COUNCIL (2023 - 2024)



Mr Sudipta Saha

(President, Tile Operations & Business Head - Industrial Products
Prism Johnson Limited
H&R Johnson (India) Division)
Neelkanth Residency-I, Flat no. 1503
Sector 46A, Nerul, Seawoods
Navi Mumbai 400 706 (Maharashtra)
Mobile: (0) 9689940260, 7777027370

Brief CV

Mr Sudipta Saha

Mr Sudipta Saha is an enterprising leader with strong analytical, problem solving and interpersonal skills and proficient in spearheading Business with innovation. After completion of B.Sc. Honours degree in Chemistry from Ramakrishna Mission Vidyamandira, he did B.Tech in Chemical Technology specialization in Ceramics from Science College, University of Calcutta. He is National Scholarship holder since Secondary Education and throughout the Higher Studies.

A professional with proven success of over 29 years, witnessed, participated and has taken the lead role at different levels and functions to raise the Ceramic tile industry from mere 4x4 inch white double fired glazed tile to 48x96 inch vitrified or porcelain glazed tile. Foreseeing the implied needs of society, he did not restrict himself to this level and added the implied dream of functionality into the tiles like Germfree tiles, Antistatic charge tiles, Water repellent tiles, Scratch-free tiles, Anti-stain tiles, TAC tiles, radiation shielding tiles, Cool roof tiles and lot more.

He is having strong knowledge of R&D of porcelain and ceramic tiles and its backward integration for preparation of its critical raw materials like Ceramic glass frits, soluble salts, ceramic stains, inkjet coloursetc which earns huge revenue in terms of import substitution and selling.

During working as the Business Head of Industrial Products & Natural Resources Division business has improved many folds and brand name “Endura” became very popular in industrial ceramic raw material segment.

Presently, he is working as President Operations, Heading Operations of all its Tile manufacturing plants at different locations of H&R Johnson (India).

He has received several prestigious awards: Prof. Sasadhar Ray Memorial Award in the year 2014 for contribution in white ware Industry and Dr Madan Gopal Bhagat Award in the year 2015 for contribution in Ceramics & allied fields. He has been appointed as Research Council Member by Director General CSIR, New Delhi for CSIR-CGCRI. He is associating with different reputed R&D Institutes in country in their Research Advisory board. He is Life time Fellowship of Institute of Ceramics, India.

Other than professional industrial life his personal subject of interest is to learn and understand Vedanta philosophy, various spiritual thoughts and listening music.


Dr Atanu Ranjan Pal

Chief Technology Officer,
Process Tata Steel Limited
Banglow No. 6, Park Road
Northern Town
Jamshedpur - 831 001 (Jharkhand)
Mobile:(0) 9234503539

Dr Atanu Ranjan Pal has an impressive 32 years of experience in the Steel Industry. Prior to his current role as Chief Technology Officer, Process, he held various leadership roles at Tata Steel including Chief Process Research and Chief Product Research. Throughout his career, Dr Pal has demonstrated exceptional skills in operation, project management, research development, and technology management. Education-wise Dr Pal has a well-rounded academic foundation including a B.Tech in Ceramic Technology from Calcutta University, PhD. in Metallurgy and Material Science from Jadavpur University, and an MBA from XLRI, Jamshedpur.
Dr Pal is actively engaged in professional associations and holds the position of the Vice President of the Indian Ceramic Society. Additionally, he is also actively associated with the Indian Institute of Metals, showcasing his commitment to advancing knowledge and fostering growth in the iron and steel industry.
His areas of expertise encompass a wide range of topics including, high temperature material development and usage, sustainable process and product development for steel plant, H2 generation and utilisation, carbon capture and utilisation, carbon capture and sequestration, underground and surface coal gasification .
Beyond his leadership and academic achievements, Dr Atanu has made ignificant contributions to the industry through his numerous publications in esteemed national and international journals. Moreover, he holds an impressive portfolio of 15 patents to his name. He has received the ‘Refractory Technologist Award’ from the Indian Ceramic Society in the year 2011 for lifetime achievement in the field of refractories.


Mr Sitendu Mandal, FIIC, FASCT

Chairman, The Indian Ceramic Society, Kolkata Chapter
Chief Scientist and Head
Specialty Glass Division (SGD)
CSIR-Central Glass and Ceramic Research Institute
196, Raja S. C. Mullick Road, P.O: Jadavpur University
Kolkata 700 032
Phone: 033 23223343 (D)
Mobile: (0) 9432673626 / 9830587856
E-mail: /

