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MS Dasgupta

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

  • 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

  • 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, 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:

  • 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


Professional Activities

Faculty Development Programme (FDP)
 
1. Dr. Santanu Koley participated and successfully completed one week program (24/03/2022 to 31/03/2022) entitled "Technical Workshop Program in Analytics" organized by WILP division, BITS-Pilani.

Administrative Responsibilities

Sr No.

  Role

Duration

1

Member of the Student Faculty Council (SFC)

July 2019 to May 2020

2

Member of the Department Committee of Academics (DCA)

Sept 2020 to Aug 2022

3

Member of the Institute Library Committee

Dec 2021 to Dec 2022

4

Nucleus Member, AUGSD

Sept 2022 to Present

5

Member of the Academic Counselling Board (ACB)

March 2023 to Present


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

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

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
  • 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

  • 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.


Join Our Group

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

 

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'
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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
Deputy Head of CS Department  June 2022-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
 
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

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Courses

U.G:

  • Production Techniques
  • Precision Engineering
  • Workshop Practice Course
  • Quality Control, Assurance & Reliability
  • Engineering Graphics
  • Maintenance & Safety

P.G:

  • Machine Tool Engineering
  • Quality Control, Assurance & Reliability
  • Tribology

Administrative Responsibilities Undertaken

 Current:

  • In Charge, Central Workshop, BITS-Pilani, Hyderabad Campus.
  • In Charge, Tribology Laboratory, BITS-Pilani, Hyderabad Campus.
  • Member, Departmental Level Selection Committee, BITS Pilani, Hyderabad Campus
  • Senate Member, BITS Pilani.
  •  Member, Departmental Research Committee, BITS-Pilani Hyderabad Campus. 

 Past:

  • Member, Library Committee, Mechanical Engineering Group, BITS Pilani, Hyderabad Campus.
  • Secretary, Mechanical Engineering Association, BITS-Pilani Hyderabad Campus.
  • Secretary, Mechanical Engineering Department Meetings, MNNIT, Allahabad.
  • Officer-In-charge, Mechanical Engineering Department Library, MNNIT, Allahabad.

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

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 and Pharmacology

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

 

What causes tinnitus (ringing in-ears)?

 

How do we rescue hearing in aging adults above 60 years of age or people with occupational hazards?

 

Are there any pharmacological therapies for those mentioned above?

 

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 tinnitus (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 Drs. Sanket Goel and Ramendra Kishor Pal for tool development and Dr. Pranesh Bhargava for designing auditory attentional studies - BITS Hyderabad) 

What does the altered brain dynamics mean? (Using computational models and deep neural networks – a collaborative work with Dr. Rajagopalan – BITS Pilani/ Hyderabad)

 

Could we intervene by pharmacological targeting?

 

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

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
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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
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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 Matters[ 2020- 2021]
  • Convener & Member, Department Research Committee [2014-2018]
  • Member, Library Committee [2021- till date]
  • Member, Doctoral Advisory Committee [2014-till date]
  • In-charge, Natural Drug Laboratory, Medicinal Plant Garden and Museum [2013-till date]
  • In-charge, Chemical and Glassware of Pharmacy Department [2013- till July 2014]
  • In-charge, DST FIST-II UPLC-MS/MS facility [2013- 2020]
  • In-charge, Sir Ratan Tata Fellowship for FD and HD students
  • In-charge, Prof. BM Mithal Award function [Jan-Feb 2015]

Workshops/Training Programs/ Conferences Attended, Chaired & Organized

 

Workshops/Training Programs/ Conferences Attended & Chaired

Participated in a 2-day Online Workshop on Internet of Things organized by Lema Labs, IIT Madras Research Park, Chennai during December 04-05, 2021.

Participated in a Webinar on National Education Policy focusing on Multidisciplinary/ Interdisciplinary, Academic Bank of Credit, Skill Development, Appropriate integration of Indian language, Outcome Based Education (OBE) and Distance Education / Online education organized by NAAC, November 17, 2021.

Participated in a Five Week Online Crash Course on Machine Learning organized by Lema Labs, IIT Madras Research Park, Chennai during October 23-November 28, 2021.

Participated in a Workshop on Fuzzy Logic & Applications in Civil Engineering, Centre of Excellence in Water Resources Management, Department of Civil Engineering, BITS Pilani, Hyderabad Campus, March 15-16, 2019.

Participated in a Workshop on “Outcome Based Teaching Learning Process” at BITS Pilani, Hyderabad Campus, December 26-27, 2018.

Participated in a Five Day Training Workshop on "Reservoir Simulation Using NIH_ReSyP" jointly organized by National Institute of Hydrology (A Govt. of India Society under Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation) and Centre of Excellence in Water Resources Management, Department of Civil Engineering, BITS Pilani Hyderabad Campus, June 25-29, 2018.

Participated in a Workshop on Data Mining and Soft Computing Techniques in Civil Engineering, Centre of Excellence in Water Resources Management, Department of Civil Engineering, BITS Pilani, Hyderabad Campus, April 13-14, 2018.

Chaired a Session during the 2nd International Conference on Advances in Concrete, Structural & Geotechnical Engineering (ACSGE 2018), organized by Department of Civil Engineering, BITS Pilani, Pilani Campus, February 26-28, 2018.

Participated in a Training Programme on Urban Flood Management: Technology Driven Solutions, Centre of Excellence in Water Resources Management, Department of Civil Engineering, BITS Pilani, Hyderabad Campus, March 03-04, 2017.

Participated in the International Conference on Water Challenges in India organized by DHI at New Delhi during February 08-09, 2017.
Chaired a Session during the National Conference on Sustainable Materials and Management Systems in Civil Engineering (NCS2MCE2016) organized by Department of Civil Engineering, Chaitanya Bharathi Institute of Technology, Gandipet, Hyderabad, India during December 15-16, 2016.

Participated in the executive education programme on Building Excellence in Professional Higher Education Institutions organized by Centre for Executive Education, ISB Hyderabad during July 24-25, 2016.

Participated in a Workshop on Research Methodology, Department of Civil Engineering, Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani-Hyderabad Campus, April 11-12, 2016.

Participated in a Training Programme on Urban Flood Management: Technology Driven Solutions, Centre of Excellence in Water Resources Management, Department of Civil Engineering, BITS Pilani, Hyderabad Campus, November 20-21, 2015.

Participated in the Workshop on Integrated Urban Flood Management in Hyderabad: Technology Driven Solutions, Centre of Excellence in Water Resources Management, Department of Civil Engineering, BITS Pilani, Hyderabad Campus, October 31, 2015. (Participation by Invitation only)

Participated in the Workshop on Effective Teaching & Learning organized by Quality Assurance & Assessment | Mission 2015, BITS Pilani at Goa Campus during July 18-20, 2015. (Participation by Invitation only)

Attended the Workshop on Planning and Delivering Flipped Classes using MOOC Platforms organized by BITS Pilani at Hyderabad Campus during July 10, 2015. (Participation by Invitation only)

Participated in a Workshop on Research Methodology, Centre of Excellence in Water Resources Management, Department of Civil Engineering, BITS Pilani, Hyderabad Campus, April 3-4, 2015.

Attended the 7th International Conference on Teaching & Learning in Higher Education organized by Centre for Development of Teaching and Learning, NUS, Singapore during December 10-11, 2014.

Attended the National Summit on Quality in Education organized by CII, Institute of Quality at Christ University, Bangalore during September 16-17, 2014.
Participated in a Workshop on Research Methodology, Centre of Excellence in Water Resources Management, Department of Civil Engineering, BITS Pilani, Hyderabad Campus, April 11-12, 2014.

Attended a 3 day Workshop on Benchmarking, Strategy and Performance Improvement organized by BITS Pilani, August 23-25, 2013. (Participation by Invitation only)

Attended a 3 day Faculty Development Programme on Teaching Learning Methodologies organised by Teaching Learning Centre (TLC), IIT Madras, July 11-13, 2013. (Participation by Invitation only)

Attended a two day National Workshop on Climate Change impacts on Water, Sanitation and Hygiene at National Institute of Administrative Research, LBSNAA, Mussoorie during June 26-27, 2013. (Participation by Invitation only)

Participated in a National Conference on “Sustainable Water Resources Planning, Management and Impact of Climate Change”, Centre of Excellence in Water Resources Management, Department of Civil Engineering, BITS Pilani, Hyderabad Campus, April 5-6, 2013.

Participated in a National Conference on “Sustainable Water Resources Management and Impact of Climate Change”, Department of Civil Engineering, BITS Pilani, Hyderabad Campus, March 5-6, 2010.

Attended a Workshop on Stormwater Management in a Changing Climate organized by Ontario Public Works Association on December 5, 2007 at Mississauga Grand Banquet and Convention Centre, Mississauga.

Attended a Short Course entitled Genetic Algorithms in Engineering and Management organized by Prof. Kalyanmoy Deb in Kanpur Genetic Algorithms Laboratory (KanGAL), Mechanical Engineering Department on 26-28 September, 2001 at IIT, Kanpur.

Attended two months professional training onsite inspection, design and detailing of steel and R.C. structures at M. Dharmalingam Associates, Coimbatore, May-June 1999.

Participated in the traffic survey at Athupalam Bridge, Coimbatore for a week’s duration conducted by Larsen and Tubro, ECC, 1999.

Workshops/Training Programs/ Conferences Organized

Organized a Workshop on Fuzzy Logic & Applications in Civil Engineering, Centre of Excellence in Water Resources Management, Department of Civil Engineering, BITS Pilani, Hyderabad Campus, March 15-16, 2019.

Organized a Workshop on “Outcome Based Teaching Learning Process” at BITS Pilani, Hyderabad Campus, December 26-27, 2018.

Organized a Five Day Training Workshop on "Reservoir Simulation Using NIH_ReSyP" jointly organized by National Institute of Hydrology (A Govt. of India Society under Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation) and Centre of Excellence in Water Resources Management, Department of Civil Engineering, BITS Pilani Hyderabad Campus, June 25-29, 2018.

Organized a Workshop on Data Mining and Soft Computing Techniques in Civil Engineering, Centre of Excellence in Water Resources Management, Department of Civil Engineering, BITS Pilani, Hyderabad Campus, April 13-14, 2018.

Organized a Training Programme on Urban Flood Management: Technology Driven Solutions, Centre of Excellence in Water Resources Management, Department of Civil Engineering, BITS Pilani, Hyderabad Campus, March 03-04, 2017.

Organized a Workshop on Research Methodology, Department of Civil Engineering, Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani-Hyderabad Campus, April 11-12, 2016.

Organized a Training Programme on Urban Flood Management: Technology Driven Solutions, Centre of Excellence in Water Resources Management, Department of Civil Engineering, BITS Pilani, Hyderabad Campus, November 20-21, 2015.

Organized a Workshop on Integrated Urban Flood Management in Hyderabad: Technology Driven Solutions, Centre of Excellence in Water Resources Management, Department of Civil Engineering, BITS Pilani, Hyderabad Campus, October 31, 2015. (Participation by Invitation only)

Organized a Workshop on Effective Teaching & Learning organized by Quality Assurance & Assessment | Mission 2015, BITS Pilani at Goa Campus during July 18-20, 2015. (Participation by Invitation only)

Organized a Workshop on Research Methodology, Centre of Excellence in Water Resources Management, Department of Civil Engineering, BITS Pilani, Hyderabad Campus, April 3-4, 2015.

Organized a Workshop on Research Methodology, Centre of Excellence in Water Resources Management, Department of Civil Engineering, BITS Pilani, Hyderabad Campus, April 11-12, 2014.

Organized a National Conference on “Sustainable Water Resources Planning, Management and Impact of Climate Change”, Centre of Excellence in Water Resources Management, Department of Civil Engineering, BITS Pilani, Hyderabad Campus, April 5-6, 2013.

Organized a National Conference on “Sustainable Water Resources Management and Impact of Climate Change”, Department of Civil Engineering, BITS Pilani, Hyderabad Campus, March 5-6, 2010.


Memberships:

Member of:
1) Indian Society of Heat and Mass Transfer, ISHMT 
2) Indian Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air-conditioning. ISHRAE
3) Aeronautical Society of India
4) Vice President of ISHMT - Between 2013-2017

Fellowships:

 1) Fellow of National Academy of Engineers FNAE, 2016  
 
   2) Fellow of Alexander von Humboldt, Germany, 2001
 

Awards:

1) Sir C.V Raman Young Scientist Karnataka State Award -2002
 
   2) ADA-DRDO excellency award for Design, Development and Testing of Environmental Control Systems - 1999
    

Institutional/Departmental Services

 

Teaching Learning Center (TLC) [2020-till date]

  • Contributed as Resource person (Organizing Committee, Technical reviewer, Session Chair) in International Conference on Best Innovative Teaching Strategies (ICON-BITS 2021), 29 & 31 July 2021
  • Contributed as Resource person in Intensive Teaching Workshop (ITW 2021) and delivered a training session on “Evaluation and Assessment”, 20 & 27 March 2021
  • Organized a webinar on “Naya Kshitij: NEP 2020 for Higher Education-Implementation, Preparedness, Challenges, and Way forward” 7 November 2020, Teaching Learning Center (TLC), BITS Pilani, Pilani campus.
  • Organized 6 days “Naya Kshitij: Faculty Development Programme FDP” in December 17-22, 2020 (FDP contributed 0.4 lakhs INR to TLC, BITS)

 

Compliance Committee [2019]

  • Role as technical expert for environmental issues

 

Department Committee for Academics (DCA) [2018-till date]

  • Curriculum review of courses; Transport Phenomena/Fluid Mechanics, Engineering Hydrology and Numerical Analysis, 2018

 

Faculty In charge for Hydraulic Laboratory [2016-till date]

  • Procurement of Earth Resistivity Imaging System
  • Instrument and Budget proposal for a year
  • Procurement of new UG level experimental setup
  • Modification and maintenance of existing setups (Multipurpose open channel Flume)
  • Development of research experimental setup
  • Development of Video manual for UG lab experiments
  • Procurement of new software COMSOL Multiphysics

 

Faculty member of Internal Complaint Committee (ICC) [2016 - 2020]

  • Conducted awareness talk on “Reflections on The Touchstone of Sexual Violence and #MeToo: A talk by Prof. Mary E John” by Prof. Mary E. John in 2020
  • Conducted women’s day program to promote gender equality in 2019
  • Conducted awareness talk on “A Dream of Gender Equality: Walking Together Matters” by Poet and Activist Pratibha Katiyar in 2018
  • Attended a training workshop on “Anti-sexual harassment at workplace” by Institute of Labour laws, India, 2018
  • Conducted Awareness Talk on “Claiming Gender Equality” by Shabnam Hashmi an Indian social activist and human rights campaigner, 2017

 

Faculty member of Academic Counseling Cell (ACC) [2014-2018]

  • Conducted motivational and Introductory talk from 2014 to 2018 for 1st year Civil Engineering Students
  • Panelist for a panel discussion on “Package and Knowledge”, 2017, BITS Pilani
  • Counseling of students during the period

 

Faculty member of Student Faculty Council (SFC) [2016-2018]

 

Faculty member of Library Advisory Committee (LAC) [2014 - 2017]

  • Invited talk on “Nurturing Young Minds: Parents, Books and Children, 2017, BITS Pilani
  • Technical resource person from civil engineering to advise the departments needs of library resources

 

Faculty member of Departmental Research Committee (DRC) [2015-2018]

  • Selection interviews of PhD from 2015 to 2018
  • Preparation of question papers and Examiner for PhD qualifying examination
  • Conference paper reviews

 

Faculty member of Doctoral Advisory Committee (DAC) [2013-2018]

  • Reviewed Doctoral thesis

 

Other Activities at BITS

  • Contributed in faculty Hiring process as DLSC’s
  • Contributed in KHDA moderation for Hydraulic Engineering course
  • Setting of Question Paper for BITSAT for the Higher Degree, 2017
  • Involved in conducting additional course for backlog students, 2016-2018
  • Conducted summer course under detention (2015-2016)
  • Involved in Consultancy activities in Civil Eng. Group such as Shear strength of Soils, and Concrete Cube Tests, etc. (2013-2015)

Flipped Classroom Teaching Pedagogy

 

Flipping the Classroom

 

Unlike traditional classroom teaching pedagogy, in the past few years, flipped classroom teaching pedagogy has made its space in many leading universities of the world. In a traditional classroom teaching pedagogy, most of the content is covered during the lecture hours in class. The content here signifies the theoretical concepts about the topic/subject. Most of this content is readily available in text books.

