Prof. L. M. Patnaik is the new VC of Defense Institute of Advanced Technology, Pune

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Professor L.M. Patnaik today took over as the Vice Chancellor of the Defence Institute of Advanced Technology, Pune. Sixty-one year old Prof. Patnaik served as a Professor with the Department of Computer Science and Automation at the prestigious Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore since July 1986 before taking over the new assignment.

A doctorate in Computer Systems and Architecture, Prof. Patnaik brings with him a rich experience of 37 years at the IIS, Bangalore in Parallel and Distributed Computing, Computer Architecture, CAD of VLSI Systems, Theoretical Computer Science, Real-Time Systems, Soft Computing and Computational Neuroscience. He has published over 600 papers in international journals and conference proceedings and has been intimately involved in a large number of government-sponsored research projects. Besides Prof. Patnaik is a co-author of ten books in the areas of VLSI System Design and Parallel Computing. He has also been the President of the Advanced Computing and Communications Society and the Computational Intelligence Society of India.

Prof. Patnaik has won several awards and laurels including the Dr. Vikram Sarabhai Research Award in 1989, the Fourth Sir C V Raman Memorial Lecture Award in 2000, the Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru National Award for Engineering and Technology in 1999, the FICCI Award for Innovation in Material Science, Applied Research and Space Science for 2001-2002 and the Indian Science Congress Association’s Srinivasa Ramanujan Birth Centenary Award for 2007-2008.

1 comment March 28th, 2008

Orissa origin faculty in marquee Indian institutions outside Orissa (work in progress)

(This is a work-in progress document. Please suggest the missing names and if possible a corresponding URL to their homepage. The names with question marks in parantheses means that we are not 100% sure the faculty is of Orissa origin. Any confirmation or refutation would be appreciated. Thanks in advance.)


