Dr SURENDRA PAL

Vice Chancellor, Defence Institute of Advanced Technology, Deemed University, Dept. of Defence R&D, Girinagar, Pune-411025


Areas of Interest:

RF Communications, Space Communications, Space Technology, Microwaves, Electromagnetics, Antennas, Radars, Digital Communication and Satellite Navigation (GNSS).

Specialization:

RF Communications, Space Communications, Space Technology, Microwaves, Electromagnetics, Antennas, Radars, Digital Communication and Satellite Navigation (GNSS)

Consultancy Areas:

RF Communications, Space Communications, Space Technology, Microwaves, Electromagnetics, Antennas, Radars, Digital Communication and Satellite Navigation (GNSS).

 

Sector Associated With:

R&D

Sectors Interested to Offer Service:

Educational / Academic institutions, Industry (Private), Industry (PSUs), R&D Organizations, Government (including funding agencies), Entrepreneurs, Private Agencies

Major Professional Contributions:

Presently, as Vice Chancellor of Defence Institute of Advanced Technology – Pune, working for making it a Technical Institute of Repute to train manpower for DRDO services & also industries involved in 'Make in India' program. In the past, responsible for starting Microwave & Antenna activities at ISRO Satellite Centre, Banglore from the inception and worked for Design, Development and Fabrication of variety of spacecraft related TT&C transponders, High bit-rate data transmitters, RF & Digital System, various types of antennas and other system in VHF,L,S,C,X, Ku & K bands. During the process created a team which worked for all Satellites from Aryabhata to Chandrayan and then Mars Orbitor. The responsibilities also included future planning and reviewing telecommunication payloads for Indian INSAT & IRS series of satellites, Indian Launch Vehicle Range related issues. Also responsible for pioneering satellite based navigation activities in India, spea r headed the Indian Satellite Based Wide Area Augmentation System – GAGAN from infancy to blossom and Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System (IRNSS) for aviation activities for civilian & restricted users. (GAGAN SYSTEM is operational after certification by DGCA for civil aviation. IRNSS six satellite are in orbit)..

Professional Experience:

  • Vice Chancellor, Defence Institute of Advanced Technology, Girinagar, Pune-411025
  • Institution of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers (IETE)/Senior Adviser-ICT, Ahmedabad University/Hon. Emeritus Professor Techno Vision India University –Kolkata/Dist.. Visiting Professor INAE(INDIA), IEEE USA and Aditya Birla-Chair(BKBIT-Pilani)
  • Prof.Satish Dhawan Professor & Senior Advisor, Satellite Navigation Program
  • Distinguished Director & Programme Director-Satellite Navigation (ISRO), Chairman, GAGAN – PMB, ISRO Satellite Centre, Bangalore
  • Sci./Engr. `H and Group Director Communication Systems Group, ISRO Satellite Centre, Bangalore

Keywords:

Space Communications, Antennas, Microwaves, EM, EMC/EMI, GNSS, Satellite Navigation, RADARS, Digital Communication, RF Circuits & Designs.

 

Contact Information

Office

Dr. Surendra Pal
Vice Chancellor
Defence Institute of Advanced Technology, (Deemed University), Dept. of Defence R&D), Girinagar, Pune-411025
Tel. 020-24304001, 24389950 Fax: 020-24389411

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Education

  • Institution Degrees Year
  • BITS, Pilani (Rajasthan) BSc (PCM) 1966
  • BITS, Pilani (Rajasthan) MSc (Physics) 1968
  • BITS, Pilani (Rajasthan) MSc (Tech) Electronics 1970
  • IISc, Bangalore PhD(Communication) 1984

 

Awards and Major Professional Recognitions

      Recognitions / Fellowships :


    • FNAE, FIEEE, Dist. FIETE, , FNASc, FIET(UK), MIAA(Paris), FVEDA, Ch. Eng(UK)

  • Received 16th Prestigious Awards. Five important awards as follows:
  1. IEEE Judith A. Resnik Award 2010 (Awarded first time to a person east of France) in recognition of professional achievement in the field of space communication and advancement of GNSS activities in India.
  2. Prof. S N Mitra Memorial Award 2007, Indian National Academy of Engineering for the overall contribution in the field of electronics
  3. Performance Excellence Award – 2006 by Indian Space Research Organization
  4. Om Praksh Bhasin Foundation Award (1997) for the overall contribution in the field of Electronics and Telecommunications.
  5. Hari Om Ashram Prerit Vikram Sarabhai Research Award (1989) - for outstanding contribution in the field of Electronics and Telematics

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INAE Section Affiliated VI: Electronics and Communication Engineering


Year of Election to Fellowship: 1995


Year of Birth: 1948