Journal of Computing and Information Science in Engineering

Sanjay Govind 
Dhande, Ph.D.
Sanjay Govind Dhande

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Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur (retired Director), India
Professor Sanjay Govind Dhande is former Director of the Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur. Under his leadership, IIT Kanpur has been recognized as a technical institution of excellence for providing an international level education and research in science and technology. He also served as Chairman of Board of Governors of NITIE Mumbai, as well as NIT New Delhi, and Chairman of Board of Governors of MDI Gurugaon. He received his B. E. degree in Mechanical Engineering from COEP, University of Pune, and his Doctoral degree from IIT Kanpur with an outstanding academic record. As an academician, he has guided more than 120 post-graduate students, published about 135 research articles and two books, and has been the founder and mentor director of several new national institutions in science and technology. He was a member of University Grants Commission, on the board of ONGC Videsh as an independent Director, Founder Director of the Mahindra Ecole Centrale in Hyderabad, member of the Indo-French Cyber University core team, and a member of the University Grants Commission 2013-2016. Professor Dhande has also been a chairman or member of various national and international government advisory bodies including the Scientific Advisory Council to the Prime Minister of India, the National Security Advisory Board (NSAB) of Prime Minister of India, Telecom Regulator Authority of India, National Manufacturing Competitive Council, National Innovation Council, Governing Council of Indo-US S&T Forum, and Manufacturing Group of the Indo-Japan Science Council (DST – JSPS). He has served twice on the board of the Nyvellie Lignite Corporation. Presently, he is a member of the International Academic Advisory Panel (IAAP) of Government of Singapore, Chancellor and Chief Mentor of Avantika University in Ujjain and Chairman of the Board of Governors of National Institute of Technology (NIT) New Delhi and National Institute of Training for Industrial Engineering (NITIE) in Mumbai. Professor Dhande is also a Distinguished Professor at Savitribai Phile Pune University. For his outstanding contributions to science and technology as well as the academic world of India, Professor Sanjay Dhande was conferred the prestigious PADMASHREE award by the President of India in 2013. He has also been awarded the degree of Doctor of Science (honoris causa) by the Uttarakhand Technical University, Dehradun, in recognition for his contributions in the fields of technical education and engineering research and technology. He received the degree of Doctor of Letters (honoris causa) from Mahavir Vardhaman Open University of Rajasthan. He has also received an Honorary Doctorate of Science from NIT Bhopal and NIT Kurukshetra and is a Fellow of the Indian National Academy of Engineering, Maharashtra Academy of Sciences, Institution of Engineers and Institute of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering.

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