(EWB) PFL 152

Administrative Responsibilities and Professional Activities

 
Administrative Responsibilities
  1. Head of the Department of Mechanical Engineering, BITS-Pilani K.K.Birla Goa Campus.(July 2006 to November 2013)
  2. Faculty In Charge (Workshop) - July 2009 to December 2013
  3. Associate Dean, Practice School, BITS-Pilani K.Birla Goa Campus. (January 2014 to May 2015)
  4. Faculty In Charge, Placement, BITS-Pilani K.K.Birla Goa Campus. ((January 2014 to January 2015)
  5. Chairman, Department Level Shortlisting Committee for Faculty Recruitment (August 2018 to July 2023)
  6. Worked on recruitment committee of teaching and non-teaching staff from 2006 to 2013
  7. Worked as Convener , Academic Counseling Cell for 2011-2013
  8. Organised Reflections 2012, closing event of Mission 2012 in November
  9. Worked as Member of Task Force (Counseling) in Mission 2012 
  10. Chairman of doctoral research Committee from 2010-2013.
  11. Member of Faculty and Staff Development Imperative since January- May, 2014 to in Mission 2015
  12. Member of Faculty track -Project Lakshay -2020
  13. Member of Department level short listing committee since February 2013
  14. Member of Campus level examination subcommittee since October 1, 2020
  15. Member of DCA since June , 2022
  16. Member of Campus level Internal committee on Sexual harassment since February 1, 2023
  17. Team member of Industry-Abridged Joint Certification Programme with LandT edu tech, January 2023

 

Other Institutional Contribution:
  1. Member of Curriculum Review committee in 2011 as Head of the Department and actively participated in Curriculum benchmarking of FD and HD Program 
  2. Design, development, installation and commissioning of IC Engine, Fluid Mechanics and Machines, Thermal Science, Material Science, CNC Laboratory since the inception of the department at K.K. Birla Goa Campus. Lead the team of teaching and non-teaching staff in the whole process from scratch.
  3. WILP program committee on Design Programs, I have identified SME's for M.Tech (Automotive Engg) , received and streamlined handout of all 20 courses. The course outcomes are mapped with program outcomes as per ABET accreditation.
  4. BITSAT Question Paper Moderator

    • Logical reasoning for the BITSAT(March -May 2022)
    • HD (Design Engineering) in 2016

 

Industry Engagement:
  • Industry Immersion Program : Visited Tata Technologies, Pune during June 3-28, 2013 under Industry Immersion Program. Visited Jaguar Land Rover Offshore Development Center and Tata Motors Offshore Development Center in the CAD and NVH Group to understand the design and NVH analysis of passenger cars. This experience helped in making Curriculum of WILP M.Tech (Automotive Engg.) program. It has also helped me in formulating a research proposal of "Characterisation of Magneto Rheological Dampers.'
  • PS Activities as a Faculty

    1. Opened PS-I station at Cartini India Limited in 2013 as an outcome of interaction with CII Goa Chapter.
    2. Opened PS -II Station at IFB Goa in 2010-11 as an outcome of interaction for a consulting job
    3. Invited by CII, Goa to higher education summit on 14.12.2012 to deliver lecture on multi-disciplinary projects.
    4. PS-I instructor at L&T Chiyoda, Grasim Industries, Nagda and Access Livelihoods Consulting India Ltd, Hyderabad.

 

Conference / Workshop Organised:

1.  Member of organizing committee on workshop on biosensors organized by BITS Pilani, Goa campus in  February, 2006. 
 
2.  Coordinator of Workshop on Robotics held on 18th and 19th November 2006 
        
3. Organized INDO-RUSSIAN WORK SHOP on topical problems in sold mechanics, sponsored by DST and Russian Academy of Sciences,  Nov-11-14,2008
 
4. Organised Two day Faculty Development Program for Engineering and Technical courses in collaboration with   Confederation of Indian Industry on 27 and 28 September 2012 as Convenor.
 
5.Organized International Conference on Emerging Miniaturized Technology Micro to Nano EMTM2N , Feb 22-23,  2013 at BITS Pilani, K.K. Birla, Goa Campus as Finance Chair.
 
6. Member of Program Committee 1st International & 16th National Conference on Machines and Mechanisms (iNaCoMM 2013) held at IIT Roorkee between December 18 to December 20, 2013.
 
7. Co-Convener, AICTE Sponsored Winter School on “Industrial Applications of Mechatronics” in collaboration with Agnel Polytechnic, Verna, Goa in December 2013 with a grant of Rs. 7 lakhs.
 
8. Organizing Committee member and Reviewer of  1st International and 13th National Conference on INDUSTRIAL PROBLEMS ON MACHINES & MECHANISMS , held at BITS Pilani Hyderabad Campus, December 21 & 22, 2020

 

 

Reviewer (Journals and Conferences):

  • Reviewer of Transactions of ASME Journal of Mechanical Design, Journal of sound and Vibration, Elsevier,  Transactions of ASME Journal of Vibrations and Acoustics, Journal of Vibration and Control, Journal of Advances in Vehicle Engineering, Journal of Vibro-engineering, Journal of Measurement in Engineering, Advances in Acoustics and Vibrations, Mechanical Systems and Signal Processing , Measurement, 
  •  Reviewer of IFToMM International Conference “Recent Trends in Automation & Its Adaptation to Industries” (JULY 11-14, 2006) to be held at Priyadarshini College of Engineering and Architecture, Nagpur.
  •  Reviewer of  "International Conference on Advances in Mechanical Engineering" , organized by School of Mechanical Engineering, SRM institute of Science and Technology (Deemed University), Chennai, India, on 14-16, December 2006
  •  Reviewer 1st International & 16th National Conference on Machines and Mechanisms (iNaCoMM 2013) held at IIT Roorkee between December 18 to December 20, 2013
  •  Reviewer of ASME 2015 -International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition May 2015.
  •  Reviewer of 17th National and 2nd International conference on Machines and Mechanisms, 2015.
  •  Editor of Journal of Vibro-engineering and Journal of Measurement in Engineering March , 2016-March 2019 (SCI)
 
 

Outreach to Other Universities:

  • Expert member on Board of studies of Mechanical Engineering, Ramdeobabab Engineering College, Nagpur , Maharashtra since 2018-till date
  • Expert member on Board of studies of Mechanical Engineering Rajarambapu Institute of Technology, Rajaramnagar, Sangli, Maharashtra (2011-14)
  • Nominated as an expert on Research & Recognition Committee of RTM Nagpur University, to have an expert opinion on the treatise “Human Powered Flywheel Motor: Concept, Design, Dynamics and Applications” submitted for D.Sc. degree of the university in October 2010, final report submitted in August 2011.
  • PhD Thesis examiner IIT Bombay, VNIT Nagpur, RTM Nagpur University, SGB Amravati University, University of Malaya ,Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, DY Patil University, Pune 
  • Conducted FDP on Effective Curriculum Design based on Choice based Credit System (CBCS) at School of Engineering and Technology, Christ University, Banglore, December 5-9,2022
 
 

Administrative Responsibilities/Miscellaneous Responsibilities

 

  • Conducted Ph.D. qualifying examination for Satellite communication, Advanced satellite communication courses, and Mobile and personal communications
  • Coordinator for BITSAT-2016 at Tirupati; Proctor for BITSAT-2017 at Tirupati
  • Member of Ph.D. candidate selection committee 
  • Judge for APOGEE 2015, 2018, a prestigious technical fest at BITS Pilani
  • Session co-chair for the IEEE conference ICACCI 2017 held at Manipal, Karnataka, India
  • Session chair for the 5th International Conference on Energy, Power and Environment (ICEPE) held at NIT Meghalaya, Shillong, India
  • Reviewer for several international and national conferences (including (but not limited to) NCC 2021, IEEE CONECCT 2021, TENCON 2020, NCC 2018, COMSNETS 2014, IEEE CONECCT 2013, SPCOM 2012, SPCOM 2010)
  • Reviewer for IEEE transactions on communications (TCOM), IEEE transactions on green communications and networking, IEEE systems journ
  • Serving as the teaching and learning center (TLC) core member (Sep. 2022-Aug. 2024)
  • Served as DRC member (Sep. 2020-Aug. 2022)
  • Served as department's meeting coordinator 
  • Served as a member of the library committee 
  • Served as department's single point of contact (SPOC) for Practice School (PS) 
  • Served as member of the student-faculty council (SFC)


OI

https://www.bits-pilani.ac.in/faculty-achievements/test-achievement-3/


Administrative and other responsibilities handled at BITS

 

  • Faculty-in-charge, Instruction (AUGSD) (1-9-2018 - 31-12-2022)
  • Member, Campus level sub-committee for examination committee (21-11-2022 - 16-6-2023)
  • Nucleus member, RCED and SRCD (27-07-2009 to 17-4-2018)
  • Nucleus member, ID and AUGSD (18-4-2018 - 14-2-2023)
  • Warden, CH-4 hostel (1-1-2014 - 31-12-2019)
  • Member, Hostel Level Anti Ragging Squad (CH-4 hostel) (2014-15 to 2019-20)
  • Member, Mess committee (2016-17)
  • Convener, Departmental Research Committee (1-1-2014 - 31-12-2015)
  • Member, Departmental Research Committee (1-1-2016 – 20-11-2017 and 28-11-2017 to 27-11-2019)
  • Convener, Departmental Committee on Academics (7-8-2021 - 27-6-2022)
  • Member, Departmental Committee on Academics (4-11-2018 – 3-11-2020, 28-6-2022 till date)
  • Member, Student Faculty Council (Semester 1, 2018-19 till date)
  • Member, Doctoral Advisory Committee (for 9 research scholars)
  • Moderator (BITSAT questions preparation)
  • Member, Academic Counseling Board (2014-15, 2015-16)
  • Convener, Complaints committee for combating sexual harassment (24-3-2014 -23-3-2016 and 1-8-2016 – 17-4-2017)
  • Faculty Member, Internal complaints committee (18-4-2017 - 31-7-2020)
  • Member, Campus level Grievance Redressal committee (for faculty) (1-9-2019 – 31-8-2021 and 1-9-2023 till date)
  • Member of Senate, BITS, Pilani (2013 onwards)
  • Member, Department Level Application Shortlisting Committee (Faculty selection) (18-4-2013 till date)
  • Member, Departmental lab space allocation committee

Work With Us

We continue to recruit meritorious individuals with a strong passion for molecular parasitology and pathogen-host interactions as research associates, postdoctoral fellows and doctoral scholars holding a fellowship (CSIR-NET-JRF, DBT-BET-JRF, DST-INSPIRE, ICMR-JRF etc.). We also support the early-career fellows, such as DBT-Wellcome Trust (India Alliance), Ramalingaswami, and Ramanujan. You can submit your "single-file" application containing a cover letter, CV, academic transcripts and two references via Email. 
 
