Golden Jubilee Lifetime Achievement Award

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Golden Jubilee Lifetime Achievement Award

Professor A.K. Ghose is a former Director of Indian School of Mines Dhanbad. Professor A.K. Ghose is Fellow of the Indian National Academy of Engineering and Past President of the Institution of Engineers (India) and Mining, Geological & Metallurgical Institute of India. He has served as a consultant to UNDP, the World Bank, ILO and UNESCAP besides problem-solving for mining organizations in India, Indonesia and Tanzania. He has been an invited keynote speaker in several international conferences and the World Mining Congresses and has been involved in energy issues and mineral development. Currently, he edits the Journal of Mines, Metals & Fuels and Indian Journal of Power & River Valley Development besides being an individual consultant in the fields of education and technology.

Professor B.B. Dhar by profession, is a known expert of mining, environment and higher education in this country, and has significantly contributed to the development of mining education, research and sustainable development of mineral resources. As a Member of the Task Force on MOU, Ministry of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises, Department of Public Enterprises, Government of India, for over five (5) years (till December 2009) with Mining and Metals Syndicate, Prof. Dhar has shown his capability of assessment, analysis of assets and the role of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) as an effective tool for sustainable development, and, green initiatives in the corporate world. Prof Dhar has been actively involved in the decision making bodies of the country at various levels.

Even today he is actively involved in the following bodies:President, Kashmir Education, Culture and Science Society Regd. (KECSS) – A Global Socio-Cultural Organization in India.; Vice-Chairman and Founder Member, Centre for Techno-Economic Mineral Planning, Ministry of Mines, Government of India; Member, Standing Scientific Advisory Group (SSAG), Ministry of Mines, Government of India; Director, Tamil Nadu Industrial Explosives Limited (TEL), a Government of Tamil Nadu Undertaking; Member, Research Council North Eastern Institute of Science & Technology (NEIST) of CSIR; Member of the First Academic Council, Central University of Himachal Pradesh. MHRD, Government of India; Member, EIA Consultants Accreditation Scheme, QCI (Quality Council- India). Besides, he is member on several other committees of CSIR/Ministry of Mines/ other Government organizations from time to time.

Prof. Dhar is the former - Chairman, Expert Group on Prevention, Abatement and Control of Pollution, Ministry of Environment and Forest, Government of India; Member, Research Council, Institute of Minerals & Materials Technology, CSIR, Bhubaneswar; Member, Research Council, Advanced Minerals & Processes Research Institute, CSIR, Bhopal; Director (Research), Association of Indian Universities (AIU), New Delhi, the body coordinating the university education in the country; Director, Central Mining Research Institute (CMRI), Dhanbad, now known as Central Institute of Mining and Fuel Research (CIMFR) – CSIR; Professor and Head, Department of Mining, Institute of Technology, Banaras Hindu University.

Prof. Dhar has published over 120 scientific and technical papers and edited five books, including the Indian edition of '‘UNDP Training Manual on Environmental Management of Mine Sites'’ published by Oxford and IBH Publishing Co. Ltd., New Delhi (1995). A book on ‘Mining and Environment’, published by APH Publishing Corporation, New Delhi was released in 2000. He was on the editorial board of three technical journals, two of which are published from abroad and was editor in chief, Journal of Mining Research published by Wiley Easter Ltd., New Delhi (till 1997). He was also on the editorial committee of ‘University News’ (A weekly journal of higher education) published by the Association of Indian Universities, New Delhi (1999-2002). He has several Awards to his credit, namely: National Mineral Award, Ministry of Mines, Government of India, (1994); CSIR Technology Award (1995); NRDC Award for invention on the FIRST TECHNOLOGY DAY OF INDIA, on May 11, 1999; Dewan Bahadur D D Thacker Coal Mining Gold Medal of MGMI; Rajendra Prasad Gold Medal of Institution of Engineers; “Award of Excellence-2002” by the “Society of Geoscientists and Allied Technolgist”, Bhubaneswar.

He is well known in the field of Environment and Sustainability particularly for the exploration, development and exploitation of minerals together with conservation.Prof. Dhar is a friend of all who are actively engaged in the sustainable development of mining and metals industry in particular and the other industries in general, and has shown all initiatives to promote sustainable development, education and Training in the country. Prof. Dhar as President of KECSS has organized for the last three years a Mega Kashmiri Cultural Extravaganza “Shuhul Taaph” to promote Social Cultural Dimension of Kashmiri Culture in New Delhi. During this festival eminent Kashmiris in the fields of Science, Technology, Medicine, Literature and Arts are honored with the KECSS Distinguished Awards, KECSS Life Time Achievement Awards and KECSS Achievers Awards.

