Dr. Rawani is a Professor in Mechanical Engineering and joined as Director of National Institute of Technology Raipur in October 2017. He has received his M.Tech. in Industrial Engineering and Management from I.I.T. Kharagpur and Ph.D. in Strategic Management from I.I.T. Delhi. He has more than 35 years of teaching/research and administrative experience of educational institutes. Prior to his joining as Director, he has shouldered many senior level administrative positions including Dean (Academic), Dean (Administration), Dean (Research & Consultancy), Dean (Faculty Welfare) and Head of Department at NIT Raipur.
Dr. Rawani has published more than one hundred and fifty research papers in International/National Journals and International Conferences. He has produced eight Ph.D. under his supervision and currently supervising two more candidates for their doctoral program. He has delivered invited lectures in many countries including Switzerland, Singapore, Malaysia, China, Mauritius, Dubai, USA, Hong Kong, Thailand and Indonesia. He has served as reviewer for many International Journals and conferences.
Dr. Rawani is conferred with fellowship award by Indian Institute of Industrial Engineering, Mumbai for outstanding contribution in promotion of Industrial Engineering Profession. He was also conferred with ‘International Corporate Leadership Award in the field of Education’ in 2015 at Bangkok and with ‘Pride of Asia International Award’ in 2014 by Economic Growth Society of India. He has also received ‘Rashtriya Gaurav Award’ in 2010 by India International Friendship Society, India. He was honoured by The Institution of Engineers (India) Chhattisgarh State Centre in 2009 for his valuable contribution in the field of Technical Education. He is the recipient of Best Management Case Award in ‘GIFT CASE 2000’ competition (executive category) from Global Institute of Flexible Systems Management.
Dr. Rawani is a Life Member of Global Institute of Flexible Systems Management, Life Member of Indian Society for Technical Education, Fellow Life Member of Institution of Engineers (India) and Fellow Member of Indian Institution of Industrial Engineers. He is a member of Board of Governors of National Institute of Industrial Engineering, Mumbai. He had active collaboration with Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), Chhattisgarh Council of Science and Technology, EGADE Business School Mexico, South Asia Institute of Science and Engineering, Hong Kong and International Economic Development Research Centre, Hong Kong for research and other academic purposes.
His areas of interest are Strategic Management, Flexible Systems Management and Quality Management.