IIT Dharwad


Prof. Venkappayya R. Desai



Prof. Narayan S Punekar
Dean (Academic Programmes)

Prof. S R Mahadeva Prasanna
Dean (Faculty Welfare)


Prof. Rajesh Mahanand Hegde
Dean (R&D and Outreach)

Prof. Nagesh R Iyer
Dean (Infrastructure, Planning & Support)


Prof. Pradeep Yammiyavar
Dean (Students' Welfare)

Associate Deans

Dr. Dhiraj V. Patil

Academic Programmes

Dr. Koteswararao Kondepu

IPS, Networking & Communications

Dr. Amar K. Gaonkar

Research & Development, Projects

Dr. Rajshekhar V. Bhat

Research & Development, External Relations and Outreach

Dr. R Prabhu

Students' Welfare, Hostel

Dr. Gopal Sharan Parashari

Students' Welfare, Gymkhana

Dr. Tejas P. Gotkhindi

Faculty Welfare

Dr. Pratyasa Bhui

IPS - Civil and Electrical - Walmi Campus

Dr. Amarnath Hegde

IPS - Civil and MEP - Permanent Campus

Dr. Amlan K Barua

Academic Programmes (2)

Heads of Departments

Dr. Sudhanshu Shukla

Department of Biosciences and Bioengineering

Dr. Rajeswara Rao M

Department of Chemical Engineering

Dr. Nilkamal Mahanta

Department of Chemistry

Dr. Giridhar Rajesh Bande

Department of Civil Engineering

Dr. Gayathri Ananthanarayanan

Department of Computer Science and Engineering

Dr. Bharath B N

Department of Electrical Engineering

Dr. Jolly Thomas

Department of Humanities and Social Sciences

Dr. Sagnik Sen

Department of Mathematics

Dr. Somashekara M. A.

Department of Mechanical, Materials and Aerospace Engineering

Dr. Kavita Devi

Department of Physics

Faculty In-Charge

Dr. Rakesh Lingam
Dr. Mohana Rao Balaga

Students Welfare (Hostel Affairs)

Dr. Pradeep Yammiyavar
Prof. Rajshekar. K

Students Welfare (Wellness)

Dr. Rahul J Pandya

Students Welfare (Mentorship)

Dr. Kedar V. Khandeparkar

Students Welfare (Transport)

Dr. Satish Naik B.
Dr. Shreedevi K Masuti

Students Welfare (Health and Ambulance)

Dr. Rajeswara Rao M.
Dr. Vigneshwara Raja P.
Dr. Kavita Devi

Students Welfare (Sports/NSS/NCC)

Dr. Surya Prakash Ramesh
Dr. Nagaveni S.

Students Welfare (Culture & Events & Technical)

Dr. Hiranya Deka

Students Welfare (Alumni Activities)

Dr. Tamal Das

Academic Programmes (UG)

Dr. Samarth S Raut

Academic Programmes (PG)

Dr. Abhijit Kshirsagar

Faculty Welfare (Establishment)

Dr. Giridhar Rajesh Bande

IPS (Civil), WALMI Campus

Dr. Nikhil Devaratha Hegde

CCS (Computer, Networking and Communication System)

Dr. Siba Narayan Swain

Web Services

Dr. Naveen Kadayanti

LIS (Library & Information Services)

Dr. Rajeswara Rao M.

SCIF (Sophisticated Central Instrumentation Facility)

Dr. Ruma Ghosh

SCIF (Sophisticated Central Instrumentation Facility)

Dr. Somashekara M. A.


Dr. Dhiraj V. Patil

GCoE(Affordable and Clean Energy)

Dr.Amlan K Barua


Dr.Satyapriya Gupta


Dr. Naveen M B

Career Development Cell

Academic Programmes (UG)-2

Dr. Ameer K Mulla

Academic Programmes (PG)-2

Chairman,JEE & JAM

Dr. Keerthi M. C

Department of Mechanical, Materials and Aerospace Engineering

New IIT Mentoring Cell

Prof. Avinash V. Mahajan
Professor In-charge


Prof. Shiva Prasad
Professor In-charge

Mr. Punalkar
Officer on Special Duty

Mr. P V Raghavan
Sr.Supdt. New IIT Mentoring Cell IIT Bombay


Dr. S Basavarajappa

Assistant Registrar

Mr. Sandeep Pareek
Assistant Registrar
  • Establishment & Recruitment
  • General Administration
  • Contract & Services


