Prof. Anand Bhalerao
Hon’ble Vice Chancellor

Prof. Anand Bhalerao, present Vice Chancellor of Central University of Rajasthan is an academician with an in-depth knowledge and has a vast experience of 35 years in teaching and administration. He holds a doctoral degree in Civil Engineering from Pune University, Pune. Prof. Bhalerao's areas of research interest are Hydraulic Engineering, Project Management, Sediment Transport and Construction Management. He has a profound interest in research and has mentored 9 Ph.D. scholars and supervised thesis of nearly 20 M.Tech. Students.  He has more than 44 research papers and publications in national and international journals and conferences of repute to his credit.

Owing to his skill sets in education and administration, he has been nominated as Member of Board of Management, Board of Planning and Management, Academic Council, Board of Examinations, Ad-hoc Board of Studies in Interdisciplinary Studies, Chairman, /board of studies in Civil Engineering, Member, Faculty of Engineering and Board of Studies in Civil Engineering Member, Board of Governors, Member, Editorial Board in several institutions of repute across the nation. He has also been invited as speaker by several prestigious institutes for delivering lectures.

Prof. Bhalerao has been the pioneer in doing certain innovative activities and taking initiatives in developing equipment and establishment of Laboratories. He has been instrumental in developing liaison with International Universities and Industries of repute for faculty development, research and training which includes The University of Tokushima, Japan, Drexel University, Philadelphia, USA , Joint School of Nanoscience & Nano Engineering (JSNN) of NCAT, USA, North Carolina State University (NCAT), Greensboro, USA, Actel Corporation Ltd., USA, TATA Consultancy Services, ARM University, USA, Infosys Ltd. Wipro Technologies Ltd., SKF India. He has also contributed in providing consultancy services for Performance characteristics of centrifugal pumps to Kirloskar Brothers India Ltd., Pune.

Prof. Bhalerao has many research projects to his credit funded by DMSRDE/DRDO, GT Road, Kanpur, Maharashtra Energy Development Corporation, Govt. of Maharashtra, Govt. of Maharashtra, AICTE under MODROB Scheme, AICTE Research promotion Scheme including Manufacturing of Panels of Plain and Varied Shapes using Composite Materials and Nano Fibers (Electro spinning Method) by VARTM Process, Establishment of Wind Power projects at Gude Panchagani, Dist. Sangli of Maharashtra , Financial Analysis of Technical Proposal of new road for KatrajGhat on NH4 of BOT basis, Upgradation of Postgraduate Hydraulics Laboratory, Incipient Motion Condition for Non-Uniform Sediment In Unobstructed Flow on Sloping Bed.

Prior to joining the University, he has served as Principal, Bharti Vidyapeeth University, College of Engineering, Pune and has been a part of Chairman Campus Committee, Dean, Faculty of Engineering and Technology, Head, Department of Civil Engineering, Chairman, Organizing Committee for Foundation day programme, Coordinator, Organizing Committee, University Convocation Programme, Coordinator for University Annual Report , Coordinator, UGC Review Report Committee, Pune and Coordinator, MHRD Report Committee at Bharti Vidyapeeth Deemed University, Pune. He was instrumental in bringing Industry and Academia together in true sense by way of starting collaborative programmes such as B.Tech. (Computer Science & Business System) and B.Tech. (Robotics & Automation) with Industries Tata Consultancy Services, Parker Hannifin Ltd. Etc.

Prof. Bhalerao is the recipient of several awards which include the  Bharti Vidyapeeth Seva Gaurav Puraskar by Bharti Vidyapeeth, Pune (2012), Outstanding Researcher by Bharti Vidyapeeth Deemed University, Pune (2012), Rajiv Gandhi Sanganak Sarathi Award by Sakal Medi Group, Education Mahayatra (2009), ISTE Bhartiya Vidya Bhavan National Award for Best Engineering College Principal-2006 by Indian Society for Technical Education, New Delhi, Mr Engineer by Institution of Engineers, Pune (2005), Shikshak Gaurav Puraskar by Pune Municipal Corporation, Pune (2005), Blood Donation Organizer Award, Govt. of Maharashtra (2004, Jewel of Indian Award by ISEM, New Delhi (2004).

He has been the Chairman of Nanocon-International conference on Nanotechnology for three years, Vice President of Indian Society for Hydraulic, Pune, Executive Council member of ISTE Maharashtra and Goa Section, Pune Construction Engineering and Research Foundation, Member of the peer team appointed for the accreditation by NBA, NAAC, AICTE, appointed as observer by UGC and organizing Secretary for various National Conferences on Hydraulic Engineering and water resources.

Prof. Bhalerao has attended many workshops and seminars for academic knowledge development and has the professional membership of Indian Society for Hydraulics, Institution of Engineers, Indian Environmental Association, Indian Road Congress and Indian Society for Technical Education.

He has wide exposure in administration and day to day functioning of the University. As accomplished teacher and administrator, he has been pioneer in the furtherance of industry-academia relations and entrepreneurship development, curriculum development and preparing industry ready students, personality development, technology implementation, training and skill development. His passion, commitment and dedication towards academics and administration have made him a role model for many across the globe.