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Degree / Exam
B.Tech in Mechanical Engineering

Indian Institute of Technology Delhi
Jawaharlal Nehru School, Bhopal
Jawaharlal Nehru School, Bhopal

GPA / Marks(%)

Institute rank 2 in a batch of 650 students; Department rank 1 out of 80 students
Honda Young Engineer and Scientist Award : (Honda Foundation, Japan)
1 of 14 students from India to be awarded the YES award for academic and extra-curricular excellence, 2011
Indo-German Winter Academy :
1 of 2 students to represent IIT Delhi at the academy attended by students and professors from all IITs and
University of Erlangen, Germany; delivered a lecture on two phase flows, 2010
OP Jindal Merit Scholarship : Awarded to one student from a batch for academic and leadership abilities, 2010
Singapore Technologies Scholarship : 1 of 2 students to receive scholarship for all-round excellence, 2009
IIT Delhi Semester Merit Award: Awarded for 6 consecutive semesters for being in top 7% students in institute
National Talent Search Examination : Awarded scholarship by NCERT for being in top 0.1% applicants, 2006
MHRD Scholarship : Awarded by CBSE to top 0.1% students in AISSCE, 2008
Mastermind Award : For academic excellence through 12 years at Jawaharlal Nehru School, Bhopal, 2008

Singapore Technologies Engineering Ltd., Singapore (May, 2011 - July, 2011) :
Worked in multi-national teams for acoustically designing the canopy of commercial generator sets
Helped company in designing canopies in-house rather than outsourcing; reduced cost of insulation by 50%
Suggestions were successfully implemented in the ongoing Chiyoda Singapore Ltd. project
Extended a Pre-Placement Offer (PPO) for significant contribution to the organisation
San Diego State University, California, USA (May, 2010 - July, 2010) :
The project was funded by NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration, USA)
Successfully carried out numerical simulation of flame spread over solid fuels under different gravity levels
Results accepted and to be used by NASA in increasing the fire safety of spacecraft
Co-authored a paper "Opposed Flow Flame Spread and Extinction in a Microgravity Environment",
presented in the Eighth Asia-Pacific Conference on Combustion (ASPACC-10)

Study of High Knudsen Number Flows in Micro-channels, BTP Thesis (July, 2011 - Present) :
Pioneer research in the field of flows through micro-channels for applications in electronic chip cooling,
biomedical solutions, heat exchangers and Micro Electrical Mechanical Systems (MEMS)
Using Lattice Boltzmann Method to model the flow and validating the results through experiments
Study of Convective Heat Transfer through Micro-channels, IIT Delhi (July, 2010 - Nov, 2010) :
Studied heat transfer characteristics of various coolants using both theoretical modelling and experimentation
for application in laptop chip cooling, electronic gadgets and biomedical solutions
Suggested the most suitable coolant for micro heat-sinks based on convective heat transfer coefficient values
Co-authored a paper titled "Study of effect of mass flow rate and heat flux on heat transfer coefficient of
fluids in microchannels", 12th International Conference on Heat Transfer, United Kingdom

House Secretary, Nilgiri Hostel (Apr, 2011 - Present) :
Leading a team of 7 secretaries to manage hostel affairs with a budget of INR 18 lakhs
Initiated the construction of Waste water management system, Indoor Sports room and Gymnasium room
Launched Synapse, first-ever intra-hostel magazine of hostel, to promote creative writing amongst the residents
Conceptualised the first-ever hostel website with features like feedback system, news and upcoming events
Instrumental in organisation of intra-hostel festivals to encourage and groom hostel talent
Awarded Outstanding Contribution to Board of Hostel Management, Nilgiri Hostel, 2010

Management Roles in Tryst (Dec, 2009 - Mar, 2011) : Annual technical festival of IIT Delhi
Coordinator, Events, Tryst, 2011 (December, 2010 - March, 2011)
Led a team of 35 members to successfully organise 8 workshops attended by 900+ participants
Responsible for marketing and publicity of these workshops; secured sponsorship of over INR 2 lakhs
Activity Head, Marketing, Tryst 2010 (December, 2009 - March, 2010)
Secured sponsorship of more than INR 1 lakh in cash and kind
Partnered with media agencies like Knowafest, 160by2 for publicity, increasing the participation manifold
General Secretary, Mechanical Engineering Society, IIT Delhi (Aug, 2010 - July, 2011) :
Successfully organised and anchored a festival for freshers with innovative games being the major attraction
Organised an Alumni-Student Interaction Session to help students choose their desired career path
Conducted Futsal (football) tournament getting a record participation of 24 teams
Managed the designing and printing of department T-shirts for the outgoing batch
Convener, Academic Interaction Council (Mar, 2010 - Present) :
Elected to the AIC, highest academic body of IIT Delhi, for 2 consecutive years from Mechanical Department
Launched Mentorship Program for under-performing students by including seniors as Teaching Assistants
Awarded the Best Mentor, 2010-11 for innovative initiatives and applausive feedback from mentees
School House Captain, Jawaharlal Nehru School, Bhopal (Mar, 2007 - Mar, 2008) :
Led the school in winning 7 inter-school debate competitions and 5 inter-school sports championships in 2007-08
Overall Coordinator for school Silver Jubilee Celebrations attended by over 5000 students and alumni
Awarded the Usha Tawde Award, 2008, for being the best all-rounder throughout school life


Public Speaking and Literary Activities : Represented hostel in over 15 debates over the last 4 years
Adjudicator, IIT Delhi International Parliamentary Debate, for three consecutive years from 2009 to 2011
Chair Adjudicator, Debating Premier League, IIT Delhi, 2010
Best Speaker, Inter-hostel Model United Nations, 2010
Semi-finalist, Inter-hostel Stalwart Competition, 2009
Semi-finalist, Debating Premier League, IIT Delhi, 2010
Winner, Inter-school Speech competition, 2005 and Inter-school Debate competition, 2004
Contributed numerous articles to college portal InfinityIITD; stalwart contributor to hostel magazine
Awarded Best Fresher, 2008-09 and Outstanding Contribution to Cultural Activities, Nilgiri Hostel, 2010-11
Sports :
Captain, Hostel Water Polo team (March, 2010 - March,2011)
Trained and motivated the unfledged hostel water polo team to its best performance in 5 years
Bronze Medal, 4X40m relay at the annual Inter-Hostel Aquatics Meet, IIT Delhi, 2010
Bronze Medal, 80m free style swimming at the annual Inter-Hostel Aquatics Meet, IIT Delhi, 2010
Squash: Represented Nilgiri hostel in Inter-Hostel Squash Tournament for 2 consecutive years, 2009-11
Voluntary Work :
Led a team of 50 students for Upper Lake Cleanliness Drive, Bhopal to save habitat of migratory birds, 2009
Awarded Certificate of Appreciation by HelpAge India for consistent efforts to help the elderly, 2006
As school house captain, initiated and organised a donation camp to Sehatganj village, Madhya Pradesh, 2007

Travel and adventure enthusiast (camping at Sierra Nevada hills in California, cave trails in Andaman Islands and
Malaysia, water sports in Singapore and Indonesia and white water rafting in Ganges); enjoy cooking