Founder & President – Dr. Navneet Kumar Sharma, IRSS
Dr. Navneet Kumar Sharma graduated from Delhi College of Engineering in 1985 in Mechanical Engineering. He later did his M.E. in Production Engineering, also from DCE. Subsequently, completed his MBA and Ph.D. in Supply Chain Management from Faculty of Management Studies (FMS), University of Delhi. He joined IRSS cadre of Indian Railways through Indian Engineering Services examination conducted by UPSC in 1986. During his service he has held several important assignments including that of Director (Vigilance & Impex) in the Ministry of Consumer Affairs and Public Distribution, Government of India. He was also Director on Board of Rajasthan State Warehousing Corporation, Jaipur. Presently, he is posted as Officer on Special Duty (Additional Secretary level) in Northern Railway, New Delhi. He is also an Advisor on the panel of UPSC as a domain expert. He has several publications in the field of supply chain management to his credit.
During service he attended Advanced Management Programme at INSEAD, Singapore and a Programme on “Scenario Thinking & Innovation” at International Centre for Leadership in Finance (ICLIF), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in the year 2007. In 2008 he attended a Programme on “Effective Tendering and Award of Contract” at RIPA International, London, U.K. He also attended an International Programme on “Procurement Procedures for the World Bank Aided Projects” at Administrative Staff College of India, Hyderabad.
Dr. Sharma is a Fellow of Institution of Engineers (FIE), Fellow of Indian Institute of Materials Management (FIIMM) and Life Member of All India Management Association (MIMA). He is also a Fellow of Indian Railways Institute of Logistics and Materials Management (IRILMM). He has recently been elected as “Managing Committee” member of Delhi Management Association (DMA) and Chairperson of “Government, Industry – Academia Interface Committee” of DMA. He is also a member of “Executive Committee” of the FMS Alumni Association. Earlier he was Vice- President of FMS alumni association for two consecutive terms (2011-15).
He has deep interest in Vedic Astrology and Vaastu. He studied Vaastu at the famous Shri Lal Bahadur Shastri Rashtriya Sanskrit Vidyapeeth, New Delhi and was awarded Post Graduate Diploma in Vaastu with distinction. He also studied astrology at Institute of Astrology, Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, New Delhi under the guidance of widely respected Shri K.N.Rao, and graduated as a Jyotish Acharya. He later pursued astrology in Krishnamurti Paddhati (popularly known as K.P. System after Shri Krishnamurti ji, the famous astrologer from South India) and was felicitated by none other than Shri K.Hariharan, the son of legendary Late Shri Krishnamurti ji.
Dr. Sharma has been actively involved with the Alumni Association of DCE and was it’s Hony. General Secretary from 2005 to 2018. He is credited for rebuilding and rejuvenating the alumni association along with his team. Prior to 2005 the attendance in alumni meets used to be very less, around only 100. He along with his team organised the first ever alumni meet of DCE at a very large scale in 2005 which was held in FICCI Auditorium, New Delhi. More than 600 of DCE alumni both from India and abroad attended this meet. Shri Vinod Dham, father of pentium chip, and an alumnus of DCE also attended this meet and was presented with distinguished alumni award. Hon’ble Minister for Science & Technology, Government of India was the Chief Guest. In this meet, Dr. Sharma was elected General Secretary of the alumni association. He worked passionately for the association and took several initiatives along with the team members viz. inauguration of the website of the association in 2005 itself, opening of first chapter of the association at Haridwar and subsequent chapters at Mumbai and Bangalore, instituting “Meritorious Student Awards”, instituting “Distinguished Faculty Awards” etc. and several other initiatives. As a result of his sustained efforts the attendance in the alumni meets grew at a fast pace and reached about 1000. The membership of the association also grew substantially during his tenure.
The concept of creating this forum is the brainchild of Dr. Sharma. The purpose of creating this Forum is to bring alumni, faculty and students together to provide a platform for networking, interaction & exchange of ideas on technical / managerial issues, personal & professional growth and extending help to each other.
Sr. Vice President – Shri Shrikrishna Kulkarni
Shri Shrikrishna Kulkarni graduated from Delhi College of Engineering in 1985 in Electrical Engineering. He later completed his Masters in Electrical Engineering (Control Systems, Robotics and Automation) from University of Tokyo, Japan in 1991. He later attended “Programme for Management Development” from Harvard Business School in 1999.
He is presently Chairperson of Board of Governors of Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Kolkata. He earlier served as MD & CEO of Panasonic India from 2004 to 2009.Prior to that he was Founder MD & CEO of Fanuc India.