In flipped classroom teaching pedagogy, this content is recorded in the form of video lectures. These video lectures are made available to students using some platform/technology. Students are expected to see the video lectures before coming to class. Now, based upon this content, the students will do the problems/numerical/questions in class with instructor offering more personalized guidance and interaction with students.

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Program Committee Member

 

Advisary / Program / Review Committee

 

I am / was the part of these International Conferences / National Conferences as a member of their International Advisary Committee / Program Committee / Review Committee.


Things I Love to Do


My ideal day begins with Suryanamskar and comes to fulfillment with sports or light music in evening.

I love to listen to kids and sometimes to wife (I don’t know how often…)

I like to go out in rain and have a bash with friends.

I don’t want to miss out on any of the Grand Slams finals on television.

Every time I take a vow to complete a book before the new one comes in hand.

I like to be with good friends who inspire, understand and stand for each other.

Love to mingle with students and help them find themselves. And most importantly, I want to be fit and healthy.

 


Professional Memberships

 

  • Member of ELTAI
  • Member of IATEFL, UK
  • Member of ELTeCS (an online ELT Community of The British Council)
  • Life Member of Linguistic Society of India
  • Life Member of Association for English Studies of India

Experience


Teaching Experience

  • July 2007 - Jan 2015 Assistant Professor, BITS, Pilani, Pilani Campus
  • Oct 2005-July 2007 Lecturer, BITS, Pilani
  • Nov 1999-Oct 2005 Sr. Lecturer (English) JN (Govt.) College, Pasighat
  • May1994-Nov1999 Education Instructor, Indian Air Force, Chennai
  • Feb 2015 - present Associate Professor, BITS, Pilani

Administrative Experience

 

  • Head, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences (May 2015-Aug 2018)
  • Faculty-in-Charge, Publicity and Branding, BITS, Pilani. (May 2012- Aug 2018)
  • Visiting Faculty, Strategic Sports Communication, IIM Rohtak
  • External Examiner and Paper setter, Indian Institute of Technology, Dhanbad
  • PhD Examiner, University of Hyderabad and Anna University, Chennai
  • Paper Reviewers for Journal for Cultural Research (Scopus) published by Taylor and Francis and European Journal of Social Sciences (Scopus)
  • Coordinator, Study India Programme (SIP) (2018-2019)
  • Book Reviewers for Pearson, McGraw-Hill, McMillian and Cengage in the areas of business communication and advertising
  • Organizing Member of Intensive Teaching Workshop, BITS, Pilani
  • Senate nominated member of Research Board (2016-17)
  • Senate nominated member of the Discipline Committee for two consecutive terms (2014 and 2015)
  • Member of Library Executive Committee, BITS, Pilani
  • Professor-in-Charge, TedX Talks BITS Pilani Chapter (2015-2017)
  • Mission 2012-Task Force Member (Brand Profile)
  • Mentor, Academic Counseling Board
  • Editor, BITSCAN, Semester wise campus Magazine (Vol 23, Vol 24 and Vol 25)
  • Member of House Allotment Committee, BITS, Pilani
  • Editorial Board Member, BITS CURIE Journal
  • Resource person for Professional Development Programs of HZL, BALCO & ABG
  • Professor-in-Charge, Languages and Humanistic Studies Association

Administrative Responsibilities

  • Co-opted Member of the Senate (Since October 2020)
  • Member of Departmental Research Committee (DRC). (Since September 2016)
  • Member of Academic Counselling Cell (ACC). (Since August 2015)
  • Nucleus member of Academic Graduate Studied Division (AGSRD). (Since June 2018)
  • Nucleus member Academic Research Division (ARD) (From February 2016 to May 2018)

Experiences

  • From March 2023 to Till date: Working as Associate Professor in Electrical and Electronics Engineering department of Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani (BITS, Pilani), Rajasthan.
  • From June 2015 to February 2023: Worked as Assistant Professor in Electrical and Electronics Engineering department of Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani (BITS, Pilani), Rajasthan.
  • From July 2011 to May 2015: Worked as a Assistant Professor in Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering department of TSSM’s Bhivarabai Sawant College of Engineering and Research, Pune-411041, An Institute affiliated to University of Pune. Maharashtra.
  • From August 2006 to June 2011: Worked as a Lecture in Instrumentation & Control Engineering department of Vishwakarma Institute of Technology (VIT), Pune-411037. An autonomus Institute affiliated to University of Pune. Maharashtra.
  • From January 2005 to July 2006: Worked as a Lecturer in Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering department of S. R. E. ’s College of Engineering, Kopargaon. Dist:-A’Nagar. An Institute affiliated to University of Pune. Maharashtra.

International visits & Collaborators

Foreign Visits

12. Visited The Erwin Schrödinger International Institute for Mathematics and Physics (ESI), University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria during 04-07 December 2023.

11. Visited Faculty of Physics, Babes-Bolyai University at Cluj-Napoca, Romania during 20-22 June 2023.

10. Joined as Visiting Professor at the Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science, Transilvania University of Brasov, Romania during 24th May to 22nd July 2023.

9. Visited Valencia, Spain to present a paper at “22nd International Conference on General Relativity and Gravitation  (GR22)” on "Phantom energy as a transient phenomenon avoiding cosmic doomsday in f(R) gravity" from 7thto 12th July 2019 with funding support from SERB and BITS-Pilani, India.    

8. Visited Department of Mathematical Sciences, University of Essex, UK from 21st -31st May 2018 as International Visiting Fellow.

7. Visited CERN, Geneva, Switzerland from 22nd May- 11th June 2017 as visiting Scientist under exposure of BITS faculty to Universities abroad sponsored by BITS-Pilani.

6. Visited Krakow, Poland to give an invited talk on "Kaluza-Klein dark energy model in the form of wet dark fluid in f(R,T) gravity" of the 3rd Conference of the Polish Society on Relativityat Faculty of Physics, Astronomy and Applied Computer Science, Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland from 25th to 29th Sept. 2016. 

5. Visited Yukawa Institute for Theoretical Physics, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan to give a talk on "Bianchi type string cosmological models in f(R,T) gravity" at the Yukawa International School on "Strings and Fields" from 29th Feb to 4th March 2016 with funding support from Kyoto University.

4. Visited Leuven, Belgium to give an invited talk on "LRS Bianchi type-I string cosmological model in f(R,T) gravity" in the parallel session of the 21st European Workshop on “The string Theory Universe” at Department of Physics and Astronomy, Katholieke Universiteit, Leuven, Belgium from 7th Sept. to 11th Sept. 2015 with funding support from ECOST (European Cooperation in Science and Technology).    

3. Visited Mainz, Germany to give an invited talk on "Higher dimensional Bianchi type-III universe with strange quark matter attached to string cloud in general relativity" in the parallel session of the 20th European Workshop on “The string Theory Universe at Mainz Institute for Theoretical Physics, Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz, Germany from 22nd Sept. to 26th Sept. 2014 with funding support from ECOST (European Cooperation in Science and Technology).      

2. Visited Seoul, South Korea to present a paper at “International Congress of Mathematicians, ICM-2014 on "Axially symmetric cosmological models with anisotropic dark energy" from 13th  Aug. to 21st  Aug.  2014 with funding support from SERB and CICS, India.    

1. Visited Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, CANADA to present a paper at AMMCS-2011 on "Plane symmetric domain walls and cosmic strings in Bimetric theory"from 25th July to 29th July 2011 with funding support from DST and CICS, India.  

Collaborators

Dr. P.H.R.S. Moraes, 

Institute of Astronomy, Geophysics, and Atmospheric Sciences, University of Sao Paulo, 05508-090 Sao Paulo, SP, Brazil

Eamil: moraes.phrs@gmail.com

Prof. J. R. L. Santos,

UFCG -Universidade Federal de Campina Grande, UnidadeAcademicadeFısica,58429-900, Campina Grande, PB, Brazil

Email: joaorafael@df.ufcg.edu.br

Prof. Genly León

Departamento de Matematicas, Universidad Catolica del Norte, Avda. Angamos 0610, Casilla 1280 Antofagasta, Chile

Email: genly.leon@ucn.cl

Prof. Kazuharu Bamba

Cosmology Group, Faculty of Symbiotic Systems Science, Fukushima University, Fukushima 960-1296, Japan

Email: bamba@sss.fukushima-u.ac.jp

Prof. I. Radinschi,

Gheorghe Asachi Technical University, Department of Physics, Iasi, 700050, Romania,

Email: radinschi@yahoo.com

Prof. R. Myrzakulov

Director, Ratbay Myrzakulov Eurasian International Centre for Theoretical Physics, Nur-Sultan 010009, Kazakhstan

Email: rmyrzakulov@gmail.com

Prof. S. S. Xulu,

University of Zululand, Department of Computer Science, 3886 Kwa-Dlangezwa, South Africa,

Email: ssxulu@pan.uzulu.ac.za

Dr. Sezgin Aygun,

Canakkale Onsekiz Mart University, Arts and Sciences Faculty, Department of Physics, Terzioglu Campus, 17020, Turkey,

Email: saygun@comu.edu.tr

Prof. Xin-he Meng

School of Physics, Nankai Univ, P.R. China

Email: Electronic address: xhm@nankai.edu.cn

Dr. Can Aktas,

Canakkale Onsekiz Mart University, Arts and Sciences Faculty, Department of Mathematics, Terzioglu Campus, 17020, Turkey,

Email: canaktas@comu.edu.tr

Prof. Theophanes Grammenos,

University of Thessaly, Department of Civil Engineering, 383 34 Volos, Greece,

Email: thgramme@civ.uth.gr

Prof. Deng Wang

National Astronomical Observatories, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, 100012, China

Email: cstar@nao.cas.cn

Dr. Tee-How Loo

Institute of Mathematical Sciences, University of Malaya, 50603, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Email: looth@um.edu.my

Dr. Avik De

Department of Mathematical & Actuarial Sciences, Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman, Selangor, 46200, Malaysia

Email: de.math@gmail.com

Dr. Zeeshan Yousaf

Department of Mathematics, University of the Punjab, Quaid-i-Azam Campus, Lahore-54590, Pakistan

Email: zeeshan.math@pu.edu.pk


INSTITUTIONAL ACTIVITIES

BITS Pilani Hyderabad Campus

  • Senate member, Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani (with effect from 2005 to till date).
  • Chairman, Department Level Shortlisting Committee, Department of Civil Engineering, BITS Pilani Hyderabad campus (with effect from August 28, 2015).
  • External Member, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Department Level Performance Evaluation Committee, BITS Pilani Hyderabad Campus [with effect from January 8, 2024]
  • Member, Space Audit Committee, BITS Pilani Hyderabad Campus [with effect from February 21, 2024]

PAST

  • Member, Department Research Committee, Department of Civil Engineering, BITS Pilani Hyderabad campus (with effect from December 1, 2020-November 30, 2022)
  • Member, Campus Level Review Committee for Non-Teaching and other Academic Staff, BITS Pilani Hyderabad Campus (February-September 2022)
  • In-charge, Data analytics cell, Academic-undergraduate studies division, BITS Pilani Hyderabad campus (August 30, 2018-April 30, 2022). 
  • Coordinator, Centre of Excellence in Water Resources Management, Department of Civil Engineering, BITS Pilani Hyderabad campus (October 1, 2010-October 31, 2021). 
  • Key team member of Hyderabad campus project -phase 1 (2006-2014)
  • Member, University Faculty Selection Committee for Civil Engineering, BITS Pilani University. Interviews were held on 1.12.2020; 27.12.2023. 
  • In-charge, National service scheme (January 2009-June 2010)
  • Convener, Department research committee (2011-2013)
  • Proctor, BITSAT-2015 (May 16-27, 2015) & BITSAT-2014 (May 14-30, 2014)
  • Member, Research board, BITS Pilani university (December 8, 2015-December 7, 2017).
  • Member, Interview panel for the selection of workshop technician (December 19, 2018). 
  • Member, Comprehensive review process of university exposure abroad and industry immersion programs committee, BITS Pilani (with effect from July 24, 2018; Meeting held on August 7 and August 29, 2018; Final report submitted on September 5, 2018 to Dean, faculty affairs). 
  • Member, Campus level faculty appraisal committee for the year 2016-2017 & 2017-2018 (final report was submitted on April 11, 2019). 
  • Member, University wide standing committee for selection of BITS faculty for industry immersion within India (academic year 2016-2017 & 2017-2018).
  • Member, Intensive teaching workshop, Second semester 2015-2016
  • Member, Department research committee (December 1, 2016 - October 12, 2018; December 2013 - September 2014)
  • Member, Cross-campus departmental committee for academics (January-September 2012)
  • Member, Departmental committee for academics (October 2012-November 2016).
  • Member, Department level shortlisting committee: civil and chemical engineering (August 2011- August 2015), mechanical engineering and mathematics (August 2011 - May 2013).
  • Member, Rain water harvesting and sewage plant improvements committee, May 2013-November 2015
  • Member, Purchase committee (November 1, 2016-October 31, 2017)
  • Member, Energy conservation measures committee (February 23, 2015-October 31, 2016)
  • Member, Library committee (October 2009-September 2010)
  • Member, Institutional animal ethics committee (June 2009-June 2010)
  • Member, Research and consultancy division (2009-2010)
  • Member, Reception committee, BITSATHON 10K Run (March 23, 2014)
  • In-charge, Hydraulics and fluid mechanics laboratory (December 2009 - November 2017)
  • Department safety head (January 2015-November 2015)
  • In-charge, Department placements (December 2013 - November 2015)
  • Member, Transportation and accommodation committee for convocations – 2013-2016.
  • Practice school (PS-1) faculty at Suchir India, Deepika Infratech, Pennywise Solutions, Hyderabad (2009) 

BITS Pilani Campus

  • Group leader (Head), Civil engineering, BITS Pilani- Pilani campus during 2003-2006. 
  • Member, Research board, BITS Pilani (December 2003-December 2006).
  • Member (2002-2003) & In-charge (2003-2004), Planning Cell, Practice school division, BITS Pilani
  • Practice school (PS-1) faculty at: NGEF limited & Yuken India limited, Bangalore (2001); Vijayawada thermal power station, Kanakadurga agro industries & Hitech print systems, Vijayawada (2002); Birla museum, Pilani (2003)

Other information

  • Nucleus Member, Teaching Learning Center (June 2022 -till date)
  • Nucleus Member, BITS Alumni Affairs Division (July 2010 - May 2013)
  • Lab-in-charge, Digital Communication lab (July 2012 -Jan 2014)

Workshops & Events Organized

Workshops:
  • Organizing Team Member for C-REx 2023: Computer Science Research Exploration - a one day research exploration symposium held on 16 April 2023.
  • Coordinator for the Workshop on Evolving Technologies in Network and Communication Systems (ENCoS) held on 29 – 30 August 2019.
  • Organizing Team Member for the Expository Lectures on Graph and Geometric Algorithms (ELGGA) Workshop held on 21-22 September, 2018.
Events:
  • Organized a 12-hour Hackathon "AFTERHOURS" along with Innovation Cell, BPHC as part of IIC activity held on 25th and 26th February 2023.
  • Organizing Committee Member of ACM India Celebration of Women in Computing Event held on 8th October 2022.

