Pandit Ramchandra Dwivedi Chair

Mr. Kamalesh Dwivedi (BT/EE/1979) is the President and General Partner at 3Lines Venture Capital based out of Denver, USA. His current investment interests span over a broad spectrum of technology in early stage Startup companies in USA and India.

Mr. Dwivedi has been CIO of several major corporations such as Computervision, Scientific Atlanta, ADC Telecommunications, TeleTech Holdings in the US and Bellsystem24 in Japan in their transformative phases. As a CIO, he has been a member of C-Level teams which enabled multi-billion dollars return in portfolio companies of global Private Equity firms. Enabling growth and turnarounds in large corporations and mentoring employees have been the most exciting and rewarding professional experience.

Mr. Dwivedi holds a Bachelor of Technology degree from IIT Kanpur, an M.Eng. from Carleton University and have completed the Program for Management Development (PMD) from Harvard Business School. Currently, he resides in Denver, Colorado, USA. Mr. Dwivedi instituted Pandit Ramchandra Dwivedi Chair open to all the departments of engineering & sciences and can be occupied for a period of three years.

Current Occupant

Prof. Anish Upadhyaya

Aug. 2018 - Aug. 2021

Prof. Anish Upadhyaya, Department of Material Sciences and Engineering, research interests lie in Powder metallurgical processing of materials with emphasis on sintering. Prof. Upadhayaya is the recipient of the prestigious INSA Young Scientist of the Year (2004), and Metallurgist of the Year Award (2009). He earned his doctorate from the University of Pennsylvania (1998).