A national scholarship holder and a Ph.d from Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, Prof. Rajat Gupta, 1959 born, is a Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering of NIT Silchar since 1996. He was selected as a Director of NIT Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir in 2011. He successfully completed his tenure of 5 years at NIT Srinagar in October 2016. Thereafter, he joined back at NIT Silchar in October, 2016 and he was appointed by the MHRD, Government of India as the officiating Director of NIT Silchar. In July, 2017, he joined as the Director of NIT Mizoram which is one of the 10 new NITs established in 2010. He has published more than 175 research papers in various National/International Journals/ Conferences and also written 06 Chapters in books. He has produced many Ph.D and M.Tech scholars. His research areas include among others, Fluid Mechanics, CFD, Non-Conventional Energy, Thermo-fluids, etc. He chaired various National/ International Conferences and delivered keynote addresses too. He is associated with various committees of MHRD, Government of India, NBA, AICTE, NIF- Ahmadabad, IEI, ASME, etc. Presently, he is the Chairman of Mizoram State Centre- The Institution of Engineers India. He received many awards like Education Leadership Awards, Rajiv Gandhi Education Excellence Awards etc.