Prof. Sanjay Govind Dhande

Professor Sanjay Govind Dhande

Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kanpur, India


Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kanpur

  • A brilliant academician of high caliber
  • Extending his services in the field of technical education and research for the past 30 years
  • Under his leadership, IIT Kanpur has become an internationally acclaimed Institution for its excellence in engineering education and research
  • Founder Director of PDPM Indian Institute of Information Technology Design & Manufacturing Jabalpur
  • Served as Director, ABV-IIITM, and Director-Mentor, IIT Rajasthan
  • Member, Scientific Advisory Council to the Prime Minister of India (PM-SAC), February 2005 to November 2009
  • Served as a part-time member of Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI)
  • Presently, member of various Governing bodies of many Institutes and Research Organizations
  • Served as Chairman as well as member of various Task Forces, Committees constituted by the Government of India (Electronic Depository of Academic Qualification & Certificates, Faculty Shortage and Design of Performance Appraisal systems, Anti-ragging committee, National Legal Knowledge Council set up by the Bar Council of India)
  • Member, National Innovation Council set up by the Prime Minister of India
  • Non-official part-time Director on the Board of Nayveli Lignite Corporation and ONGC Videsh Limited
  • Awarded the degree of Doctor of Science (honoris causa) by the Uttarakhand Technical University, Dehradun in recognition with his contributions in the fields of technical education and engineering research & technology
  • Regarded as the pioneer of the field of Computer Aided Design (CAD) in India
  • Has been spear-heading the growth of CAD for the benefit of Automobile and Aerospace Engineering as well as Software industry, besides grooming valuable human resource in this area
  • Also credited with his pioneering work in the fields of Rapid Prototyping, Rapid Tooling and Reverse Engineering (AUTOLAY, an innovative CAD technology, developed for Aeronautical Development Agency by Professor Dhande is being used actively by the leading aircraft manufacturers of the world
  • As Director of IIT Kanpur, he has undertaken several bold and innovative steps in the field of technical education (e.g. PDPM IIITDM Jabalpur; Indian Institute of Saddlery Technology and Export Management – IISTEM; new initiatives like Biological Sciences and Bio Engineering, Environment and Earth system Sciences under MP LAD Scheme undertaken at IIT Kanpur; Development of Samtel Centre for Display Technology; projects like Nano-technology Centre, Frontiers of Engineering, RFID, Computer Security, Homeland Security, Focused Ion Beam (FIB), IDFC Infrastructure, etc.)
  • The Railway Technology Mission is propelled under his Chairmanship with a vision plan for development of indigenous technologies for the Railway safety system.
  • Has been extending the executive help in preparing the vision documents, charters and background papers for helping the Govt. of India in establishment of Indian Institutes of Science for Education & Research (IISER) at Pune and Kolkota
  • Contributed extensively as a member of the Governing Body of the Indo-US Science and Technology Forum, Indo-French Cooperation Program, Indo-Japan Coordination Programs and International Academic Advisory Panel of Government of Singapore, etc.
  • Actively participated in the efforts of Government of India for establishing Indo-French Cyber University
  • Helped in spelling out Information Technology policy of the Government of Uttar Pradesh as a member of the IT Sub-committee UP Development Council for the balanced development of the slow-paced regions of the state
  • Always contemplated on harnessing the technology for the benefit of rural Indian folks by designing different innovative projects like Infothella and Digital Mandi for agriculture farmers, technology development for Footwear industry and handicrafts, Tele-medicine for healthcare of rural masses, indigenous Saddle Tree designing etc. (under the initiative of Media Lab Asia as its Technical Director)
  • His achievements as an academician, researcher, administrator and visionary are all directed towards meeting the ultimate societal objectives of balanced growth in all spheres with the help of the powerful tool of technical education and research.