The Ceremonial Convocation of IIT Indore will be held on 28th December 2022 (2.00
P.M.) at the IIT Indore.
Professor Amitabha Ghosh, born in 1941, received his Bachelors’, Masters’ and Doctoral degrees in
Mechanical Engineering from Bengal Engineering College, Shibpur under Calcutta University, in 1962,
1964 and 1969, respectively. He started his teaching career as a Lecturer in Mechanical Engineering
at his Alma Mater in May 1965.
He shifted to IIT Kanpur in 1971 January as an Assistant Professor.
Since 1975 he served IIT Kanpur as a Professor and also in various other capacities like HOD
Mechanical Eng., Head of Centre for Mechatronics etc, till his retirement in 2006. In between he
served IIT Kharagpur as the Director from 1997 to 2002 during which the Institute had a major
infrastructural upgradation and many new academic centres and departments were started. The academic
programmes also did undergo major revision bringing in many new concepts. Professor Ghosh visited
and taught at Technical University Aachen, Germany with a Senior Fellowship of the Alexander von
Humboldt Foundation more than a dozen times during the period 1977 to 2013.
Prof. Ghosh served as the Chairman of many national level committees like DST’s FIST and PAC, and CSIR’s Engineering
Committee. He also served as the Chairman of Central Mechanical Engineering Research Institute
Durgapur for 12 years and NITTTR Bhopal for 5 years. Prof. Ghosh was the Indian Coordinator for
Indo-Japan Science Collaboration programme for Engineering from 1998 to 2005 and the Indo-US Joint
Centre of Excellence for Manufacturing from 2006 to 2012.
His primary areas of research and academic
interest are Mechanics, Manufacturing Science and Robotics. Professor Ghosh has also interest in
Astronomy and Ancient India. He has written eleven books and the text books by him are widely
followed both in India and abroad. He has guided more than 55 M Tech and 20 PhD scholars and
published about 120 research papers. Professor Ghosh has received quite a few awards including three
Calcutta University Gold medals for topping the University in Bachelors and Masters examinations. He
is a Fellow of all the four science and engineering academies in India
More details about him can be found here.
Ceremonial Convocation Ceremony scheduled on 28th
Full Dress Rehearsal for the Ceremonial Convocation is scheduled on
28th December 2022. The graduating students registered for the award of the Degree
during the Convocation must report to the Convocation Venue by 9:00 hours on 28th
December 2022 for attending the full dress rehearsal. Students not attending the Full Dress
Rehearsal will not be allowed to take part in the Convocation ceremony on 28th