Sanjay & Rachna Pradhan Chair

Mrs. Rachna Pradhan (BT/EE/1985) is the Co-founder and CTO of Max Secure Software. With over 20 years of experience, Mrs. Pradhan has successfully managed projects providing varied solutions in the field of R&D, design, manufacturing &Q&A/Resting in diverse technology sphere.

Mr. Sanjay Pradhan (BT/CHE/1986) is the Founder & CEO of Max Secure Software. With a career spanning over two decades, Mr. Pradhan began his career in the US with companies working in the areas of Real Time Dynamic Simulation, AI, designing & deploying Control systems using Batch Processes. At Max Secure Software, Mr. Pradhan oversees business strategy, marketing & product development. He did his MS from Carnegie Mellon University, Pennsylvania in AI & Optimization.

Sanjay & Rachna Pradhan Chair was set up by them, which is open to any faculty from all the departments of sciences & engineering for a period of three years.


Past Occupant

Prof. Sudeep Bhattacharjee

May 2017 - May 2020

Prof. Sudeep Bhattacharjee, Department of Physics, works in experimental plasma physics, focused ion beams, ion matter interactions, and physics of nanoscale systems (multidisciplinary, fundamental and applied). He heads Waves & Beams Lab at IITK that does research on Wave interaction with multicusp plasmas, Wave induced plasma initiation, Plasma based creation of focused ion beams. Prof. Bhattacharjee has five patents under his name & is the author of the book, Compact Plasma & Focused Ion beams (2013).