Professional Memberships

Books

  • Reviewer for Table of Contents of Information Security: Principles and Practice,3e by Mark Stamp

Journal Reviewer

  • IEEE Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Magazine
  • Security and Communications Network, Hindwai Publications
  • Computers and Security, Elsevier
  • ACM Transactions on Privacy and Security
  • IEEE Transactions on Dependable & Secure Computing
  • International Journal of Management and Decision Making of Inderscience Submissions
  • International Journal of Sensors, Wireless Communications and Control, Bentham Science
  • Transactions on Management Information Systems
  • IEEE Access
  • Computer Journal
  • SN Computer Science
  • Cybernatics and Systems Journal

Conferences

  • Reviewer for 18th IEEE International Conference on Automatic Face and Gesture Recognition 2024
  • Reviewer for ICISS 2023
  • Reviewer for INDICON 2023
  • Reviewer for IEEE 2023 International Joint Conference on Biometrics
  • Reviewer for the 4th International Conference on Frontiers in Computing and Systems 2023.
  • TPC for the Third International Conference on Emerging Techniques in Computational Intelligence, ICETCI 2023
  • Program Committee Member of ICDCN 2023
  • Reviewer for ICACI 2022
  • Reviewer for IEEE INFOCOM WORKSHOP: A4E 2022: AI/ML for Edge/Fog Networks
  • Technical Program Committee Member for The Second International Conference on Emerging Techniques in Computational Intelligence, ICETCI 2022
  • Reviewer for 3rd International Workshop on Open Services and Tools for Document Analysis (ICDAR-OST) 2021
  • Reviewer for IDC 2019
  • Technical review committee of the 2nd International Conference on Adaptive Computational Intelligence (ICACI) 2020
  • Reviewer for the International Conference on Computer Communication and Informatics (ICCCI) 2021
  • Organizing Committee Member for International Conference on Multidisciplinary Perspectives In Engineering & Technology (ICMPET) 2019
  • Organizing Committee Member for International Conference on Computing Communication and Electrical Technologies (ICCCET-2019)
  • Reviewer for International Conference on Adaptive Computational Intelligence (ICACI-2019)
  • Program Committee member of 2nd International Workshop on Open Services and Tools for Document Analysis (ICDAR-OST) 2019
  • Reviewer for IDRBT Doctoral Colloquium (IDC) 2017
  • Program Committee member  and reviewer of  International Conference on Information Systems Security (ICISS) 2017

Session Chair

  • Session Chair for the session entitled Applied Cryptography, Vulnerability Analysis and
    Side-Channels
     at the 18th International Conference on Security and Cryptography (SECRYPT) 2021.
  • Session Chair for the session entitled Applied Cryptography and Privacy at the 20th International Conference on Security and Cryptography (SECRYPT) 2023.

Membership

  • IEEE Member
  • ACM Professional Member
  • INSTICC

Others

Qualifications

  • Post-Doctoral Research Fellow: University of Surrey, Guildford, UK (2008-2012)
  • Ph.D (Mechanical Engineering, BITS Pilani), 2006
  • M.E. (Thermal Power Engineering, Amravati University), 1999
  • B.E. (Mechanical Engineering, Amravati University), 1995

Administrative Experience

  • Associate Dean, Practice School Division, BITS Pilani, Hyderabad Campus, from September, 2021 to date.
  • Associate Dean, Student Welfare Division, BITS Pilani, Hyderabad Campus, from January, 2014 to September, 2021.
  • Member of Senate, BITS Pilani.
  • Member, User Council, Hyderabad Campus Growth Plan Committee.
  • Member, Department Level Faculty Selection and Research Committee.
  • Faculty-In-Charge, Student Welfare Division, BITS Pilani, Hyderabad Campus, from March, 2013 to December, 2013.
  • Assistant Dean, Engineering Services Division, BITS, Pilani form January, 2007 to May, 2008.
  • In-charge PhD Monitoring Cell, BITS, Pilani form May, 2006 to Dec, 2006.
  • Member of Research Board, BITS, Pilani, term 2006-08.
  • Member of Senate, BITS, Pilani, term 2006-08.
  • Non-resident warden at BITS, Pilani, 2004-2007.
  • Warden at BITS, Pilani, 2007-08.

Important Conferences/ Seminars/ Workshops Attended

  • 25th National and 3rd International ISHMT-ASTFE Heat and Mass Transfer Conference (IHMTC-2019), IIT Roorkee, Roorkee, December 28-31, 2019.

  • International Conference on Recent Advances in Fluid and Thermal Sciences (iCRAFT2018), BITS Pilani Dubai Campus, Dubai, December 5-7, 2018.
  • International Conference on Sustainable Energy and Environment Sensing (SEES 2018) held at Fitzwilliam College, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom, 18-19 June, 2018.
  • World Renewable Energy Congress held at Murdoch University, Western Australia, 5-9 February 2017.
  • 24th National and 2nd International ISHMT-ASTFE Heat and Mass Transfer Conference (IHMTC-2019), BITS Pilani Hyderabad Campus, Hyderabad, December 27-30, 2017.
  • 9th Indian Subcontinent Decision Sciences Institute along with Goa Institute of Management (ISDSI) International Conference at Goa Institute of Management, Goa, January 2-4, 2016.
  • International Conference on Energy Systems, Yildiz Technical University, Istanbul, 23-25 December, 2015.
  • International Conference on Polygeneration at Anna University, Chennai, February 18-20, 2015.
  • International Conference on Renewable Energy (ICRE 2014), Pune, February 21-23, 2014.
  • 2012 Annual Conference on Renewable Heating & Cooling, Copenhagen, Denmark, 26-27 Apr 2012.
  • Renewable Energy Solutions Training Course at the Edinburgh Napier University, Edinburgh, Scotland, 23-24 March 2012.
  • Renewable Energy World North America – 2012, Long Beach, California, US, 14-16 Feb, 2012.
  • Intelligent Cities Expo and Conference 2011, Hamburg, Germany, 8-10 Nov 2011.
  • British Institute of Energy Economics (BIEE) conference on Is the future electric? Decarbonising the UK energy sector, London, UK, Sept 2011.
  • The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) conference on Smart Grid, London, UK, June 2011.
  • IMechE Event on Ground source heat pumps, London, UK, Feb 2011.
  • ReVISIONS International Symposium at University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK, Sept 2010.
  • Energy in transition conference on ‘Energy efficiency strategy - making local implementation effective’, London, UK, June 2010.
  • The Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) workshop on Ground Source Heat Pumps, London, UK, March 2010.
  • The Royal Academy of Engineering (RAE) UK-India workshop on Engineering Challenges of Deploying New Solar Energy Capacity in India, London, UK, Sept 2009.
  • RESOLVE Conference on ‘Sustainable lives? The challenges of low-carbon living in a changing economic climate’, London, UK, June 2009.

Training Programmes/ Conferences Organized

  • Coordinator of ISHRAE-AICTE sponsored Faculty Development Programme on Refrigeration and Air Conditioning held on December 16-20, 2019 at BITS, Pilani Hyderabad Campus. 2019.
  • Co-convener of the 5th International conference on Product Modeling, Simulation and Synthesis (PLMSS-2015) held on December 15-17, 2015 at BITS, Pilani Hyderabad Campus. 2015.
  • Organizing committee member of the National Conference on Energy Management in Changing Business Scenario at BITS, Pilani. 2005.
  • Organizing committee member of the workshop titled Energy Saving in Steam Systems at BITS, Pilani, 2005.
  • Organizing committee member of the training program titled Renewable Energy Planning and Policy at BITS Pilani, sponsored by MNES, New Delhi, for their senior officials and chief executives of the state nodal agencies, 2001.

Projects Coordinated

  • Managed EPSRC funded projects at the University of Surrey, UK.
  • Guided several students research projects at the Centre for Energy and Environment Development (CREED), BITS, Pilani funded by MNES, Government of India.

Affiliations

  • Galileo Master Certificate recipient from The European Energy Centre
  • Member of European Energy Centre
  • Life Member of Solar Energy Society of India 
  • Life Member of Indian Society for Heat and Mass Transfer
  • Life Member of Indian Society for Technical Education
  • Associate Member of Institution of Engineers (India)
  • Member of British Institution of Energy Economics
  • Senior Member of International Association of Computer Science and Information Technology
  • Member of Nitron Circle of Experts, New York, USA
  • Member of South Asia Institute of Science and Engineering

Others

Conferences

Conference / Seminar / Workshop Organized
  • Convener: 5th Workshop on Analytical Instruments for Chemical and Environmental Engineers (WAICEE – 2023), March 28-29, 2023.
  • Organizing Committee Member: International Conference on Nanotechnology for Sustainable Living & Environment (ICON-NSLE 2022; Online), 14-16 April, 2022, BITS Pilani.
  • Member, National Advisory Committee in the International Conference on Advances in Systems, Control and Computing (AISCC2020), Feb 27-28,2020 at Malaviya National Institute of Technology (MNIT),Jaipur, India.
  • Organizing Chair: 4th Workshop on Analytical Instruments for Chemical and Environmental Engineers (WAICEE – 2019), March 25-26, 2019.
  • Organizing Chair: 3rd Workshop on Analytical Instruments for Chemical and Environmental Engineers (WAICEE – 2017), 10-11 Feb 2017. BITS Pilani.
  • Organizing Committee Member: Symposium on Sustainable Technology Development in Polymer  (SSTDP-2016) March 11-12, 2016,  BITS Pilani.
  • Organizing Committee Member: 2nd Workshop on Analytical Instruments for Chemical and Environmental Engineers (WAICEE – 2015) February 27-28, 2015, BITS Pilani.
  • Organizing Committee Member: Workshop on Analytical Instruments for Chemical and Environmental Engineers (WAICEE – 2013) March 22-23, 2013, BITS Pilani.
  • Organized Secretary, 8th Annual Session of Students’ Chemical Engineering Congress (SCHEMCON – 2012), September 21-22, BITS Pilani.
  • Resource Faculty, Academic Development Programme-(1 & 2) in Basic Process Engineering for the Employees of Bharat Aluminum Company Limited, Korba, Organized by Practice School Division, BITS Pilani, (respectively during February 26 – March 25, 2010; and June 25 – July 22, 2010).
  • Resource Faculty, Academic Development Programme in Basic Process Engineering – (4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11) for the Employees of Hindustan Zinc Limited, Udaipur, Organized by Practice School Division, BITS Pilani, (respectively during December 08, 2006 - Janaury 09, 2007; January 12 - February 13, 2007; January 07 – February 03, 2009; February 04 – March 03, 2009; March  14 – April 10, 2009; June 29 – July 24, 2009; August 13 – September 09, 2009; and June 21 – July 19, 2010).
  • Resource Faculty, Workshop on Process Equipment Design for the Employees of Engineers India Limited (EIL), Bhikaji Cama Place, New Delhi , organized by Research & Consultancy Division of BITS Pilani at EIL-New Delhi, October 30-31, 2007.
  • Resource Faculty, Academic Refresher Course Programme–III for the Employees of Hindustan Zinc Limited, Udaipur, Organized by Practice School Division, BITS Pilani, November 06-December 05, 2006.
  • Organizing Committee Member, National Conference on Environmental Conservation (NCEC-2006), BITS Pilani, September 1-3, 2006. 
  • Organizing Committee Member, Seminar-cum-Intensive Course on Novel Separation Techniques and Their Applications to Indian Chemical Industries, BITS-Pilani, March 20-23, 2001.
  • Organizing Committee Member, Seminar-cum-Intensive Course on Environmental Pollution and Its Control, BITS-Pilani, March 10-13, 1999.
 
Conference / Workshop Attended
  • Indo-German Workshop on "Green Manufacturing", Jointly Organized by Technische Universität (TU) Braunschweig, Germany and Birla Institute of Technology and Science Pilani, India, September 21, 2009.
  • Summer School Programme on “Petroleum Refining and Petrochemicals” held at Indian Oil Institute of Petroleum Management, Gurgaon organized by Petrotech Society, New Delhi from June 25 to June 30, 2007.
  • National Conference on Frontiers in Chemical Engineering (NCFCE-2007), 12-14 December, 2007, IIT Guwahati.
  • Industry-Academia Interface in the 7th International oil and gas conference and Exhibition (PETROTECH – 2007) held at Hall 18, Pragati Maidan, New Delhi from 17th to 18th January, 2007.
  • National Conference on Issues Related to IPR: Opportunity and Challenges and National Workshop on Patent Search, Documentation, Drafting and Infringement Analysis, Organized by Research and Consultancy Division, BITS Pilani during March 3-4, 2006.
  • The 58th Annual Session of Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers (CHEMCON-2005) during December 14-17, 2005 in Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi.
  • International Conference on Emerging Technologies in Intelligent System and Control (EISCO-2005) during January 5-7, 2005 in Kumaraguru College of Technology, Coimbatore.
 
Invited Talks Delivered
  • “Vedic Cosmology” in the Summer School-2022 organized by Bhaktivedanta Institute, Kolkata in Ayurvedic College, Puri during July 15-17, 2022.
  • “On Origin of Life: A Vedantic Perspective” in the Summer School-2021 organized Online/Offline by Bhaktivedanta Institute, Kolkata in Biom, Nabadwip during June 16-20, 2021.
  • “In Search for Happiness” webinar talk to the students of Arya School of Management & Information Technology, a premier B School of Bhubaneswar on 11th February 2021.
  • “Characterization of Petroleum and its Products” in International Webinar on Recent Advances in Science and Technology during the Coronavirus Pandemic, organized by Department of Chemistry, BIT Mesra, Ranchi during July 18-19, 2020.
  • “Science and Human Values” in the Two-days National Seminar and Workshop on “Science, Religion and World Peace” held in NIT Kurukshetra during September 18-19, 2010.
  • "State-of-the-art in Consciousness Studies" in Bhaktivedanta Institute (BI), Kolkata on May 25, 2010.
  •  “Strengthening PS-I Programme Through Knowledge Sharing” in the Seminar on University-Industry Linkages during March 9-11, 2007, Organized by Practice School Division, BITS, Pilani, Supported by UGC, New Delhi and CEL & TBI, BITS, Pilani.
  • “Science and Religion” in the Sociology Department of Hyderabad University on June 26, 2006.
  • “Dynamic Matrix Control (DMC)” for the members of Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers (IIChE) Damanjodi Regional Centre in July 2006.
  • “Technology, Religion and Human Values” for the employees of National Aluminium Company (NALCO), Damanjodi on June 14, 2006.

Professional Activities

Professional Memberships

  • Indian Geotechnical Society (IGS) - Life Member No. LM- 3702 (14342).
  • American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)-Affiliate Member No. 9970883.
  • The International Network on Landslide Early Warning Systems (LandAware - LEWS).
  • TRB - AKG60. TRB Standing Committee on Geotechnical Instrumentation and Modeling.
  • TRB – TRB Standing Committee on Mechanics and Drainage of Saturated and Unsaturated Geomaterials.

Faculty Information

Education:

Ph.D. : Indian Institute of Technology at Madras, Chennai (2000)

M.Sc. : Government College of Arts and Science, Bharathiar University, Coimbatore (1993)

B.Sc. : Sri Ramakrishna Mission Vidyalaya College of Arts and Science, Bharathiar University, Coimbatore (1991)

 

Research Experience:

IIT Madras, India (1999): Synthesis and characterization of coordination polymers for the catalytic oxidative transformation of hydrocarbons using green oxidants (with Prof. S. Vancheesan)

Bar-Ilan University, Israel (1999-2001): Reaction mechanism of transient organometallic intermediates using time resolved spectroscopy studies (with Prof. Richard H. Schultz)

University of Delaware, USA (2001-2005): Bio-inorganic studies of anaerobic microorganisms acetyl coenzyme A synthase (with Prof. Charles G. Riordan)

University of Georgia, USA (2005-2006): Bio-inorganic studies of superoxide reductase (with Prof. Michael K. Johnson)

University of Texas at Arlington, USA (2006-2007): Fluorinated scorpionate complexes for C-H activation (with Prof. Rasika H. V. Dias)

Virginia Tech., USA (2007-2009): Solar energy conversions using supramolecular molecular devices (with Prof. Karen J. Brewer)


Other Responsibilities/Contribution

  • Nucleus Member - AUGSD, BITS Pilani K.K. Birla Goa Campus Since February 2023
  • Hostel Warden (DH3- hostel) since January, 2023
  • EEE Department Research Committee (DRC) Member
  • Lab-in-Charge of Digital Communication Laboratory
  • Library Committee Member from EEE Department 
  • Reviewer to IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques, IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science, IEEE Microwave and Wireless Component Letters, IET Electronics Letters, Microwave and Optical Technology Letters (Wiley), Journal of Electromagnetic Waves and Applications (Taylor & Francis), IETE Technical Review, PIER. 
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Recent Papers presented at Conferences

  • Presented two papers titled “A polycentric framework to understand small-scale irrigation in Andhra Pradesh, India” and “Understanding the Relationship Between Sustainability and Ecofeminism in an Indian Context” at the IASC 2023 - XIX Biennial IASC Conference on 'The Commons We Want: Between Historical Legacies and Future Collective Actions' held at Nairobi, Kenya from 19 Jun 2023 to 24 Jun 2023.

 

  • Presented a paper titled “A Polycentric Understanding of the Relationship between S&T CSOs and the State” at the National Workshop on Making of an S&T-Enabled Rural India: State-Civil Society Shared Engagements, 1980-2010 ,co-organisers by Gujarat Institute of Development Research, Ahmedabad and Shiv Nadar Institution of Eminence, Delhi NCR Supported by Ford Foundation, New Delhi, Hosted at Institute for Social and Economic Change, Bengaluru on May 27-28, 2023.

