Mr. Vikas Kumar

September 11, 2019 no comments Shobhit

Mr. Vikas Kumar (BT/CE/1997) has been honored with the prestigious ‘Union Home Minister’s Medal for Excellence in Investigation’ for 2019.

Mr. Manish Tandon

September 11, 2019 no comments Shobhit

Mr. Manish Tandon (BT/EE/1989) has been recognized as “CEO of the Year 2019” by CMO Asia.

Dr. Atish Dabholkar

August 5, 2019 no comments Amarjeet
Until 2010, he was a professor of theoretical physics at Tata Institute of Fundamental Research in Mumbai.

*Atish Dabholkar to lead Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics*

Atish Dabholkar, a theoretical physicist from India, has been appointed as the new director of Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP) in Trieste, Italy.

He is currently the head of ICTP’s high energy, cosmology and astroparticle physics section. He joined the centre in 2014 on secondment from Sorbonne Université and the National Center for Scientific Research, where he has been a research director since 2007. Mr. Dabholkar will take up his duties as ICTP director with the rank of Assistant Director General of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). He will succeed Fernando Quevedo, who has led the centre since 2009.

“It’s an honour and a great responsibility to be chosen as ICTP’s next director. ICTP is a one-of-a-kind institution with a very high level of research and a unique global mission for international cooperation through science. It was envisioned as an international hub for excellence in science and as an anchor to build scientific capacity and a culture of science around the globe. This vision remains valid today even after five decades, but needs to be implemented keeping in mind changing realities and priorities,” he said in a statement.

Born in 1963, Mr. Dabholkar completed his school education at Gargoti in Kolhapur district. He is a graduate of the Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur. He got a Ph.D in theoretical physics from Princeton University, followed by postdoctoral and research positions at Rutgers University, Harvard University, and California Institute of Technology. Until 2010, he was a professor of theoretical physics at Tata Institute of Fundamental Research in Mumbai, and has been a visiting professor at Stanford University and a visiting scientist at CERN.

Mr. Dabholkar is well-known for his research on string theory and quantum black holes. “Research at these new frontiers is an ongoing quest for a more complete and unified formulation of the laws of nature. The work of our founding director Abdus Salam on electroweak unification was an important milestone in this direction,” he said.

He has received many honours, including Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Award (2006). He is an elected member of the Indian Academy of Science and was awarded the IIM National Leadership Award as a ‘Young Leader in Science’ in 2007 by the President of India. In 2007, he received the Chair of Excellence Award from the National Research Agency (ANR) in France. Founded in 1964 by the late Nobel Laureate, Abdus Salam, ICTP has been a driving force behind global efforts to advance scientific expertise in the developing world. Each year, more than 6,000 scientists from around the world visit ICTP for its academic, training and sabbatical opportunities. It operates under a tripartite agreement between the Italian government, the International Atomic Energy Agency, and the UNESCO. It is a UNESCO category 1 institute.

Prof. Dheeraj Sanghi

January 19, 2019 no comments Amarjeet

Our faculty and alumnus Prof. Dheeraj Sanghi (BT/CSE/1986) has been appointed as the Director of the Punjab Engineering College.

Prof. Siddharth Ramachandran

January 19, 2019 no comments Amarjeet

Our alumnus Prof. Siddharth Ramachandran (BT/MME/1991) has been honored for being selected as the Fellow of SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics, for achievements in fiber optics with higher order modes.

Dr. Debabrata Goswami

January 19, 2019 no comments Amarjeet

Our alumnus and faculty Dr. Debabrata Goswami (MSc2/CHM/1988) has been honored as the 2019 SPIE Fellow for achievements in femtosecond pulse shaping & NLO for exploitation in cross-disciplinary areas.

Ms. Jonaki Ray

January 19, 2019 no comments Amarjeet

Our alumna Ms. Jonaki Ray (MSc5/CHM/1996) has been honored with the 2019 Iceland Writers Retreat Alumni Award.

Dr. Yogesh S. Chauhan

November 22, 2018 no comments Amarjeet

Dr. Yogesh S. Chauhan (MT/EE/2003) has been selected for the Swarnajayanti Fellowship.