Mrs. Vanita Mehrotra

Mrs. Vanita Mehrotra is best described as an inspirational leader, born in Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh is Principal  of Sheiling House  School, Kanpur,This was a marginal school that’s now an academic leader.

She has a way of motivating teachers and students alike to work hard, keep a good attitude, and be socially responsible.

Mrs. Vanita Mehrotra methods emphasize leadership training and community engagement programs. For example, he has worked with her teachers and staff to develop leadership curriculum, emphasizing character, service learning, and school readiness. Effectively, this model empowers students to take responsibility for their community, actively apply their learning, and contribute to the overall health of their school.

Mrs. Vanita Mehrotra holds an M.A., B. Ed. And L.L.B. degree and a PG diploma in Journalism. She has been in education field since last 33 years, she was in teaching for 11 years and since last 22 years she works as administrator.

Family Life

Mrs. Vanita Mehrotra lives in Kanpur with her husband Dr. Sanjeev Mehrotra.

Awards and recognition

Mrs. Vanita Mehrotra received several awards

Avantika Rajiv Gandhi Award

Education Leadership Award for Excellence in Education

Paryavaran Dronacharya Award


Long Term Goal

Her  long term goal is to bring about innovation in Teaching Methodology and established a Happy School.

Srikrishna Deva Rao

Professor Srikrishna Deva Rao is an Indian law professor. As of 2019, he is the Vice Chancellor at National Law University Odisha. He was previously a full professor and Registrar at National Law University, Delhi.



Rao gained a master’s degree in Law from Kakatiya UniversityWarangal, a Master of Philosophy in Law from National Law School of India UniversityBangalore and a PhD from Delhi University.


Rao has worked in legal education and research at National Law School of India University, Bangalore, Nalsar University of LawHyderabadGujarat National Law UniversityGandhinagar and National Law University, Delhi. Rao was also the founding Director of the School of Law at Indira Gandhi National Open UniversityNew Delhi.

He served on the UGC expert committee to transform legal education in India. He was a consultant to the Indian Medical Association (IMA), Swedish Development Cooperation (SDC), Sir Dorabji Tata Trust, Child Rights and You and Swedish National Science Foundation.


He has worked in the areas of criminal lawhuman rights, legal education and access to justice. He has also researched on “Mapping Media Policy and Law in India” at Jamia Millia Islamia 2011–12.


  • Indian Society of Criminology Award for Senior Social Scientist, Dr. Haikerwal and Prof. Sushil Chandra Award by ISC, Chennai, 2015
  • ICSSR Research Grant for project on “Exploring Changing Dynamics of Children’s laws in India in Post Liberalization Era” (2016–18)
  • Ford Foundation Research Fellow at Centre for Culture, Media and Governance (CCMG), Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi (2011–12)

Selected publications

Initiatives at NLUO

At National Law University Odisha Rao has taken several initiatives to strengthen the teaching–learning process and research.

  • The NAAC Self Study Reportof NLUO mentions some of his initiatives at NLUO
  • The University has set up Community College in 2016 under the UGC Scheme to prepare “barefoot lawyers” to strengthen the justice delivery system in India.
  • The Project on Access to Justice is another initiative of the University supported by Department of Justice, Ministry of Law & Justice, Government of India and UNDP. Under this Project, the University has set up three village Legal Aid Clinics in Dompada village in Cuttack, Jankia in Khurda and Brahmagiri in Puri district. These Village Legal Aid Clinics are intended to improve access to justice in marginalised communities.
  • NLUO will have faculty exchange and joint research with globally reputed institutions.
  • An MOU with National Institute of Securities Markets(NISM) has been signed in November 2016. The MOU is designed to foster academics and research between the two institutes, thereby promoting capacity building in securities markets both in training and employment.
  • Another MoU has been signed between Competition Commission of India (CCI) and NLUO
  • NLUO has recently been accredited by NAAC at A Grade

Kumares C. Sinha

Kumares C. Sinha is an Indian-American engineer, researcher and educator known for contributions to transportation systems analysis, transportation infrastructure economics and management, transportation safety, and the use of emerging technologies in transportation. He has served as Edgar B. and Hedwig M. Olson Distinguished Professor of Civil Engineering at Purdue University. since 1998.


