Distinguished Alumni Awardees 2006

Shri C.M. Dutta

Shri C.M Dutta born in Delhi in March, 1946, graduated from Delhi College of Engineering in 1967 in Mechanical Engineering. After graduation, he completed PG Diploma in Public Administration from Indian Institute of Public Administration, New Delhi. Over the years, he continued his study and completed Certificate in German language from University of Delhi, qualified as lead Assessor for ISO-9000. Dutta joined Indian Railways Service of Mechanical Engineers in 1968. Over the years, he worked in different capacities in various organizations of Indian Railways as Assistant Mechanical Engineer, Deputy Chief Mechanical Engineer, etc.

In 1991, he was posted as Additional Divisional Railway Manager, Western Railway, Ratlam, where he was looking after mechanical, electrical, personnel, safety, telecommunication deptts., specific areas of customer services, industrial relations and energy conservation. In 1991, he was posted as Additional Divisional Railway Manager, Western Railway, Ratlam, where he was looking after mechanical, electrical, personnel, safety, telecommunication deptts., specific areas of customer services, industrial relations and energy conservation.

In 1992, he had been given the charge of Chief Mechanical Engineer (Quality Assurance) in Rail Coach Factory, Kapurthala where his responsibilities included assuring quality of bought outs and inhouse production of 1000 coaches annually. In April 1995, he was given the charge of Chief Workshop Manager of Jagadhari and Charbagh Workshops of Northern Railway and he was responsible for overall management of the workshops for repair and manufacture of Railway's diesel and electric locos, coaches and wagons, their sub-assemblies and components.

In September, 1995 he was posted as Chief Mechanical Engineer in Central Organisation for Modernisation of Workshops (COFMOW), New Delhi where he was responsible for procurement of wide variety of machinery and plants for Railway workshops and Polytechnics under Ministry of Human Resource Development following World Bank procedures. Responsibilities included preparation of bid documents, technical evaluation for procurement of different high technology machineries and plants for Indian Railways and Production Units worth Rs. 80 crores annually. In June 1998, he was posted as Chief Mechanical Engineer (Planning) in Northern Railway, New Delhi and his responsibilities included formulation, design and site selection, monitoring / execution of various projects for construction of workshops and maintenance depots of Northern Railway. He designed the modern Wagon Maintenance Depot at Tuglakabad, New Delhi. In August, 2001, he was given the charge of Chief Workshop Engineer of Northern Railway, New Delhi.

In November, 2002 he was posted as Chief Mechanical Engineer in Diesel Loco Modernisation Works, Patiala. He was in-charge of planning, production, quality control and maintenance functions of a factory engaged in production of diesel engine components with an annual turnover of Rs.250 crores ($ 60 million). In December, 2003 he was posted as Senior Executive Director in Research Design and Standards Organisation (RDSO), Lucknow where he was responsible for design and development of wagons and their components after laboratory test and field trials (freight cars, bogies, couplers, brake systems, springs, etc. for Indian Railways). Presently he is working as Chief Administrative Officer in COFMOW since July, 2005. Being the head of the organization, he is his responsible for procurement of diverse equipments for Indian Railways worth Rs. 150 crores ($ 40 million) annually. He is assisted by a team of 30 technical, finance, stores, personnel and administrative officers. He has been granted patent for a "Mechanised Lubricator Push Trolley" for greasing of inner faces of rails for energy conservation. He has also been granted patents for "Abnormal Riding Detector" for minimizing damages due to derailments of rail vehicles.

Dutta has published many papers in his career which include :
• "Traction forces in double headed passenger trains' - Rail International, Nov'83;
• "Causes of failure of BOX wagon springs and their remedies" - Spring Seminar held in Aug'83 at Eastern Railway, Kolkata;
• "Accidents and their effect on performance of Indian Railways" - Journal of Institute of Rail Transport, New Delhi (April - June, 1993);
• "Water conservation in passenger coaches of Indian Railways" - Journal of Institution of Engineers (June, 2000).


Shri R.K. Jain took over as Member (Thermal) & Ex-Officio Additional Secretary to the Government of India on 24th April 2002. Shri Jain is an eminent power engineer with distinguished record of contributions in the power sector in the country.

Shri Jain graduated in Mechanical Engineering from Delhi College of Engineering in the year 1968. With a brilliant academic career, he served as Lecturer in Regional Engineering collage, Kurukshetra soon after graduation. Thereafter he joined CEA in 1970.

