D.P. Kothari

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Dr. D.P. Kothari
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Currently Director Research, MVSR Engineering College , Hyderabad
Vice-Chancellor VIT University
In office
2006–2010
Director i/c IIT Delhi
In office
2006–2006
Deputy Director IIT Delhi
In office
2003–2006
Principal, Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology
In office
1997–1998
Personal details
Born (1944-10-07) 7 October 1944 (age 70)
Bikaner, Rajasthan, British India
Spouse(s) Shobha Kothari
Alma mater BITS, Pilani
Profession Professor
author
consultant

Dwarkadas Pralhaddas Kothari (born 7 October 1944)[citation needed] is an educationist and professor who has held leadership positions at engineering institutions in India including IIT Delhi, Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology, Nagpur and VIT University, Vellore. Currently, he is the Director Research, MVSR Engineering College[1] and very recently[when?] was Director General of Vindhya Institute of Technology and Science (VITS), Indore. As a recognition of his contributions to engineering education, he was honoured as an IEEE Fellow.[2] Previously he was Vice-Chancellor at VIT University.[citation needed]

Early life[edit]

D.P.Kothari was born in Bikaner, Rajasthan, India. He completed his schooling at G.B.M.M Higher Secondary School in Hinganghat, Wardha district. He attended BITS, Pilani, from where he earned his Bachelor in Engineering degree in Electrical Engineering (Class of 1967). He studied for his Masters degree in Power Systems at BITS, Pilani (Class of 1969) where he continued to pursue PhD(Class of 1975).[3]

Academic career[edit]

D.P.Kothari has served as Advisor to the Chancellor at VIT University, Vellore, and prior to that he has was Head, Centre for Energy Studies[4] at IIT Delhi (1995–97) and Principal, Visvesvaraya Regional Engineering College, Nagpur (1997–98).[5] He has also been Director i/c, IIT Delhi (2005) and Deputy Director (Administration), IIT Delhi (2003–06). D.P.Kothari is most popularly known for his contributions to the advancement of engineering education in India. He has published and presented over 760 papers in national and international journals and conferences[citation needed]. He has authored and co-authored 35 books[6] including Power System Optimization, Modern Power System Analysis, Electric Machines, Power System Transients, Theory and Problems of Electric Machines, Renewable Energy Sources and Emerging Technologies, and Power System Engineering. His research interests include: Optimal Hydro-thermal Scheduling, Unit Commitment, Maintenance Scheduling, Energy Conservation (loss minimisation and voltage control), and Power Quality and Energy Systems Planning and Modelling.[7]

Awards and Honors[8][edit]

The University Grants Commission presented him the UGC National Swami Pranavananda Saraswati Award for 2005 on Education for his scholarly contributions.[9] He is the recipient of the National Khosla Lifetime Achievement Award 2005 from the Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee, National Award for Science and Technology from the Uttar Pradesh government in 2001 and the Eminent Engineering Personality award from the Institution of Engineers (India) for the year 2001.[10] The World Management Congress, New Delhi, gave D.P.Kothari the Lifetime Achievement Award for 'Educational Planning and Administration' in December 2009[citation needed]. Dr. D. P. Kothari was selected to receive the Best Professor of the Year 2013 by Association of Scientists, Developers and Faculties.[citation needed]

Fellowships[edit]

Fellow – IEEE

Life Fellow – Institution of Engineers (India)

Life Membership – Indian Society for Technical Education

Fellow – National Academy of Sciences, Allahabad

Fellow – Indian National Academy of Engineering

Senior Member – CSI

Personal life[edit]

Shikha is based in Mumbai, India.[citation needed]

Books and Research Papers[edit]

