Inaugural Talk

Prof. Prem Kumar Kalra

Director, Dayalbagh Educational Institute (Deemed to be University) Dayalbagh, Agra – IN

Prof. Prem Kumar Kalra joined as Director of Dayalbagh Educational Institute (Deemed University), Dayalbagh, Agra on Sep 14, 2013. Prior to this, Prof. Kalra had rendered a yeoman service to the Indian Institute of Technology, Jodhpur, Rajasthan as its Founder Director. He was Head of the Dept. of Electrical Engineering at IIT Kanpur from Jan. 2006 to Dec. 2008 and served as Dean, Resource Planning and Generation at IIT Kanpur from
2001 to 2004.
Prof. Kalra received his education upto the graduate level in Dayalbagh, Agra. Having graduated from the DEI Engineering College in 1978 and, after a short teaching stint there, he joined IIT Kanpur to pursue my M.Tech. On its completion in 1982, he joined the University of Manitoba in Canada for his Ph.D. programme which he completed in 1988.
After teaching in the U.S. some time, Prof. Kalra joined the Dept. of Electrical Engineering at IIT Kanpur in 1988, where he launched a research programme in the front area of Artificial Intelligence, making significant contributions in the fields of Neural Networks. Prof. Kalra was one of the principal architects of the 3i-neworks (a consortium of IIT Kanpur, IDFC and IIM Ahemdabad), formed with the objective of creating an intellectual
critical mass in matters of national policy.
Prof. Kalra has significant achievements to his credit in research, innovation, industry interaction and regulatory area and have published 5 books and over 150 publications in research journals. He has also been assigned the positions of Chairman, board members of the several committees by the various Institutions in repute including IITs.