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    JALANDHAR-144011, India

    Issue 1, March 2015

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    Vision- To build a rich intellectual potential embedded with interdisciplinary knowledge, human values and professional ethics among the youth, aspirant of becoming engineers and technologists so that they contribute to society and create a niche for a successful career.

    Mission- To become a leading and unique institution of higher learning, offering state-of- the-art education, research and training in engineering and technology to students who are able and eager to become change agents for the industrial and economic progress of the nation. To nurture and sustain an academic ambience conducive to the development and growth of committed professionals for sustainable development of the nation and to accomplish its integration into the global economy.

    Compiled by Dr Vishal S Sharma, Department of Industrial and Production Engineering, sharmavs@nitj.ac.in

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    Chairperson’s Profile

    Rajiv Mehrotra

    (Chairperson Board Of Governors, NIT Jalandhar)

    Founder & Chairman, Shyam Telecommunications Group,

    & Vihaan Networks Limited,

    Gurgaon (Haryana)

    Shri Rajiv Mehrotra has taken over as Chairperson Board Of Governors, Dr B R Ambedkar NIT,

    Jalandhar, on December 2014.Rajiv Mehrotra, a veteran of the telecom industry, is the Founder

    and Chairman of the Shyam Group of companies. In 1974, as a young electronics engineer, Rajiv

    pioneered the manufacture of low cost satellite TV equipment that brought cable TV to millions

    of village homes in India. Inspired by this revolution, he took telecom to the masses by installing

    wireless telephones in over 100,000 Indian villages. He went on to launch Shyam Telecom, the

    flagship of the Shyam Group and now a leading name worldwide for mobile coverage solutions.

    Hexacom (now Bharti Hexacom) was launched by Rajiv in the 1990’s to provide GSM services

    in Rajasthan, the largest state in India. Mr. Mehrotra is also the founder of Shyam Telelink

    Limited (now Sistema Shyam Teleservices Ltd.), one of the first operators in the world to deploy

    CDMA technology for fixed wireless services. His efforts established Essel Shyam as the leading

    name in VSAT services in India. Rajiv founded VNL (Vihaan Networks Ltd.) in 2004. VNL is

    based on his vision to take telecom to the next frontier – connecting the billions of unconnected

    across the world. He sees VNL as a catalyst in the transformation of rural communities through

    telecom. His vision and wealth of experience, combined with his far-reaching contacts in the

    telecom industry, makes him the ideal leader for the company.

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    Director’s Profile

    Prof I K Bhat

    Director, NIT Jalandhar

    Prof Inder Krishen Bhat born in Srinagar received his BE(Hons) degree in Mechanical

    Engineering in 1975 from Kashmir University, and MTech and PhD from IIT, Kanpur in 1982

    and 1986 respectively. He specializes in Materials Characterization. His current interests are

    Material Science, and Academic Administration. He served in the Public Works Department of

    J&K State two years before joining REC, Srinagar in 1978. He served in the capacity of Lecturer

    and Reader at Institute of Engineering and Technology, Lucknow during 1986 to 1994. He

    joined Motilal Nehru Regional Engineering College, Allahabad (MNNIT - Allahabad) as

    Professor in 1994. He has held many positions of responsibility at different levels in academic

    nstitutions. He has guided many PhD dissertations and several MTech thesis. He has published

    over 100 articles in Journals, Conferences and Seminars. Dr Bhat has delivered over more than

    150 invited lectures in different institutions and organizations. He is considered as an authority

    on Quality of Technical Education and Teaching Pedagogy in the country. Dr Bhat served All

    India Council for Technical Education, New Delhi as Advisor-1 during June, 1999 to June, 2002.

