Faculty | IIT Ropar


Dr. Avijit Goswami
PhD (Heidelberg University, Germany)
Research Interests: Synthetic organic and polymer chemistry

Dr. Debaprasad Mandal
PhD (Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur)
Research Interests: Organic and Organometallics chemistry

Dr. Narinder Singh(Coordinator)
PhD (Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar)
Research Interests: Nano-particles and calix[4] arene and tripodal frameworks for chemo-sensor development

Dr. Prabal Banerjee
PhD (National Chemical Laboratory, Pune)
Research Interests: Synthetic organic chemistry

Dr. Rajendra Srivastava
PhD (National Chemical Laboratory, Pune)
Research Interests: The design, synthesis and catalytic investigation of functional nanoporous materials and ionic liquids

Dr. T. J. Dhilip Kumar
PhD (Indian Institute of Technology Madras)
Research Interests: Electronic Structure Calculations, Chemical Kinetics and Reaction Dynamics

Computer Science & Engineering

The Department of Computer Science and Engineering at IIT Ropar offers a highly competitive four year program leading to a B. Tech degree. The curriculum builds strong foundations in all traditional areas of Computer Science and Engineering. In addition the choice of electives offers the freedom for one to specialize in one or more areas of Computer Science and Engineering. The state of art curriculum promotes independent thinking and learning at an individual's pace. There is great emphasis on hands-on training and design as part of course projects. The department strives to provide state of art infrastructure and facilities to our undergraduate students where they bring their project and research ideas to fruition. The department has taken up the challenge to attract world class faculty in all areas of Computer Science and Engineering. This year six of our third year students will undertake paid international internships. We would also like to congratulate the first graduating batch that received an extremely warm welcome from the industry, with an average salary of close to twelve lakh. We plan to continue building on the initial momentum and to attract the best students and the faculty over the coming years.

Dr. Nitin Auluck
PhD (University of Cincinnati, USA)
Research Interests: Real-time systems, Embedded Systems, High-Assurance Systems, Real-time scheduling, Parallel and Distributed Computing, Scheduling Theory, Heterogeneous Computing, and Operating Systems

Dr. Deepti Bathula
PhD (Yale University, USA)
Research Interests: Medical Image Processing and Analysis, Pattern Recognition, Machine Learning and Computer Vision

Dr. Daya Gaur (Head of Department)
PhD (Simon Fraser University, Canada)
Research Interests: Bioinformatics, Discrete and Combinatorial Optimization, Facility location, Operations Research in Health Care

Dr. Apurva Mudgal
PhD (Georgia Tech, USA)
Research Interests: Theoretical Computer Science, Approximation Algorithms, Theoretical Robotics, Computational Geometry

Dr. Ashutosh Mishra (Visiting Faculty)
PhD (Old Dominion University, USA)
Research Interests: Computational Methods, Distributed Modeling & Computation, Bioelectric Response, Learning Machines.

Dr. Anil Seth (Visiting Faculty)
PhD (Northwestern University, USA)
Research Interests: Application of Information Technology, use of Open Source software and Python programming environments as a way to get the most cost effective solutions for applying information technology

Electrical Engg.

Dr. Aashia Rahman
Ph.D. (Instrumentation and Applied Physics)
Research Interests:

Dr. C. C. Reddy
Ph.D. (Electrical Engineering, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore)
Research Interests: Mechanism of Conduction and Breakdown in Dielectrics, Space Charges in Dielectrics, HVDC Cables and accessories, High Voltage Engineering, Nano Dielectrics.

Dr. J. S. Sahambi
PhD (Indian Institute of Technology Delhi)
Research Interests: Biomedical signal processing, MR image processing

Dr. Kalaga Madhav
PhD (Indian Institute of Science)
Research Interests: Nano-Optics and Nano-photonics, fiber optic sensors

Dr. Ranjana Sodhi
PhD (Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur)
Research Interests: Wide area monitoring and control systems, application of optimization techniques to power systems, voltage stability assessment and control

Dr. Ravibabu Mulaveesala
PhD (IIT Delhi)
Research Interests: Infrared vision and video processing, Signal and image processing techniques for non-invasive imaging methods, Photo-thermal diagnostics of solids

Dr. Sanjoy Roy (Head of Department)
PhD (University of Calgary, Canada)
Research Interests: Renewable energy systems: planning and economics, Decision making in power network management

Dr. Brajesh Pandey (Visiting Scientist)
PhD (Indian Institute of Technology Bombay)
Research Interests: Low-power mixed signal circuit and device designs, I/O circuits and issues, novel devices structures


Dr. Rajyashree Khushu-Lahiri (Head of Department)
Ph.D (IIT Kanpur, India)
Research Interests: American Studies, Gender Studies, Cultural Studies, Literature- Linguistics Interface, Postcolonial Studies

Dr. Kamal Kumar Choudhary
PhD (Linguistics), University of Leipzig, Germany
Research Interests: Psycho/Neurolinguistics (Language processing, Neurocognition/ Neurosceince of Language, EEG), Typology, Syntax, Cognitive Science, NLP

Dr. Rano Ringo
PhD (Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee)
Research Interests: Gender studies, Postcolonial studies, and Modern fiction

Dr. Snehlata Jaswal (Visiting Faculty)
PhD (University of Edinburgh)
Research Interests: Human cognition