Brief CV
Mr Sitendu Mandal, Chief Scientist & Head, Specialty Glass Division and Project Planning and Business Development Division as also In-charge, Publicity and Public Interface Cell, CSIR-Central Glass & Ceramic Research Institute, Kolkata, obtained his MSc degree from Visva Bharati University, Santiniketan, West Bengal with specialization in Inorganic Chemistry. During his tenure of 31 years at CSIR-CGCRI, he played a very key role in research and developmental work in the field of glass science & technology, especially in the areas of optical glass technology, specialty optical glass, ultra low expansion glass-ceramics, low expansion ceramics, etc. His current research activities are in the areas of high density radiation shielding window (RSW) glass for radiation protection in nuclear hot cell and specialty borosilicate glass frit / bead for nuclear waste immobilization wherein technology development and commercialization have been the main focus. While the radiation shielding window glass is being produced in pilot scale at CGCRI for catering to the need of DAE, the technology of specialty glass beads has been successfully transferred to an industrial partner for commercial production and supply to DAE’s units. He is the key person for indigenous production of RSW glass and borosilicate glass bead for nuclear waste immobilization in our country. He has taken an ambitious target to produce RSW glass in specialty refractory crucible instead of platinum crucible for DAE.
The activities of Mr Mandal resulted in development of appropriate technology, development of product (strategic material), generation of knowledge base in the form of technical papers, patents, reports etc. He has published 15 papers in national and international journals and conference proceedings and filed 4 patents in India. He has also prepared more than 15 reports / documents for restricted circulation and delivered more than 12 invited lectures in several national and international conferences, workshops, etc.
Mr Mandal is the recipient of several prestigious awards, viz. CSIR Technology Award-2018 under the category ‘Innovation’, SKOCH Order of Merit Award 2017 for top 30 Skoch Transformational Innovation Projects in India, “Certificate of Merit” CSIR Technology Award for Innovation 2017, Best Technology Award for the three successive years (2013, 2014 and 2015) given by CSIR-CGCRI, NRDC Meritorious Innovation Award 2013, Malaviya Award 2004 given by the Indian Ceramic Society, CSIR-DAAD Scholarship for 16 months for the block year 1994-95, and many more.
Apart from his visit to Germany under CSIR-DAAD fellowship, he also visited Prague, Czech Republic to attend the 23rd International Congress on Glass (ICG 2013); Montpellier, France to attend the 6th Workshop in Glass Science and Technology (July, 2014) organized by International Congress on Glass; Boston, Massachusetts, USA to deliver a presentation at the 25th International Congress on Glass (ICG 2019).
He is a Life Member of several professional societies, viz. Indian Ceramic Society (InCerS), Indian Institute of Metals (IIM), Materials Research Society of India (MRSI), Indian Science Congress Association, Indian Institute of Ceramics, Indian Science News Association and Electro Microscopic Society of India. He is also a Fellow of Indian Institute of Ceramics and West Bengal Academy of Science and Technology. At present he is also the Chairman of InCerS, Kolkata Chapter. He was an Executive Committee Member of IIM for the year 2017-18 and 2018-19, and a Council Member of InCerS for the term 2017-2018. Apart from these, he is also affiliated to numerous scientific/technical committees of national/international level in various prestigious positions and holds honorary positions of various committees at CSIR-CGCRI.


Dr J. S. Yadav

Lecturer in Applied Science
S.G.S.J. Govt Polytechnic
Khurja 203 131 (UP)
Phone: (05738) 249593 (O)
Mobile: (0) 9027231423 / 7983064884

Brief CV


Dr C. D. Madhusoodana

General Manager & Head
Ceramic Technological Institute
Corporate Research & Development
Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd
Prof. C. N. R. Rao Circle
Opp IISc, Malleswaram
Bangalore 560 012 (Karnataka)
Mobile: (0) 9449052806

Brief CV

Dr C. D. Madhusoodana is Additional General Manager & presently heading Ceramic Technological Institute (CTI), Corp R&D, Bharat Heavy Electrical Ltd (BHEL), Bangalore India. He has over 25 years of experience in R&D on Ceramics & advanced materials. He has contributed to 30 patent applications, 40 papers in peer reviewed journals and more than 50 conference presentations. His areas of interest are Ceramics & advanced materials for clean air, clean water and clean energy.

He has B.E. in Ceramic Technology from PDA college of Engg. Gulbarga and Masters from Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, Advanced diploma in Chemistry & Chemical Engg. and Doctor of Engineering both from Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan. He is the recipient of UNIDO fellowship from Alfred University, USA (1992), UNESCO fellowship from Tokyo Institute of Technology (1999) and JSPS fellowship from Japan (2002). He was a visiting scientist at Indonesian Institute of Science (2007) and Institute for Membrane Technology (ITM-CNR), Italy (2012), and a member of Indian Delegation to Germany and invited speaker at Indo-German symposium May, 2014.

He is a Life Member of Indian Ceramics Society, Material Research Society of India & Indian Membrane Society and Member of American Ceramic Society. He is also a Fellow of Indian Institute of Ceramics. He has served as Joint Secretary of InCerS (2012 - 2014), as Chairman of InCerS, Bangalore / Karnataka chapter (2014 - 2016) and as Vice-President of Indian Institute of Ceramics (2016 - 2018). He was awarded with First ‘Pavan Nagpal Memorial Award’ by Indian Ceramic Society, Bangalore Chapter in 2012; ‘D. N. Agrawal Memorial Award’ from Indian Ceramic Society in 2012 for the life time achievement in ceramics; and ‘Malaviya Award’ in 2018.



Mr Swapan Kr Saha

Retd Senior Superintending Engineer & Head
152, Baghajatin Place
Baghajatin, Kolkata 700 086
Mobile: (0) 9432012606 / 7003554129

Brief CV

Immediate Two Past Presidents   

Dr Lalit Kumar Sharma

Retd. Chief Scientist & Scientist In Charge
CSIR-Central Glass & Ceramic Research Institute
Khurja Extn Centre
Khurja 203 131 (UP)
Mobile: (0) 9412227619, 9810044600

