B.Tech 1980, Civil Engineering
Kamar Aulakh works with Velos, Inc; clinical trials management information systems as its Chief Operating Officer. Aulakh comes with an extensive background as engineer, entrepreneur and business leader in technology and healthcare. Aulakh has substantial corporate experience. He was President and CEO of Quark, Inc., a leading developer of software solutions. As entrepreneur, Aulakh founded companies in the U.S., Switzerland and India
B.Tech 2004, Civil Engineering
Educational Credentials Gold Medalist PEC 2000-2004 Recepient of Dr Awtar Singh & Teji Fellowship for UC Berkeley MS in Structures, Mechanics & Materials from University of California at Berkeley Student Leadership Team at International House at Berkeley Silver Medalist - Mathematics for National Talent Search Competition at K12 level in New Delhi Partner - Global C GLOBAL C is a Project Management & Development Advisory Company based out of Gurgaon and having presence Pan India & Projects Experience of Spain, Maldives & African sub-continent. Global C has rich expertise in management of all forms of Urban Infrastructure development including Hospitals, Townships, Hotels, Commercial complexes, Office Building, Institutional buildings, Data Centres, Structures for Diplomatic Missions, Cinemas, Clean room facilities, Auditoriums and associated ancillary developments and many more. Global C was started in 2006 by a team of professionals with an outlook to provide reliable & mathematics based project management & advisory services. Traditionally in the Indian Construction Sector such services were either being provided by Project Architects or Retired Industry professionals from PSUs/ Govt Enterprises , Specific Sector Professionals or in some cases Confidants of Clients(s). Further numerous MNCs in property management also were exploring Project Management Verticals due to their Experience in process management & Software driven project control. Aim of GLOBAL C was to amalgamate Professional Technical Experience with Process Controls. Global C is based out of Gurgaon and has an office in Madrid, Spain for it’s new international operations & clients based out of Europe & Africa. AWARDS GLOBAL C has been covered by Consultants Review, Insights Success, NBMCW, Silicon India , Construction World as emerging & amongst the Top Promising Project Management Companies of India in numerous surveys. Project Awards Member of Indian Green Building Congress & Indian Association of Structural Engineers· PMC for Best Project in North for Social Housing, Avalon Gardens at Bhiwadi, Rajasthan. PMC for LEED Gold Rated Corporate Office of Sandhar Technologies at Gurgaon, Haryana. PMC for LEED Platinum Rated Nayati Medicity at Golf Course Road, Gurgaon. PMC for UIDAI data Center – GNDC2 for WIPRO technologies at Greater Noida, UP PMC for Flagship 351 Bedded Multi-Specialty Hospital for Nayati Healthcare & Research at Mathura, UP
Tarunjit Singh Butalia
Btech 1987, Civil
Tarunjit Singh Butalia, a Dublin man of the Sikh faith, is the 2016 recipient of the Luminosa Award for Unity presented by the Focolare Center for Education in Dialogue. The Focolare movement payed tribute through this award to Butalia’s decades of work in interreligious dialogue and peacemaking, as well as for his scientific contributions to environmental sustainability. Noting Butalia's contributions to the field of interreligious relations, the Focolare movement recognized a special trip taken at the invitation of Pope Benedict XIV in celebration of the 25th anniversary of the World Day of Prayer for Peace, when Butalia visited the Vatican as one of only five Sikhs invited from around the world. His efforts to facilitate stronger ties between these faiths was reflected by his initiating high-level dialogue between the U.S. Sikh community and the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. Butalia also serves the boards of Religions for Peace — USA, the North American Interfaith Network and the Sikh Council for Interfaith Relations. In Columbus, he is part of the Interfaith Association of Central Ohio.
B.Tech, Mechanical Engineering
Sandeep Bakhshi (born 1960/1961) is an Indian banker, and the CEO of ICICI Bank. Bakhshi earned a degree in mechanical engineering from Punjab Engineering College, Chandigarh, and has a postgraduate degree in management from XLRI - Xavier School of Management, Jamshedpur. Bakhshi, an employee of ICICI since 1986, was appointed as COO in June 2018.Prior to this, he was the managing director and CEO of ICICI Prudential Life Insurance since August 2010.
Mr. Mohit Anand has been Managing Director and Managing Director of India & South Asia Business at Kellogg India Private Limited since August 2017 and serves as its Member of Asia Pacific leadership team. Mr. Anand served as Global Vice President of Unilever, where he spearheading the water purification category. He served as the Global Vice President for Unilever's tea brand Lipton. Prior to joining Unilever, he spent 15 years in Procter & Gamble. He has been a Director of Kellogg India Private Limited since August 2017. Kellogg India has hired Mohit Anand as its managing director for its India and South Asia business. Anand succeeds Sangeeta Pendurkar who resigned after a six year stint at Kellogg India. Anand will also be a member of the Kellogg Asia Pacific leadership team. ET was first to report about this. Anand joins Kellogg from Unilever where his last assignment was the global vice president spearheading the water purification category for the company based out of London. Commenting on the development, Amit Banati, president, Kellogg Asia Pacific, said, “We are pleased to have Mohit join Kellogg to lead our India and South Asia business. Mohit is an excellent leader with deep India, Asia Pacific and global experiences across a number of categories and I am excited to have him join us and build on Kellogg India’s legacy.” Speaking of his new role, Anand said, “I am excited to join a company that has created love over breakfast tables for over a century. The India breakfast & snacks market, in particular, is constantly evolving with the dynamic consumption trends and entry of several players. I am looking forward to the ways of further unlocking the potential of the category through nutritious foods that Kellogg offers.”
