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Prof. A. M. Rawani

Dr. Rawani is a Professor in Mechanical Engineering and joined as the Director of National Institute of Technology Raipur in October 2017. He has received his M.Tech. in Industrial Engineering and Management from I.I.T. Kharagpur and Ph.D. in Strategic Management from I.I.T. Delhi. He has about 40 years of teaching/research and administrative experience of educational institutes. Prior to his joining as Director, he has shouldered many senior level administrative positions including Dean (Academics), Dean (Administration), Dean (Research & Consultancy), Dean (Faculty Welfare) and Head of Department at NIT Raipur.

Dr. Rawani has published more than one hundred and fifty research papers in International/National Journals and International Conferences. Recently, Dr. Rawani has co-authored a book titled ‘E-Revolution in Indian Higher Education with COVID-19’. This book addresses various issues in the higher education sector that have arisen due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and it has been very well received by both academicians as well as students. Dr. Rawani has produced nine PhDs under his supervision and is currently supervising one more candidate for doctoral program. He has delivered invited lectures in many countries including Switzerland, Singapore, Malaysia, China, Mauritius, Dubai, USA, Hong Kong, Thailand and Indonesia. He has served as reviewer for many International Journals and conferences.

Dr. Rawani is conferred with fellowship award by Indian Institute of Industrial Engineering, Mumbai for outstanding contribution in promotion of Industrial Engineering Profession. In 2022, Dr. Rawani has been conferred with the ‘Education Leadership Award’ by World Education Congress, ‘Exemplary Leadership Award’ by APAC News Network, ‘Director of the year’ Award by Universal Mentors Association and ‘Shiksha Ratna Award’ by Reverie Language Technologies. He was also conferred with 'International Corporate Leadership Award in the field of Education' in 2015 at Bangkok and with ‘Pride of Asia International Award’ in 2014 by Economic Growth Society of India. He has also received 'Rashtriya Gaurav Award' in 2010 by India International Friendship Society, India. He was honoured by The Institution of Engineers (India) Chhattisgarh State Centre in 2009 for his valuable contribution in the field of Technical Education. He is the recipient of Best Management Case Award in 'GIFT CASE 2000' competition (executive category) from Global Institute of Flexible Systems Management.

Dr. Rawani is a Life Member of Global Institute of Flexible Systems Management, Life Member of Indian Society for Technical Education, Fellow Life Member of Institution of Engineers (India) and Fellow Member of Indian Institution of Industrial Engineers. He is a UGC nominated member of the Academic Advisory Committee of Human Resource Development Centre, Pandit Ravishankar Shukla University, Raipur. He had active collaboration with Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), Chhattisgarh Council of Science and Technology, EGADE Business School Mexico, South Asia Institute of Science and Engineering, Hong Kong and International Economic Development Research Centre, Hong Kong for research and other academic purposes.

His areas of interest are Strategic Management, Flexible Systems Management and Quality Management in education.