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Dr. Ankush Mittal: A Visionary Leader in Education and Research joins as Vice-Chancellor at K.R. Mangalam University


In the dynamic world of academia and research, few individuals stand out for their exceptional contributions and achievements. Dr. Ankush Mittal is one such luminary, whose journey from being a topper at the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, to serving as the Vice-Chancellor at K.R. Mangalam University and an Adjunct Professor at IIT Mandi, is nothing short of inspiring.

Dr. Ankush Mittal

Dr. Mittal’s academic journey began with a B. Tech. in Computer Science and Engineering from IIT Delhi in 1996, followed by a Master’s degree in 1998. His stellar performance earned him the prestigious Samsung Fellowship during his graduate studies at IIT-Delhi. Notably, he was nominated for the outstanding PhD award by the Electrical and Computer Engineering department at The National University of Singapore in 2001.
Having served as a faculty member at the Department of Computer Science, National University of Singapore, for two years, Dr. Mittal continued to make significant contributions during his seven-year tenure as an Associate Professor at IIT-Roorkee. His impact extended to roles as the Director of Research at both College of Engineering Roorkee and Graphic Era University, where he played a pivotal role in fostering a research culture among undergraduates.
Dr. Mittal’s research legacy is reflected in his extensive publication record, comprising over 270 research papers in renowned journals and conferences, including IEEE transactions, Springer, and Elsevier. His influence also extends to the realm of literature, with three co-authored books published by Pearson (India), Springer (Germany), and IGI Global (USA). Additionally, he has successfully guided numerous Ph.D., M. Tech., and B. Tech. theses, demonstrating his commitment to nurturing the next generation of researchers.
The accolades bestowed upon Dr. Mittal underscore his exceptional contributions to academia. Notable awards include the IIT Roorkee Outstanding Teacher Award, the IBM International Faculty Award, and the IIT Roorkee Star Performer Award. His prowess as a young scientist has been recognized on both national and international stages, with awards from The National Academy of Sciences India and the Indian Science Congress Association, presented by the President and Prime Minister of India, respectively.
Beyond his academic pursuits, Dr. Mittal is deeply passionate about philosophy and teaching students at all levels. He has conducted teacher training workshops at prestigious institutions such as IIT Roorkee, BITS Pilani, and Infosys. His commitment to facilitating publications, grants, and research aptitude is evident in his role as Vice-Chancellor at K.R. Mangalam University and Adjunct Professor at IIT Mandi.
Dr. Ankush Mittal’s journey is a testament to the transformative power of passion, dedication, and excellence in academia and research. His multifaceted contributions have not only shaped the academic landscape but have also inspired generations of students and researchers to reach new heights.
About K.R. Mangalam University
Embark on a transformative journey with K.R. Mangalam University, nestled within the K.R. Mangalam Group’s esteemed legacy since its inception in 2013. With a focus on groundbreaking pedagogy, global partnerships, and top-tier infrastructure, the university aims to shape the future of the youth.
With a holistic approach, it provides various engaging activities like seminars, trips, cultural events, and social projects. KRMU is a shining example of academic brilliance and innovative prowess, thanks to its commitment to excellence, inclusivity, sustainability, and professional integrity.
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