Mr Ajay Narayan Deshpande

Director (Technical), Engineers India Limited, New Delhi

Areas of Interest:

Process Plant Technology/Design/Engineering/Execution for Petroleum Refinery/Petrochemical/Oil & Gas Installations; Environmental Engineering.


Chemical Engineering , R&D , Interdisciplinary Engineering , Environmental Engineering & Climate Change

Consultancy Areas:



Sector Associated With:


Sectors Interested to Offer Service:

Educational / Academic institutions, Industry (Private), Industry (PSUs), R&D Organizations, Government (including funding agencies), Law Enforcement Agencies, Consultancy Firms

Major Professional Contributions:

Prof. Ajay Narayan Deshpande has demonstrated exceptional managerial as well as working level capabilities in the discipline of chemical engineering covering the fields of oil & gas processing / refining / petrochemicals / project execution/ R&D activities / innovative practices covering the roles of process design / developer, R&D innovator, project manager and director at board level these specifically cover :

a) Personal engineering achievements and positive contributions in design , development, research , projects, consultancy and applications to technology development
b) Applications of technology, product development and manufacturing projects under taken
c) Responsibility for management and technical and financial growth of engineering industry including corporate R&Dorganisation
d) Proven leadership in capacity development of process design / technology development in oil& gas processing / refining processes leading to innovative applications of technology and engineering
e) Emphasis on the development of processes and products which contribute to improvement in sustainability and improvement in its index / performance for the chemical industry auguring well for betterment of society

Professional Experience:

  • Director (Technical) & Member of Board , Engineers India Limited (2013 +)
  • Director & Member of Board ,RamagundamFertilisers& Chemicals Ltd (JV company of EIL and NFL) (2015 +)
  • Member , Scientific Advisory Committee (SAC) , Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas , Govt of India (2014 +)
  • Member , Governing Council , Consultancy Development Centre , DSIR , Ministry of Science & Technology(2015 +)
  • Member , Academic Council , University of Petroleum & Energy Studies (UPES) , Govt of Uttarakhand (2012 + )


Process Plant Technology/Design/Engineering/Execution for Petroleum Refinery/Petrochemical/Oil & Gas Installations; Environmental Engineering.


Contact Information


Engineers India Limited,
1, BhikajiCama Place,
RK Puram, New Delhi-110066
Phone: 011-26164387
Fax: 011-26185031

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  • B.Tech.,Chemical Engineering, 1979, Nagpur University/ L. I. T
  • M.Tech.,Management and Systems, 1986, Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi


Awards and Major Professional Recognitions

  • Petrofed Award for development of OXYENRICH technology for Sulphur Recovery from acid gases (2011-12)
  • SCOPE Meritorious Award for R&D, Technology development and Innovation (2011-12)
  • ICC / DPE PSE Excellence Award for R8iD, Technology development and Innovation (2011,2012,2013)
  • Petrotech-2012 Special Technical Award in Greening of Oil & Gas Business for the Indigenous DHDT Unit developed by EIL jointly with IOCL and implemented in BRPL refinery of IOCL
  • FICCI Chemical & Petrochemical Awards for
    a) Process Innovator of the Year
    b) Best Contribution to Academia

Link to Website

INAE Section Affiliated IV: Chemical Engineering

Year of Election to Fellowship: 2016

Year of Birth: 1958