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Vanguard Lectures
The Vanguard Lecture Series is an integral part of Blended B.Tech. Program. It enables the Students to listen to inspirational talks given by experts from Industry and Academia, and to get a big-picture of the technological advances and emerging trends in different fields.

So far, seven series of Vanguard Lectures were organised since July 2014, namely:
(1) Series 1: July - September 2014
(1)  Aravind Bharadwaj
  Head-Technology, Automotive & Farm Equipment Sectors
  Mahindra & Mahindra Limited, Chennai
  “M & M Perspective on Emerging Automotive Technology Trends”
  23 July 2014
(2)  Siddhartha SenGupta
  Principal Scientist
  Tata Consultancy Services, New Delhi
  “The Future of Information and Communication Technology”
  24 July 2014
(3)  Barun Chakrabarti
  General Manager and Head (R&D)
  Larsen & Toubro Limited, Mumbai
  “Engineering – From Classroom to Real World: The L & T Perspective”
  25 July 2014
(4)  Vineet Kshirsagar
  Senior Director and Group Head (Government Business)
  Oracle India, Bangalore
  29 July 2014
(5) Ashok Joshi
  Head - Vehicle Attributes & Tech Services
  Tata Motors Limited, Pune
  “Vehicle Design”
  30 July 2014
(6)  S. Sekar
  Executive Director, Corporate (R&D)
  Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited, Hyderabad
  “Challenges in Power Industry and BHEL’s Technology Developments”
  30 July 2014
(7)  Professor M. Jagadesh Kumar
  NXP (Philips) Chair Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering
  Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, New Delhi
  “Semi-Conductors: Driving our Future”
  30 July 2014
(8)  N. Kumar
  Former Director
  Defence Laboratory, DRDO, Jodhpur
  “Nano-materials in Service of Human Kind”
  30 July 2014
(9)  Professor S. G. Dani
  Department of Mathematics
  Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Mumbai
  “Sequences of Numbers, Distribution, Randomness and Applications”
  19 August 2014
(10) Professor Mohan Ramanan
  Department of English
  Hyderabad Central University, Hyderabad
  “Some Aspects of English”
  25 August 2014
(11)  Professor K. Thyagarajan
  Department of Physics
  Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, New Delhi
  “Electromagnetism and Optics”
  15 September 2014
(2) Series 2: January - March 2015  
(1)  S. Dharmaraja
  Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, New Delhi
  “Probability, Statistics and Stochastic Processes with Application ”
  14 January 2015
(2)  Raghuraman N. Govardhan
  Associate Professor
  Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore
  “Types of Turbomachines and Various Fluid Phenomenon around us ”
  19 January 2015
(3)  Raghuvir Tomar
  LNM Institute of Information Technology, Jaipur
  “Computational Electromagnetics and its Real World Application in Electronics and Communication Engineering ”
  26 January 2015
(4)  L. V. Subramaniyam
  Senior Technical Staff Member
  IBM Research (India), Bangalore
  “Artificial Intelligence: Real World Applications ”
  27 January 2015
(5) P. V. Madhusudan Rao
  Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, New Delhi
  “Journey of an Idea from Classroom to Market ”
  29 January 2015
(6)  Timothy A. Gonsalves
  Indian Institute of Technology Mandi, Mandi
  “OS Networks ”
  2 February 2015
(7)  Gopala Krishna Srinivasan
  Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Mumbai i
  “Celestial Mechanics ”
  13 February 2015
(8)  Asok K. Mallik
  Distinguished Professor
  Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology, Shibpur
  “Design of Rigid and Compliant Planar Linkages – Theory to Practice ”
  26 February 2015
(3) Series 3: July - September 2015  
(1)  N. Jayaram
  Vice President, Research and Development
  TVS Motor Company Limited, Hosur
  “New Product Development (Simulation Way)”
  27 July 2015
(2)  Arunkumar M. Sampath
  General Manager, Product Development, Auto Division
  Mahindra & Mahindra Limited, Chennai
  “Innovation and Product Development in Automotive Sector ”
  31 July 2015
(3)  M. Paranjpe
  Chief, Hydro & Renewable Operations and Safety
  Tata Power Company Limited, Khopoli
  “Hydropower Plant Challenges ”
  03 August 2015
(4)  Sachin P. Lodha
  Principal Scientist, TCS’s Innovation Labs
  Tata Consultancy Services, Pune
  “Applied Algorithms ”
  04 August 2015
(5) Pranab Ghosh
  Head, Planning
  Tata Motors Limited, Jamshedpur
  “Automotive Manufacturing ”
  05 August 2015
(6)  Barun Chakrabarti
  General Manager, Research & Development
  Larsen & Toubro Hydrocarbon Engineering Limited, Mumbai
  “Engineering – From Class Room to Real World : The L&T Perspective ”