He is a Member Advisory Committee on Service Providers – Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India, Member Rajghat Samadhi Committee and Member of Executive Committee of National Committee for Commemoration of 150th Birth Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, Ministry of Culture, Government of India.He is also President of University of Tokyo Alumni Association of India – Akamon Kai India. He has been a core member of “Walk of Hope” team lead by Spiritual Master M. Walked on foot from Kanyakumari to Srinagar (2015 – 2016), consultant to Government of Gujarat – Mission Mangalam (2013 – 2014). He was selected by Prime Minister Vajpayee to the Eminent Person Group (EPG) – India and Japan collaboration (1999 to 2001). He is an aviation enthusiast and a hobby pilot. He speaks Hindi, English, Gujarati, Marathi and also fluent Japanese.
Vice President – Prof. Sunil Pandey
Professor Sunil Pandey has a combined professional experience of forty five years. He has worked with the industry and academia in various capacities during this period. He feels proud to have launched his professional career of teaching and research with the Delhi College of Engineering, now Delhi Technological University. Thereafter he moved to the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (IITD) which is also an offshoot of Delhi College of Engineering. Currently, he is serving as Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the Jawaharlal Nehru University after superannuation from IITD. He has also served the Sant Longowal Institute of Engineering and Technology (SLIET), a centrally funded institute (Deemed University) in the capacity of Vice Chancellor cum Director. SLIET was ranked 42nd amongst all engineering institutes in the country including IITs, NITs, IISERs, IIITs etc. during 2014-15 and it enjoyed AAAA rating when he was serving as Vice Chancellor cum Director (source: Career 360).
He is the inventor of 1. ‘Most flexible multi-entry and multi-exit’ system of technical education, 2. ‘Zero complaint’ evaluation system with brain storming and 3. ‘Academic spirituality’ leading to innovative research, industrial consultancy and patenting. He had introduced the ‘Most flexible multi-entry and multi-exit’ system of technical education as introduced in SLIET during his Vice Chancellorship. Remaining two concepts, he is using for the last twenty years.
Recognition of his contributions come by way of 1. ‘Best Teacher award’ by the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi in 2012, 2. ‘Distinguished Alumnus Award’ by NITK (KREC) his Alma mater during the Diamond Jubilee Year celebrations in 2018, 3. ‘Life Time Achievement Award’ by The Indian Welding Society (IWS) for his contributions in the field of Welding Technology & Research on 5th October, 2016 in Mumbai, 4. A ‘Letter of commendation’ for his Ph.D thesis by the external examiner Prof R L Apps of Cranfield Institute of Technology, Cranfield, England with a statement “His PhD thesis was one of the best that I have examined in India or abroad”.
With this vast administrative, academic, research and industrial experience, he would be able to contribute in bringing together the DTU-DCE fraternity on a common platform. His sincere wish is to see DTU / DCE as a ‘Bench Mark Institute’ on a Global basis.
Secretary – Shri Amit Vashist
Shri Amit Vashist is a 2006 passout from DCE in Polymer Science & Chemical Technology. He had his schooling from the country’s reputed & famous Army School, Delhi. Amit has been very active since college days, connecting with alumni, faculty and working in various social & technical events at the college level. During 2006, as Placement Coordinator in DCE, under the blessings & heartful guidance of Prof. (Dr.) O. P. Sharma (HOD, T & P), Amit actively communicated and coordinated with core engineering companies to prefer & recruit our fellow engineers. During 2002, under the enriching guidance of Prof. (Dr.) G.L. Verma (HOD), he was also instrumental in organising industrial visits for the Polymer Science & Chemical Technology branch, which was newly introduced and at a nascent stage.
He has been serving since 2006 and has worked with world’s most reputed & innovating organisations like BASF, 3M, DSM, Avery Denisson. Currently, he is the Regional Sales Manager in BASF India Ltd., serving the Automotive sector.
To enrich, connect & spread harmony is his hobby. He travels a lot and has been actively participating & contributing for alumni events & supporting in his individual capacity for the benefit of fraternity. It is this aim that brings him to this forum, to see that our fraternity binds together, gets recognised, acknowledged and grows at the international level.
Joint Secretary – Shri Ravi Shekhar
Shri Ravi Shekhar graduated from Delhi College of Engineering in 2010 in Civil Engineering. He is an expert in the Infrastructure Sector and is currently working as a Senior Manager in a Power Distribution Business. He is a former President Student Association of Delhi College of Engineering (2009-10).
Joint Secretary – Shri Shavik Balyan
Shri Shavik Balyan is a final year student of B.Tech, Mathematics and Computing branch. In 2019 he was elected as Joint Secretary of DTU Student Association with the highest margin of votes. He is very enthusiastic in social works and participating in parliamentary debates etc.
Joint Secretary – Ms. Nidhi Singh
Nidhi is a final year undergraduate student at Delhi Technological University, pursuing B.Tech. degree in Information Technology. Her areas of interest lie in Machine learning and Data Structure & Algorithms. She actively participates in co-curricular activities at DTU. A quick learner, effective team member , with a good sense of future planning to deliver the work in the most easy going way with perfection .