Dr. Hemant C. Trivedi
School of Petroleum Management
Dr. Trivedi is Professor and Director at the School of Petroleum Management, PDPU, Gandhinagar. Earlier Prof. Trivedi introduced and led the PG Diploma Program in Retail Communications Management at MICA-AHMEDABAD as Professor of Marketing. He also introduced as chairperson, the Executive Post Graduate Diploma Program in Communications Management in March 2008. At MICA Prof. Trivedi led the ‘Retail Yatra’, pedagogy for retail learning through national and international travels. Dr Trivedi was Dean, College of Management and Economic Studies at the University of Petroleum and Energy Studies Dehradun from August 2010 to March 2011. He is involved in consultancy projects in major domains of retail and brand building. He has conducted several MDPs and participated at various conferences and seminars in retail, marketing, communications and brand management domains. Before joining MICA in November 2004, he was with MBA programme at Bhavnagar University, since 1994. At Bhavnagar University he coordinated the Self Financed MBA programme; the PGDBM programme – a one year P G Diploma in Business Management and several short-term FDP and MDP programs. He has conducted three National and four State level Conferences/Seminars. His doctoral work focused on Retail Promotions by Regional, National and Multinational brands. He has guided four doctoral scholars at Bhavnagar University. He is actively engaged as expert on interview panels, doctoral examinations, M. Phil Examinations and Post Graduate examinations at various institutes and Universities, and as visiting faculty to many institutes of international and national repute including the NID, NIFT, Goa Institute of Management, MANAGE Hyderabad, IBS Ahmedabad and Nirma University etc. His teaching spans across undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs in the areas of marketing and strategy. He has to his credit more than 25 publications with academic journals of repute, national and international conference proceedings, national industrial reports etc. He has industry exposure of over fifteen years in the manufacturing and marketing of industrial pumps and pumping systems. He has also worked for the Gujarat Khadi Board, as Marketing Manager for about four years. He has successfully introduced innovative pedagogy at management programs for different learning environments and objectives. He is now reasonably well traveled through UK, Europe, Middle East and the Far Eastern region. His academic administration experience is now more than 15 years heading various programs, committees, academic councils and board of studies at different Universities and business schools. He has been a member of the Board for Post Graduate Teaching and Research at Bhavnagar University from 2001-2004. Dr Trivedi is actively involved in both professional and academic research through consultancy projects, research projects and case studies.
Prof Trivedi maintains active interest in academic innovation and experimentation.
Prof. G. P. Karmakar
School of Petroleum Technology
Dr.G.P.Karmakar completed his post-graduation in Petroleum Refining and Petrochemical Engineering from Institute of Petroleum and Gas, Ploiesti, Romania, M.Tech. in Petroleum Engineering from Indian School of Mines, Dhanbad and Ph.D. from Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India. He did his post-doctoral research at FSU, Jena, Germany, at Royal School of Mines, Imperial College, London and at FHL, Senftenberg, Germany.
After working at KDMIPE, ONGC, Dehradun, from 16th April, 1984 to 26th November, 1985, Dr. Karmakar worked as a Faculty Member in the Department of Petroleum Engineering, Indian School of Mines, Dhanbad, from 28th November, 1985 to 14th October, 2008. He worked as Professor in Petroleum Engineering at Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Petroleum Technology, Raebareli, from 15th October, 2008 to 10th December, 2009. From 11th December, 2009 he has been working as Professor in Petroleum Engineering at Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University, Gandhinagar, India.
He is recipient of UNESCO Scholarship (IPG, Ploiesti, Romania) in 1981-1982; DAAD Fellowship (FSU, Jena, Germany) in 2000-2001, British Commonwealth Fellowship (Imperial College, London, UK) in 2001-2002 and DAAD Fellowship (FHL, Senftenberg, Germany) in 2006-2007.
He is actively engaged in research in the area of Enhanced Oil Recovery using Polymers and Oilfield Waste Treatment using Polymers. He has published more than 41 research papers in national/international journals/conferences.
Dr. Karmakar independently conducted one week special course on “Advanced Reservoir Engineering & Reservoir Management” during 9-13 November, 2008 for ADCO executives at Abu Dhabi, UAE. He has also conducted many specialized courses for ONGC executives on Reservoir Engineering, Oil Mines Safety and Regulations, and Oilfield Economics.
Dr. Karmakar is a Member, Technical Editorial Committee, SPE Reservoir Engineering & Evaluation, Society of Petroleum Engineers, USA. He is also reviewer of SPE Reservoir Engineering & Evaluation, Society of Petroleum Engineers, USA, Carbohydrate Polymers, Elsevier B V., USA, Journal of Applied Polymer Science, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., USA, and Indian Journal of Chemical Technology, National Institute of Science Communication, (CSIR), New Delhi, India.
Dr. Karmakar has made scientific visits to Romania, France, Spain, the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, UAE, UK and USA.
Dr. Karmakar is a Member of Society of Petroleum Engineers’ USA and Lifetime Fellow of the Institution of Engineers (India), and Life Member of various learned societies, which include the Mining, Geological and Metallurgical Institute of India, Materials Research Society of India, Indian Society for Technical Education, Tribology Society of India and Indian Institute of Public Administration.
Dr. H.B. Raghavendra
School of Technology
Prof .Raghavendra completed his BE degree in Civil Engineering with distinction from University of Mysore in 1983. MS (research) degree is by IIT Madras in 1988 in the faculty of civil engineering. He did his Ph.D from IISC Bangalore in 1996. He is the recipient of several scholarships of government of India during his student days. He was also selected for fellowship by university of Singapore. He completed his Masters degree from BITS Pilani in Software Systems in 2002.
He is having around 27 years of teaching and research experience. He has presented around 40 technical papers in National and International Journals and conferences. Visited abroad to present his technical papers. He is in the panel of referee’s for ICE Journals. He has delivered lectures at short term training programme conducted by IISc, Bangalore and other premier institutions. He has guided many Masters and Ph.D candidates. He has been member of BOS and BOE of various universities. He is in the governing council of technical institutions as vice-chancellor’s nominee. He has also served as head department of Civil engineering and head centre for Planning and institution Development at Jawaharlal Nehru National College of Engineering under Vishweswarayya Technological University, Belgaum. Dr. Raghavendra is a Fellow of institution of Engineers and Life member of several organizations like Indian Geotechnical Society, Indian Society for Technical Education etc. He is also a recognized Professional and charted Engineer and valuer.
He is very active in consultancy in the field of geotechnical and structural engineering. He has got special interest in foundations on problematic soils and rehabilitation of structures. He has completed projects sponsored by AICTE and several Industries on utilisation of industrial waste as construction material. At IIT Madras, he has worked in consultancy projects of ONGC and Singareni Calories Limited. He is specialized in multistage triaxial tests.
His present area of research includes impact of industrial waste on engineering behavior of soils, design and analysis of reinforced soil foundations, ground improvement and rehabilitation of structures. He has served as an expert committee (task force) member for various governmental and nongovernmental organizations. He was the member for quality assurance and monitoring committee of several Karnataka state corporations and served as committee member of KSPCB also. He has conducted several AICTE/World Bank sponsored training programmes for Engineers of state and central government. Organized several workshops and seminars for faculty, civil engineers and consultants. He has served as coordinator for world bank programme on rural sanitation and water supply projects.