Conference on “Technologies for Future Cities 2021”
Dr. R. K. Shevgaonkar, Chief Guest
Dr. R. K. Shevgaonkar had been a Professor at Department of Electrical Engineering, IIT Bombay since 1990 and is presently Professor (emeritus). He has a rich experience in science and technology and administration of institutes of higher education. He has worked as Vice Chancellor of University of Pune (2010- 2011), Director of IIT Delhi (2011-2015) and Vice Chancellor of Bennett University (2018-2021). He had been visiting professor in several universities in USA and Europe also. He is known world over for his scientific contributions.
Prof. Shevgaonkar’s teaching and research areas include Strategic Planning, Optical Communication, Image Processing and Computational Electromagnetics. He played a key role in commissioning one of the world’s largest Decameter Wave Telescopes at Indian Institute of Astrophysics and Raman Research Institute, Bangalore. At his alma mater IIT Bombay, he played a visionary role in setting up a Centre to generate and disseminate the video and web lectures from experts in IIT. He also helped found Centre for Distance Engineering Education.
Prof. Shevgaonkar’s has received several awards, including IEEE Undergraduate Teaching Award (2011), Headline Today’s Education Leadership Award (2012) and Devang Mehta Business School Award (2010).