Sinha received his bachelor’s degree from Jadavpur University in India in 1961, and his master’s and doctoral degrees from the University of Connecticut in 1966 and 1968, respectively. He was a faculty member at Marquette University for six years before joining the School of Civil Engineering at Purdue in 1974. Sinha served as Head of the Transportation and Infrastructure Systems Area in the School of Civil Engineering at Purdue from 1981 to 2001 and Director of the Joint Transportation Research Program of Purdue University and the Indiana Department of Transportation from 1995 to 2010. He was a visiting professor of Civil Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in fall 1980 and at the Indian Institute of Technology-Roorkee, India, in spring 1981. He was also Lockheed Martin Guest Professor of Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Central Florida during 2015-2016 and Hagler Fellow and Eminent- Scholar-in-Residence at Texas A&M University during 2016-2017. He has been an Honorary or a Guest Professor at five universities in China.

Sinha conducts research in the areas of highway infrastructure planning, engineering and management. One of his chief contributions is the development of an integrated approach to highway-asset-management based on facility condition modeling, treatment effectiveness and life-cycle costing. Sinha’s studies on system performance, costing, and network optimization have informed pavement, bridge and safety management systems developed by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. He has also served as a consultant for the World Bank and the United Nations Environmental Program, conducting transportation systems analysis and planning in countries such as Bangladesh, China, Georgia, India, Iran, Nepal, Palestine and Yemen, among others. He was one of the early advocates for the use of advanced technologies in transportation. He and his colleagues at Purdue were early researchers conducting experiments for shared mobility service. Sinha’s most recent work examines the impacts of autonomous transportation and connected vehicles. He is the co-author (with Samuel Labi) of Transportation Decision MakingPrinciples of Project Development and Programming (Wiley & Sons, 2007).

Sinha is the Editor-in-Chief Emeritus of the Journal of Transportation Engineering (ASCE), and he serves on the editorial boards of Transportation and Statistics (Bureau of Transportation Statistics, US DOT), the Journal of Transportation in Developing Economies (Springer), the Journal of Transportation (Institute of Transportation Engineers), and the Archives of Transport Quarterly (Polish Academy of Sciences). He has served as President of the Transportation & Development Institute of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), President of the Research and Education Division of the American Road and Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA), and President of the Council of University Transportation Centers (CUTC). He also served as a member of the Executive Committee of the Transportation Research Board (2011- 2017),[  Strategic Highway Research Program Oversight Committee (2009- 2015), Blue Ribbon Panel of Experts, US National Surface Transportation Policy and Revenue Study Commission (2006- 2007), and Federal Advisory Council on Transportation Statistics (2001- 2005).

Honors and awards

Sinha was elected member of the National Academy of Engineering in 2008 “for contributions to the advancement of highway infrastructure engineering and management and to the education of transportation professionals worldwide.” He was recognized as a Distinguished University Alumnus of Jadavpur University, India in 2017, an Honorary Member of the American Society of Civil Engineers in 2005 and a member of the University of Connecticut School of Engineering’s Academy of Distinguished Engineers (2004). Sinha has received many awards including the inaugural Lifetime Achievement Award presented at the 8th International Conference on Maintenance and Rehabilitation of Pavements (2016), the ASCE James Laurie Prize (2011), the Transportation Research Board’s Roy W. Crum Award (2009), the Council of University Transportation Centers Lifetime Achievement Award for University Transportation Education and Research (2004), the Wilbur S. Smith Distinguished Transportation Educator Award (2002) given jointly by the Institute of Transportation Engineers and several other professional organizations, the ASCE Francis C. Turner Lecture Award (2001),] the American Road and Transportation Builders Association Steinberg Award (1999), the ASCE Harland Bartholomew Award (1996), the Distinguished Engineering Alumni Award of the University of Connecticut (1995), the ASCE Arthur Wellington Prize (1992), the ASCE Frank M. Masters Transportation Engineering Award (1986), and the Fred Burggraf Award of the Transportation Research Board (1972). Sinha was also recognized as a National Associate of the National Academies in 2005 for his involvement in numerous committees and panels of the National Research Council.


