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Ph.D. - Mechanical Engineering | IIIT - Jabalpur

Prof. Sitaram Soni
Ph.D. - Mechanical Engineering, 2014, IIIT Jabalpur (MP); ME (Aeronautical Engineering), 1989, IIT Bombay; BE (Mechanical Engineering), 1987, GEC, Jabalpur;

Professor in Department of Physical and Natural Sciences and IQAC – Director

Prof. Sitaram Soni is Professor in the Department of Physical & Natural Sciences and in charge of IQAC as its Director.

He received his Doctorate Degree in Mechanical Engineering from IIIT Jabalpur. He holds a Master’s Degree in Aeronautical Engineering from IIT Bombay and Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from GEC, Jabalpur.

Prof. Sitaram Soni has over thirty years of industry, academic and research experience. He was associated with ITM University, Raipur as Vice Chancellor and also held position of Principal in SAIT Jabalpur and TIET, Jabalpur. He was also associated with ANNA University, Axiglaze AB Sweden, Pentamedia Graphics Chennai, IIT Delhi and IIT Bombay. He is an avid quality centric individual. He has successfully led the institutes to accreditation by NAAC and NBA with higher grades. A thought leader in education quality. He has been advising to many institutes for Quality systems design and accreditations process implementation.

Dr Sitaram Soni has many innovative initiatives to his credit in technical education. He has been instrumental in developing the ‘Centres of Excellence’ in CAD-CAM and Robotics in various institutes. He is an early adapter of the ‘Make in India’ initiative for skill development. He designed the ‘Skill Training for Employability Program’ (STEP) to provide the right set of skills and tools to become a real contributor in the global technology domain. He developed many IOT enabled systems to popularize modern technology such as programming, rapid prototyping and robotics amongst school students, and teach complex concepts using various software and simulation tools. He has many publications to his credit in international journals of repute like ASME, Elsevier, Inderscience etc.

He developed the concept of FUNgineering, a series of activities to popularize algorithmic thinking in science and mathematics in school children using interactive software and affordable robotic systems. His philosophy presumes that there is no boundary among various fields of knowledge and everything is connected to everything else, and that is the source of creativity, innovation, humour and human ingenuity.