JAMMU, Sept 19: President Droupadi Murmu has approved the appointment of Prof Manoj Singh Gaur and others as new Directors to eight Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs).
Prof Manoj Singh Gaur, founding Director of IIT Jammu since 2017, has been re-appointed as the Director of the same Institute. His first term as the Director had expired on June 28, 2022.
According to the Education Ministry, Seshadri Sekhar and Shreepad Karmalkar, both professors at IIT Madras, have been appointed as Directors of IIT Palakkad and IIT Bhubaneswar, respectively. While Venkayappaya R Desai from IIT Kharagpur’s Department of Civil Engineering has been appointed as the Director of IIT Dhardwad, the institute’s current Director Pasumarthy Seshu has been chosen as Director of IIT Goa. Others appointed for the top posts include — KN Satyanarayana (IIT Tirupati), Rajiv Prakash (IIT Bhilai) and Rajat Moona (IIT Gandhinagar).
Prof Manoj Singh Gaur had assumed the charge of Director, IIT Jammu on June 29, 2017. Prior to joining IIT Jammu, he was a Professor and Head of the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Malaviya National Institute of Technology (MNIT) Jaipur. Additionally, he was Professor-In-Charge (Coordinator) of IIIT Kota, which is currently being mentored by MNIT Jaipur. He has been Dean, Students Affairs and Head, Central Computer Centre at MNIT Jaipur as well. He also served as Chairman, Senate UG Board at MNIT Jaipur.
Prof Gaur completed his Master’s degree in Computer Science and Engineering from Indian Institute of Science Bangalore and PhD from University of Southampton, UK. In his teaching and research career of almost three decades, he has been Investigator of a number of funded research projects in the area of Information Security and Networks on Chip.