Governing Council

The Governing Council is the apex body of the DCE-DTU Alumni Association. The mission of the association is "to engage as many alumni” as possible in supporting the Delhi Technological University as well as alumni across the globe.


The Governing Council has Office Bearers and members with overall numbers at 15 nos. The Office Bearers are President supported by Vice President, Secretary, Joint Secretary and Treasurer and GC Members (10 nos).


The Governing Council members are from 1962 to 2009 batches and different streams. The GC is chartered to manage the alumni association delivering on its vision. The team is further supported by Chapters and Committees.


  • Founder Members
  • Office Bearers
  • Governing Council Members
  • Chapter Chairmen
Karnal Singh, Past President,Founder Vice President

Karnal Singh belongs to the 1979 batch, Electrical (Electronics) Engineering. He did his M Tech in Computer Science from IIT, Kanpur in 1981. Later on he did his LLB from University of Goa and MBA from FMS, Delhi. He was awarded ‘The Best Student of DCE’. He also remained ‘The Best Sportsman’ and ‘The Best Athlete’ in the college.


He belongs to the 1984 batch of IPS. He bagged the title of ‘The Best Sportsman’ and ‘The Best Athlete’ during the IPS training. He has served in Arunachal Pradesh, Mizoram, Goa and Delhi. He was awarded with the ‘President’s Police medal for meritorious services’ and the ‘President’s Police medal for the distinguished services’. He has contributed immensely in the modernization of the police and is known for his contribution in the field of controlling the terrorism and the crime.


Presently he is posted as Special Director, Enforcement Directorate, Government of India, New Delhi.

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R.K. Bhandari, Founder President

Sh. R.K. Bhandari, who graduated in 1966 Civil, is a seasoned professional with versatile expertise in building profitable and sustainable revenue growth business.

Sh. R.K. Bhandari retd. as Member Engineering, DDA. He has been consultant to Ministry of Tourism & culture, GOI, Govt. of Delhi (PWD & Health), Ministry of Youth & Sports Affairs. He was the President of Indian Buildings Congress in 2001, Council Member, Indian Roads Congress for2 years, Council Member, Indian Water Works Association (1996-2002), Member Chairman/Convenor of various Committees of Ministry of Urban Development viz. Technical Committee, NCR, EIA Committee NCR, Committee of Relocation of industries in Delhi & has published many papers. He is FI.E.(I) did LLB from D.U. in 1991, formerly, International Consultant for World Bank Funded projects of Bhutan, 4 decades of experience in various infrastructure projects-Roads, Bridges, flyovers, sewage, water, drainage, Public Housing , Industrial & Commercial complexes, slum areas, sport stadias, Golf courses ,Cultural & Recreational Centres. He was Awarded Eminent Engineer Award by Institution of Engineers . After his tenure with DDA, he has been Associated with Anant Raj Group of Industries, Competent Group of Companies, Ansal Properties & Infrastructure Ltd. as President / Director / Sr. Vice President.He was Founder President of DCEAlumni Association


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Promod Adlakha, Founder General Secretary

Sh.Pramod Adlakha (1970 batch, Civil Engineering) is Internationally Accredited, Chartered Architectural Engineer, an Expert in Affodable Housing with Innovative Technologies.He is the founder of Adlakha Associates Pvt. Ltd., Founding Gen. Sec., Alumni Association, DCE, Founding Gen. Sec. of Hindon CGHS, Delhi, Founding Member, IBC & IGAV. He is credited with : First Supreme Councillor of DUSU representing DCE, First to achieve 50,000 affordable houses on ground with innovative technologies, youngest to beg International Award on Low Cost Housing, First “Awas Ratna Award” conferred by MoUD, Largest housing project under JNNURM. Largest number of precast components used in single project, First Regional Art Centre of North India. First Super Speciality Hospital of Delhi Govt. (Janakpuri), youngest valuer for LICHF.

