Prof. Neelesh Kumar Jain

Professor, IIT Indore.

Prof. Neelesh Kumar Jain is Director (Officiating) of IIT Indore since 1st Jan 2020. He has served as Acting Director (Acting) for more than 18 months on various occasions during 2010 to 2019, founding Dean of Academic Affairs during 6th Oct 2010 to 30th May 2019, founding member of Board of Governors of IIT Indore during 2010 to 2012, member of BoG of NIT Raipur during July 2015-July 2018. He is member of Finance Committee of IIT Indore since Feb 2017. 

He has played significant role in the development of permanent and temporary campuses of IIT Indore since Jan. 2010 onward. As the founding DOAA of IIT Indore, Prof. Jain played significant role in developing course curriculum for 5 BTech, 6 MTech, 5 MSc, 3 MS(Research) PhD programs in 16 departments and dual degree PG+PhD programs, academic procedures, regulations, and academic infrastructure.

He played central role in conceptualizing, coordinating, securing funding and establishing DST-FIST Center of Excellence in Gear Engineering at IIT Indore in 2015 and is its since Aug. 2015.

He has authored 5 books (and edited 2 books), 19 book chapters, 97 journal papers and 32 conference papers, guided 12 PhD theses, 27 MTech theses. 

He is recipient of Education Leadership Award 2021, 

Surya Gaurav National Award 2021, Best Researcher Award 2020, Cenderkia-Bitara-Award by Universiti Malaysia, Pahang in 2018, Excellence in Teaching award by Lions Club Unique in 2011, inclusion in Marquis’s Who’s Who in 2010, BOYCAST Fellowship in 2008 by DST, Govt. of India. He has delivered many expert lectures and has been Chief Guest, panelist and Jury Member in many reputed summits, debates, panel discussions and events.

As founding Dean of Academic Affairs of IIT Indore during 2010 to 2019, led developed 45 modern classrooms equipped with state-of-art AV equipment, 3 Virtual Classrooms (VCR), Central Workshop, and six state of art research and teaching labs at IIT Indore. 

It enabled IIT Indore to achieve NIRF ranking in top 5 for Teaching and Learning Resources during 2016 to 2020. 

As Director since Jan 2020 led development of Lecture Hall Complex having 40 smart classrooms, 4 smart Seminar Halls and Central India’s biggest ultra-modern and state-of-art Auditorium.

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