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Professor H.P. Khincha - Bio Data
Ex-Vice Chancellor, Visvesvaraya Technological University

Professor H.P. Khincha
Ex-Vice Chancellor, Visvesvaraya Technological University
Details of Academic Qualifications:
  • BE (Electrical) in 1966 from Bangalore University with 2nd Rank
  • M.E.(Power Systems) in 1968 from IISc with 1st Rank
  • Ph.D. in 1973 from IISc.

Service Details:

  • Faculty, Department of Electrical Engineering,IISc since 1969
  • Visiting Faculty , University of Calgary, Canada
  • Visiting Fellow at National University, Singapore

Positions held at IISc, Bangalore at different times:

  • Chairman, Advisory Committee , Technology Development Mission (TDM)
  • Chairman, Division of Electrical Sciences
  • Chairman, All India Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering
  • Founder Chief Executive , Society for Innovation and Development
  • Chairman, Department of Electrical Engineering
  • Chairman, Centre for Scientific and Industrial Consultancy
  • Co-ordinator , Quality Improvement Program-Govt.of India
  • Head, Industry Relations and Knowledge based services
  • Chairman, Centenary Planning Committee
  • Advisor, Technology Enhanced Learning Programme

Membership of Professional bodies:

  • Fellow – The Institution of Engineers IEE UK
  • Fellow - The Institution of Engineers(I)
    • Senior member – IEEE, USA
    • Chairman, IEEE Bangalore Section
    • Member of Executive Committee Asia-Pacific Region for 20 years
    • Chairman/Member of International IEEE undergraduate and Graduate Teaching Awards Committee , New York
    • Member of Executive Committee IEEE India Council
    • Chairman /Member of International IEEE undergraduate and Graduate Teaching Awards Committee, New York
    • Member of Executive Committee IEEE Bangalore
    • Executive Vice Chairman – IEEE India Council
    • Chairman – IEEE India Council
    • Member- Education Activities Board, New York
  • Senior Associate – National Institute of Advanced Studies , IISc
  • Founder Member- Indian Academy of Mathematical Simulation in Engineering and Science
  • Founder Member , Hindi Shikshan Sangha
  • Honorary Fellow , NIAS Bangalore
  • Member Editorial Board , ISTE

Membership of Some of the Committees Outside IISc from time to time.

  • Chairman and / or Member of Committees at
    • Ministry of Communication and Information Technology ( MCIT)
    • Council of Scientific and Industrial Research
    • Ministry of Human Resource Development
    • Centre for Development of Advance Computing
    • University Grants Commission
    • All India Council for Technical Education
    • Steel Authority of India Ltd
    • Karnataka Power Corporation
    • Central Power Research Institute
    • Electronics Corporation of India Ltd, Hyderabad
    • Karnataka Govt.
    • Other Selection Committees of Defence , MCIT, Space Dept. etc
  • Member, Strategic Planning Committee, IIT, Roorkee
  • Member, Board of C.R.Rao Institute for Statistics, Mathematics and Computer Science
  • Member, Army Technology Board
  • Member, Innovation Development Committee at MCIT Delhi
  • Member, National Committee or Power Electronic, NAMPET
  • Member, from Karnataka Govt. or Creativity World Forum Meetings in Europe
  • Member, State Awards Committee for 6 years
  • Member , UG Board NABET, New Delhi
  • Member, Technical Advisory Committee for KPTCL, Govt.of Karnataka
  • Chairman, Ethics Committee , Jain Hospital

Research & Development activities:

Areas of Interest
Power System Protection, Real Time Protection and Control Applications, Signal Processing Applications in Power Systems , Computer Applications to Power System problems, Distribution Automation, Al Applications in Power Systems
8 Ph.D
13 M.Sc(Engg)
Over 180 publications in National and International Journals and Conferences.

Short –term Courses and Conference

  • Organized more than 70 Conferences
  • Delivered over 50 invited talks

Industry Interaction:

  • Consultant to various State Electricity Organizations like
    • Karnataka Power Corporation
    • Karnataka Power Corporation Ltd
    • Punjab State Electricity Board
    • Tamil Nadu Electricity Board
    • Orissa State Electricity Board
    • National Thermal Power Corporation
    • Kerala State Electricity Board. Etc
  • Implementing Energy Management System at Bhilai Steel Plant
  • Upgrading of Control System of Power Station at Kolghat for improving efficiency
  • Computerized Traffic Management System for Pune City for the first time in the Country
  • Distribution Automation System for the city of Thiruvananthapuram
  • Consultant , Asian Development Bank
  • Chairman / Member of Board of Management of Various Companies

Some Activities as Chairman, Centre for Scientific and Industrial Consultancy and Founder Executive of Society for Innovation & Development

  • Policy formulation, implementation, management and administration of issues relating to academic linkages to industries
  • Hands on experience in dealings with the issues connected to various roles of Higher Educational Institutions in economic development including faculty consulting , life long learning initiatives, development of new knowledge form R & D , technology transfer and faculty entrepreneurship and licensing of technology to exploit developed knowledge.
  • Participated in World Bank sponsored 5 day program on ICT policies and economic development at London , UK
  • Participated in British Council 5 day Program on IP practices and creations of Business from Science and Technology at Oxford UK-2002
  • Participated in PAN-IIT IPR workshop at IIT Bombay , Mumbai
  • Direct experience in contract negotiation agreements with multinationals and national companies including Govt.Depts
  • Leadership role in institution building for collaborative research and establishing International level R & D facilities on IISc campus in collaboration with leading Industries in area of Bio-technology , Communications, pharmaceuticals etc
  • Responsible for originating and steering a novel experiment for the first time in the country on Faculty entrepreneurships and Technology Licensing through the creation of TOTLE(The Office of Technology Licensing Entrepreneurship)
  • Responsible for creation and managing of IISc Heritage Fund based in California , USA and promote Alumni interaction

Some Activities as a Co-ordinator : QIP & CDC

  • Preparation of policy planning paper towards aspects of faculty development, resources development, institutional development , educational research and continuing education
  • Part of discussion group and working group on the formulation of the policy and implementation on technical education Govt.of India
  • Part of a special study group in the Institute towards co-ordinating pilot studies for accreditation of engineering programmes in the country for the first time. A new approach towards quantification of criteria for accreditation of engineering programmes

Some Activities as a Co-ordinator : QIP & CDC

  • IEEE Millennium Award
  • Outstanding Young Person award by Bangalore Garden Jaycees
  • Gold Medal Award by Central Board of Irrigation and Power , Govt.of India
  • Certificate of Merit by Central Board of Irrigation and Power , Govt.of India

Visits Abroad:

  • Visited over 70 countries in the World.

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