 

  • Presented a paper titled “Framing Relationships: State and Actors in the Civic Space” at the National Workshop on Civil Society, State and Science: Transformative Initiatives in/for Rural India, 1980s-2010s held at the India International Centre, Lodhi Estate, New Delhi on 22nd and 23rd Jan 2023

 

  • Presented a paper titles, “Climate justice and India’s sustainable future” at the international conference on “Justice in the transition away from coal: Planning for a decarbonised India” in IIIT Hyderabad from 11th to 12th Jan 2023

 

  • Presented a paper titled, “India’s Sustainable Future: Critical Questions and Challenges” at the BITS Pilani-Hiroshima University Workshop on Sustainable Life and Sustainable Planet on 2nd Nov, 2022

 

  • Presented a paper titled “Understanding Polycentricity and Intersectionality in small scale irrigation systems in water-stressed regions of India” at the Ostrom Workshop Research Series organised by Ostrom workshop, Indiana University, USA on 21stSept, 2022.

 

  • Presented a paper with Mousami Prasad (Australian National University), titled “Industrial accidents and environmental degradation: Exploring the Linkages and Responses in India” at the INSEE-IIITD International Conference 2021 from December 15-17, 2021.

 

  • Presented a paper titled “Who Wants to Conserve the Western Ghats? The Politics of Conflict and Conservation in Idukki district, Kerala” at the 7th International Degrowth and 16th ISEE Joint Conference on Building Alternative Livelihoods in times of ecological and political crisis hosted by The University of Manchester from 5th of 8th July, 2021

 

  • Presented a paper titled “Environmental Justice and Ecological Alternatives” at the 26th International Political Science Association (IPSA) World Congress of Political Science held virtually from 10th to 15th July 2021.

 

  • Presented a paper titled “A Search for Ecological Alternatives: A Case Study of the Politics of Water and Scarcity in Andhra Pradesh, India” at the International Association for the Study of the Commons (IASC) 2021 Water Commons Virtual Conference hosted by Arizona State University, USA from May 19 to May 21st, 2021

 

  • Co-presented a paper titled “When I Looked, There She Stood” with Ms. Anwesha Mohanty at the Rural Women’s Studies (RWSA) Triennial Conference hosted by University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada from May 11-15, 2021

 

  • Presented a paper titled “Social Resilience: The Role of Local Institutions in Addressing Vulnerability in Times of Crisis in the Context of the COVID Pandemic” at the International Webinar on Rethinking the Role of Local Governments in a Post Covid-19 World organized by the Centre for Gandhian Studies, Central University of Kerala, Kasaragod, Kerala (India) & Centre for Rural Management (CRM), Kottayam, Kerala (India) from December 10th to 14th, 2020.

 

  • Presented a paper titled “A Search for Ecological Alternatives: A Case Study of the Politics of Water and Scarcity in Andhra Pradesh, India” at the conference on Collective Action in The 21st Century: Reimagining The Public And The State organized by the Department of International Relations and Governance Studies, Shiv Nadar University from 21st to 23rd October 2020.

 

  • Presented a paper titled “The Search for Alternative Irrigation Practices and the Politics of Water and Scarcity” at the third biennial conference of the Political Ecology Network (POLLEN) organized by the Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex, UK from 22nd to 25th Sept, 2020.

 

  • Participated in the workshop on “Workshop on Speculative Futurism” organized on zoom by Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Physics and Earth Science at Framingham State University in Massachusetts, USA on 3rd August, 2020

 

  • Participated in the ‘De-growth Vienna 2020: Strategies for Social-Ecological Transformation’ from May 29th to June 1st2020, hosted by Institute for Social Ecology (SEC), Vienna

 

  • Was an invited Panelist on the theme "The Environment & the Indian Constitution" at NALSAR, Hyderabad on 4th March, 2020 and presented a paper on “Environmental Justice: A Political Ecology Perspective” for the NALSAR Lecture Series on Constitutionalism

 

  • Presented a paper titled ‘Who Wants to Conserve the Western Ghats? A Study of Resistance to Conservation and its Undercurrents in Karunapuram panchayat, within the Cardamom Hill Reserve in Idukki district’ at the Research Unit on Local Self-Government Seminar at The Centre for Development Studies, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala on 25th November 2019.

 

  • Presented a paper titled ‘Alternative ways of understanding ecological conservation practices to enable environmental justice for allat the INSEE-CESS International Conference on Climate Change and Disasters: Challenges, Opportunities and Responses, the Tenth Biennial Conference of the Indian Society for Ecological Economics (INSEE) held from 6-8 November 2019 at the Centre for Economic and Social Studies, Hyderabad

 

  • Presented a paper titled ‘A Policy Review of Environmental Governance in India’ at ‘Unpacking the Complexity of Regulatory Governance in a Globalising World: An International Conference’ held at the Chinese University of Hong Kongon 4-6 July 2019.

 

  • Presented a paper titled ‘Paper Forests in the City of Hyderabad, India’ at the conference on Entangled Natures: A Conference on Human Ecology from 14th to 17th February 2019 at the School of Human Ecology (SHE) Ambedkar University Delhi (AUD).

 

  • Presented a paper titled ‘Rural social movements and emancipatory possibilities in India’ at the Emancipatory Rural Politics Initiative (ERPI) South Asia Collective Workshop on 12 and 13 January, 2019, University of Jaffna, Jaffna, Sri Lanka.

 

  • Presented a paper titled “The Political Economy of Decentralisation and Forest Resource Management (FRM): A Study of the Effectiveness of Decentralised FRM Institutions” at the Asia Region Biennial International Association Study of the Commons Conference on “Redefining Diversity and Dynamism of Natural Resource Management in Asia”, on 13-16, July, 2018, AIT, Thailand.

 

  • Presented a paper titled “Ecological Romanticism and Farmer’s Protest in Tamil Nadu, India: The Bull and The River” at the international conference on Authoritarian Populism and the Rural World, on 17-18 March, 2018. The conference was organized by Emancipatory Rural Politics Initiative (ERPI) at the International Institute of Social Studies (ISS) of Erasmus University, The Hague.

 

  • Presented a paper titled “Perspectives on Gender Equality in the Context of Environmental Sustainability” at the Ninth Biennial Conference of Indian Society for Ecological Economics (INSEE) (International) held at the Kerala Institute of Local Administration (KILA), Thrissur from the 8th to 10th of Nov, 2017

 

  • Presented a paper titled “Decentralised Democracy in India: Gandhi's Vision and Reality” at the National Seminar on Decentralization and Alternative Development: Exploring the Ideas of Gandhi & Kumarappa held at the Institute for Social and Economic Change (ISEC), Bangalore from 29th and 30th, November 2017.

 


Publication – Journals

  1. Abhishek Anand,  Kaustubh Tripathi, Amit Kumar,  Suresh Gupta, Smita Raghuvanshi, Sanjay Kumar Verma, Bio-Mitigation of Carbon Dioxide Using Desmodesmus sp. in the Custom-Designed Pilot-Scale Loop Photobioreactor, Sustainability, 9882, 13, 2021.
  2. Akshya Khandelwal, Abhishek Anand, Smita Raghuvanshi, Suresh Gupta, ‘’Integrated approach for microbial carbon dioxide (CO2) fixation process and wastewater treatment for the production of hydrocarbons: Experimental studies”,  Journal of Environmental Chemical Engineering, 105-116, 9, 2021.
  3. Shrinidhi Sambamurthy, Smita Raghuvanshi, Kuldip Singh Sangwan, Environmental impact of recycling spent lithium-ion batteries, 2021, Procedia CIRP, Procedia CIRP, 98, 2021. 631 – 636.
  4. Abhishek Anand, Smita RaghuvanshiSuresh Gupta, Trends in Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Fixation by Microbial Cultivations. Current Sustainable/Renewable Energy Reports, Vol. 7, pp. 40–47, 2020. https://doi.org/10.1007/s40518-020-00149-1
  5. Apoorv Lal, Apoorva Gupta, Smita Raghuvanshi, Application of chlorine dioxide (ClO2) in controlling biofilm growth over heat exchangers: theoretical & experimental approach. International Journal of Advances in Science Engineering and Technology, Vol.8, pp. 71-75, 2020.
  6. Somesh Mishra, Smita RaghuvanshiSuresh Gupta, Carbon dioxide to bio-fuels by mixed and pure microbial cultures isolated from activated sludge: relative evaluation of CO2 fixation, biodiesel production, and thermodynamic analysis, Green House Gases: Science and Technology, Vol. 9, pp. 1135-1157, 2019. 
  7. Smita Raghuvanshi, Vikrant Bhakar,  Ramakrishna Chava,  K S Sangwan, “Comparative study using life cycle approach for the biodiesel production from microalgae grown in wastewater and fresh water”, Procedia CIRP, 69, 568 – 572, 2018.
  8. Rajnish Prakash Singh, Somesh Mishra, Prameela Jha, Smita Raghuvanshi,  Prabhat Nath Jha, 2018. Effect of inoculation of zinc-resistant bacterium Enterobacter ludwigii CDP-14 on growth, biochemical parameters and zinc uptake in wheat (Triticum aestivum) plant. Ecological Engineering,  116, 163-174, 2018.
  9. Somesh Mishra, Silabrata Pahari, Shiva, K, Suvrasoumya Mohanty, Suresh GuptaSmita Raghuvanshi, Investigation on CO2 bio-mitigation using Halomonas stevensii in laboratory scale bioreactor: Design of downstream process and its economic feasibility analysis. Journal of CO2 Utilization, Vol. 24, PP. 274 – 286, 2018.
  10. Smita Raghuvanshi, Vikrant Bhakar, Chelikani Sowmya, K.S. Sangwana, “Waste water treatment plant life cycle assessment: treatment process to reuse of water”, Procedia CIRP, Vol. 61, pp. 761-766, 2017.
  11. Somesh Mishra, Smita Raghuvanshi, Energyassessment and product evaluation studies”, Process Biochemistry, Vol. 55, pp. 133-145, 2017.Suresh Gupta, Kaushik Raj, “Application of novel thermo-tolerant haloalkalophilic bacterium Halomonas stevensii for bio mitigation of gaseous phase CO2
  12. Somesh Mishra, Piyush Chauhan, Suresh GuptaSmita Raghuvanshi, Rajnish P. Singh, Prabhat N. Jha, CO2 sequestration potential of halo-tolerant bacterium Pseudomonas aeruginosa SSL-4 and its application for recovery of fatty alcohols. Process Safety and Environment Protection, Vol. 111, pp. 582-591, 2017. (IF: 4.966)
  13. Subhajit Majumder, Vedansh Gupta, Smita Raghuvanshi, Suresh Gupta, Simultaneous sequestration of ternary metal ions (Cr6+, Cu2+ and Zn2+) from aqueous solution by an indigenous bacterial consortium, Process Safety and Environmental Protection, Vol. 102, pp. 786-798. 2016
  14. Subhajit Majumder, Smita Raghuvanshi, Suresh Gupta, Application of a hybrid biofilter column for the removal of Cr(VI) from aqueous solution using an indigenous bacterial strain Pseudomonas taiwanensis, Bioremediation Journal, Vol. 20, pp. 10-23. 2016.
  15. Subhajit Majumder, Smita Raghuvanshi, Suresh Gupta, Sequestration of Zn2+ from aqueous solution using Klebsiella pneumoniae: Batch kinetics and continuous studies, Journal of Water Process Engineering, Vol. 12, pp. 89–104, 2016
  16. Somesh Mishra, Suresh Gupta, Smita Raghuvanshi, Pratibha Pal, Energetic assessment of fixation of CO2 and subsequent biofuel production using B. cereus SM1 isolated from sewage treatment, Bioprocess and Biosystems Engineering, Vol. 39, pp. 1247 – 1258. 2016.
  17. Vikrant Bhakar, D.N.S. Hemanth Kumar, Nitin Krishna Sai, Kuldip Singh Sangwan, Smita Raghuvanshi, Life cycle assessment of filtration systems of reverse osmosis units: a case study of a university campus, Procedia CIRP, Vol. 40, pp. 268 – 273, 2016.
  18. Majumder, Subhajit; Gangadhar, Gayathri; Raghuvanshi, Smita; Gupta, Suresh, “A comprehensive study on the behavior of a novel bacterial strain Acinetobacter guillouiae for bioremediation of divalent copper”, Bioprocess & Biosystems Engineering. 2015, Vol. 38 Issue 9, pp.1749-1760.
  19. Somesh Mishra, Rajnish P singh, Smita Raghuvanshi,  Suresh Gupta, Deducing the Bio-Perspective Capabilities of Fe(II) Oxidizing Bacterium Isolated from Extreme Environment, Biochemistry & Analytical Biochemistry, Published online (doi:10.4172/2161-1009.1000166). 2015
  20. Subhajit Majumder, Gayathri Gangadhar, Smita Raghuvanshi, Suresh Gupta, "Biofilter column for removal of divalent copper from aqueous solutions: performance evaluation and kinetic modeling", Journal of Water Process Engineering, 6:136-143, 2015 (DOI: 10.1016/j.jwpe.2015.03.008).
  21. Subhajit Majumder, Smita Raghuvanshi,  Suresh Gupta, Estimation of Kinetic Parameters for Bioremediation of Cr(VI) from Wastewater using Pseudomonas taiwanensis an isolated strain from Enriched Mixed Culture, Bioremediation, Vol. 18, pp. 236–247, 2014.
  22. Majumder Subhajit, Raghuvanshi Smita, Gupta Suresh, "Estimation of Kinetic Parameters for Bioremediation of Cr(VI) from Wastewater using Pseudomonas taiwanensis an isolated strain from Enriched Mixed Culture", Bioremediation Journal, 18(3): 236-247, 2014.
  23. Subhajit Majumder, Smita Raghuvanshi,  Suresh Gupta, Biodegradation kinetics of Cr (VI) by acclimated mixed culture, Research Journal of Chemistry and Environment, Vol. 15 (No. 2), pp. 181 – 184, 2011.
  24. Smita Raghuvanshi, Suresh Gupta, B. V. Babu, Growth Kinetics of Acclimated Mixed Culture for Degradation of Iso-Propyl Alcohol (IPA), Journal of Biotechnology & Biomaterials, Published online, S13:002. doi: 10.4172/2155-952X.S13-002.
  25. Smita Raghuvanshi and B.V. Babu, 2010. Biodegradation kinetics of methyl iso-butyl ketone (MIBK) by acclimated mixed culture. Biodegradation, 21, 31 – 42.
  26. Smita Raghuvanshi and B.V. Babu, 2010. Biofiltration for removal of Methyl Iso Butyl Ketone (MIBK): Experimental Studies and Kinetic Modeling. Environmental Technology, 31, 29 – 40.
  27. Smita Raghuvanshi and B.V. Babu , 2009. Experimental Studies and Kinetic Modeling for Removal of Methyl Ethyl Ketone using Biofiltration. Bioresource Technology, 100, 3855 – 3861.
  28. B.V. Babu and Smita Raghuvanshi, 2006. Simulation Studies on Transient Model for Biofilter operated in Periodic Mode. Journal on Engineering and Technology, 1, 72-76.

 

 

Administrative Responsibilities

  • Member of Departmental Research Committee (DRC)
  • Member of Institute Biosafety Committee (IBSC)
  • Non-Resident Warden of Gandhi Hostel
  • Executive Committee Member of BITS Staff Association

 


Membership in Professional Societies

  • Senior Member, IEEE
  • Life member, Institute of Smart Structures and Systems (ISSS).
  • Member, VLSI Society of India (VSI)

Membership in Board of Studies

  • Member, Board of Studies (BOS), Faculty of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Christ University, Bengaluru, India. [2020-2022]
  • Member, Board of Studies (BOS), Faculty of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Sathyabama University, Chennai, India. [2014-2018]
  • Member, Board of Studies (BOS), Faculty of Electronics and Communication Engineering, Kamaraj College of Engineering and Technology, Madurai, India. [2020-2022]

Administration: Institutional Activity


Administration: Departmental Activity

  • Convener for the Departmental Committee on Academics (DCA), from Nov 2014 to Nov 2016
  • Member of the Departmental Committee on Academics (DCA), from Nov 2014 to Nov 2019 and Jun 2022 to till date
  • Member of the Departmental Research Committee (DRC) from Jan 2014 to Dec 2015 and Nov 2017 to Jun 2022
  • In-charge of the Reconfigurable computing laboratory from May 2012 to Feb 2014 and Nov 2017 to till date
  • Faculty in-charge of the EEE student association from May 2006 to June 2009
  • In-charge of the analog and digital lab from May 2006 to June 2009
  • Member of departmental curriculum redesign committee for ECE, EEE & EIE

Events Conducted

Dr. Pankaj Arora successfully conducted a 5-days Faculty Development Programme (FDP) on "Recent Advances in Photonics" sponsored by AICTE on November 25-29 November 2021 at BITS Pilani, Pilani Campus.
 
