An alumnus of Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee (deptt. of Civil Engineering), Prof. R C Bhattacharjee maintained a throughout first class record in his academic career. Credited with 36 years of teaching, research and administrative experience in premier technical Institutions in India and abroad, Dr. Bhattacharjee acquired diversified experience in academic quality assurance in Indian and British education systems.
Before joining PDM University, Prof. Bhattacharjee served as Director/Dean of Middle East College, Muscat from 2012 to 2016, which is catering under graduate and graduate professional programs in Engineering, Technology and Management in partnership with Coventry University, UK and Wolverhampton University, UK. Prior to that he served National Institute of Technology, Kurukshetra from 1981 to 2012 in the capacity of Professor, Dean and Chairman of department, in addition to being a faculty in the department of Civil Engineering. During this tenure, Dr. Bhattacharjee served as a founder Director of Global Research Institute of Management & Technology, Radaur for two years from 2008 to 2010. Besides, Dr. Bhattacharjee shared several other responsibilities including Chief Vigilance Officer (appointed by Govt. of India); President-Students’ Clubs etc. As regards community service, Dr. Bhattacharjee was nominated as Chairman of Tsunami task force by ISDR (India) to extend technical support for rehabilitation of Tsunami victims in Tamil Nadu, India during 2004-2005. He was a member of AICTE’s expert team in India for conducting Institutional quality audit and accreditation. He is currently an External Reviewer with Oman Academic Accreditation Authority (OAAA) for the purpose of accreditation of higher education institutions in Oman.
Dr. Bhattacharjee has published a large number of research papers in international and national journals and conferences. He guided several M.Tech. and Ph.D. scholars during his teaching tenure as well as successfully completed two research projects financed by DST, New Delhi, India. His research areas are design of hydraulic structures using functional optimization; and disaster management. Dr. Bhattacharjee attended and chaired several International Conferences abroad and delivered invited lectures across India and abroad especially in University of Catania, Italy; Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, Canada; University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada; Tampere University, Finland; and Cambridge University, U.K. Besides, Dr. Bhattacharjee travelled about 17 countries to attend and deliver expert lectures at various Scientific Forum organized by United Nations.
In recognition to his outstanding contribution in the field of Science, Technology and Management, Dr. Bhattacharjee was awarded Shiksha Rattan award by H.E. the Governor of Tripura, India.