One of the main objectives of the Society is to promote Kashmir Culture, language, arts, literature and science, and to encourage study and research in these fields, and to establish and operate libraries, clubs, reading rooms and other Centres, and to provide facilities and amenities, in furthering of these objectives. He can be contacted at : Mobile: 9810979482 / 9810190689 &,

Professor D. P. Singh (1938) an alumni of BHU 1960 batch of Mining Engineering, obtained his Masters in Engineering and Ph.D from University of Melbourne in 1968 & 1971 respectively. He joined the faculty of Mining Engineering at BHU in 1962 and became Head of the department and also the Coordinator of Centre of Advanced Study in Rock Mechanics and Ground Control. Authored over 200 scientific and technical papers and guided 19 students to receive Ph.D under his guidance. His close interaction with the industry is through 10 sponsored and 22 consultancy projects on various aspects of Mining. Travelled widely he had delivered numerous lectures and made technical presentations in major international events during his distinguished career. As a rare distinction for any Mining Engineer, he had successfully served as the Vice Chancellor of Awadhesh Pratap University, Rewa(1991-1993), University of Lucknow(1999-2002) and U.P. Rajarshi Tandon Open University, Allahabad (2002-2005). A recipient of prestigious National Mineral Award in 1996, Prof Singh had been a board member of several mining companies and member of important national institutions like CSIR, AICTE, BHU, IIT(Kanpur), IIT(Roorkee), ISM, BIT(Mesra), NIRM, IGNOU, etc. He was conferred numerous prestigious medals and fellowships including Dr Rajendra Prasad Memorial medal from Institution of Engineers(India) in 2000, and Hony. Feloowship of ISDRM & TT in 2002. Presently he is actively associated with the Mining Engineering Deptt. of BHU as a distinguished professor & in the alumni affairs as Hony. Chairman.(Contact :

Life Time Achievement Award

Shri Chandrakant S.Gundewar, Controller General, Indian Bureau of Mines holds Post Graduate Degree in Metallurgical Engineering i.e. M.Sc. Engineering (Metallurgy) from the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. He started his career in Indian Bureau of Mines in the year 1976. For a small stint he also worked in the Mineral Exploration Corporation Ltd. At Indian Bureau of Mines he worked in different capacities and rose to the post of Controller General of Indian Bureau of Mines in July 2008. Prior to that he was heading the Ore Dressing Division of Indian Bureau of Mines responsible for planning, direction and management of research work. In his versatile career in the field of Mineral Engineering, he was deeply involved in investigations on bench and pilot scale on mineral beneficiation, mineral agglomeration, preparation of pre-feasibility reports, in plant studies and auditing etc work. His notable contributions in commercial application for operations are of Rock Phosphate beneficiation plant in Jhamarkotra, Rajasthan, Limestone beneficiation Plant at Chaibasa, Jharkhand and Madukkarai, Tamilnadu for improving the grade & recovery and Chrome ore beneficiation plant at Sukinda, Orissa for overall improvement.

 He had undergone specialized Training under UNDP Fellowship on “Mineral Processing” in the reputed organizations at United States of America, Canada, United Kingdom and Germany. He has also presented papers in the International Seminar on Comminution held at Camborne School of Mines, UK in 1989, XXIII International Mineral Processing Congress held at Istanbul, Turkey in 2006 and in the 24th International Mineral Processing Congress held at Beijing, China in September 2008. He was also honoured to chair the technical sessions in the Congress held at Istanbul & Beijing. He had been to Australia in 2009; Chile & Columbia in 2011 and China in November 2011 as a member of the High Level Indian delegation.

Several research publications are on his credit and he was closely associated in organizing many national and international symposia in the field of mineral engineering. He is recipient of the “Peravadhanulu Award’ instituted by the Indian Institute of Mineral Engineers for best paper in 2006 and “Lala Ramkishore Singhal Award” instituted by the Mining, Geological & Metallurgical Institute of India (MGMI), Kolkata for 2007-2008 for his outstanding contributions in the field of conservation of minerals. He is Vice Chairman of the Indian Institute of Mineral Engineers (IIME), Vice Chairman of the Nagpur Branch of the Mining, Geological and Metallurgical Institute of India (MGMI) and fellow of the Institution of Engineers (India).