Mr. Jitendra Karna
Assistant Registrar

Mr. Chetan Basavaraj Totad
Assistant Registrar

Mr. Arun Verma
Assistant Registrar

Mr. Ramesh Kumar Ram
Assistant Registrar, Finance & Accounts

Director Secretariat

Mr. Harsha N
Junior Superintendent

Finance & Accounts

Mr.Chetan Kumar M
Junior Assistant

Mr. Veda Srikanth
Junior Superintendent


Mr. G Ramamurthy
Junior Assistant

Mr. Vinayak B Patil
Junior Superintendent


Mr. Akula Reddi Babu
Junior Assistant

Mr. Prajwal M. Kapileshwari
Junior Assistant

Infrastructure, Planning and Support

Mr. Moinuddin Torgal
Site Engineer (Electrical)

Mr. Praveenkumar Radder
Site Engineer (Civil)

Mr. Shrinidhi H V
Junior Engineer(Electrical)

Mr. Sundeep P
Executive Engineer (Civil)

Materials Management Division

Mr. Giridhar Kittur
Junior Superintendent

Contracts & Services

Mr. Dhiraj Kumar
Junior Superintendent

Mr. Ravi Tambade
Assistant Security Officer

Mr. Praveen Hodlur
Junior Superintendent

Mechanical, Materials and Aerospace Engineering

Mr. Anand Kishore
Junior Technical Superintendent

Mr. Bhimsen Narayan Karadin
Junior Technical Superintendent

Department of Electrical Engineering

Mr. Gonela Karthik Kumar
Junior Technical Superintendent

Mr. Manjunath S. Koparde
Junior Technical Superintendent

Mr.Mrutyunjay K. Siddannavar
Junior Technical Superintendent

Computer Science and Engineering

Mr. Chandrashekar S
Junior Technical Superintendent

Mrs. Gayatri Rayar
Junior Technical Superintendent


Mr. Deepak P P
Junior Technical Superintendent


Mr.Ramachandran K
Junior Technical Superintendent


Mr.Appasaheb V. Sheelavant
Library Officer

Mr.Madhu E S
Junior Library Information Superintendent

Mr.Mrutyunjay C. Kadakol
Junior Library Information Superintendent

Security In-Charge

Mr. Malikarjunayya
Security In-Charge

Executive Assistant

Mrs. Ashwini
Executive Assistant


Mr. Raju Tuppad
Executive Assistant


Computer Center

Mr. Manjunath N
Benchmark System Admin (Benchmark Staff)

Mr. Rehan Jakati
Benchmark Support Engineer (Benchmark Staff)

Mr. Pradeep Anchatageri
Wireless Support Engineer (Convergent Wireless Staff)

Physical Education

Mr. Gundaveni Ramesh
Assistant Sports Officer

Dr. Keerthi Kumar
Assistant Sports Officer

Mr. Ravi Shivaprakash Galimath
Assistant Sports Officer

Executive Technical Assistant

Mr. Pavankumar patil
Executive Technical Assistant Computer Science Engineering

Former Administration Officials

Prof. Devang V Khakhar
Mentor Director
15th July 2016 - 7th March 2017

Prof. Narayan S Punekar
Dean (AP and SW)
May 2016 - June 2017

Prof. Shridhar Laxman Bapat
Dean (AP)
December 2020 - December 2022

Prof. S V Prabhu
Dean (AP)
2017 - 17th December 2020

Dr. R. Premkumar
Mentor Registrar
15th July 2016 - 07 January 2021

Former Director

Prof. P. Seshu
From 07 March 2017 to 30 September 2022

Prof. Seshu has had an outstanding educational background, being the Gold Medallist in Class XII (first rank in Andhra Pradesh) and B. Tech. (First rank in NIT, Warangal). He has been on the faculty of IIT Bombay since 1989

His research interests are primarily in Computational Mechanics with applications in biomedical engineering, robotics, smart structures and vehicle dynamics. He has been involved in several sponsored R&D projects. He has published extensively in National/International Journals and Conferences. He has organized courses and executed projects for companies like Apollo Tyres, Applied Materials, Automotive Research Association of India, Bajaj Auto, BHEL, CEAT Ltd., Crompton Greaves, General Motors, Larsen & Toubro, Mahindra & Mahindra, Nuclear Power Corporation, Reliance Industries. He was a visiting scientist to Universities in USA, Germany and UK.

