Dr. Vilas V. Karjinni

Dr. Vilas V. Karjinni

Vice Chancellor

Dr Vilas V. Karjinni completed his graduation in Civil Engg. from Karnataka University, Dharwad; M.Tech. in Civil Engineering (Transportation Systems Engineering) from IIT Bombay, Mumbai and his PhD in Civil Engineering from Rajiv Gandhi Proudyogiki Vishwavidyala (Technological University of M.P.), Bhopal.

He has 37+ years of academic, consulting experience and 20+ years of administrative experience to his credit. He is instrumental in getting NBA accreditation and NAAC ‘A’ Grade for earlier institutions he has served. He is a NAAC assessor and visited 20+ technical institutions and mentored 30+ institutions for NAAC and NBA. He is selected as the MARGDARSHAK by AICTE, New Delhi (Sept. 2019) for NBA Guidance and Capacity Building of HEIs and Chief Mentor of MAYURA-AICTE-IDEA Lab by AICTE, New Delhi under AQIS during 2021.

He is the recipient of the Distinguished Engineer Award by The Institution of Engineers (India), Belagavi Local Centre in 2006; Rajarambapu Patil National Award for Promising Engineering Teacher by the Indian Society for Technical Education, New Delhi for the year 2007; Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan National Award for the Best Engineering College Principal by the Indian Society for Technical Education, New Delhi for the year 2013; Best Director Award at TechNext India 2018 Symbiosis of Academicians and IT Industry: Academic Conference and Academia Awards by CSI Mumbai Chapter in the year 2018.

He has the credit of adopting new practices such as the use of ICT in TLP; Moodle implementation; Project-based learning; OBE as per new NBA practice, digitisation of examination system etc. He has published more than 40 research papers in National and International Journals and produced 7 PhD scholars. His areas of interest are Pavement Design and Transportation Engineering.

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