He has been Hony. Advisor/Mentor/Board Member/Governing –Steering Committee Member of : BIS, NBC-2005, NBC-2016, NCR Planning Board, BEE, CIDC, IBC, IGBC, CCPS, AWBI, IE, MoUD. (UNEP-Mas-SHIP), Oxford Brookes University, Faculty of Technology, DU; SICD Startup Center, Out reach-activity of DTU. He is recipient of 25 National-International Awards, delivered 98 Keynote/ Memorial/Foundation Day / Expert Lectures at National & International Forums, Panellist in 17 Conclaves; organized 24 Conferences & Conventions; Alumni Meets (1987-2005). Author/Co-author of 8 Publications, Alumni Directory -1987, 1996, 2002. His Expertise is recognized by FICCI, ASSOCHAM, CII, TERI , IGBC, IBC, CREDAI, NAREDCO, IE, ACCE, CIDC, MUNICIPALIKA, HUDCO, UNEP, BMTPC, NBO, HSMI, IFIA, USGBC, DA, CSIR, IMA. His clients include corporates : Goenka, Singhania, Modi, Bhartiya, ShriRam, Oswal, Steelbird, Tilda, Dawat, DCM, Dignatories : Smt. Indira Gandhi (the then Prime Minister).


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N.K. Sethi, Founder Joint Secretary

Nawal Kant Sethi, after schooling in Modern School ,did B.Sc (Civil Engg.) from Delhi College of Engineering in 1971, worked as AE in NDMC till 1980-handled challenging jobs including resurfacing 36 Roads in time bound manner before World PATA Conference -1978, Designing , Bridge construction & most challenging NDMC’s 18 storeyed RCC pre-stressed, post tensioned curvaceous-Palika Bhawan on four Shear walls (no columns --first time in India),worked for three years as EE in Delhi Agricultural Marketing Board (APMC)-developed Agro Markets along with UNDP team from Newzealand and UK. From’83 he worked as Dy.Manager in Trade Fair Authority of India(Ministry of Commerce). He did Diploma in Management from IGNOU in1990.As official duties-led business delegations to various countries--Italy,Germany, Australia,France, Singapore ,Malaysia’93 where he got First Prize at International level, Exclusive Indian Show at Moscow’94, World Tech Thailand,95, represented India at World Munich Congress of Exhibition Organisers ‘96, Led Delegation in’96 to Israel after opening of our Diplomatic relations, Organised participation of Indian (ISO 9000-14000) companies to Germany in 1997 first time . From 1998 to 2003 he worked as Director (Trade Promotion) in the Embassy of India , Moscow with charge of 15 CIS/Baltic countries. Many visits of CII, FICCI, Export Promotion Councils from India to CIS were organised & Apex industry associations from CIS were sent to India . Russians honored him with one of their highest Awards (he is the first Indian achiever)- ”Peter The Great Golden Steering Wheel Award” in 2002 (some earlier recipients are--Kofi Anan,MargretThatcher, Vladimir Putin, BillClinton, BillGates,Valentina Tereshkova) for making best efforts to promote bi-lateral India-Russia trade. His name figures in the list of proud awardies in Delhi Gymkhana Club Centenary Book released in 2003 by Hon’ble President of India. He retired as General Manager in 2010 (from India Trade Promotion Organisation) after achieving many laurels in India and abroad. He worked as Consultant in Organising Committee of the XIXth Commonwealth Games N.K. Sethi Founder Joint Secretary Life Time Achievement Award 32 Annual Alumni Meet in New Delhi, 2010-coordinated for completion of various sports venues in time, which was a great challenge. He is a Fellow of the Institution of Engineers (India)& Chartered Engineer, Life Member of Delhi Management Association. Associate of Structural Engineers (London) . He formed the DCE Alumni Association as Founder Member (Joint Secretary) & got it registered. He is life member of Senior Citizens Society (Regd.), Punjabi Bagh New Delhi & in philanthropic work helps Sr. citizens in distress for Medical/Legal help in family issues and also help in issues of citizens/ consumer rights.

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Dr. A.K. Saluja, Founder Treasurer

Dr. A.K. Saluja graduated in Engineering from Delhi University

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Dr. Muktesh Chander, President

Dr. Muktesh Chander graduated in Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering from Delhi University in first class with distinction in 1983 and joined Bharat Heavy Engineering Limited as a Quality Control Engineer.

In 1988 he joined Indian Police Service and has also served as Centre Director Cyber Division and National Critical Information Infrastructure Protection Centre in National Technical Research Organization under Prime Ministers’ Office Dr. Muktesh Chander also holds a law degree from Delhi University, Diploma in Human Resource Management, Diploma in Cyber Laws from Amity Law School and Masters Degree in Criminology & Forensic Science. He has recently been awarded Ph.D. in Information Security Management by I.I.T., Delhi.

