Publish Date: March 22, 2022

Prof. Dilip T. Shahani, Honorary Professor, IIT Delhi Honoured with Padma Shri

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The President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind, on March 21, 2022, presented Padma Shri to Prof. Dilip T. Shahani, an Honorary Professor at IIT Delhi for Literature and Education.

Prof. Shahani is Chairman of the Technical Expert Committee for the Election Commission of India and serves as Technical Expert at RBI.

Honoured with one of the highest civilian awards of the country for his contribution to the field of education, Prof Shahani, a Silver Medallist from IIT Kharagpur and PhD from IIT Delhi, served as faculty at IIT Delhi for over four decades and continues to be associated with the Institute as an Honorary Professor.

Prof. Shahani has contributed significantly to Continuing Education for Manpower Development in Technology for Academic institutions and Industry. He has a string of successful R&D projects for Defence and Industry.

At IIT Delhi, Prof. Shahani also served twice in the position of Head of the Department. He had received awards for ‘Excellence in Teaching’ and ‘Technology Development and Transfer in Electromagnetic Systems'.

Since 2016, he, along with eminent faculty from IIT Bombay and IIT Bhilai, has been engaged in mentoring the latest EVM design for the Election Commission of India. Prof. Shahani was awarded the National Award for Best Electoral Practices in 2017.