Vice Chancellor

Prof. Amiya Kumar Rath

Vice Chancellor,
BPUT Odisha

Prof. Amiya Kumar Rath assumed the esteemed position of Vice Chancellor at the Biju Patnaik University of Technology, Odisha, in April 2023. With an impressive career spanning several prestigious roles, he brings a wealth of experience and expertise to his current leadership role.

Prof. Rath has made remarkable contributions as an acclaimed educationist, researcher, author, mentor, and a versatile multilingual individual. Prior to his appointment as Vice Chancellor, Prof. Rath served as the Adviser (ICT) at the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC), Bengaluru, India, for an esteemed tenure of nearly four and a half years. Additionally, he held the position of Professor of Computer Science and Engineering at Veer Surendra Sai University of Technology (VSSUT), Burla.

Prof. Rath completed his graduate studies in Computer Engineering, earning a master's degree (M.Tech) and a doctorate degree in the same field of specialization. He further augmented his expertise by obtaining an MBA degree in Systems Management. Possessing exceptional proficiency in computer engineering, Prof. Rath has demonstrated his commitment to both teaching and administration over a distinguished career spanning three decades.

His extensive experience encompasses teaching engineering courses at both college and university levels, employing a diverse range of teaching methodologies. With a blend of creativity, critical thinking, and strong presentation and communication skills, he effectively delivers course material to foster student engagement and comprehension. Prof. Rath's remarkable multitasking abilities enable him to balance teaching responsibilities with administrative duties, showcasing his passion for academic excellence.

Throughout his illustrious career, Prof. Rath has held numerous academic and administrative positions, leaving an indelible mark on esteemed educational institutions across India. His academic contributions have been widely recognized by governmental and private bodies, underscoring his profound impact on the field of education.

As a testament to his expertise, Prof. Rath has served on approximately 100 national and 50 international conference and workshop program committees. Moreover, he has assumed the esteemed position of Program Chair for 15 highly acclaimed international conferences. Additionally, he has actively contributed to the Executive Committee, Boards, and Steering Committees of reputed government and private bodies.

Prof. Rath's scholarly accomplishments are truly commendable. He has authored approximately 150 research papers in esteemed peer-reviewed journals and conferences at both national and international levels. His expertise has guided and mentored 13 doctoral scholars, who successfully obtained their Ph.D. degrees under his supervision. Furthermore, Prof. Rath has supervised 20 scholars who completed their M.Tech degrees. His research prowess extends beyond publications, as he has authored nine books published by renowned publishers. These books have gained wide recognition, adorning the shelves of leading academic libraries and selling in thousands of copies.

In pursuit of professional development, Prof. Rath has actively participated in over 50 international conferences, enriching his knowledge and expertise in cutting-edge research and global perspectives. He has attended conferences in prominent locations such as Singapore, Bangkok, Indonesia, the United States, and Europe, further expanding his horizons and fostering international collaborations.

Prof. Rath's significant contributions to academia and research have earned him prestigious accolades. He has been honored with four distinguished awards, acknowledging his invaluable impact in his field. Furthermore, his expertise and insights have been sought after by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC), where he has served as a peer team member. Through his visits to over 50 higher education institutions across the country, Prof. Rath has contributed to the evaluation of educational quality and relevance, playing a vital role in shaping the knowledge economy.

With a steadfast commitment to continuous improvement, Prof. Amiya Kumar Rath's visionary leadership and expertise are set to propel Biju Patnaik University of Technology, Rourkela, Odisha, to new heights as Vice Chancellor.

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