    He served the National Board of Accreditation in his capacity as Member- Secretary (NBA). Dr

    Bhat headed the Quality Assurance Bureau and has been actively involved in Quality Assurance

    movement of Technical Institutions in the country. He has been chosen as a Resource-person on

    Accreditation by Colombo Plan Countries. He has been the initiator of Asian Accreditation

    Accord. Dr Bhat served as Director of NIT Hamirpur from 2005 to 2010, and initiated several

    reforms. Prof. Bhat has been on the Board of Governors of four Regional Engineering Colleges,

    BITS Pilani, IIIT Allahabad, KNIT Sultanpur, and many self-financing institutions in the

    country. He is on the Advisory Board of several other institutions in the country. He is a Fellow

    member of Institution of Engineers (India), founder member of Indo-US Collaborative

    Engineering Education and a Life Member of Indian Society for Technical Education. Dr Bhat is

    Director of MNIT Jaipur, Rajasthan from 2011 to till date. Where many of the initiatives were

    towards building a better infrastructure, better academic environment & ambiance, and providing

    quality extension activities at MNIT Jaipur. He served as Director of NIT Delhi from March

    2013 to Sept 2013. Dr Bhat was Founder Director of IIIT Kota 2013 to till date. Dr Bhat served

    as Chairman of CCMT for three years. He served the Chairman position of CSAB in 2014 and

    CSAB NEUT in 2014. Currently Dr Bhat is Director of NIT Jalandhar since Jan, 2015.

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    Conferences/ Short-

    term courses/

    Training programs


     One-Week Industrial-Institute Interaction training program on

    “Emerging Trends of Research in

    Electronics and Communication” was

    organized by Department of Electronics

    and Communication Engineering from

    1 st Dec to 5

    th Dec 2014. The experts were

    from different industries like SCL Mohali,

    Cadre Design Systems, Delhi, Advance

    Tech India Pvt.ltd, COREL Technologies,

    BIOPAC India, Techlabs Delhi, etc. are

    invited for sharing new avenues of

    research in the emerging fields of

    electronics and holding hand-on sessions

    during training program. The chief

    coordinators were Dr BS Saini, Dr

    Balwinder Raj and Coordinators Dr Indu

    Saini, Dr Neetu Sood. The training

    program was funded by TEQIP-II.

     A self-financed Two-day’s workshop on “Introduction to Matlab”

    was organized by Department of

    Electronics and Communication

    Engineering for UG and PG students of

    various departments from 23-24 Aug.,

    2014. The total participants were 84 from

    different departments of NIT Jalandhar.

    The Coordinators were Dr. B. S. Saini and

    Dr. Balwinder Raj.

     TEQIP-II Sponsored Short Term Course on “Recent Trends in

    Instrumentation and Control Engineering

    (RTICE-2014)” held on December 08-12,

    2014 organized by Department of

    Instrumentation and Control

    Engineering, Dr B R Ambedkar National

    Institute of Technology, Jalandhar.

    (Coordinators: Dr A K Jain and Dr

    Kuldeep Singh Nangla).

     Short Term Course on Simulation

    Short Term Course on CAD/CAM

    Software’s Swansoft CNC Simulator by

    Department of Industrial and

    Production Engineering.  Short Term Course on CAM and Solid Work from Aug 18-09-2014 to 22-

    09-2014 by Department of Industrial

    and Production Engineering.  Short Term Course on CAD/CAM and Pro/E Software from September 22


    2014 to September 27th 2014 by

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    Department of Industrial and

    Production Engineering.

     Department of Chemistry organized short term course in “Frontiers

    in Chemical Science and Technology”

    from December 08-14, 2014.

     Technology Transfer Event & One Day Workshop on the Filter Media

    Characterization by Department of

    Textile Engineering. It was organized at

    NIT Jalandhar on December 15, 2014. NIT

    Jalandhar has transferred the right of

    manufacturing of test rigs (for

    characterizing filter media used for

    pollution control in industries) to Kanwal

    Enterprises, Gurgaon, Hr.). These test rigs,

    viz. a viz. pulse-jet filtration test rig and

    industrial filtration rigs have been

    developed through a project supported by

    Instrumentation Development Programme

    (IDP) under Department of Science &

    Technology (DST), Government of India.

    Pulse-jet filtration test rig

    The cost involved of this research project

    was Rs 52.28 lacs. The development will

    help textile and environmental

    technologists, researchers, practicing

    engineers and technologists, industry

    personnel, and filter unit manufacturers

    and consultan