IIIT Naya Raipur

International Institute of Information Technology


Ajai Chowdhry(Chairperson)

Ajai Chowdhry is the Founder of HCL and former Chairman of HCL Infosystems Ltd. In 2011, he was awarded the Padma Bhushan for building the IT industry of the nation. Recently, he was honoured with the Cybermedia Business ICT Award 2013 for Lifetime Achievement in ICT in January 2014.

Ajai Chowdhry has a Bachelor's in Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering from Jabalpur Engineering College, and has attended the Executive Programme at the School of Business Administration, University of Michigan.

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Arogyaswami Paulraj

Arogyaswami Paulraj is a Professor Emeritus at Stanford University and is a pioneer of MIMO wireless communications. He has won over a dozen awards, notably Padma Bhushan, the Marconi Prize and Fellowship 2014 and the VASVIK Medal. Prof. Paulraj is the author of over 400 research papers, two text books and a co-inventor in 59 US patents. Prof. Paulraj has been included in the National Innovator's Hall of Fame of USA for his innovations in the area of MIMO Wireless Technology.

He received his Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering from the Naval College of Engineering, Lonavala and his Doctorate in Electrical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi.

B. K. Gairola

Dr. B. K. Gairola was Mission Director (eGovernance), Department of Electronics & Information Technology, Government of India. Earlier, he served as Director General, National Informatics Centre (NIC), Government of India for six years. He was conferred the SKOCH ICT for India – Lifetime Achievement Award in 2010 and the Science and Technology Excellence Award 2010 by the Uttarakhand State Council for Science and Technology.

Dr. Gairola graduated with a B. Tech. in Chemical Engineering from IIT Kanpur and went on to do an M. Tech. and Ph.D. in Computer Science from IIT Kanpur.

Sujit Baksi

Sujit Baksi is an accomplished business leader with over 30 years of experience in the IT industry. A stalwart in the areas of people management, operations management and corporate strategy, Mr. Baksi is President, Corporate Affairs, at Tech Mahindra. His track record includes being President - Global Operations, Customer Services and CEO, HCL Technologies (BPO Solutions and Services).

Mr. Baksi is a graduate of Presidency College, Kolkata and holds a Master's Degree in Personnel Management from XLRI, Jamshedpur.

Steven A. Pinto

Steven A. Pinto is a retired Lead Director on the Chairman's Supervisory Board of the Emirates Investment Bank, UAE. He is currently serving on the Boards of ACGL, a Tata Motors subsidiary, Easyaccess Finance, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Redington India, Adlabs Entertainment Limited and CRIF High Mark. In the year 2000, he was appointed CEO of Osool Finance Company and concurrently Head of Retail Banking at Mashreq Bank, Dubai.

He is an Economics Honors graduate with a Masters in Management from the University of Mumbai.

Renu G Pillay

Renu G. Pillay is presently holding the post of Principal Secretary, Technical Education Department, Government of Chhattisgarh. She is an IAS Officer of the 1991 batch of Chhattisgarh cadre.

Gaurav Dwivedi

Gaurav Dwivedi is presently holding the post of Principal Secretary, Electronics & Information Technology Department, Government of Chhattisgarh. He is an IAS Officer of the 1995 batch of Chhattisgarh cadre. He has worked in various capacities in Kerala, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh. His previous positions include CEO, MyGov, Deptt. of Electronics & Information Technology, where he was responsible for managing the GoI’s citizen engagement platform. He is a recipient of the Prime Minister’s Award for Excellence in Administration.

Pushpendra Kumar Meena

Pushpendra Kumar Meena is presently holding the post of Director, Directorate of Technical Education, Chhattisgarh. He is an IAS officer of 2012 batch of Chattisgarh cadre.

D. S. Rao

D. S. Rao is an HR professional with over fifteen years of experience in handling a gamut of HR activities in NTPC Limited, across many stations and major leadership portfolios. He is currently Executive Director, leading the Centre of Excellence department of NTPC which deals with Strategic HR, Talent Management, Policy, Promotions and Appraisals. He is also the head of Power Management Institute, the apex Learning and Development Centre of NTPC. His legacy comprises of re-architecting policies for the Organisation, implementing wage revision, revamping the Performance Management System 9PMS) and introducing numerous HRD interventions leveraging the power of technology

Vinod Choudhary

A graduate in Mechanical Engineering from NIT, Calicut, Shri Vinod Choudhary, Regional Executive Director (West-II) NTPC Limited has more than 34 years of experience in NTPC, a Maharatna of Government of India. Prior to joining NTPC, Shri Choudhary served as a Scientist in Instruments Research & Development Establishment (IRDE), Dehradun.

Shri Choudhary joined NTPC in the year 1985 as Executive Trainee and has worked in the field of Operation Services (a specialized group), Head of Projects/Stations (Thermal & Hydro) of NTPC across India and ED (PP&M). His multi-dimensional role in the field of Operation Services had helped in improving the Efficiency of Boiler and also setting many benchmarks in Operating Stations under his dynamic leadership as Project Head.

As Regional Executive Director, he looks after the Operations of NTPC, Western Region - II in the States of Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh, which includes two Operating Stations of Korba and Sipat (5,580 MW), two solar stations of Rajgarh & Mandsaur (300 MW) and Construction Management of three ongoing Green Field Projects, with combined capacities of 4,520 MW at Lara, Gadarwara and Khargone.

He has also attended several in-house/overseas Training Programs in the technical, managerial and leadership fields.

Sanjay Madan

Shri Sanjay Madan, Group General Manager, currently heads NTPC’s prestigious Lara Super Thermal Power Project. He holds a Bachelor Degree in Mechanical Engineering from NIT Bhopal and carries vast experience of 34 years in various capacities at Vindhyachal, Dadri and in Southern Regional Headquarter of NTPC. His expertise ranges from Erection, Field Quality, Technical Services, to Project Planning, Execution and Monitoring. He played a pivotal role in commissioning mega thermal projects across the country including Kudgi (3x800 MW), Telangana-I (2x800 MW) , Khargone (2x660 MW), Bongaigaon (3x250 MW), Unchahar – Stage –IV, Tanda Stage – II. He was Group General Manager (Project) for the execution of Lara Project.

He has also participated in several overseas managerial, leadership and technical training programs. Sh. Sanjay Madan is firmly committed to the core values of integrity, professionalism, caring, teamwork, and stewardship. He believes that the quest for organizational transformation must begin with a personal commitment within each individual to pursue excellence. He involves himself actively in education & social welfare activities too.

Pradeep K. Sinha(Member secretary)

Dr. Sinha is a researcher, scientist, inventor, and internationally acclaimed author of computer textbooks, with more than twenty-five years of professional experience. He has significantly contributed to the advancement of Science & Technology and Technical Education. His technical contributions include national projects, HPC systems and facilities, healthcare products and solutions, international patents, a number of technical papers and six books. Books authored by him are published and marketed by several national and international publishers. Indian, American, and other Universities across the globe cite his books as textbooks for their courses. On public demand, books authored by him have been translated in local languages like Japanese and Hindi. Since 2015, Dr. Sinha has been deeply involved in building IIIT-Naya Raipur as a premier academic institute of the country.

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