Brief CV

Dr Lalit Kumar Sharma obtained his M.Tech (Materials Tech) and Ph.D. degree in Ceramic Engineering from IIT-BHU, Varanasi in 1984 & 1989 subsequently. He did his short term course on managerial skills for Technical Personnel from NITIE, Mumbai. He developed Nitride bonded Silicon Carbide Refractory Products thru Vibro Pressing, Multitampering, Slip Casting and Solid casting techniques for non-ferrous industries, Honey-Comb Cordierite Kiln Furniture for Ceramic Tableware industries, Energy Efficient Ceramic Coatings, Refractory Castables & monolithic, Energy Efficient Kilns development, Low Thermal Mass Refractory Kiln Furniture Designing, Development of Ultra Low Density Refractory Granules, Development of Alumina Heat Sinks for LED Bulbs, Ceramic Cook wares development and establishing common facilities centers in different regions of India for Terracotta Potters. He implemented 5S, ISO-9000, ISO-14000 and Best Safety Practices in manufacturing sector. After serving industry till 2004, he moved to CSIRCentral Glass & Ceramic Research Institute-KC, Khurja as Scientist-in-Charge in 2004. He is presently Chief Scientist and Scientist in Charge. He got a prestigious Project sanctioned from GMKRIT for training in terracotta field for CGCRI-NC, Ahmedabad under his Scientist-in-Charge period in 2019.
Dr Sharma has delivered Technical and Managerial skills lectures in IITs, NITs, Universities (Gulbarga, Meerut, Kanpur, BHU, Indus, Nirma & Thapar), Management Institutes (BIMTech, G.L Bajaj Institute of Management & Business School of Delhi), Govt. Polytechnics (South & North India), Industries (Tata Steel, Tata Chemicals, DCM, Kajaria Ceramics, Bharat Potteries, Clay Craft, Bikaner Mines Association, Orient-Bell, NTPC, PCRA, KVIC, Asian Ceramics & Ceramics Asia Shows & Sun Earth Ceramics). He visited Spain for technology transfer, China (as Leader of UNIDO delegation), Japan for invited lectures in Kurashiki, Yokohama National University and Tokyo Institute of Technology, Thailand for invited talk from Thai Ceramic Society, USA for Invited talk from The Am Ceram Soc (Daytona Beach), NASA (Cleveland), Ohio Aerospace Institute (Cleveland), Argonne National Laboratory (Chicago) and MS&T (Salt Lake City).
Dr Sharma is the Former Chairman of White-ware Committee of Bureau of Indian Standards, Former Vice President of Indian Institute of Ceramics, Former Chairman of Global Corporate Achievement Award Committee of The Am Ceram Soc, Former Jt. Secretary and Vice President of the Indian Ceramic Society, Life Member of ICS and AIPMA.
Dr Sharma is the recipient of several prestigious awards: Global Star Award of The Am Ceram Soc, Global Ambassador Award of The Am Ceram Soc, Industrial Service Award of Rotary Club of India, Shubham Shree Award in U.P State, Professor Sasadhar Ray Memorial Award to CGCRI-KC and recently Corporate Environment Achievement Award of The Am.Ceram.Soc for CGCRI-KC forward energy field for 2020 (First Ever Award to India).
Dr Sharma has so many research & technical publications in Scientific & Engineering Journals as well as has published 7 books for Whiteware industries. His team efforts on Energy Saving Aspects for Ceramic Industries were published in the form a Book by PCRA- Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas in 2013. He and his team has established Common Facility Centers for Potters in Khurja, Bareilly, Bijnor and Varanasi in U.P, Garhfuljhar, Surajpur and Narigaon in Chattisgarh, Sasaram in Bihar. One CFC is approved to be established in Agartala-Tripura and Bhadrawati (Maharashtra). He has established following in the CGCRI-KC campus:
* DST Centre for Waste Utilization & Minimization
* UNIDO Energy Management Centre & Pottery Glass Design Centre
He is presently Chairman of Indian Ceramic Society - Western U.P. Chapter (Till Mar, 2021), Chairperson of India Chapter of The Am Ceram Soc, Fellow of Indian Institute of Ceramics and President of Indian Ceramic Society (2021-22).

Dr K. Muraleedharan

CSIR Scientist Emeritus
Flat 3C, Sarang Homes, Vishraam Builders
East Kuttankulangara Lane
Punkunnam, Thrissur 680002
Mobile: (0) 9868203255

Dr K Muraleedharan obtained B.Tech in the year 1983 and Ph.D. in the year 1994 from Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi.
He is the life member of IIM, MRSI, EMSI, Indian Ceramic Society, Indian Institute of Ceramics

  • Engineer, Midhani, Hyderabad: July 1983-Oct1984
  • Scientist, DMRL, Hyderabad: Oct 1984- Jan 2011
    • Head, Electron Microscopy (1989-2010)
    • Project Leader, DMRL (1995-2010) Specialty Steels for Naval Applications
    • HRD Coordinator (2005-06), Head, Materials Management (2010)
  • Research Associate: Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, USA, 1995-1997
  • DRDO: Member, GFAST (DRDO Think tank), April 2003-April 2005
  • Director of Materials, DRDO, New Delhi (Jan 2011 - Aug 2015)
  • Director: CSIR-Central Glass and Ceramics Research Institute, Kolkata (Aug 2015-Oct 2020)
  • Director, CSIR-National Metallurgical Laboratory, Jamshedpur (March 2016 to Feb 2017)
  • Director: CSIR-Indian Institute of Chemical Biology, Kolkata (December 2019 to September 2020)
  • Mining, Minerals, Metals and Materials (4M) Theme Director, CSIR (2018-2019)
  • CSIR Scientist Emirates, CMET, Thrissur (Jan 2021 onwards)


  • Young Metallurgist’s Award, Ministry of Steel and Mines, National Metallurgists’’ Day, 1992
  • Best Paper Award, Bull. Mater. Sci., 1999 by Materials Research Society of India
  • DRDO Agni Award, 2005 (for Development of Naval Steels)
  • DRDO Agni Award, 2007 (for Development of complete ‘Ore-to-Product Cycle’ for Ti metal)
  • Awarded Engineering Personality by IEI (2012)
  • Distinguished Alumni Award, Dept of Metallurgical Engineering, BHU, Varanasi (2013)
  • Electron Microscope Society of India: Fellow (2011); Vice President (2011-2013),
    President (2013-2015), Chairman, East Zone Chapter (2015 onwards)
  • Council Member: Indian Institute of Metals (2015-19), Indian Ceramic Society (2015-22)
  • President (2019-2020), Indian Ceramic Society, Vice-President, (2017-2018)
  • Madan Gopal Bhagat Memorial Lecture Awardee, Indian Ceramic Society, 2015.
  • Fellow: West Bengal Academy of Science and Technology (WAST), 2016
  • Fellow, Institution of Engineers India (IEI), 2017
  • Executive Committee Member, Committee for Asia Pacific Societies for Microscopy (CAPSM)- 2017-2021 and Co-Chairman, Asia Pacific Microscopy Congress, APMC-12, 2020.
  • President, Indian Science News Association, 2019-70 to date.
  • Lifetime Achievement Award, Electron Microscope Society India (EMSI), 2020

S&T Interests and Initiatives:

His research interests include the science and design of advanced materials, and multi-scale microstructural characterization using techniques such as transmission electron microscopy and 3D atom probe field ion microscopy, as applied to the study of electronic materials and solid-state phase transformations. His research at DMRL and CMU concentrated on the process-structure-property relationships in a variety of materials systems such as alloys based on Ti and its intermetallics Ti3Al and TiAl; specialty steels; Ni base superalloys; high energy rare-earth permanent magnets; and ceramic matrix composites. At DMRL, he was the leader of an activity to advanced steels for naval applications. It was under his able leadership that the electron microscopy facilities at DMRL developed into a world-class facility. At DRDO headquarters he coordinated the activities of materials cluster laboratories of DRDO. He provided advice and insights into materials related activities of DRDO. He joined CSIR at CGCRI as its 8th Director in August 2015 and is currently engaged in shaping the technological frontiers of CGCRI for strategic and societal missions in areas such as Fibres for lasing, sensing amplification, optical and laser glass, missile radomes. He also served as Director of IICB, Kolkata and NML, Jamshedpur. Since Jan 2021, he is CSIR Scientist Emeritus at C-MET, Thrissur R&D efforts in the low temperature SOFC technologies.


