Prof. Shyam Lal Soni
Director, NIT Uttarkhand since 07-11-2017
Phone: 9557750888; 9829128150
Fax: 01346251095


Prof. Shyam Lal Soni is Director of National Institute of Technology Uttarakhand. Before joining the post of the Director at NIT UK he served Malviya National Institute of Technology (MNIT) Jaipur in various capacities including Dean Research and Consultancy, Faculty Coordinator Training and Placement, Chairperson Golden Jubilee Year Celebrations, Chief Vigilance Officer, Registrar, Head of the Department of Mechanical Engineering. Dr. Soni passed his B.E. from MREC with honours in 1979. He did his M.Tech. from IIT Delhi with CGPA of 9.59 and also obtained Ph.D. from IIT Delhi. His field of specialization is alternate fuels in I.C. engines. He has more than 37 years of teaching experience at MNIT Jaipur.

He has published more than 110 research papers in National and International journals and conferences, 370+ Scopus citation, 3 patents and 4 books to his credit. He has guided twelve research works leading to award of PhDs, five more doctoral research works are under progress in his supervision. He is founder Faculty Advisor of SAE student chapter at MNIT Jaipur. As Chairperson Golden Jubilee Year Celebrations at MNIT he could manage to organize more than 30 International and National Conferences at MNIT Jaipur in one year.

He is honorary fellow of International Society for Energy, Environment and Sustainability. He is a Fellow of Institute of Engineers, Life Member of SAE, Associate member of ASHRAE, Member of BIS sectional committee of Refrigeration and Air Conditioning, life member of ISEES, ISTE, Indian Association for Air Pollution Control, and Combustion Institute (I). Prof. Soni is member of executive committee of Research at AIU.

He has received the Guru Award 2016-17 from SAEINDIA Foundation. Prof. Soni received Eminent Engineer award from the Institute of Engineers Uttarakhand on 15th September, 2019.

Prof. Soni is member of Institution Board of AIIMS Rishikesh. He is member of Standing Selection Committee and also Academic Committee of AIIMS Rishikesh.

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