For more details, please click here 
 
Dr. Pankaj Arora organized an invited talk by Dr. Naresh Chand, Life fellow IEEE, on "Photonics and Optical Communication Network" on 29th September 2022 at BITS Pilani, Pilani Campus.
 
For more details, please click here 

Other Activities Involved in/at BITS Pilani

Conferences/Workshops Organized

  • Coordinator of the Faculty Development Programme (FDP), title "Sustainability in Civil Engineering" under "AICTE Training and Learning (ATAL) Academies", All India Council for Technical Education, New Delhi from 14th November to 24th November 2022.
  • One of the Organizing Members of a National Online Lecture Series on “Sustainability in Civil Engineering” held at BITS, Pilani, 18th September 2021.
  • One of the Organizing Members of an International Webinar on “Smart Cities – Beyond Pandemics” held at BITS, Pilani, 10-11th July 2020.
  • One of the Organizing Secretaries of the Second International Conference on “Advances in Concrete, Structural and Geotechnical Engineering-2018” held at BITS, Pilani, 26-28th February 2018.
  • One of the coordinators of the National workshop on “Structural Health Monitoring and Rehabilitation - 2012” held at BITS, Pilani, 19-20th September, 2012.
  • Organizing Secretary of the International Conference on “Advances in Concrete, Structural and Geotechnical Engineering-2009” held at BITS, Pilani, 25-27th October, 2009.

Activities as Examiner of Ph.D/M.E/M.Tech Thesis

  • Examiner of one of the Ph.D Theses entitled “Nonlinear Analysis of Ultra-High-Strength Concrete-Filled Steel Tubular Columns” by Dr. Dao Hoang Hiep Phan, La Trobe University, Australia, 2021-22.
  • Examiner of one of the Ph.D Theses entitled “Analysis and design of composite columns” by Dr. Mohammadreza Zarringol, La Trobe University, Australia, 2021-22.
  • Examiner of one of the Ph.D Theses entitled “Structural Behavior of Rice Husk Biochar Concrete” by Mr. Akash Aneja, Lovely Professional University, Punjab, India, 2022-23.
  • Examiner of one of the Ph.D Theses entitled “Analysis and design of composite columns” by Mr Tuan Trung Le, La Trobe University, Australia, 2022-23.

Activities as Reviewer

  1. Acted as one of the reviewer for Curie Journal, BITS Pilani.
  2. Reviewer of the book “Engineering Mechanics” published by Pearson Education and “Life Cycle Ecological Footprint of Buildings” by Springer Nature.
  3. Acted as a reviewer in various journals and book chapters under Taylor & Francis Group and Techno-Press, Indian Concrete Journal, Elsevier, Institute of Engineers, Springer, ASCE etc.

Activities as Scientific/Technical Committee Member/Session Chair

  • One of the Committee Members in the online F-EIR Conference 2021 - Environment Concerns and its Remediation, Chandigarh, 18-22nd October, 2021.
  • One of the Scientific and Technical Committee Members in the 3rd ITCSD conference, NITTTR Chandigarh, 19-21st February, 2020.
  • Session Chair in three sessions in the 3rd ITCSD conference, NITTTR Chandigarh, 19-21st February, 2020.
  • One of the Members in Technical Program Committee in the Architecture and Civil Engineering Conference (ACE-2018), Singapore, 2018.

Attended and Presented at Conferences/Workshops

  • Attended Second International Conference on Construction Materials and Structures (ICCMS 2022) (virtual mode), NIT Calicut, December 14-18, 2022.
  • Participated as one of the coordinators in the Q & A session in one of the invited lectures on 500th lecture on "Challenges in Design & Construction of World’s Tallest Rail Bridge” by of Er. Saibaba Ankala, (Cheif Ex-Engineer, Indian Railways, June 2021.
  • Gaurav Tyagi, Anupam Singhal, Srikanta Routroy, and Dipendu Bhunia, “A critical review on the utilization of Electric Arc Furnace Slag: Application, Challenges and Prospects”, 2nd CRSIDE (ASCE) conference (Attended and Presented), Kolkata India, 2-4th March, 2020.
  • Gaurav Tyagi, Anupam Singhal, Srikanta Routroy, Dipendu Bhunia, Mukund Lahoti and Veluri Sai Manish, “A Review on Sustainable Utilization of Industrial Wastes in Radiation Shielding Concrete”, 3rd ITCSD conference (Attended and Presented), NITTTR Chandigarh, 19-21st February, 2020.
  • S. Hussain, D. Bhunia and S.B.Singh, “Influence of curing duration on accelerated carbonation of concrete and the uncertainties in its measurement”, 14th International Conference on Concrete Engineering and Technology 2018 (CONCET2018) (Attended and Presented), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 7-10th August, 2018.
  • Attended and participated an International Conference on "Civil Engineering Conference in the Asian Region (CECAR7)" at Hawaii from 30.08.2016 to 02.09.2016 through DST overhead and Institute Special Contingency grant.
  • Attended interdisciplinary research workshop organized by BITS Pilani held at Hyderabad Campus in the month of November, 2015.
  • Attended and presented a paper entitled “EXPERIMENTAL INVESTIGATION OF THE EFFECT OF CARBONATION ON PROPERTIES OF PLAIN CONCRETE”, Eighth International Conference on Construction in the 21st Century (CITC-8) “Changing the Field: Recent Developments for the Future of Engineering and Construction” May 27-30, 2015, Thessaloniki, Greece through Institute Special Contingency grant.
  • Attended and presented a paper entitled “Investigation on the Behavior of Conventional Reinforced Coupling Beams”, International Conference on Construction and Civil Engineering (ICCCE-2013), 24-25th December, Bangkok Thailand through DST Travel grant.
  • Attended and presented a paper entitled “A Study on Effect of Carbonation on the Properties of Concrete”, UKIERI Congress-2013, NIT Jalandhar, 5-8th March 2013 through Institute Contingency grant.
  • Participated in the Workshop on Technology Entrepreneurship for Faculty from 23-24th November, 2007

Expert Member in the Govt./Pvt. Sector

  • Acted as one of the expert members in Civil Engineering from BITS Pilani in Rajasthan Public Service Commission (RPSC), Ajmer, 2019 and 2023.
  • Acted as an expert member to conduct an Interview for selection of the post of Estate Manager in LNMIIT, Jaipur, 30th March 2022 and 12th January 2023.

Warden/Member in the Institute

  • Acted as a Warden of Ram Bhawan from 21.11.2014 to 31.08.2022.
  • Acted as a Warden of Budh Bhawan from 21.11.2014 to 31.12.2014 and Malviya Extension from 21.11.2014 to 31.07.2017.
  • Worked as one of the members in User Council team for Project Parivartan at BITS Pilani, Pilani Campus from August, 2015 to August 2018.

Officer-in-Charge/Professor-In-Charge/Coordinators/Members in the Civil Engg Dept.

  • Acted as a Convener, Departmental Research Committee from 01.09.2018 to 31.08.2022.
  • Acted as an Officer-in-Charge in the Structural Engineering Laboratory and Concrete Engineering Laboratory (2012 to 2020).
  • Acted as an Officer-in-Charge in the R&D Consultancy Activities such as Safe Bearing Capacity of Soils, Concrete Cube Tests, Safety checking, Design of elevated water tank etc. of the Civil Engineering Department, BITS Pilani (2009 to 2012).
  • Appointed as Professor-In-Charge in Civil Engineering Association (2010-2015).
  • Involved as an expert member in the Professional Practice-I (Higher Degree Programme) at BITS, Pilani, (2008 to 2009).
  • Appointed as one of the members in the Central Library committee 2011-2012.
  • Involved in DST-FIST project proposal presentation at Indian Academy of Science Bengaluru 2011-2012.
  • Involvement as coordinator in Civil Engineering Department in preparation of National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) documents for the Academic Year of 2010-11 to 2014 -15.
  • Involvement in curriculum design in structural engineering subjects at both undergraduate level and post graduate level, (Continuous Process whenever Reqd.).
  • Involved as one of the members in Student Faculty Council (SFC) & Departmental Committee on Academics (DCA) in the Civil Engg Dept., (2016-2018).

Activities related to Practice School Division/Work-Integrated Learning Centre/BITSAT Duty at the Institute

  • BITSAT duty at Aurangabad in the year 2022.
  • Evaluated Practice School-II reports and Master’s Thesis.
  • Appointed as one of the Practice School-I’s Instructors in CBRI Roorkee 2008, IIP Dehradun 2008, Grasim Harihar 2010, NCCL Amreli 2011, Rourkela Steel Plant Orissa 2016, Kotputli Ultratech Cement Jaipur 2017, HBCSE Mumbai 2017, AERB Mumbai 2017, HPCL Mumbai 2017, VECC Kolkata 2018, DPSME Kolkata 2018, Irrigation and waterways Kolkata 2018, Quant-one Kolkata 2018, Aditya Birla Insulator Hooghly 2018, Gujarat Cement Kovaya 2021, Aditya Cement Works 2021, Vikram Cements 2021, Instrumentation Solution Civil 2021, Rajshree Cement 2021 and Road & Building Department Telengana 2021
  • Act as one of the invigilators for distance learning programme in NTPC,              Kahalgaon 2009 and Gujarat Cement Works, Kovaya 2011.
  • Deputed at NCCL, Amreli Gujarat during summer vacation 2011 for familiarization with cement industry.
  • Acted as an external examiner in Practice School-2.
  • Helped to open a new PS-1 station at Irrigation and waterways department, Kolkata, West Bengal in the year of 2016.
  • Appointed as a Subject Matter Expert (SME) in PS1 program at Gurgaon, Faridabad, Lucknow, Jaipur, Roorkee, Damanjodi, Kolkata and Guwahati, 2019.
  • BITSAT duty at Lucknow in the year 2013.

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATION & MEMBERSHIP:

  • Life Member of Indian Society for Earthquake Technology (ISET) Registration No. LM 1327
  • Student Member of Indian Association of Structural Engineers (IStructE) Registration No. S-062
  • Life Member of Indian Society for Wind Engineering(ISWE)
  • Member of American Concrete Institute (ACI) Membership No: 1258882 (April, 2016 to March 2017)
  • Affiliated Member of American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Member ID: 10617565
  • Life Member of Indian Concrete Institute (ICI), Member No. 13629

 

 


Conferences Organized

  • National Conference on "Organic Chemistry in Sustainable Development: Recent Advances and Future Challenges" (OCSD-2016) at Department of Chemistry, BITS Pilani (August 29-30, 2016). Role: Chairman
  • International Conference on "Nascent Developments in Chemical Sciences: Opportunities for Academia-Industry Collaboration" (NDCS-2015) at Department of Chemistry, BITS Pilani (October 16-18, 2015). Role: Chairman
  • National Conference on Nano- and Functional Materials (NFM 2014) at Department of Chemistry, BITS Pilani (November 7-8, 2014). Role: Chairman
  • National Conference on Green and Sustainable Chemistry (NCGSC-2010), at Department of Chemistry, BITS Pilani, (February 19-21, 2010). Role: Co-convener
  • 12th International Conference on “The interface of Chemistry-Biology in Biomedical Research” (ISCBC-2008), at Department of Chemistry, BITS Pilani (February 22-24, 2008). Role: Co-convener

Memberships

 

  • Fellow, Institute of Engineers (FIE) (Membership No: F-1197203)
  • Senior Member (SMIIE: 10316 (99)), Indian Institution of Industrial Engineering, Navi Mumbai.

Visits Abroad

 

  • Visited Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences (BMS)/Technology Management and Supply (TMS), University of Twente, The Netherlands as a
  • Visiting Faculty as part of the University Immersion Programme of BITS Pilani for eight weeks commencing from 22nd May 2019.
  • Attended “Block Chain in Procurement lectures: Blockchain Initiatives Procurement (IBM with client); Blockchain and Procurement @KPMG and
  • Blockchain our view @IBM” lecture at IBM Research Center, Karl-Arnold-Platz 1a, 40474 Düsseldorf, Germany, 10th July, 2019
  • Invited and presented a paper entitled “Customer status and supplier behaviour: A question of culture?” TM/S Research Retreat 2019, Insel Hombroich, Germany, 10th-12th July 2019.
  • Visited SINTEF, Trondheim (Norway) related to Revalue Project Progress meeting and also attended the Revalue Open Day: Challenges and trends related to Resource utilization in food value chains, 17th- 20th September 2019.
  • Visited Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) Trondheim (Norway) on 19th September 2019.
  • Visited University of Twente, The Netherlands as a member of graduation committee for Doctoral defense in December, 2018.
  • Visited BITS Pilani, Dubai Campus for attending the International Conference on Recent Advances in Materials and Manufacturing Technologies in November, 2017.

Administrative Responsibilities

 

Current Administrative Responsibilities:

  • HoD (Mechanical Engineering Department)
  • Chairperson, Departmental Committee on Academics, Department of Mechanical Engineering, BITS Pilani, Pilani Campus
  • Ex-officio member and Chairperson, Departmental Research Committee, Department of Mechanical Engineering, BITS Pilani, Pilani Campus
  • Department Level Short-listing Committees (DLSC) member

Previous Administrative Responsibilities

  • Associate Dean (Student Welfare Division)
  • Associate Dean (Instruction Division)
  • DRC Convener, Mechanical Engineering Department
  • Professor- In Charge (Instruction Division)
  • In-Charge, Recreational Activity Forum (RAF)
  • Member of Sub-committee of Examination Pilani Campus
  • Nucleus Member: Instruction Division
  • Member of Library Executive Committee, BITS, Pilani
  • Warden: Shankar Bhawan
  • Non-Resident Warden: Gandhi Bhawan
  • Mission 2012-Task Force Member (Alumni Affairs)
  • Senate Member 2013 onwards
  • DRC Member, Mechanical Engineering Department
  • Member of Library Executive Committee, BITS, Pilani
  • Member: Academic Counseling Cell
  • Faculty Advisor: ASME BITS-Pilani Student Chapter
  • Member of Library Executive Committee, BITS, Pilani

Professional Service

 

Conferences/Workshops Hosted
  • Organizer, BITS Pilani x Postman API Day, 04 November 2023, BITS Pilani, Pilani Campus.
  • Co-Organizer, Workshop on Multimedia Computing for Automated Urban Intelligent Systems (MCAUIS '23) held in conjugation with IEEE 6th International Conference on Multimedia Information Processing and Retrieval (MIPR 2023). Singapore, Aug 2023.
  • Organizer, BITS Pilani x Postman API Day, 14 April 2023, BITS Pilani, Pilani Campus.
  • Co-Organizer, Workshop on Multimedia Computing for Automated Urban Intelligent Systems (MCAUIS '22) held in conjugation with IEEE 5th International Conference on Multimedia Information Processing and Retrieval (MIPR 2022). Virtual Event, Aug 2022.
  • Host committee member, Indo Chile Workshop on Big Data (ICWBD '14) held at BITS Pilani, KK Birla Goa Campus, India, July 2014.
  • Host committee memberInternational Workshop on Data Analytics & Applications (IWDAA'13) held at BITS-Pilani, K K Birla Goa Campus, India, February 2013. 