Professor Pramod Kumar Jain

Indian Institute of Technology
(Banaras Hindu University)
Varanasi 221 005 (UP)
Phone: (0542) 2368106, 2368427, 2307000, 6702078

Brief CV

Professor Pramod Kumar Jain is the Director of Indian Institute of Technology (BHU) Varanasi. Prof. Jain was also the Director of Indian Institute of Information Technology Design & Manufacturing, Jabalpur.
Trained as an Industrial Engineer, Professor Jain received his B.E., M.E., and Ph.D. from the University of Roorkee (Now IIT Roorkee). He has a broad background in manufacturing systems and engineering including product design and development. For his outstanding contributions to teaching and research, he has won accolades from several quarters.
Professor Jain is on the panel of several policy making committees of national importance, constituted by DST, AICTE, and Ministry of Education. With his inimitable leadership abilities, he has propelled the institute to perform consistently and improve its NIRF ranking. He has also exemplarily led IIT (BHU) Varanasi to acquire funding for several high value R&D projects. He has been steering the institute towards global rankings by promoting a culture of innovation, collaboration, and entrepreneurship.

Prof. Vinay Kumar singh

Head, Department of Ceramic Engineering
Indian Institute of Technology
(Banaras Hindu University)
Varanasi 221 005 (UP)
Mobile: 9936182124 / 8416884132

Professor Vinay Kumar Singh is presently Head of the Department & Professor (HAG) Department of Ceramic Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology (BHU). He obtained his B.Tech in Ceramic Engineering in the year 1985, M.Tech in Ceramic Engineering in the year 1987 and Ph.D. degree in Ceramic Engineering in the year 1994 from IIT-BHU, Varanasi. He has total 25 years of academic and research experience. He is specially engaged in teaching Ceramic Coating, Industrial Ceramics, Ceramic Whitewares, Phase equilibria and reaction Kinetics of Ceramic Systems Cements, Bio Ceramics and Refractories.
He has supervised more than 10 nos. of Ph.D students and 40 nos. of IDD/M.Tech students. He has completed 6 nos. of sponsored Research Projects.
His area of research in the field of Bio-Ceramics, Cements, Dental Materials, Glass, Refractories, Metal-Ceramic Composites, Whitewares and Ceramic Coatings. His major research papers have already been published in International Journals ~50.


Dr Suman Kumari Mishra

CSIR-Central Glass & Ceramic Research Institute
196, Raja S. C. Mullick Road
Kolkata 700 032, West Bengal, India
Phone: +91 33 24735829 / 24839241/ 23223001 / 23223380 (Secretariat)

Brief CV

Dr (Mrs) Suman Kumari Mishra, currently Director, CSIR-Central Glass and Ceramic Research Institute (CGCRI) Kolkata since January, 2021. Prior to that, she was Chief Scientist and served 25 years at different level of Scientist at CSIR- National Metallurgical Laboratory, Jamshedpur. She is presently also Director of CSIR-Central Mechanical Engineering Research Institute, Durgapur, as an additional Charge since March, 2022.
Dr Mishra did her Ph.D. in Materials Science at IIT-Kharagpur and is a gold medalist in her Master's Degree in Physics at Ranchi University. Dr (Mrs) Suman Kumari Mishra has contributed very significantly to the understanding of mechanisms and the development of advanced ceramics and their coatings, high-temperature materials & composites hard & tough coatings, and corrosion & wear protection coatings for different industrial applications, Thermoelectric and solar reflector coatings by advanced processes such as different PVD processes, hot dip galvanizing simulation, Laser cladding and SHS process. In recent 3-4 years time the contributions in the development and understanding of SnSe based thin films and bulk materials with high power factor and figure of merit is significant. Besides her basic & applied research, she has carried out projects for leading industries such as Boeing USA, Tata steel, and Aditya Birla S & T group and has joint patents.
Two of the technologies have been transferred. She has an impressive career with 15 patents, more than 118 SCI publications, and chapters in 7 books. Her excellence has fetched several coveted awards including the NASI Fellow, Metallurgist of the Year Award, Vasvik Award, MRSI medal, Raman Fellowship, CSIR Young Scientist in Eng. Sciences and many best paper awards. She has held many leading positions and heads of important divisions and committees at different times in her carrier. She has served as Dean and Associate Dean for engineering sciences in ACSIR for more than 10 years.
Now as Director of CSIR-CGCRI, she is catalyzing technology transfers and strategic projects for the componentsalong with basic and applied material research and overall growth of the human resource and the institutuion.


East Zone

Mr Brijender Singh

Chief Product Research
Research & Development Division
Tata Steel Limited
Banglow No. 6, Park Road
Northern Town
Jamshedpur - 831 001 (Jharkhand)
Phone: (0657) 6648901
Mobile +91 9234503539

Brief CV

Mr Brijender Singh, Chief Refractories (Steel & Mills), Tata Steel Ltd, did his B Tech in Ceramic Engineering from IIT-BHU, Varanasi in 1989. In the same year, he joined Tata Steel as an Assistant Engineer in Refractory Maintenance Department. During initial period of his career in Tata Steel, he worked with important projects like installation of Blast Furnaces, Steel Melting Shops and Slab Reheating Furnaces. Later, he worked as Refractory Maintenance Engineer in Iron Making and Steel Making areas and brought about many improvements in Torpedo Ladles, Steel Ladles, LD Converters, RH degasser, etc.
During his tenure of 29 years in Tata Steel, he had worked in various capacities before getting promoted to the current position of Chief, Refractories (Steel & Mills) in 2014. Under his guidance, various design modifications were made in Lime Calcining Kilns, Continuous Casting Refractories, Ladles, Tundishes and Reheating furnaces, etc.
These modifications coupled with various other improvement actions helped in significant reduction in refractories cost & consumption and increase in productivity.
He has authored more than ten technical papers which were published in various journals and presented at different national and international conferences. Apart from this, he has three international patents to his credit.
He is a life member and a Council member of the Indian Ceramic Society and life member of Indian Institute of Ceramics and presently serving as the Chairman of the Indian Ceramic Society, Jamshedpur Chapter. He has received “Refractory Technologist Award – 2019” in recognition of his valuable contributions in the field of “Refractories Science & Technology”.

