Prof. B.N. Gupta was born on March 31, 1942. He obtained his B.Sc. (Physics, Maths & Statistics) & M.Sc. (Physics) from Agra University in 1962 & 1964 respectively, and M.Tech. (Applied Optics) & Ph.D. (Physics) from IIT, Delhi in 1968 & 1972 respectively. Prof. Gupta first began his extensive career as Sr. Design Engineer in 1977 at IIT Delhi, where he was promoted to Chief Design Engineer in 1986. He subsequently took over the role of Head, IDDC and Professor at IIT Delhi in 1995.He joined as Director, NSIT in 1997, where his tenure lasted for about six years. He rejoined IIT Delhi as a Professor after his term in NSIT.His field of specialization being Instrumentation, Prof. Gupta supervised 5 Ph.D. theses and guided over 18 M.Tech. & 3 M.Sc. projects. His teaching experience covered a large stretch of about 18 years in IIT, Delhi. Prof. Gupta published about 40 research papers and had numerous awards & distinctions to his name, including the Fellowship Award by Society for Information Sciences, India (1995); Eminent Engineer Award by Institution of Engineers, India (2001); Giants Gaurav Samman by the Giants International (2001); Super Brain of India Award by Competition Success Review (CSR); Shiromani Purskar by Institute of Economic Studies, New Delhi; and the Best Citizens of India Award by the International Publishing House. Throughout his career, Prof. Gupta had been the Chairman of various governing bodies & committees, including ISTE, Delhi Section for two years and National Standing Committee (NSC) on Rural Technology of CAPART for six years. He was also the Founder Director of Mahila Institute of Technology, Delhi.
Prof. Ranjit Singh
Dr. Ranjit Singh was born on April 24, 1955 in a small village in Rewari Dist., Haryana. He obtained his B.Sc. Engineering (Mechanical) from Kurukshetra University in 1978, M.Tech. from IIT Delhi in 1980 and Ph.D. from University of Rajasthan, Jaipur in 1986. Dr. Singh has a wide experience in teaching and administration of engineering colleges. He is known as an institution builder & raised two government engineering colleges from scratch. At MREC Jaipur, where he joined in April, 1981, he set up the Design Centre under the UK REC Project. At MNIT Jaipur, he had been Warden, Chief Proctor and Chairman of various internal management committees. He left MNIT Jaipur in November, 2001 to join as Principal, Govt. Engineering College Bikaner. His efforts created opportunities of resource generation, thus making the college financially self-sustainable. He joined as Director-Principal, C.R. State College of Engineering, Murthal, Haryana in April, 2003. He started new B.E. courses in Bio-Technology, Bio-Informatics, MBA and two M.Tech. courses in Product Design & Development at the college. While at C.R. State College of Engineering, Dr. Singh also held additional charge of another government college, CDM Engineering College, Sirsa as Founder Principal. He joined as Director, Netaji Subhas Institute of Technology, New Delhi on January 2, 2004 and was here for about five years. During his tenure, NSIT’s ranking rose to amongst the top ten technology institutes in India.He initiated efforts to set up the Entrepreneurship Development Cell and a Science & Technology Park at NSIT. After leaving NSIT, Dr. Singh also worked as Executive Secretary of ISTE for some time before again serving as Principal, E.C. Bikaner till January 25, 2014. Dr. Singh has published about 20 research papers, completed 6 sponsored research projects and guided 4 Ph.D. He has attended a number of national & international conferences and visited many countries including UK, Singapore, China, Malaysia, Hong Kong and Kenya. He is also a member of various professional bodies like ISTE, Institution of Engineering (India) and Indian Society of Mechanical Engineers, New Delhi. He was awarded Honorary Fellowship of ISTE in 2007 and accorded the Scroll of Honour by Institution of Engineers, India (Delhi center) in 2007.