  07 August 2015
(7)  Professor S. Natarajan
  Professor, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore
  “Permanent Color and Chemistry ”
  04 September 2015
(4) Series 4: January - May 2016  
(1)  Professor Navneet Arora
  Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee
  “Excellence in Engineering and Expectations from an Engineer ”
  07 January 2016
(2)  Anil Bhansali
  MD, Microsoft India (R&D) Private Limited and General Manager, Cloud & Enterprise
  Microsoft India Development Center
  Mr. Prashant Gupta
  Director in Microsoft Cloud & Enterprise Division
  Microsoft India Development Center
  “Advanced Analytics and Machine Learning on Cloud – Creating impact for Education, Healthcare and other domains ”
  25 January 2016
(3)  Professor Amitabha Ghosh
  Platinum Jubilee Senior Scientist
  The National Academy of Sciences, India
  Former Director
  Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur
  “Conceptual Evolution of Newtonian Mechanics & The Little Known Story of F=ma ”
  04 February 2016
(4)  Professor Raghunath K. Shevgaonkar
  Indian Institute of Technology Bombay
  Former Director
  Indian Institute of Technology Delhi
  “Electromagnetic Theory ”
  22 February 2016
(5) Series 5: July - August 2016  
(1)  S. Devarajan
  Senior Vice President
  TVS Motor
  “ Future of Manufacturing Technologies”
  28 July 2016
(2)  Arun T. Ramchandani
  Vice President
  Larsen & Toubro Limited, Mumbai
  “ Defence Technologies and Products”
  29 July 2016
(3)  A. K. Jindal
  Head Engineering Commercial Vehicles
  Tata Motors India
  “ Automotive Technologies”
  01 August 2016
(4)  Prakash Rao Malathkar
  Associate Chief Engineer
  Mahindra & Mahindra Limited
  “ Global Technological Advancement Trends of Automotive Passenger Car Powertrains”
  05 August 2016
(5)  Lipika Dey
  Principal Scientist
  Tata Consultancy Services
  “ Real Time Contextual Intelligence for Enterprises”
  08 August 2016
(6)  Ashok Kumar Panda
  Head, Core Technology
  Tata Power Company Limited
  “ Overview of Challenges in Thermal Power & The Role of C&I in Power Industry’”
  09 August 2016
(6) Series 6: January 2017  
(1)  Shankar Iyer
  Consulting Member
  Oracle India
  “ Distributed Computing + Databases = Distributed Databases”
  10 January 2017
(2)  Professor N. Ramakrishnan
  IIT Gandhinagar
  “ Innovation, Design & Product Development”
  20 January 2017
(3)  Professor Subir Kumar Saha
  Professor and Head, Department of Mechanical Engineering
  IIT Delhi
  “ R 2 : Robotics to Rural”
  01 February 2017 
(4)  Professor S. Lanceros-Méndez
  Ikerbasque Research Professor
   BCMaterials Derio
  “The key role of smart and functional materials in the development of modern technology”
  20 February 2017 
(7) Series 7: August 2017  
(1)  S. Jabez Dhinagar
  Vice President, Advanced Engineering Group
  TVS Motor Company Limited
  29 August 2017
(2)  R. G. Rajhans and Rajesh Deshpande
  R. G. Rajhans, Head Light Defence Vehicles (ERC) and Rajesh Deshpande, Chief Coordinator - Supplier Relationship Transformation (SRT) Project VSME & Head- Launch Management of SCV Products
  Tata Motors Limited
  “Welcome to VUCA World”
  4 September 2017
(3)  Professor Naveen Garg
  Professor, Department of Computer Science and Engineering
  Indian Institute of Technology Delhi
  “Online Scheduling”
  11 September 2017 
(4)  Professor Kota Murali
  Group Executive Vice President, Technology and Innovation
   The Manipal Group
  “Nanotechnology : Enabling the Future of Electronics and Computing”
  09 October 2017 
(5)  Akhilesh Jain
  Head, Solid State RF Amplifier Section
   Department of Atomic Energy
  “High Power Solid-State RF Transmitter”
  13 October 2017
(6)  Professor C. Venkatesan
  Emeritus Fellow, Department of Aerospace Engineering
   Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur
  “Autonomous Mini Helicopter Development at IIT-Kanpur: My Journey & Learning”
  27 October 2017 
(7)  Professor Lalit Mohan Kukreja
  AvH Fellow, Founder-President
  Epi-knowledge Foundation
  “Emerging Technologies of Laser Materials Processing”
   01 November 2017
(8)  Dr. Biswadip Shome
  Director, Simulation Based Design, Global Technology and Engineering Center
  Whirlpool Corporation
  “Simulation Based Design and it's Application in various Industry Sectors”
  12 March 2018
(9)  Dr. Ashok Kumar Yadav
  Scientist G, Associate Director
  Defence Laboratory, Jodhpur 
  “Detection of Nuclear Radiation”
  06 April 2018
(10)  S. Bhattacharya
  Chief Designer, Rotary Wing Research & Design Center  (RWRDC)
  Hindustan Aeronautics Limited, Bangalore
  “Development Challenges of Modern Transmission Systems”
  28 September 2018