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Prof. Shyam Sundar

Prof Shyam Sundar Pattnaik is presently the Director of National Institute of Technical Teachers Training and Research (NITTTR), Chandigarh. The institute is an autonomous institute of Ministry of Education, Govt. of India, established in the year 1967. Before joining to the post of Director, Prof Pattnaik served as ViceChancellor of Biju Patnaik University of Technology, a Technical University of Govt. of Odisha. He has more than 16 years of experience as Professorand nearly 4 years as HAG Professor. Prof Shyam Sundar Pattnaik completed his PostDoctoral Research from University of Utah, USA and PhD in Engineering (Electronicsand Telecommunication Engineering) from (UCE, Burla) Sambalpur University,Odisha. Under the able supervision and guidance of Prof SS Pattnaik, 24 studentshave completed their PhDs and one more is pursuing his PhD work. He has 52 MEthesis to his credit and has published about 290 papers in journals and conferences ofrepute. He has two international books and four international book chapters to hiscredit. A recipient of BOYSCAST FELLOWSHIP from DST, Govt. of India, Prof Pattnaikalso is awarded with SERC Visiting Fellowship, INSA Visiting Fellowship, UGC VisitingFellowship, Distinguished Faculty Award, National Educational Excellence Award, DrAPJ Abdul Kalam Award for Excellence, Bharat Excellence Award, Institutional LeaderExcellence Award, Certificate of Commendation for excellent efforts in sponsoredresearch scheme, Life Time Achievements in Technical Education, Merit certificate(National scholarship) Best paper Awards, etc. He is a Life Fellow of IETE, LifeMember of ISTE and Senior Member of IEEE, USA. Prof Pattnaik is a knownresearcher in the field of antenna and soft computing and their application tobiomedical and ICT. First time in the country in the year 2012, he used GoogleHangout to conduct Live Faculty Training Programmes, thus opening a new approachin digital pedagogy. During his tenure as Vice Chancellor, Prof Pattnaik brought outmany innovative approaches in the University. Digitization of examination system ofthe university could help to come out of the prolonged problem of non-issuance ofcertificate and conduct of examination on time. Prof Shyam Sundar Pattnaik isinvolved in the various national and international committees in the capacity ofChairman and member. He believes that socio-digital-pedagogy will be the newnormal for teaching-learning that will stand on the platform of partnership andnetworking. As an academic administrator his slogan is “United we work, Together weachieve and Team we win” He is a strong believer and preacher of the thinking of“Think Good, Do Good and Be Good” and work in the mantra of “I can do it”.