Know Your Group
  1. The world-class BSL2 laboratories equipped with state-of-the-art instruments
  2. On-demand support of technical assistant, research associate and lab coordinator
  3. Mandatory 3-6 months international research visits to our collaborating partner labs
  4. Unrestricted 24/7 hands-on access to an outstanding central analytical facility

Know Your Workplace
  1. Extremely structured mentoring program with periodic internal & external reviews
  2. Streamlined academic enrichment and development programs for PhD scholars
  3. Swift access to biological resources, thanks to a local presence of international vendors
  4. Highly efficient environment essentially free of routine administrative challenges
  5. A fully residential campus with ambience, beauty, serenity, greenery and vibrancy

What We Seek
  1. Outstanding motivation and dedication to basic and translational research
  2. Ability to work and cope with a 'truly international' environment in our group
  3. Strong desire to ponder and perform 'beyond feasible', and 'enable the unable'
  4. Conform to the highest standards of bioethics and code of conduct in Science
  5. Commitment to nestle in teamwork and communicate fairly and transparently

Pre-Joining Advisory
  1. Get inspired by watching the British biographical theatrical movie 'Radioactive'
  2. Read the original version of 'Freakonomics' by Stephen J. Dubner and Steven Levitt
  3. Explain your prospective research project to your parents and grandparents
  4. Visit a neighbourhood school/kindergarten to rediscover your childhood curiosity
  5. Take a day off to imagine yourself in an 'unimaginable' environment
Post-Joining Advisory
  1. Connect intimately (to the best of your ability) with the workplace
  2. Set ambitious and well-defined but realistic research objectives for yourself
  3. Avoid the five Ds (Distraction, Denial, Defiance, Delays and Dejection)
  4. Communicate with (not to) your colleagues in the lab and others around you
  5. Talk periodically with your friends and family to explain your work progress

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Profile

About : 
 
Dr. Sujala D. Shetty has 25 years of teaching experience. She is working with BITS Pilani, Dubai Campus since September 2002. She has guided many thesis, dissertations and projects undertaken by the undergraduate and post graduate students. She has handled classes for both  undergraduate, postgraduate  and distance education students. Her research areas are Big Data, Artificial Intelligence, IoT, Web Services, NLP. She has successfully guided two PhD students and is currently guiding three PhD students.
 
She is the faculty advisor for ACM and ACM-W. She is instrumental in starting ACM-W in 2019. ACM-W is the Women in Tech arm of ACM. ACM-W at BITS Dubai was the first such chapter for women in U.A.E. Our ACM chapter was awarded Student Chapter Excellence Award for Outstanding Chapter Activities by ACM headquarters , New York in April 2020.
 
Check here for more details on our ACM student chapter :  https://www.acmbpdc.org/ 
 
 
 
 
 
Contact Details:
 
Dr. Sujala D. Shetty
Associate Professor 
Deputy Head of Department (CS) 
BITS Pilani, Dubai Campus,
Dubai International Academic City,
Dubai, U.A.E.
P.O.Box 345055
Ph No : 0097144200700  Ext No. : 328
Fax No: 0097144200844
Email : sujala@dubai.bits-pilani.ac.in

Qualifications

Qualification:

 

        PhD  2010 BITS Pilani, Rajasthan, India.

 
 
      M.Tech in Computer Science 2002,
      Manipal Institute of Technology, Manipal, India.      
 
 
       B.E. in Computer Science 1994,
       Bangalore Institute of Technology, Bangalore. 

 

 
 

Responsibilities

 
Current Responsibilities
 
Head of CS Department  June 2024-present
Cross Campus Department Academic Committee Convener September 2018 - present 
Department level faculty performance evaluation committee November 2023 - August 2024
Department level faculty shortlisting committee September 2023- present
Faculty Advisor of ACM September 2016 - present
 
 
Responsibilities Held
 
Deputy Head of CS Department  June 2022- June 2024
Head of Department June 1st 2018 - June 15th 2020 
Campus Coordinator of Dubai Campus for the university wide NAAC accreditation 2016
Core Committee member of the Mission 2016 Vission 2020 University wide Initiative involved with the Research and Academics Team
Doctoral Advisory Committee Convener ( Computer Science Department) 2014-2016 
Member of Doctoral Advisory Committee ( Computer Science)
Involved in Academic Advising of students
Member of Campus Disciplinary Committee (2015-2016)
Member of Library Committee ( 2 terms)
Committee member of the SKM (International Conference of Secure Knowledge Management in the Big Data Era)Conference organized jointly by BITS Pilani,Hyderabad, NYU Abu Dhabi and BITS Pilani, Dubai,December 2014
Core Committee member of ICCTAM (International Conference on Cloud Computing Technologies,Applications and Management) conducted by BITS Pilani,Dubai Campus September 2012
 
 
 
 

INSTITUTIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES

 

  • Member, Internal Complaints Committee (ICC) for Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal of Sexual Harassment of Women Employees and Students in Workplace/Higher Educational Institutions (2023-2026)
  • Member, Doctoral Research Committee (2022-2024)
  • Faculty Coordinator for Bloomberg Terminal and Market Concepts Test (2017-2019)
  • BITSAT Test Centre Supervisor
  • Registration Advisor

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INSTITUTIONAL CONTRIBUTIONS

 

Warden (Buddh Bhawan)
From 01-Aug-2019 to present (4 year 3 months)

 

Nucleus Member, Purchase Committee

(09/11/2018 to till date: 5 years, 2 months)

 

Nucleus member, Teaching Learning Centre (TLC), Pilani Campus

Start Date:01-Sep-2016, End Date:26-July-2017

 

DCA Convenor

Start Date:1-Dec-2020 to Present

 

Member, Library Committee

21/12/2018 to 20/12/2019

 

Faculty In-charge, Structural Engineering Lab. Hyderabad Campus (2023- Present)

 

Faculty In-charge, Concrete Lab. Pilani Campus (July 2015-July 2017)

 

BITSAT work in summer: Center:Indore (2018)

 

Practice school PS-1 at BHEL, Trichy from 23/05/2016-16/07/2016

 

DRC Member, Civil engineering Department, Pilani campus (2016-2017)

 

DCA Member (2018-2020)




Satellite Communication Center

Outreach Activities of Satellite Communication Center


Paul, S.K., Chakraborty, S., “Ionic liquid mediated catalytic conversion of lignocllulosic biomass to biofuel products”, presented at the CHEMCON, 2016, Chennai, India.


Paul, S.K., Chakraborty, S., “Microwave-mediated catalytic conversion of non-edible lignocellulosic Sunn hemp fibres to cellulosic biofuels”, presented at the CHEMCON, 2017, Haldia, India.


Paul, S.K., Chakraborty, S., “Catalytic and Enzymatic conversion of non-edible lignocellulosic Sunn hemp fibres to Bioethanol”, presented at the DBT National Workshop on Bioenergy, July 6-7, 2018, IIT Roorkee, India.


Paul, S.K., and Chakraborty, S., “Microwave-assisted Ionic liquid based Catalytic Conversion of non-edible Lignocelluloses to Bioethanol”, presented at the 6th International Conference on Clean and Green Energy, February 6-9, 2017, Frankfurt, Germany.


Paul, S.K., and Chakraborty, S., “Mixing Effects on the Kinetics of Enzymatic Hydrolysis of Lignocellulosic Sunn hemp fibres for Biofuel Production”, presented at the 25th International Conference on Chemical Reaction Engineering, May 20-23, 2018, Florence, Italy.


Paul, S.K., and Chakraborty, S., “Temporal Oscillations Enhance Bioethanol production from Lignocellulosic Sunn hemp fibres in Batch Reactors”, presented at the 8th International Conference on Clean and Green Energy, February 13-15, 2019, Milan, Italy.



Institutional Responsibilities

  • Member of DRC since December 2022
  • Member of the DLSC since April 2023
  • Library Commitee Member since December 2022.
  • Faculty-In-charge, Publications and Media Relations (Hyderabad Campus), from August 2018 to August 2022.
  • Faculty-in-charge of SaFL (Sanskrit and Foreign Languages Club) from October 2019 to October 2022.
  • Member of Internal Complaints Committee for Prevention of Sexual Harassment at Workplace (ICC- Hyderabad Campus) from December 2016 to June 2023
  • Member of Institutional Ethics committee (Hyderabad Campus)  from March 2017 to Dec 2020
  • Faculty Co-Ordinator for The Art of Living Programmes on Campus (January 2012 to January 2019)
  • Member of Hygiene and Maintenance Committee since 2015 to 2017
  • Member of DRC from Oct 2016 to 2020.
  • DRC Convener- Department of Humanities and Social Sciences (From Nov 2012 to Oct 2016)
  • Member of Library Committee in 2015
  • Co-ordinator for Organizing GJC (Golden Jubilee Competitions) across the four campuses in 2013.
  • Coordinator, Alliance Francaise (2013)

Education: 

Post doc  :  University  of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, U.S.A.  , 2016

Post doc  :  Metal Process Engineering, Otto von Guericke University, Magdeburg, Germany , 2015

Ph.D.       :  Metal Process Engineering, Otto von Guericke University, Magdeburg, Germany , 2014

M.Tech    :  Applied Mechanics, Indian Institute of  Technology, Madras, 2010

B.Tech     :  Mechanical Engineering, Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupathi, 2008

 

Institute Roles at BITS-Hyderabad:  

Member, Department Research Committee

In-charge for Materials Testing Lab 2021 

MEA coordinator 2021 

Active member Department Committee for Career Strengthening ; arranging interactive sessions for Students seeking  higher studies in India/Abroad 2018-2020

In-charge for Tribology Lab  2017-2020

Library Committee Member 2020 

BITSAT Coordinator 2017, 2018, 2019


Academic Roles/Contributions

 

 

Additional/Adjunct Responsibilities

 

Materials Center for Sustainable Energy & Environment, BITS-Pilani, Hyderabad Campus

Research Team Member

 

Center for Research Excellence in Semiconductor Technologies, BITS-Pilani, Hyderabad Campus

Execution Team Member

Co-Convenor (First Professional Development Course)

Convenor (Second Professional Development Course)

 

 

 

Journal Reviewer

 

Nature Communications

 

Nature Scientific Reports

 

ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces 

 

ACS Applied Bio Materials

 

Wiley Advanced Electronic Materials

 

Wiley Advanced Theory and Simulations

 

Wiley Chemistry Select

 

IEEE Trans. on Electron Device

 

IEEE Sensors Journal

 

IEEE Trans. on NanoBioscience

 

IEEE Trans. on Nanotechnology

 

Elsevier Journal of Physics and Chemistry of Solids

 

Elsevier Computational Material Science

 

Springer Silicon

 

Springer Applied Physics A

 

IOP Nanotechnology

 

IOP Physica Scripta

  

IOP Semiconductor Science and Technology

 

IOP Engineering Research Express

 

IET Circuits, Devices & Systems

 

IETE Technical Review

 

World Scientific Modern Physics Letters B

 

World Scientific International Journal of Modern Physics B 

 

 

Journal Special Issue Editor

 

Lead Editor for the Research Topic titled "Van der Waals Heterostructure of Two Dimensional Materials for Optoelectronic Applications" in the Optoelectronics sections of Frontiers of Electronics Journal. 

 

 

Academic Thesis Reviewer

 

Master of Research Thesis reviewer of Macquarie University, New South Wales, Australia (February'2022).  

