Vice Chancellor, Gautam Buddh Technical University Lucknow
(Formerly Uttar Pradesh Technical University Lucknow)
Dr. Kripa Shanker, Former Vice Chancellor, Uttar Pradesh Technical University (later redesignated as Gautam Buddha Technical University) Lucknow and Former Deputy Director, IIT Kanpur. 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. During his lectures, the main areas of teaching were production/operations management, supply chain management, quantitative and statistical decision models, computer integrated/flexible manufacturing systems, cellular manufacturing, and simulation. He joined IIT Kanpur as a faculty member in the Industrial and Management Engineering Department in 1978 where he has been serving as a Professor since 1987. He has been associated with more than a dozen sponsored projects in the field of CAM, CIMS and FMS from various sponsoring agencies. At the national level, his participation includes Member, CII National Committee; Chairman, Institution of Engineers (India) Kanpur Local Centre; Member, AICTE Board of Management Studies and National Broad of Accreditation of Management Institutions; Member of Board of Governors of several institutions including NITs, and Chairman Board of Apprentice and Training (Northern Region).