Fwa,T.F. and Sinha,K.C. (1986), A Unified Approach for Allocation of Highway Pavement Costs , Transportation Research –A, Vol. 20A, No.3, 211-221.

Doherty,M.J., Sparrow,F.T. and Sinha,K.C. (1987), Public (Shared) Use of Autos: Mobility Enterprise Projec t, ASCE Journal of Transportation Engineering, Vol. 113, No.1, 84-100.

Feighan,K.J., Shahin, M.Y., Sinha, K.C. and White, T.D. (1989), Application of Dynamic Programming and Other Mathematical Techniques to Pavement Management SystemsTransportation Research Record 1200, 90-98.

Sharaf, E.A., Shahin, M.Y. and Sinha (1989), Analysis of the Effect of Deferring Pavement MaintenanceTransportation Research Record 1205, 29-35.

Saito,M., Sinha, K.C. and Anderson, V. (1991), Statistical Models for the Estimation of Bridge Replacement ModelsTransportation Research-A, Vol. 25A, No.6, 339-350.

Karlaftis, M.G., Latoski, S., Richards, N. and Sinha, K.C. (1999), ITS Impacts on Safety and Traffic Management: An Investigation of Secondary Crash CausesITS Journal, Vol.5, 39-52.

Sinha, K.C., Sustainability and Urban Public Transportation (2003), ASCE Journal of Transportation Engineering, Vol. 129, No. 4, 331-341.

Li, Z. and Sinha, K.C. (2004), Methodology for Multi-Criteria Decision-Making in Highway Asset ManagementTransportation Research Record 1885, 79-87.

Bai, Q., Labi, S., Sinha, K.C. (2012). Tradeoff Analysis for Multiobjective Optimization in Transportation Asset Management by Generating Pareto Frontiers Using Extreme Points Non-dominated Sorting Genetic Algorithm IIASCE Journal of Transportation Engineering, Vol.138, No. 6, 798-806

Everett, S., Xiong, Y., Sinha, K.C. and Fricker (2013). Ex Post Facto Evaluation of Indiana’s Highway Investment ProgramTransportation Research Record 2345, 24-30.

Kumar, I., Tyner, W.E. and Sinha, K.C. (2016). Input–output Life Cycle Environmental Assessment of Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Utility Scale Wind Energy in the United StatesEnergy Policy. 89: 294-301

Sinha, K.C., Labi, S. Agbelie, B., (2017). Transportation Infrastructure Asset Management in the New Millennium: Continuing Issues, and Emerging Challenges and OpportunitiesTransportmetrica Part A: Transport Science 13(7), 591–606

Chanan Singh

Chanan Singh is an Indian-American electrical engineer and professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Texas A&M University. He was named Irma Runyon Chair Professor and Texas A&M System Regents Professor.


Singh got his M.S. and Ph.D. in electrical engineering from the University of Saskatchewan, Canada and B.Sc. (honors) from the Punjab Engineering College, Chandigarh, India.


From 1997 to 2005 he served as the Department Head of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M and later, from 2012 to 2015, he served as Interim Head. He has held a position as a Guest Professor at Tsinghua University, Beijing, China. He has also served as Program Director at the National Science Foundation of USA. He is also a principal and Vice-President of Associated Power Analysts Inc. a firm that specializes in developing software and conducting reliability studies of the electric power grid. Before joining Texas A&M University he worked in the R&D Division of Ontario Ministry of Transportation and Communications on the development of innovative public transit systems.

