Prof Prabhat Ranjan, Vice Chancellor of D Y Patil International University (DYPIU), Akurdi, Pune is a Nuclear Fusion Scientist, a Futurist, an Educator, an Innovator and a Science Communicator.
He obtained his PhD from University of California, Berkeley and college education from IIT Kharagpur and University of Delhi.
From 2013-18, he was heading India’s Technology Think Tank, TIFAC in Delhi as its Executive Director. During his tenure, TIFAC developed Technology Vision 2035, which was released by the PM in January 2016.
Apart from working in national labs, he served as a Professor at Dhirubhai Ambani Institute of ICT in Gandhinagar for 11 years. His remarkable innovative contributions include India’s Moon Mission, Wildlife and Agriculture sector.
He has received many awards and accolades for his contribution to Science, Technology and Society. He has also been responsible for many academic innovations in his University, which has led to change all over country.