Professional Career


Summer 1968 Summer Trainee, Philips (India) Ltd., Poona, India.

Feb.'71 - Feb.'75 Senior Research Assistant, ME Department, I.I.T. Kanpur

Feb.'71 - Feb.'75 Senior Research Assistant, ME Department, I.I.T. Kanpur

Mar.'75 - Dec.'75 Postdoctoral Research Associate,
                           Department of Mechanical Engineering,
                           Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY, USA.

Jan.'76 - Aug.'76 Postdoctoral Research Associate,
                          Department of Mechanical Engineering,
                          University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, USA.

Sept.'76 - Dec.'78 Visiting Assistant Professor,
                            Department of Mechanical Engineering,
                            University of Florida, Gainesville, Fl, USA.

Jan.'79 - Aug.'81 Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering, I.I.T. Kanpur

Sept.'81- July'85 Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Computer Science, I.I.T. Kanpur

Aug.'85 - to date Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Computer Science, I.I.T. Kanpur

June '83 - June'86 Associate Coordinator

July’86 - Aug.’88 Coordinator, Computer Aided Design Project, I I T Kanpur.

Nov.’91 - to date A National Center for ME & CE CAD sponsored by Government of India and United Nations Development Programme

May'85 - July'85 Associate Head, Computer Centre,

Jan.'86 - Aug.'86 Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur.

Aug. '88 - July '90

May '91 - July '91 Visiting Professor, Mechanical Engineering Department,

May '92 - July '92 Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University, Blacksburg, VA, USA.

May '93 - July '93

May '94 - July '94

May’95 - July’95

June’97 - July’97

Dec. '92 - Dec. '95 Head, Department of Mechanical Engineering, I.I.T.,  Kanpur

Sept. '94 - Dec. '95 Head, Nuclear Engineering & Technology Programme, I.I.T., Kanpur

June '96 - July '96 Visiting Scientist
               Deneb Robotics, Detroit,
               MI, USA

April 99- Oct'2001- Dean, Research and Development, IIT, Kanpur

Served as Technical Director, Media Lab Asia

Presently serving as Director, IIT Kanpur since October 16, 2001

Part-time member of TRAI (Telecom Regulatory Authority of India from 15.7.2003 .

January 2005- Appointed as the Chairman, Sub-Committee for HRD in IT, by MHRD.

Member of AICTE, Northern Regional Committee, Kanpur

February, 2005- Appointed as the Member of the Scientific Advisory Council to the Prime Minister of India .

February, 2005 – Appointed as the Acting Director, PDPM-IIITDM Jabalpur .