BRLGB Chair Professor, Tezpur University

Areas of Interest:

Applied Optics, Coherent Optics, Laser Applications, Holography, Speckle phenomenon, Optical Metrology (Testing and Measurement), Optical Engineering.


Holography, Speckle phenomenon, Laser applications

Consultancy Areas:

Optical testing and Measurement, Evaluation of hologram technologies.


Sector Associated With:


Sectors Interested to Offer Service:

Educational / Academic institutions, Industry (Private), Industry (PSUs), R&D Organizations, Government (including funding agencies)

Major Professional Contributions:

Over 600 publications and 14 books. Developed optical instruments for R&D organizations and Industry.
Guided 25 Ph.D. theses, 7 M.S. theses and large number of M.Tech., B.Tech. and M.Sc. projects.
Senior Editor of Optical Engineering published by SPIE (International Society for Optical Engineering) USA
Was President of Optical Society of India and Instrument Society of India.

Professional Experience:

  • Professor IIT Madras 1979 till 2000
  • Director IIT Delhi 2000 till 2005
  • Vice Chancellor Barkatullah University< Bhopal and several Private Universities
  • Chairman, BOG, Netaji Subash Institute of Technology, Delhi and Chairman, GB, National Council of Science Museums, Kolkata
  • BRLGB Chair Professor Tezpur University.


Optical Metrology, Holography, Speckle Phenomenon,Optical Engineering, Laser Applications.


Contact Information


BRLGB Chair Professor, Department of Physics, Tezpur University, Tezpur 784028 (Assam)
Residential Address: #35, A-15A, Tripura Nest Apartment, 11th Cross, Between 6th and 7th Mains, Malleswaram, Bangalore 560003
Mobile 9799996810

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  • B.Sc. Maths, Physics, Statistics Agra University 1962 First Division
  • M.Sc. Physics (Spectroscopy) Agra University 1964 First Division with distinction
  • Post M.Sc. Diploma Applied Optics (Phys.) IIT Delhi 1965 First Division
  • Ph.D. Physics IIT Delhi 1970


Awards and Major Professional Recognitions

  • Humboldt Research Award by Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Germany (1995)
  • Padma Shri, a National Civilian Award by Government of India (2004)
  • Gabor Award 2009 by SPIE (The International Society for Optical Engineering) USA on 7th April 2009
  • Vikram Award 2014 by SPIE (International Society for Optical Engineering) USA on Feb. 10, 2014
  • Fellow of OSA (198), SPIE (1994), INAE (1999), NASI (2002)

Link to Website

INAE Section Affiliated X: Interdisciplinary Engineering and Special Fields

Year of Election to Fellowship: 1999

Year of Birth: April07, 1943