MS Dasgupta

Professional Membership

  • IEEE Senior Membership- ID 97806302
  • INFORMS 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022,2023 Membership
  • POMS 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023, 2024 Membership - ID 12637
  • Analytics Society of India- Full life Membership
  • AIMS International -full life membership
  • The Institute of Engineers (India) -full life membership


Research Interest

Research Areas

  1. Reaction Engineering 
  2. Process Development 
  3. Heterogeneous Catalysis 
  4. Green Processes 
  5. Membrane Separations
  6. Fluid Rheolology 
  7. Carbon Capture and Utilization
  8. Waste water treatment 
  9. Powder Technology 

Ph.D. Supervision

Ph.Ds Completed :
 1. Mr B. Sreenivasulu (2017)-Supervisor
Thesis Title: Kinetics and Engineering of Carbon Capture by Chemical Looping Process 
 2Mr P. Suresh (2019)-Supervisor
Thesis Title: Process and Engineering Studies on Wet Granulation 
 3. Mrs P. Sirisha (2019)-Co-Supervisor
Thesis Title: Development of Environment-friendly Process for the Production of Biofuels and Value-added Products from Ligno-cellulosic Biomass Residues 
 4. Mr Y. Varun (2023)-Co-Supervisor
Thesis Title: Studies on Transition Metal Catalysts for CO2 Methanation 
Ph.Ds in Progress: 
1. Mr R.Aniruddha (Supervisor) Jan 2020 onwards  
Thesis Title: Studies on Adsorption Based Carbon Capture  
2. Ms Sadamanti Sireesha (Supervisor) Jan 2020 onwards
Thesis Title: Studies on heavy metal removal using Biomass based adsorbents 
3. Mr Khandgave Santosh Sopanrao (Supervisor) Jan 2022 onwards
Thesis Title: Towards  greener and sustainable approach for heavy metal removal from aqueous solutions
4. Mr Pradip Mali (Supervisor) Jan 2023 onwards
Thesis Title: To be decided

Research Group

PhD Students:      

  • Smruti Smita Lenka (DST-INSPIRE Fellow, January 2014-July 2019, working as Data Scientist, Helisinki, Finland)
  • Krishna Prakash Nunna (August 2015-2020)
  • Nobleson (January 2019-  )
  • Anagh Venneti(August 2021-) 
  • Aprajita Srivastava (August 2023-)
  • Payaswinee Dhoke (January 2024-) [Part-time]



Thesis defence of Nobleson

"Advanced studies on neutron stars and pulsars"

Adjunct Visiting Faculty:

  • Dr Sakshi Gautam (Assistant Professor, on leave from Panjab University: February 2023-)  

Post Doctoral Fellow:

  • Dr Neelam Dhanda Batra (DST Women scientist: July 2015-December 2016)  
  • Dr Somnath Mukhopadhyay(DAE-BRNS RA: February 2019- May 2020) 
  • Dr Tuhin Malik(DAE-BRNS RA: July 2020-  June 2021)

Research Interest

  • Educational Policy and Planning (School & Higher Education)
  • Educational Psychology
  • Technology-Behaviour Processes /Informatics
  • Applied Social Psychology
  • Ethics
  • Health Education, Communication & Management
  • Leadership Studies
  • Organizational Development

International Collaboration

  • World Bank Research Collaboration on Large Scale Assessment of Careers and Choices in Education of South-Asian Region in Education to represent India with U.S., Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Maldives, Pakistan, India, Sri Lanka and Nepal
  • International Research Collaboration with UKEIRI and British Council funded research on Market Insight Study of UK-India Education Research Initiative on Internationalization Strategies between UK & India in Higher Education

PhD Scholars

1. Jisha Pillai U.

Topic: Studying the efficacy of combinatorial drug therapy for breast cancer therapeutics

Status: Ongoing

2. Manju Nidagodu Jayakumar

Topic: Identification of heat shock proteins as therapeutic targets for liver cancer

Status: Ongoing


First Degree Thesis students

1. Anam Zafar Kazi (2018A9TS0020U; Completed)

Topic: Using publicly available transcriptomics and metabolomics data to understand Gestational Diabetes Mellitus