He has been awarded President’s Police Medal for meritorious service, President’s Police Medal for distinguished service.

He was member secretary of the Joint Working Group which formulated “Guidelines for Protection of National Critical Information Infrastructure in India”.Apart from this Dr. Muktesh Chander holds a license of Amateur Radio. He is also life member of Amateur Radio Society of India.He is life member of Computer Society of India and an elected Fellow of Institute of Electronics and Telecommunications Engineers (IETE). He has been awarded by IETE with Hari Ram Toshniwal Award 2013. During his spare time he plays on flute and has also released a CD.

He superannuated from the position of Special Commissioner of Police, Delhi in 2022

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Prof.(Dr.) Sagar Maji, Vice President

Prof (Dr) S. Maji is a graduate of Mechanical Engineering from DCE (1981). He has completed his M Tech from IIT Delhi and PhD from DCE/DU. Prof Maji, recipient of Ralph R Teetor Educational Award (USA, 2001) and Guru Award (SAE 2014) is a passionate guide, mentor and motivator of engineering students. Presently he is working as Professor, DCE/DTU and Director cum Principal (diverted capacity), DITE. He has guided 10 PhDs and one PDF from South Korea. Prof Maji has two patents and more than 125 research publications in international and national journals & conferences in his credit.
Earlier he was Scientist at CSIR and Principal at GBPEC. In DTU/DCE he has served as HOD (Mechanical), HOD (Bio-Tech), Dean (IRD) and Professor I/C (Alumni Affairs). Prof Maji wants to work towards Alumni-Student-Faculty relations/interaction to benefit all the stake holders of DCE/DTU.

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P.D. Siwal, General Secretary

P.D. Siwal belongs to the 1983 batch, B.E.(Mech.)Engineering. He has more than 34 years of experience in the Indian Power Sector through various assignments in the Ministry of Power, the Central Electricity Authority and the Department of Atomic Energy. He was Superannuated on 29th Feb 2020 as Member (Thermal), Central Electricity Authority & Ex-Officio Additional Secretary to Govt. of India


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Sunil Kumar Bains, Joint Secretary

Sunil Kumar Bains belongs to the 1986 batch, B.E.(Civil)Engineering. He joined Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited as Officer in 1987 and was involved in various Civil Construction & Retail Outlet development. An MBA from FMS Delhi and Post Graduation in Law (Labor Laws) from India Law Institute. With more than 30 years of experience in Oil & Gas Sector, currently working as General Manager. Currently with Chairman's Office. A National level Quizzer he also conduct quizzes for Corporates as Quiz master and follow photography as a passion.


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Anju Tandon, Treasurer

Anju is a senior advisory professional with 34 years of business and technology leadership experience from both start-ups and global giants. She specializes in transforming organizations where technology and innovation is at the core of the business. Across different sectors and industries, she helps executives with her expertise in strategy, innovation, process design, digital and information technology, data management, IT assets management, cyber security, complex program management and risk management. Anju is BE (Hons) Electrical 1986 batch, Delhi College of Engineering (Gold Medalist), Master in Program Management (George Washington University), Six Sigma Green Belt, patents holder, Certified Innovation Specialist, and a Certified Yoga Instructor. Anju has played an active role in Alumni Association Executive Council for several years till 2018. Her top agenda for alumni association will be · Global reach of the alumni networks · Giveback to DTU University · Regular events for interaction of the alumni


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Office Bearers & Executive Committee Members listed alphabetically
Akhil Choudhary

Akhil, an entrepreneur for 34+ years, founded Binary Semantics Ltd in 1986, is Founder Chairman for the entity. He is currently CEO & Managing Partner of Vaco Binary Semantics part of Vaco Global providing Managed Services to clients in Digital space with over 10000+ professionals spread globally. An active contributor to Alumni activities; after successfully organizing UDAAN-1(2016) event at DTU, he worked towards vibrant Entrepreneurial Ecosystem with DTU e-Cell to bring next level event ‘UDAAN e-Summit (2020)’ as Institute-Alumni joint initiative.