Singh is known for his contributions to electric power system reliability evaluation, particularly in developing the theoretical foundations for frequency and duration methods, non-Markovian models, modeling of interconnected power systems, integration of renewable resources and machine learning method for reliability analysis of large power systems. He is author/co-author of four books, several book chapters, and over 400 technical articles.

Major awards and recognition

Major publications

Ishwar Puri

Ishwar Kanwar Puri is an Indian-American and Canadian scientist, engineer, and academic. He is dean of the Faculty of Engineering and professor of mechanical engineering at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. He is ranked among the top 2% of scientists worldwide based on citations of their work.


Puri studied at St. Xavier’s School, Delhi from 1964-76. Thereafter, he graduated with a B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering from Delhi College of Engineering of Delhi University, Delhi in 1982. He then completed his M.S. (1984) and Ph.D (1987) degrees in engineering science (applied mechanics) from University of California, San Diego.

Career in engineering science

Puri’s vision for McMaster Engineering has been to invest in excellence by recruiting and retaining the best talent, marshalling resources to help the faculty, staff and students fulfill their capabilities, recognizing outstanding contributions and innovations, and efficient governance and administration.

Motivated by the need to “prepare students to be flexible in a rapidly changing world and to meet challenges not yet imagined”, in 2019 he announced the most significant transformation in the sixty year history of engineering education at McMaster University through The Pivot, where design thinking, an innovation mindset and entrepreneurship are embedded in all programming. The three pillars of The Pivot are (1) changing the curriculum by seamless, project-based learning experiences, (2) reimagining the classroom by creating purpose-built studio spaces that replace lecture halls, and (3) amplifying experiential learning by offering more extracurricular and research opportunities to students.

His leadership facilitated the first McMaster MOOC, which was launched through Coursera. In partnership with the Faculty of Health Sciences, Dr. Puri initiated the McMaster University’s – and first of its kind in Canada – Integrated Biomedical Engineering and Health Sciences Program (IBEHS) that integrates engineering and health sciences, allowing multiple career pathways for graduates in health, engineering and entrepreneurship.

The 2017 ShanghaiRanking’s Global Ranking of Academic Subjects ranked the Faculty’s civil engineering program 29th in the world, and metallurgical engineering, computer science and engineering, and transportation science and technology programs within the top 75 around the globe.

He established the community-engaged co-curricular experiential learning MacChangers program, which enables teams of McMaster students across disciplines to propose local solutions to the problems posed by the UN Sustainable Development Goals. MacChangers, which was the first Canadian program to be part of the US National Academy of Engineering Grand Challenges Scholars Program, has led to social innovation startups, such as for healthcare. In June 2020, during one of the first such hackathons, students successfully collaborated with members of the Hamilton, Ontario community to propose solutions to local challenges related to combatting COVID-19 in the areas of food, mobility, digital technology, and supporting local businesses.

Before he was appointed dean and professor at McMaster, he served as N. Waldo Harrison Professor and Head of the Department of Engineering Science and Mechanics (ESM) at Virginia Tech. He led the ESM program for nine years from 2004 through 2013.

He was a postdoctoral researcher and then an Assistant Research Engineer at the University of California, San Diego from 1987-90. In January, 1990, he was appointed as a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Mechanical Engineering Department at the University of Illinois at Chicago. This was converted to a tenure-track appointment as assistant professor in August, 1991. He was thereafter promoted to the rank of associate professor with tenure in 1994, and the rank of Professor in 1999.

He continued to serve at UIC as Director of Graduate Studies of the Mechanical and Industrial Engineering programs from 1994–97, and also 1999-2000; as Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies from 2000–01, and finally as Executive Associate Dean of Engineering (2001–04). At UIC, he also served on the steering committee of the UIC Institute for Environmental Studies, and helped facilitate several of UIC’s micro- and nanotechnology initiatives.

