Prof. Banshidhar Majhi (26.07.2017 - 04.08.2021)
Prof. Banshidhar Majhi has three years of industry experience and more than 28 years of teaching and research experience in the field of Computer Science and Engineering. He is associated with NIT Rourkela since 1991 and presently serving as the Director IIITDM since July 2017. He has served in various administrative positions as HOD, Dean (Academic), Chairman, Automation Cell. He has been serving as members of various accreditation committees like the NBA and NAAC.
He has guided 17 Ph.D. scholars and 8 MS (research) students in addition to more than 150 M. Tech. theses. He has 80 research publications in peer reviewed journals and more than 150 publications in conferences of repute. He is a Senior Member IEEE, Fellow IETE, Fellow IE (India), Life Member of Computer Society of India. For his outstanding contributions in Engineering and Technology, Govt. of Odisha has conferred on him “Samanta Chandra Sekhar” award in 2016. Prof. Majhi puts his best effort whatever he does and believes in terminology “Efforts never Fail”.
As the Director, Prof. Majhi’s single point agenda is to make IIITDM as a centre of excellence in design centric engineering education and make it as a destination for quality students and faculty to achieve their potential.