Extremely popular among students, Prof. Seshu has won the IIT Bombay Excellence in Teaching Award twice in 2004 and 2008, Prof. Jaganmohan Memorial Award twice in 2009 and 2016, and the DP Joshi Award in 2016 -- all the awards based on students' evaluation. His widely referred textbook on Finite Element Method has been reprinted every year for almost two decades and is a prescribed book in many Universities as well as the Model Curriculum of AICTE.

Prof. Seshu has championed the IIT Bombay research internship scheme, under which hundreds of bright young students from all over the country have spent their summers and winters in IIT Bombay Labs. He has also steered the IIT Bombay student teams' participation in global high-tech competitions with exemplary success.

He was heading CSIR Centre for Mathematical Modelling And Computer Simulation (CSIR C-MMACS) during 2010-2014 (on deputation from IIT Bombay) and was also the Director of the group of CSIR Labs called the Information Science Cluster. Prof. Seshu was instrumental in setting up the then India’s largest CPU based supercomputer in the Institute and nurturing “computational science” in CSIR. Under his leadership, CSIR C-MMACS has been repositioned as CSIR Fourth Paradigm Institute (CSIR-4PI) focusing on high-end computing and big data science. Prof. Seshu also served as the Dean (Mathematical and Information Sciences), AcSIR from 2012-'14.

Prof. Seshu served as the National Convener, DST's Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana (KVPY – Engg) from 2007-'10. He served on the National Expert Committee for Design Review, Arjun Battle Tank Repair and Recovery Vehicle, DRDO. He also served on the Research Council of CSIR Central Mechanical Engineering Research Institute (CMERI), Durgapur.

He is a member of the Boards of IIIT Dharwad, IIIT Raichur, IISER Trivandrum. He is a member of the Academic Council of Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research, Bangalore. Prof. P. Seshu is the Chairman of the Apex committee for DRDO Young Scientist Laboratory – Asymmetric Technologies.

As the Founder Director of IIT Dharwad, Prof. Seshu is passionate about nurturing a receptive and flexible learning environment in the Institute that encourages well- rounded development of the students. Under his thoughtful leadership, the Institute has emphasised a “360° approach to multi-disciplinary R&D with societal relevance” by its highly qualified faculty.

Former Staff Members

Lt.Cdr Anupam Joshi
Assistant Registrar
1st October 2018 - 2nd July 2021

Anil Dhankhar
Assistant Registrar
27th December 2018 - 27th December 2021

Anilkumar Angadi
Assistant Registrar

K. Nagaraja
12th October 2017 - 11th October 2018

T Nagesha Rao
10th December 2018 - 15th January 2021

Omprakash B Bhendigeri
OSD (Library) and Warden
14th June 2016 - 14th June 2020

Dr. Appaji B Boppanda
Senior Sports Officer
18th June 2018 - 17th June 2020

Raghuveer Veera
Junior Superintendent
6th November 2019 - 12th September 2022

Mr. Chetan Basavaraj Totad
Junior Superintendent

Adimulam Khi Sravan Siddu
Junior Assistant
5th August 2019 - 24th July 2020

Maniarasan B
Junior Assistant
5th August 2019 - 7th September 2022

Gopi Vdather
Junior Assistant
5th August 2019 - 15th September 2020

Niveditha Varma
Junior Assistant
7th August 2019 - 10th December 2020

Aditya Balasaheb Sarnaik
Junior Assistant
13th August 2019 - 18th August 2020

Kalyan Chakravarthi Konda
Junior Assistant
16th September 2019 - 24th July 2020

Govind Prabhu
Project Engineer
4th August 2018 - 30th June 2020

Ananda Chippadi
Junior Engineer(Civil)
27th January 2020 - 19th June 2020

Rohit Laxman Pangare
Junior Technical Superintendent

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