Dr. Ravi Segal
Dr. Ravi Segal, a graduate of PEC Chandigarh has a rich experience of 30 years in Energy industry. He started his career with BHEL as an Engineer Trainee. While his tenure at BHEL, he got deeply interested in finer aspects of energy and power sector and pursued his Ph.D. in Power systems Stabilizers from IIT, Delhi. He is currently working as MD, GE Energy consulting–India region. Dr. Segal has a diverse experience of various roles in GE varying from Sales to Consulting to various leadership roles. He is currently engaged in techno-economic evaluation and policy recommendations for rural electrification solutions involving renewable sources such as biomass and wind. His present interests also involve the promising field of Grid Scale Energy Storage Devices which holds a great promise for the future once the trend of distributed generation and Micro Grids catches on. Having read a case study on best practices in GE in 1st term, class of IPMX was excited as well as full of curiosity about business and practices of GE, India. Focusing his talk on what GE has been doing, Dr. Segal spoke about business and diversifications of GE, India since it widened operations in Energy sector in 1996. He talked about the transformation of GE from capital sector to Core sectors such as Aircraft Engines and Healthcare. It was an enriching experience for IPMX, as we had read “What” GE did, and we got the “Why and How” perspective of business decisions of GE. With the context of Energy Security for the country and a seemingly countering goal of overcoming Environmental challenges currently facing the world, there was a healthy discussion regarding the viability and optimal mix of Renewable Generation vis-à-vis Thermal Sector-the current mainstay of country’s generation profile. Dr. Segal’s insights effectively helped us appreciate the amalgamation of technology and business that forms the core of Energy Sector. It was a highly informative and encouraging session for all of us. We thank Dr. Ravi Segal for taking out time from his busy schedule to interact with IPMX Class of 2016.
Aditya Prateek Singh Sisodia (Badshah)
BTech 2006, Civil
Aditya Prateek Singh Sisodia, better known by his stage name Badshah. He was born in Delhi. He did his schooling from Bal Bharati Public School, Pitampura, Delhi where he used to perform on his school choir. Prior to becoming a full-time musician he received education to become a civil engineer from PEC University of Technology, Chandigarh during which he was exposed to new Punjabi music and has stated that if he had not become a rapper, he would "have been an IAS officer. Presently he is a popular Rapper singer, songwriter & musician. He rose to renowned for his song Saturday- Saturday, Abhi to party shuru hui hai & Dj Waley Babu.
Electrical 1976, Electrical
Ajay Puri is Director and board member responsible for global operations of a British MNc MetTube Sdn. Bhd based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. He has been involved in transforming and globalization of fiercely competitive business through incubation of leadership technologies and premium brand positioning by creating unique customer - shareholder- employee value across 4 continents. Previously in 1991, as Group President and CEO of Mitsubishi, Toyotomi licensee he was involved in setting up entrepreneurial new businesses. In 1986 he was Director of United Technologies - Carrier in India as part of Asia pacific operations initial core start up team. He started his career with Voltas then moved to Usha Breco as their General Manager. Ajay's work experience with global MNCs spans wide ranging engineering industries including components, consumer durable, industrial products, mega projects, life time value integration involving strategic mega deals. He has managed successful greenfield start ups, turnarounds and globalization. His Passion is to fuse team aspirations, technology, service and marketing ideas focused to create customer long term contract locks for sustainable and enhancing shareholder value. Forging long term value-partnerships, ingraining culture to deliver more with less in ephemeral complex future is his area of expertise. Ajay was honored with "Rajiv Gandhi excellence award" for outstanding services, achievements and contributions to India in 1996. In 2000, he was honored with inclusion into International Who's who by who's who historical society based in USA. Ajay has keen interest in yoga, spirituality, playing and listening to music, dancing, painting, art, playing table tennis and cricket.