The IME Journal Golden Jubilee Award

Shri J.K. Tewari, IFS (1954) presently Addl. Principal Chief Conservator of Forests (Central), Eastern Regional Office, Ministry of Environment and Forests, Bhubaneswar is a Indian Forest Service Officer of IFS (Kerala cadre) batch 1979 has held various senior positions during his service career in Central and as well as State Governments as Forest and Wildlife Manager. He did specialization in wildlife management from Wildlife Institute of India and subsequently worked for 4 years as Wildlife Preservation Officer, Periyar Tiger Reserve, Kerala. During this tenure, he laid foundation for evolution of a process resulting in internationally recognized Periyar model of Eco-development. As a custodian of natural forest ecosystem in Kerala, he was responsible for management of all the nationalized private forests in Kerala. Subsequently, as Head of the Center for Social Forestry and Eco-rehabilitation (an ICFRE Centre), Allhabad he implemented World Bank projects and initiated several other research activities for Forestry Research and Education in UP & Bihar. He monitored all the activities of Kerala Forest Department as Chief Conservator of Forests (Vigilance). Later, he coordinated with RITES for the development of Forest Management Information System as strong tool for monitoring the activities of Forest Deptt. As Chief Wildlife Warden of Kerala, he introduced several reforms towards management of Wildlife Sanctuaries and National Parks especially emphasizing on people’s participation and eco-development activities. He is Heading the Eastern Regional Office of MoEF, since November, 2009 which has a mandate to carry out functions relating to Forest Conservation and Environment Management in the States of West Bengal, Odisha, Bihar, Jharkhand & Union Territory of Andaman & Nicobar Islands of eastern region.

His tenure in the Eastern Region has been challenging particularly in recognizing the importance of R&D intervention in addressing the issues of environmental protection and management. During the period, he coordinated several industry-institute meets resulting in a very effective interaction between academicians, researchers and industries. Several issues being followed up pursuant to these interactions includes in the areas of mining, need for effectively improving environmental services like water harvesting, over burden dump stabilization, top soil management and special emphasis on mine reclamation plan in a way that the productivity of the land is enhanced during post mining phase through integrated planning of water body and reclaimed land suitable for agriculture. The ecological restoration effort should bring the degraded areas for better land use such as agriculture or some other use like afforestation, horticulture etc. A system has also been introduced to conduct a detail ecological and systematic survey of flora and fauna including amphibians and pollinators and agricultural crops through Government Institutions so that appropriate mitigative steps can be taken to save the germ plasm and environment and restore the ecological services benefiting the human community as well as ecosystem as a whole. (Email :

Dr U.C.Jena Dy. Director(Mines), is an energetic official looking after the Mining administration in the Joda region of Odisha under Govt. of Odisha quite successfully. He had pioneered several innovative systems in his region for systematic movement and extraction of iron ore and manganese. He had introduced computerized systems to further handle the huge volumes of ore movement. He received Ph.D from Corllins University of USA under the guidance of Professor Frank Muller. He is the recipient of Award of Excellence and distinction in engineering Computering for Mining projects. Before his posting at Joda, he looked after administration in Bolangir, Sambalpur, Angul/Talcher and Koira region in the Deptt. of Steel & Mines. During his tendure he had increased the revenue from mining from Koira and Joda regions. Besides, he had authored some popular novels and a number of short stories in Odia language.

Professor Pankaj Chandra Director of Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore, is an alumni of BHU-IT (1983 batch of Mining Engineering), had his Ph.D from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, U.S.A. in 1989. His areas of specialization includes Manufacturing management, building technological capabilities, supply chain coordination, and hi-tech entrepreneurship. He joined University of Alaska, Fairbanks as a Research Associate in 1984 and conducted research for U.S. Bureau of Mines in the area of Rock Mechanics/Destructive Testing. Developed Finite Element schemes for stress analysis of underground openings. In 1985 he was a research associate with The World Bank, Washington D.C. and developed for the Industry Department a resource allocation/logistics model for Bank-funded iron ore projects in the developing countries (World Development Report). Prepared projections for global iron ore production upto 1995. In Septemeber 1986, he returned to academics as a Lecturer at The Wharton School, and was responsible for teaching Management Decision Analysis, an advanced level core course in the M.B.A. programme.Visiting Professor - Faculte SES - COMIN, University of Geneva, Switzerland. Taught a course in Operations Management in the DMA programme (the graduate management programme) (4/91-6/91), Visiting Professor – Department of Industrial Economics, Renmin University, Beijing (5/92). Conducted research on technology management in the textile industry in China and compared it with those in India and Canada. Member - Groupe d’etudes et de recherche en analyse des decisions (GERAD - a Research Centre in Decision Sciences, Montreal) (4/89-4/95).

