The Director


Prof. Rajeev Srivastava
Director [IIIT, Ranchi]

Prof. Rajeev Srivastava joined as the Director, IIIT Ranchi on 16th May 2024. He was appointed as the Director of this Institute by the Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Education, Govt. of India, Delhi in April, 2024. Prof. Rajeev Srivastava, born in Jaunpur, Uttar Pradesh, is a Professor in the Dept. of Computer Sc. & Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology (BHU), Varanasi and currently on deputation as Director, IIIT Ranchi. He joined IIT (BHU), Varanasi (erstwhile IT-BHU) in 2007 as a Reader/ Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Engineering and since then working there on various positions. Prior to joining, IIT (BHU), Varanasi, he worked as Lecturer/Assistant Professor during 2001-2007 in Netaji Subhas Institute of Technology, Dwarka, Sect-3, New Delhi and Lecturer in Computer Sc. And Engineering in G.B. Pant Engineering College, Pauri Garhwal during 1998-2001. He possesses 26 years of teaching and research experience in various institutions of repute.

He served in various administrative capacities at IIT (BHU), Varanasi like the Dean (Resource and Alumni Affairs) (Dec’2020-Dec’2023), Head of the Department of Computer Science and Engineering (August’2017-December’2020), Head of the Centre for Computing and Information Services (CCIS) (January’2021- Dec’2023), Head, CCIS (Ex-officio) (August’2017-December’ 2020) and Chairman of Various Committees (like Investment Committee, Departmental Promotion Committee, Computer Unit (CCIS) Establishment Committee, PhD Admission Committee etc.) apart from various other key responsibilities. He received his BE degree in Computer Engineering from Madan Mohan Malviya Engineering College, Gorakhpur (now MMMUT), University of Gorakhpur in 1996. Subsequently, he obtained his M.E. degree in Computer Technology and Applications from Delhi College of Engineering, University of Delhi and PhD in Computer Engineering from Faculty of Technology, University of Delhi, Delhi.

He is a Fellow of Institution of Engineers (India) (FIE), Institution of Electronic and Telecommunication Engineers (FIETE), and Senior Member IEEE USA. He has published 200 research papers in reputed international journals/ conferences, 05 research reference books, 20 book chapters, edited one (01) conference proceedings and four patents (one granted and three published). He successfully executed research projects funded by MoE, Govt. of India and DRDO, Govt. of India. 17 PhD Scholars have been awarded their degrees under his supervision, and 06 PhD scholars are currently working under his Supervision.

He serves as an Expert Member on different panels of various statutory bodies of Govt. of India like NBA, UGC, DRDO, UPPSC, UKPSC, BPSC, IITs, NITs, IIITs, Central/State universities and other reputed organizations. He is also the member of Senate, Academic Council, Board of Studies and Research committees of various Institutes/Universities. He is on the reviewer panel of many International Journals and Conferences. He is recipient of research publication awards by IIT (BHU) Global alumni association in 2010 and 2014 respectively. His biography was listed in Marquis Who’s Who in Science and Engineering, USA, 11th Edition, 2011-2012. His research interests are in the areas of Image and Video Processing, Computer Vision, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning, Deep learning and Computational Bioinformatics.