Mr Sudip Bose

Head – QMS
Partnership & Supply Chain, New Materials Business (NMB)
Technology & NMB Division, Tata Steel
Office of VP-Technology & NMB Division
Tata Centre, 6th Floor
43 Jawaharlal Nehru Road
Mobile : (0) 9234554423
E-mail :,

Brief CV

Mr Sudip Bose currently drives different business processes of the composites vertical of New Materials Business at TATA Steel Ltd. These include Materials Technology endeavours, Growth projects, Agility, Quality Management, Enterprise Risk Management etc.
In his approx. 20 years of professional experience, he has acquired expertise on a gamut of materials including Refractories, Steel, whiteware manufacturing, carbon/glass FRP Composites and, Biomedical materials. At Tata Steel he has accumulated rich experience through diverse portfolio of functions e.g., Application engineering/NPD and, Techno-commercial business processes at the Technology & New Materials Business division, TQM, Business Excellence, Steel plant operation and refractory maintenance at Steel Manufacturing division, and Refractory research and development at R&D and Scientific Services division. Before joining TATA-Steel, he has worked with the Murugappa Group as Production Manager and has led the setting up of a highly automated green field plant for manufacturing whitewares. He was adjudged as the ‘Best- Executive’ for Process Innovation and ‘Out-of-the-box’ thinking for his contributions at Parryware Roca Pvt. Ltd. Apart from materials technologies, his expertise lies in Project management, Process innovation, Problem solving, Quality management, Knowledge management, Risk management, Business transformation and Capability building. He is a Gold-standard assessor for Tata Business Excellence Model. He secured M.Sc 1st class distinction in Materials Science and Engineering from The University of Sheffield-UK in 2021 and is the recipient of the prestigious Chevening Scholarship in 2020 from the Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) of the Government of UK. During 2014-15, he has successfully completed a Full- Time PGDM from XLRI School of Business and Human Resources- Jamshedpur. He holds a first-class in B. Tech. from Calcutta University in Ceramic Technology in the year 2003. He is a certified Project Management Associate from the International Project Management Association (IPMA).
He holds a granted patent on ‘Ceramic Protective Coating’ and has published a handful of technical papers in reputed national & international journals including Ceramics International, Iron making & Steel Making, ISIJ, Taikabutsu International etc. As member, he continues to contribute to IOM3 (Institute of Materials, Minerals & Mining-UK), and to Indian Ceramic Society (InCerS) and Indian Institute of Metals (IIM) as life member.

Mr Prasanta Panigrahi

Head, Refractory Technology Group
Tata Steel Ltd
125, K. D. Flats, Circuit House Area
Northern Town
Jamshedpur 831 001 (Jharkhand)
Phone: (0657) 6648901 (O); (0657) 2210813 (R)
Mobile: (0) 9234502891

Brief CV

Mr Prasanta Panigrahi graduated in B-Tech (Ceramic Technology) from CCT, Kolkata in 1990 and did his M-Tech from IIT-Kanpur. Subsequently, he joined in Tata Steel, Jamshedpur as Refractory Engineer. He worked in various capacity as Maintenance engineer in refractories for steel making areas and currently working in Refractory Technology Group. He has around 25 papers published in reputed scientific journals in the subject of Refractories for Iron and Steel making, Structural Ceramics and steel making process.

Mr Goutam Ghosh

(Senior Manager, Quality Control
Refractory Technology Group, Tata Steel Limited)
41, Block-B, Professional Flats
Kadma, Sonari Link Road, East Singhbhum
Jamshedpur 831 005 (Jharkhand)
Phone: (0657) 6648959 (O)
Mobile: (0) 9263632190

Brief CV

Mr Goutam Ghosh is presently working as Senior Manager Quality control, Refractory Technology Group in Tata Steel Limited. He graduated in B.Tech and his area of specialization is Refractory. He has 15 years of rich experience in the Refractory field, developed new refractory products and advanced refractory characterization facility. He has around eight nos. of papers published in the reputed scientific journals.

Mr Jaydeep Bagchi

India Area Director
Magna Magnesitas Navarras
Rosedale Garden Complex
Executive Tower 8E
Action Area 3, Newtown
Kolkata 700156
Mobile : 8335990108
Email :,

Brief CV

Jaydeep Bagchi, is a Ceramic Engineer (, having more than 15 years experience in working various areas like production, sales & marketing, product applications in steel & other user industries while associated with some leading manufacturers of refractories& specialty minerals& also having in-plant training / plant exposure in Europe & China, he is currently associated with RHI Magnesita as Head Recycling - India, West Asia & Africa region for coordinating & facilitating end to end recycling and circular economy solutions in the BU-Recycling. Jaydeep holds an executive PGDM degree with specialization in Marketing from XLRI-Jamshedpur and also has few publications of articles in the leading industry magazines & on LinkedIn on various techno-commercial topics.