 

 

International Conference Session Chair

 

Chaired the Optical, Quantum, and Space Sensors Session in  15th International Conference on Sensing Technology'2022 in Sydney, Australia.   

 

 

International Conference Program Committee Member/ Reviewer

 

Program Committee Member - International Conference on Modelling, Simulation & Intelligent Computing, Dubai, 2020.

 

Program Committee Member - 4th  International Symposium on Devices, Circuits, and Systems, Japan, 2021.

 

Program Committee Member - 5th  International Symposium on Devices, Circuits, and Systems, India, 2022.

 

Program Committee Member - 6th  International Symposium on Devices, Circuits, and Systems, Japan, 2023.

 

Reviewer - IEEE Sensor Conference, Netherlands, 2020.

 

Focus Session Chair - 15th International Conference on Sensing Technology, Sydney, Australia, 2022.   

 

 

Faculty Recruitment Board Member

 

Served as the faculty recruitment board member in the Military College of Electronics and Mechanical Engineering, Secunderabad, India on 6th June'2023.   

 


Administrative Experiences

  • Library committee member for one year.
  • Convener of the departmental research committee from 2011 to 2013.
  • From 1st September 2012 to 31st August 2014 Head of the Department of Physics.
  • From 1st September 2014 till now, I have been the departmental recruitment committee chairperson.
  • At present, DRC member of the department.
  • Made BITSAT/Ph.D. question papers and acted as validator several times, including 2018.
  • Nucleus member of Admission Division from 2004 December to 2013 September as Question Bank in charge of BITSAT and BITSHD.
  • From 2005 to 2014, I was the coordinator of the BITSAT, BITSHD, and BITS Network Security system entrance examination at the Kolkata center. In 2016 and 2017, I played the same role in Kanpur center. Details are as follows:

Sl.

No.

Center

BITSAT / BITSHD Duration

Exam Conducted

BITSAT

BITSHD

Net. Sec.

 

 

Year

From

To

 

 

 

1

Kolkata

2005

10th April

20th June

Yes

No

No

2

Kolkata

2006

1st May

10th June

Yes

No

No

3

Kolkata

2007

7th May

10th June

Yes

No

No

4

Kolkata

2008

9th may

12th June

Yes

Yes

No

5

Kolkata

2009

9th May

12th June

Yes

Yes

No

6

Kolkata

2010

10th May

10th June

Yes

Yes

No

7

Kolkata

2011

11th May

10th June

Yes

Yes

No

8

Kolkata

2012

10th May

9th June

Yes

Yes

No

9

Kolkata

2013

14th May

1st June

Yes

Yes

Yes(?)

10

Kolkata

2014

14th May

1st June

Yes

Yes

Yes

2015: Applied for Kolkata center

11

Kanpur

2016

14th May

28th May

Yes

No

No

12

Kanpur

2017

17th May

27th May

Yes

No

No

2018: Applied for Kanpur and other centers

  • Pl. Note: Out of 14 BITS, I was the Kolkata and Kanpur centers coordinator 12 times without any negative report.During my HOD tenure, I have done the following work towards the development of the department:
  • They supported all laboratories to improve the experimental facilities significantly, including the Advanced Physics Laboratory for the physics students. They do their experiments in the experimental research laboratory as a part of the advanced physics laboratory course. This was the first-ever such initiative in the department/university.
  • The department planned for space in the department for new laboratories and the sitting arrangement for the research scholars with internet facilities and computers.
  • I was engaged in the renovation and instrumental support of the Astrophysics club.
  • Played leading role to conduct "Cosmology School" in collaboration with IUCA Pune.
  • I started 1st ever "Research Scholar Day" in the department to encourage research scholars to know about the research work of others and look for the possibility of collaborating. This is an in-house conference for the departmental and the research scholars of other departments where they can deliver oral presentations.
  • In addition to other regular responsibilities as HOD, I was the coordinator of the (4 campuses) of the 1st External Committee visit in the physics department.As a regular job, I have handled preparation for the Annual report, trial of departmental data for several committees' visits to the university, and other work I do not remember.
  • I was an active member of the "Nanosatellite project" with 1st students team at the university. During my time and with my involvement, collaboration with ISRO had started.


Other essential points related to academics:

  • Acted as a DAC member of several Ph.D. theses in the department.
  • Question setter of a university (not to be disclosed)
  • Ph.D. thesis examiner: 3 theses (Theoretical + Experimental)

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Useful resources

Links to useful material on Structural Engineering Subjects
       
  • Click here to view Prof. Pairas Kelly's notes on Solid Mechanics, Continuum Mechanics and Plasticity.
  • Click here to view Prof. Anandh's presentations on various topics in material science, elasticity, plasticity.
  • Link to Prof. JN Reddy's lecture notes on FEM, Continuum Mechanics, Variational Methods and others.
  • Click here to visit Prof. Samer Adeb's website to get a basic knowledge of structural mechanics.
  • Click here  to see an interesting blog on structural engineering.
  • Click here to watch video lectures on Variational Methods in Mechanics and Design by Prof. Ananthasuresh
  • Web of Mechanics and Mechanicians  iMechanica (Source of different lecture notes as well)
  • MIT OCW lecture notes on Structural MechanicsStructural Mechanics 
  • Some lecture notes on Engineering subjects by Aalto University 
  • Brown University Excellent   lecture notes on Engineering subjects 
  • Prof. Nam Ho Kim lecture notes on various topics of Mechanics.
  • Beautiful blog to learn Civil Engineering
  • Lecture notes and Videos on Structural Ananlysis, FEM by Prof. Arun Prakash
Useful tools
 
  • Mathpix tool to directly get editable equations (Latex and word)  just by taking a snap from a pdf or through OCR.
  • Pocket tool to save weblinks for future use.
  • Chrome extension tool to go to previously opened tab using keyboard.

Other Information

Dr. Jagadeesh Anmala, Professor

 

 
 
 
Contact Details:
Birla Institute of Technology & Science, Pilani
Hyderabad Campus, Jawahar Nagar
Kapra Mandal, Medchal Dist
Hyderabad, Telangana – 500078 
 
Email: jagadeesh@hyderabad.bits-pilani.ac.in
 
Phone: 040-66303545
 
 
About the Faculty
 
 
Co-ordinator, Centre of Excellence in Water Resources Management (CEWRM), November 1, 2021 till date. 
 
HOD, Department of Civil Engineering, BITS, Pilani, Hyderabad Campus From November 6, 2013 to September 30, 2016.
 
Assistant Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, BITS, Pilani, Hyderabad Campus (from Aug 17th 2009 to January 31st 2015). 
 
Associate Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, BITS, Pilani, Hyderabad Campus (from February 1st 2015 to 28th February, 2023).
 
Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, BITS, Pilani, Hyderabad Campus (from 1st March, 2023 till date). 
 
Visiting Faculty, Agricultural and Biological Engineering, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, USA in 2005.
 
Visiting Faculty, Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY, USA in 2004.
 
Visiting Faculty, Department of Biology, Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, KY, USA in 2003.
 
Education
 
1.Ph.D, Civil and Environmental Engineering, May 2000, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, USA.

2.MS, Civil and Environmental Engineering, May 1999, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, USA.

3.MS, Civil Engineering, May 1996, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS, USA.

4.B.Tech, Civil Engineering, May 1994, Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai (Bombay), India.

Institutional Contribution

 

Co-ordinator, Centre of Excellence in Water Resources Management (CEWRM), November 1, 2021 till date. 

Team Member, Departmental Level Short Listing Committee (DLSC), Feb 2015 till date.
 
Head, Department of Civil Engineering, November 6th 2013 to September 30th 2016.
 
Chairperson, Department Research Committee (DRC), From December 2013 to September 30th 2016.
 
Founding Team Member, High Performance Computing Center (HPC), BPHC, Jul 2019 to Dec 2021.
 
Founding Incharge, Central CAD Lab, BITS, Pilani, Hyderabad Campus, From 2010 to August 31st 2014.
 
DCA Convener, Department of Civil Engineering, Dec 2018- Dec 2020. 
 
PS-I Faculty, 2015-16. 
 
BITSAT Proctor, 2010, 2011, 2013. 
 
Team Member,  Convocation Committee, 2012, 2013.
 
Member, Information Processing & Business Intelligence (IPBI), BITS, Pilani, Hyderabad Campus, From 2009 to 2010-11.
 
Incharge, Environmental Engineering Laboratory, Department of Civil Engineering, From 2009 to 2011-12 & Dec 2020 till date.
 
Incharge, Hydraulics Engineering Laboratory, Department of Civil Engineering, From September 2020 till date.
Member, Department Research Committee (DRC), Department of Civil Engineering, From 2011-2013.
 
Registration Advisor, Department of Civil Engineering, from inception of the Campus (several times). 
 
Team member, First-degree Admissions (3 times). 
 
Examiner, Ph.D Qualifying Exams, BITS, Pilani, Hyderabad Campus. 
 
Doctoral Advisory Committee (DAC) member for Ph.D research scholars at BITS, Pilani, Hyderabad Campus.

 

Workshops & Conferences Organized

 

 
Organizing Committee Member for                                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                                                                 
1. National Conference on Sustainable Water Resources Management and Impact of Climate Change,  March 5-6, 2010.
 
2. Workshop on Recent Advances in Climatic Modeling for Water Resources Planning and Management, November 19, 2011.
 
3.  National Conference on Sustainable Water Resources Planning, Management and Impact of Climate Change, April 5-6, 2013.
 
4. Workshop on Research Methodology, April 11-12, 2014.
 
5. Workshop on Research Methodology, April 3-4, 2015.
 
6. Workshop on Integrated Urban Flood Management in Hyderabad: Technology Driven Solutions, October 31,2015.
 
7. Workshop on Research Methodology, April 11-12, 2016.

 

Membership

 

Life Member, The Indian Society for Hydraulics (ISH)
 
Life Member, Indian Association of Hydrologists (IAH)
 

Conferences and Workshops

Conferences:

Participated and presented paper titled, “Cash or Digital Payments – What Rules? An Assessment among Retailers in Telangana State” at the Annual Economics Conference 50 years of Bank Nationalization: Indian Banking at Cross Roads held at Ahmedabad University on 16th and 17th November 2019.

Participated and presented paper titled, “Determinants of Credit Accessibility to the Street Vendors of India – A Study of Telangana State”, at 55th Annual Conference of the Indian Econometric Society held by Mumbai School of Economics & Public Policy, University of Mumbai & National Institute of Securities Markets from 8th to 10th January 2019.

Participated and presented paper titled, “Role of Trade in Determining Food Security – A Comparative Study of India, China and Brazil” in 6th International Conference on WTO, Trade and Agriculture: Issues and Challenges for Developing and Least Developed Countries, held during 11-12th October 2018 at New Delhi.

Participated and presented paper titled “Testing of Stolper-Samuelson Theorem for India – A Translog Production Function Approach” in the 53rd Indian Econometric Society Conference at (NISER), Khordha, Odisha, India, 22-24 Dec 2016.

Participated and presented paper titled “Contribution of Trade Costs, Transport Costs or Income Similarity on India’s Trade: A Gravity Model study” in the conference on empirical issues in International trade & finance, held during January 10th – 11th , 2013, at Indian Institute of Foreign Trade – Kolkata Campus.

