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D.P. KOTHARI, Ph.D., is presently Chairman, Board of Governers, THDC Institute of Hydropower Engineering and Technology, Uttarakhand. Earlier he served as Vice-Chancellor of VIT University, Vellore and Director-General of VITS, Indore. He also served as Director-in-Charge, IIT Delhi (2005), Deputy Director (Administration), IIT Delhi (2003–2006), Principal, VNIT, Nagpur (1997–1998) and Head, Centre for energy Studies, IIT Delhi (1995–1997) and Director-Research, S.B. Jain Institute of Technology and Research, Nagpur (2016–2017)

Dr. Kothari fields of specialization include optimal hydro-thermal scheduling, unit commitment, maintenance scheduling, energy conservation, and power quality and energy systems planning and modelling. A recipient of several national award Dr. Kothari has contributed extensively to these areas, guided 48 Ph.D.s and 65 M.Tech.s, authored 42 books on Power Systems and allied areas, and published/presented 780 research papers in various national and international journals/conferences.

RAKESH RANJAN, Ph.D., is Vice Chancellor, Himgiri Zee University, Dehradun. Also he has been Director–Principal of International Institute of Technology and Business, Sonepat, Haryana. Earlier he served in EEE group of BITS, Pilani, as 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.

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 specialised 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.



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