Dr Sanjay Kumar

Chief Scientist & Head,
Metal Extraction & Recycling Division,
CSIR-National Metallurgical Laboratory,
Jamshedpur 831 001 (Jharkhand)
Professor, Academy of Scientific and Innovative Research (AcSIR).
Phone: 0657 2345242, 0657 2345244 (O)
Mobile : (0) 9939326346

Brief CV

Dr Sanjay Kumar obtained Ph.D. in Ceramic Engineering and has 28 years of research experience in the area of recycling and waste utilization, ceramics, cement and geopolymers. Currently he is also Chairman of Indian Ceramic Society, Jamshedpur Chapter.
He has edited 1 book, authored 3 book chapters,published 146 papers with more than 6700 citations and filed 25 patents. He has guided 2 International Post Doc Fellow, 5 Ph.D Fellow and 9 M.Tech students. He is on the editorial board of two SCI journals. He is recipient of prestigious awards like “Pro Facultate Rerum Metallicarum Award” by University of Miskolc, Hungary in 2021, NMD award from Ministry of Steel, India in 2013,Viswakarma Award from Construction Industry Development Board, India in 2013 and many more. He is in various international and national committees as an expert such as Russian Academy of Science, DST, NitiAyog, MoEF, etc.
He has initiated the research on fly ash geopolymers in India in 2002, patented first geopolymer process in India, set up the first geopolymerpilot plant, and commercialized 3 geopolymer technology. He has successfully executed 5 national and network projects, 4 international collaborative projects, 6 govt funded and 48 industry sponsored projects. He is also Convener, Nitiayog mentored national project on ‘Holistic Utilization of Red Mud, Nodal Coordinator, Strategic Metal sub vertical of CSIR, and Coordinator, Multi institutional project on lithium battery recycling. His current area of interest is low carbon cement, recycling of secondary for value extraction and value addition, and hybrid materials.

Professor Swadesh Kr Pratihar

Professor & Head
Dept of Ceramic Engineering
National Institute of Technology
Rourkela 769 008
Dist : Sundargarh (Odisha)
Mobile : (0) 9437391103
Email :,

Brief CV


Dr Sunirmal Jana

Sr. Principal Scientist
CSIR-Central Glass & Ceramic Research Institute
Professor, Engineering Sciences, Academy of Scientific & Innovative Research (AcSIR)
Specialty Glass Division &
Staff Officer & In-Charge, Director's Office
196 Raja S.C. Mullick Road, Jadavpur
Kolkata - 700032, West Bengal, India
EC Member: InCers & MRSI (Kolkata Chapter)
Tel: +91 33 23223303
Mobile : +91 9432355818
Fax: +91 33 2473 0957
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Dr Sunirmal Jana born on 12th July, 1966, did his Master of Science Degree in Chemistry in the year 1991 from Kalyani University, India and obtained his Ph.D. (Science) degree in 1998 from Jadavpur University, India. He also completed Bachelor of Education degree (B. Ed.) and “Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) organized “Leadership Development Programme (LDP 0905)” Management Course for middle to senior level leaders” at CSIR HRDC, Gaziabad, India. In December 1997, Dr Jana joined CSIR-Central Glass and Ceramic Research Institute (CSIR-CGCRI), Kolkata, India as a Junior Scientist. Presently, he is working as a Senior Principal Scientist of CSIR under Ministry of Science & Technology, Government of India and Professor of Academy of Scientific & Innovative Research (AcSIR) at the same Institute (CSIR-CGCRI). Dr Jana is also performing his duties as a Course Co-ordinator and as a Professor for the course, “Structural and Functional Coatings” of AcSIR. He is also worked for 6 years as Guest Teacher for B. Tech. students in Chemical Technology, University of Calcutta, Kolkata, West Bengal, India on the subjects, “Sol-gel materials, carbon nanotubes, sonochemical synthesis etc.” from 2016 to 2021. Dr Jana is actively involved / coordinated / performed / performing as Principal Investigator (PI) / Co-PI of various National and International Research Projects. His current research activities basically are dielectric / metal oxide semiconductors (MOS) based sol-gel thin functional films/coating, superhydrophobic cum antibacterial coatings, carbon based nanomaterials, low thermal expansion nanostructured glass-ceramics etc. for different applications. At present, he has published ~80 SCI/peer reviewed research papers (h-index: 22; Citations: ~1650) in internationally reputed different journals, 9 Book Chapters, 8 Conf. Proceeding, 85 conference papers and 5 Indian Patents. He has already guided 6 Ph.D. (Science/Engineering) students and also guiding several Ph.D. students. In addition, he has already supervised 15 M.Tech/M.Sc/B.Tech. students for the projects to fulfill their respective degrees. Under his active leadership, three major facilities (Solar Panel Coating, Drain Coating and Smelter cum Reactor) of national importance have been created indigenously at CSIR-CGCRI. Dr. Jana is an elected member of the Council of Indian Ceramic Society for the four terms (years 2015 and 2016; 2017 and 2018; 2019 and 2020; 2023 and 2024) and he is working as one of the EC members of Materials Research Society of India (MRSI), Kolkata Chapter, India. He is also the life members of Materials Research Society of India, Indian Ceramic Society, Electron Microscopy Society of India, Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science and NCE Bengal & Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India. Dr Jana is one of the Senior Members of International Engineering and Technology Institute (IETI), Hong Kong. Dr. Jana availed Brain Pool Fellowship from Korean Federation of Science & Technology Societies (KOFST) and worked as a visiting scientist at Korea Research Institute of Chemical Technology (KRICT), Daejeon, South Korea for one year during 2005-2006. He also did his research work as visiting scientists in other prestigious research Institutes in abroad (Slovenia and Portugal). Presently, Dr. Jana is functioning as one of the Editors/Editorial Board Members including Advances in Nanoparticles (Scientific Research Publishing), General Chemistry (USA), Kenkyu Journal of Nanotechnology and Nanoscience (Kenkyu Group, India), Journal of Advanced Nanomaterials (Isaac Publishing Co. Ltd., Hong Kong), Source Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (USA), Journal of Material Science and Nanoengineering (Neonex International Online Publishing Pvt. Ltd, India). He also delivered 24 Plenary / Keynote / invited talks in India and abroad and also chaired the technical sessions at various national and international conferences / seminars / symposia. Dr Jana also evaluated / examined several PhD theses / PhD Viva voce Examinations as an external examiner of many Indian Universities (e.g. Karunya University, Sastra University, Manonmaniam Sundaranar Univerisity, Alagappa University, Periyar University, Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology, Shibpur; Formerly Bengal Engineering and Science University, Shibpur, West Bengal, India, Academy of Scientific & Innovative Research (AcSIR), India). He has participated in different events as a speaker, panelist, roundtable moderator or session chairman. He is a regular reviewer of research papers from American Chemical Society (ACS), Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC), Elsevier, Spingers, Taylor & Francis, IOP, SCIRP etc. In addition to winning several poster paper awards, Dr. Jana won prestigious Distinguished Scientist Award of Venus International Research Awards (VIRA-2016) by Venus International Foundation, Chennai, India in the year 2016.

