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Prof. Kripa Shanker

Vice Chancellor (Former) Gautam Buddh Technical University Lucknow, Cornell USA and IIT Kanpur

Prof. Kripa Shanker

Prof. Kripa Shanker was Former Vice Chancellor, Gautam Buddh Technical University, Lucknow and also, Former Deputy Director, IIT Kanpur. He is a Gold Medallist, standing first in B.Sc. Mechanical Engg. from Banaras Hindu University. He obtained his M.Tech. in Mechanical Engineering from IIT Kanpur, and M.S. and Ph.D. in Operations Research and Industrial Engineering from Cornell University, USA. His main areas of teaching and research include production/operations management, supply chain management, quantitative and statistical decision models, computer-integrated/flexible manufacturing systems, cellular manufacturing, and simulation. His teaching assignments range from IIT Kanpur, Asian Institute of Technology Bangkok, Cornell USA, Hanoi Vietnam and Babol, Iran. Prof. Shanker has been the recipient of numerous prestigious Awards & Prizes that include Gold Medal in Mechanical Engineering at BHU, National Merit Scholarship and Government of India Scholarship for Studies Abroad, Gold Medal for Best Paper on Robotic, ISTE National Award for Outstanding Academic and Distinguished Alumnus Award from BHU, Best Teacher at IIT Kanpur and AIT Bangkok and Hanoi. He has supervised over 120 Masters and 15 Doctoral theses. He has published more than hundred papers in international journals and conference proceedings. His major professional/administrative achievements with national impact include his initiating at IIT Kanpur, teaching and research in the field of manufacturing systems management, supply chain and logistical management, office automation, and starting a 2-year MBA. He has been part of several missions of the Government of India abroad as well as India. At the national level, his participation include as Member, CII National Committee; Chairman, Institution of Engineers (India) Kanpur Local Centre; Member, AICTE Board of Management Studies and National Board of Accreditation of Management Institutions; Member of Board of Governors of several institutions including NITs, and Chairman Board of Apprentice and Training (Northern Region).