Participated and presented research paper entitled “Rising Wage Inequality in India- A Translog Cost Function Analysis” in an International conference “Asia Pacific and Business Research Conference” held at Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia from 21st to 22nd February 2011 by World Business Institute, Australia

Attended 89th annual conference of The Indian Economic Association held during 27th- 29th December, 2006

Workshops Attended:

Attended a workshop titled “Document Writing Using Latex” organized by Department of Mechanical Engineering, BITS Pilani Hyderabad Campus, Hyderabad from 28th to 29th May 2017.

Participated in workshop on “Research Analysis and Writing in Social Sciences” organized by Gujarat Institute of Development Research, Ahmadabad and supported by ICSSR, New Delhi from 24th to 30th September 2012.

Participated in three-day workshop on “Empirical Research on WTO and Other issues in International Trade” organized by United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) India programme in New Delhi during 6-8 July 2010.

Participated in UNCTAD-MOIC-DFID Project on "Strategies and Preparedness for Trade and Globalization in India" and a 15 days training workshop on "Trade Modelling Using GTAP and other Econometric Softwares" at Department of Economics, University of Allahabad from 16- 30 April, 2009

Participated in programme conducted by Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) and Intellectual Property Office (IPO) on “Intellectual Property Rights Sensitization Programme” held on 19th January, 2009 at Kanpur.

Participated in the National Workshop on Intellectual Property Rights from March 31 – April 01, 2007, IIT Kanpur.

 


Conferences/seminars

Nikhil P.T., Umema Faiz, Sridev Mohapatra. Title: The Drought-tolerant Rhizobacterium, Pseudomonas putidaAKMP7, Suppresses Polyamine Accumulation Under Well-Watered Conditions and Diverts Putrescine into GABA Under Water-stress, in Oryza sativa. Conf. name: Physiological and Molecular Approaches for Climate Smart Agriculture, organized by the Indian Society for Plant Physiology and ICAR-Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI). Location: IARI, New Delhi. Date: 9th-11th December 2023.

Raunak Sharma, Atish Behera, Raja Gopalan N.S., Sridev Mohapatra. Title: Bacillus endophyticusJ13, a Drought-alleviating Rhizobacterium Modulates Soil Moisture Content Under Water-stress Conditions, Eliminating the Necessity of Drought-mediated Signaling in Arabidopsis thaliana. Physiological and Molecular Approaches for Climate Smart Agriculture, organized by the Indian Society for Plant Physiology and ICAR-Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI). Location: IARI, New Delhi. Date: 9th-11th December 2023.

Atish Behera, Raunak Sharma, Sridev Mohapatra. Title: Molecular Mechanisms in Plant-Rhizobacterial Interaction for Abiotic Stress Tolerance. Conf. name: Physiological and Molecular Approaches for Climate Smart Agriculture, organized by the Indian Society for Plant Physiology and ICAR-Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI). Location: IARI, New Delhi. Date: 9th-11th December 2023.

Nikhil P.T., Umema Faiz, Sridev Mohapatra. Title: Impact of drought-mitigating soil bacterium, Pseudomonas putida AKMP7 on polyamine metabolism in Oryza sativa under drought conditions. name- International Conference on Physiological and Molecular Mechanisms for Abiotic Stress Tolerance in Plants, organized by the Indian Society for Plant Physiology and Department of Botany, Calicut University. Location: Calicut University, Kerala. Date: 26th-28th October, 2022.

Raja Gopalan N.S., Yegna Priya S., Sridev Mohapatra. Title: Understanding why potentially beneficial rhizobacteria become pathogenic under water stress conditions. name- International Conference on Physiological and Molecular Mechanisms for Abiotic Stress Tolerance in Plants, organized by the Indian Society for Plant Physiology and Department of Botany, Calicut University. Location: Calicut University, Kerala. Date: 26th-28th October, 2022.

Raunak Sharma, Atish Behera, Sridev Mohapatra. Title: Signalling mechanisms involved in plant-rhizobacterial interaction for abiotic stress tolerance. name- International Conference on Physiological and Molecular Mechanisms for Abiotic Stress Tolerance in Plants, organized by the Indian Society for Plant Physiology and Department of Botany, Calicut University. Location: Calicut University, Kerala. Date: 26th-28th October, 2022.

Sridev Mohapatra. Title: “Conditional Pathogenesis: Understanding Why Potentially Beneficial Rhizobacteria turn Pathogenic under certain Environmental Conditions”. Conf. name- Current Trends and Challenges in Plant Biochemistry and Biotechnology (Society for Plant Biochemistry and Biotechnology). Location: BITS-Pilani, Goa Campus, Zuarinagar, Goa. Date: 20th -21st November, 2020.

 Sridev Mohapatra. Title: “Plant Growth Promoting Rhizobacteria: The unseen, unsung, underground friends of plants”. Conf. name- International Conference on Omics of Plant-Pathogen Interaction with their implication. Location: NIT-Rourkela, Date: 16th-18th November, 2020.

Sridev Mohapatra. Title: “Plant Growth Promoting Rhizobacteria: The unseen, unsung, underground friends of plants”. Conf. name- “Current Progress and Future Prospects of Biotechnology", organized by the Department of Biotechnology, Chaitanya Bharathi Institute of Technology, in association with Andhra Pradesh Academy of Sciences (APAS). Location: CBIT, Hyderabad. Date: 8th to 13th June 2020.

Sridev Mohapatra. Title: "Plant Growth Promoting Rhizobacteria- the unseen, unsung, underground friends of plants. Conf. name- National Conference on Integrative Plant Biochemistry and Biotechnology (Society for Plant Biochemistry and Biotechnology). Location: Indian Institute of Rice Research, Hyderabad. Date: 8th-9th November 2019.

 Sridev Mohapatra. Title: Plant Growth Promoting Rhizobacteria-The Unseen, Unsung, Underground Friends of Plants. Conf. name: International Conference on Life Science Research & its Interface with Engineering and Allied Sciences. Location: BITS-Pilani, Pilani Campus, Date: November 1st-3rd. 2018.

 Sunetra Sen, Daipayan Ghosh, Sridev Mohapatra. Title: Modulation of polyamine biosynthesis and redox state in Arabidopsis thaliana by a drought mitigating Pseudomonas putida strain. Conf. name: International Conference on Life Science Research & its Interface with Engineering and Allied Sciences. Location: BITS-Pilani, Pilani Campus. Date: November 1st-3rd. 2018.

 Daipayan Ghosh, Sunetra Sen, Sridev Mohapatra. Title: Modulation of proline metabolic gene expression in Arabidopsis thaliana under water-stressed conditions by a drought mitigating Pseudomonas putida strain. Conf. name: International Conference in Plant Developmental Biology. Location: NISER, Bhubaneswar. Date: December 12th -16th, 2017.

 Sunetra Sen, Daipayan Ghosh, Sridev Mohapatra. Title: Modulation of polyamine metabolism in Arabidopsis thaliana by a drought mitigating Pseudomonas putida strain. Conf. name: International Conference in Plant Developmental Biology. Location: NISER, Bhubaneswar. Date: December 12th -16th, 2017.

 Daipayan Ghosh, Sridev Mohapatra. Title: PGPR- mediated modulation of proline metabolic gene expression in Arabidopsis thaliana under drought stress. Conf. name: 3rd International Plant Physiology Congress: Challenges and Strategies in Plant Biology Research (Indian Society for Plant Physiology). Location: JNU, New Delhi. Date: December 11th -14th, 2015.

 Diti Shah, Sunetra Sen, Shalini Akula, Daipayan Ghosh, Minakshi Grover, Sridev Mohapatra. Title: A twist in the "plant rhizobacterial interaction" tale in drought mitigation. Conf. name: 3rd International Plant Physiology Congress: Challenges and Strategies in Plant Biology Research (Indian Society for Plant Physiology). Location: JNU, New Delhi. Date: December 11th -14th, 2015.


Other Information

Administrative Experience 
1. Currently serving as DRC member from 01.12.2022-30.11.2024. 
2. Currently serving as Member of Hygiene Maintenance Committee, Mar 2023-Mar 2025.  
 
Served as:
1. Head of the department from 01.10.2020 - 30.09.2022.
2. Chairperson, Department Research Committee, 01.10.2020 - 30.09.2022.
3. Chairperson, Department Academic Committee, 01.10.2020 - 30.09.2022.
4. Member of Senate since1st July, 2018.
5. Member, Department Level Selection Committee, Department of Biological Sciences, BITS Pilani Hyderabad Campus, 01.07.2018 till date.
6. In-Charge, Biology Laboratory, Biological Sciences since, 2011.
7. Member of Departmental Research Committee, Dec, 2018-April, 2019.
8. Convener, Departmental Research Committee - since June, 2011 - till November, 2016.
9. Acted as BITSAT coordinator from Biology in 2016-17.
10. Member of Library committee from Biology in 2016-17.  
11. Member of Animal House Committee - 2008 - April, 2014. 
12. Nucleus member of Admissions Division, 2008-2009.
13. Faculty Advisor to Biological Sciences Society, Synapsis - 2008-2009.  
14. Member of Department M.E. placements committee, Oct, 2018 - Sept, 2019.
15.  Member of Departmental Academic Committee, Sept, 2019 - Mar, 2020. 
16. Faculty member from Biological Sciences for Central Research Facility 2008-2010.
17. Nucleus member, SRCD, since Nov, 2018- 30.09.2020.
18. Member of Institute Dissection Monitoring Committee since September, 2015. 
19. Member of Technical expert committee for procurement of equipment for CAL facility. 
 
 Others:
1. Member of Reception Committee, National Symposium on Human Diseases in Biological Sciences, March, 2014 
2. Faculty coordinator of graduating students in Convocation, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014 & 2013.
3.  Member in Advertisement committee, pre-event activities, BITSATHON, 2014 
4. Member of Reception Committee in Convocation 2012.
5. Acted as class committee coordinator for second, third and fourth year students in 2015, 2016 and 2017. 
 