Current status: To be updated

2. Karanveer Singh (2017A9TS0236U; Completed)

Topic: Exploring inhibitors against lipid metabolism

Current status: Master's in Molecular Biology, Umeå University, Sweden (2021-)

3.Pranav Shedge (2017A9TS0321U; Completed)

Topic: Anticancer properties of Salicornia

Current status: Post Graduate Associate, Yale School of Medicine, Connecticut, USA (2023-), M.S. in Biotechnology, Johns Hopkins University, USA (2021-23)

Members of the Group (Ph.D. Scholars)


Nanomedicine Research Laboratory (NMRL)

Lab Members

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Milan Paul

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Sri Ganga

Institute Fellow
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Are Varshini

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Shishira PS

Institute Fellow

Zinataman Sarkar

Institute Fellow
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Asif Mohd Itoo

Lady Tata Memorial Trust Research Fellow
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Prafful Kothari

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Naitik Jain

Institute Fellow
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Santosh Patil

Tonmoy Banerjee

Tonmoy Banerjee

Institute Fellow


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Ch Sai Sanjay

Year of completion: 2023
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Soniya Kumbham

Year of completion: 2023

Rompicharla S V Kiran

Year of completion: 2019
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Muddineti Omkara Swami

Year of completion: 2017
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Vysyaraju Nageshwara Rao

Year of completion: 2023 (Part time)
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Himanshu Bhatt

Year of completion: 2020
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Preeti Kumari

Year of completion: 2018

Ph.D. supervision

  1. Shreya Lahiri - Thesis awarded (2023) - Title - Household finance issues in India
  2. T.V.Venkatrathna - Ongoing - 2019 onwards
  3. Soumi Bose - Ongoing - 2023 onwards (Co-supervisor: Dr. Archana Srivastava)
  4. Anee Jain - Ongoing 2023 onwards (Co-supervisor: Dr. Safiullah, RMIT Australia)



Shravani V. Shetgaonkar

Ph.D. Candidate (Joined in Sept. 2021)

Ph.D. Students

Full Time:

  • Aishwarya Tomar
  • Keerthana Balakrishnan


  • Divya Singh

Students/Group Members

  • Raina M Thomas (Ph.D. Student)

          - Since September 2022.

          - Funding: DST Inspire fellowship

  • Naivedya Amarnani (B. S. Math, IIT Kanpur)

         - Since July 2022. 

Ph.D. Supervision

  1. Dr. Pravin Sakharam Mane (2009PHXF420G)

       Title of the Thesis: Reconfigurable Architecture in Resistive Switching Crossbar (Working as Assistant Professor, EEE Dept, BITS Pilani K.K Birla Goa Campus).

  1. Dr. Rajalekshmi Kishore (2012PHXP401G)

      Title of the Thesis: Performance Analysis of Energy Efficient Spectrum Sensing Techniques in Cognitive Radio Networks ((Working as Associate    Professor, ECE Dept, National Institute of Engineering, MYSORE).

  1. Dr. Shamanth N ( 2011PHXP405G)

           Title of the Thesis: Design and Development of Sectored Antenna and Energy Efficient Cross-Layer Protocol for Directional Wireless Sensor Networks (Working as Assistant Professor, School of Engineering and Technology, Christ University, Bangalore).

  1. Dr. Khairnar Vikas Vishnu (2013PHXF409G)

          Title of the Thesis: Design and Development of Pattern and Polarization Reconfigurable Microstrip Antenna (Working as Assistant Professor- Sr, VIT- AP University, Amaravati, Andhra Pradesh)

  1. Dr. Kadam Bhushan Vinayak (2013PHXF010G)  

          Title of the Thesis: Design and Development of Compact UWB and SWB Antennas for Wireless Applications.(Working as Senior Project Associate,         BITS Pilani, Goa Campus)