During his long stint spanning over 32 years in CEA, Shri Jain specialized in design & engineering of Control & Instrumentation system, Data Acquisition System, Microprocessor based distributed digital control system, standardization of thermal plants, design of training simulator, renovation & modernization ot thermal power plants, financial & restructuring , examination of Power Purchase Agreements, arbitration proceedings and legal matters, interpretation of electricity acts, advising Electricity Regulatory Commissions. Shri Jain was also Secretary of Central Electricity Board, responsible for updating Indian Electricity Rules, 1956.

Shri Jain was also closely associated with promotion of supercritical technology, introduction of 800 MW Thermal Plants, identifying site, standardization of 500MW specifications.

He has been member of several Committees of Power & Energy sectors from time to time and has contributed several professional papers in technical Seminars & Workshops. Many technical papers go to his credits which have been published in various technical magazines.

Shri Jain has authored several books on mechanical engineering subjects like Production Technology, Engineering Metrology, Mechanical & Industrial Measurements, Machine Design, Modern Power Plant Engineering etc. He has recently authored a book tided 'The Art of Happy Living'.

Prof. (Dr.) Shail Bala Jain

Shail Bala Jain passed B.Sc. (Elect. Engg.) Electronics specialization from DCE in the year 1968, M.Tech. (Electronics & Comm. Engg.) from IIT, Delhi in 1970, and Ph.D. in the field of Digital Signal Processing from Delhi University. She worked as an R&D Engineer with Instrumentation Limited, Kota for a short span of 5 months and left it to take up teaching as her career at her alma mater, DCE in February, 1971. Since 1971 to October, 2002, she was with the faculty of Electronics Engineering Department at Delhi College of Engineering, teaching eourses in Electronics at UG and PG level. Since October, 2002, she is Professor and Head, Electronics & Comm. Engineering Department, Indira Gandhi Institute of Technology (only all girls Engineering College in Delhi), a constituent college of GGSIP University at Kashmere Gate. She is a senior member of IEEE and a fellow member I.E.T.E.

Shri S.L Kapur

Mr. Shivdarshan Lal Kapur, born on August 15, 1944 graduated in 1967 in Electrical Engineering from Delhi College of Engineering, (DCE), Delhi.


Presently since September 2004, he is Advisor (Technical) Reliance Energy Limited, Noida. He held the position of Director (Technical), on the Board of Directors of NTPC Limited since June 2002 and super annuated on August 31, 2004. He was also the Chairman of NTPC Alstom Power Services Limited, (NASL) New Delhi from June 2002 to August 2004. He had been the Part Time Director for NTPC SAIL Power Supply Company Limited, Bhilai Electric Supply Company Limited, Pipavav Power Development Company Limited, NTPC Electric Supply Company Limited and NTPC Tamil Nadu Energy Company Limited.


He has 37 years professional experience exclusively in Power Sector in various responsible positions in India.


He began his career as Assistant Engineer with Hydel Directorate, Government of Bhutan, (1968-1970). Then he joined West Bengal State Electricity Board, Calcutta (1970-1973) and was involved in erection, testing and commissioning of power plant equipment. Thereafter, he served MECON, Ranchi and was associated with design and detailed engineering of captive power plants of various steel plants.


He joined NTPC in April, 1980. He has 15 years experience in Engineering in various capacities from Senior Design Engineer to Additional General Manager and has been responsible for the design and detailed engineering (from concept to commissioning / operations) of numerous coal based super power thermal projects and gas based power projects spread all over the country.


Later, he headed Corporate Planning of the organization for 7 years as General Manager (Corporate Planning) and Executive Director (Corporate Planning). He has been responsible for formulation of NTPC’s 15 years Corporate Plan. He has interacted with international / domestic funding institutions viz. World Bank, ADB, KFW, OECF.


He has authored over 15 papers on various Technical, Environmental and Management subjects, and presented them in various international / national forums including Manchester Business School, 18th International World Energy Congress in Argentina, 2nd International Conference on Power Development in Afro - Asian countries at Kuala Lumpur and 10th CEPSI International Symposium at Christ Church, New Zealand.


He has visited abroad and has been a member of various Government delegations across the globe to countries like USA, UK, Poland, Japan, Italy, France, Tanzania, Nepal, Algiers, Argentina, New Zealand, Malaysia, Singapore, Philippines, China and Bhutan etc.


Mr. S. L. Kapur had been nominated as a member on the Board of Central Power Research Institute, by NTPC. He had been a member of Cleaner Fossil Fuel Committee of World Energy Council.

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