Joined as Assistant Professor of Operations Management in the Faculty of Management, McGill University, Montreal, Canada in 1988. Became the Associate Professor of Operations Management (tenured) - Faculty of Management, McGill University, Montreal, Canada, in 1994.

In October 1994, he took up Visiting Professor assignment at Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, and later became the Chairperson, at the Centre for Innovation, Incubation & Entrepreneurship, IIM(Ahmedabad). Became Associate Professor in 1995 at IIM (Ahmedabad), and held

The position of Associate Dean (Academic Affairs & Post Graduate Programme). In 2001, joined as a Professor at Indian School of Business, Hyderabad.Visiting Professor – International University of Japan, Nigaata, Japan; and taught graduate courses as Visiting Professor- Johnson Graduate School of Management, Cornell Universiy, Ithaca, USA. Chairperson, In 1997 he became a Professor at IIM, Ahmedabad and holds the present position on leave from there.

He has received a number of honours/awards, the long list includes University Merit Scholarship, 1981-1982, J.N. Tata Scholar (National Merit Award), 1983-1984, AIME/SME Scholastic Achievement Award, Univ. of Alaska, 1984, Best Student Paper Award, Delaware Valley ORSA/TIMS Student Paper Contest, 1986, Philadelphia, USA; OM Course ranked highest in the DMA program, Universite de Geneve, 1991, International University of Japan, 2003,2004, Cornell University, 2004; Courses & teaching consistently rated among the top 5 per cent both at IIMA and McGill, Alumni Award, All India ITBHU Alumni Association, New Delhi, 2009; Distinguished Alumni Award, Institute of Technology, Banaras Hindu University, 2009; 18th Dewang Mehta Business School Awards, Best Teacher in Operations Management, 2010; and Bharat Asmita Acharya Shrestha Award, MIT Institutions Pune, 2011. He had guided over 18 students for Ph.D which includes two students at McGill.

He had the opportunity to be the member of some of the prestigious committees, in India and overseas. At McGill University he was associated as a member of Committee for the Design & Implementation of the New Program in Manufacturing Management (Joint with the Faculty of Engineering) 1993-1994; Head, Documentation Center, Centre for Developing Area Studies, McGill University, 1992-1994; Member, Board of Directors, Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute, Calgary, 1991-1992; University Subcommittee on Unfunded Research Computer Codes, 1989-1994; University Computer Users Committee, 1988-1990; Member, Faculty’s Doctoral Program Committee, 1993-1994; Member, Faculty’s Graduate Program Committee, 1989-1993

In India, he had been associated as the Chairperson, Subcommittee on Student Financial Aid, 12th Plan

Steering Committee for Higher Education, Planning Commission, Government of India, 2011; Member,

Steering Committees (Industry & Higher Education) for 12th Five Year Plan Preparation, Planning

Commission, Government of India, 2011; Member, Committee on Transition to NCHER, Government of

India, 2010-current; Member, Committee on Autonomy of Central Universities, IITs, and IIMs,

Government of India, 2010-2011; Member, The Committee to Advise on the Renovation and

Rejuvenation of Higher Education in India, (Yashpal Committee) Government of India, 2008-2009;

National Commission for Enterprises in the Unorganized Sector, Government of India 2007-2009;

Chairman, National Committee on Delays in Strategic Defence Production, Ministry of Defence,

Government of India, 2008; Member, National Board of Accreditation, 2007-2009; Member , Army

Management Studies Board, Army Training Command, Shimla, 2007-current; Member, Standing

Committee on Police Training, Bureau of Police Research and Development, Ministry of Home Affairs,

Govt. of India, 2009-current ; Board of Governors: National Institute of Design, IBAP Bangalore, IIIT

Bangalore, Central University of Punjab, NASSCOM, Ahmedabad University, Royal Institute of

Management Bhutan.