BITSAT:
 
May-June, 2011 at Kolkata center 

Proffesional Background

Professional Background
 
  • Professor: BITS Pilani, Hyderabad Campus (2021 August-till date)
  • Associate Professor: BITS Pilani, Hyderabad Campus (2015 March-2021 July)
  • Assistance Professor: BITS Pilani, Hyderabad Campus (2010 May-2015 February)
  • Research Associate: Chembiotek-Kolkata (2007 July-2008 March)

Research Interest, Reviewer/Membership and Workshops Conducted

RESEARCH AREA 

Future of workplace: Work From Home, Alternative work arrangements, Liquid workforce

Workplace well being

Women Entrepreneurship

Career Management

Gender in Management

Health Management

 
REVIEWER/MEMBERSHIP 
  • Membership of SHRM (Strategic Human Resource Management) , AOM (Academy of Management) & Harvard Business Educator
  • Member of Board of Reviewers for Journal SAJM(South Asian Journal of Management). ABDC Indexed
  • An ad-hoc reviewer for several peer-reviewed international journals published by eminent publishers such as Emerald, Springer, Sage and IGI such as Journal of Global Operations and Strategic Sourcing, International Journal of Knowledge Management (IJKM), FIIB, Industrial and Commercial Training, SAJBS, Management Research Review,  IGI Global publisher.
WORKSHOPS CONDUCTED
1. Conducted workshop in " Team building" in College of Agriculture, Rajendranagar – for B.Sc. (Hons.)  students of PJTSAU – Feb 2020
 
 2. Conducted workshop to "create awareness among village women about their political/legal /financial rights as well as various state /central policies to enhance Women Empowerment ". It was part of ICSSR project titled , "Determinants of Women Empowerment and Trickle-Down Effect of the Same on Children’s Overall Educational and Health Development: Challenges, Effects and Intervention through Training" 
 
 
 Health and hygiene Workshop  among School Children as part of ICSSR Project 02/200/2017-18/RP/Minor 
 
3) Conducted workshop on " Dengue Prevention and Control" among 8 villages of Ranga Reddy District. It was part of ICSSR-ICMR project titled , "Investigation of Knowledge on Dengue Fever Followed by Education and its Post Impact Behavioral Changes Among the Rural Communities of Shameerpet Mandal of Ranga Reddy District of Telangana State."

Distribution of mosquito nets, fumigation of village 

(File No. 25/2016/ICMR-ICSSR-SBR)
  
4) Workshop conducted among  "Women Entrepreneurs"  as a part of ICSSR project titled, "Impediments to Women Entrepreneurship in India: a multi-stakeholder, multi-stage, multi-state perspective"
5)Mentored Participants in " Girl Entrepreneurship Boot Strap Program"  conducted in ISB, Hyderabad , 5th March 2016
 
6) Workshop conducted among SC/ST Non-Pregnant women of Mancherial district of Telangana for evaluating the determinants of anemia and its awareness as a part of DST-TSCOST project titled "Evaluation of Determinants of Iron Deficiency Anemia among the SC/ST Non-Pregnant Women of Mancherial District of Telangana State followed by Intervention and Analysis of its Reach & Efficacy"
(File No. 03/TSCOST/DST-PRG/2021-22) 
 
MEDIA COVERAGE  

EXPERIENCE

 

SI No

Institute/Department

Start Date

End Date

Total Period

Designation

aBITS Pilani Hyderabad Campus26th Dec, 2023To presentContd...Professor and Associate Dean of AGSRD

b

Department of Electrical Engineering, BITS Pilani Hyderabad Campus.

Feb. 2023

To present

Contd...

Professor

c

Department of Electrical Engineering, BITS Pilani Hyderabad Campus.

July 2018

Feb. 2023

 4 years 8 months

Associate Professor

d

Department of Electrical Engineering, BITS Pilani Hyderabad Campus.

1st Oct, 2020

30th Sept.2022

2 years

HOD and Associate Professor

e

Department of Electrical Engineering, BITS Pilani Hyderabad Campus

May 3rd 2012

July 2018

6years

Assistant Professor

f

Department of Electrical and Electronics , Vignana Bharathi Institute of Technology

Aushapur, Ghatkesar, R.R.dist, Hyderabad

10-10-11

30-4-2012

7 months

Associate Professor

g

Dept. of Electrical and Electronics Engineering , Universiti Teknologi Petronas, Malaysia

Jan, 2006

Sept 2011

5 years 6 months

Graduate assistant

h

Dept. of Electrical Engineering , Andhra 

University, Visakhapatnam.

1 st July 2004

30 th April 2005

10 months

Teaching assistant

i

Dept. of Electrical Engineering , Andhra 

University, Visakhapatnam.

 

2002

 

2004

 

2 academic years

Part time

j

Dept. of Electrical Engineering , Andhra 

University, Visakhapatnam.

2004

2005

10 months

Teaching assistant

 

Experience:

SI NoInstitute/DepartmentStart DateEnd DateTotal PeriodDesignation
aDepartment of Electrical Engineering, BITS Pilani Hyderabad Campus.Feb. 2023To presentContd..Professor
bDepartment of Electrical Engineering, BITS Pilani Hyderabad Campus.July 2018Feb. 2023Contd..Associate Professor
cDepartment of Electrical Engineering, BITS Pilani Hyderabad Campus.1st Oct, 202030th Sept.20222 yearsHOD and Associate Professor
dDepartment of Electrical Engineering, BITS Pilani Hyderabad CampusMay 3rd 2012July 20186yearsAssistant Professor
eDepartment of Electrical and Electronics , Vignana Bharathi Institute of Technology Aushapur, Ghatkesar, R.R.dist, Hyderabad10-10-1130-4-20127 monthsAssociate Professor
fDept. of Electrical and Electronics Engineering , Universiti Teknologi Petronas, MalaysiaJan, 2006Sept 20115 years 6 monthsGraduate assistant
gDept. of Electrical Engineering , Andhra  University, Visakhapatnam.1 st July 200430 th April 200510 monthsTeaching assistant
hDept. of Electrical Engineering , Andhra  University, Visakhapatnam.  2002  2004  2 academic yearsPart time
iDept. of Electrical Engineering , Andhra  University, Visakhapatnam.2004200510 monthsTeaching assistant

Awards and Honors

  • Max-Planck-Gesellschaft Stipend for postdoctoral position at Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences, Leipzig, Germany.

  • Graduate Assistantship, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, India (August, 2001-July, 2006).


Scientific Visits

  • May 25, 2011- June 09, 2011, Max-Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences, Leipzig, Germany.

  • June 15, 2012- July 14, 2012, Max-Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences, Leipzig, Germany.

  • May 15, 2013- July 7, 2013, Max-Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences, Leipzig, Germany.

  • May 18, 2015- July  3, 2015, Max-Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences, Leipzig, Germany.

  • June 01-June 20, 2017, Westsachsische Hochschule Zwickau, Germany.

  • May 23- June 26, 2019, Max-Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences, Leipzig, Germany.


Workshops/conferences organized

  • Co-convener of a workshop on Elliptic and parabolic PDE's and Related Topics and Numerical  Methods together with Dr. Jagmohan Tyagi, August 2012 at IIT Gandhinagar. Weblink: http://www.iitgn.ac.in/workshop_maths/Poster-web.pdf
  • Convener of a National workshop on Numerical Linear Algebra and its Applications, Jan 30-Feb 01, 2015 at BITS- Pilani Hyderabad Campus. Weblink: http://sites.bits-hyderabad.ac.in/nlaa/ (Funded by NBHM and DST) 
  • Local coordinator of  Advanced Training program on Partial differential equations, BITS-Pilani Hyderabad Campus, May 25- June 14, 2016. (NPDE-TCA,IIT Bombay)
  • Convener of  Teacher's Enrichment Workshop on Linear Algebra, Differential Equations and its Applications, at Department of Mathematics, BITS-Pilani Hyderabad Campus during January 09-14, 2023 (funded by National Centre for Mathematics). 
  •  One of the organizing members of  workshop on Finite element method, Theory and   Computation, July 17-22, 2023, IIIT Delhi (funded by NBHM).

Institute and Department level Activities

  1. Member of Departmental Research Committee (Conducting EEE department Ph.D qualifier examination, PhD Proposal seminar, PhD scholar Symposia etc.)
  2. Faculty in-charge of Control System Laboratory 

Other Information

Institutional Responsibilities

Present Responsibilities
  • Hyderabad Campus Coordinator, Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC) (12th April 2023 to present)
  • Faculty In-Charge, Community Welfare (8th August 2022 to present)
  • Member, House Allotment Committee (1st November 2022 to present)
  • Member, Library Committee, Dept. of Civil Engineering (August - December 2022)
  • Member, Hyderabad Campus NAAC Accreditation SSR Preparation Team
  • Member, Department Level Selection Committee, Department of Civil Engineering, BITS Pilani Hyderabad Campus (1st June, 2021 to present)
  • Member of Senate (1st June, 2021 to present)
  • In-charge, Department Website, Civil Engineering Department (July 2019 to present)
  • Faculty In-charge, Geotechnical Engineering Laboratory (July 2015 to present)
 
Past Responsibilities
  • Nucleus Member, Teaching Learning Centre (TLC) (August 2018 to March 2023)
  • Member, Departmental Committee on Academics, Department of Civil Engineering (December 2020 to November 2022)
  • Co-opted Member of Senate (29th December, 2020 to 31st May, 2021) 
  • Member, Doctoral Research Committee, Department of Civil Engineering (May 2019 to November 2020)
  • Convener, Doctoral Research Committee, Department of Civil Engineering (December 2016 to April 2019)
  • Participated in BITSAT, 2016, 2018
  • Registration Advisor, 1st Semester 2021-22
  • Participated in Admission Duty, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2020, 2021
  • Faculty in PS 1 in 2018, 2021

Others

Institutional responsibilities

1. Library Committee (September 2020-June 2021)
2. Faculty-in-charge- Bloomberg terminal ( September 2020- June 2022)
3. Department Research Committee - Member (January 2023 onwards)
4. Convener- Fifth Annual conference of the department (2024)

 


Neurophysiological Research in Hearing Loss, Epilepsy and other Neurological Disorders

Neuroscience Research Interest

 

Long-term interests: Auditory neuroscience, Structure and function of neural circuits, Pathophysiology, biomedical devices, and drug discovery

How do we hear the person of interest at a noisy party?

Does hearing loss impact other brain functions and structures?

Any drugs for refractory epilepsy?

What is the role of different neurotransmitters in neural circuits, and their effect on functions?

Findings from the early 1900s by Jasper, Penfield, Magoun, and Morruzi (considered among the most eminent scientists in neuroscience for their work) led to a series of questions on the role of the brainstem and cortex. It is still unclear from the sensory perspective on the role of these brain regions, how interdependent these structures are, what they code, and how they work together to form a sensory perception? Our lab is interested in answering these questions from the auditory perspective. To this end, we plan to use aging and noise-induced hearing loss (pathology of the central auditory system) models and answer the questions on:

How are the brain dynamics affected? (using electrophysiology/ microiontophoresis/ optogenetics/ behavior/ molecular biology tools - Collaborations with  Profs. Sabareesh and Ramendra Kishor Pal for tool development and Prof. Sajeli Begum - (Pharm. Chemistry) BITS Hyderabad) 

What does the altered brain dynamics mean? (Using computational models and deep neural networks – a collaborative work with Profs. Venkateswaran R and STP Srinivas – BITS Pilani/ Hyderabad).

 

Short-term goals: Studying aging enables parsing the role of de novo aging from pathological conditions such as tinnitus that develop over time. Age-related hearing loss affects 30-50% of the population above 60 years of age (estimated to be 10- 15% of the Indian population – ~18 crore people). Older individuals consistently have difficulty understanding speech and their ability to attend to speech in a noisy environment. Older individuals may maintain speech understanding to a certain extent despite age-mediated degradation of ascending temporal information, using attentional and cognitive resources. Cholinergic mechanisms are critical to these processes. My research efforts are to devise pharmacological or training approaches to enhance speech understanding in the elderly population. These experiments will be vital to address the long-term goal of understanding how various brain regions interact to form a sensory perception and designing interventions. 

