About the Dean

Dr. Atul Kumar

Dr.Atul Kumar completed M.Sc in “Engineering Physics” in 1991 from University of Roorkee (now known as IIT, Roorkee) and earned Ph.D in “Theory of OpticalSolitonsand Applications”from Department of Physics in 1998 from IIT, Delhi. Soon after PhD, Dr. Atul Kumar was invited to work as Postdoctoral research fellow (June 1998 – December 1999) for 18 months in “Light Wave Technology Laboratory” in Electrical Engineering Department at Korea Advanced Institute of Science & Technology (KAIST), South Korea. Where he worked on various aspects of DWDM based optical communication systems and networks.

During January 2000 – March 2003, Dr. Atul Kumar worked as Group Leader (R&D) at Renka Inc. (A US based and VC funded company) and was responsible for the design, development and manufacturing of optical fiber based passive and active components.

In April 2003 he won Japanese Government Research Fellowship (Monbugaku-sho) to work for 2 years (April 2003 – March 2005)in “Optics Devices Laboratory” at Research Center for Advanced Science & Technology (RCAST), University of Tokyo, Kobama Campus, Japan. In Japan he conducted research on high power pulses and supercontinuum generation.

In 2007 Dr. Atul Kumar joined Ansal Institute of Technology and since then besides teaching he has served AIT/AU in various academic and administrative positions such as resident warden, Faculty I/C (Library), Dean (SAS and SCA), Dean (Admissions) and Professor I/C (PhD Programme).

During June – August2009, Dr. Kumar visited North Carolina State University (NCSU), USA to work on thin film Nanostructure at CAMSS lab in MSE Department.

Dr. Kumar has more than 15+ years (post PhD)of post-doctoral research, Industrial research & development and teaching experience and have published 10 research papers in International Journals. His current research interest includes Non-linear fiber optics and Nano-photonics. He is a member of ISTE and Optical Society of India.

Dean’s Message

Sine the last four decades, Ansal’s name that is synonym with trust and quality among millions of customers across the nation have immensley benefited from various services provided by the group. This trust and quality has been extended to Ansal University, a leader in providing an innovative education, delivered by a world-class faculty.

Welcome to the Ansal University’s School of Engineering and Technology (SET) having a long and distinguished tradition of excellence in engineering education.

SET is one of the largest schools of Ansal University and is is located in the centre of the leading financial and industrial hub of India, Gurgaon located in the Delhi National Capital Region.

Our name has changed to SET, but our commitment to excellence in Engineering Education and Research is stronger than ever. Here you’ll learn to think logically, deal with uncertainty and change, work with technology in a socially and environmentally responsible manner, communicate effectively and collaborate with other bright students, all within a supportive and a broad multi-disciplinary environment.

The School’s focus is on project-based learning methodology. SET promotes integration of various aspects of Teaching and Learning, focuses on Quality of Learning, encourages Faculty-Student Interface and provides an environment to dream big, think high and explore new frontiers of knowledge and innovation. At SET, the Students have tremendous opportunities to sharpen their leadership and personality skills through Technical and cultural events that will act as value addition by the way of Professional Certifications and Extra-curricular Engagement. This clear strategy will allow SET to be focused, continue to grow, change and adjust to the complex and dymanically driven demands of the 21st century.

As we move into the 21st century, SET has restructured its undergraduate programs to incorporate the latest technological achievements and to emphasize learning rather than teaching by integrating Information Technology driven lectures. Being located in the heart of the National Capital region of Delhi gives us easy access to industry thereby allowing us to build a strong academic – industry linkage. Accordingly, our post-graduate and Doctoral programs in various streams of engineering are specialization driven thereby focusing on both the industry driven needs and research oriented academics.

SET attracts students of other nationalities also to the degree programs and provides them with the highest quality preparation in a creative learning environment so that they can compete effectively in an increasingly challenging world.

The faculty members pursues excellence in theoretical and applied research which in turn contributes to its expansion of teaching and research avenues by pursuing sponsored projects in the areas of state of the art knowledge from both the Government and the private sector thus contributing to the benefit of society. The strength of the Faculty lies in the innovative learning environment that integrates in-class instructions with our multidisciplinary laboratories and the effective delivery systems with problem-solving capabilities. The faculty at SET have both academic credentials and post-doctoral experience from some of the most prestigious institutions of India and Abroad.

The School offers an exceptionally comprehensive range of programs. At SET, we prepare students for a successful career as an engineer by combining rigorous programs and a highly supportive learning environment with practical hands-on experience. This is reflected in our excellent placement statisitcs that is a testimony to this. Ansal University’s SET has international collaborations with Clemson University, North Dakota State University and Deakin University. Other universities where transfer credit is being awarded are New Jersey Institute of Technology, McMaster University, University of Windsor and Eastern Michigan University.

As you visit our website, we look forward to your visit to the campus very soon to further strenghten this bonding by making this journey together in search of knowledge and fulfilling dreams. Do feel free to contact the Dean’s Office for any further details / queries.

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