The Think Tanks

The Think Tanks

  • Dr. Satya Prakash Panda, President

  • Dr. Chandradhwaj Panda, Vice President

  • Dr. Jagadish Panda, Director General

  • Prof.(Dr.) Senthil Kumar K.
    Vice Chancellor I/c

  • Dr. N. V. Jagannadha Rao, Registrar

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, who 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.) Satya Prakash Panda

President, GIET University

M.A., LL.B, Ph.D.

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 also founder of the legendary Gandhi Group (Owned by VBET ) and established many technical and other institutions. He 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 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.

Prof. (Dr.) Chandradhwaj Panda

Vice President, GIET University

M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D.

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) Jagadish Panda

Director General

M.Tech. and Ph.D in Computer Science & Engineering

Prof.(Dr.) Senthil Kumar K. is currently the Vice-Chancellor(I/c) of GIET University, Gunupur. He obtained his B.E. Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Bharathiyar University, Coimbatore, M.E. Degree in Refrigeration and Air Conditioning from Anna University, Guindy and Ph.D from JNTU Hyderabad, in the area of environmental friendly refrigerant. He is a Professor of Mechanical Engineering who has more than twenty nine years of academic, Industrial and pedagogical eminence. He has rich experience in Industry and completed more then 16 power projects ranging from 6MW to 30 MW. His area of research is environmental friendly refrigeration system and his current research interest is development of Room Temperature Magnetic Refrigeration System. He has worked with reputed institutes of national repute like VIT University Vellore. Velemmal Engineering College Chennai, SKP Group of educational institutions Triuvannamalai and Dhanalakshmi Srinivasan Group of educational institutions. He is the 3rd Bry air award winner for the development of environmental friendly refrigerant and Kerala governments best project guided award. He is the recognized research supervisor of Anna University, Chennai for guiding Ph.D. and guiding the Ph.D students in the area of Mechanical Engineering. He is a life time member of Indian Society for Technical Education (MISTE), Life time Fellow member of Institution of Engineers India (FIE) and Life time member of Indian Society for Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers (MISHRAE). He has to his credit published several papers in National, International journals and conferences, organized many conferences, seminars faculty development programmes.

Prof.(Dr.) Senthil Kumar K.

Vice Chancellor I/c, GIET University, Gunupur

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 22 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, academic, 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.

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

Registrar, GIET University
MBA, Ph.D.

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