Prof. Raghunath K. Shevgaonkar

Professor Emeritus, IIT Bombay

Dr. Shevgaonkar has been an active researcher in the area of Electromagnetics, Optical communication, Image processing, Antennas, Microwaves, Radio astronomy, etc. He has extensively published in international journals and conferences and authored a textbook namely Electromagnetic Waves, and a monograph on Transmission lines for Electrical Engineers with McGraw Hill Education.

He has occupied many academic leadership positions like Director IIT Delhi, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Pune, Vice-Chancellor of Bennett University, and Deputy Director, Dean Resource Mobilization, Dean Student Affairs, Head Department of Electrical Engineering, Founder Head of Centre of Distance Engineering Education Program, etc., at IIT Bombay.
He is a Fellow of IEEE, Indian National Academy of Engineering, National Academy of Science, India, Institution of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers, Optical Society of India, Institution of Engineers, Maharashtra Academy of Sciences, and Member of International Astronomical Union and Astronomical Society of India.
He is a recipient of the IEEE William E. Sayle Award for his Achievements in Engineering Education, IEEE Undergraduate Teaching Award for his inspirational teaching, SN Mitra Memorial Award of Indian National Academy of Engineering for his contribution to electromagnetics, antenna and radio astronomy, Ram Lal Wadhwa Award of IETE for his outstanding contribution to Optical communication, VASVIK Award in ICT, and the ‘Excellence in Teaching’ award of IIT Bombay. He has received the Education Leadership Award from Headlines Today, and Dewang Mehta Educational Excellence Award.