In 2004, Puri moved to Virginia Tech to assume the position of professor and department head of engineering science and mechanics. He helped move that program into new convergences at the intersections of the life and physical sciences, and engineering mechanics, and promoted transformative scholarship, particularly through several new faculty hires in novel and interdisciplinary areas of applied mechanics. These efforts helped the department to be ranked fifth in the United States in the undergraduate engineering physics/engineering science category by U.S. News & World Report in 2012.

As department head, he played a leading role at Virginia Tech in the reoccupation of Norris Hall, where his department was housed, after the tragic shootings initiated by a mentally disturbed student.



Puri is the eldest child born in 1959 into a Punjabi Khatri family in New Delhi, India where he lived until his early twenties.

His father was Dr. Krishan Kanwar Puri, who retired as Department Head of Chemistry at Delhi College of Engineering, Delhi, and his mother was Dr. Sushila Gaind Puri who retired as Department Head of Anesthesiology at G. B. Pant Hospital, New Delhi. The elder Dr. Puri, his father, wrote his thesis on acetin fats at the University of Münster where he received his Dr. rer. nat. degree. His mother began her career as a pioneering anesthesiologist at Lady Harding Medical College and Hospital in New Delhi.

Before marrying, his parents settled separately in Delhi in 1947 as refugees due to the partition of India. His Puri family origins lie in Ghartal village that is in Gujranwala District, now in Pakistan, and his Gaind family origins are from Pasrur in Sialkot District, also in Pakistan now.

He lives with his wife, Beth Levinson, in Ancaster, Ontario in Canada. Ms. Levinson’s Jewish roots run through San DiegoCalifornia and Brooklyn, in the United States to Eastern Europe where many of her relatives were consumed and displaced by the Holocaust. They have three children.

Together, the family has established the Ishwar K. Puri and Beth R. Levinson Scholarship that enables the education of an underprivileged girl student through grades K-12 at St. Xavier’s School, Delhi in India.

Rambabu Kodali

Rambabu Kodali is the Vice-Chancellor at Vellore Institute of Technology since Oct 2020. Previously he had served as director of Madanapalli Institute of Technology and Science (Oct 2019 to Sept 2020). He is former Pro-Vice Chancellor of Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology Odisha, India (Aug. 2017 to Sept 2019) and former Director of the National Institute of Technology JamshedpurIndia. He took this responsibility on 3 August 2012. Prior to this role, he was Shri S.K Birla Chair Professor of Mechanical Engineering and was Head of the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Engineering Technology at the Birla Institute of Technology & Science Pilani.



Professor Rambabu Kodali earned his B.E., MTech in Mechanical Engineering from MANIT Bhopal, and his Ph.D. from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur in the year 1991.

Madhu Bhaskaran

Madhu Bhaskaran is an engineer and Professor at RMIT University. She co-leads the Functional Materials and Microsystems Research Group at RMIT University She won the APEC Aspire prize in 2018 for her development of “electronic skin”.

Early life and education

Madhu Bhaskaran was born and grew up in Chennai in India. After high school he went on to study Electronics and Communications Engineering at PSG College of Technology in Coimbatore from 2000 to 2004, where she met her partner Sharath Sriram. After moving to Australia, Bhaskaran completed a Masters in Microelectronics Engineering at RMIT University in 2005, and graduated with a Ph.D. in Electronic Materials Engineering four years later.


After completing her PhD in 2009, Madhu Bhaskaran won a competitive Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship to investigate piezoelectric thin films. She also co-established and currently co-leads the Functional Materials and Microsystems Research Group in 2010. Bhaskaran’s group measured the potential of piezoelectric nano-films to provide energy for small electronic devices. Bhaskaran’s research interests include functional oxide thin films, wearable technologies and stretchable electronics which can be applied in monitoring health and in communications.