Research Group


1. Nilofar Naaz (Institute Scholar)
2. Gourab Kumar Das (Institute Scholar)
Alumni (Research scholars and undergraduate students):
1. Dr. Srinivasa Vutla Rao  (Managing Director, Hemair Systems Pvt. Ltd.)
2. Dr. Hemanth Kumar Narsetti (Assistant Professor, St. Peter's College of Engineering, Hyderabad)
3. Dr. Renuka Hyder Khan (Post-Doctoral Researcher, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburg, USA)
4. Dr. Waseem  Ahmad Wani (Post-Doctoral Researcher, University College, Dublin, Ireland)
5. Dr. Astha Sethi (Scientist, Intel, USA)
6. Dr. Sruthi V Babu (Scientist, Minnessota, USA)
7. Piyush Rath (Engineer, Byju's, Bangalore) 
8. Bharat Ravi Kumar (Engineer, QualComm, USA)
9. Pavani (Ph.D. student, Purdue University)
10. Jasvith Basani (Ph.D. student, University of Maryland, USA)
11. Nikhil Navaratna (Ph.D. student, NTU, Singapore)
12. Anirudh Ramesh (Ph.D. student, North Western University, USA)
13. Manav Shah (Ph.D. student, University of Arizona, USA)
14. Vasudha Varadrajan (Ph. D. student, SUNY, USA)
15. Harikrishnan (Scientist, BARC)
16. Vimarsh Srivsatava (Engineer, ARM, Bangalore)
17. Shahela (Engineer, Hyderabad)
18. Apoorva Agrawal (Engineer, GE, Bangalore) 
19. Madhan Thyagarajan
20. Mohit Goel
21. Rishabh Mehra 
22. Ashi Sinha
23. Dhyana Teja Reddy 
Research Collaborators: 
1. Prof. Harihara Venkataraman (Dept. of Physics, BITS-Pilani, Hyderabad Campus)
2. Prof. Sanket Goel (Dept. of Electrical Engineering, BITS-Pilani, Hyderabad Campus)
3. Prof. Balaji Gopalan (Dept. of Chemistry, BITS-Pilani, Hyderabad Campus) 
4. Prof. S. P. Regalla (Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, BITS-Pilani, Hyderabad Campus)
5. Prof. Prasant Pattnaik (Dept. of Electrical Engineering, BITS-Pilani, Hyderabad Campus) 
6. Prof. Challa V Kumar (Dept. of Chemistry and Molecular and Cell Biology, University of Connecticut, USA) 
7. Collaboration with the McSEE consortium at BITS-Pilani, Hyderabad Campus

Research Group

Ph.D. Students:


 1. Name & ID: Sankarsan Tarai, 2014PHXF411H 
     Role: Supervisor
     Thesis Title: Study on the dynamics of anisotropic cosmological models in a modified
     theory of gravity.
     Fellowship: SERB-DST Project and RGNF-UGC  (Publication List)
     Status: Defended thesis successfully on 22.08.19. (Awarded)
     Present: Assistant Professor, VIT-Chennai University.
 2. Name & ID: Pratik Premdarshi Ray, 2015PHXF009H 
     Role: Supervisor
     Thesis Title: Study on the late time cosmic dynamics and some anisotropic dark energy models.
     Fellowship: Institute (Publication List)
     Status: Defended thesis successfully on 07.11.19(Awarded)
     Present: Assistant Professor, VIT-AP University.
3. Name & ID: Parbati Sahoo, 2015PHXF008H 
    Role: Co-Supervisor
    Thesis Title: Study of accelerated expansion of the universe in the frame work of f(R,T) gravity.
    Fellowship: Institute (Publication List)
    Status: Defended thesis successfully on 15.07.19. (Awarded)
    Present: Assistant Professor, VIT-AP University.
4. Name & ID: Agrawal Amarkumar Shyamsunder, 2018PHXF0463H
    Role: Supervisor
    Research Topic: Bouncing scenario and cosmic dynamics in modified theories of gravity.
    Fellowship: CSIR-UGC JRF (Publication List)
    Status: Defended thesis successfully on 06.02.24.
5. Name & ID: Siddheshwar Atmaram Kadam, 2020PHXF0002H
    Role: Supervisor
    Research Topic: Dynamical and cosmological aspects of teleparallel and extended symmetric teleparallel gravity.
    Fellowship: CSIR-UGC JRF (Publication List)
    Status: Ongoing. (Date of Joining: 14.08.2020)  
6. Name & ID: Santosh Vijay Lohakare, 2020PHXF0052H
    Role: Supervisor
    Research Topic: Late time cosmic acceleration in modified gravity and Gauss-Bonnet cosmology.
    Fellowship: CSIR-UGC JRF (Publication List)
    Status: Ongoing. (Date of Joining: 05.11.2020)  
7. Name & ID: Lokesh Kumar Duchaniya, 2020PHXP0478H
    Role: Supervisor
    Research Topic: Cosmological and Dynamical Aspects of Teleparallel Gravity and its Extension.
    Fellowship: CSIR-UGC JRF (Publication List
    Status: Ongoing. (Date of Joining: 24.06.2021)   
8. Name & ID: Shubham Atmaram Narawade, 2021PHXP0039H
    Role: Supervisor
    Research Topic: Cosmological Models with Symmetric Teleparallel Gravity with its Extension.
    Fellowship: Institute (Publication List)
    Status: Ongoing. (Date of Joining: 07.09.2021)    
9. Name & ID: Rahul Vijay Bhagat, 2021PHXP0454H
     Role: Supervisor 
     Research Topic: Presently doing coursework, topic to be decided.
     Fellowship: UGC-NFSC JRF (Publication List)
     Status: Ongoing. (Date of Joining: 13.06.2022)    
10. Name & ID: K. Kalpana Devi
     Role: Supervisor 
     Research Topic: Presently Joined as JRF in CSIR project.
     Fellowship: CSIR Project
     Status: Ongoing. (Date of Joining: 09.11.2023)   

