Chairman, National Board of Accreditation
Professor Surendra Prasad received his education at IIT Kharagpur and IIT Delhi. He has served IIT Delhi for more than four decades, having held a number of academic and administrative responsibilities, including its Director for 6 years between 2005 and 2011. He is an eminent educationist and Researcher and has received numerous recognitions for teaching and research, including among others, the Vikram Sarabhai Research Award in Electronic and Telecommunications for the year 1987, the Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize for Engineering Sciences for 1988, the Om Prakash Bhasin Prize for research in Electronics and Communications for 1994, the VASVIK award for Information Technology for 2006, the Lifetime Achievement Award of the Systems Society of India (2011), the distinguished alumnus award of IIT Kharagpur and was honoured with an honorary doctorate by the Loughborough University, U.K. (2007).
He is a Fellow of the Indian National Academy of Engineering, the Indian National Science Academy, the Indian Academy of Sciences and the National Academy of Science and has been a member of the Governing Body of CSIR and CSIR Society, Govt. of India and numerous boards of IIT,’s, NIT’s and other engineering Institutions. He is currently the honorary Chairman of the National Board of Accreditation (NBA).
As Director of the premier IIT Delhi, Dr. Prasad, together with his colleagues, was able to take a number of initiatives for taking the Institute to the next level in research and teaching.