  • D.P. Kothari and I.J. Nagrath, "Modern Power System Analysis," Tata McGraw Hill, New Delhi, 1980(7 reprints), Second Edition, 1989(25 reprints), Third Edition, 2003(16th reprint 2009); International Edition, McGraw-Hill, Singapore, 2004, McGraw-Hill, NewYork, 2006, Second Edition, 2007, Third Edition, 2008, Fourth Edition, 2011.[11]
  • S.S. Murthy, B.P. Singh, D.P. Kothari and C.S. Jha (Eds)"Electromechanics Laboratory Manual," Wiley Eastern, New Delhi, 1982.
  • D.P. Kothari and I.J. Nagrath, "Electric Machines," Approved by the UGC and published by Tata McGraw Hill, New Delhi with NBT subsidy, First Edition, 1985, (16 Reprints): Second Edition, 1997, (16 Reprints); Third Edition, 2004 (13th reprint 2009).
  • A.K. Mahalanabis, D.P. Kothari and S.I. Ashon, "Computer Aided Power System Analysis and Control," Tata McGraw Hill, New Delhi, 1988, (First Reprint, 1991).
  • J. Nanda and D.P. Kothari (Eds.),"Recent Trends in Electric Energy Systems," Prentice Hall of India, New Delhi, 1988.
  • C.M. Bhatia and D.P. Kothari (Eds.), "Power Electronics Laboratory Manual," Galgotia Book source, New Delhi, 1988.
  • D.P. Kothari and I.J. Nagrath, "Theory and Problems of Electric Machines TMH Outline Series". Tata McGraw Hill, New Delhi, 1991. (Six Reprints) 2nd Edition, 2001(Fifth Reprint, 2003), International Edition, McGraw-Hill, Singapore, 2001, Sigma Series, 2006(4th reprint 2009).
  • D.P. Kothari and I.J. Nagrath and, "Power Systems Engineering," Tata McGraw Hill, New Delhi, 1994. (20 Reprints);2nd edition,2007 (5th Reprint 2009).
  • A. Chakrabarti, D.P. Kothari and A.K. Mukhopadhyay, "Performance, Operation and Control of EHV Transmission Systems," Wheeler Publishing, New Delhi, 1995
  • C.S. Indulkar and D.P. Kothari, "Power System Transients: A Statistical Approach," Prentice Hall of India, New Delhi, 1996. (Fourth Reprint 2003)
  • D.P. Kothari and I.J. Nagrath, "Theory and Problems of Basic Electrical Engineering," Prentice Hall of India, New Delhi, 1998.(11th Reprint 2009)
  • D.P. Kothari and D.K. Sharma (Eds.), “Energy Engineering : Theory and Practice”, S. Chand and Co. Ltd., New Delhi, 2000
  • D.P Kothari and I.J. Nagrath, “Basic Electrical Engineering”, TMH, New Delhi, 2nd Edn, 2002 (Twentieth Reprint 2009), 3rd Edn. in Press .
  • D.P. Kothari and J. S. Dhillon, “Power System Optimization”, Prentice-Hall of India, 2004.(2nd Edition in Press).
  • D.P. Kothari and Anshu Saxena, “Understanding Hypermedia: From Multimedia to Virtual Reality”, Prentice-Hall of India, 2004.
  • D.P. Kothari, Rakesh Ranjan and K.C. Singhal, “Renewable Energy Sources and Technology”, Prentice-Hall of India, 2007.
  • Akhtar Kalam & D.P. Kothari, “Power System Protection and Communication “, New Age International (P) Limited, Publishers, New Delhi (in Press).
  • D.P. Kothari and P.M.V. Subba Rao, “Power Generation” in “Springer Handbook of Mechanical Engineering” ed. by Grote, Antonsson, 2009.
  • Pushpendra Singh, D.P. Kothari and Mool Singh, “Integration / Analysis of Green Energy and Conventional Electricity Generation and Distribution Interconnection through Smart Grid” communicated for publication in IEEE transactions on Smart Grid. Abstract already has been accepted.
  • D.P. Kothari, Shailesh Upadhyay and Ujala Shanker, “Renewable Energy Technologies for Cooking: Transforming Rural Lives” IEEE Technology and Society. Fall 2013

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