 

Invited Reviewer
Journals
  • ACM Transactions on Knowledge Discovery from Data (TKDD)
  • IEEE Transactions on Big Data (BD)
  • IEEE Internet of Things Journal (IEEE IoTJ)
  • Elsevier Computer Networks (ComNet)
Conferences
  • 2023 10th International Conference on Pattern Recognition and Machine Intelligence (PreMI-2023), Dec 2023, ISI Kolkata, India
  • 2023 19th International Conference Advanced Data Mining and Applications (ADMA 2023), Aug 2023, Shenyang, China
  • 2023 28th International Conference on Database Systems for Advanced Applications (DASFAA 2023), April 2023, Tianjin, China
  • 2022 7th International Conference on Computer Vision and Image Processing (CVIP 2022), Nov 2022, VNIT Nagpur, India
  • 2022 27th International Conference on Database Systems for Advanced Applications (DASFAA 2022), April 2022, Hyderabad, India
  • 2021 6th International Conference on Computer Vision and Image Processing (CVIP 2021), Dec 2021, IIT Ropar, India
  • 2021 9th International Conference on Pattern Recognition and Machine Intelligence (PreMI-2021), Dec 2021, ISI Kolkata, India
  • 2020 IEEE International Conference on Big Data (Big Data 2020), Dec 2020. USA (virtual).
  • 2020 International Conference on Modelling, Simulation and Intelligent Computing (MOSICOM 2020), Jan 2020, Dubai, UAE.
  • 2017 International Conference on Computational Intelligence: Theories, Applications and Future Directions (ICCI 2017), Dec 2017, IIT Kanpur, India

 

Professional Memberships
  • Member ACM
  • Member IEEE

Administrative Responsibilities

 

Head [Since September 2022]
Department of Economics and Finance BITS Pilani Pilani Campus


Resident Warden [From October 2018 to August 2022]
SR Bhawan, BITS Pilani Pilani Campus

 

Member [From 2015 to 2019]

Academic Counselling Cell BITS Pilani Pilani Campus

 

Member [2014-2017]

Library Committee, BITS Pilani Pilani Campus

 


 

To be Updated Soon

 

 

 


Education

PhD (Electrical Engineering, Microfluidics and Photonics - University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada (Jan 2006)
Submitted: 11 December 2005, Defended: 12 January 2006
Thesis: Opto-biochips for Microcytometry
Supervisor: Prof. (Late) Jim McMullin

MSc (Physics) - Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi (2000)
Thesis: Optical FIber Bragg Gratings for Sensing Applications
Supervisor: Prof. K. Thyagarajan and Prof. M. R. Shenoy

BSc H (Physics) - Ramjas College, University of Delhi (1998)
Thesis: Diffraction with Lasers
Supervisor: Dr. G. S. Chilana


Technical/Advisory Committee

 

  • Member, Technical Program Committee (TPC) for IEEE INDICON 2020 organized by NSUT, New Delhi Dec 2020.
  • Member, TPC for iSES-2020 (2020 IEEE International Symposium on Smart Electronic Systems (iSES) (Formerly iNiS).
  • Member, Advisory Committee/Technical Program Committee (TPC) in Int. Conf.on Cutting-Edge Technologies in Computing and Communication Engineering (IC4E)” to be organized during 06-07 November 2020 at NIT Kurukshetra.
  • Member, Technical Program Committee (TPC), MosSICom2020, BITS-Pilani Dubai Campus (UAE), 28-29 Jan 2020.
  • Member, TPC, IEEE-ANTS 2019, BITS, Pilani Goa Campus, 16-19, Dec 2019.
  • Member, TPC, ICACCT 2019, NIT Kurukshetra, 13-14, Dec 2019.
  • Member, TPC, IEEE Sponsored Int. Conf (ICESIP 2019), IIITDM Chennai, 11-13 July 2019.
  • Member, TPC, ASECI-2016 at V.R Siddartha Engg. College, Vijayawada, 22-23 Oct 2016.
  • Member, TPC, 19th International Symposium on VLSI Design and Test (VDAT-2015), Ahmedabad, 26-29 June 2015.
  • Member, TPC, Int. Conf.on Advances in Electronics, Computers & Comm. (ICAECC 2014)' held at Reva Institute of Technology and Management, Bangalore, 10-11 Oct. 2014

Awards and professional certification

Awards
1. Best paper award in IIChE-Chemcon 2023, Kolkatta, Dec 27-30, 2023
 
 
Professional Membership
 
Life Member of Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers (IIChE)- Membership Id: LM-73457
 
 
Certifications
  1. NPTEL Online Certification (Ministry of HRD, Govt. of India) "Transport processes I: Heat and Mass Transfer" 2017, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore.
  2. NPTEL Online Certification (Ministry of HRD, Govt. of India) "Conduction and Convection Heat Transfer" 2016, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur. 
  3. NPTEL Online Certification (Ministry of HRD, Govt. of India) "Technical English for Engineers" 2016, Indian Institute of Technology, Madras. 

Institutional administration

  1. Faculty In-charge (Supervisor) duty for BITSAT Examination- AY 2020, 2021, and 2022 at Aurangabad. 
  2. Faculty In-charge (Supervisor) duty for BITSAT Examination- AY 2023 at Pune

Work Integrated Learning Programs


Program Coordination


  1. Tata Autocomp Systems Limited, Pune- BTech (Manufacturing Technology)- 2011 till present
  2. Eaton Technology, Pune- BS (Engineering Design), MTech (Design Engineering), MTech (Embedded System)- 2013 to 2017
  3. John Deere, Pune- MTech (Design Engineering) & MTech (Embedded System)- 2013 to 2017
  4. Tata Motors, Pune- BTech (Manufacturing Technology)- 2016 till present
  5. Arcelor Mittal- BTech (Process Engineering)- 2023 onward

Experiential Learning

  1. Design, demonstration, and implementation of Flownex Software-based Virtual Laboratory in BTech (Manufacturing Technology), BTech (Engineering Technology), and BTech (Process Engg) program courses at specific and non-specific collaborated organizations.
  2. Design, demonstration, and implementation of Fluid Mechanics & Machines Remote Laboratory in BTech (Manufacturing Technology), BTech (Engineering Technology), and BTech (Process Engg) program courses at specific and non-specific collaborated organizations.
  3. Experiments development, Instruction, and Deployment of Augmented Reality (AR) of FMM remote labs at BTech program courses. 

Program Committee

  1.  Program committee member of BTech (Process Engineering) since 2021.

Practice School

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Practice School Faculty- I & II

  1. National Chemical Laboratory, Pune- PS(I & II)
  2. Indian Insitute of Petroleum, Dehradun-PS (I & II) 
  3. Hindustan Unilever Limited, Bangalore- PS (II) 
  4. Aditya Birla Science & Technology, Mumbai -  PS (I & II)
  5. Century Rayon, Mumbai - PS (I & II) 
  6. Birla Carbon, Renukoot & Chennai- PS (II)   
  7. Halliburton Technology, Pune- PS(II)
  8. Tata Chemicals Innovation Center, Pune- PS(II)
  9. Shell Technology, Bangalore - PS(II)
  10. UltraTech Cement Group - PS(I)
  11. Grasim Chemicals, Thailand- PS(II)
  12. GP Petroleums, Mumbai- PS(II)
  13. IICT, Hyderabad- PS(II)
  14. CIRT, Pune- PS(I) & PS(II)
  15. Divgi Warner, Pune - PS(I) & PS(II)
  16. Bharat Forge- PS(I)

New Practice School Station Establishments
  1. Grasim Chemicals, Renukoot- PS(I)
  2. Tata Chemicals Innovation Center, Pune- PS(II)
  3. Amrita Tools Craft, Hyderabad- PS(I)
  4. Indian Oil Corporation(IOCL), Mumbai- PS(I)
  5. Engineers India Limited, Delhi- PS(I)
  6. Chemical & Mineral Industries Pvt Limited, Jodhpur- PS(I)
  7. Increased PS (I) seats at UltraTech Group companies- Total student requirement collected: 340 (Summer 2020) and 187 (Summer 2021).
  8. Byjus, Bangalore- PS(II)    

PS Lead -Core Engineering Programs

  1. PS lead for core engineering disciplines (Mechanical/ Chemical/Civil Engg) to meet the PS (I & II) seats requirement and establishment of new stations- Since S2| 2020 till date.  
  2. Planning and deployment of industry expert and experiential learning sessions for PS (I) students in 2021 and 2022-Total 82 Hrs industry expert sessions including experiential learning in summer 2021 and 54 Hrs in summer 2022 were organized and recorded.
  3. PS(I) network faculty of UltraTech group cement companies in each academic session.    

Administrative Responsibilities

 

Current Administrative Responsibilities:

 

  • Head of Department, EEE (w.e.f 1st Sep 2022)
  • Secretary, Prof. L.K.Maheshwari Foundation Trust (w.e.f 1st Sep 2022)
  • Member, Departmental Level Shortlisting Committee (DLSC) for faculty recruitment (from March 2015)
  • Senate Member of BITS Pilani (w.e.f Feburary 2015)


Past Administrative Responsibilities:

 

  • Associate Dean, Sponsored Research & Consultancy Division (SRCD) (Aug. 2018 to Aug. 2022)
  • Convenor, Research Travel Grant Screening Committee (RTGSC) (Sep. 2018 to Aug. 2022)
  • Convenor, Departmental Committee on Academics (DCA) (Sep 2020 to Aug. 2022)
  • Member, Additional Competitive Research Grant Committee (ACRG) (Sep. 2018 to Aug. 2022)
  • Head of Department, EEE (1st Sep 2016 to 31st Aug. 2018)
  • Secretary, Prof. L.K.Maheshwari Foundation Trust (1st Sep 2016 to 31st Aug. 2018)
  • Member, Departmental Committee on Academics (DCA) (1st Sep 2018 to 30th Aug 2020)
  • Nucleus member of Teaching Learning Centre (TLC) (June 2015 to August 2016)
  • Convener of Departmental Research Committee (DRC). (Sep 2012 to Aug 2016)
  • Member of Departmental Research Committee (DRC). (Sep 2010 to Aug 2012)
  • Nucleus member of Instruction Division (Jan. 2009 to Jan 2014)
  • Non-Resident Warden (NRW) of Malviya Bhawan (June 2009 to 20th Jan 2016)
  • Member of Research Board (Senate appointed committee) (Sep 2010-Aug. 2012)

Membership of Professional Bodies

 

  • Senior Member, IEEE (USA): [95373551] 
  • Fellow of Institution of Engineers (India) [F-119722-5]
  • Senior Member of Universal Association of Computer and Electronics Engineers (USA) (M.No: SNM 101000429) 
  • Senior Member of International Association of Computer Science and Information Technology (IACSIT)
  • Member of International Association of Engineers [IAENG] (M.No.: 116750)
  • Member of International Association of Advanced Materials [IAMM], Sweden
  • Life Member of Indian Microelectronics Society (IMS)
  • Life Member of Semiconductor Society of India (SSI)
  • Life Member of Material Research Society of India (MRSI)
  • Life Member of Indian Association of Physics Teachers (IAPT)
  • Life Member of Optical Society of India (OSI)

Abhishek Sarkar

Other Information


Administrative Responsibilities

 

  1. Member, IoE empowered Expert Committee Visit Coordination Team 27-28 January 2020, BITS Pilani, Pilani Campus
  2. Nucleus member, Undergraduate Studies, August 2018- Till Date.
  3. Member, Standing Committee for Student's Disciplinary July 2019-June 2020.
  4. Member, Teaching Learning Center, BITS Pilani, Pilani Campus, September 2016-August 2018)
  5. Program Coordinator- M.Phil.-Hospital & Health Systems Management, BITS Pilani, January 2016-Dec.2019.
  6. Resource Person, Intensive Teaching Workshop 2017, Organized by Teaching Learning Center, BITS Pilani (2 times).
  7. Coordinator, Intensive Teaching Workshop, 2018, Organized by Teaching Learning Center, BITS Pilani.
  8. Member, Organizing Committee Convocation- 2014-2019, BITS Pilani, Pilani Campus.
  9. Member, UGC Expert Committee Visit Coordination Team 2017, BITS Pilani, Pilani Campus.
  10. Member, MBA Admission Team for the coordination with campus level admission division, Department of Management, BITS Pilani (Since 2015).
  11. Departmental data Compilation and working closely with IKA for B School ranking

Administrative Responsibilities

 

Administrative Experience at BITS Pilani

 

  • Head Department of Pharmacy (1 Sep 2022- till date)
  • Associate Dean, Practice School Division Since (16th August 2018- 31th August 2022)
  • Head Department of Pharmacy (1 Sep 2016- 31August 2018)
  • Member Secretary, Institutional Animal Ethics Committee, BITS Pilani (June 2016- June 2021).
  • Scientist In charge, Institutional Animal Ethics Committee, BITS Pilani (Feb 2013- June 2021).
  • Member of Doctoral Candidate Selection Committee (From 2012- till date).
  • Member of Departmental Research Committee (From Sept 2012- August 2018 and Sept 2020-August 2022).
  • Member of Library Committee, BITS Pilani (Jan 2014 till Dec 2014)
  • Chemical and glassware In charge of Department of Pharmacy, BITS Pilani (Aug 2012- till June 2013).
  • Member of Departmental Academic Committee, BITS Pilani (From Sep 2020- August 2022)
  • Member of Doctoral Counseling Committee, BITS Pilani (Aug 2014-Feb 2015)
  • Member of Doctoral Advisory Committee (DAC).

 

 

Administrative Responsibilities

 

  • Head, Department of Pharmacology at Lovely Professional University (July 2011- June 2012).
  • Member of Institutional Animal ethics committee (IAEC), School of Pharmacy, Lovely Professional University, Pilani (From Aug 2011-June 2012).

Administartion

 

Departmental Administrative Activities


Institute Activities

  1. Faculty In-charge - Infant Care Centre and Institute Functions (1 Sep 2018 - )
  2. Convener - ACC (2 April 2019 - );
  3. In-charge - Publication and Documentation Cell, PS; Nucleus member – Practice School Division (2006-2013)
  4. NRW, Meera Bhawan (Jan 2016 - )
  5. Nucleus Member – Work Integrated Learning Programme (Distance Learning Programme Division) (2001-2006)
  6. Member – Library Committee (2007-2008)
  7. Member – Student Advisory Committee
  8. Member – Executive Committee (Staff Association)



Department Activities

 

  1. Nucleus member – GRE
  2. Nucleus member – Communicative English
  3. Editor – Musings 2020; Co-Editor – Musings (2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012)

Administrative Experience

 

Administrative Responsibilities taken till date (ex and current):

 


Current

  • Head of the Department, Dept of Biological Sciences (2022-Ongoing)

 

Past

  • Convener Academic Counseling Cell (ACC).
  • Non Residential Warden (NRW), SR Bhavan
  • Member of Doctoral Advisory Committee (DAC)
  • Member of Departmental Committee on Academics (DCA).
  • Member of Student Faculty Committee (SFC), Dept of BioSciences
  • In Charge of Central Instrumentation Facility.
  • In Charge of High End Research Instruments.
  • Member of Research Lab Safety Committee, BITS Pilani.
  • Member of Departmental Research Committee (DRC)
  • Member of Institute Biosafety Committee (BSC)
  • Member of Doctoral Candidate Selection Committee.

Industry

 

Industry/PS

 

Worked as a PS1 Faculty Instructor:

 


1. Summer term of 2018-2019
Station Name:Vikram Cement Works,Neemuch, No.of student Alloted:11
Station Name:Aditya Cement Works,Shambupura, City:Shambupura, No.of student Alloted:10
Station Name:Pyrotech Electronics Pvt. Ltd.,Udaipur, City:Udaipur, No.of student Alloted:15

2. Summer Term of 2016-2017
Station Station Name:Pyrotech Electronics Pvt. Ltd.,Udaipur, City:Udaipur, No.of student Alloted: 9
Station Name: Vinayak Buildtech,Udaipur, City:Udaipur, No.of student Alloted:4.


Sabbatical Leave Report

 

Sabbatical Leave Report (used in 2nd Semester, 2012-2013)

 

Purpose: I used 6 month sabbatical leave during Jan and july, 2013 to work in three Institutes: Universite de Rennes1 (France), Institute of Physics, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republik, Prague (Czech Republic), and Laboratori Nazionali de Frascati (LNF) of INFN (Italy). These visits were in connection with the International Network on MsNano (A MULTIPLE-SCATTERING COMPUTING PLATFORM FOR (NANO) MATERIALS) funded by European Commission. At present, this Network consists of 8 Institutes from Europe and Asia including BITS, Pilani. I led the research activity related to Work Package 7 (WP7) on “Impact spectroscopy techniques within multiple scattering” during my visit.