 
Techniques: 
Extracellular electrophysiology; Behavior; Pupillometry; Sound stimuli generation; Optogenetics; and Molecular biology 

 

To be Updated Soon

 

 


Administrative Responsibilities

  • Professor-in-Charge, Economics and Finance Association, BITS Pilani, 1995-2004
  • Course Major - Registration Advisor, BITS Pilani, 1996-2004.
  • Committee Member, Intensive Teaching Workshop, BITS Pilani, 1999-2002.
  • Academic In-charge, Reception for Higher Degree Admissions, BITS Pilani
  • Group Coordinator, Viva Committee for PhD Candidates, BITS Pilani.
  • Member, Academic Counseling Board (ACB), BITS Pilani. 2006-2010
  • Mentor, Students of Academic Counseling Board (ACB), BITS Pilani.
  • Mentor, Higher Degree (Economics & Finance and Management Group) Students, BITS Pilani, 1994-99
  • Professor In Charge and Convener, UMANG project (Heading a group of 400 students and fund raising and providing scholarship to needy and
  • meritorious school students and supporting their education needs)
  • Member, Campus Planning & Maintenance Committee, BITS Pilani.
  • Member, Committee for Obsolete items Identification, Writing-off from ledgers, and Disposal, BITS Pilani, August 2007 onwards.
  • Member, Enquiry Committee, Cases on Daily wage workers, BITS Pilani, 2008.
  • Member, Provident Fund Committee, BITS, Pilani, 2004 -2011
  • Member, Purchase Committee, BITS Pilani, June 2006 onwards.
  • Convener, Committee for Obsolete items Identification, Writing-off from ledgers, and Disposal, BITS Pilani, 2010 onwards.
  • Convener, Purchase Committee, BITS Pilani
  • Convener, House Allotment Committee
  • Non-Resident Warden, Shankar Bhawan, BITS Pilani, January 2000–May 2000
  • Warden, Shankar Bhawan, BITS Pilani, May 2000–February 2004.
  • Nodal officer, Sexual Harassment Committee, BITS, Pilani, 2006-2010
  • Chairman, Anti Ragging Committee, BITS, Pilani, 2006-2010
  • Program Officer – National Service Scheme , BITS Pilani, 1995-2000
  • President, RAGAMALIKA, BITS, PILANI, 2006 to 2011
  • Treasurer (Two Terms), Staff Association BITS Pilani
  • Secretary (Two Terms) Staff Association BITS Pilani
  • President (Two Terms), Staff Association BITS Pilani

Academic Responsibilities

  • Chairman, Standing Committee for Student’s Discipline
  • Member, Senate - BITS, Pilani
  • Member, Research Board, BITS Pilani
  • Member, Faculty Recruitment Committee, BITS Pilani.
  • Member, Higher Degree Admissions Committee, BITS Pilani.
  • Member, Library Committee, BITS Pilani,
  • Member, Committee for PhD Qualifying Examinations, BITS Pilani.
  • Member, Organizing Committee, Intensive Teaching Workshop, BITS Pilani
  • Member, Selection Committee for Student Co-Instructors for University-Industry Linkage Program, BITS Pilani.
  • Member, Evaluation Committee for University-Industry Linkage Program Project Reports, BITS Pilani.
  • Member, Ph.D. Thesis Final Evaluation Committee
  • Member, Doctoral Advisory Committees, Research Matters, BITS Pilani.
  • Member, Standing Committee for Student’s Discipline
  • Convener, Department Research Committee

Other Achievements

 

ACHIEVEMENTS/AWARDS

  • Qualified GATE-2012 with AIR-32.
  • Qualified CSIR held on June 2011 with rank 51.
  • Awarded Shri Ghasi Ram Mittal Memorial Award by Deen Dayal Upadhyaya
    College, University of Delhi, India for performence in the Annual
    University Examination held in April-May, 2008.
  •  Secured 1st position in the college in B.Sc.(Honours) MATH Annual Examination
    in each year held by University of Delhi, India during 2007-2009.

SCHOLARSHIPS

  •  Selected for PNPD Posdoctoral Fellowship at the Graduate Program in the Instituto de Matemática - Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (PPGM -   UFRJ), Brazil, 2019.
  •  Selected for National Board for Higher Mathematics postdoctoral fellowship, India, 2018.
  •  Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR): Research Fellowship, India, 2012-2016.
  •  Indian Institute of Technology: MCM Scholarship, India, 2010-2011.

Other information

Professional Activities

  • Reviewer Duties
  • IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence
  • Applied Numerical Mathematics, Elsevier
  • International journal of Computer Mathematics, Taylor & Francis
  • Inverse Problems in Science and Engineering, Taylor & Francis
  • Mathematical Reviews, American Mathematical Society
  • Computational & Applied Mathematics, Springer
  • Mathematical Problems in Engineering, Hindawi
 

     Other Activities

  • Member of Departmental Research Committee in the department of Mathematics of Chaitanya Bharathi Institute of Technology (CBIT), affiliated to Osmania University(2021-present)
  • Guest Editor for Early Stage Researchers' journal, Special Issue, 2019.  

Institutional Activities

  • Member of Departmental Research Committee (2020-present) 
  • FD 2021 Admission Duty 
  • Convener of International Conference on Computational Methods in Sciences and Engineering (CMSE-2022), April 22-24, Dept. of Mathematics, BITS-Pilani, Hyderabad Campus
  • Convocation Duty for 2021-2022 at BITS-Pilani, Hyderabad Campus
  • Registration Advisor for Ph.D. admissions at BITS-Pilani, Hyderabad Campus, First Semester 2022-2023 
  • Co-ordinator for the Third year Student-Faculty Council for the Second Semester 2021-22, First Semester 2022-23

Industrial Study Groups

  •  L. Resende, M. B. Rodrigues, B. L. D. Paula, R. D. L. Sterza, G. Valderramos, B. L. Carreira, F. R. Neto, L. B. Berlandi, W. Casaca, M. Souza, A. C. Filho, M. Colnago, C. Oishi, G. M. M. Reddy, E. X. Miqueles and J. A. Cuminato,Inpainting of corrupted projections, Brazilian Study Group with Industry, São Carlos, Brazil, 16-20 July 2018. 
  • J. A. Cuminato, C. S. B. Dias, A. L. Z. Lunkes, E. Miqueles, G. M. M. Reddy, M. Souza, J. Vieira and Michael Vynnycky, Divergent Beam Transform from a ∂-equation, Brazilian Study Group with Industry, São Carlos, Brazil, 10-14 July 2017.
  • A. Jaramillo, C. Lages, C. Oishi, D. Medeiros, D. Rodrigues, E. Falcetti, F. Villanueva, F. Sousa, G. Buscaglia, G. Marcondes, G. D. Paulo, G. M. M. Reddy, H. França, H. Checo, I. Palhares, J. Neyra, J. Evans, J. Ansoni, J. Cuminato, L. F. D. Souza, P. Aquino, R. Guiraldello, S. Sanchez and Vitor Pires, Improvement of a heat sink design, Brazilian Study Group with Industry, São Carlos, Brazil, 11-15 July 2016.
  • A. Marto, A. Takata, A. Gabriel, C. Lages, C. Oishi, F. Sousa, F. Profito, F. Neto, G. M. M. Reddy, G. Buscaglia, H. Gadelha, H. Silva, J. Evans, J. Cuminato, P. Milewski, R. Guiraldello, R. Larsson, R. Sampaio, R. Ausas, R. Palharini, S. Hussain, S. Jakobsson, S. Sanchez, V. Pires, V. Ruas and W. Ashraf, Process modelling of short fibre structural composites, Brazilian Study Group with Industry, São Carlos, Brazil, 08-11 September 2015.

Awards and Grants

  • 2022 MATRICS Grant, SERB, Govt. of India (Grant number-MTR/2022/000130)
  • 2022 Cooperative Research Project of Research Center for Biomedical Engineering:Japan (Grant number- 2038)
  • 2020 SRG Grant, SERB, Govt. of India (Grant number-SRG/2019/001973)
  • 2016 FAPESP Post Doctoral Fellowship, Brazil (Grant number-2016/19648-9)
  • 2016 CNPq Post Doctoral Fellowship, Brazil  (Grant number 400169/2014-2)
  • 2015 NBHM Post Doctoral Fellowship, DAE, Govt. of India (Did Not Avail Due to CNPq Fellowship)
  • 2014 CNPq Post Doctoral Fellowship, Brazil (Grant number 401945/2012-0)
  • 2009 CSIR-JRF (All India Rank 90)
  • 2008 GATE Scholarship (All India Rank 64) 
  • 2006 JAM (All India Rank 174)

 

Software

Software for PIDE (In collaboration with KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden, University of Limerick, Ireland, and University of São Paulo, Brazil) 
 
DESCRIPTION: Although two-dimensional (2D) parabolic integro-differential equations (PIDEs) arise in many physical contexts, there is no generally available software that is able to solve them numerically. To remedy this situation, in this article, we provide a compact implementation for solving 2D PIDEs using the finite element method (FEM) on unstructured grids. Piecewise linear finite element spaces on triangles are used for the space discretization, whereas the time discretization is based on the backward-Euler and the Crank–Nicolson methods. The quadrature rules for discretizing the Volterra integral term are chosen so as to be consistent with the time-stepping schemes; a more efficient version of the implementation that uses a vectorization technique in the assembly process is also presented. The compactness of the approach is demonstrated using the software Matrix Laboratory (MATLAB). The efficiency is demonstrated via a numerical example on an L-shaped domain, for which a comparison is possible against the commercially available finite element software COMSOL Multiphysics. Moreover, further consideration indicates that COMSOL Multiphysics cannot be directly applied to 2D PIDEs containing more complex kernels in the Volterra integral term, whereas our method can. Consequently, the subroutines we present constitute a valuable open and validated resource for solving more general 2D PIDEs. 
 
DOCUMENTATION: A Compact FEM Implementation for Parabolic Integro-Differential Equations in 2D/uploads/algorithms-13-00242.pdf 
 

 

 

 


Commumications to News Paper

  • Article on COVID-19 data analysis and predictions on September 12 2020, in the Times of India.

Faculty Development Programs

  1. A Five-Day Online FDP on Discrete Mathematics, 13 – 17 June 2023, conducted by VIT, Vellore.
  2. 7-Day International Workshop on Vedic Mathematics, August 22-28, 2022, conducted by Chaudhary Charan Singh University, Meerut.
  1. NSM Workshop on High-Performance Computing (HPC) for Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) Applications, May 17-20, 2022, conducted by IIT, Mumbai.
  1. One Week Technical Workshop Program in Analytics, March 24- 31, 2022, conducted by WILP Division, BITS Pilani.
  1. FIVE DAYS HANDS-ON ONLINE WORKSHOP ON SPSSAPPLICATION IN DATA ANALYSIS, July-Aug, 2020, conducted by the Education Committee of PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PHDCCI).
  1. Webinar on "Research as a Teaching Tool: the what and the why" by Dr. Apurva Barve from IISER Pune on July 16 2020.
  1. Webinar on Mathematical Modeling of COVID-19, hosted by the Editorial team of Journal of Mathematical Analysis and Applications, July 9 2020.
  1. STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Math) Workshop on Research-Based Pedagogical tools (RBPTs)Teacher's Workshop at IISER Pune, Feb. 2017.
  1. Training on Student Counseling by NITTTR Chennai, 2006.
  1. Training on Instructional Design and Delivery (pedagogy) by NITTTR Chennai, June 27, July 2 2005.
  1. Training on Instructional Design and Delivery by NITTTR Chennai, 21-26 June, 2004.

