Prof (Dr) Rakesh Kumar Khandal
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President R & D & Business Development India Glycols Ltd, Noida, a mentor, Teacher, Leader, Manager, an Orator and an Innovator, these are a few words that are synonym to Prof (Dr) R K Khandal. He not only professes the values of Indian culture but he himself practices the fundamental principles of humanity and society, while dedicating himself to the cause of technical education, meaningful science and research.
Prof (Dr) R K Khandal hails from Alwar District of Rajasthan. He did his graduation and Post Graduation in Chemistry from the Hindu College of The University of Delhi. He received his PhD Degree from Indian School of Mines Dhanbad in Applied Chemistry. He is a Fellow of Royal Society of Chemistry (FRSC) United Kingdom.
Prof. Khandal is known for the conversion of ideas from lab scale to commercial scale. He is well known for his expertise in various branches of the chemical sciences leading several groups of scientists pursuing research in various areas of science and technologies.
Prof (Dr) Khandal started his career as a lecturer from Indian School of Mines Dhanbad. He became Director of Sri Ram Institute for Industrial Research Delhi an Internationally reputed research institute, at a very young age and served there for more than 11 years before taking over as the Vice Chancellor UPTU, Lucknow. He is known for his research in: nano-technology, renewable energy, green buildings, food processing, pesticide formulations, polymers etc. He is an expert of radiation processing technology, natural polymers, food-safety management, validation of new products and processes, waste management technologies.
He has guided 30 students for PhD. He has authored more than 140 research papers in peer reviewed National and International journals of repute and more than 100 articles. He has authored four books and edited two books. He has 14 International Patents in his name.
Prof (Dr) Khandal is the recipient of many awards: INSME International award for Innovation; R.N Bangur Memorial award for novel technologies; R.G Deshpande award for popularization of Radiation processing technology; Meri Dilli award for contribution towards improving standards of citizens of Delhi; Srishti awards for green technologies, Waste management and environment protection, Amity Academic Excellence award for pioneering research and academic excellence, Amar Ujala Excellence Award for outstanding contribution to education, Lifetime achievement award by World Environment Congress in food preservation, safety, environment protection and renewable energy and UP Ratan Award.
Lt Gen Amit Sarin PVSM (Retd)
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Lt Gen Amit Sarin is a highly decorated officer of the Indian Army. He was awarded PVSM on the Republic Day in 2017. The General Officer has been awarded the coveted PVSM on the occasion of Republic Day 2017 for his valuable contribution to the Indian Army during his tenure as DGOS.
Lt Gen Sarin PVSM, AVSM, SM,VSM,ADC DGOS and Sr Col Comdt was commissioned into Army Ordnance Corps on 17th December 1977.
He has been instrumental in conceptualizing and implementing the automation in Army Ordnance Corps. He has given a major push towards modernization of Ordnance and Ammunition echelons and towards providing better logistic support to the field army. Under his stewardship, the Ordnance Corps has been the Nodal Directorate for implementation of e-procurement and e-publishing for Indian Army.
The General Officer took over the reins of Army Ordnance Corps on Aug 27, 2014. During his illustrious career, the General Officer has already been awarded Sena Medal in the year 2000, VSM in 2008 and AVSM in 2015 for his immense contribution to the Corps and Indian Army as a whole.
During his career span of 39 years in the Army the General Officer has held various prestigious Commands and Staff appointments and has specialized in the field of Logistics management of the field Army. He is a Post Graduate from DSSC Wellington and MBA in Materials Management from Rani Durgawati University. The General Officer has attended the Higher Command Course and the prestigious NDC course.
Maj Gen M S Sandhu VSM (Retd)
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A very versatile, experienced person in almost all functional areas of management at various levels – including strategy, operations, finance, logistics, IT & HR both the in Army & the corporate world.
Maj Gen M S Sandhu belongs to 1963 batch NDA. He did his M Sc Defence Studies from D S Staff college, Wellington, MAMS from US Army Comd & Gen Staff College and MBA from College of Defence Management.
He is widely travelled across India and around the world for his profession al assignments, education sports, as part or head of official delegations.
He has extensive experience in interaction with all government departments and several foreign diplomatic missions in India. He was specially selected for the post of Commandant, Presidents Body Guard, Rashtrapati Bhawan New Delhi, this is a prestigious assignment -to function in a / No Mistake syndrome.
He took active part in the 1965 and 1971 Pakistan wars s a Tank Commander. He also served in counter insurgency operation in Nagaland and Mizoram. He was also posted in the high-altitude areas in Sikkim against the Chinese.
Maj Gen M S Sandhu has vast professional Experience spanning 50 years. He was one of the youngest officers to be commissioned and rose to become Maj Gen. He served in Indian Army from 1964 to the year 1997. In 1997 he took pre mature retirement from services.
Since he retired from Army, he has been working in the corporate sector and consulting / advising. He has worked / Anand Group effectively managing 800 employees, their concerns, ambitions, aspirations, keeping in mind the interest of the organization.
He developed fast trackers as future leaders; by institutionalizing / Mentor Programme, / Management Resource Programme, ALIVE (Anand Leadership Initiative for Value Enhancement) and / Linch Pin Positions. He is also responsible for conceiving and implementing modern HR practices to include 360 degree appraisal for development.
Anand Group was adjudged as one of the top 25 companies in the / Best Places to Work, survey organised by Grow Talent, for two years 2003 & 2004.
Maj Gen Sandhu has been awarded as HR Professional by / Great Places to Work and Amity University.
Maj Gen Sandhu still enjoys his reputation of doing things differently and bringing good innovation in every assignment.