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Arun Agarwal

Arun Agarwal belongs to the 1996 batch, B.E.(Mech.) Engineering. Arun Agarwal is a corporate banking professional with leading private sector Indian Bank. He has done MBA in Singapore and USA and has briefly worked in Singapore and Italy before his current assignment. He has volunteered with Alumni Association since 2009 and has played a key role in launch of Mumbai and Bengaluru Chapters. He was convener of Platinum Jubilee celebrations committee which organized four different events to commemorate 75 years of our alma mater. He has also played an active role in arranging sponsorships for alumni association was elected Central Councilor during college days and was nominated as Acting President of Students’ Association.


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Arun Gupta

Arun Gupta belongs to the 2005 batch, Mechanical Engineering. He is a seasoned professional and has extensive experience in the field of engineering design. He is currently associated with Siemens Engineering - power plant sector and has been instrumental in executing key projects across various geographies such as USA, UK, Germany & South-East Asia. He is well equipped not only to work but also manage cross - functional teams of various nationalities. Within such a young career he has two patents in the field of steam turbine valves. He has also made notable social contributions and has been associated with various NGOs working in the area of empowering women, children education, etc.

He secured 2nd position in last ballot election held in August 2018 and one of the youngest executive council member and associated with DCE alumni association since 2007.


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Dr. Dipti Mal

Dipti Mal is BE Mech. from 1987 batch. After a small tenure in Helonix India, he joined Central Electricity Authority in 1989 till July 1997. At CEA, was looking after International Training of Manpower engaged in power generation and distribution of electricity. Joined department of training and technical education, in 1997 as Head-Training and Placement and presently posted as Dy. Director (Trg. and Placement AND World Class Skill Centre) in Department of Training and Technical education (DTTE), Delhi Govt. DTTE is responsible for managing all technical universities (ie. DTU/NSUT/IGTDUW/DSEU etc), Engineering college, Polytechnic and ITIs in Govt. as well as in Private sector in the state of Delhi. Did MBA in 2000 from FMS, Delhi university and LLB from Law Centre-I, DU in the year 2004. Completed Phd in 2016 on Corporate Social Responsibility from Jamia Milia Islamia University.

He has been volunteering his service to the Alumni Association since 2005 as Joint Secretary


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Pradeep Singal

Pradeep Singal belongs to the 1985 batch, B.E.(Mech.)Engineering. He is managing his business of Logistics (GIR logistics group) for last 35 years. He has been president for 4 years of All India Transporters Welfare Association, an apex body and now the chairman of the same. He is continued to represent the trade in various government logistics committee/expert groups.


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S.M. Mahajan

S M Mahajan belongs to the 1970 batch, Mechanical Engineering.He is former Executive Director – BHEL, Consultant Manufacturing Industry; Industry Expert with Banks; Board Member, India Energy Forum; Member, National Expert Group, Ministry of Electronics; Former President, Indian Welding Society, Vice President, Asian Welding Federation; EC Member Association of British Scholars, RWA etc. Active member of AA, was its VP till 2018.
Substantial Contribution include: setting up of Chapters at Haridwar & Mumbai: framing Qualification Criteria for various Annual Awards given by AA ; Organizing Meet on Power; Formulation of new MOA and Election process with e-voting; Golden Jubilee Batch celebrations of 1970 batch. Would like to continue to work for furthering the objectives of the Association as per our MOA & for the growth of Alumni Association across the country; closer association with its members including NRIs & with DTU; opening of New Chapters; and organizing more events on various areas to make AA more vibrant with wider reach
He was awarded with the Life Time Achievement Award in 2014 for his outstanding contribution to the welding industry and skill development.He has also represented DCE in the Delhi University Inter College in Cricket and played BHEL Inter Unit Cricket tournaments.

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Suresh Raheja

Suresh Raheja belongs to 1973 batch, Mechanical Engineering. He is Managing Director of Raheja Builtech Ltd., Raheja Design and Contract Ltd.and some other companies.
A real Estate Developer, his business involves Construction, Interiors, Furniture, Management consultancy. He has been a great mathematician in his childhood and scored 100 out of 100 in most of the results. Worked very hard in his college period by teaching students & working for part time jobs to pay the fee. Finally came out as one of the best developer, Interior & Furniture maker of India.
Suresh Raheja is also professional singer and is a member of Cine Singer’s Association. He has sung many hit devotional songs as well as bollywood movie songs. Worked as music director & playback singer in many bollywood movies. One of the biggest fan of Mohd Rafi. Organise many shows every year for Mohd Rafi Sahab. Suresh Raheja has keen interest in wildlife and is having expert knowledge on wild tigers.