Dr. Somdev Kar
PhD (University of Tübingen, Germany)
Research Interests: Phonetics, Phonology (with special interest in Optimality Theory), and Speech Processing

Dr. Malini L. Tantri
PhD (Institute for Social and Economic Change, Bangalore)
Research Interests: Indian and Chinese Special Economic Zones (SEZs),Agricultural Export Processing Zones & Gender Dimensions of Trade Policies, Agriculture & Trade


Dr. Arvind Kumar Gupta
PhD (Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee)
Research Interests: Mathematical modelling of traffic flow, Cellular Automata

Dr. D. Tripathi (Visiting Faculty)
PhD Institute of Technology BHU
Research Interests: Mathematical Modelling of bio-fluids flow,Peristaltic flow of Newtonian and non-Newtonian fluids,Numerical methods and Fractional differential equations

Dr. Manju Khan
PhD (Indian Institute of Technology Delhi)
Research Interests: Algebra

Dr. Manoranjan Mishra
PhD (Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore)
Research Interests: Fluid dynamics, Scientific computing

Dr. M. Prabhakar (Coordinator)
PhD (Indian Institute of Technology Delhi)
Research Interests: Low-dimensional Topology

Dr. Subash Chandra Martha
PhD (Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati)
Research Interests: Fluid dynamics, Mathematical modelling on water waves phenomenon, integral equation

School of Mechanical, Materials & Energy Engg.

Established with the inception of IIT Ropar in 2008, the Department of Mechanical Engineering was re-organized as the School of Mechanical, Materials and Energy Engineering in 2010 to encourage interdisciplinary research. The school currently offers UG and Ph. D programs in Mechanical Engineering. The school has a dedicated faculty in all the major areas of mechanical engineering such as, design and analysis, fluids and thermal engineering, materials, and manufacturing. In addition to the conventional core courses, the school offers state-of-the-art courses such as product design and realization, sustainability for engineers, continuum mechanics, medical devices and equipments, biomechanics, control engineering, noise and vibration, finite element analysis, energy science and technology, robotics and mechatronics, micro-manufacturing, and tribology. The laboratories have been set up with modern facilities for strengthening teaching and research.

Dr. Anupam Agrawal
PhD (Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur)
Research Interests: Analysis of Metal Forming Processes, Deformation Analysis, CAD/CAM

Dr. Anshu Dhar Jayal
PhD (University of Utah)
Research Interests: Sustainable manufacturing technologies

Dr. Ekta Singla
PhD (Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur)
Research Interests: Robotics, redundant manipulators, robot path planning,collision detection, obstacle avoidance, applied optimization methods - classical and evolutionary, optimal mechanical design

Dr. Harpreet Singh (Coordinator)
PhD (Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee)
Research Interests: Surface Engineering-Degradation of Materials, High Temperature Corrosion and its Protection, Slurry Erosion of Hydraulic Turbines and its Control, Biomedical Coatings; Sustainable Manufacturing Technology-Modulation Assisted Machining; Friction-Stir Processing/Welding; Bioenergy Generation and Analysis

Dr. Himanshu Tyagi
PhD (Arizona State University, USA)
Research Interests: Thermo-fluids engineering, radiative and ignition properties of nanofluids, and nanoscale heat transfer and its applications in energy harvesting

Dr. Jitendra Prasad
PhD (Michigan State University, USA)
Research Interests: Biomechanics, Bone Fracture Healing, Mechanotransduction, Structural and Multidisciplinary Design Optimization, Computational Mechanics, and Agent Based Modelling.

Prof. M. K. Surappa
PhD (Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore)
Research Interests: Solidification processing of metal matrix composites and tribology

Dr. Navin Kumar
PhD (Indian Institute of Technology Delhi)
Research Interests: Mechanics and dynamics of Bio and Nano materials and structures, computational and experimental studies on Nano and Bio Material Characterization, Noise and Vibration control, Fault diagnosis and condition monitoring

Dr. Prabir Sarkar
PhD (Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore )
Research Interests: Product design, Sustainability and eco design, Creativity and innovation, Engineering design and industrial design, Manufacturing

Dr. Ramjee Repaka
PhD (Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur)
Research Interests: Heat Transfer, Thermal Engineering

Dr. Satwinder Jit Singh
PhD (Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore)
Research Interests: Applied Mechanics, Numerical Methods


Dr. Asoka Biswas
PhD (Physical Research Laboratory, Ahmedabad)
Research Interests: Quantum Computing

Prof. P. K. Raina (Head of Department)
PhD (Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur)
Research Interests: Nuclear Physics and Astrophysics

Dr. Rakesh Kumar
PhD (Indian Institute of Technology Bombay)
Research Interests: Experimental Condensed Matter Physics

Dr. Sanjiv Gupta
Research Interests: Nuclear Physics

Dr. Shubhrangshu Dasgupta
PhD (Physical Research Laboratory, Ahmedabad)
Research Interests: Physical modeling in quantum optics, nano-systems, and decoherence in physical systems

Dr. Subhendu Sarkar
PhD (Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics, Kolkata)
Research Interests: Low energy ion beam physics, fabrication of nanostructures on semiconductor surfaces using ion beams, and secondary ion mass spectroscopy

Dr. Paul Sanghera (Visiting Scientist)
PhD (Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada; and CERN, Geneva, Switzerland)
Research Interests: Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics