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Pro-Vice Chancellor, PDM University, New Delhi, India
Professor (Dr) R C Bhattacharjee is currently serving as Pro-Vice Chancellor of PDM University, Delhi-NCR, India. He had his higher education upto Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from IIT, Roorkee, India. Credited with 37 years of teaching, research and administrative experience in premier technical Institutions in India and abroad, Prof. Bhattacharjee acquired diversified experience in academic quality assurance in Indian and British education systems.
Before joining PDM University, Prof. Bhattacharjee served as Director/Dean of Middle East College, Muscat - a branch of Coventry University, UK. Prior to that he served NIT, Kurukshetra as Professor of Civil Engineering, Dean, Head of the Deptt., Chief Vigilance Officer (appointed by Govt. of India) President-Students’ Clubs etc. As regards community service, Prof. Bhattacharjee was nominated as Chairman of Tsunami task force by ISDR (India) to extend technical support for rehabilitation of Tsunami victims in Tamil Nadu, India during 2004-2005. He was a member of AICTE’sexpert team in India for conducting Institutional quality audit and accreditation. He is currently an External Reviewer withOman Academic Accreditation Authority (OAAA).
Prof. Bhattacharjee has published about 38 research papers in various International and national journals and conferences. He guided several M.Tech. and Ph.D. scholars during his teaching tenure as well as successfully completed two research projects financed by DST, New Delhi, India. His research areas are optimization in design of hydraulic structures and disaster management. Prof. Bhattacharjee attended and chaired several International Conferences abroad and he delivered invited lectures across India and abroad especially in University of Catania, Italy; Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, Canada; University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada; Tampere University, Finland; and Cambridge University, U.K. Besides, Prof. Bhattacharjee attended and delivered expert lectures at various Scientific Forum organized by United Nations at Switzerland, Netherlands, Istanbul, Tajikistan, China, Brazil, Lao-PDR and Bangladesh.
In recognition to his outstanding contribution in the field of Science, Technology and Management, Prof. Bhattacharjee was awarded Shiksha Rattan award by H.E. the Governor of Tripura, India.
In his personal life, Prof. Bhattacharjee beliefs in humanity beyond religion. He is inspired by the spiritual scripture of Bhagabad Gita that motivated him to choose and move forward to serve the creation of Lord Krishna.