OP Jindal University (OPJU)
Dr. R. D. Patidar, presently working as Vice-Chancellor with OP Jindal University (OPJU), a University of Steel Technology and Management, formally OP Jindal Institute of Technology (OPJIT), Raigarh (C.G.), of conglomerate “Jindal group” of organizations. Prior toVice-Chancellor, he worked as Director of OPJIT, Dean School of Engineering &Pro Vice-Chancellor &Registrar of OPJU.
He is an alumnus of APSU Rewa (M.P.), SGSITS, Indore (M.P.), and the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Roorkee. He had earlier been associated with Jindal Steel & Power Ltd., Raigarh in Power Generation Division from November 1996 to March 1999.
Dr. Patidar has also worked as a lecturer to the professor, Dean (Academic) & Incharge Director with Mandsaur Institute of Technology, Mandsaur, from March 1999 to December 2012, where he managed a UNDP/TDC/TRC/GOI project as Principal Investigator for the employment of rural people and set up a Technology Resource Centre at Manasa District Neemuch, (MP), India.
He has also been associated with time to time in different capacities with central statutory/ regulatory/ accreditation bodies of higher education i.e., AICTE, UGC, DST, NAAC, etc.Being an academic leader Dr. Patidar performed the following:
• Developed the mission, strategic goals, and policies of the University and consistently and competently carried out across all parts of the University.
• Accomplished administrator and dedicated teacher to inspire students and peers to acquire knowledge and contribute to the profession.
• Demonstrated leadership to the university with warmth, good interpersonal skills, hand-holding, and nurtured a culture of excellence across all parts of the University.
• Developed a performance culture that promotes teaching excellence, program innovation, and responsiveness to new learning technologies.
He published/presented more than 40 research papers in reputed International Journals/Conference Proceedings. His research interest includes Power Quality, Active Power Filters/STATCOM, and Renewable Energy Sources. He is having 25+ years of academic, industry, research, and academic administration work experience.