Dr. A. S. Zadgaonkar
Founder Vice Chancellor Dr. C. V. Raman University, Bilaspur (C.G.) Member, BOGs, RPS, Bhilai
Dr. Arun Shrihari Zadgaonkar, born on 26.10.1943 at Raipur (C.G.), is a man of multi dimensional personality. He graduated in Electrical Engineering from Govt. Engineering College, Raipur in 1965. In the year 1978, he was awarded with M.E. degree by Nagpur University.
He has an extraordinary scholastic aptitude 14 students have been awarded Ph.D. under his guidance. He is a much decorated man in terms of Awards and Honours. He is a proud recipient of as many as 12 Awards and 8 Honours. He is the only person in the State holding a patent for a device developed by him entitled 'Transistorized Rain Predictor' which is capable of forecasting weather seven days in advance over a place within 30 kms. radius.
'The testing technique for quality of wood' developed by him was included in ISI in 1979. He was awarded Ph.D. Degree in 1985 by Indira Gandhi Kala & Sangeet University, Khairagarh for his work on 'Acoustical and Mechanical Properties of Wood for contemporary Indian Musical Instrument Making'. He has worked on 'Electrical properties of Materials' and was awarded Ph.D. Degree for his thesis on 'Investigation of Dynamic Properties of Non-Conducting Materials Using Electrical Analogy' by Pt. Ravishankar Shukla University, Raipur in the year 1986. His multi-faceted personality has been decorated with Award of Doctor of Letters (D. Litt) for his research work on Chhattisgarhi Dialect as "Acoustical Distinctive Features of Chhattisgarhi Segmental" in the year 1996. He has published more than 500 research papers in various Technical Conferences/International Journals and has written four books on technical subjects including Electrical Engineering, Engineering, Management and Economics, Electrical Measuring Devices and Transducers, and Phonetic Studies of Pregnant Woman. He is working on unearthing the Technical / Scientific aspects depicted in Geeta (Gyaneshwari). He has written about 450 papers, on this Mythogical-Technical aspect and few of them have been published in Kalyan, Santkrupa, Bhoj Patrika etc.
He has received number of research grants from University, UGC, AICTE and HRD, Govt. of India. He has chaired number of National & International Conferences and has delivered Expert Lectures.
He started his career as Asstt. Engineer in M.P.E.B. in the year 1965 and was the Principal, Govt. Engineering College, Raipur (NIT) in 2005. He was the Director of Rungta College of Engineering & Technology, Bhilai in 2006 and is presently the founder Vice Chancellor of Dr. C.V. Raman University, Bilaspur (C.G.).
He is Executive Member/Academic Member of Universities of India. and Life Member of Acoustical Society of India, Biomedical Society of India, Linguistic Society of India, Indian Society for Technical Education, Indian Physics Teachers Association and many social bodies.