An acknowledged researcher and renowned academician, Prof. (Dr.) B V Babu has 32 years of teaching, research, consultancy, and administrative experience. He did his PhD from IIT Bombay. He is currently the Vice Chancellor of Graphic Era University, Dehradun (since July 2016).
Prof. (Dr.) B V BABU
Ph.D (IIT Bombay)
Message from the Desk of Vice Chancellor, Prof. (Dr.) B V Babu
The basic purpose of education is not just imparting knowledge as generally perceived but also to make the students understand and discover themselves, realize their potential and find that one thing that they love the most which they are passionate about and would like to pursue their career in. Given an unknown situation, the transformed and trained student from a University education system should be in a position to look at it from various different possible perspectives and reach to a logical conclusion. This is the training that needs to be given to the students. Various dimensions in which University students are expected to excel include innovative thinking, logical & analytical skills, intellectual curiosity, trustworthiness, environment & energy consciousness, ethics & moral values - and while at it, gaining an overall development and unification of mind, body and intellect. Graphic Era University has been established with a purpose and commitment of transforming and training the students to develop these very skills. There is no compromise on the quality of education and facilities provided on the campus as we embrace modern technologies with open arms. At the same time, we,at the Graphic Era University are committed to energy and environment sustenance and hence have created a clean and lush green campus. We also provide flexibility to our students by making our curriculum modular and flexible, resulting in a variety of convenient options to students with a credit based continuous evaluation system. As a result, for the overall development of the students, the Graphic Era University campus is teeming with opportunities created for extra- and co-curricular activities along with excellence in academic performance.
You are investing in an education that will help you build a meaningful and successful future by opting to study at Graphic Era University. Our motto is education for economic advantage and we are proud that over 90% of our graduates leave our portals with a job through campus placements. This is a testament to the quality of teaching and learning experience at the University, which is validated externally, and is reviewed internally to ensure maintaining high standards and updating programs on a continuous basis. These reviews play an important role in improving teaching methods and enhancing your educational experience as a student. Employers regard Graphic Era University as an excellent training ground of high-flyers of the future, and we offer many opportunities for you to develop a broad range of skills, grow in confidence and learn more about yourself with many options of industrial exposure & international collaborations. Our Careers Service helps with your career choices and offers practical advice about how to secure a prime employment opportunity. Today with a student community of around 12000, Graphic Era University continues in a spirit of innovation, educating the pioneers of tomorrow with cutting edge education and research developments of today. Our research focus directly influences our teaching, ensuring you have access to the latest innovations in your area of interest. As a student at Graphic Era University, you will be joining a vibrant community of like-minded intellectuals, with a chance of working on life-changing project yourself in the coming years.
Welcome aboard to this enthralling temple of learning.
Profile of Prof. (Dr.) B V Babu
An acknowledged researcher and renowned academician, Prof. (Dr.) B V Babu has 32 years of teaching, research, consultancy, and administrative experience. He did his PhD from IIT Bombay. He is currently the Vice Chancellor of Graphic Era University, Dehradun (since July 2016). Earlier, he was the Vice Chancellor of Galgotias University, Greater Noida (2014-16), Pro Vice Chancellor of DIT University, Dehradun (2013-14) and founding Director of Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET) at JK Lakshmipat University, Jaipur (2011-2013). Prior to that, Dr Babu served at BITS Pilani for 15 years (1996-2011), and held various administrative positions as Dean - Student Welfare Division, Dean - Faculty Division 1, Dean - Educational Hardware Division and Head -Chemical Engineering Department, to name a few. Before that he worked at Gujarat University for 11 years (1985-1996).
Professor Babu is a distinguished academician and an acknowledged researcher with an h-index of 36 & i10-index of 83 and over 5408 citations (as in Dec 2016). He is well known, internationally, for his algorithm, MODE (Multi Objective Differential Evolution) and its improved variants. Besides several highly-cited publications in International journals, he also has three well-accepted textbooks (published by Springer, Germany; Apple Academic Press, USA; and Oxford University Press, India). He has wide ranging research interests in the areas of Evolutionary Computation (population-based nature-inspired search algorithms for the optimization of complex engineering problems for both single- and multi-objective formulations), Energy Engineering (biomass gasification, pyrolysis, energy integration analysis and process intensification) and Environmental Engineering (low cost adsorbents for removing heavy metals and bio-filtration for removing volatile organic compounds). He supervised 10 PhD candidates and currently guiding 2 PhD candidates. He is PhD Examiner for 21 students & MTech Thesis Examiner for 13 students of IITs, NITs and Universities.
He is a member of various national and international academic and administrative committees. He is a Member, FICCI Higher Education Committee, New Delhi; Member, EPSI Committee of Deemed Universities, EPSI, New Delhi; Vice President & National Executive Council Member, Centre for Education Growth and Research (CEGR), New Delhi. He was the Chairman-Diploma Board, Member of National Council and also an Executive Member of Indian Society for Training and Development (ISTD), New Delhi. He is the Peer Team Member of National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC), a statutory body of UGC, New Delhi and served as Chairman, Member Coordinator and Member of various visiting Peer Teams for many Universities and Institutions across the country. He is also member of Peer Review Committee for The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), Canada; National Research Foundation (NRF), International Research Grants, South Africa; Council of Scientific & Industrial Research, New Delhi; and member of Research Project Review Committee, Ministry of Steel, Government of India, New Delhi. He is Peer Team Member (External Expert) for Review of Self-Assessment Reports, appointed by University Grants Commission (UGC), Bangladesh. He is Honorary Board Advisor and on Advisory Boards for many Educational Endeavors and Consulting Firms. He is external expert member of Board of Studies at Banasthali University and MNIT Jaipur.
He is the recipient of CSIR's ‘National Technology Day Award’, obtained in recognition of the research work done. He received ‘Kuloor Memorial Award-2006’ awarded for the Best Technical Paper published in the Institute’s Journal “Indian Chemical Engineer” in its issues for 2005. He also received ‘MTC Global Award for Excellence -2015’ and felicitation for being one of the ‘Top 10 Thinkers-2015- Indian Ranking’. He is also the recipient of ‘Best Paper Awards’ in CHEMCON-2000 and CHEMCON-2001 for the papers he presented at the International Symposia & Annual Sessions of Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers (IIChE). He is the Life Member/Fellow of many professional bodies such as IIChE, IE (I), ISTE, ICCE, IEA, SOM, ISSMO, IIIS, IAENG, SPE, ISTD, etc. He is Editor-in-Chief and Editorial Board Member of several International and National Scientific Journals.
Overall he has over 240 research publications to his credit. He completed three consultancy projects successfully. He has published nine books and has written several chapters, invited editorials and articles in various books, lecture notes and international journals. He organized several International and National Conferences, Workshops & Seminars and also chaired several Technical Sessions. He has been Invited Speaker and delivered Keynote Addresses at various International Conferences, Seminars and Workshops. He has been invited Panelist in Panel Discussions on Higher Education at various National and International Summits, Conferences and Award Functions.
He visited various countries across the world including USA, UK, Singapore, Hong Kong, China, Malaysia, Dubai, Bahrain, Bangladesh, etc. Dr Babu’s hobbies include singing, music compositions, playing keyboard, reading spiritual books, walking, and practicing Yoga and Pranayama.