Professor Madhu Bhaskaran is transforming the way we use and interact with electronic devices and sensors. Her breakthroughs on combining functional oxide materials processed at high temperatures with elastic and plastic materials has led to stretchable electronics and sensors, that can be worn as electronic skin. Bhaskaran is a member of the Australian Nanotechnology Network and her team focuses on the characterisation of semiconductor interfaces (metal-silicide and silicide-silicon), characterisation of piezoelectric thin films, and micro-scale semiconductor and microsystem fabrication. Bhaskaran’s research use a material called polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) in the design of their devices. PDMS is stretchable, transparent and non-toxic, and it has been used in contact lenses, and skin and hair products. Her publications (December 2005 – August 2018) include one edited book, six book chapters, 106 journal articles, 36 conference proceedings – totalling 152 publications and five patents.

Bhaskaran has obtained over $5 million in competitive research funding for projects and equipment, and in an industry partnership, Bhaskaran’s research team and Sleeptite were awarded $1.7 million in a Cooperative Research Centre Projects (CRC-P) grant from the Federal Government in July, 2018. These funds will be used to develop a silicon fabric with sensors to monitor sleep. As part of the 23rd Australian Institute of Physics Congress, Professor Bhaskaran is serving on the COMMAD Scientific Advisory Committee.

Board service

An advocate for young researchers and women in science, Bhaskaran is a co-founder of the Women Researchers’ Network at RMIT University and Board member of Women in STEMM Australia. Bhaskaran was one of six women in science recently featured in “Just some of the Australian women killing it in science leadership right now” published by Women’s Agenda in 2018. Professor Bhaskaran says, “What gives me happiness is that I have managed to do many things beyond research in my career so far – this includes mentoring PhD students and postdocs, holding leadership positions in the Higher Degrees by Research space (and that has helped enhance the research environment at my workplace) as well as contributing to the gender diversity space.” Bhaskaran currently serves with the Expert Advisory Group to the Australian Government’s Decadal Plan for Women in STEM and recently attended an APEC Women in STEM workshop ‘Making the Case for APEC Women in STEM‑Partnership and Impact’.

Awards and honours

Professor Madhu Bhaskaran has received the following honours and awards for her research:

  • International Postgraduate Scholarship 2006-2009
  • Australian Research Council Postdoctoral Fellowship 2010-2014
  • Research Media Star Award 2011
  • Victoria Fellowship Physical Sciences 2015
  • Australian Research Council DECRA Fellowship 2016–present
  • named one of Top 10 Innovators under 35 for Asia, MIT Technology Review, 2016
  • Australian inventors on MIT’s top 10 ‘Innovators Under 35’ list
  • Eureka Prize for Outstanding Early Career Researcher 2017
  • named one of Australia’s Most Innovative Engineers by Engineers Australia 2017
  • Batterham Medallist, Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering

In 2018 she won the Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering’s Batterham Medal and the Victorian QuickFire Challenge: Driving Device Innovation. Nominated by Australian Academy of Science, Bhaskaran also won the APEC Science Prize for Innovation, Research and Education (ASPIRE). ASPIRE recognises young scientists from Asia–Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) member economies who have demonstrated a commitment to excellence in innovation, research and education.

Mahipatsinh Chavda

Mahipatsinh Chavda (Born 10 February 1967) is an Indian academic currently serving as the 15th Vice Chancellor of Maharaja Krishnakumarsinhji Bhavnagar UniversityGujaratIndia.


Early life and education

Mahipatsinh chavda was born on 10 February 1967 to Ramuba and Dansinh Chavda, in Kshatriya Karadia Rajput family in Pachhegam village(Bhavnagar)

After receiving secondary and higher secondary school education from Vallabhipur, Chavda pursued bachelor’s (BA) in 1987 from Gujarat UniversityAhmedabad. He obtained master’s degree(MA) and MPhil in Psychology from Sardar Patel UniversityAnand in 1989 and 1990 respectively. He received the Doctorate degree(PhD) in Psychology in the year 2003 from saurashtra UniversityRajkot. He had been Gold-medalist throughout his academic career.