  • Damodar Acharya, Director, IIT Kharagpur
  • Rintu Banerjee, Agricultural & Food Engineering, IIT Kharagpur
  • Bhagirath Behera,  Humanities & Social Sciences, IIT Kharagpur
  • Bishwaranjan Behera, Maths, IIT, Delhi
  • L Behera, EE IIT Kanpur
  • Mukunda Dev Behera,  Rural Development Centre, IIT Kharagpur
  • M P Biswal,  Mathematics, IIT Kharagpur
  • T. K. Biswal, Earth Sciences, IIT Bombay
  • Dillip kumar Chand,  IIT Madras
  • Tarun K Dalai,  Geology & Geophysics, IIT Kharagpur
  • Samarendra Dandapat, ECE, IIT Guwahati
  • B S Das, Agricultural & Food Engineering, IIT Kharagpur
  • Mihir Kumar Dash,  Oceans, Rivers, Atmosphere and Land Sciences, IIT Kharagpur
  • Pradyumna Dash, IIM Indore
  • Sujit Kumar Dash, Civil Engg, IIT Guwahati
  • Sanghamitra Das, Economics, ISI Delhi
  • Satya Das, Economics, ISI Delhi
  • SP Das, EE, IIT Kanpur
  • S S Das,  Humanities & Social Sciences, IIT Kharagpur
  • Sukant Das, Mechanical Engineering, IIT Kharagpur
  • Sujit Kumar Dash, IIT Guwahati
  • U.K. Dash, Humanities, IIT Madrs
  • Goutam Deo, ChE, IIT Kanpur
  • Subasish Dutta, Civil, IIT Guwahati
  • S.K. Dwivedy, Mechanical Engineering, IIT Guwahati
  • Ratan Ghosh, Computer Science, IIT Kanpur
  • Sarika Iqbal, Department of Design, IIT Guwahati
  • Mamata Jenamani, Industrial Eng. & Management, IIT Kharagpur
  • Monoranjan Kar, Centre for Nano Technology, IIT Guwahati ?
  • K.C. Khilar, Chemical Engineering, IIT Bombay
  • J Mahakud,  Humanities & Social Sciences, IIT Kharagpur
  • Manoj Majhi, Department of Design, IIT Guwahati
  • Somanath Majhi, Electronics and Communication Engineering, IIT Guwahati
  • Rajiv Mall, Computer Science, IIT Kharagpur
  • N Mallick,  Agricultural & Food Engineering, IIT Kharagpur
  • Ashok Mishra, Chemistry, IIT Madras
  • Ashis Mishra, IIM Bangalore
  • B Mishra,  Geology & Geophysics, IIT Kharagpur
  • BK Mishra, MME IIT Kanpur
  • C S Mishra,  Vinod Gupta School of Management, IIT Kharagpur
  • DP Mishra, AE, IIT Kanpur
  • Gadadhar Misra, Mathematics, ISI Bangalore
  • Saunaka Mishra, Mathematics, IIT Madras
  • Sukumar Mishra, Electrical Engg, IIT Delhi
  • Suresh Chandra Misra,  Ocean Engineering & Naval Architecture, IIT Kharagpur
  • T Mishra,  Humanities & Social Sciences, IIT Kharagpur
  • Amiya Ranjan Mohanty,  Mechanical Engineering, IIT Kharagpur
  • B. K. Mohanty, IIM Lucknow
  • P. Mohanty, Maths IIT Kanpur
  • Raja Mohanty, Design, IIT Bombay
  • W K Mohanty,  Geology & Geophysics, IIT Kharagpur
  • Pranab K. Mahapatra, CE, IIT Kanpur
  • P R Mahapatra,  Aerospace engg IISc
  • Pratap K. J. Mohapatra, Industrial Engg, IIT Kharagpur
  • Sabita Mahapatra, IIM Indore
  • Santanu Mohapatra, CEDT, IISc Bangalore
  • Sudipta Mohapatra, Elec. Comm Engg, IIT Kharagpur
  • YN Mahapatra, Physics IIT Kanpur
  • C Nahak,  Mathematics, IIT Kharagpur
  • Karuna Kar Nanda, Material research center, IISc
  • A K Nanda,  Mathematics, IIT Kharagpur
  • Golok Behari Nando,  Rubber Technology Centre, IIT Kharagpur
  • S Nanda,  Mathematics, IIT Kharagpur (On leave as VC)
  • R. Nayak, Microbiology and Cell Biology, IISc
  • N C Nayak,  Humanities & Social Sciences, IIT Kharagpur
  • Radhakant Padhi,  Aerospace engg, IISc
  • Aditya Narayan Panda  , Chemistry, IIT Guwahati
  • B. S. Panda, Mathematics, IIT Delhi
  • G Panda,  Mathematics, IIT Kharagpur
  • Preeti Panda, Computer Science, IIT Delhi
  • R K Panda,  Agricultural & Food Engineering, IIT Kharagpur
  • Tapan Panda, IIM Indore
  • Siddharth Panda, ChE IIT Kanpur
  • S N Panda,  Agricultural & Food Engineering, IIT Kharagpur
  • Bijaya Ketan Panigrahi, Electrical Engg, IIT Delhi
  • Kamal Lochan Panigrahi , Physics,  IIT Guwahati
  • M K Panigrahi,  Geology & Geophysics, IIT Kharagpur
  • PK Panigrahi, ME, IIT Kanpur
  • Prasant Panigrahi,  Physics,  IISER Kolkata
  • Pratima Panigrahi, Math, IIT, Kharagpur
  • Sarat Chandra Panigrahi,  Metallurgical & Materials Engineering, IIT Kharagpur
  • Bhisma Kumar Patel, Chemistry, IIT Guwahati
  • S. C. Patel, Earth Sciences, IIT Bombay
  • Sukanta Pati , Mathematics,  IIT Guwahati
  • Archita Patnaik,  Chemistry, IIT Madras
  • B K Pattnaik, Sociology (HSS), IIT Kanpur
  • B N Patnaik, HSS, IIT Kanpur
  • L M Patnaik, School of automation, IISc Bangalore
  • P Patnaik,  Humanities & Social Sciences, IIT Kharagpur
  • Priyadarshi Patnaik, English, Humanities & Social Sciences, IIT Kharagpur.
  • Nihar Ranjan Patra, CE IIT Kanpur
  • Sanjukta Patra, Biotechnology, IIT Guwahati
  • Ashok Kumar Pradhan, Electrical Engg, IIT Kharagpur
  • Asima Pradhan, Physics, IIT Kanpur
  • Brajabandhu Pradhan, Mechanical Engg, IIT Kharagpur
  • Bulu Pradhan, Civil, IIT Guwahati
  • R K Pradhan,  Humanities & Social Sciences, IIT Kharagpur
  • Rudra Prakash Pradhan,  Vinod Gupta School of Management, IIT Kharagpur
  • S C Pradhan, Aerospace, IIT Kharagpur
  • Prabina Rajib,  Vinod Gupta School of Management, IIT Kharagpur
  • Binayak Rath, HSS IIT Kanpur
  • Hifjur Raheman,  Agricultural & Food Engineering, IIT Kharagpur
  • Aurobindo Routray, Electrical Engg. IIT Kharagpur
  • Alok Roy, Biomedical Engineering IIT Delhi
  • S Roy,  Chemistry,   IIT Kharagpur
  • Anirudh Sahoo, Computer Science, IIT Bombay 
  • Lingaraj Sahoo, Biotechnology, IIT Guwahati
  • Niranjan Sahoo, ME, IIT Guwahati
  • P.R. Sahu, EEE, IIT Guwahati
  • S. Sahu,  Industrial Engg. & Management, IIT Kharagpur
  • Trilochan Sahoo,  Ocean Engineering & Naval Architecture, IIT Kharagpur
  • Arun Kumar Samantaray,  Mechanical Engineering, IIT Kharagpur
  • B K Samantaray,  Physics & Meteorology, IIT Kharagpur (On medical leave)
  • S K Sarangi,  Cryogenic Engineering, IIT Kharagpur (On leave Director NIT RKL)
  • Arindama Singh , Mathematics, IIT Madras
  • Rajan K. Sinha, IIT Guwahati
  • D Suar, Humanities & Social Sciences, IIT Kharagpur
  • D K Swain, Agricultural & Food Engineering, IIT Kharagpur
  • D K Tripathy,  Rubber Technology Centre, IIT Kharagpur (On leave?)
  • Prasant Tripathy , Physics, IIT Madras
  • Subhasis Tripathy, Geology, IIT Kharagpur (HOD, Rajiv Gandhi School of Intellectual Property Law)
  • Neharika Vohra, IIM Ahmedabad

