New Faces in Administration

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IIT Kharagpur has recently welcomed new faces in various administrative roles. From academic units to R&D units to Institute maintenance, the Institute has geared up to step-up its activities under new leadership.

Prof. Goutam Saha, Professor, Dept. of Electronics & Electrical Communication Engineering has been appointed as the Dean of Rajiv Gandhi School of Intellectual Property Law, IIT Kharagpur. In the past Prof. Saha has headed the IPR office at IIT Kharagpur. The school has been recently ranked 4th in the NIRF rank announced by the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India scoring high on parameters of Teaching, Learning & Resources and Research and Professional Practice.

Vinod Gupta School of Management too welcomes new Dean Prof. Pradip K Ray from the Dept. of Industrial & Systems Engineering. The business school of IIT Kharagpur recently celebrated its success in the NIRF rank for being among the top 5 in the India’s management academic discipline.

Two stalwarts from the Dept. of Metallurgical & Materials Engineering will now be spearheading innovations. While Prof. Siddhartha Das took over as the Managing Director, Science & Technology Entrepreneurship Park, Prof. Shiv Brat Singh has been appointed as the Chairman of the Steel Technology Centre

IIT Kharagpur’s 2100 acre campus and a campus population close to 25000 involves extensive administration. In view of this, a vertical has been created with Prof. Khanindra Pathak from Dept. of Mining Engineering as Dean, Infrastructure. He has now been joined by two associate deans, Prof. Aurobinda Routray from the Dept. of Electrical Engineering, who will be heading of Electrical Works, Refrigeration & Air Conditioning Unit and Prof. Arghya Deb from the Dept. of Civil Engineering, as the head of Civil Construction & Maintenance, Water, Sanitary & Horticulture. 

We wish them great success in their endeavours to scale new heights in their leadership roles.

By Shreyoshi Ghosh

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