1950 Born in India on the 19th of March.
2004 Completed Doctor of Philosophy degree at IIT Delhi, India with PhD work on the issues concerning Technological Forecasting Applications in Indian Context.
1982 Post-graduated from Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur (India) with a Master of Technology in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research.
1974 Graduated from Regional Engineering College (presently National Institute of Technology), Rourkela, Sambalpur University, India with a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering.
Member, Institute of Engineers (India) and Indian Institute of Plant Engineers (India) since 1983.
HONOURS AND AWARDS
Army Commander Commendation awarded twice during Republic Day 1992 & 1993 for innovation, engineering excellence and meritorious service.
CSR Eminent Directors of Leading Institutes Award by Competition Success Review, 2010.
SERVICE EXPERIENCE: 41 years with 25 years Field and 16 years Academic.
Field Experience. 25 years in all echelons of Army Workshops and other organisations in various parts of the country. Varieties of appointments held: -
2004 DDEME (Head of EME Branch) in a Corps HQ.
2003 Director Operations Research and System Analysis group in Perspective Planning Directorate of Army HQs.
2000 Commandant (Head) of Corps Zone Workshop.
1996 General Manager Production/Personnel/Works in Base Workshop.
1988 Officer Commanding (Head) of Armoured Workshop.
1987 Officer in charge Planning Repairs and Inspection in EME Battalion HQ.
1982 Production Planning & Control manager and materials management in Base Workshop.
1979 Works Manager of Armoured Troops Workshop.
1976 Shop floor engineer in field workshop.
1974 Training at IMA, EME School & College.
Academic Experience: 15 Years of academic experience in both engineering and management institutes. The appointments include: -
2011 onwards Vice Chancellor, SMU
2010 - 11 Pro VC, SMU & Director SMIT
2009 - 10 Director Manipal Institute of Technology (MIT).
2006 - 09 Director Sikkim Manipal Institute of Technology (SMIT).
1994 - 96 Deputy Director (Professor) and Head of Operations Management Faculty at Institute of Technology Management, Mussoorie.
1992 - 94 Asst. Professor, Hydraulics & Thermodynamics at College of Military Engineering, Pune.
1984 - 87 Asst. Professor, Ops Management, Defence Institute of Work Study, Mussoorie.