Manmohan Singh Kalsi
Dr. Kalsi earned his bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Punjab Engineering College in India in 1967. He came to the United States to pursue his graduate studies which were also in the field of Mechanical Engineering, and chose the University of Houston. While at the University of Houston, Professor Gabriel Fazekas had an outsized influence on Dr. Kalsi’s research, and eventual career path. Dr. Kalsi earned his master’s degree in 1970 and began a career in industry. While working full time, he continued his graduate studies at the University of Houston earning his Ph.D. in 1975. Dr. Kalsi worked in the valve design and manufacturing industry for 10 years before starting his own business. The last position he held was the Manager of R&D at a major valve company in the Houston area. In 1978, Dr. Kalsi founded Kalsi Engineering, Inc. to provide design, analysis, and testing services for mechanical equipment to the oilfield, petrochemical, and nuclear power industries. Kalsi Engineering, Inc. is recognized worldwide for providing technically rigorous solutions to some of the most challenging valve and sealing problems in these industries. Based upon insights gained from his graduate research, Dr. Kalsi developed a hydrodynamic rotary seal for harsh applications in the drilling industry. Over the years, other innovations have dramatically expanded the performance, reliability and life of the Kalsi-brand rotary seal product line. Dr. Kalsi continues to maintain a very strong relationship with the University of Houston. He is currently the Chairman of the Mechanical Engineering Industrial Advisory Board and a member of the Engineering Leadership Board of Cullen College of Engineering. Dr. Kalsi has continued over the years to donate to numerous scholarships that have supported undergraduate and graduate engineering students at the University of Houston. Recently, Dr. Kalsi and his wife, established an endowed professorship in honour of his Advisor, Professor Gabriel Fazekas. Dr. Kalsi visited PEC during PEC Global Alumni Meet – 2017 and said that he always felt that one of his unfinished businesses is to go back and give it to the institute who made it all possible for him, which provided him with the fundamental first class education second to none. He also emphasised that to make it work we need to be committed to restore this institute to the old glory and surpass that old glory.
Col. (Retd.) Sanjeev Kaul
Civil 1978, Civil
Col (Retd.) Sanjeev Kaul, is a Security Technologist and author of six books. Being a government servant with a technology background and a good experience of office automation and networking systems service, Col. Kaul realised how the identification of an individual is at risk. With a passion to work in this field and invent an ‘Exchange cum Interface’ in India, he researched over a decade & created a technology keeping Indian conditions in mind, to help secure the country technologically. Col. Kaul's ‘ideated and research platform’ would be a dynamic identification system carrying out identification as well as verification simultaneously without any human interference. The device is basically a compatible hardware machine - Palmetrix. Col Kaul has given a befitting name - ‘Chanakya Chakra’ to his innovative project, which once implemented, will be a National-International Interface based on Dynamic Identification System called DID.
Civil 1970, Civil
Perhaps one of the best sportspersons of Punjab Engineering College, Chandigarh, Mr. Dinesh Khanna was born in a well to do family of Fatehgarh Churian, District Gurdaspur. He took to Badminton at the age of five. India’s glory at International Badminton Tournaments during the 1960s was due to players like Mr Dinesh Khanna. Till date, he is the only Indian player to have won the Asian Badminton Championship. He was awarded the Arjuna Award in 1965 for excellence in badminton. His other significant achievements include Bronze Medal in Kingston Commonwealth Games 1966, Indian National Title in 1966 and Semi Final of All England Championship 1966. He was seeded third in this event in 1967. He played for the country in the Thomas Cup for five series from 1963 to 1976. He also captained the Indian badminton teams on various occasions during this period. He was aware of the problems of sports persons with regard to limited career opportunities and financial problems. His proposal to recruit and train promising sports persons was accepted by the senior management of IOC (where he worked for almost 36 years). As a result of this policy, many sports persons brought laurels to the country (e.g. P. Gopichand, Aparna Poppat, K. Srikanth, P. Kashyap, Saina Nehwal, P.V. Sindhu, Jawala Gutta, Ashwini Ponappa (Badminton), Varinder Sehwag, Zaheer Khan, Pujara Rahane, Rohit Sharma (Cricket), Rohan Bopana (Tennis), A. Sharath Kamal (TT), eight Olympians in Hockey, four Olympiad players in Chess, etc. He joined Indian Oil Corporation in 1966 as an Assistant Engineer and rose to the level of General Manager during 2001-2003 and thereafter, as Joint Secretary and Secretary, Petroleum Sports Promotion Board (PSPB), as General Manager on deputation with PSPB. Post retirement, he was Government of India Observer for Badminton during 2008-2014. He was responsible for selection of Indian Badminton team probables for 2010 Commonwealth Games. During these Games, the Indian Badminton Team gave its best ever performance winning two Gold, one Silver and one Bronze.
Dr. Satish Kumar
Aerospace Engineering 1980, Aerospace
Dr. Satish kumar, 1980 batch PEC alumunus was awarded the coveted PadmaShree in science and engineering, India’s 4th highest civilian honour at the Republic Day this year, on 26th January 2016 by Government of India. Dr. Kumar is currently serving as director general, missiles and strategic systems, is a distinguished aerospace scientist of national repute with outstanding contribution to missiles and strategic systems. Dr. Satish Kumar did pioneering work in the field of supersonic combustion in India and its related test facility at DRDL, Hyderabad in collaboration with premier institutes, which culminated into a major hypersonic technology development program of India. He also served as an outstanding scientist and director of TBRL of DRDO. With 40 research papers and 2 patents to his credit he is a fellow of Aeronautical society of India, life member of Astronautical Society of India and Combustion Institute of Indian Section and a fellow of Society of Shock Wave Research, India. He has previously been bestowed with the Technology Award by Ministry of Defence, Prime Minister’s special award for development of strategic weapons, performance award by DRDO.