ACADEMIC AND OTHER RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Member, Academic Counseling Cell from 2019 till date.
  • Conducted student counseling activities in BITS Pilani, Hyderabad campus, from 2012 -20.
  • Non-resident warden for Girl's hostel since 2013 at BITS Pilani, Hyderabad campus. 
  • Coordinator, Student Counseling during 2002-2010 at Sri Vishnu Engineering College for Women, Bhimavaram.

External Comittees

  • Member, Board of Studies, Department of Humanities & Social Sciences, and Department of Sciences for School of Arts & Natural Sciences, Joy University.
  • Member, Panel of Examiners for Mathematics courses for B.Tech, SRKR Engineering College, Bhimavaram, Andhra Pradesh.

Visits Abroad

  1. Feb 2024 (One week): Visited Osaka University, JAPAN to present our research paper at 6th IEEE International Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Information and Communication (IEEE ICAIIC-2024), Organized by Osaka University, Japan, Feb 19th-22nd 2024. 
  2. Feb 2023 (One week): Visited Washington DC, USA to present two research papers at the 37th AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI-23), organized by American Association for Advancement of Artificial Intelligence, USA (aaai.org), Feb 7th-14th 2023. 
  3. Nov 2019 (One week): Visited Ho Chi Minh City, VIETNAM to present a research paper at 25th Asia-Pacific Conference on Communications (APCC 2019), organized by Posts and Telecommunications Institute of Technology, Vietnam.
  4. June 2017 (One week): Visited Valencia, SPAIN to present a research paper at 13th IEEE International Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing Conference (IWCMC 2017), organized by University of Valencia, SPAIN. 
  5. February 2017 (One week): Visited Colombo, SRILANKA to deliver a talk on "Indian Higher Education Landscape: A perspective" and participated in India Education Fair at Colombo, event supported by High Commission of India, and Sri Lanka.   
  6. Sept 2016 (One week): Visited Systems and Network security group at Vrije University, Amsterdam (NETHERLANDS) to pursue joint research and demonstration activities in the funded research project. The discussions were mainly in the areas of Control Flow Integrity (CFI), Return Oriented Programming (ROP), Side-Channel attacks on IoT devices etc. Travel was funded by Ministry of IT, Govt. of India. 
  7. Sept 2015 (One week): Visited School of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Nanyang Technological University (NTU), SINGAPORE, On invitation (Invited speaker at International workshop on Cloud and Bigdata security).Travel was funded by Naval research, USA.
  8. Dec 2014 (One week): Visited Dubai as Program Committee Chair at International Conference on Secure Knowledge Management in Big-data era(SKM 2014), DUBAI, Dec 8th-9th 2014. 
  9. May 2014 (One week): Visited School of Computing, National University of Singapore, SINGAPORE, On invitation (Invited speaker at 4th South Asia Workshop on Research Frontiers in Computing). 
  10. Feb 2013 (One week): Attended Intel Embedded Education and Research Summit 2013, Chandler, Arizona, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA (USA). On invitation. Travel was funded by Intel. 
  11. July 2012 (One week): Attended Microsoft Faculty Summit 2012, Redmond, Washington, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA (USA). On invitation. Travel was funded by Microsoft. 
  12. May-June 2012 (One and half months): Visited Information Security group, University of Tartu, ESTONIA; and Data Communications Software Laboratory, Aalto University, FINLAND. Travel was funded by European Commission. 
  13. May-July 2011 (Two months): Visited Information Retrieval group, Department of Electronics and Computer Engineering, University of Cagliari, ITALY. Travel was funded by Ministry of Education, Italy. 
  14. July-Aug 2010 (One month): Visited Information Security group, School of Mathematics and Engineering, City University, LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM (UK). Travel was funded by UKERI project. 
  15. Sept 2009 (One week): Visited Royal Holloway, University of London Information Security group; British Telecommunications Security research laboratory (ISDF 2009), London, UNITED KINGDOM (UK). Travel was funded by City University, London. 
  16. June-July 2008 (One and half months): Visited Telecommunications and Multimedia Laboratory, TKK (Helsinki University of Technology), Helsinki, FINLAND. Travel was funded by HUT, Finland. 
  17. Sept-Oct 2007 (One and half months): Visited Telecommunications and Multimedia Laboratory, TKK (Helsinki University of Technology), Helsinki, FINLAND. Travel was funded by European Commission. 
  18. August 2007 (One week): Attended Shanghai Jiao Tong University's Chinacom 2007, Shanghai, CHINA. Travel was funded b BITS Pilani. 
  19. Oct-Nov 2006 (One month): Visited Networks and Distributed Systems group, Helsinki Institute of Information Technology, Helsinki, FINLAND. Travel was funded by HIIT, Finland. 
  20. November 2004 (One week): Presented a paper at National University of Singapore's IEEE ICON 2004, SINGAPORE. Travel was funded by BITS Pilani. 
  21. Feb-July 2004 (One semester): Visited Network Research Laboratory, University of New South Wales, Sydney, AUSTRALIA. Travel was funded by AVCC Scholarship. 

Conferences and Workshops

1. Manjuri Kumar, S. C.Sivasubramanian, A.P.Koley: Synthesis and characterization of novel paramagnetic chromium compounds. 10th Symposium on Modern Trends in Inorganic chemistry (MTIC-X), IIT-Bombay, Mumbai, December 15-17, 2003.

2. Manjuri K. Koley, Omprakash Chouhan, Sumit Biswas, Aditya P. Koley: DNA binding studies of some monomeric mixed ligand Cu(II) complexes containing N2S(thiolate)Cu core and heterocyclic aromatic base adducts. International conference on Nascent Developments in Chemical Sciences: Opportunities for Academia-Industry Collaboration (NDCS-2015), BITS Pilani October 16-18, 2015.

3. Manjuri Kumar, Om Prakash Chouhan, Sumit Biswas, Joseph Fernandes, Arnab Banerjee, Angshuman Sarkar, Aditya P. Koley. Mixed ligand Cu(II)/Zn(II) complexes containing heterocyclic bases show enhanced DNA binding activity and cytotoxicity. Indo-UK International Workshop on Advanced Materials and their applications in nanotechnology, (AMAN 2016), BITS-Pilani, K.K. Birla Goa Campus, January 11-12, 2016.

4. Manjuri Kumar, participated in two-day workshop on Environmental Management System. BITS-Pilani in collaboration with Goa State Pollution Control Board. BITS-Pilani, K.K. Birla Goa Campus October 20-21, 2016.

5. Manjuri Kumar: Catechol Oxidase Activity of some mononuclear Cu(II) Complexes containing N-S Donor ligands. Fourth International Conference on Advanced Oxidation Processes (AOP-2016) BITS-Pilani, K.K. Birla Goa Campus, Dec 17-20, 2016.

6. Manjuri Kumar. Invited Speech entitled: Study of DNA Binding and Catechol Oxidase Activity of Some Copper (II) Complexes Containing N-S Donor Ligand Using Spectroscopic Techniques. Molecular Spectroscopy and Dynamics & Advanced Vibrational Spectroscopy and Applications at 5th International Conference of AnalytiX-2017 (AnalytiX-2017), Fukuoka, Japan, March 22-24, 2017.

7. Parsekar Sidhali Uday, Joseph Fernandes, Arnab Banerjee, Manjuri K. Koley*, ROS-Mediated Cytotoxicity of Cu(II) complexes against Human Cervical Cancer HeLa Cell line. International Conference on Reproductive Physiology and Comparative Endocrinology (ICRPCE) and 36th Annual Meeting of the Society for Reproductive Biology and Comparative Endocrinology (SRBCE- XXXVI). January 20-22, 2018.

8. Sidhali Uday Parsekar and Manjuri Kumar* DNA binding and in vitro cytotoxicity studies of a mixed-ligand mononuclear copper(II) complex. Biological Engineering Society India. Annual Meeting and Conference BESCON, IIT Bombay, October 26-27, 2018.

9. Manjuri K. Koley, Sidhali U. Parsekar, Joseph Fernandes and Arnab Banerjee: Synthesis, in vitro cytotoxicity and anticancer activity of some CU(II) complexes containing N2S (thiolate) and N4S (disulfide) cores. 9th Asian Biological Inorganic Chemistry Conference (AsBIC 9) Stephen Riady Centre, National University of Singapore December 9-14, 2018.

10. Manjuri Kumar, Sidhali U. Parsekar, Priyanka Velankanni. Three-day workshop on DNA binding and DNA cleavage studies using chemical compounds supported by MERCK organized by BITS BIRAC BIONEST of BITS-Pilani, K.K. Birla Goa Campus, October 11-13, 2019.

11. Manjuri Kumar, Sidhali U. Parsekar, Priyanka Velankanni and Aditya P. Koley. Design and development of Cu(II)/Zn(II) complexes containing carbohydrazone ligand to study DNA and protein interaction as well as in vitro anticancer activity. Gordon Research Conference frontiers of science, Metals in Medicine. Andover, NH United States, June 28 - July 3, 2020. Conference was cancelled due to Corona Pandemic.

12. Kumudini Paliwal, Paramita Haldar, Manjuri Kumar. Design and development of Cu(II) complexes with Schiff base ligand containing thiadiazoline moiety to study DNA and protein interactions as well as anticancer activity. National Symposium on Convergence of Chemistry and Materials (CCM 2023), BITS-Pilani Hyderabad campus, January 6-7, 2023.

13. Manjuri Kumar, Kumudini Paliwal, Paramita Haldar, Aditya P. Koley, P.K. Sudhadevi Antharjanam. Design and development of Cu(II)-Schiff base complexes containing thiadiazoline moiety to study DNA/HSA interactions and anticancer activity.20th International Conference on Biological Inorganic Chemistry (ICBIC 20), Adelaide, Australia, July 16-21, 2023.

14. Manjuri Kumar. Member of organizing committee, Incharge of registration in ChEmference- 2023 the 10th Chapter, BITS Pilani K.K. Birla Goa Campus, September 30th – October 2nd, 2023.


Other Responsibilities

 

Responsibilities

  • Managing the activities related to Unnat Bharat Abhiyan (UBA).
  • Faculty Incharge Societal Development (NSS and NIRMAAN) since September 2018.
  • NRW since January 2016.
  • DRC member (January 2016- August 2018)
  • Professor Incharge, Mathematics Association (September 2016- August 2018)
  • Worked as PS-I faculty at HINDALCO (Renukoot) in 2012 and at Lucknow in 2019.
  • Performed BITSAT duties as proctor in 2013 and as coordinator in 2014, 2015, 2017, 2018.
  • Instructor-Incharge of multisection courses (Mathematics-III in 2014, 2015 and 2017, Mathematics-II in 2019)
  • Convenor of Study Project (Applied Mathematics stream).
  • Member of Academic Counselling Cell (A.C.C.).
  • Placement faculty from Mathematics Department (September 2014- August 2016 and September 2018 - ).
  • Guiding three research students.
  • DAC member for three research scholars.
  • Worked as a project member at University of Allahabad in a joint Indo-Russian project in collaboration with Prof. A.N. Filippov of Gubkin Russian State
  • University of Oil and Gas.
  • Apart from above mentioned works, I was also involved in developing new course, curriculum development of a course etc.

