Dr. S.N. Sridhara is the Vice Chancellor of Hindustan Institute of Technology and Science. He has completed his B.E. (Mechanical) from Bangalore University, M.E. (Aerospace Engineering) and Ph.D. (Aerospace Engineering) from the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. He has 32 years of experience working in academic institutions, during which he has developed expertise in Pedagogy, Research & Education Administration; and has contributed in terms of developmental activities in these fields. Dr. Sridhara has guided several scholars through their Ph.Ds. and produced more than 150 research papers in reputed international journals and conference proceedings. He has also successfully carried out several research and consultancy projects from government and private agencies. He has been awarded with ‘Best-Principal’ award from ISTE, New Delhi, and by Visvesvaraya Technological University, Karnataka. He has also won the Vocational Excellence Award from Rotary International. He is the life member of prestigious professional bodies such as Aeronautical Society of India, Combustion Institute (India), and Fellow of Institution of Engineers (India). Dr. Sridhara was previously Director at Amity University Haryana, Gurugram before joining HITS.