Gandhi Institute of Engineering & Technology GIET MAINCAMPUS
Gunupur - 765022, Odisha, India                                                                       (Autonomous)
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The Think Tanks

  • Dr. Satya Prakash Panda, Chairman
  • Dr. Chandradhwaj Panda, Secretary
  • Dr. Jagadish Panda, Vice Chairman
  • Prof. Dr. A.V.N.L Sharma, Principal
  • Dr. N. V. Jagannadh Rao, Dean (Administration)
  • Dr. Radha Raman Dash, Dean (R&D)



Prof. (Dr.) Satya Prakash Panda

Chairman, Gandhi Group of Institutions
M.A., LL.B, Ph.D.
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The difference between the dreamer and innovator is that a dreamer just dreams and an innovator creates his own path to realize ideas which others think as impossible. That streak of originality is the distinct quality that makes Dr. Satya Prakash Panda, Chairman, Gandhi Group as the brightest star of education horizon of Eastern India.

The founder of the legendary Gandhi Group, which has established or helped establishment of around two dozens of technical institutions, Dr. Panda, even at 61 is still the flag bearer of the group. Dr. Panda is a multifaceted personality with exceptional qualities as a person as well as scholar. He is the man of intellectual integrity and humanism, a Gandhian , edu-entrepreneur, a human administrator, an ardent advocate, a social worker, a friend to the needy with a open mind and big heart. He has played each of his roles of life with immaculate perfection. A great inspirer and a warm personality have brought colours of rainbow in to the lives of millions.


Prof. (Dr.) Chandradhwaj Panda

Secretary, Gandhi Group of Institutions
M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D.
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We live in a world that is driven intensely by knowledge where literally and figuratively, Knowledge is Power. Exercising this power with diligence and dynamism is a formidable task and requires a mindset that is a combination of wisdom and professionalism; which truly reflects in Dr. Chandradhwaj Panda who is an iconic figure in the technical education in eastern India.

Dr Panda is characterized by a judicious blend of the values of our ancient wisdom and the rapidly changing concepts in technology and management. That makes his personality ‘a unique’ amongst hundreds and thousands.

Dr. Panda, a scholar of Economics; an adorable professor; a friend to a common man, an excellent motivator and inspiration for thousands, beholds the capacity to leading the mind from Knowledge to Wisdom.


Vice Chairman

Prof. (Dr) Jagadish Panda

Vice Chairman & Director, Gandhi Group of Institutions
M.Tech. and Ph.D in Computer Science & Engineering
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Dr. Jagadish Panda is a Master of Technology in Computer Science & Engineering. He is young, energetic and dynamic. He has 10 years of successful track record of working in Rourkela & Bokaro Steel plants modernization job, under the banner of Crompton Greaves, Kolkata. Being the trustee as well as a dynamic Director, he provides guidance to the organization on profitable growth. He is energetic, curious and inquisitive. Dr. Panda is innovative while also understanding resource constraints.

He is a man, one who consistently contributes, yet is sensitive to the opinions of others and supports decisions which are in the best interest of the intuition; a mature, sensitive, team oriented and communicative individual.

Though, being highly qualified in the fields of engineering & technology, his love towards children reflects in his passionate association with the Gandhi Public School too. His silent contributions towards the growth of the group are commendable.


Prof. (Dr) A.V.N.L Sharma

Principal, GIET, Gunupur
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Mr. A.V.N.L Sharma is a professor of Mechanical engineering who has more than three decades of academic and pedagogical eminence. He is an alumnus of reputed universities like Anna university and Amravati university.

 He has worked with reputed institute of national and international repute like BIST, Vishakhapatnam, SCET, Narsapur (Andra Pradesh). He has been associated with grooming industries like Vishaka Industries. He has been a pioneer in teaching the subjects like Metal cutting and Computer Integrated Manufacturing. He has been instrumental in the prestigious NBA and NAAC inspections of UGC.

 At present he is guiding students in different areas of Mechanical Engineering.  He is a catalyst in the R&D activities of the institute. He has attended numerous seminars, workshops and conferences in National and international level. He is a life time member of Indian Society of Technical Education and Society of Mechanical Engineers



Dean (Admin)

Prof. (Dr.) N. V. Jagannadha Rao

Dean (Administration)
MBA, Ph.D.
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Dr. N. V. J. Rao joined the Gandhi Group dating back to its inception since 1997. A hard task master and being a hard worker himself, he proved his mettle in almost all the administrative as well as academic departments.

For last 15 years his main motive is to help the students both in academic and non­academic problems and counsel them in shaping to be worthy in the present market conditions which helps both the students as well as the college.

He is responsible for providing leadership, administration and general oversight for the Office as well as the functional areas of Placement Services, Off-Campus and Community Relations, Student Conduct and Multicultural Student Development.

Dean (R&D)

Prof. (Dr.) Radharamana Dash

Dean (R&D), GIET, Gunupur
M.E., Ph.D.

Dr. R R Dash was a scientist at the National Metallurgical Laboratory, Jamshedpur in the department of material processing for pretty long 36 years. A scholar of IIT, Kharagpur, his research activities were mainly in the area of Foundry Engineering, Powder Metallurgy, Ceramics Matrix Composite & Metal Matrix Composite.

He discovered a novel process for the manufacture of electrolytic iron powder from sponge iron fines which was considered a novel research in the international scenario. He published around 60 research papers in national and international journals and has 4 patents to his credit.



  • International Awards from America (MPIF and APMI), June 1998.
  • Foundation Day Award (Prof. V.A.Altekar Award) of National Metallurgical Laboratory for developing the best technology entitled “A novel process for the production Electrolytic Iron powder from sponge iron fines” in the year November 1998.
  • An Award from IIM held in Indian Institute of Science Bangalore for developing an innovative microstructure of iron powder, November, 1998.

Membership of the following organizations:

  • NML-Tata Steel Research Coordination Committee
  • Expert in the Powder Metallurgy Panel of the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India.
  • He was a member of various professional organizations such as IIF Life member, Indian Powder Metallurgy Association.

He is at present guiding a number of Teachers and Students in Research and Development at GIET. His own field of Research at GIET is fractal images.