Mrittunjay Bhattacharyya, PhD (University of Bristol, UK), is Emeritus Professor of Electrical Engineering at St. Thomas College of Engineering and Technology, Kolkata. During his long tenure in academics, Professor Bhattacharyya served as the Government of India Academic Expert at the University of Basrah, Iraq. He also served as the Head of Department of Electrical Engineering for a number of years and Director of the now Indian Institute of Technology, BHU.
Dr. Bhattacharyya was assigned the position of Vice Chancellor at Assam University, Silchar. He was also the first Vice Chancellor of the erstwhile West Bengal University of Technology, Kolkata, and the founder Vice Chancellor of Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology (deemed University) at Bhubaneshwar, Odisha. Keeping in view his long association with the world of higher technical education, Professor Bhattacharyya was engaged as the Chief Academic Advisor at B.P. Poddar Institute of Management and Technology, Kolkata.
Dr. Bhattacharyya’s research interests include electro-mechanical energy converters with special reference to poly-phase electrical windings, control of electrical drive systems and energy systems. He published one research monograph and forty-eight research papers in various national and international journals including proceedings of national and international conferences.