Research Students & Collaborators

Ph. D Students

  • Govekar, Sweta Suryakant, Thesis Title: Lie Symmetries and Discontinuity Wave Propagation for Certain Hyperbolic Systems of Partial Differential Equations, (Completed).
  • Pradhan, Pabitra Kumar, Thesis Title: Lie Group of Transformations, Optimal Systems and Exact Solutions of Certain Hyperbolic Systems of Partial Differential Equations, (Completed).
  • Maurya, Sandhya, Thesis Title: On the Study of Nonlocal Symmetries and its Application to Hyperbolic Conservation Laws. (Ongoing )
  • Panda, Debendra Prasad, Thesis Title: Symmetry Analysis of Fractional Partial Differential Equations (Ongoing)

Research Collaborators

  • Prof. Dia Zeidan, School of Basic Sciences and Humanities, German Jordanian University, Amman, Jordan
  • Dr. Minhajul, BITS Pilani K K Birla Goa Campus, India
  • Prof. V.D. Sharma, Department of Mathematics, IIT Bombay, India
  • Dr. Sushil Kumar, School of Vocational Studies and Applied Sciences, Gautam Buddha University, Greater Noida

Workshop Attended

  • Regional Workshop on Outcome Based Learning Using Pedagogy Frame Work Model, Feb. 10-11, 2017, BITS Pilani K K Birla Goa Campus.
  • Workshop on Effective Teaching & Learning, BITS Pilani K K Birla Goa Campus, July 18-20 2015.
  • Introductory Workshop on MATHEMATICA, Department of Mathematics, BITS Pilani K K Birla Goa Campus, 24-25 July 2013
  • Introductory Workshop on SCILAB, Department of Mathematics, BITS Pilani K K Birla Goa Campus, 9-10 July 2012. 
  • Advances in Computational Partial Differential Equations, Department of Mathematics, BITS Pilani K K Birla Goa Campus, 7th Feb. - 5th March, 2011.
  • Recent Trends in Scientific Computations, Department of Mathematics, BITS Pilani K K Birla Goa Campus, 20-25 July 2009.
  • Tutor at the SERC school, Centre for Mathematical Sciences, Pala, Kerala, 10 -20 Sep. 2008.
  • Workshop on Scientific Computation, Numerical Analysis and Applications, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, 4 - 15 July 2005.
  • Instructional School on Computational PDEs (CPDE- 05), Department of Mathematics, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, 5 - 24 June 2005.
  • International Conference on Mathematical Fluid Dynamics, University of Hyderabad, 1 - 4 Dec. 2004.