Prof. Sukhen Das

Department of Physics
Jadavpur University, Kolkata
8, Central Park
P.O: Bansdroni, Kolkata 700 070
Mobile: (0) 9433091337

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Mr Sunanda Sengupta

Executive Vice President – Sales, Marketing & Customer Care
TRL Krosaki Refractories Limited
Rudramani Building
12th & 13th Floor
1720 Eastern Metropolitan Bypass
Kolkata – 700039, India
Mobile : +91 - 9231065368
Email :,

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Mr Sunanda Sengupta obtained his B.Tech degree in Ceramic Technology from Calcutta University and has more than 30 years of experience in the field of Refractories. Presently, he is Executive Vice President – Sales, Marketing & Customer Care in TRL Krosaki Refractories Limited.
He is also a certified auditor on Quality Management Systems from QIMPRO and has participated in Management Development programs in several premier management institutes in India and Overseas. In his professional capacity, he has wide experience of Product Development & Technical services of Refractories in Cement, Steel and other Non Ferrous sectors in India & Overseas. He is on the Board of Almora Magnesite Ltd. as Director and is the Dy. Chairman of Indian Refractory Makers Association (IRMA) on the Board.

West Zone

Mr Sabyasachi Roy

Ceramat Private Limited
D-004, Neminath Towers
Near IASIS hospital, Evershine City
Vasai East - 401208
Maharashtra, India
Mobile: (0) 8600033153

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Dr Parvesh Agrawal

Senior Principal Scientist
CSIR-CGCRI Naroda Centre
168 & 169 Naroda Industrial Estate
Ahmedabad 382 330 (Gujarat)
Mobile: (0) 9925344084

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Dr Sandeep Prabhakar Butee

Professor and Head
Department of Metallurgy and Materials Science
College of Engineering Pune
(An Autonomous Institute of Govt of Maharashtra)
5, Wellesly Road, Shivajinagar
Pune 411 005 (Maharashtra)
Phone: (020) 2550 7261 / 7263 (O)
Mobile: (0) 9422019150

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Dr Asha T Anil

Principal Scientist
CSIR-Central Glass & Ceramic Research Institute
Naroda Centre, 168 & 169, Naroda Industrial Estate
Naroda, Ahmedabad
Office: 079-22811213
Mobile: 9427007427

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Dr Atul Vishnupant Maldhure

Senior Scientist
Water Management Technology Division
CSIR-National Environmental Engineering Research Institute
Nehru Marg, Nagpur 440 020 (Maharashtra)
Phone: (0779) 888 9056 / (0712) 224 9756
Mobile: (0) 9883043031

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North Zone

Mr Tridib Kumar Chakraborty

Head Float Line, Saint-Gobain Glass India Ltd
Plot no. SP-1
Industrial Area Kaharani
(Bhiwadi Extension), Dist : Alwar
Bhiwadi 301 019 (Rajasthan)
Phone : (01493) 301204 (O)
Mobile: (0) 9840011376

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Dr Manas Ranjan Majhi

Associate Professor
Department of Ceramic Engineering
Indian Institute of Technology
Banaras Hindu University
Varanasi 221 005 (UP)
Mobile: (0) 9415570267

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Mr Animesh Bose

Regional Acct & Business Dev Manager CPO
Almatis Alumina Pvt Ltd
E-869, 2nd Floor, C.R. Park
New Delhi 110 019
Phone : (011) 26275391
Mobile: (0) 9811774712

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Mr Animesh Bose is having rich experience of 30 years in sales and marketing of Industrial Chemicals. Mr Bose is currently working with Almatis, the premium Alumina company for last 17 years and responsible for Ceramics, Polishing and other Specialty Business along with part of Refractory business of the company for India, Bangladesh,Sri Lanka and Middle East markets. Currently he is holding the position of Regional Account and Business Development Manager.
Prior to Almatis, he worked with an Indian Multinational in similar business fields. Mr Bose is having vast experience and in-depth knowledge in the markets he caters. He holds Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry from the University of Calcutta and did his MBA degree in International Marketing from the Indian Institute of Foreign Trade, New Delhi. Mr Bose is based in New Delhi.

Prof. Devendra Kumar

(Retd Professor, Dept of Ceram Engg, IIT-BHU)
P-18, New Medical Enclave
Varanasi 221 005 (UP)
Phone : (0542) 2367817 (R)
Mobile : 9335411705
Email :

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Dr Rahul Lodha

Dy Director (Training)
Mewar University
Bara Upasara Trust
(Opp Hanuman Mandir)
Bikaner 334 001 (Rajasthan)
Mobile : 7014872429, 9829853491
Email :

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South Zone

Prof. Bikramjit Basu

Professor, Materials Research Centre
Associate Faculty
Center for BioSystems Science & Engineering
Indian Institute of Science
Bangalore 560 012 (Karnataka)
Phone : (080) 22933256 (O)
Email :,

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Professor Bikramjit Basu is a Professor at Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. A Chartered Engineer of the UK, he is an elected Fellow of the International Union of Societies for Biomaterials Science and Engineering (2020), Indian Academy of Sciences (2020), American Ceramic Society (2019), International Academy of Medical and Biological Engineering (2017), National Academy of Medical Sciences (2017), Indian National Academy of Engineering (2015), Society for Biomaterials & Artificial Organs (2014) and National Academy of Sciences, India (2013).
He is a recipient of the Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize (2013) from the Government of India and International Richard Brook Award from the European Ceramic Society (2021).