 

Reviewer

  • Fluid Dynamics Research
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • International Journal of Non-linear Mechanics
  • Applied Mathematics and Computation
  • Journal of Applied Fluid Mechanics
  • IJNSNS
  • NASI Letters
  • International Journal of Fluid Mechanics and Research

Upcoming Events

InterSys2024

BITS Pilani Dubai Campus Dubai, UAE

May 16-17,2024

INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP
ON
INTERACTIVE SYSTEMS & INFORMATION SOCIETY TECHNOLOGIES

International Workshop Interactive Systems & Information Society Technologies (InterSys2024) is a joint event held by BITS Pilani (Dubai Campus), ITMO University (St. Petersburg, Russia), Novosibirsk State Technical University (Novosibirsk, Russia) , Jinan Institute of Supercomputing Technology (Shandong, China), and Federal University of Paraná (UFPR, Curitiba, Brazil) on May

16-17, 2024 as a part of the International Conference Internet and Modern Society (IMS-2024). This year, we plan to have the workshop in face-to-face mode. The objective of the InterSys2024 workshop is to engage in comprehensive discussions addressing challenges and opportunities within the realm of developing interactive technologies in the digital environment. The focus is on exploring and dissecting the complexities associated with the advancement ofof advancing interactive systems across various sectors, including science, education, healthcare, business, public administration, and civil society.

ICHORA 2024 - SPECIAL SESSIONS


Special Session Organizers

Dr. Elakkiya R
Department of Computer Science, Birla Institute of Technology & Science Pilani, Dubai Campus, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Emailelakkiya@dubai.bits-pilani.ac.inelaelakkiyaceg@gmail.com
Profile: Homepage | Google Scholar | ORCID

Dr. J. Angel Arul Jothi
Department of Computer Science, Birla Institute of Technology & Science Pilani, Dubai Campus,Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Emailangeljothi@dubai.bits-pilani.ac.in
Profile: Homepage | Google Scholar

About The Session

The purpose of the special session "Generative Artificial Intelligence for Text" is to provide a lively platform for the examination and debate of current developments, difficulties, and uses in the developing field of generative AI that are particularly relevant to text-based data. This session encourages scholars, practitioners, and industry experts to share ideas and contribute to the developing field of AI-driven text generation, with an emphasis on promoting collaboration and knowledge exchange. Natural language processing (NLP), the newest text generation models such as GPT and BERT, sentiment analysis, opinion mining, language translation, and the crucial elements of explainability and ethical issues in AI text creation are just a few of the many topics of interest.

Beyond theoretical considerations, the special session will include real-world applications of generative text models. The goal of the session is to present practical applications and illustrate the observable effects of AI-driven text generation in a variety of fields, from content creation to the building of sophisticated chatbots. The organizers are dedicated to establishing an inclusive environment that fosters multidisciplinary communication and cooperation as the area develops quickly. It is intended for this special session to serve as a hub for cutting-edge techniques, applications, and approaches, all aimed at collaboratively influencing the direction of AI-driven text generation.

Related Topics but not limited to:
1. Text Generation Models for Natural Language Processing (NLP) (e.g., GPT, BERT)
2. Language Translation and Multilingual Models
3. Sentiment Analysis and Opinion Mining
4. Text Generation: Explainability and Interpretability
5. Applications of Generative Text Models (e.g., chatbots, content creation)
6. Ethical Issues in AI Text Generation

Paper Submission

Manuscripts should conform to the IEEE template/format. All manuscripts to be considered for publication must be submitted by the deadline through the SETCMS, while selecting the “SSI: GenAIText” from the topic-box.

Call for Book Chapters

Green Machine Learning and Big Data for Smart Grids: Practices and Applications

A book edited by Elsevier Book Series in "Advances in Intelligent Energy Systems"

Scope of the Book:

The main goal of this book is to provide the most relevant information on bringing the green machine learning concepts using big data techniques in smart grid applications to academicians, researchers, and for those from industry who wish to know more about the solutions for complex real-time problems. The Green Machine Learning and Big Data for Smart Grids book will concentrate more on the operational aspects of smart grids and certainly the only book that will discuss the combined analytics, algorithmic and operational concerns into a coherent picture of the Smart Grid practices and applications.

This edited book aims to bring together cutting-edge research, innovative theories, practical insights, and emerging trends related to Machine Learning and Big Data for Smart Grids and Renewable Energy. We encourage contributions that offer novel perspectives, address current challenges, and provide valuable contributions to the academic and professional community.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Introduction to Smart Grids and the Need for Green Solutions
  • Overview of Renewable Energy Sources and their Integration in Smart Grids
  • Data Preprocessing and Feature Engineering for Smart Grid Data
  • Data Analytical Models for Smart Grid and Management
  • Virtual Power Plants and Distributed Energy Management
  • Grid Integration of Renewable Energy Sources: Challenges and Solutions
  • Energy Efficiency and Conservation using Machine Learning
  • Analysis and Real-time Implementation of Power Line Disturbances Test in smart grid
  • Demand Response Strategies and Machine Learning Applications
  • Smart Edge Devices for Electric Grid Computing
  • Case Studies and Real-world Applications of Green Machine Learning in Smart Grids
  • Challenges, Future Directions and Ethical Considerations of Smart Grid

Important Dates:

Abstract Submission: 15 August 2023

Abstract Acceptance: 30 August 2023

Full Chapter Submission: 30 October 2023

Chapter Acceptance: 15 November 2023

Final Chapter Submission: 30 November 2024

Submission:

All submissions must be original and should not have been published or under review elsewhere. Kindly submit your chapter by Email: submitmanuscript365@gmail.com With the subject line "Book Chapter for Green ML and Big Data".

Publication:

The book edited will be published by Elsevier Book Series in "Advances in Intelligent Energy Systems" and will be indexed by Scopus and offered to Web of Science and Thomson Reuters. No publication fee applicable for this call for book chapter.

Editors of the Book: 

  1. Dr. R. Elakkiya, Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science, Birla Institute of Technology & Science Pilani, Dubai Campus, Dubai International Academic City, Dubai, UAE – 345055 
  2. Dr. V. Subramaniyaswamy, Professor, School of Computing, SASTRA Deemed University, Thanjavur, Tamilnadu, India – 613 401
  3. Dr. V. Indra Gandhi, Professor, School of Electrical Engineering, VIT , Vellore. Tamilnadu, India – 632 014

All inquiries about submissions should be emailed to elakkiya@dubai.bits-pilani.ac.in

 Call for Papers 
Special Session on Large Language Models in Exploration
in conjunction with
23rd International Conference on Hybrid Intelligent Systems (HIS 2023)
December 12-14, 2023
Website: http://www.mirlabs.net/his23/cfss.php
Hybrid Mode – Online & Offline
Onsite Venues: http://mirlabs.org/his23/venue2.php

Objectives and Scope

This special session aims to examine the revolutionary developments and ramifications of large language models (LLMs) in several research and innovation domains. Recent advances in LLMs, like GPT-3.5, have completely changed how we create, interpret, and comprehend natural language, opening up intriguing new possibilities for research, business, and society in general. This session will examine LLMs' current uses, difficulties, and possible future directions, demonstrating how they might support and improve the sessions featuring reviewed material from the leading conference.

Due to their capacity to produce writing that resembles that of a person, comprehend complicated linguistic patterns, and carry out a variety of tasks related to natural language processing, big language models have attracted much interest in recent years. Massive training data sets and cutting-edge deep learning architectures have allowed LLMs to outperform earlier benchmarks in tasks including sentiment analysis, question-answering, machine translation, and question-answering. Additionally, they have the potential to advance cutting-edge study and innovation in a variety of fields.

Subtopics

The topics include, but are not limited to:

  • LLMs for data analysis, information retrieval, and knowledge extraction
  • LLMs for natural language interpretation and creation
  • LLMs in educational and online learning settings
  • LLMs for opinion mining and sentiment analysis
  • Virtual assistants and chatbots Using LLMs
  • LLMs for content regulation and social media analysis
  • LLMs in business and financial applications
  • LLMs for user experience and human-computer interaction
  • LLMs for humanitarian and social purposes

Paper publications

  • Proceedings will be published in Lecture Notes in Networks and Systems, Springer (https://www.springer.com/series/15179)
  • Indexed by SCOPUS, INSPEC, WTI Frankfurt eG, zbMATH, SCImago
  • Paper maximum length is 10 pages
  • Papers must be formatted according to Springer format (Latex/word) available at:https://www.springer.com/de/authors-editors/book-authors-editors/manuscriptpreparation/5636#c3324
  • Submission Link: http://www.mirlabs.org/his23/submission.php

 Important Dates

  • Paper submission due: October 30, 2023
  • Notification of paper acceptance: November 6, 2023
  • Registration and Final manuscript due: November 20, 2023
  • Conference Date: December 13-15, 2023 
 Special Session Chair(s)
  • Dr. R. Elakkiya, Birla Institute of Technology & Science, Pilani (Dubai Campus)
  • Dr. Subramaniyaswamy V, SASTRA Deemed University, India
  • Dr. Ketan Kotecha, Symbiosis International (Deemed University), India
Information Contact: Dr. Elakkiya R <elakkiya@dubai.bits-pilani.ac.in> 

Administrative Responsibilities

 

Current Administrative Responsibility:

  • Faculty In-Charge, Registration and Counseling (Since September, 2018)


Previous Administrative Responsibilities:

  • Nucleus Member, Academic Registration & Counseling Division (Jan, 2010 to Aug, 2018)
  • Warden, Budh Bhawan (April, 2017 to Aug, 2018)
  • Warden, Vishwakarma Bhawan (Jan, 2012 to April, 2017)

Natural Product Research


Administrative Responsibilities

 

INSTITUTE LEVEL

  • Member, Institutional Animal Ethics Committee (IAEC), for Pilani campus [2021- till date]
  • Committee Member for compliance on Safety of Foods, Animal rights etc. for Pilani campus [2019- till date]
  • Non Residential Warden, CV Raman Bhawan [2016-2018]
  • Non Residential Warden, Vishwakarma Bhawan [2017-2018]
  • Coordinator, Central Animal House [2018- 2020]
  • Coordinator, Central Analytical Laboratory [CAL] [2018- 2020]
  • Committee Member, Central Instrumentation Facility (GC-MS/MS), BITS Pilani [2015-till date]


DEPARTMENT LEVEL

  • Head, Pharmacy Department [2018- 2020]
  • Chairman, Department Research Committee [2018- 2020]
  • Chairman, DCA & CCDCA [2018- 2020]
  • In-charge, Pharmacy Council of India related M