Prof. Dr. Sanjay Dhande 

Padma Shri Sanjay Dhande is an eminent educationist who was the director of the Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur. Prof. Sanjay Dhande is also the Chairman of Board of Governors of National Institute of Technology Delhi and National Institute of Industrial Engineering, Mumbai. With his academic and administrative vision, he formed the PDPM Indian Institute of Information Technology Design & Manufacturing, Jabalpur and the Indian Institute of Saddlery Technology and Export Management, Banther. Prof. Sanjay Dhande served as a member of Telecom Regulatory Authority of India and has also been a member of the Scientific Advisory Council to the Prime Minister of India.

Prof. Sanjay Dhande received his B.E. degree in Mechanical Engineering from University of Pune and his Doctoral degree from Indiana Institute of Technology, Kanpur. Prof. Sanjay Dhande has worked in the field of Computer Aided Design, Rapid Prototyping, Rapid Tooling and Reverse Engineering. He developed AUTOLAY, an innovative CAD technology, for the Indian Aeronautical Development Agency, which is used by several aircraft manufacturers around the world.

Prof. Sanjay Dhande is an innovative technologist, acclaimed academician, an eminent researcher and an able administrator and was conferred the Padmashri award in 2013.