Professor Vikram Jayaram

Honorary Professor
Department of Materials Engg.
Indian Institute of Science (IISc)
Bangalore 560 012 (Karnataka)
Mobile : +91 9663368667

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Professor Vikram Jayaram, currently is Honorary Professor at Indian Institute of Science. He obtained his Bachelor's from Cambridge University and his and PhD from Stanford University in Materials Science and Engineering. Following postdoctoral research at Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory and UC Santa Barbara, he joined Indian Institute of Science where he served as the chair of Department of Materials Engineering and then chair of the division of Mechanical Sciences before superannuating in 2021.
His research interests cover a range of topics in ceramic processing, mechanical behaviour of thin films and small scale mechanical testing for fracture and creep. At various times he has served as associate editor of Journal of the American Ceramic Society, MSE-B and Bulletin of Materials Science. He is a fellow of Indian Institute of Metals, American Ceramic Society and of the science and engineering academies in India. He is currently President of Indian Structural Integrity Society and has served on research and technical advisory boards of various scientific organisations, such as SERB, ARDB, DMRL-Hyderabad, ARCI- Hyderabad, CGCRI-Kolkata, AMPRI-Bhopal and SCTIMST.


Dr L. N. Satapathy

Additional General Manager
Space Battery, Space Panel & Li Ion Cell Manufacturing and
Factory Manager, Electronics System Division
Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd (BHEL)
Plot No. 98, P. B. No. 22910
Electronic City Phase-I
Hosur Road, Bangalore 560 100
Phone : 080-28520191, 25146228 (O); 080-43729450 (R)
Mobile : 9449857965, 8951800533
Email :,

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Dr Lakshmi Narayan Satapathy obtained M.Sc (Chemistry) and M. Tech.(Mater. Sci.) both from IIT- Bombay, PGDEE from IIEE, New Delhi, MBA from IGNOU, New Delhi and Ph.D (Mater. Engg.) from IISc, Bangalore. He is currently working at Electronics System Division of Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL), Bangalore leading the team in Space Panel and space Battery group catering to the advanced Li-ion battery and multi junction solar cell panel for ISRO satellites. He has established India’s first space grade Li ion cell manufacturing facility with technical collaboration from ISRO besides significantly contributing in the areas of High temperature deformation of ceramics, microwave processing, SCR catalyst and Nanofluids etc..
A UNIDO fellow and BOYSCAST fellow, he was awarded with most prestigious D. N. Agrawal Memorial Award (in the year 2016), Prof. Sasadhar Ray Memorial Award (in the year 2010), Dr R.L. Thakur Memorial Award (in the year 2002) and Malaviya Award (in the year 2008) from the Indian Ceramic Society. He is a Lifetime Fellow of Indian Institute of Ceramics and of Institute of Engineers India. With more than 50 publications and filed 25 patents, he is also editorial board member of ‘Transactions of the Indian Ceramic Society’ and International Journal of Materials Engineering. He was also the past President of Indian Institute of Science (IISc) Alumni Association for two years and earlier served in InCerS Council as Joint Secretary for two terms.


Ms Sanghamitra Bharati

SMS-Process Control
JSW Steel Ltd
Vijaynagar Works
Bellary 583 275 (Karnataka)
Phone : (08395) 243359 (O)
Mobile : 9480693221
Email :

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Mr S. Chandrashekar

Refractories & Services
No. 3/2, 19th Cross, Malleswaram
Bangalore 560 055 (Karnataka)
Phone: (080) 23464013 (O)
Mobile: (0) 9448061681

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Mr Sagiraju Chandrashekar after completing Diploma from Bangalore in the year 1985, has started working in various companies like Bhoruka Steel, Lakshmi Porcelains, ACC limited with postings in different parts of India like Hyderabad, Mumbai, Vishakapatnam, Jamshedpur, Bokaro during his career spanning of 15 years. He has became an entrepreneur in the year 2000 – by starting a proprietary company in the name REFRACTORIES AND SERVICES and serviced major industrial customers throughout India and a few projects in Indonesia, Thailand, Kuwait, Phillippines, Saudi Arabia, Tanzania, Jordan, etc. He was also involved in refurbishment of projects in defence and space like Prithvi missile launch pads, Sriharikota satellite launch pad, dryout of Carbon Carbon composites used in development of space vessel re-entry technology, Cored brick lining of in Hypersonic wind tunnel projects heaters, Boiler in INS Jalashwa of Indian Navy, etc. He also heads in the following organizations:
1. SAPTHA INNOVATIONS PVT LTD - as Managing Director marketing Denmark headquartered Grundfos pumps in their capacity as Authorised distributors in Bangalore servicing requirements in Industrial and commercial business segments.
2. Saptha Engineers as Director Marketing - Water treatment systems, PV solar systems, as Authorised Thermax Channel Associates.
He is also member of the various professional bodies like, KASSIA (Karnataka Small Scale Industries Association), FKCCI (Federation of Karnataka Chamber of Commerce and Industries), Associate of ISHRAE (Indian Society of Heating, Refrigerating & Air Conditioning Engineers), IPA (Indian Plumbing Association), ICS (Indian Ceramic Society), FSAI (Fire and Safety Association of India), VIA (Vasanthanarasapura Industries Association), PIA (Peenya Industries Association), FOCUS (Forum of critical utility services–Co-chair solid waste management, IRE (Institute of Refractory Engineers –UK).
He is the immediate past-Chairman of Indian Ceramic Society, Karnataka Chapter for 2020-2022 and also served the Indian Ceramic Society as Honorary Joint Secretary for the term 2021-2022.

Dr P. Sujatha Devi

Chief Scientist, Chemical Science and Technology Division
CSIR-National Institute for Interdisciplinary Science & Technology (NIIST)
Industrial Estate P. O., Pappanamcode
Thiruvananthapuram 695 019 (Kerala)
Mobile : 8777209701
Email :,

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Dr Dibakar Das

Professor and Dean
School of Engineering Sciences and Technology
University of Hyderabad
Prof. C. R. Rao Road, Gachi Bowli
Hyderabad 500 046 (Telangana)
Phone: (040) 23134454 (O)
Mobile: (0) 9581048798 / 8978339119

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