He had also been consulted for the following firms: World Bank, Washington DC., Department of Biotechnology, Government of India, BOTIL, Gurgaon, NASSCOM, New Delhi, Sterlite Industries, New Delhi, SEDF-IFC, Bangladesh, UNIDO, Geneva, BHEL, India, Apollo Tyres, New Delhi, Holcim, Sri Lanka, Tata Steel, Kolkata, Phoenix Ventures Limited, Sri Lanka, Orchid Chemicals & Pharmaceuticals, Chennai, Blue Star, Mumbai, OTIS, Mumbai, United Phosphorous, Bombay, Cadila Pharma Ahmedabad, DGP Hinoday, Pune, Asian Paints, Bombay. Hindustan Lever, Bombay , Eicher Consulting, Bombay, Torrent Pharma, Ahmedabad, Northern Telecom, St. Laurent, Canada; IBM, Bromont, Canada; Venmar Ventilations, Drummondsville, Canada. On the Board of Directors of some companies. Have helped formation of several startups. Chairman, IIMB Innovations (a section 25 company) etc.

Referee for the following Journals and Grants: Asian Journal of Operations Management, European

Journal of Operational Research, Operations Research, Management Science, Naval Research Logistics,

INFOR, International Journal of Production Economics, IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and

Cybernetics (special issue on manufacturing), Operations Research and Artificial Intelligence: The

Integration of Problem Solving Strategies (special collection of papers sponsored by ORSA), Annals of

Operations Research, Vikalpa, National Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada,

Opsearch,IIE Transactions, International Journal of Operations Research, Computers & Operations


His other professional activities include, Associate Editor, International Journal of Agile Manufacturing ,

Member Editorial Board, Technology, Operations and Management, Associate Editor, International Journal of Procurement, Member, Working Group on Vocational Education, National Knowledge Commission, India, 2006; Member, Board of Management, AES Post Graduate School of Management, Ahmedabad; Member, Executive Management Committee, Design Business Incubator, National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad, 2003-2007; Founding President, Society of Operations Management (a professional society in India), 2000-2002; Session Chair, Seminar on IT in Textile Industry, Ministry of Textiles, Government of India, April 25, 2000; Member, Board of Courses of Studies (Management Studies), Indian School of Mines, Dhanbad, 2000; Chair, Session on "Issues for Discussion with WTO for Textiles & Clothing," National Seminar on Textile & Clothing Industries for Competing Globally in the Next Millenium, Organized by Ahmedabad Textile Manufacturers Association-National Institute of Fashion Technology, Ahmedabad, October, 29-30, 1999; Chair, Seminar on 50 Years of Independence, Organized by BK School of Management, Ahmedabad, April 5, 1998; President, Ahmedabad Chapter of Operations Research Society of India, 1996-1999; organized the Ist Operations Management Workshop, December 1997 (since then this has become an annual OM conference in India); Cluster Chair for “Manufacturing Management,” XXIII TIMS International Conference, Singapore, June, 1995; Member, Panel of Experts in Management Sciences, C.L. Center of Management, Ahmedabad Textile Industry’s Research Association, 1997, 1998, 1999; Co-Organized the Montreal Manufacturing Workshop, September 1992, June 1993; Coordinator, Management Science Workshop, 1988-1993; Member, Best Paper Award Jury, Canadian Journal of Administrative Sciences, 1992; Coordinator, Shastri Seminar Series, McGill University, 1991-1992; Book Reviewer: Irwin Publishers, 1993; Sage Publishers, 1995, 1997; Member, Book Review Panel, McGill-Renmin Linkage, Canada-China CIDA Project, 1992; Member, The Institute of Operations Research and Management Sciences, USA; Life Member, Operations Research Society of India; Life Member, Society of Operations Management, India.

He had published over fifty papers in many international and national publications. He had also authored the book ‘Technology, Practice, and Competitiveness : The Primary textile industry in Canada, China and India in 1998, and it was published by Himalaya Publishing House of Mumbai. His acumen as a speaker is reflected in the long list of institutions and corporate bodies where he had been an invited speaker. The list includes 50 such occasions where he had been a key speaker spread in most developed and developing countries of world and in India. (Email: ).

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