Dr. Rajkumar Prasad Singh is the Senior Director of Kalyani Centre for Technology and Innovation at Bharat Forge Limited, Pune. After obtaining his M. Tech. from IIT Bombay in Metallurgical Engineering, he completed Ph.D. from IIT Madras in Metallurgical Engineering.
He has 46 years of professional experience of working with various organizations like Steel Authority of India, Lloyds Steel Industries Limited, as Professor at Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology (VNIT), Nagpur and Director General of Institute for Steel Development and Growth. His present assignment as Bharat Forge involves pioneering a new Center for Technology and Innovation, solving company’s problem related to process and products, developing new products and guiding PhD’s and M. Tech’s in several new technology areas.
Dr. Singh is Life Fellow of Indian Institute of Metals and Indian Institute of Non-Destructive Testing, He has been featured in Marquis Book of Who is Who in Science and Engineering and in the list of 2000 outstanding scientist of 21st century compiled by the International Biographical Center, Cambridge, UK.
He has completed consulting project awarded by RDCIS, SAIL, worked with Prof. N.B. Ballal, Department of Metallurgical Engineering; coordinated and completed 68 M. Tech. projects candidates sponsored by Bharat Forge under M.Tech. (MMM);co-authored 30 technical papers with various professors of IIT Bombay; formulated MOU for sponsored PhD programs of Bharat Forge. He is presently co-guide for two PhD programs in IIT Bombay. He was instrumental in setting up Bharat Forge Tech Park at IIT Bombay and regularly gave business to IIT Bombay through sample testing and consultancy projects. He has supported IIT Bombay in several imprints and Ucchatar Avishkar Yojana projects.
Dr. Singh on his memories of the time spent in IIT Bombay, said, “IIT Bombay brought a lot of transformation within me, not only in the technical field but also in personality development, communication skills and self-confidence. Watching movies in the auditorium every Friday with friends and faculty helped to distress. Playing volleyball and kabaddi with hostel mates and hostel staff were experiences I cherish even today”. At IIT Bombay, ” I played bridge with hostel partner Mr. Prasad and was runner-up in the inter-hostel bridge tournament of 1971. When all India inter-university volleyball and kabaddi tournaments were organized at IIT Bombay, we all enjoyed playing kabaddi on Sharad Poornima night”, he added.
Other interesting fact about Dr. Singh is that he developed high degree of expertise in homeopathy and has cured thousands of people free of cost.