Prof. Abhay Karandikar is the new Director of IIT Kanpur & Rajeev Sekhar  is the new Director of IIT Dhanbad

Prof. Abhay Karandikar is the new Director of IIT Kanpur & Rajeev Sekhar  is the new Director of IIT Dhanbad.

Prof. Abhay Karandikar Dean (Faculty Affairs) and Institute Chair Professor in the department of Electrical Engineering is the new Director of Indian Institute of Management (IIT) Kanpur. I joined IIT Bombay in April 1997. Earlier I also worked in Indian Space Research Organization, Ahmedabad (during 1988-89) and High Performance Computing Group of Center for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC) (during 1994-97). I was the Head of the Electrical Engineering Department from January 2nd, 2012 to January 4th, 2015. During 2014-17, I also served as the first Professor-in- charge of IIT Bombay Research Park. I was the Head of Computer Center of IIT Bombay from August 2008 to July 2011. During 2014-16, I also led IIT Bombay's Research Park whose objective is to develop an eco-system of innovation through industry-academia collaboration. The Park is being set up over an area of about 6 acre and will be equipped with state of the art infrastructure.

Prof. Abhay Karandikar the Coordinator of National Center of Excellence in Technology for Internal Security (NCETIS). The Center is focussing on technology requirements of security agencies specially state and central police forces. We believe that state and central police force's requirements in terms technology solutions for crime detection and prevention are very unique and require a focused approach. NCETIS will act as resource center for our police. 

Senior faculty of IIT Kanpur Rajeev  Shekhar joins as a new Director at IIT Dhanbad. He complted PhD from University of California, Berkeley. Sr Professor, Department of Materials Science & Engineering Homepage Specialization Application of transport phenomena and electrochemistry for process/reactor design in extractive metallurgy, materials processing, pollution control, and solar thermal power.24 years of teaching and research experience at IIT Kanpur with focus on industrial applications. Well-rounded, go-getter academic with experience ranging from institution building, engineering R&D, project management, policy, and administration.


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