Prof Rajiv Prakash is Director of IIT Bhilai

Prof Rajiv Prakash has been appointed as Director, IIT Bhilai by the Hon’ble President of India in her capacity as the Visitor, IIT Bhilai. A professor of materials Science and Technology at IIT (BHU) Varanasi, Prof Prakash has held various administrative positions at IIT (BHU) Varanasi including head of Materials Science and Technology (2 times), Dean (R&D) and founder coordinator of IPR Cell and Central Instrument Facility. Prof Prakash is one of India’s foremost scientists in the fields of electronic polymers and nanocomposites, organic electronics, sensors and energy storage devices. He has more than 225 publications (h index 42) in international journals of repute and 25 patents to his credit. Prof Prakash has received numerous awards for his research. These include the Young Scientist award (2002), Young engineers (INAE, 2005) and MRSI Medal awardee (2010). He is also a member of various key national committees, including DST-TIFAC for India Vision 2035, IMPRINT programme, Defence Corridor Project, Technology Innovation Hub (TIH) and NMCPS, and the Advisory Committee for the Technology Development Program of DST, Government of India.

Message From Director

IIT Bhilai is striving for research-driven undergraduate and postgraduate education. Our objective is to create an education system with multifacet outcomes including research, entrepreneurship, technical leadership, and above all, responsible citizenship.


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