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Leadership Team

Ms. Shallu Jindal, Chancellor

Ms. Shallu Jindal is a Chairperson of JSPL foundation (An executing arm of Jindal Steel & Power Ltd. group CSR activities) and Director of Jindal Steel and Power Ltd. As the Chairperson of JSPL Foundation, Ms Jindal has positively impacted many lives through her creative initiatives, impacting two million people in Chhattisgarh, Odisha, Jharkhand, Delhi and other parts of the country. Ms. Jindal is a highly accomplished Kuchipudi danseuse and a noted social contributor with various honours for her contribution to the field of art and culture, education and sustainable community development in India. She has been honoured with the CMO Asia's Best Social Entrepreneur Award in Singapore, Mahatma Awards for Leadership in Corporate Social Responsibility, the Golden Peacock Award on Social-Cultural Leadership in London and the Aekalavya Award in Singapore.

Dr. R. D. Patidar, Vice Chancellor

A recipient of several scholarships and awards such as the MHRD Scholarship, the Gold Medal at M.E. Level, the best paper award at the IEEE conference and the best teacher award. He worked as a Director, OP Jindal Institute of Technology (OPJIT), Raigarh, prior to Registrar, OPJU. He was Professor, Dean Academics and Officiating Director at MIT, Mandsaur, prior to joining OPJIT. He is having more than 25 years of experience in the academia, industry and administration.

Dr. Dheeraj Sanghi, Member, Academic Council

Prof. Dheeraj Sanghi is currently Professor of Computer Science and Engineering at IIT Kanpur. From 2008 – 2010, he served as the Director, LNM Institute of Information Technology (LNMIIT), a public-private partnership University in Jaipur. His administrative experience includes running the Institute Computer Center, managing Graduate Admissions, cultural advisor to students, Student Counselling, managing UG education at IIT Kanpur (as Chairman of Senate Under Graduate Committee), design of CS curriculum, and Chairman of Health Center Users Committee.

Dr. Anurag Vijaywargiya, Registrar

Dr. Anurag has dedicated over 22 years to professional education, encompassing disciplines such as Engineering, Management, Pharmacy, and Education. He played a pivotal role in establishing several professional institutes of higher learning, including OP Jindal Community College and OP Jindal University. Prof. Anurag has held leadership positions in various institutions, overseeing functions such as Administration, Regulatory Affairs, Student Affairs, Admissions, Finance, Strategic Planning, and Operations. His research focus lies in Industrial Engineering and Ergonomics, with a notable contribution of 7 research articles published in reputable international journals and conferences. In his current capacity, Prof. Anurag actively contributes to shaping and executing academic and administrative strategies for the University.

Dr. S. Das, Steel Chair Professor and Head - Metallurgical and Materials Engineering

He has more than 35 years of teaching, research, and industry experience and served as a Director of CSIR-AMPRI Bhopal. He has the research exposure of CSIR-AMPRI Bhopal, Mechanical Engineering Department, Tsukuba Japan under bilateral exchange program, TU Berlin as a DAAD fellow, and has in his credit more than 174 research publications in SCI Journals and book chapters. He has guided more than 15 Ph.D. and 25 Master dissertations. He has been the Visiting Faculty in the Materials Department, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee the USA.

Dr. Siddharth S Chakrabarti,
Dean Academics|| Dean-School of Engineering

Dr. Siddharth earned his Ph.D. from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, and an M.Tech from the National Institute of Technology, Warangal, with the support of an MHRD scholarship and research project at BHEL, R&D, Hyderabad. He is also working as Director for the Centre for Industry-Academia Collaboration, and Vice President-Institutional Innovation Council (IIC) at OPJU. He is actively involved in boosting startup activities and the innovation ecosystem in the organization. Successfully materialized collaborations for the promotion of research, internships, and industry-oriented collaborative programs with reputed organizations. With over 22 years of experience, Dr. Siddharth has excelled in teaching, research, collaboration, and academic management. He has actively contributed to OPJU's growth as a member of the Board of Management for six years. His international exposure includes visits to countries like the United States of America, China, and Thailand. Dr. Siddharth is a prolific author, with approximately more than 60 publications in prestigious international journals and conferences. Dr. Siddharth's commitment to enhancing higher education is further demonstrated through his involvement in NAAC assessments, IQAC, TEQIP committee work, and his mentorship of over 40+ B.Tech projects, 15+ M.Tech students, and 7 Ph.D. candidates.

