The Think Tanks

The Think Tanks

  • Dr. Satya Prakash Panda, President

  • Dr. Chandradhwaj Panda, Vice President

  • Dr. Jagadish Panda, Vice Chairman

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

  • Dr. N. V. Jagannadh Rao, Registrar

  • Dr. Radha Raman Dash, Dean (R&D)

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.) 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 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.

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

Vice Chairman & Director, Gandhi Group of Institutions
M.Tech. and Ph.D in Computer Science & Engineering

Prof. (Dr.) Senthil Kumar K is the Principal of GIET, Gunupur since 2017. He obtained 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 seven years of academic, industrial and pedagogical eminence. He has rich experience in industry and completed more than 16 power projects ranging from 6MW to 30MW. 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, Velammal Engineering college Chennai, SKP Group of Educational Institutions Tiruvannamalai and Dhanalakshmi Srinivasan Group of Educational Institutions. He has been a pioneer in teaching the subjects like Engineering Graphics, Design and Refrigeration and Air conditioning. 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 member of Institution of Engineers India (MIE) 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 and International journals and conferences, and organized many conferences, workshops, seminars and faculty development programmes.

Principal’s Desk

The virtue of education lies in the quality. Quality education always targets to produce effective teaching of learning and ethics oriented practices are indispensable. To generate and elicit the knowledge, quality education provides the platform for success. Educational organizations should impart pleasure in learning and teaching for students’ progression and the skills of students are to be enlarged.

GIET is one of the ideal colleges which directs towards “Empower through Education”. The vision of the institute is To foster prosperity through technological development by means of education, innovation and collaborative research and emerge as a premier technical institution with the mission to provide quality education of international standards for producing technocrats and future leaders in a disciplined and conducive environment is an integral part of our social commitment to provoke education in Eastern India. The prominent goal of our renowned institution is to bring up remarkable students who can excel not only in the field of technology but in all the spheres of life. Students are being fomented to take part in various technical, sports or cultural aspects.

GIET caters enormous academic, technical and cultural activities. From the inception of the college we shape the behavior and character of the students. We put efforts to nurture the students’ leadership qualities, Managerial skills, organizational ability and entrepreneurship to become magnificent in career.

GIET eagerly discovers the needs, talents of students and strives hard to enrich their standards by conducting various technical and cultural events. Innovative teaching technology and creative teaching methods are involved to add flavor to sharpen the young minds. The college seeks the continual development of students’ sense of engineering in the world. The institute not only endeavors to enrich academic pursuit of its stakeholders, but also provide an environment to explore, discover and nurture their true potential. The institution has a strong determination and an unshakable belief in students to conquer the zenith of success.

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.