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Brigadier M Srinivasan (Retired)

Pro Vice Chancellor

DIT University takes its root from the erstwhile Dehradun Institute of Technology established in 1998. In a very short span, by virtue of its excellence in education and research, it not only attained full University status but was also one of the very few universities in the country to offer full time graduate and doctoral programs in several disciplines. In a short span of two years, DIT University has grown tremendously to become one of the region’s premier institutes of higher learning, known for its excellence in campus life, infrastructure, teaching and research.

As we look to the future, knowledge will continue to play a very important role as a key resource for the country. Our challenge is to generate new innovative ideas that will benefit society, to educate and train people to work in interdisciplinary areas where you will be valued both for your specialized knowledge, and for your ability to apply your knowledge to solve new problems in the modern world.

I welcome you all to DIT University, Dehradun and wish you all the very best for a successful career ahead.

Profile:

Brigadier M Srinivasan (Retired) has an illustrious Army Career spanning over three and half decades. He is an alumnus of National Defence Academy, Khadkvasala. Six promotions in a span of 27 years has provided him adequate opportunities to display leadership qualities, instructional abilities and professional acumen at different ascending levels of military hierarchy.

He has to his credit a balanced exposure to combat situations, development and sustenance of defence infrastructure and academic pursuits. As Dean of Faculty of Electrical and Mechanical Engineering at College of Military Engineering and as Head of Department of Information Technology & Systems Approach his rich contributions have been greatly recognised.

He has a B Tech (Mechanical) Degree from Jawaharlal Nehru University and a Masters in Management Studies from Osmania University. His PhD programme with Symbiosis Centre for Research and Innovation (SCRI), Symbiosis International Deemed University is on “Knowledge Management & Learning Organisation: A Symbiotic Relationship -Relevance & Importance in the Indian Army”.

In the Military environment he has conducted / coordinated International level Management Seminars on issues related to Tri-services at College of Defence Management, Secunderabad. He spearheaded a Seminar on Power Systems & Energy Management: Impact on Military Infrastructure Development at College of Military Engineering, Pune in 2015.

His incisive research has been on subjects related to Organisation Culture in a closed environment; Systems Thinking and Military Leadership in a hierarchal environment; and Methods and Measures to transform into a Knowledge Based Army. He has also authored a number of peer reviewed publications in this area in international journals of repute and international conference proceedings.

Time and again Army has acknowledged his achievements and honoured him with:-

  • General Officer Commanding in Chief Commendation for Automation of the Appraisal System and adapting to the "Y2K" needs in Aug 2000
  • General Officer Commanding in Chief Commendation for Planning and Execution of Engineer Operations in Aug 2003
  • Chief of Integrated Staff to Chairman Chief of Staff Committee (CISC) Commendation for Mentoring Defence related projects involving Research on HR aspects and Cost Benefit/ Cost Effective analysis in Jan 2009
  • He was awarded "Scholar Warrior Badge" for literary accomplishment in defining and developing a theoretical framework for Knowledge Management & Information Management in the Army in Mar 2016.