Shri Vijay Pandurang Bhatkar

About Me:

  • Name:

    Shri Vijay Pandurang Bhatkar

  • Category:

    Science and Technology

  • Award:

    Padma Shri (2000),Padma Bhushan (2015),Ramanuja Trust Award (2007),FICCI Award (1983),Petersburg Prize (2004), Priyadarshni Award (2000),National Research Development Corporation (NRDC) Award (1984–85), Gold Medal Award of Indian Geo-technical Society (1976), Gold Medal Award of Indian Geo-technical Society (1976), Electronics Man of the Year (1992), Sitaram Jindal Foundation Award (2012).

  • Area:

    Architect of PARAM series of Supercomputers.


Education: Shri Vijay Pandurang Bhatkar  received BE degree in Electrical Engineering from Nagpur University; Nagpur; ME degree from MS University of Baroda; Vadodara and PhD from IIT Delhi; Delhi. In 2011, Bhatkar received an honorary doctorate from DY Patil University. In 2014, he was awarded an honorary Ph.D from Gujarat Technological University and a D.Litt. degree from Nagpur University.

Biography: Shri Vijay Pandurang Bhatkar  was born on 11th October 1946 in Muramba, Tq Murtizapur Akola district, Maharashtra, India. Vijay Pandurang Bhatkar is an Indian computer scientist, IT leader and educationalist. He is best known as the architect of India's national initiative in supercomputing where he led the development of Param supercomputers.  He was also the founder executive director of C-DAC and is currently working on developing Exascale supercomputing mission for India.

He has been chancellor of Nalanda University, India since January 2017. Prior to that, he served as the Chairman of Board of Governors of IIT Delhi from 2012 to 2017. Currently he is serving as the Chairman of Vijnana Bharati, a non-profit organization of Indian scientists.

In 2016, Bhatkar was appointed as the Chairperson of the Science & Engineering Research Body (SERB). In January 2017, Bhatkar was appointed as the Chancellor of the Nalanda University. He is also the Founder Chancellor and Chief Mentor of Multiversity. Dr. Vijay Bhatkar has served as the Chairman of Board of the Governors of IIT-Delhi (2012-2017), Chairman of the ETH (Education To Home) Research Lab, Chairman of the Board of Management of Government College of Engineering, Amravati, Chancellor of D. Y. Patil University, and National President of Vijnana Bharati, a People's Science Movement of over 6,000 scientists across India.

Bhatkar has authored and edited over 12 books and 80 technical and research papers and addressed several university convocations, international and national conferences and conventions and public functions.