 

Report

As mentioned above, I am representing BITS, Pilani in the International collaborative Network on “A MULTIPLE-SCATTERING COMPUTING PLATFORM FOR (NANO) MATERIALS (MsNano)”, which is funded by the European Commission for the period 2012-2016 under the Marie Curie International Research Staff Exchange Scheme (IRSES) of its 7th Framework Programme (FP7). The network consists of 8 Institutes from France, Germany, Italy, Czech Republic, Russia, China, Japan and India (BITS, Pilani). As a member of this Network, I spent 6 months in the above mentioned Institutes as a Marie Curie Researcher. Here I led the research related to the WP7 as a WP Leader (see above). I also assisted in developing the Work Package-2 (WP2) on “Microscopies and resonant spectroscopies within multiple scattering” under the Leadership of Dr. Didier Sebilleau (University of Rennes 1 (CNRS researcher)). Dr. Sebilleau is also coordinator of this network. I present a brief summary of my stay at different Institutes as per follows:

 

1. Stay at Universite de Rennes1, Rennes:

I spent first three months in Rennes (France) with the group led by Dr. Sebilleau. I presented my recent research activities to his group in a seminar on the (e, 3e) processes on atoms at relativistic and non-relativistic energy regime. He also delivered few talks to explain the code MsSpec-1.01, which was developed under his leadership. I got accquaintance with the various aspects of the code. We also discussed about the theoretical formalism which we would use for the computation of the differential cross sections for the electron impact ionization of atoms, clusters and solid targets. We have developed the formalism using impact parameter method for the computation of the T-matrix element at high energy. We surveyed many seminal papers of Nuclear Physics for the extension of this formalism to Condensed Matter Physics. In order to get better understanding of the Multiple Scattering formalism, I read many review articles written by Didier and his collaboraters. During my stay at Rennes, I interacted many other Scientists and Professors working there. I visited the Laboratories developed by Dr. Pascal and his collaboraters. I also interacted with the Italian collaborator Dr. Keisku, Tunisian student Ms. Aida Sousi and Moraccan student Mr. Mohamed Zanouni who have been hosted by Dr. Sebilleau during my stay at Rennes. In a nut shell, I was very happy during my stay at Rennes which provided me a truly an international exposure.

2. Stay at Institute of Physics of Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republik at Prague (Czech Republic)

Then I moved to the Institute of Physics of Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republik at Prague (Czech Republic) to work with another collaborator of MsNano, Dr. Ondrej Sipr. I stayed there for two months (April to June, 2013). During my stay in Prague, we discussed our research work. I was interested in his work on Real-space multiple-scattering approach for the calculation of electronic structure of solids and X-ray absorption spectroscopy (XANES and NEXAFS, XMCD), especially of the non-crystalline solid. During my stay, I also continued my research work on the relativistic (e, 3e) processes on atoms and published in J. Phys. B (an IOP, London Journal with impact factor 2.03). I got the important inputs from Dr. Sipr for this contribution, especially about his suggestions on the structure and presentation of the paper.


3. Stay at LNF (INFN), Frascati (Italy)


After completing my two months stay in Prague, I moved to LNF, Frascati (Italy) for another month to work with Prof. C. R. Natoli's group. Prof. Natoli is an accomplished veteran researcher on the various spectroscopic studies on condensed matter systems. Myself and Prof. Natoli developed a code for the computation of the T-matrix element using the multipole expansion of the operator exp(iK.r), where K is the momentum transfer to the target. This type of formalism is suitable for the high energy electron impact coincidence spectroscopy in which we are interested. He also helped me in calculating the T-matrix in the impact parameter formalism. I was also amazed to visit this Institute who took the leadership in building the first particle-antiparticle collider (electron-positron collider), the precursor of the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) which is being used to mimic the big bang condition to reveal the deepest mystries of the early state universe. After completing one month in Italy, I returned back to India on 12th July, 2013.

 

Future prospects: Research and Institutional development


My stay during the sabbatical leave was in connection with my secondment from Pilani to Europe in the International collaborative Network on MsNano. I gained enough experience to extend and flourish my work on the Work Package on “Impact spectroscopy techniques within multiple scattering”, led by me in the MsNano network. Dr. Didier Sebilleau visited BITS Pilani for two months during August-September, 2013 and February-March, 2014 (one month time in each visit) in connection with the same network. Dr. Sebilleau and myself did further work on the WP7. We have made good progress and expect to write the code on the spectroscopies related to the WP7 in near future. Apart from this collaborative work, Dr. Sebilleau also interacted the Physics Department of Pilani campus which resulted in further expansion of the present network to more researcher. Dr. S. Gangoupdhaya from Physics Department has been included in the collaborative work and is invited to Rennes for one month during summer. Dr. Sebilleau has also contributed to the Department and the Institute by giving (i) lecture series on Multiple Scattering to our faculty and the research student, (ii) a talk on the possibility of funding from European Commission for Faculty and the Student and (iii) a talk on the application of spectroscopies to various disciplines in the Condensed Matter Workshop, organized by the Physics Department duing March, 2014.

In the same network, I will again spend two more months at Rennes during this summer. This will be useful for my present research for further advancement. Dr. Didier and his collaborators will also visit Pilani for one to two months in the next two years which will be certainly beneficial for the Department and the Institute. In conclusion, my sebbatical leave was not only fruitful for my professional development but also fruitful for the Physics Department and the Institute for its future development in research.

Acknowledgements: I am grateful to BITS, Pilani for granting me the sabbatical leave for my research work. I also acknowledge the finacial support from European Commission through FP7-IRSES-MsNano grant. I am also thankful to Physics Department of Pilani Campus for sharing the additional teaching load which was due to my sabbatical leave. Last but not the least, I am grateful to Dr. Sebilleau, Dr. Sipr and Prof. Natoli for hosting me at their respective Institutes without any difficulty.


Mentors

 

Prof K. P. Maheshwari, School of Physics DAVV Indore (1995-97)

Well known Plasma Physicist and Physics teacher.

Prof K. P. Maheshwari

 

Prof K. Shahi, Department of Physics IIT Kanpur (1997-2004) Doctoral advisor

Materials Scientist of world repute, experimental condensed matter physicist. Discoverer of many superionic conductors and experimental techniques to study ion transport in solids. A pioneer worker in the field of solid state ionics.

Prof K. Shahi

Prof S. C. Agarwal, Department of Physics IIT Kanpur Postdoctoral advisor and PhD coursework Teacher Condensed matter physicist of world repute. A pioneer worker in the field of amorphous semiconductors

Prof S. C. Agarwal


Administrative Responsibilities

 

Current Administrative Responsibilities:

 

  • Associate Dean, AUGSD (Since September 1, 2022)

 

Previous Administrative Responsibilities:

 

  • Faculty In charge, First Degree Admission Test (2018-2022)
  • DCA Convener (2018-2020)
  • Warden Malviya Bhawan (2015-2018)
  • Nucleus member Academic Registration and Counselling Division (2007-2015)


 

To be Updated Soon

 

 

 


My Interests

 

  • HISTORY 
History of Scientific Developments; Indian History; Freedom Struggle
 
  • GAMES
Table Tennis,  Badminton, Cricket
 
  • BOOKS 
Related to Science, history

Professional

 

  • Reviewers of many international journals including: Colloids and Surf A, Plasmonics, Sensors and Actuators B, J. Coll. Int. Sci, Langmuir, J. Nanopart. Res., J. Environ. Chem. Eng., Atmos. Poll. Res (Elsevier), Optics Letters (OSA), IEEE Sensors Journal, ACS Appl. Mater. Interf., iPubMed, Smart Materials & Structures (IOP), Optik Optics (Elsevier), J Mol. Liquids (Elsevier), Ceramics International (Elsevier)
  • National Advisory Committee Member 2nd World Congress on Microscopy, 10-12 August 2018, MGU, Kottayam, Kerala
  • Reviewer for Project Grant Proposal for National Science Center, Poland (www DOTncn DOT gov DOT pl)
  • Advisory Committee Member for PhD programme of IIIT Naya Raipur.
  • Convener, Departmental Committee on Academics, Department of Physics, BITS Pilani
  • Member of Doctoral Counselling Committee, BITS Pilani, 2017 - 2019
  • PhD Thesis reviewer, University of Gauhati, School of Sciences, Oct 2017.

 

Opportunity

 

 
  • FOR POSTDOC CANDIDATES: If you are willing to join our group through National Post Doctoral Fellowship of SERB, DST India, we will be happy to host you. We will assist you in formulating the research proposal based on your and our expertise in the field.   
 
  • FOR MSc (or equivalent) CANDIDATES: If you have your own fellowships (eg JRF/SRF) and if you are interested in working with me, you are most welcomed.
 
 
 
 
1. One JRF position is available for working on the topic "Detection of fluoride contaminants in water using piezoelectric phenomenon". The project is sponsored by DST, India and the manpower is available till Dec 2018. The fellowship will be ~ Rs 25000/- per month. Apply by sending your CV. Last date of application is 15th Jan 2017. (Click here for more details)  (STATUS: Recruitment DONE!!!)
 
 
2)  One JRF position for working on a project "Determination of contaminants in water using ultrathin films". 
     Eligibility: MSc in physics with a good knowledge in physical chemistry.
     Scholarship: Rs 16000/- PM.
     Apply by sending your CV on/before 30 June 2014 to raj@pilani.bits-pilani.ac.in
 

 

Image Gallery ( Academics )

 

 

Students of the course Computational Physics, demonstrating their Projects:

 

Computational Physics

Cover page of the book "Molecular Interactions" Contributed chapter # 4 by Dr. Manjuladevi and myself

Title of the chapter: Molecular interactions at interfaces , February, 2012

 

Molecular-Interactions

 

Image Gallery ( Personal)

 

 

TiO2 nanotubes (Sci. Adv. Mater., 2013)

TiO2 nanotubes (Sci. Adv. Mater., 2013)

 

 

Triangular nanostructure (J. Mol. Struc. 2014)

Triangular nanostructure (J. Mol. Struc. 2014)

 

Surface morphology of TiO2 thin film.

 

Surface morphology of TiO2 thin film.

Applied Surface Science 2012 [Link].

molecular organization

 

Models depicting the molecular organization

at air-water interface. Published in 2012, Col. Surf. A  [Link].

 

 

 

Liquid Crystals at Interfaces

 

Liquid Crystals at Interfaces. Published in 2012, Isr. J. Chem. [Link]

 

 

 

Carbon nanotubes

 

 

Carbon nanotubes in liquid crystal matrix. Published in 2012, J. Mol. Liqs. [Link].

 

 

 


Responsibilities

 

Other assignments & responsibilities:

 

  1.  Convener, Student Faculty Council, First Degree [Since First Semester 2017-2018-]
  2. Prof-in-charge, Civil Engineering Association [Since First Semester 2017-2018- First Semester 2019-2020]
  3. Library Committee Member, Civil Engineering [Academic Year 2018-2019]
  4. PS-I instructor for the stations Indian Bank, Chennai and Indian Overseas Bank, Chennai [May - July 2007]
  5. PS-I instructor for Indira Gandhi Center for Atomic Research (IGCAR), Kalpakkam [May - July 2008]
  6. BITSAT exam duty at Chennai [May 2008]
  7. Member of the local organizing committee, International Convention of Water Resources Development and Management between 23-26 October 2008 at BITS, Pilani.
  8. Joint Organizing Secretary, 2nd International Conference on Advances in Concrete, Structural, and Geotechnical Engineering (ACSGE2018) at Birla Institute of Technology and Science Pilani, Feb. 26-28, 2018.
  9. PS-I Instructor for NCCBM, Ballabgarh during summer 2020.
  10. Convenor, Academic Counselling Cell (ACC) since September 7th, 2020 till August 31st, 2022
  11. Organizing team member, online US2020 Partnership Workshop (March 4th, 2022)
  12. Nucleus Member, Practice School since May 2008
  13. Associate Dean, Practice School [September 1st, 2022 onwards]

International Collaborations & Committee Memberships

 

International Collaborations:

 

Onsite training in Japan (22nd-28th August 2022)

Prof. Sailaja Nandigama, Dept. of Humanity and Social Sciences, BITS Pilani is one of the collaborators of this training. Under this program, four PhD scholars and Prof. Nandigama will be working on field survey and group work on “Environmental-friendly agriculture and regional development in the islands of Hiroshima”. The University of Texas at Austin, USA and Tribhuvan University, Nepal will be also joining with the participants from BITS Pilani and Hiroshima University, Japan.

 

PhD scholars accompanying Prof. Nandigama from India include- Ms. Aayushi Malhotra, Mr. Mayuresh Vijay Bhise, Ms. Ruchika Sharma, and Ms. Shruti Majumdar from the HSS department.

 

 

  • ILDP-JAPAN (TAOYAKA Programme) two semester long academic collaboration between BITS Pilani, Pilani Campus with Hiroshima University- Japan, University of Texas at Austin (UT), USA & Tribhuvan University, Nepal. (2020-21).

 

Theme: “Perception towards and adaptation to climate change by family/small farms in Americas and Asia”

 

Description: As a lead professor from the BITS Pilani, Pilani Campus in this Global Virtual Exchange (GVE) sponsored multi-country academic training programme, I am leading and mentoring a team of 6 PhD scholars from the Humanities and Social Sciences (HSS), from the BITS Pilani, Pilani campus. The PhD scholars participated in 2 semester long virtual exchange programme along with other international participants from Japan, USA and Nepal.

 

The PhD scholars are: Ms. Aayushi Malhotra, Mr. Mayuresh Vijay Bhise, Ms. Ruchika Sharma, Ms. Neetika Mahajan, Ms. Anjali Punia and Ms. Merylin Das.

 

Refer to the following weblinks for related information:

https://taoyaka.hiroshima-u.ac.jp/english/education-program/onsite-education.html

https://www.bits-pilani.ac.in/news/

https://global.utexas.edu/special-initiatives/virtual-exchange

 

 

 

  • Prof. Sailaja is a member of Association for Environmental Studies and Sciences (AESS), USA & Development Studies Association (DSA), UK.

 

  •  Prof. Sailaja Nandigama published a ‘Joint Special Issue with the Journal of International Women’s Studies (JIWS, a Scopus indexed journal from USA), and Wagadu: A Journal of Transnational Women’s and Gender Studies (USA)’.  The special issue is titled- “South Asian Feminisms and Youth Activism: Focus on India and Pakistan”, published as Volume 24, Issue 2 (2022), in the Journal of International Women’s Studies (JIWS).  

This Joint Special Issue editorial team includes: 

Nilanjana Paul (University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, USA)

Namita Goswami (Indiana State University, USA)

Sailaja Nandigama (Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS), Pilani, Rajasthan, India)

Gowri Parameswaran (State University of New York, USA)

Fawzia Afzal Khan (Montclair State University, USA)

 
  • Exploring Place, Knowledge, and Action via EcoTypes: A Cross-National Collaboration”, a cross-national panel organized in the American Association of Geographers (AAG) Annual Conference, 26/02/22. Project on ‘The New Ecotypes’ in collaboration with Prof. Jim Proctor, Lewis & Clark College, Oregon, USA; Aideen Foley, Birkbeck, University of London; Naciba Chassagnon, ESSCA School of Management, Lyon, France.  

 

 

Upcoming International Collaborations:

 

  • Prof. Sailaja is invited by Prof. James Proctor for an international academic collaboration with the Lewis & Clark College, USA for developing an EcoTypes Collaborative Online International Learning (“COIL”) resource, involving other international universities from France, UK and USA through an international blended conference panel presentation in 2021-22, and through guest lectures and exchange of ideas on course curriculum for the undergraduate students.
  • Prof. Sailaja is invited by the to collaborate in an international academic research collaboration by the Hiroshima University (HU) & University of Texas at Austin, USA with BITS Pilani (Pilani Campus) on the theme: ‘Forest-based entrepreneurship opportunities and forests in international carbon trading contributing to the livelihood upliftment of forest-dependent households in India’.

Administrative Responsibility

  1. Associate Dean/ Work Integrated Learning Programmes, September 2018 onwards.
  2. Associate Dean/ Practice School Division from 2013 to 2018
  3. Head of the Department/ Mechanical Engineering, September 2016 to August 2018.
  4. Convener Academic Counseling Cell, 2014 to 2016
  5. Assistant Dean/Practice School Division, 2010 to 2013.
  6. Planning Cell Incharge/ Practice School Division, 2008 to 2010.
  7. Nucleus Member/ Practice School Division, 2006 to 2008.

Industry Collaboration and MoUs

I drive and engage in providing solutions to applied AI problems in Industry. I have collaborated with Reflexis Systems Inc, USA and GE Healthcare, India. Active collaborations with other Scientific organizations such as ICMR, DAE is being actively pursued. 
MoUs: HappyMonk AI Labs, Bangalore and Wadwani AI, USA.
 
