Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur welcomes Captain Amit Jain (Retd.) as the new Registrar of IIT Kharagpur effective from 3rd July, 2023. Served as a Senior Advisor to Indian Navy, INS Angre Mumbai in 2021, he was also in-charge of admin logistics for ships as the Commanding Officer for Indian Navy, INS Dwarka Okha in 2019. Captain Jain started his career with the Indian Navy in positions like Navigating Officer, Operations Officer and Executive officer for more than three decades. A product of National Defence Academy in 1986, he has also completed his M.Sc in Defence and Strategic Studies from University of Madras in 2001 and PGDBM in Human Resources from Symbiosis Centre for Distance Learning, Pune in 2014.
Captain Amit Jain (Retd.) has been on the advisory board of heritage restoration, organizing Navy week events and sustainable infrastructure development. His administrative, operational, and logistics support to ships and personnel at Okha during COVID has been highly recognized. He has resolved water problems, augmented amenities, improved quality, hygiene, and sanitation in the township of 1000 people and raised Miyawaki forest on 900 sqm rocky plot at Okha. Awarded Chief of Naval Staff (CNS) commendation in 2008, he has contributed significant inputs for preparation of DPRs Project Seabird Phase IIA.
Prof. Saswat Chakrabarti, Acting Director, IIT Kharagpur stated, “We welcome Captain Amit Jain (Retd.) as the new Registrar of IIT Kharagpur and look forward to his able guidance, constructive ideations and supportive encouragement in reshaping this institute for its future aspirations. The excellent services rendered by Dr. Tamal Nath, Outgoing Registrar is greatly appreciated and acknowledged.”
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