Dr. Shesadev Nayak, Director, Career Development Centre & Professor, School of Management

Dr Shesadev Nayak is a result oriented professional with over 27 years of rich experience that includes 8 years in Industry and 19 years in Academics. He is an UGC-NET Qualified Management faculty and Ph.D. in Management. He has served as faculty and dean at leading institutions including IIMT, KIIT School of Management (KSOM), EMPI Business School, Jagan Institute of Management Studies (JIMS), LBIIHM etc. Prior to shifting to Academics, he had worked in the industry with organizations like Molex India Ltd, CDIL, Delhi and J K Paper Ltd.

Dr. Girish C Mishra, Dean - School of Science & Controller of Examination

He specializes in Electronics, Solid State Physics & Material Science and has an experience of more than 23 years of teaching and research. He awarded Gold Medal from GGDU University Bilaspur. Dr Girish has published over 30 research papers in the area of remote sensing, Micro & Nano phosphor preparation and characterization. He has been on the Editorial Board and reviewer of International Journal.

Dr. G Madhusudhana Rao, Head, Electrical Engineering Department

Dr. G Madhusudhana Rao has 22 year of Academic experience. He started his career as Asst. Professor from 1999 and now working as Professor. He held various academic positions. He has foreign exposure and worked as Professor in Bule Hora University, Ethiopia. He has been received award of "BHARAT VIDYA SHIROMANI" by International Institute of Education and Management -New Delhi. Dr. G. Madhusudhana Rao has published more than 80 publications, five patents in his career, and he authored three books. He guided 6 PhD scholars. His domain of research is Modeling and Control of Electrical Drives with artificial intelligence, Smart grids and Renewable Energy Sources.

Dr. Biranchi Prasad Panda, Professor, School of Management

He has a wide experience of more than three decades in industry for initial 6 years followed by twenty-five years in academics His areas of professional expertise include PLM, Technology Management, Logistics & Supply Chain Management, ProductionProcess, Operations Management, Industrial Automation, Project Management, Industrial Engineering & Management, Design Management. He acts as resource person in FDPs, Training and Workshops. His research articles received Best Paper Awards and published in SCOPUS, ABDC and UGC listed journals. He is a reviewer of International Journals for Science, Engineering and Management.

Dr. Mahesh Bhiwapurkar, Director-Corporate Education & Training

Dr. Mahesh has extensive experience of 24 years in teaching, research, and The industry with 70+ research publications in reputed journals and conferences. His research interest focuses on condition monitoring, human response to vibration, Biomechanics, Robotics, and Automation, and System Modeling & Simulation. He is also a corporate trainer to the industries and responsible for the productive interface between academia and industry. He has been on the Editorial Board and reviewer of several International Journal.

Dr. Sanjay Kumar Singh, Professor, Department of Humanities

Dr Sanjay Kumar Singh is Professor at Dept. of Humanities. Having more than Sixteen years teaching and administrative experience, his specialization is in the area of Indian Writing in English and ELT. He has delivered many keynotes, visiting lectures on IWE, ELT, Soft Skills, EI, CSR, Disaster Management and Human Rights. Dr Singh has organized many National and International Conferences, Workshops, Seminar, Colloquium and National Level Tech-Fests. He has participated as resource persons and paper presenter in more than 70 International, National Conferences and Seminars.

Dr. Saumya Singh, Chairman ICC

She carries a rich and varied experience of approximately 15 years in teaching and learning. She has keen interest in research and owes a good number of research papers in reputed journals related to Geometric Function Theory. She has presented her research papers in various national and international conferences. She has contributed to the curriculum development for B. Sc.(Hons.) Mathematics. Apart from this, she has proved herself as an effective administrator being the chairperson of Internal Complaint Committee(ICC) and a member of Social Empowerment Cell.

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