Workshop Organized

  • Workshop on Effective Teaching & Learning, BITS Pilani K K Birla Goa Campus, Jan 4-6, 2016.
  • Workshop for Teaching Assistant, BITS Pilani K K Birla Goa Campus, Sep 10, 2016.
  • Effective Teaching and Learning, BITS Pilani K K Birla Goa Campus, Nov. 4-5, 2016.   
  • Workshop for College/University teachers: Teaching Strategies in Mathematics, April 28-29, 2017 (Convener). Sponsored by Elsevier Mathematical Sciences Sponsored Fund.


Rahul Samyal is working as Postdoc in the project “Eco-Friendly Solution with Metal Recovery and Value Added Products from Stainless Steel Spent Pickle Liquor: A Zero Waste Business Model" Sponsored by Ministry of Steel Project and other institutions involved are CSIR-National Metallurgical Laboratory, Jamshedpur and BITS Pilani, Pilani Campus with Industrial Partner (Jindal Stainless Limited). 

Research Group

Research Scholars

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Year of Joining



Vasudev Singh Sengar

Stability Behaviour of geometrically imperfect  sandwich structures using isogeometric appraoch




Phad Sharad Trimbakrao

Multiscale Modeling of Nanostructures





Higher Degree Dissertations Supervised

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Thesis Submission Date


Gajjala Rahul Reddy

Bending and stability analysis of laminated composite and functionally graded material plates using moving kriging based meshfree method

May 2021


Abhay Kumar Gupta

Static and dynamic analysis of composite laminates integrated with piezoelectric sensors and actuators using finite element method

May 2021



 Kailash R

An assessment of knockdown factors for cylindrical shells used in launch vehicles

May 2022


N. Meghasyam Srinivasa Sai

Postbuckling and postbuckled vibration behaviour of non-rectangular plates using isogeometric analysis


 May 2022


Srijan Agarwal

Thermal buckling of symmetric laminated CNT reinforced plate with temperature dependent properties

May 2022


Undergraduate Thesis Supervised

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Thesis Submission Date



Pavan R

Isogeometric Analysis of

Laminated Composite Structures

June 2020



Ishan Dave

Deflection Behaviour of Carbon Nanotube Reinforced Composite Beams using FEM

June 2020



Devanshu Tak

Parametric Model Assembly Visualization in Augmented Reality

June 2020



Arjun Maini

Analysis of Laminated Structures using Finite Element Method

Dec 2020



George Savio Kidangan

Design of Deployable Structures for Space Applications

Dec 2021





Panchal Jay Rameshbhai

Design, fabrication, and load test of mechanical ground support equipment for small satellite assembly, integration, and testing

Dec 2022



Pratheek Ranjan Mitra

FEM analysis and mass optimisation of the iSSI interface of iBOSS, leading to design changes respecting the economic impact of manufacturing.

Dec 2022



Rakshith V Shetty

Thermal Engineering and Design Optimization for Satellite Systems: Enhancing Performance in Space Environment

Dec 2023



Soft Nanotechnology Lab

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Broad Research Areas: Nanotechnology, Soft Lithography, Polymer Thin Film Instability, Polymer Blends, Superhydrophobic and self-cleaning surfaces.

Current Research Activities: 

  • Development of superomniphobic surfaces for self-cleaning and antimicrobial applications 
  • Studying durability of hydrophobic surfaces.
  • Studying polymer thin film instability in multi-component films and using soft lithography for spatial organization of nanostructures
  • Alignment and control of phase separation in polymer blends
  • Studying self-assembly and spatial organization of biomolecules

Research Group: 

Research Group

Ph.D. Students
  • Neha Choudhary   
    • Joining Date: Sept. 2021
    • Research area: Performance Analysis of IRS-Assisted 5G and Beyond Communication Systems
    • Full time, Institute Fellowship
  • Nihit Bhatnagar 
    • Joining Date: Jan. 2022
    • Research area: Performance Analysis of Molecular Communication Systems
    • Full time, Institute Fellowship
  • Neeraj Gupta 
    • Joining Date: Feb. 2022
    • Research area: Implementation of Signal Processing Algorithms for 5G and Beyond Communication Systems
    • Part time, Aspirant Scheme