Over the next 5 years, I will be focused in the following areas:
 
Theory of Shallow Neural Nets
Chaotic Neural Networks 
Swarms and Super-optimizers 
Differential Equation based Modeling in Neural Networks
Kernels in Neural Nets
Classification in Large Astronomy Data Sets 
 
Some Research Talks (Invited/Keynote) are available here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLMj0pXCZmlXhYD43yMvn54pFhbtWreUJb

Research Collaboration(Outside BITS Pilani)

B.S. DayaSagar, ISI Bangalore

Sriparna Saha, IIT Patna

Jayant Murthy, IIAP Bangalore

Margarita Safonova, IIAP Bangalore

Saibal Kar, CSSS & IZA Bonn

Jyotirmoy Sarkar, GE Healthcare

Vaskar Raychaudhury, U.Miami, Ohio

Gouri Ginde, University of Calgary

Mousumi Das, IIAP, Bangalore

Oleg Malkov, Russian Academy of Sciences

Soma S. Dhavala, MLSquare

Rahul Yedida, NC State University

Suryoday Basak, Penn State University

Eric Feigelson, Penn State University

Carlos A. Coello Coello, Univ. of Mexico

Swagatam Das, ISI Kolkata

Nithin Nagaraj, NIAS

Abhyuday Mandal, Univ. of Georgia

Chandrajit Bajaj, UT Austin

Saroj Meher, ISI Bangalore 

Bus Timing


From Delhi you can take the bus from ISBT, Kashmiri Gate. From Jaipur, you can take bus from Sindhi Bus stand.

Train


Pilani is connected to Delhi via Loharu (LHU) junction. Loharu (Haryana) is a railway junction very close to Pilani (~25 kms). You can check the status of these trains from the following links. From Loharu taxis and buses are available for Pilani.


http://www.indianrail.gov.in

Loharu (LHU) <---------> Delhi Sarai Rohilla (DEE)

A demo from cleartrip.com

http://www.cleartrip.com/trains/

Air


The nearest airports to Pilani are Delhi and Jaipur. From there you have to travel either by train, taxi or bus.

Away from Work

 

  • Playing cricket and squash, listening to songs (Kishore Kumar), watching movies (Amitabh Bachchan) and watching cricket (Sachin's innings on YouTube). 
  • Reading novel: Mahabharat (a complete book). It has everything. The extremes of love, hate and dedication. Mahasamar (version of Narendra Kohli) and Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse.
  • My favourite radio show is Udaipur Ki Train (Vividh Bharati)

 

 

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Teaching Assistance (TAs)

Read the following (in addition to AUGSD's notice):

a. Open positions are applicable for courses in which the number of registered students is more than a hundred.

b. For TAship contact only the I/C of the course, as only the I/C can forward your application to the Department Head for approval.

c. You must have secured the best grade possible in that course.

d. Your timetable must not clash with the class hour of that course.

e. If there are large number of applications then screening will be done based on academic credentials.

f. You must provision at least three hours per week of work if your application is approved.

g. Meet the I/C on a regular basis (at least once a week).

 


Study Projects

Dear Student,

Welcome to this section of my website. We are pleased to offer you the opportunity to undertake a one-semester-long Study Project under my guidance. Take a moment to go through the instructions first:

a. I have limited slots available for enrolling students in study-type courses, hence all applications will be screened.

b. Only students who have completed (or currently enrolled in) Finance courses and/or have a background in fundamental aspects of Finance will be considered eligible.

c. In order to strengthen your application, you must meet the instructor and finalise the research objectives before formally applying for the Study Project.

d. Submit (email) a one-page synopsis about why you want to enrol in this course. Focus on your future plans and your strengths.

 

All the best.

 

 


 

Professional Association

 

  • Member, State Expert Appraisal Committee (SEAC), Rajasthan, constituted for considering Environmental Clearance of Projects under Government of India Notification
  • Fellow, Institution of Engineers (India) 
  • Fellow, Indian Association of Hydrologists
  • Deputy Coordinator, Special Assistance Programme (SAP), UGC, Department of Civil Engineering, BITS Pilani, Rajasthan during 2012-2017.
  • External Member of Advisory Committee, Special Assistance Programme (SAP), UGC, Department of Civil Engineering, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh during 2012-2017.
  • Nominated member of Indian Association for Solid Waste Management (IASWM)
  • Member of Indian Water Works Association (MIWWA)
  • Associate member of Institution of Public Health Engineers (AMIPHE)
  • Member, working group experts of National Institute of Hydrology, Roorkee, Ministry of Water Resources, Government of India.
  • Third party expert of Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM) projects in the state of Rajasthan.
  • Member of Eastern Asia Society for Transportation Studies (EASTS).
  • Member, Editorial board of ESSENCE – International Journal for Environmental Rehabilitation & Conservation (ISSN 0975 – 6272).

 

First Degree Thesis/Higher Degree Thesis Supervision

 

  • Supervised 15 postgraduate thesis (M.E.) students in the area of Water Resources Engineering, Water Supply Systems Management and Water Quality Management.
  • Supervised 18 undergraduate Thesis (B.E. (Hons.)) students in the area of Water Quality Management and Environmental Engineering.
  • Supervised and evaluated undergraduate project type courses (approx. 150 projects) in the areas of Water Resources and Environmental Engineering carried out by third and fourth year B.E. (Hons.) Civil students.

 

Other Projects/Thesis Reviewer/Examiner

 

  • Doctoral research proposal on “Response and Micromechanics Based Design of Engineered Cementitious Composite Structures” during First Semester 2007-08.
  • Doctoral research proposal on “Integrated sustainable Irrigation Planning in Fuzzy and Stochastic Environment” College of Military Engineering, Pune, India during First Semester 2006-07.
  • Examiner of 5 first degree Thesis in the area of surface water and groundwater management.
  • Examiner of 4 M.E Dissertation in the area of Water resources and earthquake Engineering.
  • Project titled “Optimum cropping pattern and Participatory Irrigation Management submitted to NABARD Mumbai.
  • R & D project titled “Facility Management Using ARCGIS and Genetic Algorithm” submitted to NRDMS, DST New Delhi.
  • Practice school project report on “Eco-friendly Techniques and structures for optimum utilization of Natural Resources for a new Residential Project of Grasim Industries Ltd. at Indore, India” submitted by the Post graduate students in June 2006.
  • Practice School project report on “Aerodynamic Shape Optimization” submitted by an undergraduate student at National Aerospace Lab, Bangalore in June 2006.
  • Practice School project report on “Planning and Monitoring of Underground Sewerage Scheme at Pallavaram for Pallvaram Municipality” for the work of July-December 2006.
  • Examiner of MS dissertation titled “Wastewater Management at Vizag Cavern project” performed at Indo German Institute of advanced Technology, Visakapatnam during First Semester 2009-2010.
  • Reviewed and evaluated following papers submitted for presentation in APPOGEE 2007 held at BITS, Pilani during 20th March to 24th March 2007.
  • Low Cost Earthquake Resistant House Design for Rural India
  • The Tsunami Warning
  • Life Guard: A life saving system
  • Herbal Treatment for Diabetes
  • Bio-battery
  • Production of Electricity from Sewage Water
  • Removing heavy metals from waste water using bio-sorbents

 

Workshops/Conference Conducted

 

  • Organized (convener) an International Convention of Water Resources Development and Management between 23-26 October 2008 at BITS, Pilani. The Convention was supported by Rajasthan Association of North America (RANA); Department of Science and Technology (DST), New Delhi;  Ministry of Water Resources (MoWR), New Delhi; University Grants Commission (UGC), New Delhi; Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR), New Delhi; Centre for Desert Development Technology (CDDT);  Tehri Hydro Development Corporation (THDC), Rishikesh; Ministry of Environment and Forest (MoEF), New Delhi; Space and Environmental Engineering Services (SEES-An Eco Friendly Group), Dehradun. The Gold sponsors of the convention were ITT Watermark and ITT Corporation India Pvt. Ltd., Vadodara and Vatika Group, Gurgaon.
  • Organizing member and Technical committee member of National Conference on Environmental Conservation (NCEC’2006) organized at BITS Pilani during September 1-3, 2006.
  • Organizing member of a National Seminar and Intensive Course on Environmental Pollution and its Control (NSIC'99) held at BITS, Pilani in March 1999.
  • Organizing member and Technical committee member of National Conference on Integrated Sustainable Water Resources Planning and Management (ISWRPM), held at BITS, Pilani during October 11-12, 2003.
  • Organizing member in a National Conference on Disaster Management Case Histories, held at BITS, Pilani during November 14-16, 2003.
  • Organizing committee member of the Asia Regional Workshop on Promoting Sustainability of Community - Based Rural Transport Infrastructure during the 6-7th September 2004.

 

Training Programs Conducted

 

  • One of the Resource faculty for conducting a series of training programme on “Water conservation: Agricultural, Industrial and domestic” for training on Integrated Water Resources Management conducted at IMTI, Kota (Rajasthan) for AEs/EEs, during May-July, 2008.
  • One of the Resource faculty for conducting a refresher course on Earthquake Engineering for Practicing Engineers of Engineers India Limited, New Delhi during July 1-3, 2007 at New Delhi.
  • One of the Resource faculty for conducting PMGSY Training Programme for AEs and JEs of Rajasthan sponsored by NRRDA, Govt. of India, New Delhi for 6 batches during academic year 2005-06.
  • One of the Resource faculty for conducting six weeks National training programme on Capacity Building of Engineers in Earthquake Risk Management sponsored by Ministry of Human Affairs, Govt. of India during October 1-19, 2004, and December 12-31, 2004.
  • One of the Resource faculty for conducted Advanced training programme on Water Resource Development and Management for NABARD Officers during November 3-7, 2004.
  • One of the for conducting several training programmes on Watershed Management for government officials of Himachal Pradesh during 2000-2001.

 

Reports/Lecture Materials submitted to different agencies/Training programs

 

  • Singh, A. P. (2019) Status of Common Effluent Treatment Plants (CETPs) at Pali, Rajasthan was prepared and submitted, In compliance of order dated 18.10.2019 in compliance of order of Hon’ble National Green Tribunal (NGT), New Delhi dated 21.12.2018, (In the Matter of Original Application No. 32(THC) of 2014 (M.A. No.921/2018 & CWP No. 9503/2012), Kisan Paryavaran Sangaharsh Samiti, Jaipur Vs State of Rajasthan & Others), 27 November 2019, pp. 1-107.
  • Deshpande, A.A. and Singh, A. P. (2019). Status Report as members of High-Powered Committee of Scientists/ Commissioners in compliance of order of Hon’ble National Green Tribunal (NGT), New Delhi dated 07.01.2019 relating to; functioning of ETPs; CETPs; HRTs and other facilities in the area of Bithuja, Balotra and Jasol, Rajasthan, (In the Matter of In Original Application No. 202/2016 (M.A. No. 381/2016), Original Application No. 34(THC)/2014 (CWP No. 2844/2011), Digvijay Singh Vs. State of Rajasthan and oths; along with several other tagged matters), 19 February 2019, pp. 1-107.
  • Singh, A. P., Gupta A. B. and Akolkar, A.B. (2019) Status of River Bandi and Common Effluent Treatment Plants (CETPs) at Pali, Rajasthan as members of High-Powered Committee of Scientists/ Commissioners in compliance of order of Hon’ble National Green Tribunal (NGT), New Delhi dated 21.12.2018, (In the Matter of Original Application No. 32(THC) of 2014 (M.A. No.921/2018 & CWP No. 9503/2012), Kisan Paryavaran Sangaharsh Samiti, Jaipur Vs State of Rajasthan & Others), 17 January 2019, pp. 1-153.
  • Singh, A. P., Gupta A. B. and Akolkar, A.B. (2018). Status of Industrial Pollution in river Jojari and the standards to be met at CETP inlet as Primary / Pre effluent treatment plant (PETP) at Jodhpur, Rajasthan as member of High-Powered Committee of Scientists, in compliance of order of Hon’ble National Green Tribunal (NGT), New Delhi dated October 23, 2018, (In the Matter of Original Application No. 329 of 2015, Gram Panchayat Araba V/s. State of Rajasthan & others), 15th November, 2018, pp. 1-23.
  • Singh, A. P. (2018). Status Report on CETPs, STPs and Industrial Pollution in Jojari River (Jodhpur to Balotra, Rajasthan) was prepared and submitted, In compliance of order dated 16.03.2018 of Hon’ble National Green Tribunal (NGT), New Delhi, (In the Matter of Original Application No. 329 of 2015, Gram Panchayat Araba V/s. State of Rajasthan & others), 18 May 2018, pp. 1-185.
  • Singh, A. P. (2008). “Water conservation: Agricultural, Industrial and domestic” a study material for training program on Integrated Water Resources Management conducted at Irrigation management & Training Institute, Kota for AEs/EEs, IMTI/2008/169 (Sup), pp. 14-54.
  • Singh, A. P. (2008). As Resource faculty delivered a series of lectures on "Water conservation: Agricultural, Industrial and domestic” for different Training Programmes on Integrated Water Resources Management at IMTI Kota sponsored by state water resources planning department Rajasthan, Jaipur (under State partnership programe with European Commission).
  • Singh, A. P. (2004). “Design of Water Harvesting structures and artificial recharge techniques” a study material for training program on Advanced training Programme on Water Resources Development and management for NABARD officers conducted at BITS, Pilani, November 2004, pp. VI-1-74.
  • Singh, A. P. (2004). “Vulnerability analysis of existing buildings” a study material for the National training programme on Capacity Building of Engineers in Earthquake Risk Management sponsored by Ministry of Human Affairs, Govt. of India, New Delhi, p. 274-344.
  • Singh, A. P. (1997). Co-author in course material developed for M.S. in Habitat Management titled, “Environmental Conservation”, Distance Learning Programmes Division, Birla Institute of Technology & Science, Pilani, 1997.
  • Singh, A. P. (1997). Co-author in course material developed for M.S. in Technological Operations titled, “Computer Aided Analysis and Design: Module 1 to 3”, Distance Learning Programmes Division, Birla Institute of Technology & Science, Pilani.

 

Review/Research/Design/Feasibility Reports
Active reviewer of following Journals/conference proceedings:.

 

  • Journal of Water Resources Management, Springer, 
  • Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, Springer, 
  • Journal of Environment Management, Elsevier, 
  • ASCE Journal of Hazardous, Toxic, and Radioactive Waste Management,
  • Environment Science & Pollution Research, 
  • Journal of Hydrology, 
  • Environment Development and sustainability, 
  • Science of the Total Environment, 
  • Applied Water Science, 
  • International Journal of Pavement Research and Technology, 
  • Mine Water and the Environment, 
  • Social Indicators Research, 
  • Journal of Cities, 
  • International Journal of Sustainable Built Environment, Elsevier 
  • Sustainable Cities and Society, Elsevier
  • Journal of Green Energy, Taylor & Francis
  • Transport Geography, 
  • Road Materials and Pavement Design, Taylor & Francis
  • International Journal of Environmental Engineering Science (IJEES), Elsevier Journal of Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects (COLSUA), 
  • Journal of Environmental Planning and Management (JEPM), 
  • Water Environment Research, Wiley,
  • Natural Resource Modeling, Wiley,
  • Scientific Reports, Nature Publishing group,
  • Stochastic Environmental Research and Risk Assessment, Springer,
  • Journal of Civil Engineering and Management,
  • African Journal of Agricultural Research (AJAR) and various Scientific and Engineering conferences etc. 
 
 
Review of Books

 

  • Reviewed of a book entitled Principles of Environmental Engineering and Science written by Mackenzie L. Davis and Susan L. Davis published by Tata McGraw-Hill, New Delhi.  
  • Reviewed of a book entitled “Introduction of Mechanics of Solids” written by Stephen H. Crandall, Norman C. Dahl and others (SI Metrication) published by Tata McGraw-Hill, New Delhi.
 
Conference Proceedings Reviewer

 

  • Proceedings of International Convention on Water Resources Development and Management organized at BITS Pilani during October 23-26, 2008.
  • Proceedings of National Conference on Environmental Conservation organized at BITS Pilani during September 1-3, 2006
  • Proceedings of “Integrated Sustainable Water Resources Planning and Management (ISWRPM-2003)” organized at BITS Pilani during October 11-12, 2003.
  • World Scientific and Engineering Academy and Society (WSEAS) conferences for June, July and August 2007.
  • Indo-US Bilateral Workshop on “Global challenges: climate change, water, environment and society”, Jointly organized by Department of Civil Engineering School of Engineering and Technology ITM University, Gurgaon, India and Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering Centre for Water and Society Michigan Technological University Houghton, U.S.A. during March 5-6, 2012.
 

Other Responsibilities

Present

  • Convener of Departmental Research Committee
  • Hostel warden of Vyas Bhawan
  • Member of Doctoral Advisory Committee
  • Faculty in-charge of Kairali - Cultural Association of Kerala Students of BITS                 

 Previous

  • Member of Departmental Research Committee
  • Non Resident Warden of MSA Bhawan
  • Member of Teaching Learning Center
  • Member of Departmental Committee on Academics
  • Faculty mentor for various student clubs (Team Anant and TRAC)