The Vice Chancellor
Dr. Sunil K. Somani was awarded Ph.D. (Mechanical) in 2004 by Devi Ahilya University, Indore. He attained his Masters in Design Engineering from College of Engineering, Pune and M.B.A. (Finance) and MBA(Operations Management) from IGNOU. He has also cleared his ICWA (Inter) and various diplomas viz PGDSM, PGDIM, PGDOM, PGDFM. Besides, he has a wide experience in industry as well as Academics.
He was Chairman, Board of Studies (Mechanical Engg.) in DAVV. As a research guide, he has guided more than 60 under-graduate and 17 post graduate projects, seminars till date. Currently 4 candidates are enrolled under him for Ph.D., and two have been awarded Ph.D. under his guidance. He has more than 65 publications in various International/National Journals/Conferences/etc. One of which “Computer Simulation as Teaching Aid (A Case of Mechanism Study)” was awarded as the best paper, in Professional Category at Technologia, Raipur. He has worked as Director of Medi-Caps Institute of Technology and Management, Indore from 2009.
Dr. Somani has authored two books:
1. Machine Design – Schaum’s Outline Series – Tata McGraw Hills (Adapted copy)
2. Basic Mechanical Engineering – Dhanpat Rai (Co-authored)
Dr. Somani is also an international chess player and coach. He has represented India in Correspondence Chess Olympiad. Besides participating at State, Nationals, Inter-versity level, he was a member of the selection committee (Chess) at Devi Ahilya University. He was MP State Junior Chess Champion and was board “A” player of Inter-versity Runner team of Dr. H.S. Gaur University, Sagar. He was also the India Champion of All India Correspondence Chess Association.
He is life member / member of various professional bodies viz. IE (India), AMM, ISTE, MPCA, AICCF, CCAI etc.