In Central Universities:

  • Ashok Acharya, Delhi University
  • Mohammed Badrul Alam, Political Science, Jamia Milia Islamia, New Delhi 
  • Kalyan Ghadei, Extension Education, Agriculture, BHU
  • Sabyasachi Kar, Economics, Institute of Economic Growth, Delhi University Enclave, Delhi.
  • Biswambhara Mishra, Department of Economics, North-Eastern Hill University
  • Hrushikesha Mohanty, Computer Science, University of Hyderabad
  • Sachidananda Mohanty, Head, English, Hyderabad Central University, Hyderabad.
  • Debendra Nayak, Department of Geography, North-Eastern Hill University, Shillong
  • Purusottam Nayak, Department of Economics, North-Eastern Hill University, Shillong
  • Srinibas Pathi, Head, Public Administration, Mizoram Central University.
  • Dr. A.P. Pati, Reader, Dept. of Commerce, North-Eastern Hill University, Shillong, Meghalaya
  • Biswamoy Pati, History, Venkateshwara College, University of Delhi, Delhi.
  • Ajay Patnaik, School of International Studies, JNU
  • Prabhat Patnaik, Centre for Economic Studies and Planning, School of Social Sciences, JNU, Delhi.
  • Arun Pujari, Computer Science, University of Hyderabad
  • Pravakar Sahoo,  Economics, Institute of Economic Growth, Delhi University Enclave, Delhi.


BITS Pilani (Pilani and Goa Campuses):

  • Raghunath Behera, Chemistry, BITS Pilani Goa Campus
  • Nishigandha Bhuyan, Philosophy (Goa Campus)
  • Champak Baran Das, Physics
  • Motilal Dash, Sociology
  • A.K. Giri, Economics
  • Chittaranjan Hota, Computer Science
  • Braja Gopal Mishra, Chemistry, BITS Pilani Pilani Campus
  • R.R Mishra, Physics
  • Satyabadi Misra, Business Administration
  • H.K. Mohanta, Chemical Engg.
  • Suryakanta Moharana, Philosophy
  • Rabi Narayan Panda, Chemistry, BITS Pilani Goa Campus
  • Debashis Pattanaik, Economics (Goa Campus)
  • B.K. Rout, Mechanical Engg.
  • E. L. Rout, Psychology
  • S. Routray, Mechanical Engg.
  • S.K. Sahoo, EEE
  • Niranjan Swain, Economics

In National Labs:

  • Debendra Ku Mohapatra, National Chemical Laboratory, Pune
  • Rohit Kumar Rana, Indian Institute of Chemical Technology (IICT), Hyderabad
  • Padmanava Patra, Inter University Accelerator Centre, New Delhi.

In Research and/or special institutes

  • Srijit Mishra (Economics, IGIDR)
  • Pulin Nayak (Economics, DSE)
  • Manoj Panda (Economics, IGIDR)
  • Santosh Panda (Economics, DSE)


66 comments November 30th, 2007

Ex and founding VC of BPUT Prof. Damodar Acharya will be IIT Kharagpur director from July 2007

UNI reports that Prof. Damodar Acharya, currently the Chairman of AICTE will become the director of IIT Kharagpur. Prior to being the AICTE Chairman he was the founding vice Chancellor of BPUT. At that time he had discussed with the Orissa government the importance of getting an IIT to Orissa and had led the development of Orissa government’s proposal for an IIT. Last year, while he was at AICTE, again with his help, the IIT Kharagpur branch campus in Bhubaneswar idea was made to a formal proposal. Now that he will be the director of IIT Kharagpur, lets hope that he takes some additional steps towards the fruition of a IIT Kharagpur branch in Bhubaneswar. Following is a biography from the AICTE pages.

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