Dr Vijay Bhatkar Appointed New Vice-Chancellor of Nalanda University (Download PDF)

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Vijay Pandurang Bhatkar, has been appointed the new Vice-Chancellor of Nalanda University. He is a technocrat, who is considered father of Indian Supercomputer. He will hold office for a three-year period from date of his appointment.

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About Vijay Panduranga Bhatkar

Vijay Pandurang Bhatkar

Vijay Pandurang Bhatkar

Vijay Pandurang Bhatkar

  • Vijay Bhatkar is an Indian computer scientist and a Padma Shri and Padma Bhushan awardee.
  • India’s computer magazine Dataquest has placed him among the star pioneers who shaped India’s IT industry.
  • Born: 11 October 1946 (age 70)
  • Residence: Pune
  • Nationality: Indian
  • Known for: Architect of PARAM series of Supercomputers
  • Awards and Recognition

    • 2015: Padma Vibhushan
    • 2007: Ramanuja Trust Award
    • 1983: FICCI Award
    • 2004: Petersburg Prize
    • 2000: Padma Shri
    • 2000: Priyadarshni Award
    • 1984 - 85: National Research Development Corporation (NRDC) Award
    • 1992: Electronics Man of the Year
Awards & Recognitions of Vijay Panduranga Bhatkar

Awards & Recognitions of Vijay Panduranga Bhatkar

Awards & Recognitions of Vijay Panduranga Bhatkar

About Nalanda University

  • Type: Central University
  • Established: 2014
  • Chancellor: Dr. Vijay Pandurang Bhatkar
  • Location: Rajgir, near Nalanda, Bihar, India

The Governing Board of Nalanda Universityconsists of

  • Dr Vijay Bhatkar - Father of India’s first supercomputer and acclaimed scientist
  • George Yeo - University Chancellor and former Minister for Foreign Affairs of Singapore
  • Amartya Sen - Professor at Harvard University
  • Sugata Bose - Professor at Harvard University
  • Wang Bangwei - Professor at Peking University
  • Wang Gungwu - Professor at National University of Singapore
  • Susumu Nakanishi - Professor at Kyoto City University of Arts
  • Meghnad Desai - Emeritus Professor at London School of Economics
The Governing Board of Nalanda University

The Governing Board of Nalanda University

The Governing Board of Nalanda University

Supercomputing in India

  • India’s supercomputer program was started in late 1980s.
  • It is because Cray supercomputers were denied for import due to an arms embargo imposed on India.
  • PARAM 8000 is considered India’s first supercomputer.
  • It was indigenously built in 1991 by Centre for Development of Advanced Computing.

- Published/Last Modified on: March 17, 2017

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