Chavda is a firm believer of discipline and best known for his bold and decisive style of working which also gained traction among others.

He is on leave from his position of Principal and Head of Department of L. D. Arts College(Estd:1937) and co-ordinator of Indira Gandhi National Open University and Babasaheb Ambedkar Open University. During his tenure, college received NAAC ‘A’ grade accreditation and stood among the top ranking arts colleges in India.

Along with teaching experience of over 28 years, he has also served as Dean (Faculty of Arts) and Chairman (Board of Studies) at Gujarat University. Chavda has been an active academic senate and executive council member of several universities for over a decade.


Research experience

He has contributed with over 60+ National and International research papers, publications and over 15+ books in Psychology.

Dipankar Chatterji

Dipankar Chatterji is an Indian molecular biologist and the Honorary Professor at Molecular Biophysics Unit, Indian Institute of Science, a multidisciplinary research institute under the Department of Science and Technology of the Government of India. He is known for his pioneering research on bacterial transcription. He is a recipient of Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize and is an elected fellow of all the major Indian science academies. The Government of India awarded him the fourth highest civilian honour of the Padma Shri, in 2016, for his contributions to science and engineering.



Chatterji was born on 20 April 1951 in the Indian state of West Bengal and did his graduate and master’s degree at Jadavpur University, Kolkata. Subsequently, he completed his doctoral studies under the supervision of S. K. Podder and obtained a doctoral degree (PhD) in molecular biology from the Indian Institute of Science in 1973, after which he started his career as a faculty member at the School of Life Sciences of University of Hyderabad in 1978. This was followed by a stint at Albert Einstein College of Medicine and at Stony Brook University, for his post-doctoral research, and Chatterji returned to India in 1999 to join the Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB), Hyderabad as a research assistant before moving to the Molecular Biophysics Unit of IISc where he became the chair of the Biology and Genetics Unit, a post he held till 2005.

Chatterji, who is known to have done research on bacteria such as Escherichia coli and Mycobacterium tuberculosis as well as the Omega factor with regard to the bacterial transcription mechanism and genome expression, is an adjunct professor of the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Kolkata (IISER) and holds the Distinguished Research Professorship of the Institute of Life Sciences, Hyderabad. His researches have been documented by way of over 150 articles published in peer-reviewed international journals and he mentors 31 research scholars in his laboratory. Chatterji is a recipient of the IISc Alumnus Award and is the president of the Indian Institute of Science. He has served as a visiting fellow at National Institute of Genetics, Japan and Johns Hopkins University and has served as a council member of the Indian National Science Academy from 2002 to 2004. Chatterji presided over the council of the Indian Academy of Sciences from 2013 to 2015 besides holding the position of its secretary from 2010 to 2012.

Awards and honors

Chatterji, a J. C. Bose National Fellow and a Homi Bhabha Fellow, is also an elected Fellow of the Indian Academy of Sciences (1994), The World Academy of SciencesIndian National Science Academy (1997) and the National Academy of Sciences, India (1989). He received the Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize, the highest Indian award in the Science and Technology categories, from the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research in 1992. Chatterji is also a recipient of the Millennium Gold Medal (2000) and Ranbaxy Research Award (2001). The Government of India included him in the Republic Day honors list, in 2016, for the civilian award of the Padma Shri.

B. B. Chakrabarti

Binay Bhushan Chakrabarti, commonly known as B. B. Chakrabarti, is an Indian academic and professor of management and finance. He was the Director of Indian Institute of Management Ranchi (IIM Ranchi). Now the director is Prof Shailendra Singh, another professor of IIM Lucknow.

Chakrabarti is a graduate of Jadavpur University and Indian Institute of Management Calcutta (IIM Calcutta). He is an Associate Member of the Institute of Cost and Works Accountants of India (ICWAI). He has taught Finance at IIM Calcutta. He became the Director of IIM Ranchi in September 2013. He is a visiting faculty in the area of finance at IIM R.