Distinguished Lecture Series

The Distinguished Chair Professor (DCP) fellowship initiated by All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), India intends to utilize the expertise of highly qualified and experienced superannuated Professionals who have made unparalleled, exceptional professional contribution to the society in their respective field/discipline for motivating and inspiring students/faculty of AICTE approved institutes.

KIET Group of Institutions is listed by All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), India for DCP Scheme.
AICTE-DCP Coordinator: Prof. (Dr.) Anil Kumar Ahlawat, Dean-Academics, KIET Group of Institutions, Delhi-NCR, Ghaziabad

Details of lectures organized under Distinguished Lecture Series:

Dr. R. Chidambaram

Dr.Rajagopala Chidambaram is an Indian Physicist who is known for his integral role in India's nuclear weapons program; he coordinated test preparation for the Pokhran-I (1975) and Pokhran-II (1998).

Dr. Chidambaram, previously served as the principal scientific adviser to the federal Government of India, Dr. Chidambaram previously served as the director of the Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC)— and later as chairman, Atomic Energy Commission of the Government of India and he contributed in providing national defence and energy security to India. He was chairman of the board of Governors of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) during 1994–95. He was also a member of the Commission of Eminent Persons appointed by the Director-General, IAEA, in 2008 to prepare a report on "The Role of the IAEA to 2020 and Beyond".


Prof. Ashok Misra

Prof. Ashok Misra is currently NASI (National Academy of Sciences, India) Distinguished Professor at the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore.

Earlier he was Director IIT Bombay (2000-08); Chairman-India Intellectual Ventures (2008-16); at IIT Delhi (1977-2000) and at Monsanto Chemical Co. (1974-77).

Dr. Misra obtained his B.Tech. from IIT Kanpur (1968) M.S. from Tufts University (1969) and Ph.D. from the University of Massachusetts (1974)


Dr. R. A. Mashelkar

Raghunath Anant Mashelkar, also known as Ramesh Mashelkar, (born 1 January 1943) is an Indian Chemical Engineer, born in a village Mashel in Goa and brought up in Maharashtra. He is a former Director General of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR).

Dr. Mashelkar was also the President of Indian National Science Academy (2004-2006), President of Institution of Chemical Engineers (2007) as also the President of Global Research Alliance (2007-2018). He was also first Chairperson of Academy of Scientific and Innovative Research (AcSIR). He is a Fellow of the Royal Society, Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering (FREng), Foreign associate of US National Academy of Engineering and the US National Academy of Sciences.


Shri. Karnal Singh

Shri. Karnal Singh has served India as an IPS officer, 1984 batch of AGMUT cadre, with over 34 years of distinguished work in governance, counterterrorism, anti-money laundering, and policing.

He retired as the Chief of Enforcement Directorate wherein he dealt with investigations of white-collar crimes. He also led the Special Cell of Delhi Police that cracked several terrorism cases during his tenure.


Dr. Virindra Kr. Raina

Dr. Virindra Kumar Raina is a towering personality in the field of bridge engineering. He is a highly qualified and experienced practicing professional civil engineer with sustained private sector experience.

Dr. Kumar is a Member of various professional Civil Engineering committees dealing with drafting of codes of practice for design, construction and specifications.


Prof. N.J. Rao

Chairman of CEDT (Centre for Electronics Design and Technology, IISc during 1981 – 1996, and Chairman, Department of Management Studies at Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, during 1998 – 2006, and retired in 2006.

He was a member of Core committees that defined the present NBA Accreditation process, and the new Accreditation processes of NAAC.

Prof. Rao was associated for several years with the International Institute of Information Technology (IIIT), Bangalore, and Kerala State Higher Education Council.



Dr.Himanshu Sharma

Dr. Himanshu Sharma, is known for his work in humanitarian aid, having 13+ years’ experience in various organizations. Presently serving as District coordinator (COVID 19) & Nodal Officer at DM Office (West District), Govt of NCT of Delhi.

Dr. Sharma has completed BAMS (Ayurvedacharya) in June 2008 from Delhi University, later he pursued his M.D in 2014 from Chtrapati Sahuji Maharaj University, Kanpur, Govt. of Uttar Pradesh. Along with this he took his Management Degree in Hospital administration from Subharti University in year 2020.He addressed the four scientific seminars 2 international and 2 national, he gave 3 paper presentation in national conferences & scientific seminars. Dr.Himanshu is awarded with Awarded 9 certificates of excellence and participation (6 in international & 3 in national), Indo Asian – Tasuku Honjo distinguished physiologist Award”, “Best researcher award”, “Award of Excellence in research”, “IMRF young scientist award” , “Excellent researcher award” and “Young Scientist award”.


Dr. Rangnath R.V.

Dr. Rangnath R.V. (Professor, BMS College of Engineering, Bangalore), an illustrious personality having a vast experience in education field. He did his Bachelor of Engineering (B.E.,) in Civil Engineering from National Institute of Engineering (NIE), Mysore- Mysore University, Karnataka in year 1986, and then Master of Technology (M.Tech.) in Building Science and Construction Management from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Delhi – 1992 And Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.,) from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Delhi on “Pond ash as fine aggregate in concrete” in 1996.