D. P. KOTHARI, Ph.D., is Director-Research, Wainganga College of Engineering and Management, Nagpur. Earlier, he served as Vice-chancellor of VIT University, Vellore and as Director General of VITS, Indore and Raisoni Group of Institutions, Nagpur. He also served as Director-in-Charge, IIT Delhi (2005), Deputy Director (Administration), IIT Delhi (2003–2006), Principal, National Institute of Technology, Nagpur (1997–1998), and Head, Centre for Energy Studies, IIT Delhi (1995–1997).
Dr. Kothari is also a Fellow of the Indian National Academy of Engineering (FNAE), Fellow of Indian National Academy of Science (FNASc.), Fellow of Institution of Engineers (FIE), and Fellow of Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). His fields of specialisation include Optimal Hydro-thermal Scheduling, Unit Commitment, Maintenance Scheduling, Energy Conservation, and Power Quality and Energy Systems Planning and Modelling. He has contributed extensively to these areas, guided 30 PhDs, 63 MTechs, authored 25 books in power systems and published 700 research papers in various national and international journals/conferences. He is also the recipient of the Life Time Achievement Award (2009) by the World Management Congress, New Delhi, for his contribution in the areas of educational planning and administration.
K. C. SINGAL, after graduation in Electrical Engineering in the year 1957 from Roorkee University (now IIT Roorkee), served in various capacities with Haryana State Electricity Board (HSEB) and retired as Chief Engineer Operation in the year 1992. During his long and illustrious career with HSEB, he gained rich experience in installation, testing, and commissioning of micro hydropower projects in difficult conditions at SHANSHA (2 × 50 kW) on Manali–Leh route, and at KAKROIE (3 × 50 kW) on Western Yamuna Canal. Besides, he specialized in areas of transmission design, thermal power plants, and materials management. He received commendation for outstanding performance in electrification projects of Haryana. He is also the author of three books on several areas of Power Systems, and life member (Power) of Central Board of Irrigation and Power, New Delhi.
RAKESH RANJAN, Ph.D., is Principal of International Institute of Technology and Business, Sonepat, Haryana. Earlier, he served in EEE group of BITS, Pilani, Assistant Professor and Head of Electrical Power Technology Department at Defence University College, Ethiopia, faculty and chairman of Research Group CSSI at Faculty of Engineering and Technology, Multimedia University Malaysia.
Dr. Rakesh Ranjan is actively involved in research at international forum. He has contributed 28 research papers in international journals and 44 papers at international conferences in the area of Radial Distribution Systems.