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Pro Vice Chancellor

Prof. Priyadarsan Patra

Pro Vice Chancellor
Prof. Priyadarsan Patra

DIT University has been leading the educational transformation with its focus on quality research and excellent placements. Our aim is to build the sustainable ecosystem of India with class leading interventions in each sector of the economy.

Our faculties make all efforts towards giving an academic ambience which promotes inquiry-based learning and motivates students to undertake projects in the areas of their interest. We also promote active collaborations with other education and research Institutions for exchange of knowledge and inculcating positive acumen in the students’ behavior.


Prof. (Dr) Priyadarsan Patra is the Pro-Vice-Chancellor of DIT University. He earlier served as a Chief Architect and Principal Scientist of the R&D divisions of Intel Corp (USA) and as the Dean of Computer Sciences at UPES University and Dean of Research at Xavier University. Over the years, he created and led world-class research and development for Servers, Systems-on-Chip, and smart devices. His research interests include applications of Machine Learning, Big Data & Cloud Computing, and the design of Low-power and Intelligent systems.

Prof. Patra has over 30 years of Research, Academic and Administrative experience. He has founded or led global research and practice initiatives such as IEEE Communication Society Industry Outreach and ISED Annual Conference.

He was instrumental in promoting the areas of priority for research funding with internal and external audience, keeping in view excellence, integrity, diversity and compliance. As the founding Dean at Xavier School of Computer Science & Engineering, he established M.Tech and Ph.D. programs and labs and drove digital transformation by providing learning platforms and training to Faculty, students, and alum during the pandemic. He also participated in driving and authoring AICTE and UGC applications for accreditation approvals of the University programs.

He has edited multiple technical proceedings, has authored 80+ scholarly publications, four scientific books, 13 USA and international patents, and other influential articles. Prof. Patra had developed an architecture for building Single Flux Quantum Circuits and adiabatic circuits for his dissertation. Elected Senior Member of both the IEEE and the ACM and an IE Fellow, Prof. Patra is the Founding Chair of the global IEEE System Validation and Debug Technology Committee and serves on several Boards of Advisors.

Passionate about social development and volunteerism worldwide for over 25+ years, he has founded the Sustainable Economic and Educational Development Society (SEEDS) and has worked on sustainable and appropriate technology, various facets of better access to education, and women’s empowerment, through multiple initiatives in India and abroad.

Dr. Patra holds a Ph.D. degree in Computer Sciences from the University of Texas at Austin, an M.S. from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, and a B.Engg from the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore.