To serve its roots with a vast experience of National-International Eminence, prominent Academician Prof. Ajay K. Sharma today Joined I.K. Gujral Punjab Technical University as 13th Vice Chancellor. Earlier he was Director National Institute of Technology (NIT) Delhi and Hamirpur H.P (Additional Charge), as well the Mentor Director IIIT, Una H.P.
November, 1963 born Prof. (Dr.) Sharma is Ph.D in Electronics, Communication and Computer Engineering. He did his M.S in Electronics and Control Engineering. He did his bachelor’s degree in B.E. Electronics and Electrical Communication Engineering from Panjab University Chandigarh. He has more than 30 year’s professional experience out of which more than 15 years as Professor.
In the area of Research, Prof. (Dr.) Ajay K. Sharma has Significant Contributions. During his career he has worked mainly in the area of Optical and wireless communication systems and networks, which mainly deals with transmission impairments for optical systems and wave length Division Multiplexed (WDM) networks & wireless sensor network. In the field of Publications, He contributes 317 International & National Journals and also supervised 25 PhDs & 46 M.Tech. Students.
Prof (Dr) Sharma served on various high academic positions like Dean (Academics), Dean (Administration), Dean (Planning and Development), Head Computer Centre, Nodal Officer (Academics): World Bank Project for Technical Education Quality Improvement Project (TEQIP) in various National level Technical Education Institutions. His work was also recognized at international level as he worked for Appointed as member of technical Committee on Telecom under International Association of Science and Technology Development (IASTD) Canada for the term 2004-2007, Technical reviewer for The Journal of SPIE- the International Society for Optical Engineering, USA. He is life member of many National-International educational organizations, institutions & apex bodies. He was also appointed as Research Board of advisers by the American Biographical Institute, USA in the Year 1999. He has completed three R & D Projects & two are in process. His publication record is in One Hundred & sixty (160) international Journals.
Newly joined Vice Chancellor Prof. (Dr.) Sharma said that he is keen interested to improve academics as well as entrepreneurship & Higher study opportunities for Punjabi Youth. He said that it is matter of pride that he is selected to serve for his own state's Technical Education. He said his main focus is to establish & strengthen a cooperative atmosphere in all stakeholders of IKG PTU, so that all may work in a team to establish Punjab's technical educations as Global brand. He said “in Punjab, we have all resources to admit national-international students in our state institutions, need is to channelize all corners. Vice Chancellor Prof. (Dr.) Sharma said that smart digital campus development is also on priority.