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Sanjay Diwan

Sanjay Diwan belongs to the 1981 batch, B.Sc.(Elect. & Electronics Engg.) Engineering. Sanjay is passionate about serving to support Alma matter DTU including the alumni and students. Has been voluntarily contributing at the Alumni Association for over 15years, helping build a professional & social network. As an experienced professional has led teams with Global and Indian companies like Avaya AT&T, Unisys, Philips, Tatas. Also, Alumnus of FMS in 1993 and Indian school of Business (ISB) CEE programs. Currently president of Alumni Network Executive Education club for North India of ISB CEE.


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S.B. Lal

Sant Bhushan Lal graduated in 1962 in Civil Engineering. Actively associated with the Association since 1998, one of the signatory to the original MOA of the Association and with Governing Body since 2012. Chaired Platinum Jubilee Celebrations Committee of Association to commemorate 75 years of our Alma Mater, in 2016. Organized 4 successful events i) Seminar on Renewable Energy, ii) Guru Samman Divas, iii) Motivational talk for students of DTU, iv) Kavi Sammelan Associated in drafting new MOA resulting in E-Voting, Connecting Members throughout the World. Superannuated as Chief Engineer (Arbitration), Government of India.
Now working as Director (Operations) in International Construction Company. Working as Presiding/Nominee/Sole Arbitrator in different cases. Was appointed Arbitrator by High Courts, ICA, PSUs. Shared Arbitral Tribunal Bench with Former CJIs/Justices of Supreme Court and High Courts. Valuer, Mediator. Past President Rotary Club, RWA. Secretary, NIMCS, S-29 All India Pensioners Association, and won from Supreme Court in 3 years after perusing in CAT and High Court.


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Varun Tangri

Varun is a 2009 graduate from Computer Engineering department. After his graduation he joined Samsung Electronics as a software engineer and worked with them for 3 years before starting his first company, MapleGraph Solutions. He sold his startup to Zomato in 2015 and restarted his entrepreneurial journey with another startup, QueueBuster POS, in the year 2016. Currently he is the CEO of QueueBuster POS as well as a director in TagTaste Foods Pvt. Ltd with a team of 50+ highly qualified engineers and management executives. Being from a relatively younger batch, Varun has tremendous connect with the recent graduates from DTU. His vision for the governing council is to multi-fold the reach and impact of our beloved alumni association to such an extent that DCE-DTU alumni fraternity becomes a benchmark of industry-academia relationship in times to come.


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Bengaluru - Arun Thakur

Arun Thakur, Electrical (Electronics) 1981 is presently Sr Vice President & Head – Big Data at InfoVision. He is an expert in Big Data analytical services, mobile and IOT technologies. He is also known for establishing state of art offshore delivery centers, rapid software product development and scaling up of tech teams. He has been responsible for developing and taking to market innovative horizontal and vertical solutions in Big Data space. Some of the offerings are credit risk analysis, accelerating option risk analytics, reducing customer churn, targeted marketing, healthcare & financial fraud detection, predicting demand trends, Identifying key satisfaction drivers to improve customer satisfaction, speech analytics.

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Mumbai - Uttam K Soni

Uttam Kumar Soni passed out in 1988 with degree in Electrical Engineering. . He has .over 26 years of work experience in 3 different Industries ( IT, Telecom & Financial Services ) and has been involved in setting up of new businesses . He has led many transformational initiatives and turnaround of the companies & businesses..

From 1988 to 2000, he had worked in IT Sector in IBM, Hewlett – Packard , Digital Equipment India Limited in various capacities of National, Regional Leadership positions . From 2000 till 2007 , he was in the Telecom business of Tata Group. Involved in setting up and running 3 new Businesses. From 2008 onwards,, he is in Tata Capital Limited. He started the Rural Finance Business and set up Customer Relationship Management , Analytics and Strategy Management Practice. Currently he leads the Corporate Quality & Business Excellence Functions. As a part of Tata Group level engagement , he has led 7 `Business Excellence’ Assessments of leading Tata Group companies.

He is currently on the Academic Board of Welingkar School of MBA ( Rural Management ) , Mumbai.

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