“KEEP ADDING VALUE TO WHAT YOU DO, ALL YOUR LIFE.”
Professor Satya P. Gupta joined as Director General of the College of Engineering Roorkee (COER) in November 2018. He has been associated with the Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee (formerly University of Roorkee) for 42 years where he joined as Lecturer in Electrical Engineering Department in 1976, became Reader in 1982 and Professor in Jan. 1994. Prior to joining UOR, he served Jyoti Limited, Vadodara as designer of high voltage induction motors operated directly from 3.3 KV, 6.6 KV and 11 KV supply, for about two years. He did B. Sc. Engineering in Electrical Engineering from Engineering College Dayabagh, Agra in 1971, ME with first position in 1973 and Ph. D. in 1986, both from Electrical Engineering Department of University of Roorkee and post doctoral work from University of Bristol under Commonwealth award in 1989-90. He also did teaching and research at University of Puerto Rico (USA) in 1990-91. After his superannuation in 2015, he was Emeritus Fellow in the Electrical Engineering Department for a period of three years. Professor Gupta in his career, worked on various positions of administrative responsibility at UOR/IITR such as Associate Dean, Development & Planning (July 1997 to March 2002), Professor-in-charge, Guest House and Institute Nodal Officer (Feb.2002 to Dec. 2004), Professor-in-charge Planning, Coordination and Liaison (Jan. 2005 to to Sept. 2006), Head of Electrical Engineering Department (Jan. 2006 to Dec. 2008), Coordinator, IIT Mandi Coordination Committee (Mar. 2009 to Jan. 2010), Dean Planning IIT Mandi and Dean, Greater Noida Extension Centre of IIT Roorkee (Jan. 2010 to Jan. 2011), Dean Alumni Affairs (Jan. 2011 to Dec. 2012) and Deputy Director (Jan. 2013 to Jan. 2015). As Head of Department he facilitated starting of 5-year IDD program in collaboration with University of Western Ontario, Canada and a Grant of Rs. 2.50 Crores from DST under FIST scheme. He was also associated in developing a video film on Research Frontiers at IIT Roorkee as well as in documenting a Supplement on History of Roorkee University. Professor Gupta made a very significant contribution in research in various areas of Electrical Machines, Drives and Power Electronics. He published about 75 research papers and guided 11 PhDs. He was also associated in research on Condition Monitoring of Electrical Machines where he also worked on two sponsored research projects awarded by the Department of Science & Technology (DST) and the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD). He received best paper award from the Institution of Engineers (India) twice. He is a Fellow of the Institution of Engineers (India) and Life member of the Indian Society of Technical Education. Professor Gupta has travelled to Switzerland, Singapore, China, USA and UK for Academic assignments, Conferences, delivering invited lectures as well as for alumni networking. In May 2019, he travelled to Russia with a delegation of COER for signing an MoU between COER and Kuban State Agrarian University (KubSAU).